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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
  • Email: chmy@ldry.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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Great service and right on the water so views are stellar. Food there has never disappointed - great as always!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great meal, as always. The party with us ordered Prime Rib WELL DONE! Hard for a kitchen line to do without completely ruining the meat, but staff nailed it! Everyone's food was as ordered, hot and just perfect. It is our "go to place" when company comes to town [Monterey]. Attentive staff, perfect view and great food from the sea or land."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We have been to Chart House restaurants in other cities and have enjoyed the experience. For the first time, we were disappointed with the quality and preparation of the food. We both ordered Mahi, in two different presentations. One preparation was dry, saved by the artichoke topping and accompanying sauce. The other was macadamia-encrusted, drenched in a peanut sauce, which turned out to be very sweet. Requests required a reminder. All in all, for an upscale (expensive) restaurant, not up to its usual standards and value."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The Chart House is always a delight -- great service in a beautiful environment. And the salad bar can't be beat."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Everything was very good except the bar service. Drinks were very expensive for what you got. Mine were filled with ice to the top of the glass, I saw others mixed the same way in that I was sitting next to the waiter service area. Very dissatisfied and I expressed same. No noticable response from the bartender."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Have been going here for years. Quality of the good has dramatically declined. It's too bad because the location is great."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Have eaten at Boston, Tampa and other Chart Houses and this was just average. Did not compare to the others."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We are local, and come several times a year. Always on birthdays and anniversaries. We never consider going anywhere else as Chart House is such a perfect experience. Not only the food, which is the best, but the ambiance, and the service. Last night Katie was our server and was so pleasant; from her knowledge of the wildlife we asked her about, to the attentive care she took of us. All around the best dinner spot in Monterey."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "This was a great place for upscale dining. Great food, amazing food and breathtaking views. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My wife and I love this restaurant, the food is wonderful and the view is amazing. We watched sea otters diving in the harbor and fishing trawlers coming in for the night. The service is excellent, and the staff is knowledgeable, helpful and nice. Some restaurants are pretentious; the Chart House is first class, comfortable and enjoyable. We don't get to Monterey often, but when we do, the Chart House is a must."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "went here for a recent birthday dinner. The food was spectacular! Started with oysters then had to try the Crab, Avocado and Mango stack...one of the best apps I've had and a must for anyone to try. I had the prime rib and gf had the filet medallions and crab stuffed shrimp, all prepared beautifully. I couldn't have asked for more and our server Sydney was amazing. We will definitely be back the next time we make a trip out to Monterrey."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had dined at the Chart House several years ago and enjoyed it. It was a birthday evening and we were disappointed at the beginning since our chopped salad came to us wilted. We knew they had been sitting in the refrigerator for quite a while. It was not fresh. My short ribs were ok not something I would ever order again. This meal was very high priced for what we received. The best part of the meal was the dessert which was the chocolate pie."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We were hoping to have a nice quiet dinner and had requested a table for such. Instead, we were seated next to the bar and in the flow of traffic. Hugely disappointing."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We love the Charthouse! Our visit this time was awesome as usual. Food and salad bar is "off the hook". This place never disappoints. Their chicken romano is so good. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Staff and chef go out of their way to provide delicious fresh fish, chicken and beef. As one would expect in Monterey the emphasis is on fish but the prime rib is the best I have ever had. I go to this restaurant fairly often. There were some kinks to work out that had to do with me and the personnel but mostly me. It is hard to dine alone and every detail becomes under one's nose. The staff, Ellen the manager, were patient with me. For this action, I am deeply grateful. I recommend this restaurant because it does a great job. I have tried nearly everything on the menu. I am Bostonian and I am used to and love excellent, fresh, and non-toxic fish."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Perfect for a special celebration, a little pricey for an everyday dinner out. The three course dinner deal, available during the week, is a great value with good choices."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The service was off the hook the food was to die for and the ambience was a night to remember and the key lime pie was the best I ever and noise level was fine !!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Beautiful view, good food, BAD MUSIC...TOO POP, TOO LOUD!!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "On our 40th wedding anniversary 03/14/14 we had grilled tilapia & crab-stuffed shrimp. Both were prepared to perfection. We also love the ambiance for a romantic dinner overlooking Monterey Bay. The Chart House has often been our choice for special occasions so we are very familiar with the restaurant. On the downside, had a reservation for 6:00 arrived a few minutes early and indicated we would wait for a window table. The hostess said it would be an hour & 1/2 wait so we opted for another table. No one else was waiting for a table. As we ate our meal we watched window tables open up in 20 minutes 30 minutes etc. No surprise as we have always found the staff from manager on down to lack a genuine ability to be friendly & courteous."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "First time eating here and way worth it. I had been told by several people to try it but they are only open for dinner and we usually visit Monterey during the day. I decide I would take my wife out for a dinner date and boy was it worth it. I will be visiting this place again!!!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "What wonderful food, service and location. Outstanding evening."