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Chart House Restaurant - Cardiff, Encinitas, CA

Chart House Restaurant - Cardiff

4.4
4.4
6782 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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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 56 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 436-4044
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Gerado Nava
  • Catering
    Please call for details.
  • Private party facilities
    Spectacular ocean views available for corporate meetings, breakfast, lunch & dinners. Beautiful receptions, rehearsal dinners & wedding ceremonies as well a tour groups, bar mitzvahs & any special event. The Chart House - Cardiff offers a semi-private lofted area seating up to 40 guests as well.
  • Private party contact
    Marisa McQuillan: (760) 436-4044
  • Neighborhood
    Solana Beach
  • Cross street
    Birmingham/ Lomas Santa Fe
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet. Limited street parking available.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 6,782 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North San Diego

    Great for scenic views

  • North San Diego

    Seafood

6,782 Reviews
  1. CLAUDIAW

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chart house is a must. It’s the most beautiful view the ocean rolls in through the windows. It’s bright and beautiful. I had that fish and it was caramelized beautifully with bok choy and rice. My friend had the stuffed shrimp. I would not recommend that, but we also added the spinach salad, which was outstanding, and the drinks are wonderful if you, even if you’re in San Diego stop at Charter house it’s amazing

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Beautiful location, however the vegetables were over cooked & the dish I had was over sauced. The music was too loud and the choice of music was distracting. We couldn’t hear each other. The food came out promptly. The server was ok, but we expected a more personable service given we were at The Chart House. The valet was very nice and did a great job!

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  3. DaveE

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was a very good dinner, with good food, good service, and nice sunset. Small missed opportunity - I made note of our special occasion when making the reservation, and it wasn’t mentioned. Would have been a nice touch.

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  4. EasyIce

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Interior design changed from the last time we visited. New design not as warm and friendly in my opinion. Food was very good but not quite at the high level as expected from my previous experiences. Not a 5 star experience for the value but still an enjoyable meal and evening.

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  5. lovestoeat

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was very good but it took a long time for our dinners to arrive at the table. The 5 of us in our party each ordered a different dish and all were good.

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  6. Nick

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very disappointed. Will not return not like the chart house of old:(

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  7. LauraM

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family of 3 generations has been dining at the Cardiff Chart House since 1991. We always come back for the outstanding service, the best tender prime rib and spectacular oceanfront views. The staff treats us like family and we are never disappointed!

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  8. CharG

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated a 100th birthday that day. We always celebrate our birthdays at the Chart House. This year was especially special because of my friend turning 100!

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  9. melindav

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 on food, service and location!! Will be back for sure!

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  10. AngelaB

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My fiancés friend suggested this place for us to check out. We were at the zoo all day for my birthday and decided to make a reservation for the chart house to end the night. We were greeted very kindly, the restaurant was beautiful and elegant. I ordered a butterfly effect cocktail and the way our waitress served it was flabbergasting. They used dry ice to give it a magical effect. Started with the lobster bisque which was creamy and delicious. We ordered the filet mignon and New York strip, we were both blown away from how tasty and flavorful it was. The shrimp scampi we got on the side was a perfect touch of flavor and butter to the dish. We finished off with the hot chocolate lava cake which was indescribable, plus the birthday treat they kindly provided was super good. In all 11/10 in my experience. The staff was amazing and the food was great. The location is beautiful next to the water. Couldn’t have asked for a better birthday dinner. I Will definitely come again when I visit California.

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You can order delivery directly from Chart House Restaurant - Cardiff using the Order Online button. Chart House Restaurant - Cardiff also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Chart House Restaurant - Cardiff also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 436-4044.

Chart House Restaurant - Cardiff is rated 4.4 stars by 6782 OpenTable diners.

Chart House Restaurant - Cardiff does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 56 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Chart House Restaurant - Cardiff

2588 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92007

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Birmingham/ Lomas Santa Fe
  • Neighborhood
    Solana Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet. Limited street parking available.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Gerado Nava
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (760) 436-4044
  • Catering
    Please call for details.
  • Private party facilities
    Spectacular ocean views available for corporate meetings, breakfast, lunch & dinners. Beautiful receptions, rehearsal dinners & wedding ceremonies as well a tour groups, bar mitzvahs & any special event. The Chart House - Cardiff offers a semi-private lofted area seating up to 40 guests as well.
  • Private party contact
    Marisa McQuillan: (760) 436-4044
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