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Chart House Restaurant - Cardiff

3612 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Scenic View (118)
  • Waterfront (99)
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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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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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Cross street
Birmingham/ Lomas Santa Fe
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Parking details
Valet lot only.
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Gift Card
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 3612 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Reservation made day before and had to wait 20 minutes after arriving to get table with restaurant at 50% capacity???? Not good.....5 star restaurant and prices should deliver better service...

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Server was super weird and mentioned that she breast fed her kid until he was 4 1/2 years old. Also strange that the server had to order soda refill from the bar, which took like 10 minutes every time. Lame that the only parking is valet, which costs $6.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We celebrated Valentine’s Day dinner belatedly, Kimbra was an amazing waitress and we had a marvelous time!

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Love the Chart House for the view, service and food.

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Right on the beach with a beautiful view for sunsets. Great seafood dishes!

FoodieL (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Waitresses need to present themselves better. Acted like they don’t want to be there. Food unremarkable. Needs staff and food choice revamps.

3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Doughy bread, salty 80’s style food, ice under the oysters was dyed bright blue.....??? C’mon! Someone needs to revamp this place and remake/update the menu. It’s a shame because the location is beautiful

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

consistently good food and drinks, friendly employees

valentine123 (San Diego)
1.0  Dined 4 days ago

After considerable wait we were seated upstairs where the only view was the lower floor. Might as well have been in a shopping mall. The tables were waiting so no idea why were we not seated earlier. The room was so dark I had to use my phone light to read the menu, and the waiter was unmoved by that. Then we had to wait for a looooong time for our wine, somebody apparently did not get the order right. Then we were fed extremely fat calamari which we polished up as we got very hungry from all the waiting. The waiter was trying very hard to make a conversation and be overly friendly. The main course was quite tasty and, fortunately, small size, but nothing remarkable. The best part was the wine.
We see no reason to be coming back: no view, long wait for no reason, food just OK, service missing the point most of the time. We see nothing to recommend, either.

ChartH1 (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The Chart House in Cardiff is a fine dining restaurant located in a beautiful spot by the beach, and our window table was perfect spot to celebrate our Anniversary. The staff was friendly,
professional. The lunch menu offered good choices, the Salmon on a cedar plank was delicious. We felt the service was efficient but not rushed. We will return again, maybe for diner next visit.