Chart House Restaurant - Malibu
Chart House Restaurant - Malibu
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Chart House Restaurant - Malibu

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chart-house.com/
  • Phone: 3104549321x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Saturday & Sunday : 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 5pm-10pm, Saturday: 2pm - 10pm; Sunday 2pm - 9:30pm
    Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Enclosed patio seats up to 55 guests & overlooks beautiful Malibu beach. The patio is available 7 days a week for lunch and evening events.
    The restaurant is open for private functions of up to 165 guests All week from 10:00am to 3:30pm.
  • Private Party Contact: Paul Caswell 8779069878x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Topanga Cyn / Sunset Blvd.
  • Public Transit: RTD
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available for $4.00 a car. Limited street parking is also available.
A word from Chart House Restaurant - Malibu
Located right on the water at Topanga Beach, Chart House features magnificent sunset views of Topanga Point & Santa Monica Bay. Relax on our heated outdoor patio, where you may just spot dolphins, seals or whales while you dine. With 29 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. Don't miss out on our exceptional Happy Hour.

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Chart House Restaurant - Malibu reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Closed :((
    TasteamonialsVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Very sorry to see the Chart House go BUT now Mastro's is there. Bittersweet as I love both restaurants. Chart House has the BEST prime rib on the planet!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Alas The Chart House Malibu Closes
    Pete
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Great Meal and outstanding service. Been dining here for years. A favorite of our out of town guests. Ordered a bottle of wine and was told that they did not have it as they are letting the wine inventory deplete. Asked why and was told that March 30 was the last day the restaurant would e open. It will reopen as a Mastro's , also a part of the Landry Group. Many of the staff will not be rehired. Our waiter, one of the best we've had in recent days is returning to the east coast. A real loss.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointed
    Repeatvisitor
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Chart House has consistently provided the same exceptional level of food and service, no matter what location you visit. This one however, sitting right on the beach at Malibu is one of the best! We arrived about 30 minutes ahead of our reservation on a busy Sunday evening, and they were most accommodating. It even worked out so that we were seated at a table right by the water and the kids were very impressed with the restaurant and the view. Thank you to the Chart House Malibu staff for making this an enjoyably and unforgettable evening!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    goodfoodlvrVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    The food never disappoints. Seems the bar is more crowded than in the past, really taking up the noise level in the restaurant. For a quiet dinner for two, we might have to find another gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Disappointed
    BZuver
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I was really looking forward to eating here for the first time but was extremely disappointed! Reservation was for 7:00 to see the sunset. We arrived at 6:20 but were not seated until 7:30! We contemplated leaving and struck up a conversation with another couple whose reservation time (7:15) had also passed. When we were finally seated, our waiter tried to cheer us up, but what would have really cheered me up was complimentary appetizers & drinks! But alas, no comps. After dinner the manager came over and we explained our disappointment. He said every Saturday night is like that. Overbooked? Bartender was attentive, food was good, the wait for our table was UNACCEPTABLE!!! I will go to Duke's next time I want to view the sunset w/ dinner.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love coming here whenever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We love coming here whenever we are in town. The food is delicious, just the right portion size. The atmosphere is very relaxed and comfortable. If you are lucky enough to sit by the window, the views are fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Mm19
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Great Food, on the beach, great view of the Sunset, could't ask for more!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very pleased
    MsParks
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    This was my first trip to California and I was told I had to eat here. I was very older. The view was amazing, staff very friendly, and the food was excellent! I'll definitely be back! The only problem is that we had a reservation fort 7pm and we weren't seated until close to 8pm.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The ambiance was nice but not exceptional. The food was nicely prepared and great quality and the value was there. The menu was heavily biased to seafood and to my recollection the Marina del Rey location was more of a varied menu and that's more of what I was looking for. The waitress was nice but tried too hard to be perfect to the point of sounding scripted and not herself.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view, food & service
    BionicBill
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    A long drive from most of L.A. - the view is spectacular . The food varied between excellent and very good. Servers were prompt, friendly and attentive. I'll definitely return. Should be a killer view for weekend brunch. Only drawback is lack of outdoor deck space.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • When fine dining is your pleasure.
