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.View Private Dining Details
Waitress was extremely helpful and knowledgeable! We got one of the prime seats because we were the first to arrive for our reservation time and the view was lovely.
We’ve been to Chart House several times over the years. Used to love it and would only go for special occasions. The food was always delicious and service amazing. Last couple of times, not so much. The waiter kept forgetting to bring stuff. Our soup, salad and meal came at the same time. The soup was cold, my friends fish was raw on the inside. The waiter completely disappeared at some point. We had to go to the hostess desk to get someone to take our payment. It was disappointing. We raved about this place to our friends, who have never been. They and us were left unimpressed.
Very disorganized. Several parties were grumbling about waiting 40+ minutes past their reservation times, yet there were several tables available. That set a bad tone for the evening. The food was good, and the service was average.
Everything was amazing except waiter was inappropriate and rushing, host + bus boy kept watching us and waiting for us to leave. Rest of the experience was great though
MUCH better than our first experience. Service was good form Kristzian. No issues with the wait or seating this time. We were invited to go to the bar, which is a good technique vice waiting in a random corner and being seated late. Great tasting food. Cooked to perfection. Waiter's recommendations were spot on. Thanks!
My wife and I go every Valentine's to celebrate. We had a reservation at 6:30 . We sat at the bar to wait for a window table. A hosted showed up at the bar and told us they will be getting a table ready soon - this was around 7:50 pm, At 8:30 we still had not been seated. We paid our bar bill and left.
We made a special date to enjoy our time with some drinks dinner and a Beautiful view- and all we got was Drinks at the bar. Mel was very nice and apologized to us on the missed dinner date.
I used to love the chart house. I've been a local since the 70s but now it seems to be living off a reputation from 25 years ago. So annoying to make a reservation a month in advance requesting a oceanview table and then arrived to find no table available and worst of all, a rehearsed excuse from pretentious hostesses that could care less that you're dropping a lot of cash on an outdated menu again from the 90s. It was our anniversary and it was fine but not great. Good luck to you, glad your first come first serve seniors get all the window seats at 5pm but your short sightedness to please the younger generation will impact you very soon
Beautiful restaurant with a great view of Dana Point Harbor - food and service were outstanding!
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.
We went to the Chart House to celebrate my retirement and were joined by family we only see once a year. I requested a nice table or booth and let them know it was a special occasion when I called ahead of time. We were seated at the worst table in the room that was in the entry hall. When the server, Cory, came there was an empty booth and I requested we be moved to the better table and was told no. There were several empty booths that opened up soon after being seated. I felt my requests for our special occasion fell on deaf ears. Food and service were fine, but I won't return to any Chart House in the future.
Great venue to watch coastal sunset and views. Booth seating makes for a romantic date.
We definitely will come back.
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.
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.
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.
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
The best lobster tail i have ever had. The flavor was incredible. Didn't really need the butter to dip. So sweet and flavorful.
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!
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.
We had a gift certificate for the Chart House. We have dined here in past years, but had not been back for 4 or 5 years. It was never the quality I expected, but with the increase in price, frankly the food was marginal at best. I do not mind paying for food the quality of Ruth Chris, but a filet for $40.. that is marginal is not in my opinion worth going back to. If we had been given the gift certificate we would not have chosen the Chart House in Dana Point. We have been to other Chart House Rest. in other places that far exceed the quality of this one.