Chart House Restaurant - Monterey

4.5
4407 reviews
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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.

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MS
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my mother‘s 60th birthday. We had a party of six and everyone enjoyed their meal, we started with the Fried calamari, it was delicious! For our meals we had the alaskan halibut, steak and pasta with prawns. Everything was outstanding and the view was gorgeous. Our Server Sean was excellent, very knowledgeable and attentive. We Will definitely be coming back next time we visit Monterey.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My husband and I went here for date night and it was amazing. The food was great and so were the staff.

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T
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner at Chart House! All the staff were so wonderful, especially our waiter who went out of the way to make our night special after finding out we had just gotten engaged! Highly recommend for a lovely meal for any occasion

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BA
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our 3rd Chart House Restaurant, and our first time at the Monterey location. Great experience. We had 7:15 reservations and were seated by 7:25 pm. Our server, Nicole, was attentive, pleasant and professional. She made some good recommendations which I ordered. Had a wonderful view near the window seats. The food was delicious. No complaints.

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C
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the King Crab and it was amazing! My daughter in law had the Lobster and she said it was super delicious. I loved the Luccia Moscato!

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R
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I really enjoyed our first visit to the Chart House restaurant. It’s built right out over the rocks on the shore line in Monterey so the view is hard to beat. Being commercial fisherman in Alaska we had hoped for some Wild Alaska Salmon for dinner but since Farmed Salmon is all the Salmon they had at the time we went for the next best thing which was Alaskan Halibut. It was sautéed to perfection in olive oil and served with my favorite rice pilaf and mixed vegetables. The atmosphere was fun and the ambience was perfect. We had a corner seat with windows facing in two directions so we had the chance to see seals and otters both. Even after watching the sunset the outdoor lightning shone on the waves crashing and seagulls flying by. It was really an evening to remember and being only 45 minutes away we look forward to going back again.

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L
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

In the past, this was the place for our family to go to celebrate a special birthday. As a Landry's Club member for many years, the Chart House also gave us special attention. We indicated this info when we booked on Open Table. There would be a dessert, too, at the end of our meal. This time, however, this birthday celebration was nothing special. Our waitress didn't even recognize it as a birthday celebration or we weren't seated as a VIP Landry's member either. In fact, during dinner, she asked if we were done with our bread basket and was going to remove it from our table. It was a disappointment this time around.

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BE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Our filet steaks were not cooked to our specifications, they were over cooked by far

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WG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was awesome staff, food,desert. Atmosphere

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OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good restaurant must visit when in the area.

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D
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

This used to be one of our go-to places for a really nice dinner, but seemed like they were cutting corners this time.
The crabcake appetizer was delicious, but had little bits of shell throughout. The scallops were amazing, but there were only 4. And the petite lobster tails were 3 bites petite, for almost as much as a full 7 oz tail.
Granted, it was Mothers Day, but overall not what we've come to expect from Chart House.

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CS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing dinner! Everything was wonderful! We are headed back in June!

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DG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The meal was excellent and I was very pleased with the corner ocean view table. It was a special occasion (Mother’s Day). With an elderly mother using a walker, it was so appreciated to not have her attempt any type of steps and risk falling. My only suggestion is to cut down on the wait time that folks have at check in. I note many others have made the same comments on reviews. When you have a reservation time, it should be honored as close to that time as possible. Waiting another 1/2 hour after you arrive on time is not the best.

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RL
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Early Mother's Day dinner was a bit more crowded than usual. Food and service was very good ...
highlights were the chopped spinach salad and the Mother's Day twin lobster tail special. And for Dad the Manhattans were fantastic!

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H
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, excellent service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Mother's Day experience here was phenomenal. As usual Chart House did not disappoint. The staff was very attentive and the food was exceptional.

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RR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

They lost our reservation. Good thing we brought a copy.

