Char's Tracy Mansion

4.8
950 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 950 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a special dinner. The food was fantastic, the ambience was lovely, service was great. You get what you pay for and what you get is absolute high quality food. I would recommend Char’s to anyone looking for a fantastic meal.

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vipTimD
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent! I had the walleye and it was amazing! Service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, selection and service. Absolutely beautiful venue. Can’t wait to make a return visit.

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TinaN
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time enjoying wine and small plates!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was so friendly and attentive. We had a very romantic corner table. The food was awesome and the atmosphere was very relaxing. They are diligent about COVID safety measures as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a gem!

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vipphilly4food
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Char's was, even during the pandemic, excellent in service, ambiance and food. Char herself stopped by each of the tables to check out how everyone was doing. The tables were well spaced and we felt comfortable being inside the large dining room. An excellent place to celebrate any occasion!

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vipjhorgan13
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food in Central Pennsylvania. Love the pasta and risotto specials

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vipbg12
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. Would highly recommend for romantic evening

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Fine1food
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious cuisine and very consistent. Staff are great!

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TimothyM
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal in a great atmosphere!
All of the food was perfectly prepared and service was excellent!

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Raybo
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service is 5 star. We have never been disappointed with our dining experiences at Char. This is REAL DINING!

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MarkK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the fish and their pasta specials. A little spicy but very good

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donaldf
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was amazing! She knew the menu well and had several personal suggestions in addition to the features!! Food is always delicious!

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jakew
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about Char Tracy Mansion was amazing. We were looking for a romantic location to celebrate our anniversary and this was the most perfect answer. The drinks, food, ambiance...everything was perfect. We decided that we will absolutely go more often and who doesn’t love a great romantic evening?
Just remember to make a reservation and be prepared to enjoy every second.

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MichellS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing from the food and service to the ambiance.

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Sara2015
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful dining experience. The drinks, food and service were fantastic. Social distancing was well managed, and it was a great way to spend a much needed date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An excellent experience with the combination of flavors that rival the flavors of New York City best restaurants.

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Wildman
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Have wanted to done her for some time was a great experience not sure how I felt about the face shields because they don’t protect seated customers from the staffs mouths

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NicB
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service and ambiance was perfect!!!

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ElizabethS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 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 15 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipGreggB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service, well done all staff members!

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Kathy
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 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 11 September 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 5 September 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 4 September 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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JackieA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Everything was fresh and well prepares

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Disappointed
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 September 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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vipAaronS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 2 September 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 2 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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EmilyU
1 review
Dined on 1 September 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 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and beautiful restaurant. Will be back.

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RichS
1 review
Dined on 29 August 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 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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VettemanTC
Poconos
16 reviews
Dined on 27 August 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 25 August 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 25 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always top notch food and service. Highly recommend.

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JohnM
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on 22 August 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
30 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

FAQs

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

Char's Tracy Mansion is rated 4.8 stars by 950 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.