Chart House Restaurant - Tower of the Americas
Chart House Restaurant - Tower of the Americas

Chart House Restaurant - Tower of the Americas

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chart-house.com/
  • Phone: 2102233101x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 3pm-10pm; Friday: 3pm -11pm; Saturday: 11am - 11pm; Sunday 11am-10pm; Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11am - 2pm;
    Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 7pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Paul Filiberto
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The chart house also offers off site catering for corporate receptions, product lunches & business lunches.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Market
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Driving 281 South (IH 37 South) Exit 140B (Cesar Chavez)
    Take right at Light & turn right to park
    From Downtown:
    Driving on Market Street East, Take right at Alamo Street. Take Left at Cesar Chavez Turn left into Parking
    Driving IH 10E Exit 155B (Cesar Chavez) Go through the light at Alamo Street Turn left into Tower Parking
    Driving IH 10W Exit 574 (IH37/35)
    Exit 140 B Cesar Chavez
    Turn Left at light go under over pass and through light ,Turn right
A word from Chart House Restaurant - Tower of the Americas
Located at the Tower of the Americas, the landmark symbol of San Antonio since 1968, Chart House is legendary for its top-of-the-catch seafood, succulent steaks & decadent desserts. Enjoy outstanding cuisine, spectacular views and exceptional service as you marvel the city below. Be sure to relax with a cocktail in the sophisticated setting of Bar 601.
Driving 281 South (IH 37 South) Exit 140B (Cesar Chavez)Take right at Light-Turn right into Tower of the Americas Parking
From Downtown: Driving on Market Street East.Take right at Alamo Street,Take Left at Cesar Chavez,Turn left into Parking
Driving IH 10E Exit 155B (Cesar Chavez).Go through the light at Alamo Street ,Turn left into Parking
Driving IH 10W Exit 574 (IH37/35, 281N),Exit 140 B Cesar Chavez ,Turn Left at light go under over pass and through light ,Turn right Parking
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Chart House Restaurant - Tower of the Americas reviews from OpenTable diners
487 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (439)special occasion (372)romantic (313)notable wine list (72)good for groups (71)fit for foodies (66)hot spot (64)great for lunch (62)kid-friendly (56)late-night find (52)great for brunch (45)neighborhood gem (38)vibrant bar scene (33)great for outdoor dining (13)Show More
  • Manager and staff lack of training
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went here for bday and get together celebration. Host was rude downstairs no greetings whatsoever. Cake or dessert order ahead for bday requested with name was not achieved. Food took forever with the excuse that it was full. ordered prime rib and lobster tail it took 30 min to tell us there were no lobster and no option was given to us. Courtesy bread was not given have to ask couple many times. Server didn't go back to us check on us. There were no system whatsoever. very difficult to refill drink since they just ignore you the whole time 😞. Talked to manager on duty 8/31/14@9pm to tell him our concerns did not do anything and very cold and rude no character you better find another job that does not in hospitality field cause you suck
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No prime Rib!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We were 3. 2 of us wanted the Prime Rib. We do not get to eat at places like this often, so we were a little disappointed when there was no prime rib available. The ribeye turned out good. Our waiter was very nice, just a little inexperienced. But that is fine, everyone starts somewhere. Understandable. The potatoes that Came with the ribeye, were barely marginal. I have a great recipe! The spinach was good and the chopped salad as well. Dessert was good. Cake seemed a little old, but covered up with the toppings.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our server was great, the food was great. Once we were seated it was a wonderful experience but when you have a reservation for 7:15 I would expect to be seated no more than ten minutes after that point. It took just about a half hour to be seated it was pretty aggravating, especially since I had tickets to a show after dinner I was trying to make.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terribly Disappointed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I'm from Houston so I thought taking my lady out for a romantic dinner at the Chart House would be just the thing but boy was I wrong. I had teh worst waiter in the place(I hope they don't come any worse). I first had to tell him to locate a chiller for the bottle of wine I purchased and then he took our food to the wrong table. He seemed lost the whole the night and I asked him how long has he been employed there which he stated 1.5 years. I ordered a steak which came out cold and my lady friend had the fish which was very bland. The waiter then brought the bill and stood over the table stating "I am also the cashier"! I said ok thank you as I finish my wine and he returned an stated the same thing(WoW!). I'm not one to complain but Dam!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A top notch experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The service at the Chart House Restaurant was outstanding! Our server, Rochelle, was on top of everything and recommended excellent choices for our party. The view was spectacular and we enjoyed the changing scenery. Everything from the salads to the fish entrees was well prepared and delicious. We really enjoyed our visit to the Chart House!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing!
