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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 #34 of 113 Restaurants in Dana Point
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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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midwest
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We had a server that stunk & made our experience bad. The restaurant is probably actually pretty good. The entrees were good. The appetizer was OKAY. Entrees----scallops---good. Seabass----good. My son was with us. Ordered milk 3 times before he got it. Ordered a soda later 3 times before he got it. Told server we were in a hurry. Got our... More

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San Clemente
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a great place to have a celebration. They have a beautiful view of the Harbor and the ocean below. The service is wonderful and the food is outstanding, be sure to try the fresh fish they have several to choose from each day. The salad bar is a good one too.

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

High atop a bluff overlooking Dana Point Harbor sits The Chart House Restaurant - this "circular" restaurant features sophisticated yet comfortable decor, a quiet atmosphere, jaw-dropping views and outstanding food and service! Be sure to make a reservation for a window table.....you won't be disappointed!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The food was excellent. The Shrimp, Brie and Artichoke Melt was a nice start. Scallops and Sea Bass were excellent; prepared perfectly, nice presentation, and paired well with sides. The views are great. The service was friendly, but generally indifferent--had to flag someone down for each refill, needed to locate our server to order coffee, food was dropped off without... More

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Delray beach
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Don't miss this Resturant from view to ambiance, to food at a moderate price! Our daughter and family who live in Dana point and had never visited this Resturant we're amazed!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We gor there around 5:15pm and had to wait 15 minutes to get seated, and the place was empty! Then the waiter took forever to serve us. When we did get our food I had to send the fish back because it was way over cooked. They served it with some boiled broccoli and tired carrots that were too bland... More

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Carmichael, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This restaurant is all about the view - we got a window seat at dusk and watched night fall on the harbor below. The bonus was the wonderful seafood my wife had and the wonderful steak I had. It's tough to get a steak the way I like it and they did it.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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104 reviews 104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I would drive miles to the Chart House simply for the view. Nighttime or daytime, the view is spectacular. When you add the food to the equation, I am almost speechless. I dined with friends in August 2014 and the meal was faultless. The sauvignon blanc was crisp but not excessively fruity. The bread almost made you forget the rest... More

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St. Helena, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My husband and I just had dinner here , we were celebrating our anniversary and the waiter was nice and friendly. My husband ordered prim rib med rare and it was overlooked, rubbery and not much flavor , I ordered filet med well done and it was overlooked and was dry. I was half way done before my horseradish was... More

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san diego
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I am a big fan of chart house... they always find the best views, but there is something about the dana point and encinitas stores that are too casual. we were spoiled by the outstanding service and food in monterey bay, that we just haven't been able to duplicate...maybe it's the socal casual thing...

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