Peninsula Grill

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$31 to $50
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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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WG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Peninsular Grill is a beautiful place for dinner. We chose this Charleston landmark for my 60th birthday celebration with Friends. Almost Everyone completely enjoyed their meal. I had the evening special, Flounder served with grits and greens. The flounder was disappointing. It was over cooked and dry. The rest of the meal was excellent.

C
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peninsula Grill is my favorite Charleston Restaurant. The scallops were amazing. My friend had the lamb chops and he said they were excellent. Clam appetizer was also very good. The service is always outstanding. The entire atmosphere is superb. And then there is THAT cake.

WR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated another anniversary at PG and, once again, the experience was amazing. The only thing we would have changed is not forgetting to bring home the champagne cork ;)

Rick & Heather
Bethesda, Maryland

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, as always! Rack of lamb was perfect, as were my scallops. The lobster three-way appetizer was amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Romantic place at the bar. Nice ambience at the bar. Did not like very much how the main dinning room is set up.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls trip

MB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like The Holy City herself, PG never disappoints! The champagne was perfectly chilled, the oysters were sweet, the entrees superb, and the coconut cake lives up to the hype.
Nearly outshining the meal was the service offered by Justin. He was humble and solicitous yet confident and knowledgeable. His recommendations were on point and his subtle charm is perfectly suited for a special occasion dinner in Charleston.
We look forward to our next visit.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all the way around! Great experience.

G
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the two most exquisite venues in Charleston. Not to be missed.

MB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and excellent service! Our experience was incredible as was the food! The coconut cake is a must!

OT
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnificent service and cuisine

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ultimate dining experience! Dave was a phenomenal guide for us and his recommendations were spot on. The she crab soup, the ribeye and the goat cheese smashed potatoes were perfect. The coconut cake is world class and can’t be missed!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service excellent food. Worth a visit!

GL
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. A wonderful evening. Genuine staff and excellent food made for a memorable evening.

FS
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful restaurant and right across the street from Belmond Charleston Place where we were staying. Beautiful setting. We stayed for dessert and drinks only. I think it’s strange though that the restaurant wants to know if we plan to have dessert only and seems to not have the ability to have flexibility if we want to have appetizers or other things on the menu. Dinner was still ongoing at the time we went. Most restaurants of this caliber don’t have such restrictions.

j
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place and staff. Highly recommended. The filet was the best I have eaten in Charleston.

OT
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday, and Peninsula Grill was the request of our friend who was celebrating. Our evening was perfect, from beginning to end! The food was delicious, and the level of service made the occasion so special. Our waitress was friendly and informative, loved her! Our vegetarian friend had a meal made for her that she loved. We all enjoyed the evening immensely, and look forward to returning!

j
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

exceptional service. food, wine, ambience and location

AT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!!! Our server Jonathan was so attentive and the food was amazing.

RG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! Food was superb. I had a flounder special— flounder served atop grits so creamy I almost thought they were mashed potatoes! Hubby had a steak that was perfection!! Lobster app was yummy as was the coconut cake. Our server, Josh was outstanding!! He was so passionate about the foods, down to the salt served with the bread and butter!

S
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was fantastic and service was, for the most part, also fantastic. It seemed at times a bit slow. But, overall, the experience was outstanding!

CS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service and a very nice atmosphere. Enjoyed the Thanksgiving menu very much possibly with the exception of the squash course which none of us completed. The turkey was succulent however and they made my son happy by providing extra mashed potatoes. Very nice meal.

G
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Disappointed after all the hype around this restaurant. Be prepared to overpay for entrees. $42 for 3 Scallops and $44 for moderate size Flounder special. Small plate portions at large plate prices. Overall food was good but not great, especially considering value. Our waitress recommended we order 2 glasses of Sinskey Pinot Noir at $27 a glass. The most I've ever paid for a single glass of wine by the glass. Our thinking was if it was that pricey it had to be at least good if not great. WRONG! A lot of bite that over powered any wine flavor. Tasted like it needed to be decanted and breathe for a day or more. Tasted like a $10 bottle of Pinot Noir from Harris Teeter. The restaurant setting and interiors were very upscale Charleston. The wait staff was pleasant and attentive. Dessert was the best course. High prices mean higher expections, plus the harshness of the Sinskey Pinot Noir@ $27 was a disappointment.

TP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a special place for dinner for our first trip to Charleston and boy oh boy, this delivered on all levels. From the greeting at the door, to the service, and on to the meal, it could not have been any better! Everyone was most attentive and yet, found the balance to not make you feel rushed in any way. Our experience was absolutely terrific and not only would I recommend Peninsula Grill to others, will make a point to return on our next visit. This is truly and exceptional dining experience that should not be missed!!

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The endive salad had too much onions, service was rushed.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed all aspects of the evening. Wine was excellent, rack of lamb was superb, filet was very good. Cocoanut cake was great. Wait staff was attentive.

MM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful from the drinks to the Apps to the meal. A FINE dining experience.

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Does not get any better than that

CS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

E
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, classic venue. Excellent service. Delicious food. A bit more expensive than I would have liked, but I get that it's an experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food as always!

l
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good but A bit pricey for what we had. Lots of choices for bottles of wine, but not much choice by the glass. We have been here many times, unfortunately, our favorite coconut cake did not seem up to par.

P
Boise
30 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My very favorite Charleston restaurant. I make an effort to dine at the Peninsula Grill whenever visiting. On this last visit I had the thickest lamb that was cooked perfectly. My husband had the scallops and loved them. We indulged in dessert as well. While the coconut cake is a great choice, I wanted to try something different on this visit and was not disappointed.

Although it has limited seating, I also recommend the bar for a perfect drink, champagne or glass of wine. The bartenders are excellent.

If you want a special treat in a lovely setting, You won’t go wrong in choosing this restaurant.

PJ
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal. My wife and I were celebrating her 60th birthday and both felt it was a tremendous experience. Great food and service made for a wonderful evening.

SM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, an incredible experience. Ambiance is warm and classy. Service was very professional and good. Food was simply outstanding.

B
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was fantastic but the steak was not what you would expect from a dinner at this price point.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Everyone treats you like family

F
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience at Peninsula Grill. The service is the best in Charleston, so attentive and warm. The entrees of Halibut and Chicken were delicious. Wished we had saved room for renowned Coconut Cake!

BB
Houston