    Kayadam8
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were there for my boyfriend BMT graduation, and they went above and beyond!! Amazing food, wonderful view and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FABTASTIC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I have been wanting to take my wife here for two Years.. I finally got to take her for her birthday this year...food was amazing.service was excellent.. Best dining experience ever!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We celebrated our 1st Anniversary here. The staff went out of their way to make this a special night. The menu had our name at the top. Wow - very special
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't beat the view
    DennisG
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Went here with the family - can't beat the location. Even my children enjoyed it. Would definitely eat here again if I was in the area. Love the rotating idea.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not satisfied at all
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Server was rude and it took a long time just to get our drinks. They sat us in the hottest part of the restaurant with the sun glaring even though the place was empty. Horrible experience. Way too overpriced for what you get. Food wasn't even very good. I'm truly disgusted.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    Jonesfam5
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Dined here post wedding at the towers. Family of 5. After eight pm. The view was spectacular. It was a great experience for the kids as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A table with a view
    Neal
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The selling point of Chart House is the fact that it sits on top of a 750 foot tower. Especially at night, it's quite a view. The food was good, and the service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday without Ac or cake
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Special occasion not so special without the birthday cake. Juan could not find it. Our guests were not offered dessert. Just a piece of pie brought out to the birthday boy. I was embarrassed. melted cake wss given to us in a bag as we were leaving. Got to go box and sent melted cake home with our guests. There were air conditioning problems. Ac finally kicked on right as we began to eat. Prior to that sweating in the bar and restaurant when you have gotten dressed up is never a great thing. However the food was great and Jose in the bar had the hospitality skills of 100 people. Our cocktail waitress was very attentive as well. Sorry we forgot her name. We would still recommend it
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    25anni
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Our server Yolanda was over the top great! She made us feel special and welcome. She was there to meet our needs at top speed. She even brought out a surprise dessert to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fine dining experience
    VisitingSA
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Service was attentive but not intrusive. Food was good not exceptional. My wife and I were celebrating our 42nd anniversary. We were also visiting from out of town so this was a unique dining experience for us because of the views of San Antonio while dining. Overall a fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful 50th Birthday!
    ThomasCarla
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I brought my wife here for her 50th Birthday and it was wonderful! OpenTable reservations worked perfectly and we had no wait at all. The food was excellent, the service was top notch,the wait for the meal was just right! Very romantic for any special occasion or just a nice dinner with your favorite person (wife in this case). The view is amazing, especially at dusk when the lights are just coming on! Was a very memorable night all the way through!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super place for special occasion
    MandB
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The view was, of course, spectacular. The service was extremely courteous and most helpful. Our waitperson made suggestions about what she felt were the most delicious options and she was right on target about those choices. The extra special touches they did in honor of our anniversary made our lunch even more memorable. I would definitely recommend the Chart House for any special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My wife and I took our daughter to the Chart House for her birthday. Great food, great view, and even better service! A bit pricey, but it was a special occasion. They do need to have a craft brew on tap.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BEAUTIFUL
    iLOVEfoood
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I loved the menu. Delicious food. Service was great! Beautiful view and sunset. Will definitely be back in the future.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Extremely Long Wait for Food
    Notworthit
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We (two daughters and husband) had a 9:15 PM reservation and were seated promptly. After that, the wait was extremely lengthy to get our food. Our table was very wobbly and the waiter put a napkin under it so it make it a little more stable. My dish was barely luke-warm when I got it, but it was way too late (about 10:45 PM) to have another one made. We got refills only once after our glasses had been empty for a while. Also, someone at a nearby table had a child that screamed continuously so this made the experience even more annoying. I have been there before and always loved the food and experience. This last visit was very disappointing and I don't expect to go there for another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So disappointing
    NotReturning
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My boyfriend and I had been looking forward to celebrating our anniversary here for weeks. The experience was a HUGE let down. Our server was ok, but with the high end nature we thought the restaurant was, we were not tended to as such. He came over twice to tell us our order would be out shortly. When it finally did arrive at our table it tasted as if it had been left out for more than a short time. It was not hot, barely warm. My stuffed shrimp was a bit dry and did not have enough butter sauce as I think it had evaporated or dried up. We were not asked to sample wine by a gentleman in a suit that was tending and talking with other tables. We were never asked if we wanted a picture, which I would have paid for. Had to take them outside.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Billmon
    Billmon
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We dined here for our anniversary. Of course the view could not be beat. The service was excellent and our server Monique was friendly and took great care of us. I had requested a window seat on line and was accommodated. The hostess and waitress both wished us a Happy Anniversary and made us very relaxed. The food was good. the scallops were perfect however the shrimp Chimichuri was very plain. We stopped at the bar for a night cap. The bar area also provided an excellent view but the bartenders were not overly friendly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Birthday memo
    LaVernia
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Coming from a rural area with little finances I saved to give my child a life exeperience as an 18th birthday memory. I Was at the world fair at age 2 and shared the experience with my young historians pointing out all the City buildings as we rotated 2 times and enjoyed a satisfying dinner with a candled cake and Happy Birthday Song. The Chart House even printed Happy 18th Birthday and his name on top of the Menus and then rolled the menus with a tie for keepsake. We all were pleased with our historian, elegant style experience. My Child was elated with excitement rewarding with grins and hugs. Thank You Chart House for fulfilling a dream event on an 18th birthday wish. J.C. 8/21/2014
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great views
    Joseph
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    They did a great job making the night extra special for us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RedRider
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We usually go every couple of weeks. The service is always great! The food is generally great as well. This past visit was not so great. I ordered my steak medium well and it came out very red. It was taken back to finish and this time came out way overdone. I'm surprised it was sent back to me blackened. It literally tasted burnt. I didn't send it back again as I do not like to complain over and over. We would still go back though as the visits are usually pretty good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place!!
