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“Delicious! ”
Review of Chart House

Chart House
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Ranked #6 of 304 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Drake Avenue
Surrey, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
211 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
“Delicious! ”
Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

We chose Chart House as we were staying in the hotel next door and didn't want to walk too far for a meal. The reviews were good, but the name didn't fill me with much hope. I was so wrong!
From the outside, Chart House is an attractive, modern building and it gets better when you step through the doors. With a fabulous bar, dim atmospheric lighting no doubt to take in the incredible views from the panoramic window, and well spaced tables, this would be the perfect place for a romantic meal for 2 or with a larger group. We booked a few hours before dining, so were lucky to be able to get in at all, and didn't have a table with a direct view. But if you booked further in advance and got a window table, it would make for a fabulous evening. Having said that, it appeared all tables have a partial ocean view.
The service was excellent - professional, friendly and knowledgeable staff explained what was in dishes and despite being full, our waitress took time to chat with us. A truly personal service!
The food was delicious - steaks cooked to perfection - and there was a great cocktail list to go with it. The deserts looked delicious, but with the large portions, we weren't able to manage one. There is a chocolate desert that takes 30mins to prepare. The table opposite us had it and it looked amazing!
The prices were pretty good for the quality of food, but the views are what you pay for - and they're worth every dollar!

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Anchorage, Alaska
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great place for dinner by the water.”
Reviewed May 3, 2014

We stopped here for an early dinner after walking the wharf. My wife had the White Sea Bass and I had the King Salmon. Both were done 'simply grilled' and were very good. The martini and margarita were great. We were fortunate to get a table in the corner by the window and enjoyed a leisurely dinner and the seals, birds, and otters having their dinners. Our server, Debbie was friendly, helpful, and very professional. We'd definitely go back.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Robert H
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Ridgefield, Washington, United States
Level 6 Contributor
274 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2014

We had dinner here, ordering from the happy hour menu. It was wonderful! The view is stunning and the service was wonderful! Our waiter was great as was a nice lady from Texas who came by our table several times to check on us. Only down side was the host at the frobt desk. He was not welcoming at all. Otherwise, everything was fabulous!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank emmalea3
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Montreal, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Unfriendly Host”
Reviewed April 14, 2014

Very friendly unhost. Waited for a table over 30 min, while others passed in front also with no rsvp. Offered no drinks while looking at drinks menu. Pretentious for no reason.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Donato T
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San Dimas, California
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Overpriced and Pretentious”
Reviewed April 12, 2014

We have been to several Chart Houses before. We felt sticker shock when we looked at the menu. You can get a better meal at 2/3's the price just down the street. Do yourself a favor and go elsewhere.

Visited April 2014
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