Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point

4.4
4764 reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Chart House is a fine dining restaurant serving seafood & steak and famous for their spectacular views. For more than 50 years, Chart House has redefined the ideal dining experience. With 27 waterfront and showcase locations ranging from the historic to the unforgettable, Chart House restaurants specialize in dazzling views, unique cuisine and exceptional service. From fresh fish specialties to slow-roasted prime rib, the renowned chefs of Chart House have tailored a menu that adds a unique touch to local flavors. And the Chart House happy hour is a guest favorite, where guest favor our signature cocktails and delicious bites you are sure to enjoy. Our original Hot Chocolate Lava Cake is the perfect end to a memorable dining experience at Chart House. Chart House offers the ideal setting for your next event. We would be happy to assist you with all the details of your special occasion.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4764 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! We had the prime rib it was so tender and a generous portion. The sea bass was excellent and cooked perfectly. The cocktails were great too. The view amazing!!!!

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KevinJ
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful night out, Matthew our server did a fantastic job making us feel at home and the food was fantastic! Only thin would be to have better lighting outside. The valet parking was a little frantic.

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FS007
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding. The staff is very nice and the view is breathtaking

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Sydney
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Max was an amazing server! Thank you for a great experience.

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Vinnie
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I wanted to have a nice, peaceful dinner in a place that would inspire. The Chart House Dana Point is the place. Perched in the cliffs overlooking the harbor and city of Dana Point gives a beautiful ocean view during the day and a spectacular view of the city lights at night. We sat outside under heat lamps. It was a glorious evening.

I seem to always order the same thing - prime rib, medium rare. And as usual, it was delicious. My wife had the Macadamia encrusted Mahi Mahi which she enjoyed. We started the evening with the seared Ahi appetizer which was served over slaw with a wonderful and slightly sweet dressing. They also had an Italian wine flight with a white and two reds. The white was great. The reds were not shipping wines, but one would have been great with the prime rib - but it didn't last ;-). Had to have a cab with the beef, and the J Lohr cab is a great value.

No room for dessert, but the adjacent table ordered the lava cake - unbelievable. But remember to order it first as it takes awhile.

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glene
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time back to the CH since the pandemic, found the same attentive service and quality food.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, great food and service!

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RobertF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Chart House and like to go early to make sure we get a table with the amazing view! We had a great dinner and will be going back very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I’ve been here plenty of times for special occasions in the past (precovid) but this time was absolutely awful. We were the only group seated in the lounge area and the dining room had lots of room. There were really low lights right above our chairs and we kept hitting our heads on them when we went to get up. The food was really poor quality. Caesar salad had wilted old lettuce, we couldn’t even tell what was in the clam chowder soup (which was also cold). We ordered the filet mignon medium and it was hard as rock and over well done. The lava cake dessert didn’t even have lava it was just cooked cake. I’m very disappointed in our experience and unfortunately for them we won’t be coming back.

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vipGabrielC
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall3food1service5ambience4

My experience here is typically awesome, however, last night’s experience was a miss. My waiter was amazing but unfortunately everything that came out of the kitchen & the bar was off. Way off. But like I said, typically the place is great. And I must say, my waiter saved the evening for us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such a great experience

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AngelsFans
Orange County
41 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday dinner was excellent at Chart House. I'm looking forward to when their fantastic salad bar reopens, but everything was great...best baked potato I think I've ever had in my life and I told our server that. Mud pie is always a great birthday dessert! View overlooking the harbor lights was amazing from our window table.

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Kathy
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure! My husband proposed there, so we have very fond memories and return on our anniversary to enjoy a wonderful meal.

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vipCindyM
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sever was great and food was great.

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vipSteve
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our trips to Chart House are always good but this time was even better than usual. The lobster was the best my wife has ever had and the herb-crusted salmon (which I've had many times) was also some of the best I've had. We started with coconut shrimp, which was great, as usual.

