Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point

4.5
4349 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Chart House is a fine dining restaurant serving seafood & steak and famous for their spectacular views. For more than 50 years, Chart House has redefined the ideal dining experience. With 27 waterfront and showcase locations ranging from the historic to the unforgettable, Chart House restaurants specialize in dazzling views, unique cuisine and exceptional service. From fresh fish specialties to slow-roasted prime rib, the renowned chefs of Chart House have tailored a menu that adds a unique touch to local flavors. And the Chart House happy hour is a guest favorite, where guest favor our signature cocktails and delicious bites you are sure to enjoy. Our original Hot Chocolate Lava Cake is the perfect end to a memorable dining experience at Chart House. Chart House offers the ideal setting for your next event. We would be happy to assist you with all the details of your special occasion.
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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

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What 4349 people are saying
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LucianaL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chart House never disappoints. A classy Dana Point classic.

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vipScottW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Server was super busy and we felt rushed. The view was nice but overall the food was average. Didn’t meet expectations from what I remembered.

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PatriciaF
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing could be improved with our dinner evening celebrating a birthday. Felt so good to have a very tasty meal, nice ambiance & exceptional service. Keep up the good work. Love the Charthouse!

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Punkin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the above checked were excellent. When we arrived we had a short 5 min wait outside and they opened exactly at 4pm when our reservations were for. We were 2nd in, asked for a window seat & were seated with a fabulous view. My only problem was when I signed up for Landry’s special club at home they acknowledged my dinner price but gave me no points. The waiter said we had 96 points. It was Sunday so I couldn’t reach anyone.

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KeelinC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our waiter John was amazing! He went the extra mile and was a joy to have as a server. The food was okay, but not outstanding. Presentation was beautiful, but my Mahi was on the warm side and the flavors were okay. Ambiance and music were great for our gal's night dinner. Will definitely return and try a new dish.

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JoannaS
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time dining inside at any restaurant for more than a year due to Pandemic, felt very comfortable with table spacing due to round building design with concrete dividers between booths - lots of privacy

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vipbwhitfield
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great. Drinks were weak!

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vipMIKER
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It started off rocky with the hostess who was unpleasant and kinda rude. Not sure if it was that time of the month. But her attitude was poor. However, the manager step up to the plate and made it a very nice experience.
I must say, she was a class act.

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vipMARYM
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Views were incredible, food was good and service was excellent. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The steamed lobster i ordered was put under a heat lamp to keep it warm which then essentially dried it out and made it near broiled. Was gross. Also I requested to be seated outside. I was sat indoors. Only to see a couple not 5 mins later be seated outside. Ive been to the chart house in other states and have never had such a poor experience. Will give up on this chain for good.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding on all levels. Recommend.

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LindsayS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dining experience with our visiting friend from Maryland. The delicious dinner with the view, no better place to show the best in Dana Point. Thank you!

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Rich
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything went great. Food was fabulous, service friendly and prompt.

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BonnieK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chopped spinach salad, filet mignon with garlic mashed potatoes, cherry cheesecake. Can’t decide which we loved the most! Our server Matthew was great, friendly and helpful. We were celebrating our 46th wedding anniversary. Perfect place to do it! We sure missed Chart House during the pandemic.
Thanks for the wonderful evening.

DB
vipDarwinB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was cold. Prime rib less than average We were celebrating 2 birthdays that the restaurant was well aware of and no celebration. Very disappointing

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WBROWN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best choice in Orange County. Views of harbor are magnificent

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Nickolajoy
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were wonderful!! Great atmosphere and the location is awesome.

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vipNickK
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfection. Great ambience, amazing food and service. What else could you ask for?

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vipMcMom
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good as usual but due to Covid we sat outside and it was quite chilly which did not lend well to relaxing and talking so we ate and left right away. We have always had great meals here and this was no different.

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ColleenC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food was outstanding from start to finish! Lava cake is by far the best desert. The drunken cheesecake wasn’t the best but it didn’t sour the experience.

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royazgar
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful and relaxing, pictures came up awesome even after dark with dark blue so amazing.

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vipLinb
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service is bad, waitress never came back checking on us after served.

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Nick
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and great food with a million dollar view, what more could you ask for?

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Rose
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor experience is the best while overlooking the harbor & beautiful Pacific Ocean! Our server Jake made some great recommendations & took great care of us!
A wonderful early dinner, delicious entrees & fabulous view!!

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viptropicalia656
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I was so excited to come here for my birthday dinner. We sat outside and the view is gorgeous. The waiter though was extremely non attentive. We ordered just a couple appetizers and then our entrees. No alcohol. Perhaps you get better service if you get several drinks each or if your drunk maybe you don’t care. The lobster bisque was bland and not quite hot. The pieces of lobster in it were cold. The shrimp cocktail is great though, huge shrimp and yummy chutney under the cocktail sauce. I had the lobster tail and my husband had the prime rib. Both were lovely, but we finished eating and were left with the dishes for a good 30 minutes. The waiter maybe was overworked but overall it felt disappointing. This restaurant also seems to cater to an older crowd and lacks any kind of ambiance.

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ErnestoT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I was expecting better food to be honest,the service amazing,the server very nice and very friendly the food runner not to good at all

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

TERRIBLE! Fish was soggy, old, service was unacceptable, no one seemed to care that the food was inedible and didn’t care about the birthday occasion for my mother’s 81st birthday with relatives from back East. Been going for 20 years, what a disappointment after waiting one year for COVID reopening.

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GailG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was terrific. He definitely helped us with the wine selection. The prime rib special was delicious. Perfectly cooked.

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Todd
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was mostly very good with generous portions of our appetizer and the view of the harbor was excellent.

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LarryL
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. We hosted a special wine tasting & dinner party. Food was great as ususal, staff was outstanding .

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary at the Chart House. We were not disappointed. Covid precautions were taken by spacing diners. The food was delicious. I had the filet mignon and hubby had the salmon, both were delicious! We look forward to going again!

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Danielle
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our first girls night in over a year — great evening outside with great food and wonderful service. Our server Max was fantastic and made our evening even better than we could have hoped. Grateful for the memories we will have and look forward to coming back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food was a little disappointing but our waiter was extremely nice and funny.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Disappointed in the service. We sat for about 10 minutes until my husband finally asked if we had a server. Even after calling attention to it, service was lacking. It was early and it wasn’t that busy. Too bad. The restaurant came with great recommendations but it didn’t live up then. I doubt we’ll ever return

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CarolynD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very Disappointed that they stopped their Happy Hour because of Covid. While the quality of their food is very good, they had a very minimal appetizer list which was minus many items that we've enjoyed in the past. Please bring back Happy Hour or at least increase the items on your appetizer menu - maybe some non seafood items.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The chart house is always a treat for us whenever we can get to one. Appreciate the view and the great staff at Dana Point!

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vipDebraU
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints great service and food so happy to celebrate my birthday there last week!!

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MaggieH
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server Matthew was great. Food was good, but not as good as last time I was there.

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vipLisaR
Las Vegas
48 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although Chart house is a chain it’s exceptional. The views at this location are unmatched, which is why we chose it. Food came out quick and was delicious. Our server was fabulous too. Really on top of her game. I have forgotten her name but she was new to the restaurant but not to serving. Would highly recommend for drinks and apps and a view even.

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vipYumm
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service all around. I’d note that I would have expected more personal caution in handling of some dessert silverware given the pandemic. Food was excellent with each dish.
Also, our servers did not wear gloves and at times mask was slipped down off nose at our table.

FAQs

Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and 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 4.5 stars by 4349 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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