Peninsula Grill

4.8
6495 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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michaell
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have wonderful meals and service at Peninsula Grill. Definitely book ahead!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Best in Charleston

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vipmomof3
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food was amazing and so unique. We loved everything about our evening here. The way the chef combined and presented different foods and flavors left us wanting to try everything on menu. We will definitely make dinner reservations here our next trip to Charleston.

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SimonC
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, from the service to the food.
Special thank you to the waitress that assist us during our dining.
Perfect place for a special occasion.

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ProfessorPortfolio
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience food was excellent

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MaryM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and atmosphere were fabulous. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible! The food was fantastic and the service was great! The restaurant is gorgeous and has a wonderful ambiance!

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dianec
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They really know how to spoil you. I had been waiting to try the coconut cake and it is phenomenal, especially when you bring it home and eat at room temperature. My filet was perfectly cooked and so tender it melted in your mouth. I can’t wait to come back to Charleston I will be dining there again.

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vipMey218
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband, 5 year old son, and I had a wonderful time at The Peninsula Grill. The food was amazing and the service was excellent! It was a great place to celebrate my 39th birthday especially with the delicious coconut cake!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard to think of how to improve this experience. Drinks, food, atmosphere and service all superior. It felt like the staff had prepared all day for your arrival and were very happy you came. We rarely get dessert when out, usually too full. But don’t miss the coconut cake. You will remember it in your dreams.

Peninsula Grill
Responded 13 hours ago

We really appreciate that you took the time to leave such a glowing review. It validates the dedication and all of the hard work that goes in to each evening. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, Erich Rauber Manager Peninsula Grill

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vipBarryR
Charleston
41 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always!

Peninsula Grill
Responded 13 hours ago

Dear BarryR, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed another "exceptional" dinner at Peninsula Grill. We look forward to your return. Cheers, Erich Rauber Manager Peninsula Grill

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vipDebbiel
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday..everything was wonderful

Peninsula Grill
Responded a day ago

Dear Debbie, Thank you for spending your birthday at Peninsula Grill. I am so glad that you enjoyed your experience and hope that you'll return for a visit soon. Cheers, Erich Rauber

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JenniferZ
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the dining experiences I have had in a long time. Delia, our server, provided outstanding service; she loaned me a shawl to keep warm outside (the porch is lovely and there are heaters). The food was excellent. Recommend the duck and the seafood special was cooke to perfection. The famous 12-layer coconut cake didn’t disappoint and served two of us. I look forward to going there again next time we visit.

Peninsula Grill
Responded a day ago

Dear JenniferZ, Thank you for your recent visit to Peninsula Grill when you were in town last. Delia is a sterling example of the dedication and hard work put in by every member of the team and I am glad to hear that you had such a great time. We look forward to your return. Cheers, Erich Rauber

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, service was amazing and food was great. Perfect for special occasions.

Peninsula Grill
Responded a day ago

We consider it an honor that you chose Peninsula Grill to celebrate your special occasion. We hope that we get the chance to host you for many years to come. Cheers, Erich Rauber

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vipSpecialOccasion
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a nice Valentine's Day evening. Service was very attentive.

Peninsula Grill
Responded a day ago

Thank you for celebrating Valentine's day at Peninsula Grill and for taking the time to leave this review. We hope that we get the chance to see again when celebrating your next special occasion. Cheers, Erich Rauber

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding from the moment we entered until we left! Will be back again!

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MarleneU
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peninsula Grill’s service and food never disappoint. We have been celebrating our anniversary there for the past three years. I also use them for big corporate dinners and they always exceed my expectations! Would highly recommend to anyone for a small personal dinner or for a bigger event as well!

Peninsula Grill
Responded a day ago

Thank you Marlene. It is always a pleasure seeing you at Peninsula Grill. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, Erich Rauber

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DonnaC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wish we knew outside was going to be open when we made reservations but we love eating in the bar. First place we go when we get into town for the extended weekend. Always starts our trip off on a high note.

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PattiD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST dining experience I have ever had! Everything was absolutely perfect!

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RickM
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, food and ambiance! We can't wait to go back.

Peninsula Grill
Responded 13 hours ago

Dear RickM, We appreciate that you took the time out of your busy schedule to leave these kind words. We strive to offer the best food and service to be found in the city of Charleston and I am glad to hear that we did not disappoint. See you soon!! Cheers, Erich Rauber Manager Peninsula Grill

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good but didn’t like crab soup

Peninsula Grill
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your recent visit to Peninsula Grill. We look forward to your return. Cheers, Erich Rauber

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vipWesB
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was epic. Justin our server the best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary dinner!

