Grill 225

4.7
592 reviews
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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.

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

Food and service were great, but it does not come cheap.

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S
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

First time at Grill 225, but we will return again and again. We celebrated our anniversary and received “royal” treatment. Our server, Miriam, and her team were fantastic. One in our party has celiac and must eat gluten free, best gluten free rolls ever and made in-house

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GS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We had reservations for 5:30 pm and arrived at precisely 5:30 pm. We could see servers, nobody for several minutes. We were finally greeted at about 5:36......Other than a slow start, everything was good.

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Orlando
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!! 😊😊

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BD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, one of the best steak and lobsters I have ever had!

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MJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was wonderful. The service was great. Great place for anniversary dinner they make the occasion very special.

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JJ
Greensboro
27 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had excellent service from JB and Angel
The atmosphere is beautiful here and the lobster is amazing. We love this spot!

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CC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were amazing as always. Would 100% recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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M
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mother’s Day brunch in town. The food was excellent and the service was fantastic!

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Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grill 225 never disappoints. My wife and I went there to celebrate her birthday and as always the entire experience was excellent. Service was awesome( Ben was great!). The food is to die for!

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WT
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is really good and they have live music playing. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience.

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VC
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jordan was a very attentive waitress
The lobster was presented beautifully
The refreshini was a delight

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RG
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful !! Our booth was fabulous and the service was perfect . We had out of town guests with us and they were very impressed with Grill225 as well . This restaurant will be on our list from now on .

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was fantastic and the service was just perfect. Friendly, attentive, funny and impeccable as far as knowledge of the menu, the wines, and high class dining experience is concerned. Just right for our girl’s night out but this restaurant would be right for any occasion. Romantic, business, two people, small group. Just be sure to dress at least business casual. I got the feeling that for men more formal attire is preferred.

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M
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

My wife and I were sat and given water and bread and our drinks were ordered. We were then forgotten about for the next 15 minutes while new patrons were seated around us and served their drinks. The waitress apologized and her service was excellent the rest of the time except that we also had to wait for Another 15 minutes after we gave her our payment to return. We watched her visit other tables, take drink orders and return with Drinks to those tables and bring out a food order to another table all while we waited for our check to be returned. This total additional “down time” made an otherwise good experience below average for the price.

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BW
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely old world feel. Formal and southern. Very attentive wait staff

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CT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High price for high quality! Treat yourself to a most wonderful dinner experience! Excellent steaks and appetizers, not to mention the variety of desserts!

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JK
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grill 225 provided us with outstanding service. Attentive, prompt, but never intrusive. It was the perfect night out. The building is beautiful and a wonderful place to have dinner. Grill 225 has the best steaks in town and some of the best seafood. Highly recommended!

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JJ
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Charleston, in my opinion. The food & service is fabulous. Pricey but worth it.

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TB
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each experience at your restaurant has been pleasant.

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P
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visiting this restaurant and what a great experience. Service excellent and food fantastic. Will definitely go back again.

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TB
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service all the way from the hostess down to the busboy with incredible service from the team of waiters.
Excellent food, great menu, great wine list, excellent advice , great attention to detail and comfortable environment.

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GJ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's expensive, but absolutely delicious food. Best steak I ever had. Service is exceptional.

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C
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent local and choice for Sunday brunch. The ambiance and historic setting lends itself to the overall outstanding service and food choices!!

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JE
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We have enjoyed several meals at this restaurant but somehow they were “off” but it may be due to the fact it was a holiday weekend. One guest ordered the fish special but it wasn’t cooked entirely through. The restaurant did not charge for his meal. They usually greet customers with sparkling wine/champagne but that no longer occurs (which other steak houses in town do offer).

My steak was very good but other guests did not care for their seafood entrees. They attributed it to when you go to a steak house you should order steak - not seafood.

We love the ambience and the servers were quite good. It was somewhat of a surprise that our dinner was not up to their usual standards.

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K
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Easter brunch: Waiters greeted us for brunch in white jackets that were grimy around the lapels. They were nice, their appearance startling.
Three out of four of us ordered egg souffles. They were pre

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Easter brunch

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GM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Looking for a great, meal, great service, great ambiance? Grill 225...a winner. ‘JB’ is a phenomenal server!

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SA
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, ambiance at first glance, then when the food arrives you realize they have a great chef in the kitchen! Steak was cooked perfectly, the sides are extremely large and tasty! The blue crab soup is sumptuous, the salads are a surprise and large so share, veggies are family style so fewer is better! Service is impeccable, a true dinning experience so enjoy! Oh, the pink shrimp cocktail is large with gulf shrimp that makes you want the dish to never end! Need I say more about this wonderful steakhouse in the land of foodies? The same kitchen serves the concierge floor of Market Pavilion Hotel with food delights for the most discriminating palettes, book your room to enjoy daily!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dinner cocktails on roof outstanding

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TG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met friends here that I Hadn't seen in 6 years. Wanted a nice place with good food.
Steak was great!! Will go again.

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Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

John, our waiter, gave us a complimentary glass of champagne for booking through open table! Great perk!!

Food was great and ambiance was awesome! I ordered the 8oz filet and it was cooked to perfection.

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O
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Jordan provided wonderful service. Food was good, creamed corn was the best I’ve had.

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RL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I had high expectations for our dinner. Grill 225 had a nice ad in a local magazine. The Nitro Martini was good. It's beautiful restaurant in a busy location by the waterfront. Lively activity in this part of Charleston. The breads offered were very good as were our side dishes. But the main attraction (NY Strip steak) was ordered medium rare and came nearly well done....just a trace of light pink in the center and brown for the balance of the steak (I should have brought it ti the waiters attention, they probably would have corrected it.) The meat was tough then it should have been and being well done diminishes the flavor (to me). I've been in other steak houses where they watch you cut the meat to insure that it's cooked to your liking. I'm sorry, but for $54 a steak I don't believe there is room for error.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tuna tower is amazing! JB's service is always top notch. We celebrate all of our special occasions here. This particular time was my husband's 50th and they know how to make you feel special.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the perfect restaurant for a birthday dinner with friends! The surf and turf was fabulous and we loved the complimentary birthday champagne!

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J
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grill 225 is one of our favorite Charleston restaurants.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing, like nothing I'd ever tasted before. The staff was extremely accommodating and welcoming. Though we could never afford to eat there on our own, I would definitely recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for a memorable experience.

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AD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great steaks and sides. Service was attentive.

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We have dined at Grill 225 numerous times in the past. My entree was lukewarm inside and my husband's meat was underdone. Underwhelmed. Service always good.

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