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: 941-383-5593x
  • 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: 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
169 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (145)special occasion (116)romantic (85)fit for foodies (44)good for groups (43)great for outdoor dining (39)neighborhood gem (35)notable wine list (34)vibrant bar scene (19)kid-friendly (12)hot spot (11)great for brunch (9)great for lunch (9)late-night find (7)Show More
  • Happy Camper
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
  • A bit disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The view is wonderful, the service good and the food disappointingly mediocre. The salad bar, usually outstanding in Chart House restaurants, was worse than mediocre and apparently maintained by a disinterested staff. The entrees ordered by the four of us were just O.K., unexciting servings of tuna, cod and salmon - generous in portion, just adequate in quality. Also, the place is due for refurbishing, which does justice to the great location and excellent parking lot.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    RJS13
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Don't live in the general area but whenever in and around Sarasota when I want to take my wife or guests out for a special kind of dinner, my choice of preference is the Chart House. Entire staff is very friendly and accommodating the food is exceptionally well prepared. Always try and make Happy Hour as they provide great specials before dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chart House Longboat Key
    Bdaygirl
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    One if my favorite dining places in Sarasota! The membership club is awesome and the views are great. We actually saw dolphins playing in the water around below us in the water. Service was wonderful. Our waiter John was great! This is the second year in a row that we came for my birthday and will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was our anniversary
    WtersideView
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    It was our anniversary and the Chart House always makes an event special. We have gone there many times over the last seven years, but it is still very special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Richard
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    46th anniversary, looking forward to a great evening. Restaurant has good scenic view. Food was bland and served cold. Very good salad bar and happy hour in bar area. Appetizers $4-6 are the best deal. Service was very poor. Unnecessarily rude staff about special requests, inattentive and careless forgetting orders and serving food cold. Price is semi expensive and there are many better options in the area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service
    Birthdaytrio
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Prime Ribs 14 oz cut was excellent. Mashed potato was fair and the creamed spinach was only fair. Hostess had a bit of an attitude, but the server Melinda was wonderful. Salad Bar and dr is were good. Would return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and view
    charthouse1
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Cannot beat the view at Long Boat Key and food and service are great. I have dined at several Chart House restaurants and find them all to be excellent.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • vegan menu
    Kathy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I would like to comment on the menu for vegetarians or vegans. I watched beautiful plates arrive at our table and then looked down at mine. When I made the reservations for the group on the website I specifically noted that I was a vegan. When I ordered my meal I gave the waitress carte blanche for the chef. What I received was a flat ice cream scoop of plain rice, a quarter cup of very cooked spinach in a pile, and about a cup of vegetables (squash and hearts of) with 3 small carrots sliced in half that I had trouble cutting with a knife. I did go up and get a salad. This was $18 total. I need as many calories as every one else. I do not like spicy but it needed something to give it a flavor. Could you have something on the menu?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, great view
    beachgoer
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We always enjoy dining at the Chart House in Longboat during our yearly vacation there. We look forward to coming back next year. We've dined at other Chart Houses throughout the country too and always had great food and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another successful evening
    AmazingG9
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Chart House has always been a favorite of ours, often for special occasions. Our table was ready, great window seat, service was very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    we wanted to celebrate a birthday, what I mentioned, but nobody accommodated us in this way, very poor....
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very disappointing. Had 8 PM reservation and was seating by 8:10. Waited 20 minutes for someone to come by for our drink order. 40 minutes later finally took our dinner order. 30 minutes later was told what my wife ordered was no longer available and she had to order something else. 30 minutes later finally got our meal and mine was cold. It obviously had been seating for sometime seating for sometime. The Chart house is one of the more expensive restaurants in the area and they are living off the view. If the view wasn't there neither would be the Chart House. If you want fish at a good quality restaurant go to the Crab and Fin on St. Armands Circle.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect
    dineout
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent restaurant for the perfect evening, great wine, food and the waitress was the best I have ever had
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific
    coopstown
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had a terrific experience celebrating our anniversary with friends. The food was great along with the service. Couldn't ask for anything else. Thank you for a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • celebration dinner
    celebr8friends
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My husband and I along with our two friends had a wonderful dinner at chart house. We have always taken our boat out to the sandbar right in front of the restaurant but never been inside. It was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monday night slump?
    out2munch
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Maybe it was the chef's night off. After anticipating the previously superb gazpacho, good seafood, etc., what we got was mediocre at best, and as always, pricey. My scallops were puny and tough, on a barely visible dollop of mashed potato, and my husband's steak, gristly. Our poor waiter tried to compensate, but he had to serve what he'd been handed. Maybe we should have suspected something earlier, when the neighboring table sent a plate back to the kitchen. Between their table and ours, the manager had a busy time trying to "make it right". Too bad. Past experiences have often been great, and of course, the setting is spectacular. But we'll think twice on Mondays...
