Chart House Restaurant - Longboat Key
Great placeThe staff was very friendly and service oriented. The salad bar and meal were also great.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful viewBeautiful view of the water from every table. They do fish in many creative, delicious ways. Huge salad bar will exceed any expectation. Molten chocolate lava cake was a winner for my husband.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBest of the BestWe have vacationed in Florida and now have live here and it was our first visitto this Chart House. We will save this one for special occasions.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous view!What a beautiful view- dinner was delicious, too. Greatly improved since it became a part of Landrys.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMImpressionAs soon as we arrived the hostess was pleasant and hospitable. We were seated immediately at the window seat I wished for. Service was exceptional and the food choices were large. I was a bit leary since it was a chain but as soon as the appetizer arivved all that worry left. My wife and I had a great time and not rushed at all. View was excellent and we had the feeling we were aboard a cruise liner docked at some foreign port6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBest food, service and view!Chart house had the best food I've ever tasted, and the service was wonderful. The view of the ocean was relaxing and was perfect for our anniversary dinner.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMSomething missingMain course seemed to lack usual pizzazz. Fish a little overcooked and nut crust tasteless.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMChart House is always a Hit!When I made the reservation through Open Table, I put in the notes that we were celebrating my 67th birthday and that I'd like a really fine table. When we arrived, not only did the hostess immediately wish me a happy birthday, but she also gave us two menus that said "The Longboat Key Chart House Wishes You a Happy 67th Birthday, and the waitress gave us one at the end rolled up like a scroll with a ribbon around it! That was very thoughtful.
The view out over the water was absolutely superb. There must have been two dozen small boats in a cluster, with people swimming, wading and playing catch out ini the middle of the bay. The food, as always, was perfect, and the service was excellent. All in all,it was an excellent evening!!!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this Place!!!We absolutely love going to the Chart House on Long Boat Key. The food and drinks are the best and the view is stunning!!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful Longboat Key LocationOverlooking the inlet between Longboat and Lido keys, this restaurant has ambiance to spare. Although prices are high, the menu and presentation are top notch and worth the visit for special occasions.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific dining!Great view if you are lucky enough to get a table by the window! Nice salad bar, excellent seafood and steak.
Reservations were honored promptly. Lovely dining experience!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation night dinnerI stopped by early in the day (drop off cake/balloons) and the chef was very kind and helpful. He seemed interested in making sure we would have a nice evening. Arrived at the restaurant we were seated and the server was also very good. We have lived here 7 years and never been to the Chart house on Longboat......We will be back! Seemed to have a hard working staff. Thanks for a VERY nice evening. :)5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMVery friendly placeBrought two friends for dinner, first visit for them, very impressed with the view, the meal was excellent.
Our server was very helpful and informative.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday DinnerThe overall experince was very nice. The staff made my husband's birthday dinner perfect.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOff the ChartOne of the best restaurants I have had the opportunity to review on Open Table. From the start our waiter Greg was on top of everything. The drinks were timely and very good. My wife had the scallops which were fantastic. I had the stuffed flounder which was as good as it gets. The oyster rockerfeller was stupendous. Although we did not order off the early bird menu, the selections looked good. No rush from the staff. The salad bar looked great if you so desire.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMHeard good reviews from friendsHeard good reviews from friends and was not disappointed5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWaterfrontGreat for waterfront, outside dining. Good food, fair price, not cheap.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMlongboat key Chart House gemsThe salad bar was very fresh & offered many choices ...there was an appetizer that was a 3 soup sampler...small but good...crunchy shrimp was great tasting shrimp with a minimum of crunch...just right. Steak special was tender . The view was spectacular! The wine was a nice choice of varietals and the service was topnotch. Will definitely return.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA Perfect ExperienceFrom the first online contact to make a reservation, to a follow up phone call, to the actual dining experience, every little detail was accomplished in addition to exemplary service, outstanding food, and a friendly yet professional demeanor of the staff.
It was a very special occassion that being my husband's 65th Birthday, and we had flown from NJ the day prior to be greated with perfection in every way, and a most memorable and enjoyable dinner.
