FantasticFood was excellent and the wait staff was impeccable. They ware attentive and not stuffy.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday CelebrationSince we were in Charleston for my husband's birthday, we decided to go to the Peninsula Grill for dinner as we had a memorabile meal there the last time we were in Charleston a few years ago. We were not disappointed as the food and service was excellent. Service was friendly and attentive but not intrusive. While the prices are a little on the high side, it was well worth it for this celebratory dinner and we highly recommend it. The place is renown for it's coconut cake for dessert as it is their signature dish. My husband, who is not necessarily a coconut fan still loved it and I would advise you to try it as well. You will not be disappointed. This meal has been our one dinner out on this vacation and it was worth the splurge.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's DayWe enjoyed Mother's Day dinner out in the courtyard. It was just beautiful and the food, service and ambiance was incredible. I would recommend this to anyone in the Charleston area.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best restaurant in Charleston.My husband and I have been coming to Charleston atleast 2 times a year for the last 4 years while our daughter attended Cof C. We made a point of eating at the finest places in town but for whatever reason had not been to The Peninsula Grill. This wknd our daughter graduated and so we hit it and one other that we hadn't yet visited plus one of our favorites. We were blown away by TPG. Everything about it was wonderful. We only hate that we never tried it before! But we will be back!!!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite!The Peninsula Grill is our favorite restaurant not only in SC, but in the US!
The food is divine! The service is truly "awe"some, and of course, the coconut cake--to die for! (Worth the gazillion calories :-)
We thought we would venture out the 2nd night of this trip and try other notable places...only to be wishing we had just stayed w/ our fav. Went back to PG our 3rd night. We love Charleston; try to visit every year, and alwaysss look forward to our evening at PG.
Hats off to Billy and Danielle, our 2 servers this trip. Thank you for making it special!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific meal. Very romanticTerrific meal. Very romantic sitting outside in the courtyard. Definitely felt pampered. Waiter Kerry was perfect5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experienceFood was superb - service was great (Eric was outstanding) and the wine we selected was perfect. Great place to celebrate. We will definitely be back.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMReputation well deserved!Description fits. Incredible food, tremendous service. Would highly recommend for a special occasion. Quite expensive, but if you want to splurge....do it here!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter a disappointing dinnerAfter a disappointing dinner at Husk, we were happy that the Peninsula Grill met our expectations and then some. This may be the best restaurant in Charleston in regards to the overall experience. I will be back very soon.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Meal!The food and service was excellent. We were celebrating a wedding anniversary and it was wonderful.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurantWe were so happy with the food, wine and service at this restaurant. It was within walking distance from our hotel and we're so happy we happened about it for dinner. It's a lovely spot and we loved it very much. I would definitely recommend it and wished we would have had dinner here more than once while on vacation.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome experience!!!Our meal from starter to dessert was fantastic. The fresh ingredients combined with the perfect preparation make for a foodies dream meal. And by the way the best dessert is the banana "panna cotta" pudding not the world famous cocoanut cake.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSoft Shell CrabsBy far, the best soft shell crabs I have ever experienced. Leave room for the coconut cake.
We would recommend to anyone looking for a special evening.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptionalCertainly one of the best that Charleston has to offer. The rack of lamb was flavorful and cooked perfectly. The duck was tender with a crispy skin.(delicious)! Service was unobtrusive efficient yet attentive. I would recommend Peninsula Grill most highly.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Desserts in a Romantic SettingI have always wanted to eat in the courtyard at the Peninsula. I looks magical as you pass by and glimpse past the gates and the lush greenery. We decided to go there for desserts on a beautiful May evening. It was every bit as wonderful as I thought.
Their famous coconut layer cake lived up to its reputation. A chocolate, dark, milky, all of the above - cake was divine.
