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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, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, 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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (91)
Special Occasion (62)
Good for Anniversaries (59)
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Romantic (58)
Good for a Date (52)
Waterfront (48)
Worth the Drive (40)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Business Meals (26)
Cozy (25)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Notable Wine List (24)
Happy Hour (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Fun (20)
Bar Seating (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Casual (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
People Watching (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Healthy (9)
Seasonal (9)
Authentic (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great Beer (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined a day ago

Awesome. Got married here last year. Celebrated our one year.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

I made 7:30 dinner reservations for my husband’s Birthday. On arrival and check in our wait was about 15 minutes. Once seated our wait was about 10 minutes before we were greeted and asked about drinks. There were plenty of empty tables so I’m not sure why they were so slow. Our waiter wasn’t very knowledgeable about the wine list but we worked through it and ordered, drinks arrived in about 10 minutes. Our entrees came out in about 20 minutes. Our steaks were ordered medium rare and medium well, the well done one was medium rare and the the medium rare one was heavy medium. We would have sent them back but our waiter didn’t come back around. The potatos were on the cold side. I would recommend this place for the view but you would need to be seated before dark to enjoy it. I would rate this restaurant a 2 1/2 stars. With all the amazing restaurants in the area we probably won’t be going back.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

I was sad because this was a very special anniversary and the service was the worst we have experienced.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful dinner. portions are a bit too much. Split entree, was just right for two.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Loved everything about it..The food was excellent. Great atmosphere and lovely setting.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

I've been to many and this location was one of the best.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

Great service. Wait staff attentive and professional.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our server Candice was amazing! She is sophisticated and very nice and made the difference. Food is great but location is worth the night. Great place!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We love the Dana Point Chart House! Everything is always outstanding, and we can always count on having an amazing dining experience.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Have to mention that our server, Nikko was awesome.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 4, 2018

They made us very very special and celebrating our Anniversary!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Loved the view and the food was excellent. Enjoyed a quiet, relaxed dinner.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a reservation at 9:30 and we were not seated until 10:30. It was New Year's Eve and it seems as though they skipped over our name. We weren't even offered so much as an apology.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Service was outstanding from Valet attendant to hostess to waitstaff. Everyone was attentive and professional. We had spring rolls to start then I had the Black & Blue Salmon with coconut ginger rice. Salmon had great flavor, rice was mediocre. My friend had the Cobia with shrimp, avocado & corn salsa. Cobia was delicious.
Great window booth with nice view of harbor.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Bar was super slow, bad energy, bad lighting.
They could work on customer service

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The Chart House View in Dana Point is exceptional , food is good but the overall restaurant appears old ,dated , needs new carpeting , etc and it would be a fabulous restaurant

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Chart House has always been a favorite - but sometimes holidays can overwhelm their staff. We went on New Years Eve and they did a great job getting us in at our reservation time and getting a great seating location! Our server was very good and so was the food! We had a wonderful dinner experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Annual New Year's Eve Pilgrimage to The Chart House and they never disappoint. Wonderful dining, delicious food and spirits. Surprise this year was the addition of our energetic, fun, and attentive waiter CJ all the way from Minnesota.
CJ made the evening special, we'll definitely request him next year.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We love the Chart House and it is often our first choice for special occasions. New Year’s Eve was busy and the service levels were disappointing. Our waiter was either hovering or not to be found. The food was fantastic, as usual.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Early New Year Eve Dinner. Crowded, noisy,
but enjoyable. Enjoyed Thanksgiving Diner
at the Chart House also in 2017.
Good food and service on both occasions!

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great service and excellent food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The hostess was terrible , the food was pre-fab. Great view, but it is not worth going there.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was delicious. Our server was excellent. We came for a birthday and our menu was personalized and had a birthday card from the chart house that was hand written. Nice touches to make a special day more special

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Matt was our waiter and just attentive enough...quieter during the week, appreciated that too. A great meal as always.....

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

We went and were seated at a table overlooking the bay. The night time lights in the bay were beautiful. Great experience and service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We have been there before and enjoyed it. We had a server that was in a hurry to get us out the door. We ordered the dessert he tried to talk us out it because it would take 30 mins to prepare. Out the door in just over an hour. Maybe a record but very disappointing.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Love, Chart House Dana Point, food, service and ambiance are top notch.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Had reservation and was seated on time at a beautiful window table with view of Dana Harbor. Excellent menu with delicious food and excellent service. Valet parking was easy and quick,

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

We ordered swordfish, baked potato and salad bar for Christmas Day dinner. The salad bar was half empty...iceberg lettuce bowl had 10 pieces. We asked for our swordfish to be grilled and received a 5 inch swordfish with a horrible seasoning which was not mentioned when we placed our order. The baked potato was burnt. No I would not recommend this restaurant especially considering the expensive per item. The view was nice but I would rather have good food.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

perfect in every way ! It was Christmas and they were quite busy,although that did not affect the service or the quality of the food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Seasonal, Business Meals, Cozy
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food and service was good. Parking was a disaster. Took us 15 minutes to get our of parking structure.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Brunch. Loved it! Great location, great food, great ambiance. LOVE the experience on the Cliff top

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our waiter CJ was the best!! We had an 8:45 pm Christmas Eve reservation. He was funny, very professional and made the energizer bunny look s-l-o-w. I'd go back just to experience his great service!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The good news is that the venue and view are lovely. Food is acceptable (not great). Service was probably the worst service we have experienced. Our server had to be told 3 times to please clean the table between courses. He seemed to be preoccupied. In all, the customer service was very poor.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Fantastic food and ambiance! Salad bar is fantastic. Entree's where delicious, the drinks were superb. We would not have changed a thing! Gorgeous view of Dana Point Harbor!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Afternoon Coffee, Late-night Find
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

We were seated right away by the window over looking Dana Point Harbor and Ocean. Very nice romantic ambiance.
Our server CJ served us with first class service. The food was awesome. We ordered Prime Rib Charter Cut 10 oz. was big and it just melted in my mouth. They surprised us with mud pie complimentary for our special occasion, wedding anniversary.
I will highly recommend Chart House Restaurant for your special occasion. The experience was amazing.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Despite the restaurant being about a quarter full, our dinner order (for 2 people) took an hour to arrive.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Celebrating our 40th anniversary. Was very nice.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

The young lady who greeted us seemed to lack sincerity. I asked for a table by the window. A couple arrived 10 minutes after us and was seated to a table by the window, but not my group. When asked, she seemed peeved. However, I was watching her behavior when the other woman asked about a window seat, and she got the sweeter version. I guess I will never know the truth. For this, I give this restaurant a 3 and not a 5.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Perfect celebration for our annual business Christmas party made extra special by our
amazing waiter, V!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Cozy, Casual, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Spicy, Fun, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Special Occasion
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