Chart House Restaurant - Monterey

4.5
5425 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 5425 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance!!

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ThomasC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

chopped salad was good. Mixed result with the prime rib. medium rare is on the well done side.

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JasonE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service from our waiter Jose.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jensine took great care of us! Loved the personalized menu, too. The food was delicious, which definitely contributed to a positive experience. So many places have gone downhill during the pandemic…not Chart House!

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Michael88
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was amazing. My wife and I went here for our 25th anniversary dinner and we were not disappointed. I mentioned in the booking note it was our 25th and they created a menu with a happy 25th anniversary and our name across the top that looked like part of the regular menu. It was an amazing gesture and a keep sake.
I asked if we could be seated next to the window overlooking the ocean and they made it happen.
The Kim Chee Calamari was absolutely amazing
They gave us a dessert just for our anniversary.
Our waiter Garrett was amazing. he was funny, and very attentive to us.
My wife and I could not have had a better night. Truly an amazing experience to remember.

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Ryan
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food and expensive, but worth it! Only two wait staff so a bit slow, but you aren’t there to rush through dinner.

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RODB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrate 3 birthdays

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vipKristin
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was excellent
Jalepenos bread was so amazing
Drinks poured perfectly
And can't get better then the view
Definatley Devine

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markc
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Vacation, server was very pleasant Yessi was her name. Shrimp avocado mango tower was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was terrible - they appear to be trying to serve as many people as possible without staff. Food was fair. Wait staff was poor, possibly new. It was not a great experience.

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SuzanneB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Took my sister here for her birthday and LOVED IT! I highly recommend it. Worth every penny <3

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

When I ordered my drink the waiter indicated it might take a while to prepare and asked if I was okay waiting and I said yes and then I ordered my dessert and he mentions again it takes 30 min and I was like ok that’s fine I can wait. So 50 min go by and I follow up and they finally bring my dessert and two things - 1) I don’t know why the waiter ordered me a large besides small because I’m just one person or even bothered to ask my size preference and 2) there was a hair in itttt!! I thought it was mine but it was baked into the cake. So I showed the waiter and he brought me another one immediately… I don’t know how it was ready so fast but I had to wait like an hour earlier? Also I really wasn’t in the mood to eat it anymore so I was annoyed.

I don’t really write reviews but I’m literally THAT annoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant itself is beautiful on the water and the food great, just extremely expensive. The on street meter parking is difficult.

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KevinK
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I’ve been to the chart house many times over the years it’s all ways been great the sea food and steaks all ways perfect!

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DanielleP
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service, great food, and a gorgeous view!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Mediocre service. Server sped her way through our service from beginning to end, thus leaving us rushed to leave just so they can turn the next table.

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MACS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Wonderful hostess and bus boy staff. It appeared that our waitress forgot about us at multiple points. My husband and I selected Chart House for our one year anniversary dinner. We ordered drinks and appetizers, our appetizers arrived first then out drinks came after we had finished the appetizers. My husband ordered the King crab and was given no utensils for it. He had to ask for utensils for the crab which he was given quickly, but it was definitely long after the food had arrived. We ordered coffee and cheese cake for dessert, our cheese cake arrived frozen in the middle and we never got our coffee. These minor mishaps for our dining experience took away a little from the experience. We would still recommend this restaurant but it definitely felt like the experience fell short of our expectations.

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SteveW
San Joaquin
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. We made reservations which is a must and they didn’t disappoint. We were seated right on time with a view of the ocean. It was a great experience.

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Britt
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was a highlight of our recent trip to Monterey! We were celebrating our anniversary and they took the time to print out special menus for us acknowledging the celebration! The crab was one of the tastiest meals we’ve ever had. The view is incredible. The lava cake is to die for. Can’t wait to go back in the future!

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cynthiam
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and food with beautiful views ! Definitely will come back

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Upon arrival we were sat at our table promptly and the service was good but we felt rushed. The filet and potatoes were very well cooked. The server told us the filet was a 30 year recipe and it did not disappoint! The mid pie and key lime were also very very worth the extra stuffing!

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JameelaF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff, good food, was seated early at a nice table.

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vipSamS
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

William was a great waiter, the food was amazing and the views were spectacular!

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ChrisM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chart House still one of my favorites... if you want food that is exceptional , this is the place . Service is spectacular and polite . One hour at the dinner table and never felt rushed . Make certain that you get reservations .

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at a Chart House. Better then expected. Bar staff friendly and uplifting. Great timing and not rushed during the evening at all. Food was great and service was excellent. Highly recommend for any occasion.

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KelR
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal. Even at night, you can still see a beautiful view of the water from the window seats. The filet was delicious and the green beans. Great wine list as well.

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LocalVerger
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Jessie was lovely; she was friendly, kind, and helpful. However, whether she was busy with other tables or dealing with an issue, she seemed a bit inattentive from our perspective. That said, we're happy to sit at one of her tables again, and the overall experience was, as always, amazing. The Chart House is our favorite special occasion spot!

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StacyM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I ordered the seafood combination dinner. The lobster was good, the salmon and prosciutto wrapped prawns were over cooked. The vegetables were barely cooked. Having dined here before, I was disappointed in what I received as far as a main course. My husband’s steak , slightly undercooked for him, was superb. Very tender. I wish I had ordered that. His asparagus side was perfect. The service was good. The bartender selected a Chardonnay for me that I loved (The Federalist Chardonnay). The spinach salad was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Made reservation for 5:30pm. Arrived at the restaurant early at 4:47pm because we got through the aquarium sooner than we thought. When we arrived, I asked the hostess if we would be able to be seated earlier. She then said that she would have to wait until 5:00pm to seat those reservations first and then she let me know. I said ok. We then waited until the 5pm crowd left the lobby. At around 5:08pm, I asked the next hostess if we could check on the status of the table. She said I would have to wait until 5:15pm when those reservations get seated. I then told her what the first hostess said to me. To the first hostess: if you couldn’t seat me until 5:30pm, why wouldn’t you say that? Why would I wait until 5:00pm, let alone again at 5:15pm, to see if I can seated earlier? I could have then sat down with my husband at the bar or left the restaurant/cancelled reservation. I was also annoyed that they seated walk-ins BEFORE us!! Confused/irritated/hungry that we waited 20+ minutes for this awful service, we decided to sit at the bar. Service from there at the bar was smooth and the food came out quickly. Unfortunately, I am not sure if I would come here again due to that experience. Basically, if you really want to eat here, do not make special requests and do not come earlier than your reservation time.

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AaronD
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful view and excellent service. Food was very good but small servings.

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vipjojuan
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Horrible receptionist and hostess. We made a reservation for 7:00 pm, arrived 10 minutes prior but didn’t get seated until 7:10 pm when we complained and after everybody that came after us we’re seated. Hostess then asked, what was tour name again? Server was amazing but too bad, front reception had attitude and inattentive. Won’t ever go back again. No thank you.

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food - we had seafood pot pie and Mahi Mahi! Fantastic! Great Service also.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites. Best salad bar in the business.

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vipCherylM
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipJessicaP
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We really enjoyed the food but the service was absent never checked on us but constantly checking on a neighboring table. It’s the first time in over 10 years we felt compelled to only leave a 15% tip. Even the manager walked by us a dozen times didn’t speak and lined up silverware and chairs(we had a 9pm reservation so he was tidying up versus ensuring customer service, they forgot an appetizer got the drink order wrong and took forever to give us the bill. I wish I could say better things

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MarioV
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a simple yet straightforward menu , definitely try the filet miñon!
Perfect for a date , anniversary etc. The seats have a clear view of the beach outside .Expect to spend around $100-$200 for a party of 2

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night, great food, great table couldn’t have asked for more !!

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Sara
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent, and the ambiance was fantastic. The wait time for food was a bit too long I think because they were very busy.

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jimb
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food and service were both very good. They are extremely busy but seem to have a reasonable amount of staff. Bar area is very small and no where to sit if you want a drink before dinner.

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TomD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Chart House is a warm friendly location with great views. Service level was great. The menu I thought was a bit limited

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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 4.5 stars by 5425 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.