A nice addition this time was my discovery of the Bourbon and Chocolate cocktail, a must for anyone who enjoys both.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Loved view and food was amazing

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Doodles
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We made our reservation on line which was so easy and quick. When we arrived we were taken to a nice booth by the window. The view was fantastic. It was a nice dinner to kick off the new year with my main squeeze. My husband had prime rib and I had the lobster dinner. The food was fantastic. We ordered the mini lava cake and it was wonderful. The mini was enough for my husband and I to share. Just right.
If you are looking for some wonderful food and a great view to share with the ones you love. This is the place to go. Happy New Year. We will see you again soon Chart House-

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Neal
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, on veranda worh unbelievable view, heaters, great drinks great food great service. Perfect. Will come back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is our First New Year Dinner out and everything went well. Foods are excellent, Service is great and we love the ambiance. We really enjoyed our New Years celebration at Chart House Dana Point and if there will be special occasion, we will definitely choose your restaurant because we were seated at the Best Spot overlooking the Ocean View. Thanks so much for our Wonderful Dining Experience…

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ccalrulez69
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Came on New Year’s Eve and service was a little slow (it’s New Year’s Eve it’s definitely gonna be busy), had a wonderful time as I sat down and enjoyed my time at the restaurant. Price was great highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for New Year’s Eve and like always food and service was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Chart house has gone considerably downhill since it’s hay day. I remember impeccable service and outstanding food. I no this visit they fell short. An unimpressive waiter going through the motions. Pour timing, cold mediocre food, ice cold coffee. I can’t see myself going back. Too many good choices out there.

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vipJane
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner for 6 at 8:00pm. Fixed price 3-course dinner fir $65. We tried 5 different entrees and all excellent. Our waitress Sara personable and efficient. We wanted to space out the evening and we ended up spending 3 hours at our table, home with champagne at 11:45. A perfect New Years Eve. Thank you Chart House.

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vipDianneA
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We had a pleasant New Year’s Eve dinner but were seated in the bar after having made reservation one month in advance, given the bar was used for dining we were not able to have a pre dinner drink as we would have liked given we had a wait despite the reservation. The menu was limited for the evening with a three course dinner menu which resulted in getting more food than desired. I discarded the desert.. We did enjoy the food and the dinner overall but felt we overpaid given the overall experience.

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JennaT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to this restaurant for the first time on NYE, great food for the cost of a pre fixed menu! Great atmosphere and wasn’t too loud inside.

Service was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

New Year’s Eve

MR
vipMarilynR
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Set menu without being able to modify as needed for dietary restrictions

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and the view is amazing.

JL
JenniferL
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for NYE and everything was amazing. The staff was so friendly, the view was beautiful, the waiter was so sweet and great. The food was so yummy and the drinks. We will for sure be back!

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local
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and you can't beat the view. Highly recommend.

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Brenda41
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Hostesses very unfriendly. Waiter messed up one of our guest’s food order. They tried delivering food to our table before we even ordered. Extremely noisy inside the bar and restaurant. The location is excellent. View spectacular. Need to work on front of house service.

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BobN
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible - first visit, but not the last. I was concerned about the Australian lobster tail vs. Maine.... Order the Aussie tail with confidence - it was sweet and incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was cold , expensive and not good. We both left hungry.
Crab was $95 fir 2,5 pieces with cold butter.
Too expensive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! The service was extraordinary, and the food was superb. Made my Birthday one to remember. Thank you Chart House.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks for two on anniversary. Excellent chowder, and the best key lime pie west of Florida. Nice customer mix of couples, foursomes, a family, and an attractive womens’ social outing. A rabbit even showed up outside and hung around for half hour.

Landry’s has restored friendly super-service, and the bluffside view of the yacht harbor can’t be duplicated anywhere else in Cal.

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foodiegirl
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We hadn't been to the Chart House in years and were pleasantly surprised with their updated menu, quality, service, etc. It was a very nice evening out with the family to take a deep breath after Christmas!

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vipMarileeT
Orange County
94 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening and meal. The staff was very gracious and seated us in a place that could accommodate us all (though I think it threw off their seating, and may have crowed the waiter a bit). The waiter was great and took great care of us...and the view was excellent. It was a enjoyable evening and experience. One of my new favorite places to go.

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gypsymylove
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this restaurant is always so good. a hidden gem. everyone is so nice always. they treat you like royalty.the food is always good service exceptional. its always so cheery at the chart house dana point. went for thanksgiving and xmas. loved it. highly recommend. thank you.

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HeidiR
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Beautiful location. Unfortunately thought Christmas dinner would have been better. Food cold. Undercooked appetizer. Really disappointed.

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Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point is rated 4.4 stars by 4764 OpenTable diners.

Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

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