Chart House is located in Boston’s Financial District by the Harbor. It’s interior felt colonial although with a very classy touch of chandeliers and the likes. The wait staff were fine, although I did have a hard time understanding her. It would have been nice had she answered our questions directly when we inquired about the soup being a part of the entrée or a separate order. She skimmed over it with giving the day’s selection and made no mention of it being a separate order.
We had dinner with my Friends who were visiting from NY: Chris, Courtney and Dan (L-R). I wish I had a better picture of them, this picture isn’t too clear.
As I had mentioned earlier about the soup, it was the first thing served. The Lobster Bisque was served in this adorable petite kettle/cobbler. According to the description given on the menu, it was laced with sherry which may have been the reason why it was so delicious that I had nothing short of greatness about it from the three.
Chris and Courtney split the Miso Glazed Salmon which they raved about it for the entrée. The salmon was wrapped in prosciutto with miso maple glaze, finished with a mango and balsamic glaze drizzle, served with lemon shallot butter and Asian green beans.
I’m pretty sure that it tasted quite heavenly from this picture alone. Is anyone else surprised that the salmon doesn’t have pink color like what I had imagine all salmon meat to look like when cooked?
They also split the salmon with a cold appetizer of Crab, Avocado and Mango Stack. The crab meat were tossed in remoulade and layered with avocado and mango.
I’m not sure what’s the stuff on top is. The consensus I got from the both of them was that this was certainly delicious. Though, on a random side note, I thought it was interesting that Courtney at the stack in tack while Chris broke the stack down and mixed everything together. Difference between men and women?
Dan got (what I thought was) the Mixed Seafood Grill, which was suppose to come with bronzed mahi, shrimp scampi and a jumbo lump crab cake, served with fried rice. But that’s clearly not what’s picture below… at least I don’t think so. Not sure where the fried rice is!
I believed he thought it was okay, not as tasty as the restaurant we had tried the night before. Dan sat a bit further away from me and we were both primarily focused on eating our food.
I had another cold appetizer served as an entrée. I got the East Meets West, which was a variation on the seared tuna I had at the McCormick and Schmick restaurant and it was paired with a tuna tartare.
The zesty tartare was drizzled with Wasabi cream mixed with finely diced tomatoes and basil. It had a bizarrely good reminiscent of a bruschetta mixed and worked amazingly well together. I thought the tartare was out of this world delicious and didn’t think the seared tuna could be nearly as good. My my, was I wrong. The seared pepper tuna and avocado with the kimchee slaw was mind blowing. I literally cannot stop my self from eating and eating. I personally do not like avocado or slaw but this dish has changed me. It was by far the best tuna dish I’ve ever touched, and that kimchee slaw is burned within my memories. I wasn’t sure what to do with the plantain chips, but they were a nice crunch after I had finished savoring every tiny little bit of that dish.
The Boyfriend’s meal which was a simple Grilled Chicken with Mash Potato, which came a bit too meager with just a thin piece of grilled chicken. It wasn’t very filling to look at or after eaten.
The mash potato wasn’t the best and the asparagus was chewy. I was peeved that they added something extra to his dish, asparagus, despite him telling that due to allergies, he just want grilled chicken and mash potatoes.
Overall, I think the Chart House was decently good. Service was okay and they had some hits and misses. I still would recommend this place to other people when they’re visiting Boston and is around the New England Aquarium. It’s a nice short walk over for the dinner.
Chart House Boston
60 Long Wharf
Boston, MA 02110-3602
Phone: (617) 227-1576
Fax: (617) 227-5658