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Peninsula Grill
Peninsula Grill

Peninsula Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.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 Linsey Haynie
  • 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
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Service was outstanding. It was charming and romantic. We had a wonderful time."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "Derrick was an outstanding waiter. I suggest requesting him for an excellent dining experience. Food and atmosphere were wonderful!"
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our time at Peninsula Grill, the Coconut Cake was amazing and the service was outstanding. We will definitely be eating there again!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "If you are looking for fine dining in Charleston, look no further. The presentation of the food is artful, and you almost hate to eat it. The taste surpasses expectations. Lastly, when dining at a world class restaurant, service can often be stuffy and offputting. This could not be further from the truth at Peninsula. Steve, our server, was extremely accommodating and friendly and was half the reason we had such an excellent experience. Thanks Peninsula!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The food was wonderful The noise made our romantic dinner a very bad experience"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Dining experience was great until taking a bite into the huge, yummy looking scallops. They were old and had a strong ammonia taste and small. The staff handled it beautifully but it was a big disappointment to an otherwise lovely evening."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Went with three others as a special occasion and we loved everything that was placed in front of us....except for the bill (haha). Business casual atmosphere with excellent service and even better food. I've eaten at most of the fine Charleston restaurants and this blows them all away. Pricey but worth it"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "We've eaten at P Grill many times and always enjoy the meal there. Given the success of the restaurant I'd love to see the owner spend a little more on noise attenuation. The walls are nicely sound absorbant but the flat hard ceiling and the sea grass style carpet do nothing to help the noise level. During our recent visit the noise level was so bad that people had to shout at each other to be heard. My wife and I couldn't hear each other across a very small table. Not what you want for fine dining!"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "I have a hard time understanding how people can appreciate this restaurant, service is very bad, food is average and served in quantities of "all you can eat" restaurant. We ordered nice white wine that was served at room temperature, while I asked to have it chilled in a bucket of ice they looked at me strangely and 30 seconds afterwards they brought us the appetizers... I asked them to take it back and wait for the wine, what they did BUT they brought us the same plate 10 minutes later and it was cold !!! Main course, jumbo scallops with lobster bisque barely average"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "The Peninsula Grill is a restaurant like no other. The menu is absolutely amazing! Anything you order is cooked to perfection and downright delicious. When I dined there tonight with my family, the bibb lettuce wedge, heirloom tomato salad, and the wreckfish special were absolutely fantastic. Not to mention the coconut cake for dessert, which is the BEST coconut cake I've ever had! Honestly, the Peninsula Grill is one of my favorite restaurants in America. Whenever I'm in Charleston, I ALWAYS make a reservation!"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Well worth the price for a special,occasion. Everything went well. Great food, wonderful service. A very nice touch that the server knew our name."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Wonderful meal from start to finish. When called to confirm our reservation my wife asked about appropriate dress for ladies and was given a description that caused some hesitation. After reluctantly deciding on a very nice dress, which she was certain wouldn't be nice enough given the dress code we were given, we were seated and couldn't help but notice a number of other patrons that were either not given the dress code or were permitted to ignore it. Great meal but if you have a dress code please enforce it."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "While recently vacationing in Charleston, I took my girlfriend to the Peninsula Grill for a romantic dinner. Although, my expectations were high, I was blown away. We had a great table by the window looking out into the candlelit courtyard. The food and service were the best I have experienced in my lifetime. The NY Strip and Carolina Hen are two superb entrees and the sides were excellent. The Ultimate Coconut Cake and Chocolate Extravaganza provided the perfect ending to our spectacular dining experience. I highly recommend the Peninsula Grill and look forward to dining there in the future."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner at the Peninsula Grill. The heirloom tomato salad was outstanding as well as the sweetbreads. We had pork chops and steaks, they were well prepared and the sauces were great. We finished it off with the coconut cake - worth the visit for the cake alone."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Outstanding service, our server was very knowledgeable and down to earth. Very repayable."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We spent 5 nights in Charleston, twice we dined at the Peninsula Grill. Both times the food was outstanding (including their signature coconut cake), the ambiance romantic and the staff very friendly. It was worth every penny. Definitely a place we would go back to anytime."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Appetizers, entrees and desserts were all fantastic! Best meal ever. Worth every penny. Steve, our waiter, was friendly and very helpful in recommending some food choices. We Will be back next time we visit Charleston."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My wife and I were greeted and seated promptly. (Thanks Open Table.) Our server, Delia, was a gem - fun, informative, and gave us the right amount of attention. We both ordered the filet - and it was awesome. I literally can not recall a better steak experience. Yes, it's pricey, but it was worth it! Oh, and the coconut cake... I'm salivating just thinking about it."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We thought it was amazing. Excellent service from Steve, great ambiance and the best if all, delightful food that wasn't too heavy yet was full of flavor and well thought out design and presentation."