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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, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.5

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (102)
Romantic (66)
Special Occasion (66)
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Good for Anniversaries (63)
Waterfront (53)
Good for a Date (50)
Worth the Drive (47)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Quiet Conversation (33)
Great for Outdoor Dining (28)
Bar Seating (26)
Happy Hour (24)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Cozy (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Good for Groups (19)
Business Meals (18)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Casual (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Fun (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Healthy (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Authentic (8)
Hot Spot (8)
People Watching (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

This was our 4th time eating here while traveling thru the area and it is always fantastic! This was the first time we were there for happy hour and it was amazing and a great value with a view. We had the ahi tuna appetizer and it was 4 star good.

My husband always has the filet and I have the prime rib. We have never been disappointed. Their lava cake is also fantastic!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tahoe)·Dined 3 days ago

ALTHOUGH I DID PUT DOWN ON MY RESERVATION THAT IT WAS OUR ANNIVERSARY NOT ONE PERSON ACKNOWLEDGE IT OR SAID ANYTHING TO US.

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

This was our first visit. We were extremely disappointed. We will not be returning under any circumstances. We were not alone. There were only two others tables occupied and we heard the customers in the next booth demand to see the Manager. They seemed very dissatisfied as indeed we were !

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Nice restaurant, nice view, nice service.
A bit on the expensive side.
Overall, a good experience.

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

I️ made this reservation and explained it was our 25th wedding anniversary at the time of booking it. There was no acknowledgement of that. Yet all around us others got acknowledged for special occasions. That was so disappointing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Great location and food. Took longer to be seated than expected.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We have visited Chart House with an on line reservation for party of 6, 3 times this year. My only complaint is we never get past the first room of seating. With a reservation 2 months in advance and a request for view of the harbor seating it's always seems to be taken.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Due to my job, I eat at high end resturants several times a month. Visiting Dana Point for a personal event I wanted to treat my wife to a great resturant for a date night. I chose Chart House because of the views and because the prices were high enough I thought it would be on the level of a Capital Grill or McKindricks. Well was I wrong... At the very beginning the hosts seated us without as much at looking at us. She wasn’t rude, but had the personality of an ice cube. The appetizers were mediocre at best with the bread for the bruschetta being so burnt, the burnt taste over powered the mushroom and shrimp on top. I ordered the steak medium rare which came out brown all the way through. When I told the waiter he apologized, but that was it. At any high end resturant the waiter would not have accepted this and would have insisted on taking the steak back. It wasn’t all bad, my wife got a salad and she like that. Our view was out the window through another window back into the resturant so I have no idea if this resturant has a view or not.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service and management at the Chart House Dana Point is back up to par. The Kitchen is hit or miss. Come back full steam Chart House!! We love you!!!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We celebrated our 26th anniversary and the Chart House made it a very special evening. Our first date was here 28 years ago and the Chart House is a special place for us. Thanks for making it a memorable evening! The food was amazing, the wine recommendation by our server was perfect and the dessert was off the charts!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I love the location of this restaurant. With the exception of. The fantastic coconut shrimp, the food was ok. The service was not great either. I worked in testaurants for over 10 years and have to say the overly superior attitude we encountered from the hostess stand to the dinner service was inexcusable. I ignored it on our July visit, but this time I couldn’t. Too bad. I used to go there at least once a month. I hope they address this because the property is so beautiful.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We had a wonderful time. It was quiet and romantic and the staff was great and food was delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Disabled Access, Healthy, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Can't say enough about the location and view- beautiful; 15-20 minutes late seating our reservation- waiter fantastic- order the Tuna Taco's as appetizer (almost a meal in itself); salad bar very nice, Cobia tasty, steak mediocre

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Dinner was delicious as always, Such a beautiful view Try to get window seating. Staff is friendly One if my favorite places to go. The prime rib is my favorite. Cooked perfectly

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very slow service. Busy at 6pm sat night so of course the window Table request was ignored. Waiter was nice. Hostess was less than accommodating. Ambiance was very nice. Food just average. Starters below average. Main course not noteworthy. Next time, drinks and enjoy the view. Not worth $325.00 for 4.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Beautiful spot

