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Permanently Closed - Chart House Restaurant - Ft. Lauderdale

1900 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Located right on the water with an unparalleled patio, Chart House overlooks the magnificent Intracoastal Waterway. Combine the extraordinary setting with outstanding cuisine & it’s easy to see why the Chart House is a favorite of locals and tourists. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 29 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From fresh food specialties such as macadamia crusted mahi to slow-roasted prime rib, 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 Pan Seared Scallops, New Wave Surf & Turf and Mixed Seafood Grill. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines & decadent desserts like our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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Phone number
(954) 561-4800
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Beautifully situated on the Intracoastal Waterway, the recently remodeled Chart House will impress your guests with breathtaking views, professional service and award-winning fare. Known for seamless service, Chart House is perfect for your next special occasion.
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Private party contact
Kathleen Ford, Catering Sales Manager: (954) 561-4800
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Cross street
30th Street & A1A
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Parking details
We offer complimentary valet parking all day, 365 days a year.
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Seasonal – check with restaurant for details.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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vipPatron (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Only a buffet was available. They ran out of various items. The items that were there were ordinary and tepid at best. It seemed more children's oriented. There were two serving trays of mac & cheese. I would not recommend a buffet at the chart house

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

The server was excellent, the food was exceptional. Great ambiance

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
3.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Mothers Day

vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
1.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

This was one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. I suppose it is to be expected that when you go out for a Mother's Day buffet, you should expect to be fleeced as far as the price. I suppose you should expect the food to be substandard and cold. This is why I never choose a restaurant with a brunch or buffet for Mother's Day. So imagine my surprise when I arrived at Chart House to find that the only option for our 6 p.m. reservation was a $45 buffet. Nowhere on Open Table, nor on the restaurant website did it show that this was their only Mother's Day option or that it was even an option at all. Nor did anyone mention this when I was called to confirm the reservation. But there we were, held hostage to this exorbitant price and disappointing food because where else could one go on that holiday without a reservation? So, the food. Apparently, since we came at dinnertime, we didn't even get the same choices that the earlier crowds would have had, since all breakfast/brunch options were gone. The "carving station" offered tough, cold roast beef, there was mediocre chicken & salmon, fried tilapia (I couldn't eat my piece, as it tasted extremely fishy), fair peel-and-eat shrimp, some mundane sides. The worst was the desserts--a huge carrot cake that might have been the only real dessert left from the day, some creepy brownies, industrial-looking sheet cake, and what could have passed as Chips Ahoy cookies. And cotton candy. No idea about that one. All this to say, if I am forced to pay this price, I would have expected a decent meal. No mimosa/champagne even included. A huge rip off. Also, while the indoor part of the restaurant was half-empty, tables that were dirty when we arrived were in the same condition when we left. Finally, to cap off the evening, we were subjected to a loud argument: a manager threatening to call the police on a group of people who were being accused of not paying their bill. I could sympathize with them...

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day Brunch was okay!

vipDoverin (Miami)
3.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

I was disappointed that they did not have the regular menu available. The buffet was OK, but not as good as the food they normally serve on their menu. However, the gal we had as a server was the best I ever had, so that was a surprise and I hope she returns. Hopefully, they will bring back the great food too when they reopen. Has always been my favorite spot to dine by the water!

Guest (Miami)
1.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

We have gone to their Mother's Day brunch for 5 years now. This year the food was awful. We also found from out from the hostess that this location was going to close. That should not be an excuse for poor food. The service was good. It's a shame because it's a nice location on the water.

vipHMMMM (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

it's been many years since I last went to a Chart House. The 80's and 90's it was top drawer and very, very good. Decided to go to Chart House Ft L as I was in town for Mother's Day. On Saturday night, took daughter and wife to this CH. I remembered the Chart Houses of the past and their great food, drinks and ambiance of past meals. That's the problem, CH at Ft L, it was just like it was in the 80's...and has not really moved forward with the changing times and tastes. If you enjoy the menus of the high flying late 80's and 90's, then this is the place for you and there is nothing wrong with that but I personally have moved on.

Service was very good. The food was just OK and not to the level that I remembered. Caesar salad was mediocre. The Crab Cake app was very good. The hemingway parm was good but after after a few bites..well, just was "old". Ordered Prime Rib "as rare as possible" and it came to the table just the opposite...very well done. ??? Server and manger took care of the replacement very quickly but just a major mistake by a kitchen that maybe is not paying attention to the quality that they are putting out to the dining room. That may be the reason for the lack of 'oomph" on the other dishes..not a lot of caring by the kitchen?

Tables right on the water are really nice. Sit outside and enjoy the "boat watching" and the sunset. Stick to some of the apps and have a few cocktails and it will be a good time. If you want to harken back to the '80's order the "famous" Molten Chocolate Lava Cake.

Sorry CH, I've gotten older and so have you but I think I am not as tired as you are.

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
2.0  Dined on May 11, 2017

Business meal service was terrible found out they are closing May 15th
Very disappointed with the overall service

MMF40 (Miami)
2.0  Dined on May 9, 2017

Went there for my birthday dinner. Wasn't overly impressed. Very slow service and the restaurant was not at all busy. Server spent more time talking to friends at another table completely ignoring us. Food was very bland and overpriced for the quality. Will not be going back.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on May 5, 2017

Service was slow and unfriendly. Also note, this location will be shutting down after Mothers day

vipSuzy (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on May 5, 2017

Alaskan King Crab was overcooked. Waiter was ok but not the best.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on May 3, 2017

Mediocre high priced food but a great view. That says it all.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

Perfect location. Excellent food. Thanks Chart House!

vipLFalk (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

Not like it used to be! Food was good tho but the service was not the way it should be! The restaurant needs to be refurbished as it looked shabby and needed to be cleaned . I was promised 1000 points for my reservation and only got 100. The location in the water is nice but I hat was it. No manager was around to talk to. We spent 300.00 for a bad time. Not fun