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Chart House Restaurant

60 Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110-3602
617-227-1576
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Ranked #271 of 2,816 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Las Rozas, Spain
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We came on this restaurant after we had taken a boat ride. It was out first night in the US and it made a very good impression. Friendly staff and excellent Chowder and scallops. Perhaps a shade pricy, but well recommended.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

What better time to try this place than on a warm summer evening during restaurant week. Great place for an outdoor meal on Long Wharf? Better off getting a sub and sitting on the benches. 1) Chipped a tooth on the shell in the clam chowder. 2) The scrod stuffed with lobster was dry and tasteless. The "lobster" amounted to... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Friendly waitress and great food. While it was very busy in the restaurant it was a relaxed meal and never felt rushed. They managed a gluten allergy with ease and had a nice GF menu. No issues with our reservation. Our table ordered calamari (which was tender and delicious), the crab and avocado stack (fresh and light), macadamia crusted mahi... More

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Melvindale, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This place was recommended by friends. The food was average. The problem was, we went there at approx 5 pm. When we went to the hostess to be seated. She asked if we had a reservation and we told her no, we were not aware we needed one. She was busily looking in her computer, and kept touching the screen.... More

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Modena, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We called to book a table for the dinner and we were confermed for 8 pM. We reached the place at 7,55 and they told us to wait until 8,20/8,25. Ok, it may happen...and we were not the only ones waiting for a booked table. Unfortunetely we noticed that the 20/25 minutes answer was given to everybody asking, even without... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

As a Chart House regular across the country this has many familiar attributes. I believe the food quality to be excellent and prepared to your liking. Prices are still over inflated. Staff at this location looked like they just all lost a relative. No smiles. Poor service. Was not checked on and had to flag down folks just for more... More

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Leusden
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134 reviews 134 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Through a friend we were recommended this restaurant because I like lobster and a good glass of wine. That we got! Friendly, good lokking and fast serving staff helped us. Funny that we sat next to people from Switserland and Connecticut. Everyone loves this place. Not too classy but no cafe as well. The oysters I had were to our... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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107 reviews 107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Just came to Boston for the first and decided to give this place a try after wandering around the city and I have to say... very well decorated (seated immediately for a Saturday afternoon) and our waitress did great with suggesting what items to try. The food was brought to us with very little wait and wonderful I might add... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Our hotel (Nine Zero) recommended lunch at Chart House. We were quite happy overall. The food was excellent, particularly the clam chowder. We ordered an array of appetizers instead of main dishes and all of them were very good. Only two issues were it was quite cold in the restaurant (we had to keep our jackets on) and we wanted... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Great spot to stop in our busy day of sightseeing and grab a great lunch. The calamari, lobster roll, clam chowder and hummus trio was to die for. Service was a little slow while waiting for our food and then our receipts. Great seafood and atmosphere while sitting outside on the wharf and enjoying your lunch.

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