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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
7420 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 48 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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
    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

  • Easter Brunch

    $105.00 per person

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    Join us at Peninsula Grill for an exquisite Easter Brunch experience from 11 am to 2 pm. Revel in a lavish buffet spread, featuring an array of culinary delights, including a carving station to tantalize your taste buds. But that's not all! Your Easter feast includes your choice of one entree, paired with a slice of our legendary Ultimate Coconut Cake. And to complement your meal, enjoy a selection of non-alcoholic beverages on the house, alongside a complimentary glass of sparkling Cava. All this and more for just $105 per person, with a special rate of $45 for children aged 12 and under. Make your Easter Sunday memorable with Peninsula Grill. Book your table now and treat yourself to an unforgettable brunch experience!
  • 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 7,420 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charleston

    Good for business meals

  • Charleston

    Great for fine wines

  • Charleston

    Romantic

  • Charleston

    Good for special occasions

  • Charleston

    American

  • Charleston

    Most Booked

7,416 Reviews
  1. MaryC

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable. Must get she crab soup. And especially coconut cake!

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  2. IsabelD

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect. Stephanie our server was amazing!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and great ambience. Beautiful restaurant. Bar atmosphere was great. We sat on time and were pleasantly greeted. Our waiter was very nice. However, food was very slow to come out once we ordered. We were starving and it took about 30 minutes for starters. We had to ask for bread just to get by. Entrees were also very slow. It seemed like there was enough wait staff, so I’m assuming it was the kitchen that bogged down. The coconut cake was excellent as was all the food. Not sure I’d spend the money there based on the slow food delivery, unless I ate before I went.
    Peninsula GrillResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the ambiance of our beautiful restaurant, as well as the friendly atmosphere at the bar and the warm welcome from our staff. We sincerely apologize for the delay you experienced in receiving your food. We understand how important it is to enjoy a timely dining experience, especially when you're looking forward to savoring our delicious cuisine. Rest assured, we're actively addressing this issue with our kitchen team to ensure that our guests receive their meals in a more efficient manner. We're thrilled to hear that you found our coconut cake and all of our food to be excellent. Your satisfaction with our culinary offerings means the world to us, and we're grateful for your kind words.

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  4. sharond

    Coastal Georgia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was amazing. I ordered the artisanal salad to start and it was the most delicious salad I have ever had. We shared the Tomahawk Ribeye and it was cooked perfectly. Our sides were superb. And we shared the coconut cake for desert. Service was impeccable.

    1 person found this helpful

  5. Hailey

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an amazing experience for my boyfriend & I. We definitely recommend and will return ☺️

    1 person found this helpful

  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most delicious scallops ever! Service was top-of-the-line.

    1 person found this helpful

  7. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fantastic meal at our favorite restaurant in Charleston for a special occasion.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. Kerry

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved everything about our dinner. James was awesome. Will definitely go back again!

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  9. GuyN

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Somewhat Disappointing Came here for a 7:30pm seating when the dining room was pretty full. Consequently, due to the restaurant's poor acoustics, it was VERY loud and difficult hearing the waiter unless he leaned in and raised his voice. If you think the loudness might bother you, ask to be seated at one of the tables near the bar, which is in sort of an ante-room to the main restaurant. Here's what we ordered, and how I'd rate everything on a scale of 1 - 10 (10 being best): Lobster "3 Way" Lobster Ravioli, Lobster Tempura and Sautéed Lobster (4): The ravioli was OK, the sautéed lobster was dry, and the tempura was unimpressive. Also, the tangy-tomatoey sauce just clashed with the flavor of the lobster. She Crab Soup (9): Very good bisque with good texture. Pan Seared Diver Scallops (10): Quite possibly the best scallops we've ever had. Moist, flavorful, and very satisfying. Roasted "Charleston" Rack of Lamb (7): They serve very little lamb in this dish and it's not seasoned very well, though it is cooked tender. Yukon Gold Whipped Potatoes (8): We shared this as a side dish and it was very good, though I would've preferred it to have more of a garlic flavor. The Ultimate Coconut Cake (10): Lives up to the hype! Definitely the best coconut cake we've ever had. All that + tip came out to $250, without any alcohol. A bit overpriced IMHO. I also want to anonymously thank our waiter whose very candid recommendations were much appreciated.
    Peninsula GrillResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you for choosing Peninsula Grill for your dining experience, and for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We genuinely appreciate your detailed review, as it allows us to continuously improve and ensure all aspects of our guests' experiences meet our high standards. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed aspects of your meal, particularly the She Crab Soup and the Pan Seared Diver Scallops. It's always rewarding to know when our dishes resonate with our guests. However, we're truly sorry to hear that certain aspects of your experience fell short of expectations. Your feedback regarding the acoustics is valuable, and we'll certainly take it into consideration as we strive to create a more comfortable dining environment for all our guests.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There are lots of great restaurants in Charleston. This is our number one food is always excellent. Staff is outstanding have never had a bad meal or a bad experience. If you have a special event coming up, this is a must.

