Chart House Restaurant - Boston
Chart House Restaurant - Boston

Chart House Restaurant - Boston

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chart-house.com/
  • Phone: 6172271576x
  • 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: Steak, Seafood
  • 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!
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Chart House Restaurant - Boston reviews from OpenTable diners
240 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (131)scenic view (98)romantic (84)great for outdoor dining (70)good for groups (66)fit for foodies (62)neighborhood gem (43)notable wine list (39)great for lunch (33)hot spot (20)great for brunch (14)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (9)vibrant bar scene (9)Show More
  • Always a great place for friends
    Mitzi
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I am never disappointed at Chat House. We went there with another couple, and they really enjoyed the building, and the food. I had the Chillean Sea Bass with cranberries and it was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    EconRon
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    WE had not been to the Chart House for several years and we went on Saturday night.We had drinks in the bar area first, very nice.. busy, but got waited on promptly. Good list of drinks and cocktails. Then the four of us had a nice dinner in the main dining room. We all had prime rib, excellent and cooked as we wanted. The sides were great too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as expected
    BillVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    While the Chart House is well known for good food and service, we were somewhat disappointed. The server was likely the problem. First we noticed that all of the tables around us had bread provided and we had to ask for some. Then when the food arrived the potatoes were cool and while the meat was good, it was just warm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What I'd expect
    ItsajoytodineVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The Charthouse Boston is in a charming location on Long Wharf. The ambience, food, and beverages are what I'd expect, excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and great service
    Lonecat
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Food was excellent and service including valet parking was over the top
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SecretUndone
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Food was excellent and the Kale and Butternut squash salad was super. We are light eaters and shared the surf and turf entree between myself and my date. Still I was a little disappointed that the "surf" was a serving of just two scallops. The braised beef was perfect however and, otherwise the ambiance and views are very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reservations
    John
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Had 7:30 reservations. Arrived at 7:15. Did not get a table until 8:20. Did see two couples get upset and leave. Didn't really matter to us because we were enjoying our time in the bar. Would have been upset if we were really hungry, or had somewhere else to be. Service was great at the bar even though the bartenders were slammed due to a large wedding party. Our waiter was excellent, and the food was outstanding. We have been to Chart Houses all over the country, even some that no longer exist (St. Croix). Still our favorite restaurant. Please consider opening one in Nashville Tennessee.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Choice
    MorganGVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We went for my grandpa's birthday and they made us feel special since mentioned in reservation! Had table and separate menu and treat for us. The ChartHouse has definitely stepped up in going beyond the basic food with some of their entrees but that being make you check out the entrees if you are picky in how you like your fish cooked. If you are willing to try something new, go for it! Everyone at my table left full and pleased. Service was great, wine was great and my ahi tuna was cooked PERFECTLY!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding experience
    brcas
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We showed up early for our reservation and were seated with no hassle at all. Our waiter (Dennis) was fantastic and we totally enjoyed ourselves on a busy weekend. Great food and the old building was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Nice Meal
    Stringbean
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This was my second visit to Charthouse Long Wharf, and my wife and I enjoyed our meal. A lively, energetic place in a wonderful location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great patio dining with a view
    CherVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Loved the view, lobster bisque, gazpacho, and ahi tuna. Great people watching!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boston's Best
    Offthecharts
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Enjoyed this place, the food, the service and getting the best seat in the house on the second floor. Everything was great and nothing could have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highly Recommend
    Nett
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The service was great. The food was fantastic. There is an large list of chardonnay and wine to choose from. We celebrated our wedding anniversary at the Chart House and it was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Great food. Very pricey. Super for a special night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • allbizVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Service was excellent as was the food. We were there for lunch and were on our way back to the office in just over an hour, with dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    TheFoody
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Despite excellent service by front of house the server was very poor with no hello, welcome or good-byes. I've been welcomed and felt more appreciated by restaurant staff at fast-food chains.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Food!
