Chart House Restaurant - Mammoth Lakes
Chart House Restaurant - Mammoth Lakes

Chart House Restaurant - Mammoth Lakes

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chart-house.com/
  • Phone: 7609344526x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Wednesday -Thursday 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Happy Hour: Wednesday - Sunday 4:30pm -7:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer semi-private banquet facilities for groups up to 250 guests. Banquet menus available to parties of 14 or more. Private party space is also available during the day for groups of 40 to 250 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Ken Murray 7609344526x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tavern
  • Public Transit: Red Line
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in the Mammoth Mall Parking Lot or across the street in the public lot behind the Red Line bus kiosk.
A word from Chart House Restaurant - Mammoth Lakes
Relax in the comfortable elegance of Chart House, a cozy restaurant located in the small Sierra town of Mammoth Lakes. Whether you are in Mammoth for skiing, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, golf or just a family getaway in the cool pines, come join us for a leisurely dinner. 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 to slow-roasted prime rib, 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, East Meets West Tuna and a variety of succulent steaks. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines & decadent desserts like our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake.
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Chart House Restaurant - Mammoth Lakes reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (13)neighborhood gem (6)good for groups (5)kid-friendly (3)fit for foodies (3)notable wine list (3)romantic (2)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Always Consistent and Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    we are long time fans of Chart House, mostly this one in Mammoth Lakes. The wait staff are very professional as well as friendly. They engage you right from your arrival and leave nothing for you to want. The food is always great. I don't think we've ever had a problem with a meal in decades. Can't speak for other Chart House restaurants, but this is most definitely one of our go-to restaurants with just about every visit to Mammoth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Close quarters
    58d51lcasian
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The menu is good and our meals were good. The seating was very close together. Better seated for groups than intimate dining. The waiter was good, but had a slight salesman approach.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VF126
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Salad bar lettuce was old and wilted. Balsamic dressing too thick with an odd flavor. Should not happen at their expensive prices. Great house wine; excellent server.
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  • Wonderful service
    HBfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Bailey was our server. We were told she had only been on the job for three days. Could have fooled us. She was excellent in every way.
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  • Disappointed
    BakobobVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We have eaten here for many years and had many good to very good dinners. This past Fridays dinner was a true disappointment. The head chef must have been in a different world than anyone else dining. Just average at best. Maybe Outback or Tahoe Joe's quality (both of which are terrible). Very disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On the line
    BandJ
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My $33 filet was on the tuff side. I was able to enjoy it but for $33 I expected better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great food.
    dine2enjoy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Once a year dinner spot for our annual Mammoth trip. Having dined at my local Chart House in Marina Del Rey, the Mammoth spot outshines with nice, clean and inviting atmosphere, consistently great food and great staff.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality Slipping
    SpaceTraveller
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have been going to Chart Houses across the country including Mammoth for over 30 years. This year, during our annual fishing trip we went to Chart House with a group of seven. Server was friendly but did seem to have any support from the wait staff or behind the scene crew. Multiple dirty dishes including water glasses and appetizer plates is inexcusable for a fine dining establishment. Beet salad was great. The Teri top sirloin was dry and not very tender, tasted as if it was cooked in a microwave. Presentation was not memorable, just a few small finger potatoes and thin pineapple slices. This Chart House needs to recapture the old quality that has kept us coming back for years.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 55th anniversary
    Mammoth4fun
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We've been celebrating our anniversary here for the last few years as treat to ourselves and it continues to impress us with it's outstanding presentation of the whole dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 202 reviews are from the Chart House Restaurant - Mammoth Lakes reviews archive.
