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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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "We WILL be going back! Beautiful restaurant, beautiful atmosphere. The service was quick and personal. We loved the food (the steak was huge and wonderful)!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The Peninsula Grill was better than I had dreamed. I took my wife here for our anniversary and she absolutely loved it. Our waiter was great. he was attentive while also let us enjoy our dinner. The food was amazing. I would highly recommend this restaurant and we will definitely be going back every time we are in Charleston, SC."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Knowledgable waitstaff, perfectly prepared food, ia a classic yet comfortable setting."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The inside was quite small and when full could be a bit loud. It has a nice ambiance than lends itself to a romantic evening, but with the closeness of the tables and the noise levels, it could be a bit distracting. However, the food was prepared well and was quite tasty. The waiter and wait staff was very attentive and made some great recommendations. My wife and I were celebrating our 25th Anniversary and they were all so kind to us, to include writing Happy Anniversary, in chocolate, on our Dessert plates. However, it is a bit pricey, but location and wait staff is not cheap. We would certainly return on future trips."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Whenever in Charleston, I always take friends and family to Peninsula Grill. The food is always amazing, and the atmosphere is great as well. The location is perfect, and knowing that you will always have consistent food, service, and ambiance is a plus. I would highly recommend to anyone visiting charleston!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My wife and I have eaten at the Peninsular grill multipl times an have not been disappointed. Jeep up the good work!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Everything about our experience was lovely. Everything was upscale and refined but the wait staff was friendly and relaxed. I felt we trully were welcome guests. The food was beautifully presented and scruptious. The perfect Charleston dinner experience."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My husband and I went here to celebrate our anniversary. It couldn't have been more perfect! From the minute we walked in we were greeted with"Happy Anniversary" which we subsequently heard from at least 4 different employees. The atmosphere was just perfect - quiet, low lighting, wonderful ambiance. Our meals were fantastic (I got the New York Strip which was so tender I could literally cut it with a fork) and the service superb. We ordered the coconut cake for dessert since it had been so highly recommended (and it was outstanding) and they had written "Happy 20th Anniversary" in drizzled chocolate on the edge of the plate. Nice touch!! Couldn't have been a better experience."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Peninsula Grill always shines as far as delicious food and outstanding service!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The title sums it up. We dine out often and travel extensively and this is probably the best place we've eaten at. Top notch all the way around. My wife had the filet andi had the scallops and both were to die for! We started with the Lobster three ways appetizer and they went so far as to split the dish for us. Magical from start to finish!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Outstanding food and service. Bannana pudding was exceptional!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our visit on our 47th wedding anniversary; also, had diinner there on our 40th anniversary. The meal was great, service was excellent and the staff made us feel special!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The market deservedly has a bad reputation for hosting tourist traps, but don't hold that against Peninsula Grill. This place prepares top-quality food with interesting presentations, and has maybe the best wait staff in town serving it. It's not casual, but you can dress casually if you like. If you're looking for a special dinner, then this place definitely merits consideration."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This restaurant never fails to please the senses and the epicurean delight. Outside of the food offerings, attention to service and atmosphere makes for a superb dining experience. Sea scallops and pork chops were outstanding. The wild mushroom soup was world class memorable. The banana dessert was beautifully presented and off the chart delicious. Chopin vodka martinis with stuffed blue cheese olives primed everyone's palate before dinner."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The menu lacks creativity and passion. Our green beans were undercooked. Our food was lacking in seasoning. The service was excellent but the food itself was nothing extraordinary, ecspecially for the price we paid"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Beautiful, wedding anniversary. First time there, will recommend to friends. Excellent in every way."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Food excellent, Service excellent. the only downgrade is the ambiance. the Grill claims to have a dress code, but the male partons next to us were dressed in cargo shorts and tee shirts. They were not alone as there were a number of tables with shorts and very casual attire. I am not saying that a jacket should be required, but I would draw the line and slacks and collered shirt."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary with dinner at Peninsula Grill. The food was execellent as was the service. The wait staff picked up on "Our Anniversary" and took the extra effort to make it special. The dessert platters came out with the borders embossed with with "Happy Anniversary" in chocolate! Nice touch :)"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I was seating in a booth in the bar section which was very nice not so noisy and very comfortable. I was a little bit disappointed about my Steak au Poivre, the meat was on the chewy side and the sauce not so "au Poivre", just bland. I had better! I was disappointed because of all the hype and high expectations of this place but overall I'm giving them the benefice of the doubt and will try another time if in Charleston."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "My daughter-in-law called this restaurant an "institution" of the best kind. Everything from appetizers through dessert was fantastic. Due to weather we arrived about 15 minutes late and were seated immediately. We shared 3 appetizers and 4 dinners. My favorites were the lobster prepared 3 ways and the trout. The coconut cake was unbelievably delicious and the portion enormous. Service was attentive, but not intrusive."