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Chart House Restaurant - Cardiff

4.5
4.5
6051 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

11:00 PM


Booked 46 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

    Valet

  • 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 6,051 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North San Diego

    Scenic View

  • North San Diego

    Seafood

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  1. LL

    LesL

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family get together
  2. s

    scigmom

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner and excellent service. And we got the ocean view table that we requested.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Marco is amazing. It’s always a pleasure to have him as our server. From his great attitude to his happy personality, we always have such a wonderful time.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful evening, food excellent, service outstanding.
  5. EM

    EMR7007

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Thanksgiving was very good at The Chart House. I do not like cornbread stuffing anywhere, same here, all else was very good.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went for Thanksgiving dinner. In my reservation I requested a table with a view, but instead got a table in the middle of the walkway area that looked like it had been added to accommodate the Thanksgiving crowd. Food was good, but not fantastic.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Thanksgiving. Lovely experience. Seated right on time, sea bass soaked in bourbon was hot and tasty. Staff was friendly and helpful
  8. KF

    KarenF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wow, the chart house did a great job! Our service was amazing. We were seated as soon as we walked in for our 515 reservation… it must be under new management because the last time we went the service was super bad, so great job chart House. !
  9. TK

    TerryK

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for thanksgiving and had a wonderful meal with excellent service. The turkey dinner with all the trimmings was wonderful. The price was very reasonable for a full holiday dinner with a beautiful ocean view. Would highly recommend for holiday dining.
  10. S

    Shannon

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our server, Caitlin, was amazing! Courteous, funny, and attentive. My only issue was that I made our reservation in September for a party of 5 and a booth and a view... they put us in a corner where only half of the table got a view and two people were up against a wall shoved in. Disappointed with that, for sure.
  11. NG

    NancyG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. JH

    JamieH

    Orange County

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were very good on Thanksgiving!
  13. BH

    BrendaH

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We took family friend for thanksgiving . We were able to get table by the window as requested in reservation, everyone as very pleasant . It appeared our server was prettt new but got such a busy day things went well .
  14. GB

    GloriaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated in front of the huge windows with a stunning ocean view. Our food was delicious and prepared beautifully. Service was great. Perfect Thanksgiving meal.
  15. GJ

    GaryJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amanda was professional, efficient and personable. She is a hard-working, outstanding server.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday great service good food wonderful view
  17. N

    Nick

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chart house is our favorite. Just perfect.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    B-day dinner with my wife.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was very good! We went early to see the sunset.delicious calamari, chopped spinach delicious, filet mignonette, sea bass and salmon perfect! And the lava cake the best we have ever had!
  20. CA

    CherylA

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our anniversary and it was an ideal place to go. The food was wonderful, the restaurant wasn't crowded, the ambiance is spectacular and the service was good.
  21. m

    martynmag

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided yo try out the Charthouse in Cardiff for Brunch last Sunday. We are so glad we did! We had a reservation, but there was plenty of seating available. We got a table that looked out over the beach and ocean. Nice big thick glass windows, so very quiet. Our waiter Jared was wonderful. Very friendly, suggested the crab cake app, which was so amazing! The remoulade was on point. We each had a Bloody Mary, which were very good. Charthouse has a limited brunch menu, but they have several Benedicts and you can order all the usual breakfast foods ala carte. We each had the Surf and Turf Benedict, which was salmon and an egg on one side, and sliced prime rib and an egg on the other side. Very filling. To top it off Jared suggested the chocolate lava cake, which takes a half hour to make, so order it up front and it will be ready at the end. It was perfect. The prices are reasonable for the quality of food (and amount) that we received and the excellent service. We will be having friends from out of town in over the next several months and plan to bring them to this location. It is worth sharing!
  22. K

    Kath

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Filets we’re incredible. Perfectly cooked, melt in your mouth. Service was slow and disorganized. Table location and view were fabulous!
  23. AA

    AngelA

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get there early in order to watch the sunset. Food and service were great. They did not rush us and let us enjoy our time
  24. H

    Hannae

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service
  25. SO

    ShellyO

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prime rib was perfect! Chilean sea bass was extremely delicious. Marco our services was great and the managers Joe and Pete were exceptionally welcoming!
  26. GR

    GREGORYS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner. Lobster and Filet, for two, and one prime rib, followed by fantastic chocolate desert. Great stuff. Coffee cups don't hold heat well, and service might have been better on that. That's really being nit picking. Plates were very hot, excellent! Took a very good friend out, and we had a fantastic time. Last ones out, Excellent service from valet, to door, to wait staff. Thank you!
  27. TM

    TripM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dinner and service, as always. Seated quickly, served timely, and not rushed at any time during the meal.
  28. GU

    GermanU

    Key West

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We have been going there for a long time, but the quality has really gone down. The steak was bland, the salmon was fishy. Only things that continue to be good are the lava cake and the crab stack. Was very disappointed.
  29. AS

    AliceS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Food was fabulous however the service was appalling. We waited over 30 minutes just drinks.
  30. CP

    CourtneyP

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Love the new menu items for fall/winter. We had the new Warm Brie & Fig with little cranberry toast as starter which was delicious. My boyfriend had the Torched Fig Salad (substituted parmesan for the blue cheese). Very good. Two of us had their signature lobster/mango/avocado stack (my meal) and even ordered two more to take home for lunch the next day. The best part of our experience is our server Lynn. She's been a consistently outstanding presence at Chart House in Cardiff for years and her professionalism, friendliness, and attention to detail are impeccable! The interiors are beautiful and it's a busy place but the acoustics are such that you can hear people at your table.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    We arrived early for our reservation yet had to wait 20 minutes past to get our “table.” They didn’t have our table for us, they mashed two semi-lopsided tables together and placed us in an awkward space in the middle were we could barely walk past other tables to use the facilities. The server was great, friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. We had a view of other diners and it was awkward. We felt that they overbooked the time and we were an afterthought. We were there to celebrate family members birthdays and it did not feel that way, I felt that we should have had a better dining and evening experience.
  32. TS

    TerriS

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The restaurant has the most beautiful setting and we were very happy to sit by the window to enjoy the sunset over the ocean. We ordered the prime rib with a baked potato. The prime rib was served lukewarm at best and the potato was not as moist as it should be nor as hot. The lava cake was delicious. We were celebrating a birthday but there was no recognition of that. We will eat here again but would ask that the food be served hot.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Didn’t like the waiting for about 10 minutes to get seated, there was a lot of tables available and we have a reservation.
  34. l

    lindafoodie

    San Diego

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an excellent waitress - very attentive Food was very good and well presented here
  35. BT

    BarbaraT

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    It was our anniversary and we hadn’t been to the Chart House in more than 30 years. On the recommendation of friends, we ate there for lunch. The location and view Is spectacular; the food passable. Service was good but the food was mediocre, needing additional seasoning.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was delicious and the lava cake at the end was spectacular
  37. MC

    MaryC

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday celebration. Overall great experience, but was disappointed in being seated at a table without a tablecloth or window seat, since it was requested.
  38. DH

    DanH

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Two times we have reserved a table a week in advance and told them it was for a birthday. Both times, they didnt' have a table near window (we requested, they didn't acknowledge) and they didn't mention the BD. Also, the hostess has a bad attitude. Servers were great.
  39. LH

    LauraH

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Jared, the server was great! So was the food:)
  40. BM

    BeachMando

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect spot to celebrate Grandma's birthday with a family brunch. We had a nice corner table with ocean front view. Excellent service and not too busy. I like that they have complimentary vallet parking. We will definitely return!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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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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 4.5 stars by 6051 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

11:00 PM


Booked 46 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • 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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