Char's Tracy Mansion

4.8
997 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
What 997 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KatM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary, it was the perfect place for a special occasion dinner. Our server Dustin was helpful and attentive. We had a great time.

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BrittneyO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third visit to Chars and first while at Tracy Mansion. Lovely ad always good food and ambiance. We always love the art and sculptures, My husband did have to send back his vegetables because they were cooked in butter after telling our waitress he was vegan. No biggie they exchanged them super fast no problem! Will definitely come back again.

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JenniferB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant!
Everything from the soup to the dessert was scrumptious!
Best filet in the area!

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vipDoryU
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brittany is the BEST!!!!

JT
vipJuanT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner experience. Food was great and ambience was very classy and romantic.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Char’s is our special date night favorite! Ambiance is the best and conducive to quiet conversation.

LD
LocalDiner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good as always along with the service

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JimM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing building! The interior is fabulous, the menu extensive, Lori the server was great. The owner actually comes around and chats with you, which is great.

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Oscar
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall great. However Portions could be bigger and pricing commensurate with the food and drinks.

CJ
CJ4diner
Mauritius
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

JC
vipJulieC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable night out. Food, service and drinks all amazing.

JN
JNTN
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a most enjoyable evening despite COVID restrictions

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vip2thegoodlife
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Char’s for 2 decades now, and they continue to deliver every time. Best cocktails in Harrisburg. Beautiful ambiance. Excellent food and service.

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ElizabethS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was absolutely divine as were the carefully crafted beverages from the bar. If you are looking to celebrate something special (anniversary, birthday, etc.) or just want a lovely dinner, this is the place to go. Highly recommend this restaurant !

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GregoryL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another solid dinner with good service and beautiful ambiance.

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vipVincentF
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe one of the best dining experiences from start to finish. We were out for Valentines Day and yes less crowded due to Covid-19 but still exceeded expectations. And Annie our waitress was phenomenal. Friendly, helpful, brought our drinks and said she was going to let us enjoy a few sips before returning for our dinner order. We never felt rushed in any way. The food was cooked perfectly and it was very tasty. We are about 2 hours away, we stayed overnight, but will certainly find our way back.

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GeorgeI
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were a little disappointed in the pear/romaine salad. Previous method of preparing this salad was far better. The pear was lost in the chopped salad and dressing. Otherwise the meal met the high standards of Char’s restaurant.

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k9sheriff
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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vipJohn
Philadelphia
213 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Full restaurant and everything was going well. Very happy with menu, presentation and quality of dishes. Laurie (sp?) added to our enjoyment.

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Dave
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great evening with friends celebrating wife’s birthday. Only thing that ruined the night was her ungrateful attitude. Food made it worth my misery.

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RyanW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service. Had the veal special and was simply the best veal I've had. Thick as a steak and fell right off bone.

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vipRichardW
Pittsburgh
30 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Char's is our go to place in Harrisburg. The Valentines dinner was perfect.

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vipStephenF
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome specials and preparation/presentation.

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EdwardB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was a real disappointment. Very underwhelming. Our server didn't list the specials for the day but eventually remembered when she sat another couple at the table next to us. Its priced for a nice romantic dinner but I've had much better food at chains. On top of that the music was never ending soft jazz tracks like you hear in an elevator. Will not be wasting my money or time here again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. We'll be back for sure.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Looked great online and the place didn't disappoint when we got there. Unfortunately we had a very small table in the middle of the room under the suana lights. When asked to lower the lights they obliged to the appreciation of others who were dining.
The apps were good but the entrees were fair at best and came out luke warm. The specialty cocktails were a major disappointment as well. When I asked the manager to lower the lights a tad more, she was very crass with us and said NO I will not do that.
It was at this point I knew it was time to go and cut our loses. The server was great, but unfortunately the rest was a major disappointment. Definitely not worth the money we spent.

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vipPeterJ73
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always perfect. Innovative cocktails, wonderful menu with superb food. And the service is always spot on. Best that Harrisburg has to offer.

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WilliamB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and quality of food. Prices are high for the Harrisburg area but well worth it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants in the greater Harrisburg area.

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PBRGHGUY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience from start to finish. Service was great, food outstanding, drinks amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the food and experience. Will definitely go back.

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vipDannyS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding experience. Lovely and warm staff, amazing food, and the best view in Harrisburg.

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AndreaS
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best filet we’ve ever had! Our favorite place to dine.

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vipbicycle2eat
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Char’s is the finest place in the Harrisburg area and it never disappoints. Go and enjoy a relaxing evening with great food and service.

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vipAlwaysHungry
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very pleased with overall experience. We were seated quickly and server welcomed us. Very friendly. Service was very good, drinks and food were fantastic. Truly an enjoyable dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great but it always is great

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FoodLover
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time & Food was fabulous !

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ChristineM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time , servers and char always attentive and the food is always great

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vipPooh
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best food in the Harrisburg area and beyond! Love the quiet atmosphere and the fact that they allow you time to enjoy each course. And by the way you want to order each course because that are all amazing!! Chefs make delicious flavor combinations!

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WilliamB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Owner and Staff. Recommend it highly to anyone wanting an exceptional dining experience!

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 997 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.