    Jackrabbbitag
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My family and I had a great time. Great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Fine Dining
    1ofmyfavorites
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Arrived 15 minutes before reservation time, seated almost immediately. Offered the Chef's Special on both appetizers & main course, accepted both. Excellent service, very attentive, food was marvelous! Atmosphere was wonderful, semi-quiet, able to talk softly & hear each other. View was spectacular watching the lights come on at dusk. Will definitely dine here again, very romantic setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Service
    goodfood
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The service was wonderful and very attentive. This is a place for a special occasion. A bit pricy for just an everyday meal but you expect that before you make a reservation to such a nice place. I highly recommend eating here.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chart House
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    It has a very nice feel and the food was good. It is definitely something I would only go to for special occasions though. Overall, very good experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Birthday
    Awesome1Restaurants
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Surprised my girlfriend. She loved it. the Waiter was so informative. our glasses were never empty. We would recommend Chart House to all our friends. The food was unlike no other very unique combination of food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    McLendon
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The staff at Chart House made our special occasion even more special with their acknowledgment of the occasion and the special attention we received.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Annual Anniversary
    SirDavid18
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were blessed to have the same waiter that we had last year. His name is Gabriel. He is awesome. He always makes our anniversary very special. The food is always fantastic. And the view is out of this world. Don't change anything. you all are great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Was there for a special occasion and the server messed up our order. I told him it was considering desert and he put and order in anyways then told me I already ordered it! He gave us the wrong menus with a different name. Then lost ours . Just frustrating .
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Restaurant
    VeryHungry
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is a nice restaurant the food was good but I wouldn't say great and the view of the city is nice also. The restaurant was noisy but after a while it's not that bad.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This restaurant is great for evening dining out. The views were outstanding, service was excellent, and the meal delicious. Seeing San Antonio from this height while.enjoying a wonderful meal is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 20th Anniversary
    Mancha
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We arrived 20 mins late for a 5pm reservation (because parking downtown was a nightmare!), I had called and let them know but I was thankful that the hostess I spoke to understood. When we arrived the first hostess was very friendly, even wished us a happy anniversary. The host staff at the restaurant level were sufficiently nice, but more focused on getting their ducks in a row than the actual ducks. Upon being seated I noticed the table cloth was stained. I made a comment and rubbed it with my finger, the hostess pretended not to notice. The windows were smeared or dirty in several places, in a place like that I would have expected cleaner. Appetizer was delicious, entree also very good, but mash pots only warm. Server was adequate.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view, terrible service
    thaisrcortez
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The view is amazing and the foos id good. Not outsanding, but good. The service I experienced was a disaster though and I wouldn't go back because of that. I would recommed the place for its view and ambient.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View, Good Service
    vegantrill
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    2 of us went for dinner. It's the Tower of the Americas so of course the view was amazing. They had plenty of options that I could piece together on the menu as I'm vegan. A separate vegetarian or vegan menu would have been nice but I managed ok with their main menu. You just have to order off the side menu or they had a hummus appetizer that worked. It is definitely a steak house so it is geared towards serving the meat and seafood foodies out there. While the table and food service was stellar the restroom facilities were less than perfect. If I'm paying over $80 for a couple of dinners I expect everything to be great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One time deal
    CBSatUturn
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The waitress was good, food not good at all! If I'm going to pay $180 for a meal, I'd rather go to Perry's steakhouse any day of the week.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for anniversary!!
    gonavy
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great food and staffs, my wife and I enjoyed our anniversary there and and couldn't have picked a better spot.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.