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Peninsula Grill

4.7
4.7
6896 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.

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. Online Reservations are only for the Main Dining Room, Please call to book an outdoor table.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 723-0700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Executive chef

    Kalen Fortuna

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Monica Connetta: (843) 579-1677

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross street

    Meeting Street

  • Parking details

    Off street parking available with a parking garage on Hayne street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,896 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Charleston

    Best Overall

  • Charleston

    Best Service

  • Charleston

    Best Ambiance

  • Charleston

    Great for fine wines

  • Charleston

    Romantic

  • Charleston

    Good for special occasions

  • Charleston

    American

  • Charleston

    Most Booked

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  1. KK

    KenK

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best restaurant in Charleston. Quite and excellent food and service.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful atmosphere and superb service! Always a must when staying at the Planters Inn Charleston.
  3. KB

    KarenB

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rack of lamb was spectacular. The service was impeccable. Best meal ever!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful flavors. We'll done!
  5. CM

    CathyM

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and presentation with an extremely nice wine and cocktail menu and excellent service! The oysters and champagne were delicious, all our dishes were perfectly cooked and the presentations were elegant. The rack of lamb looked like a piece of art and was indescribably delicious!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Peninsula Grill on February 5 to celebrate a wedding anniversary. The staff wished us a happy anniversary when we arrived and checked in with the hostess. Our server greeted us by name at the table and also wished us a happy anniversary. The food was outstanding. We had the she crab soup, duck, rack of lamb, and the coconut cake for dessert. The soup was the best I have ever tasted. The entrees were prepared and cooked to perfection, both meals were delicious. The coconut cake was outstanding and was the perfect ending to a great meal. Our server was Adam. He was outstanding, very professional and cordial. Adam checked on us at the right times and kept the meal flowing smoothly without delays, he made this occasion a very special one for us.
  7. JV

    JimV

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were in Charleston for the weekend and this was a recommended restaurant. Both my wife and I enjoyed our meals. Service was fine. Cost was a little pricey, but to be expected for tourists.
  8. J

    Johnst

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible as usual
  9. MP

    MaryP

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dana was a great waiter and gave excellent service.
  11. MD

    MDBarnette

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and wine were excellent. Noisy because of several large groups. Very unusual in my experiences in the past.
  12. NB

    NitaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    a little bit more fancy than I was prepared for but food was really good and service was superb. Will def return
  13. AT

    AnnieT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Gorgeous dining room with superb service. The menu is top of the line, but was disappointing in taste/flavor. There are much more delicious restaurants in Charleston for a lot less and equal service and ambiance. We’ll always come back for the coconut cake but besides that I’d spend that extra money elsewhere.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our new favorite spot! We came for my fiancés birthday and had a fantastic time. Our server was Michelle and she was so friendly and knowledgeable! We were also greeted by Dean Rogers, he stopped by and talked to us about the restaurant history and chatted for a little. Everyone made us feel very welcome and the FOOD was phenomenal. Especially the dessert at the end. We’re looking into having the coconut cake at our wedding now we loved it so much. Will be coming back for-sure!
  15. C

    Clara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter- went above and beyond. Delicious food.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most certainly in the top three of Charleston’s finest dining establishments.
  17. M

    Marqule

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first dining experience here and we absolutely loved it. Our meals were delicious (New York strip and salmon), the service was great (thanks Michelle!) and even the decaf was hot! We will be back for sure.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was absolutely Fabulous from beginning to finale !
  19. i

    iulew

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, wine, dessert, and service. Best restaurant we have ever eaten at. Very special place!
  20. WK

    WillK

    Charleston

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is always excellent at the Peninsula Grill.
  21. m

    michaelk

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    only issue was our table was too close to the kitchen didn't enjoy the view but.... we requested to be moved and we were
  22. AC

