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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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  • 39
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful View, excellent service and OH the scallops!

Just last night three members of family got together for a memorable dinner gathering at the Chart House in Dana Point, Ca. Excellent wine and wine list, amazing salad bar with lots of choices, outrageous/outstanding perfectly cooked scallops and prime rib - all reasons to go along with attentive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
deb s
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Laguna Beach, California
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
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Kingston, Canada
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The views were breath taking the outdoor space was lovely. With the lawn overlooking the harbor The food was average. Perhaps the regular menu would have been better poor execution by the banquet staff to make our group feel welcome and have a great dining experience one passes appetizer was fruit kabobs. Really that was lame!

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Orange County, California
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

my mamma taught me that "if I don't have something good to say....don't say anything" Don't spend your money at a busy that doesn't care about your experience only your $$$$$. There are plenty of excellent restaurants in the area - pick another.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This place is made for you to have a nice relaxing meal. It is a little pricey but completely worth it. Get a table by the window it is worth the wait. It overlooks the entire harbor and miles of shoreline and ocean. The restaurant didn't play loud obnoxious music it really allowed for wonderful family conversations. If you go... More 

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Chicago
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were at the Chart House in Dana Point on Friday June 19th for cocktails and dinner. We had reservations and we decided to have drinks and a happy hour appetizer on the patio. The service and view were great. We then went inside for dinner, and waiting over an hour to get our food. The food was okay, but... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Just last night three members of family got together for a memorable dinner gathering at the Chart House in Dana Point, Ca. Excellent wine and wine list, amazing salad bar with lots of choices, outrageous/outstanding perfectly cooked scallops and prime rib - all reasons to go along with attentive service and one of the best views around. My daughter's lobster... More 

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New Jersey
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Food and service was very good. First time there and I only had appetizers and drinks so don't feel qualified to do a lengthy judgement of the food. But the views were spectacular and there is outdoor seating looking down on the Dana Point Harbor. Probably one of the most beautiful views of any restaurant I've been to. Hope I... More 

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Riverside, California
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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Additional Information about Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point

Address: 34442 St. of the Green Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone Number: 949-493-1183
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
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
Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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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: Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Scenic view

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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