    RitzyDiner
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I am impressed with the friendly staff. The Macademia Crusted Mahi is delightfull in taste and in presentation. I love the ocean view while waiting for our food which didn't take long to arrive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chart House on the beach
    Slaub
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    You can't go wrong with this choice. Great food and looking over the ocean. This is hard to beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never fails
    schwartzie
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our last 3 anniversaries at Chart House. Great seating, outstanding service, great food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We would not go back
    Foodzie1VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    It took us for ever to get a table. then when we got are table the waiter was no no were to be found. once he came to are table and took are order we never saw him again. i had to hunt the waiter down just to get are bill. food was ok at best. theres better out there for the price
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible service
    lnt710
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    My family and I have been going to the Chart House for years, but never to this location. I thought it would be the best, considering the location, but the service was awful. We sat at the table for 15 minutes before anyone even came by. Then another waiter ended up taking over our table because our designated waitress seemed to forget about us. We were celebrating a very special occasion, so it was really disappointing to be ignored like that! The food was great, so that made up for it. But the overall experience was unfortunately bad because of the service, or lack thereof.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not what it used to be
    RandomDiner
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    If you like a restaurant with waiters that frequently stop at your table to try strike up personal conversations or to sell you a membership to their dining club this is the place for you. However if you want great food and food service you might want to look elsewhere. This place used to have great ambience to go with the view but now it is over packed and very loud. It certainly is no longer a place to kick back and have a relaxing dinner.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • midiocre
    peach
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    My coconut shrimp sauce tasted like lighter fluid smell, the twisted negroni tasted like water, the cosmopolitan the same but very expensive for not being good. I have paid 12, 13 dollars for drinks and I dont mind paying that much if they are good. Also pch is a nightmare with bumper to bumper traffic thats why we were late by 15 minutes. Mrs Peterson
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic ambience, mediocre food
    misslanieanne
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    My boyfriend and I went last weekend for a lunch date. The view from the restaurant is a wonderful ocean view, and the inside of the restaurant is nice too. The food was okay, but underwhelming given the quality of the ambience. They have a decent wine selection and some fun cocktails too. Service was great. All in all, a good dining experience. It just isn't somewhere I'd go for an exceptionally delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner on the Coast
    TravelerfromSK
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We were seated at a ocean view table so the view was spectacular. The food was very good, and the portions were adequate. The waiter was polite and knew the menu very well however he did try to sell and up-sell us everything. A little pricey but you get what you pay for. $100 to $150 for two people depending on the wine/appetizers/desserts. Can't complain, it was a perfect end to our trip to LA.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Mixed seafood grill, prime rib and scampi were all excellent! The mud pie and creme brûlée were a perfect finish to a memorable evening. Service was outstanding. Definitely merits a repeat !
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant with a View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We go to the Chart House to celebrate birthdays. It is good to go a couple of hours before the sun sets since the view is the main reason we go. There are a lot of ocean view restaurants but this is our favorite. The great service, food and view of the crashing waves are all top notch. I highly recommend the scallops, the crab legs, the New England clam chowder, the oysters on the half shell and the Chocolate Lava Cake for desert. Happy Dining! It is worth it to use Open Table to guarantee your reservation. We always ask for a window seat and always get it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent (again)
    Wolfpack74VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Whenever we visit our son in Santa Monica, we always enjoy a special evening at the Chart House in Malibu. This time, my sister was with us and we were celebrating her birthday. We had a great time, good food, excellent service. Try the soup sampler - awesome!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebrate Life
    LadyC
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Everything our server recommended was delicious---from appetizer to dessert! The Fritters and the French Onion soup were so flavorful. The swordfish, sea bass and the seafood trio were delightful. The lava cake and the apple crisp with cherries topped off our wonderful meal. The view was amazing! We ate and watched the beautiful sunset. The Chart House is the perfect place to celebrate special occasions for our family, and now it will be on our list for Sunday dinners.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Beth
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Overall experience is very good !! I will consider to comeback here in teh future
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Withered expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We had planned this lunch to be a special Valentine's celebration. In the past, Chart House has exceeded our hopes, but alas, today was not one of them. We arrived at 12:30; place was nearly empty, but still the girl at the desk left us standing for 10 minutes while she answered phones, talked with people who arrived after us, and generally ignored us. We were then shown to table clearly chosen for the convenience of the staff. Our server was pleasant, but not at all knowledgeable answering our questions about selections. Then my cobb seafood salad arrived, very disappointing. I've had a great one at Chart House Encinitas, but this one had prefrozen bay shrimp, crab from a can, and imitation bacon. Won't return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outstanding
