Peninsula Grill

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$31 to $50
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American
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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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is very beautiful inside and out. We arrived for our reservation which was scheduled at 9:15pm, however our table wasn't available and after a 15 minute wait we asked to be seated outside. The hostess asked the manager and they advised that they could accommodate us, which turned out to be so much better than we expected! We pretty much had the whole patio to ourselves and it was really beautiful. There Baked Oysters "Rockefeller Style" were really well cooked and had an amazing flavor. The main dinner, Free Range Joyce Farms Chicken Breast was also very good, the meat slid off the bone and it wasn't over cooked at all.

TF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and service. It was loud and kids sat behind us watching iPads at full volume, which was still better than the original seat they put us in, by the bar in front of the exit. Food was fantastic and service was great. Would definitely go back even though us was very loud.

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food and atmosphere!

MA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was extremely welcoming and made our visit feel especially personalized. The food was phenomenal!! The service was impeccable. We cannot wait to go back!

BB
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was attentive and our food delicious. We have eaten at the Peninsula Grill on numerous occasions and were never disappointed. Veterans’ Day was our 52nd Wedding Anniversary.
So we enjoyed an extended celebration in Charleston.

L
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This place was mediocre and I expected much better for the price.

KT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peninsula is the best restaurant in Charleston. Food and service cannot be topped!

c
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The steak was okay - not great. The menu was expensive, limited and the side dishes and drink offerings were not up to par. We visit Charleston often - would not return to this restaurant - definitely off the list.

BK
New England
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service. We felt very welcomed, not rushed.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great overall experience. Food was very good all around. The service was superb and our server Jonathan was outstanding. Ambiance was excellent as well. My only complaint is that my wife and I both ordered Filets at med rare and her’s came out almost rare while mine was more on the medium side. A restaurant of this caliber should be spot on the cooking temps. Very impressed aside from that.

EG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal dinner and service. So good that we went back three times on our trip. The breakfast is Charleston’s hidden jewel.

CR
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entertaining family in from out of town and brought them to our favorite CHARLESTON restaurant. Always amazing food and impeccable service. Highly recommend

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Classic menu with impeccable service. Very nice recommendation from sommelier for our wine selection.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both excellent. Get the coconut cake!

G
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jonathan was terrific and the service was outstanding. Surprised at noise level. Higher than anticipated. Food was excellent. Will definitely return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Steak was cooked perfect and the coconut cake was amazing

VF
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Peninsula Grill is always a great experience. It is my favorite restaurant in Charleston. I had the scallops and my husband had the rack of lamb. We topped things off with the coconut cake. It could not have been better. We will be back.

c
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! Never disappoints! Food is always a showstopper, not only in presentation but taste!

LB
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to eat and spend an evening. Good food! Good service. Sat on the warming porch which was perfect. Good view of Bay Area. Will eat there again on our next visit to Charleston.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely lovely. The staff was attentive and the meal, outstanding!

h
New England
29 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best choices for a dynamite night out in Charleston. Great food, nice specials. Service excellent. Place has a nice buzz.

S
Las Vegas
56 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Romantic
Frantic was more like it
The problem with going where everyone goes or wants to be is
Everyone was there
The noise level was unbearable
Could not hear dinner guest nor wait staff
But the coconut cake was the salve for the dining experience wound

AT
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant always delivers perfection! I highly recommend.

D
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Halibut and grilled salmon were both great choices.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Get the truffle butter

B
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful ambiance! Our server, Jonathan, was superb!

D
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was outstanding! You must have the famous Coconut Cake-to die for.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The expectation was high for this venerable institution and it did not disappoint. Service and food were very good to outstanding - it would've gotten an outstanding if it weren't for too much salt on the special fillet we ordered. But that was compensated for with the coconut cake which was as ridiculously good as everyone said it would be

EM
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was fine. Service irritating as they kept filling our wine glasses the minute we had a drop and we’ll before needed. Very pricey

LD
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening spent at Peninsula Grille. Service outstanding! Wanted toast with the seared fois grass which arrived in a flash. From the mait're d to the wait staff, this is a reasonably priced lovely fine dining experience.

G
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Your restaurant really provides a classy and comfortable setting in which to enjoy dining.
As for the food, per my wife who selected the scallop dish, the entree was outstanding.
I ordered the swordfish, it was good but almost on the dry side.
That said, we both enjoyed everything about our dining experience at your restaurant and will definitely dine with you again on our next visit to Charleston.

TB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional experience with great ambiance and service. The only hiccup was when our waiter forgot to bring a specially arranged birthday cake for a member of our party and had to be reminded, which made for an awkward presentation.

DR
New England
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this meal was perfect. The service was sublime, the food was exquisite, and the atmosphere was romantic. We were very excited to visit this restaurant during our trip to Charleston, and it lived up to, and exceeded, all of our expectations.

KD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful courtyard...unfortunately it started to rain but we were quickly moved to a table inside...our server was attentive even after the move and, most importantly, the food was delicious! My husband had the lamb chops and said that they were probably the best he ever had!

JC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No visit to Charleston is ever complete without at least one dining experience at the Peninsula Grill. Best She Crab soup I’ve ever eaten. All four of us bragged we chose the best items on the menu. The coconut cake is a must.

OT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh was amazing and helped with my dietary restrictions.

PJ
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & great service! One of our favorite places! Highly recommend it!

PA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and food triggerfish was exceptional. Corkage 35 but worth it depending on your wine

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous birthday dinner! Food was fantastic!

HB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Waitress was excellent and very attentive. They are trained to upsell the customers on wine and other upgrades to your meal. All recommendations were on point and our dinners and dessert were delish. Coconut cake is a must.

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