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "One of best meals I have ever had. This is a great restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Beautiful place - came for the highly recommended coconut cake and was not disappointed. Started with light appetizer and cocktail and finished with delicious slice of heaven. Could not finish it all and it was nicely boxed for me to enjoy later. When I return to Charleston, I will be stopping at the Peninsula Grill for coconut cake!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Food was outstanding, but way over priced and noise level was very loud. Our server was extremely helpful with the menu choices."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "With only one night in Charleston we ate at The peninsula grill. We had a variety of appetizers, oysters, soup, heirloom tomato salad and beef tartar. One if those items made me violently ill."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Perfect food, incredible service.... best in Charleston!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My new bride and I had our first dinner as a married couple at Peninsula Grill. It exceeded every possible measure. The food was incredible, desert (coconut cake) was too good to be real - though it was and our server (Jonathan) was the best ever. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This place is a must for special occasions or a romantic dinner for two."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food, it's presentation and flavors, were outstanding. Our main courses, Wreck Fish and Carolina Trout, were prepared excellently. Moist, tender and delicious. Our server was knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. She recommended the Wreck Fish - outstanding choice! The highlight of the meal was the terrific Coconut Cake! It more than lived up to the advanced billing! The only negative was the high noise level in the restaurant, maybe due to several larger groups dining when we were there. We'll definitely dine here again."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My first visit to Peninsula Grill in 10+ years, and it's just as good as I remembered. Impeccable service: Superbly attentive without being fussy or overly familiar, accommodating (I wanted three appetizers instead of a traditional entrée, which was no problem, and our server suggested an order that would mesh nicely with my companion's meal) and professional. The food was delicious, particularly the foie gras (I know, it's not politically correct, but how often do you have it?) and an heirloom tomato salad with goat cheese mousse. Our server recommended a perfect and moderately priced Chablis, which was delicious. And of course, coconut cake. It was a lovely evening in every respect and I will not wait another 10 years before returning."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The first thing that arrived at our table was a small loaf of bread that would have made Wonderbread proud. The oyster stew was bland and the bourbon glazed shrimp was something I imagine I could have found at Applebee's. The trout was slightly better. There are many excellent restaurants in Charleston. This doesn't happen to be one of them."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Excellent food prepared to order. Our waitress, Delia, and the other wait staff were very attentive. We had not been to this restaurant before, but will definitely return. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We had a great meal at Peninsula! My favorite in Charleston. Everything was great, service, food atmosphere and the coconut cake! Would def recommend and would def go back if i am ever in charleston again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had the lamb chops and filet and the food was great! The side dishes were also very good. Everyone recommended the coconut cake which was good as well. We definitely would recommend this restaurant and we will go back."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience at Peninsula; food was fantastic.... Service was excellent; they were even very accommodating for our kids.... My six year old daughter was cold and they brought her a pashmina to warm her up. We would definitely return"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "One word says it all: Excellent! This goes for the food, the service and the ambience."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food at Peninsula Grill was excellent, as expected. However, the service was disjointed & seemed awkward. The server never introduced himself by name, so I had to ask him at his third visit to the table. When I asked him to recap the special for me, he simply said "it's the halibut". Clearing the table was done by others, but sometimes by the waiter too. They couldn't seem to coordinate their efforts or determine when we were finished between courses. I was shocked to see that a Hendrick's & tonic was $12. Perhaps I'm out of touch because I don't often order cocktails at restaurants, but that's an exorbitant price to me. Lastly, we felt that the room had too many tables for its size. It was noisy, & conversations too easily overheard."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "All in all from service to food it was superb. Fine dining at its best!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The service was polished and friendly. Everything we ordered was fresh and well prepared. The sauces were amazing and very generous portions."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The food was fantastic. Our server, Mark, was one of the best we ever had anywhere. Perfect blend of professionalism and personality. Engaging and friendly. Manager was excellent - didn't do the standard flyover but really made sure we had a great dining experience. Hadn't been to Peninsula in years, but intend to return in August! Nice job. Well worth the money."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Celebrated our anniversary in Charleston. Peninsula was the last of 3 dinners and was by far the most enjoyable. This was the 2nd time we dined here in the past few years and I believe it has gotten even better than the 1st. Which was also amazing. Every step of the way! We enjoyed both the Mushroom soup and Chowder. Ribeye and Veal Chop perfectly seasoned and cooked exactly as we ordered. Side dishes were great. The service Eric provided was what I wish all fine dining servers would aspire to. Quietly there at all the right times. Never needed to ask for a thing. Great wine list. Romantic setting. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 6/28/2014