Peninsula Grill
Responded a day ago

Thank you for spending your anniversary with all of us at Peninsula Grill. We look forward to hosting many more! Cheers, Erich Rauber

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Whitney
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service in a beautiful setting! Perfection!

Peninsula Grill
Responded on February 9, 2021

Whitney, I love reading reviews such as yours. Thank you!! We can't wait to see you again! Cheers, Erich Rauber Manager Peninsula Grill

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I had dinner there and it was amazing.

Peninsula Grill
Responded on February 9, 2021

We appreciate the positive review. We hope to see you again for another "amazing" dinner. Cheers, Erich Rauber Manager Peninsula Grill

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peninsula Grill was wonderful. We enjoyed every part of our meal. The service was attentive and friendly. The restaurant is elegant and upscale without being pretentious. The food was spectacular and we can't wait to return on our next visit to Charleston.

Peninsula Grill
Responded on February 9, 2021

Jennifer, Thank you for celebrating your birthday at Peninsula Grill. ;We strive to make every experience memorable and I am glad to read that we did not disappoint. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Charleston. Cheers, Erich Rauber Manager Peninsula Grill

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife here for her birthday on February 2nd. We were greeted by all staff promptly and once we gave them our reservation, my wife was greeted by every member that came near and wished her a Happy Birthday! Impressed!

We ordered a bottle of wine, amd yes it was over priced for what it was, but it’s overpriced at all restaurants. My wife ordered the she-crab soup and I ordered the wedge as a starter but we shared our choices. Both were deelish!

My wife order the filet medium rare and unordered the regular ribeye medium rare. Our sides were the goat cheese creamed potatoes and the sautéed mushrooms and scallions. My wife said her filet WS the best she has order in Charleston since moving here 3 years ago and she has ordered filet at all the “top level” steak houses in Charleston and Mt Pleasant. As always ribeyes are hit and miss regarding quality and the Peninsula Grill was right in the middle, so binding hold that against Peninsula. The sides, especially the goat cheese creamed potatoes were absolutely amazing!!!

Now for the best part....we went there for the ever-famous coconut cake. It was as good or better than advertised. We ordered two slices and took them home. Follow the directions for the cake and “ do not refrigerate”!

I cannot recommend Peninsula Grill enough. We will definitely be going back and I highly recommend you give it a shot. A bit pricey, but you get what you pay for. Worth it, in my opinion.

Peninsula Grill
Responded on February 9, 2021

Happy Birthday to your wife!! Thank you for such a detailed and glowing review. The entire team at Peninsula Grill works tirelessly to ensure that you have the very best experience possible and I am glad to read that your expectations were exceeded. We hope that you will join us again to celebrate those special occasions. Cheers, Erich Rauber Manager Peninsula Grill

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vipFoodiefromthenorth
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As it is every time we dine here the food and service were amazing! We both had apps beef tartare and the lobster three ways. Entrees we’re both delicious and of course coconut cake for dessert!

Peninsula Grill
Responded on February 2, 2021

Dear Foodiefromthenorth, We appreciate your continued support of Peninsula Grill and these very kind words. Every member of the team works diligently to ensure that our guests have the best experience to be had in Charleston and I am glad that you were not disappointed. Til next time!! Cheers, Erich Rauber Manager Peninsula Grill

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GloriaN
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I visit your fine city, I do not miss the chance to eat at Peninsula Grill.
The filet was mouth watering and perfectly prepared. This visit I brought my daughter and her experience was memorable! Thank you for your constant performance of excellence.

Peninsula Grill
Responded on February 2, 2021

Dear GloriaN, Thank you for your continued support of Peninsula Grill. We strive to provide the best experience to be found in Charleston and I am glad to read that your time with us was "memorable". We look forward to hosting you again soon. Cheers, Erich Rauber Manager Peninsula Grill

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vipKevinH
Charleston
39 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful evening as usual ! See you again next year.

Peninsula Grill
Responded on January 27, 2021

Dear KevinH, Thank you for returning to Peninsula Grill for another "wonderful evening". We hope that we get the chance to host you again in the very near future. Cheers, Erich Rauber Manager Peninsula Grill

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ThespinaB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at the Peninsula Grill. Impeccable service enhanced the well prepared dishes, from the field green salad to the duck and gorgeous scallops. Side dishes of asparagus and black eyed peas were perfectly dressed in bearnaise sauce and flavored to perfection. Their coconut cake was the "icing on the cake".

