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

Chart House Restaurant - Lake Tahoe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chart-house.com
  • Phone: (775) 588-6276
  • 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: Seafood, Steak
  • 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.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Started with our awesome seats with a great view, followed by great salad, crab stuffed tilapia, molten lava cake dessert. Everything was delicious and our server was fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We celebrated my husbands birthday at the Chart House! It was so nice to have the heading of the menu highlighted with birthday wishes especially for him! We had our grand kids with us and they had great healthy options for the kids. I love their salad bar and the salmon was cooked to perfection!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Our reservation was for 8pm but they didn't seat us until 8:30pm. We barely got to see the sunset which is one of the main reasons we went there to eat. The fish was dry. The wine was good. It was our anniversary & normally places would give you a complimentary desert or something but they didn't offer. Not that I need something for free but it's a nice gesture. The people were pretty nice. If we ever go back I would go earlier to ensure we could see the sunset."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We love Chart House and go there for all our special occasions. The food and drinks at Happy Hour are incredible. We highly recommend Chart House."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "It was a busy night and weekend in Tahoe with a very packed restaurant. They were a bit delayed in seating us by 20 minutes past our reservation and there is really no where comfortable to wait with under 21 guests; reservation area is very small. So I would recommend calling ahead to see if they are on time on busy weekend nights. But once seated, it was fabulous. Food was really great; service great, and view was truly wonderful overlooking Tahoe as the sun was setting. Great night."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The Chart House was an exceptional restaurant with great views and exceptional service. The views were unbelievable. The only drawback was the noise level, but that was overcome with all else that it offered."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Super:window table, service,food. and much attention from our wonderful waitress and the gracious manager!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was my first time dining at this Chart House. The menu is varied and offers something for everyone. I felt special as a Landry Select Member and was surprised to see a greeting welcoming us personally at the top of the menu. We were a party of 5 and given a table athe window which afforded a beautiful view of the sun setting on Lake Tahoe. Our reservation was honored with only a 4-5 minute wait. It was a very busy Saturday night because of a wedding reception in another room and a large crowd due to the celebrity golf tournament. Our server, Jason, was very attentive and timed our dishes appropriately. I felt the food was left to warm a little too long but otherwise it was a wonderful and memorable evening."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great view, great service, delicious food. A real Tahoe treasure."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We love dining at the Chart House. The food and the service is always outstanding. There isn't a bad seat in the house either ~ such beautiful views of Lake Tahoe."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We requested and received a table with a view which was awesome! There were 5 of us and 4 out of 5 got different entrees and all of us were very pleased with our meals. The asparagus, crab cakes and teriyaki steaks were fabulous!! BUT let us not forget the dessert-the Godiva chocolate lava cake with heath bits which is TO DIE FOR, lol. We were celebrating a birthday and a special personalized menu was printed up for my husband to have as a keepsake of our awesome dinner which was quite nice. Our waiter was excellent and was very intent on keeping the table straightened out even used a scraper of sorts after we were done to clean up the crumbs from the bread, which I have never seen before!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We knew of this place because we were staying on the grade and passed it everyday going into town. Another guest at our resort recommended it. We were seated shortly after our reservation time. The best calamari we ever had-it was so tender! Rest of the food was also very good. You can get the calamari half price at the bar during happy hour. Great view of the lake from just about any seat. Overall a very nice place. Somewhat pricey but worth it!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "If you are looking for a South Lake Tahoe restaurant with a view of the lake and good food, this is the place. Excellent meat and fish choices. This is not on the lake but above. We enjoyed a great sunset alone with superb cuts if meat and fish."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The salad bar ran out of 1000 island dressing at 7:45 pm. When asked if there was more, the salad bar server replied, "I'm too busy to make any more. " We were shocked that was the answer."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Open table was fantastic for making reservation. However still had to wait 15 minutes after reservation time to be seated. They do have the "east room" as overflow for the bar where you can wait and order drinks well priced appetizers that are not available in the dining room area. Place was busy, noisy and not as "fancy" as I expected- more laid back with people in short and tank tops. View of Lake Tahoe and mountainside was fantastic. Food was very good but shrimp was a little overdone. Service was fine but was confusing with 3 different people attending to us. Was not as good as I expected so probably won't go back when in town cause it was not really "special"."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We had been to the Chart House over 5 years ago and we were excited to go back this year. This is a 4 star restaurant and we felt we had 1 star service . Our table was in a good location; however, we were there for 3 hours. This is too long for our group which is made up of seniors. Some of us ordered off the appetizer menu and asked that everything be brought to the table at the same time. The crab cake took a long time and I am sure it was forgotten. We had to ask for water and we felt our waiter was not giving us the best service because we ordered appetizers and not food from the dinner menu. One couple that we were with wanted to have coffee along with dessert; however, the coffee was brought long before the dessert."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Had a special dinner for 6 adults. Happy Hour is super and our table was ready on time. Menu is terrific and so is salad bar. Would do again."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Food was great for the Prime Rib, which was excellent. We also got some shrimp brie thing for an appetizer at the recommendation of our server, It was excellent. Our server was awesome too."