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Wed, 5/23
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Chart House Restaurant - Cardiff

4.3
3751 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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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
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Phone number
(760) 436-4044
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Gerado Nava
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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.
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Private party contact
Patrick Fortner: (760) 436-4044
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Catering
Please call for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Birmingham/ Lomas Santa Fe
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Parking details
Valet lot only.
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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
What 3751 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

This was our second time at this Charthouse location. As always, the food was excellent and the scenic views are amazing!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We love you, Charthouse! Through the years your view remains unchanged. We had the hamburger special they offer in May and we all enjoyed the food. Kind of fun getting the hamburgers for half price. Our server was a pro and pleasant. We shall return.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Catch up with old friends for brunch.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The swordfish was excellent but I wish it was about two oz. larger. I had had their prime rib about two months ago which is what brought me back, and my wife and son-in-law loved it just as much as I did. The Caesar salad was the best I'd had in a long time. A great overall dining experience but their ginger rice could use a little bit of a makeover.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Great view ,food and service! We celebrated a Birthday and it was great fun at the Chart house?

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

The food this time around was of poor quality and over cooked. Shrimp was too chewy, the beef dip meat was tough, and the fish in the fish and chips dish was overcooked, tough and dry. The fries as a makeshift bed for the fish was sloppy.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I took my mom out to lunch and we enjoyed a delightful meal with great service, and a lovely view of the ocean. This was our second visit.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food. Tasty, appealing presentation. Great views of sunset. Service was somewhat slow, but we had the time to digest both the food and the conversations, we were not disturbed. Good auto parking logistics.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food, views, ambiance, and service were all excellent! If you're in the area, this is a great place to settle in for a delicious lunch.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Setting and service are outstanding. WE ALWAYS ENJOY IT.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

View is amazing! Really amazing, I just have to say the food left me underwhelmed and I then looked at the yelp review and it was 3 Stars, which made sense to me.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

My 1st visit there. Very impressive. Really enjoyed the quiet, well lit atmosphere. Our waiter, (Dean), is the consummate professional. Will definitely return for more special occasions.!!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Thanks to everyone for the terrific service and great food! Especially considering it was the
first meal the morning after Mother's Day.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

WE were there on Mothers Day and the service was very slow . I feel like a restaurant of this level should be prepared to handle a holiday and not have the experience be more than 2 hours. This was too long for our family and created problems.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Mother’s day

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The fish portions were small and it looked like they raised the prices for mother's day.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great restaurant but too expensive for me (a senior on limited income) and so I will only go there on a real special event.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Overall, very happy with service, drink selection and food was cooked perfect. A little pricey but worth it for Mother's day for my Mom!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a lovely Mother's Day dinner with window table. Beautiful view. Prime rib was very good. Green beans over-cooked. All in all a good experience.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

A Mother's Day luncheon and the restaurant was crowded. Despite the crowd, service was prompt and food beautifully prepared. We enjoyed our lunch.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Good service and no rushing.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Overall not bad...Went for Mother’s Day. I had requested(on Open Table App) a table near windows for optimum ocean and beach views. We arrived 15 minutes early, waited for table and ended up at a table about as far from windows as possible. Told by hostess first come first serve, this is all we have. The service was ok, nothing great. The food was ok, nothing great. The Prime Benedict not good at all, prime rib was fatty, would not recommend. The Crab and Tuna Mango Stack was good, and the simple Artichoke appetizer is recommended as well. Blood Mary was ok, nothing special. They have a huge wine list, but skipped for mimosa. The price for the brunch was reasonable, considering some places around were charging $75 and up per person(Mother’s day brunch menus). We left paying $160 out the door for the 4 of us. While not my first choice for ocean front dining, it’s a solid back up “plan B”.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day brunch. The food was not warm when it arrived, as if it was sitting too long. It tasted fine (chart house omelet & prime rib Benedict) but wasn’t warm.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The service was good but the food was just average.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It’s hard to beat a great oceanfront vista with good food and responsive service.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great location with ocean views. Wonderful steaks and seafood.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We ate upstairs which I liked ( if I couldn’t have a window). Service was great and even though it got super busy ( and took a little time to get our water glasses refilled) we had the best time and the food was above expectations for such s bust night

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Artistic Food presentation. All in our party loved their entrees.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was amazing. Our waitress made everything that much more special.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We had reservations and still had to wait too long for our table to be ready

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Server did mess up my order and I did not bother to her. Food was average.
Nice view, located right by the beach

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1.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Mother’s Day lunch

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

I was pleasantly surprised! Love the ambience, all Chart Houses should remodel, amazing service and good food. I will come back.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We were there with friends and were seated promptly at a spacious table with a great view of the ocean. The food choices were great and the food was delicious. Our waiter was good but did have to be asked a couple of times for a few things. Would recommend this restaurant without hesitation

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

A little disappointed to have slow service (food took forever), and then receive overcooked fish.
It's a beautiful location, but have had better there previously....
Not a great experience for an expensive night out.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

We had the lobster shrimp entree salad with avocado and crostinis. Delicious and beautifully presented! Scored a window table at lunch on a weekday and enjoyed the view. The creme brulee sampler for dessert was also delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

The food and service was excellent and the location beautiful.

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Beautiful place. Excellent view. very good service and food.

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

My family goes to the Chart House on occasion and the primary reason is the fabulous ocean view, seaside dining and attentive service. Valet parking is complimentary, the view was great, however, the tables are close together and the party next to us was quite boisterous. The coconut shrimp appetizer was excellent; lightly fried and served with three different sauces. The bread basket is served warm and the filet mignon was good. One person in our party ordered the prime rib and was not pleased with the cut. He chose not to send it back and did not mention it to waiter. The featured red wine was good. Overall, a pleasant dining experience.

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2.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The waitress was about 30 min between trips to our table. 6:30 pm reservation, and received our entrée at 8:45 pm. Not good.

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