Chart House Restaurant - Marina del Rey
Chart House Restaurant - Marina del Rey

Chart House Restaurant - Marina del Rey

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chart-house.com/
  • Phone: 3108224144x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours of Operation Lunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm; Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm; Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 7:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Juan Mora
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Spectacular harbor views available for corporate meetings, breakfast, lunch & dinner. Beautiful receptions, rehearsal dinners, tour groups, bar mitzvahs or any special event. Private & semi-private spaces available for groups from 14 to 100 guests. Private function space available from 10:00am to 3:00pm 7 days a week.
  • Private Party Contact: David Gould 3108224144x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Via marina
  • Public Transit: Via Marina & Washington
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking Only. $4 per car.
A word from Chart House Restaurant - Marina del Rey
A stunning waterfront location, Chart House provides guests with beautiful views of the marina & colorful Southern California skies. We offer seasonal outdoor seating, making a sunset dinner at Chart House a truly memorable occasion. For cooler evenings, our cozy fireplace offers a warm retreat from the brisk air. 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 - Marina del Rey reviews from OpenTable diners
108 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.8
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (80)special occasion (64)romantic (50)good for groups (30)neighborhood gem (28)great for outdoor dining (21)fit for foodies (18)notable wine list (16)great for lunch (16)great for brunch (13)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (3)Show More
  • EDWARDVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Dinner at Chart House was most enjoyable as the food and service were both very good and the marina view is awesome. My family enjoyed the calamari appetizer, salad bar, and salmon entree. The prime rib was a bit fatty/greasy, but tasty nevertheless. The chocolate mud pie dessert was the highlight of dinner, and should be shared due to its size. We have dined at Chart House numerous times and was not disappointed. We shall return in the near future.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do not recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This restaurant obviously have a staffing issue. Service is substandard, left 4 set on table for 2, never completely cleaned-up the table between courses, brought the main courses when appetizers were still on the table. This is not the first time we noticed this, but this time was worse. What did not help is that the food quality of the food was very average, not to say mediocre This restaurant needs a new management.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sadly not going back
    CAM5VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Out of 5 of us 2 enjoyed the taste but the quantity was lacking. $31.00 for 4 scallops is a crime. I had the salmon and the first bite, i thought it was spoiled. A terrible mustard sauce (not to my liking at all). Another was a steak that was not as good as I could cook at home and a salad with lobster that was way more lettuce than anything else. It had been years since I had been to this location and this might have been why. Sadly not going back. HOWEVER the service was very good and that could be because there was only 4 table taken at the time.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner by the docks
    BGTGVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Great view of the Marina to enjoy dinner to. A great place to take a special someone or a group.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite
    Two2onthetownVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It's our favorite spot with good food, service, and my boyfriend loves the salad bar too!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    yummy17
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Incredible experience!! Great service and awesome food!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    JS01VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Perfectly winderful. Wasn't that hungry and yet finished the crab stuffed tilapia. Yum! Great salad bar ( although the caviar is SO cheap), its a good deal to add to your order. Yes, they charge extra for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chart House Marina Del Ray the best
    likethebest12
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The Chart House Marina Del Ray is one of our favorite restaurants in Southern California - worth the 45 minute drive even though there is a different Chart House much closer to our home - consistently get great food and great service - best Herb Steamed Artichoke and Gazpacho - and the Prime Rib is always great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed with food flavors
    Karl
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife loves going the CH. This was our first visit the Marina Del Rey location. We were celebrating my wife's birthday with her last meal before she undergoes her second radiation treatment for cancer. The flavors of the food were NOT up to par with CH standards. It was very disappointing. We loved the asparagus, but at this location, it seemed watered down and bland. The mashed potatoes have been substituted with bland flavors too - they used to be garlic mashed potatoes, but aren't anymore. The server took 12 minutes to approach our table. We were ignored until we noticeably were looking for assistance. The manager had to find server to come to our table.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We really like this restaurant. We did have about a 20min wait even with reservations. Our server was ok seems like the focus was on other tables. Kept having to ask for things from others. It was my spouses birthday so....... But at least they had oysters, last time we were there they did not.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HappyDiners