    1 person found this helpful

  11. TJCJ

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    After eating here several times over the years this is the first time we were disappointed. Food certainly did not justify price. Our server was great as was Kory the bartender! Not sure if we’ll be back
    Peninsula GrillResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We genuinely appreciate your continued patronage over the years and are disheartened to hear that your recent experience fell short of your expectations. We apologize for any disappointment you may have encountered with the food not meeting the perceived value. Ensuring the highest quality cuisine is always our top priority, and we regret if we missed the mark during your visit. Your comments will be shared with our culinary team for further review and improvement. On a positive note, we are thrilled to hear that you found our server and bartender, Kory, to be exceptional. Delivering outstanding service is a cornerstone of our dining experience, and we're delighted that they contributed positively to your visit.

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  12. Janice

    Charleston

    166 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    166 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very good. Wonderful atmosphere . My food was good, not great.
    Peninsula GrillResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the service and found the atmosphere to be wonderful during your visit to Peninsula Grill. However, we're sorry to learn that your dining experience didn't fully meet your expectations in terms of the food. We constantly strive to deliver exceptional culinary experiences, and your comments are valuable to us as we aim to continuously improve. We'd love to hear more about your specific thoughts on the food so that we can better understand how to enhance it for future guests. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future for an even more memorable dining experience. Thank you for choosing Peninsula Grill.

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  13. debeizbal

    Charleston

    33 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    My husband and I went there for our anniversary Sat at the bar for an appetizer and glass of champagne The appetizers were not up to par, and took forever to be served There were so many people that we never got to place our entrée orders We ended up leaving Needles to say Penn Grill , which is a wonderful restaurant totally destroyed our anniversary dinner 
    Peninsula GrillResponded on February 22, 2024
    We are truly disheartened to hear about the disappointment you experienced during your anniversary celebration at Peninsula Grill. Celebrating such a special occasion should have been a seamless and memorable experience, and we deeply regret that we fell short of meeting your expectations. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the delays in receiving your appetizers and the inconvenience of not being able to place your entrée orders due to the high volume of guests. This is certainly not the level of service we strive to provide, especially on such an important evening. We would like to extend our heartfelt apologies to you and your husband for the disappointment and inconvenience caused.

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  14. Kimberly

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service, the staff was incredible, and the food was fabulous! We really enjoyed the experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were both excellent the coconut cake is a must have

    1 person found this helpful

  16. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular night of great food and service. The whole team made us feel special.

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  17. DeborahD

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the years I have been visiting Charleston I never miss eating at The Peninsula Grill. And this last visit will keep me coming back. Our meal was perfect. Our server Jacob was fabulous. When friends ask what was our favorite thing we did in Charleston, it is dinner at Peninsula’s..

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    James was superb. Might I recommend a coat check instead of parlor.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was outstanding. Will return.

