Grand Dining Room at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel

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$31 to $50
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Fine Dining, Southern Style, The Grand Dining Room of Jekyll Island Club Hotel offers the food, service and ambience you have come to expect in this graceful and elegant 19th Century setting.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Continental, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Sunday: 7:00am - 10:00am; *Dinner nightly: 6:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch 10:45am - 2:30pm; Victorian Tea Friday and Saturday: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
*Jackets or collared shirts, slacks or appropriate jeans for gentlemen requested for the evening meal
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Phone number
(912) 635-5155
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Dale Ford
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Private party facilities
Small meeting rooms available for private parties.
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Private party contact
Lynn Lee: (912) 635-2600 ext. 1021
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Catering
Full catering menu available for off site.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Valet parking available.
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Entertainment
Pianist for Dinner and Sunday Brunch.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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JG
San Diego
10 reviews
Reviewed on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food service ambience

Food and service were excellent, the price was just a little over what I was expecting.

KS
Savannah
1 review
Reviewed on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Great for celebrations. More formal than other restaurants on the island. Excellent food and outstanding service.

o
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Reviewed on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food service ambience

This use to be such a special place to dine. Last time we were there one man kept his baseball hat on and another wore an pair of baggy shorts. Made the "fine" dining experience a little more like a neighborhood bar experience.

SS
Savannah
49 reviews
Reviewed on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

We went for my birthday celebration. We really enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend the Grand Dining Room.

B
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I was disappointed with the meal and the extensive pauses in service. Many lapses occurred in the meal including no offer of coffee with dessert and having to ask for it. Dessert was long gone beyond coffee was served. My lamb was ordered medium and it was more towards well. Overall I was expecting more.

BP
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Dining Room is a gem and not to be missed! The Dining Room is a part of a very historic and memorable place on the Georgia coast. We have been going there for over 25 years and it still becomes a special memory of your family.

K
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service

OT
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Unimpressive is the first word that comes to mind to describe our dining experience. Maybe the picturesque grounds & classy historic beauty of the Jekyll Island Club itself led us to believe we were in for an exquisite dinner, but this was far from the case. The dress code stated "jackets preferred", and it was so uncomfortably hot in my cocktail dress that I really felt for the gentleman in the restaurant. The fois gras appetizer was good, I mean it's fois gras which is good on its own. My bouillabaisse broth was tasty, halibut well cooked, shrimp overdone, & clams flavorless. My husband's very small shrimp & grits entree also included overcooked shrimp. Our lemon panna cotta dessert was inedible, which the server graciously removed from our bill. It wasn't a terrible dinner, but it came no where close to meeting our expectations. It was very disappointing as there is such potential for this restaurant but unfortunately we will never return and do not suggest it to others looking for a quality fine dining experience.

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went to the grand dining room for dinner one evening on our honeymoon to Jekyll island. It was phenomenal. The pianist, service, and food were all excellent and we would both reccomend it to any others looking for a special dinner.

P
Charleston
37 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great high end Sunday brunch. Nothing was lacking in the buffet. The service and ambiance was excellent.

CM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal! Highly recommend for a beautiful dinning experience!

t
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very special setting with such historical feel
We really enjoyed the evening service all was great

B
Naples
61 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our waiter, Kyle, was pleasant, efficient, and provided excellent service. Food was wuite good, and wines were outstanding. The overall resort buildings, I must say, is getting a bit tired and worn.

JC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Very disappointing for your 4 star dining. House salad and Caesar Salads were served at room temperature, both salads were not very appetizing. Halibut was served just warm enough to eat but not at the right temperature. Same with the scallops. Overall both meals were below our expectations and we would not return or recommended to anyone.

VM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is fresh. Looking forward to my next visit. Staff is very friendly.

CP
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our stay at Jekyll Island Inn. Our Sunday brunch was unparalleled and the service Mary H. Gave us was stellar. I recommend visiting Jekyll Island and stay at the Inn and make sure you indulge at the Grand Dinning Room!

OT
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The setting iS lovely
Our waiter was prompt in taking our order

Unfortunately there seemed to be some problems after our appetizers were served
It took an hour for our entrees to be served. My shrimp appetizer and crab cake were just average
I could have bought both at the grocery store and you couldn’t tell the difference

My husband said his halibut was the worst he’d ever eaten
Dry and tasteless. He asked for it to be cooked all the way through but it was over cooked badly
My guest said the shrimp and grits were good but I think he was just being polite

Nice ambiance, average food, poor service overpriced
Nice place, mediocre food, overpriced

RS
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We always love dining at the Grand Dining Room. The atmosphere can't be beat. The soup came out a little cool this time, but the meal was delicious and the service was excellent!

