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Peninsula Grill, Charleston, SC
Peninsula Grill, Charleston, SC
Peninsula Grill, Charleston, SC
Peninsula Grill, Charleston, SC
Peninsula Grill, Charleston, SC

Peninsula Grill

4.7
4.7
7617 Reviews
$50 and over
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, Collared Shirts are required for Gentleman in the Dining Room.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–11:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (843) 723-0700
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Jacket Preferred
  • Executive chef
    Caleb Hulsey
  • 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

Experiences

  • Mother's Day Brunch

    $105.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Celebrate Mother's Day in style at Peninsula Grill! 💖🌸 Join us for a spectacular Mother's Day Brunch experience from 11 am to 2 pm. Indulge in a lavish buffet spread, featuring an array of culinary delights, including a carving station. But wait, there's more! Treat Mom to her choice of one entree, accompanied by a slice of our renowned Ultimate Coconut Cake. To enhance your celebration, we're delighted to offer complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, and a glass of sparkling Cava to toast to Mom's special day. All this and more for just $105 per person, with a special rate of $45 for children aged 12 and under. Make this Mother's Day unforgettable with Peninsula Grill. Reserve your table now

What 7,617 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charleston

    Great for fine wines

  • Charleston

    Romantic

  • Charleston

    Good for special occasions

  • Charleston

    American

  • Charleston

    Most Booked

7,617 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Was extremely disappointed and surprised that our dinner was sub-par. We spent $65 on the New York Strip steak, which was first undercooked then burnt and ultimately tasteless and gritty. The Caesar salad was pretty but extremely bland. Possibly a one-off, regardless - not a good choice.

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  2. TonyD

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful and classy ambiance. Waiter was excellent. Bartender was slow and the Old fashioned was fair. Decent wine list. Food was good but I was expecting amazing for what they charge. It wasn't amazing.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This restaurant was highly ranked but I do not think it lived up to the hype. Both steaks were charred on the outside and the cuts of meat were fine but not worth the price. Our server was polite but the level of service is not what you would expect from this restaurant. We had a far better meal with excellent service just a few blocks away for less money. If you truly are a foodie and want a well curated menu and excellent service this was not the place. 

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The first thing we encountered was that it was very noisy, there was not much noise among each other. The waiter was a professional and a very nice girl. We really liked her and we left in a good mood. I ordered foie gras and it was burnt; my husband’s salad with burata was delicious. But the biggest disappointment was the second course, my husband ordered scallops with crab, the sauce was too salty, I had to drink a lot of water and the crab was not cleaned, my husband found pieces of panzer in his mouth, it was not pleasant and spoiled the impression of the scallops themselves, I ordered a short one rib, the meat was tender but the sauce was again too salty. Apparently yesterday the cooks had problems with tastes. The creme brulee was cooked correctly and it was nice, their famous cake was delicious. The overall impression was such that we will not leave this restaurant on our list of favorites. Our mood was saved by the waiter; we are grateful to her for this evening.

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  5. Travelbear

    Nashville

    139 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    139 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Husband had flounder dish topped with marinara sauce which didn’t work and my steak was badly charged. Will go back during a week night as it was very loud.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great! Had amazing filet and mashed potatoes!!! Highly recommend
    Peninsula GrillResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant and that you found our filet and mashed potatoes to be amazing. It's fantastic to see that you rated our food, ambience, and value all with 5 stars! We're thrilled that we were able to provide you with a memorable and enjoyable dining experience. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon for another fantastic meal. Warm regards, Dutch Andrus Restaurant Manager

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  7. AnnaK

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely phenomenal dining experience. Everything was lovely. The scallops were prepared in the most flavorful way; best I’ve ever had. Coconut cake is a must! Service (Dana) was very attentive, but in a subtle way. This was one of the highlights of our yearly trip to Charleston!
    Peninsula GrillResponded 6 days ago
    Dear Anna, Thank you so much for your wonderful review on OpenTable! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a phenomenal dining experience with us during your recent visit. It's fantastic to know that you enjoyed every aspect of your meal, from the flavorful scallops to the must-try coconut cake. We're honored to have been one of the highlights of your yearly trip to Charleston! We're delighted that Dana provided attentive service in a subtle manner, and we'll be sure to pass along your kind words to him. We can't wait to welcome you back for another lovely dining experience during your next trip to Charleston. If there's anything specific you enjoyed or any suggestions you have for us, please don't hesitate to let us know. Warm regards, Dutch Andrus Restaurant Manager

