Chart House Restaurant - Boston

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
An incredible landmark location on Boston’s Long Wharf, Chart House is situated in the Gardiner Building – the restored 18th-century offices of American Patriot John Hancock. Combine the extraordinary setting with outstanding cuisine & it’s not hard to see why the restaurant is a longtime favorite. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 26 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From fresh fish specialties to slow-roasted prime rib, 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 & Whole Maine Lobster. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines & decadent desserts like our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake. Pato Dining at its finest!
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D
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best waiter tristen. He was very attentive and gave us suggestions as well as gave us a history of the restaurant. He was very funny and made the night special. The food was perfectly cooked and delicious. The atmosphere is very comfortable but high end. Interesting building.

M
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect , this was my first date with this woman and she was impressed
I'm from the sticks and coming to the chart house on long warf was a cool adventure .
Coming in on route 2 seeing the Boston skyline in Arlington then snaking you way through cambridge to end up at longwarf, the journey was part of the date.

CP
New England
54 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my lunch at this great restaurant. The service was impeccable. Thank-you Joseph! My favorite dish was perfect and really enjoyed the cheesecake for dessert. Also had a terrific lemon drop martini that was perfect! Can’t wait to return.

J
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Waiter didn’t know the menu. Didn’t come back to check on us. Done eating and drinks empty for 20 minutes and we had to go ask at the bar for our check, and they seemed annoyed that we were asking. Food was delicious though. I had the lobster stuffed scrod and my friend had a thai soup and salad and we were both very happy.

TT
Austin
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restaurant is just so beautiful. The service was outstanding and the food was great! It checks all the boxes you look for.

M
New England
36 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We always try to visit this place for the seafood every time we are in Boston. A bit out of our way, however, it is almost always worth it for the Clam Chowder or (yummy) the Tuna Tartar. Staff are always friendly and we can always forgive any tardiness because of how busy they always seem to be - plus it often gives us the chance to introduce ourselves to other nearby diners.
If there is a failing, then it is that the bar scene always seems subdued which can put a dampener on the evening if you want to have an after dinner drink.

BS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great restaurant! We always make a dinner reservation at the Chart House whenever in Boston and, after at least 8 years in a row, it has always provided us with a broad array of seafood starters and entrees continually worthy of the highest ratings.
The lobster bisque is an automatic!

LD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I have eaten at numerous Chart House restaurants over the years. This was by far my least favorite. Tables were overly crowded together and the noise level was atrociously loud. The food was okay, but it might have been a regional thing. It was not up to the standards of our home cooking but we are trained and well-known for our cooking in our area. I would not go to this particular Chart House again.

HT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food great service and the lava cake is to die for and definitely worth the wait

PD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We'd already had lunch at the Chart House and enjoyed that so decided to go back for an evening meal. We were actually surprised at how busy the restaurant was for our early evening meal. This lead to the restaurant being a little noisier than we would have preferred. My only other comment would be that the lighting was quite low to provide a certain ambiance but the result was I struggled to read the menu without using the torch on my phone.
The food was absolutely superb. I had the Sweet and Spicy Halibut which was beautifully cooked and presented. Really enjoyable and one of the best fish dishes I've ever had. My wife had the Filet Mignon which she said was the most flavoursome filet she had ever had.
Pricing was very reasonable. Overall we had a great night and would recommend the Chart House for either lunch or dinner in Boston.

JT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Slow service, mediocre food which was surprising considering reputation.

CG
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WEnt for Halloween night pre-fix menu, Prime rib was excellent!

ME
New England
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Despite making a reservation we had to wait to be seated and got stuck in the corner where the staff proceeded to forget about us for the rest of the night. The only bright spot was the food.

P
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was incredably good. We had oysters and steak. The wine list was excelent. The service was a bit slow, but we were not in a hurry. Can't wait to go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around amazing experience! Highly recommend!

PW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience1

I made the reservation several weeks ago as I was traveling to Boston to celebrate a special occasion during this dinner. Was seated at a table right in front of the waitress station/kitchen. There should not be a table in this space. It is noisy and the guest of honor almost had a few very loaded trays of food dumped on her. One tray came particularly close and the waiter did apologize.

At the time of taking our entrees the waiter mentioned a dessert that would require half an hour to prepare. We let him know at that time we would like to order one. However, after dinner he brought us our check (which did not include a charge for the dessert) and did not bring us our dessert. He said he thought we didn't order one. However, we made it clear we were celebrating a special occasion and that we did want the dessert. Maybe he misunderstood because we were seated in a noisy and busy spot.

