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Chart House Restaurant

600 Hemisfair Plaza Way, San Antonio, TX (Downtown)
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Ranked #171 of 4,112 Restaurants in San Antonio
Cuisines: American, Seafood, International
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
Nashville, Tennessee
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Stopped in for lunch and was seated immediately. Staff was efficient but not overly enthusiastic. Very disappointed the menu online was out of date. We checked it the day before our lunch date. We came specifically for lobster grill cheese and was told it was no longer on the menu. Waitress asked kitchen if they would make it and was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Came with a reservation. Ride up was nice, could have done without the picture in front of the green screen. Initial atmosphere of restaurant was great. Seated quickly and treated like royalty. Waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. Our appetizers came quickly. Strangely, our entree came before our wine. Waiter returned and we got the wine and returned the entree. After... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We went for dinner for my husband's 75th birthday and my husband was really looking forward to the Surf & Turf with the Scallops. Unfortunately they were out of them - very disappointing. We asked to substitute the Lobster Mac & Cheese for the scallops. They did, but we thought they might add a little extra lobster to compensate -... More

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Elmer, New Jersey
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199 reviews 199 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Save your money and go for appetizers during Happy Hour at the Chart House Lounge. We arrived just after 5PM and had a booth to ourselves. I enjoyed the Prime Rib Sliders and my wife the Shrimp & Artichoke Dip. Our Server, Liliana brought our food and drinks very promptly. We sat and lounged for about an hour taking in... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The view was unreal and the food was simply marvelous but here is what earned the 5 star review...upon arriving there was an oversight which caused our server to not come to the table for 15 minutes after we were seated. We had to ask the maître d to have a server come and after apologizing, he gave us a... More

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Wading River, New York
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90 reviews 90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We all had a really great time. The food was delicious and the view was second to none. Liked how the restaurant rotated so within an hour you see the whole city.

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Pearland, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Dinner here is always nice for a special occasion such as an anniversary. Upscale dining with a variety of skillfully prepared dishes, a nice wine list and a delightful selection of unique cocktails. The ambiance is quiet and romantic and the waitstaff are always attentive and very professional. Make your reservation for 30-60 minutes before sunset and you'll be assured... More

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St Mary Bourne
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141 reviews 141 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Always dangerous the restaurant with a view but both were pretty good. The tower, view and ride to get there are all cool. We found the restaurant perfectly adequate, good service and nice food. Can't really remember much about the cost other than not being outraged!

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Lounge would be the way to go if you just want to see the view & have a drink, but it was closed for a private party so we didn't think to check that before we went here. So we decided to have dessert (chocolate something & it was delicious). The waiting area was nice & they let us... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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131 reviews 131 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I know the rule generally is that restaurants with a view have second rate food, but this is really taking this too far. The first impression when you walk in is the horrible smell of stale cooking oil. Its overwhelming. Then you are struck by the old decor - looks like they haven't touched the place in 25 years. It... More

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