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  8. BTrout

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was prompt and knowledgeable about the menu. Everything was perfectly seasoned and cooked. A 5 star experience.
    Peninsula GrillResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a 5-star experience with us and that you enjoyed every aspect of your visit, from the prompt and knowledgeable service to the perfectly seasoned and cooked dishes. We take great pride in providing exceptional dining experiences for our guests, and it's wonderful to hear that we hit the mark during your visit. Your kind words mean the world to us and serve as a great source of motivation for our team. We look forward to welcoming you back for another fantastic dining experience soon.. Warm regards, Dutch Andrus Restaurant Manager

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  9. RichardM

    Charleston

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Best put at 4.5 stars plus. Fantastic experience. Food, drinks, wine were all outstanding. It's pricey, but you get what you pay for. Would definitely return.
    Peninsula GrillResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic dining experience with us during your recent visit. We're thrilled that you found our food, drinks, and wine to be outstanding. Providing high-quality offerings is important to us, and we're pleased that we met your expectations in these areas. Your comments regarding the value of your experience are appreciated, and we're glad to know that you felt it was worth it. We strive to create memorable experiences for all our guests, whether it's a special occasion or just a night out. We look forward to welcoming you back for another fantastic dining experience soon. Warm regards, Dutch Andrus Restaurant Manager

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat on the patio which was heated, and it was wonderful. Our server Michelle was fantastic and everything was delicious.
    Peninsula GrillResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience. We're delighted to hear that you had a wonderful dining experience during your recent visit. It's fantastic to know that you enjoyed the patio and that Michelle provided you with fantastic service. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to her. We're thrilled that you found everything to be delicious, and we appreciate your 5-star ratings. Providing high-quality offerings and excellent value for our guests is important to us, and we're glad that we met your expectations in these areas. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another fantastic dining experience soon. Warm regards, Dutch Andrus Restaurant Manager

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  11. Customer

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Jessica gave us excellent service. She apologized for the late delivery of our food. People at the table asked for medium rare and received food that seemed more rare than that. That said, we enjoyed the food as cooked. The coconut cake was delicious, but the strawberries on the plate were white, not red, perhaps less than ripe.
    Peninsula GrillResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us following your recent visit. We're pleased to hear that Jessica provided you with excellent service during your time with us. We apologize for the delay in delivering your food and for any discrepancies in the doneness of your dishes. Ensuring that our guests receive their meals in a timely manner and prepared to their liking is important to us, and we're sorry for any inconvenience caused. Regarding the ripeness of the strawberries has been noted, and we will address this with our culinary team to ensure improvements are made. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for another dining experience in the future. Warm regards, Dutch Andrus Restaurant Manager

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  12. GregC

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another excellent meal at peninsula grill slightly chilly even with the heaters—but awesome evening!
    Peninsula GrillResponded 6 days ago
    Dear Greg, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review on OpenTable. We're thrilled to hear that you had another excellent meal with us during your recent visit. We're pleased that you found our food and service to be outstanding, and we appreciate your recommendation. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed the atmosphere, although we apologize for any inconvenience caused by the chilliness despite the heaters. We're grateful for your feedback and we're delighted that you had an awesome evening overall! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon for another fantastic dining experience. Warm regards, Dutch Andrus Restaurant Manager

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  13. MikeW

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service from bar to dining room. Attentive bartender and waiter. Accommodating chef when we asked for substitutions.
    Peninsula GrillResponded 6 days ago
    Dear Mike and Lisa, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that Korey at the bar and Rick, your waiter, provided you with excellent service and made your anniversary dinner memorable. We're delighted that you found our team to be attentive and accommodating, from the bar to the dining room. It's always a pleasure to receive such positive feedback, and we'll be sure to pass along your kind words to Korey, Rick, and the rest of our team. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another memorable dining experience soon. Warm regards, Dutch Andrus Restaurant Manager

