Peninsula Grill

4.8
6580 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. 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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vipjimp
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience--outstanding food, wine, service and ambiance. Chris, thanks for making our evening memorable. The she crab soup, oysters, scallops and swordfish were perfectly prepared and served. Topped off by a wonderful coconut cake that shouldn't be missed!

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MariaK
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is stellar--consistently! The service was impeccable (Nabila) and we enjoyed our meal immensely as always.

MK
vipMKavanaugh
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We returned to the Peninsula Grill to enjoy our 30th anniversary. Last year, we experienced the Peninsula Grill for our 29th and enjoyed it immensely. This year we returned with great anticipation. It would have been nice if the occasion had been recognized by the restaurant in some manner. Unfortunately, it did not.

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vipMikeS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot. Perfect dinner. Perfect restaurant.

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vipWelltraveledfoodie
Charleston
168 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience at Peninsula Grill. The 3 way lobster appetizer is outstanding.

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KevinP
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Seafood, beef, sides, desserts, and drinks were all prepared perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was not nearly as good as the last time we dined 3 yrs ago. I did not like my beef tartare at all and my husband’s salmon was very fishy. Also, disappointed in the coconut cake. It was dry

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Lauren
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our night here. We requested a seat on the terrace and had a delicious meal. We shared the burrata salad, then I had the duck breast and my husband had the fish special. We were too stuffed for dessert but hope to come back for the coconut cake

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vipAnthonyB
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was very good, but the service was very slow. In these times, I can forgive wait times on kitchen as we all know resources are low these days. However, the wait staff was well equipped for the number of tables they had and we sat with empty water drinks and no check ins for over 15 minutes....the attentiveness of our waiter was not good, but the food was excellent.

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LisaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Peninsula Grill is a classic and it is beautiful. I was underwhelmed by everything else. We are from out of town and ate in other top restaurants that blew this away. My husband was happy with his scallops. I had salmon that comes with nothing. I ordered a potato side. They were both salty. The service was good if you like the stiff no frills. Go to Halls Chophouse. It blew this place away.

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vipJenniferK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

25th wedding anniversary

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vipsteen
Austin
47 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food here is good but not great. It doesn’t live up to the hype. Atmosphere is lovely and staff is professional and accommodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Expectation was very high as the restaurant was ranked in the top 10 in the US by one organization, essentially putting it the same league as French Laundry and Daniel. With such a high bar I was disappointed with the quality of the food. The ambience and service was top notch. However they sold out of spiny lobster and my Maine lobster was inferior to many lobsters dishes I had elsewhere. The meat was on the tough side and slightly dry. The Colorado lamb chop came with a generous portion of 5 chops. It was cooked pink as we ordered. However the grease was all over the accompanying potatoes and vegetables, adding too strong a flavor to those elements. Nonetheless it is a very good fine dining restaurant, but just not close to the top 10 in my opinion.

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vipAllisonG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the staff was attentive and knowledgeable.

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vipRB2019
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional in every way.

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BrandonG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The peach burrata was wonderful. The scallops with lobster was also excellent. The cocktail and wine selection was wonderful . The service was good . A very nice restaurant . It would be nice if they had a dress code . A restaurant of this caliber should expect their patrons to not to wear shorts .

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RonW
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was friendly, efficient and professional. The food was excellent and well presented. The menu was creative. However, the “ wine by the glass “ selection could be expanded.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular, as always!

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ChuckH
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always perfect

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Brad
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, Fantastic!
The Peninsula Grill never fails to deliver. As a local to Charleston, this has been a longtime favorite! Delia, awesome service. Thanks!!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner in an elegant space. Food was delicious and well-presented. Service was attentive and very professional. Our sommelier Nebilla was knowledgable and engaging and we enjoyed speaking with her. Everyone remembered we were celebrating a birthday and they all helped to make it a special night. Really well done!

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vipAnne
Raleigh
65 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband and I dined here for our anniversary. Having dined at PG previously, we have come to expect an exceptional overall experience. Food is always amazing, service is consistently excellent, and the ambiance is among the best in Charleston. That said, there was a large party seated next to us, and their conversation was loud and a bit obnoxious. Given the special occasion, we would have preferred to be seated in a more romantic location away from this group.

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vipFlash
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Food, service and ambience were all top notch.

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vipDianeA
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable evening - the caviar presentation tastes as good as it looks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

There is an abundance of ambiance at The Peninsula Grille. Everyone greeted us with a Happy Anniversary, as we were celebrating our 20th. Our server was good, he gave us the time and space to enjoy our meal. He didn’t interact much and didn’t offer recommendations. They have a wonderful, extensive wine list. We were celebrating so we chose a bottle of Veuve Cliqout. I had the scallops and they were delectable. My husband had the center cut filet and mashed potatoes and thought it was excellent. Overall, the food was outstanding! We saved some room for dessert and were not disappointed. The coconut cake was as good as all of the reviews said. We ate almost all of it. It was a wonderful place to have an anniversary dinner. We would definitely return here on our next trip to Charleston.

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vipIndydiner
Indiana
129 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence in everything. Service and food spectacular.

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vipJohnsonC
Charleston
84 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of our favorite restaurants with reliably excellent food and quiet atmosphere. Service was excellent until we had to share our server, Delia, with a very large table of more than 12, but that is understandable. Delia provided exceptional knowledge and information ranging from the seasonal migration of pompano to differences in sherry and the art on the walls.

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vipJudiS
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and food. Perfect spot for us to reunite with friends that we haven’t seen in 25 years.

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viplovecuisine
Charleston
108 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding and yummy. Erich (GM) may greet you at the front - he follows up to make sure all is going well. Cris our server was very helpful on suggestions - we both had the Burrata special salad - they make the Burrata there - it was incredible. We both had the Ahi Tuna Special entree - melted in your mouth with wonderful flavors. Great wine list and the ambiance is perfect for a fine dining outing - will go back many many times. 😊😊😊.

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vipBroshoo
Phoenix
64 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Thoroughly enjoyed the food and service.

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RODRIGUEZJ
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and amazing

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AdamS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Service was super slow. Waitress never came back to ask how our food was or take additional drink orders once we were served. Food was good but not worth it for the money.

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Nadia
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dining at this classic Charleston restaurant for my birthday. Service was great and the food was delicious.

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DrRobert
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We were anticipating an excellent dining experience given the reviews; however, this restaurant provided the worst service in our 50+ years of fine dining. None of the staff wanted to be there and I saw no smiles or cordial behavior. I was scolded by the (I'll use a nice term) unsophisticated server when asking about the fish of the day. This restaurant can use many excuses for their horrible service, e.g., Covid staffing issues and it was a Sunday, but never have I been abused by wait staff, let alone during a $150 mediocre meal. We dine in the best restaurants of New York, London, New Orleans, Tokyo, etc. and know what to expect in highly rated establishments. Avoid this restaurant--we will never go back. Fortunately, our next stop was New Orleans with reservations for Commander's Palace, Galaitoir's, and Arnaud's!

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LorettaS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a fabulous dining experience! We have visited many restaurants in Charleston, and this is by far, one of our favorites.

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KristenC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience to go to this type of restaurant, especially for my son who was with me since he is in college for his Culinary Arts Degree.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PG is always good with incredible food and drinks. Attentive service without being obtrusive. My favorite high end restaurant.

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JoannH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambience! Great place for a special occasion.

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PittsburghVisitor
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere were outstanding! My wife had the scallops and I had the lamb. Both were absolutely delicious. We shared a piece of the coconut cake to wind down our evening. It was fabulous. Anyone looking for a very special evening should go to the Peninsula Grill in Charleston.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! We were celebrating our anniversary. The host immediately wishes us a happy anniversary. Our server was excellent. The She crab soup, Scallops and my husband got a Filet. All were perfect. Also, I got the Jalapeño Passion fruit margarita which was wonderful as well. Everything was truly perfect. Thanks for a great evening.

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Peninsula Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 6580 OpenTable diners.

Peninsula Grill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.peninsulagrill.com/store/peninsula-grill-gift-certificates.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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