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Chart House Restaurant - Cardiff

3601 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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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 3601 People Are Saying
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FunFor4sFamilies (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 13 hours ago

Fantastic weekend lunch. Reasonable prices, excellent dishes.

vipChocolatelarry (San Diego)
5.0  Dined a day ago

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 .

vipgeorge (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Love the view. Guests from inland cities love to see the waves

5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The Chart House was a lovely experience. We had requested a table near the window. Our table was right at the window with a beautiful view of the ocean.

cookie2 (San Diego)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Was good food but it was valentines and we ended up seated in the middle of the place. Food was great as usual.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

Valentines. Overbooked. Long wait for table. Previous time we had to wait 90 minutes to be seated after our reservation time. Terrible.

FredR (San Diego)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

Bucko (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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!

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.