Chart House Restaurant - Monterey

4.6
5312 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Chart House is a fine dining restaurant serving seafood & steak and famous for their spectacular views. For more than 50 years, Chart House has redefined the ideal dining experience. With 27 waterfront and showcase locations ranging from the historic to the unforgettable, Chart House restaurants specialize in dazzling views, unique cuisine and exceptional service. From fresh fish specialties to slow-roasted prime rib, the renowned chefs of Chart House have tailored a menu that adds a unique touch to local flavors. And the Chart House happy hour is a guest favorite, where guest favor our signature cocktails and delicious bites you are sure to enjoy. Our original Hot Chocolate Lava Cake is the perfect end to a memorable dining experience at Chart House. Chart House offers the ideal setting for your next event. We would be happy to assist you with all the details of your special occasion.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5312 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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MoniqueC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my wife’s 40th birthday. Everything was exactly as I had hoped. A beautiful window table, two glasses of rose brut with our delicious appetizers of Oysters on the half shell, and Burrata plate. A bottle of a Central Coast White, by Tenchen, coupled perfectly with my wife’s chopped salad, and her Salmon & Shrimp over Rice, as well as my Shrimp and Lobster Carbonara, and a side of perfectly cooked asparagus. Finally they comped us a slice of delicious Mud Pie, to go with the the Mini Lava Cake that was part of my wife’s dinner choice.

The food was delicious and the service was spectacular. Together they made for the finest meal I’ve had in years. The atmosphere was icing on the birthday meal.

Simply the fines.

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WendyL
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate special occasions. The ambiance and view of the bay was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great experience

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AaronM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely amazing at the chart house

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A awesome 1st date experience and real warm and genuine service. I would definitely go again.

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DanB
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always try to make it to the Chart House when in Monterey. Never a disappointment and a great view.

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JohnR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, very expensive, but that's Monterey! It was very noisy and the tables were close together. The service was good and the wait staff friendly.

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LindaB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service and food were excellent. The restaurant itself is noisy and not at all reasonably priced. We were expecting a quieter meal for the price paid.

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LullethZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We appreciate the personalized Menu for our Anniversary Dinner, it was awesome! Service was Superb and the Food was Phenomenal! We will definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took our son for his 17th birthday and had an excellent dinner! Our server Jeremiah and Garrett were so professional and friendly. Our celebration was perfect!

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Friends
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Decent food and ambiance and a change from Schooners at the Plaza.
Hostess was rather stand offish but our wait staff was pleasant enough.

Note to restaurant staff: Just because folks chose not drink alcohol they shouldn't be treated with any less interest. We all know alcohol drives up the bill but not necessarily the tip. These people may want to remember that. We tip on service not because the bill has a certain dollar on it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

What's happened to Charthouse? Used to be great, now mediocre. Only thing going for this location is the view. Drinks arrived after our salads. Husband's salad had no dressing, and server was a no show. Ordered green beans, got flavorless asparagus. Sea Bass was mushy and salty. Mushrooms were tasteless, primarily raw and cold. Won't go again.

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WillC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marissa our waitress was amazing, friendly and professional. Thank you to the manager and assistant chef for giving us appetizers for our wait. Highly recommended. Great staff and friendly environment.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After a little wait, we were seated with Ocean View. Lobster bisque was best I’ve had, generous bites of real lobster and the right amount of spiciness. My wife loved her coconut shrimp, they were big, crispy and plenty. My spicy ahi was super tender and flavorful, complemented by half ginger wasabi and jus. Paired with lovely The Federalist Chardonnay. Excellent!

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DeborahM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Having been to other Chart House's, this one was very disappointing. The clam chowder was tasty but the fish was bland.

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vipgjkkca61
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can't beat the view here but the food was amazing as well

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vipFoodie2
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Average food. Old needs to be redone. Lava cake was awful.

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vipfoodman2
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding location, great food, best view in Monterey.

