Chart House Restaurant - Boston
Good, not greatGot there half hour before our reservation and asked for a window table. They sat us at a window overlooking the street and right next to the counter where all the orders come out. Since the restaurant was not busy, we asked to be re-seated. We were then given a window seat overlooking the harbor (there were several similar tables available). Not sure why they took us to the other first as it looked like it should be one of the last tables they assign! The waitress then proceeded to pour my wine into my water glass (!). She apologized profusely. Otherwise, the service was good and the food was their usual high standard. Liked the valet parking as parking anywhere near Boston harbor is expensive. Sure, we will go back again.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great, as wereThe food was great, as were the drinks (my favorite mojito outside of Key West). We had a wonderful server--very helpful and professional. (Wish for return of Indian bread--wheat buns are close--would be nice having two in the bread basket.) Not excited about current interior decor, but love the building. Greatly appreciate included valet parking.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome DinnerAs usual, Chart House delivers! Dinner was fantastic.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent- as alwaysWe had a great dinner celebration for our college graduate. Thanks for the great food and service6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Night outMy wife and I invited two foreigners for a good Boston dining experience. Chart House met out expectations and our guests enjoyed it very much. This was in spite of the fact that it was raining cats and dogs and there was not much to see outside even from a window table. The waitress was friendly and the service was excellent. Gazpacho soup and fried asparagus were excellent. Main entries of shrimps in various styles, stuffed snapper, salmon were all very good. Some chocolate desert and sorbet that my guests and wife ordered were exceptional. The bottle of Chardonnay was priced correctly but tasted so so. I recommend the restaurant heartily.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Dining"I love the relaxed feel of this place it is very comfortable and the scenic view & atmosphere wonderful. The stuffed lobster special with mashed potato and creamed spinich was great. I definitely would return to try more dishes and reccomend this restarant to friends and family. Service was well-timed and friendly.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentwe had a wonderful experience at the Chart House. Will definitley go again.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat gathering placeWe had a group of business travellers from all around the country. The setting on the ocean is always a feature of the Chart House chain. I was a bit dissabpointed in the small size of the windows compared to the majority of the walls which are charming old brick. Anyway, the wine list was great. The menu was outstanding, including appetizers. I would not have normally expected Chart House to be somewhere you go for the food. Usually, the view. The food and service at the Boston location was excellent. My guests were delighted. Sam, our server, was very good.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMIf the Chart House is awareIf the Chart House is aware of the fact that you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, etc. they make every effort to make your experience with them very memorable. I requested a seat by a window and they complied and even gave both my husband and myself menus with "Happy 35th Wedding Anniversary" wishes printed at the top of the menus. A few years ago when I was celebrating a special birthday, they preprinted menus with Happy Birthday wishes with my name at the top of the menu. They even put a little "VIP" card on your table to make you feel very special. Restaurants that go the extra mile mean a great deal to me since we dine out often. Great experience...Wonderful food.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMHaven't been there in years.Haven't been there in years. Great drinks, dining and service , highly recommended5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMalways a treat no matter whichalways a treat no matter which charthouse you eat at5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMService was excellent. FoodService was excellent. Food was fresh. Would definitely go again! However, Salmon with herbs and mustard sauce needs a bit of work.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique Atmosphere, great food.I brought my girlfriend here as part of a celebration of her 30th birthday. The server was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu items. The restaurant was clean and provided a unique atmosphere from the chain restaurants. The food was excellent as was the Hot Lava Chocolate Desert!!!
Overall the experience was very good. We noted a small lack of training in the service though as the waitress was unable to uncork the bottle of wine. Also, we were brought our salads and realized we had no forks. These things by no means ruined the evening but were worth mentioning.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExpensive but goodI have had lunch and dinner here, both really good! The only down fall is its expensive but parking is free!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous Restaurant!Reserved a table for a family celebration(10 people) after my daughter's college graduation, we were seated immediately and greeted by our server who was very personable, the food was sensational, the atmosphere was enjoyable, and the service was fantastic, I would definitely recommend this restaurant and look forward to my next visit.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMNice brunchHad brunch with 3 children
. Good options. Great service . Good food. Nice ambience. Great location. Complimentary parking is a plus.
