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About Chart House Restaurant - Monterey

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.

444 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm; Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 6:30pm; Sunday: 4:00pm-6:30pm.

Cross Street:
Drake Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(831) 372-3362

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

Parking Details:
We have a small private lot (complimentary) across the street from the restaurant for our guests. In addition, there is on-street parking available (metered) at the cost of $1.50 per hour. After 8:00pm street parking is complimentary. Diagonally across from the restaurant (north) there is a public lot with fluctuating rates.

Executive Chef:
Robert Noce

Private Party Facilities:
We have semi-private areas of the restaurant that easily accommodate groups of 15 to 50. All areas of the restaurant have fabulous views of the Monterey Bay! Available during the day for parties of 50 to 140 guests until 4:00pm Sunday thru Friday & until 3:30pm Saturdays & Sundays. The restaurant is available with limited availability for complete buy-outs.

Private Party Contact:
Ellen Marconi: (831) 372-3362

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Chart House Restaurant - Monterey Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (132)
Waterfront (132)
Special Occasion (109)
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Good for a Date (97)
Good for Anniversaries (96)
Romantic (89)
Good for Birthdays (69)
Worth the Drive (50)
Happy Hour (37)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Bar Seating (30)
Cozy (28)
Casual (26)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Business Meals (25)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Good for Groups (25)
Fun (22)
Local Ingredients (18)
Healthy (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Authentic (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Hot Spot (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
People Watching (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Disabled Access (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Seasonal (8)
Late-night Find (6)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

Always consistently good.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

Food and drinks were very good. Recommend the Maize Shrimp and Scallops.

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·Dined 6 days ago

The Chart House never dissapoints. We dine here at least once a year for our anniversary. This year, we went for our birthdays too. They service is impeccable and they pay attention to detail. The food is always cooked to perfection, and the pricing will not break your pockets.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

Our waiter was Damian. He was great and treated us special. Attentive but not interruptive.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 7 days ago

I have requested for the best table in the restaurant. They first gave me a table with a view of a hotel and partial water view. I had to requested to sit at the one “corner table by the window/water” but I ended up just moving one table right next to the original table. I was little disappointed since it was my special day(birthday and first time in Monterey chart house). When I asked to be moved, the staff laughed at me and this person was no longer our waiter/waitress because of the section. Our waitress overall was okay. Nothing extra. Waiter/waitress did forgot my drink. My prime rib I requested medium rare but it was close to rare. Lobster on the side was dried up horrible for $30. I realized sometimes, going to a regular restaurant to celebrate my special occasion can be better and with better services. Fancy restaurant, people come in to spend money money to receive almost if not perfect service and this wasn’t the place. Also, this restaurant cannot see a sunset unless I was seated at the wrong table. All the request I had on opentable wasn’t granted.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Waterfront
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Made a reservation for 9 was seated 5 mins or so later. I don't know if it was because it was later in the evening but did take awhile for our food to arrive. On the plus side our waiter was great! Very attentive and accommidating.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Such a great and fun wait staff. Our waiter was hilarious. Good was delicious

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Bar service was great while waiting for our table. Waitress was horrible, either too busy or not attentive enough, not sure. We didn’t get our wine that we wanted for dinner until we were half done. My prime rib was barely warm. Asked for straight horseradish and waited at least 10 minutes. Creamed spinach was great. The gentleman who walks around asking how things were was wonderful. Poor guy had to clear our table when finished because no one else bothered to. For the amount of money spent have been to better places.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our first time to Chart House and it was a great experience. Miguel took great care of us! We started off with the calamari and it is very, very good and a huge portion! It's not your typical fried calamari but don't let that scare you...it's amazing! The prime rib had a great flavor and my husband loved the creamed spinach. The lava cake was to die for. We thought the prices were reasonable for the quality and ambiance. Highly recommended!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Been here 3 times, Always had a great time my wife & kids, Excellent food & atmosphere great view along with excellent service, Thank you Brittney!! You ever come to dine at this establishment ask for Brittney she's an awesome server. We'll be back again when we come back in town.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I just thought the food was just ok. I was hoping for something that would blow me away seeing as the restaurant is expensive. I ordered their shrimp pasta dish, which was great in flavor, but unfortunately my pasta was very overcooked and mushy.....

