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About Chart House Restaurant - Longboat Key

Located just west of Sarasota on beautiful Longboat Key, Chart House boasts a dramatic interior décor that almost outshines its stunning view of the Gulf of Mexico. Combine the extraordinary setting with outstanding cuisine, & it’s not hard to see why this tropical retreat is a longtime favorite. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 26 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 Mac Nut Mahi, Lemon Herb Crusted 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. Fabulous happy hour and patio!

201 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:30pm - 10pm; Friday 4:30pm - 10pm; Saturday 4:30-11pm; Sunday 4pm - 9pm. Lunch Saturday & Sunday 11am-4pm. Happy Hour: Every Day: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Lunch Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm

Cross Street:
Longboat Club

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(941) 383-5593

Website:
http://www.chart-house.com/

Parking Details:
Ample spaces available.

Public Transit:
In front of restaurant on Gulf of Mexico Drive

Executive Chef:
Brian Broomhead

Private Party Facilities:
Private parties are available for daytime only with a minimum $500 with accommodations available for up to 250 guests. For evenings, semi-private areas are available for 20 to 50 guests. The entire restaurant is available for buy-out pricing.

Private Party Contact:
Kristina Nonnemacher: (941) 383-5593

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Chart House Restaurant - Longboat Key Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (100)
Scenic View (90)
Special Occasion (79)
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Good for Anniversaries (72)
Good for a Date (67)
Good for Birthdays (61)
Romantic (42)
Worth the Drive (41)
Happy Hour (36)
Great for Outdoor Dining (36)
Bar Seating (34)
Good for Groups (32)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Casual (27)
Business Meals (27)
Fun (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Cozy (20)
Healthy (19)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Great for Brunch (17)
Great for Lunch (15)
People Watching (15)
Seasonal (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Authentic (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Disabled Access (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Tapas (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Vegan (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Organic (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined a day ago

Excellent service. Very high quality food preparation. We especially enjoyed the spinach salad and the Mac Nut Mahi. Not a single complaint. And, of course, the view is superb. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Absolutely excellent food. Lovely view. Cannot get enough of this restaurant!!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

We decided to go to the Chart House for a Birthday Celebration for my sister. There were 6 in our party and we called to make a reservation several days in advance. When we arrived we explained that it was a special birthday celebration and would be happy to wait a few extra minutes to get a table overlooking the water. The hostess did not smile, seemed extremely stressed in general, and was definitely not happy about our request. However, after about 20 min. we were seated at a nice table. Our waitress also seemed unhappy and seemed to force a fake smile while snapping at us when I asked about any specials. We tried to make light of all this because we were visiting FL for my sister's birthday and really wanted to enjoy the evening. The food was pretty good but the general attitude of the employees we came in contact with really made our experience at the Chart House a negative one. We will not go back again and would definitely not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 5 days ago

Food is always excellent. Waiter was attentive. The only flaw was the hostess. She had a bad attitude. She really wasn't nice at all. Since she is the first contact in the restaurant, this attitude should not be tolerated.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

We were celebrating a 97th birthday and the wait staff were very nice to the birthday girl. Very efficient, good food lots of fun..

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Extremely noisy and disorganized
Not an enjoyable evening
Controlled? Chaos

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

The appetizer (steak tartare) and entree (stuffed flounder) were disappointing. The drinks and dessert were good. The service was fair. I had to ask the waitress to bring us bread several times before we got any. I also had to remind her to bring my tea bag.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The view is great and service was great. It is time for the restaurant to be updated.
We liked the salad bar but the food was ok. The prime rib was very dry and stuffed shrimp was ok. The desserts were the best part of the meal.
The quality of the food should have been at a higher level.

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Had made reservations on-line and confirmed by phone for the early dining. Had requested window table. Upon arriving, the "receptionist" acted like she couldn't locate the reservation, then informed us there were no window tables, unless we wanted to wait. We could see MANY open window tables! Welcome and friendliness of "receptionist" was a 2 on a 1 to 10 scale.

