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Peninsula Grill

4.7
4.7
6629 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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. Online Reservations are only for the Main Dining Room, Please call to book an outdoor table.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 52 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 723-0700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Executive chef

    Kalen Fortuna

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Monica Connetta: (843) 579-1677

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross street

    Meeting Street

  • Parking details

    Off street parking available with a parking garage on Hayne street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,629 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charleston

    Notable Wine List

  • Charleston

    Romantic

  • Charleston

    Special Occasion

  • Charleston

    American

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  1. d

    delilah

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Save your money, but definitely GO!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    It was our anniversary, we have never been to Charleston before! Found this restaurant online, our server was pushy to order more than what we wanted. We waited for the check for over a half hour. With that being said, she was nice but seemed to be selling us on items we didn’t want. Felt pressed at some points.
  3. CO

    CharlesO

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Peninsula was very nice. Nice setting, excellent food, and while not bad service, not great. Our waiter had at least 5 tables and there were not enough busboys/girls.
  4. ES

    EmmaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Ambiance was nice and the mood was romantic for our date night. We certainly enjoyed ourselves… the server was great. The flavors of the food were not the best we’ve had but the overall dining experience was great. We ordered a whole snapper… beautifully presented but could have used a little more marinating for seasoning to penetrate the fish. Filet mignon was delicious. Goat cheese smash potatoes was not all that and was a really tiny bowl for $10. Now the yeast rolls specialty from the chef from Lebanon are certainly to die for. Had to control myself on the bread and the coconut cake is certainly delicious. Had to try it due to the ravings online. I was not disappointed. Overall beautiful and romantic exp
  5. j

    joejamie14

    Atlanta

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eaten here multiple times and the food and service is always excellent. Had scallops and they were as good as I have ever eaten.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Experience! Food, service and ambience
  7. LM

    LaurieM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was exceptional from start to finish. Lisa, our server, greeted us by name, was attentive and personable. Mark, the sommelier, was also excellent. Each course was delicious.
  8. PM

    PatrickM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Everything is pretty good. The she crap soup gave us a stomach bug but overall we recommend everything else and the vibe is pretty cozy for a date night, anniversary or family dinner
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Traveling with my family
  10. KW

    KirkW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were just outstanding. Our server had the perfect balance of attentiveness without hovering and the food was outstanding. We only got an entree each and split a dessert and The portions were generous. Could not more highly recommend!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Sarah, was lovely and excellent. Wine value was also very good. Coconut Cake is perfect birthday dessert!
  12. j

    judy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful and James our waiter was delightful
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! James Was excellent
  14. D

    Debbie

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Disappointed in the food. Steak was over cooked and peas and butter beans were not cooked long enough. Service was good and the ambiance was good.
  15. CH

    CHRYS

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    6th yr anniversary for my kids from Dallas in my favorite Charleston restaurant. It was perfection - as always!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing overall experience. The food was epic and the service perfect. One dish was not to our liking and they went above and beyond to make it right. Highly highly recommend.
  17. CW

    CherilynnW

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 40th anniversary and as perfect as could be! Really wonderful waitress. Attentive but not intrusive. 5 stars for her.
  18. AC

    AliceC

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection! Our first time returning since the pandemic and we were thrilled to see nothing has changed, except to get better! Delicious and not pretentious at all. Great server too, informed and very polite and friendly. We can’t wait to return, and we’ve decided next time we come to Charleston we will make sure to make reservations for multiple days.
  19. AS

    AS0723

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal! Peninsula Grille helped my friend create a special surprise for our honeymoon dinner!! XOXO
  20. PA

    PAULINEB

    Charleston

    146 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want a special dinner for a special occasion this is the restaurant. From the moment you walk into the Penninsular you feel like they have been waiting for you. The service is excellent and the food is delicious. I treated myself to a caviar dinner and the best burrata I ever had,. I hope you can have this delightful experience,
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfect. Gorgeous atmosphere and decor. Menu and the specials were impressive. Extensive wine list. Our meal was flawless. Duck entree and the filet mignon entree - she crab soup for starter was amazing.
  22. BL

    BLPGA

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was as one would expect from a highly rated restaurant. Food and service were outstanding.
  23. M

    Myron

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a great choice while visiting Charleston !
  24. RL

    RickL

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very high-quality food and service. When you pay high prices and get a wonderful presentation, taste, and service it makes it very special----5star
  25. BL

    BrockL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great dining experience. Based on everything we knew about Peninsula we had high expectations, and all aspects of the dining experience and meal exceeded those expectations! We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and the staff made it a very memorable evening!
  26. WP

    WilliamP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, excellent food, excellent service. 100% this place has got it figured out
  27. AS

    AnthonyS

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing & our waitress, Suzi was wonderful.Could not have been any better.Will definitely be back
  28. C

    Christine

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    This restaurant must have been good at one time as it had such rave reviews, but our experience was very mediocre. Our waitress was horribly rude and badly trained (stretching over people and Food to do things at our table instead of walking around). We also could not find her the few times we needed her (to order, to order dessert, to get the bill). The food and the food quality was good however it was not haute cuisine. We had a fine dinner but it does not at all meet the hype or the price tag.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and attention to detail. Quiet atmosphere with amazing food.
  30. EW

    EatingWellintheUSA

    Richmond

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The lovely menu delivered. In particular the lobster 3-way appetizer was unique, rich and delicious. The scallops were stunning, and I very much enjoyed the lettuce wedge. Our server was both personable and attentive. And you must order the coconut cake.
  31. DD

    DaniD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional in every way…everything was superb with the fresh Grouper and of course the famous 12 layer coconut cake as standouts. Best coconut cake I’ve ever had! The dining room is elegant but not fussy and because this is the south, dressing for dinner is a nice touch and appreciated.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very nice time
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for our anniversary and had the most amazing meal. We were treated incredibly well throughout with a lovely server. It was our second visit and absolutely not our last!
  34. L

    Lefty

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    The service was great, but both our meals were very disappointing…mine in particular. To their credit, they didn’t charge me for mine. I had eaten at Peninsula many years ago and it was a memorable experience. I hope this time was an exception. I would give them another chance the next time I’m in Charleston.
  35. F

    Fabulous

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening
  36. j

    jen59

    Charlotte

    130 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we've been coming here for years, can always count on an excellent experience-service, food, ambience, David our server was terrific, another delicious meal-the only issue was they changed the banana panna cotta-the new coating on it is too heavy and we really preferred it before, some things shouldn't be messed with
  37. PF

    PaulF

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was outstanding. Food was excellent. Coconut Cake was as good as always is!
  38. F

    Filet

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super nice place with great food and great service. We loved it.
  39. EB

    EricaB

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful anniversary dinner. It was our 20th anc it was extremely special to be at your restaurant. Thank you!
  40. B

    Bill

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upscale dining venue in Planters Inn. Excellent food, good wine list, attentive service. Good for special occasions.

FAQs

Peninsula Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 6629 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 52 times today
Google Map for Peninsula Grill

112 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Meeting Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Parking details

    Off street parking available with a parking garage on Hayne street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kalen Fortuna

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (843) 723-0700

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Monica Connetta: (843) 579-1677

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