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Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point

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34442 St. of the Green Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629 (Pacific Coast Highway)
PCH/Blue Lantern - bus
949-493-1183
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Description: From amazing views of the Pacific Ocean & Dana Point Harbor to...
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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    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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You can't go wrong with Chart House. The view is good during the day but not the night and valet parking is available for $6.00. The salad bar is plentiful and a bargain at $9.00 when an entree is ordered. The Salad bar is $18.00 when ordered as the entree. We enjoyed the spring roll wrap and 4... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
utterna
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chicago IL
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Lake Forest, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You cannot find a better view than out on the patio! Really overlooks the harbor of Dana Point! The bar area is super friendly and you can get great appetizers! A great place to hang!

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chicago IL
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You can't go wrong with Chart House. The view is good during the day but not the night and valet parking is available for $6.00. The salad bar is plentiful and a bargain at $9.00 when an entree is ordered. The Salad bar is $18.00 when ordered as the entree. We enjoyed the spring roll wrap and 4 pieces perfectly... More 

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Alliance, Ohio
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Romantic ambience with booths overlooking the harbor and ocean beyond. Fresh seafood and attentive wait staff.

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Thank suzyzm
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100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have dined at the Chart House a few time this past 18 months and have had mixed experiences. If you sit near the bar expect the servers to ignore you and run around frantically. Also we smelled cleaning solvent while we had drinks and dinner. Lastly the food was just a C. Cannons is a A+ and much more... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've dined at this location several times in the past year. Happy hour at the bar, or out on the grass is a real treat. You can watch the ships sailing in or out of Dana Point Harbor while enjoying good food at good prices. The main dining room is also quite nice. The best tables are at the windows... More 

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Westlake, Ohio
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94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just got back from Laguna Beach, and although the area is" off-season" there shouldn't be any excuse for the Chart House not to have fish. Beautiful restaurant, beautiful facility, beautiful view, a friendly staff… But no fish? They were out of all the fish they had on the menu… That said, I had a wonderful pasta dish, and my fiancé... More 

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Thank Dhavekost
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only had Happy Hour here so we were satisfied with the experience. You go for the view, not the food. Happy Hour food was average. We haven't been to a Chart House in a long time, but remember the food being much better. Staff was excellent, very friendly and efficient....even the parking valet. If you go early enough you... More 

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Tucson
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114 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

We went to the Chart House for the view but overall this was just an okay experience. The food was good - not great- and the price was high. There are probably much better choices in the area.

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Laguna Hills, California
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

After enjoying a great meal on Christmas Day in 2014, I decide to once again to take my 82 year old Father back here for our annual Holiday dinner. I must say with regret this years experience was rather disappointing, despite the valiant effort of the staff to make up for glaring miss steps in the kitchen. More on that... More 

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Dana Point, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The food is average and the service lousy. We went there for my birthday with two other couples. It took them 30 minutes to take our order and even longer to get our food. When we got it my fish was cold. The waiter was rude and very busy to even come by and check on us. This is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34442 St. of the Green Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
    (Pacific Coast Highway)
  • Public Transportation: PCH/Blue Lantern - bus
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: 949-493-1183

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view

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.
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

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