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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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Average food; friendly but very slow service and kitchen was not busy."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "From the minute you walk in, you are taken away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The indoor water fountains and river views immediately calm you. The service is outstanding as well as the food selections. I have lived in the city for over 12 years and finally found this gem! I went three nights in a row and plan on returning at least once a week! Great happy hour."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Seated for our reservation 30 minutes late, waited an hour and a half for entre's and then received ice cold food. Needless to say we won't be returning. Managements response we are sorry but it is very busy and we have a new management staff and executive chef. Probably should have kept the old staff a bit longer to train the new group."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The view was amazing the lighting was amazing the food was amazing the service was a little poor but I would recommend going there just make sure you have a good waiter and I was a little annoyed that my table was given away"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The waiter was very personable and attentive. For the price, the restaurant is over-rated. The fried rice served with the Hemingway Snapper was very bland. What was listed on the menu for the mixed seafood is not what was served. It was supposed to be served over linguini but was served over toast. The vegetables consisted of two spears of asparagus and the salad bar selection had a limited selection. Ruby Tuesdays had a better salad bar selection and for less. Overall, the experience was disappointing. In my opinion, the location is the only thing this restaurant has going for it."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • " I had to wait 47 minutes just to get water there was no communication on her part and was just terrible. It was a shame since I love the place and they have great food. I had to personally get up twice to get my own beverages. I would have left if it wasn't for my girlfriend whom we were celebrating her birthday and wanted to go to that place. I understand it being a busy restaurant as everyone was trying to see fireworks. That is not the issue at all. There was no service from the waiter and she could care less about if we were sitting there or not only time we saw her is when we sat down and when she was looking for the tip"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My husband and I were celebrating his birthday. We had a wonderful dinner and our server, Sue, was very attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We love the food, the view, the service, the wine."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We have been to The Chart House several times for dinner as it is one of our favorite places in Philadelphia. However this was our first time there for brunch. Went with some out-of-state friends and as usual, The Chart House delivered! The selection for brunch is excellent and even allows for some choices from the dinner menu. The brunch includes the salad bar which always has a good selection. Our server, Wendy, was first rate all the way. Attentive without being intrusive and friendly as well. Definitely recommend this restaurant and definitely will be going back there soon."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The Food, View, Parking, Wine, and service were exclent. If you would include some additional lower cost items additional friends might Feel more at ease eating here more frequently ."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Hopefully the service isn't consistent in its slowness, because after we got our drinks, it took nearly an hour for our food to arrive. There were, as I understood it, two wedding receptions or something like that. If that slows down service, I'm fine with that provided we were informed of this upon arriving, but we weren't. Our server was funny and gracious, and the food was good. Fortunately we sat outside along the river, so we were able to enjoy the view and conversation, but ultimately we were there because we were hungry, and it took way too long."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Ambiance was nice. Waitress checked in often. Cocktail was readily re-mixed when patron found it a little too sour."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "View of the river was nice, minus the filth floating on top. Dated decor. The ceiling above our table was patched drywall, no paint. Service WAS slow as mentioned in prior posts. Had to ask twice for certain items we requested. My entree came out luke warm (the plate was hotter than the food on it) so I sent it back. A person who I think was the manager (he did not introduce himself) did come over to the table to see if my meal was satisfactory. I was excited about going to the Chart House but in the end was disappointed at my experience. I will not go back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The Chart House is a nice place to dine for a date night with that special someone, with a group of friends, or simply for a dinner and some drinks experiences. The views are phenomenal, and it's even better if you decide to dine outside"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had a discount so our bill was much less than it would have been. I don't think I would have paid full price for the meal I received. It was good but not fantastic. They definitely charge more for the views and location. The steak was cooked correctly for only about half the table. The fish looked much better overall so I would say stick with that. Wine was great and appetizers and dessert were the stars. Great service, and very accommodating."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the Chart House on Sunday. Friends recommended your restaurant and they certainly were right to do so. We were made to feel welcome from the time we stepped out of the car, to the check in desk, to our wonderful waitress Brooke. Our drinks were refreshing and well made and our three course meal was outstanding. The clam chowder was out of this world. The tilapia with crab was delicious, and the mud pie was certainly a wonderful ending to an outstanding meal. The view from our table was so nice. What a great place to celebrate our special day."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Food was excellent, nice ambiance, service a bit slow."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "My husband and I had a great dinner with great service however the place has fruit flies that kept zipping around our table. They were quite annoying. We enjoyed the dinner but would have loved not to have to keep swatting the air to rid the pests from landing in our drinks or dinner."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Server was great. Food was really good.. The issue with the place was the bus boy stunk. Every time he walked past us it stunk - bad body odor.. But everything else was really good."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I enjoyed the atmosphere and the view from the river. The Prime Rib was cooked just right, the salad bar was al little lacking in chooses. The wine list was excellent, I intend on going back for sure."