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2588 South Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
(760) 436-4044
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Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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
Mission Viejo, California
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127 reviews 127 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We forgo the whole kitchen extravaganza on Thanksgiving in favor of a dine-out treat. This year the Chart House Cardiff by the Sea provided a beautiful setting to enjoy a balmy Southern California Thanksgiving Day. Despite the crowd induced noisy atmosphere it was a relaxing and rewarding meal. The menu is a little pricy but that is certainly no surprise... More 

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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

We love our Seafood. We look for Restaurants that provide a quality tasty meal that is served with style at a reasonable price. Location, ambiance, view, menu and service are also in our criteria. We like good wine at a reasonable price. This Chart House scored on all dimensions. We started with Ceasar Salads which arrived as billed - crispy... More 

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Encinitas, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The Chart House is a reliable choice: great view, nice decor, friendly professional staff and good food. Menu is full of traditional favorites and while what we had was very good, the whole experience just doesn't sizzle. Its also a little pricy. A favorite wine was about 30% more than in other area restaurants.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I always liked our local Chart House on the East Coast so I thought I would celebrate a family event at this one on the West Coast. I give this restaurant high marks for service, presentation, location, decor and a great view of the beach. We had dinner and they had lights illuminating the surf at night so it could... More 

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Turners Falls, Massachusetts
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79 reviews 79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Love the location but was disappointed with the service and the quality of food for the price. We had a great table overlooking the ocean but the service was very slow waitress seem to forget we were there. We enjoyed the hummus appetizer but the sandwich was so-so and the fries were skinny and dry. We heard this was a... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Dined at the chart house upon recommendation of the concierge at our hotel. She set us up with a very nice table to celebrate my wife's birthday. We had a wonderful meal and the service was excellent. My steak was cooked perfectly as was my wife's seafood. The chocolate lava cake for dessert put the meal over the top. We... More 

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Encinitas, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Excellent food , good service, magnificent view of the ocean and great atmosphere, they have windows that can be raised and let the fresh air and the sound of the ocean in.

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Margoes
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70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

It gives me no pleasure to write a negative review but from start to finish this was an unpleasant culinary experience. It took over 20 mins to get drinks. The signature cocktails were all far too cloyingly sweet. The featured wine was a Pinot and I swear it had to be watered down. It sloshed in the glass with no... More 

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California
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1,533 reviews 1,533 reviews
470 restaurant reviews
383 helpful votes 383 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Great dining, plus a great view. And great service from the minute we walked in the door. Still the best steamed artichoke anywhere!

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Bonita, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

From first meeting Chris, the valet attendant, to the hostess, to the view, the waiter everything was wonderful! The restaurant is located on the beach with high picture windows and a spectacular view. We had lunch which consisted of lobster bisque and a seafood Cobb salad. Both were delicious! The estancia pinot grigio was great with the meal. A walk... More 

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Additional Information about Chart House

Address: 2588 South Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
Phone Number: (760) 436-4044
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

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