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Atasty prime rib and quality mashed potato. Ceasar salad so so. Lava cake, their signature dessert, decadently delicious. We did need to redo the butterflied prime, after we had specified do not butterfly our meat. They were gracious in correcting the cut. My husband was celebrating a major milestone bday which was hardly acknowledged, even tho info was on open table reso."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "What a special place. No hype. A view of special Monterey a Bay, seals, otters, birds, waves. A special privilege while dining. Never take this 'gift' for granted. Caring server."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We couldn't have been more satisfied with our meal. We had the dinner 3 course special. I had the short rib special and my husband had the tilapia combined with the chopped salad and the mud pie for dessert. Everything was exceptional including the view."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "I told a co-worker that my wife and i were going to stay the weekend in Carmel for our anniversary. He suggested that i try the Chart House for dinner. So i made reservations and said that it was our 27th wedding anniversary. We were warmly greeted and seated us with a beautiful window view of the water. Our server Ashley,was the perfect server and after we were seated,presented us the menu with "happy 27th anniversary" across the menu along the top,which my wife loved. We ordered our meal and were abe to keep the menu as a gift. Our meal was the Cioppino seafood dish. It was delicious! We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at the Chart House and will return on our next visit to Monterey. I would highly recommed to any of my friends."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Highly recommend making a reservation to avoid wait times. Food selection and taste was excellent. Service was excellent. Atmosphere was excellent...not a bad seat in the house! Was completely surprised by the customized menu with birthday wishes to one in our party. What a nice extra touch! The Chart House is now a MUST STOP restaurant while in Monterey."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The Chart house was superb for my 70th birthday dinner. The requested table was provided, the service was quietly efficient and the food was very good. Thank you Chart House for making a special evening, even better. We are "locals" and come several times a year."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The restaurant and staff were exceptional. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Excellent food, service and ambience. Went for dinner on our wedding anniversary. Would definately recommend."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The appetizers are good, The mango, crab, avocado stack is amazing. The Lobster Bisque was pretty good. The coconut shrimp were really good. The spinach salad with hot bacon dressing was yummy. My husbands Swordfish however was disappointing. Lacked flavor and for over $35 it should have been amazing. We were early for our reservation and got seated right away. The wait staff were very good and attentive."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Very friendly staff; responsive to your every request. We were looking for a decent seafood restaurant. The menu was varied from lobster to scallops to shrimp to steaks. When asked about local fish, nada. That was a little unsettling. The salmon was farm raised and that was on the Seafood watch list so my wife had that with grilled shrimp that was quite tasty. I settled for the filet mignon which was cooked as ordered and very good. This was our 30th wedding anniversary week of vacation and the staff brought us a free slice of mud pie. That was very special of them."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I let the restaurant know it was our 15th wedding anniversary. When we arrived they escorted us to a window table with a beautiful view of the Monterey Bay. The restaurant presented us with personalized menus that wished us a Happy 15th Wedding Anniversary!! Our waitress and the whole staff were very attentive. I highly recommend this place for great food and special occasions."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Had a wonderful meal with my inlaws at this restaurant. The service was outstanding and the food was really good. We had a table that had a view of the Monterey Bay that really made the evening special."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I dined with my wife and daughter. Both have rather specific tastes, and the staff was accommodating and helpful throughout the evening. Indeed, our server was outstanding. The food was great, including a steak for my wife which was done to perfection."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "It was so good that we are going back for dinner tonite! Very nice bar area while waiting for your table, beautiful wood work throughout and gorgeous views. The ambiance is perfect for a nice quiet or romantic dinner. Food was fantastic. Clam chowder was best we have had lots of tender clams. Appetizer..Calamari & Friends was very good. My husband had the Macadamia crusted Mahimahi (I think it was stuffed with fresh crab) over a bed of rice with fresh green beans stir fried in an asian style sauce...melted in your mouth. I had their Grilled Captain's Platter with fresh wild Salmon, 3 large prawns and a lump crab cake. They were both delicious! Service was great!! Price was just a little on the higher end (and well worth every penny)"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "My happy birthday, Cynthia, was typed at the top of the menu and they let me keep mine! Complimentary lava cake. Everyone who spoke to my group wished me a happy birthday! Best service ever!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We had two different servers, wife's food was cold. Drinks were made way too sweet with hardy any alcohol. I informed them before my arrival that it was my wife's Birthday and they did nothing extra. They only brought her out a bowl of raspberry sorbet Ater I mentioned it to our server.. No refills on our club soda.."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great staff, very strong selection of seafood, best Prime Rib in Monterey and the views are off the charts! Good bar, solid wine selections. . . . . .GREAT CRAB CAKES"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Not many choices when ordering white wine by the glass. Bar had no Roses Lime Juice???"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We had a birthday dinner here, and once we got past the rather frosty, unwelcoming hostess, it was indeed a memorable meal. The food was outstanding; the prime rib was the tastiest we've ever had, the salad bar was excellent with a good selection of fresh and interesting items, and the molten chocolate cake was delicious. The servers were prompt, friendly and knowledgeable. The menus had been pre-printed with a' happy 60th birthday' at the top, making a nice momento. Our window seats had a breathtaking view. It couldn't have been a nicer evening, and we look forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014