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Chart House Restaurant - Longboat Key
Chart House Restaurant - Longboat Key

Chart House Restaurant - Longboat Key Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chart-house.com
  • Phone: (941) 383-5593
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm. Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm. Happy Hour: Every Day: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Stephanie Klos
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private parties are available for daytime only with a minimum $500 with accommodations available for up to 250 guests. For evenings, semi-private areas are available for 20 to 50 guests. The entire restaurant is available for buy-out pricing.
  • Private Party Contact: Janis Saikaley (941) 383-5593

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Longboat Club
  • Public Transit: In front of restaurant on Gulf of Mexico Drive
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample spaces available.
A word from Chart House Restaurant - Longboat Key
Located just west of Sarasota on beautiful Longboat Key, Chart House boasts a dramatic interior décor that almost outshines its stunning view of the Gulf of Mexico. Combine the extraordinary setting with outstanding cuisine, & it’s not hard to see why this tropical retreat is a longtime favorite. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 28 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From signature fish specialties and 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 Macadamia Crusted Mahi, Miso Glazed Salmon & our slow-roasted Prime Rib. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines and our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake. Fabulous happy hour and patio!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Our waiter was energetic and very concerned that we were satisfied, excellent service and ambience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We'd stopped going to Chart Houses years ago -- many don't have the salad bar anymore and the dishes seemed overwrought and expensive to us. But this Chart House impressed us. We were greeted by a gracious manager who held open the front door for us -- a nice start to the evening. Food was delicious, simple seafood, beautifully cooked and presented. I do have one suggestion: remove the glass wall that separates the bar from the dining area. It totally blocks the view of the water."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "It was our 28th Wedding Anniversary and we wanted to go someplace special. We had the Prime Rib and you could cut it with a fork - it was so tender. The Coconut crusted shrimp was also very good. But the best part was the Chocolate Lava Cake - it's to die for. The service was excellent -wait staff very attentive - always there to refill the coffee. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Tables are too close together to allow for comfortable dining. The service was just average, waitstaff seemed more interested in the activity at the reception desk than her table. Filet was mediocre which was a surprise as in the past it has been excellent. Seating time was punctual."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have eaten here numerous times while in Longboat Key, but never again. The evening started with the hostesses that don't seem to know what to do to make the customer happy. We had specifically requested to be put on the lower level of the restaurant - the top tier is like a glorified banquet room. I called one hour before our arrival to confirm that request and was told it would be no problem. We walked into the lobby and they tried to seat us on the top level even though there were plenty of empty tables. The server was obviously new and though he tried hard was not polished. But most disappointing was the food. Mediocre at best and at a high price. There are way too many fine restaurants in the area to waste your time on this one."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This is the first time I've used opentable.com, and I was pleased with the simplicity of use. The only negative point of the night was the lack of availability of a window seat. I requested a window seat by opentable.com and called ahead to request one. The response I got on the phone was, "We can't guarantee one." When we arrived at the restaurant, there were indeed no window seats. Aside from this, the food, ambiance, and service were good. This was the first time I've been to LBK Chart House in the past 20 years, and I was still happy with the unique opportunity of caviar a the salad bar."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This was a wonderful evening filled with a great view and great cuisine. Excellent service. We will go back for sure!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Only visit Longboat Key once a year and enjoy the Chart House when we visit. We have visited with a family group and kids in the past and it has been enjoyable. We have also gone as a couple and enjoy the food, the view, and the atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Food was excellent however service was not up to par. Food dropped on the floor before reaching our table, still server puts it on the table. Called him back to replace, the replacement was cold. We asked the waiter to get us another one which was served by Chef personally. Don't order an espresso there, what you will get is an american coffee in an espresso cup "twice". Waiter blamed the machine!!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I ordered the Filet Mignon to be cooked "Medium". The waitress described it as having pink but warm center. When the steak arrived, there was no pink at all. I chose to not send it back because it would have delayed my meal since it was over-cooked (can't undo that). It was the worst filet I've ever had. It was too salty and dry. I gave the steak to my husband (he'll eat anything) and he shared his Prime Rib with me. The Prime Rib was excellent."