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Went to the Chart House two consecutive nights. Lena and Eddie, our waitress and waiter, were outstanding and offered great service. The menu offers a wide variety of choices, making it diverse enough to satisfy all tastes. Had two bottles of fine wine, served with perfection. My husband had the shrimp cocktail, while I had their unique pot stickers; we both had steak with blue cheese/butter. The Food was excellent! For dessert? Key lime pie -- BOTH nights due to its being unbelievably tasty without being overly sweet. Our plan is to return to the same area again, and we will seek out the Chart house, while sitting at our table overlooking the beautiful view of the harbor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely setting
    Surprises
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great location and scenic with views of boats. Excellent food and consistently good service. This is our go to for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible service
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We had a reservation at 7pm (it was my son's birthday). We waited until 7:35 to be seated; our drinks did not arrive until 8:20; our first course was served to 3 of us (but not the 4th) at 8:45. We have dined here at the past and had a pleasant time, but after this experience, we will not be coming back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the Prime Rib
    kathe90035VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It was a very special evening; my husband and I took our friend out to celebrate her birthday. The meals were all cooked as ordered and Eddy is a wonderful server; ask for him.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So-so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was good. Service was acceptable, but when there are other places to eat where the food is just as good, why come back and pay over 100.00? The server added nothing special to the evening. Sorry, won't be returning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • one of my favorites
    EATS4BB3VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I planned a 30th friendship anniversary here because my dining companion REALLY likes this place (I to kinda sorta like it also). The Shrimp,Brie,Bacon, and Artichoke melt was yummy as always, the Lobster Bisque and Clam Chowder was also very good. Our server was Rosko who made some spot on recommendations (except for a couple of foo-foo drinks)and served us well. The Stuffed Tilapia was moist and flavorful, the Wild Mushroom Merlot Medallions and Grilled Shrimp were tender and cooked properly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Salad Bar
    justoKVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The entrees were great too, but the Salad Bar add-on was totally worth it! Very surprised that there weren't more people there, but happy to try this out!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chart House VIP
    heycamsterVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The smooth elegance of the Chart House's dining area greeted us as we arrived, with echoes of elegance in the meal presentation and service. The calming ambiance is a delightful contrast to the bustle of L.A. traffic we survived to drive there. Nestled away in Marina del Rey, do not overlook this excellent restaurant. The menu offered so many tempting creations, it was frustrating to limit my order to what could be eaten in a single meal. And pricing does not require a second mortgage - unlike the disconcerting dining trend of checks equal to a car payment. We were sorry to leave the VIP treatment but look forward to revisiting soon. Expanding the salad bar to include a cheese board would be my only recommendation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ok food
    delicciVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Good food not great and a little over priced better places around
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service with a smile and more...
    Jezebel
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    From the moment we drove up we were greeted with a smile from the Valets! The host, Spencer,was super! He assisted me with my reservation,seated us, and gave us the best spiel ever! Melissa was our server and she was on her "A" game! Our steak was prepared snd served properly. And I love having chilled forks with my salad. The Chenin Blanc was nice. Kudos to all!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love that prime rib!
    kathe90035VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Good food, great service, nice atmosphere. Couldn't ask for anything else
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not as expected...
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is used to be a great restaurant. The food is no longer made to perfection - rice was undercoooked, asparagus was difficult to eat...Very disapointed. Will not return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chart house post Landry's purchase
    BidmanJoeM
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    As with a few other fine restaurant chain purchases, the ChartHouse has dropped a bit since the purchase. Food is still very good but no longer great. Service is very good as most of the staff hasn't changed. But it has lost that special something. We have been going to chart houses all over for the past 20+ years, and we will continue to go but it's not the place for a special occasion now it's a nice night out. Would someone please tell Landry 's if they but a great Restraunt don't mess with it!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was ok
    Rbon
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The whole experience was kind of average. The food was good, but not great. The service was good, but not great. I kind of expected more for the money that was spent.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it
    GNTNY
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Lived up to my expectations. We had a nice family dinner and all enjoyed ourselves. The food was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joanie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a terrific time. Our Server was excellent and since he knew some of the people at our table, he remembered what they like and surprised them. It was a great place to meet our friends, we were not rushed, when we arrived they were preparing our table... Good evening...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Prime Rib
    kathe90035VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I never have anything other than the prime rib. It is so very good and not oversalted.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charmed at the chart house
