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Chart House Restaurant - Philadelphia
Chart House Restaurant - Philadelphia

Chart House Restaurant - Philadelphia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chart-house.com
  • Email: chph@ldry.com
  • Phone: (215) 625-8383
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is complimentary.
A word from Chart House Restaurant - Philadelphia
With stunning views of the Delaware River, Chart House offers unparalleled ambiance along with outstanding cuisine & impeccable service. With 29 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From signature fish specialties and 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 Macadamia Crusted Mahi, Miso Glazed Salmon & our slow-roasted Prime Rib. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines and our famous Hot Chocolate. Best Happy Hour in Philadelphia!

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Diner Reviews
  • "we all enjoyed our time at dinner. the only problem we encountered was the wine did not get received until after the main course was started."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "This was a special Easter brunch for my husband and I. I have dined here for dinner, which was delicious. However, the food for brunch was not as good. The view was superb and so was the space you have between your table and the table of others. The service was also great."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Was a little disappointed that we were sitting at the bar so long, only to find out that we were being seated at the empty table we had been staring at from the bar for 1/2 hour. Other than than the service was very good, we were pleased with our server and our food. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We had a nice time but the experience was so/so. The food was just ok with a lot of options but other then the salad bar nothing was overly memorable taste wise. For the price I was disappointed. Our waitress was beyond nice and attentive but the bussing of our buffet plates was terrible. We had about 6 plates stacked and I had to ask someone to clear them after they sat there for quite some time. It was very crowded due to the holiday but this restaurant has been around forever so they should have been better staffed. A friendly staff and an ok Bloody Mary. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Seven of us in our party and we all thoroughly enjoyed everything from appetizers thru the entrees and ending with the lava cake for dessert. We all had something different - prime rib, steak, king crab legs. Can't say one bad thing about this place. Our two servers were outstanding, always there asking if we needed anything!!!!!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We had a party of 14 and our table was ready when we arrived. The service was excellent and so was the food. Our guests from England were very impressed. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We had a very good experience at the Chart House. The food was very good, and the service was excellent. The view over the river was magnificent. I would definitely recommend the Chart House."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Had a great evening with good wine, good food and wonderful service as well as an incredible view."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "I hadn't been to Chart House in years and decided my son and I would go here for my birthday dinner. Still a classic. Still a gem. The menu, ambience, service all great. The view was still awesome although the weather outside was pretty dreary. The 'east meets west tuna' is a must try appetizer. And the creme brûlée is a perfectly perfect classic! They used to have The Best stuffed mushrooms but they are no longer on the menu which was the only downside (if there was one). Our waiter Ellen was pleasant and helpful. Will be back. Definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "We had a fantastic night and time. Would go back again. It was our anniversary and it was very romantic."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "wonderful evening enhanced by the riverside view, the friendly staff and excellent food. What more could you want to make a sirst date so memorable?"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Just wanted to write a quick review to say how impressed we were with our dining experience. When I booked on OpenTable, I added a comment that it was my wife's birthday. When we were presented at our table with our menus, they had the words "Happy Birthday" printed on them! We sat on the second level and had the corner table with a panoramic view of the Delaware River which was spectacular. Matt, our waiter, couldn't have done enough for us and the food was delicious! We were very impressed and will return again!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My 2nd time was a bit if a let down. Though our waitress was kind, we never got our bread and butter, our appetizers & food came out within a few mins of each other and our coffee didn't come until we were done our dessert."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Above average food, excellent service. Love their Sunday brunch.."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Food was great place to enjoy a quite dinner looking at river just a nice time."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Took my mom here for her birthday, the view was beautiful of the water, place wasn't overly packed and the noise level was pretty quiet, our waitress was very polite and attentive and answered all questions, the food took forever to come out but was very good, not too pricey, will definitely be back"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Had my first experience at The Chart House, and it was fantastic, great food, friendly courteous service. Will definitely be going again."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The restaurant was nice. However, it was way too loud. I'm not sure if it was the accoustics or clientelle."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I've been to the Chart House twice and it never disappoints! be prepared to spend some money but the view is great and the food is even better"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The first thing you notice is the beautiful scenic view. The food was phenomenal!The service was so-so (bad). Our appetizers took a while to come out. Both my boyfriend and I noticed how long it was taking. Once our main dishes came out, they brought out the wrong order for my boyfriend. He ordered stuffed flounder. They brought out steak and rice. For my dish, I substituted the mashed potatoes for asparagus. Guess what?I got mashed potatoes instead of the asparagus. So, while I ate, my boyfriend had to sit and watch me. It took another 10 minutes before his food came. And I received my side of asparagus around that same time.And I forgot to mention, I also ordered the Strawberry Bibb Stack salad."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We were celebrating our anniversary and the restaurant did a nice job in providing a romantic table with a view as I requested when I made the reservation. The greeting hostess as well as our server congratulated us on our anniversary and that was nice. The layout of the restaurant itself is very nice, nice scenery from tall, wide windows. However, the food was not at all what I expected. It was good, not exceptional! The best part of the meal was the appetizer - crab, shrimp and vegetable fritters. Also, our server recommended a Moscato wine that we enjoyed tremendously. Besides that, nothing stood out which was disappointing considering the prices that are charged."