Chart House Restaurant - Lake Tahoe
Chart House Restaurant - Lake Tahoe

Chart House Restaurant - Lake Tahoe

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chart-house.com/
  • Phone: 7755886276
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm (Lounge opens daily at 4:30 pm); Happy Hour: Sunday - Friday: 4:30pm - 6:30pm in bar and lounge

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Robert Nelson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 50
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking available in private lot.
A word from Chart House Restaurant - Lake Tahoe
Nestled halfway up the mountain just minutes from the bustling casinos of downtown Stateline, this cliffside Chart House offers a spectacular view of the entire Lake Tahoe basin. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 27 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From top-of-the-catch seafood to succulent steaks, 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 Spiced Ahi Tuna, Maryland Style Crab Cakes & our slow roasted Prime Rib. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines & whiskies, & decadent desserts like our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Chart House Restaurant - Lake Tahoe reviews from OpenTable diners
262 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (225)special occasion (192)romantic (164)fit for foodies (90)notable wine list (73)neighborhood gem (56)good for groups (48)hot spot (25)vibrant bar scene (21)great for lunch (12)kid-friendly (12)late-night find (11)great for brunch (8)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We went to the Chart House for our 28th anniversary. They were on time and got us a window seat so we had a great view of the sunset. The food was priced right and was out of this world. I got the 18 oz prime rib which was cooked to perfection. This is the 3rd wedding anniversary we have spent at the Lake Tahoe Chart House and will be back next year. Lee Cahayla
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful evening
    carol4180
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We had a wonderful time at the Chart House. My husband and I both ordered an assortment of appetizers. (My lobster bisque and his crab mango stack were both delicious.) We were both quite happy with our meals and look forward to another visit to the Chart House the next time that we're in Tahoe. However, we were really there for the view, and we were not disappointed. The sunset was the best that I've seen outside of Hawaii, and the way the restaurant is situated, the views are just beautiful from almost any table. All in all, it was a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic Dinner with my Sweetheart
    Jewells10
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Our vacation plans were drastically changed due to the hurricane in Cabo San Lucas so we decided to "stay local". Lake Tahoe is one of our favorite winter spots so we decided to go there instead. We've never had dinner at the Chart House in Lake Tahoe and were looking for a new special place to go to. The Chart House was definitely a good choice! The atmosphere was very quiet and romantic, even for a Tuesday evening! The food was delicious and beautifully presented and the wait staff was very attentive. This will certainly be added as a "must" dinner option during our winter stays. I look forward to going again in the day time to see the lake views.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Moonstar
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Our experience for our anniversary at Chart House was wonderful. They really went all out to make the occasion special. Especially when we saw Happy 47th Anniversary printed on the top of our menu. The food was delicious and our waiter was very friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful sunset
    LFSK
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Enjoyed a lovely dinner at sunset. Food was delicious and service attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect blend
    MCK0529
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This resturant was a perfect blend of great food,great service and comfortable ambience! Plenty of delicious food to choose from,not too quiet but not too noisy and a beautiful view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant
    Dan05
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food is always excellent at the Chart House. Will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Love Tahoe Chart House
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We have been going to Chart House in Tahoe for years. The food and ambiance are amazing and everyone is always so nice. I will say that for the first time ever, we were a bit put off by the hostess. We arrived a half hour earlier than our reservation, no one was waiting, there were many empty tables and they were clearly staffed. When I noted to the hostess that we were 30 minutes earlier and have reservations for 6:00 she immediately said "Then we will seat you at 6:00." We were stunned and decided to eat in the bar. For those that have never been here, the bar offers the same amazing views and you're closer to drinks! Anyway, not a big deal and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!!
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We had an absolutely wonderful experience at the Chart House. Food was excellent, beautiful view, good service! Would most definitely dine there again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food with a View
    Knightdiner
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The food was excellent, I had the crab stuffed shrimp. Full bar and some nice specialty cocktails. One of the best parts however is the view of Lake Tahoe and the mountains from most seats in the place. We were there at sunset so it was particularly spectacular although for about 10 minutes we had the sun in our eyes just before it went behind the mountains. Didn't seem to be family place so I don't recommend kids. Decent wine list too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely!
