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Chart House Restaurant - Boston

3133 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Special Occasion (49)
  • Waterfront (45)
  • Good for a Date (43)
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 29 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sat & Sun 11am - 3pm. Lunch: Monday-Friday 11am - 3pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 3pm - 10pm, Friday & Saturday: 3pm - 11pm; Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 4:30pm - 6:30pm
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Phone number
(617) 227-1576
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Robert Bercume
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Cross street
Atlantic Avenue & State Streets
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Parking details
Chart House offers valet parking to guests Monday-Friday after 5pm and all day Saturday and Sunday.
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Public transit
Blue Line Aquarium
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Located in the historic Gardiner Building, the oldest building on Long Wharf, Chart House is the perfect setting for your next special occasion. Our professionally trained staff will customize a menu to meet your needs and satisfy your guests' tastes.

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What 3133 People Are Saying
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Kens (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Appetizers we're good. Mahi Mahi was dry and tasted like frozen. King crab claws should have been cut with scissors like othe restaurant s do.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

I have dined at the Chart House frequently in the past as a couple and with larger groups. Sadly, it seems the service is no longer as good as it used to be. Also, I feel the menu is too limited.

1.0  Dined 5 days ago

I am disgusted with the customer service at the Chart House. I made a reservation for a special occasion one week in advance for two people on Saturday at 7:15 PM. I received a confirmation phone call the morning ahead of our reservation. We arrived at 7:00 PM and we were told that we would be seated closer to our actual reservation. We told the hostess we would be seated at or around the bar area. We waited until 7:45 PM and approached the hostess stand; the management team had told us that they had "called our name but one one showed up," indicating that we had "missed our reservation." Meanwhile, we had been seated at the bar the entire team waiting to be seated. The management team told us that they were going to "get a table ready for us," but by 8:00 PM we were told that we would still have to wait. The management team made an error and skipped over us in line and then could not accommodate for their own error. In stead, we were made to feel like we had "missed our reservation!" I am still speechless and disgusted with the absolute lack of customer service. I had made a reservation a week in advance and received a confirmation that same day. We had made plans to spend a night out at their establishment and the management team did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to rectify their clear error in planning. Provided the lack of customer service and terrible accommodations we chose to dine some place else.

If you are looking for a classy dining experience and professional, customer-centered service, DO NOT dine at the Chart House. I will no longer dine here or refer/friends and family to dine here. This was my favorite spot in Boston and now they have lost a customer for life.

4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Dinner was great! The did was delicious. Dessert, the chocolate ' lava' cake was disappointing. The last time we had it (years ago) it was significantly better. This time there was no molten center, and the cake was completely different. The almonds were a much better accompaniment than the heath bar. I will dine there again, but will not order the dessert.

Great menu options. I recommend the King Salmon. Everything else looked delicious.

vipsatnightdiner (New England)
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

Horrible 40 minute wait short staff manger lied

Manger lied to us very bad with customers
Been going to CH for over 20 years will never go back Was told 18 minute wait that turned into
40 funny then manger blamed us because said we didn't hear him same guy that told ho into the bar and wait

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

This is our second time at Boston's Chart House, and we again found the food very good. The service was fine. Our only "complaint" is that the waitstaff is expected to try and push membership in a dining club -- Landry's -- and they are enthusiastic about doing that. Our dinner waiter was more subtle than the brunch waitress on our last visit, and he at least waited until near the end of our stay, but he seemed somewhat miffed when we waved him off the discussion, ensuring us that he doesn't personally benefit from any membership chosen. I wish that the restaurant would realize that pushing a membership is annoying; it can be mentioned as an option, but we feel that the waitstaff is encouraged to be aggressive and that just puts us off.

JonfromBoston (New England)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great variety with the menu. Food was great. Our server Edmund, made the experience unforgettable.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

The Chart House has been a favorite of ours for over 30 years. We always feel that we are treated very well, the food is always great, and the service is very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

MikeH (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food and service were both fantastic. We came on Valentine's Day and will absolutely be returning in the very near future.

I highly recommend starting with the oysters, and taking a look at the impressive wine list.

I THOROUGHLY enjoyed the Prime Rib, Captain's Cut as my entree. It was one of the best steaks I've had in Boston.

ChrisG (Naples)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I had our first date at The Chart House in 1974, at that time it was the hot spot in Boston. We've been married 42 years and being the sensitive and romantic kind of guy that I am, I suggested we revisit for Valentine's Day. Upon arrival all the women were presented with a beautiful long stemmed Red rose. We were immediately seated at a table for two with a Harbor view. The restaurant was busy but not noisy. Our waiter, Joseph, was extremely knowledgeable about the historic building, the waterfront, the menu items and the wine. He was attentive but not overly so. Joseph made no attempt to steer us to the more expensive items on the menu which is typical of many of today's waitstaff. As an appetizer we ordered calamari and split a wonderful spinach salad. For entrees, my wife ordered coconut shrimp. There were 8-10 perfectly cooked and tasty shrimp beautifully presented in a pastry shell over a bed of delicious rice. We enjoyed her leftovers for lunch the following day. I ordered lobster stuffed schrod served with mashed potatoes. Due to the calamari appetizer and salad, I too was unable to finish. The calamari with julienne'd red peppers was prepared with an Asian sauce, unusual for New England where we are typically served calamari with peppers and marinara, aioli or tartar sauce. To say we enjoyed it is an understatement. The portions of the salad, appetizers and entrees were generous and unfortunately we should have skipped the appetizer.
The Chart House, with its antique ship beams and wrought iron pulleys that keeps this historic waterfront "gem" structurally intact was a perfect venue for a Valentine's Day dinner. I don't know why we hadn't returned to The Chart House in 45 years but it was clearly our mistake. Our waiter Joseph enhanced our dining experience. Dinner was not inexpensive but when the free valet parking is taken into consideration it compares very favorably to the other restaurants along the waterfront.