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SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ginger soy scallops and prawns are the BEST. Can’t wait to have them again.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New York steak was legit

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K
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

They made special accommodations for us for our anniversary and for my gluten intolerance.
The Steaks were great. Our favorites were the hummus sampler and the creme’ brûlée sampler

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RC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to the Chart House for many years and often for special occasions. We have always had great food and service. This time for our 39th wedding anniversary was no exception and we feel we got the best table there and the service was exceptional.

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RC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anytime we are in town we always come here for dinner. Amazing food & guest services...

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BM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were provided excellent customer service, even with changing our reservation time. There’s no
guarantee request a table next to the window. We were very fortunate to have the best table in Chart House with an amazing view of Monterey Bay.

Warren our server provided us with exceptional service. Warren made us feel we were his only table to take care of. Not true, the restaurant was very busy. Warren checked on us during our meal he was very attentive. Management please recognize Warren for him impeccable customer service.

Our meal selection Coconut Shrimp for the ladies and petite steaks for the guys was prepared and presented beautifully. All selections were enjoyed by all.

If you only have one splurge in your budget, please experience a meal, or happy hour at the Chart House.

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, very good food. They did however run out of the sword fish we wanted to try and our table was not ready for us at the time of reservation. Short wait. Overall great experience, would definitely recommend.

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JR
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Background music was extremely annoying. We asked 3 times to have it turned down

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CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great location, good wine list and food was good. We were visiting the area and looking for local wine selections, servers had very little knowledge.

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PM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

A little slow getting a table, but when we did our server was GREAT. Food was great as well. Very nice location and always look forward to eating there.

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N
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We felt in love with this place! We mentioned we had our Anniversary when we booked the table. So, we got the best table with ocean view! Also, they congratulated us and gave free cake) it was so nice) food and service (Loaran is the best!😊 I hope I spell the name correctly) at this place are also just perfect! We're looking forward to visit the Chart House again!)

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I made a reservation weeks before for my fiancé‘s birthday as we are traveling to Monterey. When we arrived we were seated semi promptly, our table was the worst in the place, tiny and no view. Our bruschetta board for an appetizer was horrible. Our main dishes were fine, and our server was nice. No mention of my finances Birthday either, so we celebrated else where.

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Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ocean vews and service stellar as always! I was, sadly, disappointed with my meal (steak and roasted potatoes) as it was not as flavorful as I'm used - actually rather bland. Other guests at my table all enjoyed their meals.

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OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner was perfect

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HP
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having dined at other Chart House locations, we already knew what to expect and received everything we knew we would. Outstanding Restaurant in an outstanding location. Looking forward to going again and we live 400 miles away from this location. Excellent way to end a wonderful day at the track, Laguna Seca sportscar racing. Hans Petersen

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J
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I always love eating there. The waitress seemed overwhelmed but my food was good. I had lobster bisque and the Thai shrimp starter. My friend said the wrapped salmon was disappointing

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K
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant. We had the new Wednesday/Thursday flight night. $20-This is bar service and tough to transition to full restaurant. Flights were great—bring a designated driver!

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PN
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service once you get seated. For some reason they always let diners sit in the lounge for a prolonged period of time before being seated. I have experienced this a number of times.

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TF
Palm Springs
28 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service compliment each other and the decor makes the dining experience all the more wonderful!

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l
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall a nice meal in Monterey. Sexy-ish ambiance. Really good food. Cocktails, not so great. But wine very legit. And the people and service - amazing!!

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MV
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Long wait for table after reservation time, long wait for server, long wait for drinks, long wait for dinner. Staff was completely unapologetic. On a Monday night. I can’t recommend this restaurant.

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GE
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was awesome. Our waitress did an amazing job.

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SC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were celebrating 3 birthdays and this is the first time the restaurant did not recognize them. Food was great as well as the service and of course the ambiance. You can’t beat the view of the ocean.
We did miss the coconut shrimp appetizer as it was only served as an entree.

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