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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: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fabulous views

Chart House is a good if predictable chain restaurant. What sets this one apart is the fabulous harbor view and outside dining option overlooking Dana Point Harbor. The best harbor view available. Good steaks and seafood.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Diverdad1
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Laguna Niguel, California
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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197 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Laguna Niguel, California
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Chart House is a good if predictable chain restaurant. What sets this one apart is the fabulous harbor view and outside dining option overlooking Dana Point Harbor. The best harbor view available. Good steaks and seafood.

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Chino Hills, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Celebrating my birthday so excited. Sorry to say it is over rated and too expensive!! Went in the evening so missed the view of the marina below. Donavon was a very professional waiter. Hot bread was a nice start. I had the Best of Shrimp which was not worth $29. There were under ten medium sized shrimp. My husband had... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The drive up the hill to Chart House at Dana Point, CA and the view from the restaurant were worth choosing this place. In addition, the service and food were outstanding.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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107 reviews 107 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Recommended by Blue Lantern who made reservations for us. Easy walk uphill. Moonlite evening, stars out and harbor stretching out beneath us. Wow. Strange building/entrance, came in through the parking ramp. Discovered the "official entrance" with the winding stair only on our way out. Not at all busy (Super Bowl Sunday). Menu seemed a little limited/lacking innovation, but the fish... More 

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Irvine, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

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
247 reviews 247 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

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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