Chart House Restaurant - Monterey
Great design. OverpricedThe food was too rich and everything was overpriced. this is a very cool restaurant with amazing interiors and an unbeatable ocean view. Specialty fish menu items were too complex and rich, should be simplified. Steak was perfect.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways A Great ExperienceI always enjoy dining at the Chart House. My experience at the Chart House in Monterey was no different. We had a beautiful view. The service was excellent. I enjoyed the calamari, soup trio and jerk mahi. Everything I ate was delicious. The bread was served hot right out of the oven. I will definitely go back.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely AmazingI am never disappointed when I dine at the Chart House. The chef is an artist and the food is bar-none the greatest in Monterey. The staff is beyond courteous and helpful, and go above and beyond normal service. The only downside was that the drinks and food came a bit slow...but, we did have a party of seven and the place was absolutely packed, so it is understandable - and well worth the wait. If you are looking for a top-shelf dining experience, definitely go to the Chart House Restaurant in Monterey!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSurprisingWe arrived 10 minutes early...no problem. They were going to seat us at a two-top table, but my husband loves time sit next to me, so they sat us at a beautiful window table overlooking the bay of Monterey. We had a wonderful, delicious dinner. I highly recommend the Chipping and my husband had the mixed grill, which he said was outstanding. The salad bar was wonderful. All ingredients fresh...wow. we had a great dinner and we would go back again.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for any occassion!I had a reservation, they were prepared for my group, service was prompt very friendly and helpful with recommendations. We had a great time, great table with a wonderful view!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food always, great viewGreat food always, great view of Monterey Bay, good service and great salad bar.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNot really a brunchWe came here for Mother's Day brunch- buy the menu was really just a dinner menu, which was a little heavy for 11am. It was good- but we will look for something else for Mother's Day next time.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day Annual TraditionWe go here every Mother's Day. We love the view, the food, the ambiance and the service. Each year we have a memorable dining experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service in a busy atmosphereMy wife and I planned a get-away weekend in Monterey. We arrived at the restaurant on time and were seated immediately in a nice spot. However, It was PROM NIGHT in Monterey. Kids everywhere. They were cute.
Our server, Debbie, was excellent! She listened to my wife's requests and fulfilled our order quickly. I requested a replacement cut of prime rib and it was delivered by the restaurant manager immediately. It was my fault, medium /.medium well.
As always, the food was great, but that evening the music was a little distracting, but it could have been for the kids. Hope they enjoyed their prom.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious and quality food.Delicious and quality food. We had been to the Chart House in other locations but this was our first time to the Monterery restaurant. We went there because of the quality of food and service. We were not disappointed.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAdd the salad barAs always, the Chart House doesn't disappoint. Shrimp Cocktail appetizer was stunning with the dry ice presentation. All in the party ordered fish and all enjoyed our choices. Crab Cakes cannot be beat. The salad bar is a great deal if you want to go back after dinner and grab some fresh fruit (and Whip cream) for dessert which makes the place diabetic-friendly. And their salad bar is very nicely done, no matter what you read on other reviews. You can even get the salad bar only for a meal.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day CelebrationThe whole experience was wonderful. Had a reservation for 7:30pm. We arrived at 6pm, and the staff accommodated our early arrival and still received a "prime viewing" table by the window. Our waiter was very enjoyable and personal. He made some great recommendations for those who were undecided. We ordered "the works": Wine, appetizers, entrees, dessert. Everything was so delicious. We never felt "rushed", and even though we all ate a lot of food, our bellies felt "satisfied", not uncomfortably full.
It was a great way to celebrate Mother's Day. Chart House is a such a special treat/occasion for us (because of the distance from home), but is ALWAYS at the top of our lists of places we'd like to celebrate at.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMHigh expectations metMy family and I have been going to this Chart House for over 20 years for special occasions. Through the years the Monterey Bay view has always been spectacular, but though usually very good, the food and the service have had a few ups and downs. This visit, the service was friendly and fun, and the fresh fish we had was cooked perfectly and served deliciously. And of course the salad bar, fresh, clean, well attended, and finely representing its proximity to the Salinas Valley produce, has yet to meet its match.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMChart HouseAbsolutely love the Chart House, the prices are a bit high, but for a special occasion it fits the bill..5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing view weighs upMe and my husband got a table with the most spectacular view in a corner for our selfs. Harbour seals were playing below us during dinner.
