Chart House Restaurant - Cardiff
Very tasty food. Octopus appetizer was quite small, but flavorful. Nice location and attentive waiters.
Wonderful atmosphere and outstanding service. The staff was very attentive and helped make my birthday lunch enjoyable and memorable.
Great views and excellent service! Enjoyed the meal immensely
We went at sunset on a Friday night to celebrate 2 anniversaries- our 22nd and my parents’ 51st. Everything was spectacular and made the night memorable! Some of the best food we’ve ever eaten - and we’ve traveled quite a bit around the world. Great job, Chart House!
Our server ,Reed,was fantastic and very attentive.........
Amazing dining experience - hosted a lunch for 9 and couldn’t have made a better selection !!
The service was stellar, the food was very creatively presented and excellent , the view was gorgeous..... will definitely me more
Wonderful, as always! Best views and best food in North County.
I will preface this review by saying the manager did give us our lunch for free, but this place is just somewhere I cannot recommend.
The view is beautiful, but that's about all this restaurant has.
I made a reservation for 12:30 but they didn't seat us until 12:50 - as they didn't have enough servers staffed to cover each section, despite many people waiting and there being EMPTY tables ready for people to sit at. This doesn't start us off on a good start. Especially if you have a reservation, a walk in I can understand a wait.
We get seated basically looking at a wall, not the ocean, so we asked to move tables. We noticed other patrons also moving tables. The waitress was lovely and very nice, but they were so understaffed you could hear them basically gossipinig and asking other to help clear other tables etc. It's just not a great dining experience for this caliber restaurant.
Now the food. We didn't order bread but it was brought to us anyway. The chowder is SO SMALL it's basically a cup, not a bowl. Shrimp cocktail came with dirty, not de-veined shrimp which is disgusting and unappetizing. We sent it back completely. The wedge salad is like an entire head of lettuce. I don't understand these portions?
2 members of our party ordered seared ahi which was so fishy an unappetizing they couldn't eat it. They aren't properly searing their fish either so its raw cold in the middle and lukewarm on the outside, with absolutely no crust - just like grey looking fish flesh. Not appetizing. We asked for vegetables as a side, which we didn't get and were given rice on the side.
Food was great. Service could be better.
New Year’s Eve
We ate here on New Year’s Eve and have been here twice before. The avocado, mango, shrimp/crab stack which the waiter said was a signature dish was so disappointing. Neither the avocado nor mango were ripe, making the dish hard texturally and the whole dish was honestly tasteless. If they don’t have ripe ingredients, they shouldn’t serve the dish. The stack was falling apart when brought over and the chips served with it were all broken into tiny pieces, so little care given to its presentation. The Cesar salad was also lackluster, with wilted lettuce and it barely dressed - a classic which should be easy to prepare. My husband’s Medium temp steak was blue in the middle aka Rare and incredibly over salted. I had a nicely cooked piece of fish but was sad the rice which accompanied it was parboiled! With a $40 entree, they should be preparing rice in the kitchen not using what airlines and cheap takeaway use. The food came out so very fast, we were finished in 45 minutes, so I can’t say the lack of care or quality were because they were slammed with the holiday. It felt there is a general lack of care throughout and no quality control. We don’t have any plans to return in the future
Celebrating New Year!! Excellent service and food!!
From the steak I had to the lobster and salmon dishes, as well as ahi tuna and other dishes - all were flavorful w creative presentation! Great wine too!
It’s a little pricey but well worth the time I got to spend w my family ranging in the new year!
Our waiter Chris was very attentive to detail. His personal touch of service made us feel like we were at home! We wish him and his family
Another special day at Chart House, good food, beautiful view and excellent service by our server Gene. Two of our party had not been to this restaurant previously, both said they plan to return in the near future! Thank you.
Our regular family lunch “get together” was very nicely done. Great service, pacing, beverages and meal — a good-time owas had by all. Our server Maya was a gem. Chef was on their game. Our usual table was just right.