Extremely disappointing and left a bad impression on the relatives I was hosting. Won't be back.

LL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very disappointed this time. Food & service were good but the placement of table was awful as we were next to the turn of the stairs to the 3rd floor. People were going up and down the stairs, and the dust on the shoes and carpet could be seen as they were going up the stairs. It was also very loud since there was a large party that was going up and down those same stairs. There should not be a table placed there. Very poor choice of table placement. It provided a very poor experience not because of food and service.

MM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Food was not hot and server was not friendly

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a good for a birthday dinner date

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, excellent food, loved the staff

d
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They were busy outside at lunch it was a nice day out! However I guess their bartender called out so the servers had to run and get drinks which slowed things down quite a bit. Food was good we had the lobster roll warmed and Avacado stack! Nice view though!

LP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fantastic at chart house. Best steak I’ve ever had. Will be going again when I’m in area.

CB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Seated on the 1st floor at a table that was placed so that both servers and patrons bumped into us in order to get to/from their tables. We are not big people and did not have our chairs pushed away from the table.

CJ
Orange County
79 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their lobster stuffed scrod was perhaps the best seafood dish I have had at any restaurant ever. The four of us loved it.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

El trabajo del mesero que nos atendió fue EXCELENTE...! Impecable en todo... atento a darnos un muy buen servicio sin interferir en las conversaciones de la mesa. Muy pocos tienen esa cualidad...! La comida fue muy buena en general. Tuvieron el detalle de presentarnos un trozo de pastel con una vela para poder festejar el cumpleaños que estábamos festejando esa noche. Nos dieron una mesa redonda un poco grande pero estuvo bien al final ya que el nivel de ruido en el restaurante fue moderado. La ambientación y la higiene del baño, impecables....!

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OT
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was not ready so we sat in the bar waiting for 20 minutes. We ended up taking a table on the 3rd floor which turned into a blessing. Igor was a great waiter and we could talk with no problem. Food was well prepared and
nicely served. The Kim Cher Calamari and Halibut was definitely worth a return visit. A special dinner in Boston.

MG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Have been a few times but this time we were disappointed. Chowder was very salty and not true New England. Too many Asian themed meals and the lobster stuffed schrod was described as lobster in every bite when the truth was I had to go looking to see if there even was any in there. Have had better food for half the price at other nice restaurants

C
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love this place! We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed the atmosphere. Our server was very attentive and ,although very overworked, gave us very good service. My wife started off with the Lobster Bisque and it was delicious! I had the New England Clam Chowder and it was just ok. I've had many better, especially in Boston. My wife had the Caprese Chicken Salad and I had the Chicken Cobb Salad and they were both very good. We finished it off with a piece of Cheese Cake which was rather disappointing. It had obviously come from a cardboard box in the freezer and tasted as such.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to this Chart House many times. Love the location, ambiance, service and food : they are all terrific.
The restaurant is nestled in a landmark building on Boston Harbor. Starting w the bread basket, the appetizers and Fresh fish and steaks and great desserts make this must visit destination.

CG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening especially for a last minute decision. The service was wonderful, the food was delicious and overall it was wonderful anniversary dinner!

VH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food outstanding, waiter (Igor) was phenomenal. Beautiful inside.... tables are a bit close is the only thing they might want to reconsider.

D
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always confident, a friendly staff and all kinds of innovated cocktails.

J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service!!! The ambiance is great. The food was pleasant and the drinks where fantastic.

JB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food lively and a little noisy but it was Saturday night. Service good although had to wait a while for reserved table.

PF
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

cool place to have dinner and see history where John Hancock did his counting. BUT 2.5 hours for a dinner for two is unacceptable. VERY SLOW service. I could have watched paint dry faster.

P
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early and we seated early food excellent and service was great.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

It was so poor that I have already sent an email to manager. Food and service were subpar. . The host was rude .

OT
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We both had the Filet mignon which was excellent. Finished off with the chocolate lava cake. Great dinner.

VP
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, atmosphere and views.

EP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a window table overlooking the pier. The prime rib was cooked perfectly. The service was
Great. Our server suggested a side of mushrooms with the beef and he was right. They paired beautifully. My Margarita was delicious.