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I came here for the first time ,lived in Philadelphia all my life and never got a chance to go here thought it would be too pricey but it wasn't bad our server was very helpful and cared about all of our requests he communicated well with us made us feel real comfortable. There's an outside balcony that overlooks the Ben Franklin bridge now there isn't anything really spectacular about the bridge during the day but at night it set the mood just right for me to propose to my girl. I love this place and would definitely come back every single year to celebrate the day that I propose to my now fiance."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "No question you can't beat the ambience of the location situated directly on the river, but definitely not worth the price for the entrees. My family always samples one anothers entrees, and the seafood we ordered was just average. I could find the same food at many other locations in Philadelphia for much less $$$. The restaurant was only about 15% full, now I know why."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "This is always a treat. Food , service and ambience are exceptional. It's fine dining so it can only be enjoyed on occassion.Although I did notice a couple was seated downstairs and they each had an appetizer for tier main course. They looked very content enjoying the view and atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Excellent place to dine when you want to give a good empression!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Went to celebrate the lives of our recently deceased parents (this is where we had their 50th anniversary dinner 12 years ago). The staff was warm, welcoming and fun. The food was wonderful. We didn't feel in the least bit rushed and enjoyed our evening."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We eat here several times a year and often bring out of town guests for the spectacular view. We are never disappointed with the food. Reservations are a must as this is a very busy restaurant. This time our service was good, but not outstanding. Their wine menu should be updated. We ordered 2 bottles of wine both of which turned out to be different years as printed on the wine list. This happened to us on a previous visit as well. Both times the manager came to speak with us and made alternate suggestions."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The good- salad bar was well stocked and fresh.... the bad- Steaks were over done and dry. They appeared to be prepped ahead of time and held in the oven. This delivers a dryed out, over done and taste like left overs piece of meat. The cook even managed to burn the eggs. For $25 for a 4 ounce filet I expect it to be cooked to order. Food was a level below Ponrerosa steak house. The service was slow even though the restaurant was practically empty. Waiter did not realize they serve coffee at brunch. Brought me the wrong drink. I definetly over paided for the poor food and service. Will never go again. Now I understand why the place was practically empty."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Always love coming here. The food is excellent, the staff is highly professional, the place is gorgeous, and the view is perfect."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I received two calls to confirm my reservation, which I confirmed, and when I arrive, I am informed that I need to wait for the rest of my party to arrive. When the rest of my party arrives, I am then told my table is not ready yet. Although we had a big group, we would have liked to provide our own tip as we felt our waitress did not do $100 worth of work. Considering we had to constantly remind our waitress to bring cranberry juice. The wait for the food was long, we were constantly looking for our waitress to ask for things, wait for our boxes, and to give back the check. Then we get to the door and no one is there to retrieve our coats. We expected more for what we paid. Would not recommend the chart house for large groups."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Had a gift certificate to another Landry restaurant but thought we'd try this for the view for Sunday Brunch. Food was poor and the restaurant dated. Extremely overpriced. The menu item prices is the only thing they updated."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary here. The service was outstanding, from the Valet parking, the greeters, our waitress, and all the other workers that stop by to say congratulations. I would recommend the Chart House any time."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We went there because we heard it was a nice place. We loved it. The food was good and not overly priced. Service was decent but I'm hard to please. The atmosphere was great. It so easy to sit and dine and enjoy the view of the water. They did not try to rush us out. We had a fantastic time and look forward to going back soon."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The Ahi is my recommendation' #1 on the menu & the best I have experienced. Excellent professional service & a relaxing atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Waiter was the bomb great sense of humor and his service was great his name was Matthew"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Waiter welcomed us to the CHARTER HOUSE. Maybe he was new because he was a little slow and not sure of the menu. We got a good laugh."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "It was most definitely a good experience going to the Chart House. The food was impeccable as well was the service. I don't eat fish but when I tried my wife's dinner of sword fish I fell in love. To top it off there chocolate lava cake didn't stand a chance, it was delicious. Most definitely I will be returning back to the Chart house."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Perfect for our date night! Everything was cooked to perfection and we were very satisfied with every aspect of our meal. Water front location and seating makes for a very romantic setting in the evening."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Some good, some not so. Service: good but delivery was slow. Not everyone got a salad, and their wait was extended. Salad: chopped salad was overloaded with a very strong onion, not so good. Chopped spinach salad was quite good. Appetizers: crab, avacado, mango stack was rather bland. Calamari was good. Entrees: stuffed flounder was just warm, not hot, crab was mushy. Snapper Hemingway, crisp and quite hot, but crab topping was mushy and bland. Coconut shrimp were hot and tasty. Shrimp trio was good. Chart House platter was good. Desert: comped 2 lava cakes for 8 and it was good, should have ordered more."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "It has been years since we've been to the Chart House. The last time we were there we were not happy with the food but boy that was not the case this time. Everything was excellent. Happy that they are back!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014