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Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point

34442 St. of the Green Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Ranked #37 of 113 Restaurants in Dana Point
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Price range: $40 - $60
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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161 reviews from our community

65% Recommend
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English first
Delray beach
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 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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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

While based in New York, my husband and I were looking for a outdoor venue to have our ceremony and dinner for our 30-person wedding. We had a very tight time frame to plan everything, and limited time to spend due to our work commitments. The team at Chart House was SO accomodating (a HUGE shout out to Marissa), the... More

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Reno, Nevada
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132 reviews 132 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We arrived to find no available parking on the street, so we parked in the restaurant lot which is valet only at a charge of $5.00 per car. Given the prices of the meals and that most people drive a car to go out to dinner, I feel that parking in the restaurant parking lot should be complementary. We had... More

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Corona, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My daughter selected the Dana Point Chart House for her Wedding location and restaurant. While I must admit that if someone told me they were getting married at a restaurant ... any restaurant .... I would be skeptical. But this must be one of the best kept secrets in Orange County as it was FABULOUS. The first thing is that... More

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Los Angeles, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I'm local and eat here a few times a year, especially with out of town guests so they can enjoy the beautiful view of the harbor. The servers are pleasant and friendly but the food and drink delivery seem to take forever. I don't think I have ever had timely service. The food is overall average, except for the lava... More

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