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About Peninsula Grill

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.

112 North Market Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Southern

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

Cross Street:
Meeting Street

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 723-0700

Website:
http://www.peninsulagrill.com/

Parking Details:
Off street parking available with a parking garage on Hayne street

Executive Chef:
Ramon Tiamanglo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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.

Peninsula Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (131)
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Good for a Date (101)
Fit for Foodies (74)
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Notable Wine List (65)
Creative Cuisine (63)
Worth the Drive (44)
Business Meals (41)
Quiet Conversation (41)
Local Ingredients (37)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Authentic (36)
Great for Outdoor Dining (36)
Cozy (34)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Good for Groups (20)
Seasonal (19)
Fun (16)
Bar Seating (12)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 2 days ago

Fabulous as always. Perfect service and delicious food.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful evening celebrating my husbands birthday! Will definitely be returning in future

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

We enjoyed our meal at Peninsula Grill this past weekend. The food was very good, including a fabulous chocolate dessert. Danielle provided excellent service and made a good recommendation for our wine choice. I will go again.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was great as always but noise level was so high we couldn't carry on a conversation with friends who had driven down from Myrtle Beach to visit us over dinner.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined 3 days ago

Elegant atmosphere. Exceptional service. Highly recommend scallops. Very special evening.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Went during restaurant week to check out the Grill. Everything was fabulous. The wait staff, hostess, bartender - everyone was great. We had an early reservation (restaurant week Saturday) but never felt rushed or pushed. Diego our server was attentive but not pushy. We will definately return!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was terrific! Our waiter did a fantastic job and even asking for directions to the restroom resulted in a escort to the proper place. I have dined in many nice restaurants and this was one of the best!

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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely wonderful!

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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

First visit for us. Excellent food and better service. Johnathon (SP) will be requested when we return.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent experience during restaurant week! Accommodating so that we finished our meal without rushing to attend the Gaillard performance.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

First visit to the Peninsula Grill and will definitely be returning! Great food, impeccable service and great ambiance! Five star all around!

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Best Dining in Charleston - Great Food & Upscale Dining Experience. A little higher in price but well worth it! Also, the noise level was low so that you can easily have a conversation with your significant other. The service was more than outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Restaurant week is always a perfect time to dine at one of Charleston's finest places.
We have fond memories of eating here in the past with a dear couple. Since the passing of the husband we try to still go with his wife to places that were special to him. Of course, he always had to order the coconut cake, which we did in his honor and our taste buds. David was our server and was most attentive and accommodating.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I had a wonderful time here. We came to town for restaurant week and ate at three high end restaurants. This is by far our favorite. Our meals were well prepared, well presented and delicious. I had the flounder which was superb and my wife had an excellently prepared pork tenderloin. The service here is second to none the waitstaff attentive without being annoying. The atmosphere is quiet and romantic. We’ve been to the Peninsula Grill twice and will go again.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Wait staff was very attentive, and the food was delicious. The portions were great as well--not at all heavy.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 16, 2018

We had a great time. We were a party of 6, it was our first time and the food and service was great. I've wanted to visit since I moved to Charleston 12 years ago. We took the opportunity to come because of restaurant week but ended up ordering off the regular menu. We are a group that loves the food and bev world and for some of us we spent years ourselves in the industry. Our server was great! Mark was very nice, personable and even laughed with us. I would love a cook book so we will be back :). The coconut cake was amazing, great wine and the best steak I've had in a while downtown. See you next time !

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Food did not meet expectations. I ordered a 2 pound live Maine lobster. It was served, shell removed, broiled and butter soaked. It was not a 2 pound lobster. Prices are very high for the product. My second time dining at the restaurant. Both times were disappointing.

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·Dined on January 15, 2018

It was a very relaxing evening. The ambiance was delightful and romantic. The wait staff were very attentive and the food was delicious. I tried it for Restaurant Week and the three course meal was a great value. It is definitely one of the most romantic restaurants in Charleston and it was fun to get dressed up for the occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent food and service. Foie gras was perfect, tuna and Scallops excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food, went for Restaurant Week menu, but have been just for special occasions, many times. Had family members with us, as well. Enjoyed all our meals, but unfortunately, for what should be a "romantic" restaurant, it's way too noisy. Our only complaint about Peninsula Grill.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We really enjoyed our pre-theater meal and the attentiveness of the staff for our need for timely service. Ambiance, as always, was a key to our selecting to dine here, and we were totally satisfied!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Ordered a rib eye and it was excellent and the coconut cake. The other items were just good. waiter service was just good.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Had dinner here during restaurant week. Food and service excellent, actually beyond excellent, even though it was extremely busy with restaurant week going on. Baked oysters were amazing as well as the gem salads and entrees, flounder and pork loin. Definitely a great place to go for a special day or night out. Appreciated the help from the sommelier as well with choosing a wine. Top notch all the way, will return!

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was excellent and the service was outstanding!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Im a local. As usual, the food and service were off the chart good. Going during Restaurant Week actual made it a value. Unlike many restaurants in Charleston during RW, the Peninsula Grill has a different menu every time. Great care and planning goes into all the meals. The service is the best I know in Charleston. It’s professional and not like the smarmy service some people like at Hall’s. The night we were there the noise level was higher than normal. I’ve heard unacceptably loud noise from the bar in past visits. But on this night it was coming from other diners. This was the exception, not the rule.

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Beautiful spot, wonderful service great food. Our 1st visit and was not disappointed. My main course could have been a little warmer- only negative, my husbands was very hot so can't really complain!
Next time I am ordering the coconut cake!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Without question our favorite restaurant in Charleston. Worth every penny of an expensive dinner.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 10, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Charleston. The food is always excellent, and the service is exactly right...not overbearing or rushed, but there when you want or need something. Tonight, was no exception. Even though it was Charleston restaurant week, with a special-price menu, there was no compromise on the standards of food or service. A special treat, as always.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Excellent in all respects. Staff is very professional and expertise is high. A venerable Charleston restaurant that provides an experience, not just a meal.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Wonderful food and the service was great. Would love to visit again!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Forget the name but I had oysters in a cream and pernod sauce that was outstanding. Also the wedge salad was very good. Lots of bacon bits and stilton. Lovely old world atmosphere.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were there New Year’s Eve and I was ill and could not get through the entire multi-hour event. The restaurant was wonderful in that they agreed to let us order one course a la cart on New Year’s Eve. What’s more, they treated us with grace and kindness which I will never forget.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Was looking forward to another great steak dinner. However our waiter was alittle weird not bad but strange personality. Steak was ok. Fish and chicken just not good Plain with no taste. Was expecting so much more. Better meal at Charleston Grill!!! Sorry

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was an extraordinary experience. A completely different level of a culinary experience. The foiegras is to die for

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I went here with my wife for my birthday. The meal was everything you would expect from a fine dining restaurant. The meal was incredible. The restaurant itself is very pretty. We were there in the winter, but the courtyard is gorgeous so dining there in the summer would be as nice as any place in Charleston. But it was the service that made the meal. Our server was extremely attentive. He made perfect recommendations for dinner. He even had taken the time to check the open table account to know my birthday was a couple days earlier, so despite the reservation just saying for a birthday, he introduced himself and then called us by name and wished me a happy belated birthday.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 30, 2017

A true Charleston gem - superb and interesting food, attentive service, elegant ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent service, wonderful wine list, great food (both menu and specials) - you can't ask for more. We enjoyed three courses (soup/salad as a middle course), and the dinner specials (fish and scallops) - all excellent. The service is super good - friendly and not stuffy. Plan to return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We loved the whole experience; especially the coconut cake!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Dined on a Friday at 5:45 for our anniversary. The table was perfect with plenty of room between tables. The staff was most friendly and courteous and the meal delicious. We were even treated to an anniversary dessert. All in all, a special evening. We dine at this restaurant often as we are "locals" and always visit for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This remains one of our favorites in Charleston. Old school elegance with fantastic service and delicious food. Highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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