Chart House Restaurant - Monterey
Chart House Restaurant - Monterey

Chart House Restaurant - Monterey

  • 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; Sunday: 4:00pm-7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • 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, 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 8313723362x

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 28 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From fresh fish specialties 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 Spiced Yellowfin Ahi, Macadamia Crusted Mahi & 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. Be sure to join us for a fantastic happy hour, with appetizers starting at $4.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Chart House Restaurant - Monterey reviews from OpenTable diners
261 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (222)special occasion (184)romantic (160)fit for foodies (85)notable wine list (59)good for groups (52)neighborhood gem (36)hot spot (30)vibrant bar scene (23)late-night find (15)kid-friendly (11)great for brunch (11)great for lunch (9)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Romantic, Scenic, and Divine Seafood!
    SeafoodLover86
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Amazing ambiance with a beautiful view of Monterey. Brandon provided wonderful service for my birthday! Everything my boyfriend and I had was very flavorful including the lobster bisque and best of shrimp. The crab cakes were divine, they were basically all crab and fell apart the moment you forked into it. I debated between here and Sardine Factory and glad I picked this spot with many more seafood options. Would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sandy
    Sandy
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Excellent dinner! Friendly server, beautiful view of Monterey bay at night. A very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the view
    Debbie
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Good location if you are visiting the canary row area. Nice menu and beautiful view of the ocean.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good Seafood
    RoboZoom
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The restaurant sits scenically right on Monterey Bay, and most of the seats have an ocean side view. As an appetizer we had the Crab/Avocado/Shrimp/Mango stack. It was well balanced and very tasty. For the main, I had blackened snapper which was perfectly cooked and well seasoned. My date had the parmesan crusted snapper over a bed of pasta, and my choice was definitely the better of the two. The wine list is also nice, though I wouldn't expect anything exceptional from the bar cocktails. Overall, I'd definitely come back here again for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner on the Bay
    drshortround
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    This is THE place for fine dining in Monterey! Make a reservation and show up early for a glass of wine at the bar and request a window seat! Fabulous seafood combined with a stupendous view is what to expect
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view, good food
    FeedMeSeymour
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The avocado mango crab appetizer was a really good start, huge so perfect to share. Caesar salad was a little limp, but the dressing was spot on. Very nice Prime Rib, roasted veggies were the sour note in the food. Dessert was good, lava cake with toffee. Only really off thing was out waitress - overloaded or forgetful or both. Disappeared a lot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Engagement dinner
    Kipper
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I'll keep it short and sweet. The staff made out engagement dinner even more special for my fiancé and I. The food, service and ambiance was perfect!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fit for a Queen
    Maggie
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    My King took his Queen for a romantic foodie experience that we try to do every couple of years on our fixed income. I love the food presentation and the great tastes and the spectacular view. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SUNDAY DINING
    Golfguy
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    My wife & I had a great experience dining at the Chart House in Monterey. From the time you enter the door, until you are ready to leave, the service and friendly staff were amazing!! Would highly recommend the Lobster Bisque. Filet & Lobster tail were fabulous!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful spot
    Foodluvr
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We had a wonderful meal...I thoroughly enjoyed the scallops and my husband loved the chowder and tilapia. Our servers gave us the perfect amount of attention.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not What I Remember
    TopGuy101
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Several years ago, our concierge made reservations for us here and our dinner experience was excellent. We returned this year with expectations of another great year. Unfortunately, this visit failed badly. We started with a Shrimp Cocktail. Previously, it was five prawns atop of a glass chalice. In the chalice was a traditional shrim cocktail sauce with rock shrimp. It was almost a meal in itself. This order consisted of five prawns atop a slotted silver grate hiding dry ice. Management stated it was a corporate decision to change to this for presentation purposes. Bad move. Unfortuanatley, there are not enough characters available to provide my displeasure. But all of our plates had either changed or just lacked flavor.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best night ever!
    1stInLine
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This was the best dining experience my wife and I have ever had on our anniversary. We will dine here again for sure.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best view of Monterey Bay
    BingL
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Fantastic food, best salad bar anywhere, simply a satisfying but unpretentious fine food restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fit for a wedding night
    Bubwaters
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    My wife and I chose the Chart House for our wedding night meal. As our wedding was informal, we also wanted something quiet, romantic, somewhat informal yet still a fine dining experience. I was a bit worried at first since I'm strictly turf but let me tell you, the Fillet Mignon was as good (if not a tad better) than any high end steakhouse I've visited in the past. We really hit it out of the park with the Chart House! My wife wanted a table at a restaurant with a water view and wow, what a view it was! Everyone in my party left happy and inspired by the view and service. Only complaints were that of painfully full stomachs. The Chart House will now be my secret excuse to get out of San Jose and visit Monterey more often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chart House-Superb!
    BigMike
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    This is a mainstay for us when we visit Monterey Bay. It is always consistently good with food and usually the service is equal. A window seat adds further to the dining experience. Exotic light fixtures and rich, full wood ceilings throughout make The Chart House a lovely visual experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrating 24 years of marriage!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Love the Chart House! Beautiful view, great food, and awesome music! This is me and my wife's favorite! Always come here for our anniversary!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing view!
    ManhattanVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Such a beautiful spot to dine! A bit pricey for what you get but the view makes it worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    MVBill