    Lovetoeatout
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We have been to many chart house restaurants, from so. Cal to Hawaii. This did not disappoint. The views are spectacular and this made the evening! Food was very good also. The decor could be updated a bit but was clean. Nice anniversary!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    GOLDIE
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    You can't go wrong with dining at the Chart House. Overlooking the beautiful Lake Tahoe as the sun sets surrounded by great food, friends/family and great service truly makes for an enjoyable stay in Lake Tahoe. The experience was very relaxing and enjoyable. It is definitely a hit. You can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Lake View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We always try to go to the Chart House when visiting So Lake Tahoe, esp when there is a special occasion... The View of the Lake is spectacular, if you have a dinner before the sun sets.. Our waiter and assistant were very professional.. The food was excellant, as usual..
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Experience
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I LOVE the Chart House in South Lake Tahoe. The food is amazing, the service is wonderful and it has such a beautiful view of Lake Tahoe. The sunsets are spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience!
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Have lived in the Carson-Tahoe area over 30 years and never been to Chart House. As a frequent diner, usually go to Reno for great food. What a mistake I have made for 30 years. Atmosphere, service and excellent food! Compliments to the chef.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view, good food
    luvgoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Food was not exceptional, but it was good. View was great. Service a bit slow, but the waiter was very nice.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent place
    tahoegent
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I have always love the Chart House. It consistently offers great meals and service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Food and Excellent Service
    HbrasilVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The service was spot on. The food was paced, flavorful and beautifully presented. The restaurant is beautiful and the views are gorgeous. Lake top setting is perfect! Wine list was reasonable and great selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Excellent Restaurant. The food and atmosphere are second to none!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely Loved It!!
    BESTFOODEVER
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The Chart House gave my brother-in-law and new wife and fantastic wedding dinner with a perfect view of the lake. The service was fantastic with congratulation from several staff members. I am still raving about the fantastic food and service to everyone I talk to. Thanks so much for making their small wedding dinner memorable. I recommend everyone have dinner here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rather disappointing experience
    Goodfood
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The views are spectacular! Service was excellent. Oysters and ceseare salad was excellent. The main courses, baked stuffed shrimp and filet mignon were mediocre at best. Baked stuffed shrimp were small and lacked sauce. Filet mignon was dry and tasteless. Wouldn't recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fiteater
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Went with my husband on our "fitcation" to The Ridge. We were ravenous from hiking. Got a large booth with a view of the lake. Great drinks and wine and fabulous food. Surf and Turf for him, Steak with a mushroom side for me. Whitney took care of our every need in a quiet professional way. Delicious and more food than we could eat. Probably one of the best restaurants I've eaten at in Tahoe. North or South.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service
    Goodfood
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Doug gave us excellent service and recommendations. I had the Shrimp/Spinach linguine which was wonderful. My husband had the filet mignon which he said had a lot of gristle in it which made it tougher than he expected. The staff were all friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Inevitably coming back!
    CnTRob
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Very excellent and attentive service! Food was well prepared and well presented. Nice touch with the special occasion printed on top the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Carguy94VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The sad part is the food was very good. The service ruined the experience. We had a 745 reservation. They sat us promptly. The waitress was in attentive and kept forgetting to bring parts of the order. One of my guest order Prime Rib, about 15 minutes later after we finished our salads she came back to inform him they were out. I would have thought she would have known much sooner had she been paying attention. Even being a Landry Select Club member did no good service was horrible.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A disappointment
    wdc88
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We went for the sunset view -- a great pleasure which we watched from the bar, as we were unable to book a table far enough in advance to get the timing right. Settling in for dinner, we encountered slow service and mediocre food (overcooked salmon for me). Don't think we'll be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT CELEBRATION!
