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Peninsula Grill
Peninsula Grill

Peninsula Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.peninsulagrill.com
  • Email: reservations@peninsulagrill.com
  • Phone: (843) 723-0700
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 11:00am; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Graham Dailey
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Charleston Room seats 30 people and the Garden Room seats 80. For photos and additional information, please contact Rachel Sneed or Chris Wittman.
  • Private Party Contact: Rachel Sneed (843) 579-1677

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Meeting Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Off street parking available with a parking garage on Hayne street
A word from Peninsula Grill
Haute cuisine and high spirits. Steaks and chops, fish and oysters, champagne and lobster and proper cocktails, all served with style each evening by Executive Chef Graham Dailey and staff. The atmosphere is sophisticated and clubby, not formal,
Walls are covered in rich velvet with antique Cyprus woodwork, 19th-century oil paintings and contemporary renderings of local plantation life. Beyond the room are views of the lush Garden Courtyard and reflecting pool.

Experience the acclaimed fare of four-star Peninsula Grill. For all guests business casual is the appropriate attire. For Gentlemen, a jacket is requested, not required. For Women, either a dress or slacks is suggested. We prefer no shorts.
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Diner Reviews
  • "There's a reason Peninsula Grill has endured through the years as one of the top restaurants in Charleston. They have it all- fantastic food, friendly capable service- thank you Tiffany-- attention to detail, and Bob Carter's coconut cake (the formal version). One of our all-time favorites. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Great service! Incredible food! One of the best restaurants in Charleston. Down to earth staff, friendly not stuffy. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The Peninsula Grill ranks as one of my top 3 dining experiences. I've traveled both domestically and internationally, and this place rivals everywhere else. Peninsula Grill is the place to go when you want to dress up and be treated very well. The service is exceptional. Everyone is attentive and efficient. Service was perfectly orchestrated. When the food was served, there was one server carrying an entree for each member of our party and they all put the plates down at the same time. The food itself was nicely presented and well seasoned. It's expensive, but perfect for a special occasion. Be sure to dress nicely or you may feel out of place."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We always enjoy Peninsula Grill. It is a special place that we have introduced to quite a few people who do not know Charleston well. The halibut special and scallops were excellent as well as the soft shell crab. And the finishing touch was the coconut cake which all four of us shared. The service was also excellent. We could not have enjoyed our experience more."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had a terrific dinner a Peninsula Grill. With so many excellent choices in Charleston this one stands out. Both fish entries were absolute perfection. Do order the cocoanut cake. You will love it. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Our table was ready upon arrival...we were sat immediately. I particularly like the way they bring the food to the table all at the same time. It is orchestrated. Great touch. Our waiter was well spoken and could explain almost every ingredient in each dish. The presentation was wonderful and the food was delicious. Of course we ended with the Coconut cake :-) The only way to finish off a perfect meal."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Wonderful food, great service! We are locals and finally got around to trying out the Peninsula Grill. Will definitely keep this at the top of our list."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "It's a bit pricey and the hostess was surly because we arrived 10 minutes early heaven forbid, but the food was excellent and our service was very good."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "This restaurant is right up there with the best in major metro areas. It features local ingredients and flavors while side-stepping the usual flaws of overly rich sauces and heavily-flavored dishes. Also, wonderful pastry chef---we returned to PG one night after another dinner just to have dessert."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "This place was amazing. Great menu, great wine list, fantastic service and atmosphere. No Complaints except they're really busy and you'll need a reservation in advance!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I loved this place for the ambience, the romance, the service, setting and food. We waited briefly for an outdoor table and it was exactly what I'd hoped for. I wanted an outdoor courtyard experience and that's just what this was. The service was excellent. I had the duck, with a glass of Chardonnay. The duck was perfect, tender, not fatty and delicious. I would have given it 5 stars but my husband is extremely picky with how his steak is cooked. He ordered the strip very well done, no pink and had to send it back because it came medium well. They rectified the situation immediately and he thoroughly enjoyed the meal. I highly recommend dining here especially for a celebration or special occasion."