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About Chart House Restaurant - Melbourne

Experience breathtaking views of the Indian River while you dine leisurely at Chart House. Combine the extraordinary setting with outstanding cuisine & it’s not hard to see why the restaurant is a longtime favorite. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 28 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From fresh fish specialties 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 Macadamia Crusted Mahi, New Wave Surf & Turf & a variety of succulent steaks. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines, & decadent desserts like our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake.

2250 Front Street
Melbourne, FL 32901
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday : 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday 4:30pm-10pm; Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm. Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Happy Hour: Every Day 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Cross Street:
New Haven

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(321) 729-6558

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

Parking Details:
Valet parking complimentary.

Executive Chef:
Chris Oliva

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

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Situated beautifully on the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway, Chart House is the perfect venue for your next occasion. Our professional staff specializes in cocktail parties, wedding ceremonies & receptions, and business dinners. We tailor our services to meet your needs and impress your guests.

Chart House Restaurant - Melbourne Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (105)
Scenic View (93)
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Good for Anniversaries (79)
Good for a Date (66)
Good for Birthdays (63)
Romantic (56)
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Worth the Drive (35)
Bar Seating (31)
Business Meals (30)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Happy Hour (27)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Fun (17)
Casual (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Cozy (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 4, 2014

Food pre seasoned would not take speciail requests. Salad bar not well kept and maintained. Had to ask server for bread which is part of the meal. Prices for early bird were not in line with other establishments that offer the same fare.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 1, 2014

We have enjoyed every visit (about four per year) to the Chart House Melbourne over the last seven years. Food is always excellent and the staff make you feel comfortable and welcome from the moment you pull up to the moment you get back in your car. We love the crab, avocado, and mango stack for an appetizer and will get that to share almost every time. The tuna, coconut shrimp, calamari and hummus are also excellent. The Snapper Hemingway Entree is an incredible dish whether fish lover or not. There is always a large choice of fresh fish along with great prime rib or steak. We recommend the Chart House for a relaxed, warm, inviting restaurant with consistently great food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 1, 2014

Love chart house, best salad bar

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2013

Dined at Chart House for our traditional New Years Eve party. As always, all of the staff are very friendly, professional, knowledgeable, attentive and "customer focused" and the food was outstanding! Best salad bar in Melbourne!
Only criticism would be that the noise level doesn't allow for a normal conversation. Don't understand why most restaurants have excessive noise levels that spoil an intimate dining experience. There must be some way to quiet down a restaurant. Very annoying!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 30, 2013

Or "old reliable." Nothing had changed here for years. The food and service are excellent. It's expensive. And the whole place desperately needs a makeover. But it's tops in the area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Key West)·Dined on December 30, 2013

We had a wonderful meal and the service was exceptional. They were packed but the servers were on top of all our needs and personal able. Overall a great experience that we would happily revisit.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 29, 2013

Everything was good except for the AC unit was dripping water on me through out the meal. I would place the responsibility on the owner .

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 28, 2013

Nice restaurant, good service. Food was ok, but not worth the price we paid.
Nice of the waiter to bring us bread, but nothing special about it. Just talk to anybody who has ever been to Red Lobster, those people remember the bread.
The appetizer, Shrimp, Crab, Vegetable Fritters was the best part of the meal.
We both had a fish dish, I had the Snapper Hemingway, fish was nice but the rice was blah. I asked for hot sauce to go with it, but never got it, so ate very little of the rice.
My wife's meal had the wrong sides twice. By the time she got it back, she did not want me to complain again.
She was not impressed at all.
Nice restaurant but not worth the money.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 28, 2013

Except for the blackened Mahihi which was covered with a very strong, gooey cheese sauce totally overpowering the delicate taste of the fish.

Prime rib, crab legs, mixed grill & various appetizers were excellent

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 27, 2013

Food, location, and service was very good.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 26, 2013

My family enjoyed the ambience of this restaurant, great service, our waitress was wonderful. The food was delicious . The scenic view was beautiful , this is my second time at the Charthouse, first time was in Savannah GA, will definitely be dining there again!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2013

Sir. This was our first time at your fine place. It was very busy the staff in the dining room were very good,it was a long day for them .We had a reservation for 7-15 pm that evening. I check in and was told about ten min. This was fine I said we would be out the door with other others,as the bar looked something like a sardine can. The lady on the desk said that that was fine they will call us.So out we went , after 45 min I returned to the desk and was told ( WE WERE LOOKING FOR YOU! ). This did not sit well, as we were only not more than thirty ft from the door, under the canopy . Other wise it was very nice time for my self and the others with me. Mark Hetherington

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2013

Great food and location and service was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2013

While the salad bar was good, I was a bit disappointed with the tenderloin. There was quite a bit of fat and not much lean meat..
If not for the salad bar and bread, I would have left feeling a bit hungry.