I am so glad that we went!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful . . . our favoriteWonderful . . . our favorite dining experience while in Charleston last weekend !5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic Newlywed DinnerMy husband and I truly enjoyed our experience at Peninsula Grill. The restaurant was gorgeous and the food and service was excellent. We started with the Lobster 3 Ways, had a delicious beet salad, husband had the veal porterhouse and i had the ribeye. Everything was cooked to perfection. We finished our meal with the famous coconut cake and enjoyed every bite. We highly recommend going to this restaurant and will definitely be back!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual......................dining at it's finest. Menu selection offers variety yet not too much to confuse. Being a Charleston residents, we've experienced the majority of fine dining that the area offers. NONE can compare to the service at the Peninsula Grill. We will return again...and again !5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful as alwayslove the menu and service was great. never disappointed. recommend highly to anyone who loves
great food and great but not fawning service.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best of CharlestonWe dined there on May 4th and had a wonderful experience....What can I say? Everything was perfect...incredibly good service, delicious food, beautiful decor...and wonderful warm hospitality....It is truly one of Charleston's finest restaurants....5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBest of the bestThe Penninsula Grill is one of the best restaurants in the country, not just Charleton. Food and service were exceptional. Their food presentations were top shelf, including dessert. Their presntation of the banana panna cotta was the best I have ever seen -unbelievale artistic prsentation.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an amazing dinner andWe had an amazing dinner and experience but one thing is for sure if the soft shell crabs are in season they are a must eat!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely superior food....veryAbsolutely superior food....very expensive, but worth the price5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Dining with FriendsWe had company from another state and this was their first visit to Charleston. We all enjoyed our dinner. The food and service was excellent.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for AnniversaryWe celebrated 25 years of marriage at the Peninsula Grill and it was fantastic! The food was wonderful, the wine list was terrific and our server, Eric, simply made the night with his recommendations, service and friendly personality. We would highly recommend Penninsula to anyone looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMvelvet wallsRequest to be sat by the walls so you can enjoy the velvet and stately pictures, food was great, but price w. as high so enjoy on a special faintly try the soups sampler for 12 dollars and enjoy the bread. Waitera wetter very friendly and quick.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBrougt a group of 7 for aBrougt a group of 7 for a business dinner here. Wait Staff was great (our server had help bringing out the dishes so we all received our food at the samde time), food was delicious and timing was perfect. There was just the right amount of background noise to keep things lively without having to raise our voices to talk to one another.
Save room for dessert - our table split a piece of coconut 12 layer cake and the banana pudding. Both were great (especially the banan pudding).
Please note - there was no valet parking the evening we were there and parking can be difficult. Take a cab if you have to.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFlawless in CharlestonSimply exceptional. Tremendous food. Flawless, engaging service. One of our best meals anywhere.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the dining room. SoftLove the dining room. Soft Shell Foie Gras and Veal Sweatbread apps were impressive. The Ribeye with a whole foie gras liver on it was AMAZING4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMCharleston GemMy girlfriend and I got in to Charleston late Friday night and got this reservation last minute. We decided to sit on the patio, which we shared with overhanging trees and ivy covered walls. Our waiter, Steve, was very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. We started with the foie gras which was decadent down to the last bite. We decided to go with the specials of the night, which were the soft shell crab and veal filet. Both delicious and great recommendations from Steve. He was just one of those waiters that make your night that much more special. Lastly, we highly suggest eating outside in the quiet courtyard/patio,4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMPeninsula Grill was amazing!Peninsula Grill was amazing! Great service and a really romantic restaurant for all those who enjoy great food. The entrees came out perfectly! Would recommend this restaurant to anyone coming to Charleston!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent restaurant; excellentexcellent restaurant; excellent food and ambiance. I would strongly recommend this restaurant to my friends.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMPeninsula Grill remains onePeninsula Grill remains one of Charleston's best restaurants. I have eaten there several times. This time was as good as the last. Service and food are impeccable. There are many good places to dine in Charleston, and this one ranks at or near the top.