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About Grand Dining Room at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel

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.

371 Riverview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Continental, Seafood

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

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(912) 635-5155

Website:
http://www.jekyllclub.com/jekyll-island-restaurants/grand-dining-room/

Entertainment:
Pianist for Dinner and Sunday Brunch.

Catering:
Full catering menu available for off site.

Parking Details:
Valet parking available.

Executive Chef:
Dale Ford

Private Party Facilities:
Small meeting rooms available for private parties.

Private Party Contact:
Lynn Lee: (912) 635-2600 ext. 1021

Additional:
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Grand Dining Room at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.8

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (32)
Special Occasion (29)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
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Quiet Conversation (22)
Good for a Date (20)
Live Music (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Authentic (10)
Scenic View (8)
Cozy (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Business Meals (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Waterfront (4)
Casual (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Fun (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
People Watching (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined 2 days ago

The dining room is beautiful and we enjoyed the pianist. However, our overall experience was below expectations for a restaurant whose prices exceed $30 for almost all a la carte entrees and whose appetizers exceed $10. We were seated at the front of the restaurant (which was less than half full) near the pianist. Unfortunately, a few minutes after sitting down, we realized we were right by the kitchen whose door swung open frequently. Worse, all the servers often went by our table and the floor shook as a couple of them ran by. This went on throughout the evening. Our server, Wilton, was very pleasant but service was slow and the food was not hot when delivered. My grouper was tough to the point that I wondered if it were another variety of fish. It was my husband’s birthday dinner so we were offered a complimentary dessert. We opted for decaf coffee and appreciated that we were not charged for it. Overall, the dinner was a disappointing experience and hopefully an abberation given all the positive reviews submitted by other diners. If staying at the Jekyll Island Club as we were, eating at the Grand Dining Room is very convenient. But be sure to request a table along the windows toward the back of the dining room to avoid the swinging kitchen door and the waitstaff traffic.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

It was a fabulous evening. Warm, delicious, gracious, and delightful!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We felt that the Sunday brunch selections did not include enough creative breakfast foods. All food was set up in a very small area near the entrance to the restaurant. The only hot breakfast food was an omelet station , and the wait line was long. This made it crowded and slow when people were trying to get their food. There was an abundance of seafood and cheese and crackers and salad items, but not a lot of other creative entrees. For the price we felt that the value was just not there. We were seated in the sunroom. While not the full Grand Dining Room experience, we did enjoy the venue.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Champagne Sunday Brunch is spectacular. Prime rib roast, local peel and eat shrimp, crab legs, made-to-order omelettes, cheese table, smoked fish table, dessert table, salad table, fruit table and much more.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Service was very slow. Friendly but slow. Escargot came out w 5 pieces not 6 and was slightly burnt. Salad that said to be made with beets, the beets were so microscopic we forgot they were supposed to be there. Flounder was not bad. The woman serving water and bringing lemon was very nice.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The fillet was excellent! Best I have ever had! One of the servers was definitely not happy to be there. Other than that was a great dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was phenomenal, service impeccable, will definitely choose again

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We enjoyed having brunch in the dining room. It was nice to actually dine leisurely with the noise level quiet enough to converse. The live entertainment added a pleasant touch. It has been years since our last experience with true dining and plan to be back often.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Restaurant was busy for the number of waiters, but not full. Service was very good, but less attentive than on other occasions there. Wonderful atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Atmosphere is always excellent. Food is outstanding, however my medium rare filet arrived medium. Service was great, but had to ask for things that should be replenished automatically( bread, water). Always a great experience at The Grand Dining Room.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

While the service was excellent, the salmon I had needed a sauce to make it more tasty. My husband enjoyed the lamb chops , and they were well prepared. The decorations and cozy atmosphere in a fairly large room were welcoming and the music was relaxing. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate to make views as scenic as they were meant to be.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Healthy
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

We wanted to find a unique dinner option to celebrate the holidays with my sister that was visiting from out of state. We have always admired the Hotel but had never dined there. So pretty with the Christmas decor. It was like stepping into an elegant movie set. Gracious service, delicious food & we also enjoyed the piano music very much!

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We have never been disappointed with our dining experience here, whether it's afternoon tea, breakfast, or Sunday brunch. Today was no exception. The food was great, decor was lovely, and service was exceptional. What a great way to spend our 45th anniversary!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great location in the Historic district. Dining room is a throwback to the late 1880's and was decorated beautifully for Christmas. Flounder entree was prepared perfectly and homemade Butternut Squash Raviolis were very tasty. Our Chocolate Mousse dessert was delivered in an dark chocolate tea cup. Devine experience and we highly recommend the Grand Dining Room.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The Jekyll Island Club Hotel is an outstanding facility full of history and beauty. The Grand Dining Room is no exception. It offers gracious fine dining with excellent service and food. From the moment you arrive till you leave, you are made to feel special. And the food is well prepared, presented and served with an outstanding choice for any taste.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Romantic, Live Music, Cozy, Healthy, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The Sunday brunch is such a treat. The carving station with the roast beef was a favorite of our party. There are several salad options, a seafood table (with crab claws, steamed shrimp, smoked shrimp,salmon, and scallops, snow crab, and more), an omelet station, many vegetables, several other meat selections, and a wonderful variety of desserts. The ambiance is casual elegance and the service friendly and efficient. The room is decorated beautifully for the holidays. It is a wonderful setting for a nice family holiday meal. We enjoyed our whole experience. Tiffany was a wonderful server.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The room was decorated for Christmas and had a live piano player playing pleasant background music. Our service was efficient and friendly. My husband had the escargot and I had shrimp cocktail. Both were very good. He had the duck breast over fried brussel sprouts and cornbread (it was dry). I had the filet with asparagus and a potato gratin. Our meals were delicious. They offered us champagne for our anniversary but since my husband doesn't drink, they offered us 2 desserts. We were so full that we got one dessert so they comped our coffees. We thought the dessert was ok. I highly recommend the Jekyll Island Club's own White Zinfandel. Have a drink in the lobby bar before or after dinner. It's a nice touch. We'd definitely visit again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Superb service and ambiance. Perfect for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

