Chart House Restaurant - Philadelphia

4.2
4414 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.4
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4.0
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Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Treated someone here for fathers day. We arrived at 7:30 pm. And didn't get our meal until 8:30. It wasn't crowded 😐. The first time that I dined here was years ago it was different then. By the time our food arrived we didn't want it. Operated high priced food...I guess I just paid hundreds just to watch the Sprit of Philadelphia to float on by because we watched it sail past us twice the whole time we were waiting for our meal. Ruined my entire evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The quality of the restaurant has declined from what I remember it being. For a prime location it needs a lot of TLC and the food was not as good as It used to be.

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IliketoeatinNJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Server was inattentive and bar was very slow with drinks.

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CRISS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was good but not outstanding like I was thinking it would be. Between appetizers and drinks, our dinners, and a dessert we shared - our bill was $143. Little expensive for food that was just “OK”. I don’t think I will return.

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SasBon
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chart House on the Delaware River in Philadelphia consistently provides a wonderful dining experience. Especially for special occasions. The food is excellent. I have never had a bad meal there. The people are always nice and the views are great. They are very accommodating and always make sure you and your guests have a nice memorable experience.

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Harry
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The Snapper Hemingway was way overcooked and dry. A very poor way to treat a tasty fish. Breading was too heavy. We complained with no result. Clam Chowder was good but the celery and onion in it were crunchy. Spinach dip was good. The Lobster and shrimp carbonara was very good with lots of shrimp and lobster. So overall the food was very inconsistent. Ambience was nice outside on a very nice weather day. This place is not worth the high prices unless you must have a water view. Other Chart Houses have much better food and we've been to a dozen different Chart Houses.

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BrieheimS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was ok lobster was over priced other than that it was a nice restaurant

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RogL
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was fantastic!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Send off to United States Air-force
We unexpectedly had 2 guests and the hostess advised booked understandably, however when I asked to speak with the Manager, the manger politely spoke to me then turned his head started addressing my husband. My husband was not speaking or involved in discussions.
I politely advised the Manager that I was speaking to him not my husband. He was very rude and discriminating ;however, able to in the end accommodate our party of 8 outdoors
Dinner waitress was excellent!
Dinner ….they forgot all of our side vegetables and a Caesar salad
And dinner was total if 3 1/2 hrs
All in all what was once a fabulous establishment none of us will revisit.
We realized adding 2 to our table if 6 reservations would be challenging however did not expect rude behavior
Oh and did we mention that while dining outside our view inside showed; within 1/2 hr at least 4-5 open tables indoors that could have easily been mapped to suit our dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, service was excellent, thank you.

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rheas
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great until coffee and dessert. I ordered a tea and was show. The selection, all they had was herbal tea. BIG Dissapointment to a great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Location was beautiful & inside was very nice. The service was somewhat slow and they weren’t that busy. The menu had a decent selection to choose from. I ordered the Salmon which was good. My date ordered the lobster which she said was good. Overall it was okay, I was left wanting more though. It’s a beautiful restaurant inside I just wanted more… Maybe some jazz playing would of brighten up my visit. It’s a one and done spot for me unless they bring some live music into the equation. B-

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Brooke
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marissa was an amazing server! She knew exactly what we needed. Went to chart house for the first time to celebrate my best friend getting engaged & we had a seamless experience! The view was amazing & the food was even better!

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vipcgmohen
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely place for lunch. Steak fries and clams e good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had an early reservation at 4:30 and it was cold outside- the restaurant was locked so I had to call to have the manager let us in
Even when I called to let us in at 4:21 the manager made us wait until after 4:30 to be seated
We always want to sit on the third floor with a view and are never seated there even with a Landry’s card.
Waiter took three trips to bar to get the full table the drinks.
The waiter had to leave our attention to go get a pen???
I couldn’t tell who was the trainee as far as the waiter goes
The restaurant should have an “in” with cab service but there is no cab service.
Food took forever to come out, salmon herb crusted was not crusted, crust was raw.
Vegetable couscous had only potatoes in the couscous no other vegetables
We never come here because of the service we receive - it was just convenient to get to the graduation ceremony
I would never recommend based on past and preset experience

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Dinner was ok, but I was very disappointed at the lava dessert that I ordered to celebrate my sister's 30th birthday! It was a mess and it should've never made it to our table. I did not want to ruin her celebratory dinner, but the presentation of dessert was a disgrace!!

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JamesB
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had dinner last night with my cousin and we were seated by the window with a view of the river which was a nice bonus. Our waiter was very attentive and gave really good recommendations for drinks and appetizers and our meals. The food was excellent, my NY Strip was cooked to perfection and my cousin's loaded shrimp were perfect as well. We skipped dessert because we were so full, the portions were a great size. I had not been here in quite awhile but the quality has not changed, I'll be back for another special occasion.