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Food was very good service was excellent and the overall dinning experience was great."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary there last week. Would you believe I booked the reservation six months prior! They were definitely ready for us; wished us a Happy Anniversary when we walked in and had menus imprinted with Happy Anniversary for us to take home as a memento. Our server Patti treated us like royalty; our table faced the water and the food and wine were top notch. The complimentary dessert finalized our perfect evening. If you want to impress, sincerely thank someone and/or show your love, do take them to The Chart House when in Longboat Key, FL."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The Chart House on LBK is an excellent choice for fresh seafood at a reasonable price. We arrived just before eight PM, and received a wonderful table overlooking the bay. Our server had outstanding recommendations of appetizers and specials, and we had a very lovely and romantic dinner. I would highly recommend the shrimp, crab and avocado stack appetizer. It was more than enough to share, and eliminated the need to order from their fabulous salad bar. All in all, we had a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great as always. This is a solid choice all the time"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed the salad bar. However a family next to is had very noisy kids. View was amazing!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The entire staff made our 20th anniversary celebration a memorable one. From the time we arrived, we were made to feel special. The meal was delicious."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Excellent service and food. Highly recommend early bird dining as is a great value and includes their very nice salad bar!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "It was our wedding anniversary and when the waitress discovered that, she had menus printed with Happy Annivesary. We were very impressed with the food, the waitress and the atmosphere. Definitely would come again! My only complaint is that the salad was too large for a pre-meal course. I could only eat half of it. They could cut back on the size."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My wife and I had a great, romantic dinner with an awesome view. The beefsteak tomato salad was delicious, as was the filet!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "There was a mix up and we didn't get a server until we got up and went to the servers and asked to be served. That was after sitting at the table for twenty minutes!!!! They apologized and said that the two servers that served around us didn't know that they had our table too. So it was almost 25 minutes before we got a drink. I felt they should have compensated us with either a free drink or a dessert."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We eat at the Chart House on LBK frequetly, and have for 10 years. The food and presentation are wonderful. The menu has a great variety and the chef will accommodate special requests. This is our favorite place for dinner, special occasions and to entertain friends, in the Sarasota and Long Boat Key area."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Both items we wished to order were unavailable .......... Snapper dish and the Prime Rib dish. Monday nights are apparently not a night to dine at this restaurant. Additionally, although five tables by the windows were available to accommodate our advance reservation request (and remaind available throughout our entire dining experience)....we were seated at the table next to the area where all the preparations and dismantling of tables were conducted.....noisy and distracting for a special anniversary dinner. I can only assume that the table selection was a result of what waiter was up next for a table. Our waitress, however, was exceptional......and saved the evening!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "My friend and I had a great time at Chart House last evening. The hostesses and management were very cordial. The food was delicious, and the views are spectacular. Our waitress was delightful and had a great personality."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We went to the Chart House to celebrate our oldest daughter's birthday. She was home on leave from military duty overseas. The table and view and food were delicious. Our service was atrocious. Our appetizer dishes were never cleared. And then neither were our main course dishes. We just piled them at the spot for the 4th diner since there were only 3 of us. Our spinach came 15 mins later than entrees because our waiter said the chef messed up the first order. We were never offered coffee and took almost an hour to get our bill and get charge card cleared. We never once were asked if we needed another drink and our water was not filled during the entire 2 hours. It was a very disappointing experience."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I found the staff very accommodating and the food excellent. I am a Vegan, and the Chef made me a wonderful and delicious Vegan meal. My three guests were also impressed with the service and food along with the view and staff helpfulness."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Food and early dining was great. We had a wonderful waitress named Gillian. She was efficient and considerate and so sweet to all of us. Thank you to her for making our evening together with our friends perfect."