I wanted a dining experience that would be SPECIAL for my out of town sisters and it was exactly what I had in mind. Though pricey, VERY GOOD. It was a great Christmas celebration. The hotel was beautifully decorated. The pianist while dining set the Christmas atmosphere

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Off season visit so the dining room was very quiet; live piano music was a nice touch. The full menu was available as well as some specials. We each ordered the rack of lamb and can state it was the best dish of this we've ever had dining out. It was cooked perfectly and there was plenty of meat on each of the four chops. The sauces were outstanding! They willingly accommodated my change of starch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great time celebrating December birthdays with dear friends. Food was wonderful. Staff was great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We start every trip South with Sunday brunch here and it never disappoints. Everything is expertly prepared and attractively displayed. Piano music adds to the ambiance.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Superb! Everything was perfect. Service from William was great and food was amazing. Thank you for an exquisite night of dining!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We enjoyed an outstanding meal in front of the fire of the riverview lounge (my favorite spot) and in front of the fire in the main dining room.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Live Music
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was a perfect place to have that special night out.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Steak was not good. They forgot one our our parties meal. We were almost finished when they received theirs. Waiter was good but think kitchen messed up. Need more help at bar. One person that didn’t seem to sure of making drinks. There were a lot of people for one bartender to take care of plus the people dining. No manager ever came by our table. No one spoke to us as we left to ask how our experience was. Something changed. Usually have had great experiences. Thanks Kenny

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazing Sunday brunch! Highly recommend.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Loved the ambiance, the piano player and the decorations. Wonderful place for "date night" or just to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We always have at least one meal in the dining room when we’re on the island, love it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Elegant and upscale; ambiance and great food. I would definately go back again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Elegant, romantic setting with live piano music background. Seemed particularly suited for special occasions. Varied menu with a spectrum of choices that would satisfy most patrons. Enjoyed the escargot appetizer and grouper as a main course. Additional options included duck breast and short ribs amongst others. Excellent service.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food as always was amazing. Had the server/waitress(Jamie) recommend a few items and they were exquisite. My wife had the filet and I had the duck breast and both were perfectly done, seasoned, presented. Jamie made us feel like we were the only people being served by her even though she was helping other tables. We went for our anniversary and it was everything I come to expect from the Grand Dining Room because they always set the bar so high.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Outstanding Food and Service. The staff will prepare to your desire and if given notice will accommodate special requests when possible. Lovely venue.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Although we had reservations the line to enter the dining room was 10-15 minutes - not bad. The food was great, the service was good, the noise level was reasonable, the piano music was great, and not too loud. Most people were dressed casually, some were dressed well for the atmosphere, some were dressed simi-formally. Overall it was a very good experience. We will probably return. We were placed on a waiting list for Christmas dinner, so we hope to get a reservation. The facility was recommended to us by others who had eaten there for Thanksgiving and other occasions, and their recommendation was well placed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were disappointed in our dinner dining experience. I had shrimp and grits, the shrimp was tough. My husband had the pork chop dinner, also tough. Our daughter had the chicken,
which was average. For the high prices, we expected superior quality food. The restaurant was charming and the pianist was a nice tough.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great history and ambiance. Nicely served meal that was very tasty with a good presentation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Live Music
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We arte at the Grand Balllroom for the first time this past weekend. We had heard such amazing things that we were expecting it to be the caliber of restaurants in savannah, but It was not. The filet i ordered was very chewy and very small. They didn't give us a steak knife because you shouldn't need one for a filet, but this one did. I had to fight to cut my dinner.
For $40 we would have expected better. We had the oysters Rockefeller for an appetizer and they were amazing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The piano player was amazing! The entrees were wonderful - the starters were just ok. The lobby bar outside the restaurant had a great energy as well.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Sunday buffet offerings were mediocre and over-priced. Lovely historic space with a piano. Service was very good.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Unfortunately, they were out of the only vegetarian option on the menu & did not share that information until I ordered. I had to eat a salad as that was the only option. The Riesling wine & chocolate & coconut pot de creme were wonderful! When I made our reservation I added a special note that it was our 25th wedding anniversary but that was not mentioned or acknowledged in any way which was disappointing!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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