Also, parking was a problem. I was not aware that the valet parking was virtually mandatory. The attendant tried to guide me into a parking space and I ended up running over a red cone. That was not a pleasant experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2013

It was a fabulous Christmas dining outside at this Chart House, where it was quiet (unlike inside dining) dining on a deck/dock. They had had heaters just in case it cooled down. Definitley a great restaurant for seafood lovers - I really enjoyed the Macademia crusted Mahi!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2013

This is the fourth year we have spent Christmas Day at the Chart House and as usual we have had delicious dinner and excellent service. I always amazes me that the Manager is able to visit each table and extend greetings and make sure everything is alright. Something like that does not happen on a holiday in most places. We will be coming back for a fifth time in 2014.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2013

Nice restaurant on the water. Excellent service, delicious dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2013

Very crowded and noisy.
Table was way in the back end of room.
Very tight location, but luckily near a window with a water view.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 24, 2013

We were their December 24 you were over ran not A good night to review you we were but out on the deck and made time for. The Food was very good thank you . We will try you agin'

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 24, 2013

Over crowded, waited 40 minutes before being seated even with reservations. Service was bad, didn't ask what I wanted instead of what I ordered because they ran out, had to ask multiple times for a water refill, didn't ask how the food was. If he did we would have told him it stunk. We could have cooked better on an off night too.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 24, 2013

Even though we had a reservation, we waited 30 minutes for a table and were seated on the "tented" deck in plastic lawn chairs-- not what you would expect at a white-table cloth restaurant with entrees $27-$45. Our server was deadpan and looked depressed, possibly because she had to work on Christmas Eve. She never smiled once, and while not rude, it seemed as if she was patiently enduring her shift. . Being Christmas Eve, the place was packed, and we had to maneuver our way to the overpriced salad bar, weaving and bobbing through others' tables-- there was no direct path for foot traffic. Felt sorry for the patrons seated near that $16.99 a plate salad bar. I've seen better salad bars at Sonny's & Ruby Tuesdays.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 24, 2013

I have had a reservation on Christmas eve for probably 20 yers. This was the worst ever. 30 or more minute delay, way too noisy no place to sit. long wait for food. King Crab legs were not split, not enough drqwn butter, bread service lacking stuck in the back room with large noisy crows.. not a pleasant exxperience and I was very disappointed. Parking attendants were, as always, courtes and pleasant.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 24, 2013

This was our Christmas Eve dinner. We had reservations and still waited. The view was beautiful. The service was attentive, but could not follow directions and was not helpful to us in making selections (since we had never been there before). When I asked her if there were any appetizers on the menu that were not seafood (my husband does not eat seafood) she suggested shrimp or shellfish!? The salad bar was nice, but was lacking lettuce. Generally the one item you usually start with to build a salad. The attendant felt that his priority was to refill some of the toppings instead of replacing the empty bowl of lettuce/salad for the customers standing in front of him with empty plates. Signature dessert a waste of time. We will NEVER go back

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 23, 2013

Making a reservation was so easy, I did it online just a few days before our anniversary. Our table was ready when we got there. I was a tad worried with all the large parties that we'd get lost in the shuffle, but they sat us at a lovely table in a quiet room. We even had a view of the river. Our waiter, Gerry, was perfect, very knowledgeable and friendly. Everyone was friendly, in fact. Very relaxing for an upscale atmosphere. Our fillets were cooked perfectly, mine medium rare and his medium. If it's your thing, get the gazpacho! I loved it. Could not have had a better night and looking forward to a return visit soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 20, 2013

and on the Friday before Xmas, it was extremely loud. Hard to judge anything except we were seated promptly and the waitress made no mistakes. Part of the time we had to shout across our round banquette table to be heard. There was an exceptionally loud table adjacent to ours. The traffic to the salad bar and back added to the confusion and tight quarters. Not as large as other Chart Houses, but for Melbourne it is upscale.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 19, 2013

Great experience. Great menu. Friendly staff. Never a disappointment. It is always a great place to bring friends and family.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 19, 2013

Chart House is one of my favorite restaurants in Melbourne. I was very disappointed in this last visit. My dish, which was the salmon with mashed potatoes, was very dry. It was if it had sat under the hot lamp too long. It also seemed like it took a very long time between the time we were given bread and the time we received dinner. The restaurant was not packed at the time so I don't know why there was this large time gap. The dessert which was the lava cake (two), one was perfect the other over-cooked. The bill also was embarrassing. We ordered two bottles of wine which we split among three ladies. When the bills came, two were charged and the third was not, which meant we had to deal with dividing the bill at the table, ugh!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 19, 2013

They always take care of their customers and do a great job. Have eaten here for years and continue to do so for years to come.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 18, 2013

The food is always great at Chart House. We were not seated with a water view, probably because we were 'just' three ladies out for dinner. We felt quite rushed through dinner, our reservation was for 6:30 and we were done by 7:40. Our monthly dinners usually last at least two hours, even at more casual restaurants. It was quite disappointing to be rushed through a special evening in a very expensive restaurant.
It seems this establishment has become more of a business networking restaurant than a nice evening with friends and loved ones. We will probably not be back, but instead return to the other fine dining restaurants in the area where we can relax and enjoy the food, wine and conversation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 15, 2013

Salad bar prepper could do better. A few dishes had on scraps left in the bottom of the bowl and crakers were stale!

The Prime had to be returned due to it was on fairly luke warm and cut very unevenly across. Noted lack of proper paying attention to detail or complacencey occurring for a first time in year's at the Melbourne, Fl Chart House!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2013

For many years the Chart House was one of the best restaurants in the Melbourne area. Based on three recent visits it would not be in the top 50 in Melbourne. Food quality is on a par with a lower end, chain steak house so prices are out of line. Not likely to visit again.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 14, 2013

Our family enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Chart House. We were celebrating our son's graduation from FIT. The food was excellent. It was very crowded as it always is during the Christmas holidays. But we had no trouble getting to and from the salad bar. I'm planning to have my birthday celebration here later this month. I have had my birthday dinner here for the last 30 years.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 13, 2013

Our reservation was for 7:30, but we arrived about 6:45 and they seated us early. We were seated at a table next to the bar and it was packed with folks standing along with every seat taken at the bar. Everything was perfect except that we felt a bit rushed and did not say anything to our waiter until we got to desert. I wish I had said something sooner to our waiter, so I will take at least part of the blame for the timing. Our waiter was very pleasant and professional as has been our experience at every Chart House we visit. This was our first visit at this location in Melbourne and we will return the next time we are in town.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 11, 2013

We were there for a birthday party. My favorite appetizer is the hummus with plantains. The spinach salad is awesome after I eliminated the eggs and bacon dressing and had the chef add kidney beans, garbanzo beans, beets with a vinaigrette dressing.
I have previously had the veggie pasta bowl there. I enjoyed it then, but........on the last occasion it was VERY disappointing. I am not sure if I will order that dish again.
I ordered the creme brûlée....that was to die for.
The service was a bit slow. On the whole it was a pleasant evening with my friends.
I will give the Chart House another chance.
Also I do think the valet parking should be optional when parking is available.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 11, 2013

We had a wonderful wait staff that met our needs before we even knew we had a need! The food was excellent and the price was more reasonable than expected.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 9, 2013

My husband and I don't have a Chart House Restaurant near us so we always dine here when visiting the Melbourne area. We are big fans of the restaurant. I have been visiting this location for 20+ years. Five years ago we had a small wedding in the area held our reception dinner here.

Celebrated our five year anniversary last week in Melbourne and reserved a table for two that night. We were very much looking forward to our anni dinner. The restaurant and bar area were hopping- we arrived on a Monday during Happy Hour. The food was OK to good. The service was poor. We were very surprised to say the dinner we had the night before at a different restaurant was better. I still would recommend this restaurant. Off night?

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 6, 2013

My husband and I went for our anniversary. This place was perfect from the people, service, food, and atmosphere. I highly recommend this place for any special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 4, 2013

As usual this Chart House was great! Our waitress got us our drinks very quickly, despite a packed bar. The food was a little slow coming out, but they said that they had to fresh-shuck our oysters, so I guess that can take a long time.

Once we got our food, it was delicious and well worth the wait. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants great seafood in a great setting in the City of Melbourne.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 1, 2013

My now husband brought me here to propose several years ago and we went again Sunday night and it was just as amazing as I remember it.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 1, 2013

I have dined at the Melbourne Chart House several times. The wait staff is attentive and knowledgeable. Food is consistent and well worth the price. View is outstanding with dolphins not an unusual sight. For special occasions or just to treat yourself, go to the Melbourne Chart House.

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