Chart House Restaurant - Cardiff

4.3
5374 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Chart House is a fine dining restaurant serving seafood & steak and famous for their spectacular views. For more than 50 years, Chart House has redefined the ideal dining experience. With 27 waterfront and showcase locations ranging from the historic to the unforgettable, Chart House restaurants specialize in dazzling views, unique cuisine and exceptional service. From fresh fish specialties to slow-roasted prime rib, the renowned chefs of Chart House have tailored a menu that adds a unique touch to local flavors. And the Chart House happy hour is a guest favorite, where guest favor our signature cocktails and delicious bites you are sure to enjoy. Our original Hot Chocolate Lava Cake is the perfect end to a memorable dining experience at Chart House. Chart House offers the ideal setting for your next event. We would be happy to assist you with all the details of your special occasion.

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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
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4.3
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Just from sitting us down last when my reservation was at 8pm and other group came after us, too waiting 45 minutes to order a appetizer then even worst 30 minutes too get final check,it was all bad and as of right now they over charged me waiting on final process of my bank

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markt
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We were seated at a table 50 minutes after the time for which the reservation was made. Usually nothing is as good as it could be after that happens.

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NevilleT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Wife's birthday I asked for a table by the window for a sunset view, did not get one was given to 2 different couples, took forever to recieve our drinks, waiter forgot to put our dinner order in, he seemed very confused. A terrible experience for my wife and her birthday, only took off the dessert only good thing was the ocean and sunset which we barely saw through people's head, don't go if it's a special occasion.

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vipBarbaraC
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous view, excellent service by wait staff and delicious food, expertly prepared are three of the reasons why I keep coming back to Chart House. All the seafood was cooked to perfection - Mahi, Crab-stuffed Shrimp and Shrimp & Lobster Carbonara were fantastic!

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DanielG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Took forever for fish and chips to arrive. At least half an hour. And this was before noon when the place was only 1/5 full. When the food arrived there was no silverware… had to get up and ask for it. The cod did not taste fresh and the batter was way too much. Generic French fries were no fun. The only good thing I can say is that the lady who showed me to my table and continued to pay attention to my needs was obviously deserving much better of her kitchen staff. She seemed to be working harder than everyone. In their defense there were some rather large parties in the sparse restaurant but even they seemed to wait forever for the food. As I left I saw the kitchen working at night speed to make up for the slow start. Very disappointing. Always loved the old Chart Houses [Malibu and New Haven].

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lvlocal
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Came for Father’s Day dinner. Server was inexperienced and it showed…lots of misses, all minor but they add up to overall experience. I know there’s a labor shortage but with a national brand/company like Landry’s, I expected a minimum level of training before they would let someone into a server position.
Overall nice dinner but probably would not return.

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vipCherylM
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great view, friendly staff, delicious food

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MikeR
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Avocad stack was kind of bland. Asked for Filet Medium and it came out Medium Rare had to send it back. Was upsold the mushrooms but they didn’t have any flavor.

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vipPaul
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had a fabulous dining experience at the Charthouse yesterday to celebrate Father's Day! Our server, Peter, took very good care of us! He was professional, attentive, and the entire team made sure we had everything we needed to have a great time and great meal! This is one of our favorite restaurants and the view is second to none!

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Faithhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhlynnn
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I would highly recommend The Chart House to anyone. The food was very fresh and delicious. Highly recommend getting the king salmon meal.

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katieLady
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We went on Father's Day. They were crowded but handled the guests very well. The food server spilled juice from the dinner plates as he placed them on the table. Luckily it did not get on us. The Applejack Halibut was extremely thin. Food was not hot enough. The chopped salad had been sitting for awhile in the kitchen. Maybe they were stretched thin since it was Father's Day. I think I will wait awhile until the restaurants can get their act together and personnel retrained to do their jobs.

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LisaD
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose is awesome! Very friendly. Beautiful view.

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surfinguitar
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was good, we had a reservation and didn't have to wait very long to be seated. It was a busy day, Father's Day. The wait staff was friendly. There were four of us, we all got the prime rib and it was very good. Reasonable wait time for everything considering how busy they were. This restaurant has had it's ups and downs over the years, I've always have had good meals and service here. The only thing that bums me out about this place is back in the late 70's when it opened they had a great salad bar, but they did away with it sometime in the 90's. We went to the one in Monterey around 2011 and they still offered it there.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Excellent food! What a VIEW

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband enjoyed his Father’s Day lunch and wants to come back often!

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Rwilli
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to give our Father’s a special outing after the covid restrictions were lifted. We requested a window seat, which was chilly at first, but warmed up after our first cup of coffee. Our server, Bella, was outstanding. We had the seafood omelette which was wonderful and topped it off with the mud pie. Everything was perfect And made for an enjoyable day. Thank you all for working so hard

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RCJRoche22
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have celebrated Father’s Day on Saturday night at the Chart House for many years. It was great to be back!!! Everything was fabulous. Peter our server was delightful. The food was amazing. Loved it all!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Server was very obnoxious with my elderly parents. Reservations were previously made with ocean view request. Request was not honored and guest who arrived after we did, were seated before us and granted ocean view seating.

