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“Excellent Food and Atmosphere”

Char's at Tracy Mansion
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Ranked #15 of 535 Restaurants in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: American, International, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Kelker
Description: Located overlooking the Susquehanna River, Char's offers inventive cuisine, impeccable service with a relaxed, dinner party atmosphere in a grandiose setting.
Pennsylvania
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304 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

While I've heard great things, this was my first time there. The food and atmosphere were both really great, although the waitress could have been a bit better. Harrisburg does not have a lot of high-quality restaurants that are local, unique and independent. Char's should be proud of being all of that and then some. The Gumbo was awesome, the soup was great and even the coffee was really good (and I'm picky about my coffee). They have a nice wine selection, and we enjoyed a nice bottle of Malbec during dinner. Everyone was pleased with their selections this evening and we will certainly be back.

Visited March 2014
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Middletown, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A one time treat...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

Food was tasty with appealing presentation and the wait staff was friendly & helpful. We had a nice view of the river however the prices were quite high for the amount of food served. It was a nice experience for a one time treat but I won't be returning.

  • Visited April 2013
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harrisburg pa
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Recommended highly but fell flat to expectations”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

I had heard a lot of good things about this place and was very excited to go there for my wedding anniversary. The restaurant and atmosphere was nice. The service was ok and the food was good. I don't have any major complaints. Everything was nice but that is it.... Just nice. I do think for the price you pay it's just not worth it. If you want to go there give it a shot but I think I would rather try somewhere new then go back here again.

  • Visited August 2013
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Ontario, Canada
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

It was a great respite after a long drive from Canada. We had the small plates and some appetizers in the Library for happy hour between 4:00 and 6:00. The service was excellent, the food was as well and the ambiance was charming and inviting. We leisurely ate our meal and lingered in the library enjoying the books and ambiance before heading back to our hotel. It's a higher end restaurant in a lovely old mansion that is full of charm at the river's edge. The happy hour special is a great price. A lovely experience all in all.

  • Visited March 2014
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed Chars. We had such wonderful food in a relaxed affluent establishment. We can't wait to return to eat on the patio. Divine. The chef personally checked on all of the tables that night.

  • Visited March 2014
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