Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point

4.4
4171 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
From amazing views of the Pacific Ocean & Dana Point Harbor to unparalleled cuisine, Chart House is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Savor a seamless blend of fine seafood & steaks, while you enjoy the elegant atmosphere & impeccable service. 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 collection of fine wines and our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake. Don't miss out on our exceptional Happy Hour!
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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 4171 people are saying
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vipScott
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside seating overlooking Dana Point Harbor - Food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My son’s bday

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GaryC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service food and view was great will be back soon...doing the Austin Hope wine dinner we learned about while we were there

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vipVeteran
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the greatest view spots in Orange County. Love this place and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed my birthday celebration very much, wonderful service!

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TracyR
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner date with The Hubs. First time for both of us at the restaurant. The inside seemed nice but of course, due to Covid, seating is just outside - which is even BETTER!

Any table outside probably has a beautiful view of the harbor.

We had the coconut shrimp and mango / avocado tower as an appetizer. Both were really good. He had the lobster bisque and I had the clam chowder. Again, both were really good! For dinner, he had the crab stuffed shrimp and I had the herb crusted salmon (minus the mustard sauce). And guess what? Yup. Both were really good!

If you’ve never been to Chart House, note there is an upper and lower parking structure. The upper lot was pretty full and had some tight parking spots. The lower level offered more parking however, just be super careful and drive slowly down the drive. It winds around and there’s room for basically one car in either direction. Of course, there is parking on the street right in front of the restaurant as well.

We left overly satisfied with our whole experience. We will definitely be back! Thank you!

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PatD
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

we enjoyed our evening, food, drinks and views was excellent. love the outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food at the Chart House was perfect as usual.

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BarbJo
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful view and fabulous food

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vipLaurie
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love the chart house views and they are doing amazing to accommodate in this time of shut down. It was very chilly, but they have heaters and that helped. One just needs to know to dress warm as it is outside. The service is always great and the food has improved. I had the blackened ahi and it was fantastic.

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RuthK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing view outside on patio. The server was very polite and kind.

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Jack
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was cooked perfectly and were good sized portions. The staff members were very kind and accommodating to any request.

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vipPaulC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Outside, inadequate heat, staffing, lighting

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GlennJ
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The air was a bit chilly but otherwise outstanding.

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vipKipG
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Had to wait 10 minutes to get seated. Server was in a tent oh I forgot to bring our appetizer. Very disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Great view!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday Of the most wonderful girl in the world!

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vipEmadB
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service & above all the views are to die for. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food great view

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vipJane
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are so few truly nice outdoor venues in this year of pandemic shutdowns, and this one comes with a spectacular view of Dana Point Harbor. Tables (there are many) are distanced even more than required, all servers wear masks. Natalie provided excellent and extremely pleasant service. Good view, good service, good food. We will return soon.

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vipDamo
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Really beautiful table outdoors overlooking the harbor, except they only served as one round of drinks and did not tell us that the bar was closing, super disappointed, and service was fair

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vipCaligirl
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined there on New Year's eve and all of the seating was outside with a view of the Dana Point harbor. Our waiter was excellent and very attentive. We eat at the chart house quite often and always enjoy the food. They did a very good job once we were seated. It's not easy for them to adapt to not being able to serve inside. The only insight that I would give to possibly adjust would be the way they check people in and push them into the parking garage. The woman who checked us in was not pleasant. When she came out to the garage to announce the names of the next guest that could be seated, you could barely hear her through her mask and she only said the name once and quietly and turned around and went back in. That was just a little frustrating and more of an attitude adjustment by management.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

View was fantastic. The waiter was on point and one of the best servers I’ve had in a long time.

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RickA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed dinner at sunset on the lawn overlooking Dana Point Harbor.

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BettyS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous setting & amazing food. Try the Macadamia nut crusted Mahi!

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vipAura
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fue excelente ambiente! La comida muy rica!

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vipSteve
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived on a cold and windy night after a storm and being mid-COVID era had to sit outside of course. The staff did a good job of repositioning heaters as best as they could. The cocktails and food were excellent, and of course the view can't be beat! We recommend the coconut crunchy shrimp, herb crusted salmon, and seas bass.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience ,amazing view and amazing food

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vipJane
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat to be able to enjoy a safe, outdoor meal at this upscale restaurant with a panoramic view of the harbor. Our reservation was for 6:00pm and we weren’t seated until 6:20, but the service by personable Tyler was efficient and friendly. Food excellent, of course.

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JohnL
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service is great, our waiter was professional and view is as good as it gets in DP!

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jons
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Christmas Eve meal. Natalie was fabulous and we will be back soon👏🏻

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vipJerryAck
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place. Outstanding view, very good food and service.

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JackN
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience overlooking the water and harbor

Christmas lights and everything

Was beautiful

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BillM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chart house in Dana Point is always a delight to visit. Service is great and the food is wonderful!
The view in Dana Point is the best in So. Cal. It just doesn't get any better.
If you visit, the prime rib is excellent and you must order the Lava Cake, of course!
All in all.....Superb!!

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WendyH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had shrimp appetizer and artichoke appetizer. Clam chowder soup, halibut dinner. We shared everything and all was delicious! Will definitely go back!!!

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vipSusie
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and view in OC.
Food always delicious every time! Best chocolate lava cake!

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MOHANV
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

LOCATION IS OUTSTANDING. FOOD IS GREAT. I WILL BE BACK.

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NicciS
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend. Came to celebrate my 30th, and would give 10 out of 10 for the amazing food, service, and views.

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sabrinal
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our 40th anniversary. Seating outside due to Covid restrictions. We wanted outside anyway. Beautiful view of the harbor, and we were blessed with a beautiful full moon rising over the hills. Our entrees of crab stuffed shrimp and twin lobsters were excellent. Bloody Mary’s excellent. We were treated to a complimentary mud pie as it was our anniversary. Very beautiful evening. We also made a reservation for Christmas Eve.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I ordered blackened mahi-mahi but got butter sauce. It was ok but not what I ordered. Not anyone’s fault but it was very cold and windy. Heaters didn’t help.

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Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 493-1183.

Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point is rated 4.4 stars by 4171 OpenTable diners.

Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point 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.

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