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Grill 225

4.7
4.7
1373 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
As Charleston's premier steakhouse, and member of the Great Steak Houses of North America, our menu is one of the few in the country that features 100% USDA Prime Beef. Located at the luxurious Market Pavilion Hotel in the heart of historic Charleston, we offer a dining experience like no other. All of our beef selections, including the filet mignon, are hand-selected and wet-aged 42 -50 days to ensure tender texture and unsurpassed flavor.

At Grill 225 we place a great deal of emphasis on seafood harvested from both local and International waters. Using only premium ingredients such as local sustainable seafood as well as exclusive premium domestic and international offerings.

Private Dining for up to 110 guests for indoor events.
Private gatherings for rooftop cocktail receptions and events up to 275 guests.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 266-4222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gerry Elliot

  • Catering

    Your next social gathering or corporate function deserves the very best, which is just what you'll find at Grill 225. Located at the Market Pavilion Hotel, we offer a one-of-a-kind, historic Charleston setting as well as our popular rooftop Pavilion Bar. <br /><br />Features:<br />Private Luncheons or Dinner Events for up to 110 guests.<br />Standing Receptions for up to 275 guests.<br />Corporate Boardroom that seats 12 guests.<br />Outdoor Rooftop Pavilion Bar - private events up to 300 <br />Luxury Market Pavilion Hotel, onsite with 70 guestrooms.

  • Private party facilities

    Larger Party sizes or limited availability? Please call reservations 843-266-4222.Information Request Form (24 hour - business day response) Events Management Contact Email (24 hour - business day response): Grill 225 Events Email Request

  • Private party contact

    Holly Perry : (843) 266-4207

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross street

    Market Street

  • Parking details

    Valet parking for Grill 225 is provided at the entrance to the Market Pavilion Hotel based on availability, and is subject to being fully committed during high business demands. Parking fee for dinner is $10.00 Sunday -Thursday and $25.00 on Friday - Saturday. Pickup trucks and large SUV vehicles will not be accepted by our valet staff.

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz quartet on Friday and Saturday nights from 7:30pm - 12:00am.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,373 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Good for business meals

  • Charleston

    Best Ambiance

  • Charleston

    Great for fine wines

  • Charleston

    Romantic

  • Charleston

    Good for special occasions

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  1. l

    larryb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is our favorite restaurant for a special occasions. We definitely invite our friends when we want to celebrate Southern charm and ambience.
  2. KT

    KathleenT

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fabulous meal . Jimmy was a great waiter ! The only complaint i have is we were a party of 2 seated in between 2 loud 4 tops . There were other seating options where the hostess could have separated us by a table
  3. ED

    EDWARDP

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Wanted a romantic wedding anniversary… Way too noisy… Service not very good… However, the steak was one of the best ever had… Would not go back as very pricey for the value
  4. CD

    CDDining

    Charleston

    195 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    195 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were very surprised when we entered as the environment was very loud and energetic due to a charity event which was ongoing, this was a great cause so no problem. Service was cordial and attentive except after dinner was served - server did not come by to ask us how everything was until after we had finished. I believe this was due to the fact my steak was obviously overcooked when presented. I did not call him over to point out the steak was medium+ compared to the ordered medium rare as the taste was good and did not want to create a delay. My wife’s scallops were delicious and very generous helping of food. Both our salads were very fresh and tasty. There is a solid wine selection, but frankly overpriced compared to other restaurants we frequent. It was refreshing to see the wine aerated and served in a carafe. The sides were good, but much too large as they claim they are “family” style - this is probably fine if you have a large table, but for two it is a waste of money and food.
  5. BR

    BR215

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service.
  6. D

    Diamond61

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful time...Richmond was an exceptional server. One of the best restaurants in Charleston. Food was delicious.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinning experience for my wife and I.
  8. LL

    LLL3

    Cincinnati

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend! If you can get Jimmy Goings as your server you are in for a fabulous dining experience!
  9. OW

    OlenaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good!!! Great atmosphere and delicious food!!!
  10. JB

    JohnB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It was very loud in the restaurant hard to talk to a person across from the table The spinach and the sweet potatoes came out lukewarm to cold Main course was good The desert pumpkin and pecan head with cream that tasted funny
  11. RH

    RobertH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food but prices on entrees and wine were VERY expensive, there are better values on East Bay St.
  12. SM

    StephanieM

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The crab cakes were huge and delicious filled with chunks of crab meat and very little filler. Meats were tender. Fun to share the family size sides. Rooftop deck for a drink before dinner provided a beautiful view of the city.
  13. D

    Dukester

    Raleigh

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We eat at your restaurant or try to every time we’re in Charleston, which is pretty often.
  14. G

    Gman

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grill 225 never disappoints. Everything is always just perfect. Our waitperson, Scott was awesome. Best steak in Charleston regardless of other magazine and foodie reviews. A true classic in every way.
  15. CH

    CHUCKJ

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about Grill 225 is outstanding. They went out of their way to make our anniversary a night to remember. We have been customers there since they opened and have had positive experiences there each and every visit.
  16. C

    Charlie

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding evening. Food, service and atmosphere weee all 1st class. Even the wedge salad (usually good but not worth praise) was the best I ever had! The inclusion of a balsamic reduction was great. Rib eye was fabulous !
  17. TS

    TomS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    We’ve eaten at Grill 225 a few times now. This one was not the best experience. We had an 8:30 reservation and ended up being seated by 8:50 the service this time was incredibly slow all said and done we were still waiting for our check after 11:15pm. The food was amazing but without the service to match the price was not worth it
  18. BR

    BarryR

    Charleston

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent evening in every aspect! Food, drink, service and ambiance!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband has been wanting to try this restaurant for over a year now. I decided to surprise him for his birthday. Everything was absolutely impeccable.
  20. CH

    CHSfood

    Charleston

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    great time - food was good - i have had better at 224 but may have simply been what i ordered. i will be back - my friends loved it.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. The staff were beyond friendly. Will definitely eat there again.
  22. WH

    WilliamH

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. Great service. Always love 225
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  24. BD

    BobbyD

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were as good as could be expected.
  25. CB

    ColleenB

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did the filet for dinner and it was delicious. The Risotto with mushrooms and marinara sauce was amazing. Very polished service. A great special occasion place.
  26. J

    Jmohr

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Richmond was amazing and made the entire experience that much better. Food was amazing! Thank you!
  27. J

    Jbruce

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant fraudulently used my OpenTable account to book a reservation for another person. I received an email letting me know about the reservation and immediately called them. They refused to cancel the reservation for me.
  28. MF

    MariaF

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Jimmy, our waiter, was the best!
  29. D

    Diamond61

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant in Charleston. Food exceptional quality.. Service is 5 Star. Wait staff knowledgeable and friendly
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We were pressured to place our order before 9:00pm and the restaurant didn't close until 10:00. This has never happened to me at an high end restaurant.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were unmatched. Large portions. Reminiscent of Ruth’s Cris Steakhouses.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Horrible service, over priced mediocre food. Better choices in Charleston!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!
  34. TS

    TiffaniS

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best service and food. The steak melts in your mouth. I would definitely encourage folks to visit this restaurant. GREAT CHOICE!!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  36. JC

    JohnC

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Flounder was only average. The other three meals were excellant
  37. PQ

    PamQ

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grill 225 has a beautiful dining room and the service was excellent. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of steak as it was a good or better than of the steak houses in Charleston. We will be back for sure!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Food was not worth the price. I remember the food being much better 10 years ago.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food, service and ambiance. We had a great experience all around. The rooftop bar was wonderful, had a few drinks up there before dinner and then went to the main dining room for dinner.
  40. MB

    MikeB

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was some of the best we had in our 5 days in Charleston. Our service was fair because when we ordered and informed the waiter we would split the order he seemed to be in a hurry to move on. He grabbed all the wine glasses and I had to stop him and say I will have a glass of red wine with my meal. He seemed to almost sit the glass down with an attitude. The meal came awhile before the glass of wine came.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Grill 225 is rated 4.7 stars by 1373 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Grill 225

225 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Market Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking for Grill 225 is provided at the entrance to the Market Pavilion Hotel based on availability, and is subject to being fully committed during high business demands. Parking fee for dinner is $10.00 Sunday -Thursday and $25.00 on Friday - Saturday. Pickup trucks and large SUV vehicles will not be accepted by our valet staff.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gerry Elliot

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz quartet on Friday and Saturday nights from 7:30pm - 12:00am.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (843) 266-4222

  • Catering

    Your next social gathering or corporate function deserves the very best, which is just what you'll find at Grill 225. Located at the Market Pavilion Hotel, we offer a one-of-a-kind, historic Charleston setting as well as our popular rooftop Pavilion Bar. <br /><br />Features:<br />Private Luncheons or Dinner Events for up to 110 guests.<br />Standing Receptions for up to 275 guests.<br />Corporate Boardroom that seats 12 guests.<br />Outdoor Rooftop Pavilion Bar - private events up to 300 <br />Luxury Market Pavilion Hotel, onsite with 70 guestrooms.

  • Private party facilities

    Larger Party sizes or limited availability? Please call reservations 843-266-4222.Information Request Form (24 hour - business day response) Events Management Contact Email (24 hour - business day response): Grill 225 Events Email Request

  • Private party contact

    Holly Perry : (843) 266-4207

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