    PNDLUV2TRAVEL
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    MADE RESERVATIONS ONLINE AND ASKED FOR A VIEW TABLE TO HELP CELEBRATE OUR 42ND ANNIVERSARY. WHEN WE ARRIVED WE WERE GREETED BY THE HOSTESS WHO SEATED US AT A TABLE WITH A GREAT VIEW AND WAS HANDED A MENU THAT READ AT THE TOP HAPPY 42ND ANNIVERSARY. WHAT A TREAT. THE SERVICE WAS IMPECIBLE AND THE FOOD WAS GREAT. MY HUSBAND'S FILET MIGNON WAS THE BEST HE HAD EVER HAD. OUR WAITER, JESSE GAVE US SUPERIOR SERVICE. THE MANAGER, TONY ALSO CAME UP TO OUR TABLE TO SEE HOW EVERYTHING WAS AND TO WISH US A HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. JUST WISH WE LIVED CLOSER SO WE COULD DINE HERE MORE OFTEN. ON OUR NEXT TRIP TO TAHOE WE WILL CERTAINLY BE BACK.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PattiMae
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Very nice restaurant;good food; excellent service!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Alway a fine dinning place
    Robert
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I Dine here every time I am the Tahoe area and have never been disappointed, the food and service is always over the top!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chart House
    JT255
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The service is excellent, the food is great and the views are outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chart House Lake Tahoe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Every time we celebrate any occasion., we go to Chart House Lake Tahoe. It is always upbeat and fun and the food is always delicious. The setting of Lake Tahoe makes the scenery enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    carlsbaddiner
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This restaurant has one of the best locations and the finest food in South Lake Tahoe. Everything we had was prepared fresh and was superb. The service was excellent, and the views are astonishing of the Lake. We ended a week stay by having a sunset dinner here and it was perfect!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mary
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Noisy. Hostess Put us next to large group table of 14. Disappointing couldn't hear our table of 4 chat. Food good but steaks overcooked. Great View. Note road to restaurant is under 24 hour construction allow extra 1/2 hour to get there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quite enjoyable evening
    chasjan1954
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We had our 60th anniversary at Chart House and it couldn't have been any better for service, food, and friendliness. We each (party of 4) had a divverent dish and were impressed with the food and the presentations. A surprise at the end of our dinner when the manager and waiter John (Grest!!) brought us a cake and a signed menu as a keepsake. just wonderful!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Chart House is always consistent with good food and good service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dining experience
    Mdine
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My husband and I ate here on our vacation. We enjoyed dining and viewing the beautiful view of the lake. The food was excellent and our server was very attentive. We will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chart House - Tahoe
    Dano57
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I have been coming here for 14 years and never disappointed until last week... The food was horrible, the waitress was so-so, and the entire visit was just not what you would expect from Chart House, but I have been seeing this restaurant decline steadily (Ft Lauderdale also) over the past several years and will not be back... Steaks overcooked, even the baked potato's were burnt... complained and they brought us another burnt one... just sad to see this beautiful location with Lake Tahoe scenery starting to resemble a 2 star restaurant and I am being kind with 2 stars.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Went there for our 19 year anniversary dinner. Was great food, service, view of the lake at sunset was beautiful. Lobster bisque was delicious. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AMAZING
    Ienjoygoodfood
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This was our first time here and My Husband and I Loved it. The view was so lovely, the food was out of this world. There was a warm welcome we arrived, the staff were awesome. We just spent the Labor Day weekend with all 5 of our children, there spouses and 9 Grandchildren 5 and under. This was our dinner Monday night after everyone headed home. It was so nice to sit there and watch the sun go down. There was also some road work and we received a call to let us know about it so we wouldn't miss our reservation. Really helped us make it on time. We come to Lake Tahoe every year. we rent a house and have a blast together. However, this was a true treat. We'll see you next Labor Day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date night
    SocialGirl
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We enjoyed everything! The staff was outstanding, the food was delicious and we will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.