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Was taken aback when we were told we could not dine in dinning room due to our shoes. We were seated @ tables in bar area. When making reservation the information about open toe shoes for men should have been stated."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Great dinner on a secluded outdoor patio. Pricey, but worth it for a special occasion. Oyster stew was outstanding! Service was professional and close but not hovering."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Ate here for the second time and was not disappointed. Excellent service, drinks, wine, and dinner. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "My husband and I ate dinner at Peninsula a few nights ago for my birthday, mainly so I could have the coconut cake for my birthday cake. We had requested courtyard seating as it was a beautiful evening so we got to enjoy the setting all evening. I had a Teatini which was delicious-citrusy and refreshing; my husband had a Spanish red wine which he really enjoyed. I had the sea scallops with lobster, and my husband had a tenderloin. My dinner was one of the best I've ever had...perfectly seasoned; my husband said his tenderloin was excellent. Of course, there was the coconut cake-perfect birthday cake. Our waitress was welcoming and friendly; service was fantastic...great place to celebrate, or just sit in the courtyard with a cocktail."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Thanks for making our evening special, again. The veal chop and shrimp were great, and the service was very good."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Went here for a birthday celebration. They brought out the famous coconut cake with the plate all dressed up for a birthday. It was scrumptious! Pretty sweet, so would recommend having a coffee of sorts to pair with it. Very romantic - so go with your loved one!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We went to Peninsula Grill because lots of people recommended it, including all those on-line. The food lacked creativity and tasted very average. The service was good and the atmosphere is very pleasant but there are a lot of places I'd rather dine in Charleston."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The Peninsula was in every way outstanding. The foie gras was as good as it gets as was the steak tartare. However, the chef brought the lowly chicken to a phenomenal level - probably one of the top three chickens I have ever had. The desserts were of course excellent. Service was knowledgeable, very prompt without being aggressive and professional. This is really a 5 star restaurant."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This restaurant is overblown. We were treated very badly and almost turned away because my son was wearing a t shirt. Extremely loud while super pretentious . Food was very good but we felt completely demoralized"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We have been visiting Charleston since the 1990s, and while trendy restaurants come and go (many of them, wonderful), Charleston for us has always been about its timelessness and Southern elegance. The Penninsula Grill, with its explicit and implied dress codes, and always wonderful food brought by extremely attentive waiters, captures the essence of "our" Charleston. Everything we experienced during our most recent visit was great, but our waiter, Delia, stood out. She made the visit quite exceptional."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "With our first night in Charleston, we originally chose this restaurant because of it's close proximity to our hotel. We really hadn't read much about it and in fact were looking forward to a dinner at another restaurant well known the following night. Boy, were we pleased with this decision! The service and food were excellent!! The sommelier nailed our wine choice perfectly. Our server was very detailed with his descriptions and assistance with our choices. He truly wanted us to enjoy the evening. They couldn't have done anything better. This meal ended up being the best one while we were in Charleston. Well worth your time!!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "This was one of the best meals we have had in a long time. Very interesting menu. Both entrees were delicious. Excellent wine list. The highlight was the personal service. We were never rushed, but our waiter was there whenever we even thought about asking a question. We were in Charleston on vacation, but may go back just for the restaurant."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Best meal I had in Charleston and I had a lot. Great food and service. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "You often hear about the Peninsula Grill for dinner, but Brunch is also an excellent option for this landmark restaurant. A wonderful continental breakfast comes with hot breakfast choices, including beverages! One of the best breakfast values we experienced in Charleston, I must say. And then there is the Coconut cake which we had to try, and it lived up to its reputation and then some. AND, even though we made a reservation through open table, we just walked right in with no wait. Amazing staff and beautiful setting made this our favorite breakfast in Charleston."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We almost didn't go because there were no prices on their online menu. However, although pricey, we would go back for the quality of the food. An outstanding dining experience!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "You can't go wrong with Peninsula Grill! Food and service are always top notch - and always order the coconut cake!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We arrived into charleston late and wanted a nice dinner after a very long drive. Very glad they could accommodate us."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This was our 4th dinner at the Peninsula Grill which in itself says how much we enjoy dining there. Food is exceptional, service is first class, really nothing more needs to be said."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The food was great. Soups (lobster/corn and the oyster stew) where exceptional. Scallops perfectly cooked and beef at the perfect temperature. Our waitress, Delia, was very nice and attentive. Oh yes Coconut cake. YUM. Overall very nice experience. Only negative is noise level for those of us with abused hearing. Ask for a table away from the kitchen area or weather permitting out on the lovely patio."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This was the most perfectly flavored and cooked steak that I've ever experienced. Words cannot adequate express my feelings."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite restaurants in Charleston. The service was attentive but never intrusive. The food, creative and beautifully plated ~ just delightful! Leave room for the mile high coconut cake!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014