Chart House Restaurant - Monterey
Thank you for such exceptionalThank you for such exceptional service! Our meals were excellent and I appreciated the efforts your staff made in making my boyfriend's birthday dinner so memorable. We were both more than satisfied with our experience and have already recommended your restuarant to several friends.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMrecommendedEven though we were seated about 10 mins after our reservation, Kelly - the mgr I assume - communicated with us and repeatedly acknowledged the wait. Food and service was great (love the salad bar!).6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Evening Out!Were seated promptly. Hostess friendly, as was waiter. Service was prompt, food was very good - as it usually is at this restaurant. I had the Blue Cheese Filet Mignon. It was quite good - but, perhaps a little rich for my stomach these days. Though I found the taste very appealing, I probably won't order it again. Loved the Lobster Bisque, and the Lava Cake dessert! Am sure we will visit again.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, service, and viewWe came here for a 7:15 dinner on a Monday night. Made reservations online and although i found out later window requests are not taken online I had put it down in the notes area on the reservation. We got there about 10 minutes early and was seated at an excellent window seat within 5 minutes.
I had the filet mignon and my wife had the lump crab stuffed tilapia. My steak was cooked perfectly and was better than steaks I have had at other more expensive steak houses. My wife said her fish was excellent also. We also split the molten chocolate cake for desert and both thought it was very good but not quite hitting the top bar there.
Also liked that this is a quiet enough place to have a relaxing conversation.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to Chart HouseWe have been to Chart House Monterey many times; this time was to celebrate our 15th anniversary. The hostess kindly seated us in a wonderful location with great views of the ocean. We even saw seals surfacing and feeding! Our service was exemplary, and we were given a personalized menu as a momento of our anniversary dnner. We ordered the special dinner which includes a starter, entree and dessert. The chopped salad was good, but we might have preferred the soup to start. The shrimp entree and tilapia entrees were both very good. And the mud pie! It was wonderful as always.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful time with wonderfulA wonderful time with wonderful service and food. Beautiful Views6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful resturant.The detail in this restaurant was beautiful. The scenic view was beautiful. This place screamed classy. Loved my crab stuff shrimp. And the wasibi mashed potatoes with bat scallops were also wonderful. Cant beat the ambiance6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMNever a bad experienceWhen I moved to Monterey last July, one thing I knew I would miss, was The Blue Bayou at Disneyland it was our special Ocassian place. However in October for our 2yr wedding anniversary he booked reservations for The chart house. After one meal there I was sold. The service is outstanding! The view of the bay is beautiful and the food is delicious. I've never had a bad experience.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFavoriteHave eaten at the Chart House many times have always had excelent food an service5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable DiningWe used to regularly eat at Chart House restaurants when we lived in Southern California which was many years ago. We always enjoyed the ocean views, the good service and the food. I was intrigued when I discovered that there was a Chart House right next door to our hotel in Monterey ( the excellent Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa) and was curious as to whether we would enjoy it as much as we did 25 years ago. The Chart House Monterey did not disappoint and it was as enjoyable as I remembered our Southern California experiences. The food and service were excellent and the views were great, so much so that we returned for dinner a second evening. Two truly enjoyable dining experiences.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMgreateal for priceWe had chart house and Benihanas and paid the same price....I would have rather gone to the chart house both times. Benihanas wasa huge dissapointment. Me and my girlfriend shared a prime rib and lobster meal with mashed potatoes and shrimp scampi we also had a salad from the salad bar . Everything was amazing we loved the food and it filled us both up with leftovers and we eat. Chary house is all around amazing and worth the money and more I can't wait to go back next time.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation DinnerWe celebrated a graduation and it started off with the restaurant congratulating the graduate with his name at the top of the menu, nice touch!
We had a large round table with a view and it was perfect.
The food was good and everything made it an enjoyable night.
Lots of restaurants in Monterey, but this is a gem that should not be overlooked!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThat's very satisfactoryI am very happy with service quality, price, extra delicious food reliable support system.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing RestaurantWe had such a wonderful dining experience here. I made reservations for 2 through open table and when we got there, they held our bottle of wine for us ($20 corking fee) while we waiting in the bar for our reservation time. My boyfriend requested a window table when we got there, and also asked if they could put flowers on the table for me. They were ready for us with a window right on time, roses in the center. Such a wonderful experience, we watched otters in the bay the entire time. Food was amazing!! Our dining experience was a 10... definitely recommend this for anyone looking for a wonderful dinner with a romantic setting. Worth every penny.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Great Dining Experience...Everyone in my party of six was completely satisfied. We finished the night with The Signature Mud Pie. I have been coming to The Monterey Chart House for 25 years. I Never come to Monterey without coming to The Chart House... My daughter who we were celebrating her 25th birthday is the same way...5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe ViewIf you are lucky enough to get a view then you are in for a real treat5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSea Otters and great foodWe watched Sea Otters dining in the Kelp Beds in the ocean below as we ate perfectly cooked dinners. The staff was friendly and did an excellent job. Some places the staff is too friendly, tries to hard, etc, but here, the staff was perfect and so was the food. The food was fresh; steak, seafood, and salads, and the portions were generous. The atmosphere and the food were very nice, while also gracious and relaxed. It was a very nice evening.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated a birthday atWe celebrated a birthday at the chart house and our server was patty. She was great and so was the whole staff. We were seated quickly and even though we were late for our reservation everyone was so friendly from the time we walked in to the time we walked out which was past closing hours. Thanks charter house. We will be back.5/23/2013 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 AMGreat 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 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 AM