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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%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“lava cake” (20 reviews)
“mud pie” (10 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:30All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
34442 St. of the Green Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Chart House at Dana Point sits atop a cliff overlooking the Dana Point Marina and the ocean. The view is spectacular. The food was also excellent and the prices are about what one would expect.

Thank jeranddor
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

While on vacation we drove by Chart House and knew we had to have dinner there! It over looks the ocean and marina - absolutely beautiful! I called to make a reservation for the next night at 5:45 (they open at 5:00). I spoke to...More

Thank Kim A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived on time for our reservation but had to wait about 20 minutes for our table. We went to the bar where I ordered a Bloody Mary while we waited. Would not order again and only drank a little of it. We ordered prime...More

1  Thank Sierrajean
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is absolutely fabulous! The view is breathtaking, the staff is wonderful and the food is fantastic! We celebrated our anniversary here and everyone was so kind and they even provide a menu with your name on it if you're celebrating something special. The...More

Thank E F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The margaritas and piña colada's or excellent! The food while presented as well as the Monterey chart house restaurant was not as good. Don't know what difference the distance would make as they should both be equal in their food. Our waiter was excellent in...More

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Call ahead to request a window booth for a grand view of the sunset. Atmosphere was pleasing although hectic, especially at opening and seating time. Waiter was attentive and knowledgeable and regarding menu and wine list. Appetizer was a seafood and mango stack which was...More

Thank 954marymargaretk
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Incredible food, lovely view of the harbor, allergy sensitive accommodations are great, good service. Try the stacked avocado mango salad, fresh fish, crab legs, lobster, coconut shrimp, salad bar! Above all else don't leave without enjoying the lava cake for dessert. It's the bestest lava...More

Thank angihansen
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I was looking for something different for our annual Mother's Day celebration and I came across Chart House Restaurant in Dana Point. I found the place at Trip Advisor. I quickly checked the website and it says Chart House-Seafood with a Perfect View, specializes in...More

Thank maryjab
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is a restaurant over looking the ocean and providing nice sunset view and indoor as well as outdoor sitting. Getting reservation at this place was hard and as we ran late because of little baby, they accommodated us. Service was slow but turning the...More

Thank msr345
Reviewed 29 April 2017

One of the best manhattans I have ever had outside of NYC. Food was tasty and prices were fair. Wish it faced the west so we could have watched sunset.

Thank Strick3
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
lauren g
It it kid friendly?
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
can I walk there from captain daves whale watching? it dais 15 minutes but how big is the hill?
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
What time is happy hour on Monday, October 31?
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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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