Chart House Restaurant - Philadelphia
Chart House Restaurant - Philadelphia

Chart House Restaurant - Philadelphia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chart-house.com/
  • Phone: 2156258383x
  • 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: Steak, Seafood
  • 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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Chart House Restaurant - Philadelphia reviews from OpenTable diners
246 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (204)special occasion (143)romantic (124)good for groups (57)great for outdoor dining (50)great for brunch (43)notable wine list (41)fit for foodies (36)great for lunch (19)neighborhood gem (19)kid-friendly (18)late-night find (17)hot spot (15)vibrant bar scene (12)Show More
  • At the top of my favorites
    disappointedinNJ
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was my first visit to The Chart House in Philadelphia. It was a unique and relaxing experience. Even the overcast sky didn't take away from the scenic view and the fabulous atmosphere. The food was delicious and the service impeccable. This goes to the top of my "must go back" list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could be better...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our family has been going to the Chart House in Philadelphia for many years. It used to to a nice upscale restaurant for a lot of special occasions. We saw it decline, we saw them make the mistake of eliminating the salad bar, then bring it back. The food is great, but the service is just not a match for the great views of the river. They need to hire more high-end servers who didn't just work at a diner. There is just a lack of professionalism in the interactions with guests. It really needs to be tightened up by a professional manager. The restrooms were a mess (not a good sign), and for some odd reason, you have to beg to get a caesar salad at the salad bar. Again, positive notes...the food, the views, and the free valet parking.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Was out for the evening, didn't feel like cooking, and tried Chart House, and the 3 course special offers an excellent value for the cost...Wifey and I were STUFFED, and the service was on point, truly recommend this restaurant, for the view, and ambiance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience
    ConnieVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We had a work group of four people. Everyone enjoyed their food and the service was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My husband and I returned to the Chart House after maybe 10 years to celebrate our anniversary. We remember it being wonderful with very exquisite food. The food was not good-it was ordinary and bland. It was very disappointing. The view from where we were seated was beautiful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Scenic view great, location great, food depends, service very slow, plan to stay a few hours. There a few times and staff is great. However, this past time the clam chowder very disappointing and not fresh, coconut shrimp was burnt, crab legs minimal. Waited over 1/2 hour for doggy bag so ended up leaving. Would consider whether to go back. Being truthful....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sheila
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    we both had fish for entree and it was outstanding. The crab, mango, avocado stack appetizer was just as good as we remembered it from a previous visit to Chart House in Annapolis. My only complaint was the salad was overdressed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Zah1
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our waiter was very poised and amazing!!! He had me visualizing every entree that he explained. My overall birthday experience was amazing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    Love2dine
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This restaurant was amazing night out for the first time away from the kids. Coming back again very soon and reserving a table for New Year's Eve!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rich's Philadelphia Trip
    Guzkey
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • care4phillych
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Favorite
    FromTheBurbs
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great atmosphere. Food was prepared perfectly. Will visit again
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • overpriced disappointment
    1nothankyou
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great all around experience
    Jennifer
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outing with friends...
    lutababe
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Anniversary
    Reb0812
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissappointing
    jmldiner
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food!
    Luv2eat
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Totally Disappointed
    Terrible
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JoeDelaware
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    a great place to enjoy time with loving wife and celebrating a big birthday
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • STARR11
    SIS11
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT!
    rglove2party
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food quality and presentation
    omac
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Very disappointed with food quality and presentation as compared to previous visits.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HappyBirthday
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Me and my friend had a wonderful evning to celebrat her Birthday
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful night on the waterfront
    sw344389
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DemandingBetty
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Isaac was awesome
    Thehjs
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We have been to several Chart House restaurants and this was definitely in the top two that we've eaten at. Isaac was a spectacular waiter, an made the whole meal feel like a personal experience. The only low point was the over cooked lava cake, but the manager came over to talk to us and made it right
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed again
    KnowsfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Up to Snuff
    Paradoxpro
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Isaac was a great server
    LivLatVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Always love the calamari. Didn't love the short ribs. Service was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Rude waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Lovely Dining Experience!
    ValerieVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Must Do Again !
    RickyB
    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 !"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luvfood
    luv2eat
    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!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Service
    JMBTGBVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had a wonderful server (Ashley) and the food is always very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome spot on the river!
    mle146
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is an awesome place to dine on the water. Great food and great views!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, great view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was just good
    bobpVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The service and drinks were slow. The apps were good but the dinner was just okay
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.