Salad bar is superb! However, there was not an attendant at the Caesar Salad location to mix and serve it. Finally had to ask one of the waiters, who then came to serve it.

Insufficient time was given to eat our salad before the main course arrived at our table, making us feel very rushed.

The "early bird" prime rib we ordered looked wonderful, but was served "cold." No one came to check to see how we were doing, so as a result, we ate cold prime rib which ruined the meal for us.

We had selected The Chart House as our final evening of dining (of 6) with out-of-town visitors because we thought it would be a great finale. Big mistake! Won't happen again! (We should have known better, because we had gotten cold prime rib on a previous visit some months before.)

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We were kept waiting at front entrance for 4:30 to arrive. There were at least 45 people crammed into the entryway. Uncomfortable. In the past we have been allowed to wait in the bar area, even though we were not served until 4:30. That is definitely a more inviting way to greet your customers.

Tags: Happy Hour, Healthy, Casual
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

I was celebrating a special birthday after the fact with some dear friends. They are visiting from Canada and always look forward to a meal at the Chart House. It was a REALLY foggy night, so the visibility out of the large windows was nil, but the service made up for it. We all enjoyed ourselves and the food as we always do.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We had a reservation, but still waited ten-fifteen minutes for a window table. We were escorted to our table, but it wasn't totally cleaned from the previous patrons. Our waitress was coldly cordial. She seemed perturbed about having to repeat things to one of my companions who's hard of hearing. My dinner companions who treated me to dinner (my birthday) were not at all happy with the service. Our meals were well-prepared and tasty, and I was given a dessert in honor of my birthday.

Tags: People Watching, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Our waitress, Mary Beth, is very good, and treated us well. The ahi tuna appetizer was wonderful - will come again back for that. The Snapper Hemingway was okay. The complimentary coffee ice cream anniversary dessert was a nice and tasty treat.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Our service was exceptional. The salad bar was the highlight.
Filet was a little tough

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Despite the server who forgot our dessert order, and the cold dessert coffee (when it should have been HOT), the food is always good here and the ambiance is great by the water.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always a pleasure to die here...my grandchidren consider this their faviorit event of the xmas visit....and the lava cake for dessert.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

All of our party enjoyed the service, the food and the ambiance of the Chart House.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Salad bar has a brown lettuce in it. Told the staff didn’t understand English and shook his head. Waiter was terrible. Never cam back. Over an hour and we only got bread and drinks. Manager said food would be out in 3 minutes but too another half hour Prime rib was way over cooked for medium and very fatty Fish was washed out. Loved this place before but went down hill

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The swordfish was outstanding! Window seating and great service, great place to relax.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

First time being there and it was excellent. Was on vacation and celebrating my birthday. It was a great choice!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Romantic, Fun, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Been by here many times but finally decided to try it. We were surprised by the experience in a good way.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Very good food as always, and very nice ambiance, on the water. If you are coming for the early bird, get here in plenty of time (it is a very good deal), we were there at 5:50 PM ready to order (early bird runs til 6), and the hostess said they would not honor the early bird).

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great server even though I think he had some very large groups to handle on New Years Eve. At times I think he tried to handle us effiecently but we wanted a little more time before drinks and delivery of our meal. My mistake for ordering as soon as we ordered drinks. My wife had just gotten her salad and meal arrived. My wife’s Filet was ordered medium and she got med rare or blood red center. Sent it back but came back with no pink at all.. didn’t make a fuss as it was after 10pm. My dinner was excellent AND table placement was terrific

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our dining experience on New Year's Eve was very pleasant!! Were shown to a wonderful
corner table by a window and across from the salad bar that only added to our experience.
Enjoyed the stuffed flounder. My only negative was in finding the portion on the small side.
Also, the mashed potatoes could definitely have been fluffier. The total ambiance was perfect fo
our New Year's celebration. Also, the noise level was quite soft and truly added to our
ability to converse!! We Seniors were raised during an era where conversation was and
IS quite enjoyable.

Thanks!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service pretty good but food just not. Had the crabs and shrimp stack and was very tasteless, avocado was brown all over and picked most out and the crab just looked old and dried out. Lobster bisque just okay. Not impressed at all and we still had appetizer plates on the table eating when the mains came and were placed beside. Won’t be back again...

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent service plus excellent food makes this an excellent choice on Longboat Key.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Chicken must have been precooked as it was Dry and burnt on the bottom. Food came out cold but what can you expect on a holiday
Another reason to stay home

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I had a terrible experience at Chart House. I made reservations for a weekend lunch. Neither Chart House's website nor the menu posted outside mentioned that the day I had made reservations the lunch menu was instead replaced by the dinner menu at dinner prices. The waitress was rude and incredibly unaccommodating when we arrived, not taking any responsibility for Chart House's lack of communication about the change in menu and extreme spike in prices for that meal. We had to leave the restaurant. I will not be recommending Chart House to anyone.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We went out with family, the meal was excellent and the service was great. Highly recommend if your oookimg for a place to eat in Longboat Key.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Good. Menu needs a little more expansion especially something less caloric

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a lovely evening. Our waiter, Robert, went above and beyond. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Fun, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Was actually very disappointed by this visit - have been a charthouse fan for years, in Sarasota and other places - won't go back here now. Service extremely slow; arrived 645, drinks order taken 705, food order taken 730, apps arrived 800, main courses arrived 830. The filet mignon was dry and the stuffed flounder was chewy and lukewarm. Waitress took our "special occasion" menus to wrap them up for us and when we got home we had someone else's.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

We enjoyed our meal at the Chop House very much. I was not thrilled with our table as we were put way in a corner and there was a table of 17 right behind us. The server was good how ever when she began taking care of the table of 17 we were a slight after thought.
I think the food is very good but it is a little on the pricey side. The salad bar is great but it is an additional cost of nine dollars on top of the cost of your entree .

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Made the reservation for clients and received the confirmation of which I forwarded to my clients...7 people 😞😞😞😞 hostess said they DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN OPEN TABLE. Even after showing the confirmation they said sorry, no we don’t accept. Made a huge impression, NOT. 😡😡😡

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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The taco trio appetizer was outstanding as were the coconut shrimp with three sauces. The crab and mango stack wasn't so great. Not a lot of flavor. Service was quite slow . No one came to our table for 15 minutes. The fish dishes are quite expensive. Their spinach salad is also outstanding.

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The restaurant is worn out and dated. When you enter you are immediately hit with the smell of fish--it is overwhelming. Our waitress told us, only when we were ready to order, the items the kitchen was out of so we had to rethink our order and then she forgot to deliver an entire course.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Had to wait 90 minutes for food. Manager did not care. Had to ask for the food to be boxed and took it home as we could not wait any longer. Manger did not care. Never going back.

Mediocre food and no sense of device. Horrible experience.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We have visited the Chart House many times but this particular night the service was poor. Brought out salads before appetizer. Waiter provided no explanation. Dinner was cold and not cooked for my wife and son. paid Market price for Crab Legs that were cold, brought no fork or cracker. We won’t let this affect our visits to Chart House in New Port Ky but we won’t be back to this one.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went for Christmas dinner and we were shockingly disappointed this evening. Especially on Christmas!
Dinner wasn’t up to par, starting with our waiter. He never refilled any drinks and never refilled anyone’s wine glass! He didn’t check the table to make sure the food was the correct temperature. The 3 kids meals were all delivered wrong, not in time and my 4 yr olds plate was scalding 140 degrees, unacceptable!!!!
I don’t think the kitchen was ready for tonight’s business either. Vegetables were not cooked or steamed thoroughly, all meat was undercooked, just overall it was disappointing. As a Lowry’s member it was a devastating experience tonight.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Greatest and cleanest salad bar!
Great service / wait staff on Christmas Day! 🎄

Tags: Healthy
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