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Chart House Restaurant - Boston
Chart House Restaurant - Boston

Chart House Restaurant - Boston Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chart-house.com
  • Phone: (617) 227-1576
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sat & Sun 11am - 3pm. Lunch: Monday-Friday 11am - 3pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 3pm - 10pm, Friday & Saturday: 3pm - 11pm; Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Robert Bercume
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Atlantic Avenue & State Streets
  • Public Transit: Blue Line Aquarium
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Chart House offers valet parking to guests Monday-Friday after 5pm and all day Saturday and Sunday.
A word from Chart House Restaurant - Boston
An incredible landmark location on Boston’s Long Wharf, Chart House is situated in the Gardiner Building – the restored 18th-century offices of American Patriot John Hancock. Combine the extraordinary setting with outstanding cuisine & it’s not hard to see why the restaurant is a longtime favorite. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 29 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From fresh fish specialties to slow-roasted prime rib, our renowned chefs have tailored a menu to complement local cuisine while introducing a hint of the exotic. Choose from our famous entrées such as Macadamia Crusted Mahi, Miso Glazed Salmon & Whole Maine Lobster. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines & decadent desserts like our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake. Pato Dining at its finest! Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The restaurant is too loud because of the speakers and the music. It's disconcerting and makes eating there uncomfortable."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Reservation time was adhered to, the server was pleasant, attentive and knowledgeable of the menu, and the food was expertly prepared and presented. We both loved the chopped salad. The teriyaki sirloin was cooked as ordered and the herb-crusted salmon was fresh. Both were very tasty. Portions were not skimpy. The meal was upscale in price, but well worth it. Quite an enjoyable dining experience. Will return again. Would recommend the Chart House to anyone looking for a fine dining experience."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I had to change our reservation from 2pm to 11am and from two to three and the answer to my request was, "We'll be ready to accommodate you when you arrive." The artwork on the walls was entrancing and the music playing was delightful. Our service was truly knowledgeable and well-timed. We started with a clam chowder, a lobster bisque, and a gazpacho which were all surpassing others we had elsewhere. Two of us had the lobster stuffing scrod and other was the scrod fish sandwich. The stuffing might have had more lobster in it but I can never get enough of it. And for dessert we shared the hot chocolate lava cake with coffee, all of which was superb for us first-timers. Be sure to request Bill as your server!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The first visit on 7/24 , I went with some friends from out of town and expected to show them a good time with great service but the service was VERY slow however the food was delicious as always (sat outside the patio for 20mnts and I went to tell the manager on site but he only said to me that someone would be there didn't really care about my concern). Then on 7/26, I went with my wife, Valet service was very slow although there weren't a line with cars, I was the only car in line waiting. Then inside, we asked to seat outside and was told to wait 30-40mnts although we had a reservation so we ended up seating inside where the food took forever to come out but again, it was delicious and worth the wait."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Had a reservation on Saturday evening for 7:30 PM, but, did not get seated until 8:15 PM. The manager did come by and apologize for the delay and gave us a free appetizer. The food and service was very good."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The Chart House is an excellent dining experience. Great food, professional staff, and a lovely interior (outdoor seating is available). I would highly recommend this restaurant!! Excellent location, right on the waterfront!!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "our first time here. we were very pleased with the staff - menu items - and the quality of the food"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We had appetizers and cocktails, the CH specialty - avocado, crab, shrimp was missing something; oysters I have had better, coconut shrimp was okay the best one we got - East meets West. There are so many great restaurants that this one was just okay, nothing to write home about. We sat outside where I think they could make this area a bit prettier and more comfortable. I always wanted to go here, but now I know I will not go back..."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • " The food was delicious, the service was top notch and the atmosphere and views were fabulous!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food was excellent as was the lobster bisque and the lava cake desert we later shared. The last 3 dinners here had exceptional food. Our waitress, Tatiana, was great inspite of the 4 women seated next to us who openly complained to her about their food and drinks inspite of eating all their food and downing 4 drinks each and left her a $1.00 tip."