Peninsula Grill

4.8
6452 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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Babcock
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! The food is delicious and the environment was perfect for a nice dinner night. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. It’s our favorite restaurant in Charleston!

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vipDavidS
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, an excellent dining experience. Highly recommended!

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vipMeatLover
Orlando
63 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and wonderful food. Their scallops are especially note worthy.

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BillC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Other than tenderloin being a little less tender than expected all else was good.

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vipRiaSC1776
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Did not like the new seating arrangements. The former interior was rich and welcoming. The loss of the cozy booths on the left hand side of the dining room is a shame. The wooden, country house style chairs in the dining room are the opposite of chic. Looking around I felt I was more at a Cracker Barrel than a sophisticated, top ranked Charleston restaurant. The service and food quality were there....

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Chris was great- professional and very friendly.

The vibe was very relaxing and laid back- just the way we line it.

Food was excellent. We will be back.

Peninsula Grill
Responded on January 11, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Peninsula Grill for another memorable dinner. Cheers, Erich Rauber Manager Peninsula Grill

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DwayneC
Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I watched this place on several TV shows. To actually go there was so exciting. The service was warm and the staff enchanting. When my food came the plate looked skimpy but before I knew it. I was full.

Peninsula Grill
Responded on January 11, 2021

Dear DwayneC, I am glad that you finally got the chance to dine with us at Peninsula Grill. We are fortunate enough to have been in a few TV shows over the years, but it’s not quite the same as actually being here, live and in person. The velveted walls and woven grass flooring set the perfect backdrop for any special occasion, while our team of dedicated and hard working Professionals tend to your every need. Thank you again and we look forward to hosting you in the very near future. Cheers!

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RyanM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience did not disappoint, will return again

Peninsula Grill
Responded on January 11, 2021

Dear RyanM, I am so glad that you enjoyed your dinner on your recent visit to Peninsula Grill. Thank you for this kind review. I will make sure to share this with the team. Cheers, Erich Rauber Manager Peninsula Grill

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience

Peninsula Grill
Responded on January 6, 2021

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your recent visit to Peninsula Grill and your kind words. We hope to get the chance to host you again in the very near future!! Cheers, Erich Rauber

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my nine year-old granddaughter on a special date to Peninsula Grill. Robert made her feel very special and grown, she had a special ginger-lime mocktail, a big bowl of she-crab soup, and the salmon entree. Of course we finished with coconut cake. For the life of me I don’t know why I don’t just order the foie gras for each course. The scallops were wonderful also. Thanks for helping me expand a little one’s palate and worldview. She was made to feel welcome and encouraged to behave as an elegant young woman.

Peninsula Grill
Responded on January 10, 2021

Dear Anonymous, I can't tell you how honored we are that you chose Peninsula Grill to spend a little quality time with your granddaughter. We have helped usher is several generations of gourmands and we are glad to have had a small part in helping here. We look forward to hosting you for many, many years to come. Warmest Regards, Erich Rauber Manager Peninsula Grill

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a very special place to enjoy an exquisite dinner

Peninsula Grill
Responded on January 9, 2021

Thank you for your kind words. See you soon! Cheers, Erich Rauber Manager Peninsula Grill

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DanielaA
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server and the food were great! However there was a couple close to us that was not dressed properly and they were very loud

Peninsula Grill
Responded on January 6, 2021

DanielaA, Thank you for your recent visit to Peninsula Grill. We are glad that the food and service met your expectations. Til next time! Cheers, Erich Rauber

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DouglasW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of the best places to dine in Charleston. We live here and it is great having the Peninsula Grill where everything is what you would expect from one of the finest restaurants on the east coast. From the staff to the kitchen, you will not be disappointed!

Peninsula Grill
Responded on January 6, 2021

DouglasW, I can't tell you how incredible it is to read such a glowing review of Peninsula Grill. Everyone, as you noted, works diligently to ensure that you have the best experience to be had in Charleston. We look forward to seeing you in the very near future. Thank you again!! Erich Rauber

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charless
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a treat to eat there. the bread was not as good as we have come to expect though

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frequent every time in Charleston. Food and service, best in class!

