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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

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Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (123)
Scenic View (118)
Special Occasion (102)
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Good for a Date (90)
Good for Anniversaries (89)
Romantic (84)
Good for Birthdays (64)
Worth the Drive (42)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Bar Seating (35)
Happy Hour (31)
Casual (27)
Cozy (27)
Business Meals (26)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Good for Groups (25)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Fun (20)
Local Ingredients (19)
Authentic (17)
Comfort Food (15)
Healthy (14)
Hot Spot (12)
Seasonal (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Disabled Access (10)
Gluten Free Options (10)
People Watching (10)
Great for Brunch (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, great service and a window table on the bay. The perfect anniversary celebration.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Have been at this same restaurant many times over the years. I am a Landry member. When my wife and I arrived with our reservations the receptionist smirked at my wife and said it would be an hour. Half the tables were empty! I asked to see the manager and it took a second request before she proceeded to call him. He was polite and said the receptionist was rude but he was unable to change anything. In the time we were there waiting 2 couples came and left mad and did not stay to eat. The plates inside the refrigerated salad plate area included at least 5 dirty plates with frozen around the uncleaned food. For a restaurant at the price point of Chart House I definitely expect more. Will not be back for a long time.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

Unfortunately the food was Luke warm and both dishes were bland

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·Dined 5 days ago

It would have been a great visit if the server hadn’t been giving a sales pitch to join their “club” the entire evening...

David’s wife

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 6 days ago

We have eaten at this restaurant at least 40 times over the years and have always been pleased with the food. This time was different. My husband and I both ordered filets, medium well. They were served rare at best. As soon as our waitress saw them, she said those are rare and took them back. She returned to tell us we were getting different steaks.... well, different they were! They had butterflied the steaks they gave us the second time, and they were still rare at best. So, she took them back a second time. This time she also informed the general manager of what was taking place. He immediately came to our table and apologized profusely, said they would comp our dinner and dessert, but the damage was already done to ruin our dinner. He told us the grill master, Kevin, had been there 15 years and couldn't understand what had happened. ????? When the steaks were returned the third time they were crispy critters. They looked like they had been put directly in the fire and charred. We tried to eat some of them, but they were terrible. Like I said, this is the first time this has happened to us here, but it was our anniversary, and we were both very disappointed to say the least. We'll try them again, but we plan to take a break before returning.

Tags: Fun, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Absolutely love this Chart House. The Salad Bar is fantastic and we had it as an appetizer before our main meal that was also delicious. Service was great. Would definitely recommend this to a friend.

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Very enjoyable

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Mediocre at best. Way over priced for the quality of the food. Really embrassing to have an ocean front seafood resruruant serving frozen seafood. Service was good but disappointed with food and lack of excitement on the menu. Not impressed at all.

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

A true gem. The aesthetic was both elegant and cosy, rustic yet refined. The cuisine was excellent. Chefs pay creative homage to classic dishes but with novel twists that make every menu item interesting. Be sure to take advantage of their great seasonal fare.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I've been going there for years and always awesome.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went on date night. Our meal was delicious. Fresh and flavorful. Service was adequate not great. My only complaint is that while this restaurant is an upscale establishment, the fact that they play loud top 40 type of music was very annoying .

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Unfortunately this was not one of our most memorable occasions. Our waiter was friendly but appeared to be inexperienced at serving multiple tables concurrently. He seemed rushed most of the time and failed to check in with our table on a reasonable schedule. This resulted in significant delays in the arrival of our dinners and post-dinner table cleanup. The waiter did offer me a birthday dessert but it appeared to be an afterthought on his part which resulted in further delay which ultimately caused us to be late for a post-dinner evening event we were attending. I need to emphasize the waiter was pleasant and appeared to be trying his best. In my opinion he just lacked the experience to manage multiple tables during the restaurant's busy (Friday evening) time period.

Two of our party ordered the prime rib. It was quite fatty -- not terrible but fatty and thus a bit tough to chew. However it was not bad enough to warrant requesting the waiter's assistance. Frankly given the delay in serving the meals we really did not have enough time to have the waiter secure replacement meals.

Everything else was good or outstanding as is usually the case at this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, People Watching
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Salmon was incredible. Creamed spinach was amazing. Coconut shrimp overcooked and ridiculous amount of rice sticks get in the way of rice and food.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 26, 2017

While the Chart House is definitely a bit old hat, it does deliver on a great classic experience.
We got there early for our reservation on the Saturday after thanksgiving and we were seated within 5 mins of our res time. We were seated and had an amazing waiter who catered to my girlfriend's 30th bday very well. Great food and nice ambience.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

I visit Monterey often and this is my third visit to the restaurant. On this particular visit, the service was "ok". Upon being seated, the table was missing bread dishes and we also had to ask for a serving of bread. The waiter was friendly, but inattentive. Our water glasses were often not filled consistently and we waited awhile for simple items such as the dessert menu to be presented to us. We were celebrating a birthday and the restaurant/waiter were aware of this, but nothing was mentioned or a complimentary item offered. This is by far not a cheap restaurant and we expected a higher, personalized level of service. I will probably not visit this restaurant again given that there are many other options in the city.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Absolutely Wonderful !, the Food, Service, Ambiance, and world class Dessert... Not our first rodeo, we visited the Chart House Monterey on our Wedding Night 32 years ago! and felt the same feeling as then, staff went out of their way to make us feel important and welcomed 5⭐️

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

It was great until the end when the waiter did the "landry " membership sale, It reminded us of time share sales in mexico.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our server, Ryan, was delightful! Our meal selections were excellent. As usual, another lovely dining experience at Chart House Monterey.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner at the Chart House was delicious! We enjoyed the food, drinks and ambiance very much!

