Char's Tracy Mansion

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French / American
Char's Restaurant is an art filled restored mansion situated on the Susquehanna River with an outside Veranda overlooking the sculpture garden, a casual dining area in the Bar & Library in addition to a private dining room & the exquisite main dining room. Char's is perfect for a formal dinner or casual lite-bite. Award-winning French inspired cuisine; an environmentally conscious restaurant utilizing sustainable practices in food purchasing and energy consumption.
The facility offers several venues for Private Dining
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NicB
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance was perfect!!!

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ElizabethS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful atmosphere for dining, complete with stunning blown glass fixtures. The food is absolutely divine - I have never had a meal I didn't thoroughly enjoy. It is also worth mentioning that the drinks are the best in the area, as well. Everyone from the bartenders to the wait staff are excellent. While expensive, the meals and beverages are worth every penny!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place. Food was great. Great view of the Susquehanna River.

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vipGreggB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service, well done all staff members!

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Kathy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The risotto du jour was delicious. The drinks were strong and the view from the veranda was beautiful. Highly recommend!

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vipmartinf
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and loved the inside of the mansion. Our drinks were great too. We will definitely be coming back!

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MarkV
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at Tracy's for an anniversary dinner and found the atmosphere to be very charming, the service was great and the food was delicious...We will definitely go there again...

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SteveL
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 1st time going here and we were delighted with the quality of the food, it's presentation, and also the service. Keep up the great work please. Good service to us customers is difficult to find.

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Disappointed
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The drinks and the escargots with spinach were excellent. My dining partner's gnocchi with seafood was oversalted. I ordered lamb chops medium rare. Three chops were delivered to the table. The first one I cut into was extremely tough and medium well. The second one was medium and just as tough. The third one was a bit more tender and cooked to the appropriate temperature. Our server inquired about how my entree was and I explained the issue. She offered to have the kitchen prepare me new lamb chops. The replacement lamb chops were cooked medium rare, but my dining partner was nearly finished eating by the time I got my food. Weve had excellent meals at Char's Tracy Mansion in the past, so I was rather disappointed.

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JackieA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Everything was fresh and well prepares

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vipAaronS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love Chars. Have been there many times. Definitely recommend it if in Harrisburg area and looking for a date night, business dinner, or night out with friends.

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Budw
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every measure!!😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👍👍👍❤️

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EmilyU
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very lovely experience, some of the music was a little out of place for the restaurant. Very specific menu items so picky eaters beware. Would overall recommend especially for special occasions.

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NicoleS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and beautiful restaurant. Will be back.

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RichS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, it was a quiet and elegant place to have a meal.

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KellyS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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VettemanTC
Poconos
16 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I travel to the Harrisburg area a few times each year and like to dine at fine restaurants. There is no doubt that Char meets that criteria. The service was top notch along with the food and drink. I would highly recommend Char for a nice evening out or a special occasion.

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JulieH
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and my husband and I loved it. Food was spectacular. We both ordered the specials. Service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch food and service. Highly recommend.

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JohnM
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We have dined at Char's many times and it's always a great experience. Menus are varied and offer options for vegetarians too. Drinks are done very well. Service is always excellent.

Maybe Char was having a bad night. After all, with COVID the number of patrons was low. Pre-COVID, it was always very busy. But she was a bit insensitive to a simple comment and question about one of the paintings. Now my wife does not want to return.

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vipRichardW
Pittsburgh
29 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome scenery, we ate outside. Both the food and service were spot on. Can't wait to go back again!

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vipMarie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time we've had a celebration dinner at Char's a it's amazing. The food, service, and setting are all wonderful. If you happen to be lucky enough to have reservations at sunset, ask for a river view. Will be going back soon!

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DMST
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow !! What pleasant experience . This is simply what a great restaurant should be. Warm hospitality, excellent attentive service and gloriously creative food that is perfectly executed.
Todd was quite gracious to seat us outside way earlier than scheduled, initiating what was to be a spectacular evening of family fun and feasting at this magnificent mansion set on the Susquehanna bank. Lovely sunset.

The lamb meatballs on a bed of orzo were the hit, so juicy, so succulent . We totally recommend the Lobster bisque, it was not heavy at all, just perfectly delicious and flavorful. The bisque was the best I have ever had.

If you are to go for only one item, make it the Risotto . It is delectable and very complex taste explosion. You cannot go wrong with the Short Rib, is was perfect for me and I inhaled it.

It was a perfect night Chef Ron Canady and team. It was nice to meet you.

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NickStephen
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around amazing date night experience. Excellent service, fantastic french food, delicious cocktails, and gorgeous sunset view!

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Monte
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Superb food, fine choices, creative dishes, professional staff and comfortable/safe because everyone was following the COVID-19 rules and regulations.

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John
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining out since mid-March and Char once again did not disappoint. In addition to all Covid guidelines being followed our experience dining on the porch was wonderful. The service was excellent and our party’s selections of grilled octopus, risotto, rockfish and shortribs were cooked to perfection. A bottle of Rombauer chardonnay helped to top off a wonderful culinary experience. We are now looking forward to resuming dining out and Char’s will be back as one of our regular stops.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is perfect, and the environment is great as well.

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Kathy
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a Wonderful dinner with my mother, sitting on the veranda, enjoying the view of the river. The duck pate was incredible. Highly recommend! The drinks, as always, were top-notch!

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Mtntv
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Char’s is always worth the experience. We have missed her being open. We always recommend Char’s to everyone we know.

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GreggA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tell the chef to serve the half rack of lamb more often, because it literally was the best thing I’ve tasted in my life! Char’s always impresses!!

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ChuckE
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our experience was a good one. It was a perfect spot for a Saturday night date night. We would definitely return or recommend to others.

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KathleenC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine here whenever we are in Harrisburg and are never disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Chef Ron is one of the best in our area. And the space is just beautiful. They even checked our temperature when we came in. It really shows you how dedicated they are to everyone’s safety. Definitely going back!

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Pappy
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary. Our server was very professional and connecting at the same time. The food service was well paced. Never rushed - always time between courses. Bread was to die for. And the salads- one beet and one salmon were very well presented.

Scallops were well done and complimented with broccoli and pasta.

Bread pudding dessert - amazing.

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DennisK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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ChrisB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat in Harrisburg - great food and you can't beat the view!

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vipJamesR
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service always good. Nice to have them back open.

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vipRichardW
Pittsburgh
29 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner! Everything was perfect. We all enjoyed our dinners and the drinks and service was top shelf!

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vipChrisl
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Well, I hate to be negative but I was really looking forward to dining here. The results were a mixed bag but it may have been our server.
I asked about the oysters before ordering as to location and size. Was told they were medium size from Maine. For $3.00 per oyster..I ordered 6...they may have been the tiniest oysters I have ever had. They were fresh and very good but TINY!
My wife ordered salmon and when our meals arrived and she started eating, it was clearly not salmon. When we finally got our waitress back she confirmed it was flounder and not salmon. My wife reordered a shrimp dish and it was provided fairly quickly but it wasn’t. that great. No offer of free dessert or anything else for their screw up and no management acknowledgement.
I ordered the scallops and they were excellent. I mention this to illustrate I’m not just a negative reviewer.
Overall, my meal was excellent other than the tiny oysters. My wife would probably not want to head back anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Our waiter was great and knowledgeable. The food was cooked to perfection.

FAQs

Char's Tracy Mansion offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 213-4002.

Char's Tracy Mansion is rated 4.8 stars by 931 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.