  • mtc1
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Excellent Caesar! A great place to dine in Mammoth Lakes.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    TwrcVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I think they are training new staff, usually quit good service
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but service is rushed
    MmthskiVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Have been here several times. The food is always excellent. Great for steaks and fish. Reasonably priced for the quality. The big issue I have is the quality of service. Very inconsistent and rushed. There are two male servers who are not great. Try and avoid them! The steps of service mean they try to clean your plates away before everyone has finished - making you feel you have to rush your meal. Not good. They'll also try to sell you the house specialty chocolate pudding. Not worth it. They'll also sell you the Landrys Card. Take this if you want to go back to one of the group restaurants. I wish they would create a more personalised service style. It's more an upmarket Cheesecake Factory the way the current service flows.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Excellent Go-To Choice
    bandit124
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We have eaten at this venue numerous times; this occasion topped the list of excellent experiences. The server was outstanding - personable, attentive and, very importantly, spot-on perfect with his recommendations. Can't go wrong with the well-provisioned salad bar. The clam chowder was superb. Likewise the scallops, coconut fried shrimp and key lime pie. Absolutely nothing negative to say regarding this dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Season is over and the A team left!
    DoctorhVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Service was lousy. Our fish was undercooked. Came back mushy but at least hot
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  • Don't miss it while in Mammoth!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Chart House in Mammoth is more than just a restaurant; it is always a memorable experience. The food and service are always excellent. They make you feel special no matter the number of patrons in the restaurant. They take reservations and are always on time. Our frequent visits are to Mammoth are not complete without having dinner at Chart House one night. We especially enjoyed Kyle as our server during our last visit.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • THE DESERT MISTAKE
    CACTUS
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    WE ORDERED THE LAVE CAKE AND IT CAME WITH NO LAVA, THEN OVERHEARD A DIFFERENT WAITER EXPLAINING THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE OVENS, AFTER ANOTHER PATRON COMPLAINED, WE FEEL OUR WAITER SHOULD HAVE BEEN UP FRONT WITH US REGARDING THIS MATTER AND IT WAS RATHER DISTURBED THAT THE OTHER PARTY WAS OFFERED A COMP DESERT WHERE WE PAID FOR OUR LESS THAN PAR SIGNATURE DISH. THIS WAS NOT WHAT WE HAD COME TO EXPECT FROM THE CHART HOUSE!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Great dependable restaurant in Mammoth! We were disappointed by many other restaurants in the area, but this was pleasantly outstanding. Unexpectedly two of the best filet mingons we've had...and we went to Mastro's in Beverly Hills the other day! And a divine chocolate lava cake. YUM!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent local choice
    bandc
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    While there are several outstanding dining choices in the Mammoth Lakes area, Chart House remains in the mix due to the consistency of service and food.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Standby
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Mammoth has few good restaurants and most of them are busy. Luckily we were able to get a reservation at the Chart House which is always reliable and this one still has a salad bar which is always a plus. Food was good, Service was so-so. Olympics were on, couldn't be better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation 7:30 and waited
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Reservation 7:30 and waited 20min and was there on time. People who came after us who complained were seated before us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would not go again.
    Danielle
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The service was lacking. It took us 25 min to get our drink order from the bar when we got there. After we were seated another 20 min. to get our drinks from the table. They were obvioulsly very busy and had not planed accordingly. The manager finally came over after we complained. We had been there 2 hours and had not received our entres. We had them cancel our entres. Good thing, hearing the table next to us everything was cold. Will not be going back to Chart House in Mammoth again.
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  • Consistantly good
    freemaee
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We spent Valentine's Evening at the Chart House. It was super busy, but we never felt rushed or neglected. Our waiter Kyle was very attentive, knew the menu very well and had some great recommendations. My friends and I visit the Chart House every time we go skiing and the experience has always been great. We go there for great food, good wine and fun time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good as Always
    Fred
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Went to Chart House for a nice dinner and it was great as always. We had the seared Ahi and prime rib. Both were delicious. The service was good and the experience will bring us back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too cold in the chart house
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    It was Freezing in the restaurant !!! We told the waitress and manger and he acted like he came to turn on the heat but clearly did not. Our food was cold and not very good. Even the coffee came out cold, we ordered Mudd Pie at the end and they did not have any whip cream for it. We come to Mammoth at least 3 times a year and always go to the chart house but that will not occur again. We will never end there again
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  • For fifty years I have loved
    Jonjonjon
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    For fifty years I have loved going to Chart House restaurants and this is one of the nicest. Beautiful architecture for excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre at best
    SkierVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    I had difficulting finding something on the menu that appealed. Tired, 70s vibe.