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food was awesome, service good and I will be returning next time I'm in Boston!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always love the Chart House
    jazzy
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We love the Chart House for its food and views. The food was wonderful. Very surprised to find they did not have a view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gary
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was terrible. go and loved it. Had chowder and mussels. Chowder tasted like they dumped a salt shaker in it and mussels had no taste at all. Sauce they were in was salt water. Will never go back
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Iggypop
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had reservations but they were still running an HOUR or more late in seating customers with reservations. Unacceptable. We wound up having to eat at the bar so we could eat before 10PM. The food was not hot but at least it was tasty. It made me reluctant to try it again. Most restaurants would have given patrons some kind of gratuity for the excesive wait like free drinks or desserts but we weren't offered anything!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special place
    runwithit
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were in town to visit our college student for Parent's Weekend. He chose the spot based on recommendations from friends. We arrived a little late and were told that they were behind with reservations. The front of the house staff seemed very harried and somewhat unorganized and maybe were understaffed. We were ushered to the bar for a drink while we waited and ended up sitting outside in a nice courtyard area. The weather was gorgeous so this was very comfortable. My martini was perfect. We were concerned the chaos might be representative of the meal but that was not the case. The tables and atmosphere were very comfortable, our food was excellent, and our server superb despite being very busy. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bittersweet feelings
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was incredible and delicious, as always. The waitor- Tony, was incredible and exceeded excellent service. However, I made reservations at 7:30 and was not seated until 8:45. The hostess was not honest about the wait, and did not even provide an option to cancel the reservations. In addition, the floor manager for the night, did not offer anything until we had already paid and were literally walking out of the restaurant. The restaurant and atmosphere is amazing and worth dining for, but management needs to provide better training to the host/ess, who should have provided a realistic, honest timeframe for the wait. This 1 hour and 15 minute wait, made the whole experience less than what it had potential to be.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was good, but service was not. Although the restaurant wasn't busy, 30 min passed between our arrival for a reservation and seating. More than an hour went by before our first round of drinks and appetizers arrived; two hours until our entrees came out. The restaurant was not busy. I've typically been very happy at this location. This was a very disappointing experience - not to mention I had indicated this was a birthday occasion.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So so service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Server brought wrong entrées twice and slow in getting drink order. Overall just ok, nothing to wow about.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ❤️
    RTaylor
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Great place, our server was excellent (I can't remember her name, she's from Bulgaria-- absolutely fantastic) and accommodating. Can't ask for a neater building. Pricey, but you know that before you come here. Wonderful wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Chart House
    Darla4hl
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Great atmosphere, great food, and great wait staff all make this restaurant a great experience! I highly recommend this restaurant if you are planning a trip to Boston or just want a great place to enjoy with family and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CH Boston
    SEGUIN
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Really enjoyed the Fire Cucumber Martini, Cucumber Vodka with a rim of Salt Cayenne and Lime Zest! Very Refreshing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    50thcelebration
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We asked for a table with a view, but the windows are high so you really can't see much of the harbor unless you sit outside. The rolls, which we were told needed to be baked, were cold and stale the first time...second request were yummy and warm. The online menu said they served brunch on Sunday and we were looking forward to steak and eggs, lobster omelets, etc. however when we arrived the waitress told us they never served brunch on Sundays and the menu was different than what was shown online. Overall, the food was delicious and special cocktails were tasty and a good size, especially for the price.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great night out
    acar
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    great spot to celebrate a special occasion, the food was excellent and the wait staff was first class.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but had to wait.
    APlante
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Despite making a reservation, we waited at least a half hour before we were seated, maybe even longer. The hostess apologized and said a manager would come by our table, but no one did. The food was fantastic, but not sure I'd go back any time soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awsome atmosphere and great food
    funwithfriends
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We decided to celebrate here our Wedding Anniversary with a group of friends. Very pleased with our decision. The food and atmosphere was just perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Everything was wonderful. Especially the birthday touches.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happygal
    Happygal
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My boyfriend and I were there for a romantic dinner and to say our dining experience was wonderful is an understatement. The hostess put us at a window table in a corner. Jason our server was extremely attentive, esp when I told him about my mango allergy. The ahi tuna app was one of the best we have had, and the baked shrimp and salmon entrees melted in your mouth. The Bogle sauvignon blanc was a perfect wine for dinner.For couples looking for that "special atmosphere" this is the place. We will definitely come back for another romantic dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    mike492
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Service and food were excellent. Obnoxious customer at the bar before dinner was the only downside, but that's not the restaurants fault.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    ProduceGal
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    It is too bad that our experience with the food here was so poor because the location and view are great. Crab stuffed mushrooms were so fishy, neither me or my clients would eat them. Our guests barely ate their meals and asked for more bread. Not a great place to take clients or a family that are seeking quality food and a memorable experience in Boston.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful & delicious!
    LisaTVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We dined at Chart House recently with an out-of-town guest and had delicious dinners. The spinach and chopped salads were huge, fresh, with great flavor. The fish and scallops were equally fresh and tasty. The ambiance was lovely with exposed brick, beams, and interesting artwork and great light. We were disappointed that there wasn't the harbor view that we expected, although the overall experience was solid.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chart House Flagship
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    For a chain the food was good to very good. Service slow at lunch, but dinner was okay. Although I did eat very early. Very noisy. I was by myself and they put me by two large groups. Ambience not good. Disappointed. They had a another floor that they could have placed me on
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pradeep
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    your waiter makes a difference and your impression of the restaurant. I know this from zillion visits over years and this was no different. Wish it was a good waiter
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We were rushed out because a party of 90 people was coming soon ! I think in such a case the restaurant should be closed except for the party instead of disappointing other customers. Also, compared to the Cart House Philadelphia, there is no view our from that one. After my memorable experience at the Chart House Philadelphia recently, the contrast was chocking. Bottom line, I'll never go back to the Chart House Boston
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  • Business Dinner Appropriate
    slong1009
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Being a local this is a nice place to take a customer or business associate. The location is great but the food is just okay. I feel like you can find many other options with better food but may be lacking the view/atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet