Cafe 1500

4.6
216 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.

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve Dinner

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Café 1500 presents a special New Year's Eve Dinner. Reservations recommended.

Safety precautions

Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 216 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Namaste
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Overall a nice restaurant Great service and the food was tasty. I wasn’t sure if I was to cut the Avacado toast or pick it up and eat it. The cheddar grits were great I wish there would have been a little more in the cup.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

sara was our waitress and she was FABULOUS! she checked in on us frequently but also gave my friend and i space to chat. the manager even came over to greet us and we told him how much we loved the weekly bloody mary and our waitress.

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ElijahE
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome place. Great food, great service, and a great time. Will come again!

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BrianH
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a really nice dinner here before a show at HMAC. The three of us shared the baked brie and Brussels sprouts as apps and both were great. We got two of the wagyu burgers and one short ribs for dinner. Everything tasted great. The only ding is that our burgers were a little over done but still good. The cocktails and service were very good as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

French Toast Bread Pudding Bites are AMAZING!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food & drinks were delicious. We went for brunch and had wonderful, friendly & attentive servers. Will definitely return.

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adeturk
Tampa
56 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very swanky little cafe in the middle of Harrisburg. I enjoyed the brie appetizer. I thought is very creative. I also had the special fried chicken sandwich with french toast. It was a sweet and crunchy celebration of flavor. My husband had the hailbut which he enjoyed. I thought everything was priced fairly. If you went to a larger city like Philly or NYC, you'd be paying way more for this quality of food.

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HunterM
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Love these pairings! We have been to two and the food and drinks have been fun and delicious. I appreciated the information we learned about the different beers and the history. I only wish that we were able to drive how long we stayed. We had finished our courses faster than other tables but all tables were served at the same time, instead of when they were ready for the next course. Ended up being there for almost 3 hours and we were expecting to be there about half that time.

But overall, loved it and will be back :)

CB
CraigB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attended a beer pairing dinner with prefixed four course menu.. excellent food.. very friendly wait staff.. Hope they have more of these!

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EllenM
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service, and experience was excellent! I highly recommend this restaurant for a date night or brunch out.

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OneShotOlive
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was an absolute delight and very helpful. The food was truly delicious. I had the French toast fried chicken sandwich, a limited time meal. Absolutely worth it! The mimosas were top notch. My friends and I loved it. Needless to say, I think we found our new brunch spot!

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SarahF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Bloody Mary was fanstasic and the food was perfect! Great service as well. A must visit.

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TawniaA
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was very cool and knowledgeable about the menu. Best brunch in the Burg!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Brunch today was fabulous as usual. I always enjoy your bloody Mary’s 😁 thank you to your staff for serving well during these unusual times.

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DavidS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My daughter and I enjoyed brunch at 1500. Service was excellent and the menu choices made it difficult to choose. We loved our food!

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vipdavidgreystahl
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Brunch at 11:00 am took awhile to come. Crab Cake Eggs Benedict was very good, as were the cornmeal pancakes.

Less good was the California omelet, maybe it had waited a bit too long in the kitchen or couldn't compete with the omelettes I make at home.

I like the place, the ambiance, the photographs on the wall, and the diverse and interesting crowd. I don't like the wait - took over an hour from order to food - not blaming the wait staff - they seemed on top of it (and they checked in often).

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CindiH
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There was plenty of outdoor seating, friendly service, and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, service was great!

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MikeL
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I just found out about this place 2 months ago and have gone just about every weekend since! The Huevos Rancheros is amazing, and don't even get me started on the bread pudding bites! 10/10 would recommend the big bottom mimosas as well.

JB
JohnB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice, modern feel to the place with a creative menu.

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LindaA
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food choices and delicious breakfasts had by all in our party. The only downside: very drafty/cold where we were seated.

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Trip2fan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for the four-course restaurant week meal and really enjoyed our evening.

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Awesome
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We always love us some Cafe 1500. Great Restaurant Week menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Were there for Restaurant Week. First course (tofu and also scallops ceviche) was a little bland for our tastes. Tofu was a little soft. The scallops were tough, almost like a piece of pork. Second course of sausage stuffed banana peppers was also a little bland, but the spice level was nice. Third course of tiger shrimp and grits was very good! The seasoning on the shrimp was perfect and the portion size was pretty large. The grits were rich and good. If you aren't a big eater, you may find the grits to be heavy since it's a fairly large serving. I didn't mind, but the other person didn't finish theirs. Dessert was excellent! Try the chocolate olive oil cake!

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Monarose
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Each course was excellent especially the tiger shrimp entree!

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JayneJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant visually. Open, airy, and comfortable.
Food presentation was excellent.
Food was delicious.
Wine and cocktails surperb.
Bottle beer only, wish there were drafts available.
Vegetarian options available.
Excellent service.
We will return again and again.

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WendyO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome experience! We love the tasting menus with wine pairings events!!

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vipAlex
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

This is a nice restaurant, with good food and great service. I would like to see a return to plants on the tables, specials on the chalkboard, and a complete dinner menu.

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Robin
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were great! We went on a night when there was live jazz. The music was fantastic and was a positive contribution to the atmosphere!

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vipEnoladiner
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food at Cafe 1500 is always great. Fun drinks and wine. Really enjoyed the live music. Wait staff was attentive and professional.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’m a big fan of your brunch.
Just enough food.
Delicious mimosas.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great cocktails!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!! The atmosphere is so chill and nice and the food is just so great. My favorite brunch spot in Harrisburg.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great!

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Lynn
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Regrettably my husband and I had the worst service we may have possibly ever had while out this past Sunday at brunch. The drinks and food were delicious (they always are), but the service was so terrible it really made for an overall poor experience. It took more than 10 minutes for our server to come over to our table after the host seated us to bring us water and take our drink order. Then once they took the food order, another person brought over our meals. The server came back once, immediately after we had received the food, to ask how it was. After that, the server never came over to check on us, nor did they ask if we needed refills or anything else. I had to put my credit card on the table for them to realize we wanted our check. We were there at a relatively slow time, only to leave 1.5 hours later and not because it was our choice. It was my husband's first time there and he does not want to give it a second try. I will try to convince him otherwise, as I know Cafe 1500 is generally very good and they have a great Happy Hour, but this experience can be summed up simply - first impressions matter.

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zabla24
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious meal and service. I'd heard great things about brunch at Cafe 1500, and it did not disappoint.

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Michelle
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch was fantastic! Big bottom mimosas is the way to go.

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JasonY
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious brunch...reservation required. Service was great and food was outstanding

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ashhopkins
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my grandmother here for brunch — food was exemplary and the staff was accommodating and thoughtful. Ambience is open and industrial, and the energy was buzzing during brunch hour. Street parking was easy to find as it's not in central downtown. Would highly recommend.

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TraceyF
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Neat littke place, good food, needs a better wine selection.

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 takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 831-8322.

Cafe 1500 is rated 4.6 stars by 216 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.