Chart House Restaurant - Cardiff
Tasteful escape by the SeaThe Chart House, in Cardiff by the Sea, is a delightful experience. We seem to think of the Chart House mostly for special occasions because it just feels like a special place, but it shouldn't be restricted to just those times. Our most recent visit was Mothers Day, the first or second busiest day of the year for restaurants. From valet parking to the entire restaurant staff, we never felt rushed, the food was prepared exactly as ordered and the service was perfection.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently ExcellentAlways a favorite for my husband & I as a couple or with our family & friends! Great ambiance, selection of food, and service.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSweeping ocean views !!Couldn't ask for a more spectacular day and more spectacular view of the ovean from our window table! Absolutely wonderful service, prompt and courteous! The meal was marvelous ..had the macadamia crusted mahi mahi... to die for!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMChart House - Fantastic ExperienceAs always, our recent visit to the Chart House was perfect. We were there on Mother's Day, which must be one of their busiest days of the year. Even so, the service and food flawlessly met the restaurant's high standards. By no means did we feel rushed at any time. And the parking attendant's presenting my wife a fresh carnation when he brought our car around was a nice touch. We look forward to our next dining experience at the Chart House.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMom's Special DayWe've taken our mother to the Chart House each year for the past 10-years to celebrate Mother's Day. We were seated at a table with a direct view of the ocean. It was a beautiful day capped with a show by several Dolphin playing in the waves. Our Mom loved it.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMChart House LunchWe were celebrating Mothers Day a day early, Saturday May 11th, for my mother and the Chart House. I t was a good choice. The view is absolutely amazing, on the ocean of Cardiff by the Sea. It was a warm clear day, the beach was calm and the view was amazing. I enjoyed my salad, I had a Chopped Salad and ordered steamed veggies. My son wasn't impressed with the Fish Tacos too much. My mother loved the Lobster Grilled Cheese sandwich. My daughter must have liked the Coconut Crunchy Shrimp, she didn't complain and ate the all the them. Our other two guests ordered the Clam Chowder. Both commented that it was one of the best chowders they had eaten in a long time. Our waiter was attentive, friendly and she did a fantastic job.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was exceptionalThe service was exceptional and the appetizers, salad and the lobster bisque was outstanding. Right on the beach, what more can you ask for??5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite Chart HouseWe have been going to the Cardiff Chart House for 35 years and it is still one of our favorite places to eat.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful foodThe Food was Great the view is excellent was an wonderful time.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA fabulous view and outstandingA fabulous view and outstanding food and service. Would like to see a salad bar added.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIt surprised me that theyIt surprised me that they were not ready with the table, But in 5 minutes they gave me an excellent table. Food is great and the service is great.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious! TheThe food was delicious! The crab stuffed mushroom appetizer and shrimp trio were outstanding!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was Saturday for lunch. GreatIt was Saturday for lunch.
Awesome food!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMnever dissapointsGreat service, great meal, great dining experience.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything exceptional asEverything exceptional as usual. I tried the lobster grilled cheese sandwich. Very good but it was served with lobster bisque dip. Way to rich for my taste. The sandwich was yummy without the "dip".4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMDespite all of our coastlineDespite all of our coastline in San Diego County, this is one of the rare places right on the edge of the beach with a beautiful unobstructed view of the ocean. I thought it would be jam packed with a lunch crowd but there were plenty of seats available - this gem should really be packed but, must admit, I and my group were happy it wasn't!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWould go againWe thoroughly enjoyed the food and ocean view. Our server was also very pleasant and helpful.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial OccasionHave enjoyed the Chart House for many years. Can't go wrong for those special occasions.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI picked this restaurant becauseI picked this restaurant because I had previously dined at the Chart House in Redondo Beach. That experience was great and this one in Cardiff was equally great. My friend enjoyed her belated celebration. I was lucky enough to obtain the sea view which just added to the ambiance. Thank you for an enjoyable moment.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMCheap TrickWe were a group of 4 celebrating my birthday. We told the waitress that we were here to celebrate my birthday. We had drinks and ate a full dinner. We spent over $200 on food and drinks. When we ordered 2 desserts, the waitress brought the one I ordered with a candle. We were charged for the birthday dessert. I think it is cheap not to give a free dessert when a group has chosen to celebrate a special occasion at your restaurant. It would have been a $6.00 gift to us and a good PR trick, not a cheap trick. Too bad. We were disappointed.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. VeryGreat food and service. Very attentive waiter and staff made our dining experience memorable.