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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
  • "I used to come here more often, but the prices are getting too high for regular dining. The entree of a steak included mashed potatoes only, no vegetable. We were offered to "upgrade" to a baked potato; a side of vegetable was $8 extra. The entree of seafood plate tasted good at first, but then it all started tasting the same. We preferred a more rounded plate of food for a dinner (including main dish, potatoes or rice, and vegetable). Waiter lacked a friendly attitude (a little too scripted and formal for our likes). This is a relaxing location with an outstanding ocean-view."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great views of the Bay, overall a friendly staff with a big menu and lots of good food to choose from"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Was seated at an awesome table. What a great view of the Pacific Ocean. Food and service was wonderful. Really made for a great birthday."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We celebrated our daughter's 16th birthday here, at a table overlooking the water. The staff were very pleasant and made us feel welcome from the moment we walked in. We liked the personalized menus, a nice touch for the birthday girl. The food was excellent and the portions were perfect - generous but not too much. We particularly liked the calamari and hummus appetizers and the way they were presented. Steaks and seafood main courses were all delicious. Service was outstanding. Attentive but not overly so. We enjoyed a very special evening and will go back."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Everything was great the service, food, and our table was the best!!!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Everything about our meal was great - the food, the service, the view. Would definitely return!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I have been to Chart Houses in Orange County and San Diego with mixed experiences. I am happy to report that THIS Chart House exceeded any expectations I had. I made a reservation to celebrate my wedding anniversary through Open Table because of the decent reviews. I had put a small note in my reservation stating that since this was my 12th wedding anniversary, to please put us at a table by the window (with an ocean view, of course). When we arrived, they put us at a table by the bar. We requested to be moved, which they did without any hassle. The best part was when the hostess handed our menus to us and the top of our menus was printed 'Happy 12th Anniversary, Mr. and Mrs....!!!'. It was such a nice surprise. Bravo Chart House!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We ordered a prime rib medium rare, but when it came out, it was clearly medium well (mostly brown with little pink). The waiter said that it was probably due to the green tint on the windows but took it back anyway. The second one he brought out was cooked the same way as the first one and even had a hair in the horseradish sauce! The waited said that this was the rarest piece that the kitchen could make since it is slow-roasted in the oven. They compensated us for the steak, which would have been fine, but as we were leaving, we saw the table next to us with a medium rare prime rib. That just left us with a bad impression of the place. We will not be back and will not be recommending Chart House to anyone we know."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We love this place and will always recommend it to family and friends. It was our 20th Anniversary, and no better location to send that special night. Thank you to everyone at the Chart House."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My full review is on Yelp under Bees K. 3 stars for this night. We frequent this place for special occasions. We also know not every establishment can be spot on. We did have a positive experience with one server and a the exact opposite with another on the same night. Food was excellent. Stuffed shrimp and Macadamia crusted Mahi."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Chart House is a very nice place for having a delicious diner. Fresh fish is highly recommended but also steaks are great. They offer a rich wine list and have an excellent service. All of this is beaten by the view to Monterey Bay at night - invaluable. But difficult to get some of the rear window seatings."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Chart house is my favorite restaurant to take friends and family to when visiting Monterey."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The Charthouse is great! Great food and service. My husband and I love to eat here for special occasions. The have a great salad bar too!! Would recommend this restaurant to friends and family."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The service was great. And the food was very good. We would have preferred a better table though."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Though it's crowded and you have to wait for a while (especially if you want a window seat), and a bit pricey, it's worth while. The food was good, service was good and the view was good too. You get your money's worth."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We went to the Chart House for our anniversary dinner on a Friday night. From the time we sat down everything was impeccable. They even printed a message on our menu. My only complaint was that we showed up 15 min early and there was no place to sit. It was the tail end of Happy Hour and there was no room in waiting area because the restaurant was allowing people to eat in the lobby. This meant there were a few couples having to stand when there is usually plenty of room to sit. This is my only complaint, though. Our server, Kelly, was very friendly and the food was fantastic. Thank you to the Chart House for making our anniversary so memorable."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Awesome as usual. We've been here many times and will keep coming back. Food is the best, service is generally great."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Extensive menu with fresh fish, appetizers and wine selection."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This is the perfect spot for special occasions such as Mother's Day and Father's Day. The views are great, the food wonderful and the service is always gracious. There is something for everyone!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This was first time at the CH in Monterey. We have one in our home town. Even though we did not have a table by the window, we were still able to enjoy the view. The lighting and noise level were very pleasant and the tables were comfortably spaced apart. I always Love the coconut shrimp and my companion got what is one of the best lobster bisque I've ever tasted. We enjoyed the meal very much."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I'm always happy when I visit a Chart House. The service and food are great for that special occasion or just for that evening out with friends."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Lately we have been going to restaurants with lousy service (no refills, not checking to see if we need anything else, etc.), so it was such a wonderful treat to get such great/attentive service. The Waiter was always aware if we needed something, if not would always stop by and check. We will definitely be going back for more special occasions and maybe just a day to treat ourselves to the view of the ocean and the great service."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food and service were average, not an over the top effort."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Outstanding food, service and spectacular views ... seems to be consistent qualities in this chain as it was just like the one in Lake Tahoe, in terms of food and service but of course the views here are of the spectacular Monterey Bay. These two restaurants are both very well designed with NO bad tables - every table has view!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We had a lovely evening for my husband's birthday. Our server was charming and was also very informative about the local bird life outside our window table. The food was scrumptious, the setting relaxing but upbeat. We come before and we'll definitely come again."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Although we have dined at Chart House restaurants at Monterey (20 years ago) we were pleased, but not overwhelmed. This time, the Monterey (Cannery Row) restaurant was beyond our expectations! Calamari appetizer, halibut, and sea bass with lobster sauce, topped off with the chocolate lava cake dessert - all fell into our new top 2 restaurants ever!! (though, now closed Le Bec-Fin in Philadelphia will remain in our number 1 spot). The view remains breathtaking, and the interior curved wood surroundings gave a feeling of refined retro mid-70's, with class and sophistication. The wait staff was phenomenal, with service timed impeccably. It beats Sardine Factory, Passion Fish, Casanova's, and Whaling Station by leaps and bounds!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "food was excellent and the service was friendly, quick, and attentive. looking forward to coming back and try different items on menu."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Chart House offers such a nice array of menu options, an awesome salad bar and a beautfiful view of Monterey Bay. Everyone should enjoy it from time to time."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The service, view, and food were excellent. This was our anniversary and the staff went above and beyond to make it a nice memory. The wine list was excellent and the prices reasonable. The view, including the dolphins at sunset was exceptional. We'll definitely return."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The Chart House in Monterey has been your go to dining celebrating our Anniversary for the past 2 year. Awesome food with breath-taking scenery. Background music was a little loud. Great happy hour drinks and appetizers."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Beautiful location and convenient if you're staying on Cannery Row. But food only so-so at best."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Been to all Chart House restaurants here and in Hawaii.. Downhill best describes this once great restaurant.. Very noisy and loud music. Food average and very expensive.. Tourist attraction"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Everything we had to eat was exceptional...from the appetizers to the main course! And the dessert (key lime pie) was also terrific. I had teh sea scallops and they were the best I've ever had! And the staff was so attentive, professional, friendly and dependable. The server was always there when needed and constantly made certain our drinks were filled and we had everything we needed. We'll certainly be back to the Chart House during our next visit to Monterey. Please pass along our kudos to the staff (and to the Chef as well) for making our dining experience so wonderful and memorable."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "+Server was really nice +great wine list and prices +beautiful view -felt close to other diners in the two person booth -food was only ok, tried a lot of Asian spins on things on the menu and we were not impressed -not worth the hype"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had a great time at the Chart House. It is our favorite restaurant to spend our wedding anniversary's. The staff was excellent and let us come in early from our original reservation. We have visited a lot of Chart houses over the years and they are all top notch. The personalized menu's are a great touch. We have collected them all."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The setting is incredible! Kelly was our server and she was fantastic. The food was good and they still have the great Chart House salad bar."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Making a same-day reservation for 6, I was happily surprised to find we were given what I consider the best table in the restaurant. We were never rushed, lingering there for quite a while as the sun set on a beautiful bay view. The food was better than "very good" - my particular dinner was really good; though I wouldn't rate it as "outstanding," I think it's because I ordered something I already thought might be too heavy. Everyone else at our table seemed to be very happy with their selections. We've dined there once before and enjoyed it, but this time I really appreciated why this place consistently earns high praise."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "The food was delicious, and the best service in town. I strongly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We love this Chart House because of the salad bar. So far, none of the other locations we have visited have the great salad bar that the Monterey location offers. It includes anchovies and caviar in addition to other great choices. We look forward to our dinner every time we are in Monterey."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "After a very disappointing meal on Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf, we almost canceled our reservations at the Chart House, assuming that it was going to be another tourist trap of bland fish and boring sides. We're so glad we didn't. In fact, I wish we had been able to go multiple times to try the numerous fresh fish choices on the menu; prepared so many unique ways! Great steaks and salads too."
    Dined on 6/14/2014