D
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

There were four in our party and all of us were disappointed in the quality of our main course that evening. One of us had eaten there several times before and had highly recommended that we go there. The ambiance and the service were wonderful--we still had a good time being together and celebrating the special occasion.

DR
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch offered. Omelette station, salads, carving station with fruit, cheese and dessert plus offerings from the sea were all included. The setting is lovely and the service was exceptional!

LK
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined here with our three children aged 11,8 and 6. Was a wonderful and delicious meal. Fantastic service and diverse menu. Loved the live piano music. He played both classical and current hits- kids had fun making requests. Would highly recommend for a nice dinner out.

JP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service. If you’re on the island and want an amazing night out, come here!

OT
London
55 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought a friend from PA here for brunch and it could not have been more delightful. Ambiance was wonderful. Food was plentiful, delicious, and a great value. Service, including a table visit from the lovely manager, was 5 Star all the was. PLUS the piano player was a very nice touch.

SC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 10 year anniversary, and even though it was just coincidence it was so sweet that the piano player played our wedding song. Food was delicious will definitely return.

BJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We very much enjoyed our anniversary dinner. My only qualm would be that the whole dining room was open when we arrived, and yet, all other customers that came in to dine, were sat directly adjacent to our table. I understand servers have different sections, but I am not sure why the sections were on the same side of the dining room with only two servers. Only slightly disrupted our quiet romantic dinner. But overall, the food was fantastic and the servers/manager assisted one another to accommodate every aspect of the meal. We will definitely return.

PT
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal to celebrate our engagement. The food and staff were stellar. A drink at the bar on the way in was a grand way to start off an impeccable dinner.

D
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jennifer was superb as our server. Exceptional service and food.

c
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing view and food

F
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We chose this restaurant because of the ratings. Did not live up to standards. I expected a much higher quality of service and food in a supposedly 5 star resort restaurant. The service was horrible.. we were seated and it took almost 30 minutes for anyone to acknowledge we were there. A bus boy brought us water and we waited for almost another 20 minutes for our waiter to greet us. The waiter seemed to struggle with everything while the rest of the staff stood around. Though attire required was “dressy”. No jeans, etc. The “strict” dress code was obviously ignored as we saw people in flip flops and jeans. We chose this restaurant for our” anniversary dinner out” expecting a much more elegant, cozier, more romantic atmosphere( based on the reviews and magazine write ups). The food choices are very limited and the food not that great. We were very disappointed

ST
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Renee was our server, she was great. The food was amazing as well.

LL
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and deserts! The ambience can't be beat, however, we were plagued with flies and the air conditioning was minimal.... so that could have been improved.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous 25th anniversary dinner at the Jekyll Island Club Dining room. It was fabulous. We have never felt so taken care of and they all really worked hard to make our anniversary special for us.

N
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Beautiful setting! Good food!

OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner at the Grand Dining room...the shrimp and grits were amazing!!

EI
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the breakfast buffet, worth it!

W
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

The hotel and dining room are lovely. The dining room is formal, large and beautiful. The server was informative and friendly but the service was very slow. They had a computer outage, but did not seem to counter the problem. The food, except for the dessert, was not as good as I expect from a AAA 4 diamond restaurant. Salads, soup, and main course were well below expectations.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

ER
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Grand Dining Room was amazing. The food was excellent with the best crab bisque we have ever had. We feel that the prices were very reasonable.

William was our server and he went above and beyond to meet our needs. He was at all times polite, prompt and professional.

It is a beautiful venue steeped in southern traditions (I would suggest losing the LED lighting however). Additionally, in respect for all patrons, PLEASE enforce your own dress code in the dining room. I do not need to see young men in shorts and sneakers at dinner.

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife, son and myself all ordered the Prix Fixe and really felt like this was the way to go if you eat here. When you do the Prix Fixe you get the experience of a five course meal but still have some say in the food options. The meal was amazing and the service was impeccable. If you have the option to request a server ask for Gary. His knowledge of the food and the level of service he provides will ruin your opinions of every other server you’ll ever have. The dinning room is quite other then the awesome piano player and the food was just.. wow! The taste, playing and timing were on point. A five course meal for $49 per person (not including drinks) that was worth every penny. You can also order off their menu for less but why would you.

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