Peninsula Grill

4.8
5016 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Southern
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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
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Phone number
(843) 723-0700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Ramon Tiamanglo
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Cross street
Meeting Street
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Parking details
Off street parking available with a parking garage on Hayne street
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Combine a beautifully restored circa 1844 building, charming courtyard, experienced staff, and truly exceptional Peninsula Grill cuisine to create a spectacular Peninsula Grill Private Dining experience. For more information, visit www.peninsulagrill.com or call (843) 723-0700.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

In Charleston, the most delightful & most memorable private dining events take place at Peninsula Grill. When exceptional cuisine and world-class service are combined with a lush garden courtyard, a beautifully restored circa 1844 building, and three private dining venues, the result is spectacular.

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Miami
5.0
Dined a day ago

The restaurant atmosphere and wait staff were amazing. The food was fantastic also. We had a special of seared grouper that would melt in your mouth. We were convinced to get the coconut cake which did not disappoint. This was our second visit and it didn’t disappoint!!

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AM
New Orleans
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

I took my family of 7 there to celebrate my daughter's 10th birthday and it was amazing! Everyone, from the super friendly and sweet seating hostess (who gave all of us who were chilly pashminas - thanks Beth!), our knowledgeable and kind sommelier (who told my 7 year of that she could call him "The Wine Guy," made her giggle!), to our very capable and skilled waiter (who was French and I'm sorry I didn't catch his name!) and his team who kept the food coming and left us wanting for nothing. We will definitely be back for many more special occasions for many more years to come. We could not have chosen anywhere better!

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j
Charleston
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

We haven't dined at Peninsula in several years (my bad!), but my memories of its food were upheld by our dinners. I had the duck breast and my companion had the filet with bernaise sauce. Both were superb!

The duck was subtly flavored and served on a bed of root veggies and wild mushrooms, and the root veggies were delicately flavored, rather than being strong. There was a sauce of the type that is intense and sticky on the mouth, and fantastic.

The filet was almost fork-tender and perfectly cooked with an expertly prepared bernaise.

In all, the Peninsula remains a dependable dining room for great food and a reasonably quiet atmosphere.

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GS
Charleston
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Lovely Birthday dinner. Service and food were terrific as usual!

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OT
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

The best food. Amazing service.

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AK
New York Area
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Marvelous restaurant in a fabulous city! Food, delicious! Service, impeccable! Wonderful experience!

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OT
Charleston
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Great, great, great!!

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OT
Charleston
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Very nice. Great food. Wonderful service.

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TS
Naples
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Excellent service and quality of food preparation. The bread and coconut cake were wonderful. Our waiter was the best. Plan to go again when in Charleston.

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 13, 2018

Wife’s birthday

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m
Charleston
5.0
Dined on July 12, 2018

we have been at Peninsula Grill many many times. This time we went on Thursday JUly 12. we had not been there in over 6months
It was as good as it has always been excellent. Wait Service excellent , great room
Appetizer I had lobster 3 ways as always it was superb, my wife had Crabmeat with heirloom tomatoes not on the menu but somthing similar was there previously _excellent
I hadseared sanpper superb, my wife had filet mignon aso superb. we finished it off with their second most famous desert bnana panna cotta as usual excellent

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OC
Orange County
5.0
Dined on July 12, 2018

Wonderful food, wonderful service, aMAZing coconut cake!

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b
New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 11, 2018

Our server was great, she was very helpful and her suggestions made it very easy to select what to choose to eat.

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NG
Charleston
5.0
Dined on July 11, 2018

We enjoyed our evening and our birthday bash! The food was prepared correctly and brought to the table all at one time. The waiter did an excellent job and was attentive. Over all nice evening.

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OT
5.0
Dined on July 11, 2018

Service and food excellent. Mother daughter getaway and this hidden courtyard was so special. Scallops cooked perfectly. Must have coconut cake.

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D
Charleston
3.0
Dined on July 11, 2018

Disappointed with the filet special which came out over cooked. Asked for medium rare and only a portion of it had signs of pink.
Wreck fish (grouper) was outstanding.
Great service and a decently positioned table compared to last visit.
Will go again but there are better values in town based in our meal last night.

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WB
5.0
Dined on July 11, 2018

See above. Server Delia was outstanding and conscientious but not intrusive to our needs.

