Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point
Wonderful view of the Dana PointThis restaurant has one of the best views of the Dana Point harbor. The food and service were excellent. This was a birthday dinner for my daughter and they added a special greeting on top of the menus to celebrate that. The only issues we had were with the music being played too loud when we arrived. However, when we mentioned it to the hostess, it was turned down. This made the atmosphere much nicer.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect first night in dana pointI loved the food. The staff went above and beyond. The view was amazballs!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner at the Chart HouseThe Chart House is a little pricey but the quality, delivery and taste make it well worthwhile. Their Lobster Bisque, oysters on half shell and Rockefeller are my favorites.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMProm 2013It is amazing the food is a little pricy but it is worth it and delicious. The view is incredible and just the architecture of the building is beautiful. All the staff is helpful and kind and the food comes out quick. This is my favorite resterant in Dana point.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful!I felt the Chart House was a wonderful experience. The three soup sampler was a dream come true as each were delicious! My food was plentiful and tasted great. My husband and I were both happy. It may be a bit over priced but worth a special occasion.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFor Special Occasions and EverydayAlthough a great place for food at any time, if you are celebrating a special occasion this is a great place to go. The service is spectacular, the wait staff is attentive without being overbearing, and the food is terrific. I had the mixed seafood plate and each part was delicious and delectable - not something that often happens. The desserts are terrific too. The creme brulee was divine.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSalad BarDefinitely add the salad bar to your entree. Excellent!!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Chart House was my choiceThe Chart House was my choice for my graduation dinner and it was the perfect choice! The Chart House is a favorite in our family because of the great food and service and the beautiful harbor views. We always experience great food and great service there. Our server was kind and prompt and the overall experience was lovely. I highly recommend this restaurant and their mango mojito! It's delish!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMScenicI always enjoy this restaurant for the view! Dana Point harbour and the ocean is fabulous. The food is good and the bar lounge is awesome. Also there is a great outdoor patio for drinks and appetisers .5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect!My wife and I decided to do the the Chart House for our Date Night last week. We were both impressed. The service was amazing, only topped by the meal. We shared the crab-filled mushrooms for an appetizer (which was delicious). I ordered the Macadamia nut crusted Mahi which was over the top delicious. I highly recommend it. My wife enjoyed a chopped salad which was fresh and green with additional great tasting and ripe vegetables. One of our most enjoyable portions of the evening was our server- Remy. His professionalism and down to earth demeanor really took our experience to another level. We would and will most definitely recommend the Chart House to others.
P.S. Please take note that the valet does not accept anything other than cash.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial placeCame here on Mother's Day with family. A party of six. 2 birthdays, a 57th anniversary and Mothers Day. Although a little pricey, the spectacular view, good food and great service, even though a very busy day for Chart House it all met our expectations.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day 2013Very busy day, waiter told us over 1,000 reservations were made. Hence; service slower than usual. Still worth it since the waiter's are all professional and apologetic for the wait time. Seafood especially is always good and no one, I mean, NO ONE can beat their Hot Molton Lava Cake Dessert! Their Mochatinis are to die for too:-)5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMKiller DanaGreat Mothers Day Dinner
At the last minute we had another person join us
The Chart House took care of it even with being
Completely full5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Meal but . . . .We ate there on Mothers Day so the restaurant was rather noisy with lots of large parties and children. We had a lovely meal and our server was very friendly and did not make us feel rushed; however all the rushing around us did not encourage us to relax over our meal. This can be expected on any holiday so I do not hold the restaurant at fault for that. What I do object to are people who come in to a fine dining establishment looking like they are ready to go to the beach or wash their car (raggy shorts and t-shirts) and parents who don't keep their unwieldly children from disturbing other patrons. Maybe it is time for the management to invite people to dine someplace else.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLuv2eatMy son and I always go to the Chart House for special occasions. The view is so beautiful and the food has really come a long way since the old days...it was always good, but now the food is impressive. For us, going to the Chart House is a special event. The staff is well trained and friendly and were very attentive.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLocals like it too!We took a guest from out of town who was notably impressed with the view, service, and menu.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMClient Dinner MeetingChart House never disappoints and the menu is always diversified with the latest & greatest freshly prepared foods. I was a little disappointed (Surprised more like) when my clients prime rib was over done after an extensive discussion regarding the options for meat preparation from our waiter. Always fun atmosphere!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to go anytimeWe just celebrated our Anniversary and had a great meal, plus great service. We also had a window-seat and to look down at Dana Point harbor and see a number of sailing ships out on the ocean just made the evening more special.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I celebrated ourMy wife and I celebrated our 52nd wedding anniversary by dining at the Chart House in Dana Point. I mentioned this when making reservations. When we arrived, the hostess greeted us warmly and were escorted to a window setting that overlooked the beautiful harbor. At the top of the menu was written "Happy 52nd Anniversary". We were pleasantly surprised at the extra attention. Thank you very much.