    bigwildb
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    from the beginning to end, everything was very good. The food was delicious!! the dessert was to die for!!! service was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Toughest Prime Rib
    Tony
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Coco's and Denny's has better quality. Not worth the price plus we waited 45mins until it came from the time we ordered.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Got there late on Valentines
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Got there late on Valentines day and although they were really busy they got us to a really great table in less than 10 minutes. Food and service were good, and overall we had a very good time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Twice in a lifetime opportunity
    gatekeeperofthemouth
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It was a wonderful experience. The food was really good, the seafood was prepared Prepared in an excellent matter. The waitstaff was at our beckon call and very attentive. The only drawback was the location we were seated at was right next to the patio door entrance. Waistaff was notably on the run. And the table we were seated was extra small in size, as a brief reminder of patio furniture. All in all it was a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant
    Annie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed a very romantic Valentine's Day dinner at sunset. We had a stunning view of the sunset and ocean. Our waitress was very energetic, attentive and provided great service. The food was absolutely delicious. I would definitely dine here again if given the opportunity to be in the area in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A go to romantic dinner place
    MIkeVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went for Valentine's dinner. Had a reservation for 5:15. When we got there the restaurant was already very busy. We were seated almost immediately at a nice table with sunset view. Our waiting person was friendly and helpful. We shared a salad and my wife had a seafood grill and I had prime rib. Both dinners were well presented and tasty. My was prepared, to my satisfaction, as requested. We shared the special lava desert. It was fun and a nice treat. The parking person got us in and out with little wait. I was surprised by how many people were already there; however, maybe they, like us wanted to include the sunset in the experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All new employees?
    Kimbo
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Seemed like everyone from the girl at the bar, to our waitress all had little to no experience working in a restaurant. They were trying hard to please it seemed, but they just didn't "get" it. It was awkward and uncomfortable to watch. And the food took a LONG time to come out. Very strange, as we've been coming to Charthouse for years. Now it definitely feels like a cheap chain food restaurant.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The service was great and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    The service was great and the food was delicious. Our server, Chris, was very nice and attentive. The manager came around several times also to see that we were well taken care of. The whole experience was very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Birhday!
    Angel
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    This was our 2nd time coming to dinner here. The first time was when my husband and I were just dating 12 years ago. I brought him here for his Birthday. It was an experience we always remembered and we wanted to come back. This visit was ALSO his Birthday. Even though I knew we couldn't request a window table I asked if they could do the best they could. We got a WONDERFUL window table!!! Great view. Our servers name was Tonia. She was outstanding. Our plates were picked up promptly and the food arrived quickly but we never felt rushed. Tonia was always there BUT NEVER Obtrusive. My husband has asked that we make this a Birthday Tradition. Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This visit was a disappointment
    Mark
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We typically have a very nice time at the Chart House. The food and service are generally good, or better, and the view cannot be best. Saturday, however, the restaurant was very busy and the service suffered markedly. We sat for 20 minutes before we were even brought water, the delivery of the food and drinks was inordinately slow after we finally ordered and a second drink was not delivered at all. The food was good, but the experience significant tarnished by the slow service. I hope not to have a repeat of this experience when I return. If so, there will not be a third time.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The view was incredible and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    The view was incredible and we caught the sunset from our table. The wait staff was personable and the manager, Paul, did an outstanding job of greeting and checking on us. The food was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food with amazing view
    Crispywife
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    And ambient. The service was very attentive as well. The Macedonian crusted sea bass was very juicy and soft.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tight seating
    Mike
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    very nice setting directly on ocean and view of sunset. the seating was very tight and almost not enough room to slide back from the table a little. the food was ok but not great. the place was beautiful and it was quiet enough for soft talking.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food ok, atmosphere good
    Petpeople2
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Nice staff and server, food took a while to arrive. Slightly disappointed When it did, small portions, no napkins at our table and daughters fork Had some black "goo" on it. Not overly impressed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy
    goodfoodlvrVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Loved the food, the view. Seemed a little hectic the night we visited. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.