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vipLouisC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited to celebrate my friends birthday. They gave us a special birthday menu and the service from start to finish was great.
Our waiter Brian was very attentive and efficient. Paxton was also a great help when we experienced an issue with our order. He took care of it and resolved the issue which was appreciated and added to the excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience5

We made reservations to have a nice dinner on our vacation. The food was good, but not the best we had in Monterey Bay. Service was on the slow side and there was a Robles with our order of a lobster and shrimp carbonara. I ordered extra shrimp and when it came out it did have extra shrimp, but no lobster. This was after him telling us there would be at least 5 ounces of lobster on the plate. He went to check in the back and told us the lobster was there but in the mixed into the sauce. A couple of minutes later the manager came by to ask how our meal was and he agreed that is not how the dish should have been prepared. He fixed the situation in a timely manner and brought me some sautéed lobster for my dish. The manager was great but after that the waiter was not attentive and took a long time to bring the bill and payment. The manger stepped in again to run our card. Although the manager was accommodating we probably won’t come back. i just don’t appreciate the waiter lying about the lobster and then ignoring our needs afterwards. I get that mistakes happen and we only told the manager because he checked in on us. I expected more from a $300 meal.

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FashionMom
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After being tired of having blah, pricey meals while visiting Monterey, I remembered about the Chart House. So glad I did! While the meals are a bit pricey, the quality of the food makes up for it. The decor is lovely and the service fabulous. I highly recommend this restaurant and reservations are a must.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice setting and the food was OK but the fish was extremely dry. Not nice at all. Good news is they did not charge us for it.

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PatriciaP
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Views are awesome. Servers are polite and attentive. Food is delicious and served timely. Very enjoyable dining experience.

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aaronp
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and beautiful bay views from every seat.

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TimT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always great food and a super view of the Bay. Good wine list too.

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ellie
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It still pains me to pay $44 for a piece of fish and a side serving of mashed potatoes but the food is very good and the views are always great.

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vipCaliforniabill
Central Coast
31 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food and view with great service

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Deanna
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and helpful! The view was gorgeous and the food was delicious.

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AmyS
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and very friendly, attentive staff.

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KenS
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

My favorite Cannery Row restaurant….however last night’s experience was poor. In contrast to the good food and service we received, the issue was too many people crammed into too small a space while half the restaurant was roped off and vacant. Beyond having to elbow your way thru the crowd, once seated we could literally hug the customers behind us without leaving our chairs. Conversation was impossible. A better solution was to utilize the whole restaurant and spread people out!

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sckvt
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely setting. Phenomenal food. Our waiter was wonderful but he was really burdened with the number of people he had to serve. However he did a great job for us.

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LynnU
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was wonderful except they wouldn’t let us switch veggies. I heard another costumer ask the same thing.

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vipHappyXmas1
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Server Damian was tops! Macadamia Mahi still as good as always. Great location.

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vipMaddieMedina
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 10th Anniversary dinner at Chart House. It was our first time there. The food was excellent and the service was fantastic. We had a table by the window that offered spectacular views. We appreciated the shoutout at the menu too! It’s in the small details that made our visit extra special. We’ll definitely be back!

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Richard1140
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu has something for everyone. The salad and chowder were excellent. The $50 dinner item is a great value! We had different salmon dishes and both were delicious, prepared perfectly and generous portions. Our server was well versed in the menu, including cocktails and wine list. While the interior of the building is beautiful wood, the exterior has areas of dry rot visible from the window seating and the glass at the window seats is pulling away from the framing. Landry’s needs to invest in the exterior before a window falls out. Despite those issues we still highly recommend this place.

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vipLaura
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and food were great. They do need to improve the ventilation when so many people were ordering the sautéed mushrooms and/or scampi because the restaurant was filled with the steam/odor of the items as the items were being cooked at their tables. Maybe open the windows or something? I felt as if my hair/clothes started to smell from all the steam floating around

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

We arrived 10 minutes early for a dinner reservation. Seated quickly and then the wait began. Took nearly 20 minutes to receive our drinks once ordered. Dinner order was placed at the same time as drinks … one hour later we still had not received our food. Dinner was finally served after 1 hour and 10 minutes. Surrounding tables seemed to have stellar service with very attentive wait staff. We noticed the table next to ours drank their wine and then must have lost patience and left before receiving their food.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, service was excellent as was the food!!!

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You can order delivery directly from Chart House Restaurant - Monterey using the Order Online button. Chart House Restaurant - Monterey also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Chart House Restaurant - Monterey also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 372-3362.

Chart House Restaurant - Monterey is rated 4.6 stars by 5312 OpenTable diners.

Chart House Restaurant - Monterey does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.