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About Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point

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 28 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!

34442 Street of the Green Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Cross Street:
Pacific Coast Highway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 493-1183

Website:
http://www.chart-house.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available for $5 per car. Street parking is also available.

Public Transit:
PCH/Blue Lantern - bus

Executive Chef:

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Spectacular ocean views available for corporate meetings, breakfast, lunch & dinner, beautiful receptions, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, tour groups, bar mitzvahs or any special event. Private & semi-private spaces are available for groups from 14 to 225 guests.

Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (94)
Good for Anniversaries (69)
Special Occasion (69)
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Romantic (67)
Good for a Date (60)
Waterfront (52)
Good for Birthdays (47)
Worth the Drive (40)
Notable Wine List (31)
Cozy (30)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Business Meals (27)
Fun (22)
Happy Hour (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Casual (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Seasonal (11)
People Watching (10)
Authentic (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Healthy (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tapas (2)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 2 days ago

Made reservations at6:30 pm and arrive on time. There were severe people waiting in the small waiting area, no place to sit. I was told that there was a delay in the reservation times. Everyone one waiting was called before us. I assume we all had reservations. When we were finally called, we were seated in back with no view. Two large tables in the middle area were filled with large noisy groups. Food was good and service was good. Overall experience was poor and the value was below average that evening.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Wife and I went there for Valentines Day. We had reservations for 10pm. We’re 15 minutes late do too car trouble. The staff were very nice and friendly. The meal was terrific, and the view spectacular. I would highly recommend The Chart House in Dana Point.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Late-night Find
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·Dined 3 days ago

Overall experience was great. Place reservation a week in advance and staff honored it. Valet parking isn't expense either. The scenery is very nice. It regrettable we didn't a window seat to fully enjoy our evening. The noise level was very loud but that was due to the cramming of many smaller tables in center of room. The food was fantastic, prime rib was very flavorful.

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 3 days ago

Overpriced chain restaurant is what Chart House really is. Nothing great about the food, in fact the chef over cooks salmon. Not sure how that’s even possible. Clearly, this place isn’t familiar with high volume as it can’t keep up with the demand on a busy evening. Hostesses are friendly and act as if they are in Hollywood. Bar tenders can’t get a glass of wine out in under 15 minutes and food is just boring. We will only return for burgers and an outdoor seat during the late afternoon for the ocean and marina views. Outside of that, this place is simply mediocre with a high and unjustified price tag.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

We always go to the Chart House for Valentines Day and any other occasion we can think of. Never disappointed. The prime rib is perfectly cooked. The staff are great and the views are out of this world. A beautiful restaurant

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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

The best lobster tail i have ever had. The flavor was incredible. Didn't really need the butter to dip. So sweet and flavorful.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

Overall it wasn’t to bad. However it took the waiter 15-20 minutes before he finally showed up at our table. The lobster bisque wasn’t as good as previous. My prime rib arrive Luke warm. I didn’t dare send it back because it would have taken forever to get it back. The ambience was awesome and the view was fabulous!

Tags: Hot Spot, Waterfront, Casual, Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined 3 days ago

Service friendly & good, Small problem with an appetizer - they apologized and took it off bill without us asking them to. View great, good food, nice folks.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Orlando)·Dined 5 days ago

I love this place. Great food and awesome views of Dana Point harbor. : )

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

Christian was very professional. Wonderful dining experience. Incredible view!!!!

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·Dined 6 days ago

My date and I enjoyed the overall of the place we will be back soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Healthy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Our waiter was very humorous and gave very good suggestions. Overall, the food was delicious and the restaurant accommodated with our requests very well.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The Chart House was great! Mac Nut Ahi was delicious (that peanut butter sauce - mmmm), and the Filet Mignon with Blue cheese was amazing. Our server was awesome (knowledgeable, great recommendations, and overall on top of it) and the atmosphere was lovely. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

We were celebrating our anniversary and we completely enjoyed our experience. We had a great view of the harbor and they acknowledged our anniversary with menus with our name on them and a dessert. We had two managers come over to make sure everything was good. We really appreciate places that go above and beyond to make sure you are happy and they did that for us. The atmosphere is perfect and very comfortable and we will definitely make this one of our go-to spots!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great service, friendly staff and great location. I dont recommend the Swordfish, it lacked flavor and was dry. I should have ordered the Salmon which Ive ordered before and is very flavorable.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were in Dana Point for one night so made a reservation at Chart House close to our hotel. We were seated right away, no wait. Our Server Candace was very professional and provided excellent service. Lots of non-meat selections, I had carrot soup and crab stack, my husband had the ahi tacos which were delicious. The Lava cake is a must!! We had dined at several Chart House, however this was the best one in terms of service and food.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food and the view were spectacular and only outdone by the service we received from our server Chelsea. She was so knowledgeable and engaging it made for a wonderful date night for me and my wife.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great table in bar with wonderful view. Waited the 20 minutes they quoted for the best window seat in the restaurant. Great food and service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Forgot how much we love it here! Perfect spot for family birthday dinner!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Good to great food and ambiance-view is spectacular

Tags: Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was amazing, ambience was amazing, and the service was amazing. Our server lucas was phenominal! Such a great birthday celebration!

Tags: Tapas, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Nothing compares to the service at Cardiff but the View at Dana Point is great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great setting and view.

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

We invite our friend for dinner and it was their first time to the chart house and they really enjoyed the food, the location, the service and the ambiance. Thank you

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

I would only recommend this place for the view and a glass of wine that they can’t mess up

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

The Chart House used to be one of our favorites in Dana Point. Our latest experience on 2/3/18 has changed that opinion. We ordered appetizers and a bottle of wine to start. The oysters Rockefeller wait was about 30 minutes and they made it to the table before the wine! We sat waiting for the wine and we're told that the manager had to get it. Really? for a $60 bottle of wine. After that, our dinner wait- time was extreemly long too. The waitress informed us that they were really busy and she was apologetic for our wait-times, but the manager should have dropped by our table too -Which he did not. Dinner reservations were at 6:45PM and we got out of there at 10PM. The bill was almost $400 for a party of 4 and we all felt that the manager should have offered at the minimal the courtesy of an apology for such poor service. Our next special night out will be someplace other than Chart House.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was fantastic although each course was a 30 minute wait. We ordered 3 courses.
At the end of the meal, the bill listed a bottle of wine that we did not drink & that was $8 more than the bottle that we did enjoy. On pointing this out to the waiter, he said the restaurant did not have a "button" for our wine so he was told to enter the more expensive one. He went back to the cashier & brought back the bill with a credit of $8 printed as "Guest Relations". This makes me feel that I must have complained about something & they made an accommodation for me! The bill also said I still owed $50 even though I had already given the waiter more than enough money to cover the total bill. I left a tip even though I am not happy with the service received.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

From the outstanding view as you arrive to the wonderful food, our server Matt made our dinner even more special. The cobia and tuna were the best we’ve had. We will make the Chart House a must whenever we visit southern Orange County!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Took my husband here for his 40th birthday and we had an amazing time. They sat us in a cozy booth with an ocean front view. What more can you ask for - great food, amazing ambiance and quiet enough to feel like we were the only ones in the restaurant. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The view was absolutely breathtaking! The establishment itself was very classy, very clean. I love the ambiance. I couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate my love's bday here on his special day! Would definitely recommend this place!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great evening, good food & Niko provided super attentive service - our glasses were never empty & pace/timing of courses spot on

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was very good and service was excellent. Our server CHELSEA was awesome and very polit and friendly.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always a good place to take visiting friends. Spectacular views.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Romantic, Seasonal
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We LOVED the personalized menus that had a “Happy 60th Anniversary!” Header. My parents were very surprised and loved it. The food, service, and view was superb.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Good food except vegetables. Service good. Nice place to relax and eat.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Our family gathered recently for my husband’s 60th Birthday. We enjoy The Chart House for birthdays and anniversaries. The food was excellent, as was the ambiance. However, we were quite disappointed with the service, which is usually outstanding.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We made a reservation for our anniversary. We arrived and our table was not ready so we went to the bar to wait. We had one drink and after 20 min, the hostess says our table still isn’t ready but we can grab a booth in the bar. The bar was completely empty except for two other couples in booths. We decide to grab a booth in the bar so we could order now that it is after 9 pm. (Our reservation was at 8:30) we sit down in the booth and proceed to wait another 20 minutes before anyone approached. It felt as though the employees were prepping to close and we were not wanted. We just decided to have an appetizer and leave. I’m really disappointed in the service at this location. We have been dining here since 2002, we will not be back. Thanks for a terrible anniversary dinner.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We went for a birthday dinner, the food and service was excellent! The menu was personalized with my fiancé name what a nice touch. One of the best dates we’ve had in a long time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent food and phenomenal service! Vee was our server the last two times we dined there. Such a joy. Interesting, friendly, and accommodating. Great experience!!!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Good but pricey - Wonderful Harbor views, excellent servers, nice fish selection and prime rib is wonderful..... would go more there more often but so many other local restaurants with equal cuisine and service are much less.

Tags: Waterfront
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