The only issue is that the kids menus have complimentary drinks only from the soda fountain. We had to pay extra 3-4$ for milk and lemonade a for the children. Unacceptable to promote soda drinks at this stage and age5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed everything about ourEnjoyed everything about our special lunch for my daughters graduation celebration. They even surprised us with a custom menu congratulating her on her special day. Nice touch and very unexpected. It made her feel special. Lava cake and key lime pie desserts ..yummy. Apps and dinners delicious.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNew Life to Old StandbyThis restaurant used to be a favorite, but we stopped going because it began to feel like a tourist trap, with mediocre and on occasion truly bad food, and rude or patronizing service. Our recent experience felt like the old days. We received a warm welcome, attentive service, the cocktails were excellent, and our mixed seafood grills were exceptional. We'll be back!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMCruiseVery good. We ate here about 4-5 years ago. Good then, good now, would highly recommend.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had two special eventsWe had two special events to celebrate, a wedding and a graduation, and this was the perfect place. The food was excellent and beautifully presented. Our waitress could not have been better! Friendly and knowledgable.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the waitOur reservations were for 7:15 and did not get called to a table til 8:45. There was a large group that backed them up, but other than that it was great food, service and atmosphere I would return again.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food Wine and Service~!I first experienced the Chart House in Florida many years ago. Since then I have gone to many other locations and all of them have been wonderful. I recently went to the Melbourne Chart House with my Grandson and the view was so beautiful. We all had a great time. He is five and I want to expose him to some of the best food and service there is. Thank you...
I look forward to new locations to try.
Susan LaGrande4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMone order with the salmonone order with the salmon was undercooked but corrected immediately. otherwise, everything was excellent. Stuart, waiter, was awesome.
we could tell the hostess was breaking in some new people and they were unaware of where to sit us when they sat us next to a large and loud party but we asked to sit at the next table to have a little buffer. we were accomodated and it was fine. they also forgot to give us the menus with the birthday girl's name but we had to ask.
those were all very minor. excellent time and will return shortly.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat location in a historicGreat location in a historic building. Service was excellent and food was hot and very good.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphere, excellentGreat atmosphere, excellent food. Restaurant is meant for enjoying good company and excellent good. Small bar scene downstairs was not a distraction. Celebrated family birthday. Birthday greeting was printed on the menu. Nice touch. It's the details that make a difference.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a first time at theThis was a first time at the Chart House. Food was excllent and not too expensive. The wait staff was very good . We did not feel rushed although we were attended to when needed, Will definitely recommend to friends and will return again.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is a little pricey,The food is a little pricey, but very good. Everyone in our group of six ordered seafood and all came away satisfied. The restaurant is loud enough to make it fun, but we could still hold a conversation. I would happily eat here again.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile we've been there severalWhile we've been there several times, this last visit was our first on a Saturday night - won't do that again. No issues with the food, which was very good, however the hostess first brought us upstairs only to find a table was unavailable (after waiting 30 minutes)and then tried to seat us at a table directly at the bar entrance and across from the hostess' stand and front door - completely unacceptable on a cold night with a throng standing there waiting for their tables. After another 15 minutes, a proper table was finally available upstairs. Our waitress, while pleasant enough, seemed a bit overwhelmed. The meal itself was very good.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best Experience Ever!What a wonderful experience, one I will not soon forget. The menu actually said Happy Birthday on it. The food was just too good to put into words and our waiter could not have been more attentive. He even gave us a brief history of the building we were in. He made menu suggestions, but wasn't pushy about them. Again, the best experience and birthday I have had in some time. Our son loved it so much we promised that we would take him for his birthday next March. See you then....4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious, althoughFood was delicious, although options/sides brought incorrectly - salsa not on the side, veggies instead of rice.... Waitstaff appropriately attentive.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Chart House has a greatThe Chart House has a great location on the water and a quant atmosphere inside. The food was very good and the waiter was attentive. Overall a good dining experience.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMade for a great Easter SundayMade for a great Easter Sunday afternoon gathering. Valet parking made it easy in and out. Very friendly and accommodating wait staff. A little bit of a wait for our table, but understandable due to the crowds for the Holiday. Menu was great as well as the food itself and our waiter Tony was magnificent. Way up on the third floor offered great views.