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  • Complete disappointment
    OCdocVIP
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    First time here in winter. Made reservation ahead. We had a party of 7 & got squeezed between 2 other tables. It felt very cramped. But the worst part, absolutely no service for about 20 minutes. No water. No bread. Nothing. With 3 hungry kids who skied all day. It was a busy night but two separate parties that arrive after us got served almost immediately. I complained to a staff and about 20 minutes after we sat down our server finally showed up. Food was very inconsistent. Appetizers were good but my fish & wife's pasta was very overlooked. Been here several times in summer on fishing trips and always had good experience. Overall very disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Actually I was disappointed.
    BirthdayBunch
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Actually I was disappointed. We had 20 people and spent quite a bit of money. The service was off. it was disruptive and disjointed. Maybe because there was 2 servers for our 2 tables. We ordered 2 bottles of expensive champagne to toast an engagement. Half of us sat waiting while our champagne warmed while the rest waited for champagne glasses. I refilled champagne glasses. Our dinner order was taken immediately after hot appetizers came out. T. Makes no sense. Let people enjoy the food they just got first. The salad bar had no lettuce when our big party went up to the bar. No caesar salad person serving. Many items at salad bar were empty. Unbelievable really.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Less than expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Booked the reservation a month in advance, and was looking forward to a great time and experience. Haven't been to a Chart House in some time. Seated quickly and was giving a great table. My complaint was with the waiter. Seemed hurried and rushed. He didn't take the time to engage and overall I was disappointed. I just remember the Chart House as having exceptional service, and this wasn't the case for us.
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  • Always good!
    Laur
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    The Charthouse in Mammoth is always good. Even though it is a chain, it is very good. The service was great. A delicious meal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over cooked pasta and bread
    Yumyumdine
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Over cooked pasta and bread was brought out at end of meal. We also have empty wine glasses throughout our entire meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Christmas dinner 2013
    Lisa
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    The food was delicious, the ambiance was warm & cozy and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not great
    BayAreaNativeVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Overall this was one of my better recent Chart House experiences; it was superior to the South Lake Tahoe version in terms of both Prime Rib and fish special food preparation and quality even though the menus are identical. Service, however, was really only okay. We had to wait more than 25 minutes for appetizers while tables around us received theirs (same items) in less than 10. Water and bread were quick and attentive, however, so that helped balance it out. Would probably give them a second chance but our overall recommendation is relatively weak.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We were seated at a table by the front door next to the hostess station. It took forever to get a dinner and our food came out luke warm. We barely good get a second drink. It was our Christmas Eve dinner. Not pleasant!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner in Mammoth
    Dinerb
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Very happy with our time at the Chart House. We go almost every year that we visit. Very good value with excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best places in Mammoth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    The Mammoth Lakes Chart House is always a great place for a good meal and drinks. The service is always very good. Even when busy, the wait staff looks out for you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mammoth CH never disappoints!
    GayleG
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    Always great food and service. Happy Hour at table everyday till 7PM!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanksgiving at Chart House
    tourista01
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    The ambiance was nice, The service was friendly and attentive. The food was fair. The thanksgiving meal was better prepared than the salmon from their staple menu. The rolls come out warm and delicious. Overall a pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Experience
    luckik30
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We ate here for our anniversary and received top notch service. The attention to detail was phenomenal and I'd definitely recommend this place for anyone celebrating a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service is great
    Ernie
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Food and service is great just a little pricey but thanks to Landry's Club I saved a lot
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.