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Chart House Restaurant - Ft. Lauderdale
Chart House Restaurant - Ft. Lauderdale

Chart House Restaurant - Ft. Lauderdale Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chart-house.com
  • Email: chfl@ldry.com
  • Phone: (954) 561-4800
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Happy Hour: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm & Sunday All Day.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Shaun Albers
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Seasonal – check with restaurant for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 30th Street & A1A
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary valet parking all day, 365 days a year.
A word from Chart House Restaurant - Ft. Lauderdale
Located right on the water with an unparalleled patio, Chart House overlooks the magnificent Intracoastal Waterway. Combine the extraordinary setting with outstanding cuisine & it’s easy to see why the Chart House is a favorite of locals and tourists. 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 food specialties such as macadamia crusted mahi 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 Pan Seared Scallops, New Wave Surf & Turf and Mixed Seafood Grill. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines & decadent desserts like our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Warm Cheerful Experience from the moment of arrival. All our request were accommodated from beautiful outside seating to a Gluten Free menu option for members in our party, in addition to a full regular menu. There are an abundance of choices for even the pickiest of eaters. Everyone choose a different dish, all were generous portions, prepared to perfection, as well as beautiful presentation. After our meal, desert was a HUGE surprise, with the exception of the creme bru-lee, portion size would easily do for 2. Thank you Chart House for such a great experience, we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "enjoy your special event with the ones you love. sit on the dock and watch the majestic intracostal waterway"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Their menu is excellent, their wait staff is excellent and the view is excellent. so the bottom line is, it is an excellent place for lunch, dinner or drinks.."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "We took the kids and grand kids to celebrate my wife's birthday. We started with drinks and appetizers at the bar. The happy hour menu was excellent. We dined on the outside patio even though it was raining cats and dogs. The service was excellent. I especially enjoyed the Lobster Grilled Cheese sandwich. My granddaughters devoured the Chocolate Lava Cake. I highly recommend Chart House as a "go to" place for special events or just everyday dining."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "It was the 2nd time at this restaurant and it was as good as the 1 st time."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Well it seems the owner of restaurant brought is mega yacht to be serviced so he parked it by the restaurant effectively blocking half the view for all of his customers. Not sure how long it will be parked there. Another client brought his mega yacht and blocked half of the available view left. Shame since the view is 90% of the reason to go there. chairs were effectively lawn chairs so it did not give off the high end restaurant feel we were expecting. The food was so so."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "this is our 3rd disappointing visit and we had waited hoping it had gotten better service continues to be terrible ,food quality has gone downhill not prepared as asked. I asked for no salt and it was loaded with salt steaks were overdone they charged $32 for 4 small scallops this used to be our favorite restaurant I am amazed laundry keeps them!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The food , the scene and the ambience were excellent! I' go again and again!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "All I can say is that Resturant it's self is fantastic we have eaten at several different Chart House in the US. We are always pleased they ensure that every location keeps the highest standards and they have great staff at each and every location. But this specific visit was great we were celebrating my wife's 51st Birthday and her successfully recovering from Breast Cancer. And they made it a great time the gave her special menu's they helped us bring in a Birthday cake. Our server was fantastic the food was wonderful and the Hostess was why this all happened. Thank you Ann Marie. We will always be a loyal Chart House customer."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was a wonderful dining experience. I definitely enjoyed myself and will dine there again."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The service, setting and food make for a very positive and enjoyable dining experience. Seafood specialties of the house are unique and extremely well presented. All of the food was undeniably fresh and prepared with great care. Our table had both New England Clam Chowder and Lobster Bisque....then entrees of shrimp, snapper, mahi and ahi...each was excellent. It appears that all items are cooked to order, so just be comfortable and enjoy."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Great Location & Setting, lots of outside seating, which is where our party of 6 sat. That's where the positives stop. The wine was over-priced. Service was very slow, not sure if it was the server or the kitchen. The crab, avocado mango stack was tasty but that too was the end of the good food comments. All fish dishes, Salmon, Snapper & Swordfish were high priced and extremely over cooked & chewy. We didn't even order any desserts. Also took a long time to get our bill. Will definitely NOT dine there again. And that's a shame, because we had high expectations."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I chose this restaurant because it was on the water. The service needed more help to keep your water filled, so you din't have to keep asking and for any thing else's you needed. The Decor is 70s style. It needs updating."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I have eaten at Chart House many times in the past, never consider it the best in town but it's usually very good and you can't beat the location on the ICW. However our waiter this past time was terrible. He was pushy, had no idea on how to pour wine, was terrible at table service. Our waiter would be fine in most other restaurants, but he did not have the skills to be working in a restaurant of that cost and expectation level. Chart House needs to do a better job of training new employees before putting them out on their own."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "It was very expensive and not a lot of side varieties. The portions were also small but overall was a nice romantic dining experience."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We were a party of 9, and were seated outside along the water under a broad awning. This is a beautiful setting. The inside seating is nice, too, because it's a few steps higher than the outside so you can see the water easily. The food is really very good, but the service was poor. We got our drink order reasonably soon but the dinner was far too long in coming. The waiter dumped three plates into the water as he was coming to our table, and this delayed three platters still longer, but even without that the service was too slow. The waiter then ignored us and we had to flag him down to get his attention. Finally, the prices are very high, so we would limit our repeat visits to special occasions."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "On e again we had a great meal and dining experience. Our server Corbin was pleasant and timed our meal perfectly. Food for all four of us was delicious. So many good choices on the menu. Will be back again real soon. Great happy hour and snacks at the bar too."