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  20. RichieB

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I am a local and whenever I am asked for the "best restaurant in Charleston," I always recommend Peninsula Grill. I have dined thereany times with my wife, often celebrating an occasion. Starting in the bar (great and amicable bar tenders) right through the famous coconut cake dessert (do they have other choices because I never look). They only ding this time was a slightly indifferent male host. He ended up being fine. Upon check in, he grabbed the menus and just walked away. Was not sure if we should follow. He did it twice. A simple "please follow me" is what I typically hear. Very hard to find any thing to complain about with the jewel of downtown Charleston.
    Peninsula GrillResponded on February 21, 2024
    Thank you so much for your continued patronage and for consistently recommending Peninsula Grill as the best restaurant in Charleston. We truly appreciate your support and are delighted to hear that you and your wife have enjoyed many memorable dining experiences with us. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoy starting your evenings in our bar. And of course, we're thrilled that you're a fan of our famous Coconut Cake! We apologize for any inconvenience caused by host during your recent visit. Providing attentive and welcoming service is paramount to us, and we will address this with our team to ensure that all of our guests feel properly welcomed and guided through their dining experience. Thank you again for your support and feedback!

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  21. Foodie

    New York City

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent in every way…lobster 3 ways, scallops, ribeye Oscar. Expensive.

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  22. LeighAnnS

    Greensboro

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were very excited to celebrate my birthday at the Peninsula Grill but were very disappointed in the service from several staff members (maitre'd & bartender). Overall the food was good but with the exception of my husband's steak all the food was served cold. We will not return in the future.
    Peninsula GrillResponded on February 21, 2024
    We're sincerely sorry to hear about your disappointing experience celebrating your birthday at Peninsula Grill. It's disheartening to learn that the service from our maitre'd and bartender fell short of expectations and that some of your dishes, aside from your husband's steak, were served cold. We appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention as it gives us the opportunity to address them and improve. We would like to extend our sincerest apologies and assure you that we take your feedback seriously. Again, we apologize for falling short of providing you with a memorable birthday celebration, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful place….and consistently one of Charleston best. However SEWE crowd quite noisy and a bit hard to have conversation with guests. Food flavor, presentation and creativity outstanding….however this time my ribeye was overcooked and not appropriate to complain as I was showcasing restaurant to CHA’s 1st time guests
    Peninsula GrillResponded on February 17, 2024
    Thank you for your kind words and for choosing Peninsula Grill as your dining destination in Charleston. We're thrilled to hear that you find us consistently outstanding in terms of flavor, presentation, and creativity. We apologize, however, for any inconvenience caused by the noise level during the SEWE event. We understand how important it is to have a comfortable dining experience, especially when introducing our restaurant to first-time guests. Additionally, we regret that your ribeye was overcooked on this occasion. Your satisfaction is of utmost importance to us, and we would have been more than happy to address any concerns you had regarding your meal. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was good, service was not. I had MICH better service at the Establisment and spent $200 less. The service really does make the experience.
    Peninsula GrillResponded on February 17, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed our food, but we're truly sorry to learn that your experience with our service did not meet your expectations. Providing exceptional service is paramount to us, and we apologize for any shortcomings you encountered during your visit. We'll address your concerns with our team to ensure we're consistently delivering the high standard of service our guests deserve. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future for a more enjoyable dining experience. Please feel free to reach out to us directly if there's anything we can do to further address your concerns.

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  25. BuddyLove

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent and the food we had was superb. Great wine list has everything you could want. Will be coming back for more.

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  26. foodie

    Philadelphia

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Ate here last time I was in Charleston and it was wonderful. The return trip? Well not so much. The She crab soup was average. The swordfish, absolutely tasteless, overcooked and dry. The sauce served with it also tasteless. I liked the vegetables though. Bad night? Chef off? hard to explain the difference.
    Peninsula GrillResponded on February 17, 2024
    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, and we're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your previous visit with us. However, we're truly sorry to learn that your recent experience fell short of expectations. We sincerely apologize for the inconsistencies you encountered with the she crab soup and swordfish dish. Providing exceptional cuisine is a top priority, and we regret that we missed the mark during your return visit. We'll certainly address your concerns with our culinary team to ensure consistency in both flavor and execution moving forward. We appreciate your understanding and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for a more enjoyable dining experience in the future.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best dinners I have ever had. Great service!

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  28. BuzzCzar

    Charleston

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Peninsula Grill has been my favorite fine dining restaurant in downtown Charleston since 1998 ( I moved to Charleston in 1997 and visited the Peninsula on advice from a co-worker). Continued excellence over an extended time is very difficult. There are some fine restaurants in Charleston to choose from. Honestly, it would be hard to go wrong with numerous established restaurants. This is the one I choose for celebrations, special events, holidays, etc. It's simply a cut above.
    Peninsula GrillResponded on February 21, 2024
    Thank you so much for your long-standing support and loyalty to Peninsula Grill! We are truly honored to have been your favorite fine dining destination in downtown Charleston since 1998. Your kind words about our continued excellence mean the world to us. We understand that Charleston boasts a plethora of fine dining options, and we're humbled that you consistently choose Peninsula Grill for your celebrations, special events, and holidays. Being considered a cut above in such a competitive culinary landscape is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team. We look forward to many more years of serving you and creating memorable dining experiences. Until then, cheers to continued celebrations and creating wonderful memories together!

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  29. tbooneFW

    Charleston

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Valentine Dinner was nearly a classic evening at the Peninsual Grill. We were seated at our favorite table and covered up by the staff, as usual. The menu for the evening was outstanding, and the choices exceptional. The She Crab soup was very rich and tasty as was the lobster, but the filet of beef was uncharacteristically overcooked. Both my wife and I had the same experience. I am not sure if this was due to the chef or a fluke event. Our server did a great job, but the main course left an impression that will be difficult to forget. We are loyal patron of the restaurant, but we ask the management to note our concerns.
    Peninsula GrillResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you for choosing Peninsula Grill for your Valentine's Day dinner and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're delighted to hear that your evening began on a positive note with your favorite table and exceptional service from our staff. However, we sincerely apologize for the disappointment you encountered with the filet of beef being overcooked. We understand the importance of every dish meeting our guests' expectations, and we regret if this oversight affected your enjoyment of the meal. As loyal patrons of Peninsula Grill, your satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us. We assure you that we will take your concerns seriously and work diligently to prevent similar occurrences in the future.

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  30. Firstserve

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Peninsula Grill is a bright and shining spot in the boisterous Charleston food scene. The servers are extremely knowledgeable, stunningly well groomed and very articulate in their serving skills. It has a beautiful entrance, pleasant interior and lovely crisp linens. The food is perfection. And if you miss their famous Coconut Cake then you went to the Ball and had an empty dance card. We visit Charleston 4 times a year and the Peninsula Grill is always on our must dine restaurant list. Make your reservations early. They are always booked.
    Peninsula GrillResponded on February 21, 2024
    Thank you so much for your glowing review of Peninsula Grill! We are delighted to hear that your dining experience with us has consistently been exceptional during your visits to Charleston. Our team takes great pride in providing knowledgeable and articulate service, and we're thrilled to hear that you appreciate their efforts. We're thrilled that you find our food to be perfection! Our chefs work tirelessly to create dishes that exceed expectations, and it's rewarding to know that their efforts are appreciated. And of course, we couldn't agree more about the Coconut Cake—it's truly a signature dish that we're proud to serve. We're glad you've had the opportunity to enjoy it! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip. Until then, safe travels and bon appétit!

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  31. James

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The rack of lamb was outstanding. The root vegetables served as a side complimented the meat. I chose a Zinfandel wine that added to the enjoyment. Finishing with the coconut cake, it was a meal to remember. My wife ordered a steak with a root vegetable gratin. She is still talking about how well the steak was seasoned and cooked, A very memorable night of dining.
    Peninsula GrillResponded on February 15, 2024
    Thank you so much for your glowing review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Peninsula Grill. It's fantastic to know that you found the rack of lamb outstanding and that the root vegetables served as a perfect complement. We're delighted that the Zinfandel wine enhanced your enjoyment of the meal. And of course, we're thrilled that you found the coconut cake to be a memorable finale to your dining experience. We're also pleased to hear that your wife thoroughly enjoyed her steak. It's always our goal to ensure that every dish is executed with precision and flavor, and we're thrilled that your wife is still talking about it! We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable dining experience soon!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful experience for our 25th Anniversary even if we did not get our Anniversary dessert complimentary. It’s always our go to for many years. Staff is always over the top friendly and accommodating. It’s a Charleston must when in town and assuming it’s in your budget.

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  33. GregM

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best filet mignon I have had, anywhere! The grouper special was highly recommended, but it was not better than the steak. The cold water oysters was perfect. Overall, the restaurant is a little pricey, but if you love steak you are willing to go on the high side. Highly recommend this restaurant!
    Peninsula GrillResponded on February 14, 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It's our utmost pleasure to hear that you had a wonderful time dining with us. Your kind words and appreciation mean the world to our entire team, who work tirelessly to create memorable moments for our guests.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was phenomenal. Ambience and decor fantastic for a lovely dining experience. Highly recommend

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    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner experience with excellent food. The service was also exceptional.

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    Tulsa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our table wasn’t ready until 25 minutes after our reservation time. No apologies or anything. They were irritated that we asked more than once when it would be ready. It took forever to get our food and the restaurant was so loud, you couldn’t even hear the people at your own table. The food was not worth the hassle.
    Peninsula GrillResponded on February 14, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you experienced during your recent visit to Peninsula Grill. It is disappointing to hear that your dining experience did not meet your expectations. We understand the frustration of waiting for your table beyond your reservation time, and we regret that we were unable to seat you promptly. Additionally, we apologize for the noise level in the restaurant that affected your ability to enjoy your meal and have conversations comfortably. Regarding the delay in receiving your food, we apologize for any inconvenience caused. We aim to deliver exceptional cuisine promptly, and we will review our kitchen processes to identify areas for improvement.

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  37. josephm

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    service was a little slow. steak was a bit overcooked. need more fish options
    Peninsula GrillResponded on February 14, 2024
    Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We truly appreciate your patronage and your constructive comments about your recent dining experience at Peninsula Grill. We apologize for any delay you experienced in receiving your service. Providing prompt and attentive service is a priority for us, and we regret if we fell short of your expectations in this regard. Furthermore, we apologize for the overcooking of your steak. We understand the importance of delivering dishes cooked to perfection, and we will work closely with our culinary team to ensure consistent quality in our offerings. Your suggestion for more fish options is duly noted, and we will take it into consideration as we review and update our menu offerings.

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  38. LeeP

    Atlanta Metro

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten several times at the Peninsula Grill over the many years they’ve been open.  we have never had a bad experience in anyway at this fine dining establishment.  my wife had the fillet in the root vegetables they were absolutely outstanding!  my daughter had to see scallops, and the Yukon Gold smashed potatoes. They were equally as outstanding!  both guys had the ribeye cooked perfectly outstanding flavor, and tenderness!  for dessert we all had coconut cake, and ice cream. What more can be said define is coconut cake you’ll ever eat! 

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  39. Charlestonian

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So glad I chose Peninsula Grill to celebrate a dear friend’s birthday. The food, ambiance, and service were all spectacular and made for a very special evening. Although the infamous coconut cake, decked out in a birthday candle, stole the show!
    Peninsula GrillResponded on February 9, 2024
    Thank you so much for choosing Peninsula Grill to celebrate your dear friend's birthday! We are thrilled to hear that your evening with us was nothing short of spectacular. It brings us immense joy to know that you thoroughly enjoyed the food, ambiance, and service during your visit. Providing a memorable dining experience is our top priority, and we are delighted that we could contribute to making your celebration extra special. Ah, the infamous coconut cake! We're delighted to hear that it stole the show and added an extra touch of magic to your evening. Our pastry team takes great pride in crafting delicious desserts, and we're thrilled that it left such a lasting impression. Once again, thank you for choosing Peninsula Grill for this special occasion!

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  40. Stratt

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner! Loved the she crab soup. Service was friendly and timely without hovering. As someone who likes meat cooked pink medium well the rack of lamb was cooked perfectly. No burnt pieces. Scallops were also perfect and delicious. Portions were good size and left us with no room for dessert. But we had to try their famous coconut cake so we had to go. Soooo good!
    Peninsula GrillResponded on February 9, 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review of your dining experience at Peninsula Grill! We're delighted that you loved our she crab soup—it's always a hit among our guests! It's fantastic to hear that our service team provided friendly and timely service without being intrusive. We strive to ensure that every guest feels comfortable and well taken care of throughout their meal. We're thrilled to hear that your rack of lamb was cooked to perfection according to your preference, and that the scallops were also a hit. Our chefs take great pride in preparing each dish to perfection, and we're delighted that you enjoyed them. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another exceptional dining experience!

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Peninsula Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 7420 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
    Dinner Daily 5:30 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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