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA Romantic GemOne of the nicest restaurants in all of San Diego - right on the ocean, with light beacons mounted on the roof pointed at the ocean waves which glimmer right outside the rear window at night. Service and food is excellent.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExemplary Service and Yummy Meal!Peter was a personable and gracious server, offering menu recommendations and checking back to insure that my meal was prepared to my expectations. The service was prompt and unimposing, making for a very pleasant and scrumptious dining experience. I hope to return on my next visit to Southern California!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMYou can't ask for a betterYou can't ask for a better restaurant with consistently delicious food, a beautiful view, and excellent servers.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience for a holidayGreat experience for a holiday afternoon. Amanda, our server, was upbeat, helpful and efficient. I thank her and the rest of the staff for being there for us on Easter.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThey didn't really have aThey didn't really have a brunch menu just their luncheon/dinner menu but we were fine on that. Fortunately we were early enough to get a window table and enjoy the view.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe appreciated the restaurantWe appreciated the restaurant working with us. We got caught in traffic. I called and asked if we should cancel. They said "not unless you want to. Be at peace and just come we will work with you. We had a wonderful time.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect choiceWe had a party of 7 for Easter brunch and our table was ready and waiting, right on time.
Food was delicious and our server, very attentive and accommodating. Fantastic seaside view from our table. Great experience, all-around.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Easter Brunch!!We are locals and the Chart House Restaurant is an easy go-to place for any special occasion or for date night. We ate there on Easter and even though it was pretty busy,we did not feel rushed or that other diners were encroaching on our space. It was the most beautiful San Diego day and it's what makes us happy to be locals. My fish dish was perfection. I can't tell you how many restaurants that specialize in seafood can still manage to mess up a fish dish.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were expecting a SundayWe were expecting a Sunday brunch menu and were disappointed to be offered only a dinner menu. However, the food was delicious and we were thus happy. Not being able to obtain a window table was also not good, but the view was nice from our table. The service was excellent and overcame our disappointment in not getting an omelet.
The two manager that spoke to us and one giving us a free appetizer was certainly very appreciated.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMy girlfriend and I love comingMy girlfriend and I love coming here for dinner around sunset. Great food and wine. Pleasant staff. If it were not for the annoying tourist type people who stand up taking pictures of the sunset and block the locals simply taking in the view, it would be 5 star.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBrought my wife and threeBrought my wife and three daughters here for a surprise dinner. My daughters never heard of TCH and loved it. We were there at 5:30 and had a great window table. Very memorable.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMVery accomodating............veryVery accomodating............very beauitful and the service was excellent. Thank you for making this birthday occasion wonderful.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely ocean view & superb seafood.Great ocean view (beautiful sunset!), excellent and attentive waiter, delicious and fresh tasting food. My only minor complaint is that my expensive martini was in a glass that was not full (come on if I am paying 11 bucks for a drink fill it to the rim please!). I had a limited special of shrimp ravioli (excellent). My husband had the blue cheese filet mignon which was great. My son had the shrimp scampi which he thoroughly enjoyed. Parking is limited to valet which is 4 bucks. Definitely a great place to celebrate life's special moments. Overall very expensive but it's a nice treat.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent ServiceThe waiter made the evening allowing us time to catch up and tell tall tales, never rushing us to order and never made us feel like we were holding up the show. Really appreciated it. Not to be 'undersold,' the meal was very good, too. A very pleasant evening.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great! We had anFood was great! We had an ocean side table and the decor was beautiful.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMCouples retreat dinner.Great time great service. My wife and I were on a couples retreat and this was a perfect way to end our time at the retreat.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a family get togetherWe had a family get together for 8 people for a 77th birthday it was great they even put his name on the meau way cool3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPut on your bucket listWe went there for lunch and had one of the best views of the beach. The lobster bisque was the best I've ever had. Portions are large and even though we were all stuffed we shared a piece of their infamous mud pie. Can't wait to go back!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSeafood was exceptionalBreath taking view of the ocean wake from our window seat which was well lit after sunset. The service pace was unrushed and great for our reunion conversation. Seating very comfortable and overall decor tasteful. Seafood was very good to exceptional. Prime rib was a bit dry @ our 7:30 seating time.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM