I have eaten here a few times and always get special treatment here since I have to eat gluten free and have other food allergies on top of it (bone fish being one of them, ironically). They do have a decent but small gluten free menu with a great chef salad (I suggest adding some grilled shrimp to it- yum!). And the best part is it appears to me that some of the items on the GF menu are actually lunch items, so they cost less at dinner, ha ha!
I have been here 3 times in 1 month! I love their grilled Mahi, mashed potatoes, and Caesar salad. The staff is very helpful and accommodating.
The food was excellent, with a good variety of fresh foods, meats and fish. But I was more impressed with the staff. I felt very safe there and all my questions were answered immediately, with knowledge and experience. It was pricey but would do again.
Good gf menu, beautiful view
When I told waitress of allergies, she immediately brought the chef out.
Food- Amazing. I had salmon. The chef was sent to our table to talk over the GF menu with me. He was able to make the dish I wanted that was not on the GF menu and modify it to be GF. My husband had a perfect steak and mashed potatoes. He was thrilled. His dish was GF as well. Creme brûlée for dessert. Divine. Service- Sub par. We had a reservation and were seated 15min after our reserved time. Our table was awkward. By husband felt like he was sitting in a walkway while my chair back touched the chair behind me. It took forever to be greeted. No water on the table. Finally placed our drink order. 10 min later drinks arrive and so the evening went. The kitchen was slow, the server was slow. Other servers near us seemed very good so there's a chance you could get a good one. Ambiance-View was beautiful though the restaurant needs an update. Definitely not a swanky atmosphere. Would I return? No. Service stunk.
I ordered from their gluten free menu and had the shrimp cocktail for an appetizer, steak with mashed potatoes and steamed mixed veggies for my entree and creme brûlée for dessert. All was delicious. Granted, pretty much everything I ordered was naturally gluten free, but I had no issues.
The atmosphere and food was amazing. However the waiter was not knowledgable in the meaning of GF DF, he brought out Pita triangles in the Plantain Chip basket. We also ordered a salad that did not come out. However, we shared the Hummus trio, the Oysters and the Bronzed Tilapia and it was both GF and DF. Absolutely Delicious!!!
Our server was well versed in gluten allergies and could help me choose exactly what I wanted off the gluten free menu. I ordered a lovely fish dish with a lemon sauce and mashed potatoes. I also ordered a creme brûlée for dessert. My husband ordered something not on the GF menu (he's not celiac) but they adapted his dish by switching sauces so we could share our food.
Because of the atmosphere and price, I expect more from this kind if establishment. It is not bad, just does not live up to expectations.
Four stars for having a gluten-free menu and not getting me sick (they would have made me sick once if I had not ben vigilant), but only two or three stars for the quality of the food. This is a chain restaurant and quality of ingredients reflects that. The prices are VERY high for food not nearly as good as what I prepare at home every night: $20 bucks for a mediocre salad bar, $30 for fish. The first time I ate here they brought my green beans with a soy sauce-based glaze and I had to send my plate back. I spent a lot of time that day watching while everyone else ate bread and then their entrees while I waited for something I could eat. They only charged about $7 for my 7-year-old daughter to eat from the salad bar. That or potatoes were her only options (she doesn't like meat). Definitely no GF pasta, pizza or bread here. Croutons and pasta are reasonably well segregated from GF foods in the salad bar. The salad bar had both raw and canned veggies and fruit, beans, cheeses, spring mix, romaine, spinach, hard-boiled egg, sardines, caviar, pasta salad, etc., etc. None of it was particularly flavorful or fresh-not that it was rancid, but this was basically low-grade grocery store quality. Clearly nothing very local, and probably not organic, either. The menu doesn't change seasonally (e.g. artichokes and asparagus), which means food is being shipped here from all over the world. The Chart House is popular with out of town family for its beautiful nautical architecture, decor, and oceanside location with a view across the bay. The ono (from Hawaii) was fresh and tasty, but local seafood options are limited or nonexistent. They are clueless with regard to the sustainability of the seafood offered on their menu. I recommend you bring your smartphone app for the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program and ask your server where the fish is from so you can look it up yourself.
Due to my gluten intolerance, I was very happy that they have a gluten-free menu. A good variety of choices. I had the Grilled Salmon with garlic mashed potato, with grilled aspargus and tomato. Very delicious. They do offer 2 desserts one being creme brulee. But I was to full I had Hummus trio (traditional,Roasted red Pepper,edamame)served with plantaine chips for Appetizer. Over all very pleased, friendly staff, and the manager also came over to my table to talk to me and made sure my food was cooked a gluten-free meal. I would Definitely return.
Waiter brought the manager over and she offered to adjust any item I was interested in. She also assured me the kitchen would prepare everything separately. Gluten free menu included many options - not just "don't order with bin or croutons".