The GM was assisting the staff in every way possible rather than simply greeting the guests, and "Joe" our wait staff was simply excellent as well. It was a wonderful experience, and every member of the staff was performing great marketing for the restaurant, and yes we'll be back from NJ!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe appetizers were excellent.The appetizers were excellent. I had a Mojito that was very good. The only issue I had was my tenderloins were a little hard and the mashed potatoes was not the best. The quality is not as good as it should be for the price.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExpectations ExceededMy wife and I ate here on Mother's day and enjoyed an outstanding meal. The chef had prepared some Mother's Day specials and we both chose the salmon. It was a creative dish cooked to prefection.
This resturant has an excellent view of the Gulf of Mexico and and New Pass Inlet to Sarasota Bay.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSoggy MushroomsWe loved our mothers day dining experience at Chart House-Longboat Key. However, the mushroom appetizer was a bit disappointing. The mushrooms were a little soggy, runny. The taste was too "mushroomy". Our entree's were excellent. we always love the atmosphere and the view.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDisappointedWe dined on Mothers Day. Everything was nice except our halibut entrees. The halibut was very dry and rubbery.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPricey but worth it.The food was great and the service was perfect. I wish I remembered the guy's name but he was the perfect mix of friendly without trying to be a part of our outing. He was very attentive without lurking.
Great service. Great food. Great view.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've gone to that chart houseWe've gone to that chart house for years as part of a special occassion during vacation. now that we live here, we reserve it for special occassions for the family and friends who visit us. my wife went to the one in hawaii as a child and I found this one with myfamily as a kid. its fun. no doubt it can give all of the above reasons to go and maybe sometime soon, we will try it without kids. thanks for fitting us all in. hank and lindy taylor MD5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExperience on Mother's DayOur experience was a great one. This one on Longboat Key is excellent. My husband and I brought our daughter and her two sons, ages 10 and 12, and you accommodated the children well. We all had the salad bar and my husband loved the preparation of the scallop dinner. I loved the caviar at the salad bar. My shrimp cocktail was excellent and I had never had one before with the dry ice treat with mist swirling around. My grandsons especially loved it. Other waiters helped me and were so kind. I am on a walker and had forgotten to bring my salad plate. One male waiter got a plate for me right away and said he was glad to help me. He even carried the plate back to my table. I am looking forward to returning! Barbara Offutt, Sarasota, Florida5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a homerun!Dinner at the Chart House is always a wonderful experience. The food is wonderful, the service is always friendly and accommodating and the ambiance and view is perfection. I'm never disappointed and always look forward to the next dinner there.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMgood timesEverything was what I expected. A great place to dine.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMLong Boat Chart House wasLong Boat Chart House was nice as you would think. Good food and Service. WHAT a VIEW!!!!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM1 year anniversaryMy wife and I made reservations here for our one year anniversary dinner. Every staff member we interacted with congratulated us by name! We were seated outside overlooking the pass. What a beautiful view. The water was calm and clear, with porpoises surfacing in the distance. You could hear the soft music of the steel drums being played further down in a different area of the restaurant. It reminded us of our honeymoon in the Dominican Republic! The server was excellent, he made perfect recommendations and we couldn't have been more pleased with the quality of the food. The lava cake blew me away, what a treat!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVery special place!We love coming to the Longboat Key Chart house. Our special occasion dinners are always top notch and the times that we just visit the bar for drinks and appetizers are just as enjoyable. We just wish it wasn't a 45 minute drive.... but still very worth the trip.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMKathy's BirthdayI had never been to the Chart House and I enjoyed it very much. The service was great, as well as the food and atmosphere. The personalized menu is an added memorable touch.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEveryone's meal was excellent.Everyone's meal was excellent. We were served in a timely manner and enjoyed our evening. Just what you would expect at the Chart House.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEarly bird menu is very reasonable/Early bird menu is very reasonable/good. Great view.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful location, greatWonderful location, great food, amazing service BUT management needs to apply themselves to the task of seating patrons that have reservations in a more efficient manner. We arrived fifteen minutes early (expecting to wait; no problem) but had to wait an additional forty minutes beyond our reserved time.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMPrices too high. SaladPrices too high. Salad bar too expensive for what you get. Food good but not spectacular for the price. Service a little rushed. View is wonderful.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMgood service, good food, andgood service, good food, and other than a/c unit leaking on one of the diner"s head, pretty good evening. They eventually moved us to another table, but originally tried to just move our table further from leaking a/c. All that did was cause it to leak on one of our other friends. Eventually, they finally put us at another table...but didn't seem happy to do so. Not 5 minutes later they seated another group at same exact table. This was the only thing that we had an issue with. And happy hour is great. Most likely would return. Have been there several times in the past.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was good but notThe food was good but not of the quality and presentation deserving of such high prices.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMpleasantly surprised. It metpleasantly surprised. It met all my expectations for a great evening out.I felt I did pay a little extra what the outcome was well worth it excellent service excellent food excellent overall experience I would highly recommend for special occasions.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Seafood!I really like the Chart House on Longboat Key. If its a special occation or my family is in town, I always go to Chart House. With the rewards card and the happy hour it also makes it a bit more budget friendly.
