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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
  • "thanks for a great night of good food and service. My out of town guests were very impressed with the location and overall experience."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Elegant dinning room, great service and delicious food. Sampled the restaurant week menu and was pleased"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "My husband and I arrived on time for our 7:30 pm reservation, and were told by the hostess that they were running 20 mins behind schedule. Well, we did not end up getting seated until 8:40 pm. They explained something about a large group that stayed later than expected, but to me that is just a sign of extremely poor management. We had made reservations for a special occasion weeks in advance, and waiting over an hour for a table kind of ruined the night. Once we sat down, the service was fine, and the food was decent. However, there are too many nice reservations in Boston to ever give this one another chance."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We arrived at 7:15pm for dinner reservations at 7:30pm. They didn't handle a large party well and further took too many reservations so we didn't get seated until 8:35pm. There was no place to wait other than being crammed standing around with everyone else who was waiting. Our waitress seemed inexperienced. It was quite loud so my husband and I had a hard time talking to each other without raised voices. Maybe it was because everyone was competing over the loud music. I enjoyed the coconut crusty shrimp appetizer and my husband enjoyed the mussels appetizer. He was very please with his teriyaki steak but do yourself a favor and skip the new wave surf and turf. What got me through was the two Moscato Sangrias."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I have always had great luck with open table but in this case we were seated an hour and fifteen minutes late which made it hard for our late night plans. Even though we are a Laundry Select Club member we didn't even get an apology from the Manager, hostess or waiter. Waiter never asked us for wine or drinks, served one guest the wrong salad, water glasses remained empty and then we had to flag him down for desert menu and he put the bill down before the deserts."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We made a reservation on open table, but when we got there they didn't have it. The hostess was great, apologized and sat us immediately. Our waitress was SUPER and extremely accommodating. It was our anniversry and she provided us with a wonderful dessert at no charge. Steaks were perfect...everything was yummy!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "A steak cooked medium rare with mashed potato side and coconut shrimp with rice side took 45 min to be served. Once served, the steak was burnt on the outside, the rice was terrible and the mashed potatoes had a hard crust around them as if they sat under a heat lamp for an extended period of time. The restaurant wasn't crowded by any means, so really no reason for food to take so long. Waiters service was poor too. Came to the table to take drink and food order, then didn't come back again until food was served. Where as I reccomend the Chart House in Philadelphia and Annapolis, I do not reccomned the Chart House in Boston."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We had a delightful (small) family reunion late lunch. The service was attentive but allowed for our privacy. Menu was broad enough to address individual needs/wants: one wanted beef, another seafood, another a sandwich, and the fourth person required gluten free choices. We only wished we had space for dessert. Highly recommended and definitely a high option for our reunion next year."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Convenient location next to Long Wharf. We had a wonderful waitess which made the experience great. Neat building."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Six diners, all enjoyed their drinks, apps, entrees, sides and desserts! Ate outside, beautiful view."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I was disappointed especially in the food presentation. My coconut shrimp was served on a black plate that was rimmed with 4 greasy fingerprints. Plates should not be served with thumbs or fingers inside the rim, but this was truly bad. There was also a piece of food stuck to the plate that was not from the current service. I noticed that later after I had eaten some of the entree. The coconut shrimp was over-done but tasty."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Our server was excellent. Great food! Great location."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "No gusto todo, cominos la cola de langosta, fue excepcional."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We went here for lunch on a nice summer afternoon. The area is busy with lots of boat action which was great entertainment while eating. Food was good and service was friendly. Will go back."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I recently went to the Chart House to celebrate my birthday. Most of the food was pretty good. The calamari app was decent, the stuffed clams were tasty. The steaks and swordfish were cooked right and well seasoned. We got a bad lobster, however, and they took it back. When they returned the lobster, it had the wrong side. When we told our server, they brought the wrong side again. The experience was most disappointing because of service. It was evident that the restaurant does not train its staff well. We had to ask multiple times for lobster crackers and steak knives from multiple staff, and our food was cold by the time we were able to eat. While all of the tables around us received bread, we had to ask, and it still took quite a while."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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