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Dinner was great and tasty till I found a hair on my plate....long and black.......and I'm bald so it wasn't mine

Tags: People Watching
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Celebrated my Daughter's birthday with her husband, 2 year old grandson and my wife. Service was excellent from the hostess greeting, to be seated, drink service and food. Pre-ordered the lava cake for dessert due to prep time. Pandeed chicken, white sea bass and coconut crusted shrimp entrees were all worth ordering (again). I am not a chocolate lover and had the key lime pie for dessert (huge slice). Nice, unhurried dinner and well behaved 2 year old!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I treated myself to a nice dinner out alone, so I sat at my table reading a book the whole night. The waiter was very polite and attentive, he checked on me regularly to ensure I didn’t need anything. He also made sure my appetizer and entree were to my liking. It wasn’t too loud for me to focus on my book, but there were other groups there that still felt comfortable enjoying each other, which, for me, is that perfect sweeet spot with a restaurant; you want to enjoy yourself with out disturbing others. Overall, it was a great experience and I will definitely go back, alone or with company.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Took our teenagers for a special night out while visiting Monterey. Everything was wonderful except... our table was one that converted from a square four top to a round 6 top. The leaves folded under the table for the four top. Or they were supposed to do so. One would not lock, so we brought it to the attention of our server. She stated that they new this table had an issue and offered to turn it so that the broken part was at my 14 year olds place, since she is the smallest of us. Good idea, but it bothered even my daughter. I wound up having to sit with a heavy table leaf resting on my thighs for the entire night as they were no other tables available for us. It wasn't terrible, but I expect more from a find dining establishment that charges the prices they do. If the table is broken, fix it or replace it. Don't make diners deal with it.

Other than that, our experience was great. The food was delicious, the view amazing and the wait staff attentive. Everything you look for when dining out.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The prime rib was overcooked but overall, the dinner was good but not worth the price. The service was very good. The ambiance was great.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The overall dining experience was excellent. The filet mignon was perfectly prepared. The waitstaff was attentive and the manager personally greeted every table. We will be back.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My husband had a wonderful experience. Our server Aimee was exceptional. Very attentive. Enjoyed the warm rolls and butter that were served quickly. I had cioppino which was amazing. Plenty of rich scallops, mussels and prawns. There were 2 large crab legs and tender pieces of white fish too. The soup was traditional in a great way. Came with toasted buttered bread. My husband had warm spinach salad which was very good, but needed a dash of salt. Large portion and enough to share with me. My husband had the 14 oz NY strip steak. It was cooked perfectly, but he had to add salt and steak sauce. The char was good, but initial seasoning was bland. He did not order any extra steak toppings. Mashed potatoes were very good. For dessert, we had the hot chocolate molten lava cake with vanilla ice cream and coffee. So good. Was too full to eat the entire dessert. No alcohol with our meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very relaxed and welcoming feeling, here on a short staycation and always come to the chart house!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Awesome dinner! We had an early reservation, 5:00 pm, it’s my 53rd birthday, so late nights are no longer my thing, hahaha!
Anyhow, our table was beautiful, our server, Tony, was very good, knowledgeable, attentive and kind. (Let him know that we didn’t steal his pen, we didn’t have one in the bill book:)
The mojito flight is a stroke of genius idea for a cocktail choice. Amazingly good!
Dinner, filet with blue cheese, Yukon garlic mashed potatoes, creamed spinach (for me, hubby is opposed to veggies), crab cake for the hubby, all super delicious, and perfectly cooked.
We finished with the lava cake, which basically finished us, and we are contemplating whether 7pm is too early for bed!
Thank you! Thank you! It was a great time!