The food was excellent as always, and the service was great as well. You can tell that the staff pays attention to detail which is important! I can't wait for my next visit :).4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed the dinner. VeryWe enjoyed the dinner. Very attendant service with knowledgeable server. Food was quite good salad and soup very good. Most enjoyed the main course. A bit on the pricey side but would go again4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOne Excellent NightAnother great night at the Chart House. Stephanie and Michael and their crew did an excellent job as usual. Service by Candace was the greatest. Everything made for an excellent night with a super view.
Thanks to all.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time dining experience.The restaurant was very nice, food was excellent, and our waitress Janice provided us with the best service we have ever had. This was our first time dining at Chart House,our next visit to Longboat Key will certainly include dining again at the Chart House.
Thank you Chart House, and a special thank you to Janice for making our 30th wedding anniversary dinner one to remember.
Chris & Pennie
Warren, Ohio4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMEncore @ Chart House, Longboat KeyWe visited the Chart House in Longboat Key for an encore as we had dined there a few years ago. We were not disappointed. All aspects of our dining experience remained the same--Outstanding! We would recommend the Chart House to anyone seeking a comfortable environment where you can enjoy a fine meal.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMChose to have an Easter lunchChose to have an Easter lunch at this lovely, quiet, restaurant located just off St Armand's Circle in Long Boat Key. It was an excellent choice for us! The salad bar is wonderful with fresh veggies, quinoa and rice salads, Caesar freshly-tossed, and delicious black caviar! My scallops were prepared broiled nestled atop golden Yukon mashed potatoes and drizzled with a wasabi cream! My husband chose the pancetta wrapped broiled salmon. The other couple ordered crab-stuffed shrimp and Chicken Romano...we were all delighted with our meals! This was fine dining at it's best!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a nice experience goingWe had a nice experience going back to the Chart House after 10 years! We were a bit surprised at the higher prices (additional salad bar $18.99?!) But we enjoyed our food and so did our three kids (ages 16, 14 and 11). My son's hamburger was on the rare side, but once we got the attention of our waiter, he took it back and cooked to well-done. The service was good but there was a LOUD table of New Yorkers (you could tell) with LOTS of kids all on screens that took away from our dining experience. Overall though, we're glad we make the effort to go back. And the mud pie is still yummy!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb!We visited for a sunset dinner while in nearby Sarasota for the weekend. Our experience was first class from beginning to end. The staff was very accommodating, and the ambience is elegant. We were seated immediately upon arrival at our reservation time.
Best of all was the food and drink. I had swordfish that melted in my mouth - a very delicate dish to get right. I also had "Best of Soup" - an unusual and delicious sampling of lobster bisque, clam chowder, and gazpacho. Finally, when I asked which bourbons they carried at the bar, the server said, "We carry them all" - and then proved to be right! The Chart House also has a complete salad bar. All in all, a very nice night out. I look forward to returning to try other attractive menu op3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed the whole experienceReally enjoyed the whole experience. The food was outstanding as well as a very attentive staff.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGood jobAll went very well from start to finish for our small family holiday dinner. Our waiter Bray was particularly good. Professional, prompt, very knowledgeable and friendly.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome! We walked here fromAwesome! We walked here from Longboat Key Club and we're really glad we did.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM