Chart House Restaurant - Marina del Rey

4.5
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1936 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
A stunning waterfront location, Chart House provides guests with beautiful views of the marina & colorful Southern California skies. We offer seasonal outdoor seating, making a sunset dinner at Chart House a truly memorable occasion. For cooler evenings, our cozy fireplace offers a warm retreat from the brisk air. 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 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!

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Sun 3:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Reservation was at 8:30. Was told they were behind on seating. I requested a window seat. She said it may take longer. Went to the bar to wait and bartenders were amazing. Wine was amazing. Was finally sat at 9:30. Server informs us the kitchen closes in 10 minutes so we need to make our selection. We informed him we had just got sat. Server was great. Plates had fingerprints on it. But all and all, experience was amazing.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

In all fairness, it was Valentine’s Day. That being said this night had the potential to be an amazing evening and ended up to be a failure. The food was brought to the table cold. The steak was dry and my meal had hair. We gave the restaurant the benefit of the doubt and sent it back. The plate that had a small piece of hair was taken back and a new plate was made. The other plate was warmed and by the time it hit the table it was cold. The best part of the night was the bar staff prior to the meal. We ended up getting in n out for our Valentines meal, as everything else was closed. We were not charged for food, but offered nothing more than an apology. So much for holidays and this venue.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were seated approximately 45 minutes after our reservation but it was understandable given that it was Valentine’s Day and on a Friday. Everything was amazing from the old fashioneds at the bar while we waited to the main course once we were seated. Service was amazing.

DS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Went for Valentines Day with my wife. Seated right away. Very busy night as expected. They were going to put me in a very bad table, so we had them move us. Wife ordered steak well-done. I know that is not ideal, but she likes it that way. The steak came out medium. They fixed it fast. Other than that, the food was very good, waitress was solid and all was good. We go there regularly and it is always good. I think this is just a real busy date, so it is hard to expect perfection with a crush of diners all on same day. I recommend them.

JO
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went Valentine's day to the Chart House. There was a special menu and their regular menu. We selected the special menu since the entree choices were great. We selected the steak and lobster, delicious. Choice of lobster bisque or green salad with candied walnuts, cheese, etc. both excellent. Plus a decadent chocolate dessert. The best part was the place was packed and we got our food timely, not rushed, and hot!! Our attendant was delightful. Wished we could have been closer to the windows, but we were able to see the marina and water.

s
Los Angeles
340 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Both the food and service were superb. Macadamia crusted Mahi was delicious as was the prime rib. The ambience was beautiful. One of the best restaurant meals that we have had in the past year. We can't wait to return.

OT
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience with excellent waiter

DH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The waiter drooped the appetizer plate sending food all over the table and my wife's shoe. My prime rib was gritty almost like it had been dropped on the floor then placed back on the plate.

m
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I brought my parents there specifically for the quiet ambiance outside(they are older) so right after we ordered food, we were quite surprised when there was a deafening band saw going about 25 feet away in the attached business. It was absolutely mindblowingly loud. The hostess did ask them to move it inside, I thank her for that. But you may want to make sure they do the loud work there inside or during non business hours. It tool a while to get seated as well but it all worked out and my parents enjoyed the food and waitress.

JS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 32nd anniversary. The restaurant staff went above and beyond to make our dinner extra special. As we approached the table, there was an anniversary card waiting and signed by all the wait team. Each person serving us congratulated us and then we saw we had personalized menus with our name and anniversary date. We were so blessed to have such a warm carry environment to share our special day. Definitely be back!

LL
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was lovely. The food wasn't outstanding, but very good

L
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was phenomenal and food was delicious! Thank you!!!

PM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again a very nice experience at the Chart House. Personalized touches recognizing wedding anniversary was appreciated.

s
Los Angeles
89 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I used to like the Charthouse Restaurants. For a while, I may have even loved the Malibu one. However those days are now long gone. We ate at the Marina Del Rey location last night. We ordered the 10 oz prime rib, the coconut fried shrimp and the plank salmon and used an open table reward certificate for a portion of my bill. The quick review: bread was not fresh (Sunday night, but still), prime rib was medium warm, salmon ok, shrimp slightly greasy, mashed potatoes bland, and the creamed spinach vegetable was good. The waiter up-charged the $30 cedar plank salmon to a king salmon without asking us. I complained about the uncharged and was interrogated by the manager. We pointed out that the cedar plank salmon listing on the menu did not offer a “better brand of salmon” and the waiter did not offer that to us. The manager took off the excess charge however we felt that the mediocre meal was made even worse by the manager’s rude attitude. I’m done. I will not patronize Chart houses again.

MJ
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I thought the food was bland and lacking flavor.

MH
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, the Chart House still has it!!! I have not been to one in many, many years, and was a little hesitant that it would live up to my expectations.....our server was very attentive, and food was delivered as we requested, as we wanted to enjoy the view and ambiance, and did not feel rushed at all on a Saturday night! Overall, I wold be happy to go back, and ate too much, my only regret!

PK
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant and service. Been here multiple times and never disappointed!

LI
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Has something for everyone. Always a good call. I'll be back

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went to Chart House dinner so we can watch the fireworks a few steps down from the restaurant.

They have valet parking for $6 but there is a parking lot which is walking distance from the restaurant. I opted for Valet because my mom has mobility issues.

I brought my pet maltese so we were offered a seat in the outdoor patio, which I happily took since it was not very cold and they have heaters. Only service dogs are allowed inside the restaurant.

Overall the food was okay. Loved the octopus and crab cakes for appetizers but the prime rib was bit of a disappointment. A tad chewy and tasteless.

The mud cake for dessert was excellent but the lava cake was a let down because it was cooked through. No gooey chocolate when we cut into the cake.

Service was great as the valet guy and our server were super nice and attentive.

OT
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The service has been subpar the last few times. They need to step up their game

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

From the valet, to the host stand to the server, the staff was extremely friendly. The view was amazing as they gave us a window table for our holiday lunch. The food was delicious and well priced. We shared a burger and a seafood Cobb and they were both very tasty.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our first family Christmas dinner at the Chart House this evening. The restaurant manager (Dave) greeted us and was very accommodating. He also checked in halfway our meal to make sure we got excellent service. Thank you, Dave, for making our Christmas dinner a special one.

GB
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Staff was trying to put out fires .
Management was not prepared for so many people.
Kitchen staff overwhelmed and could have used an extra person or two .
Food Luke warm , and choices were rapidly disappearing !
Not their normal . 🙁

BW
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We waited for 20 minutes for someone to initially come to the table. The service and food were not very good.

JS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places to dine. Good food, good ambience. We would especially like to recommend our waitress: Lena. Terrific person and great service. Thank you Lena for making our dining experience extremely pleasant.

c
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was super busy, couple of mishaps with getting cold food initially but completely understandable with how many people were in the restaurant. It was delish and Tiffany (our server) was calm as a cucumber and her service was magnificent ... OF course, I'll go back!

CG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and holiday atmosphere. Happy holidays to all.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to celebrate my daughter birthday on Christmas Day. The food was exceptional, our server Tiffany was so gracious, especially considering it was Christmas Day, and the ambience was beautiful. I hadn’t been here since my junior prom 30 years ago so it was nice to bring my kids to somewhere posh for the holiday. I will definitely come back, and sooner than 30 years from now!

S
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was good. I have been told she is from Florida.

R
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Tried the salmon cooked on a wood plank. Amazing! The scallops were very fresh. Also has a great salad bar. And the best key lime pie on the west coast.

SM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great except that the $18 for the Bone Marrow appetizer amounted to 2 spoonfuls of bone marrow. Just silly for the price.

F
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Went to Chart House for no reason but to eat dinner. The food and service was excellent. However, I expected a different ambiance on a Saturday night.

G
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful cuisine and service as always.
Lena excellent server.

LM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience3

I'm sad to say I was so disappointed with this restaurant. I thought there would be good food and plenty of options for a vegan, gluten-free and regular diet/hungry kids, but options were limited and the portions were small. I received a salmon with 2 starches - rice and potatoes. NO VEGGIES! My daughter had the mezze platter with shrimp and the eggplant was horrible. She's had better elsewhere. The manhattan was just ok, also better elsewhere. My husband who is vegan was not able to find any protein that he could eat. Most places have tofu these days. The Impossible burger didn't say vegan so he wasn't able to get that. We will never go back and I would be recommending it.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a really enjoyable dinner. Food was very good; albeit, a bit expensive. Took a little longer than expected for our son’s (5 yr.) meal to arrive, since we asked for it to come out asap. But, our waitress was lovely and very attentive. The ambiance was beyond reproach!

C
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food with wonderful service in a beautiful setting.

CJ
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We fly in from West Virginia to visit family on my wife's birthday and had made reservations on line. Everything was very nice----the staff-----the food-----the atmosphere! Thanks for a very nice evening!

OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My brother’s birthday. My husband and I are frequent diners. My brother really enjoys the lobster and steak and requested the Chart House for his birthday dinner.

Thoroughly enjoyed it! Tiffany made his evening special with an ice cream cake with his name on the plate and also a handwritten birthday card with everyone’s signatures. How special was that for him???

I’m ever so grateful that this night was made sooo special for him!! Thank you!!!!

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, food was excellent, view was beautiful.

LT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a break from cooking on the holidays, I absolutely recommend trying the Chart House. The service and food was great. And I was impressed with how quickly they prepared the food with a packed house. Fabulous experience.

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