Peninsula Grill

4.8
6588 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! Truly a fine dining experience not to be missed!

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vipNewYorker
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Unfortunately not as welcoming as my last visit. Host was pretty unfriendly and made us wait a bit for no apparent reason. Food was good, but definitely not up to the last visit.

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vipLeilaTravels
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely evening at Peninsula Grill. Delia was our server and she helped to make our dining experience perfect. We dined there regularly before the pandemic, so it has been over a year since our last visit, and Delia still remembered us! She’s a true asset to your team.

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JayG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Attentive service, excellent sommelier advice, and a few spectacular dishes (the tartar and filet were particularly notable). Other dishes (scallops, escargot, coconut cake) were just ok. A nice experience to be sure, but I frankly expected more given the restaurant’s reputation.

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vipDivagourmet
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Nice setting, excellent service. I had a terrific salad, but my grouper was rather flavorless. I was a bit disappointed, but would give it another try.

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judy
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine and elegant dining. A place you want to be for special occasions and simply an elegant night out.

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top1143
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Filet ordered medium well and verbally told the server should be pink...NO red. The meat was medium rare and that opinion was shared by everyone at the table. The server tried to convince me it was really pink. Sent most of it back uneaten. The asparagus was very good. The goat-cheese potatoes mediocre. Pretty restaurant but very expensive and we are accustomed to paying high prices for dinner. The manager tried to make it up to us with a free dessert but dinner was ruined so not interested in dessert.

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JasonK
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had heard incredible things about Peninsula Grill and had to try it for myself. I was not disappointed! We each ordered a different menu item for each course and I am not able to tell you whose was better because everything I tasted was amazing. Each course melted in my mouth. The service was impeccable with wonderful suggestions on wine pairing and attention to details. I am definitely going back the next time I'm in Charleston.

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EverettD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Make this your one special place to dine.

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DianeL
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Anniversary trip

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The food was excellent. The service received was above average but they were severely understaffed. It took 2.75 hours to eat two courses.

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JaniceL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here whenever we come to Charleston. The food is always wonderful and the service outstanding. They are known for their coconut cake but ever dessert has been excellent. Their sommelier is very knowledgeable.

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vipClaudiad
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Outstanding food and excellent service from waiter. Difficult to get the right table at first and waited to be seated. Surprising for a Relais&Chateaux. Service after that initial hiccup was very good. Would definitely recommend it

JM
JohnM
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive and worth it for discriminating tastes.

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LynneT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best dinner and service ever.... anywhere

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vipJerseyReg
Minneapolis
53 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful exterior and interior with OUTSTANDING service and food.

Highly recommend this for an elegant dinner date.

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TrishF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience from beginning to end! Elegant atmosphere, impeccable service, and incredible food. Expensive but worth every cent.

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LisaL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Loved the bar. Will return!

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vipJudy
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a great experience! Service was impeccable and we’ll return next time in Charleston.

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DaveR
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing along with that carrot cake to end the night.

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MarcoD
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As our first visit to Charleston we wanted to end our trip with an amazing dinner experience and I am so glad that we chose this place!! The food was delicious and the service was great and very attentive.

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vipReneeL
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best!

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Matt
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Our favorite white table dining location is no longer what we had come to enjoy. Food was marginal, cooked incorrectly, the sauces didn't even taste correct and it seems any sense of value was seemingly gone with price increases beyond reasonablty. The staff was all new with no sign of the former friendly service-conscious servers that once roamed the room. All in all, I'm afraid the pandemic has damaged one of the finest restaurants in Charleston.

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peter51
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great food recommend ations wine suggestions waiter owner was better than Halls

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always

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MAW1
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish it was an outstanding dinner. Four of us with different dining and food experience could not have been more pleased with the food. And the service was impeccable. If you find yourself in Charleston, this is a restaurant not to be missed. Try to sit in their Courtyard. It was enchanting.

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vipArtM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding befitting an extraordinary dining experience. All of the food was wonderful and cooked according to specifications. The staff was friendly, professional and attentive. As with the entire meal the coconut cake more than lived up to expectations. This restaurant can hold its own with the finest in the country.

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vipMary28
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious abd service is excellent! Beautiful restaurant with terrific ambience
Can’t wait to go back!

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Brooke
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing! My husband and I were spending our babymoon in Charleston and decided to finish out the trip here. Everything from the ambiance, to the service, and the food was impeccable. Delia was very knowledgeable about the menu and could truly describe each dish so perfectly. The entire staff worked together flawlessly to make sure all your needs were met but in a way you didn't feel smothered. We started our meal each with the wedge salad that was full of flavor, then I had the salmon and my husband the strip...just WOW! The entrees were cooked to perfection and the flavors were incredible, including the goat cheese smashed potatoes...to die for. We finished the perfect meal with their signature coconut cake and it lived up to the hype. My husband said the cocktails were amazing as well. We've eaten at some incredible places and I have to say this tops the list and made the ending of a memorable trip absolute perfection.

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PhilH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Filet was delicious, but it was just slightly over-cooked, & way over-salted, so it reduces the overall score to just “fair” (had so much potential). Disappointed with the steak, but service was impeccable (Eddie) and ambiance was delightful (jacket required for gentlemen).

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hopeg
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was horrible! Very rushed and could have cared less we were there. We have dined her numerous time but not for a couple of years. I will never go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Peninsula and it’s our go-to when friends and family visit from out of town. The service is ALWAYS outstanding and the food NEVER disappoints. Soft shells were in season and were prepared and presented beautifully. From our drinks to our entrees - the Peninsula is a wonderful experience.

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fattylikesfood
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, but dinner took about 2 hours for 3 courses. Would highly recommend if not pressed for time.

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BarryB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience5

The food and service is not as good as it used to be

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BarbaraB
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, excellent service and delicious meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Good, but not the exceptional service I’ve been used to over the years. The food took quite a long time to arrive, with no explanation. Water went empty several times. No apologies offered for several minor issues, from the maître d’ to the waiter. We had hoped to sit outside, but the policy on outside reservations has changed; this is completely understandable, but there could have been more empathy around our disappointment. This needs to be more clearly identified on the website and listed as a clear option when making the online reservation. Both were the maître d’ and waiter were pleasant and kind, but there’s a definite reduction in classy service over the past year. Great food and wonderful wine, but overall a disappointment compared to the standard level of service. We’ll certainly return, but it won’t be at the top of the list, as it has been for many years. A fine restaurant, just not the one we remembered.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnificent restaurant!! Great food, atmosphere and serve.

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Peggy
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 50th wedding anniversary dinner. We were treated to VIP status. Everyone was wonderful and the food was amazing!!

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CWJ4
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The restaurant is elegant

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Paul
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Favorite restaurant. Come back every year. Love it.

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Peninsula Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 6588 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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