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFor me it takes 5 stars inFor me it takes 5 stars in all categories to garner an overall 5 star rating and this one was close. Had a nice corner two top that made this anniversary dinner special. Foie gras app as good as I've had in recent memory. Duck entree was excellent if not just a tiny bit sweet. Wife's sauce with lobster and scallop entree was simply fantastic, seasoned perfectly. Desserts - chocolate creme brulee and the famous coconut cake were tops if not rather large which wasn't bad I suppose. Service was attentive but never like the opening of more San Pellegrino water without asking. Ambiance - fine dining / romantic noise ok. Very fresh and as good as it gets in Charleston although have yet to try to newest spots.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday celebration. HaveBirthday celebration. Have not been back to Charleston in 45 years , what a wonderful city!! Not a typer so please excuse brevity. Carolina trout out of this world!! Wifes meal mind blowing. The desert Coconut Cake a very unique experience. Walked out feeling 24 karat Gold was tattoed to my forehead.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were terrific.Food and service were terrific. Very accommodating.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMTo say that the food and serviceTo say that the food and service were excellent is an understatement. It certainly surpassed other fine restaurants. If you are a coconut cake lover, their cake is a must and it is so large that it can be shared.I thought I made reservations far enough in advance for a good table, but obviously did not. My husband loved it and it was his birthday, so that is all that matters. He does want to return to Peninsula Grill for another special occasion.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOne meal in Charleston? Go hereFor our 35th anniversary, my wife and I looked for a special place. We found it. Superb food -- she had the lobster trio to start and this transplant from Maryland was happily surprised with a first-of-the-season softshell crab simply battered and perfectly fried in fresh oil -- then perhaps the best rack of lamb ever enjoyed anywhere and hot, crispy sweetbreads prepared to this diner's specs with local fresh mushrooms. Incredible loaf of airy hot bread completed a memorable experience. Service from Justin and others was impeccable. (Lest we forget, a fine amuse-bouche of cold crayfish bisque opened the culinary festivities). We've been in Charleston less than a year and are trying restaurants all over the area. So far, this wins!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingThe food was amazing and the waiter was very nice. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves good food and has the money to pay for it. This place was amazing. Took my wife for our anniversary and was definitely worth it.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was by far the best diningThis was by far the best dining experience we had in Charleston. Absolutely an A+! The attentive and well mannered waiter, low country food and romantic space were beyond expectation. We loved the hoppin johns and grilled shrimp.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was terrific!Outstanding! Ryan, the G.M. has something very special going on at this wonderful restaurant. Unbelievable food, great service, friendly, terrific atmosphere. The best not just in Charleston...but...perhaps the Country!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorite CharlestonOne of our favorite Charleston restaurants! Consistently excellent.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service and food wereThe service and food were fantastic. We never felt rushed despite the crowded dining room. The decor is a bit tired looking inside and noise is a definite problem. It is very hard to hear. Overall would definitely return.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM1st Class MealI had an absolutely fantastic dinner here. Deep-fried soft-shellCrab and grilled grouper were both amazing. Justin, my server, provided perfect service. Everything was impeccable - I highly recommend this restaurant!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden gem!I took my wife here for her birthday knowing it was a nice romantic place. My did we get a very pleasant surprise a french waiter extravagant wine list and dessert that is to die for!! If you are looking for a nice place to take you significant other or if your really want toIimpress your date this is the place. It offers a very different atmosphere than the rest of downtown charleston the moment you step through the walk way.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSuch an incredibly romanticSuch an incredibly romantic restaurant and an ideal place to spend a special occasion! The service was impeccable - we loved our waiter - so sincere and knowledgeable. My husband and I LOVED the bread & butter, scallops, and the coconut cake. We were never fuller than this meal because we ate everything!!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMNone BetterOne of the finest restaurants on the East Coast, no exceptions.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat places for a specialGreat places for a special dinner or night to celebrate. Keep in mind a "dress code" when planning dinner here.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our third visit overThis was our third visit over several years and the standard hasn' t dropped an inch! Wonderful and imaginative food, thoughtful and unobtrusive service and an elegant dining room. had breakfast outside on the patio and that was elegantly presented and there were fresh flowers on the table.
Not inexpensive but terrific value for money.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food...nice atmosphere...Very good food...nice atmosphere...rather expensive for what you got...particularly the wine by the glass prices for the amount of wine they gave you...otherwise very nice.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AM