Chart House Restaurant - Monterey

4.5
5320 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 5320 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AngeloF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner at the best table in the house.

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ADisappointedCustomer
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Honestly, considering the reputation of the Chart House brand I expected more. It felt like this chain is resting on its past decades' laurels. The restaurant itself looks dated, dark, and run down. The menu offered the standard surf and turf fare, nothing especially inspiring. The cocktails we were served were small and poorly mixed. The Cesar salad was plain. The medium New York strip entree was overcooked. The Seafood Carbonara was bland and needed seasoning. The only thing that would bring me back to the restaurant would be the view, but there are plenty of other places on Canary Row that offer the same and better food. I can't say I'd recommend this place.

KC
KathleenC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and we were well taken care of. We sat by the window overlooking the water. The scenery was breathtaking! It was perfect!

TK
TomK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing view of the bay and one of the best filets we've ever had. Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was only tolerable. Ambiance was good because of the view, not the decor. Decor needs to be updated. Menu could use some updating as well. The steak was great but there should be better choices of side dishes. The salad bar needs to come back.

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BobB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, dining experience was perfect! We had requested table #16, our favorite and we got it! It was our anniversary and we celebrated! Thank you so much for helping us have a perfect evening!

JH
JackieH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience with our family from out of state

MR
MarielaR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was awesome! Great Customer Service and the Food was Amazing .

Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!

FN
FayeN
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood. Love their sea bass. My partner had great steak!

JL
JustLola
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sons 17th Birthday

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TammyW
San Joaquin
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks were fabulous, the food was great and the service and wonderful as always. Our menu has our names and anniversary on it. That was so special! We love the chart house and will be back!!!

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vipByronD
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Poor service. Halibut was overcooked. Sea bass was good

BZ
BeZe
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for either romantic evening or family celebration - always a great venue for making happy memories. Superior service from professional and thoughtful staff.

RM
RogerM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of my family's go-to spots since the 80s! Food and service were great, but the salad bar is currently closed, presumably related to COVID-19.

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RonaldB
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice Location in Monterey on the water. Free parking is a hard to find even during the week. On the weekends expect to pay for parking at the meter of if those are all gone $25.00 in the lot down the street. Service is always excellent and the steak are very good. I live in Monterey and think this place is a well run business.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex was an excellent host!

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X2765
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The food and service were excellent. The prime rib was the best I've ever had. The mask wearing by most of the staff made me feel unsafe. I hope they are all immunized.

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Vince
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Took my wife for her 45th birthday, Candace our server was excellent, staff is very attentive, views are always incredible, for the most part the food was good, wife's steak was overcooked as well as my lobster being rubbery, it was left under the heating lamp too long. Overall my wife enjoyed her dinner just disappointed in the food, next time if we don't have plans after dinner we will send the food back.

JC
JonC
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Unfortunately my wife was ill after eating there last night. She had the Chilean Sea Bass. Other than that though it was a beautiful restaurant with amazing views.

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MattS
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and wonderful food. Priced reasonably for a fancy dining experience. Breathtaking view of the bay.

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vipBill
Central Coast
23 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service including host and waiters. Allowed some flexibility with menu items. Food was well prepared and delicious!

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Diningduo
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our anniversary , our server was professional and helpful, great attitude and attentive. Food was what we have come to expect! The prime rib was beyond tender the chopped salad had amazing flavors and textures and the lava cake was delicious. We are NEVER disappointed and we come in at least one to two times a year when we are in the Monterey area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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MoniqueC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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KurtK
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place great food great service great time

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
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 on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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stepheng
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Table was the corner of the dining, great view, food was so good , thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great experience

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AaronM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely amazing at the chart house

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DB
DanB
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

JR
JohnR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
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.

LB
LindaB
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
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 on July 20, 2021
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 on July 20, 2021
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 on July 20, 2021
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 on July 19, 2021
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 on July 18, 2021
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.

FAQs

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 5320 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.