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

Chart House Restaurant - Longboat Key

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chart-house.com/
  • Phone: (941) 383-5593
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm. Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm. Happy Hour: Every Day: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • 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 9413835593x

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
Chart House Restaurant - Longboat Key reviews from OpenTable diners
138 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (120)special occasion (95)romantic (68)good for groups (50)great for outdoor dining (49)fit for foodies (43)notable wine list (34)neighborhood gem (29)vibrant bar scene (17)kid-friendly (10)hot spot (9)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (7)late-night find (6)Show More
  • Attentive service and delicious food
    Andy
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Started at the bar for an appetizer while waiting briefly for a window table. The bartender was friendly and prompt with service. Once seated at our table we enjoyed the stuffed grouper. A wonderful dish! Took the Lava Cake dessert to go. Overall a fine upscale establishment worth a return visit.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bob
    rswitz
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Food was ample and excellent flavor. Service was terrific. This was not our first visit and will not be our last.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Place
    Janice
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We have eaten at the Chart House before. It is always a delightful experience. The food is great, service couldn't be better. They have the best salad bar in Sarasota/Manatee County.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything but the service was excellent!
    luarte07
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The hostess was charming, but then things went downhill. Our waitress greeted us with.."can I get you a drink?" No name...no welcome...no Happy Anniversary...etc. The drinks arrived and mine was up and not on the rocks...the appetizers arrived and there was absolutely no follow up as we dined. Even when the food arrived our waitress couldn't be found. After searching for her I saw her and asked for a steak knife since I was struggling to cut my prime rib...no offer of steak sauce...pepper...nada! Quite disappointing, not the usual Chart House experience...heads up Open Table Folks...
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    FSUDiner
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Celebrated my husband's birthday with a special dinner and accompanied with family. From beginning to end our dining experience was wonderful. We were greeted warmly and the young lady who arranged for our table was very conscientious in ensuring our special needs to accommodate my father's seating arrangement is truly appreciated. The beverages, appetizers, entrees and desserts were everything we imagined it would be. The sunset views we enjoyed were breathtaking. Many thanks to the Chart House staff for making Longboat Key, FL a memory we will always remember fondly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular Views
    Happy
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Kudos to Dan at the bar - exceptional!!! Our server, Jessica was very pleasant and professional. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Annoying service
    Rubbish
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The waitress we had was very annoying our conversation was interrupted on numerous occasions to find out how are meal was going and on one occasion to try and sell us their loyalty card even though we were clearly not interested, they forgot our side orders which arrived after we had nearly finished our mains, woody asparagus and creamed spinach with weird breadcrumbs sprinkled over them the fish was overcooked and the starters bland and unremarkable generally a very disappointing meal.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • kkkkkVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Chart House is a perfect spot to watch the sunset with a nice cocktail! Always delicious food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Same old same old
    FrequntDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The Chart House is like a reliable old friend - nice but unexciting. We've eaten here many times over the years and the food is O.K. but the menu is too static. It would benefit from more up-to-date cuisine and perhaps at least seasonal specials.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    Fine
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great food and service and the happy hour is fantastic Always look forward to the beautiful presentation of the main courses
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Entree
    Kimmy
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I have eaten here several times before and have always had an exceptional meal, but this time I ordered a special entree on the menu, grouper over gorgonzola cous cous with a cranberry sauce. The gorgonzola cous cous was very bland, the grouper appeared to have been fried, and was greasy, and the cranberry sauce, which would have been helpful to offset the blandness of the rest of the dish, was very miniscule. It was very disappointing. The salad bar, however, is my favorite, and I think I will stick with that next time. The other 2 dinner guests with me had exceptional meals.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chart House does it again
    RonDonSRQ
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Of the very few chain restaurants we go to, Chart House is our favorite by far. My birthday dinner here was great. Their separate gluten-free menu makes choices easier. Once a year or so, I want a great prime rib dinner; Chart House is the only place I'll order it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Imaginative menu
    Venetian
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    In an area where seafood restaurants abound, this is by far the best on the Sun Coast I have tried. The food is delicious and exquisite. The service is attentive but not overbearing. This is my third trip, and each time my high opinion is reinforced. For a national chain, this is on a par with Ruth's Chris.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food great atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    This restaurant has it all scenic view, good food and service. The setting is spectacular.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful evening
    ElaineMike4
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Your restaurant was recommended to my husband and I and we were not disappointed. This was our first time at the Chart House. It was wonderful, food was great, we were not rushed, manager stopped at our table to make sure everything was fine. Our server was exceptional. The couple who joined us for dinner enjoyed themselves. When my children come for a visit we will be making reservations at the Chart House. Thank you for a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very slow service
    DaisyVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We were seated outside...it took a very long time for the waiter to make contact with us. Service was very slow, though the waiter was nice and apologized. I had the grilled coconut shrimp...it was just fair. Haven't been to a Chart House in a while but this one did not live up to the quality of Chart Houses I was used to. Even the rolls were boring and didnt't seem fresh. We did have a lovely, quiet spot out on the deck watching the sunset. But still we won't be running back to eat here anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hoping for more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Lovely setting, great service, but the food was bland. I would not return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fabnite
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Awesome experience. Everything perfect. Celebrating anniversary and they made us feel special. Food exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average
