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Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point

34442 St. of the Green Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
+1 949-493-1183
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
34442 St. of the Green Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I had alway wanted to dine at the Chart House, but I thought it might be to expensive and stuffy. Well, it is pricey...but the atmosphere is very relaxed and casual. I reserved a window table for diner at 5pm, but arrived at 4:30 pm...More

Thank Travel C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The atmosphere is pleasant and views are lovely...and a previous visit for happy hour was very nice. However dinner was disappointing. We ordered drinks that took almost 30 minutes to arrive. The appetizers were tasty and nicely presented. The dinners...a prime rib and two steaks...More

Thank caytravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

We literally stumbled into this place after trekking Dana Point cliff paths from our Tall Ships vantage point in September. The restaurant was totally booked, so we were very happy to get a window table in the bar area. I ordered the marvelous Menage' soup...More

Thank DepM1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was terrible. We used to come here for a tranquil pre-dinner cocktail in the bar overlooking Dana Point Harbor, followed by an elegant meal. Well, the bar was completely overrun with a Happy Hour crowd chowing down. There was literally not ONE person...More

Thank 521Mark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view is great but the service was slow and inefficient. We constantly had to ask for everything The food serving was very generous for the happy hour price Kimchee calamari was pretty good and not spicy. It Inc more veggies than actual calamari Prime...More

Thank 5chungclan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant menu is quite diverse and offers something for everyone. Even for those who choose to not eat any sort of meat or fish, there's an all you can eat salad bar option. The food was tasty and well-prepared. The only thing I will...More

Thank Zack C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to the Chart House in Waikiki and visited the Dana Point location for the first time in Late July. What a treat. A builder / architect's dream, the circular dining rooms overlooking the Dana Point marina and Doheny Beach are spectacular, especially at...More

Thank Phillip S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is on a cliff overlooking the ocean. The dining room is beautiful, with comfortable seating and ocean views. Service was excellent without being intrusive. They serve a variety of fresh fish prepared in both more traditional & more unusual ways. Three of us...More

Thank BES19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always enjoy coming to this restaurant. It has been a while since we have been here We were very pleased with our dinner selections. Our waiter Mark was very attentive and helpful in suggesting my fish selection. We were not disappointed. Our reservation and...More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We dine here every time we visit Dana Point. The staff never disappoints. Always a great meal with fantastic service! I recommend the coconut shrimp for appetizer and the prime rib for dinner! It never disappoints! But you can't go wrong with any other selection.

Thank TravelinMike63
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lauren g
14 June 2017|
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Response from Lydia747 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think they even have a special kids menu.
Stephanie L
4 December 2016|
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Response from Missika | Reviewed this property |
I don't even think there is a sidewalk walking up the hill from Harbor Dr. You could walk it more easily going up Golden lantern, Left on Del Prado, Left on Blue Lantern, Right on Santa Clara, Left on Scenic. It might sound... More
Dianne W
30 October 2016|
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Response from AmerinadianHoney | Reviewed this property |
Hi Dianne, sorry for the long delay! I'm sorry, but I do not know these things. Maybe you meant to message the restaurant and not a reviewer???
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, 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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