Good gf menu, beautiful view
When I told waitress of allergies, she immediately brought the chef out.
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".