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 11, 2018

Best restaurant and food. Period!

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TD
New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 11, 2018

excellent food, drinks and service. leave room for the coconut cake. it was our favorite meal of the trip.

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KW
New York Area
4.0
Dined on July 11, 2018

I just felt it was SO OVERPRICED!!!!!
I frequently visit lovely restaurants and this was just so overpriced.

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Tampa
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

Excellent all the way around!

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R
New England
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

Everything is amazingly delicious every time we go there. Coconut cake speaks for itself. One of our favorite destinations while in Charleston.

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k
Charleston
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

Always amazing. Get the coconut cake. It’s worth the trip. Food is amazing, service impeccable.

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Detroit
4.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

We enjoy the dining atmosphere if not surrounded by too many tourists in beach attire, flip flops & T-shirts.
I realize that is part of dining in Charleston as a “local”
The Penn Grill provides excellent service and attention to detail in both wine and food selections.

We have dined frequently at Penn. Grill and are rarely disappointed with our appetizers and entrées. They know how to prepare local fish dishes as well as duck and the beef selections.

They have a broad spectrum of wine, champagne & dessert wines.

Great choice for everyday dining, business and special occasions.

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m
New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

This was our first time in Charleston and we were advised to eat at FIG. We made a Sunday reservation, but unbeknownst to us at the time, it was for FIG in Santa Monica! Turns out FIG in Charleston is closed on Sundays. So, we left the FIG Charleston location and proceeded down the street where we came upon the Peninsula Hotel and Peninsula Grill.

We met the bartender Cassandra and the fun got started. My wife is very particular about her Cosmos and Cassandra made a perfect one. She gave us details on the menu specials and generally helped us have a good time.

When time for dinner came, Jessica took over where Cassandra left off. Genuinely sweet and courteous, she complimented me on my choice of the Margaux and provided us with excellent service throughout our meal.

Speaking of our meal, Chef Taimanglo is a Superstar! He made our duck with chimichurri sauce medium rare to perfection. It was so good that I used my remaining bread to sop up the juices!

Highly recommend eating at the Peninsula Grill if you are in Charleston!!!!!!!!!!

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f
Greensboro
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

Amazing food! The steak was to die for. Excellent all around.

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Charleston
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Our 34th anniversary, I gave the young lady that seated us a heads up about our anniversary and the entire staff treated my wife and I so great! Service , food and the entire experience there was fantastic!

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CW
Western NC
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner experience. We both had the filet and we both said it was one of the best filets that we have had. We will definitely be back.

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OT
Charleston
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Awesome experience awesome food

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OT
Las Vegas
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Simple fantastic

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AS
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

Absolutely wonderful. Everyone was amazing. The food was exceptional. Our waitress Jessica was lovely! The sommelier was so friendly and helped us pick our amazing wine for our dinner. Can’t wait to go back!

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OT
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

Fantastic food and impeccable service, what more can I say

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on July 5, 2018

Could not have had a better eating experience in Charleston! Will absolutely be back!!

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OT
5.0
Dined on July 5, 2018

One of the best meals we’ve ever had!

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Charleston
5.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

The food is incredible. Had the grouper special. Highly recommend it! The coconut cake is the best in CHS. Looking for to our next visit!

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EH
5.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

Absolutely amazing... from food to service to everything

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Charlotte
5.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

3rd year anniversary.....drove down from Charlotte.. it’s a pleasure to see staff who love their professions and the food was fantastic

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Charleston
5.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

When in Charleston, Peninsula Grill is a must. It perfectly captures the essence of the city. Great food and great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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Charleston
2.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

30th anniversary dinner. We go to that restaurant every year. Very disappointing because the service was extremely slow and nonresponsive. The meal took almost 3 hours it was far below their usual standards. Won't be back there for a long time. Too many other good choices. Unfortunately this was our favorite restaurant before this week

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SB
St. Louis
5.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

Visited Charleston for the first time. The weather was nice that evening, so we ate outdoors. My wife had an amazing gin cocktail, while I enjoyed some wine. The crab soup was great. We each had fish, which was some of the best on the East Coast. I’m only sorry that we were too full for desserts- don’t believe the waiter when he tells you that the portions are ‘small’.

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