Peninsula Grill
Responded on January 27, 2021

Dear ThespinaB, Thank you for your kind words in this review. We strive to provide the best experience in the Holy City and I am glad that you were not let down. We look forward to seeing you again in the very near future. Cheers, Erich Rauber Manager Peninsula Grill

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vipWillK
E. Tennessee
19 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and wonderful people.

Peninsula Grill
Responded on January 27, 2021

Dear WillK, Thank you so much for dining with us at Peninsula Grill and the kind remarks in this review. We look forward to your return. Cheers, Erich Rauber Manager Peninsula Grill

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vipRobertG
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing. We always eat here when we come down. DANA is the best waiter. Such a nice person and so efficient.

All the food is great. My wife recommends everyone try their coconut cream cake. If you're a desert person it's to die for!!!

Peninsula Grill
Responded on January 27, 2021

Dear RobertG, Thank you for your return to Peninsula Grill. Dana, a consummate professional, is a great reason for a visit. Paired with some of the best cuisine to be had in Charleston and a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere, you've got the perfect evening. We will see you again when you're in Charleston next. Cheers, Erich Rauber Manager Peninsula Grill

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Service was unparalleled and meal was fabulous.

Peninsula Grill
Responded on January 27, 2021

Thank you for your kind words. We work tirelessly to ensure that everyone has the best experience to be found in Charleston and I am glad that we met your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again in the very near future. Cheers, Erich Rauber Manager Peninsula Grill

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AmandaD
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin made our experience amazing and we appreciate the great service.

Peninsula Grill
Responded on January 27, 2021

Dear AmandaD, Thank you for your recent visit to Peninsula Grill. Justin is a sterling example of the grace and charm that the team infuses into every experience. We look forward to welcoming you back. Cheers, Erich Rauber Manager Peninsula Grill

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SandyR
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was excellent and service was impeccable.

Peninsula Grill
Responded on January 27, 2021

Dear SandyR, Thank you for dining with us recently at Peninsula Grill. We look forward to hosting you again very soon. Cheers, Erich Rauber Manager Peninsula Grill

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Jhs5
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food from the very start all the way to dessert. We enjoyed our waitress’s humor and enthusiasm for the meal. We will definitely return!

Peninsula Grill
Responded on February 2, 2021

Dear Jhs5, Thank you for your recent visit to Peninsula Grill. When we reopened our doors after the Covid shutdown, we wanted to ensure that everyone felt comfortable. We removed half of the tables and spent a great deal of time reconfiguring the space so that it was safe for guests and staff and that the dining room retained it distinctive charm. We appreciate your kind remarks in this review and we hope that you'll return again when time permits. Cheers, Erich Rauber Manager Peninsula Grill

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DaltonWilliams
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding meal and service. Great place for fine dining. Highly recommend.

Peninsula Grill
Responded on January 27, 2021

Dear DaltonWilliams, Thank you for your kind words in this review. We look forward to seeing you again in the very near future. Cheers, Erich Rauber Manager Peninsula Grill

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vipSonnyR
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday, it was great

Peninsula Grill
Responded on January 27, 2021

Dear SonnyR, Thank you for spending your birthday at Peninsula Grill. We all strive to provide a flawless experience and I am so glad that we did not disappoint. We look forward to your return. Cheers, Erich Rauber Manager Peninsula Grill

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vipMartinH
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

My wife and I went to Peninsula Grill while we were on vacation in Charleston. We read the reviews and saw that they were ranked in the top 10 fine dining restaurants in the country so we were willing to spend the money. I was quite disappointed. The wine list is outstanding and the service was very good, but the food was nowhere near what I expected. My wife got the crab soup and she enjoyed it but it was very rich. I got the escargot and was not impressed. I have had much better. My wife got the lobster trio appetizer for dinner and it came out cold and the lobster medallion was chewy. Lobster is her favorite and she didn’t even finish it. I got the $65 rack of lamb and I have made better at home on my grill. The feta was a strange choice and there was no sauce or gravy. Personally, I would never go back especially for the $250 bill for what I consider an average meal.

Peninsula Grill
Responded on January 20, 2021

Dear MartinH, It truly saddens me to read such reviews, but your candor affords us the opportunity to address issues and make improvements. For that I thank you. I am glad to read that you enjoyed the service and found the wine list to your liking. If you would like to discuss your dinner further, please contact me at the number below. Warmest Regards, Erich Rauber Manager Peninsula Grill

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Peninsula Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 6495 OpenTable diners.

Peninsula Grill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.peninsulagrill.com/store/peninsula-grill-gift-certificates.

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