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About Chart House Restaurant - Philadelphia

With stunning views of the Delaware River, Chart House offers unparalleled ambiance along with outstanding cuisine & impeccable service. With 27 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From signature fish specialties and seafood 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 Mac Nut Mahi, Cider House King Salmon & our slow-roasted Prime Rib. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines and our famous Hot Chocolate. Best Happy Hour in Philadelphia!


555 South Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30 - 9:00pm, Friday: 4:30 - 10:00pm,
Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Cross Street:
South Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(215) 625-8383

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

Parking Details:
Valet parking is complimentary.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Located on the historic Penn’s Landing, Chart House is the perfect setting for your next special occasion. Our professionally trained staff specializes in cocktail soirées, wedding receptions, and business dinners. We will customize a menu to meet your needs and satisfy your guests’ tastes.

Chart House Restaurant - Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

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86% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (73)
Good for a Date (67)
Scenic View (67)
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Special Occasion (66)
Romantic (64)
Good for Anniversaries (50)
Good for Birthdays (45)
Quiet Conversation (33)
Good for Groups (27)
Business Meals (25)
Cozy (25)
Worth the Drive (23)
Notable Wine List (22)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Fun (16)
Casual (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Tasting Menu (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Great for Brunch (11)
Authentic (10)
Healthy (10)
Seasonal (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

The waiter Ed was wonderful , very professional very kind

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 2 days ago

Let's Start with our server had a hand brace, which made his service slower due to his inability to carry multiple items. This normally would not bother me except for the fact that it slowed him down drastically. Appearing to only have three tables (i may be wrong) this was frustrating. Example. We saw him with or bottle of wine. He placed it ten feet from us and then went back to the kitchen and got coffee for a different table. then proceeded with our wine. This wouldn't be bad except for two of us already had our first drinks while the two wives were waiting go for theirs. We also had to wait to drink ours so we could toast.
Our appetizer and soups came out promptly and hot. The calamari was delicious. The lobster bisque on the other hand. The flavor was perfect but the lobster was rubbery. Not what I would expect to get from your restaurant.
Now to our meals. The mahi was plain without the sauce. Cooked perfectly tho. The prime rib was also delicious but the mushrooms were very plain. Unlike the chart house in Baltimore. My wife got shrimp and scallops that were also very good. Lastly, I got a rare filet which was a degree above being cold. I understand it's rare but it shouldn't be cold. I may be wrong but I chalk this up to our server being weeded and temporarily disabled. Another server had to bring out our food and it was minutes before our server checked on us.

In closing. I do enjoy the restaurant but had more than a few things wrong with this last visit.

Jeffrey Marino

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

So disappointing and very sad that this restaurant is not what it used to be. We used to love coming here. The restaurant is still very pretty, but the lack of customer service, food and feeling you don't matter is disturbing. Suffice to say, we will not be returning. The host was very rude in visiting all tables but ours. Not very professional.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Meh meh meh!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great view, very romantic. Food was amazing and not too expensive! Drinks were fun, they have fun shareable drinks for two. Seafood was delicious. My first time trying the prime rib and it was amazing. Would definitely come back, and refer a friend!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Our service was outstanding our waitress Amber was the epitome of what good service should be. Food was amazing and desert was to die for.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

I asked for a nice table for Valentine's Day and I got a perfect table. Food was wonderful and our server was excellent too.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Scenic View, Romantic, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was very good but the timing of you getting your food was lousy it took 30 mins for me to get my appetizer and 45 mins for the main course and the restaurant wasn’t even crowded

Tags: Live Music, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was amazing and the service was even better.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

I requested a table when making reservations. When get there to be seated, I asked the Lady for the table I requested. Her reply was just because you ask for a table doesn’t mean you will get it☹️Not very nice. After that our evening was shot. Food just okay. Service just okay. We use to dine there a lot . Not the same,

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Good food and great service as always

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

All we can say is that it was amazing!! Our food was wonderful and can't say enough about it. We went for Valentines night dinner just my husband and I and our table was amazing at the window in front of the USS New Jersey across the river and was lit up in red lights for Valentines Day, so Romantic. My husband had Filet, cooked perfectly and I had the Lobster, cooked perfectly, and our sides with our dishes were wonderful. We had a Caesar salad which was so so good, one of the best we ever had. Our waitress Carol was so wonderful and attentive to us and all our needs and helped us with everything, she was very good and we want her again when we go back. We would absolutely recommend this restaurant for anytime but especially for special occasions as you will love it there and they are right, the view is just beautiful, can't wait to go again!!! Thank you Chart House for a wonderful Valentines Day that we will not forget!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

I celebrated Valentine's at Chart House in Philadelphia. it's my first time at this Chart House but it was wonderful dinner, great service and delicious foods.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Unfortunately this last visit to your location was terrible and my last visit. I waited an hour after ordering my meal to have the manager tell me to order something else. It took 45 mins to get my salad so a total of 2 hours to finally get my meal that was ok. The manager was kind of rude and was not willing to comp the meal. I don’t feel that he wanted to talk to me at all. The communication was non existent, the restaurant was not busy so I was very confused on what was happening with our food.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Took my nephew for dinner before a Flyers game and had a great meal. Highly Recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Our niece was in from Hawaii for a conference and we chose to take her to the Chart House as it is convenient from downtown, and has complimentary valet parking. It has been some time since we visited the Chart House so this was a treat to eat at what we always believed to be a top notch restaurant, and we were not disappointed.

Our server, Jason, was very personable and made our evening a delight. In fact, the entire staff made our evening pleasurable.

We were very impressed with how the food came out hot, delicious and prepared exactly as we asked. We live in the suburbs and rarely go into town just for dinner. But not anymore! We will definitely go back and not wait as long as we had before.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The atmosphere and food was outstanding. The service didn’t match the food or atmosphere it was very slow and waiter was non attentive. Had to wait an excseeive amount of time for service and the check

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was better than last visit. It was actually hot the way food should be. I think that is very important. Also i would improve my server order time. We actually didn't order until 40 minutes after we were seated.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I requested with anticipation water view, it was a birthday dinner. When I arrived at restaurant, i was told that water view side was reserved for "members". I was confuse because there was so many available tables with a view that never got seated.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always great. Never a bad meal been going for years. Leave happy and excited to return. Manager Wade is great too! Makes you feel right at home

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our food was good. Server excellent! The clam chowder not up to its usual standard and only lukewarm. The mud pie not as described. It was just a plain slice of ice cream. Cheesecake not very good. The lava cake to die for.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Waterfront
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was OK, but nothing special. At that price level, we would expect something a bit better than "OK".

Service was regrettably inattentive. In the bar / lounge, we had to ask for a menu to select an appetizer. At the main meal, our wine glasses and the bottle of wine came reasonable quickly, but the bottle of wine say unopened for a good ten minutes. No reason for that - the restaurant was not busy.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The restaurant was beautiful but if you are on a time crunch the service is a bit slow.
I recommend the Coconut Shrimp but the Calamari was overcooked.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our first experience at Chart House. The server was attentive and knowledgeable. The restaurant's ambiance was mature and romantic. The food was delicious. We both had the prime rib and yukon gold mashed potatoes. Overall great experience! The free valet parking was a plus!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Had a grate time loved the view . Will be back soon

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Birthday celebration at the Chart House. The food and service were great. Our party sat overlooking the water. Very nice atmosphere for dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Main entree stuffed flounder had no taste

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

For the first time in several years we were disappointed . They ran out of clams casino and our salmon entree . And then forgot completely to bring out our soups .
Our waitress was wonderful , but something was definitely off .

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I wish the staff were nice. It would of make this experience much better. Service was poor it was my first visit here and it was my birthday. I was disappointed.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Service was poor. Waited almost 90 minutes for food and restaurant was not even crowded.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Server was changed, new server never came to the table! We had to ask the manager for water, coffee and desert. Original server asked if the new server ever came to the table...no apologies after we all stated NO.
The salad bar lacked lettuce and was not attended to. We had to ask the cook for lettuce.

Upon leaving the restaurant we noticed a strong cigarette smell on our coats. Apparently the coat area must be used as a smoking area for the employees.

Overall our experience was terrible. We have been meeting our friends at the Chart House in the past. Needless to say, we will be looking for a new restaurant.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Really great place with fantastic foos and service!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Loved my experience!! Definitely recommending to friends and family!!

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Healthy, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We were celebrating our 25th anniversary. Although we had a very nice time, there should have been more attention provided to help us celebrate. Perhaps a free dessert or bottle of wine.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I travel for a living and dine out around the world close to 200 times per year. Chart House has been our favorite restaurant for several years as we have been to many across the country. I took my family here to celebrate my wife’s birthday and expected the usual outstanding experience. Dinner started off with one of our favorite appetizers Kim Chee Calamari and it didn’t disappoint as it was very good. It’s when our main entree arrived that things went down hill. My oldest son ordered the Spiced Ahi and he LOVED it. I ordered the Chopped Salad and it was horrible. The salad consisted of mostly iceberg lettuce spines and was drowned in so much balsamic vinaigrette dressing that I couldn’t finish it. But I was looking forward to sharing my wife’s Prime Rib with her. She ordered the Chart House Cut Prime Rib (10 oz) and I talked her into the Callahan Cut (18 oz) so I could share. My youngest son and nephew ordered the Chart House Cut and all three of them ordered it cooked medium. When the three arrived the two Chart House Cut ones were very over cooked and my wife’s Callahan Cut was very under cooked. She asked for it to be cooked a little more and when it returned we started. The piece I chose had almost no flavor so I tried a piece of my sons and his too had almost no flavor. But the piece my wife tried did have flavor and it was HORRIBLE! She had to spit it out as she described the taste like something that was just removed from a dumpster. The server returned and was nice enough to remove my wife’s Prime from our bill. Oh well, at least we have our favorite dessert to look forward to. We have enjoyed their Key Lime pie at many of their properties and it is the best Key Lime pie I’ve had. I also ordered the Chocolate Lava cake for my wife’s birthday and it arrived with a candle on top. It was very good. My oldest son ordered the Creme Brulee sampler and it was fantastic. But my youngest son and I ordered our favorite Key Lime pie and it was freezer burned.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Long time Landry's Club Member. Have eaten at Phila Chart House many times and had great service and meal. This past visit not very good. Atlantic City Location is much better. I am sure I will still go to the Phila location knowing that everyone has a bad night.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

They do a great job accommodating your party when there's a birthday. Been going here for years. Use to be better quality of food, but still a nice place to eat.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Although this was not my first time dining at the Chart House it is always a pleasure.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wade, the manager, made sure that the desert we didn’t care for was removed from our bill.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Our server was awesome. The food wasn’t great though.

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