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We have been going to Chart Houses for thirty years. The one in Monterey is one of our favorites. It is great that it is still in business and still providing a solid dining experience. We were given a great table with a scenic view of the Monterey Bay. Even saw a few otters frolicking in the water. Great service and the food was very good. Price was very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful experience
    Charthouse
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We do not get to the Chart house often. Only when we are visiting Monterey, so it's always special when we do dine there. The view, food and service was as always, the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    great food but at a price. expect to spend some dollars if you go here. excellent food and the service was very attentive and never had to look for anyone to bring us things.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Restaurant was fantastic. Food and service were very good. We celebrated 3 birthdays and will be going back in December
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Oldstersluv2dine
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We have been to the Chart House before, for our Anniversary dinner, so we were not new to this restaurant. We received our special menus with the Anniversary greeting at the top..always makes you feel extra special, that they took the time out to make and print out these special menus for your occasion. The food is always excellent, and we always get the window table, when we make our reservations in advance. Excellent service and wonderful food. We will be back!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a view
    TheRegular
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We've been here on several occasions, but this time we lucked out with the best view in the house. Watched wild dolphin play while we ate - so wonderful! My elderly parents were thrilled. Thanks, CH.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was not what we expected
    FoodEnthusiast
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We've been to Chart House before and had an outstanding experience from the food to the service to the ambiance. The food is delicious! The salad bar, clam chowder, seafood dishes and desserts are very tasty and well prepared. This visit wasn't as great as past ones solely because of our server. She either hovered or was nowhere to be found. We also brought wine from home and our server offered to decant them but she didn't pour for us. We were left to do that on our own which we felt was unacceptable for the caliber of this restaurant and price you pay here. We spoke to a manager and will definitely go back but it was unfortunate that this visit wasn't as great as previous ones just because of our server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit over priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The price was a bit high for two. The priced didn't mstch the food quality or quantity.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Eperience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Long wait. Food poorly cooked. Vegetables cold. Food tasted dry. Entree tasted like it sat under a heat lamp. Will never come back. Not worth the cost.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent salad bar and dessert
    birthdaytime
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I was my husband's birthday. We enjoyed an excellent salad bar and complimentary dessert. We enjoy the atmosphere and the food is always top notch. Our waitress was a little slow this time around. She appeared to be pre-occupied and repeated herself when returning to our table. Overall it was a good experience.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view and food from Monterey.
    BruceTexasVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    What an excellent selection of seafood. The salad bar is fantastic. I wish my wife could have enjoyed it with me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Una vista maravillosa
    EstherVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Como la mayoría de esta cadena de restaurants,están ubicados en un punto maravilloso con una vista al mar hermosa la barra de ensaladas es excelente y la comida es buena,el servicio si les falla un poco,pero definitivamente si buscaría un Chart House en lugares de Costa y lo recomiendo ampliamente,aunque es bastante caro
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy2dine
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I was with a group of 12. The service was great. They got all of our food to us in a timely fashion. It was delicious! Great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion
    Rcpal74
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Had a fabulous night, lobster and shrimp spring rolls, filet mignon and lobster and mud pie for dessert. All excellent dishes Recommend for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    Carmel
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Perfect service, delicious food, gorgeous Decor, and spectacular view. We went for our 44th wedding anniversary and we could not have picked a better place. We have never eaten there before, we will definitely eat there again. We both had a seafood dish. I couldn't decide what to get but Jordan, our waiter, helped me make a delicious decision...grilled white sea bass topped with lump crab. Amazing... My husbands crab stuffed shrimp was equally as delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a special occasion
    BeZe
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Love this restaurant for the ambiance, great menu, delicious and well-presented meals, very friendly and professional staff. For me, no visit to Monterey is complete without an evening at the Chart House.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    ChowHoundVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The food is always good. Our server was attentive and friendly. There were three of us, we all had different seafood dishes and loved them all. Plus this Chart House still has the fabulous salad bar.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Familia Dinner
    2delicious
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The Chart House staffing is excellent. From the minute we were welcomed at the front desk and throughout the entire evening the staff demonstrated their high regard to providing excellent service. My family was there for dinner to celebrate my sister's birthday..The staff made this event perfect.. compliments also go to the chef! All our dinner selections where fresh and delicious! Seafood is the best I have had in any coastal resturant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic romantic spot
    Gumbi831
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Went here for special occasion and was not dissapointed. A good old fashioned romantic spot to take that special someone and enjoy the view. Great menu selections and extensive wine list. Love the salad bar.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great.
    A1keeper
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Never a flaw in their performance!!! Fine dining consistancy great over many visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice suprise
    traveltoeatVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We booked this dinner late on a Monday night and found a full and energetic restaurant. The view of the bay was wonderful and the food a real surprise. This restaurant was not on the recommended list from the Concierge, so I am glad for the OpenTable recommendation in this case.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, awesome service
    dnn21
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The waiter we had was amazing! Very personable. Awesome food and drinks. My sister's bachelorette dinner was a huge success, they even personalized menus for us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    feedme
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had such a wonderful night at the Chart House! The food was to die for and the staff was very accommodating. I will definitely be returning here on our next trip to Monterey!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.