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“Unbelievable view!”
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Chart House
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Ranked #16 of 149 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 40 - US$ 60
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar Scene, View
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Pacific Coast Highway
Transit: PCH/Blue Lantern - bus
Description: Chart House is a fine dining restaurant serving seafood & steak and famous for their spectacular views. For more than 50 years, Chart House has redefined the ideal dining experience. With 27 waterfront and showcase locations ranging from the historic to the unforgettable, Chart House restaurants specialize in dazzling views, unique cuisine and exceptional service. From fresh fish specialties to slow-roasted prime rib, the renowned chefs of Chart House have tailored a menu that adds a unique touch to local flavors. And the Chart House happy hour is a guest favorite, where guest favor our signature cocktails and delicious bites you are sure to enjoy. Our original Hot Chocolate Lava Cake is the perfect end to a memorable dining experience at Chart House. Chart House offers the ideal setting for your next event. We would be happy to assist you with all the details of your special occasion.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

After making dinner reservations for 6:30, we waited 30 minutes. This would have been ok if we had not detected confusion and chaos by the hosts. But, our server,Ernie, more than made up for the initial negative experience at the hostess desk. The service was great, the food delicious, and the view spectacular!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Able to order from the menu. No high priced buffet which was awesome! Great views, great service! Entrees and salad bar were great! Gotta have the mojito taster drink - “meant to be shared” as our waiter put it! :) get it! You won’t be disappointed!

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Great happy hour with good beer and cocktail options. Food is good. Only down side is if you sit at the bar, you have your back to the ocean. If you want a view, then you have to get there early! There is nice seating outside and Ernie is fantastic.

Thank NelsonD148
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Booked this for my husbands birthday through Open Table. I asked for a booth with a view of the harbour. When we arrived the host walked us past several lovely open booths and seated us in one in the third room back that had absolutely NO view. We insisted on one of the others...as they were not full or overly busy. He reluctantly “consented” to moving us. This set a bad tone, but one our delightful,waiter Michael, remedied the initial mood. Our dinner was well paced and we enjoyed a delicious meal, especially the lobster bisque and the chocolate lava cake. We thoroughly enjoyed the view, the total ambiance and the service. Upon leaving the 2 hosts at the front entrance, did not say “thank you” or “have a nice evening”...nothing. My advice to management would be change up your hosts. They are the first and last impressions a diner has. This review would have garnered 5 stars, but due to the hosts less than welcoming demeanor I can only rate this experience 4 stars.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went to the Chart House restaurant on a recent stay at Monarch Beach Resort. It was our first visit there and made reservations based on the recommendations of others. We started off by selecting wine from their extensive list. As an appetizer I selected the lobster bisque, which was outstanding, while my wife enjoyed their sampler which include tastings of the bisque, clam chowder, and chilled gazpacho. She loved all three. For our main course, I had the coconut shrimp which came with a trio of sauces while my wife had the shrimp, crab, and avocado stacker. We both gave our choices full marks. We finished off our meal by sharing their signature dessert, a delectable lava cake that was excellent. Michael was our waiter who was attentive and made sure the meal was nicely paced

Thank Bob W
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