Chart House Restaurant - Monterey

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4195 reviews
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A longtime favorite on Cannery Row, Chart House offers panoramic views of Monterey Bay & the city lights beyond. Watch the abundant sea life while relaxing at your table. 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 fresh fish specialties 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 Spiced Yellowfin Ahi, Mac Nut Mahi & Slow-roasted Prime Rib. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines & decadent desserts like our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake. Be sure to join us for a fantastic happy hour, with appetizers starting at $4.

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J
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Over 45 mins behind on our reservation and food did not come out as ordered -

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San Joaquin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the chart house , the view , the food , drink and service is great

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VB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The lobster bisque was fabulous as always, great bread selection to go with it. My filet mignon was not very flavorful, I have had better at Outback. The service was very good and the atmosphere and view was outstanding. Loved the surprise mud pie for my birthday.

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Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed our meal. Beautiful restaurant with very good staff. Food was delicious. Definitely going back.

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KS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was very nice. Drinks were very good. And the Salmon was to die for.

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JS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went here to celebrate our wedding anniversary as part of our Monterey get away weekend and were happy we did. The food was very good and the service was the very best we have ever experienced in the area. The ambience and the view of the bay was a nice back drop to the entire experience. Oh, also with noting, the bartender was excellent! Properly mixed drinks are preferred over heavy pours. There os a reason there are recipes and this bartender did not disappoint.

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CS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was OK, service was outstanding, mixed drinks at bar were outstanding.

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SB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food always expertly prepared, excellent service. Warm, comfortable atmosphere. These are some of the reasons we choose Chart House to celebrate our anniversaries.

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SB
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday. And they treated me like a princess. Put candles on all the desserts we ordered. And even got a card at the end with the staff signature a really nice touch

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Husband’s birthday dinner

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BM
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great meal and a great view of the ocean. Service was good, bar was a little noisy.

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Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

My wife and I dined for our anniversary. The waitress, although friendly, seemed a little stiff and inexperienced. We both ordered filet mignon. It was cooked to order (medium rare) but was a little dry and without the flavor you’d normally expect. We like Chart House and will go again, but it seems the like much of their staff is young and not very experienced.

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San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been here twice in the past few months and both experiences were nothing short of fabulous! Both times we were celebrating special occasions and the staff went above and beyond for us. My husband called ahead and reserved an entire mud pie for my birthday. It was gorgeous! The coconut crispy shrimp were amazing and had the most beautiful presentation. The lava cake is also a must!

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s birthday. Amazing food, service, and view

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed every aspect, the ambiance, wine, & fabulous food. We traveled to Monterey as a post Christmas getaway & were seated at table 10 at the suggestion of Host! Our server Monique was pleasant helpful & prompt! We will definitely return, we had a wonderful dining experience. A must visit for those traveling to the area! Filet, lobster, Fall salad mushrooms & lava cake along with Stags Leap Artemis~~Divine!!!

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TS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took my girlfriend here for a date, and we had such a great time. Was nice to have conversations with each other and not be interrupted by other tables.

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E
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Value, outstanding service and high quality food selections

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CL
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful place to go! Food is delicious, service is great and the scenery of the ocean is the best

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SH
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chart House is quickly becoming my favorite go-to place for a celebration, at ANY of their locations. On this most recent visit to the Monterey location, the prime rib was EXTRA delicious and our waitress was amazing. She even made us a list of little-known places in Monterey to check out. I highly recommend!!!

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k
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we go to the Charthouse regularly. special occasions an"just because" .. its our fave place to go for a great meal or just the salad bar.. our server this time was Damien.. we had excellent service!!!! he was friendly ,

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place to celebrate!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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TB
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We go to the Chart House in Tahoe all the time and LOVE IT! ... we were not as happy with this one... for starters... we had an early reservation to watch the sunset.... we were the only ones there until a family with little kids was seated right next to us? We ordered a filet mignon Medium rare and was served so dry without a bit of pink in it... we ate at the Fish Hopper the night before and was much more happy with that.