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We made reservations and ate at your restaurant on Sunday the 9th. The views are beautiful and the decor is nice but that's were the compliments stop. The best thing about the dining experience was the bread basket. The waiter was nice but seemed ill suited for fine dining. The portions were ok (a little on the skimpy side) and the overall taste and of the food was similar to a diner. The signature dish the prime rib which should be outstanding was ok at best. I think the food experience didn't match the prices for the meal. I would not recommend this restaraunt to a friend."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Our entrees were below average. My entree came out cold. My husbands prime rib. Was ordered med rare and it came out really rare. It was sent back and when they brought it back it was a hockey puck. Instead of med rare. Very disappointing will not go back there"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I love the food at this resturant. I wish the service would match the beauty of this resturant. We waited for our salad and it came along with our dinner,and the waitress just wanted to keep it warm for us. I feel it should have been taken back and made when we were ready. Not a big deal but not what I would expect from such a nice resturant."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We brought guests from the northeast eager to share our lovely south Florida weather and good restaurants. The Chart House was our choice for dinner right from the airport.We were served warm white wine, that went back, a basket containing 2 rolls for 4 people, that went back, each order 1/2 dz. oysters, we received 2 plates each containing 12 oysters so we had to "share". We then waited 45 minutes for our main course. Had to ask for water glass refills.........NEVER again!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We chose the Chart House for its location and we were not disappointed with the setting. We had an outside table and the views were great, our server was polished and welcoming but the service was slow. Three of us thought the food was mediocre (dynamite grouper, blackened grouper and prime rib). One thought that the stuffed shrimp was good."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I never received such bad service in a restaurant of this level. We were put in a remote lcoation of the patio. Our request for a heater was completely ignored. No bread offerred, wine took 30 minutes to arrive at the table, etc. etc. Our guests were not impressed indeed."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We have dined at this restaurant before and had mostly pleasant experiences. However, this evening they must have been understaffed because the service was terrible.We sat next to a table of 4 who had been dining even before we arrived. They waited for a dessert menu which took too long to receive. They asked for their check and that was delayed. We ordered a drink and asked for some bread. It was very long in coming and then the waiter explained that the kitchen had burned it. Upon one of the party ordering a second drink--my husband had to go to the bar to get it because it took so long. It was sitting at the bar already made.Dinner was very nice, overall, but requests for service was "painful". Husband talked to waiter and mgr. about it."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Great location on inter coastal. Food was So so. Quite expensive for food caliber."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Went here for lunch on a Sunday. The kitchen was short handed and the Cobb salad was awful. Their prices do not match the quality of their food. Overpriced."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Went for my boyfriends birthday & we were a little disappointed. The ambiance was great right on the water. The food was just "ok"...our waiter was cool."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We were a group of 17 for my birthday. Somevlike the food and some other though the price was to high for the quality received. We were surprise also of 18% since we beleived the food and service valued at 15%. Also you should mention valet parking instead of looking for general parking. I personaly enjoy my evening at your restaurant Jacques"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Hosted recently married friends for early dinner. Had requested personalized menus, not available, was told printer wasn't working. Later saw manager, mentioned it, within minutes he arrived at our table with the menus neatly rolled and ribboned, along with a complimentary dessert for the table. Nice. Pretty sunset and beautiful weather. Nice dinner, good food. Decently priced wines. Good service. Third time here since arriving for the winter, at least once more before we go home, probably."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Pros: Chart House has a nice seafood menu. On the water so a pretty scenic view Cons: It was a much older crowd The waiter wasn't great The inside had a jazz band and it was extremely loud - no one could eat inside"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We have been to the Chart house in the past and had a great evening. However, this last dining experience there was exactly that, our last. The service was slow, which wasn't a problem. The waiter however, only checked in once. The prime rib had to be sent back to cook more and when they did, it was the smaller cut and with the wrong sides. When we tried to get the servers attention we were ignored, when he did look up we asked if they had steak sauce and he said yes, in the kitchen and went back to what he was doing. My husbands steak was over cooked and the servers really didn't care about any of it. The managers apologized and acknowledged there was a problem today, but didn't know what was going on."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Beautifully set on the Intercoastal in ft. Lauderdale. Fantastic happy hour, great food. A great find - will be back again and again."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We had a party of 4, 3 of us had the Chilean Sea Bass, it was outstanding."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Had a great experience here with my wife's parents and our children. Food was great, service very good, and we ate outside on the deck at sunset, which was really beautiful. I'd go back without hesitation."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Had excellent dinner with fine service. Seafood is always a good choice."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "I ordered the stone crab as an appetizer. It was good but overpriced. I also ordered clam chowder which was very good. The main entree (at the waiter's suggestion) was Snapper Hemingway. It was only ok....kind of tasted like fried fish. I probably should have ordered a blackened fish for own personal tastes."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "bad wine list, and very expensive base on the wine quality"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Excellent food, excellent service, exceptional ambiance"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed the delicious food and lovely ambiance sitting outside viewing the lovely Florida intercostal waters. It made a very special evening. Outdoor seating should be your preference. Indoors had a lot less ambience and a lot more noise"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "we had a table outside on the waterfront canal which was nice, but a bit noisy. Service was good though very busy. The food was excellent but the plates arrived a bit cold already... Wine list was mostly US wine not much choices thought . Overall the great location make it a very nice place to eat and have a great evening good for small party! or big party noisier than others!!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014