Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point

4.4
4469 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 4469 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.6
ambience
4.1
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KayV
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Coconut shrimp was really good. Filet mignon cooked medium rare was perfect, but the lobster tail was dry, and the mahi was over cooked and dry as well. View and ambiance was beautiful. The value for the food was not worth it given how it was horribly overcooked. This was second visit as to give it another try and food was still less than par.

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AnnM
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was perfect.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent our 6th wedding anniversary there and Matthew our server made it special.

CF
CarolF
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall the service and food was great. Unfortunately due to staff shortages the food and drinks were slow. It wasn’t the staff’s fault, but because if labor shortages.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Food is marginal and definitely not steakhouse quality but the view is awesome and Servic was great!

MF
MichelleF
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very busy weekend at the Chart House so it was nice that our service was still quite good. From the server to the management, they could not have been kinder. Great ambiance with every table having a nice view.

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vipalisa
Phoenix
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Nothing like it used to be....

It has lost its charm, incredible food, and vibe that made it great.

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Kitty
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, view, and ambiance were just what we were looking for. Great place for a special occasion.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great seafood dinner here last night and the food was wonderful. You can’t get a better view and the service was extremely good

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AnthonyG
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating here celebrating a special occasion with my wife. We were very happy with the experience. Everything was great, easy parking, friendly and hard working staff, great food and to top it off watching the sunset over dana point on the cliff. Will for sure be back!

RM
vipRMM99
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I understand restaurants are just now getting back up to full service, but it seemed Chart House was understaffed and it showed up in the sporadic attention during the evening. We had to ask more than once for a few things. We have been eating at the Chart House for 20 years, and for a restaurant in this price range and reputation I hope they catch up soon. All things considered, the food and atmosphere was still very good.

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vipTBae
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, spectacular view! I had the filet mignon and my brother had the Mahi and they were both seasoned to perfection. We'll definitely be back. They have a new happy hour menu that looks good but only runs from 4-5:30, hopefully they will extend that to 6:00 at some point.

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vipBillElisa
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Ambience 4.5
View 5+
Service 4.5
Appetizers 4.5 to 5
Entree 3.5

Everything was great until the entrees which were just ok to good. Hard to beat the setting and the view.

RG
ReeseGibb
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Mathew was lovely! 5 stars all around. Wonderful location and of course the food was amazing as usual

KV
KorV
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was beautiful and our waiter was awesome! We would totally go back. My friend and I took our husband there for a early Father’s Day celebration, they offered us two cake as a complementary. That was super sweet.

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vipLaurenL
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The views were beautiful and loved the setting. Fish was good but sides were ice cold. Waitress told us they were out of bread when we asked for more. It was probably 7:30pm - hard to believe they were out of bread!

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ElmerS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner very much. The food was very good and the service was also very good. We would definitely recommend this place to others and will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The grounds, grass and gardens, surrounding the property are in poor condition and in need of some major work. The grass area, where extra tables are now being placed is extremely off-level, making for a very uncomfortable dining experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful view , good food and good customer service

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SharonH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect for a birthday celebration!

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PatD
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

we enjoyed as always but seating on the grass this time were a little wet and dirty.

JP
vipJPAO
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Experience from start to finish !! The restaurant is spectacular, the view amazing, the food and service was exceptional !!

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TravisW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken and Salmon were the best we have had in OC. Max was an amazing server. Food and drinks were amazing. Thank you for the amazing night. We will be back!

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wendyh
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We use to come to CH a couple of times a week for their happy hour, but now that this has been suspended we rarely come. I'm retired and usually organized a bunch of us to visit. Friends on retirement income cannot afford crazy high prices

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vipHarryH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great value, fantastic service. Had a great time for my birthday,

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. It was fabulous!

JF
vipJayF
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Best views ever! Food is good but not exceptional. Not for foodies but good for celebrations.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! We love any of the Chart Houses!

J
vipJames
Tahoe
7 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an excellent experience at the Chart House. The restaurant has a beautiful setting, our server provided excellent and attentive service, and the meal was wonderful. We are looking for our next visit.

KS
KarenS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinning experience. Beautiful view, exceptional food and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Halibut sucked

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best dining experience at the chart house on my birthday ever! Everything was great!!

KS
KathyS
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Haven't been here in years and will definitely go back more often. We sat outside and had a beautiful view of the harbor. Our waiter was wonderful. Food is okay. Prime Rib for my husband was overcooked and mine was good but nothing to write home about.

However, the ambiance made everything worth while. We will be back again

CD
CindyD
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthdays!!

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vipTHOMAS
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service was ok, not great. This may have been due to the difficulty of getting servers back due to the covid shutdowns.
My Moroccan Mahi Mahi was overcooked and didn't have much flavor. It was disappointing. My husband said his King Salmon was very good.

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TandT2021
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food , service , location and view is outstanding ...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

The service was great, the kimchi calamari awesome, the Mahi the worse, I can't help but to think we got left over banquet fish, it was dried up and over cooked. I hate when restraunts put me into a position to confirm their food quality. When it's $44 it should just be good. I don't like sending food back, I feel like the Chart House takes advantage of people like us. Sending food back completely ruins the experience as much as eating terrible food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
26 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Service was good, but food was terrible. First of all, they said they were out of bread...what? Cocktails not so great. Soup came out cold. Dinner was cold too. I had salmon that was so over cooked, it was hard to chew. Unfortunately, I had this experience on my 60th birthday. Will NEVER return

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MelissaC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Scott was amazing! Such a kind, friendly, attentive person who really made our experience great. Food was good too.

CM
ChristineM
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the view and food. Service was wonderful.

FAQs

Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 493-1183.

Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point is rated 4.4 stars by 4469 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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