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Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point

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34442 St. of the Green Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629 (Pacific Coast Highway)
+1 949-493-1183
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Laguna Beach, California
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176 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my wife on our anniversary and she loved it. Make a reservation and get a window seat overlooking the Dana Point Harbor. Located up on the bluff, great views day or night. Excellent good, wine, valet and serving service. Been there many times and it's good for any occasion, but can also be a great romantic spot to... More 

Thank OC-ChargerFan
Riverside, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful experience at The Chart House. We had reservations for 11:45 which were hard to come by. Unfortunately when we got in our car it had a flat. I called and asked if they could arrange a table for us at a later time. They told us we could get a 12:30. Everything was perfect from the... More 

Thank biehler2016
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Has a spectacular view of the Dana Point Harbor and Pacific Ocean from the outdoor patio/terrace. We had reservations for a table for 7 inside but switched to outdoors when our five "20 something" guests saw the view. Seafood was good. Drinks were fun. Restaurant itself is a bit dated, but you can't beat the view.

Thank Sylvia W
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93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My opinion of the Chart House has improved since my last review. After visiting several times over the last couple of years with mainly average or above average dinners, I finally can report a 5 star dinner. One of us had the Lobster, the other the whole Wok'd fish(Snapper- and wow was it good), $42 and $45 respectively. Add $9... More 

Thank Missika
New Hampshire
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our hotel recommended this and was easy walk. It is a round building with almost 360 views. The food was excellent albeit expensive but we are members of Landry club so we used our birthday certificate to soften the blow. It sits high on a cliff overlooking harbor which is quite lovely!

Thank Stukers
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107 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a dinner here with a large private group. The food was solid and what you would expect from a high end place..though it did not wow in the least. What was disappointing and shocking was the lack of manners by the waitstaff..fingers in salad plates, fingers in deserts, and food being thrown around the room almost. You would expect... More 

Thank Austinmike28
Laguna Niguel, California
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great happy hour spot overlooking the Dana Point harbor. Get there by 4:30 to get a good seat. They have many appetizers under $8. I recommend the sliders.

Thank Cynthia G
Wooster, Ohio
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

nice facility; outdoor seating; multiple indoor areas; dinner vs lounge vs dance floor; great spot for wedding over looking dana point harbor; very private location with own parking;

Thank jim w
Orange County, California
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

When you want to have a happy hour drink and or appitizer or just choose from a varied menu, and enjoy a beautiful view of the Dana Point Harbor, this is it. The only challange is finding a parking spot on the street, because their lot is always full, if you get there at the peak time. The service may... More 

Thank Roger B
san diego
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Fantastic view of Dana Harbor. The night we were there we watched the super moon rise over the hills of Irvine. The food was delicious and the service was great. I had spinach salad and prime rib and both were amazing! We had a family gathering and we never felt rushed through the meal. Highly recommend this place!

Thank sparkystravelgirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34442 St. of the Green Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
    (Pacific Coast Highway)
  • Public Transportation: PCH/Blue Lantern - bus
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-493-1183
From amazing views of the Pacific Ocean & Dana Point Harbor to unparalleled cuisine, Chart House is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Savor a seamless blend of fine seafood & steaks, while you enjoy the elegant atmosphere & impeccable service. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 30 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From top-of-the-catch 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 New Wave Sur & Turf, Macadamia Crusted Mahi & our slow roasted Prime Rib. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines & decadent desserts like our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake.

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