Due to the sun setting earlier, I had no problem changing our reservation from 6 to 4 PM. Our server Chris was great, and the window seat and sunset was fantastic, and our meals were terrific.
The only drawback from the window seats is that close to us were tables with party's of 6 and 4, and even though they weren't that noisy, you still here the 2 conversations going on, over your own conversation. I sometimes wonder if I should take a booth a few rows back, if it would be any different.
Great meal, as always!
Good experience. Good service. Overall it was a pleasant dinner.
Excellent food and superb service on Christmas!!
Christmas dinner at Chart House! Free valet (not including tip). Food was good, service was excellent and cheerful. Santa showed up in the balcony with a wave and a bell. Fun stuff and great for xmas dinner. Oh yes, white tablecloths whoo--hoo!
Chart House at Cardiff by the sea is always delicious and never disappoints. It is cozy, warm and friendly. Our waiter, Chris is a great guy, with lots of good suggestions, know his wines and very friendly but professional too.
Peter was our waiter and was wonderful. We were lucky enough to sit by the window.
The prime rib was great. The fireside salmon was over cooked and oily fishy tasting .
The Chart House has always been a beautiful place to bring family and friends for a quite, delightful and excellent meal experience. Christmas time is especially wonderful at the Chart House in Cardiff.
Everyone at the table commented that this meal experience was probably their best ever due to Nicole's (our waitress) enthusiasm, service and attentiveness to details. She was an absolute delight.
Thank you for making this a very special Christmas experience for all of us.
Too loud for conversations at large table. Get a big rug. 😄
I love the Chart House for its location and ambiance. The biggest problem is the slow or spotty service. Diners are at the mercy of wait staff. Consistently the service is slow and it is frustrating to wait 15 minutes for bread and drinks to arrive. Food usually shows up in a timely manner once the order is placed, up until then, it is sitting and waiting.
Beautiful restaurant, great service, food was excellent and the view—beautiful.
I would highly recommend the Chart House. Our sever, Peter, was extremely pleasant and attentive and helped make for a great time.
Great ambiance, food and obviously, the view! Have been coming many years, and many to come....thanks for being here!
First time there for a Holiday lunch and it was wonderful. Food was great and the view perfect!! Service was lovely.
Beautiful table by window to enjoy glorious sunset over the Pacific
I brought 35 friends to join me at separate tables with separate checks.
They were superb!
Attentive, professional and friendly service; excellent menu, consistently delicious! Fantastic ocean views! Thank you!
Go for the sunset. Beautiful view of sand and sun. Our waitress was very prompt and fun. Food very tasty. Only thing was the presentation of coconut shrimp was at first sight very appealing, but the huge shell was filled with crispy rice vermicelli with the shrimp. There was enough to share with 4. Pretty but a bit over done in design.
We love Chart House for our company holiday party. We are a small group but we stay awhile and can be a little loud. The food was fantastic with two small exceptions. The house salad is an overly chopped mix that comes with vinaigrette already tossed in and it was more of a coleslaw than a salad. The manager took it off the bill....thank you. Steaks were not to order. Medium well was very red inside on two of three orders.....very tasty, just not to order. Everything else was delectable chicken, potato, lobster, veggies, bread, wine, beer, mixed drinks. We will be back.
Birthday for our daughter. Staff was wonderful... attentive but not pushy and very personable.
lovely lunch near the window with a great view of the ocean. Will return again.
The view and food are great, but service was very poor yesterday. Normally have excellent service and love coming to Chart House whether with one friend or 7.
We are six senior women (70's and 80's) who feel that the Chart House will always be our "go to" place for an elegant lunch. We were blessed with great weather and the ocean view was spectacular. Our server, Maya, was a delight and made sure all was perfect - it was.
Terrific location right on Cardiff beach. Excellent food and service. The grilled shrimp prawns and scallops were delicious.