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Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering

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1221 East College Avenue, Hilton Garden Inn, State College, PA 16801
814-237-4422
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6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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170 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated my mom's 91st birth day here with family. The restaurant and staff were very accommodating to our needs. There were 10 of us and they were willing to give us separate checks which was a nice bonus. Everyone enjoyed their food which was served in a timely manner and with lovely presentation. I think each person ordered something... More 

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Thank 14Art14Trout
HWGC, Manager at Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your celebration meal, and we certainly do hope you'll join us again next time you're in the area. Cheers! More 

PA
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the restaurant at the Hilton Garden Inn on E. College Ave. in State College. It is well located - easy on and off to rte 322 and near to many sites of interest in the town. I got a glass of water and the special salad, described as made with fresh local produce (this was late June, so... More 

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Thank TekPa
HWGC, Manager at Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering, responded to this review

Dear TekPa, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience dining with us. I am so sorry, though, to hear that the food did not meet your expectations. Our local salad is always changing based on what our local providers have available to send to us, and the version of it on a different day may have been... More 

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97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here because we were guests in the same hotel, but we were pleasantly surprised with the excellence of the food! It was artfully presented and delicious! Our waiter was very friendly and attentive! The price range is mid to high, depending on your selection and they have an extensive wine list including some of the local wineries near... More 

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Thank jlizsmith
HWGC, Manager at Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering, responded to this review

Dear jlizsmith, Thank you so much for your pleasant comments! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience, and we hope to see you again on your next trip to the area. Cheers! More 

PA
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119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Went here for anniversary dinner. The appetizer - goat cheese fritters - were only mediocre. So many goat cheeses have some flavor, but these were bland. A theme for the meal. My wife had goat cheese & pine nut stuffed chicken in a pear gastric - just ok, it really lacked any depth of flavor. I had spiced grilled tuna... More 

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HWGC, Manager at Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering, responded to this review

Dear rjs15, I am so sorry that you found your recent meal with us disappointing. Some of the dishes you found lacking are generally quite popular among our customers, so I was surprised and dismayed by your comments. I will be passing along your comments to our chef to ensure that the kitchen staff is not deviating from the proper... More 

Costa Mesa, California
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Party of four for dinner, each with a different dish. Service was average at best, but the waitress confessed that she didn't normally wait tables, which explained why she was unfamiliar with the menu. Dinners were creative, with options for local meat and dairy and several healthy choices. All four meals were tasty, no doubt about it, but portions were... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Breakfast is made to order or from the buffet, coffee is hot. Evenings is a stocked bar and a good selection on the menu.

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Utica, New York
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Ate dinner at Harrison's while staying in the hotel. The menu is extensive and contains many unique and creative dishes. The food and service were both excellent, although the prices are quite high for the area. Expect high quality ingredients, but small portions.

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Livingston, New Jersey
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194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

This is a hidden gem in State College. We have been here twice, both times for dinner, and both times everyone had excellent meals. From steak to shrimp, from scallops to chicken. Salads and crab cake. All very good. The price point is excellent. The service is excellent. The bar selection is acceptable. We will definitely be back again!!

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Thank Robert S
HWGC, Manager at Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering, responded to this review

Dear Robert S, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your great experiences dining with us. We are so pleased to hear that both the food and service were excellent for you--we certainly take pride in both and strive to offer stellar dining experiences all around. We appreciate your patronage, and we hope you'll join us... More 

Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

When we ate dinner there recently, the waitress brought the wrong bottle of wine. We didn't notice this until after she opened it because she failed to show my husband the bottle 1st. She apologized but made no offer to compensate us. When we decided to order a 2nd bottle, she made sure she brought the original one we ordered.... More 

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Thank lovetheFingerLakes13
HWGC, Manager at Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering, responded to this review

Dear lovetheFingerLakes13, I am truly sorry to hear about this mix up, but more so, I am disappointed to hear that your server did not deal with the situation appropriately and bring her mistake to a manager's attention. Had I known at the time, I certainly would have corrected this situation immediately. I would have compensated you then, and I... More 

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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

While staying at the Hilton Garden in this restaurant not only was conveniently located but was delicious! The butternut squash soup was amazing! I was also able to get the wine flights 1/2 off for happy hour. And if you are a Hilton honors member they are currently giving out coupons for 500 bonus points if you spend $25 or... More 

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Thank Ashton W
HWGC, Manager at Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering, responded to this review

Dear Ashton W, I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining with us. The Butternut Squash Bisque is certainly a huge customer favorite, and our 1/2 price Wine Flights from 5-6pm daily are a big draw as well. Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience, and we hope to see you again on your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $30
Cuisine
American, Soups, Gluten Free
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1221 East College Avenue, Hilton Garden Inn, State College, PA 16801
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: 814-237-4422
  • This restaurant is at Hilton Garden Inn State College
Description
Each Harrison's Wine Grill menu reflects Chef Harrison's love of local ingredients. At our locally owned, award winning restaurant in State College, we go out of our way to find and use the best products available. Whenever possible, we purchase ingredients from local Pennsylvania growers and purveyors, in particular ones who arrive at the back door with freshly harvested offerings like elephant garlic, fresh green beans, or wild morel mushrooms. When a good quality ingredient is not available locally, we go out of market to find it, especially seasonal seafood. Full bar includes local microbrews on tap and over 20 wines by the glass. Located two minutes from Penn State's main campus, Harrison's is located within the State College Hilton Garden Inn. Harrison's is upscale yet casual, and a favorite of State College locals, Penn State alumni and students. Voted State College's Best Caterer, Best Wait Staff & Best Health Menu by the readers of State College Magazine.

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