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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
  • 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
  • "I took my wife to the Chart House based on the reviews I read. My experience was way beyond the reviews I read. Our waiter was extreemly polite and friendly, the food was excellent and served in a timely manor. The resturant was within walking distant from our hotel. Great restaurant, I will be going there again"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "The Chart House in Philadelphia was one of my favorite restuarant's, however, after my Brunch experience on 8/17/2014, I do not think I will frequent that particular facility any longer. The salad bar was disappointing with less items than before, I had to ask for Caesar salad, our entrees were served about an hour late. The food was as tasty as usual. I will, however, continue to frequent my Chart House in Alexandria, VA"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We always enjoy eating at the Chart House. We particularly like the Sunday brunch where we get a good meal and enjoy looking out at the river. Our server, Wendy, was very friendly and helpful. We especially love the salad bar and the Maryland Benedict. It's a great place for special occasions."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Great atmosphere. Food was prepared perfectly. Will visit again"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Outdoor sitting was dirty and they seated us in the area without tablecloths so we moved indoor. The raw oysters were difficult to eat as they were partly attached to the shell. Also, no explanation of the type of sauce served was given. The sea bass was tough on the outside and served almost cold. The waitress did send it back and someone did ask what the problem was and it was taken care of, however, by this time my daughter finished her meal. A glass of wine on the house would have been a nice gesture since we had to eat seperately. They did have a big party they were working on but I tip well . In fact I left over 20% having been a waitress in college years ago and old habits die hard. I have no interest in returning."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Immediately chose to do the free valet upon arriving (why not?). Were promptly seated and provided with cocktails rather quickly. We had the lobster bisque, shrimp and artichoke melt which was incredible, the mixed seafood grill - also fantastic and the spiced ahi which was mouth watering. I was a bit concerned by the bad reviews the Chart House received but my boyfriend and I loved the place. We will be going back again!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We sat on the patio on the north side, beautiful ambiance. The brie, shrimp & artichoke app was excellent as was the "east meets west" app. Crab cakes were "ok" a lot of filler used so it tasted a bit bready. Coconut shrimp was very good. Stuffed tilapia was also very good. Margaritas were top notch Service was exceptionally slow compared to usual- we showed up promptly at our reservation time of 7:00pm and didn't get the bill till nearly 10:00 when the restaurant was practically empty from 8:30 onwards."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary at The Chart House. From the moment we walked in to the personalized menu everything was too notch. The seafood was 2nd to none, great place!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Took the family to dinner during restaurant week. Entrees from both the Prix Fixe and regular menu were at best over-priced, some were just flat our poor. The New England Clam Chowder was the lone enjoyable item - we should have stopped there. As a final sign of how the evening went - my daughter enjoyed her shrimp pasta and wanted to take her leftovers home. When she opened it the next day, she was appalled to find another quest's entree...If you want to dine on the waterfront visit the Mosholu!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "My wife and I had a delicious dinner. We were celebrating our 23rd Anniversary. The clam chowder was excellent! We both had the shrimp trio,which was very tasty! Our waiter, Isaac was friendly and professional. The Manager came over to the table to wish us a Happy Anniversary. I would recommend the Chart House for a excellent meal and a great view! We will definitely be going back in the near future!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Wow, we've been going to the Chart House in Philadelphia for 12 years for our anniversary. I had been looking forward to my meal for a week. The waitress, Amber, was off. She was confused and didn't come to our table for 30 minutes. Thank God for Brooke, another server who stepped in to help. The exchange with the waitress was awkward and uncomfortable (all the tables felt the same), the order was put in incorrectly, and lastly the food was AWFUL. My husband's rice was BURNT and was inedible, my shrimp was over done, the crab stuffing was old and terrible, and caesar salad was from the day before I'm sure of it. My husband spoke to the mgr and he was not mgr material at all. We've both worked in the industry. We will never return."