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  14. HardingVine

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb bartenders. Very good waiter. Superb food. The only issue was customers wearing baseball caps and no one told them to take them off in this first class restaurant
    Peninsula GrillResponded on April 6, 2024
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of your recent dining experience at Peninsula Grill. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed superb service, delicious food. Your feedback about our bartenders and waiter is greatly appreciated, and we will be sure to pass along your compliments to Corey and the rest of our team. We also appreciate your feedback regarding customers wearing baseball caps. We strive to maintain a first-class dining environment, and we will address this matter with our staff to ensure that all guests are aware of our dress code expectations. Once again, thank you for your kind words, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Peninsula Grill. Warm regards, Dutch Andrus Restaurant Manager

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The price was excessive for the food presented. The service was slow.
    Peninsula GrillResponded on April 6, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent visit to Peninsula Grill. We appreciate your candid review, as it helps us identify areas where we can improve our guests' experiences. We're sorry to hear that you found the price excessive in relation to the food quality and that the service was slower than expected. Providing exceptional value and efficient service are priorities for us, and we regret any disappointment you experienced in this regard. Please know that we take your comments seriously, and they will be shared with our team for further review and improvement. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future and provide you with a more satisfying dining experience. Warm regards, Dutch Andrus Restaurant Manager

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  16. JimB

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food at the Peninsul Grill is superb. I have had the grilled salmon several times and it is always cooked to perfection. My accompaniments were the steamed asparagus and mashed potatoes, both done very well. And there is no dessert for me at the Peninsula except the coconut cake which is heavenly!
    Peninsula GrillResponded 3 days ago
    Dear Jim, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at Peninsula Grill! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We're thrilled that our famous coconut cake holds a special place in your heart, and we're glad to provide you with a heavenly dessert experience. We're delighted to hear that Michelle provided you with excellent service and made your visit memorable by remembering you and your name. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to her, and we're pleased that she contributed to your positive experience. Warm regards, Dutch Andrus Restaurant Manager

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  17. DannyG

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    She crab soup was the best in town. Lamb chops were to die for. The wine dessert and all was great
    Peninsula GrillResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Peninsula Grill. We are thrilled to hear that you had such an enjoyable dining experience and appreciate your kind words. It's wonderful to hear that you found our she crab soup to be the best in town and that you enjoyed our lamb chops and wine selection. We look forward to welcoming you back to Peninsula Grill in the future for another fantastic dining experience. If there is anything else we can assist you with or if you have any further feedback to share, please do not hesitate to let us know. Warm regards, Dutch Andrus Restaurant Manager

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  18. SSSD

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and food were excellent. A lovely restaurant for special moments and their famous pineapple cake. We were very respectful of the Peninsula's required dress code, and very disappointment that a large number of patrons did not follow them.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    From the service to the food, everything was top notch. The bread was delicious and every appetizer, entree and dessert we had was absolutely incredible. I consider myself a foodie and this did not disappoint. I would come back the next time we visit Charleston

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  20. Corgigirl

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous restaurant, food, service I wish they were stricter with their dress code as they used to be…

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We were looking forward to this dinner, but unfortunately, we were disappointed with our meal and total experience. The steak and lamb were sub-par, especially for the cost. The service was inconsistent. We waited 20 minutes before seeing a server and then felt rushed as if we were an inconvenience. I'm a fan of Relais and Chateaux establishments, so I want to believe our experience was an aberration.
    Peninsula GrillResponded on April 6, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent dining experience at Peninsula Grill. We're genuinely sorry to hear that your visit fell short of your expectations and that you were disappointed with. Your feedback regarding the quality of the steak and lamb is concerning, and will be shared with our culinary team for review and improvement. Additionally, we regret to learn that the service you received was inconsistent and left you feeling rushed. Your feedback will be shared with our service team to address any areas where improvement is needed. Please feel free to reach out to us directly if you would like to discuss your experience further or if there is anything else we can do to assist you. Warm regards, Dutch Andrus Restaurant Manager

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  22. FoodLover

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great atmosphere. Service was slow. I think our waitress may have had too many tables.
    Peninsula GrillResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your feedback following your recent visit to our restaurant. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our great food and atmosphere. We apologize for the slow service you experienced during your visit. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we regret any inconvenience caused by the delay. We will address the issue with our team to ensure that all guests receive prompt and attentive service in the future. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for another dining experience soon. If you decide to return, please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly, and we will do our best to ensure a more positive experience. Warm regards, Dutch Andrus Restaurant Manager

