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Chart House, McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale?

fluffitude Jun 25, 2010 09:58 AM

Been perusing this site for some months now and don't recall anyone ever mentioning the chart house. We used to go there, when we lived in scottsdale and always had an enjoyable experience.

Has it gone downhill or is there just better choices in that area, now?

Chart House
7255 E McCormick Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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    danieli10 RE: fluffitude Jun 25, 2010 03:10 PM

    Its a relatively expensive chain. There are definitely better choices in the area. Razz, Takeda Thai, Humble Pie, and Veneto Trattoria are really close. But, a little bit further down Scottsdale opens up a wide variety of more local options. If you want steakhouse/seafood house you can do better even with mini-chains or bigger chains like a Flemings, ruths Chris, etc.

    Veneto Trattoria
    6137 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

    Humble Pie
    6149 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

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      azhotdish RE: danieli10 Jun 25, 2010 03:22 PM

      FYI: Razz is closed until Sept. 1.

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        danieli10 RE: azhotdish Jun 25, 2010 04:46 PM

        That's right! Every summer, the heat is making me forget....

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          jsaint RE: danieli10 Jun 25, 2010 11:45 PM

          Funny, I was just driving by the Chart House with my parents and we were reminiscing about when it first opened and how it was the only place to get good fish....used to eat there all the time. I haven't been there for about 15 years, was suprised to see they are still open. My parents met friends there a few months ago and said it was terrible, like cafeteria food. Eddie V's & Wildfish Grille are both excellent seafood places. Actually, most places stay open in the summer now, not like the "old days", Razz's is the exception.

          Chart House
          7255 E McCormick Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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            fluffitude RE: jsaint Jun 27, 2010 01:05 PM

            Thanks for the replies, folks.

            We, too, used to go as a family thing and always had such a great time (and loved the view). Guess it's a memory now :)

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              rsachelari RE: fluffitude Jun 30, 2010 11:41 AM

              I could not disagree more with jsaint's comments. I have been going to the Chart House in Scottsdale for years and have had a great experience every time. I can not believe someone would compare it to cafeteria food. If you had such a great itme, why did you stop going? Why not give it another try and post your comments afterwards.

              Chart House
              7255 E McCormick Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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      cabbageking RE: fluffitude Jul 21, 2010 04:50 PM

      Perhaps if I had a taste for what culinary cool was in 1988, I'd head to Chart House, but the last time I was there (circa, 2005), everything about the place just felt so tired. Our table was half-set with silver when we sat down. Our server seemed either untrained our disinterested. And the salad bar offerings were a far cry from Chart House's Hey-look-there's-caviar-next-to-the-croutons heyday.
      Show me a restaurant outside the Pacific Rim with an Aloha theme, and I'll show you a menu that's serving up tired, coconut-battered, sesame-seared and macadamia nut-crusted tripe in a dining room that time forgot.
      Don Ho? Hell no.

      Chart House
      7255 E McCormick Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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