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Char's Tracy Mansion

4.8
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

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Bar Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (717) 213-4002

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ron Canady

  • Neighborhood

    Harrisburg

  • Cross street

    Muinch

  • Parking details

    Parking lot adjacent to the mansion. You can enter after Muench Street from Front Street, or after Kelker Street on Second Street.

  • Entertainment

    Live Music in the sculpture garden Friday nights during the summer, 6:00 - 9:30 pm, weather permitting.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,055 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. R

    Rexy

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 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.
  2. JT

    JimT

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 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.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will miss CHARS!!
  4. NC

    NickC

    Poconos

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Harrisburg has to offer! You will be missed!
  5. KM

    KMLW

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sorry to see closing. But owner deserves great retirement
  6. JC

    JulieC

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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.
  7. E

    Ellen

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    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.
  8. C

    Cindy

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 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.
  9. FG

    FoodGirl01

    Philadelphia

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 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!
  10. TD

    TimD

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Char’s is amazing! I’m so sad to see it go
  11. a

    alagal

    Pittsburgh

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Not following covid protocols except for requiring masks.
  12. R

    Raff

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant in the area. It was another amazing evening.
  13. FM

    FrankM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  14. J

    John

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 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.
  15. HS

    HimalayanSaltBlockFish

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    DONT CLOSE!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 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
  17. e

    emknisely

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great to be there close to end of their run in Hbg! All was good!
  18. t

    tracksmak

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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.
  19. N

    Nannytrish5

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Such a shame this restaurant is closing. It is Harrisburg’s great loss.
  20. SL

    ShellyL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  21. DS

    DarlisS

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    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!
  22. EH

    EdwardsH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will miss Char's exquisite restaurant. She is one of a kind.
  23. RT

    RobertT

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best in Harrisburg. Unfortunately, she’s retiring!!!!!!
  24. TD

    TimD

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Sadly, they’re going out of business. I will greatly miss them
  25. M

    patM

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional meal and service. Sorry to see this gem close down.
  26. N

    Nicole

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    fantastic food, friendly wait staff, beautiful location
  27. t

    tldj

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Beautiful place and fantastic food!
  29. GK

    GaryK

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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.
  30. R

    Rufus

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 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
  31. PJ

    PaulJanet

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  32. BR

    BRUCEB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  33. R

    Rexy

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 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....
  34. TD

    TimD

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Sad to see them closing soon
  35. SF

    SusanF

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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!
  36. D

    Dmsdoll

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Birthday - all dishes were good except pasta du jour - not enough sausage ...
  37. AH

    AshleyH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is always amazing. Going to miss the food and views from Char's.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 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.
  40. AG

    AlexandraG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time! Drinks and food were amazing!

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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Muinch

  • Neighborhood

    Harrisburg

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Bar Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Italian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking lot adjacent to the mansion. You can enter after Muench Street from Front Street, or after Kelker Street on Second Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ron Canady

  • Entertainment

    Live Music in the sculpture garden Friday nights during the summer, 6:00 - 9:30 pm, weather permitting.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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