Peninsula Grill

4.8
5067 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
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 Tiamanglo
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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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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic first time experience here! We went for our anniversary and could not have asked for a more romantic or delicious meal!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Had a lovely night at The Penninsula. Service was impeccable and the food was amazing. The coconut cake topping it off was great. Would recommend in a heartbeat.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

It used to be some place special: a destination restaurant with local roots and global aspirations. We’ve been many times over the years, and it’s been on a steady glide path downward for years: the backwaiters aren’t as attentive, the menu doesn’t shout fresh, local and delicious to the same degree and even your fellow diners mostly look (and smell) like they wandered in straight off the 18th green.

SAD!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was exceptional; service was a little slow but I think our server was new and she was super pleasant so it was not a big deal ; fabulous find in Charleston

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We were on an anniversary/birthday holiday in Charleston. I think this place is incredible! The food flavor was fabulous and our server knew so much. Charleston is a place for foodies, but this was the best for me.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

It was fabulous! We loved our table, our server was excellent and the food was outstanding. It was our first time dining there and we hope to return.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

everything was perfect; all request were met; the food was impeccable; the service outstanding

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We had an awesome dinner & were served by an excellent staff! I will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

It was the best dining experience we had in Charleston!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Perfect birthday dinner!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Incredible food and excellent service! It is definitely a restaurant for special occasions.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food and service is excellent. This is a 5 star restaurant.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Everything was wonderful from the she crab soup to the ultimate coconut cake! The service was impeccable! What a wonderful place to have a date night!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Food was outstanding. They did a great job with locally sourced foods. Coconut cake is still favorite.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Anniversar

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Daniel was an excellent waiter! We enjoyed a delicious meal and evening there. A new favorite for us in Charleston! We will be back!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Peninsula Grill is the best dining experience....anywhere. We have dined here many times over several years, and each visit is better than the last. The personal service is outstanding, the steak and seafood are always perfectly prepared, and the staff make us feel as if we are their special guests for the evening. If you eat earlier, it is more of a family vibe, but by around 8:00, it is dressier, adult, and an elegant place to have a cocktail or a fine dinner. And as always, the coconut cake is the ultimate dessert!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

We had one of the most memorable meals of this year at the Penisula Grill at the Planters Inn in South Carolina. Probably the best restaurant in the city and the state of South Carolina. Impeccable Service. Outstanding wine list and excellent choices. The Lobster three ways as an appetizer should not be missed. The duck breast was outstanding, moist and succulent. And of course the world famous coconut cake is as good as advertised. Dinner was excellent. Worth the trip

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Lovely setting and superb service made for a wonderful evening and great memories. The food is outstanding and beautifully presented. We both had different cuts of steak which were excellent. Nice that they had several different selections of sauce to choose from. Of course, we had to try the coconut cake and it is extremely moist and delicious! Too much really for one person to eat. We also ordered the ice cream sundae and would highly recommend that as well. We had some loud patrons at the table beside us which did make the noise level higher than it may normally be. Would highly recommend including this restaurant on your next Charleston itinerary.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Fabulous food, just exceptional! Beautiful ambiance, incredible service!

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Excellent food with very good service.
The outdoor patio was very pleasant and beautifully decorated.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

The service and quality of food is the best Charleston has to offer. We had the Halibut special and the Scallops, it was so good. Neither myself nor my wife like coconut, but their coconut cake is the best ever! This was why we had Peninsula Grill make our wedding cake!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We had the most amazing 50th-anniversary dinner. Everybody was so kind, thoughtful and just so welcoming. I say "you must go to Peninsula Grill".

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Best service ever! I eat out alot and this staff is superb. Great food with very good presentation.... seldom will you find food as good.... You won’t find better. We were celebrating the engagement of my step-daughter and we ordered 3 different desserts so we could all try a bit. All the dessert plates had “congratulation” written in chocolate. My step daughter was delighted! This was a dining experience, not just a meal. We were there 2.5 hours (only felt like one) and never were we waiting on anything. We were either drinking, nibbling on bread or appetizers, enjoying the first course, entree’ , dessert or coffee. Every course was placed with perfect timing to make the event flow perfectly. So glad we decided to visit this place!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Dinner at the Peninsula Grill was a great experience. The food was excellent and creative. Service and attentiveness all around were very good.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

My husband and I got away for a rare date night and it could not have been more perfect. The food, service, and ambiance were superb!

