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Chart House Restaurant

60 Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110-3602
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Ranked #262 of 2,816 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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Stanford, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Great relaxing lunch excellent food service second to none. One of the best times on great trip. Clam chowder was great

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Dined at the Boston chart house today - definitely disappointed. The food was average. Wait time was long especially as they weren't busy (we got there at 4pm). Definitely NOT worth the $150 (ok $36 was on wine!) bill. Hostess was chewing gum as she spoke to us... A real no no. Not recommended this restaurant. Go spend your money... More

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Northampton England
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186 reviews 186 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

A great position right on the wharf in Boston. But as so often the case, seemed to rely on this a but too much. Food was okay....but missed on occasions. Shrimps in coconut was very predictable and the burgers were more underdone than ordered. Nothing too wrong though.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My wife and happened on the Chart House for an early dinner. It was mostly empty and the hostess, upon my request, showed us to a table on the upper floor. I didn't want to sit by the stairwell she chose for us and asked to be moved. It seemed to be a 'pain' for her but we got a... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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

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Severna park
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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 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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