We had great drinks, especially my cucumber margeritha was outstanding.
The food was good; clam shouder and east meats west tuna for starters were both excellent. Cod with pasta was great. The scallops were nicely cooked buth the Asian beans too chewy.
A few mistakes where made though: for the entre my husband didn't have any fork or knife but had to ask for it, and they forgot our chocolate lava cake that you had to preorder since it took 30min to prepare...
Not as fancy restaurant as they trying to be, but the amazing view weighs up a lot!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMy feel good spotI chose to eat at the Chart House for the fantastic view and the food. I have never been disappointed with the food or the service. You are met at the door with a smile and a willingness to make your visit special and it goes through the entire dining experience. I take all my out of town friends and special friends to the Chart House and will continue to do so.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceAtmosphere is fabulous - food was great as was
The service.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMPrime RibWe went there on our honeymoon and we both had the prime ribe and I must say that it was to die for..lol The prime rib was soooo tender that you could cut it with a butter knife and it was very well seasoned! From the wine main course and the dessert, everything was wonderful. The aslo have a very helpful staff. When I made the reservation, I let them know that it was our honeymoon and when we got there and was seated at out table, our host handed us the menus and they had the menus personalized to say "Happy honeymoon and congrats on your marriage MR and Mrs _________" That was a first and we loved it.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I enjoyed goingMy wife and I enjoyed going to a restaurant that had steak and prime rib as well as the expected variety of fish offerings. So many restaurants do one or the other well and we appreciate a place that provides great meat and fish entrees.The view from our table was entertaining and the service was attentive.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWent there not expecting muchWent there not expecting much for a chain, pleasantly surprised! Dinner was very good and service excellent. You can not beat the view of Monterey Bay.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service from all theGreat service from all the staff. Great view of the bay. The food are cooked to perfection.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh fish and savory steak, YUM!Never a bad meal! Delightful server, Sarah and very accommodating Manager, Travis. Halibut to die for!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were veryFood and service were very good. Nice salad bar. Prime rib was perfect. Restaurant is a little dated I guess, but great if you can score a window table.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Chart House toWe went to Chart House to celebrate during our honeymoon. It was first class, great food, great service. Would recommend to anyone. We love the custom made menu that was made for us. The hot chocolate lava cake was to die for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to the Chart HouseWe went to the Chart House for a special occasion. They printed "Happy Birthday" on the menus, which was a nice touch and we requested and got a window table. I love the Chart House and will be back! The food was awesome.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were there celebratingWe were there celebrating my dad's 60th birthday and they even customized the menu! It was wonderful!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Busy Restaurant. EntreesVery Busy Restaurant. Entrees were delayed, but waiter kept us in the loop and kept checking in with us throughout the meal. Classic wood interior for a rich atmosphere plus a water view.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed the food and ambiance.We enjoyed the food and ambiance. What we did not appreciate was the marketing presentation for the Landry club. It made the evening seem like a sales promotion, definitely not the experience we wanted.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOur dinner was amazing - seriously,Our dinner was amazing - seriously, the best dinner we've had in a long time. So glad they are keeping up with a great menu and quality, to match the gorgeous view of Monterey Bay.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic dinner on the bayThe Chart House in Monterey is a wonderful restaurant with great food, great service and an amazing view. There isn't a bad seat in the house. I had been to the chart house a few times, and on this last occasion took a lady friend to the coast for her birthday. The "best of shrimp" and "peppercorn medalions" were both great dishes. Filling, with no bad elements. The ambiance was conducive to romance and refinement. My only criticism was the chocolate lava cake, the signature dessert of the chart house was a little over cooked and was solidified rather than "lava". Still delicious. Even moreso when the server removed it from the bill, without being asked. Great experience all around.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat can I say? The food,What can I say? The food, the service, everything was prefect. We booked the Chart House as a last minute thing and we are glad we did. They sat us right by the window overlooking Monterey bay. Watching the waves crashing, sea otters roaming around as well as tons of sail boats. Our meal was outstanding and yes it is a little pricey but well worth it. You can't go wrong by going to the Chart House.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBest all-around restaurant in town!The Monterey Chart House is a great place to bring visiting family and friends - and we do quite often. We can always count on excellent food, sterling service, and a fabulous view of Monterey bay. We love the salad bar and we always look forward to the Caesar's salad and the caviar.