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I don’t understand why this restaurant can’t get it together. I have lived in the area almost my whole life so I have been to the Charthouse more than 20 times. Sometimes it is great, I love their salad bar and Mac nut fish. But it is so hit and miss. First off, DO NOT GO HERE FOR LATE DINING. We had a 9:30 reservation on a Friday night and we were the only ones there-so of course-they were getting the dining room ready for the next day-moving tables around, cleaning, etc. and they were out of so much! Didn’t have the wine we ordered or the fish-ok, that is understandable but they also ran out of green beans and the sticky rice that our dish was supposed to come with-who runs out of that stuff?? When we complained to the manager, she didn’t charge us for the messed up meals but was so condescending when she talked to us that we didn’t even want to eat. It was a terrible experience. I am sure we will be back eventually but they definitely need a new manager and they should definitely not take later reservations. Service is disappointing too. He was nice enough but never filled out wine, brought our food before we were done with our salad-He was ok but not good enough for a fine dining place that is charging so much for their food.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great! Yummy lava cake as always

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Exceptional.Everything about this restaurant is first class. The service, the food and of course the view.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Last year we sat at a table in the upper room which was wonderful.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food is really good you cannot go wrong. A huge selection of wine!Amazing location.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Took my wife for a wonderful birthday dinner. Great everything. 1st timers that will be back for sure. Awesome calamari!!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The chart house was the best restaurant my wife enjoyed and were the food is delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Casual, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Waterfront
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Oh, Chart House! I continue to try to replicate the wonderful experiences we used to have here, but every recent visit has been disappointing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was our first experience at The Charthouse in Dana Point. It won’t be our last. Went first for Happy Hour before our dinner reservation. Strongly suggest the Ahi Tuna Nachos and the Kimchee Calamari. Our server Tim was great. Great place for a special occasion or for a date night. We look forward to going back.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wonderful evening spent with my wife of 26 years at a local restaurant we've eaten at for years.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great overall dining experience The entire staff was friendly and helpful throughout the evening. Check this place out next time your in Dana Point

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great view of Dana Point Harbor, loved the Happy Hour offerings of cocktails and apps, enjoyed our dinner from the patio, as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Unfortunately, I love the Chart House, but the service for our party was lacking. The server was not very friendly or responsive and the food servers did not know where to place the meals when they came out, which I believe is the job of the main server (to let them know where the meals go). I think at a high end restaurant, to come to the table and announce the meal you are trying to deliver is not acceptable. Additionally, I am a lawrys club member and I put that on my open table reservation, but the server never asked or reminded me, so I did not get points for a dinner for 9 :(

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I was disappointed how many people were packed in to a small dining area. We had an usually small table for a party of 6 which reinforced the fact the restaurant is trying to fit as many people as possible. This also created a loud noise level where you couldn't hear people at your own table talk. To pay the escalated price for a fine meal is to be expected but to feel that you are in a crowded room comparable to Souplantation was less than desirable.
In addition, with no fault to our server, to be solicited for a points program that you would participate in a much lower scale restaurant was quite embarrassing. If this program is a true benefit to the customer, perhaps a more subtle and classier approach could possibly be acceptable.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food never disappoints, and service is excellent. Views are spectacular over looking Dana Point Harbor.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Corey was on point. We've been there twice and both times he took perfect care of us. We weren't a huge fan of the prime rib but really enjoyed the filet.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 17, 2017

This "Chart House" is unlike any that we have been to, the Architecture is incredible and the view spectacular from almost any seat in the restaurant. Our Server Christian was very good, he seemed to appear at the perfect moment and never hovered. The Shrimp Appetizer was especially fresh and delicious, the overall meal was excellent. We left feeling that the meal and experience was definitely worth the price.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Best view and quality of food.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Service, food, and view-the best! We love coming to the Dana Point Chart House.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent service and great views. A little pricey for the quality of food, but we were there for the ambience. Excellent for dates or special occasions, not great for children.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My go to for a long time for personal or business events where a first impression is vital.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

My husband & I had a great time. The food & view we're amazing. OH and the lava cake yum!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 13, 2017

They seriously overcooked my salmon. Salad bar was out of multiple items.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Took too long to get drinks in bar area. We arrived 45 minutes before our reservation thinking we might get seated a bit earlier however that did not happen. We however noticed that there were plenty of empty seats available. Service at dinner was way below the usual service that we usually get. It was very disappointing especially we had guests with us that were experiencing The Chart House for the first time. We waited an exceptionally long time for bread but was finally told us that the bread was being baked. She could have at least brought the crackers that usually come with the bread. We were half way through our salad before receiving it. Had to ask for straws 4 times before receiving them. Our main entries came before we were done with our salads. Pasta dishes were delicious. The prime rib was very tough. We ordered the mouton cake and our guests thought that it was held back in the kitchen until we were done with our dinner. It was lukewarm. The entire experience was off that night. Not up to Chart House standards.

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