Grill 225

4.7
1002 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 1002 people are saying
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Tambone
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and the drinks were divine!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Dined with you multiple times. Our server was distracted

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Amber
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service.

The quality and preparation of the steak: excellent, as it should be for the price.

Drinks: The Nitrotini is fun for the fun fare but tastes like a typical well-made martini.

Upstairs Rooftop Bar: not to be missed. Excellent waitstaff as well. The view is fantastic.

We would absolutely return.

SM
ShannaMertel
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to dinner at Grill 225 for my husband’s birthday and it did not disappoint. We started with the BLT Salad and the candied walnuts made it a stand out salad. He had the filet and loved the seasoning on it. I had the flounder and it was cooked perfectly and the sauce was creamy and light. We got the creamed corn and mushrooms as sides, and I would highly recommend both.

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PaulS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely hands down the best steak. Flounder is excellent also. The waiters new the menu very well and could answer all questions. Recommended wine pairings was spot on. You have to get a nitrotini. Will be going back.

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Friendsdinnerclub
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. I was disappointed that they didn’t ask about the birthday we celebrated. My wife was 70!
First time this has happened

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Step1017
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience dining with family!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, hospitality and food.

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RobertL
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place! The crab cakes were the best I've ever had.

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Ilovefood
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacation for the Labor Day weekend and picked this place the day of and couldn’t have been happier. Outstanding on all levels! Highly recommend!

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AdamM
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing meal!

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GraniteStateGoofy
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant. Excellent food and service. The atmosphere was great also.

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EricaZ
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing and the food was to die for, I would definitely go back again!

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CathiH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Excellent service. Top notch. Ambiance was very bizarre and quiet. Freezing cold. Food was mediocre. The restaurant was empty and the food looked and tasted like it was under a heat lamp. Everything was tough and overcooked. Not what I was expecting. Will try again, maybe it was an off night.

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DarleneW
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was great as always. Ambiance is standard steak house. A bit boring but food is good.

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vipDiane
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Extremely expensive which I don't mind if the food is worth it. Our server was unfriendly and unsympathetic when we had to send our food back for being under cooked. French onion soup had no flavor and the shrimp and grits had way too much creme.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as always.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food, expensive. Open table says “smart casual” this is a fairly formal restaurant. The servers wear suit and tie. Worth going to if you want a nice dinner

JM
JamesM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for date night!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in Charleston, SC IMO. Every time you’re there, you feel like family and the atmosphere, drinks, and food are always cooked/prepared to perfection. Amazing evening.

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vipAnne
Raleigh
65 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

High marks for the blue crab chowder, cornbread muffin, shrimp and grits, and grilled tomatoes with spinach and havarti. The flounder was dry and bland. Service was exceptional. Beautiful restaurant. Looking forward to dining here again.

MD
vipMichaelD
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very good, but our waitperson was fantastic. A guy like that makes the whole meal taste better!

KB
KimB
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I recently spent a few days in Charleston after a week in Hilton Head. I’m so glad we had dinner there. . Our server was John. He made several recommendations which were delicious. We both order nitrotinis from the bar—chocolate martini and strawberry daiquiri——and they were amazing. My husband had shrimp cocktail. He said it was one of the best he had ever had. The entrees we ordered were the ribeye and the crab cakes. We had the hash browns as our side. Everything was fantastic. The peach cobbler for dessert topped off a wonderful evening. John’s service was impeccable. I definitely recommend dining here

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful except that they tried to pass off a New York strip as a ribeye. Otherwise great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous as always and our waiter made great recommendations on non alcoholic drinks at my request!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been our third time at Grill 225!!! Food is incredible and Jimmy has always taken such good care of us!!!! As long as Jimmy is there you will most likely see us again !!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Found the tomahawk to have to much salt sprinkled on top. The sweet potato mash seemed to by quite bland. The apps were pretty good and the truffle chips were good as well. The beniget was definitely over cooked because they were very crunchy. I’m used to having them soft and fluffy.
This place is does not do anything to really stand apart from any other steakhouse.

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vipSmihlen
Milwaukee
77 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It is tourist season in Charleston, so very difficult to get reservations anywhere. We made a 5:30 at Grill 225 but they weren’t open when we arrived so had a cocktail at the bar. The bartender couldn’t have been more pleasant. When we went to be seated, we were the only couple and we surprised them, as they were having computer issues.

The assistant waiter was pleasant, but our main waiter a bit cold. We ordered the special beef carpaccio which seemed over powered with olive and the steak was not all chopped., so consistency was not good.

I ordered a ribeye medium rare, and was told they cook to the rare side, so was a bit skeptical. My husband ordered the flounder and we shared the tomato with spinach. Bread seemed a bit burnt and dry. My steak was done to perfection, though lacked something. It was deeply charred, but could have used a little butter or au jus. The flounder was quite tasty. The best was the tomato with spinach.

All in all, it was okay, but not a place I would return except to enjoy the beautiful hotel and bar.

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vipMidge
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!
You have to have the classic martini! Steak melted in your mouth, just delicious!

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viptimm
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The food was passable, but expensive. We requested "a great table" on Open Table, then again from the host at check in. He placed us in the very back corner, behind booths, which basically present as six foot walls to the table whew we sat, obstructing any view whatsoever. This was done while there were several tables available in the main area, where we might have felt ;ole we were at a good restaurant.

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BrianJ
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience - phenomenal food and Jimmy was outstanding as our waiter- highly recommend- my favorite restaurant in Charleston

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top Notch!

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vipSean
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Upscale fine dining experience and what was to be expected out of a high end steakhouse. Excellent service and attentiveness, great steaks and a nice environment but somewhat on the formal side which again is in line with steakhouses of a similar ilk. Great way to celebrate a special occasion.

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vipYoulandaG
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Service and great food! The ambiance was what the Doctor ordered !

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was all very good, well cooked and presented. Waitstaff was outstanding.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here with my husband for his birthday dinner and it was one of the best restaurants we have ever been to! The 3 lb classic lobster, filet mignon and creme brûlée were out of this world!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was very good food and GREAT service. Just to overpriced for the quality a quantity of food.

FAQs

Grill 225 is rated 4.7 stars by 1002 OpenTable diners.

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.