Chart House Restaurant - Longboat Key
Birthday DinnerThe overall experince was very nice. The staff made my husband's birthday dinner perfect.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWaterfrontGreat for waterfront, outside dining. Good food, fair price, not cheap.5/16/2013 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 AMEven though our reservationEven though our reservation was for 7.30, we got there about an hour early. It was very busy, the girl told us we will have to wait for our table to come up. We were waiting for a seat at the bar - which was also very busy - when the girl told us she has a window table available :) We weren't even hoping for a window table, at that point we were just happy to be seated anywhere - so it was a pleasant surprise. The view was amazing, the food was good and our waitress was very nice and helpful. If you are in town you should visit.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful view & good food, too!From the moment you walk in you are mesmerized by the view; so be sure to go in the daylight hours or to watch the sunset. The food, service and drinks are very good also. If you are a salad bar fan, they have one with numerous choices.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, great waitDelicious food, great wait staff and fun atmosphere. One of my favorite restaurants in the Sarasota area. Similar to Roy's but much better.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe early bird dinner at theThe early bird dinner at the Chart House for our group of 4 was an superb dining experience. The salad bar was fresh and delicious. Our server, Adam, was extremely professional and polished, giving us excellent impeccable service. Dining at the Chart House is the highlight of our vacation in Longboat Key!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been here on priorWe have been here on prior vacations. Food is good (but heavily weighted toward seafood). Pacing was a bit slow on this trip. Waitress was accommodating for a picky teenager. Great view of the bay (we watched dolphins swimming around). Only real miss was the key lime pie. It had no citrus flavor - simply tasted like whipped cream.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food & service with waterGood food & service with water view. We will return soon.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been coming from EuropeWe have been coming from Europe to this spot for more than 15 years and are here this time for 5 weeks. At LBK we dine at the Chart House every 4th/5th night, as most good restaurants in the LBK/Armands Circle have a very similar menu and your choice really comes down to quality of food, wine list and service. It is a favourite of ours and has been for many years. The food is very good as is the table service, and the reception staff recognise you after a couple of visits and the view from the restaurant is one to die for during daylight. My concern - I do not appreciate my main course being put on the table before I have finished my appetizer which has happened more than once since our arrival on 28 February. Please take note!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good!We've been many times to this location. This was the first time that a server suggested a child's portion salad bar for my 12 year old granddaughter.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waitress, Patty, was terrific.Our waitress, Patty, was terrific. Energetic, "sold" the specials beautifully, fun and professional.
One of the best features of this restaurant is that it is not loud. You can hold a conversation with your guests at the table.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA must-do on Longboat KeyWe visit Longboat Key twice a year and the Chart House is always on our list of things to do. We have never been disappointed in the food or atmosphere, and the service is outstanding. Highly recommend giving it a try.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMvery good food and servicevery good food and service love the salad bar as always3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night everything wasGreat night everything was perfect. Service, table view,food preparation made for one great evening.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall great experience althoughOverall great experience although they were not able to honor our request for a window table.3/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a FavoriteIt is one of our favorite places to go. The Chart Houses we have been to are all with water views and the food is wonderful.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM