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“Architecture and view unsurpassed, food is very good and a nice selection for all tasts”
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Chart House
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Ranked #16 of 148 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$40 - US$60
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, View
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, 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 January 21, 2018

This restaurant has been here for a long time. The food has always been very good. I love the selection at the salad bar and they have a great selection of appetizers too. Also they offer creative "Mocktails" for those who want to have a zero proof drink with a good selection. Steaks are always good as is the seafood. My recent visit in January 2018 we had excellent service. Sometimes the service is a little spotty but not this visit.

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Thank capowilson
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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Get there early if you want to sit on the patio overlooking the harbor. It’s a fabulous view and great food and crafted drinks.

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Reviewed January 8, 2018

I dined here a couple times recently. The first time, I ordered the swordfish and it was good. But, the service was below average. The second Time I dined there, the service was good and the swordfish was absolutely horrible. It was so tough, you could not cut through it putting pressure on your fork! The waitress confirmed that I should not even try to get another piece of swordfish that evening presumably due to the current batch that they were pulling from. Also, the salad bar this visit had bad looking fruit on it as well, but an employee was nice enough to cut me some fresh fruit from the back when I pointed it out to him. “Fine dining” should not be this inconsistent. Plain and simple.

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Reviewed January 5, 2018

We ate her on New Year's Eve around 6 PM. We were seated in the bar area and it was a little nosey and warm. Because it was New Year's we didn't asked to be moved. We ordered the prime rib with a chopped salad. The prime rib was okay, but the salad was not very good. The service was okay, not great. We are Landry members and eat here and other restaurants in the chain. The food is usually better than it was on this visit.

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

My husband and I have been to the Chart House Happy hour many times. The food is delicious. We really like the prime rib sliders, fried artichoke hearts, lettuce wraps and fried shrimp. Service is attentive and knowledgeable. There is both inside and outside eating areas, so this is a great place to go regardless of weather. There is valet parking for $6 or you can self park on the street if you can find a space.

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