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "First class food and service - not inexpensive, but you get what you pay for."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Every aspect of the meal, from the friendly, attentive service, to the great shrimp appetizer, the crisp salad, generous, tender prime rib and wonderful halibut special, added up to a really fine dining experience. And the sunset view was spectacular!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Over the 30 years we've lived in Tahoe we have seen many changes in the Chart House. Over the last 5 years it's been at the top of its game-never disappointing, consistently great. Macadamia crusted mahi mahi and the seasonal shrimp dishes were great. My only criticism....The service was a tad slow and the server didn't seem knowledgable about the dishes when my husband asked what was fresh that night...(although I pointed out it was at the top right of the menu)......gazpacho from the summer menu was perfect and our companion gave the lobster and shrimp rolls 5 stars.... We will return again..."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The Chart House in Tahoe never fails to deliver excellent food and service. The fish is always fresh and you can have it prepared many ways. They have great menu selections."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Have eaten here once a year for the last 11 years while on vacation. Can always rely on competent waiters and great food. And with a view through the trees of Lake Tahoe! Note, The Chart House in Scottsdale is a different story. Will never go back to that one."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Food is great. Very nice location. The window seats are great with beautiful view of Lake Tahoe. But we were seated in a table that is far away from the window. That's one major con we had that day. Service is fine in terms of the speed of serving the food but the waiter forgot the water for the kids and we had to ask a few times."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This is our favorite Chart House Restaurant! The view of Lake Tahoe is spectacular! The food was delicious and I would recommend the shrimp, brie, and artichoke hot dip for starters! The pan seared scallops and the seafood platter with salmon, shrimp and crab cake were winners! Great wine list too! Robert Hussey"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Our family has been to the Chart House in Lake Tahoe many times, but it had been many years since my last visit and this most recent visit was as wonderful as all the previous visits. We sat in the bar first and were graciously greeted by our bartender Ken who made sure we had everything we needed while we waited for our table. The transition from bar to table was seamless and our waitress, Meghan, greeted us quickly and happily. The view was stunning and every part of our meal, from appetizer to dessert, was fantastic. I had the Shrimp Linguine while my husband enjoyed the short ribs and salmon combo. I highly recommend finishing dinner off with the Molten Lava Cake (make sure you add the Reese's). It is divine! Couldn't be happier!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Incredible view. Service was incredible. Meal was very good."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had our anniversary dinner here on the 4th of July. The Service was wonderful. I had the Stuffed Shrimp (crab) and my wife had the lobster. Both were excellent. We started with a half dozen oysters on the half shell (not on the menu, but available) The best part, they turned off all of the lights for the Lake Tahoe fireworks show. They even had the music playing on the PA system. Thanks for a great memory and we'll see you next year."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great food and fireworks July 4th. Our server Ali was wonderful!! The coconut shrimp are fantastic and so was the gazpacho. Salad bar is always full of fresh and enticing offerings!! Loved it"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Fabulous food and wait staff. Would go back again next time in area! The view was spectacular!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We traditionally celebrate our wedding anniversary with dinner at the Chart House. Nice to see some healthy green salads available. The meat was amazing as always. Hard to stay on diet. Our waiter "Gary?" was excellent."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Lake view only if you are seated at the right tables. Noisy level too high for a nice dinner. Can't even hear my friend sitting across from me without shouting."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Our dinner at hart house was wonderful. Even though it is not a family restaurant, it was certainly friendly to kids."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We were married in Lake Tahoe 35 years ago. We did not have dinner on the day we married because we could not afford at that time. Years later we dined at Chart House. When it was time to go back to Lake Tahoe for our anniversary we knew we would have a romantic and great meal. Thank you for making our day special with a lovely evening with a view and great food."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Having been to other Chart Houses, we were very disappointed with this one. The food was average, the atmosphere mediocre, and our waiter seemed inexperienced and poorly trained. Considering the premium prices, we expected more, or at least what we had encountered in other locations. Know we will not return."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I brought my wife to the chart house for our first anniversary. It was amazing! His was not our first visit. So when our special day came, I knew where I wanted to take her. The food was outstanding! The service was quick without being rushed, very kind and respectful with a little laughter mixed in. And the views are breathe taking! They even printed a congragalatory message on our menus. All in all it was an amazing and wonderful way to spend our first anniversary."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Incredible view of Lake Tahoe. Excellent service and great food."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This restaurant had a great view, but unfortunately, we were stuck at a back table and could barely glimpse the view. The food tasted great. I had halibut, my dining partner had scallops. Disappointed in the wine menu. Since this is a chain it was no surprise that it was "ho hum" with nothing special - the usual big distributor labels. Happy hour is one of the highlights of this restaurant, but arrived too late to take advantage of that feature. Would return, but next time wait for a window seat."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "great food, good atmosphere, excellent service. Would recommend to friends and family members."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our evening at Chart House was excellent; the hostess was exceptionally thoughtful in providing personalized menus. Our server Nicolas was very accommodating and attentive! We will definitely request him the next time we dine at Chart House. Three of us had the crab-stuffed fresh tilapia .... yummy. Nicolas checked with the chef to see if the Chicken Romano could be ordered, even though it was not listed on the menu. It could be! That effort was much appreciated. As always, the lava ckes were fabulous."
    Dined on 6/26/2014