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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
  • "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
  • "I had a bad experience at the Chart Hoiuse many years ago so never went back. However my mother in law has been there since and wanted to do her bday dinner there. Waitress had a attitude because they were short staffed. Waited 30 minutes just to be waited on then another 30 minutes to get our appitizers. Everytime we asked for something it took 20 minutes to get it. The manager was nice and very approachable and did take some things off our check which we were not looking for her to do that. The food was very good but the wait time and service was not good at all."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The wait staff was excellent and attentive to details. Great menu selection and accommodative to requests."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We enjoyed the restaurant as we had eaten here previously. The food was very good. three out of six had the seafood entrees. Our waiter greeted us was very knowledgeable on the menu items. The food delivered was what we expected. Appetizing but as the night progressed, our wait staff got busy with other customers and seemed to forget about us. Instead of a two hour experience, we had a three hour one. Other than that, we enjoyed our evening. I love the view from the restaurant"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Food was good the calamari was excellent Flash fried. My wife the special attention she received with her King Crab Legs (pre-cut just pull dip and eat).."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Took my wife there for her birthday after a show at the Kimmel Center. After confirming that it was her birthday with at least 3 Chart employees including our waiter, he still put the lit candle on my dessert! Also he didn't know the difference between scotch and bourbon and never really got our drinks correct. Nice view though."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My fiancé and I came here to celebrate his recent promotion. All I can say is wow! The food was excellent, as was the service (thank you Brooke!), and the view was simply incredible. We dined with another couple and we all enjoyed ourselves. Will definitely be back again, especially once the weather gets nice and we can sit on the deck!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "With excellent food and a friendly atmosphere, we were delighted with the experience. We did experience long waits for cocktail service after ordering, but rest of experience was flawless."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Ambience is beautiful! Food is great! Quiet atmosphere. Servers are polite and curtious. Lovely place, I will return!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The Chart House does not deserve to have 4 star rating. First off the service was slow and not very attentive. The food was very disappointing. My wife and I were not impressed with the quality of our meals versus the pricing. I have no problem shelling out a few extra dollars for a quality meal, however it will not be at the Chart House. I have never been to a 4 star restaurant where you have to box up your own meal like my wife had to. The valet literally squealed the tires on our car as he was backing out of the parking space. I guess all there is to say is that we were very disappointed with all aspects of our evening at the Chart House and won't be returning."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The scallops were awesome. Portions were large and the service was great. The view of the Delaware at night was romantic."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "We celebrated my dad's 65th birthday and it was one of the best nights ever. Our server Matthew was the best!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "It was awesome. We didn't wait long to be seated, our request was made, and we didn't wait long for our food. We loved everybit of the night."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Overall wonderful night. Really impressed with everything. My beautiful date enjoyed and was very amazed by the food,how helpful the waitress was with the choice of wines and pinpointed her taste perfect and desert choices which was delicious. The dinners were prepared exactly like we ordered and that's rare. Lol. Parking valet was courteous and very professional. Please don't change a thing. Thank you, mark and Sharon."
    Dined on 2/14/2014