    flavorman
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We dined at the Chart House and had reservations for 8pm. When we arrived no one was at the front counter and we waited almost 5 minutes for the hostess. We were seated near a server's station and shortly after one of the servers knocked over a pitcher of water onto the ground making a loud noise and startling us. After a few minutes one of the servers (not ours) passed by complaining about her table to a coworker. Next thing we know a pepper mill is knocked off the service counter, again startling us. Not exactly a nice quiet dinner. Food was good, but not great.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What fine dining is about
    JLL1
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My wife and I have been dining at this establishment for over ten years. Every since our first visit, we have never been disappointed with anything to about quality of food, service or views. It is well worth the hour drive to have such an experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service above all others
    Urban
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    This was our first visit to the Chart House in Sarasota and once again the service was outstanding like the Chart House locations in Hawaii, California, Ohio, and New York. Melissa was our server who greeted us with an above average attitude to assure our dedication the Chart House brand stays bright. Melissa not only made us feel at home but the quickness of our drinks and dinner was right on mark. We got an opportunity to meet Chef Stephanie Klos who brings the whole experience a very personal touch to the dinner. Meeting the manager, Peter V. Van Beuren,Jr with such a exciting appreciation also.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great water view
    LBKer
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Service, food and ambiance was world class. Stone crabs were tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Barb
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Dinner was alright. Primerib overdone.Wanted med.rare got med. Waited until almost the dinner arrived until we got our cocktails. Unexceptable. We have been there several times and had better service. It was a stressful evening. We went early thinking that we would get better service. It didn't happen.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great
    sces727VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Early bird dining with an incredible salad bar, terrific service and perfect view are great ingredients. The parmesan crusted cod is moist and flavorful. We are always totally satisfied here.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View, Food Decent
    Gampo
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Outstanding water view (the best in the area) is worth the "price of admission." Early dining menu with great salad bar is an excellent value. Food was decent but not outstanding. My prime rib needed to be sent back as it was much too rare for the "medium" I ordered. My wife's shrimp scampi was OK. Our server was not nearly attentive enough. Manager checked on us several times, including taking payment for our bill. He was actually more attentive than our server.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great location, great food
    robertsalzman
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The best salad bar in town! Great location right on the water. Well-prepared food. Affordable early dining. Great happy hour!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Excellent value with early bird dining. Salad bar one of the best. Beautiful restaurant and setting. Food delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    Kparkerpalate
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The Chart House on Long Boat Key, FL serves outstanding food with fabulous water views! The service is impeccable, especially Natasha, and every meal we have enjoyed there has been absolutely fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • interesting??
    Tallinthesaddle
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My wife and I have been Sarasota residents for close to 30 years. The Chart House has always been one our favorites. It's been several years since our last visit and it was very nice to see the food quality remains excellent and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bails
    Bwils
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great dining experience. Food was wonderful, great place to celebrate a special occasion . Wonderful view. Next time we will check out the happy hour menu in the bar area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    1FineDineVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This is an excellent upscale restaurant with great food, lovely water views, friendly staff, and colorful sunsets. Food and beverage selections were excellent for most tastes.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful restaurant good happy hr
    florida
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Get there early for a great view. Bar food and drinks well priced and good menu and spacious bar area. Service a bit slow - even with less than 1/2 seats filled for 6 pm seating. Maybe new staff? They apologized and that was nice. Great NY steak and jumbo Prawn cocktail The more adventurous starters were "less" than advertised (hard to find lobster and shrimp buried in that spring roll!). We'd come again and try the market fish instead.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Anniversary
    Madaboutfood
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary at Chart House. Our appetizers and entrees were delicious. The waiter was very attentive. Dessert was decadent. We especially enjoyed the view. Plan to go again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great salad bar
    Harry
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    enjoyed the salad bar with the early bird specials.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over rated
    1toyum
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Food was under seasoned and over priced. Service was inconsistent. I had far better service and more flavorful fish at a chain restaurant the following evening for half the price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our 40th Wedding Anniversary Dinner
    WoodDuck
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    There was 6 of us celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary, including 2 small children. The window tables facing the water was very nice. The appetizers divine, main courses were delicious. We really dived into & enjoyed the dessert(s); creme brulee, lava cake, and a special mud cake the restaurant gave us for the occasion. We have been coming to the Chart House for about 15 yrs. We love their salad bar with home made Cesar salads and lots other special items not normally seen, like caviar. Always a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Camper
    KidSandPicks
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My lady and I always go to the Chart House for special occasions or when we feel we need a lift from the troubles of the day. We have never been disappointed with our experience. Some little trifles didn't spoil anything.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good
    cavcando
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our water Boto was very good.the view was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once again - wonderful !
    foodfan
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This time we enjoyed Happy Hour with the wonderful appetizers! Lovely evening, lovely place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CH-Sarasota
    Sterling
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The view is unforgettable. Excellent salad bar. Good selection and quality preparation. Our favorite spot in Sarasota. We cannot recommend it more highly. You will be pleased. We choose to go during the week when it is not crowded but I am sure it gets crowded on the weekends so make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.