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The Chart House is very very nice and the food was very good but the service was terribly slow on Father's Day!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went to celebrate Father's Day; had a great window table, excellent service, and delicious food. Our server was knowledgable when it came to the menu and wine list. Pleasantly, we never felt rushed and enjoyed ourselves for several hours. We have been to Chart Houses in Hawaii and Northern and Southern California; Philadelphia is right up there and the reason we keep coming back."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "nice place, 1st time at the philly location-went for Fathers day...little crowded with the table arrangement. there was a table behind us, felt like we were sitting with them. but server very friendly, knowledgeable. i would go again..."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We went to The Chart House for Easter Brunch, and had a wonderful time. The food display was beautiful, and they had such a nice selection of breakfast foods, pastries, fresh fruits, seafood & chicken entrees, and desserts! Great view from our table over the Delaware!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Extremely slow service and restaurant not crowded. Ice cream came out melted. Rolls in the oven. Double charged for an item, waitress said she hit key wrong."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I ate at Chart House for my 25th birthday on a Monday evening. Great food and Delaware River views from our table. Our menus were even customized to read 'Happy Birthday from the Chart House'. Service was exceptional. Only downer was they didn't have any candles to put into the dessert, after my boyfriend had called in earlier to make a request. Would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • ""My family, partied guest of 6 Mature Adults Over 50, was a memorable experience to which will not be the last at Chart House"! Thank You, Kathy L.Downer🍷"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Our food was good but our view was less than spectacular. We were stuck in a corner and stared at the debris washed up on the stones. In addition, although our waiter was nice he took forever to do everything. We ordered drinks and my niece ordered a water. All of the drinks finally came out but no water for my niece, really? Our table wobbled like crazy and another server told us how to stop it from wobbling. Perhaps he was new but...... When we were settling up our check he disappeared and took some time to come back one or our party had gone out gotten the complimentary valet parked car and was circling the parking lot a number of times before the check was settled."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had our dinner at 8:00 on Saturday and were treating with great food, service, scenic view and just an overall great dining experience! "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Had not been to a Chart House in years. Since we were staying close by at the Hyatt we were able to walk down to the restaurant. Beautiful view. Waiter was attentive and food was well prepared. We both had seafood. Would like to return someday and check out the outdoor area."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "First time at the Chart House and it won't be the last. Food was so delicious and melted in your mouth. Wait staff was on top of things the whole time. View of the Delaware River was unobstructed and breathtaking. A must visit restaurant if you are in the Penn's Landing area."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The chart House in Philadelphia offers a variety of food that can please everyone. Our group of 7 loved all choices. We will definitely return"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "View is great. Waiter was extremely nice and helpful. Took an hour to get food They ran out of favorites like filet mignon and salmon which we had ordered. Not sure I would go back because of wait for food. Food was very good once we got it."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I've been to the Chart House In Philadelphia several times and was always pleased with the food and wait service. Went there this past Saturday, and the food was absolutely horrible. Steak was overcooked and so was the sea bass. We were there early and one of the "special" appetizers was sold out. We had to wait so long for our second drink, decided to cancel them. I won't go back again. There are too many good restaurants in Philly that serve better food for a lot less."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Horrible! This place has taken a sharp turn to "awful". We had 7pm dinner reservations for a very special occassion. After 1hr, we had no appetizers, were told the chef is making the CRAB TOTS fresh and they still took another 20 min to come out. Dinner followed about 30 min after that and the Lava cake that has to be ordered 30 min ahead, was over an hr to come out. Dinner for 9 took over 2 hrs to eat and it was not worth it."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The Charthouse is a terrific restaurant with a great view of the Delaware River. Have dined here several times and each experience has been wonderful. Seafood is prepared with care and presented with flare. The Snapper Hemingway and Baramundi were top flight. Service is always excellent. For dessert, try the creamy raspberry sorbet."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Looks the same as it has 10 years ago. Some up grades, however I do believe for the cost of fine dining the décor should diffidently be a little more eye appealing."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Pricey, but that's the cost of a river view. Too bad it's not a prettier view... Food was ok; waitress was attentive, knowledgeable, and recited the up-sell scripts well. My tonic water came out as soda water, but that was promptly remedied. Our good times at the Chart House in Pacifica, California were not replicated here."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I went to this restaurant specifically for the beautiful view of the river and the quiet ambiance this restaurant offers for a romantic dinner. Instead I got a loud, unruly toddler which forced me to eventually move to a quieter place in the restaurant. Not 15 min after being served at a specific table by the waterfront I chose, 4 adults came in with a toddler who was screaming at the top of his lungs & running around uncontrolled. At one point, the bartender had to block him from running thru the entire length of the restaurant, keeping him in the bar area until one of the adults who were not paying attention, retrieved him. This really destroyed my dining experience. Children and toddlers should not be allowed in the lounge area! "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "We took my daughter for her 21st birthday alone without her noisy sister and brother to sit next to a noisy table I thought this was a more adult restaurant. If I had know it was so casual I would have worn my shorts and sneakers too we went on a Sunday night out waitress was nice the food was excellent I was disappointed that we didn't sit on the floor below the waitress said they only sit tables there when it's crowded and that it was noisy. I did think it was pricey but figured I was paying for the view. The food was very good."
    Dined on 5/25/2014