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“Fine Beach Restuarant”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Chart House - CLOSED

Chart House
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Topanga Cyn / Sunset Blvd.
Transit: RTD
Malibu, California, United States
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618 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Fine Beach Restuarant”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Great views, food is decent, prices are typical for this type of establishment. A bit long-in-the-tooth but a good place to take out-of-towners.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Thomas S
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English first
Malibu, California
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1,073 reviews
558 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 445 helpful votes
“Chart house--just okay”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

You always get consistency at Chart House...Not good but not bad overpriced touristy food.
Views are spectacular and might make it worth it if you don't care about the blah food.

Visited November 2012
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Thank SanMo
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Petaluma, California
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“view alone is not enough”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

stopped for lunch on a saturday afternoon without a reservation. we were warmly greeted by hostess who informed us the wait would be 20-30 minutes, which we agreed to wait, and we stated a window table, while preferable, was not necessary. as we waited for a table, i wandered into the dining area and noticed at least one third of all the tables were empty, including several that were immediately adjacent to the back wall near the hostess station. after almost 30 minutes, we were seated at one of these tables, which had been unoccupied our entire wait. our waiter was pleasant and informative describing the specials of the day. we ordered our food and then ordered drinks while we waited. the drinks came promptly, the food not so much. we waited over thirty additional minutes for our food, and we're talking three sandwich and one salad order. the waiter apologized, stating the kitchen had gotten "backed up." a group of three were seated next to us, and i couldn't help but notice that two of their three orders were sent back to the kitchen. at the end of the meal, we all agreed our food was at best, so-so - nothing remarkable or really worth ordering again. overall, the views of the ocean make this a desireable location, but the food was mediocre enough to likely prompt us to not bother again.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank mac1075
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Los Angeles, California
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85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“View”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

We're always amazed that there are so ew places to eat along the coastline. This place is predictable in dining but we go for the view.

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Thank Gary D
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Rancho Murieta, California, Usa
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124 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Spectacur”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

How else can one describe this restaurant with beautiful panoramic view of the ocean. Location is perfect: Malibu. Most of the time I come here at sunset time. It is spectacular.I like that Chart house restaurants have similar menu. I always know what to expect there. I tried a lot of different dishes but I have my favorite dishes: Crab stuffed mushrooms and and Baked stuffed shrimp. It is so wonderful to sip wine and watch the ocean. Very romantic and elegant. I like valet parking too. Prices are reasonable.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Mila K
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