Cafe 1500

4.7
166 Reviews
$30 and under
Café
Café 1500 in Harrisburg is an award-winning restaurant with plenty of delectable dishes and an incredible atmosphere for you to enjoy. The interior combines the appearance of modern day chic and industrialism for a truly unique dining experience. Bring your friends and family and come see why Café 1500 has earned so much praise over the years.

With foods like smoked pork belly bánh mì bowl, blackened shrimp and grits, and korean fried chicken wrap, you are sure to satisfy young hunger. Plus you can enjoy the beloved all-day menu. There are both small and large dinner options alike for you to choose from the mouthwatering menu. Visit Café 1500 the next time you are in Harrisburg so you can enjoy one of the many great dishes the restaurant has to offer.

Safety precautions

Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 166 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.7
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BeckyS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully plated food that tasted devine! Chef Ethan knows his stuff. Staff was so kind and attentive. Highly recommend Cafe 1500!

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Brunch place for special occasions.

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Shirley
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate at Cafe 1500 for the first time on Mother's Day for brunch. All of the wait staff were great, but I have to a shout out to my server ISABELLE. She was warm, friendly, attentive, and efficient. I would have to give her two thumbs up in a circle. Fabulous!

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Frankie
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service food and atmosphere were excellent Bloody Mary was off the hook

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CatalinaP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal in a beautiful setting. We like the atmosphere, the friendly wait staff, and the food never disappoints.

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TinaN
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was nice to be out

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SydneyB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service even though it was busy, food and drinks were delicious.

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BettyJane
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Glad we arrived early as the restaurant filled up quickly after 6 p.m. Not enough wait staff for the evening crowd. Good margaritas, delicious orange and avocado salad. Very nice wait staff who hustled through the crowd. Would go back again, although not on May 5 despite reservations.

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JoeD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We heard great reviews of both the food and drinks and it definitely lived up to the expectations. Will be going back for sure!

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Judie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Exceptional special event. We had 4 courses of great food with wine pairings " Off the Beaten Path". The kale and chorizo soup was my favorite meal but the others did not disappoint.
The executive chef and manager is friendly and knowledgeable. This was my 6th time, second dinner, and I will be back again!
Thanks for a great time!

JR
JoeRoB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was insane like sooooo good, every special event they have I always pull the trigger on. It's always an amazing experience, the pairing of gourmet food with incredible wine and cocktails is sooo much fun. They really have an amazing staff!

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vipSamyo44
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Husband's 1st time here and my 2nd time. I should have followed my gut and dined elsewhere. The first visit here on Mother's Day 2019 was horrid as far as the meal goes. This visit was exactly the same as for the food. We ordered the french toast bites for the appetizer and they were extremely hard and crunchy. We both ordered the shrimp and grits for our brunch meal. Omgoodness it was absolutely dreadful. The shrimp were actually tasty but the grits..yikes! They were not creamy but more of a thick oatmeal texture and reddish colored I'm assuming from the sun dried tomatoes. The portion was very small. The appearance of the dish was blah and just not appealing. We gave this feedback to the manager (owner?) and he simply responded "yes, the grits are different than normal grits ".

The service was really good which led to at least a 1 star ratings versus zero stars for the food.

We will not return....thanks but no thanks.

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JennaG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding! Best crabcakes I've ever had.

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KortnyB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick and the team always deliver a fantastic dining experience. One of my favorite places to dine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

They had no Vegan and were not conducive to assist.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, delicious food. Service was great. Always enjoy the atmosphere. The smoked salmon benedict is my favorite with the potato cake. I had a reservation for 10am, unable to make it so I requested a later time, we arrived earlier than a later time and they were able to seat us right away.

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EmilyB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Quick service, amazing food! Great spot for brunch.

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LindaD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was here for the Pinot Wine Dinner and everything was amazing. The food/wine pairings could not have been better. The wine was explained by someone who must know everything about wine so it was a great learning experience. Food was even more amazing than usual which is saying something because the food here is always incredibly good. Presentation is important to me and they hit that in a five-star way as well. Thanks again for a great night!! Linda Donnelly

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SimplyMe
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Brunch was ok. But is was better the last time we went. The French Toast bites were extremely disappointing. They were so good the last times there.

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Trish
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Food was just ok. Cheddar grits were not hot when they came out and had a LOT of black pepper in them which overpowered any other flavor. They don't have non dairy creamer which was ok but the coffee was really acidic and not enjoyable. Atmosphere is always cool but the brunch options have been scaled back and it's pricy.

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Katrina
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooo good!!!! Love this place and the service is always outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic!

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HaleighB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing and service was outstanding, I'll definitely be returning

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Monique
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

I did not get what I ordered. The waiter did not check back with us. The heat wasn’t working.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place!!

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Annie
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect place for brunch in a safe and socially distant place. The restaurant is very large and open and the food is incredible. Definitely one of the best places for brunch in Harrisburg

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ChrisG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time coming in for brunch. Both times we were incredibly impressed. Please keep up the good work! We will definitely be recommending this to our friends!

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Clark
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, food was amazing and staff was incredible. Great experience and I will definitely be back!

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ClarkG
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great night out! We haven't had this much fun in a long time. The food, the atmosphere, the servers were incredible. Even the General Manager made us feel like special guests when we walked through the door.
They feature local artisans in their rotating décor, as well as locally sourced micro-brews and craft cocktails. It's definitely a Harrisburg experience worth having if you live in the area or are visiting from out of town. 1500 is the place to be.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and incredibly accommodating

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EdwinG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in for the re-opening/ZeroDay beer dinner. The food was great and the beer was as well. Everuone on the staff was great. We had a great time and loved the whole experience. Highly recommended.

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JANETP
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food, good safety/mask measures, space. Our waitress was outstanding.

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BarbaraG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was swift, friendly and professional. Menu is creative with something for everyone.
Staff was cheerful and welcoming even though Covid restrictions keep it from being the bustling, rocking restaurant it used to be. But still worth it on all levels!!

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AshleyM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and great atmosphere! first time having brunch there and will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Love love love this place, I’m a regular here and everyone is always so great. Although I noticed a completely new waiting staff. One of us accidentally knocked a mimosa glass over and it broke, so we started to clean it up and

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vipCharles
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is a gym! It was our first time but it won’t be our last time. The staff was super enjoyable. With so many restaurants closed for lunch due to the current distress, this place should be packed. You should check it out! By the way, I am not an employee just a new delighted fan

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CarolineB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wine dinner. The wine and food were both excellent and complemented each other very well

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WendyO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Ethan and manager Patrick work very well together to allow for a completely wonderful gastronomic experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good loved the food and atmosphere staff was very nice

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WesleyH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service! Our waitress was super friendly and helped me choose the pork belly Benedict, which is to die for!

She also was able to combine OJ with cranberry in our mimosas (all her idea) — super happy with going there for brunch!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cafe 1500 using the Order Online button. Cafe 1500 also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Cafe 1500 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 831-8322.

Cafe 1500 is rated 4.7 stars by 166 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.