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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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4.2

service

4.2

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4.5

value

3.8

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Quiet

84% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (73)
Scenic View (65)
Romantic (56)
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Special Occasion (55)
Good for a Date (54)
Good for Anniversaries (46)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Good for Groups (25)
Cozy (23)
Business Meals (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Worth the Drive (17)
Fun (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Casual (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Healthy (9)
Authentic (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Seasonal (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
People Watching (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Really quiet this time, what with the football game in town. The food was particularly good this time around.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Slowest service we have ever had, particularly for a chart house. Appeared to be restaurant issue versus waiter issue. Very disappointing wait time

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·Dined 3 days ago

Terrible service. Mediocre food. Overall experience was inexcusable.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Disappointed with Filet Mignon, clearly not prime (although, to be fair, it wasn’t stated to be prime) and was rather chewy!
Also, the clams casino were undercooked to our liking!

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

The appetizer, salad and bread we’re excellent. The crab cakes and stuffed flounder were poor. The crab filling had no lump crab meat. One of the managers discussed the crab cake with us then spent the rest of our stay avoiding us. The restaurant was half empty on a Saturday night, I can see why. We will not be returning.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 4 days ago

We were celebrating a special occasion this evening. The wait staff was personable and attentive but the kitchen was very slow. I don't mind not being rushed, but we waited a long time for drinks and appetizers and dessert. I was also disappointed that they didn't have the Ahi Tuna that I was anxious to order. It was a Friday evening and not very late. The food was excellently prepared and delicious.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

Great service and great view to top off a great meal!

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

I always enjoy the Chart House for special occasions. This time however, the hostess was not attentive to seat us when last guest arrived. Also, the temperature inside was cold. For a frosty winter night, we needed to be in a warm place. The food was good except the choc. Lava cake was over baked.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Authentic, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Our waitress was horrible and ALL meals were served cold (including soup).

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My husband and I were taking my brother and his wife out as a gift. Since we had a Landry Restaurant gift card, and had never been to the Chart House, it was our choice. Food was very good but not spectacular. Waitress was kind, but service was slow. Understaffed? We asked hours ahead of time for waterfront seating. When we arrived, not knowing the restaurant, we were seated on the second floor on the right side, back in the corner, next to a serving station. It was very cold & drafty and the view was much less desirable than what we found after dinner while walking around the rest of the second floor. Lots of empty seats that would have been warmer, more comfortable, with a much prettier view. Not a good first impression, which should be a consideration when serving guests.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

the food was terrible, i waited long time to get the food and after i got it i stopped after 2 bites , also the appetizers was awful .

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Good view, good service, good valet and location but the food was just satisfactory. The room was chilly perhaps due to large windows. The rooms were dark and we had to use phone flashlight to read menu.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Celebrated our son’s birthday. The restaurant had menus printed with a special happy birthday message prior to our arrival. Our waitress was great, the food was delicious, and the view upstairs was spectacular!!! Great night!!

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was great. Me and my wife has a great time. Will go there again

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We were disappointed, both with food quality and service. Our waitress was sullen. My fish was dry, tough and over cooked. I won’t be going back.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent first experience for friend's birthday. Food was amazing and fresh.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I took my husband here for his birthday. It was a Sunday late afternoon/early evening and wasn’t very busy so all of the guests were in the same little section for the most part. Not sure how many servers were on duty but our server was a little slow getting to us. The food wasn’t great but it also wasn’t horrible. I felt like the server was rushing us the entire time we ate. Quick to try to take our plates with each course. Then the server also asked us about dessert in advance during the ordering of our dinner because it supposedly takes 30 mins to make. It was supposed to be a molten lava cake but there was hardly any lava and the cake itself was crusty and hard. I ordered a salad as a starter which looked and tasted like it was soaked in the dressing and had been left out for a while. The server did take it off of my bill. Apps were pretty decent but the main course was just ok. I chose this restaurant due to some of the reviews and the location of it being right next to Moshulu. My husband took me to Moshulu years ago and everything was excellent. I figured Chart House would have similar dining experience but it was a disappointment. Maybe it was just a bad night but Overall I would not go here again by choice.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

great choice for evening dinner with our daughter and son in law. Very cold that night so we moved closer to a heat vent and I think the lower floor heater went out so it was cold downstairs but that was to be fixed the next day. We enjoyed the food but especially the time with our family.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and beautiful place

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We have gone to the Chart House many times for special events, Birthdays, graduations, Anniversaries. We always have had a great experience there. Tonight we waited for an hour for our salads and appetizers. The soups were not hot, a salad was brought out with the entrees, rolls were put on the table an hour after we sat down. The crab legs were not the proper temperature. Members of our family had to leave the table to find out what was going on. If there was a problem, we should have notified on a regular basis as to the progress of the meal. We did enjoy sitting with the outstanding view. The manager did make our bottle of wine complimentary. Certainly not worth the price for the dinner.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went here with my wife for Christmas dinner. Ambiance and food were immaculate. I got the steak and she got the lobster tail. The clam chowder was absolutely amazing.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were seated near the bathroom and that location spoiled the atmosphere. The food wasn’t up to par either

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went for Christmas Day dinner. Ordered the prime rib. Cooked ok but way to much fat. Wife only had an appitiser for her main course plus a salad. Told to go to salad bar. I also wanted a salad. Salad bar was out of several items which I found strange. I was charged $9.00 and my wife $18.00. We both only wanted a salad. We will never return do to bad salad bar and $$$$ for the salad!!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Chart House was better before takeover by Landry's. Soup could have been hotter. Crabmeat in stuffed flounder neither tasted nor looked like any other crabmeat that two of us had ever had. While asparagus was cooked to al dente perfection and entrees were served on very hot plates, it was not enough to save this restaurant from being added to my NR (Never Return) List.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was very good. The service not so much. Our dinner took 2 1/2 hours while other around us seemed to not wait as long between courses. Our server just kept making excuse after excuse.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had a nice peaceful dinner at the chart house . Food was good service was wonderful. Only disappointment were my oysters as my appetizer not good. I love how you can choose the way you want your fish cooked and can choose toppings. Very nice!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food and view certainly met our expectations! What a great place to dine when visiting Philadelphia!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food and superb service, thank you

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Frequent customer over many years. Disappointed with the food...cold and simply average. Service was the same. Many other options beyond CH.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Birthday Dinner

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Took my boyfriend here for a nice birthday dinner. We were very excited since the restaurant looks like a beautiful place and is in a good location. However, even though when we sat down we were one of only 3 parties in the restaurant on a Tuesday night, it took 25 minutes for the waitress to even come over and bring us our waters. Another 20 minutes before we got our drinks and this was after we made a comment. From there, it only got worse. There was a fly in my boyfriend's $14 cocktail, his main course arrived with the wrong topping, and the manager was very unprofessional in addressing the situation - barely bothering to come to a complete stop at our table when he "apologized' about the service. Very, very disappointed and will not be returning.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were early for our reservation, hostess said we could go to the lounge & she would come get us when our table was ready, so we did, I got a text instead, which I didn't see until we were home because my phone had gone dead earlier in the evening, when nobody came to get us we went and asked the hostess, we were told our table was ready and were taken to our table, our reservation was for 4 but the table was only set for 3, there was only 1 bread plate, I was missing a fork, my husband was missing a knife & spoon, this is in addition to the missing place setting, to make matters worse, the table cover was dirty, not filthy, but there was a dime size stain where my husband sat and one where I sat, we watched the bus person set the table next to us beautifully and asked for a new table cover, he said he would get the manager, he never did, the food was great, our server was decent, however, if I'm paying almost $300 for a meal (w/drinks), I expect the table to be set properly and the table cover to be clean, and the restaurant was not overly crowded so it's not like they were over worked or under staffed, the food saved the night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Had not been to the Chart House in a long time....and what a pleasant surprise. Food was really great! From a Service perspective the bar tender was professional, friendly, excellent. Our waiter was also friendly and professional. The down fall...why I only rated service very good......the people who take care of seating. They were not attentive, not friendly, and seemed very confused. I am so glad we did not leave based on that. Because everyone else and the food were great!!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I really liked the Chart House food, they have some of the best seafood I ever tasted, the service was average it took me an hour to get my main course and I came here on my wife birthday. They do not do anything special of you are looking for that.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had a great server. Loved the view of the waterfront. Had a negative experience when I detected a piece of metal in my mouth that broke of a kitchen tool used to dice mango into squares. Luckily I didn't swallow it. This happened during the appetizer. The server and manager apologized and provided the appetizer for free. Despite this near disaster, the rest of the meal was pretty enjoyable.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We enjoyed our server Jason . He was knowledgeable and attentive.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Wade is always welcoming. He makes the total experience amazing from the time that you enter to the time that you leave. Alex is the best waiter ever! I love this restaurant!!!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Hot Spot, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We visited to burn a gift card. This place is all about the river view and ambiance. The service was good but the food was just average, and definitely overpriced since it is. Average except my dry oysters, I guess they were shucked early? The waiter just shrugged really. At $16 for 6 I was not amused.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Chain restaurant that is on the high end. Each restaurant tries to give a little different menu choice or spin to be different from each other. Great view of Delaware River, food is very good good wine list and professional wait staff. Nice place for a good meal

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great and different food options. Excellent place to see the naval yard and the destroyers. Commercial ships frequently sail past the large windows overlooking the river. Great night views of the yards and city.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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