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great as ever
    Great
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This is our faverate place to eat for all occasions, be it for Birthdays, Anniversary,or even a friendly get to gather.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening
    Randy
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    From beginning to end, our evening was delightful. Mannie, our waiter, was outstanding. Made for a lovely birthday dinner for the 3 sisters.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • thebest
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I had a birthday party of seven people for my adult daughter and we all raved about the total experience. Food was delicious and the ambiance can't be beat! Perfect setting for any and all occasions. Thanks to all the welcoming, kind staff who made the evening very special.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Appetizer great! Entree needs work.
    Sarapat
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have always loved the Chart House. This visit was a little disappointing. It took longer than normal to be seated even though we had a reservation and arrived promptly ahead of time. It took more time than usual to get my cocktail - in fact it did not arrive until after we had started eating our appetizer. We shared the shrimp, crab, avocado and mango stack -- as always outstanding! We both ordered shrimp entrees. My husband ordered the shrimp and artichoke linguine and the shrimp was cold altho the linguine and sauce were hot. My cedar plank shrimp were over cooked - tough. Not all - but most of them. The Reese's lava cake was delicious. For whatever reason, the entrees were not up to the usual standards on Sunday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had dinner at the Chart House and were looking forward to excellent food since since we had been to other Chart House's in other states and have always been pleased. For a place like this, we thought the salad bar would be more extensive so it was a bit underwhelming. However, the Caesar salad prepared at the bar individually was excellent. We selected our meals off the Early Evening menu. My wife had the Panko crusted Salmon and was very good. My meal was the shrimp scampi with angel hair pasta. There were 5 small shrimp that looked anemic and their taste was bland. The pasta was not angel hair but a thin spaghetti. Needless to say, I was not that pleased with this meal and should have ordered the prime rib.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    Tillie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I love eating at this Chart House as my daughter was married here and has great memories. The food has always been over the top and have been coming here for 20 years. However, this time I was a little disappointed---the spinach in salad bar did not look fresh and the mashed potatoes were dry. The side item Warm Spinach Salad was sooo delicious that I almost ordered one to go. The service was excellent and I definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Calgarygirl49
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I've been looking forward to eating here for years. Food was average. Service was good and setting was pretty. Cocktails were good. Many restaurants with much better food in this area. Would not waste my time and money here again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth the price
    FoodySRQ
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We have not been to the Chart House in years and the experience showed why. The food presentation was ok, but that taste just lacked flavor. It didn't impress especially for the price charged. (not that a lower price would have made a difference). There are too many good choices in our area and Chart House won't be on our list of favorites. I must say that the view is great and I can recommend having a drink and enjoying the few.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AliceinVenice65
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was very good with a great presentation. Price was a little pricey, but a great place to celebrate a special occasion. Beautiful scenic views. I would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not worth the price
    Pathways
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Have had dinner at the Chart House twice in the past few weeks and don't need to go again for a long time. Great location on water, nice atmosphere but limited outdoor seating and over the top prices. Dinner for two (fish, salad bar, no alcohol and 1 dessert) was $97 before tip. If I'm going to spend that much for a meal, I'd rather go to one of the other great Sarasota restaurants both on and off the water.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Jess
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Very memorable night! The staff was on point and the best filet I've had in years. Made great memories!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion Night
    Lovediningout
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    View is beautiful. Food was average to below average. The staff was good until trying to be asked to buy the Rewards Card at the end for $25. It was a real sales pitch. Tacky
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I hadn't been to the Sarasota Chart House in quite a while and was pleasantly surprised at how very good it was. The ambiance was vibrant, food very good and service was good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View Poor Service
    GETMEADRINK
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The restaurant is located in a nice little bay on the south point of Longboat Key. While the view was nice we were not able to reserve a window seat (told at restaurant table views are based on availability). We reserved with additional information window table and anniversary. The food was ok but not served warm. The salad bar was the saving grace. The server was 15 minutes getting us our first cocktail. Downhill from there and it wasn't busy. We had better food at a local waterfront fishery/restaurant.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Location location
    riquitinVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The location is splendid, it had always been the best view. Food and service has always been great, and very consistent. Salad bar is a staple to try every time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I wouldn't feed your food to my Dog
    rm123
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I would not eat your food nor let any friend eat it. This was the first time in my life (53 year} I ever sent my meal back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pcdnola
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Always great. We eat here every year when we are in town. Very special
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awesome
    Carmel
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The staff at this chart house are friendly, professional and always aim to please. The food is fresh and well presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the price.
    enjoygr8dinning
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We made reservations at Longboat Key location for a water view table for 7pm for our 20th wedding anniversary and still have to wait 15 minutes. After all that we were seated on a corner table which had obstructive view. Service was very slow and the server seemed to be irritated with our questions regarding the entree choices. The quality of the entrees where by far poor and not worth the high price. Things improved when the manager Mike was involved and checked on us frequently. The only thing worth mentioning was the lobster bisque, soups, and creame of spinach which where very good. Overall very dissatisfied with the dinning experience. Should have gone to Grill Smith instead.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Enjoyable
    WheninRome
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The best restaurant on Longboat Key and one of the best in the Sarasota area. Great salad bar and great view.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.