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Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point

$$$$
American, Seafood, Pacific Rim
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34442 St. of the Green Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629 (Pacific Coast Highway)
949-493-1183
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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California
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food, great scenery!! My main complaint is that it seemed that they overbook and we were not sat on our reservation time. If you want a window table, you put your name on a wait list. But you can't even put your name on the wait list until your reservation. Our waitress was very friendly. The hostess staff were... More 

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Thank BigLouie-USMC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You pay for the view. It is spectacular. But know, if you want non sunset south facing views, go there. The food is good. Basic steak house portions. If you want a good portion go somewhere else. If you want to pay $50 for glass of wine, steak, dinner salad and vegetables.... go there.

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Thank robert j
Dublin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Being able to eat dinner at an outside table perched high above the Pacific is a tremendous attraction that the Chart House takes full advantage of. It's a very nice place to eat and the food is pretty good as well (both steaks and sea food). The only downside we found was the slow service. Waiting 45m to have a... More 

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Modesto, California
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is awesome for so many of the right reasons. It's really busy so get a reservation. You can eat at the bar if you can get a seat. We were early for our seating time so we had wine and an appetizer for starters. Once seated we had a great waitress who made excellent suggestions. Salad and dinner... More 

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Thank Pat C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a special dining experience. Wonderful wines, delicious seafood preparations, decadent molten lava cake, and delightful staff. Perfect for special occasions - and what a view!

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Thank Snoozers
Dana Point,
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place is located atop a hill Overview of Dana point sea. Parking on top, you go down stairs To the dining room. Very nice Location, good food, but we go for a drink and the relaxing views.

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Thank johnsanDanaPoint_
Longmont, Colorado
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised at how similar this Chart House is to one near our hometown. The food was fabulous and location charming.

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Piermont, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chart House is on our special "must do" list when friends/family come to town to visit. The view is spectacular, the food and service are excellent.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service on the patio was not a great first impression. The server was very fake and dismissive and I'm not sure she really likes her job...or people. My husband and I were going to have happy hour and stay for dinner on the patio since we love to dine al fresco, but I didn't want my experience and our... More 

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Thank AmerinadianHoney
Dana Point, California
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great view from the patio although get there early if you want to sit outside. The cocktails are good during happy hour and the calamari is great!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $60
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Pacific Rim
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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
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
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.

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