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "a great place to enjoy time with loving wife and celebrating a big birthday"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The Chart House is a great restaurant with great food and I love the view of the river. Would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We arrived early for our reservation there was on problem.We were able to seated right a way , outside with a beautiful view off the river.My sister and I were celebrating our birthdays.On top off our menus there was a happy birthday wish nice touch. Our waitress was professional and lots of fun. It happened to be restaurant week which we where not aware of a three course meal for $35 per. And made it available to us another nice touch.The cocktails and food very good. We both enjoyed our birthdays!!!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Very disappointed with food quality and presentation as compared to previous visits."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Me and my friend had a wonderful evning to celebrat her Birthday"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Started off with some great tasting salad with fresh warm rolls. Had a fantastic tasting meal that ended with a delicious signature Hot Chocolate Lava Cake! Enjoyed the outside seating with the sounds of water lapping at the banks."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The food was disappointing. My lobster was overcooked and the Asparagus did not taste good with it. The rice was interesting and tasty. The best thing was the chocolate volcano dessert. That was truly worth waiting for. Our waiter Q won everyone over with his smile."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant, I took a young lady for her birthday & it set a nice romantic mood, my server Q was amazing & showed tremendous servitude. I would definitely say one of the best restaurants I've dined in."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I would have given them a higher review but I was not happy with the service. While the food (shrimp and artichoke dip and Alaskan crab legs) were amazing. The service was mediocre. My guest and I say there for about 15 minutes without anyone greeting us or acknowledging us. All the while, the people around us (who were seated after us) was enjoying their food and drinks. After the waitress finally acknowledged is and took our order, I asked to speak to the manager. His LAME excuse made me believe that I do not want to visit there again and he's an awful manager (aren't guest always right?). He made some lame excuse as to why we were overlooked. Is there ever an excuse for being overlooked? Four stars for food. Half a star for the manager"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Took friends as my guests for brunch. Out of smoked salmon for the Benedict and the salad bar - a brunch staple. My Prime Rib overdone - waitress offered to replace - the outer pieces were flavorful but progressively tougher and dryer -- no au jus or horseradish with platter. Eggs over-easy were hard and the fries greasy. Three meals came out -- 4th had to be redone as kitchen botched order -- We were halfway through our meals before 4th came out to the table. Server apologized about the beef and the delayed meal said she would tell the manager. No manager ever came to the table. We had appys and premium cocktails which were good. Temperature freezing - place empty -- Not up to Chart House Standards. Embarrassed in front of my guests"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Always love the calamari. Didn't love the short ribs. Service was fabulous."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I normally enjoy this restaurant but, when I came with a group it didn't seem like the waitress was able to handle our table. She forgot to pour our water, she forgot drinks, she forgot who ordered what and after an hour of waiting when I inquired how long the food would take she responded "it's Sat it's busy" I've been to plenty of places on a Sat and it doesn't take that long. An apology for the wait would have been the appropriate response. I was offended since it indicated I've never been to dinner on a Sat night which is far from the truth AND no it doesn't take that long. Coincidentally she walked away and came back with our food. I'd suggest maybe two servers in the event of a larger party but I wouldn't host another dinner here."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The Chart House Restaurant has been a favorite place for me to dine for many years. I am happy to report that the Chart House Restaurant is still a favorite for me. The atmosphere looking over the water was simply wonderful. The food was plentiful and delicious. The server Joe Fish was attentive, pleasant, and he provided us with outstanding service. I look forward to when we shall dine there again."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The Chart House is just a wonderful place to eat. The prices and selections are very good. The view made me forget I was there to eat and the surrounding atmosphere was fun and energetic. I tolerated the extra noise--but that was overwhelmed by the food, service and the overall experience. I will do a Pat Riley and make it a "Threepeat !""