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and ambience were excellent. The food wasn’t that great. Caesar salad was unique and very good. Steak was way too salty and extremely tough. It tasted like it was smoked in Worcestershire sauce. Bearnaise sauce was meh. Scallops were good but salty. Gnocchi were hard.
    Peninsula GrillResponded on April 6, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent visit to Peninsula Grill. We appreciate your honest review, and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your service. We regret to learn that food quality did not meet your expectations. Please accept our apologies, delivering exceptional cuisine is importance to us, and we are sorry for falling short on this occasion. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we will be sure to share your comments with our culinary team for further review. We will take your comments about the saltiness and texture into consideration. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly if you would like to discuss your experience further. Warm regards, Dutch Andrus Restaurant Manager

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience and food quality were exceptional. We started with Caesar salad which was ok. My husband had foie gras and my son the bursts, both very good. For main course we had their filet mignon with sides of asparagus and goat cheese mashed potatoes. Beef was exceptional, unfortunately not cooked to temperature we requested. We were surprised that waiter did not checkin to confirm how meat was cooked, our children ordered medium rare and steak was well done. We did not send it back despite this and taste and quality were good.

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  25. Skip

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Upon entry the restaurant itself was typical Charleston. That is older and historic in appearance. That’s not necessarily bad thing but don’t expect to be wowed by the ambience. The service was extraordinary. Upon entry we were quickly greeted and taken to our table. Minimal waiting since we had reservations. Our waiter quickly approached the table and introduced himself. He had a friendly demeanor and it was obvious his goal was to make sure we had a pleasant dining experience. Additionally other hostesses in the vicinity of our table were also very attentive and if our waiter was not present they would take care of our requests. That is service you usually do not find at other restaurants. The food was excellent. Well prepared and delicious. The drinks were good but I would rate them average for an upscale restaurant. Different drinks were served in the same styled glass. It was obvious their emphasis was on wine service. As they had a large selection of wines. The desserts were excellent and their premier dessert the coconut cake was delicious. It was a large slice of cake and should be shared with your companion or guests. Do not dine here if you are on a budget. Expect to spend a few hundred dollars in order to enjoy a complete and enjoyable dining experience.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I will start out by saying we have frequently dined at the Peninsula Grill for the past 20 plus years. The food on Easter was wonderful as always. Overall, the entire staff seemed overwhelmed and not capable of handling a busy day efficiently like Easter. Our server was basically non existent, never checking in but came over placing the check on the table not to even ask how everything was or if we were even finished. My husband asked if we could get coffee and she seemed perplexed having already sat down our check. Not even a “thank you” or “Happy Easter”. I have had more attentive service at the Waffle House so that is saying a lot. This was very disappointing. I know finding good staff is hard to find in today’s world but judging from the staff that looked like they were pulled from Applebee’s it was not what one would expect from the Peninsula Grill.

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  27. SavBob

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Sadly the Peninsula fell down on Easter Sunday. The buffet was poorly executed. Huge amounts of oysters and shrimp…that’s a good thing. Mounds of smoked salmon on plates with no condiments. No capers, cream cheese, bagels, onions or eggs. Smoked salmon and a basket of crackers!! Crackers??? Really?? No veggies anywhere. Limited fruits and a few pastries. My main entree was Blue crab eggs Benedict with hard eggs. Very disappointing for the price. Of course, brunch was saved by a beautiful slice of their famous coconut cake and coffee. I would expect far more from this iconic Charleston restaurant.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was amazing. Everything was super slow, brunch was at 11:30 and we did not get done until 3:00! The kitchen seemed very backed up. In my opinion definitely not worth the $100 per person price. I will not be back for brunch.

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  29. MichaelW

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience was spot on. The food was delicious. The server was personable and professional. Everything was as it should have been. The only drawback was the banana sorbet tasted a little unripe, but hardly a blemish on otherwise wonderful dining experience. 

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  30. pierre48bentley

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down the best NY steak ever. Perfectly seasoned and lovely crust

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Poor service. We were not told of the specials or offered sparkling water like the tables around us. The waiter was pretty standoffish and unfriendly. I don’t think the food was worth the money.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely evening with excellent food and attentive service to celebrate a birthday. We are from Charleston. Peninsula Grill is tried and true.

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  33. Mike

    Baltimore

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    So many choices in Charleston ! Our experience was disappointing. Too much salt added to food. Rib eye steak , salty. Cesar salad was delicious, Lamb chops just ok , I have had much tastier. Wine selection was good. Would not dine there again for the price , I expected more , especially the coconut cake all rave about Ours was dry . So many other choices in Charleston I will go back to. The servers and staff are exceptionally pleasant. Thank You Patricia

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  34. johns

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    worst table I have ever had in a restaurant, but someone has to sit there! food all excellent except whole snapper, which was overcooked and dry. lots of regulars who, rightly enough, get the attention. Drink service a bit slow.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Stephanie was outstanding, and was truly the highlight of the evening. However when we provided feedback to the manager on duty regarding no response to our phone calls and questions prior to our reservation, the managers handling was very disappointing. For an advertised top class restaurant this customer service was well below par.

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  36. FloridaChris

    Tampa

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the blue cheese stuffed olives in my martini, to the filet to the coconut cake, everything was great! Every person we interacted with was super friendly! If you are in the area, I would highly recommend!
    Peninsula GrillResponded on March 30, 2024
    Thank you for dining with us at Peninsula Grill and for sharing your fantastic review! We are delighted to hear that you had a great dining experience during your visit. Your perfect ratings for food, service, and ambience are greatly appreciated. We are thrilled that you enjoyed everything from the blue cheese stuffed olives in your martini to the filet and coconut cake. It's also wonderful to hear that every person you interacted with was super friendly - we take pride in providing exceptional service along with delicious food. Thank you for your recommendation, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Peninsula Grill whenever you are in the area for another great dining experience! Warm regards, Dutch Andrus Restaurant Manager

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  37. Janmustdine

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely as usual! Every time we come to Charleston, it’s a must.
    Peninsula GrillResponded on March 30, 2024
    Thank you so much for dining with us at Peninsula Grill and for sharing your wonderful review! We are delighted to hear that you had a lovely experience during your recent visit. Your perfect ratings across the board for food, service, ambience, and value mean the world to us. We are thrilled that your experience with us continues to be exceptional and that you consider visiting us a must every time you come to Charleston. We appreciate your continued patronage and look forward to welcoming you back for many more memorable dining experiences at Peninsula Grill. Warm regards, Dutch Andrus Restaurant Manager

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly the best dining experience we’ve ever had! The food was inventive and local, service was impeccable and interior luxurious. The courtyard we walked through upon entering, and you could eat in, was magical. Five stars all around!
    Peninsula GrillResponded on March 30, 2024
    Thank you so much for choosing Peninsula Grill and for sharing your incredible dining experience with us! We are absolutely thrilled to hear that your visit was truly the best dining experience you've ever had. Your perfect ratings for food, service, ambience, and value mean the world to us. We are delighted that you enjoyed our inventive and local cuisine, found the service impeccable, and appreciated our luxurious interior. The magical courtyard adds to the overall charm, and we're glad you had a chance to experience it. Thank you for awarding us five stars all around! We are honored by your praise and look forward to exceeding your expectations on your future visits to Peninsula Grill. Warm regards, Dutch Andrus Restaurant Manager

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food were fantastic! The She Crab soup was the best I ever had. Scallops were fantastic.
    Peninsula GrillResponded on March 30, 2024
    Thank you for dining with us at Peninsula Grill and for sharing your fantastic review! We are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful dining experience during your visit. Your perfect ratings for food, service, ambience, and value are greatly appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed our She Crab soup and found the scallops fantastic - it means a lot to us to hear such positive feedback about our dishes. We look forward to welcoming you back for more fantastic experiences at Peninsula Grill in the future! Warm regards, Dutch Andrus Restaurant Manager

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  40. NicoleS

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good but not outstanding. Very pricey for what you get. My husband's steak was way over cooked, so they remade it. I got the swordfish and it was really good and cooked perfectly. We have eaten at very expensive restaurants all over. I would probably not try this one again.

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Peninsula Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 7617 OpenTable diners.

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112 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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Additional information

  • Cross street
    Meeting Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Charleston
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–11:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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
    Caleb Hulsey
  • 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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