    AlfredC

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed eating there. Going back for sure??
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Was misinformed about a fish special and was very disappointed portion and price.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my birthday dinner. Atmosphere was nice and cozy. We were seated at a quiet table in the corner, which I actually prefer. Our server was very courteous and knowledgeable. He and the staff made sure our beverages were refilled and that our food was properly prepared; they checked on us just enough without being intrusive. Our food was excellent!!! And I can’t say enough about their famous coconut cake. It’s just pure deliciousness!! If I had any recommendations for improvement, it would be to consider offering valet parking. Very hard to find parking sometimes in Charleston. It is pretty pricey, but we knew that going in. Peninsula Grill is our top choice for future special occasions!!
  25. MD

    MelanieD

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic meal from beginning to end. Can’t wait to go back!
  26. p

    patw

    Caribbean

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sublime setting. Great service. Delicious food
  27. CH

    CHRYS

    Charleston

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    One of my favorite venues. A few disappointments. 1) our wait person missed a few beats. 2) the lamb was served in too large pieces and knife was not sharp enough resulting in too much work to slice. Ambiance lovely as always. CMZ
  28. WB

    WallyB

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jessica was an awesome server. We were also impressed with the Sommelier. The food was equally extraordinary! Just a wonderful evening in one of our favorite restaurants IN THE WORLD!
  29. SR

    SonnyR

    Coastal Georgia

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    We have been going to the peninsula grill for many years and always had a wonderful experience. Last night we went to celebrate our anniversary and my wife’s birthday. Our waiter never acknowledged our anniversary or my wife’s birthday. When we we ask for specials, he said he didn’t recommend them. We ordered a Cesar salad which we could not eat and a steak medium well that came out rare and very tough. We ordered the coconut cake that has always been our favorite and the waiter could have at least put a candle on it! It was a terrible dining experience and we will not be returning!
  30. MC

    MichelleC

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    It was a perfect way to spend our last dinner in Charleston. Food was amazing and service was top notch. Oddly, there was a drinks cart of very expensive Congac & Tequila inches from my booth.....I was scared to death I was gonna knock it over lol!!! The lobster 3 ways or whatever it was called was DELISH!!!......we loved everything......will definitely be back.
  31. SA

    SuzanneA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined on the patio, so no noise. The food was EXCEPTIONAL, as was the service. Perfect evening!
  32. HH

    HeatherH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stephanie was great, very personable, as were all the staff.
  33. TC

    TomC

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After all these years Peninsula Grill is still at the top of their game. Most elegant restaurant in Charleston. Great wine list!
  34. DB

    DebraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We ordered the oysters and they were such a disappointment. So tiny the size of my little finger nail. They should not have served them.
  35. AR

    ARBW

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent; we had gone for enjoying dessert and drink on a special occasion. Our server was outstanding, went the extra mile to make sure our evening was truly special!
  36. TF

    TheFamilyS

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server, Nobila, made our evening much better than anticipated. She was very knowledgeable of the menu, and her suggestions even made us change our minds for our entrées. She was spot on, and we were so glad we made the change. Everything was delicious and her service was impeccable. Would definitely recommend Peninsula Grill and hope their management knows what a gem they have in Nobila.
  37. PR

    PeterR

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great dining experience for sure. Wish the dress code were even stricter requiring at least a jacket along with the full-button collared shirt. The experience and ambiance deserve it!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday and vacation. Wonderful place. Must do
  39. D

    Doglover115

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed everything about our dinner (my birthday celebration) - our first time there and definitely not the last. Everything we had was just a little bit more special than most other comparable downtown restaurants. We had great cocktails, then split the burrata salad. I thoroughly enjoyed the Scallops and gnocchi dish, and my husband likewise loved his filet and the goat cheese mashed potatoes. And of course we ended our meal with their famous coconut layer cake - just delicious!
  40. D

    Diva4dining

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The rack of lamb was more delicious than food I had in France in the fall.

FAQs

Peninsula Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 6896 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today
Google Map for Peninsula Grill

112 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Meeting Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Parking details

    Off street parking available with a parking garage on Hayne street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kalen Fortuna

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (843) 723-0700

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Monica Connetta: (843) 579-1677

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