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Took my Mother here to celebrate her birthday. They treated her like a queen. She enjoyed herself very much."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Very rich food, fancy versions of southern comfort. Excellent service. Very nice restaurant, but not stuffy at all."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My husband and I ate here after we were married on Folly Beach. We had a 6:30 reservation, which we called and stated we would be 10 minutes late for due to traffic. We walked in and were seated almost immediately, despite being a little bit late. The food and service were excellent, but the noise level was distracting. The dining room was fairly small, and the more people that came in the worse it got. It made it hard to have a conversation. Our server was very attentive, and all of the staff was clearly well-trained, organized, and very sharply turned out. Overall, we very much enjoyed our food (including the famous coconut cake,) but wished that the noise and ambience were better."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our 27th anniversary, and I chose Peninsula Grill because of our past 3 experiences there. It did not disappoint. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful. He had been on the staff 'only' two years, which he told us was a short period of time compared to others. Oysters on the half shell were delicate, with chilled salt water, and tangy horseradish sauce. My wife had the Kurios Farm Bibb Salad, which was flavorful. I had the Chef’s Seasonal Salad. It was tasty, but I was not expecting a cylinder of vegetables that appeared to be food processed. My wife had the trout special. It was light and flavorful. I got the filet mignon. Cooked perfectly, and very tender and flavorful. Coconut cake was outstanding."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My husband and I had a lovely dining experience at The Peninsula Grill while visiting Charleston. I had heard so much about this restaurant and it met my expectations completely. The atmosphere was vibrant; the food delicious; the staff attentive and helpful but not overbearing. Of note I am celiac and the restaurant ensured that my fish entree was adjusted accordingly. The sommelier was helpful and informed. All in all a very delightful dining experience."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Had the duck which wasn't the best I've ever had - would have been better with a berry glaze. Also, the salad served with it was useless - mostly sprouts no substance to it. I know you can do better."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Yep, Oh Baby is an accurate impression of amazing food combined with exceptional service. Neat intimate bar stop pre meal also recommended. Best restaurant experience we had in Charleston or Savannah. Put it #1 on your list and make a reservation well in advance."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We had reservations for 7:30. We were seated late, but that was OK. The problem was that dinner took almost 3 hours. The food was great, but the overall service was slow."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Great food and service. Ambience was average and noise level was very high. Hard to hear person across the table from you. I'd go again anytime. Crowd was mostly mature folks. Not many very young people."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "If you are looking for a special place in Charleston to celebrate an event or occasion, this is a perfect place for that. Great food, wonderful ambiance, and incredible service."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Peninsula Grill was by far the best dining experience we had while in Charleston. The food was delicious, the environment was wonderful and the service was outstanding. As advertised the coconut cake was to die for..."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Everything was perfect. The cocktails were just right, the appetizers were impeccable, Danielle (our server) was so sweet and knowledgable and helpful and overall fantastic. I told them via OpenTable that it was my mum's birthday and everyone that worked with us made sure to wish her a special day."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great food, really good service, inside the restaurant was a little bit noisy making intimate conversation difficult - but not a deal breaker! Had the Berkshire Pork Chop, more than enough for two and the coconut cake was the best I have ever had!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "All or the food was so amazing that we had the chef come out so we could give our compliments!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner here. The service was excellent, courtyard just divine on that fresh spring evening and the food was delicious. The pairing was unique and well complemented. Lobster trio was something quite different and each piece uniquely flavored. The rosemary lamb was superb. You'd think: well, rosemary and lamb are pretty standard, but this lamb juice was infused with rosemary."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had dinner with some relatives. Everything was superb. The Oysters Casino and Foie gras appetizers were perfect. I loved the salmon with horse radish sauce. My companions had steak au poivre which was also well prepared. The only downside was we were too full for desert. This is a superb restaurant for special occasions."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We live in the Lowcountry and have visited many restaurants in Charleston, but this is by far the best we have experienced. The atmosphere was old world charming, not the cookie cutter Southern style but not stuffy, simply warm and welcoming. The service was wonderful. attentive but not intrusive. Again, you felt welcomed. Finally, the food was perfect. Each entree won raves from the diners. We even had a diner try rare duck breast for the first time and became a believer. In short, it was a great dining experience."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The Peninsula Grill delivers the same degree of excellence as the Planters Inn next door and that is saying something! My starter was a tasty salad of heirloom tomatoes with goat cheese and Pecorino Romano. My husband Mike chose a trio of soups: mushroom bisque, crab & corn chowder and pumpkin and squash soup. He liked all of them but his favorite was the crab and corn chowder. We both chose the pork chop which came with fingerling potatoes and collard greens. A tour de force! Sally we were too full to even split a dessert. This a truly amazing experience and one which we intend to repeat on our next visit to the charming city of Charleston, SC."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "What a great restaurant. Our night began in the bar with great wine and cocktails. The trio of soups was outstanding. Hard to choose our favorite. We shared a entree of duck breast that was some of the best we ever had. The duck was tender and cooked to perfection Will always have a meal here whenever in Charlestons"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The food was excellent. The service was superb. Our server noticed my wife's reaction to her coffee (which was cool) , check in the kitchen , realized the problem and brought a fresh hot cup without a word from us."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The food was prepared to perfection. The service was attentive but the noise level was a little much but that was probably due to the very loud and booming voice of a man at the next table. Once he left, the room went down several decibels. The coconut cake lived up to its reputation. Very nice evening. Would go back and enjoy another meal there."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The fish special was delicious and the chef was very accommodating for a dairy free entree. Very much appreciated. Our waiter was fantastic. Staff worked like a well oiled machine, very attentive and helpful."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Delicious well presented food in a fun atmosphere. Recommend for any occassion."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The Peninsula Grill was an excellent choice for a special occasion dinner for my wife and I. A classy, elegant, but not stuffy, atmosphere. The food and service were excellent. The beautiful garden entrance and warm atmosphere added to the experience."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We were celebrating my fiance's birthday. We were fortunate to have our usual server, Danielle. She is super and so very knowledgeable about the food and the wine. My fiance had to pork chop which he said was outstanding. I had the chicken which was very tasty as were the whipped potatoes. I personally did not care of the bed of mixed items the chicken was placed on."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The NY strip, Shrimp over pasta, lobster chowder, banana pudding, and coconut cake were ordered. Every item was just out of this world. A plus for the entire experience."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The Peninsula was quite an experience for us. My wife and I were excited to eat at such a highly acclaimed establishment and came in with huge expectations. The first thing that struck us was the closeness of the dining room and the noise. I was thankful we were seated in the corner, as it allowed us some privacy and reduced the overall sound of the place. Our waiter was good, but the sommelier was amazing. In fact, his demeanor, candor, and desire to see us pick the best bottle of wine for our meal was a highlight of the evening. As far as food goes, the place did not disappoint. The soup trio was magnificent and the entrees were prepared masterfully. One of the top five food experiences in my life. Certainly worth the effort!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Great place for an anniversary. We were seated too close to the entrance so there was a great amount of foot traffic going by us."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "EVERY single thing we tried was amaizing! If you like tartare, their Argentinian steak tartare was delicious. The trio of soups were good too, but in comparison to the lobster and mushroom soups the sweet potato was not that great. For entree I had the trout and it was simply perfect, my mom had the scallops and they were exquisite too! Of course for desert we had to try the coconut cake, and even thought I am not a coconut fan, this cake was perfection. Not too sweet, not too coconutty and very light. The cream cheese topping on this cake was the best I ever had. Overall this restaurant although pricey is worth every single penny, you won't leave dissapointed!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014