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“Great spot for your Happy Hour”
Review of Chart House

Chart House
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Ranked #8 of 26 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$50
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Longboat Club
Transit: In front of restaurant on Gulf of Mexico Drive
Description: Located just west of Sarasota on beautiful Longboat Key, Chart House boasts a dramatic interior décor that almost outshines its stunning view of the Gulf of Mexico. Combine the extraordinary setting with outstanding cuisine, & it’s not hard to see why this tropical retreat is a longtime favorite. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 29 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From signature fish specialties and 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 Macadamia Crusted Mahi, Miso Glazed Salmon & our slow-roasted Prime Rib. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines and our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake. Fabulous happy hour and patio!
Reviewed 15 April 2014

The Chart House does a fantastic business. It opens daily at 4:30pm and is busy from then till closing. Window seats give one a view of New Pass and the Gulf of Mexico. The Happy Hour available from 4:30pm to 6:30pm have good "cheap" small plates that are a good value...as well as "cheap" cocktails, wine, and beer. Their loyalty card also gives additional discounts. The happy hour is available both at the lounge area and outside deck. This deal for location and value is hard to beat.

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Thank paul m
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Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

This was our first trip to the Chart House. We selected it based onager TA reviews and they were right, it is good!! Our waitress Amy did a great job, provided excellent recommendations and service. Our meals were excellent and the desserts were great. I would definitely return.

Thank HMH60
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

This past Saturday we celebrated my sister's 60th birthday. We wanted something special and this Chart House location was definitely special. The food and the service were totally outstanding! The view is magnificent. Each of the menus had been personalized to wish my sister a happy 60th birthday. The BEST!!

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Thank Margaret C
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

We made reservations for five of us to have a birthday dinner here as a result of enjoying a wonderful visit to the Tampa location last year. We were very disappointed and won't be going back to this one on Longboat Key.

The reservation was tagged with the fact that my husband is a Landry Select member, which supposedly gives him a perk of "priority seating." Our table was right next to the hostess station and opposite a door that, whenever it was opened, let in a rush of air that blew the side of our tablecloth over the table. And I suggest not accepting any of the large, round booths they have as it was very uncomfortable and made it awkward to hold conversations with everyone.

The staff appeared very harried and inexperienced. The hostess was not sure of the name of our server. When our waitress arrived to take our drink and appetizer orders, she stated that the kitchen was running behind and apologized ahead of time for any delays. Not a good sign at the beginning of a meal, but we understand that it sometimes happens.

After a long while, she appeared again at the table to tell us the bar was backed up, which apparently also prepares water for the tables, and apologized once more. This made us start to wonder whether the entire night would be the same. Unfortunately, it was.

Service remained very slow, appetizers were not served at the same time, an order of soup was totally forgotten and main courses were not served at the same time. Dinners ranged from delicious to average. No one in our party could say they enjoyed everything on their plate.

Definitely not the experience and quality we expected. We will probably try the Tampa location again, but will not revisit this one.

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Reviewed 30 March 2014

We went 2 nights. Had a wonderful dinner both nights, especially the shrimp cocktail - the shrimp were huge and served with dry ice smoke coming out - great presentation.

Thank DinaColumbus_NC
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