Grill 225

4.7
971 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 971 people are saying
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vipSmihlen
Milwaukee
77 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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YoulandaG
Charleston
5 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
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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vipDianeA
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very crowded restaurant and a newer waitstaff led to a very long meal. The key issue was how it took 15+ minutes to get a server to greet us.

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ToddS
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful - the sides are large and amazing. Great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute perfection 👍

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been to many Steak Houses, Grill 225 is by far the best meal we ever had! The wait staff was extremely attentive, the drinks were great and the steaks definitely live up to their reputation. Dinner was worth every penny and we can’t wait to come back.

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LolaT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and outstanding food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 glasses of champagne as soon as we were seated congratulating us on our 38th anniversary. John and Raphael were our waiters - both extremely courteous, knowledgeable, and friendly. Food was excellent.

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vipMaryW
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we walked in the door to the time we walked out everything was exceptional. Rooftop bar is the best in Charleston. Food was excellent at 225 Grill

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! If you want a decadent meal, with fantastic service, and even better food, this is the place.

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NedT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding wait-staff

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vipRB2019
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service. Exceptional food. Lovely atmosphere. All made for a special and memorable evening! Thank you!

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vipGreat
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous birthday dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
57 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not enough stars available to adequately rate the food and service! Flounder and crab cakes were outstanding as was the crab soup. The bread selections were superb. Needless to say, we really enjoyed our dinner.

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MelissaMarie1988
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great service. Beautiful restaurant. Food, however wasn’t great.

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SarahT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jimmy was a wonderful server. The food was delicious and the presentation, pristine. We love Charleston!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience5

We were visiting from Pittsbugh, Pa and were told to try Grill225 for a few friend. Bar had an ample amount of brands and bartenders were very courteous and attentive. We were sat quickly and efficiently. We had Oysters Rockefeller that were great. I had the chopped Caesar Salad was very well prepared and delicious tasting. Our main course were lobster scallopini which I girlfriend was wonderful. I had 8 oz fillet which I ordered medium I was disappointed when it came out more close to well done. I notified the waiter that it was a little bit over my temperature that I wanted. And he suggested to me that it was a natural lighting that made it look as if it was more done than it really was. But I was talking about the taste and temperature of the steak. My biggest disappointment in the restaurant is that. For the life of me I don’t understand that, maybe he was just trying to get out of whatever it was he thought he was in. Instead of just saying sir can we do something else for you I thought it was purely unprofessional and a little insulting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Extremely overpriced!

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vipPage
Charleston
41 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak house in Charleston!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, Food was Delicious!! Our waiter Jimmy recommend great options! Jimmy was knowledgeable and efficient, we will request Jimmy section again! Thank you

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vipBrianE
Charleston
32 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ben was outstanding and the food was 5 stars as always!

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Nicolejw
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Starred with nitrogen martinis. Cool experience. Bread variety was great, all delicious. Escargot, creamed corn and tomatoes with havarti stole the show. Lobster was delicious and perfectly cooked and melted in your mouth! Great wine selection. Also great dessert options as well. We enjoyed the butterscotch pecan pie.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing restaurant with amazing food and amazing service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, John, made everything perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time in town and we had a great experience. JB was wonderful and made the dinner a great experience.

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Gabby
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and location. Would definitely return!

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Worldtraveler
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The flounder lacked freshness.
The lobster scampi had a small piece of shell in it and also did have much flavor.
Anyone who orders the lobster should know it’s the whole thing with the lobster shell, legs and body. FYI

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous cocktails. Crab cakes are remarkable. Steak was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional waitstaff, friendly, explanatory and swift. High quality experience all the way around, from seating to serving to interactions with staff. (Jordan and Jeff) The fillet was well prepared with perfection. The side dishes are easily shareable and so good. Have the mashed sweet potatoes, and the creamed spinach! Next time I will try the Nitrotini. High dollar but worth every penny.

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DonnaK
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grill 225 is one of my go to places to celebrate a special occasion or take out of town guests. I have never been disappointed with the food or service. Charleston’s best steakhouse by far.

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KristinaD
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was my husbands birthday and the food and service was great! However, it was a little insane that we had to go get a mask to wear inside the building but took it off as soon as we sat down. We were not allowed in the building unless we had a mask- which the CDC relaxed guidelines so grill 225 should as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere were all
Fabulous!

FAQs

Grill 225 is rated 4.7 stars by 971 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.