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.
Cardiff, CA 92007
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
Birmingham/ Lomas Santa Fe
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Please call for details.
Valet lot only.
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
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
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Chart House Restaurant - Cardiff Ratings and Reviews
Exceptional seafood restaurant with very good service and excellent food. I had grilled swordfish that was cooked to perfection while my wife had the coconut crusted shrimp which was scrumptious. The ambiance in the restaurant was beautiful with spectacular views of the ocean making the dining experience special .
I had made reservations more than 2 weeks in advance and was not happy when I arrived that I had to still wait 20 minutes; we were that on time too. I had wanted a seat with a view and instead ended up upstairs with no view. Meal was okay but the waiters were very good.
It was Valentines's Day dinner and the Chart House in Cardiff seemed to be not well prepared or was seriously overbooked. My wife and I are members of the Landry Restaurant's Dinning Club so we were concerned.
Customers with reservations were standing 20 deep waiting for tables. However customers seated were staying in place to see the sunset and table service seemed to be very slow. The seating staff was polite and friendly and trying their best to keep things under control. A number of folks walked out after they saw the waiting line.
After waiting 45 minutes past our reservation time, but having a seat and a glass of wine, we now saw what seemed to be a manager come on the scene and was running about. People were offered a seating in a upper mezzanine area which did not have a view - one of the prime reasons that folks select this restraraunt. We also saw a number of additional wait staff appear. We were finally seated, waited on quickly by a very good wait staff. The food was excellent, as it had been on previous visits. It was sad to see a very fine restaurant in such a state on a major dinning occasion.
The lobster bisque was - as always - rich and superb. The pan fried scallops were fantastic, nestled in a bed of wasabi mashed potatoes. Induced my food coma with the chocolate lava cake and made it home to dreamland with a satisfied smile on my face. Well done Chart House!
Reserved a table for Valentine’s Day dinner. Waited 20 minuets before we were seated and while we were waiting there was no where to sit because the bar was completely full, very limited seating for waiting for a table so we were standing around. We were really looking forward to the Harpist which was never there?? We were kind of rushed the whole time throughout our dinner(not romantic at all!) We were not as happy as we usually are with this restaurant and we come here very often. I would definitely recommend NOT coming here for Valentine’s Day dinner. It definitely is not the right environment for a couple to spend time romantically together. And there was never really a special menu for Valentine’s Day it was just the basic menu.
The poorly groomed hostess took a belligerent attitude and made us wait 30 minutes (even though the table was ready the whole tone). Even the manager was useless.
I was a good customer, but I don’t really like to be mistreated. The menu hasn’t changed and is rather boring. I will not be recommending. This is not the first yime that I had unpleasant experience with the hostess. I’ve had to call the manager twice before.
We had cousins coming from the freezing mid-west. It was their anniversary, day prior to Valentines Day. What better spot to take them to a late lunch, out of snow and ice, than to sit on the ocean, in the sun, having a romantic and special visit. Our service was beyond impeccable, fast and professional. The food and drinks were spot on. Especially the shrimp cocktail which arrived in a cloud of fluffy dry ice. We ordered multiple appetizers and entrees, each and every one were delicious, delivered promptly, and the presentation was impeccable. The price was especially appreciated with our AARP discount. We go to your venue frequently for happy hour which we make into our dinner. The ambience, staff, food make you a home away from home and makes a proud representation for San Diego for out out of town guests. I wish I could recall the name of our server, but she was excellent and added to our experience.
Enjoyed a quiet evening on a Monday night. Excellent service. Had a great dinner while watching the surf. Very relaxing. Gave a 4* for food as I've had better at the Chart House. Ordered the shrimp and pasta. The flavor was good but I really didn't like the big thick noodles with it. My husband ordered a Caesar salad and we both commented on how small it was. Didn't look like their normal size salad. But other than that everything was 5*!!!
25th Anniversary. Asked for ocean view window table if possible but was seated way back with only one chair having a slight ocean view. Seating between tables was VERY cramped. Felt like conversation wasn’t private because people were literally sitting right next to us. Ordered dozen oysters and every single one of them had flecks of shell in them which we then had to spit out. The other food was good and our waiter (Christian) was very attentive. No desire to dine there again though.
The Chart House is known for your fabulous view both up and down the beach. Unfortunately, at the moment we were commenting to each other about the incredible view, the valet backed a Honda CRV into a space that I don't think was for parking , and completely blocked our view to the south. Instead, we had a straight out view and a view to the north, and the white Honda. Our friends were visiting from Ohio so we were pretty embarrassed. We are also Landrys members.
Waited 40 minutes for appetizers to arrive. Waiter kept insisting we were “up next.” When we complained about the wait, a manager strolled over and offered us free dessert. We told him we don’t eat dessert. He could have offered to comp our drinks. Or comp the very-late appetizers. Instead, he just shrugged and walked away. The food here is pretty decent, particularly for a chain restaurant, but we won’t put up with bad service. We won’t be back.
Very pleasant, server was lovely, 3 meals out of 5 were not prepared properly and needed to be redone. It was a bit too loud for our group, but we managed. Even the staff thought it too loud before we said anything, so I think my observation was commonly shared.
Loved it except we ask to take the birthday dessert home with us and when we opened the box the next day to enjoy my special treat, all we found were the crumbs from the dessert we had ordered. We were never given the "free" piece of cheesecake meant for my birthday gift! I was quite disappointed , especially after our lovely visit there. (Took a picture but unable to upload to your site)
I could have excused the late seating, the kitchen being backed up, but I did expect the food to be tasty. The salmon on cedar plank and vegetables tasted like hospital food for someone on a bland diet. It was very healthy but had no seasoning whatsoever. Even an entire lemon and a lot of cracked pepper couldn't really rescue this dinner. Herbs, a light sauce of some sort, roasting the vegetables...any of those additions would have helped. The only thing going for the Chart House was a super server named Vince and the view.
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