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Chart House Restaurant - Monterey
Chart House Restaurant - Monterey

Chart House Restaurant - Monterey Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chart-house.com
  • Phone: (831) 372-3362
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm; Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Robert Noce
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have semi-private areas of the restaurant that easily accommodate groups of 15 to 50. All areas of the restaurant have fabulous views of the Monterey Bay! Available during the day for parties of 50 to 140 guests until 4:00pm Sunday thru Friday & until 3:30pm Saturdays & Sundays. The restaurant is available with limited availability for complete buy-outs.
  • Private Party Contact: Ellen Marconi (831) 372-3362

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Drake Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a small private lot (complimentary) across the street from the restaurant for our guests. In addition, there is on-street parking available (metered) at the cost of $1.00 per hour. After 8:00pm street parking is complimentary. Diagonally across from the restaurant (north) there is a public lot with fluctuating rates.
A word from Chart House Restaurant - Monterey
A longtime favorite on Cannery Row, Chart House offers panoramic views of Monterey Bay & the city lights beyond. Watch the abundant sea life while relaxing at your table. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 30 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From top-of-the-catch 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 Miso Maple Glazed Salmon, Seared Mahi & our slow roasted Prime Rib. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines & decadent desserts like our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "The food and the view were outstanding! Amy our waitress was terrific! She pointed out the sea otters and even a whale that was not too far away. She took very good care of us. I highly recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "The food was good, but not nearly as good as we had expected or hoped. The halibut thermidor was a piece of halibut on a large pile of spinach with some lobster sauce poured over the top. The result was rather bland and not very interesting. My wife had peanut crusted tilapia. She ate the tilapia and left the peanut crust. Unfortunately, we were seated next to a large party that included a couple of ladies who laughed hysterically and loudly at almost everything said at the table. I assume that they were trying to impress their boss. We, on the other hand, were not impressed. To end on a positive note, the lobster bisque was very good with lots of lobster pieces in in it, the service was great, and the view of the bay was spectacular."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "We arrived for our 7:00 pm reservation on time and the hostess tells us "give us 10-15 minutes to set up. The party before you isn't finished eating". That makes no sense we had a reservation for 7:00 and we expected to be seated at 7:00 not 7:30. After we were seated it took them another 10 minutes to order our drinks and another 10 minutes to bring the drinks. Then another 10 minutes to order our food. So we are about 1 hr behind schedule so far when you include the wait for our reservation. The food was sub par. I ordered lobster and found it wasn't worth the 41$. My girlfriends steak was very good. After we got the check the waiter never returned to give us our change. When a party spends over 400$ we expect prompt friendly service."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "My wife and I recently celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary, and part of that celebration was dinner at Chart House. Lawrence made it very easy to be comfortable and was pleasant to talk to. The food was excellent, and the view beyond compare. I would go there again for another special occasion."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "We were welcomed to the chart house as we checked in with our reservation. We asked for a window sear if possible. We were told that would be possible if we could wait for 15 minutes. We said yes and took a seat. Shortly we were escorted to a beautiful table. The first server was very helpful and friendly. He let us know that he would just be getting us started and help us until our server was back from her dinner break. When she arrived to our table she welcomed us and identified herself and took care of us for the remainder of our visit. Our dinner was excellent. The view was beautiful. Even though the restaurant was very busy we were well taken care of."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "the Chart House is one of our favorite reasons for going to Monterey -- and definitely is part of our trip's traditions. The salad bar continues to be scrumptious and other menu items delicious!!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "friendly faces,outstanding service specially the food is awesome"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Truly delicous and memorable, all the food was superb and the dishes showed thought and imagination. Good special diet requirements attention and good looking cildrens menu. Not as many others in Jacket and tie as I expected but ambience was Ok. Beatiful view of the bay."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Service was great, view was beautiful as always. A small glitch in our order(due to change in waiter delivering food and waiter handling our table) and the manager made it right. Very attentive to great customer service. We love this restaurant. Friendly welcome from entrance to waiters. Truly felt my business was appreciated."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Beautiful, quiet and the food is absolutely delicious! Fantastic service! Even if all you need is the perfect dessert this is the place to go. Order your Lava Cake when you get there because they make it when you order it!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Usually enjoy this Chart House. Understood from August email they were featuring a few shrimp dishes. Chose to dine specifically at this Chart House on a vacation trip to Monterey this August to partake of the featured promotion. Disappointed to find items were no longer available - four days after receiving promotional email! The items we finally ordered were quite good, as usual, and the view - a table facing the Bay - was breathtaking as always. However, can't let go of the fact I was "invited" to enjoy a special promotion, and - in less than a week's time - it was no longer being served!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "My husband and I chose to eat at the Chart House to reunite with dear friends after moving away 3 years ago. The view was amazing (we had a window table) and the server, Jordan, took very good care of us all evening! The food was unbelievable!! One of our friends had never been to the Chart House before, and he is now hooked! We cannot wait to come back to Monterey to visit and dine here again!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We have been coming here for years and are never disappointed. Great variety, nice service, beautiful views. It's all good!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We arrived on time, were asked twice if we had a reservation then were told there were 3 parties ahead of us. While waiting a party also waiting said they too had that same time but had arrayed earlier. We were seated before them! The noise was high and wait staff seemed polite but rushed. Wait time for cocktails was about 20min. with appetizers coming ahead by 5min. In spite if being ordered after. Our wine arrived about 10 min after that then 15min later our waiter announced it was his break time and introduced his replacement, but I observed him at other tables for the next 10min or so. Our main courses were delivered then he came to check 5min after. Not sure he got his break. Cioppino was ok, crab too soft to crack so messy."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This is still one of the most beautiful places to eat. The service is great and the food is outstanding. My favorite was the peanut sauce with the halibut. I think it helps to be a Landry's member. You get little special touches like personalized menus. It is a must-stop in the Monterey area."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We loved everything! The view from our table as the sun went down was great - and the food was delicious, especially the tilapia I had. But best of all were both desserts - we ordered and love mud-pie but we also tried a bite of our friend's lava cake. OMG - that is amazing - but we'll probably still get mud-pie again next time because you make the best mud-pie in the world and we always pick desserts with coffee and chocolate."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We had to wait for a table even though we had reservations. Every one was nice and attentive and the waiter ask if we would like a drink while waiting for our table. The food was excellent and the view was so beautiful."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The view on the water matched with great food and fantastic service."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Our waitress was so nice and our dinner was excellent. Alcoholic beverage was weak in the pour of the alcohol."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This is a VERY GOOD restaurant. It is not outstanding, and I don't think they have ambitions above current level. Early Friday morning we booked a table for five persons at 5 pm. We got a great table; a round corner table "hanging over the ocean" in the far end of the restaurant. This is an upper scale restaurant and menu/ price reflects that. They have a great gluten free menu and are very flexible concerning any individual adjustments. The view is fantastic, we saw otters, seals, dolphins and even a small whale from our table during dinner. Kids were exited. Our waitress was tentative, professional and personal. Being a bit pricey, for us this is a restaurant for the special occasions and a great place to bring visitors to Monterey."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We chose the chart house to dine on the evening of a busy day during Monterrey Car Week. Unlike all the events, it was pleasantly quiet, gave us a nice view of the bay, and offered very good seafood. A relaxing respite. This is clearly a special occasion place - they asked if this were a special event for us, and others around us seemed to be celebrating their own events. It's not inexpensive, but a nice find in amid a busy touristic event."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "If you want to propose, this is the place! Great sunset views, with delicious food, the macadamia crusted mahi mahi was a revelation. Interesting cocktails won't a twist, all round excellence."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We were staying at the Monterey Bay Plaza Hotel which was right next door to the restaurant. Had an ok view. Mostly we looked at the side of the hotel. Would have liked to been out on the center edge better. Ambiance was great. Linen tablecloths. Service was a bit slow and I felt we had been forgotten."