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“Great food and fantastic view”
Review of Chart House

Chart House
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Ranked #17 of 311 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Drake Avenue
Reviewed August 15, 2010

My fiance and I stayed in Monterey for two nights during our recent trip to California. The first night we went to Chart House.

The staff were friendly and the view was incredible. The service was excellent, very relaxed so we could take our time, w did not feel rushed out of the restaurant at all.

The food was fantastic. The starters of the battered prawns were amazing, definately try them!

We both had fillet steak for entree, and this was beautifully cooked, the mashed potato was delicious.

We were so full that we couldn't manage dessert, although i desperately wanted to try the melting chocolate pudding, it smelt to die for.

The wine choice was good, and the wine we chose was perfect.

It was expensive but well worth the money.

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Thank sunnie84
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Reviewed August 10, 2010

We were visiting with another couple and they called to make the reservations. The must have informed the restaurant it was our anniversary. We opened our menu and our names with congratulations for our anniversary was printed on our menu. The chef came over and explained a few of the special fish items.
We had a lovely dinner, great food and veiw.

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Thank Toothfairy2
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Reviewed August 2, 2010

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel. They made a reservation for us, and we had a great table overlooking the water. The food was excellent, and we never felt rushed. We had the special dessert - it was like a freshly baked lava cake dessert, and you had to give them at least 30 minutes notice because it was made to order--it was recommended to us by the waiter and the table behind us.

The hotel had told the restaurant that it was our anniversary, and so the restaurant had a special menu with our name and anniversary at the top. As well the restaurant gave us a free dessert at the end of our meal - nice little touches that don't go unnoticed.

The only con is that it is a little pricey, but we felt that the location and food more than justified the cost.

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Thank J_and_K_ny
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Reviewed July 26, 2010

The hostess really can start the evening off either great of poor. In this case it was pretty poor. She was rude and cold, when I asked about a table I had requested, she waived her hand as if to say who do you think you are and said this is the table you will get as we were sat at the table right next to the door. Oh well... I try to not let it bother me.
Then miraculously our server was great, very social, outgoing, seemed to know the menu and the wines. Too bad that hostess keeps walking by.
But, this is in reality not fine dining as it pretends. It is a production line restaurant. The oysters come from New Jersey. The food was nice, but mostly we credited the sauces, most likely prepared in the home office.
The view, what little we had was phenomenal, almost worth the price, but not quite.

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Thank Steves_Rickshaw
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Reviewed July 23, 2010

The food here is very good and the service was excellent. No complaints. The resraurant is right on the bay and, as usual, that means that it is slightly more expensive. Nice view but a bit noisy. I would definitly go back.

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Thank twilson906
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