Peninsula Grill

4.8
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
6151 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details
What 6151 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.9
service
4.8
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
BB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We liked everything about our visit to Peninsula Grill, our first ever. Our server Robert was excellent without being obsequious; the food was delicious and the ambience peaceful and inviting. We will return soon.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food was great.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris our server was AMAZING!! She taught me about cognac and the interior of the restaurant and listened to me rattle on about personal stories...she was just the best, even though we were there for restaurant week she treated us just like regular customers which made us feel great. The bar was great , the lemon ginger sparkler was to die and the wine list was well deserving of the wine spectator award of excellence with bottles ranging from $40-$1400 able to suit any palate or cuisine. Our ‘96 St.Stephen for $230 was a great value that paired well with the wedge, the tartine, the filet , and the ossso bucco. Also, the velvet walls of the the restaurant are the most luxurious and beautiful I have ever seen... Amelia Handegan out did her self. Everything I thought Peninsula Grill would be ... it was!!!!!

SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight. Food, service and ambiance spot on.

k
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peninsula Grill has never failed us. This was Restaurant Week, but it's our "go to" restaurant for special occasions or whenever we want to treat ourselves.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant week menu by far. Delicious from beginning to end. Impeccable service, fantastic food, beautiful dining room. Will definitely have to come back for our anniversary dinner. Thank you to our waitress Delia and her coworkers who made our Sunday dinner and restaurant week experience one to remember!

C
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very upscale restaurant attached to the Planters Inn in downtown Charleston. We went there for SC Restaurant Week, as they were participating. A great value during restaurant week but a bit pricey if not.
The food was excellent, the service by Johnathan was superb!! Great server. He was friendly, informative and we never felt rushed. My shrimp tartine app was excellent as was my pork osso bucco main course. I had the chocolate Guinness cake for dessert, but found that to be dry. The filet mignon's were described as excellent, as well as the flounder.
Odd dressing on the wedge salad, but my wife finished it with no problem. The Butterbean soup was also described as excellent.
We would recommend this place during restaurant week. Couldn't afford it otherwise.

OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jonathan, our server, was outstanding. Great recommendations, excellent timing and a wonderful sense of humor. This restaurant is special.

TM
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We jumped into getting a reservation during Charleston restaurant week. The menu was great and gave each of us something else to try. The Flounder was fresh, light and perfectly cooked. The soup and shrimp tartine was excellent. Our server was informative and had great recommendations. All in all a great evening.

T
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elizabeth was the greatest yet! She took such good care of us. Food outstanding as always.

CF
Poconos
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

BC
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of best restaurNts in the country and restaurant week special was a bonus

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place to create memories and share a great experience. Food was delicious and the staff very attentive.

CO
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one our favorite restaurants out many. The staff are wonderful people.

MK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The wedge salad and desserts were excellent! Our service was top notch.

O
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding selection for Restaurant Week. Ample portions.

JW
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit. The food was outstanding and the service was exceptional. We picked this restaurant based on their participation in Restaurant Week in Charleston. Based on our visit, we will certainly plan to return! The entire staff really made us feel special; this is a well run restaurant!

P
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful evening at the Peninsula Grill! Fabulous food, fabulous environment and fabulous people! Hard to achieve in the hospitality area these days!

J
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner .... again ... excellent service and excellent food ! Beautiful surroundings ! Will return again next year for our anniversary ! We come every year !

JC
Charleston
76 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a restaurant we have frequented recently and often. We have always found the food and service to be impeccable. In our last visit, our wait person could not answer our questions regarding the wines and said he would ask the right person to attend to us. He came back to say she was currently with another table, but would soon make it to us. When she arrived, she immediately apologized for our wait. To my mind, this is just another indication of the gracious service the Peninsula Grill provides. One expects that with such quality of food/preparation and service, prices would be higher than others of lesser standing; hence, if you define "value" as getting what you paid for, then the value is good.

ML
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Asked for a window table versus middle of room table and the Hostesses immediately accommodated our request.
Service is equally matched by the food and wine.

MS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seating was fast, the vibe was perfect,
The waiter was attentive, and the food was excellent. I would highly recommend and will continue to frequent this restaurant in the future!!

AM
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and wine and the service was perfect. Rick our server was amazing as was Mark the sommelier.

JM
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avoid story-telling or irrelevant details.
Here is an example of a helpful review:

I love the refined feel of this place – elegant and understated. I definitely would return again to try more dishes. The she-crab soup was amazing and the best I’ve ever had. The sirloin strip and filets were both cooked to perfection and we enjoyed the goat cheese potato and butter bean sides. If you like coconut cake then you will fall in love with theirs! Service Staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and made us feel special. We celebrated two birthdays in our party of six and we all agreed we will return next year for our celebratory dinner! Well worth the price for a wonderful dining experience.

RB
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Peninsula Grill is one of the finest restaurants in Charleston. I enjoyed taking a friend and her son there. She had not been in years, and it was his first time. The service was five star quality. The food was delicious. I had the duck breast, she had the scallops and he had a huge rib eye. The lobster three way appetizer melted in our mouths. The wine selection is superb. I highly recommend it.

DD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was average for the price, nicely presented and very fresh etc but flavors underwhelming. I enjoyed the bread the most. We enjoyed the cocktails but the wine list, whilst relatively good, contains overpriced wines. It has a 5 star feel but the taste of the food doesn’t support it.

OT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The hostess was young and inexperienced but the server and the rest of the team was phenomenal! The coconut cake to end the evening was everything we hoped for, and it was a lovely experience overall!!

A
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect execution of service, delightful food.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful fine dining experience, food and service SUPERB!

WS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peninsula Grill was amazing. Impeccable service from our waitress, Elizabeth. and our dinner was outstanding. We were celebrating our anniversary and chose the perfect place.

TT
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we had high expectations based upon other reviews. Peninsula Grill did not disappoint! Excellent food, I had the flounder special and my wife had a filet prepared to perfection. Our server was attentive without being annoying and the entire staff has their act together. I highly recommend, especially for a special night out or important business dinner. We will definitely be back!

A
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful historical culinary experience. I highly recommend it even if you only go once! xxxA.

CK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

TB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High noise level. Great otherwise.

F
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Peninsula Grill, though we've been to Chucktown many times! They make it more than a dinner, it really seems like an event! The steak was perfect, and my wife loved the scallops. I've never been defeated by a dessert before, but even with my wife helping, I couldn't finish that enormous piece of coconut cake. Gloriously decadent! Thanks for a really nice evening.

J
Western NC
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The coconut cake is always fabulous Atmosphere is nice

OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary with an excellent dinner. Service was outstanding and food was delicious. Meal was pricey, but we did get a free side dish and dessert, which was nice.

j
Tallahassee
47 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great anniversary dinner!!! One of the best places to dine in Charleston.

SZ
New York Area
1 review