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HK
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really Lovely place, we got a table for two right near a window overlooking the bay. Had some great cocktails, some appetizers, and then some coconut shrimp and fantastic fish for dinner. They have both lobsters and oysters on the menu; I'm terribly allergic to both but not to shrimp or crab. They took the allergy seriously and still were able to provide me some wonderful seafood dishes. I'm so glad we went :-)

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DR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

We had to wait quite a while even with reservations. The food service was also slow. The Cadillac Margarita was the worst margarita I ever had. No one at the table could finish it. Someone in our group ordered the 7oz fillet and the waiter came back and said that they were out of the 7oz and would have to charge us more for the 9oz. Good customer server would have been to just substitute the 9oz with no charge. It seemed a little ridiculous for only 2 more oz. Finally, we use to go to Chart House and really look forward to their mud pie with the thick chocolate on top and the Oreo cookie crust but the crust was so thin it was practically non-existent and the chocolate on top looked just like Hershey's syrup drizzled over it. It is a beautiful setting but everything else was very disappointing.

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VC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Damian was great! He made our New Year’s Eve/anniversary very special and made sure we understood the menu and the specials. Also want to thank the male hostess in the front for being so kind and sitting us next to the window, as per request.

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LF
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was delicious and beautiful. The staff was spot on and the environment was stunning.

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RR
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Food. Great service. Our waiter was great but he needs to try to enjoy his self. His smile wasn't a relax smile. But he was great with his service. The floor manager was the same. Forced smile, not enjoying herself but still checking in to make sure we were good. They both seemed to not enjoy thereselves but they did a good job

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DM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonder restaurant! Superb atmosphere. Great staff and fine cuisine. We have celebrated New Year’s Eve here the past five years. We will be back next New Years Eve!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Always a fabulous meal and the view is amazing!

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve meal. They delivered as they ALWAYS do, we sat looking at the water enjoying great food and atmosphere.

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WI
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well, I'll put it simply..... The Chart House in Monterey is now our favorite. It was out second time there and I had to have the killer clam chowder again. We went on the 31st to celebrate our engagement of 2 days. The desserts are excellent.... The king salmon dish was excellent..... We're going to make a habit of this and most likely going to bring friends next time.

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Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary. Our server, Brittany, was absolutely amazing. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. We parked across the street due to a full parking lot, but it was a close walk.

The food was delicious - cooked exactly the way we requested. Very accommodating to food allergies.
The wine was good and reasonably priced. Dessert was fabulous, the lava cake is worth the splurge!

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Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 4

Steak Marsala had a lot of grissle in it very tough..... very disappointed

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LK
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. The location was fantastic.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Damien our waiter was a true professional with a kind and ready to please attitude. We ordered appetizers that were prepared with perfection in mind that tasted and presented great! All the staff from hostess to bar tenders were equally friendly and eager to please. Dining room view of bay beautiful - not a bad seat in the house.

Not photoed - the calamari was really different in a great tasting way - don’t miss how your eyes light up as you taste buds go wow - this is amazing!

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JR
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fantastic service and amazing food made for a great dining experience.

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TN
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Prime rib and mahi were excellent and the service was great.

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JS
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My husband’s prime rib was great and the salmon was also very good. I had shrimp with pasta and it was just so-so. I would not order it again . As always the salad bar is great and they have a nice happy hour. We had a window table and the view is gorgeous. No parking so you have to find space on the street which is not too difficult. Ambience is worth the entire experience because of the magnificent view.

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L
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We arrived about five minutes before our reservation at 6:30. At 6:45 we still had not been seated so we inquired when that would occur. The young lady was rather rude to us and said about 5 minutes. We noticed another group of 4 people apparently had reservations at 6:15 and were not seated until around 6:45 after they also brought this to the receptionist attention too. Eventually, we were seated around 6:50-6:55. Maybe she was new or overwhelmed. The food and waiter were very good. I would recommend going here but don't count on them seating you at your reserved time. Management should perhaps talk to their employee about customer service also.

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