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“Perhaps the early bird catches the fresh worm”
Review of Chart House

Chart House
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Ranked #6 of 26 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $50
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Restaurant details
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!
Zug, Switzerland
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Perhaps the early bird catches the fresh worm”
Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We arrived at the buffet "late" for Sarasota standards (7:30 p.m) The salad bar was pretty much grazed over and did no longer look fresh. The lighting is dim so that you cannot really judge freshness. The steak was excellent. The service mediocre. Not quite worth the money. The view can be had from any beach.

Visited April 2014
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Otisville, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“An Old Favorite That Doesn't Disappoint”
Reviewed May 3, 2014

I've been eating at this restaurant for over 20 years and have never had a bad meal there. During Easter vacation, we had an early reservation which enabled me to take advantage of their early dining specials. Not only was their wonderful salad bar included in the price, but the prime rib that I ordered was the perfect size, leaving me room to share a piece of their incredible lava cake. I can't wait for our next trip to Longboat Key in July to revisit this old favorite. As always, the view is magnificent, the service is top notch, and the food is absolutely delicious.

  • Visited April 2014
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fantastic farewell to Florida”
Reviewed May 2, 2014

We treated our American family to a meal here at the end of our Easter holiday - and it was a real treat for all 6 of us. Great setting overlooking the water and a well decorated, comfortable interior. Service was good, attentive and friendly but not overbearing. We all ordered different entrees and everyone enthused about the quality of their dishes. I had the surf and turf and the scallops were the best I've ever had. My wife had the salmon - her regular choice when we dine out - and again couldn't remember a better one. The bill for 6 adults (with several cocktails including the best strawberry daiquiri my wife's ever had) came in just under $400 and we'll happily go again next time we visit the family in Florida

  • Visited April 2014
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Sarasota, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Worst happy hour experience in SRQ area!”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Unbelievably bad experience- no return for anything in the future based on bad faith advertising! Disappointing to the max! They advertise a wonderful happy hour but don't deliver on any front. If you go, the reserved spaces for happy hour are a dingy bar behind a glass barrier or the bitter end of the outdoor deck--a choice of no view or extremely limited view of any water (their attractiveness)! Then to add insult to injury, their happy hour martinis-an advertised special-are 3 martinis, each containing 1 oz of aristocrat vodka and other lessor flavored Liquors. To get a "real" martini you have to order your brand and u get 3 oz. Duh! Then a Apps: did I mention disappointing? Smallest portions on the planet and this area is Happy Hour heaven- so calamari w tempura peppers was 1p or less pieces with half being tentacles and 20 pieces of peppers.

  • Visited April 2014
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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“great view”
Reviewed April 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

the early bird menu before six pm includes the most extensive salad bar. the menu has six choices which includes fish,meat, chicken, and a veggie entrees. the food is prepared just as you request by a fabulous chef. the service is outstanding. the dessert menu is also quite extensive. a great place to have a wonderful meal with a view.

Visited April 2014
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