We have been going to The chart House for years from the So Cal to Lake Tahoe and the Rockies. It was one of the great steakhouse before the prolifieration of steakhouse sprung up from Ruth Chris, Mortons, Flemings and Maestros on the high end to Outback and Blanck Angus on the low end. I guess considering the choices diners have, I shouldn't be surprised that on a Friday night at 7:30 the restaurant was not even half filled.
Some things never change. While many Chart Houses's have taken out the salad bar Newport has not. It is one of the best there is and the 1000 Island is the best there is! The Mud Pie is surpaseed by no others. The service is always first class.
Now to the entree. My wife & my son had Prime Rib and I had the Filet. We were somewhat disappointed as the quality of the beef I believe was choice rather than prime. Just didn't meet the standards of a Ruth Chris. Not that it was a bad steak, I just could have done better at Outback. It it weren't for the salad bar & Mud Pie I don't think we would go back. Next time I'll try the halibut.
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