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Fri, 4/20
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Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point

4.3
2886 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Scenic View
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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!

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 4:30pm - 6:30pm
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Phone number
(949) 493-1183
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
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Cross street
Pacific Coast Highway
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Parking details
Valet parking is available for $5 per car. Street parking is also available.
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Public transit
PCH/Blue Lantern - bus
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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

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.

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What 2886 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We always try to eat at The Chart House when we’re in town.. we love the restaurant, the location, and awesome view.. The food is very good too.. the drinks were great and the salad bar was fantastic..it’s great for a special occasion or just a date night..it won’t disappoint😊

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful dinner for birthday celebration!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was great. Service was average. The views were outstanding.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

This was our first visit to Chart House and we were not disappointed. Beautiful location. The food was superb. The prime rib was the best I've ever had. My wife had fish and it was excellent. Salad bar was also very good and had a wide variety of items on it. Our only gripe was that the service was rather slow. Yes, the place was busy, but this was a Saturday night and busy is to be expected. We expected a little more snap in the service at this caliber restaurant. Still, we'd go back.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Service was awful. Food was good but overpriced for what it was.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Always good food. But they never seem to get either enough waiting staff or they get the wrong ones. Really makes me not want to go back!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Celebrating husband’s 60th birthday. They made us feel so welcome and we enjoyed every moment. Even had a surprise mud pie at the end with a candle. Service was exceptional. Salad bar out of this world. The crab legs are to die for. I guess you’re getting the feeling that I love this place. Absolutely right we come here every time we visit Dana point

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Waiter was very attentive and had good knowledge of the menu and special of the evening. Food was wonderful although the fish portion was very small. View was amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Birthday was amazing

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Been here numerous times, this time the food was a little subpar, but none the less it’s still my favorite restaurant and I will 100% return.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Service was excellent but drinks were sub-par. Value was fair. Excellent ambience. Food was good. Waiters (bar & dining) made the night enjoyable as they were both very friendly, helpful and professional

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The fish is cooked anyway you like it and is very fresh. We love the salad bar and wine list too. Great view of the harbor and beautiful sunsets are extrodinair! The bunnies are also fun to look at on the grass outside! Enjoy!

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Unfortunately this birthday dinner for a group of 6 turned out to be quite a disappointment from the moment of check-in with the hostess. While booked on Open Table, the app apparently has difficulty changing the "number of guests" from the seemingly "default" setting of 2, although we tried and thought we had succeeded. We additionally wrote in the "NOTES" section that we were a party of 6. To no avail, as upon arrival there were no available tables for 6 and we had to wait over 30 minutes. After we were finally seated, in a way back room, the service was pretty dismal, from waiting forever for our wine and cocktails, to waiting for our meal. No one in management bothered to come over and ask how our dinner was. Maybe they already had an idea. The entire dinner took over 3 hours; way too long! Even though we are Landry Club members, we'll re -think any impulses to eat at the Chart House in Dana Point.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The meal was good as usual, but the service was slow and the timing of the delivery of the food was off. No one to fill water? App came way too late, and our entrees arrived too soon after. Something has changed.

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We had to wait for 60 additional minutes after our reservation time. I had to keep reminding the staff that we are continuing to wait. Very poor service at checkin. Seems they overcommit on reservations and under deliver.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great location - food and service but avoid the mixed drinks from the bar.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Beautiful restaurant! The food is excellent. I had the swordfish and it was cooked perfectly! Been coming here for over 30 years. Love it!

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

This place has great views, amazing service, and good food. The views are definitely what you are paying for.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The Chart House in Dana Point never disappoints. My wife and I continue to frequent it and have for more than 40 years. The waitstaff is always attentive, courteous and appreciated. The food is also very good. Our waitress this past Sunday, Bree, was terrific.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

As usual, the food was exceptional and the views are spectacular!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Love the food -- love the view. when you have a reservation you are seated promptly,

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a lovely Easter dinner. The service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great experience

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food, service and the view were all excellent! We will definitely be coming back soon!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

MY wife and I have been there many times and it's always been great.

Spectacular view, great food, fantastic for Happy Hour or dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Fantastic view, fantastic food!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Everything was great other than the waiter sending out our food when we barely got started with the salad. Rookie mistake I guess. I let him know about it and it went back to the kitchen. Not the best way to kick things off😐

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Fish preparation was good. However, the remaining portions of the dishes were uninspired. Your chef can be much more creative.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Delicious food, but small portions. Great wine list and the waiter was very helpful and attentive.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was all over cooked and very mediocre. They had a wedding in the restaurant, which is very nice, except the bar in the kitchen we're backed up, and food was very overcooked. I love chart house normally, this was not a good experience.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Always great service! View of harbor is stunning! Booths give some privacy in otherwise busy space. One of my local favs.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Are waiter Justin was fantastic , he loves his job, the Resturant and his customers. All his recommendations where outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Chart House Dana Point has never let me down. Was there for wedding anniversary with my wife and it couldn’t have been better. Excellent food and service with amazing view of harbor and coastline. Great for romantic evening. Thanks Chart House!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We often take out of town guests here for the view and the food. As you leave the car with the valet and your guests walk toward the door of the restaurant, they see a breathtaking view of the harbor below the cliff. Everyone wants a picture with that backdrop. Then you walk down a circular stairway into the restaurant that is unique. Seafood is perfectly prepared. Staff is friendly and timing is great. View is worth the $$.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We had a wonderful time here and our food was delicious.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Been going here since it first opened. Best Salad bar. Best location. Food is good. Honestly, We miss the way the original owners ran the business. Locals felt like it was OUR restaurant. Sad last night to see yet another menu price increase for this Spring and Summer. It means we will visit Chart House 5 times this year’s instead of 10.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Lovely view. Cory was attentive and personable. Except for “sizzling Mushrooms “, food was served lukewarm but tasty. As we dined early on a Tuesday evening, we enjoyed our ability to carry on a quiet conversation.

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2.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Over priced for the meal. Waiter forgot appetizer and then charged for 2 desserts when only one was ordered. Service was poor. Food was somewhat tasteless.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We have dined at Chart Houses in Portland, Maui, and now Dana Point, CA. All are known for stunning views and wonderful food. This was no exception. Starting with a Cosmo for me that was one of the best I’ve ever had, a shared appetizer of lobster spring rolls, moving on to a Caesar salad (the perfect amount of dressing - not dry but not drenched) with a good balance of tang and garlic. I had a mild white fish (sorry, I don’t recall the name) with a peanut sauce and chopped mango, Asian green beans, and sticky rice. Oh my, it was delicious.
My only complaint was that we made the reservations through Open Table, received an email confirmation from them and when we arrived the restaurant could not find the reservation. They were able to seat us and the view was spectacular.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

My wife and I were celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary. The Chart Hous ranked up there with Gladstones and The White House for best restaurant in town. Best view of Dana Point Harbour. Book your teservation for sunset. Ample menu we ordered Prime Rib and Filet Minion and it was great along with lava cake.

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