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Mount Hill Tavern
Mount Hill Tavern

Mount Hill Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mounthilltavern.com/
  • Phone: (717) 540-6840
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 11:30 am to 10:00 pm
    Saturday 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Clark
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Mount Hill Tavern features three private rooms for your event. Our smallest, across from our wine cellar, holds up to 16 guests. The Mezzanine can fit 24 guests comfortably with room for an A/V presentation. Our largest room is in the historic Fritchey Tavern room off of our lobby, which holds up to 50 guests. That space was built in 1798, and we restored it to how it would have felt back then, with original wood floors, trim, and windows. A fireplace with gas insert provides a wonderful atmosphere.
  • Private Party Contact: Heather Rothermel (717) 540-6840
  • Entertainment: We will be featuring live Bands on our front lawn starting
    Thursday June 20th at 7pm. Look for new Bands each Thursday until the end of August.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Mount Hill Tavern features three private dining rooms for your special event. Please visit our website at www.mounthilltavern.com or give us a call at 717.540.6840 for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Linglestown Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of on-site parking
A word from Mount Hill Tavern
Mount Hill Tavern provides Harrisburg with bold American flavors, exceptional service, & an extensive wine program. Our casual menu offers our unique presentation of some classic items as well as new innovative creations from one of the areas top chefs Jason Clark. We have a full bar as well as a beer list featuring craft beers on draft. We are so pleased with the final look & feel which pays homage to the historical relevance of the location & incorporates updated interior design components. One will find an abundance of historical materials & colors integrated with modern restaurant concepts. We have two levels of seating indoors in addition to our bar, as well as a large seating area outdoors on our patio. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "My companion and I both selected small plates. His scallops were perfectly cooked and the presentation was lovely. I had the short ribs with arancini and everything was delicious. The wine list was very nice. We had a good bottle of Sauvignon Blanc which really complimented his scallops."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Thursday evening was very busy. Noise level in dining room was high. Sushi appetizer as well as crab/corn soup were delicious. Our other apps mushroom soup/salad were ok. Never received a bread basket. When we asked, they apologized and then 5 minutes later took our bread plates away. 3 minutes later we received a bread basket. Waited again for them to bring new plates???Didn't receive any details on specials or "house" favorites. Scallops were ok--nothing special as I had read in other reviews. Served with macncheese--which I found odd--Again nothing to really rave about here. Maybe an off night, would give them a second try."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Fabulous restaurant. The food was beyond good. We all raved about the appetizers salads and entrees. On the pricey side but we'll worth it. Loved the experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Mount Hill Tavern has exceeded expectations once again. The service was outstanding and the food was/is the best in the area! We found out on this trip that everything is made on property from scratch just makes this place even more exceptional!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Went for a quiet Mother's Day dinner for two, since we had entertained our Mothers on Mother's Day. Great time, great food, generous portions. Ran into our neighbors and chatted with them for a while before leaving. Always a pleasure eating here and will check out their summer music series as is sounds like a ton of fun!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I always enjoy going to Mt Hill.It's one of the gems in the area."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We dined at Mount Hill Tavern because we were given a gift card by friends. The moment we drove into the grounds we were hooked by its quiet atmosphere amid the hustle and bustle of the city. The grounds are beautiful with seasonal decorations and flora. The tavern itself has a warm decor with attentive staff. All of the foods and beverages we have experienced at Mount Hill Tavern have been superb. I love scallops and have several restaurants at various beaches that have excellent scallops. The scallops I have eaten at Mount Hill Tavern are, by far, the most delectable. The crab cakes are another favorite, along with the crab and corn chowder. I highly recommend that you experience the fine dining at Mount Hill Tavern."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I loved everything I ate down to the dessert of peanut butter pie. Excellent. I will come again. But for dinner next time."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We took friends to dinner and this was the first visit for all of us. We sat outside since the weather was so nice. Ashley waited on us and was very prompt, courteous, pleasant and was easily able to answer all of our questions regarding the food, she was even well aware of how individual meals were prepared. The food was excellent. We enjoyed the calamari, mushroom soup, chicken dishes, steak and scallops. The drinks were also quite enjoyable."