Restaurant Review – Home 231 in Harrisburg, PA

Current status: in Harrisburg, PA

For those who are new to the blog, I come here often because my sister lives here so I’m constantly trying to find new places to eat and things to do.  (but mostly eat).

This time around, I went to a place called Home 231 which is located in the heart of downtown Harrisburg. What attracted me to this restaurant is that they use fresh ingredients from local farms which I always like to support!
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It was a nice and cozy restaurant, a perfect time to come to it after having walked around a while on a chilly evening.

When we sat down and saw the menu, I immediately knew I wanted to order the Hanger Steak. However, I still wanted to ask the waitress what is the most popular item on the menu (I do this often when I come to a new restaurant). She said that it was the Hanger Steak which made my decision even more solid! I love it when I see a menu and know exactly what I want! lolHome 231 Harrisburg Pennsylvania Home 231 Harrisburg Pennsylvania

My friend order the Spinach Salad with Salmon.

Okay so let’s get right to it. My steak had so much potential to be great because it was cooked to a perfect medium well (just the way I like it). But unfortunately it was too charred! I don’t mind a char steak but when that’s all you taste, it kind of ruins it. 🙁

I also tried the salmon which I really liked, a lot more than my steak! It was moist and seasoned well and you could tell the greens were all fresh.

Then came time for desert, which I didn’t really think I wanted until I saw that they made fresh donuts in-house on the menu. I’ve recently discovered that fresh donuts are my new love!Home 231 Harrisburg Pennsylvania Home 231 Harrisburg Pennsylvania

These donuts came with 3 sauces, Chocolate Ganache, Creme Anglaise and Salted Caramel. You guys, these were sooo good! They made up for the steak experience! I wouldn’t mind some right now to be honest and I’d go back just for these any day!

Taste: 3.5/5 (Because of the char on the steak)
Atmosphere: 5/5 Nice and cozy
Customer Service: 5/5 (Our waitress was super nice!)
Price: 5/5 (I think everything was fairly priced)
Overall Experience: 4.5/5 (I’ll be back for those donuts and to try another dessert!)



  1. This place is so sweet – I love all the festive, twinkling lights. Such a shame about your steak, though! I’m pretty particular with my steaks haha… but nothing a little mushroom sauce can’t fix :p

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