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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, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Views are great...Food equals them but somewhat pricey

There are no bad table in this restaurant. Most all of the will yield quite a view. The restaurant is high on the Dana point cliffs and therefore oversees the entire harbor. The menu specializes in meat and fish and both are properly prepared. The food quality was not up to the prices of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Sandy D
,
Meriden, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
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Riverside, California
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This great restaurant in Dana Point has a panorama view of the harbor and ocean. The exterior is circular with interesting pod shaped layout. They are only open for dinner and the the food is fantastic! It's a very romantic restaurant with soft lighting, a booth setting and an interesting spiral staircase. They have 3 different sitting areas. The one... More 

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Norwalk, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

i love going to the Chart House for the filet mignon and lobster.i am never disappointed. they also have a very good and well stocked salad bar. My daughter tried an artichoke for an appetizer she said was amazing and i love their asparagus!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The restaurant architecture is amazing. Beautiful staircase that leads down to the panoramic view of the harbor! Best for seafood and steak. The price is right. Don't eat too much on the bread, the portion is plentiful, save room for dessert to share. Will skip the salad bar next time.

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Meriden, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

There are no bad table in this restaurant. Most all of the will yield quite a view. The restaurant is high on the Dana point cliffs and therefore oversees the entire harbor. The menu specializes in meat and fish and both are properly prepared. The food quality was not up to the prices of the dishes...not to say it was... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Having been a regular at this establishment, I was very surprised that there was so much wrong tonight. There were six of us celebrating my son's wedding anniversary. Four of our party were from out of town and had heard how good the Chart House was. Not only were we told they had run out of their signature dish, Macadamia... More 

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Laguna Beach, CA
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

The food focus here is fish and beef. They prepared both beautifully. The appetizers and drinks were also excellent. On warm evenings dining al fresco is a must, but the views from both the dining room and bar are also great. This place rocks!

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

"We went out to dinner, I had the lobster bisque, yada yada yada, "But you yada yada'd over the best part."" No, I mentioned the bisque." This was our first time and last!!! Our appetizers were delicious but that's where it ended. The bisque and the Caesar salad were very good and the warm bread basket was nice but we... More 

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dallas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were there during Happy Hour so there was a huge crowd and lots of noise. The Happy Hour menu had selections of wine, cocktails and appetizers that were reasonably priced. The regular dinner menu was pricey. The two appetizers we ordered were ample.

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Dana Point, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The view is fantastic. It is the very best view in all of Dana Point's Marina/Harbor. The food is rather ordinary and the service was a bit slow but it was a busy night. The atmosphere is nice and very hidh up above the Harbor. Mostly young people ,which is good, do the servicing. It is definitely worth a visit.... More 

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We visit twice a year and eat here at least once. We were so impressed we paid for my daughter and husband to go. We were so impressed by the window table in the bar that we always eat there now. Same menu, better view; and it is a view to dine with. Service friendly and professional. Food very good.... 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: Entertaining clients, Scenic view, Bar scene

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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