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Chart House Restaurant

60 Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110-3602
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Ranked #250 of 2,815 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Chowder
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Atlantic Avenue & State Streets
Transit: Blue Line Aquarium
Description: An incredible landmark location on Boston’s Long Wharf, Chart House is situated in the Gardiner Building – the restored 18th-century offices of American Patriot John Hancock. Combine the extraordinary setting with outstanding cuisine & it’s not hard to see why the restaurant is a longtime favorite. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 29 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From fresh fish specialties to slow-roasted prime rib, 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 Macadamia Crusted Mahi, Miso Glazed Salmon & Whole Maine Lobster. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines & decadent desserts like our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake. Pato Dining at its finest!
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69% Recommend
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

At first they tried to seat us in a dark corner with no view. We asked for upstairs and they moved us. Then we were seated at arms length from the kitchen and almost got run over before a waiter could come to the table. We asked to be moved again and they found us an okay table after walking... More

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111 reviews 111 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

After a morning of whale watching, Chart House was a great and convenient stop on the harbor. They offer outdoor dining, but it was too warm. We opted for inside and were pleasantly surprised at this cool old building. Service was friendly and efficient. My cup of chowder and boston bibb wedge were delicious. DH and kids had burger, prime... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I used to work as a waitress and had amazing prime rib, the gentlemen have both passed who were the chefs and I can't seem to find any prime rib that comes close. Well the prime rib at Chart House is very close. The price is excellent and you get every pennies worth . My husband and I both had... More

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Los Angeles, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

There is nothing to complain about. Very good food, friendly and knowledgable staff. Pleasant atmosphere.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've read a lot of the reviews and have to say we had a great experience here. The building is really very cool inside. It's a nice location on the wharf. Steak, lobster, crab legs and sea bass. Everyone was happy. The food was really great. They were also very accommodating with our kids food allergies.

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Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

It's a Landry restaurant now which explains so much We ve always enjoyed this restaurant while staying in Boston until last night Service was slow. Extremely slow. Even getting water The fire alarm went off just as our fish was delivered so out we went. Twenty minutes later we were back in and asked to take our check because we... More

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26 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were seated quickly for an early midweek dinner. Location is scenic although we could not see too much from our table that was more in the center of the dining area. Service was OK, but not the exceptional attentiveness one hopes for (expects is too optimistic) at this high price point. Bread was two small stale rolls, so just... More

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East Bangor, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The restaurant is in a awesome renovated brick factory type building and right next to the docks for the whale watch. The turf could be cut with a fork as it was so tender and in a marvelous steak sauce. The surf (scallops) were large and in a fantastic sauce. Their mashed were well made. Be aware that the chopped... More

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Dorset, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was a very special Birthday treat, my sister booked this table as felt she wanted to have a special evening, as a surprise I called the hotel (from the UK) to ask if they could decorate the table for the occasion, I was then informed the Chart House is "fine dining" so we don't do that (in a tone... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We really enjoyed our meals at Chart House. Hubby had the butterflied coconut shrimp. The were HUGE!!! And tender and excellent. I had a French dip sandwich. Also very good. The service was the best! All in all, a very enjoyable dining experience. Highly recommended.

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