Don and Karen Seapy4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe location is great andThe location is great and the view can be beautiful if you get the right table. The food is not always delivered at proper temperature, although the favors are always excellent.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Evening!!We had a fabulous time. We wanted to take our son somewhere very special to celebrate tax season being over and foremost that he passed his CPA Exam. He loved it...had never been to the Charthouse, thought it was spectacular and will definitely be returning.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe experience was very goodThe experience was very good from parking the car to eating desert and everthing in between4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMStaff is nice, helpful, andStaff is nice, helpful, and well trained. Everything you would expect from a restaurant of this caliber. The food was delicious, the seasonal dishes were well planned, and only added to the atmosphere of the place.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMCharting the Chart House Dana PointThe food was fresh and good, especially the fresh seafood as good prtion for the money. The service was very slow, and our waiter just keep forgetting to bring things we ordered. Although we were a large group, the restauarnt wasn't any close to being full and there were enough waiters hanging around that could have helped.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food and very friendlyFantastic food and very friendly staff. excellent view and ambiance.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've eaten at the Chart HouseWe've eaten at the Chart House in Dana Point a number of times. The view overlooking the harbor is FANTASTIC and the professional service and lighting provide a very romantic setting. The menu, though not extensive is adequate, but what they do serve is of high quality. We did not partake of the salad bar this time but from past experience it is exceptional. Considering the ambiance, food, and great service, the cost was well worth it. You can eat good food anywhere, the Chart House in Dana Point, is a dining experience.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMTook the fam here for EasterTook the fam here for Easter dinner. The food was amazing (we never have 6 cleared plates, and it happened!) the service was impeccable and the value is pretty good as well.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjovable ExperienceThere were 5 of us there for dinner and the experience was excellent. Our waiter Remy, was extremely over attentive and probably one of the nicest people we've ever met. It truly was a good experience. The view was unbelievable and we will certainly return.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time, greatWe had a great time, great table private table with a beautiful view and excellent server.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent-one ofFood was excellent-one of the best for special occasions. Beautiful view.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMCOMING BACK!booked reservations on line and got exactly what I wanted. salad bar was fresh, cold and appetizing to the eye as well as the taste buds. our table with a view was perfect, we could see the whole harbor. the service was nice, very pleasant with a smile but she could of come around more often to offer more bread with our salads. overall we really enjoyed ourselves.We will definitely be back!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOn a personal note...we were quite pleased with everything, except for one major blunder. My wife and had never been to the Chart house before,and so we chose to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary with your restaurant. Unbeknownst to us, our daughter had heard that we had made reservations with you, and wanted to bless and surprise us. So She packed up her little girl and drove down to the location and left a card and her visa card information with the manager with instructions to place card on our reserved table and to bill the entire meal onto her card info. You can only imagine her look of dissappointment when we got home and thanked her for the card, and she asked about dinner payment... the ball got dropped. We paid for it, not her :-(3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was the first time weThis was the first time we were inside this famous Chart House!We loved it and the food. I can see why there is such a waiting list!Outstanding!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM-Happy hour only at the (full)-Happy hour only at the (full) bar. No surprise, but would have been nice to have another drink or two.
-Steamed lemon/garlic artichoke appetizer would have been excellent, but served lukewarm - probably sitting under a heatlamp.
-Swordfish was juicy and tasty, but portion was small and it was not "blackened." Side veggies were withered and bland.
-Prime Rib was fairly tender and tasty.
-Lava cake was awesome
-Service was great
-View was spectacular3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWould be great if they wouldWould be great if they would be open for lunch. We'd come more often.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst visit to the areaWorld class views!!!!
We ate early so the restaurant wasn't too crowded.
Wonderful service. Ask for John.
Fairly priced for a tourist location.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of our favoriteThis is one of our favorite Chart House Restaurants. Although we have to drive 40 minutes . It is always well worth it. March 19 was a special occasion and we were not disappointed. Our meals were outstanding.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was excellent.The service was excellent. You can tell that the management feels passionate about guests' experience.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Enjoyable ExperienceFood and service was excellent. You can't beat the view.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a very good experience.It was a very good experience. The service was excellent. the Ambience perfect. It is one of our favorite restaurants.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThanksgivingWe were here for our Thanksgiving dinner. No complaints. Great food and service. The chocolate lava cake desert was excellent.11/22/2012 12:00:00 AM