Harrison’s Wine Grill Testimonials
In their own words...
Not everyone writes online reviews, but many, many of our customers take the time to write us notes about their dining experiences with us. Keep reading to see what our restaurant guests are saying about Harrison’s…
“Wonderful service [Gloria]; quick and delicious!!!”
Michele Barnes, 6/26/19
“Jim got the Harrison’s Famous Grilled Cheese (his favorite sandwich) with sweet potato fries…Jill enjoyed the fresh bar; the salad selections were delicious. I had the smoked tomato bisque and the carrot & ginger bisque with a roll. Both were delicious.”
Jim & Jill Smeltzer, 6/23/19
“Great gnocchi – John also helped me find a nice table for my dinner. Very personable. Thank you!”
Scott G., 6/23/19
“Excellent service [Terri] – soup was good & filling – the chocolate orange almond cake was appropriately decadent – definitely will order it again on a return visit. Cannot believe the restaurant is in the hotel – Hilton is lucky – Thank you chefs and servers.”
“Excellent as usual.”
“Sara was a pleasure, she knew her menu. Will come back again.”
“We were delighted with the variety and quality of our menu options. Our server [Sara] was great.”
“Great food and service [Wanika]!”
“Friendly, focused, and informative. Appreciated an experienced server [Sara]!”
“Great experience; service [Gloria] and temperature of food were excellent.”
“Always delicious and good service [Kyle].”
“Excellent service [Carol]; warm, welcome environment. This continues to be the place for me and my son. We love the soup & salad bar.”
“I appreciated the help with dinner selection and patience with my questions and timely service offered by Sara. The chefs in the kitchen prepared a delicious meal and I thoroughly enjoyed it.”
“We enjoyed the relaxed, quiet atmosphere. Our serer was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive, but not intrusive. Our meals were wonderful – beautifully presented and delicious. The pacing of the appetizer, entrée, and dessert was perfect – we were not rushed but not waiting an extraordinary length of time. A very pleasurable, delightful experience!”
Deb & Ken Williard, 6/10/19
“The food and service was excellent!”
“The server was great…the soup was fabulous.”
”Lunch was delicious as always. We particularly liked the smoked tomato bisque & ranch pasta salad. Gloria was very attentive; we never had to wait for anything.”
“Scallops and grits, pretzel chicken, mahi mahi, and goat cheese fritters were absolutely great – and the strawberry rhubarb pie!! Outstanding!”
“The chicken shawarma was exceptional!”
“Great service! Very good find!”
“Excellent service [Gloria]…Frequent Diner card is very nice to offer guests. Delicious food.”
“Dinner with Terri is a delight.”
“My waitress [Susan] was awesome. Food choices were very good…Flavor of sea bass was phenomenal. Appetizer of the remoulade shrimp was delicious.”
“I am a Hilton Diamond member and was very happy with my service, John W. this evening. I travel a lot and it is so nice to be treated like you are home! Thank you John! So friendly!!”
“Sara is the bomb!!”
John W. at Harrisons was fabulous. I was there several times bringing guests for dinner.”
Kathy Salloum 05/17/19
“Food was great. Lots of fresh items. Staff was terrific [Gloria]. Made things easy and made me feel special!”
Mark Giaffre, 05/15/19
“Breakfast was delicious. Servers very attentive!”
“Carol was an exceptional waitress and bartender. She deserves a big raise!!”
“I like that Harrison’s has a fresh bar, so you can choose what you want!”
“What a great surprise at the Hilton. Excellent soup!!”
“Great & friendly service [Susan] thank you. The chicken salad was darn good to.”
Keppy Arnoldson, 05/09/19
“Food is always good. I like this new menu.”
Doug H, 05/09/19
“Wonderful service. A delightful meal. Thanks for having vegan options. We recently moved to the area & will be here on a regular basis.”
Suelynn Shillen, 05/09/19
“We are in town for my Penn State graduation and are so happy we found this restaurant. [Stephen] was an excellent server and made sure we had everything we could want. The salmon was amazing and the desserts were phenomenal. Thank you Harrison’s for making my graduation evening a special experience!!”
Kira F, 05/05/19
“This is my favorite Hilton to stay in because of this restaurant. Excellent menu, food, and flavor! What a treat!”
Shannon Turelc, 05/01/19
“I especially liked the butternut squash soup & delightful chocolate cake.”
“Great experience! We sat at the bar and the server was very friendly and attentive. Great atmosphere and good food. Would recommend to others to try.”
Chris Pajda, 04/29/19
“Excellent service. Excellent lunch.”
“Carol went over and above our expectations to ensure our dining experience was the best ever! We appreciated her attention to detail.”
B.J. Rhodes, 04/29/19
“Lunch was delicious & our server [Carol] was very good. Excellent service.”
“Wonderful experience. Carol had great service and was very nice and made me feel very welcome.”
“Excellent service. Very organized and courteous.”
“Very wonderful. Kind service [Carol]. Happy to recommend Harrison’s to our friends.”
“Carol was a wonderful waitress! She kept the water and other drinks filled up. Carol helped us with out birthday cake, even got us candles from the kitchen.”
Catherine Augustine, 04/29/19
“Great food and great service [Lori]!”
Bonnie Smelzer, 04/28/19
“Excellent food & great service.”
“The chicken on the French menu was AMAZING! The green beans were great and the cheesecake was good! Nice and light. This was my first time here, but I will be back.”
‘The food is always delicious here. We enjoy the wine and love trying new items. I discovered Harrisons on Atherton Street and have been enjoying them every since for 15 yeas.”
Jill Smeltzer, 04/23/19
“Great service and great food.”
“The food was great and my server John W. provided great, quick service. A five star dining experience.”
“Lovely dinner and attentive service.”
Jamie Catacosinos, 04/05/19
“Great meal, tasty. Beautiful presentation and great service [Susan].”
“Food was nice & hot & delicious. Very satisfying. Loved the biscuits and gravy.
Lynn Ellen Dixon, 04/02/19
“Excellent dinner. Great service. Nice atmosphere.”
“Excellent as always. Thank you [Susan]!”
The Lanichs, 3/28/19
“The corn chowder is amazing!”
Georgia Wright, 3/27/19
“Lori was an excellent server! Excellent lunch!”
“We love Stephen!”
“Terri was awesome!”
“We thoroughly enjoy dining at Harrison’s. The service is impeccable, and the food is outstanding. Our server [John] during the last visit was great, and very personable. He knew the menu and made great recommendations.”
Steven Albright, 3/17/19
“Our server [Lori] was cheerful and available at all times but never overwhelming.”
“Excellent service [Susan]! Sauces for the fish & chips were different and excellent. All good! We’ll be back.”
Lewis & Judith Watt, 3/16/19
“Lori was kind, attentive, and even brought me an extra pastry when I asked. Excellent service.”
Nicole Krafick, 3/10/19
“Great experience. Our waitress [Wanika] was exceptional.”
Reggie Harrison, 3/8/19
“It was wonderful , gracious service and food. Staff was very cooperative. Love this place!”
“Excellent service [Terri].”
“Being Peruvian, I take very serious cooking and of course I love cooking. I just want to say that the Peruvian – South American food I had tonight was amazing. The Aji de Gallina was so delicious & the Papa a la Huancaina was great as well. The flavors remind me of home, as if I was back in Peru. Great accomplishment, great chef, & great waitress [Terri].”
Orson Laurente, 3/5/19
“Food was excellent – soup & Chicken Cobb Salad. Wanika was very friendly and provided prompt service. Thanks!”
“Outstanding, as usual!! Food great! Thanks for a great evening!!”
Russ Meyers, 2/28/19
“Lovely meal. Waitress [Susan] was attentive, thoughtful and helpful with dietary choices. A very pleasant experience.”
“Food was delicious. I appreciated the vegetarian and dairy-free options. Love the sweet potato fries! Thoughtful and helpful service from Susan.”
“Dinner was awesome! Carol is an excellent person to handle the bar. She is attentive and makes you feel welcome. Terrific experience! Thank you!”
“Great service [Stephen]!”
“Excellent! Food and service terrific!”
“Lovely company! Very kind and high energy, sufficient service [Cheryl & Lori K.]. J”
“Dinner was excellent. I am from out of town and visit once or twice and year and always am impressed with Susan. She is professional, friendly and efficient. You are lucky to have her as an employee.”
“Excellent meal – fish and chips, key lime pie and orange almond cake. Excellent service [Stephen] as well.”
“Wonderful snapper and marinated mushrooms. Terri was a pleasant server who took our joking well.”
“Excellent food. Service could not be better. A relaxing 3 hours and John made us feel at home throughout.”
“Thank you for the great service [Terri].”
“Great food and service [Terri] by a great staff.”
Silvi Lawrence, 2/20/19
“John is super!”
“Very pleasant and experienced server [John]. Thank you.”
“Excellent food and service [Cheryl].”
Cindy Hoover, 2/16/19
“Excellent customer service from all servers. Food and ambiance were outstanding. I’m a recruiter so constantly assessing people – kitchen is outstanding as are the servers. Keep them happy!”
Melvina Elizmirli, 2/16/19
“My family and I had an amazing time at Harrison’s. We will definitely visit again!!”
“Harrison’s offers the best salad bar in State College.”
John Yen, 2/15/19
“All very good and enjoyable! Thank you.”
“Very nice, well prepared breakfast. Delicious! Good, helpful staff [Cheryl].”
“Susan made a recommendation at my request between two dishes and I could not be happier. She was pleasant and attentive. To top it all off, the smoked tomato bisque soup was the best I’ve ever had. Also, the fish and chips were amazing! I’m from Milwaukee, so I know a good fish and chips! Top notch and 10 out of 10!”
Cory Brody, 2/13/19
“Overall – dinner was great. Parmesan-Encrusted Veal was better than superb!! Service from Susan was outstanding.”
Gerald Robbins, 2/13/19
“It was wonderful. John is always on top of his game and our dinner was delicious. Many thanks!”
Debbie & John Carder, 2/12/19
“Great food, lovely server [Wanika]. Thank you!”
“I had a lovely lunch with my friend. I had the Escarole, Chicken & Parmesan Soup, which was delicious, with a side of fries, and we shared the chocolate orange almond cake. Delicious J. Wanika looked after us very well.”
“We have dined at Harrison’s whenever we have visited our daughter and son who have attended PSU (2011-2015 & 2015-2019) and we are from California. Each time, our experience at Harrison’s has been excellent. The food is some of the best in State College and the restaurant has such a homey and inviting atmosphere. The menu is both eclectic, yet has a good amount of comfort food, and the service [Susan] is very good!”
“Excellent customer service – Cheryl brought orange juice to the table when I did not know it was self-serve. Very friendly.”
“Great food, great music, pleasant experience!”
“Excellent service as always – Susan is our favorite waitress. Food was delicious. Tried some items on the Italian Rustic menu – delish! We’ll be back.”
“Outstanding food and service [Wanika] as always!”
“Service [Stephen] was outstanding! Great!”
“The [parmesan] veal and the artichoke [and asparagus] side were delicious!”
“Terri was terrific – always pleasant and helpful. The Italian Rustic menu was delicious! One suggestion is more of Terri’s delicious homemade pies – we love them!!”
“Wonderful food!! Great service. Terri was great.”
“Wonderful as usual. We truly enjoy our stays here. Soup is amazing. Cheryl was great.”
“As usual, everything was great!”
“Great seasoning – always enjoy the food here. Thank you!”
“Wanika was terrific. Thank you. Always great food and great service!”
Alycia Chambers, 1/22/19
“Excellent food and service [Susan].”
“Susan, our server, is excellent. She is very attentive to the needs of the diners. She also knows diners that come to Harrison’s more often. Thank you.”
“It’s unique, housed in a hotel rather than stand alone. Dramatically demonstrates the wonderful cuisine and remarkable service [Wanika]. Angela is a marvelous manager.”
“Food was excellent – Service [Wanika] was even better!”
“The food was great.”
“Great service [Terri] and very respectful (that does not always happen for a gray-haired lady). Ginger margarita was extraordinary! Meatloaf was the best. Thank you.”
“Food was delicious and Susan is a great server: knowledgeable and patient.”
Ruth Kirzner & Andrew Post, 1/15/19
“Wonderful food, wonderful server [Cheryl], wonderful atmosphere.”
Tamar Palmer, 1/14/19
“She [Susan] was amazing! Very helpful and attentive!”
“Great lunch and service [Cheryl], as always!”
Gerry Robbins, 1/11/19
“She [Wanika] was very pleasant and helpful.”
“I have had the Beef Wellington and I have enjoyed its taste and presentation beyond others. My guest loved the butternut squash bisque soup. I love dining here!!!”
“Always a pleasure – good service and good, fresh food. Thank you!”
“Great service [Susan]! Excellent food, too!”
Andrew Bowman, 1/4/19
“Shared lunch with my daughter and two granddaughters, we all enjoyed it very much!”
Jean Hazlett, 1/2/19
“Wait staff [Cheryl] was awesome!”
“John was great. He had a wonderful sense of humor and also provided excellent service. The food was fantastic—a late thanksgiving feast!”
“Delicious Soups! Very nice salad bar.”
“Thank you for your smile & kind words [Gloria & Lori]. Our kids had a great experience dining here.”
“Big selection on the menu, including the holiday menu for the month of December. Service [Ashley] was fast, food was delicious, and had a great experience. Recommend!”
“PEACEFUL—always a plus. Shrimp cake-very tasty, Salmon—well done & enjoyable, chocolate ice cream—the best I’ve ever had-ANYWHERE! A+ experience for a hotel restaurant.”
“I ordered fish & chips, awesome serving size. [Terri] very pleasant, kind, and quick. Service & food was grand.”
Harry Wilson, 12/3/18
“New menu—great. Suggestion for holiday spirited dessert: prune & Armagnac sorbet.”
“Great food, great service [Susan]. The reason I keep coming back to this hotel.”
Christine Bouril, 11/23/18
“Great service [Ashley] – delicious food!”
Danny Orton, 11/20/18
“Our waitress [Gloria] was very friendly and provided exceptional service. The breakfast was excellent.”
Mark & Brandi Bertollo, 11/18/18
“We love coming here for lunch on Sunday after church. Love your soups! Gloria takes care of us well!”
Ken Smeltzer, 11/18/18
“Everything here was awesome from Dee in reservations to Ashley and Susan in bar/dining room. Our dinners were delicious as always – I love the Barramundi – it is so good! Gloria & Cheryl were great, too! … This is one of our favorites!”
Trish Tweddle, 11/17/18
“Best salad bar! Very lovely meal!”
“John was awesome!”
“Your cobb salad was excellent!”
“Excellent food and gracious server [Susan]. Very thoughtful, professional, and friendly.”
“The food was good & the service [Gloria] was excellent.”
“Excellent food and service [Stephen].”
“Great services. John was very nice and helpful. Thanks.”
“You have too many amazing soups…Dinner was great!”
Clinton Judy, 11/1/18
“Excellent, thank you! Pot roast/parsnip & parm soup was first-class!”
Steve Lanich, 11/1/18
“You have too many amazing soups…Dinner was great!”
Clinton Judy, 11/1/18
“Excellent service! [Wanika]”
“As always, food was outstanding! Value for what you experience to eat is fantastic. Harrison is an experienced chef who delivers mouth-watering food!”
Kathy Spicer, 11/1/18
“Great service and a great quiche.”
“Ashley. Great attitude, personality, and service. An asset to your organization.”
“I loved everything. Best food, best server, good vibe. Thank you Harrison’s for such good service! Best restaurant in town for sure.”
Flavia Barger, 10/26/18
“Great staff. Good meal.”
“… Waiter [John] great!”
“She [Gloria] is a great server! She takes care of the guest very well!”
Rosita Grant, 10/18/18
“Our server [Susan] was the best!!! We will return!”
“Very good food! Great service! Will return some day soon!”
“Beautiful! A wonderful dinner and excellent service [Stephen]. I recommend the wine flight, as well as the salmon and the chocolate mousse.”
Carol Stover, 10/16/18
“Food was amazing and flavorful! The pork was amazing along with the filet.”
“Our food was cooked well, presented beautifully, and tasted great! We loved the music – wonderful song choices and volume. Susan was friendly and attentive. We also enjoyed the local wine choices. Thanks for a lovely date night experience!”
“Outstanding cuisine, as well as service.”
“Fabulous German Octoberfest dinner! I love John! He is absolutely the best waiter I have ever had!!! He not only remembers my name, but even the wine I drink!!”
“Harrison’s has a great atmosphere, great food, and great service! Both Ashley and the cannolis are phenomenal. 10/10 would recommend.”
Allison Rhodes, 10/12/18
“Amazing service. The turkey pot pie was the best soup I ever tasted. 10/10 would recommend.”
“Jagerschnitzel was great. Oktoberfest menu was outstanding! We’ll be back.”
Danny Flynn, 10/12/18
“The meal was delicious, my server [Sara] was excellent – very attentive. All of the food was fresh and served hot. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here and will definitely return the next time I am in town for business. Thank you for a relaxing and enjoyable evening.”
Lisa U., 10/11/18
“Super lunch. New shoestring fries are great! Service [Susan]-outstanding.”
Gerald Robbins, 10/11/18
“Great! The food and service were excellent! Sara was a very competent server – she made recommendations that made everyone happy. A good experience!”
“Great food, great service [Susan] and great atmosphere.”
Mike Orzolek, 10/6/18
“Wonderful soup and salad! Blissful chocolate decadence cake! Friendly and attentive service [Susan]. : )”
“Wonderful soup! Very nice service [Susan]! Thank you!”
“The meal was terrific. [Susan] was attentive and informed. Overall, an excellent experience. Thank you!”
”I always feel so at home with Susan! She is a fine waitress. We appreciate every person who works here. Thank you for your kindness.”
Mary & Michael Herr, 9/30/18
“Cheryl was outstanding. Food was great. Service was super.”
Ben Contra, 9/29/18
“Desserts are delicious!”
“Great meal, great service [Susan]. It really hit the spot. Thank you for your hospitality from a weary traveler! : )”
“Excellent entrees, enjoyed the wine flight…. Appetizers were excellent. Super service [Susan].”
“Food was OK. John was great!”
“Great service [Terri], excellent steak sandwich.”
“I ate last night dinner and today breakfast. The food and service [Ashley and Gloria] has been consistently good whether the staff was recently hired or have worked here for a long time. Ashley was so kind and patient with me. She was an excellent conversationalist.”
“Great! Gloria’s terrific!”
“The bananas foster bread pudding was great! So was the service [Susan]! Thanks!”
“Very fine lunch experience – thank you! Here to celebrate last radiation treatment and even more thanks for designating a week for the Pink Zone in October. It is very generous and much appreciated assistance!”
“Interesting menu, courteous service [John] and excellent food.”
“Very friendly [John]. Great experience. Amazing mac and cheese made from all local ingredients. Liked that we could make a custom wine flight. Thank you!”
“Food and service superlative.”
“Great food & wonderful friendly service [Sara]. Thank you!”
Theresa Scott, 9/15/18
“JOHN DOES A FABULOUS JOB BEING A WAITER. WINE WAS GREAT, DINNER WAS GREAT.”
“John did a lovely job waiting on our table and the food was excellent.”
"Excellent food quality, cleanliness, & service!"
"Stephen was great!"
"Excellent service [Stephen]!!"
"Lovely place. Great service [Terri] and wonderful food. Thank You!"
Sandy & Carlton Miller, 9/1/18
"Lovely experience @ breakfast. Everyone very nice and exceptionally helpful."
Janet Molek, 9/1/18
"Food & service are always great! From the hostess, to the bar staff, to the wait staff & the chefs, always outstanding. Great soups too!"
D & J Griffin, 8/31/18
"Super great waitress [Sara]. Great food and relaxing atmosphere as always. Best kept secret in town? Maybe not!"
Claudine & Howard Nuernberger, 8/30/18
"I travel frequently for work and usually stay at Hilton Garden Inn. I was so happy to see a great dinner menu and summer specials--I loved it! Most HGI have same/similar menus. I will definitely be sure to return to this HGI! Just for excellent food & menu & service!"
8/28/18 & 8/29/18
"We LOVE Harrison's. Susan is the best! Always excellent food & service!"
"As always we had a delicious lunch. Gloria is a wonderful waitress. Thank You!"
Sandy & Carlton Miller, 8/26/18
"John W was fabulous! We liked the Capri wine pairings."
"Very wonderful mac n cheese for my grandson. Snapper & green beans were perfect! Thank you for being our home away from home."
"Great service [Lori]! Everything clean and good!"
"It was first day for new girl [Ashley], and her and lady training her [Angela] were fantastic. Also, scallops (and meal in general) were delicious."
Kyle Emmenegger, 8/14/18
"Excellent--Scallops Caprese, Italian Chicken Soup. Great friendly service [Sara]. QUIET. Our favorite restaurant in Centre Co. THANK YOU!"
"Food was excellent Our server Susan--service was excellent."
App & smoked tomato soup was delicious : ). Need a bigger sign out front--couldn't find you."
"Dinner was delicious and everything was done to perfection. We enjoyed the atmosphere also. Hands down--best restaurant in State College.
P.S. Terri was delightful."
Debbie Harris, 8/11/18
"Wonderful service [Susan]! Great menu and food preparation!"
"First visit in a couple of years. Silly us! Great service [Terri], great food, and the spectacular atmosphere we remembered. The Mediterranean Chef Salad rocked us!"
Chuck & Jennie Yorks, 8/8/18
"John was very accommodating & attentive to our needs. Pleasant & professional. I'd like to add that the manager Angela was also attentive to one of our concerns. Very pleasant."
"Thank you for the friendliness and kindness from Cheryl. A great asset to your team! The food was also very nice. Often people just do their jobs, but Cheryl added friendliness and kindness to that it was noted and is appreciated. Thank you, Cheryl!
"Hope you all are here in 2019... We'll be back from Tehachapi, CA."
Mr. & Mrs. Gerald & Mitzi Connors, 8/1/18
"Outstanding in presentation!! And extraordinarily prepared to tempt to the palate... Bon...Appetito!!! The scallops were wonderful...not overcooked...and they tasted as though they just came off the boat... You should do a flight of scallops with 2-3 preparations...?"
Mr. & Mrs. Gerald & Mitzi Connors, 7/31/18
Georgia Wright, 7/30/18
"Excellent service, pleasant atmosphere.Sara was a very pleasant server. She was polite, professional & very charming! Quite an asset to your restaurant!"
"This is our favorite place for fine food and meeting friends. Many local people are regulars."
"Food is good as always. Excellent service [Cheryl] despite being VERY busy!"
Helen Wise, 7/27/18
"It was great. My group had a great time."
William Del Toro Vargas, 7/26/18
"Excellent service [Adina]."
"Outstanding lunch as always. Harrison's Grilled Cheese for my spouse--Great. Ham, Bean & Cabbage soup--outstanding. Service--great [Wanika]. Get Diet Coke!"
Gerald Robbins, 7/24/18
"Everything was delicious and cooked perfectly. Thank you!"
"Perfect Sunday lunch for our mother's 88th birthday. Smoked tomato bisque was enjoyed by most of us on this cool summer day. Prepared salads in Fresh Bar were scrumptious & varied--something for everyone."
"awesome drinks & ambience - Wanika is so friendly and attentive as a bartender. love this place."
Branden Elmore, 7/20/18
"As is always the case, the food was excellent, especially the soups. I am always impressed by the wait staff, whose unfailing cheerfulness and impeccable courtesy really make me feel welcome [Cheryl]. I always feel good after dining here and my digestive system works better than usual."
Bruce Knoll, 7/19/18
"Exceptional service. GF options were so tasty & Susan helped me order exactly what would work for me."
"Completely exhausted from Penn State new student orientation! What a pleasant surprise to find Harrison's! The food was outstanding. LOVED the egg roll. My scallops were cooked perfectly. However, the best thing about my meal was my server, Susan. Knowledgeable, kind, and efficient! Thank you so much. I feel refreshed!"
Melinda Wallach, 7/18/18
"Wonderful! Service [Susan], food, everything. Thank you!"
Patricia Fritz, 7/18/18
"Fantastic! Shawarma Chicken & Meatloaf! Best I've had in a long time!"
"Excellent food recommendation and attention to special diet needs. Thank You."
Doug Shuler, 7/15/18
"Excellent service. Huge salad. Delicious wrap. Love the sweet potato fries. Grilled cheese to die for. She [Wanika] brought drinks & refilled drinks automatically. Anticipated every need."
"I have for most of my life heard about the pleasures of Coquilles St. Jacques. It was wonderful! I loved it, and could have eaten more of it--double even!"
Art Goldschmidt, 7/14/18
"Great meatloaf, very good experience for good price, good value."
"Excellent service [John]!
"Friendly, helpful and food & service [Gloria] were perfect. Thank you.
Patricia Fritz, 7/8/18
"My mom's absolute favorite place--Terri is fantastic & treats us like VIPs every single time--every server does!! LOVE the wine flights--especially April in Paris!!"
"Awesome meal, as always!! Fabulous service too!!"
"Our Experience: Sara H was our waitress tonight. She was so incredibly pleasant and was the perfect amount of attentive. She was very knowledgeable and wore a smile all night. Don't let her get away!"
Zach Boser, 6/30/18
"Food is reliably excellent. Servers always superb!"
Alycia Chambers, 6/30/18
"A great place--one of our favorites. Delicious food. Great service [Gloria]."
"Pleasant atmosphere/environment. Meal was most satisfying. Thank you."
"Very pleasant experience & server [John]!"
"I REALLY APPRECIATE CHOICES OF SOUPS & SALADS. WE COME OFTEN."
Art Goldschmidt, 6/28/18
"Great food & service [Terri]."
"Great service [Susan]!"
"Lovely & delicious food. Excellent service. Thank you!"
"Wonderful. Thank you, Chef! Thank you, Terri!"
Shirley Palermo, 6/24/18
"Gloria was very friendly & helpful. Food was great. What a nice way to start our morning. Thank you."
Everything--service [Wanika] and food--was excellent. Enjoyed our lunch very much. Relaxing and delicious!"
"As usual, food was fresh and delicious. Even with a "full house," service [Sara] was great. Thanks for a fine evening."
"Excellent service [Susan]--thank you as always!"
Carolyn Hatley, 6/21/18
"Great food and service [Adina]!"
Barbara Wade, 6/24/18
"It was excellent service [Wanika]! Enjoyed food & service!"
Barry Mistry, 6/19/18
"I dream about those mushrooms sometimes."
Julia K., 6/17/18
"Service was great & friendly!"
Brianne Lion, 6/16/18
"Outstanding meal. Chorizo meatloaf was outstanding. Recommend the Food Network should be contacted."
James Porter, 6/14/18
"1st time here. Food was unique and very tasty. It was nice to have a wine flight to try different wines at a reasonable price. Susan was very nice--great service. We will recommend to others."
"My wife and I had Fresh Bar soup & salad just now for lunch. Exceptional. Thank you. Loved the carrot ginger bisque and the cold sesame noodle was wonderful."
"The meal and server [Terri} were extraordinary."
"The wait staff is always so professional, courteous and helpful!"
"We had a fantastic crab cake meal & softshell crab dinner. Prepared to Perfection. Even better than the Delaware beach."
Pat & Betsy Vernon, 6/6/18
"Great service & excellent food."
"Yummy!!!!! Gloria is our favorite. The food was good!"
August Kregenow, 6/2/18
"Always wonderful food and a very good server. Great!"
Kathleen Spicher, 6/2/18
"Dining experience was relaxing, waitress very friendly, and the service was awesome [Sara]. The food was really good. I ordered seared scallops w/ parmesan grits. Being from the south, I must say it was delicious."
Cherise Dubose, 6/1/18
"I love to dine here. Food is excellent. Pleasant atmosphere. I run into people I know so I don't feel I'm dining alone. : )"
Merlee Graybill, 5/27/18
"Excellent service as always!"
"I HAVE STAYED AT THIS PROPERTY [HILTON GARDEN INN] FOR THE PAST FEW WEEKS, AND GLORIA HAS BEEN CONSISTENTLY AWESOME! FRIENDLY AND ALWAYS HELPFUL!"
Robert Hooker, 5/23/18
"Very enjoyable surroundings. Noise level was good to accommodate our conversation. Fresh Bar had wonderful, enticing choices. I especially enjoyed the marinated mushrooms, but, each item my husband and I ate we enjoyed. Server was kind, courteous, prompt and thorough in fulfilling her service to us. Thank you."
"We love your restaurant! Plus--Susan is the best waiter/wait staff of any! Thanks for offering local items and a delicious menu."
"It was a wonderful experience! Great service--Cheryl was professional and most accommodating! Pleasant personality! Great food, service and cocktail!"
"Excellent service, as always [Gloria]. Outstanding soup and sandwiches."
Sue & Jim Powers, 5/20/18
"Sara was very warm, friendly, and knowledgeable about the menu. For someone that has many food allergies she was a great server and I was pleased to find so many gluten-free and dairy-free options. The pork tenderloin was to die for and the root vegetables with the beet sauce were divine! We'll definitely be back. : )"
Holly Jones, 5/19/18
Georgia Wright, 5/19/18
"Susan was very attentive & gave us great recommendations for places nearby to visit. Thank you again! : )"
Shelby & Dave, 5/16/18
"The Mother's Day meal was made with love! The customer service from Susan was excellent and very personable. We loved the ambience!"
Angie Almonor, 5/13/18
"Our server [John] is a class act. Professional, pleasant and courteous. Food was great. Music was just right."
"I really wanted the Cobb Salad. You should have iceberg lettuce. Last time I time I tied the Cobb Salad and it was not up to your usual standards with whatever lettuce you used."
Thank you for your feedback! I'm sorry you did not enjoy the mixed greens that we use for our Cobb Salad. Although we typically do not use iceberg lettuce in our salads, we could certainly substitute romaine lettuce, which we always have available, if you prefer a little crunch to your salad.
"Suggestion: beef stick--add onto bloody mary
warm bread = good
Susan = wonderful
salad = delicious
soup = amazing
"Everything was pretty good. In fact I would say it met or exceeded expectations. And let me tell you, my expectations are pretty high. I've had better meals, but not many. And I've had plenty of worse one--mostly meals I made myself. But the service was absolutely fantastic [Cheryl]!"
Bruce Knoll, 5/7/18
"The waiter [John] was not only professional but funny & engaging--charming."
"Great Service [Gloria]!"
"Excellent food and Sara was very pleasant & did a great job!"
"She [Becky] was great."
"Friendly & accommodating staff, delicious food! Always a pleasure. Thank you so much!!!"
"Awesome Service [Susan] & Food."
"I loved dining at Harrison's when I lived here and now that I live in Phila--I always look forward to coming back to State College and stopping at Harrison's for dinner! Wonderful food! Wonderful service!"
Doris Grove, 4/28/18
"Extensive menu choices and the special menu [Paris in the Springtime] is awesome! The wine flights are a great option. Susan and the entire staff are so attentive & professional. Best choice in State College!"
Maureen Karstetter, 4/28/18
"It was a really nice experience. Just soup and salad, but both were done very well. The salad was especially nice. Great choice of greens. I also liked that the restaurant had red wine vinegar, in addition to the now ubiquitous balsamic. Service great [Terri]. I didn't feel rushed, but she was there when I needed."
"John W is a great server."
J. Santoso, 4/27/18
"Besides the food, the humor of John, the server, is memorable."
"GREAT SERVICE [SARA], BETTER THAN AVERAGE HOTEL FOOD!!"
"TOMATO BISQUE--DIDN'T THINK I WOULD LIKE IT. I'D EAT IT FOR B'FAST, LUNCH, DINNER & DESSERT. EVEN IF DON'T LIKE TOMATO SOUP, THIS SHOULD BE TRIED."
Sandy Boliver, 4/25/18
"The best place in State College for lunch for both price & quality."
"Excellent server [Adina]. Pointed out changes since last visit. Very attentive."
"Our server [John] was excellent and the food was great!"
Melissa Knopp, 4/24/18
"John was awesome again!"
Christine Morsman, 4/24/18
"Again--Fantastic Service and Food was great."
"Our waiter was excellent & food was very tasty."
Melissa Knopp, 4/23/18
"Fantastic waiter [John]--was knowledgeable and super professional. 'Blue Chip.' Food was also phenom!"
Jayne Young, 4/23/18
"He [John] was awesome!"
Christine Morsman, 4/23/18
"Food was very good and service was excellent! The server was friendly, helpful and a pleasure to talk to. Thank you for starting our day with a wonderful experience!"
Patty Kolodi, 4/22/18
"Very good meal & service [Gloria]!"
"ANOTHER AMAZING MEAL AT HARRISON'S! WE HAVE BEEN EATING HERE FOR FOUR YEARS AND HARRISON'S NEVER DISAPPOINTS! THE SCALLOPS WERE COOKED PERFECTLY. THE BEEF BOURGUIGNON WAS SO FLAVORFUL! AND THE POACHED PEARS WERE THE PERFECT ENDING TO THE MEAL! BRAVO! JOHN IS A WONDERFUL SERVER!"
Gerard Jablonski, 4/21/18
"Excellent service [John]--loved the wine flight."
"One of the best restaurants I've experienced at a hotel. The choice of soups was amazing, and the quality of food was outstanding! This place is great! Kudos to Cheryl on her second day. : )"
Sharlin Barfield, 4/18/18
"The waitress [Terri] was great. cheerful, professional and pleasant."
"Susan gave us great suggestions, and our dinner was delicious--all of it. And she is a delight!"
Sue & Jim Powers, 4/14/18
"Dinner Was Excellent--Pasta needed more Salt. Enjoyable Evening & good dining by all."
"Terri is incredibly accommodating. We did the Prix Fixe from the Paris feature menu--potatoes were exquisite as was the chicken. The poached pear was quite bland--not enough spice or red wine."
Thank you for your comments! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the featured chicken dish, but sorry to hear that the poached pear did not meet your expectations. This feedback was passed along to Chef Harrison. Thank you for letting us know!
Harrison's Management Team
"Beef was just great--John had a lot of people to serve, but he was perfect."
"Great food and service [Susan]! Ginger Margarita was delicious. Food was amazing. Will definitely come back again."
"Service [Susan] and food were perfect!"
"Excellent Service [Sara]! Was able to get a table with no wait on a busy weekend. The Vineyard Chicken and Pretzel-Crusted Chicken were delicious as well as the Caesar Salad. Great experience."
"Great waitress who remembers me [April]. A word about desserts: meed more non-chocolate options--lemon lime, cakes too, or pastries. The best thing you have is the coconut cream pie. It is heartbreaking to find, after ordering it, you ran out. More pies please--and limit how many a customer buys."
Thank you for your feedback! We love the coconut cream pie and all the other pies we get from Clare Traynor at Sweet Indulgence Desserts too! We always appreciate hearing about customer favorites as well as suggestions for changes, and we will certainly keep yours in mind when we update our dessert menu. Thank you again for taking the time to let us know.
Harrison's Management Team
"The waiter [John] is great, the food is great."
"IT WAS A GREAT MEAL AND THE SERVER WAS EXCELLENT!"
"I've been here [at the Hilton Garden Inn] for a week --
Your whole staff is awesome. Terri, Becky, Sara, John--just a great group of people. The food is incredible!"
Matt Quintal, 4/3/18
"Great Experience. Staff extremely professional, kind, attentive. Meal all that was expected! Wine list quite good."
"FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING! SERVICE WAS FLAWLESS! IN ALL, A GREAT EVENING. GREAT NIGHT!"
Russ Meyers, 4/1/18
"Great service. Excellent."
Raon Linga, 3/31/18
"Dynamite service and food! We always enjoy our Harrison's experience."
Elizabeth Hanley, 3/30/18
"Great Bartender + Service Excellence. Great Experience. 10/10."
"Great meal, great service. Susan is welcoming, friendly and made us feel well cared for."
R. Dufour, 3/28/18
"Very nice small corner you have here. Nice people."
Javier Jiminez Rijo, 3/28/18
"Sara was awesome, patient and thorough. We will definitely be back because of the hospitality."
"Sara was awesome!! Food was absolutely incredible!!"
Matt Quintal, 3/27/18
"Very nice. Great atmosphere. Delicious food. I enjoyed the wine flight. Thank you for supporting Ten Thousand Villages!"
"WE HAD A LOVELY LUNCH FOR MY MOTHER-IN-LAW'S BIRTHDAY. EVERYTHING TASTED WONDERFUL."
Mary Jo Lenzing, 3/25/18
"Exceptional service, fantastic food, very friendly environment."
Mike Orzolek, 3/24/18
"Susan is just amazing! I was here Wed night with a friend who was asking about gluten-free entrees. Tonight, Susan checked to see if I would like the gluten-free noodles with my salad! On Wed, I took a salad home and asked for the dressing on the side. Tonight, she checked whether I wanted the salad dressing on the side for my salad. What a memory! Thanks for the Ten Thousand Villages donations, too! Your generosity is truly appreciated. : )"
"Great service/great food."
"1st time here and I found it to be a very nice place to eat. Good service & the food was very good."
Kathy Donaldson, 3/22/18
"Wonderful menu and service! Many thanks to Harrison's for the fundraiser for Ten Thousand Villages!"
"South American Menu--our friend from Minnesota said his Red Snapper was as good (or better) than that he got in Lima!"
"Everything we ordered was very good--my smoked tomato soup was beyond my expectations. John was attentive, personable and accommodating."
"The menu was varied and interesting with some exotic dishes and some familiar favorites. It was a fitting place for celebrating a special birthday!"
"Everything was great! Fish well-cooked and the au gratin was soooo yummy. Susan was knowledgeable and responsive to our needs. Thanks!"
"The food is very good! This is the second time I've come here while traveling on business and it's been great both times. The services is friendly, and efficient. I'd recommend to anyone!"
Kathy Quick, 3/19/18
"Wonderful, delicious food with great service."
"Everything was delicious and great taste and hot when served."
"Great server. Knowledgeable of the menu & very friendly. Dinner was delicious!
"Server was great. Food (mainly referring to the entree) tasted okay but was overpriced. For this reason we were disappointed. Salmon w/ Habanero-pineapple salsa--No salad, sweet potato slices for a side. Too much $. Tasted basic."
Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so sorry to hear that the Salmon with Habanero-Pineapple Salsa did not meet your expectations and that we were not able to resolve this issue at the time. I will be checking with the kitchen to make sure it is being prepared as Chef Harrison intends it to be. If you choose to dine with us again, our servers would be happy to help you select a dish that might be more to your liking. Thank you again.
Harrison's Management Team
"Everything was delicious and great taste and hot when served."
"Excellent, personable service, delicious food!"
"The soup bar is really, really, really, really good!"
Bruce Knoll, 3/16/18
"Carol was very attentive. Great experience. Food was great as well. Thanks!"
"Service was excellent and the food was very good."
"HARRISON'S IS THE CLOSEST THING TO 'BIG CITY DINING' THAT CENTRE COUNTY HAS TO OFFER. FROM CHEF INSPIRED MENUS TO AN ACUTE ATTENTION TO LOCAL INGREDIENTS, HARRISON'S IS ALWAYS ON POINT."
Keleigh Asbury, 3/13/18
"The food and Terri's service were both top notch! Thank you!"
Robert Chiaradio, 3/13/18
"TERRI WAS AWESOME!"
"Great wrap and pleasant service."
"Service was outstanding & food was delicious. Love the variety of choices, almost as much as I appreciate the friendly, accommodating service."
"Professional server--very accommodating. Kudos to the chef! Magnificent."
"Salad bar delicious! Great waitress."
"Had my 40th birthday dinner celebration and we are so happy and satisfied with the great customer service; great food (scallops & shawarma chicken were a delight) perfectly done. They were so helpful with us considering having 1- and 4-year-old kids. Definitely a place to come back to. We drove 2.5 hours to visit State College (from Baltimore, MD) and we had a great time! Thanks a lot!"
Mike Leal, 3/2/18
"Excellent service and food! Great job!"
"Good food, great service."
Matthew Dague, 2/27/18
"Very nice meal. Good service."
"Excellent food and service. Terri is always attentive."
"Thank you for providing wonderful food & service for my family after my wife's funeral."
Larry Butler, 2/26/18
"The Italian menu was very interesting. Enjoyed the Arugula Salad with Pear--so light & fresh. The Gnocchi was creamy & delicious. And the Veal was great--balsamic with hint of lemon. Would eat it all again!!"
"Lunch was delicious and Gloria was a very friendly, excellent server! She was kind and gracious with all of our requests. Thank you for a great lunch!"
"Excellent food. Best sandwich I've had in a long time."
Stephanie Lewis, 2/22/18
"Excellent Food & Service!"
"Fast service, charming, genuine interactions, wonderful food! LOVE Harrison's! One of the few places in town where you can hold a conversation without competing with sound."
"Always a pleasurable experience. Service was prompt and courteous, food selection was excellent, atmosphere was serene and pleasant."
"Very pleasant & with a smile! : )"
"Food was fantastic! Quick and easy service."
Zena Spratley, 2/17/18
"FRESH FABULOUS FOOD + FINE SERVICE = A WONDERFUL MEAL!"
Bonnie & Ken Kline Smeltzer, 2/16/18
"Very good service. Thanks!"
"David had the seared scallops from the Tuscan Italian menu. They were very tender and a large serving--delicious! Rachel enjoyed the salmon with mango habanero salsa--warm and delicious!
David & Rachel Jones, 2/15/18
"GREAT DINNER, SUPER COCKTAILS, EXCELLENT WINE, GREAT SERVICE. THANK YOU, SUSAN."
George Shturtz, 2/15/18
"The food was delicious! Made with love! " (big drawn heart)
"Sara was very attentive and friendly. She knew the menu and was solicitous. The food was delicious. : )"
"We love Harrison's! We love the seasonal menus and kind servers and the focus on local foods! It is our favorite date spot!" (drawn heart)
Ann Bickel, 2/10/18
"Great service. Loved the tasting menu with wine flight--truly the best tomato sauce and meatballs we have ever tasted! Should add to permanent menu! We loved it!"
Jen Edwards, 2/9/18
"Gloria is always positive and consistent. I always stay at the Hilton Garden Inn in State College when traveling for business, only in the area 3-4 times last year. She was there each time and her service and attitude has not wavered. Therefore I can only assume she is genuine and sincere. Great person."
Celeste Arrington, 2/8/18
"Very nice. Good service. Food was great!"
"Excellent service by Adina. Food was outstanding. Excellent taste. Will return frequently."
"John always makes our evening a delight! Excellent recommendations and service. Food divine too!"
Rob Gentry, 2/6/18
Wonderful lunch of homemade soups and salads--Fresh Bar. We always enjoy our meals here. We were hoping for the Ethiopian soup--we love it--however all the other 6 soups were great!
Carla Biaggi, 2/4/18
BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP WAS AMAZING!
As always our dinners were very enjoyable with interesting selections. Uncommon menu with uncommonly good food. Service is always superb!
Hal Johnson & Rebecca Atwell, 2/3/18
"Good vegetable soup, friendly service. I was pleased that you had some vegan & vegetarian options on your menu as well as locally sourced and/or organic meat dishes."
Nicholas (Sunny) Rohler, 2/2/18
"Excellent service and fantastic personality! [Lori] Thx! : )"
Rebecca Picard, 1/27/18
"Food was excellent and service was prompt and professional. "
Jon Alessi, 1/25/18
"Good food and excellent service--great value!"
"Excellent as always!"
"Great, attentive service! Very friendly. Good food. Will be back."
"Amazing food and really pleasant service!"
"Everything is great about Harrison's. All the food is delicious, but the soups are far and away the best I've ever tasted."
Bruce Knoll, 1/18/18
"The meal was great! Large portion and delicious. All of the servers were incredible as well. They were very accommodating, even at closing time."
"Wonderful food and service. Recommend to many."
"John was great with giving us recommendations, he was funny, and he made our celebratory night that much more enjoyable. : )"
Yessenia Moderas, 1/15/18
"Food is always excellent. Susan is an awesome server. Love coming here for a nice & quiet dinner. Best soup in town (plus it's free because we are Frequent Diners)."
"My fiance and I came in today to scope out a potential caterer for our upcoming wedding. What we found is a new favorite restaurant. The service was impeccable and the food was simply delicious. The use of local ingredients made us feel great about our dining experience, also. We will be back again, for sure! P.S. Ask for Susan as your server! She is wonderful!"
Stephanie D., 1/13/18
"HARRISON'S HAS THE MOST UNDERRATED BAR EXPERIENCE FOR SPECIALIZED COCKTAILS AND EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE."
Keleigh Asbury, 1/11/18
"The food was delicious and the service was excellent. As a Frequent Diner, the free cup of soup was an added bonus--can't wait to come back!"
"As usual, the service was terrific & the salad bar, the best. The pulled pork, fries, and coleslaw were top-notch."
"AS ALWAYS, SERVICE AND FOOD WAS EXCELLENT."
Gerald J. Rosamilia, 1/7/18
"Eating at Harrison's is a very relaxing experience. The decor is tasteful and has a casual elegance. We particularly enjoy the butternut squash soup. Eat time we have dined here, our server has made it a pleasant event."
Elizabeth Pennock, 1/6/18
"VERY GOOD! OUTSTANDING SERVICE! WOW! HEY, LOOK, WE COME HERE BECAUSE OF THE QUALITY OF FOOD & SERVICE! GREAT PLACE..."
Russell Meyers, 1/5/18
"The restaurant was so busy, yet Carol was composed and gracious with a customer who had some confusion of her Frequent Diner points. She was a great and attentive server to me during that lunch."
"PERFECT!!! Soup was fantastic and Carol was amazing!!!"
Catherine Augustine, 1/4/18
"Wonderful server, great food! Enjoyed everything!"
Laurie Jansen, 1/2/18