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Nov 21, 2005 12:47 PM

Anything good in Harrisburg

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My wife and I moved here from NYC and have been disappointed with the restaurants. Anyone have any good suggestions?

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  1. The Firehouse in downtown Harrisburg was a nice experience..

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    1. re: Marjorie

      A very good BYOB in downtown Harrisburg, right across from the Capitol is Sammys.

      1. re: Stephanie
        Stephanie in Camp Hill

        I also recommend another byob--2201 in the Boro near James on Market in Camp Hill, Pa.

    2. Hi! I like the Appalcian Brewing company. Good pub food and great beer. Get the sampler rack for the ultimate variety. The hummas is super yummy. Also, one of the doctors that I work for loves A Taste of India. He drives there often from Lancaster because he says it's like home cooking. I haven't been there myself, but I value his recomendation. Best of Luck!!!

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      1. re: BunnyLuv

        I way prefer Aangan for Indian food in Harrisburg. It's up on Route 22. They even have Nepali momos.


      2. Deja Vu...We also recently relocated here from NYC and faced the same dilemma until a wise contributor on this board recommended Gibraltar in Lancaster. It's the best in the region! I cut & pasted our exchange.

        We are relatively new to the Lancaster area from Queens, NYC and are looking for a great restaurant with inspired, creative and innovative food. We cannot seem to find a place that puts more thought into the plate than the vegetable and starch of the day. We tend to lean towards seafood but would be happy with any well conceived food.

        Thanks for the great tip! A foodie friend of ours also recommended Gibraltar as the areas best, so we visited Saturday and felt as if we never left NYC. From Amuse to Dessert the meal was phenomenal, the service flawless and the wine list top notch. We had such a wonderful experience, my husband asked to meet the chef. He ended up visiting our table and ironically enough, it turns out, he was chef de cuisine for a several years at Union Square Café (our favorite in NYC.) He mentioned his pastry chef from Mirabelle, another favorite of ours…and arguably Long Island’s top French restaurant. We’ve tried nearly every restaurant in the area and have had good meals at Carr’s, Doneckers & Old Greenfield, but Gibraltar is in a whole different league!

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        1. re: nyctrnsplnt

          Thank you very much. We'll try Gibraltar.

          We went to James on Market in Camp Hill tonight. It was excellent. The chef used to cook at Dellafamina in East Hampton. If you go, get the steak. They serve the shoulder, great flavor, very moist.

          The duck spring rolls are a very tasty appetizer.

          Thanks again. If you come across other good places to eat, please post!!

        2. Haydn's on Pine, very new but has had great reviews. Bella Mundo & Mangia Qui are also tops on the list. All 3 are downtown. What If Cafe is uptown & is also highly rated. You can travel to Lancaster for some good restaurants but IMO, you don't have to leave Harrisburg or the surrounding areas for some great meals.

          1. There are many good and great restaurants in Harrisburg area. And downtown. Italian, try Visaggio's. Home made pasta. Family Run.