Chart House Restaurant - CLOSED

★★★☆☆
  • 3000 NE 32ND Ave

    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

    Map & Directions
  • 954-561-4800

About Chart House Restaurant

Hours
Mon. - Wed., Sat. 11:30am - 10pm;Thu. - Fri. 11:30am - 11pm;Sun. 11am - 10pm

Food

Food
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Decent food...but not great. Poorly run restaurant.

We made reservations and we were practically the only diners when we arrived at 5:30 PM on a Monday night. After checking in with the maitre'd he instructed the hostess to sit us at table #6. When he saw I wasn't tipping him (as I didn't see the need to tip to be seated in an empty restaurant) he abruptly changed our table assignment to table #12, which was situated in a high-traffic area near the kitchen. I can understand wanting to save nice tables for regulars or big tippers, but to blatantly change our table as we were walking away was pretty cheesy. This maitre'd was an older gentleman with what sounded like a British accent. Horrible way to start off a meal.

My wife noticed that the wine glasses were filthy. Not only those on our table but on neighboring tables as well. This sent alarm bells off about the management for this resturant. How could they not even have clean glasses, which I believe should be pretty near the top on the priority list.

Waiter was pretty good, and food was enjoyable, just nowhere near the quality that the prices on the menu suggest you'll be getting. Entree's were in the $30-35 range and some did not come with sides.

In summary, decent food and service, but you are paying double the price, even in Fort Lauderdale. And, oh yeah, the maitre'd glared at me on the way out as if he was still waiting for that tip. I would only go back if they changed management and dumped the ridiculous maitre'd.

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★★☆☆☆

Decent food...but not great. Poorly run restaurant.

We made reservations and we were practically the only diners when we arrived at 5:30 PM on a Monday night. After checking in with the maitre'd he instructed the hostess to sit us at table #6. When he saw I wasn't tipping him (as I didn't see the need to tip to be seated in an empty restaurant) he abruptly changed our table assignment to table #12, which was situated in a high-traffic area near the kitchen. I can understand wanting to save nice tables for regulars or big tippers, but to blatantly change our table as we were walking away was pretty cheesy. This maitre'd was an older gentleman with what sounded like a British accent. Horrible way to start off a meal.

My wife noticed that the wine glasses were filthy. Not only those on our table but on neighboring tables as well. This sent alarm bells off about the management for this resturant. How could they not even have clean glasses, which I believe should be pretty near the top on the priority list.

Waiter was pretty good, and food was enjoyable, just nowhere near the quality that the prices on the menu suggest you'll be getting. Entree's were in the $30-35 range and some did not come with sides.

In summary, decent food and service, but you are paying double the price, even in Fort Lauderdale. And, oh yeah, the maitre'd glared at me on the way out as if he was still waiting for that tip. I would only go back if they changed management and dumped the ridiculous maitre'd.

Cons: stuffy maitre-d hungry for tips......too expensive

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You can eat out side by the water watching boats go by. The king crab and stone crab is excellent. It is expensive but it is worth it. Eat outside in the evening when it is getting dark is my suggestion. Great restaurant.

2
★★★★★

You can eat out side by the water watching boats go by. The king crab and stone crab is excellent. It is expensive but it is worth it. Eat outside in the evening when it is getting dark is my suggestion. Great restaurant.

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If you go anywhere on the Water Taxi (which I suggest you do) they will likely give you a coupon for a free appetizer at Charley's Crab, which is the number 1 stop on their route, next to Shooters.

This tells you that the restaurant is on the water. It's a beautiful place to dine. Very romantic even. And although it's fairly upscale, you will not feel out of place in your walking shorts.

The staff is very good here. You won't wait long at all to get service, and they will all be smiling. That's because they know you are about to drop a nice chunk of change.

You see, a pound of Crab Legs here will run you a cool $44. Yes, I said $44. And no, as a matter of fact they are not any better than what you can get inland at those $13 all-you-can-eat buffets. So you're paying approx. $31 extra for the setting, and less food.

Now, the appetizer of Dynamite Scallops for $12 I have to say was pretty durn good. No, I'll go ahead and say awsome even... but the portion was a bit scant for the price.

The Florida Black Grouper for $24 is plentiful, but extremely rich. The Crab Stuffed Shrimp ($22.00) was tough and very fishy... like the shrimp was old. Ick. Skip both these items.

In fact, really, if you want more than just a quick appetizer before heading back out on the Water Taxi, well, go somewhere else. This place is all ambience and no follow-through for the big bucks.

PROS: Wonderful setting
CONS: Rip off on the food

2
★★☆☆☆

If you go anywhere on the Water Taxi (which I suggest you do) they will likely give you a coupon for a free appetizer at Charley's Crab, which is the number 1 stop on their route, next to Shooters.

This tells you that the restaurant is on the water. It's a beautiful place to dine. Very romantic even. And although it's fairly upscale, you will not feel out of place in your walking shorts.

The staff is very good here. You won't wait long at all to get service, and they will all be smiling. That's because they know you are about to drop a nice chunk of change.

You see, a pound of Crab Legs here will run you a cool $44. Yes, I said $44. And no, as a matter of fact they are not any better than what you can get inland at those $13 all-you-can-eat buffets. So you're paying approx. $31 extra for the setting, and less food.

Now, the appetizer of Dynamite Scallops for $12 I have to say was pretty durn good. No, I'll go ahead and say awsome even... but the portion was a bit scant for the price.

The Florida Black Grouper for $24 is plentiful, but extremely rich. The Crab Stuffed Shrimp ($22.00) was tough and very fishy... like the shrimp was old. Ick. Skip both these items.

In fact, really, if you want more than just a quick appetizer before heading back out on the Water Taxi, well, go somewhere else. This place is all ambience and no follow-through for the big bucks.

PROS: Wonderful setting
CONS: Rip off on the food

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