Chart House Restaurant - Boston

4.2
4385 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Chart House is a fine dining restaurant serving seafood & steak and famous for their spectacular views. For more than 50 years, Chart House has redefined the ideal dining experience. With 26 waterfront and showcase locations ranging from the historic to the unforgettable, Chart House restaurants specialize in dazzling views, unique cuisine and exceptional service. From fresh fish specialties and seasonal seafood to slow-roasted prime rib and craft cocktails, the renowned chefs of Chart House have tailored a menu that adds a unique touch to local flavors. And the Chart House happy hour is a guest favorite, where guest favor our signature cocktails and delicious bites you are sure to enjoy. Our original Hot Chocolate Lava Cake is the perfect end to a memorable dining experience at Chart House. Chart House offers the ideal setting for your next event. We would be happy to assist you with all the details of your special occasion.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were incredible! We arrived early but were accommodated upon arrival! Food was unreal! Igor, our server, was very tentative and knowledgeable about the menu, and earned every bit of his 25% tip! Seriously would recommend!!!

EJ
vipEdandJ
New England
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Love the old historic vibe and the food was excellent. Even parking is most unusual for Boston.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

As a former Chart employee I take a lot of pride in the time I worked for the organization. It pains me to see how far the Chart House has fallen. Gone is the aloha vide, the great service and the amazing food.

The service was beyond terrible, the food tasted overly processed, and the night on the patio ended with watching the rats scurry beneath the tables.

Do yourself a favor. You be better served going to Legal Seafood any day of the week. This is no longer the Chart House, its some other poorly run tourist trap of a restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Place is a little tired .. bar service very slow .. wait staff inexperienced

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BobT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service was slow. Ordered prime rib. At least 50% fat
Server seemed overwhelmed

S
vipSample831
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!! All items were tasty….fish was super fresh. Atmosphere was cool..it’s a historical building. Staff was pleasant and attentive. We will be back for sure! Highly Recommend

SS
SamS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good place. Very timely service and Joseph was extremely friendly and helpful.

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Tricia
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience5

Chart House is a beautiful low lit restaurant where many come to enjoy. Thursday night was very busy and it took us an hour to get our food. Unfortunately when the food came, my fiancé’s food wasn’t what he ordered. When we told the waiter, he was apologetic but informed us that it would take longer for the proper order to be prepared. The prime rib was very good and the restaurant truly is beautiful. Seating is very close together and there’s a general chatter at dinner time. We spent two hours there and didn’t even get dessert because we were so ready to leave. The check took so long to come and when it did we opted to pay cash so that we wouldn’t have to wait for the card to come back. Another downside was it was our anniversary which was noted in the reservation and nobody brought us a nicely plated dessert with candle. While it is a beautiful place, I wish we would have received more care. We understand it was very busy but our waiter was always disappearing for long periods of time and after waiting so long my fiancé had to eat a meal he didn’t order!

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vipOpenTabler
New England
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful! We were fortunate to have an outdoor table available for our lunch group of 8, and the weather cooperated. Our server went above and beyond and was extremely professional and pleasant. We all enjoyed our apps and entree's and I'm told the chocolate lava cake was to die for! It was our first office excursion since the pandemic and it could not have gone more smoothly. Many thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I dined here for our anniversary and I cannot recommend this place enough. Wonderful service and the food was unparalleled. I had the crab legs and my husband had the lobster. Both were well worth the price tag. We were given a complimentary dessert that I would have gladly paid full price for - coffee ice cream cake. Delicious.

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Roxy
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect day enjoying Sunshine, great Beverages, Lobster and Key Lime Pie on The Chart House Patio.
Nichole "Welcomed" us warmly . . .
Our Server was very thoughtful and accommodating . . .
and our Luncheon was absolutely and DELICIOUSLY PERFECT !
What a GREAT TREAT & THE CHART HOUSE TLC IS DEARLY APPRECIATED !!

JC
JeffC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We were contacted three times prio to our 7:30 reservation. We arrived at 7:38 and hostess was VERY rude. Tables were available but we were not seated until 7:58. Hostess brusquely pointed to a table and said take that one although there was an insufficient number of table settings. She was horrible to the point that the manager offered us come complimentary desserts.

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Erika
New England
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Probably the most charming restaurant in Boston and the food is outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great. Our dinners were quite tasty. They were able to successfully do gluten free and dairy free without losing flavor. Yay!
Wish the had Gluten Free dessert. They had Gluten Free dessert pre-Covid.
Looking forward to another visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice, quick outside lunch following a Boston bike tour while on vacation.

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sctraveler
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a great spot, tried a few seafood places while staying in Boston, this was by far the best. Everything was delicious, lobster well prepared, lava cake as expected.

PN
PatriciaN
New England
19 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a family dinner party at table for eight which was rectangular - round table would have been a better set up for us as those on the end seats could not hear what the far end of the table was discussing. Asked waitress before sitting down if we could get a round table and was told they only had round tables for 6.