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOur experience overall wasOur experience overall was pretty good. Our reservations were for 2:30 on Easter Sunday, we didn't get seated until 3:00. We enjoyed a cocktail in bar area but it was very crowded and wished there were enough seating to relax since we had to wait after our reservation time.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMREAL FINE DININGWhile visiting for Easter, our daughter had made reservations after reading reviews and menu. We have would like to think that we know good fine dining. This place was excellent! The service was great, helpful and polite, but not overbearing. My wife and I both enjoyed the stuffed scrod and crab cakes. My daughter, being a chef herself and sometimes overly critical, raved about the Asian salmon. She had never had it cooked so perfectly and the flavors blended so well. If you enjoy fine dining and seafood, this place is it.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner was great but it wasDinner was great but it was pretty noisy where we sat on the second floor. My mom was sitting across from me and she could not hear what we were saying. But the food was great, service was great so we were very happy with dinner.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe thought that the service,We thought that the service, food, and ambience were very good. The portions were perfect. The only thing that we could say was a negative was that the Mud Pie was so frozen that it was impossible to eat it. Maybe it should have been put in the microwave before being served so that the diner could enjoy their dessert.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed Restaurant Week diningEnjoyed Restaurant Week dining on a Friday night. Clam chowder was excellent, loaded with clams, though a bit on the salty side but that was fine with me, just kept dipping my bread in there to even it out. Ordered the fried calamari which was a little on the overly deep fried side, but still good. Had the prime rib, very tender and juicy. Molten lava cake for dessert was superb, but was just too full to enjoy it completely. Next time we'll skip on the extra app and just enjoy the meal. Service was excellent.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMa delicous night outWe sat at the bar when we arrived to have a couple cocktails and talk before dinner. The Tusca Lemondrops were delicious. The table was on the 3rd level, great ambiance, wait staff was most attentive and friendly. The dinner was absolutely fabulous from soup/salad to desserts.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMEven though we dined fromEven though we dined from the Restaurant Week menu, the portions were huge and everything was prepared perfectly. The decor was very warm and pleasing. The only downside was that it was very crowded and the noise level was high. But I would definitely return and also recommend this place.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. WeGreat food and service. We were very pleased and will certainly return in the future3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic restaurant withFantastic restaurant with amazing food. We went for a birthday celebration. They gave us a copy of the menu from that evening with a b-day message on it and a candle in the dessert. No loud, brash singing from the wait staff.
service was great.
Would recommend this restaurant.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMReservation for lunch duringReservation for lunch during restaurant week, was seated immediately, waiter was attentive, though new. Food was excellent. Atmosphere was great. Quiet.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe pecan-crusted TilapiaThe pecan-crusted Tilapia was delicious! And the clam chowder was also one of the best around -- not at all chewy.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat lunch experiencegreat selection of food that was available for the restaurant week menu. Definitely so worth it. The clam chowder was full of clams but a bit too salty. the lobster roll was awesome. The shrimp scampi also tasted really good. i ordered the lava cake but it was dry and there was no "lava". My sis' mudpie was so good. I didn't expect it to be so good. It was coffee ice cream cut into a peculiar shape on chocolate crust.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe ambiance was great! QuietThe ambiance was great! Quiet and beautiful location! Food was tasty and the service was good. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great OurEverything was great Our waiter Eric outstanding ! Dinner was perfect !!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner and Service was veryDinner and Service was very well. Cant wait to go back!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe night and dinner was perfectThe night and dinner was perfect from start to finish. A little pricey, but worth every penny.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI've eaten here approximatelyI've eaten here approximately 5 times. Each time has been a wonderful experience. My favorite appetizer is the dynamite scallops!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMDELICIOUS AND SO WORTH THE WAIT!This place was incredible! The wait wasn't too bad when we got there, but we did have to wait about 10 minutes past our reservation. We sat at the bar and the drinks were fantastic! The bar tender was very friendly and made the time go by quickly. We then had our main course upstairs and the waiter was fantastic also! Very attentive. And of course, the food out OUTSTANDING! Next time we're in Boston we will come back here instead of trying something new. YUM!!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM