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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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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 16
    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
Great atmosphere, better than the food

Don't get me wrong, the food is very good, though not up to the level one would expect for the prices and the atmosphere. Our group had both surf and turf dishes, and they were all good enough. The service was excellent, though we were there early on a night and they weren't very busy. Stunning... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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utah
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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utah
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Don't get me wrong, the food is very good, though not up to the level one would expect for the prices and the atmosphere. Our group had both surf and turf dishes, and they were all good enough. The service was excellent, though we were there early on a night and they weren't very busy. Stunning views of the coast... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had dinner here last night with another couple, before attending The Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach. By getting there early (5:45) we had our pick of ocean view booths along the windows. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest, the view gets a 10+, the service a 9 and the food a solid 7.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The chart house restaurants are always good, but this one has a unique structure and an incredible view of Dana Point Harbor. The staff was very pleasant

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

the people that work there very nice chowder was good so was shrimp taco p[ace was clean and looked like a boat inside really just so friendly

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St. Thomas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Astounding sunsets, happy hour menu, superb bar..and wow -- that view!! Menu is extensive, surf, turf, variety of side dishes. And those famous Chart House desserts.

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Huntington Beach, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Coconut shrimp appetizer was great; house wine was OK. After that, everything went downhill. It took over 45 minutes to bring the main course. The halibut entree was way overcooked; to the point of being shoe leather. It had to be cut with a knife. The dungeness crab was squishy and smelly; untouchable We didn't feel like sending it... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Ask for a window table to enjoy the view. They have a salad bar that I usually pass on since I find that the food served is plenty. I usually get seafood which is always fresh and cooked as seafood should. Not well done and dry. The vegetables are good too.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The view, the view, the VIEW!!! This Chart House really lives up to the corporate billing (unlike some of the others I've been to). Located at the peak of Dana Point, overlooking the ocean and harbor, I could have spent a lot more time just soaking in the view. As an added bonus, there were rabbits grazing on the terrace... More 

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Dana Point, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

One of the better views on the coast, but no sunset on this side of the bluff. We love the Chart house and have been eating here 1 - 2 times a year for the past 20 years. I'm just not dazzled anymore. I hate to say it, but there are better choices for less money in town. The food... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

To begin with it probably has one of the best views sitting on the bluff overlooking the harbor. Food was excellent and the service was bery good considering they were packed. If you are in Dana Point great place to go.

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view, Doing business, 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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