Peninsula Grill

4.7
6620 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
This AAA Four-Diamond restaurant located in the very heart of Charleston’s famed Historic District has been recognized by Departures, Condé Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, The New York Times, Southern Living, Travel + Leisure, Wine Spectator, and others for serving the finest and freshest ingredients sourced locally and globally.

With velvet-lined walls in shimmering oyster tones, woven seagrass, and indigenous cypress molding, the Peninsula Grill Dining Room ambiance is supper club sumptuousness. The Peninsula Grill Champagne Bar is an intimate jewel box space that offers several outstanding champagnes by the glass and a delicious bar menu. The lush Peninsula Grill Courtyard is one of the Charleston's true hidden gems and the most romantic al fresco dining setting in the city.

Peninsula Grill is a proud member of Relais & Châteaux, an exclusive collection of restaurants and hotels in romantic destinations around the world. Business casual attire.

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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honeymoon vacation, excellent experience

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BobI
Western NC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific in all aspects. Wonderful place to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Don’t miss the Ultimate coconut cake.

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vipMax3
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic fine dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipMax3
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding in every respect.

MB
MelanieB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's the best upscale dining in town. Service is always good and food excellent!

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vipClick
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was wonderful and the food was delicious! Just the right serving size. And the coconut cake, Delicious!!

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HeatherH
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance of this restaurant is charmingly southern. The waitstaff was attentive and pleasant. The food was impeccable. Would highly recommend.

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vipCDSCLT
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great cuisine, service (Justin) and atmosphere. We also go to Peninsula Grill when we visit Charleston.

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LP20
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food and ambience was flawless but our server was not friendly.

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Woody
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at The Peninsula Grill before and always it was a great dining experience. The food was exceptional, the service excellent, and the ambiance superb.

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BreeBree
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was recommended by family and it did not disappoint. We celebrated a birthday and the waitress was so wonderful. Definitely a must in Charleston!

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JamesM
Mississippi
10 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food and win were excellent. Service a little slow.

BA
vipBradA
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Peninsula Grill and it was perfect. Food was excellent and the service was impeccable. Escargot, rack of lamb, veal chop were all cooked perfectly, presented beautifully, and textures and flavors were wonderful. Server Nabila was friendly, knowledgeable about all items and about Charleston. She was supported by the entire staff and manager to make for a memorable meal.

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flawedgem
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite dinner. Service was impeccable, attentive but not intrusive. The dining area is quiet and elegant yet not stuffy.
Best meal we've had in a long time.

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BenS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The restaurant inside the Planter's Inn serves amazing steaks. All the food was good, and the service was also top notch. There was a bit of sticker shock as it was the first time indulging in fine dining since hyperinflation began four months earlier, on Jan. 20, 2021. The top price was 100 for an aged filet. Normally one wouldnt expect to see that for a piece of meat anywhere outside Charleston's notorious red-light district.

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vipJPTierney
New England
32 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Very nice setting and welcoming bar as you come in. However checkin/hostess was less welcome than expected for a higher end establishment. Dining room was very loud, I definitely recommend a table outside on the patio. Food was nice, wide selections and everything we had was very good. But table service was again just ok, not up to expectations or for the price you’re paying. Don’t think we’ll return, lots of other options in Charleston to consider.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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LetiaG
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Josh, our server, was outstanding. My husband loved his foi gras and steak Oscar. My escargo was similar to pencil erasers, tough and without taste Josh had them removed from our bill when he saw I was not eating them. My steak, for some reason was very tough even though it was the same cut as my husband's and the same medium rare although not Oscar. On a positive note the deserts were great

JM
JosephM
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

I would skip this place. Food is fine but not worth the price. Variety is lacking and portions are small.

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vipgoodbad
Miami
83 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a birthday celebration and the restaurant did put a candle on their coconut cake which we were charged. Dining room is formal and we have no complaints about the steaks and appetizers. Service was stiff. Also it would be better if the restaurant did not offer the complimentary rolls straight from the microwave. I may be jaded after a week of dining but the evening was good but nothing special

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vipMark
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was beautifully presented. The coconut cake is the best anywhere. Professional and courteous service.

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vipatlantamagnolia
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant setting, fabulous food. Really great restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the last night of our getaway to Charleston and we wanted to go to some place special to cap off our trip, and Peninsula Grill did not disappoint! Service was tremendous, professional, and pinpoint accurate. Our server Jessica was awesome, engaging and knowledgeable about food and wine pairings. Support staff runs like a well oiled machine as well. Food presentation was exquisite as was the flavor! The wine list, while expensive as you’d expect, was varied and the wines I selected to pair with our dishes went so well together. Five stars in our book and we can’t wait to come back next year!

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KatherineM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster three ways
Any vegetable offered
She crab soup

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AprilS
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was AMAZING!! Food, service, atmosphere were all top notch!

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vipAndrewL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience start to finish. The food and ambience were phenomenal as well as the service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipluvMA
Poconos
35 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Our favorite night out in Charleston!!

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vipRichH
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delia is awesome! Food incredible. Best goto for special dinner in Charleston.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! Truly a fine dining experience not to be missed!

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BillY
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dining experience! One of our two favorite restaurants in Charleston.

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BethS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Jessica, was attentive, spot on about descriptions and very friendly. We give her six out of five. The atmosphere was trendy and classy, the rest of the staff was extremely aware.
If we could give the food a 4.5, we would. It wasn’t perfect and it was too good to be a 4 The lobster 3 ways was a five, as were the field greens, the oysters and the lamb chops. The swordfish special was very tasty but rather salty and the flavors of the she crab soup were out of balance, with cream as the dominant flavor.
All in all, it’s a good choice for a special meal.

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NewYorker
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Unfortunately not as welcoming as my last visit. Host was pretty unfriendly and made us wait a bit for no apparent reason. Food was good, but definitely not up to the last visit.

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KimS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend this for a lovely night out (Adults only would be a good choice)!

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vipLeilaTravels
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely evening at Peninsula Grill. Delia was our server and she helped to make our dining experience perfect. We dined there regularly before the pandemic, so it has been over a year since our last visit, and Delia still remembered us! She’s a true asset to your team.

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JayG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Attentive service, excellent sommelier advice, and a few spectacular dishes (the tartar and filet were particularly notable). Other dishes (scallops, escargot, coconut cake) were just ok. A nice experience to be sure, but I frankly expected more given the restaurant’s reputation.

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vipDivagourmet
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Nice setting, excellent service. I had a terrific salad, but my grouper was rather flavorless. I was a bit disappointed, but would give it another try.

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judy
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine and elegant dining. A place you want to be for special occasions and simply an elegant night out.

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top1143
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Filet ordered medium well and verbally told the server should be pink...NO red. The meat was medium rare and that opinion was shared by everyone at the table. The server tried to convince me it was really pink. Sent most of it back uneaten. The asparagus was very good. The goat-cheese potatoes mediocre. Pretty restaurant but very expensive and we are accustomed to paying high prices for dinner. The manager tried to make it up to us with a free dessert but dinner was ruined so not interested in dessert.

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Peninsula Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 6620 OpenTable diners.

Peninsula Grill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.peninsulagrill.com/store/peninsula-grill-gift-certificates.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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