Peninsula Grill
Responded on January 6, 2021

MichaelB, Thank you for your return visit to Peninsula Grill! We appreciate these kind words and your friendship. We will see you again on your next trip to Charleston. Cheers, Erich Rauber

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vipKKiedinger
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been to Peninsula Grill in awhile and it didn’t disappoint. Fantastic Rack of Lamb and if you love Foie Gras you have to go.

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vipKellyG
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around a great experience. The food was exceptional and service great. Indoor dining was appropriately social distanced, clean, and still created a nice experience.

Peninsula Grill
Responded on January 6, 2021

Dear KellyG, We are thrilled that you enjoyed a nice experience on your last visit to Peninsula Grill. Our team continually strives to offer the best food and service to be had in Charleston and I am glad that we met your expectations. We look forward to seeing you in the very near future. Cheers, Erich Rauber

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MariaK
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything! Food, service, atmosphere. Great place.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Not impressed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We selected Peninsula Grill to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed. Our server, Jessica, was absolutely amazing. From the moment she greeted us, she was fantastic. Her recommendations were spot on and she was very attentive throughout our dinner experience. We both had the she crab soup, which was amazing, and the filets with goat cheese mashed potatoes and the beans. The only downside was the steaks were a little saltier than we liked, but they were cooked perfectly and very tender. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and we look forward to returning when we can sit out on the gorgeous patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best coconut cake ever!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall wonderful experience- outstanding food, service and ambiance- perfect for a special occasion

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GermanF
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Boring French easy tricks cusine. May impress mainstream people but not good enough for Charleston

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AliceM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another recommendation for our trip to Charleston was this restaurant. It was a terrific experience. Our server was just wonderful, food exceptionally good and the finale of the the 12 layer coconut cake with a great cup of coffee could not have been better. A must go to place for dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service. From start to finish we had a great meal. The coconut cake is their specialty and a must try. We will be coming back

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vipRicky115
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the definition of fine dining. Beautiful decor and exceptional service that showcases the delicious food such as seared scallops or rack of lamb. The 12 layer coconut cake is a must have. We will be back!!

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carolina200101
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Servie was excellent!!! Food: The steak was exceptional as was the smashed potatoes!!
We were sorry that the she crab soup was not good at all...........but we will return! Thank!

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vipteresahs
Charleston
88 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite was delicious! And the atmosphere is perfect!

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viplouist
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top of the line! Refined dining at its best!

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PamelaH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as you would expect for a restaurant if this caliber.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Classic high end grill. Menu is high quality and not fussy. Not a trendy place at all. Old school. Coconut cake is overrated, just a tower of sweet frosting.

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Marilyn
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here several times and it never fails to impress me and my guests.

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TinaV
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Deilia was fabulous! The scallops were delicious and my husband had the filet. Cooked to perfection! Coconut Cake melted in your mouth! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipbilld10
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Charleston in my opinion. As good as any restaurant in the USA. Everything was excellent and service was superb. We eat here every time we visit Charleston.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful

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vipMTS1
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely PERFECT!

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Jenny
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

This was my first experience at PG and I was not impressed. The service was subpar, we had dirty dishes piling up on the table throughout the meal, ordered a few things that never arrived. The steaks and lobster were delicious, but the whipped potatoes had no salt and were basically inedible. For the price point and reputation of this Charleston mainstay I expected a much better standard of service and cuisine. Will not return.

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RudeServer
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Our server Joanna was awful. She was rude to us. As long as she works there we will not come back!!!

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vipCyndi
Charleston
78 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always the food was terrific. The oysters casino were superb and the mushroom and shallots side was amazing. And that cake! Since COVID they’ve gotten creative with covered outside dining. The continental breakfast was beautiful. Love this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Peninsula Grill! Food and service are outstanding and the coconut cake is to die for!

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Peninsula Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 6452 OpenTable diners.

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