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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

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

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Merry Christmas! Gather with family and friends around our table for tender steaks, perfect prime rib, fresh seafood & a magical celebration.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Goodbye 2017 hello 2018. Toast another Auld Lang Syne at Chart House, where tender steaks, prime rib & fresh seafood make a great celebration.

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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

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.6

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (87)
Romantic (62)
Good for Anniversaries (57)
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Special Occasion (55)
Waterfront (48)
Good for a Date (45)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Worth the Drive (37)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Cozy (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Business Meals (20)
Happy Hour (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Casual (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Fun (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Healthy (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Hot Spot (8)
People Watching (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Authentic (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Seasonal (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic views, Food was great, super salad bar. Service can not be beat. Just a wonderful time from the moment we walked in the door. We will be back!

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

restaurant is in a great location and the view is stunning. Food was good, however if you want really good service I would recommend not sitting in the bar where it seems busy but not covered well.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The view was outstanding. The food was some of the best I have had. The service was very slow for the meal and waited a very long time for the bill and it was incorrect.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was just ok my coconut shrimp was over cooked. My husbands fish was under cooked. Soup was just ok

Salad bar was excellent and so was the mushroom appetizer.

Waitress Ivy was amazing!!!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had an amazing dinner and service was impecible. Cj is a great asset.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We enjoyed a great view, food and service. We will definitely be returning soon!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent experience all around. Great food, drinks and ambiance!

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

not as good as Nicks in San Clemente. but at least it was quiet. Food did not justify the cost. Dinner plates were bland, presentation of food could have been better. Waiter lacked personality. Will not return.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Thank you for an absolutely wonderful evening during which we celebrated our 32nd anniversary with kids and grandchildren.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We probably needed a little more attention with service. He seemed to be busy with other tables.

Tags: Good for Groups, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Very disappointed in the turkey dinner, Turkey was cut thick like a steak and dry, wish I could have had a mixture of white and dark meat, had to ask for extra gravy to moisten the dressing and mashed potatoes, plus who has creamed spinach at thanksgiving for a vegetable. My husband had the stuffed shrimp and loved it, we love coming to the Chart house but I left wishing I had cooked at home.

Tags: Waterfront, Tasting Menu
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2017

went with 3 friends for thanksgiving. All ordered turkey dinner which got thumbs up from everyone except myself. I made the mistake of asking for dark meat which came as some tough overdone pieces shaved from the leg. Also the gravy was too salty. Otherwise all other items delicious and our server was outstanding!

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our experience for Thanksgiving dinner was generally positive. It was a spectaularly beautiful day and the vista from the restaurant was outstanding.

There were a couple drawbacks. The fixed price Thanksgiving dinner was not priced at $25.95 per person, but rather at $29.00 per person. This is a small discrepancy, but I like to be accurately informed in promotional material.

The service was not particularly good. While the restaurant was crowded for the holiday, our server did not appear rushed but rather indifferent. It was a difficult request to obtain refills of water, for example.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was very good - had all the components of traditional turkey dinner. Food was very good. Sweet potatoes with rum butter were delicious. Good size piece of pie.
View was spectacular! Servers and hosts and hostesses were very friendly and pleasant as were the car check gentlemen. Made for a very special Thanksgiving.

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very good!! The food exceeded expectations.
Scenic view out of this world

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We arrived later than are reservation. I️ did cal to push it back. We were seated with in 5 minutes of arriving. We were comp. on corkage since we were celebrating a birthday. Nice. We also used Landry points and received $50 off our bill! All in all it was all good.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great servers...even the new trainee
The gal in the bar could use a little pep talk on her personality. Other than that it was a great experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent meal service and environment

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great service, friendly staff. Beautiful views of Dana Point Harbor. Great variety of cocktails in the Lounge.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Absolutely beautiful for my moms 80th birthday! Thank you

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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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vip
 (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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