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Thu, 2/22
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Peninsula Grill

4694 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Special Occasion (116)
  • Good for Anniversaries (100)
  • Romantic (100)
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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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 or call (843) 723-0700.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4694 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8  based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined a day ago

Great evening! Waitress was awesome.

OpenTable Diner (Savannah)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Ribeye was tough, filet was wonderful, 12 layer coconut cake was really good. Not worth the $$. I’ve had much better at Poogan’s Porch.

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

My husband & I chosse this restaurant for a special honeymoon date. Best date ever! We enjoyed everything! The staff went above and beyond, made us feel special. Charlie our waitress was Awesome! So sweet!!

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We dined at Peninsula Grill for our anniversary, the dining room was a lovely cosy spot for the occasion, with dim lighting and a romantic atmosphere. My husband had the lobster three ways for a starter, he said it was incredible, as was my winter squash bisque. He had a steak for entree and I had the chicken, which was probably some of the best chicken I've ever had, perfectly cooked and with a delicious jus. Goats cheese potatoes on the side were also fantastic. And the coconut cake for dessert - a must try. The kitchen piped 'Happy anniversary' in chocolate on the plate which was a nice touch. Probably a good idea to share the cake for dessert, it is rather large! The service was faultless, but we had expected that based on other reviews.

A note on attire - we dressed up for the evening, especially considering the restaurant suggests that a jacket is preferred for gentlemen, however I did notice that some people took a more relaxed approach and even saw a few people in hooded sweatshirts. Just thought I would mention that, as I personally struggled to find accurate information on the dress code prior, and I felt rather more 'dressed up' than others and it seemed to be a mixed bag in terms of attire.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

We eat at the Peninsula Grill at least once a year when we visit Charleston and love the upscale environment. They have, however, lapsed in their dress standards. We saw t-shirts and denims, thus making the Peninsula unspecial, more like other mediocre area restaurants. I doubt we will go there again unless they set standards and keep them.

DavidT (Edinburgh)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic meal in great surroundings. Service was fantastic with some excellent recomendations. Coconut layer cake is worth the visit on its own.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely wonderful as new visitors to Charleston

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

When you stay at accommodations like Planters Inn where the rates are $450+ there comes a higher degree of expectation. Peninsula Grill failed to reach such expectations on my recent visit. The ambiance was great however that was quickly tempered by lackluster inattentive service. We ordered she-crab soup that was served cool. That was followed by my New York Strip which was ordered at a medium rare temp only to be served well done. All of this would have been more tolerable if our pdrinks from the bar would have been refilled as requested but this too proved challenging. As for me next time I’ll stick with Grill 225 which always lives up to expectations and is only steps away.

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Our waiter was Johnathan and while we don't eat in 4 star eateries everyday, Jonathan made us feel like we were special...the food was great and the atmosphere conducive for a wonderful Valentine's celebration.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The staff were very welcoming even though we were not really dressed up for the occasion. It was our last night in Charleston and we wanted some place special. The Peninsula did not disappoint. My wife had the salmon and said it was the best ever. I had grouper and it was amazing. We shared asparagus and grits rather than ordering separately and it worked out perfectly. The she-crab soup was the best we have had.
Just exceptional and suitable for a special occasion.

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Amazing dinner

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

It was the best dining experience we had in Charleston. The food, service and overall experience was wonderful. I would highly recommend Peninsula G.rill to anyone visiting Charleston

vipGary (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The food, service and ambience were all top-notch. Definitely a memorable dining experience. The atmosphere is very upmarket, so dress well.

OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

This is one of our all time favorite restaurants. The food, ambiance, and service are top notch. The menu is varied offering something for everyone. The wine list is superb. The Peninsula Grill never lets us down!

vipOpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Food, wine and Dalias service was superb !