Grill 225

4.8
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$31 to $50
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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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved this place and our food.

CD
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dinner dining experience in Charleston hands down. B+ wine list which I would have given an A- if they actually had the bottle I wanted in the first place. My only critique about the list is that it did not have a lot of half-bottle options, and with a large amount of excellent seafood options on their menu, I would have expected better half bottle champagne and white wine selections. I like my steak with a very thick char on the outside and just about sashimi on the inside. Very hard to find a place even locally that will do that. They hit it right on the head dead-solid perfect. And it was delicious. Crab cake was delicious. Tuna tower was delicious. My wife's lobster was delicious. We ordered the creamed spinach..... Only thing I can say about this one is that it just did not seem like a good night for the creamed spinach. Spinach definitely tasted like it was made from canned spinach, so this might be a side to avoid. Next time back in Charleston, we will be headed back here.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Great Se

SF
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional ambiance, excellent food, well presented and served. One of Charleston's finest restaurants.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent even though gentleman serving drinks introduced himself, never experienced before. Our waiter offered us champagne for the occasion since he knew our son had received his Citadel ring. But the most amazing thing was the food. The steak melted in your mouth. Even the sides were awesome. The mashed sweet potatoes were the lightest sweet potatoes I have ever had. The mushrooms were so good we used bread to soak up some of the sauce. Even the bread was good we actually all had to try each of the types and there at least four or five kinds. The worst part of the night was the end because we were so full we couldn’t even think about dessert, very sad because I almost guarantee it would have been wonderful as well.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Apps & salad was great, but took over an hour for our steak.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, each dish seemed to be even better than the one we tried before it. Getting dessert here is a MUST!

b
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent and prepared as desired. Jon was very attentive and helpful providing exceptional service. Always an exquisite experience!

C
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We never come to Charleston without dining at Grill 225. After comparing it to other top rated steakhouses in town, we think it is the best overall. The ambience and service are impeccable, and the steaks are excellent. They are thick, tender, lightly seared and seasoned. Also, the sides are excellent, particularly the tomato topped with spinach. Grill 225 has never disappointed us.

OT
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time! The service was amazing, and the Food was absolutely delicious!

CK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I rarely take the time to review restaurants, but this one was special. All of the food is great in Charleston, but this was the tops. Great atmosphere (Check out the fabulous rooftop bar!! Best view in Charleston), fabulous service and really really great food, even for someone with some special requests. Don't miss this one!

N
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing!!!!! Ben was our waiter he was GREAT!!!!

BK
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Excellent service. We come here for special occasions and always have a wonderful time.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Service was phenomenal. Food, not so good.

G
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service, meal was good but not spectacular campared to what CHARLESTON has to offer.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We have dined here many times and tonight did not impress us. Really hate it, considering this is one of the two places we always recommend people to go to when they come to town. Overall, the food was good but the service was not personable (and almost came off rude). We are retracting our reservation that we have made for us and our guests in two weeks at Grill 225. We have had much better experiences elsewhere. We will be at Halls from now on.

K
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and terrkdic

OT
E. Tennessee
17 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing especially for the birthday!!

EJ
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Very friendly service staff. Had a wonderful meal

M
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from the Matrodee to our server Ben they made our dining experience an awesome one.

D
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Definitely a great restaurant. With the band playing it can be a bit loud but having the live music is a nice touch. The service was terrific. Didn’t have to ask for a thing it was great. Staff is very knowledgeable about the food and very helpful in suggestions.
If you are a quantity over quality type person this might be a good idea. We brought home a lot of our food as the portion sizes of the sides and salads were huge. I did feel though that for the price of the food that the flavor would be more. Everything seemed rather bland. If I’m paying ~$50 for a steak, I should t have to season it with salt and dried pepper(maybe fresh cracked pepper?). Then again, maybe it was just the restaurant week deal and that’s what you get? Idk.
Anyways, it was a good experience overall and if someone is thinking about going for the first time, I wouldn’t discourage them from going.

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

We love 225 and again it was perfect! Thank you

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, but weren’t told the gratuity was already added to the bill and it was too dark to see it on the bill until after we left and had added another 20%. With four people, that came to a 40% tip. Ouch!!!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary/got engaged they gave us a free glass of champagne everything was great

CG
Charlotte
32 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed it tremendously. It was our anniversary. Several members of wait staff came by to tell us "Happy Anniversary". We got a complimentary glass of champagne. Our waiter Greg was awesome. It was like talking to an old friend. The oysters were so fresh. We got the 3lb lobster with wine sauce, capers and butter..it was serious. Will definitely come back for the service and the food.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grill 225 was much better than we ever expected! We are not from the area and picked it from the app for date night and were truly blown away by the ambiance and elegance. The menu, setting, service, drink selection, and overall atmosphere was truly amazing. Much fancier than we thought, and we completely loved it!

AD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food & service were wonderful! We were celebrating our anniversary and they went over the top to help us celebrate. The filets melted in our mouth and the cocktails were fabulous. A must visit if you are in Charleston!

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent with Jordan Ross. She was outstanding with service, information about the menu and very personable. It was a lovely and special evening.

L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly enjoyed the food and ambiance. Was fortunate enough to sit in the round booth! Service was professional and friendly. Will be headed back!

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was beautiful. The service was great. The staff in general was very caring and helpful. The managers were very nice. Appetizers were good but the main entrees needed help. We ordered medium steak. Came out well done. The manager came to the table and we reordered our meals. This time one fish and one steak. Both items were better than before but not to the standard of five star dinning. We paid for the meal and didn’t complain the second time but the two managers who were on duty, came to our table and refunded our money for the bad experience we had. We told them, they didn’t have to do that since they already had taken care of our food but they insisted and took care of our entrees all together. May be the chef just had a bad day. Other than that we really enjoyed the environment and special attention that was given to us through out our dining. Our waiter Andrew was also very nice.

AM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was really great, loved the onion soup, but the tomato pie meal was certainly not worth the money.

TM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We dine out often and for us, the experience begins when we enter the restaurant-in this case the hotel- and ends when we depart. Our food was good, our server Ben, provided good attention, although he did forget to present the bottle of wine we had ordered and hour before, to be served with our entrees. Ben seemed overly busy, almost as if there is a staffing issue and everyone in my party agreed he had too many tables, and that affected his ability to offer the service we deserved and expected. I still tipped well over 20%, as I blamed Ben's forgetfulness on him being assigned too many tables and guests to take care of properly. Overall, Ben is an excellent server.
I was very understanding about the lapse in wine service, but upon departing, my experience took a nose dive. I am partially disabled and walk with a cane. I was almost caught in the revolving door upon entering and did feel comfortable exiting through it. (Not one of your staff members stationed outside who saw me approaching, offered to open either of the doors on the sides of the revolving door for me.) The issue is that both of doors that swing open are blocked by rope and heavy stanchions. Upon attempting to exit, I knocked on the door from inside trying to get the guard or valets' attention to no avail. No one from the hostesses to a manager was there to offer assistance. Finally one of my dining companions moved the stanchion so I could safely exit. How dare you block exits needed by physically challenged individuals? Whatever your reasoning for doing so, it is not good enough. If you want to block exits, you should have your staff trained to be attentive to the needs of all of your guests. This may or may not be an ADA violation, but what I do know for sure, it is extremely poor hospitality. Perhaps spending some time training on what the definition of hospitality is, and implementing it daily, would be a good start.

SG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot for a special birthday! Server’s recommendations were great and the manager came by to check on us & take a picture when then served champagne & a birthday dessert plate.

OT
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome in every way

ER
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Another great visit and meal at Grill225. We visit about once a year from out of town and look forward to dining at Grill225. This year was no different but we all walked away questioning the creamed corn side dish. Did the recipe change? It just wasn't what we remembered from past visits and it fell short. In previous visits it was decadent and only matched by the prime meats.

JT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak ever

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DW
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted & seated immediately. Like our waiter greeted us by name & remembered our favorite drink & wine Awesome we will return soon!

GN
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We ordered our steaks medium and they came out well done. Very disappointing.

JR
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food choices prepared 1st class. Wonderful ambience.

M
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for fine dining

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