Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 41 times today
Special offers available. See details

Chart House Restaurant - Monterey

4.4
3718 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Seafood
Top Tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(831) 372-3362
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Robert Noce
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Ellen Marconi: (831) 372-3362
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Drake Avenue
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_gift_cardCreated with Sketch.
Gift Card
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM

What 3718 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
5.0Dined 3 days ago

We had an amazing meal cooked to perfection. The hot lava cake was divine. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined 3 days ago

We had to wait over 15 min for our cocktails to arrive. Wine was not served before entree arrived
Entree on the table , cooling down, and wine was not serve in a timely manner. Owner came by and talked to us about our experience and we shared our concerns and he said they had just added fancy drinks that were taking much of bartenders time.
Appetizer of crab, shrimp, avocado and mango stack was a real highlight.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 3 days ago

This was our first visit to Chart House. We were celebrating our 10 year anniversary. Everyone at the restaurant went out of their way to make us feel special. We sat at a table with an amazing view, they gave us a menu with a special message and to top it all off we received a free dessert for our celebration. The food was delicious! We had a wonderful evening at The Chart House!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous view, terrific service, great salad bar, prime rib was outstanding as were the oysters Rockefeller

For a chain restaurant, this was off the chart. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 5 days ago

Good happy hour here. Everything was good.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Had the best anniversary dinner EVER!! Beautiful widow seat and beautiful Brittany was our server. Can’t wait to go back. Delicious!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

This was a special gift for my birthday from our adult children so my husband and I enjoyed a fabulous meal and a beautiful view of the ocean. Very nice. First time we have been there and it was all that we expected and more. A meal and experience to remember.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

They did an amazing job. We were seated right away. Everything was great.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We had taken a road trip with my 15 year old son and his friend. It’s mine and my sons favorite place to go. The food is always on point, the service fabulous and our fave every time we are in the Monterey area! I wish I remembered our waitresses name as she was so great in every way we could have wanted. Perfect for a nice family meal since my kids love it so much or even a date, or just because!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I came to celebrate my 9th wedding anniversary with my husband. It was a very romantic place to come for dinner. The food and service was amazing! I will definitely recommend this place to others.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Been going to Chart House for years... first time I’ve ever had a bad experience with anything... on this night, our entrees and side dish were all over cooked... the “medium” prime rib was well done (no pink at all); the “medium well” filet was dry and had not even the slightest amount of pink in it; our sizzling mushrooms were charred black... we did ask for the filet to be replaced and it was but the second one was not much better than the first... I really feel that if the person in the kitchen cooking thought that these were done properly and still sent them to the table, he or she needs a little bit of retraining... We’re writing this off as an exception to our normal experience which has been great... we probably should have sent everything back, and in the future, we will ask to speak to the Mgr while we are there.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had a table right by the window with great view. The food, especially prime rib, was very tasty and the service was wonderful. This Chart House is highly recommended by me.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food was very good and our waitress was outstanding. The only problem we had and it’s why I would not recommend or go again is how rudely we were treated by the hostess. We had reservations at 6:30 pm and arrived at 6:25. The restaurant is on the water and has great views of Monterey bay. When making the reservation you cannot request a window seat till you arrive. When we arrived we politely requested a window seat and the hostess rudely informed us it would be at least forty five to sixty minutes till a table was available. We chose not to wait that long and agreed to take whatever table was available. Within five minutes after sitting at our table two window tables became available and after fifteen minutes two more became available. Since window seating is not available for reserving they could not have been reserved. So basically the hostess just lied to us and was not willing to give us a window seat. For that reason we will not go again. There are many other restaurants available there to dine on the water.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great service beginning with hostess. Crab stack ( or something like that ! ) was an excellent appetizer. Friend ordere the prime rib. As good as I have seen. About 1.5 inches thick and cooked to a perfect medium rare. Bay views are great and night had lots of sea life activity.

I'm a local and I'm going back!!

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Draft beer unavailable . Asked for sauce on side ignored . Service slow even though not busy . Fish not hot

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Fantastic scenery and ambience. Starter crudo is great. Very accommodating for our small children as well, which is always very appreciated and cause for recommendation. It takes a lot of work to keep them quiet, and the restaurant pays off in spades. Loved the nonalcoholic mixed drinks.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The seafood is nothing special. The service is OK.
A better place is next door at the Monterey Plaza.

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The ahi taco appetizer we ordered from the happy hour menu and the mud pie was amazing. Otherwise, the food was barely edible but our waitress was fantastic. With all of the amazing restaurants in Carmel, I wouldnt waste the money at this Chart House.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We came here for our 40 th wedding anniversary. We were given a beautiful window table. They gave us a special momento with happy anniversary wishes printed onto the top of our menu. The prime rib was very tender. The lava cake was heavenly and they even treated us to mud pie. Mike, the manager stopped by to say hello and check on everything. Amy our server was delightful. We hope to come back again. We love this chain of restaurants and this one is our favorite now. Many thanks to the entire staff for such a beautiful night.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Only annoyance was a light above our table that kept flickering.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This place is amazing. The view is absolutely breathtaking. The food was really delicious. I had their lobster bisque and rockfish and my husband had the king crab. Everything was extremely fresh and delicious.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We have driven up several times to celebrate my birthday in April and our anniversary in May to dine at the Chart House. It is always superb food, scenic view of the Monterey bay and the service is outstanding. Will return again soon!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Seafood was very well prepared. Salad can't be beat anywhere. Attentive service.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

As always, the restaurant is terrific with good food, view and love the salad bar. My husbands steak was overcooked, and they offered to cook him another steak, but he hates to waste food and declined the offer. They comped our dessert instead. We will return.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Enjoyed a family reunion meal here. Great attentive service. Enjoyed the salad bar plus the great seafood menu. Cioppino is excellent and the steaks were equally good choices for a couple in our party

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We arrived early and were seated at a window table, as per my request on the reservation. The waiter was very nice, the food was delicious and the view outstanding

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

It was our 20th Anniversary and we had a great dinner.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We only visit a couple of times each year as the price limits us to special events. The restaurant is beautiful with a wall of glass overlooking the Monterey Bay. The salad bar has many options that are a cut above standard salad offerings. They do a good job of keeping it stocked and clean. Our server was delightful. She seemed to be genuinely pleased that we enjoyed ourselves. She figured out our low-to-no-carb pattern and did not push bread, starches or sweets. (She DID mention them. She just didn't pressure us.) I enjoyed the white bass in taste and texture and they replaced the rice with more vegetables. My wife had filet with truffle butter. It was cooked just right and delicious.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Nice place, friendly staff, and good food. Great location with nice view of Monterey Bay.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Exceptional views with a staff that makes sure they take care of your dining needs and are always happy to suggest alternatives for the side dishes or different types of cooking preparations. The staff never makes you feel rushed and are always attentive without hovering. We have made sure our family and friends enjoy a dinner here when in the Monterey Bay area.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Oysters Rockefeller and Lobster Bisque are a must. The food was amazing and the service was great.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

My husbands birthday celebration. Great waiter (can’t remember his name), very personable and helpful. Delicious complementary dessert and wonderful crepe brûlée. Great view and water entertainment!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Fabulous views and the best food on the Monterey coast.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Apparently they have recently renovated as there are issues with their lighting levels, dimming and then coming on very brightly all through our dinner. We didn’t think the large cut of the prime rib was worth $64. Salad Bar was good and always, there is the great Chart House view..

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Delicious fresh seafood and great service!

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter dinner was very disappointing. The salmon needed to be set back because it wasn't cooked correctly. The baked potato wasn't fresh and fluffy, it was warm at best. I find it difficult to enjoy dinner when one meal has to be sent back.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I was excited to check out this restaurant because of the reviews but found it a bit lacking. My spoon at the table setting was dirty and my drink had someone’s hair in it. They were very accommodating but seeing someone’s hair in my drink after sipping it was gross and affected the mood of our meal. But at least the view was nice!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Brittany our waitress was excellent, presentation of food was amazing.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The Chart House is a wonderful place for any occasion. Dress up or down, go for an anniversary or birthday and they make it extra special. Or just go to enjoy the otters and the beautiful ocean view. Awesome experience regardless of the reason, or time of day!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

AS USUAL THE CHARTHOUSE MONTEREY IS WONDERFUL! FLOOR TO CEILING WINDOWS
OVER THE BAY...GET THERE EARLY FOR BEST TABLES ALTHOUGH YOU CAN SEE THE
BAY FROM EVERY TABLE. SERVICE WAS OUTSTANDING. LARGE MENU WITH GREAT
APPETIZERS, BUT I ALWAYS ORDER THERE PRIME RIB...THE SMALL SIZE IS HUGE. GOOD
PRICES FOR WINE AND FOOD.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
93