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vipPrati
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The staff and service were great. However, when we called
In advance, they said that a vegetarian plate was available on request, but that night there was NO vegetarian option. Therefore, if you are vegetarian, I would NOT recommend this restaurant since two in our party ate only mushrooms and asparagus. Even the vegetable cous cous has chicken stock

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vipEricE
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Usually everything is spectacular but tonight was off. The server was super friendly and nice and it wasn’t his fault that the kitchen was way behind. We waited 1 hour for apps and then closer to 75 mins from that for dinner. The food was excellent as always. Was bummed it took so long but worth the wait I guess. Typically they only allow you about 1.5 hrs total for dinner but we were there closer to 4 hours by the time we got dinner and left. Still a beautiful place to eat and watch the waves.

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AmyS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Four stars because the parking had no valet and no one making sure beach goers were not using parking lot. Since it was full—had to park 1/2 mile down the PCH and walk back to restaurant. When I mentioned, the hostess had no care or concern about this and shrugged when she said the valet called off sick.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! If I had only one issue, it was that I didn’t get to try the whole menu! 10/10!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great luncheon spot! The view is magnificent, and the food and service are impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding place to have lunch with guests from out of town. Best ocean view!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine and views!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We’re we’re early and treated very well, by hostess and then served drinks by Hannah, who was lovely in sharing information about drinks and the menu.

Then, we were told by our waiter that the table we were about to be seated at was not ours, and that he had friends that had come to see him. He was Wrong.
He did not know the menu, did not follow up with us, and was bordering on disrespectful to my wife. He completely screwed up my daughters order, and made excuses instead of making corrections. He certainly took care of every other table around us as we wished he had with us…

I wanted to share the amazing experience and service that I had the last time I was at The chart house in Cardif by the sea with my wife and daughter…

Very disappointed, and will not ever be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful sunset and service was awesome!

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LilyB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The only bad thing about this restaurant was the host! Horrible experience!! The host was so rude and unwelcoming. Even after getting it escalated to the manger, he showed empathy but no sense of understanding about the issue which ruined our birthday celebration.

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vipSusanG
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was slow but effient. Food was very good. They accommodated my daughters food allergy.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I have had better meals at Denny's. They forgot our appetizer, I reminded them. Service was slow, 30 minutes for drinks, 45 minutes for soup and salad. Appetizer was brought after soup and salad. Spinach artichoke appetizer was served with cheap grocery store corn tortilla chips, they could have at least bought the good chips. My husband's steak was 75% fat and his triple garlic mashed potatoes had no garlic. I had dried overcooked mahi. My daughters chicken strips and fries for sad, even for kids food , it was sad.

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AmandaD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Family visiting from out of town and a belated birthday celebration

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StevenAnna
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a great dinner last Saturday night at the Chart House. Superb ocean front location. Had reservations at 5:15 and was seating by 5:25. Loved that you could dress casual and relax while on vacation. Friendly staff, cool server named Pauly. Even served us up some jokes. I had the lobster & shrimp Linguini in white wine sauce with peas & prosciutto which was new on their menu and amazing!! My family had the Chart a course which was also fantastic. Salmon & Shrimp and Prime rib & Mashed potatoes. We tried the artichoke appetizer, it was bland and needed seasoning and the shrimp mango stack dip which had a wonderful flavor. Ended our meal with the mini lava cake, over the top goodness. The ambiance was perfect, ocean view from every seat in the house. A beautiful area to walk & take photos on the beach side of the restaurant. Perfect to view the gorgeous sunset. Will be our #1 choice when we return to SoCal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good dinner @ the Chart House Cardiff.

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vipHammond
San Diego
65 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance was great! Brittany our server was awesome!

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vipLunchCelebration
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful birthday lunch celebration at the Chart House in Cardiff. Consistent with our past experiences, the food and serve were excellent as was the view of the ocean.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been to the restaurant in awhile. The staff was very friendly, and helpful with any of our questions. It made our Celebration a very wonderful experience!!! Thank you Thank you!!!

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JeffH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

They have a 90 minute dining policy that is off-putting. Felt rushed. .

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LetiC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Took almost 2 hours to get service, chef was visibly upset and all we heard was excuses for the long wait. We thought it would be special dinner to celebrate my daughters graduation but ended up being really disappointed.

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TinaM
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It was a really crowded night. Service reflected it. Waited a long time for our appetizers, salad was terrible. Dinner was good.

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TomH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

When we arrived with reservations, they said it didn't matter if we had reservations, we would have to wait. They also said that we could only stay for one and a half hours at maximum because they wanted to turn over the tables to make money. We never stay that long for dinner anyway but, especially at what would be considered a nicer restaurant, we have never had that asked before! The service was poor. We have been going to the chart house for many years,And everything from the bread to the crusted seafood we had has dropped significantly. Even their classic spinach, hot bacon dressing salad was dry, and essentially tasteless, especially when compared to previously. We ordered three of them. By the time my other two dinner partners were 2/3 of the way through their salad I had gotten a different waiters attention to get me some more dressing which made it more tolerable. Indeed, my wife couldn't even eat her fish, and sent it back. She waited till we got home, 15 miles away, and had something to eat.

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Chart House Restaurant - Cardiff is rated 4.3 stars by 5374 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.