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite restaurantsOne of my favorite restaurants for holidays and special occasions. When we are lucky enough to get a window seat we can watch the sea otters play, eat and swim. At times there are sea lions and various sea birds to watch as well. The food is superb. The staff is excellent as well. They do everything they can to make the experience special.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were a group of seven withWe were a group of seven with a 6 month old and were very pleased with the way they accomodated us. Besides all of us commenting on the food being really quite good the young woman server was very attentive and helpful and all went well. As if was a special evening for a 70 year old Grandpa's Birthday it was an excellent place to go in Monterey.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent andThe food was excellent and our Waitress was suberb. The window seating was excellent. I dined with my Family on this special day and we were pampered and didnot have to rush through our food. Thanks for making our day SPECIAL!!!!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat place we always go forgreat place we always go for anniversary or when in Monterey. The waiter was good just a little to "talky" and offered his opinion when I didn't need it. But that didn't take away from the restaurant's great food and views. We will always return.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and very flexibleGreat food and very flexible about modifying a menu item to be gluten free. Beautiful location and very good service.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was my second time to ChartIt was my second time to Chart House, Monterey. My wife and I were celebrating our first anniversary. They gave us a perfect table by the window overlooking the bay at sunset. How could you go wrong!? The food was excellent and the service was on point. Our waitress brought out menus with our names at the top and "Happy Anniversary" to us. Very sweet touch. Both visits to Chart House have been wonderful successes!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWent to Chart House to celebrateWent to Chart House to celebrate my wife's birthday. The staff did an outstanding job making the entire evening special and memorable. Excellent Mahi, fresh and perfectly prepared. The chocolate lava cake was great.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a very rewarding experienceHad a very rewarding experience with my wife. It was our anniversary and the staff recognized it with out embarement. WELL DONE!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and great service.Good food and great service. We would certainly enjoy going back the next time our work brings us to the area.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my college grandsonI took my college grandson and his friend they enjoyed themselves. My husband and I go there every time we visit Monterey.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMCame here for our honeymoonCame here for our honeymoon and was greater with a smile and charm. Everyone was wonderful and gave such great service. Food was excellent, ambiance was great and such a wonderful view from the table. The biggest thing that made me impressed was that they had made a special note on the menu telling congrats on our marriage, little things like this can make all the difference.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for a nice dinnerGreat place for a nice dinner in Monterey! The food and the service were fabulous which made the time with our family that much better.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat eveningSome determine that going to a well-know restaurant cannot be as good as a small independently owned restuarant. That is certainly not the case when visiting Chart House. Wonderful experience; service and food!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best places we've eatenThis is our second time dining here and it still has great service and food. We celebrated our anniversary and it was very special to have ocean view table and a greeting written on our menu to bring home. Prices are more than expected, but worth it since we can afford a nice expensive dinner once a year. Parking is very limited, but since we made reservations for early dinner, we didn't have a problem parking inside their small lot.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and Service.We had a very nice evening. The service and food was excellent. Thank You. LLoyd G. Ploutz3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Special Occasion LocationThe service we received during my recent visit to The Chart House located on Cannery Row in Monterey, California was friendly, personable and efficient. A quiet window table was graciously assigned - providing a magnificant view for me and my sister, in celebration of her 50th birthday. A representative from the restaurant management staff came by our table during the meal to offer a genuine welcome; and to ensure that we were having an enjoyable experience, which we most definitely were. The beautifully prepared food was nicely proportioned and absolutely delicious. We also enjoyed the generously-mixed cocktails with our appetizers and recommended Pinot Noir that paired well with both of our entrees. All in all, we had a wonderful time!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time toThis was our first time to the Chart House and I will definitely come back. Food was excellent, staff was friendly, beautiful location.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time! The foodWe had a great time! The food was so flavorful, the service was very friendly.
We always go while in Monterey. We've never had a bad experience. One of my favorites to visit.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM