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All 28 Cardiff by the Sea Restaurants

Chart House

2588 South Coast Highway 101, Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007
(760) 436-4044
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Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Birmingham/ Lomas Santa Fe
Description: You’ll have a front-row seat to catching waves & panoramic Southern California sunsets at this magnificent oceanfront Chart House located near San Diego. A modern and open decor makes the most of its location with windows that open the entire restaurant to its natural environment. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 30 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From top-of-the-catch 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 Macadamia Crusted Mahi, Miso Glazed Salmon & our slow roasted Prime Rib. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines and decadent desserts like our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake.
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English first
Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Wife and I took 2 friends visiting from Texas to the Chart House in Cardiff by the Sea last evening. When we made reservations for 6:30, we asked for a special table with a view, since we were also celebrating an anniversary and wanted to see the great sunset available from this location on the beach. Upon arrival, we were... More

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Alta Loma, California
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156 reviews 156 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We had a table right by the window so we could see the sunset. Only thing is it got quite warm even though they had a shade screen. Other than that it was great the food was very good and the service was great.

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San Diego, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We came here as a party of 6 plus 1 child for a birthday brunch. The waitress, although very friendly, seemed to have forgotten about our needs several times. First we ordered our drinks and appetizers, which were coconut shrimp, oysters and calamari she messed up on not bringing us all waters just half of us. We asked for plum... More

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This place is right on the water. We had an awesome table and a wonderful waiter. My husband ordered prime rib and it was delicious. I ordered stuffed shrimp which were smaller than I expected and a little dry but I would go back again for the atmosphere

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Alta Loma, California
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156 reviews 156 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We sat right by the window looking out at the beach and setting sun - Fabulous! This fish and steak restaurant has excellent service and the food was delicious! We were celebrating our anniversaries together with our daughter and son-in-law and told the restaurant when we made the reservations. At the top of the menus it said "Happy Anniversary"! Great... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

I booked a dinner for a special event and requested a table near the window when I called. The management is really poor at this restaurant. After waiting for a window table we were placed in an upstairs attic space by the office. This is an expensive restaurant and we were treated poorly. The food and service were mediocre. A... More

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Bend, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We drove by and figured it was right on the ocean so it should be amazing. Service was the slowest ever had. The food was sad and over cooked and cold. Our drinks werent as we liked and they refused to help with anything on our bill. The seats did over look the ocean but they should maybe clean the... More

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Hemet, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had lunch here Saturday 7/26/14, four adults. Had table directly oceanfront which was beautiful. (until family with screaming kid was seated next to us). Waiter arrived quite frazzled and was sweating so profusely that he had to continually "mop" his face and head with his sleeve. He was clearly in distress and this is an indoor, air conditioned restaurant.... More

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Napa
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92 reviews 92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Everything was perfect from the moment we parked the car and left it with the valet, to when we walked in and were greeted by the host person and take into our table. The great service continued 100% throughout the entire meal. I do go to restaurants and I am discriminating so when I say the service was terrific I... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I sent the following note to the manager the day after the events and have had no response. 1. Make reservation on-line, Open Table for two, for 7:30p, Sat 12-July. 2. 7:20 call to confirm time. Told we’d have table at 7:45 3. 7:40. Arrive; told it would be at least 8:15 before table was ready. 4. 8;15. Table ready... More

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