Chart House Restaurant - Cardiff

4.5
5146 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
We look forward to serving you. 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 26 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 wine list.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5146 people are saying
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HandJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We dined on a Friday evening and both enjoyed entrees and desserts. The twin lobster tails were incredibly tender and came with sides. The meat arrived already coated in a buttery cream sauce so I didn’t even use the drawn butter provided. The King Crab was also good, though the portion to price ratio seemed off. With the desserts, the key lime pie was very tart and tasty under an ultra thick layer of meringue, and the mud pie was so-so. Both portions were huge and could easily have been shared. Overall, a very nice evening with very good food. We just weren’t “blown away.”

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viplynda
San Diego
128 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the last indoor lunch before the shut down. So sad. The food is delicious, the management did everything to keep everyone safe and Gene, our server was personable, friendly and attentive. Can't wait until we can visit again, soon.

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NadraG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience! Food taste great, restaurants has the best ocean view, and service is best!

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vipSofi
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Bad service from our waiter. Freezing open door and AC.

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CaseyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Overall very disappointing experience.
No Birthday cake, no Happy Bday, no outdoor seating, no specials, and very slow service, almost 2 and half hours.
Waiter did not seem like he wanted to be there. Wish we eat next door instead.

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DLMeyer
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful way to spend a lunch. Beautiful view and great service.

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santa
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a beautiful view.

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JandKfromSanDiego
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've taken old friends there over a dozen times and have favored this Chart House for our occasional anniversary or birthday. We love the openness to the sea, the excellent food, and personal service from the staff. Added bonus is a sunset walk on the beach and proximity to a favorite B & B.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best table in the house, great service and food along with amazing sunset.

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vipCathyK
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chart House is the place to go for delicious food, superb service, and a lovely ocean front view.

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vipCMMANG
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks soup salad and entree's were all exceptional. So was the service from Jose.... Sat just in front of the window looking out on the ocean....Was a real delight.

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NeilY
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is good and we will definitely come back.

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SonyaS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chart House is always a pleasurable experience! Always a pleasure to eat at any Chart House! Cardiff is in CA in front of the Ocean. Can't beat this view! Food always good. Service is always good. Prices are expensive but well worth it!

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AngieN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food nice, wine by the glass options not great. My friend and I were celebrating our birthdays. We were surprised there was no 'special dessert'. I'm sure there is at the Chart House in Redondo Beach. Our waiter Marco was very nice and knowledgeable. Hostess was rude to my friend.

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RobertN
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location to celebrate birthday with friends and family. Mud pie at the Chart House is the standard for all other restaurants serving this dessert to aspire to!!

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SarahK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love the view!! And appreciate the window seating with the open windows since there’s no outside seating. Loved the way the food was plated, different and interesting. Drinks were fantastic!

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vipCherylM
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Well distanced tables

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TheTaxMan
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always the ambience and the food make this a special restaurant! Great food, good service and a dramatic sunset.

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Dhaase
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy a sunset. Food was delicious. We tried the 3 entrees for $39 and loved the meal.

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Lori
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have a lovely view next to the windows. It was a beautiful night. Good friends, good food and good time.

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NancyG
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have been better! Food was outstanding, service excellent, atmosphere was beautiful and quiet, view was amazing! We loved the whole evening so much we were there for 2 hours enjoying ourselves. I highly recommend the Chart House Cardiff and Peter, our server.

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Mink2018
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

View gorgeous/service awesome/food scrumptious. Love this place

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JoseM
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Nice table by window the sunset was very nice. Food was ok but not great . Dessert
Was very good. The service was very rushed. The waitress did not seem happy at all.
Will not recommend to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat by an open window looking out at the ocean. The view does not get any better than this. Our server was attentive. The drinks were good & so were our appetizers.

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vipVegasMike
Las Vegas
114 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kathy had fish and chips and I had fish tacos. We both had the sweet potato fries. We topped it off with a nice piece of key lime pie. We had a window seat and set up and looked at the ocean and had a great meal.

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Travis
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Old style decor. Food menu is old classic american. Service is great and view of ocean is great. But I wish they would step it up. Feels like stuck in the past and lost of spirit.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Didn’t realize this was a 50’s and over restaurant

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Craig
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to celebrate any special occasion. Amazing view.

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EdTB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch on a Saturday. We considered inside..but outside was where we ended up. A great choice.
Sitting outside near the beach wall was great.
The food and presentations were excellent.
The service was excellent.
I couldn't have been happier with the experience.
It was great to go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great!

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WendyP
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

It was our first time seeing our folks since March due to Covid-19.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view . Good food , good service. Our favorite

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Wesley
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Food, outstanding service and Amazimg view of Ocean.

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vipSugar
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

They did not have valet parking and no one was out at the parking lot to tell us where we could park so we parked on the coast hwy about 1/2 mile away. At age 75 that was quite a chore.

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viplynda
San Diego
129 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding ambience, delicious food, attentive service consistently!

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Ralph
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipPaulS
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really enjoyable time. Food and service were very good.

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vipChuckG
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was good and attentive. Food was good but not exceptional.

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vipLouisW
Dubai
29 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Sunday Brunch for two, perfect setting at the beach!

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MikeG
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always enjoy the Chart House. Great beachside location. Good food and service.

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Chart House Restaurant - Cardiff is rated 4.5 stars by 5146 OpenTable diners.

Chart House Restaurant - Cardiff does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.