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WalterR
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The night was spectacular for celebrating our engagement. The service was impeccable and food delicious!!!

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valerier
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

his waterfront seafood restaurant has been a favorite for years. We usually come for special occasions and during the Philadelphia Flower Show. The food is always prepared to perfection and the presentation as well.

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BerlineB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an enjoyable time. I will be back soon. My birthday celebration was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wife’s Birthday

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vipMelissaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I came for the Clams Casino and it was not on the menu. I was very disappointed it wasn’t on the menu. Ii had it in Atlantic City but wasn’t listed in the menu in Phil. I was disappointed for my bday. Can you let me what other sister restaurants that make Clams Casino in NYC. You guys make the best.

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vipArthurH
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent!!

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SoCalCouple
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location with river view. Excellent service and food.

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vipMark
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We did enjoy our meals, but the menu seemed to be quite small for this restaurant. I got the filet mignon, and added king crab. Steak was good, crab was just OK. The garlic mashed potatoes were good. Wife got the Moroccan mahi, the only thing Moroccan about it was that they served the fish with couscous. Fish was just plain pan fried. it was good, but expected some kind of Moroccan seasoning. Wait staff was friendly and appropriately attentive. 7-8 out of 10 for us....

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience1

Table was in the absolute worst area of the entire restaurant.

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ChrisH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The service was horrible food was not good for the price I paid. The view of the water was nice but would not go back especially because of the service I experienced

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NenehB
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Love this place but the waitress was very off yesterday.cold water for tea wrong steak side dishes come in 15 minutes after we received our main course. We order Beef Ribs and get NY steak. I asked her how big was the beef ribs she has no idea. we ask for candida lighter for the cake she said I have to go upstairs for it, I guess she did not want to go back to the kitchen. She was very nice though maybe she was tired 😴

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GwenL
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was Excellent I will be back staff was pleasant food was absolutely delicious

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ChrisP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, and amazingly attentive staff. Highly recommend.

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BrendaH
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The waitress very attentive to our needs. The dessert was so refreshing, flavorful, and was the best dessert I’ve had thus far.

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JacquelineJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

My husband and I were celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary. The food was delicious. Our server knowledgeable and attentive but a bit overwhelmed it seemed (forgetful). Though the overall ambiance was good the restaurant itself needed some attention and perhaps sprucing up. The carpets looked dirty and worn. It’s dark and could use a makeover. Location on water keeps diners coming back but Landry’s can do better with indoor environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Celebrating my girlfriend getting a new better job and beginning a new career. Food was subpar for the price this is my second time visiting. Service was only just okay very long wait times in between food and drinks to get assistance and my steak was very over cooked and my mashed potatoes were cold and as if they were sitting there for quite a while won’t be back though just wasn’t worth the money.

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DanielA
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Open Table reservation was quick and easy with a comment section which I found useful. We had outdoor seating on the DE River side which made for a very romantic anniversary dinner. Food and drinks were excellent. Our waiter Nash provided great personable service.

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ThomasM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night for my wife and I. Our server Donna was excellent and the food was great as well. Plus you can't beat the view!!!

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SamuelL
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, delish food and great atmosphere.

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ASpagelman
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing. I had the Mahi and my wife had the Prime Rib. Everything was cooked beautifully. My only slight complaint is that the service was a tad bit slow, but nothing too bad. It was fairly busy. Noise level was fine and the views of the river were stunning.

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TheCrystalMoonGoddessCo
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here during happy hour and getting their fish tacos. I honestly wish it was an every day menu item but since I came on a Sunday and it wasn’t happy hour I had the lobster tail and that was magnificent! Highly recommend.

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GloriaA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Restaurant staff was very attentive.

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luvwine
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our visit, after two years of waiting, to the Chart House in Philly exceeded our expectations. Each course was marvelous and delicious. We started with the crab/shrimp/avocado/mango stack; I would prefer no onions but realize I'm probably alone in that; otherwise, the amount of crab and taste were excellent, and the avocado were at their peak. The Mahi, simply grilled with olive oil, was done perfectly and the best I've ever tasted. I enjoyed the pearl couscous; it was light and favorable without being over spiced. We shared the huge mud pie which combined coffee and chocolate flavors beautifully. Our waitress appeared to be relatively new and wasn't polished (e.g., broke off the cork when opening our wine), but she was pleasant and tried hard to please.

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Chart House Restaurant - Philadelphia is rated 4.2 stars by 4414 OpenTable diners.

Chart House Restaurant - Philadelphia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

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