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Peninsula Grill

4.7
4.7
6685 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
This AAA Four-Diamond restaurant located in the very heart of Charleston’s famed Historic District has been recognized by Departures, Condé Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, The New York Times, Southern Living, Travel + Leisure, Wine Spectator, and others for serving the finest and freshest ingredients sourced locally and globally.

With velvet-lined walls in shimmering oyster tones, woven seagrass, and indigenous cypress molding, the Peninsula Grill Dining Room ambiance is supper club sumptuousness. The Peninsula Grill Champagne Bar is an intimate jewel box space that offers several outstanding champagnes by the glass and a delicious bar menu.

Peninsula Grill is a proud member of Relais & Châteaux, an exclusive collection of restaurants and hotels in romantic destinations around the world. Business casual attire. Online Reservations are only for the Main Dining Room, Please call to book an outdoor table.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 723-0700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Executive chef

    Kalen Fortuna

  • Private party facilities

    In Charleston, the most delightful & most memorable private dining events take place at Peninsula Grill. When exceptional cuisine and world-class service are combined with a lush garden courtyard, a beautifully restored circa 1844 building, and three private dining venues, the result is spectacular.

  • Private party contact

    Monica Connetta: (843) 579-1677

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross street

    Meeting Street

  • Parking details

    Off street parking available with a parking garage on Hayne street

  • Additional

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

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What 6,685 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    American

  • Charleston

    Best Ambiance

  • Charleston

    Notable Wine List

  • Charleston

    Special Occasion

  • Charleston

    American

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  1. SB

    StevenB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delightful restaurant that knows how to do it right. They rival and may exceed NYC steakhouse food and service. All of the things you would expect on the menu done just right.
  2. MD

    MDTD

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect anniversary dinner!!! Caviar Service is a must!!!! Oysters phenomenal!!! Our server Niblia, made our entire experience so so special❣️❣️❣️
  3. BB

    BobB

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great high-end restaurant Better than most others w similar entree prices Quality was excellent Staff very friendly and does not "put on airs"
  4. TR

    TonyR

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great along with the service.
  5. C

    Carol

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We seldom give a perfect rating but in the case of this restaurant it is justified. The steak surpassed that of the best steak restaurants in the country. Best She Crab. soup ever. And the lobster entree to die for! Can’t wait to go back!
  6. RG

    RichardG

    New Orleans

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect.
  7. RC

    RaulC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and Jessica was great. Would highly recommend eating here.
  8. r

    rudy

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the restaurant and food. Wait staff were very nice.
  9. T

    Traveler327

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Noice level was so high that it was not possible to have a cross-table conversation without raising your voice. Sometimes noise was so loud that the wait staff has problems hearing. Food was very good to excellent though pricey. Coconut cake was excellent!
  10. T

    Towers

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Beautiful setting and Server, Lisa was excellent, but the atmosphere so noisy we could not wait to leave. We asked to sit in a booth which unfortunately are all in the entryway by the bar. The dining room noise level was about the same so we stayed there and just endured it. For the most part the food was well prepared except for the Butter Beans and Field Peas. They were very hard and not even close to being cooked to be tender.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I dined here for my Birthday. The service was amazing from moment we entered the door. Great special occasion restaurant.
  12. FC

    FredC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good food and service was excellent, noise level was elevated
  13. F

    Fooday

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    I’ve been here a bunch and it seems the quality of food this time was not at all what I’ve had before so perhaps new staff because it wasn’t that busy. Not very flavorful and overcooked fish.
  14. D

    Dantheman

    Charleston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our meal and the professional service
  15. JB

    JBou

    Savannah

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grouper portion was too small & ridiculously expensive.
  16. H

    Hawaiimei

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely restaurant for fine dining. The food was excellent and the service was first class. Highly recommended.
  17. JC

    JohnsonC

    Charleston

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This is the 6th year of patronizing this restaurant. Unlike with other restaurants, I always have the same thing. The food has always been consistency wonderful and Stephanie; like all her predecessors, provided charming and attentive service, also on a consistently high level. This is a dining experience similar to the hotel experience of the Ritz-Carlton - consistently at a high level. Value is a difficult issue to properly evaluate as this year, there is a significant increase in prices (over 30%), but understandable in current inflationary circumstances. Truthfully, I don't regret paying the price and I would do it again. But what I consider is value may not be another person's concept of value - hence, the neutral 3 star. This is a quiet environment, a rarity, and if that doesn't appeal to you, this will not be a good fit. Personally, I believe quietness enhances your appreciation of the food. Having a conversation with your dining companion also elevates the food experience.
  18. SL

    StephanieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Great night of memories for our family!!!
  19. RW

    RobbW

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite. Stephanie and the rest of the service team and management are laser-focused professionals and the quality of food exceptional. Ambiance and environment first class. Recognition of previous visits and my wife's birthday - extra special. What a treat. Thank you!
  20. m

    melissal

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my husband’s 50th. It was perfect and delicious.
  21. SH

    SueH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary. I had the rack of lamb and my husband had grilled swordfish. The food was excellent. Our waiter David was awesome and so attentive making sure everything was to our satisfaction. We will definitely go back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Not impressed for a to 10 restaurant. Very b expensive for food of less caliber than affordable restaurants downtown.
  23. MR

    MikeR

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Peninsula Grill the other night for the first time and it was the best food I’ve had in Charleston since moving here over a year ago. Everything was delicious and the service was on point. The drinks were top-notch as well and Corey, the bartender, was amazing! It is a formal atmosphere, which is the only drawback for me because I like casual. FTR, I did not wear a jacket 😎. Already heading back with friends in a couple of weeks.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was spectacular! Waitress was great and personable!!
  25. JS

    JackS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Peninsula Grill remains our favorite dining spot in Charleston. We only get here once or twice a year, because we live about 200 miles away. It is always a joy to revisit Peninsula Grill for celebratory dinners. It's a great, great experience.
  26. z

    zenobiat

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time!
  27. KK

    KenK

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, and a fantastic atmosphere. Our favorite restaurant in Charleston!!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    On Monday of Labor Day, restaurant was fairly empty our entire meal. Very quiet. Our server was lovely and the food was great. The special goat cheese salad was one of the best things I’ve eaten in a long time. Also really enjoyed the mushrooms and the coconut cake. My partner loved the NY Strip. I thought the salmon was nothing special, perhaps because this is not a seafood restaurant. It was a nice piece of fish but preparation was bland, even with the ginger-lime sauce. Even though we really enjoyed the food, I can’t see us coming back. The prices were just absolutely ridiculous. Could get a comparable meal for $100 (at least) less at many great restaurants in the area. After all was said and done, our meal for two, with 1 app, 2 entrees, 3 sides to share, 3 glasses of wine total, and 1 dessert came out to almost $400.
  29. FM

    FredM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was wonderful. Great atmosphere. The pork chop was delicious and the coconut cake was impressive.
  30. S

    Schenkster

    Charleston

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Kudos to the kitchen and service team.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Date night
  32. T

    Touristtrap

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family in town.
  33. m

    mattm

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Could have been better. Do not get the pork chop.
  34. JH

    JohnH

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding ambience, service, and food….the best.
  35. c

    chicagogirl

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic! Perfect date spot. Food was great and service was great. Our server Dana has been there 17 years so you know it is a great place to work. Can’t say enough great things.
  36. PM

    PeterM

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    60th birthday! Great food and service. A bit pricey but very good. Wonderful service!
  37. NS

    NeilS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Overall experience was disappointing. The wait staff tried to do everything they could but serious delays in the kitchen made the evening disappointing for the amount of money spent, $270 for two people and no dessert. Waiting 40 minutes for your main entree after clearing the starter dishes from the table is totally unacceptable, and two complimentary glasses of wine after we have finished our bottle of Ramey Chardonnay waiting for our entree, just doesn’t do it.
  38. FP

    FrederickP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and ambience. Great wine selection. And the coconut cake lives up to the hype
  39. a

    annie

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific meal for anniversary. Have dined at the restaurant for our anniversary twice and around New Years Holiday - great experience all 3 times. Highly recommend.
  40. r

    richardc

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent service, comfortable surroundings, and fine food

FAQs

Peninsula Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 6685 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
Google Map for Peninsula Grill

112 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Meeting Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Parking details

    Off street parking available with a parking garage on Hayne street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kalen Fortuna

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (843) 723-0700

  • Private party facilities

    In Charleston, the most delightful & most memorable private dining events take place at Peninsula Grill. When exceptional cuisine and world-class service are combined with a lush garden courtyard, a beautifully restored circa 1844 building, and three private dining venues, the result is spectacular.

  • Private party contact

    Monica Connetta: (843) 579-1677

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