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Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point

34442 St. of the Green Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
949-493-1183
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Ranked #39 of 112 Restaurants in Dana Point
Price range: $40 - $60
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Pacific Coast Highway
Transit: PCH/Blue Lantern - bus
Description: From amazing views of the Pacific Ocean & Dana Point Harbor to unparalleled cuisine, Chart House is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Savor a seamless blend of fine seafood & steaks, while you enjoy the elegant atmosphere & impeccable service. 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 New Wave Sur & Turf, Macadamia Crusted Mahi & our slow roasted Prime Rib. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines & decadent desserts like our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake.
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English first
Irvine, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Make sure you arrive around sunset for a delicious dinner overlooking Dana Point Harbor. Great salad bar with fresh choices, great steaks and tasty side dishes!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The view is exceptional. Even the valet only parking lot has a great view! The food is great and the service is top notch. It's expensive but worth it, especially for a special occasion romantic dinner.

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Love the view but went on New Years Eve..had a 7:45 reservation.. Got there at 7:15 seated at 8:14.. Overbooked.. People standing everywhere .. Bartender clearly not happy.. Ended up with a great table with gorgeous view.. Our waitress was great! Mac nut Mahi was delicious but scampi fettuccine was dry and over cooked. Wine list yummy and lava cake... More 

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Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

The views are jus the beginning of an amazing dining experience. The food is great the setting wonderful the service first rate and the drinks were fun.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The food was better than good but not great. The martinis were great. The natural red woods of the structure, taken from a design drafted by Frank Lloyd Wright, beckoned the visitor down an entrance walkway and down a staircase into a circular building with 360 degree windows overlooking the sea. My family and I went twice during the course... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This place was fantastic! The view at night of the harbor is stunning, and the restaurant is situated so that almost every table can see it. The food was fresh, and the recommendations from the wait staff were all worth it. The wait was longer than expected when we had reservations, but it wasn't bad.

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Everything on their menu is unbelievably delicious! Sizzling mushrooms, coconut shrimps, prime rib steak, baked potatoes and (of course) their irresistible lava cake!! The service and the ambiance is just perfect!

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Coto de Caza, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Very disappointed. This has been one of our favorite restaurants for over 20 years but the last year or so the quality and presentation of the food has gone down as the prices have gone up! On the positive side we had the best server ever. Her name was Amanda. The great service and the great view saved the day... More 

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DC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Overall I would say the food and service was 3 stars but the view was 6 stars. We ate outside on a nice quiet night with a gorgeous view of the harbor. The food itself was OK. The steak was good but nothing to write home about. Stayed at the Blue Lantern Inn so it was an easy walk down... More 

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California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Chart House Restaurant in Dana Point CA was one of my favorite restaurants. I always enjoyed food, service … view over the marina. However, my last visit tonight was a huge disappointment. The food was so, so… I ordered Sea Bass CH seasonal special. Dry fish over tasteless risotto was the main course. My wife had the same dish and... More 

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Additional Information about Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point

Address: 34442 St. of the Green Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone Number: 949-493-1183
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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