Peninsula Grill
Peninsula Grill

Peninsula Grill

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.peninsulagrill.com/
  • Phone: 8437230700x
  • 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: Jacket Preferred
  • 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 (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 Linsey Haynie
  • Private Party Contact: Linsey Haynie 8435791678x

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
This AAA Four-Diamond restaurant located in the very heart of Charleston’s famed Historic District has been recognized by Departures, Condé Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, The New York Times, Southern Living, Travel + Leisure, Wine Spectator, and others for serving the finest and freshest ingredients sourced locally and globally.

With velvet-lined walls in shimmering oyster tones, woven seagrass, and indigenous cypress molding, the Peninsula Grill Dining Room ambiance is supper club sumptuousness. The Peninsula Grill Champagne Bar is an intimate jewel box space that offers several outstanding champagnes by the glass and a delicious bar menu. The lush Peninsula Grill Courtyard is one of the Charleston's true hidden gems and the most romantic al fresco dining setting in the city.

Peninsula Grill is a proud member of Relais & Châteaux, an exclusive collection of restaurants and hotels in romantic destinations around the world. Business casual attire.
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Peninsula Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
398 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (329)romantic (261)fit for foodies (230)notable wine list (186)neighborhood gem (91)great for outdoor dining (86)good for groups (43)hot spot (34)scenic view (15)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (8)great for lunch (7)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (5)Show More
  • Excellent!
    Jnprice89
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great service! And wonderful food! The scallops and coconut cake were amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charleston Gem
    JudieTootieTheFoodie
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This was an extraordinary little restaurant located ideally at the end of the Charleston Market Place inside historic Planters Inn. The food, presentation, wait staff, ambiance was all top shelf. Soup, salad, duck, pork, seafood - we tried it all and loved every bite. But ~ save room! Their coconut cake is TO DIE FOR!! Make reservations in order to get in on this southern gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    RegularVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Everything was amazing--food was great but the service was unmatched
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Excellent food and service. The coconut cake was amazing!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely ambiance
    eatout
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Both the inside and outside of the restaurant is very pretty and appropriate for a special evening. The food is just average. It is presented very attractively but seems to lack much in the way of flavor.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Coconut Cake!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I have to give credit to the coconut cake!!! It was phenomenal. The food was very good. The service was not the best. Our server seemed to get irritated with me on two occasions, acting as if I was rushing her, "Just wait until I get the table cleared" when I asked what dessert was on the menu. I gave her the benefit of a doubt and still tipped her well, as usual. I will not lie, that rubbed me the wrong way for the rest of the experience so that could be why I am not raving about the food. Other than that, I would go back. Go for the coconut cake!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    Luther
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at the peninsula grill. It was a perfect evening evening. They were able to accommodate our request to sit in the garden. It was a beautiful setting. It seemed like everyone, from the hostess, our wonderful waitress, the manager and even other servers wished us happy 25th anniversary . It was a nice touch. Even our dessert plate had happy 25th anniversary written in chocolate on the rim of the plate. It was a very special night for us and you all made even more special. Thank you so much. We really appreciated it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine dinning place
    FeliponVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    There is very classic cuisine, anyway they have a good dishes, the place is sober and formal, with a outstanding list of wines, very good desserts, the service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the Patio dining
    babybl1017
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Service, food, atmosphere were wonderful. We sat outside in the garden. We will be back again. The coconut cake was the best I have ever eaten.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the courtyard
    Ejmquilts
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The courtyard is lovely. We found the indoor dining room to be very noisy and would not want to dine there. We had a pleasant wait at the bar, as we arrived early for our reservation. The food is amazing; the zucchini soup alone is worth the trip. I would return when I visit Charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Delicious food- outstanding service- Perfect for a special occasion or just an outstanding experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 50th birthday celebration
    ktcmomof4
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My tomato salad was fresh and delicious and beautifully presented. My dinner of the fish special was perfect. The dessert coconut cake was yummy! Our waitress was very helpful and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Consistentency. Always great food, true professional wait staff, white table cloth dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JenH
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had an excellent experience at Peninsula Grill. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who desires a fine dining establishment. Great experience and will be back next time I am in Charleston. I appreciate the dress code and enjoy the "non" casual atmosphere which can be hard to find in a "tourist" city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's all about the cake
    Leskay
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Dinner was very nice and the service was exceptional. The coconut cake is a must.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    JR001
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food was beautiful and delicious. The wine was superb and the service was truly outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary dinner
    rick
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    outstanding. One of the premier restaurants in Charleston. Everything that you would want in a upscale dinning spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still the best!
    Wendy
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Peninsula Grill never disappoints! The food and the service are exemplary! It is why we keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not The Best
    bvhgastronomy
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    After looking forward to this dining experience, my wife and I were very impressed by the beautiful entrance to this lovely restaurant and the exquisite dining room. However, for the price of our entire meal which was well over the 200 mark, we were not wowed. The fish as a dinner special was just OK. In fact, everything was just fair in quality and taste. The superior service staff did not match the food which could have been served at any mediocre restaurant. Must have been an off night, but we were disappointed. Had 2 superior meals elsewhere for far less.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 2togoVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Hotel dining can be iffy, but not an issue at the Peninsula Grill. The food & service are top notch, and the private patio is great for lunch and/or dinner weather permitting. Plus, it's right in the historic district of Charleston.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flawless Service
    ChrisHarvey
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    It had been a couple years since i had been to Peninsula Grill so i was very excited to return. The service from start to finish was exquisite. I am always so impressed with the execution at the restaurant. The food was wonderful as always. Our out of town guests were blown away. Mission accomplished :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Celebration!
    Blondie
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Our first visit to Charleston, SC and we celebrated our anniversary at Penninsula Grill. Everything about the restaurant was fantastic. The menu was excellent, our server, Danielle, was very helpful with her recommendations. The jumbo lump crab and fried green tomato appetizer was one of the best dishes I've ever had. Two excellent entrees including a grouper special, all topped off by their signature coconut cake with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate on the serving plate. Thanks for a memorble evening!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    It was our daughters 18th birthday and we were celebrating in SC from Rhode Island. The service, food and coconut cake made her day extra special!! We will DEFINATELY be back on our next visit to see our daughter! Thanks PG!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a charleston must
    newjersey
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Elegant restaurant with outstanding food and an amazing atmosphere. Our party enjoyed a wide variety of foods from scallops, lobster, grouper to lamp chops. The appetizers and desserts were awesome. It was a shame that due to the weather we had to eat in the dining room. The dining room is very nice but the outside is very romantic with the trees and lights. The wait staff is very attentive in a positive way. A restaurant that you need to add to your Charleston must do list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    From the velvet lined walls to the dimly lit dining room this restaurant is a very romantic place. The food is delicious with an outstanding wine and drink selection. Our waitress was very accommodating and met all of our needs including immediately boxing up a slice of their famous 14 layer coconut cake to go as we decided to share their decadent chocolate dessert at the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    SUNDIAL
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This restaurant exceeded all of our expectations. The food was exceptional and our service was attentive without being intrusive. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful restaurant
    MimiVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Charming Charleston restaurant with lovely atmosphere and wonderful food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening at Peninsula Grill
    GiantFan
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We were expecting a great evening at the Peninsula Grill and were not disappointed! Everything was great from the wait service (Dana and his team), the Martinis, the oysters, Dana's wine recommendation, the scallops and finally the excellent dessert (Coconut Creme Cake)! The entire meal was excellently paced. We didn't feel rushed, nor were we waiting for our next course. It is a little pricey but I would say it was worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tbl42
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My husband and I had a lovely dinner here. We started with the oyster rockefeller and it was very good. We each had soup, myself the oyster stew and he the shecrab, both very tasty. For entrees I had the red grouper special which was great and he had the strip steak with peppercorn sauce (the steak is where the one star came off, he said it wasn't as flavorful a piece as he was hoping). We of course had the coconut cake for dessert which was everything everyone says it to be. We sat outside and it was delightful, our service was wonderful as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • When in Charleston - Don't miss it
    DonnaAnneMorgan
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    From the Apps to the Coconut Cake....Don't miss The Peninsula Grill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was terrific, but the service went downhill once we stated that we wanted to split our entree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hitting on all cylinders
    doug123
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were in Charleston for 8 days and this was our first dinner. It set the bar very high.The room is gorgeous, the waitstaff was excellent and a great sense of theatre in their team approach. Very crisp. The food was excellent and without asking we received the perfect table. We travel a lot and this was memorable and there are a lot of great restaurants in Charleston. It was our #1 restaurant for 6 nights and then by a small margin got edged out by Fig. But it was real close
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible
    ChucktownVibes
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was great. The service was great. If you get dessert you must get the banana pudding. Best dessert I've ever had based on taste and appearance. It was artwork and we didn't even want to eat it. Then we tasted it and it was gone in a flash
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So elegant!
    MontyVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The Peninsula Grill is a special dining experience. Elegant atmosphere, incredible service, beautiful decor. The food was delicious but with all of the competition in Charleston, only 4 stars if I compare it to some other restaurants in the city. Still excellent but a bit more "old school". Perfect for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BSinLB
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Old style elegance with terrific food. The gazpacho and zucchini soup were great starters. Even for someone who doesn't regularly eat seafood, the grouper was too good to turn down. The ultimate coconut cake was worth every single calorie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect for a Special Occasion
    SuzeVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the Peninsula Grill. The food and service were outstanding. I enjoyed a wonderful strip steak from the Restaurant Week menu and my husband had the delicious swordfish. We ended with the coconut cake, which was truly special. The outdoor garden area is beautiful, but unfortunately we couldn't dine there because of rain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time
    tusk
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    First visit; excellent service and food. great presentation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Southern Charm
    starmc
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner here while in Charleston. As it was raining, we did not get to dine on the patio but were given a window table to appreciate the ambience. Dinner was superb. My husband had the scallops and as a lobster lover I had the lobster trio appetizer times 2 as my entree. Chef was very accommodating. Recommend with hesitation and would suggest reservations as there was not an empty table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Romantic
    LowcountryDiners87
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food was good ,The restaurant was very romantic,Perfect for date night.We will dine here again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One word...AMAZING
    LuvinDaLowCountry
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My girlfriends & I ate here for resturant week & we were blown away. The food was amazing & the service was top notch! Everything literally melted in our mouths. If you visit Charleston you must make reservations at the Peninsula Grill.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.