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The food was good. I expected a little more flare for the price. The atmosphere is great, nice scenic view on the river. The service was wonderful, could not have been happier with the service. I recommend the Mud Pie for desert, it was excellent!!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We had a wonderful server (Ashley) and the food is always very good."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This is an awesome place to dine on the water. Great food and great views!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Everything we ate was phenomenal! The waitress made excellent suggestions and each dish exceeded my expectations. The view from our table was also amazing. Definitely set a romantic mood!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The service and drinks were slow. The apps were good but the dinner was just okay"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "My wife and I ate hear before going to a concert at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden. I ordered the Chilean sea bass which was very good as well as the accompanying vegetables. My wife ordered the salmon which was over cooked and dry. Service was just adequate. Overall experience was average but I do not believe the Chart House presents itself as a average restaurant."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This wasn't my first time eating at the chart house but a few things made my most recent visit not the best. When I walked in, I was greeted by the arctic blast of the AC. we were seated quickly and were addressed accordingly by our waiter. He took our orders and drinks. My 2 alcoholic bevs tasted more like a juice with sprite. took a while for the rolls to get out. the apps were good especially the crab cake. the spring rolls not too tasty. dinner came my steak wasn't cooked to order was rather chewy more so than anything and this was supposed to be filet migon. I ordered something else and the mngr came over to say a quick im sorry speech. other wise from my friends pov salad was gross and the food was lukewarm. URGH! lava cake was ok.."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Normally I love the Chart house. This time however I was disappointed, specially because I am 8 months pregnant and was very much looking forward to eating there. I had the filet medallions with crab stuffed shrimp and mashed potatoes. I requested that my steak be cooked "medium" and it was cooked "well done" the shrimp were also overcooked and chewy, the mashed potatoes were runny and the wait was long. The lava cake was the main reason we went there. Receiving that cake was the biggest disappointment of all! I'm used to a nice steaming cake that oozes delicious chocolaty goodness and that is not what I received. My cake was barely warm in the center and when I cut into it, it did not ooze chocolate! Do better next time Chart House!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Have been to the Chart House many times before. After this visit, will not return. Took 40 minutes to get drinks and when we requested bread for the table, the waitress was rude. When we arrived, several of the drink glasses on the table were dirty. In addition, one drink arrived with tin foil floating in it, while another had a dark object in the bottom. Sadly will have to find a new favorite spot."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The chart house was breath of fresh air. No wait with reservation. Clean, well kept dining room with great view. Good number of choices on the menu. 5 different dishes served and enjoyed. Wonderful food; perhaps the best food I, we, have eaten in years. Except for the noise level, this restaurant was superb in every way."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Love the prime rib and the salad bar and the view and we had an enthusiastic server knowledgeable about the menu"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I had not eaten at a Chart House in quite a while and never at the one in Philadelphia. When my wife & I arrived, we were seated immediately. We had a great view looking out over the Chesapeake with the battle ship New Jersey anchored across the way. The service could not have been better. We enjoyed a round of cocktails, followed by a delicious shrimp cocktail. For our entree we both chose the Chilean Sea Bass which was grilled to perfection accompanied by a really good Chardonnay. Afterwards we had coffee & I had the Apple & Dried Cherry desert topped with vanilla ice cream. We were not rushed and the timing was exactly right for us to go directly to the theater where we had tickets for a show."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • " We arrived @8:25 for our 8:30 reservation. We were seated immediately.. Our server came within minutes and took our drink order. We also ordered our appetizers at the same time. 15 min. later our drinks arrived. Our server apologized saying they were short-handed and were having a few setbacks. We ordered our entrees, She said our appetizers would be out shortly! She came back several times to say they were a little behind. 9:45, 1 hour and 15 min. after our arrival, our appetizers arrived. The appetizers were absolutely delicious. Two tables around us were not as patient as us, they wanted theirs to go. At 10:35, still no food and our daughters had to be picked up @ 11. We cancelled our order & were charged for drinks and appetizers."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Food was very good. Waitress was pleasant. However, we had excessive wait time for drinks to be delivered to us. We waited approximately 1.5 hrs for our dinners to be delivered (party of 5). The problem was not the waitress. Apparently lack of people at the bar and kitchen was the culprit ."
    Dined on 7/17/2014