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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:
Graham Dailey

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

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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (145)
Good for Anniversaries (123)
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Good for a Date (115)
Fit for Foodies (99)
Notable Wine List (78)
Good for Birthdays (75)
Creative Cuisine (65)
Quiet Conversation (60)
Business Meals (48)
Worth the Drive (48)
Great for Outdoor Dining (46)
Local Ingredients (40)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
Authentic (37)
Cozy (37)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Good for Groups (16)
People Watching (15)
Seasonal (15)
Fun (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Healthy (10)
Scenic View (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 10 hours ago

Great meal, service was impeccable! Reason for four food rating, food was good. For the price and to be a 5, the food would have to be amazing.

The service was absolutely incredible and so was the wine list/service! The coconut cake - over the top amazing!

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 (Western NC)·Dined 12 hours ago

First time visit. Food and service were excellent. The coconut cake lives up to its reputation. The atmosphere was nice but was very noisy. My wife and I had a hard time carrying on a conversation. The noise was the only drawback.

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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

We dine and enjoy our service which was excellent. Our wine choice excellent. We would come back. Coconut cake was too sweet for us..but fun to try. Nice over all experience.

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 (Charleston)·Dined a day ago

My wife and fly from Indiana every year to have thanksgiving dinner at the Peninsula Grill. I would recommend for not just the food, which very good, but the wait staff is excellent.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing experience. Very attentive wait staff, fabulous food and very nice ambience. Would recommend this restaurant without any reservations whatsoever. A little pricey but still great value.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was amazing. A group of 8 and everyone was very pleased with their dishes. Service was excellent. Multiple servers were used so that for each course it was placed in front of all members of our group at the same time. No looking around to ensure all were served before starting 😃. Pricey but expected and absolutely no complaints.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Very special place. The entire staff make you feel very special. Location is great and food special. Expensive but worth it. Reservations a must

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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

We love coming to this restaurant. The food is wonderful, the wait staff very attentive and knowledgeable. The decor is soothing and the whole experience is of classic good dining.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

Nice ambiance. Good service. Good bread. . Food a little disappointing. Sent back duck dish. Undercooked. Terrible presentation. Too many things happening on plate.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

The ambiance and service was perfect. The food was delicious and prepared exactly as we ordered.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Other than the noise level this was an amazing experience!! Perfect for special occasions. The foie gras was perfection!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was outstanding! Food was very good. Overall great meal. We went for my mom’s birthday and we were sort of disappointed that the birthday desert was put on the bill at the end.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent across the board. We’ve never been disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We always enjoy the Peninsula. Fine dining, service and ambiance

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Traveling on vacation and it was recommended. Outstanding!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Fantastical
We loved the restaraunt and our server was delightful

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Was drawn to their attractive courtyard entrance while walking through Charleston earlier in the day, on a quick visit, and pretty-much decided that would be our dinner choice that evening. Was not disappointed! Some new flavors, for sure, added to my birthday eve experience...expertly handled by our waiter, Daniel, and a very professional service staff. From what I read, I knew the coconut cake would be the feather in the cap. I'm very glad we chose to dine at Peninsula Grill!

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Food was very disappointing. When delivered neither the waiter or Maitre d' inquired if the meal was prepared properly and to our liking. One order was for the filet and we were not asked to check for proper cooking temperature. The lamb - same thing. Waiter did not even check by as our food was being delivered and placed on the table. Many staff including the Maitre d' walked by our table all during the meal but did not stop to ask if we were enjoying the meal or had other needs. Very disappointing compared to our experience several years ago

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Stopped in on a quick trip to Charleston on a girl's weekend, had to try the Giant Coconut Cake that is famous. Shared an appetizer of the Lobster 3 Way (wish these were on the entree menu, they were delicious!)... Completed the night with the cake and Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse, absolutely an unforgettable experience!

The only downside was the noise level, even at 9 o'clock at night it was extremely noisy not just the usual full restaurant noise.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Expensive but for a special occasion great. Food service wonderful. Great experience

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Food was absolutely amazing!!!! Atmosphere exquisite! Only recommendation would be to add a pianist or violinist. Some sort of soft music would top it off!!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent service, good wine list, knowledgeable and friendly service. Foot was tasty and both fish and steaks were cooked to perfection. A bit on the expensive side, but we had an excellent experience

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent food, service and elegant. A must when you are in Charleston

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food and service are 5 star. Unfortunately they attract large groups - more than six - and there are often several large groups at the venue. There was a group of 12 and two or three eights when we were there. Imagine the noise. They could serve large groups in a separate room. Whatever the solution, the top ranked restruants in CHS should do something.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We had an awesome meal with terrific service. Peninsula Grill never disappoints!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 9, 2017

It's been a few years... but went back for a business dinner and let me just say that Peninsula Grill is a must for anyone who loves fine food and wants a true Charleston level dining experience. One of Charleston's best for more than a decade now!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vegan, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great visit to Peninsula Grill. As always a wonderful experience and amazing food. Cannot go wrong with a visit to Peninsula Grill while visiting Charleston. If you are visiting Charleston and looking for an excellent fine dining experience, must make a visit here.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Lovely restaurant with great atmosphere and food. Service was very good. Menu a little bit limited but very good. Nice place for that special night out or just a quick cocktail with appetizers.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Another outstanding evening . Our special appetizers, oyster stew and poached pear salad, were indeed special. The signature scallop entree was as good as ever and the filet, with multiple sauce choices, was perfectly cooked. When we visit Charleston, we always book a table at Peninsula Grill.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We make sure to eat here everytime we visit Charleston. The food is fantastic and the service is always top notch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 6, 2017

A must go to place when in Charleston!!!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our favorite Charleston restaurant 💖 always delicious with great service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We are repeat customers! The food is absolutely fabulous! Service is impeccable. Outside dining is lovely. Don’t miss the coconut cake!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

In a foodie town, this meets expectations. The coconut cake is a must!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

a wonderful restaurant.... my Daughter and I had a wonderful meal ! The gentleman that seated us seemed to have an attitude, an air about him that I did not like. Our server was kind and wonderful but a bit of an air also. Everyone needs to calm down a bit and not be so stuffy !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

A birthday party and first class all the way! Looking forward to my next visit

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My husband and I ate here while celebrating our anniversary. The courtyard seating was romantic and quaint. There was an induction ceremony being held in the courtyard so it got a little loud for a short while but it was over in about 20 minutes. It was much quieter then. Inside was a bit noisy so I recommend sitting outside if they have a table available. It’s first come first serve even if you have a reservation. The scallops were superb with chunks of lobster meat on top. My husband had the duck and it was amazing. We highly recommend Peninsula Grill while you are visiting Charleston. You won’t be disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

One of the best meals my wife and I ever enjoyed.
This made my wife’s birthday celebration very special.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Overal a fine dining experience withe the food and service.

Tags: People Watching
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Best dinner we had in Charleston. The service was wonderful, warm and friendly. The food was outstanding. We live in Manhattan so, we've been to many outstanding restaurants. The Peninsula Grill has been added to that list. Our plan is to go there whenever we're back in Charleston. If we had to pick only one place to eat, the Peninsula Grill would be our choice. Wouldn't have to think twice.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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