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Two of our group had the Chef special Mahi and were very disappointed. I had Ahi...cooked perfect but lacked flavor (aromatics or something). Cocktails and dessert were great.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Wonderful place for date nights, a place where you can go order great food, with a great view, and just the right amount of ambient noise to have privacy.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We love coming here for all of our anniversaries and birthdays! It is on the pricey side but well worth it when you are celebrating something special. Wonderfu food and service!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

I ordered a rib eye steak price $35. It was very dry. I ordered it med rare. Very little juice, not very tasty. It was not tender.
I am not sure if I will visit again.

The potatoes were also dry, and not very warm.
We have dined there many times over 15 years. This was the least enjoyable visit yet. We were a party of 6.
Wait staff was great
Reservation was great on the internet.

Very disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

My girlfriend and I ate here for our one year dating anniversary and we had a great dinner experience. The service was very attentive and friendly, giving good suggestions for drink and entree options. The waterfront table viewing the orange moon over the Monterey Bay was very special, and we enjoyed our meals a lot.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Bar Seating
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Never disappointed. Great food. Great view. Great evening!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fantastic views. Great food at a great price.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Been going thee for years, the only thing that still is good is the salad bar.
Steaks were over cooked and service was below average, overpriced for the food quality.
They need to get rid of the booths, terribly inconvenient when everyone has to get out so you can go to the salad bar.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

My boyfriend and I spent our Anniversary Dinner at Chart House Restaurant in Monterey. It was amazing, from the view of the ocean, watching otters and seals out the window at our table. To the food, wine and service from our awesome waiter, Warren! He gave us great options and recommendations which we were both so happy with. Leading with fresh Oysters and perfectly cooked calamari. Fresh caught salmon with a lovely light Argentinian Malbec was the perfect pairing for our main course. Finished off with the Hot Chocolate Lava Cake - OMG! This will definitely be a special spot for the years to come and we can't wait to come back!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very disappointed this time, they removed their chicken Marsala form the menu after 23 years. Won't be going back until it comes back. Was my wife's favorite place and menu item and they are not making it any more apparently.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

My husband and I spent our 2nd anniversary in Monterey and we chose the Chart House for our first night of dining. It is a beautiful, cozy and romantic restaurant. They personalized our menus to say, “Happy Anniversary!!!” The staff was very welcoming. The food was excellent. I will be coming again. Thank you for a lovely evening. Here’s to more of them in the future.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This was one of the best dining experiences I have had in a long time. Sat us at our reservation time, in a window with a view of the ocean. Warren was our waiter and he was excellent. He knew the menu well, was efficient and friendly. The food was exactly as we liked it. Fillet Mignon was perfectly cooked as well as the Sea Bass. Nice atmosphere, quiet, well lite (I could actually read the menu without a flashlight) and everyone was friendly.
I will definitely go again and recommend it to friends.

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great Salad Bar! Good Service! Great Salad Bar! Great Salad Bar! Great Salad Bar!

Tags: Healthy, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Way too much seasoning on seafood. When I complained about saltiness, server said it was a a new mix they bought.Really? They did comp my appetizer.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Dined at the Chart House twice during this visit to Monterey. See my previous review. This time three of us shared the chocolate lava cake and it was wonderful and plenty for two or even three persons.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Good place to go for a nice, upscale feeling meal but the food is just okay. Beautiful inside and out.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants in Monterey. On this trip we ate here twice. They have a good wind list with many Monterey and Carmel Valley selections. Fish is the specialty and they never disappoint.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Good grocerys good service.worth every penny.me n my wife will be back

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Seemed expensive for food served. Nice waiter. My dates food was wonderful but my grilled Mahdi mahi-mahi was tasteless and not pleasant.
Prices seemed on the high side.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Our waiter was Damien, very attentive, fun and professional. Food was delicious and the atmosphere was warm & cozy with an ocean view! Great night😊😊

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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