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was great and the service was average for this type of restaurant. I did not realize how expensive it would be. One of the most, if not the most, expensive in the area. Our meal for two was $170, which included 5 drinks. Waaaaay overpriced. Save your money."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our food was great as always. Service staff were very knowledgeable about the menu. We will be going back."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My kobe burger...outstanding! My wife had a large salmon salad and i had to ask the server if he was sure it was a large. It was the smallest large salad I've ever seen and we eat out 3-4 night a week. The server had tables inside and out.......not attentive enough for our taste."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We went there for the first time for lunch and were attracted due to the attractiveness of the exterior. The food was okay as was the service but they are missing for want of another word, "class" The dress and demeanor of the staff is on the light side and the interior experience did not live up to what we expected."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We sat on the patio for our kids' birthday dinner after a long day at Hershey Park - the service was attentive, the offerings were varied and incredibly well-prepared. The view was magnificent. A great find for travelers to get away from the touristy offerings closer to Hershey - you will be thrilled with every bite!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "What a great dining experience. Food, service and atmosphere were fantastic. If you are looking for a place to dine for a special occasion you owe it to yourself to give this place try."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "My wife wanted to go here for her birthday. Great atmosphere, great good, and the mixed drink was tasty."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We stumbled upon this place while on a business trip. We're happy we took the risk. What a delightful culinary experience supported by exceptional service. My wife had the lamb goat cheese ravioli and I had the Boston Bibb salad. Both excellent and highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "My friends and I all got the the soup/sandwich/salad lunch combos. I had the reuben and the apricot salad, both of which were delicious. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Hi, We will be adding this restaurant to the top 10 we have discovered in the Harrisburg area. The menu had creativity, many good choices and was presented well. The grounds and building were exceptionally maintained and clean. Definately returning to this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Hold many business lunches here, but also good for lunch with friends. Upscale menu, service was great this time. Occasionally a bit slow"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Chef Jason and his staff are very creative and provide a different spin on traditional foods. Mount Hill Tavern has the quality of food that you would find in fine dinning restaurants in New York City. The restaurant provides you with private dinning that you can entertain import people in your life or clients. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I took a good friend for lunch at Mount Hill, wooing her from her usual favorite place (Macaroni Grill). She enjoyes their lunch combos. I felt she would find the crab/corn soup, salads, and half-sandwiches to be more creative and filled with superior ingredients. Mt. Hill is one of my favorite Harrisburg restaurants, so I wanted her to try it. The food, ambience, and great service left Macaroni Grill in the dust. She loved her greens salad with arpicots and nuts and the crab soup. I loved my choices, too. For $12, you get large portions of delicious food, creatively served with outstanding chips and a huge pickle slice. Mt. Hill crushes the competition in the area for lunch."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The evening we went it was a beautiful weather. We sat on the lovely 2 tiered patio and had a very good meal. Don't miss the popovers in the bread basket . The food was tasty but we felt that the menu was a bit overpriced. Cathy was a fantastic server. I would go back again and sit outside. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Absolutely amazing! The food was the best I have ever had! Chef Jason and his team are truly working magic and preparing amazing food that usually you would find in big cities, not little Harrisburg. Chef Jason has turned Mt. Hill Tavern into one of the top restaurants in central pa! And from what I hear, only better things are to come!! I will be back! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My husband and I have eaten at Mount Hill Tavern several times since it opened a few years ago. It started off very good, then became mediocre at best. We decided to give it another try, as I heard that they got a new chef. The food was excellent! I ordered lobster tail and my husband got the Maine scallops. Both were delicious and perfectly cooked. The server recommended a wine which paired perfectly with our entrées. We had a great dining experience. We will definitely be returning. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The restaurant is beautiful and the food rises to the occasion. Interesting, if limited menu. Salads were spot on. Entrees were well prepared and served hot. All told a wonderful place to have dinner on a saturday night. Also great lunch menu, excellent place to have lunch."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I've always enjoyed excellent food here. There is a nice variety, with interesting dishes. The quality is excellent. Would be pricey for a family but nice for special occasion. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Celebrated Mothers day on 5-23-14/Staff let us select our table & I selected by the main floor wait station. Service quick&Waitress was very helpful. Chef was at our table and thoroughly explained the menu & answered our questions. The appetizers were perfect. We had pork belly tacos, blue crab chowder and the chef combined 2 appetizers into 1 that was super( meat and cheese platter w/ all the sides). Wonderful presentation / food was just tremendous. Wife/Daughter split the filet w/ brandied mushrooms(awesome) *Done to perfection, Oldest Daughter 1/2 portion Bolognese over Peppardelle still had some to go/I had grilled peach&goat cheese salad w/crab-cake...Awesome flavor & Best crab cake in Harrisburg. 3rd visit...Can't wait for 4th"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We have been fans of Chef Jason since his days at Final Cut. Food and service were impeccable there. However, Thursday evening at Mt Hill, everything was just off. Slow, unattentive service, with below average food. Crab cakes were not his usual best jumbo lumb as the menu describes and the lobster ravioli was undercooked so I had to send it back. The second dish was the same. They took off the bill but we ended up eating our dishes separately. Not what you expect with a $100+ dinner bill even with the ravioli removed. Sorry Chef but I think you lost loyal fans. If you weren't on the line Thursday then you need to fix what was broken or your Mt Hill Tavern will not survive. Sorry. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I'd been for lunch a couple of times and was quite satisfied. Always wanted to experience dinner. We were seated right away to a table holding the menus. We waited for more than 10 minutes to be greeted by our waitress. That might seem petty but she only had one other table at the time. She took our drink order but did not tell us her name. She did tell other diners who came in after us. We had the Canyon Oaks (house) wine which was very good. I ordered the Maine Sea Scallops. It wasn't hot and the scallops could've used another 30 seconds or so. It was very expensive. Not sure if I'll go back unless it's for lunch."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food was of good quality, creatively prepared and presented, but portions were excessive in size. Upstairs dining room is small and noisy."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We were a party of 4 with reservations. When we arrived, we sat for 10 minutes before the server asked for our drink orders. There was way too much time between courses. Other parties that arrived after or at the same time we did were served quickly. The food was fantastic, and for that reason, I would recommend this restaurant to a friend but not sure if we would return."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The scallops, macaroni and spinach combination was absolutely wonderful. The four large scallops were prepared to perfection...browned just the way we like them. We like a quiet setting, so we were there early and on a week night. Our waitress, Ashley, was terrific. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "We ate here for Mother's Day brunch in a large group. Everyone was impressed overall. My one year old started getting fussy and the waitress quickly brought us a roll for her to eat. I was so impressed with the service. Understanding a customers needs and being proactive is what makes for great service and Mt. Hill Tavern definitely went above and beyond. The food was great and even though we sat inside the outdoor seating will definitly be bringing us back this summer ! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We visted Mount Hill for Mother's Day. Maybe it was the special menu, but the food was nothing memorable. The soups were bland, as were the entrees. The service was good and the ambiance was terrific. All in all it was a so so experience. I'd like to give them another try with their regular menu, but with so many proven choices, and those yet to discover, that may be a while. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Always consistently good food and service. Ambience like no other in area. Caliero/Peck duo were added bonus as we ate in the tavern side. Thoroughly enjoyed evening and Mt. Hill has become a favorite spot."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The new spring menu is wonderful. Part of our group had crab cakes, which as always were fantastic, one person had filet and could do nothing but rave about it, and someone had the prosciutto carbonara. The beer selection is great if you like different beers, draughts are always changing but have a good seasonal selection."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Food was average service was great. Noise level was so loud that could not enjoy dinner"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The service and ambience at Mt. Hill Tavern were outstanding. However the food was not up to the same standard. Although my cornish hen was done to perfection, my wife's crab cake was bland. We both had asparagus that was too thick for this time of year (late April). This is an excellent south central PA dining location. Our only recommendation is for the chef to take advantage of fresh local ingredients and cook them in a way that highlights their natural flavors and textures instead of forcing them into a preconceived menu."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I took my wife here for her birthday. The server greeted us at the table with birthday wishes for my wife by name (reservation was in my name and I told them it was for her birthday). The food was very good as was the service. We'll be back. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014