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3.0Dined on July 27, 2018

The service was impeccable from the bartender to our server, JoAnne everyone one was remarkably customer oriented and attended to our very need.

We were disappointed in the strip steak special; the meat was chewy with cartilage and grizzle through it. Not to the level of a $50 dinner. It was cooked perfectly, rare as requested. The shrimp were tasty but small. My scallops with shrimp dish was delicious. The oysters rockerfeller appetizer was delicious but luke warm. The best part of the meal was the delectable coconut cake. This is our third visit so we’ll try again another time.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

We had a delicious Anniversary dinner while on a quick trip to Charleston. I have food allergies and must be gluten and dairy free. They were able to modify the scallops so it maintained the integrity of the chef’s vision and was delicious and special for me. I also got to eat a delicious gf roll. My husband really enjoyed the lobster trio and the famous coconut cake! The whole night was fabulous and would definitely recommend it.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Restaurant was within walking distance to our Inn, which was a prime consideration. Knew that the Peninsula Grill was one of top ten restaurants in Charleston. Food was fabulous. Both of us had the appetizer salad special, a combo of homemade ricotta cheese (to die for), topped with tomatoes, sliced peaches & pickled red onion slices and served with a honey balsamic dressing. Since we are from Connecticut, swordfish is one of our favorites but we have been very disappointed with the swordfish served in the south. We decided to go with the grilled swordfish for our entree and could not have been more pleased. It was a wonderful piece of fish, grilled and seasoned to perfection. We will definitely recommend the Peninsula Grill to our friends and will look forward to dining there again

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

A bit too quiet and stuffy for my taste, but the food and service was awesome!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

We thouroughly enjoyed our evening at the Peninsula Grill. Service from all the staff was exceptional from beginning to end. Our meals were incredible! And the Coconut Cake was outstanding as well as huge. Enough to share and bring some home for breakfast. This was a wonderful Anniversary celebration!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Steak was perfection, finished off with coconut cake that was delicious.

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2.0Dined on July 25, 2018

We were in town and ate at several restaurants- this was the worse and most expensive, did not live up to the expectations. Nor did they seem to care. First two courses were good. Took 20 min for last course. Fish was overlooked and the ribeye ($45) was thin and chewy. All other restaurants we ate at were extremely friendly, knowledgeable and delishes. They seemed overwhelmed and acted as though they did not care- very DISAPPOINTING.

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3.0Dined on July 24, 2018

We were very disappointed in the dress code allowed at the last true “dress-up” fine dining venue in Charleston. We wore jackets as always, and noted restaurants jacket request on website. We were sat next to a table where the gentlemen wore shorts, tennis shoes and a short sleeve shirt worn outside their shorts, and the women were in shorts and sleeveless blouses. Before we left, a group came in with the gentlemen wearing blue jeans, flip flops and colorful shirts worn outside the pants. The ladies wore inappropriate shorts and very casual jumpers.
We understand economics, but do we always have to lower our standards to the tourists? Next we will be next to men wearing cut off tee shirts! For almost $400, we expected higher standards. Food is delicious and very well prepared and service is always superb.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Amazing food and service and atmosphere. You won’t be disappointed

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Went to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. Waiter was excellent, wine was great, my wife had the scallops and raved about them, I had the chefs special and it was incredible. Topped off with some creme Brule and this was one of my top five dining experiences ever. Well done Peninsula Grill.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Overall 5 star as usual! Have had many special occasions here and never disappointed.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Everything great!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

So many excellent restaurants in Charleston, but Peninsula Grill is always one notch above! Dining there is a special treat that my husband and I look forward to when we visit. The food, service and atmosphere make it a memorable experience!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Everything was incredible from the beginning to the end. Service is 100%. Food is amaaaaaazing. Ambiance is so peaceful. Highly recommended.

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