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Buddyroe69
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Most of our order was incredible and the food was delicious. Even though most of the tables were empty they seated us right in front of the kitchen, which I really didn’t mind( just saying) . I take My wife to the chart house just for prime rib. She got what why I would call an End piece and it was very tough and Burnt. She ate about a 20% of it but decided to call the waiter and got another piece which was much better. She should’ve gotten the better piece first! Boston Harbor is n the Water … Views are Incredible!

PC
PaulC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice location on the Long Wharf. Walking distance from the financial district as well.
We had the Miso Glazed Salmon and the Lobster Stuffed Scrod which were both excellent.
Our server Paola was excellent as well. We will return to the ChartHouse on our next visit to Boston.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We were seated immediately - positive.
Restaurant was not busy at time of arrival - nor did it fill up while there. However, they packed guests into a single area - not socially distancing - which could easily have been done. My husbands elbows came within a foot of touching the man beside him - NOT GOOD!
Waited several minutes before being greeted by a waiter - not ours - but greeted us and provided water. - WELL OK - at least we were greeted.
Waited for several more minutes before our waiter greeted us - didn’t understand a simple dry martini order - had to repeat 3 times. My husband ordered wine. The waiter delivered wine glass to me. REALLY? Pay attention…..
Salad and chowder were good.
Butter for bread was cold and hard. Fake candle on table so I couldn’t even warm it to spread. I know this is picky but a pet peeve.
Steak ordered by husband cooked well and tasted good.
My stuffed shrimp entree was barely warm.
Extremely disappointed with overall experience for restaurant which is supposed to be of such high caliber.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good and service were great, maybe a little over priced.

MC
MichaelC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was terrific! Service was great! I would recommend The Chart House to anyone.

LC
LauraC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Worst service ever! From the hostess to waitress, just awful.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
44 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very nice service and food was good. Would have been nice to be able change an item on the menu option. But otherwise very good. Great beet salad but would be great with goats cheese maybe instead of blue cheese.

KO
KiraO
Montana
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had dinner at the Chart House one evening while I was in Boston visiting her. Everything was great!

E
vipEatoutalot
New England
23 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We docked at the Boston Marina behind the restaurant. We ate at a high top in the lounge and had oysters and prime rib. The chocolate bourbon drink was amazing and our server was nice.

GS
GuidoStump
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The booths sit too high. My wife’s feet would dangle when seated, so we switched seats. There is nowhere to rest your arms, because there is not a single armrest chair in the restaurant.

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vipscrod
New England
240 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious! The rolls were nice and hot and the cauliflower rice was good! Unfortunately, the main entree I chose- the cod- was the smallest piece of fish ever! Ridiculous size for the $30 price tag. Nice atmosphere

MB
MeganB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as well as our drinks. Our waiter gave us great suggestions and even gave us some history about the building! Overall we loved our date night at the Charthouse

C
Caratina
New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To celebrate our granddaughter's 24th birthday the Chart House Restaurant fit the bill in her desire for seafood for herself and steak for her boy friend. From the atmosphere, service and food everything was top notch. Everyone really appreciated the time given to converse among ourselves between the courses presented on this evening. Looking for that place to dine for that special event in the family or just to go out for dinner. Look no further than the Chart House to meet your needs.

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Gerry
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Lobster was fantastic. I loved how they took it out of the shell for us.
Delicious!!

V
Valentin
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great, service was great only negative was courses were stacked. Next course came out before finishing current course.

JD
JamieD
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

After not having been on vacation in a while I reserved a table at the Chart house. We arrived 10 minutes early, seated and waited 15 minutes before being greeted. Once our food was ordered we waited about 35 minutes before following up on our food order. We again waited another 15 minutes. Waited on CHK for 20 mins. Food was good, value was what I was expecting. But overall not a place I would go back to. Not a 5 class place I was expecting.

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Local
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Location is awesome and if you can get a table with a table view or if weather is good, patio looked great. Food was amazing. They were very under staffed so service was slow.

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vipThomas
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food good service although prime rib just a bit chewy!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Although somewhat pricey, the steaks were good. Waiter was excellent but slow. Asparagus & potatoes were not the best. Spinach chopped salad was impressively simple yet good. Either way a good place to eat with a nice vibe

OT
OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Sadly this was not a great experience - food very slow to come out - ordered glass of wine with mean but had finished and ready for charck before it even arrived - no explanation/ apologies by waiter - only good thing was the location on the pier
Sad because other chart houses are excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a wonderful Birthday Dinner at the Chart House, would recommend to any seafood lover!

DB
vipDanB
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad experience at the Chart House. The food is amazing, the staff is very friendly, and the ambiance is inviting. You cannot go wrong with the Chart House.

KC
KimC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was cold and service was slow. It may be better during the week.

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You can order delivery directly from Chart House Restaurant - Boston using the Order Online button. Chart House Restaurant - Boston also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Chart House Restaurant - Boston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 227-1576.

Chart House Restaurant - Boston is rated 4.2 stars by 4385 OpenTable diners.

Chart House Restaurant - Boston does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.