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“Excellent service and food.”
Review of Chart House

Chart House
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Ranked #9 of 26 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $50
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Longboat Club
Transit: In front of restaurant on Gulf of Mexico Drive
Description: Located just west of Sarasota on beautiful Longboat Key, Chart House boasts a dramatic interior décor that almost outshines its stunning view of the Gulf of Mexico. Combine the extraordinary setting with outstanding cuisine, & it’s not hard to see why this tropical retreat is a longtime favorite. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 29 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From signature fish specialties and 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 Macadamia Crusted Mahi, Miso Glazed Salmon & our slow-roasted Prime Rib. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines and our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake. Fabulous happy hour and patio!
Reviewed February 9, 2013

During a week in Longboat key, we ate dinner in 5 different restaurants and Chart House was the best. The staff were excellent in welcoming us attending to all our needs. The menu had a wide range of options and the food was excellent. We will be returning next year.

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Thank Dollar22
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

The staff are very professional and cheerful ... and of course the food is the main reason for my visit; which is delightful and delicious. I had the house specialty Prime Rib paired with a subtle, velvet smooth Cabernet Sauvignon. Additionally, I must mention the outstanding salad bar with myriad selections including caviar, hearts of palm, artichokes, and featuring a custom toss Caesar Salad of world class right before my eyes honoring my request for extra anchovies. I also enjoyed a baked potato which was done to simple perfection just the way I like it and dressed with butter, sour cream on the side, and diced onions from the salad bar. (shhhhhh ... I went back to the salad bar for a second helping of Caesar salad after my meal) Water view, playful pelicans, some fishermen tooling around with their gear, and great sunset on a perfect weather Florida evening. Sarasota Sunset Sonata ... Thank you Chart House management and staff. :-)

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Thank Don O
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Our family of four (including a 6 yr old and an 8 yr old) dined at The Chart House in Longboat Key twice in the last week of January 2013. We had never dined there prior to this year. The restaurant is very busy so I would definitely recommend making a reservation for dinner. The atmosphere is very nice with white table linens on the tables. The serving staff were quite helpful. Our son has a serious peanut allergy and the staff were very helpful in letting us know which food items he could and could not eat (their french fries are cooked in peanut oil). They have a small colouring page and crayons to entertain children while they wait for their dinner.
The food was very good.

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Thank Stacey O
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Nice view of the intracoastal and gulf. Great salad bar,
very good menu and excellent food. The staff is very courteus and professional. You can see dolphins and pelicans while dining.

Thank Estie D
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

We have been dining at the Chart House for over a dozen years while it went through three or four owners. Each visit has been about a year apart because we never have left quite satisfied with the experience and usually returned at the request of some dining partners. That's what happened tihs week. Let's start with the positives. The atmosphere is lovely with a fine view, inviting bar area and grand space. The salad bar is expansive and beautifully presented. The wait staff is generally well informed and courteous, but the service generally lags.

The biggest problem has been that invariably one or more of our party is disappointed with some dish. This week it was the prime rib. We had two orders at our table, one requested medium and the other medium rare. They arrived with the medium one actually medium rare and the one which should have been medium rare a wild red and closer to raw. The server vanished immediately and it took a few minutes to flag down a manager to discuses the problem. The offending dishes were quickly removed and returned somewhat later looking like they had spent some time in a broiler. Both parties thought that the texture of the meat was remarkably soft, almost like it had been tenderized. The result that the dish was not bad, but somewhat disappointing.

We will probably be enticed back by friends sometime in the future, but not soon or with much enthusiasm.

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Thank Stuart S
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