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Filet was over cooked and had no flavor at all. Service was very slow. Order was incorrect. Manager offered to redo stark but we didn't want to wait another 35 minutes. Overall I was very let down."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Fairly disappointed for our anniversary dinner. Been To other chart houses and assumed the view would be better. Staff was nice . Food was good - not fabulous. When I think of our 4 day weekend this was a nice activity for our anniversary - but expensive and probably would not do again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Excellent service our waitresses was extremely nice and attentive. She smiled and just made the night even better. Food was delicious. We ate on the patio for dinner on a summer night was beautiful seeing Boston skyline. Only suggestion would be adding little candles on patio tables just would be nice touch. But still it was our first time and would definitely come again."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The evening started out ok. We were concerned because our table was right next to the area where the food comes out but it didn't end up being an issue. The service was less than ok. Our waitress did not seem to have a good handle on the menu. Our cocktails took an extremely long time to arrive. Part way through our entrees the fire alarm went off and we were lead outside. We were outside for about 5 - 10 minutes. We arrived back at our table to cold prime rib. the staff offered to rewarm it, I don't think that rewarmed prime rib is at all equal to fresh served, we declined. They offered us a free cup of coffee for or dinner disruption - Big Deal! :( I would rate our experience less than good!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Was visiting Boston for a conf. Was lucky enough to dine at the chart house twice. Love the history. And the food, staff, atmosphere was superb. Thx"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The Chart House on Long Wharf is a Boston treasure, an iconic gem on Boston's amazing waterfront. Service is impeccable, friendly and professional. Food is wonderful, including all sorts of fresh seafood, and rare chef specialties as well. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This is a must try! Great food, drinks, and service! Very accommodating for special occasions too with hidden little surprises, especially for your anniversary!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Food was well prepared and presented. We really enjoyed it. Service was average. I'd definitely go back as I believe a stronger server may make it a better experience. He knew his stuff, but either he had more tables than he could handle or the staffing was short so he was overwhelmed with no of tables."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Every person in our family of six adults and teens thought their food was excellent."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The 'stack' was the best appetizer ever; so were all of our food options! Beautiful to sit outdoors and watch the Boston Harbor scene."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "With well-versed staff and very delicious meals can't go wrong with any thing you pick .... Relaxed environment, very welcoming and would be great for a romantic night out ...even management is amazing"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We were seated late and our table was so close to our neighbor. It took quite a while for a waiter to come by, think the bus boy took our order."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Sat outside overlooking the boats coming/going to/from Long Wharf. Service was prompt and efficient. The beefsteak tomato salad with blue cheese, bacon, and tempura red onion was superb. Lobster bisque included decent morsels of lobster in a broth with noticeable sherry... yummy. The bloody mary was plenty spicy and well garnished."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The prime rib looked fabulous. the sweet and sour Swordfish was delicious., however a bit over cooked. and small portions."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This is a must didning experience in Boston. The historic location for this Chart House is amazing. We are big Chart House fans, but this one was awesome!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The appetizers were delicious: lobster bisque especially. Main courses outstanding: particularly the stuffed shrimp, lobster, and chilean sea bass. Chicken was dry and didn't have non-dairy option for butter. And, everyone has to have the lava cake at least once or life is not complete. Service was disappointing: had to ask for bread, coffee came 15 minutes after desert was gone."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "It was a great place. Service was great to begin then got a bit slow. The table next to us ordered food at the same time as us got there food way before us. Let's say we got our food when they were done."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was excellent, the atmosphere was great, the service was very good. The only problem was when I ordered the lobster, the server had to take it from the table to crack it for me. In the meantime, my husband's meal was on the table & he had to eat it before it got cold. Bot overall, it was a wonderful dining experience!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Unless you don't mind waiting for over an hour for your entree, don't go to this place. Guests without children seemed to get better service."