Unlike visiting a new neighbor’s house, visiting a steakhouse comes with a virtual guarantee that you’ll be welcomed, fed, and trusted with knives. Make a hunger-halting house call with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of steakhouse fare at Chart House Restaurant in Lakeville.
Chart House Restaurant's recently remodeled interior and new executive chef Keith Johnson are reinvigorating the restaurant's 43-year commitment to quality. Commence journeys through the menu with bourbon-marinated tenderloin tips served with a zesty Bourbon Street sauce and horsey sauce ($12). Spoons spelunk through a layer of melted cheese into the sensuous broth below in the french onion au gratin soup ($4/cup, $5/bowl), before snagging peppercorn-seared ahi tuna in a piquant red-wine reduction ($18). The Apple Orchard chicken combines Minnesota honeycrisp apples and melted brie with arugula, walnuts, and dried cherries piled atop grilled chicken breast as a reminder of springtime’s bounty and of failed attempts to construct scarecrows out of produce ($16). Satisfy protein cravings with apple-smoked-bacon-wrapped scallops ($24) or an 8-ounce fillet splashing around in wild mushrooms and truffle oil ($30). Live music on the patio serenades Sunday-night diners and jealous songbirds from June through September, and lunchtime dishes quiet midday hunger on Friday and Saturday.
Chart House Restaurant
Executive Chef Keith Johnson pairs premium ingredients with homemade touches to build Chart House's menu of hearty gourmet fare. Canadian walleye, scallops wrapped in apple-smoked bacon, hand-cut steaks of premium corn-fed cattle, and Alaskan snow crab form the basis of mouthwatering dishes, with unique elements including housemade applesauce, seven-spice butter, and grade-A pure maple syrup enhancing the already heady flavors. A Friday night fish fry welcomes guests to the softly lit dining room throughout the season of Lent, and regular live music events fill the air with sounds more melodious than the yawns of an opera singer.
The restaurant, which opened in 1968, is part of a larger event center that has indoor and outdoor reception sites used for weddings, corporate events, and Juggalo Championship Wrestling competitions. Located on the shores of Lake Kingsley, Chart House offers picturesque lakeside and garden views.
11287 Klamath Trl.
Lakeville, Minnesota 55044