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About Chart House Restaurant - Cardiff

You’ll have a front-row seat to catching waves & panoramic Southern California sunsets at this magnificent oceanfront Chart House located near San Diego. A modern and open decor makes the most of its location with windows that open the entire restaurant to its natural environment. 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 Lava Cake. Don't miss out on our exceptional, yet affordable lunch menu available Monday-Saturday and a Sunday brunch you won't soon forget.

2588 South Coast Hwy 101
Cardiff, CA 92007
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm-10:00pm;
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm.
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 6:30pm

Cross Street:
Birmingham/ Lomas Santa Fe

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 436-4044

Website:
http://www.chart-house.com/

Catering:
Please call for details.

Parking Details:
Valet lot only.

Executive Chef:
Gerado Nava

Private Party Facilities:
Spectacular ocean views available for corporate meetings, breakfast, lunch & dinners. Beautiful receptions, rehearsal dinners & wedding ceremonies as well a tour groups, bar mitzvahs & any special event. The Chart House - Cardiff offers a semi-private lofted area seating up to 40 guests as well.

Private Party Contact:
Patrick Fortner: (760) 436-4044

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

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Merry Christmas! Gather with family and friends around our table for tender steaks, perfect prime rib, fresh seafood & a magical celebration.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Goodbye 2017 hello 2018. Toast another Auld Lang Syne at Chart House, where tender steaks, prime rib & fresh seafood make a great celebration.

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Chart House Restaurant - Cardiff Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

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Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (128)
Waterfront (105)
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Good for a Date (81)
Good for Anniversaries (72)
Romantic (67)
Worth the Drive (61)
Good for Birthdays (58)
Bar Seating (32)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Great for Lunch (30)
Business Meals (28)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Casual (27)
Happy Hour (26)
Cozy (21)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Fun (20)
Great for Brunch (19)
Good for Groups (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Comfort Food (13)
Authentic (12)
Disabled Access (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
People Watching (11)
Healthy (10)
Late-night Find (7)
Seasonal (7)
Tapas (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great Beer (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

Above average.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

We had a window seat and it was perfect. Lynn was an outstanding server and made my dads birthday very special. Filets were great and the mac mahi as always was fantastic!!
Of course the mud pie was perfection—— but even with 3 of us we has some leftover—- so be sure you split it!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

We love this restaurant! It's kind of a drive for us, but very worth it. The food is excellent and the service was great. We probably stayed too long (met friends from LA we hadn't seen for a while), but our server never made us feel like we had overstayed our welcome.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Just really poor food and overpriced.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Ordered steak sandwich rare came so well done could not chew it. Other meal fries came cold. Reataurant was empty no excuse.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Sits right on the sand with windows that open to full wall. Great on warm days. Spent 2 hours for lunch and they did not rush us to leave. Very nice day

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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely fabulous dinner. Spectacular ocean view. Great ambience. Have been a Charthouse fan for 44 years
Thanks for the the entire gathering

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

One of our very favorite restaurants.
Great food and service. Our waiter, Peter, is the best!

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

We went to the Chart House for our 5th anniversary. Our first date was at the Chart House too. We made it in time to watch a beautiful sunset. The food was great and since it was a Sunday the restaurant wasn't too busy making for a comfortable evening. Highly recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

What was supposed to be a 50th wedding celebration turned out to be quite the disappointment. We had reservations at 5.30 and arrived on time but had to wait 5min to be seated for no obvious reason. The 7 of us just hung out in the entry way since we had children with us and couldn’t go to the bar area. The dining room was so dark that all of us ended up using our cell phone flashlights to read the menu. The salami on the cheese and charcuterie plate was old and tasted horrible. We had two orders of prime rib medium at our table of 7 and those slices came for sure off different pieces of meat. One was absolutely perfect and the other one full of fat and grizzle. The sweet sticky rice that was served with the tour de shrimp tasted really bad. The spring rolls and the shrimp cocktail were tasty. The drink selection was good but the margeritas were served in what looked like lemonade glasses. It was just not a good dining experience especially for the price.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had a great service staff and the food was exceptional. This was a birthday celebration that had great ambiance with a beautiful sunset and the sound of waves that could be heard through the open air sliding windows. A memorable evening!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My wife and I where on a date so the upscale nature felt right for the occasion. It was a slow night for them , however we had a great dining experience. The staff was attentive but not hovering, our cocktails were amazing with great interaction from our server. Our appetizer was well timed and delicious. I had asked about the entree timing of the chef, the staff nailed it there also, perfect timing for our evening. The presentations are very nice and taste wonderful, the wine list is well suited for our tastes.

The chocolate/bourbon offering from the drink menu caught my eye earlier in the evening, so I inquired about as a desert. Wow, what a delight... my date had the creme brulee sampler... fantastic.

We look forward to another evening at the Chart House. $200.00 bucks well experienced...

p.s. the valet did not screw up the seat settings in the car... just saying..

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My girlfriend took me there for my birthday. Shawn , our waiter made it a point to tell us his name. He was great. My girlfriend wanted to make a point to say that the Risotto was the worst she ever had. It came out just cream the first time then just lumps after the waiter brought it back. I tried it to see if she was right. She was. Vons risotto in a box is even better. I had the swordfish . It was ok.. it great , not bad. Just ok. The birthday ice cream was perfect. I had been there before and had better. We will probably return since we had better in the past and give it another try

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Your siting right on the beach. The food is good and not too pricy for the location. The staff was friendly. Great place to bring a date.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazing view, wonderful food and our waitress was very cordial. I loved the calamari fritti preparation. My fish was very good and pan seared to perfection. My husband wasn't as fond of his pasta with shrimp but he loved my son's filet mignon. The view and sunset are very hard to beat. We do love this restaurant.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

OUR FAVORITE PALCE FOR A GREAT MEAL, VIEW AND SERVICE, NEVER BEEN DISAPPOINTED

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our 65th wedding anniversary was excellent. We watched sun down on the Pacific to add the special touch we wanted. Great experience besides great dinner!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

This is the best all-around restaurant on earth. The food is wonderful, the service is fantastic and there is no better view anywhere. It is the best Chart House in the group. It is the whole package, done right.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fun
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food, great table looking out to the ocean, excellent waiter, Shawn, friendly staff including valet parking.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Outstanding food, gorgeous location, great atmosphere

Tags: Casual, Fun, Tapas, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

We were seated right away at a window by the ocean which I had requested BUT in spite of the outside temperatures being pretty cool the end of November the Resturant was very cool for eating comfortably - I had to keep my coat on and my guest was brought a tablecloth to cover her legs which the waiter suggested as apparently he had done before -
They need to regulate their temperature a lot more or offer heaters inside .

Tags: Bar Seating, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We went to the Chart House to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Having eaten there once before we remembered the outstanding food and service we decided it would be a terrific place. The lobster bisque was our main reason to go there. It's so memorable that we had to experience it again. We recommend it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Location was the best in San Diego. Food was okay but not outstanding but would go back for the obience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Horrible service. Restaurant was not managed well. Bathrooms were in a horrible state @7:30pm

Food was pretty good. The waiters, hostess were friendly but super slow and forgetful.

With reservations we waited 35 minutes to be seated to a table that was shared between 3 different waiters confused as to who’s table it was.

I would not return to this location. Other Chart house locations were much better service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Outstanding open air beach and ocean views! Great service and food even on a busy Holiday.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving, so expected a crowd. Dinner was good, but very disappointed the next day, when I went to heat up my leftovers, and found someone else meal 😝

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Both Prime Ribs were served cold. Returned them to kitchen and replacements also came out cold. Waiter service was poor. He said it was his second day (Thanksgiving day). Soup was also not hot.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Can't recommend enough! The thanksgiving dinner was thoughtfully prepared, very tasteful, and a great place for the holidays! Priced very reasonsble, as well. We loved everything about it!

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This is our second year for Thanksgiving dinner. The Turkey dinner is wonderful, almost as good as home cooked, and I am thankful that they were open and for the staff helping to make our Thanksgiving so wonderful. It was very busy and they were all working so hard.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had a reservation for 4:30 and asked for an ocean view. Waited 15-20 minutes to be seated with no apology- no view. The waiter brought our meals at 6PM but brought the wrong fish plate for one person. He admitted that he had gotten the order wrong but did not offer to comp a dessert or drink as any other established or classy restaurant would have done. The quality of the food was so-so. Would not return.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Open floor to ceiling windows to ocean and felt like you were almost on sand...no rush and amazing service and food ... went with friends at 11:30 am for lunch and it was such a delight... no need to ask if there is a better view and ocean Restaurant ... this is it people!!

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

We came for a late lunch to celebrate our anniversary. We had reservations but there were only three tables occupied in the restaurant. My seat faced the counter, so I could see the food prep going on. I saw hot food sit on the counter for over 10 minutes before it was finally delivered to the table next to me. The servers were eating at the counter. My steak was good, but was cold when I got it. Our server was nice, the ocean view was great. I came here once for dinner before. I did not like that everything was a-la-carte on the menu. To get a potato with my steak, or a small side salad, I had to order it separately. I felt like we paid much more than the meal was worth.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Have been there many times. Very poor experience this time. VERY expensive, drinks took 1/2 hour to get there. Prime Rib way underdone and then took 15 more minutes. They forgot part of the order...soup. Seafood special was expensive and so fishy I couldn't eat it. However, a fabulous waitress!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Service was abysmal; it really felt like our server(s) forgot about us. We talked to the manager about it, but he wasn't in a listening mood. The valet was fantastic though!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Always good. Craig was wonderful. The food was spectacular.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Our waiter and valet were both absolutely amazing! They went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience!

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a wonderful time with our 3 granddaughters for brunch. We had a good vantage point from our table and they loved watching the waves while eating. We especially liked the Lobster and Shrimp roll. We also had the beautifully presented shrimp cocktail with the dry ice. I think the best was our waiter Jonah! We enjoyed him immensely! Job well done ! We’ll be back soon!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Casual, Seasonal, Waterfront, Healthy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were seated at a very nice window table, but the service was marginal. I made the reservation through Open Table, and specified that I was a Landry's select member, and that we had an anniversary for Alan and Melissa. I mentioned to the hostesses that we were Landrys Club members as well. We were never visited by a manager, and no one seemed aware of the Anniversary. Other tables got special menus with the names printed on them. At the end, Craig did ask if we were celebrating anything, and we told him it was an anniversary. We had to ask to have our water glasses refilled, we poured our own wine after the first pour, and there were issues with the entrees. Four entrees were brought out, and it was about 5 minutes before the fifth was brought out. It was a filet that was ordered medium, but turned out to be well-done. Unfortunately, I found out about it later, as my date was not comfortable with sending food back. My niece ordered pasta without shrimp or mushrooms, and it came loaded with mushrooms. She ordered a side of mashed potatoes that we had to ask for twice before they finally arrived. The fish entrees were good, however. This is the second time I've dined at the Chart house recently, and both times it has seemed that the restaurant is understaffed and the service was disappointing.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is our place for a special dinner. We have always had wonderful food and service and the bartender made my Manhattan exactly as I asked. Well worth it!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Bummer I have to write this, but the last two times I’ve dined here the service was poor. Our server didn’t even once poor our wine....

Other than that, it’s still one of my go to places, but the service should be better when you’re spending $40 plus for a plate of food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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