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Pricey and they rushed us. You can get great food for less at other places.Very easy to hear and enjoy the view."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We've never been to a chart house that wasnt excellent and this didnt disappoint. We had great food (once we straightened out the size of the prime rib!). My only complaint is that i'm only 5 feet tall. i got salad bar. when the plates holder isnt full its really hard for me to reach, as are the back row of salad items. But only if they remodel will they be able to fix that. The salad was fresh and excellent and the steak was great! (Alan's wife writing this!) I had the soup sampler and it was a perfect amount of each. I loved them all."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We had a very good experience for our dinner on the 10th of June. T he service was exceptional and the food was cooked to perfection. I have eaten there several times since the 70s and always found the service and food to be quite exceptional. The menu changes periodically and is always varied. The lobster bisque is the best in town. Thanks again for a great evening."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I must admit that I was a little troubled by reading some of the prior comments regarding this restaurant. I am so happy that I ignored them and had a wonderful dining experience on 06/09. Our reservation was immediately recognized and we were seated at a window with a beautiful view of the bridge and water below. The food was excellent - we both had prime rib and it was cooked perfectly. We split a tomato salad which was more than enough for both of us at the amazing price of $8.99. My oysters rockefeller and my wife's fritters were excellent. The morale of the story - always try a fine restaurant yourself and make a judgement - Chart House was excellent and given its location, reasonably priced with excellent service and food."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Great food, great service and an excellent atmosphere. We have been visiting the Chart House Restaurant in Longboat Key for 20+ years. It has been a required destination for my family every time we are in the Sarasota area."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We have been in the Longboat Key area for one month and have been to the Chart House on six occasions. The view of the channel, boats, and homes is great and we find it the perfect place to bring our guests from out of town. They are attentive on all levels and care a great deal about your experience. While the food is good and they do most of the important things very well, the service on orders for any kind of beverage needs to be improved. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "It was a special evening for our group of eight. Perfect booth with view, perfect waitress (Jamie), perfect food, everyone had a great evening. Thank you Chart House. Receptionist was so nice to change our table to a booth when we asked."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "As a lifetime resident of Sarasota, I live in the country out east, so it is always a treat to drive to Longboat Key! The Chart House is a lovely place and the food was great, we had the Savor Sarasota menu and everything was delicious!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I've been dining at the chart house for years. This year I brought my parents back for there anniversary and they dropped the ball. They were under staffed. And had 2 large parties they couldn't handle. We waited 45 minutes for our appetizers which was shrimp cocktail and calamari! Our entrees came out before our server cleared the table from our previous course. Food was not very good. It was just a nightmare. And to top it all off, the manager came over at the end and asked how everything was-I told him what happened and he said "I'm sorry. I hope you dine with us again." No way. Won't be going back there. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Been going to the chart house for over 15 years always a great time."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We took our friends out for their 50th Wedding Anniversary . A table by the window with a beautiful view was set up for us. A menu with our friends name and a happy 50th Anniversary on top was given to us. It was a lovely touch. Our waitress was friendly. So far so good. Then we went to the salad bar and that was just ok. The food came the chicken incrusted with herbs and bread crumbs was tough and over done. The salmon with mustard sauce was over cooked. Side vegetable were fine. A complimentary slice of ice cream cake was delicious. My husband and I didn't want to complain because we didn't want to ruin the evening. We expected much better tasting and quality of food."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food & service was great. Really enjoyed. Would recommend to friends."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Eating at Chart House us always a great experience. The food is always delicious. They have a great selection of seafood. Portions are very generous. Waiter was very attentive. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food at The Chart House on Longboat Key is quite good, though much pricier than my last visit. But the service was ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE. We were brought the wrong order THREE TIMES. Our entree's didn't arrive until ONE HOUR AND FIFTEEN MINUTES after our seating. The waitperson's table chatter was inappropriate, and there was never an apology for the poor service. There is simply no excuse for such an established restaurant to treat patrons like this. The bay view is The Chart House's stock-in-trade. But they need to concentrate on their service."
    Dined on 5/28/2014