The complete dining experience should engage all the five senses – the beautiful views, the delicious aromas, and the delectable flavors, even the hiss-and-pop of sizzling steaks and the feel of the fork and spoon in your hands. Indeed, even the food should engage all the five senses starting from its beautiful presentation to its delightful medley of flavors, textures and crunch. When you enjoy a complete dining experience, you get the best value for money – and everybody wins!
This is the dining experience that guests at Chart House restaurants say they enjoy whenever they visit the locations. The Chart House prices may be on the high-end side but guests get what they pay for – a classy dining atmosphere complete with efficient waiters, coat checks, and live music.
Below are the latest Chart House menu prices.
|New England Clam Chowder||$10.85|
|NY Style Cheesecake||$9.45|
|Key Lime Pie||$9.45|
|Mediterranean Hummus Tasting||$12.29|
|Coconut Crunchy Shrimp||$12.56|
|Tuna Poke Bowl||$16.45|
|NY Style Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce||$9.45|
|NY Style Cheesecake with Caramel Macadamia||$9.45|
|Street Caesar Salad||$11.25|
|Chopped Spinach Salad||$10.96|
Simply grilled with olive oil, pan-seared, baked or blackened with lemon shallot butter, seasonal vegetables and coconut ginger rice.
Meat + Poultry
|Alaskan King Crab||$58.80|
|Cold Water Lobster Tail||$45.15|
|Mac Nut Mahi||$39.02|
|Fountain Style Coke||$4.08|
|Fountain Style Diet Coke||$4.08|
|Fountain Style Sprite||$4.08|
|NY Style Cheesecake, Strawberry Sauce||$9.45|
|NY Style Cheesecake, Caramel Macadamia Nut||$9.45|
On July 4, 1961, Joey Cabell and Buzzy Bent opened the first Chart House in Aspen, Colorado but it was a far cry from the subsequent restaurants opened by the dynamic duo. The first location was a modest one with just a few tables inside a converted diner but even then, the co-founders decided that there were two vital elements in their dining places – great food and great views.
What They’re Famous For
The best seafood and steak dishes continue to make the Chart House chain of fine dining restaurants among the best in the industry. But the gourmet food is just one aspect of its fame – all of the restaurants have spectacular views that make the dining experience so much more enjoyable.
The San Antonio restaurant located in the Tower of the Americas gives spectacular views of the city, both day and night. The Cardiff by the Sea restaurant has the surf virtually lapping at the tables while the Weehawken restaurant has amazing views of the Manhattan skyline. Such is the renown of Chart House restaurants for its breathtaking views that it’s consistently ranked in the OpenTable’s list of the 100 restaurants with the most scenic views!
The food, of course, is the main attraction and you will find it to be worth every dollar paid for it. The most popular items on the menu include the slow-roasted prime rib, the signature fish dishes, and the hot lava chocolate cake.
Why Eat Here
Keep in mind that the Chart House chain of restaurants caters to the fine dining set. Be sure to come here in your dressy attire and with your fine dining etiquette lessons for a pleasurable dining experience. But kids are welcome, too, in the restaurants since the wait and kitchen staff can accommodate their unique needs.
The classy ambience makes for a hush-hush atmosphere where guests can still converse with each other, even during the peak hours during dinner. The live music complements the classy vibe, thanks to its nice volume level and music selection. The best times to come at any of the Chart House restaurants are during the weekends from Fridays to Sundays, as well as during the happy hours when cocktails and finger food are more affordably priced.
The food lives up to the hype – and there have been plenty of hype surrounding the restaurant chain. The chefs apparently work hard to ensure a world-class menu combined with local cuisines and exotic ingredients, as can be seen from offerings like Snapper Hemingway, Prime Rib, and Shrimp Fesca.
The menu consists of several categories including cold appetizers, salads, entrées, signature fish dishes, and desserts. Guests order from the menu while already seated at their tables – the efficient waiters ensure that every guest’s dining needs can be addressed well. The food and drinks are usually delivered to their respective tables within 15-30 minutes depending on their type.
The popular cold appetizers are the fish and seafood dishes, such as the East Meets West Tuna, a zesty tuna tartare, and the lobster and shrimp spring rolls served with a citrus-chili dipping sauce. The hummus trio with roasted red peppers and edamame served with plantain chips and grilled pita is a great vegetarian treat, too, while the shrimp, crab, avocado and mango stack can even be a light snack. Did we mention that the appetizers are so delicious they actually whet your appetite for more?
The soups are just as memorable, thanks to their flavorful broth and sumptuous ingredients. You should try the lobster bisque with a dash of sherry, the New England-style clam chowder, and the gazpacho with its sour cream and crisp vegetables. You don’t even have to decide between the three soups as the chain offers Best of Soup, a sampling of all three soups.
The salads are just as yummy, especially the kale and roasted butternut squash, the savory wild mushrooms, and the sizzling mushrooms. Don’t forget to order the grilled fishes, such as mahi-mahi, swordfish, and tuna, as well as the seafood and steak dishes. You will find that the Chart House is, indeed, a house of delicious and delectable food just by looking at its menu.
To learn more about Chart House or to find a location near you, visit their website at www.chart-house.com.