The Chart House is scenically located on the west side of South Coast Highway just steps from Cardiff-by-the-Sea State Beach. Founded in 1976, the restaurant features floor-to-ceiling windows that reveal spectacular sunsets, white sands and crashing waves. Known as a restaurant for special occasions, this is many diners' first choice for birthday, wedding and anniversary celebrations. The Chart House is also famous for its steaks and seafood. Reservations are highly recommended.