    1FoodFanVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The chart house has been a favorite of mine for years it is always a good dining experience the food was excellent the service was just outstanding you will enjoy your dinning experience at the chart house.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hostess service
    nt2hpy
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The service and food were great, however when I checked-in I requested a window table. They had us wait for about ten minutes because, according to the hostess, a window table was opening up. However, when they took us to our sits, they gave us a table next to the salad bar, when I reminded the person who was sitting us that we had been waiting for a while for a window table, he replied very rudely "we don't have window tables available" which was very disappointing and I was embarrassed because the people I had imbated were expecting a window table.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bland
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The servers were very nice, but slow. We ordered the lobster and shrimp spring rolls, they were falling apart because they were not wound tightly enough, but they were good. The Cesar salad was over dressed, nothing special. We ordered the prime rib medium rare, it came with mashed potatoes and We ordered mushrooms as an additional side. The prime rib was over cooked, so they brought another, which was much better but still cooked very unevenly. Quite strange the cook pattern. We also ordered the macadamia crusted mahi and ordered fingerling potatoes as an additional side. The macadamia crust was soggy. We are not sure if it was how it was cooked or the fact that the mango relish sat on top of the crust. Everything was bland and tasteless.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local Gem
    JGilVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    If you don't live in the Marina... A trip the Chart House is a must for sea food lovers. The food is excellent and the presentation superb. I'd highly recommend the Lobster bisque coupled with the Herb crusted salmon for a delightful meal. Salads are well proportioned and tasty. Service was above par. It's a non rushed enjoyable time for all ages.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, etc BAD smell entering
    Crichy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    There was some sort of sewer smell in the entrance to the restaurant. the seating area was fine, but you could still smell the foul stench near the bar. This impacted my date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Nice!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I took my fiance for his birthday on a Tuesday night. The service was great! The waitress was friendly and helpful recommending us options. We had several appetizers before the main course and all of them were delicious. Also, the menu had wording that said Happy Birth Day which made it special for that night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wish the food was good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The people, service and location of this chart house are great. Unfortunately my filet mingon tasted like pot roast and was overcooked. The mashed potatoes were lumpy and it was all served on a huge pile of grilled onions. I wouldn't go back until they got a new kitchen manager.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marina charm
    Sissys
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Good view. Long wait for a non-alcoholic beverage. Sizzling mushrooms and steak. Always great desserts. Would recommend when you're down at The Marina
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OVER COOKED DINNER
    MarcVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    AT 630PM WE ORDERED TWO PRIME RIB DINNERS, ONE RARE THE SECOND MEDIUM RARE, AND GOT MEDIUM WELL, SO OVER COOKED. THE MANAGER TRIED TO EXPLAIN THAT IT'S SLOW ROASTED FOR OVER 8 HOURS THAT'S WHY IT'S COOKED THAT WAY, SHE IS SO CLUELESS AND HOW COULD ANY CHEF OR COOK OVER DO PRIME RIB, A SIGNATURE ITEM? TO REPLACE THIS WE ORDERED A NEW YORK STAKE RARE, IT WAS SERVED RAW AND COLD. LASTLY THE KING CRAB WAS OVER STEAMED/REHEATED THIS WAS JUST A LOUSY DINNER AND NOTHING WILL MAKE ME WANT TO RETURN BTW, JUST HAD THE BEST RARE PRIME RIB AT HALEIWA JOES IN HALEIWA OAHU HAWAII, THE CHEF SHOULD COME HERE TO LEARN HOW PRIME RIB IS DONE
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  • Expecting more
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great scenery, however the food was not as good as I would expect from a high end restaurant
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Come for view but not the food
    MikeFVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Don't get me wrong, the food is not bad. It's just that for the price, it's pretty mediocre... like a line cook is in charge of the kitchen. It's a chain restaurant, and if that's what your expectations are, you'll be fine. I had the macadamia crusted fish (halibut, I think?), and it tasted fine, though it was soggy. The green beans it came with were tasty. My wife said her scallops were good, just not great. The view was great, and since we wanted to see the fireworks, it worked out really well. Staff all around was very friendly, and our waiter was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 4th of July
    safreed213VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The 4th of July at Chart House was an amazing experience. The fireworks were right over the water with a clear view from the warmth of our table which eating yummy food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 4th of July Fireworks
    AngusmcgVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We were here on the 4th of July and they were both overcrowded and understaffed (one bartender, really?) So dinner took about three hours. The good news: the food (once it arrived) was quite good and our waiter was terrific despite everything (at one point I spied a guy in a chef's coat bussing tables, to give you an idea). The food was also pretty good. But the best part was the view -- we were fortunate enough to have a table with a spectacular view of the fireworks once 9pm rolled around -- at which point, all was forgiven and magic ensued. We will go back, just not on the busiest night of the year, and will take the waterbus to the dock in front of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic