Peninsula Grill

4.8
5171 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Southern
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 11:00am; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(843) 723-0700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Ramon Taimanglo
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Cross street
Meeting Street
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Parking details
Off street parking available with a parking garage on Hayne street
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Combine a beautifully restored circa 1844 building, charming courtyard, experienced staff, and truly exceptional Peninsula Grill cuisine to create a spectacular Peninsula Grill Private Dining experience. For more information, visit www.peninsulagrill.com or call (843) 723-0700.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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TK
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Top notch service and ambience. One of our best meals in Charleston! Fantastic wine list!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service and outstanding food

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Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 1

We were Terribly disappointed. Tge menu was boring. My food was not hot and so salty I could not eat it. The noise level was awful, could not have a conversation. The lighting was so bad people were shining phone lights in your eyes. So many better restaurants in Charleston. Even bars were better.

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Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the most delicious food in Charleston. Lovely dining room, impeccable service, unhurried dining at its best.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sadly very loud. Service was exceptional! Food delicious

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DK
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always we had a spectacular experience at the Peninsula Grill. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing time celebrating my wife's birthday. Food was fanastic, impeccable service, and she mentioned how the staff and its patrons were all so happy

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TT
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We've been going to Peninsula Grill for years. Whenever we are in Charleston we have a "date night" there and dine outside. Elegant fine dining.
This time the menu choices were "meh" and the medium rare filet I settled on came out still mooing. Had to send it back and I can count on one hand the number of times I've sent food back - at any restaurant anywhere. I don't know if Peninsula Grill is moving more to a tourist crowd or just a new chef or whatever but next Charleston trip may be just drinks versus dinner. There's just too many good restaurants in Charleston to settle. Still a good bar and wine list.
Disappointing dining though ........

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DG
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We where treated like royalty. Our server name Jonathan he did a perfect job. Our food was delicious and looked like art. It was my birthday Jonathan brought me a beautiful dessert with a candle. We will return on our next trip.

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l
Charleston
37 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening at a beautiful table outside. Food was outstanding. Very accommodating to my husband's food allergies. Waitstaff knowledgeable and professional.

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Yosemite
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peninsula Grill was the best restaurant of our vacation. Our special anniversary of 28 years was highlighted by the friendly staff. Welcome us with great service and superb wine selection. The soup (best ever) and dinner was exceptional. Truly outstanding. Bread extremely hot, the water glasses filled. The staff friendly and accommodating. The food was amazing. The chef has a wonderful talent for putting together the most incredible dinner. This is really a TEN star!

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New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It lived up to everything I've read about it. We had a perfect evening.

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CG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Perhaps my expectations were too high after years of hearing about how amazing Peninsula Grill is. It wasn't bad, but there was also nothing standout-amazing about the experience either. A good meal, but overall a letdown.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary
Excellent from start to finish!

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CP
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very delightful evening, our 2nd visit in two days!! We enjoyed our first night and came back after canceling another restaurant. The wait staff is beyond exceptional. Tuesday was Superior and our waitress Wednesday made our night. Can’t wait to return.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coconut cake to die for.

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LJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I dined alone at Peninsula Grill and was treated the same as multiple parties around me. This was appreciated, and the service and attentiveness was great. The filet was one of the best I've ever had, cooked perfectly at medium. The special salad (didn't have a name as of tonight!) was very creative and tasty - included spiced yougurt, summer squash, pumpkin seeds, eggplant, red butterleaf. But the crown jewel, and the reason I booked in the first place was the coconut cake. It was amazing. Beautifully plated, likely the moistest cake I've ever eaten.

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RJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coconut cake was yummy

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DJ
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant place with great food and service - was perfect for our anniversary. Their famous coconut cake was to die for - so light and delicious!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Only disappointment was where we were seated. Everything else was wonderful!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Sometimes you don’t get what you pay for. We have had better food for 1/4 of the price! Cool experience though!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always reliable as an outstanding dining experience

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Duck entree was amazing... loved the coconut cake of course... the sommelier was charming and knowledgeable. This establishment’s crew is a class act. One of the most romantic date nights ever.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible and service as well. Highly recommend this restaurant. Great choices

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AL
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience. Staff was very professional and attentive. Food was delicious. Atmosphere was terrific.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I started with the She Crab soup and it was delicious. I decided on one of the specials for my entree, halibut, and it was perfection. My wife ordered the scallops and was equally impressed. Great food and superb service!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful, romantic setting. Wonderful food, with expert wait staff. They are making sure each need is met including culinary senses. Very upscale dining, but an incredibly laid back South Carolina atmosphere.

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VC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Peninsula Grill is a beautiful venue when dining in Charleston. We traveled to Charleston for a family wedding and chose this restaurant for dinner the day we arrived. We had a very fine dinner with superb service which was friendly and attentive .The dining room was lavish yet very comfortable. There is a beautiful entrance from the street through a garden with outdoor dining. We highly recommend this restaurant for all it offers.

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New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restsurant week! Fabulous meal!!!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful outside dinner experience service was outstanding

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MM
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I have been to Peninsula Grill many times and it has always been outstanding however this was the worst experience ever at what once was my favorite place in Charleston. Never go during Restaurant Week, took over an hour to get food . Restaurant week is for people that would never patronize as they are looking for a bargain
Normally Peninsula Grilll service is outstanding as well as the food. During restaurant week something had to give and it was their normal patrons as my experience was disappointing

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j
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

While we went for restaurant week, we were keeping that in mind when reviewing for another visit. I am not sure that they were prepared for such a crowd, it was very loud, and the attire for some of the guest was inappropriate for the atmosphere. The food itself was delicious except for the main course, which was dry and not prepared properly., however the appetizer, cocktails, and dessert were amazing.

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CR
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious. one of our favorite restaurants.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and servuce. It was also restaurant week so it was a fantastic value.

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JP
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Peninsula Grill never disappoints. We dined here during restaurant week. This was an accident, not planned when we booked. We ended up having the prix fixe menu which was fantastic and a great value for the three courses. The service was exemplary. We all had a lovely time.

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RC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening that started with great service and conversation with Korey and Cassandra at the bar. The we got to enjoy our meal in a booth in the bar. Great food. Great service. A special night!

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b
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great good. Great service. Highly recommend. I've dined all over, this place overdelivers.

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TH
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Great service. They are expensive; however, you get personal service and that helps make the restaurant one of Charleston's best.
Always, the best coconut cake. Staff addressed you by name as you left. As I said, great personal service.

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a
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guest in town

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SJ
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter we had was very friendly & personable. Was always one step ahead of us with refills on drinks & keeping us updated about status of our food order. The food was great. Had great flavor, not too much salt and portion size was just enough. The environment was good. Lighting could have been a little brighter. It would have been nice to have either live music or some jazz throughout. We attended on 9-5-2018, it was our wedding anniversary and the hostess congratulated us as we checked in which was very nice and plus for usexwanting to come back again. This was during restaurant week so the price & selections offered were very appealing for a 3 course meal.

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