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Chart House Restaurant - Redondo Beach, California Ocean View Dining


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Redondo Beach Chart House, one of many California Chart House Restaurants, offers spectacular views and exceptional dining. There are eight or nine Chart Houses in California (used to be more) and we've eaten at six of them...all with the views, as promised. While they used to served a delicious, hot squaw bread that is no more, the hot rolls and crackers are pretty good.



Throughout the years theyy've kept a salad bar that allows guests who opt for putting together their own a great selection of items that include caviar, capers, olives, marinated mushrooms, cheese and at least 30 salads, nuts, vegetables, pasta and tomatoes, plus dressings and all the toppings.


On a recent visit my favorite tea (Paradise) was served, and I ordered a Herb Crusted Salmon with garlic mash potatoes and pommeroy mustard sauce (right). On left you can see the house chicken dish with a side of baked potato. I tried the salmon based on a sweet lady's recommendation.


It was getting around 3 p.m. on Christmas Day and wee'd driven through parts of Orange County, Long Beach, San Pedro and now were in Redondo Beach, ready to turn back again. Without a bite to eat, my only hope was to get back to a grocery store that was open and maybe buy some food to cook.  Harbor House Cafe and ShoreHouse Cafe were all we'd seen, till my eyes lit up at the sight of cars driving into the parking lot for Chart House restaurant overlooking the beach in Redondo Beach. I didn't want to get my hopes dashed, so I held back getting excited. But as I pulled into the parking garage and saw people exiting the door with styro food containers in hand, my mouth started to water at the thought of a great salad and delicious hot meal. 


OK, so the wait was over an hour. Everyone else had made reservations and they were already 20 minutes behind on seating them first. But with persistence and bit of bugging the receptionists, we received an oceanfront table, one of the best in the house!


What can you eat at Chart House? Offering a full bar and skillful bartenders, the cocktails are great. A full selection of wines seem to be popular, too.


For starters, enjoy the Raw Bar or Appetizers. Raw Bar includes delights from the sea such as Crab, Avocado and Mango Stack which is Jumbo lump crabmeat tossed in remoulade over layers of fresh avocado and mango; Seared Peppered Ahi Tuna with tangy mustard, ginger & wasabi; Shrimp Cocktail  in a gazpacho cocktail sauce.


Appetizers include Calamari;  Crab Stuffed Mushrooms in a white wine sauce; Coconut Crunchy Shrimp with sweet plum sauce; Lobster Spring Rolls or Steamed Mussels in herbs, garlic and white wine sauce.


Fish & seafood is one of the house specialties and they know how to cook it to the tee, light, tender and moist. Salmon comes in several preparations, a crab crusted, chive oil drizzle, with coconut ginger rice or Herb Crusted Salmon
with garlic mashed potatoes and pommery mustard sauce. Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi with peanut sauce; Spiced Yellowfin Ahi; Snapper Hemingway with jumbo lump crab and shallot butter; and Chilean Sea Bass are some of the seasonal options.


Shell fish options are Coconut Crunchy Shrimp with tangy mustard sauce & sweet plum sauce; Shrimp Fresca with
parmesan crusted jumbo shrimp with angel hair pomodoro, topped with jumbo lump crab; Shrimp Trio Platter,
12 large shrimp prepared scampi, coconut and grilled, served with seasonal vegetables and rice pilaf; Jumbo lump crab cake; Pan Seared Sea Scallops and Baked Stuffed Shrimp. Crab & Lobster comes in Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes; Alaskan King Crab Legs; Australian Lobster Tail (6 oz); and Dungeness Crab Clusters.

Prime Rib; Prime Rib and Shrimp; Filet Mignon; New York Strip; Tenderloin Medallions; Filet (6 oz.) and Shrimp; Filet (6 oz.) and Austrailian Lobster Tail are some traditional favorites. Side orders of salads, baked potatoes, rice pilaf, asparagus, mushrooms or garlic mashed potatoes are great accompaniments. 


For dessert, Chart House is known for its delicious Mud Pie. Cheese Cake, Creme Brulee or Hot Lava Cake are on the menu currently, as well. Note: all menu items listed here were offered when we dined but are subject to change, of course.


Chart House California Locations:

2588 South Coast Hwy 101
Cardiff, CA 92007
Phone: (760) 436-4044
Dana Point
34442 St. of the Green Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone: (949) 493-1183

18412 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
Phone: (310) 454-9321
Mammoth Lake
106 Old Mammoth Rd
PO Box 149
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Phone: (760) 934-4526

Marina del Rey
13950 Panay Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Phone: (310) 822-4144
444 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 372-3362
Newport Beach
2801 Coast Highway, West
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Phone: (949) 548-5889
Redondo Beach
231 Yacht Club Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Phone: (310) 372-3464
1201 First Street Coronado, CA 92118
Phone: (619) 437-4474