Char's Tracy Mansion

4.8
1055 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Rexy
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sadly this was the last day the restaurant will be open. I would have expected a limited menu; however the full menu was offered and there were still excellent bottles of wine available. The chef did run out of the entree my husband selected however, we were treated to a delightful small plate to compensate a little longer wait after the chef came to our table to apologize and offer another entree selection. As always, first class service and a customer first attitude. Sad to see one of the few outstanding fine dining restaurants close the doors.

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JimT
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine! Food, drinks, service always the best. Too bad Char's is closing, it certainly be missed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will miss CHARS!!

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vipNickC
Poconos
134 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Harrisburg has to offer! You will be missed!

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KarenW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sorry to see closing. But owner deserves great retirement

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vipJulieC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for all the memories over the years! We appreciate all the great food and service.

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Ellen
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Host was very rude, never greeted us!!! Sat us at one of the worst tables, I couldn't even hear my husband talk. My Halibut was dry and scallops were average. For the price we paid was the worst Anniversary dinners we ever experienced in 32 years. Drinks nothing special. The only plus was our Waitress.

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Cindy
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing.....from the appetizers, drinks, salads, entrees, and dessert. Everything was wonderful. The food not only looked good but it tasted better than it looked. The service was impeccable! I’m sorry to hear that they are closing.

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vipFoodGirl01
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service as always! We will miss this Harrisburg gem when they close May 13. But we’ll enjoy every dish until then! Also, they have the best staff from Todd who seats you to the food runners, Laurie is our favorite server & Brittany makes the best cocktails!

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vipTimD
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Char’s is amazing! I’m so sad to see it go

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vipalagal
Pittsburgh
25 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not following covid protocols except for requiring masks.

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vipRaff
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in the area. It was another amazing evening.

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FrankM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Waitress was slow but the rest of the meal was wonderful. Would definitely go back, but they are closing permanently in a couple of weeks.

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vipJohn
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Char’s is the best. So sad that it is closing in 2 weeks.
Our meal (pear and endive salad, seafood risotto, and halibut) were outstanding.
Good luck to Char and to Chef Ron Canady as they each embark on their next chapters.

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HimalayanSaltBlockFish
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

DONT CLOSE!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Older place which was probably grand in its day but dated interior now
Excellent service and good food but limited wine choices and expensive

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viptracksmak
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply wonderful , again. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. Char’s Tracy Mansion will always be remembered as one of the best restaurants in the area.

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Nannytrish5
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Such a shame this restaurant is closing. It is Harrisburg’s great loss.

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ShellyL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in the Harrisburg area. So sorry to learn they will be closing. Such a beautiful location and food and service is always top notch.

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DarlisS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since this restaurant is closing in a few weeks, I would recommend anyone interested to make a reservation. It has the excellent service and food as well as ambiance and a great view of the Susquehanna River if one requests a table near the windows. The portions were smaller than before, but that was all right. It is a special occasion venue as all items on the menu are over-priced. It is worth going to one last time!

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EdwardsH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will miss Char's exquisite restaurant. She is one of a kind.

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vipRobertT
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in Harrisburg. Unfortunately, she’s retiring!!!!!!

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vipTimD
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Sadly, they’re going out of business. I will greatly miss them

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patM
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional meal and service. Sorry to see this gem close down.

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Nicole
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

fantastic food, friendly wait staff, beautiful location

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tldj
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time and sorry I wasn't able to frequent sooner and often. Hope someone is able to continue the restaurant, but will be hard to live up to the current environment. the experience was everything I expected and more. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Beautiful place and fantastic food!

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GaryK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our only trip to Chars was nothing short of excellent. The owner, staff, ambience, service & food was out of this world.

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vipRufus
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Generally great food and service but I was served a piece of fish that was over cooked to the point of mushiness

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PaulJanet
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Char's has the best consistency of any restaurant we visit on a regular basis. We always feel extremely welcomed as friends and receive full attention from the servers. We had four courses and two beverages each. The timing of the wait staff is impeccable. We were never waiting for food and drinks and they were never delivered before we were ready to start moving on to the next course. We are so sorry to see the establishment close in retirement. Char's has been a gem amongst the community.

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BRUCEB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Char’s is closing after many years of great moments and I had to visit again before that. They had my favorite dessert back on the menu and both the owner and the chef stopped by to say thanks.
Glad to see lots of diners joining in this farewell lap.

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Rexy
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very few restaurants have this level of service, food and atmosphere...very well trained staff. Sadly the owner and chef are retiring next month....

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vipTimD
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Sad to see them closing soon

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SusanF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our special occasion place.
The food & drinks were spectacular and the ambiance second to none.
Nothing else in this area comes close to measuring up.
Thank you Char!

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Dmsdoll
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday - all dishes were good except pasta du jour - not enough sausage ...

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AshleyH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always amazing. Going to miss the food and views from Char's.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails and food were delicious. The owner made rounds to each table making the dining experience even more pleasurable. The wait staff was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I heard the waitress talking about us on the way to the bathroom. And the food was a little under cooked. Seemed like waitress was avoiding us. Our first experience there was amazing, but this experience was honestly pretty terrible. Mainly just the service/waitress.

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AlexandraG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! Drinks and food were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around

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 1055 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.