Peninsula Grill

4.8
5262 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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. 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 Taimanglo
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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
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Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and we had a wonderful server. He made several recommendations and did not disappoint. The banana panna cotta was amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant for that special occasion!

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BB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were perfect .
Joel our waiter was outstanding .
Only fault was very noisy . We had
A table behind our table that I think
they thought ,the lounder they were the
more fun they were having ...

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DS
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! What an amazing staff. I actually messed up the date on my reservation and when we showed up the place was packed. I thought no way would we get a table, yet they accommodated us. The service through the meal was amazing. If you own a restaurant, dine here so you can see how a great staff operates together. Oh, and the food.....off the chain amazing.

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Western NC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful! My boyfriend proposed to me after dinner in the courtyard .

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KM
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this restaurant. From the time we walked in until we received our bill, the service was first rate, the atmosphere was perfect and the food was outstanding. I will go back.

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MH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Excellent cocktails and wine. Very good food. Traditional decor (nice to see for a change). Very noisy. Expensive.

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ES
Charleston
53 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Charleston. Great staff and we love Delia!

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect level of ambiance service and quality of meal.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

These restaurants are harder to find. There is a wonderfully designed and executed menu in a formal atmosphere. However the staff makes you feel relaxed. That staff is special, a team, a family. They love their work and help each other. We travel a lot USA and Europe. We treasure the restaurants which have respect for the food and the customer. We admit liking dressing up and high end. This is the kind of restaurant we look for. The food was the best in Charleston, because of its subtlety of flavor and use of product.
Peninsula Grille is not inexpensive but we have paid much more for restaurant experiences with less class and the ala carte trick. Peninsula is now one of our favorites in the world!

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LV
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best dinners we have had in awhile. And we go out to nice restaurants in our hometown of Boston ALOT. Service was amazing, love how they focused on not rushing us but being attentive. Drinks and food all fabulous. Will definitely go back next time we visit Charleston. OH, and trust me on that famous coconut cake. I really don't even like coconut but the cake was out of this world! Must save room to try.

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Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to Charleston, so we wanted to have a memorable meal. The Peninsula Grill didn’t disappoint. The Field Pea and Collard Green Soup was delicious as was the Cornmeal Crusted Snapper. We didn’t have the famous coconut cake, but we took note of its appeal as it went by on its way to other tables. Overall, this is a special spot.

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c
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food prices were reasonable for atmosphere and service but wine by bottle prices were outrageous!! Most bottles were well over the $100 range. Very limited choice for under $200/bottle. In over 25 years of enjoyable dinners I've never seen my husband flinch at prices of wine in a upscale restaurants where food prices and wine prices are so divergent!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The desert is the best!

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very special place

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BB
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Service was awesome ❤️

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GM
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant service; wonderful atmosphere

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BP
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place continues the tradition of excellence. The food is simply marvelous, the service in impeccable and the wine sommelier is outstanding. We've been coming here for years and have never been disappointed.

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Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peninsula Grill never disappoints.

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z
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our 10 year anniversary. Amazing food and outstanding service by our waitress from Colorado.

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BJ
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and especially great service! Our waitress was helpful and showed a great personality. We will definitely return to Peninsula Grill!👍👍👍👍👍🍸🍸🍸👏👏

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1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience all around. I was concerned the coconut cake might be over hyped, but not so. It is worth every accolade and an essential finale to an already beautifully prepared meal!

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A
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This was my second time dining at the Peninsula Grill. I had dined here a year ago over the Thanksgiving Holiday as well. Beautiful dining room, the service was not as good as I had remembered it, my mother’s scallops were terribly salty, my flounder was good, and the coconut cake was just as amazing as I had remembered it! There was no concern shown or steps to accommodate my mothers dinner concerns. Just a comment that scallops can be salty. Scallops are one of my mother’s favorite entrées so we were both a bit surprised by that response. She has had many a scallop in her day.

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New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent Thanksgiving dinner (once again!). Superb menu and great, friendly service! A must in Charleston!

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Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found Peninsula Grille on a search for a good Thanksgiving mean during a week in Charleston. This restaurant is everything one could hope for for a special meal. The location in downtown Charleston makes it convenient to this historic area.

We were immediately seated and then greeted by the name on the reservation by our waiter. His service and that of the other 4 or 5 people who brought and removed plates was perfect. They were attentive but not intrusive. They were 100% professional as one would have been used to decades ago.

The food was, without exception, perfect. I will happily return to this restaurant during my next visit to Charleston.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the #ultimatecoconutcake, everyone says it’s amazing because... it’s amazing. A must do in Charleston!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner on Thanksgiving!

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Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our Thanksgiving Dinner here with no regrets. What an awsome and classical atmosphere, service was impeccable and everything was just perfect.

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Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous Thanksgiving meal at the Peninsula Grill! The food and service were fantastic.

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WG
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful dinner with great service. A must while in Charleston.

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K
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I found the food and room to be very good and would definitely go back and do recommend the restaurant. It was nice to be able to talk without having to shout. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Peninsula Grill for our 30th wedding anniversary. The entire experience was outstanding! Excellent food and excellent staff. I would highly recommend to anyone.

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l
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Dan was very attentive and professional as well as personable. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening including the signature coconut cake and coffee.

Larry & Therese

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time for actual dinner and it was great. Thanks

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my boyfriend here to celebrate his birthday. Service was impeccable. Everything that touched our lips was amazing. The sommelier was great with helping us choose wine.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cuisine and service, along with the ambiance, at Peninsula Grill is simply SUBLIME. Highly recommended for an ultimate dining experience.

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KS
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been dining at the Penninsula Grill for many years snd it never disappoints. Although jackets and ties are encouraged we sawseversl men in dress shirts and no jacket or tie. Lovely champagne bar to enjoy before dinner.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always have a fabulous experience here. Tonight was no exception!! Our server Danielle was amazing and knowledgeable about the menu...I enjoyed a flounder special while two others in our party had the scallops!! Everything was cooked to perfection!! Service is superb!! Wine list great, Bulliet Manhattan fabulous!! Thanks for another great experience!

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Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was perfect, food amazing, great wine selection

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Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect evening. Celebrated our anniversary. A lovely setting, excellent service and delicious dinner.

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