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Three of us dined at the Chart House in Monterrey and the whole experience was wonderful. We are here for all the car auctions, shows and vintage racing-- we were not rushed, food was excellent and staff couldn't have been more friendly, professional and helpful with local suggestions etc."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We had an outstanding meal with an absolutely amazing view of the Monterey bay while enjoying our time. The service was exceptional"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We had a very pleasant evening dinner date and really enjoyed the atmosphere,we will definitely return when in town."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We just had a wonderful dinner at the Chart House! The waitstaff is attentive, the food was wonderful and their Salad Bar had so many items to choose from. We had a lovely window seat overlooking Monterey Bay. I would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone wanting an excellent meal and great service!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The view was great. , food was good , very romantic but got poor service and felt over looked by waiter and staff ... To expensive not to have excellent servous !! Will NOT return !"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We are long time diners at this restaurant and I had out of town family visiting with a child who was really looking forward to seeing otters out of the windows. I requested a day early on open table when I made a reservation. We arrived early as I know its hard to promise a table when you are late. They showed me to a table in the back by the wall in the dark! I refused it, we ended up in a table next to another table but not by the window. We spend a lot of money at this restaurant and bring friends and family here often for the food and the views. The server told us, the windows were first come, first serve, then WHY HAVE A SPECIAL REQUEST BOX ON OPEN TABLE???? THEN YOU IGNORE IT! Not happy with the attitude at this restaurant anymore."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We went here for dinner and there was a large group dining at several tables and they were obnoxiously loud. We could barely have a conversation due to the noise they were making. The lobster bisque was great, creamy with chunks of lobster. I got the potato covered sea bass and it was awful. The potato tasted like something that was cooked in very old oil and the sea bass completely lacked flavor. There was absolutely no seasoning, no flavor at all. The waitress was wonderful about it and the manager came over, even though we didn't ask, and they took it off the bill without us asking them to. So that saved the night. I would give them another try, and hopefully next time it won't be so loud."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I requested a window table and while we did get one it was looking ou between two buildings not at all what we were hoping for. People came in after us and got better views. Very disappointed."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "My boyfriend and mine favorite dishes were not on the menu but the chef and server were able to create it for us! The food is just soo good that you want to take the leftovers just to extend the yumminess!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Our seafood dinners were superb and the service was outstanding. Awesome!!!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Had a window table watching the romping otters. Very nice. We are Landry members so got their VIP treatment , names on menu welcoming us. Food was very good. I had crab stuffed shrimp with hollandaise and medallians of filet mignon. Quite a nice portion and delicious. Took 1/2 home. Server was very nice but kept interrupting our conversation. She also did not know how to split a bill in half on 2 credit cards. Really?"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at the Chart House. The food is both appealing and delicious. My wife and I had our children with us which was a great treat for them as well. We loved the ambiance and the ocean views. Just a great overall experience."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I would not love this restaurant, if they would not give us the table near by window. Actually, most of the tables have scenic view. Food was perfect. They told that they have big salad buffet, but I did not find it as big as I expected. The service was very fast and nice."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We've been here several times before and the food is always good and the staff is friendly; however, on this occasion everything seemed to be rushed to get us out of there. We were on vacation and in no hurry but the entree was being served before we were half way done with our salads. Since we were celebrating birthdays, the complimentary dessert was brought out right as the entries were being finished without asking if anyone else wanted a dessert."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Always very good food. Consistent, no disappointments. Service is excellent and very friendly."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We got just what we were looking for: a great view, good food and a professional, yet personable server. The manager circled around the dining room several times. That means more to me than coming up and asking if everything was good, as he was observing how things were progressing. We are the type that would say it was good even if it wasn't, but wouldn't come back."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "As always, everything was an exemplar of the best!!!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014