Tags: Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The Best!I think my favorite Thanksgiving dinner to date!Our waiter could not be better!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Worth the money

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food and service were very good. The only negative was the bartender. I ordered a Brandy Alexander and the bartender clearly had no idea how to make one. I was a frothy mixture of brandy and half and half without any creme de cacao. Undrinkable.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This is our 3rd year of having a traditional turkey dinner at Chart House. I compared to the first two years' meals as comparable to those of my mom and my aunt. Excellent! This year we thought the creamed spinach, the sweet potato and the bread were superior. The mashed potatoes were good. The turkey dressing was dry although we were able to get some extra gravy to make it tasty. The turkey, however, was dry. It flaked into chips when cut into. Very disappointing. The pumpkin pie was good but not up to previous years. Still, with such excellent service and fine ambience we shall probably be back next year.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My husband wanted a thanksgiving turkey meal. It was a fixed price and we thought that would be ok. Turned out the turkey was from a loaf and not looking or tasting at all like a regular roasted bird. No gravy for the mashed potatoes or the stuffing. Pumpkin pie was a bit grainy and room temperature with melted whipped cream on top. I didn't know there was a dessert menu--was never offered that at all, and only heard other patrons being offered a look after we'd received our bill.
Service was VERY slow. We'd asked to split the Caesar Salad but they forgot. The plate looked filthy though upon examination I think they' d just moved the food around a bit and didn't clean up the plate before presenting it. Lettuce was a bit limp because it was drowning in dressing. They did bring another plate so we could share.
My husband didn't want the creamed spinach with his meal but he got it anyway. We had to ask for bread & the brown bread was delicious. But all in all it was a serious disappointment. We've eaten at and enjoyed several Chart House restaurants through the years and I hope this was just a bad and way too busy day for them but I don't think we'll be going back.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was great and our server was wonderful! Very attentive and friendly!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Authentic, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Waterfront, Fun, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had early Thanksgiving dinner reservations. We arrived 15 minutes early and they seated us right away.
The servers were attentive and checked in us often.
Overall, it was a very nice experience!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Damian was an amazing waiter, never had to get his attention for refills or to prompt for next step in meal. Food is always great, staff Is very knowledgeable, would recommend for any special occasion or romantic evening. And view is always breathtaking.

Tags: Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was fantastic as always. Tony our server was polite and recommended items to us. We go there every Wednesday before Thanksgiving and will continue. We also go there whenever we are in the area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Chowder was good, not great. We both had the seabass which was average, not exceptional. Famous lava cake was also just ok, slightly overcooked. Service was good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Cozy
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 21, 2017

every time when we come to Monterey we necessarily go to this cozy place.

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Ridiculous prices for very average food. There was nothing special about this place other than it’s view.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent choice for a 38th. Anniversary Dinner, excellent server always had a smile.

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Went here for my first wedding anniversary with my Husband and was amazed, as always! It is a little pricey, we’ve only ever been 3 times in the 6 years we’ve been together, but it’s our favorite place to go for special occasions. Our service was great, the food and drinks were amazing, and all the staff was friendly!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raum Köln)·Dined on November 18, 2017

As an entrant we ordered 12 Oysters. When these oysters were served, we still were waiting for the wine that we ordered. „The wine is on its way“. We had to wait another 5 Minutes sitting in front of our oysters.
After the arrival of the wine we could start our dinner. However by the smell of two oysters we we found out that 2 of them were bad, absolutely not recommended for consumption. It is unbelievable that the kitchen was not able to detect this by themselves. Everybody knows what the consequences of eating bad oysters are.

After this (this kitchen said sorry and took it off the bill). As a main course we received fish. But this meal couldn’t improve our mood at all. The fish was served in a somehow „Asian“ style. But the result was a fish, the taste completely covered by a complete sweetness: sweet rice, sweet potato, sweet vegetable - all in all terrible. The food was a complete waist of money. The only excellent things remember are the very friendly hostess at the entrance, the very nice interior/ ambiance, the excellent wine and the fresh sparkling water

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 18, 2017

As usual the food was wonderful and the service was great. We always enjoy dinner at The Chart House

Tags: Waterfront, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Always consistently good.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Had a wonderful time with my mom, celebrating our November birthdays! Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

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 on November 14, 2017

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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