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had requested a quiet table with a view to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We received a table next to the stair case and no view. The noise level was okay and it was not too hectic with people coming up and down the stairs. Our server was okay but she did not seem to be aware at all that it was our anniversary however the hostess came over to our table and provided us with a menu which stated happy anniversary. We did not wait long for our food and she did come back to the table to check on us but we just did not receive the same treatment another couple received who was also celebrating their anniversary."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had the best hot scallop appetizer ever! I do not see this item in the on-line dinner menu; maybe it was a special the night we dined, not sure. They were baked in the shell with a scrumptious sauce."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was decent, but overpriced and horrible service. The spacing is terrible. I sat at a small tale for two and as servers passed they kept kicking my chair. I found that to be very annoying and distracting. The waitress was nice, but slow service. She never asked us if we wanted cocktails. Just very unfocused and unprofessional. She brought us only two pieces of bread. And as another server brought our appetizers, he took away my unfinished piece of bread without even asking if I was done. I was still eating the bread and was appalled that he just removed it so quickly. I ordered the crab for my entree. It came with a cold undercooked baked potato that as a result, was just inedible. We also ordered the lava cake which was overcooked"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food was excellent. The macademia crusted mahi mahi is a must. Drinks were so-so, though the waitress was very kind and willing to return our drinks to the bar and exchange them for something else."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our dinner reservation was scheduled from 7.45pm.We were still waiting at 9.00pm for our main course to come out. At 9.35pm I was told that the restaurant was really busy.. this is not a justifiable excuse. At this point not only was our dinner late but we would miss the last ferry home which resulted in us having to order 2 taxis. Miraculously our food appeared 2 minutes later.. My food experience was average I had the short ribs & salmon.. The meal was dry very little jus on the short ribs, mashed potatoes were solid .We knew the restaurant was expensive but we specifically picked it because we expected excellent food & service."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Made a 7:30 reservation to celebrate an anniversary with my girlfriend, we found this place last year and loved it. Showed up about 4 minutes late due to traffic and we were not seated until 835... Next to a very unhappy large group who was complaining about poor service and how they had been waiting over an hour and a half already for their food. It took about 15 minutes after being seated before our server asked us if we even needed menus or drinks, do we ordered promptly. The drink orders were wrong, and our bottle of wine wasn't presented until 3/4 of the way through our meal. Our calamari appetizer took 45 minutes to come out after ordering and food took an hour and a half and was cold. Overall I was pretty disappointed"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Great traditional new england maritime fare with a good wine list right on the harbor with a view of the financial district."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We took the Salem Ferry to Boston for a lunch with travel friends. The lovely lunch we had was well worth the hour ferry ride. The soup sampler got the lunch off to an intriguing start. The cocktails were delicious. The short ribs , the salads, the crab cakes, the coconut shrimp were all perfectly presented. Coffee and cappuccino complimented the signature lava cake. The wait staff were very accommodating,"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We celebrated my husbands 50th birthday with 3 other couples and I couldn't be happier with the outcome! Our menu had a happy birthday message to Steven printed on them, they served him a birthday cake without me even asking and the food and service were fabulous!!!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My husband and I have been dining at the Chart House for over 25 years. Food was marginal at best but overpriced for what you got. Food cold when it came out. Waited 15 min for drinks and 45 min for food to arrive. There for brunch. Small portion sizes. Potatoes seemed like frozen potatoes from a bag. Ordered the French toast with fruit from the menu. Plain French toast (which was not on the menu) arrived and without fruit. The waiter had an attitude and told me I should have specified. Maybe he should have asked and mentioned there was another option not on the menu. The maple syrup in the small containers had a film on it and appeared to have been in the container for several days not freshly poured or warmed."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I had not been to Chart House for several years, it had just fallen off my radar. There is a lot of competition in Boston. Chart House has been around a long time and it is still a great restaurant. I am so glad that I returned, it is an excellent choice for a special night out. Out dinners were outstanding. Service was very good."
    Dined on 6/21/2014