Grill 225

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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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New York Area
55 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Highly recommend the Nitrotini and very accommodating to vegans

A
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We love coming to Grill 225. Definitely one of our favorite Charleston restaurants. The experience is enhanced further by our waiter, Greg.We’ve been coming for years and Greg is the best.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the New York Strip. Cooked to perfection. My wife had the filet mignon which was also perfect. Service was excellent. Got a little loud when the bar filled up making the ambience drop for a romantic dinner. Would have like a little quieter experience.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere. Delicious food.

DC
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic menu, food excellently prepared and presented. Friendly and unassuming service. Allowed us to take our time and savor each course without any hint of hurrying us.

It was my wife's birthday and the provided a complimentary glass of champagne to help us celebrate. This is a special restaurant for special occasions.

BM
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Lovely ambiance.

B
Tallahassee
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday and we were greeted with complimentary champagne! What a nice surprise! Our head server, Greg was fantastic and he also had a very nice assistant server. Our favorite part of our meal was the escargot and the chocolate, butterscotch dessert. We also shared the chopped Caesar salad and my husband enjoyed his filet mignon. We really liked how you didn’t feel like you were next to a table, because of the music and the high ceilings, Beautiful ambiance!

JB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We’ve been to this restaurant many times over the years when we visit Charleston. It has been one of our favorites and we always saved a night for them. It is not remarkable anymore. Unfortunately, the menu is stale. The food is good, just not remarkable.

JJ
Greensboro
31 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a stellar night here this week for my husbands birthday!
Our service was fantastic and we had one of those great booths they have so private and fun! (Thanks to Sara and Frank)
Food was perfect - you can’t really ask for a better place to dine in Charleston for a classic meal and romantic atmosphere!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice... staff and service amazing!

KR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John Humphries was our server for the evening and was outstanding. He explained all menu and specials for the evening in a friendly and professional manner. The food (flounder and veal chop) was equally outstanding and worth the price. We are "foodies" and were very impressed with the entire restaurant experience, but especially with the food and service. The bar was equally responsive to a request for a chocolate martini, which arrived with "225" in chocolate pieces floating on top!!!

This is a fabulous restaurant which is unusual as it is located inside a hotel. However, the hotel was equally impressive. The Market Pavilion Hotel and 225 Grill in Charleston are 5-star and a must visit. We cannot wait to return.

p
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Beautiful place with excellent service but it was the most bland and boring food I’ve ever had! The baked French onion soup was just average, the oysters were about the same. The filet had absolutely no flavor and we ordered two sides with mushrooms and Brussels sprouts. Even salt and pepper didn’t help the mushrooms so they went uneaten. The best thing on our table were the Brussels sprouts.

b
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The French onion soup was amazing. We both enjoyed the filet...cooked to perfection. The tomatoes topped with spinach and cheese were the perfect addition.

PD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a horseshoe shaped booth for four and it was very nice and private and very quiet. The menu is very extensive as is the the wine list. The service is impeccable as well. You won’t go wrong choosing Grill 23 for that special night.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my 30th birthday. Steak was excellent, service was wonderful, and we enjoyed every second we were there.

BS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For a such an amazing meal, it was way too loud in there. But otherwise outstanding!!

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent PROMPT service and the food is AMAZING! Always!

DW
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The best steak in Charleston! We visit Grill 225 every time we are in Charleston.

KN
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server John was excellent! He was very knowledgeable about the menu. The oysters Rockefeller and brussel sprouts were delectable and steak was top notch. We had drinks before dinner at Rooftop bar. View was amazing.

CA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent place for a great meal when in Charleston, whether for business or pleasure. We have had small groups and large groups there and the service and food are always top notch.

c
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I used to frequent this restaurant regularly when I lived in Charleston and it was my favorite restaurant - this time, not the same. The blue crab chowder was do thick and cold it was inedible. The filet, while good, was as good as any other restaurant. The restaurant was empty and the hostess was actually the valet and did not properly check me in with Open Table. Ben was pleadant as a waiter but it was just an average meal with higher than average pricing. A big disappointment

DS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and ambience.
Our waiter Greg was so welcoming and knowledgeable! We never felt rushed. Just a perfect dining experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding—- will return!

PE
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience at Grill 225! From the atmosphere to the service and especially the food! It was a perfect night! Thank you Grill 225!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service by server Benjamin and team. Food was prepared perfectly. Thank you for recognizing our special occasion on our first night of our first visit to Charleston. Fantastic start to our anniversary & birthday celebration! Service above and beyond expectations!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place and our food.

BE
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JB is the man!

CD
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great Se

SF
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BK
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Service was phenomenal. Food, not so good.