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Peninsula Grill

4.7
4.7
7095 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
This AAA Four-Diamond restaurant located in the very heart of Charleston’s famed Historic District has been recognized by Departures, Condé Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, The New York Times, Southern Living, Travel + Leisure, Wine Spectator, and others for serving the finest and freshest ingredients sourced locally and globally.

With velvet-lined walls in shimmering oyster tones, woven seagrass, and indigenous cypress molding, the Peninsula Grill Dining Room ambiance is supper club sumptuousness. The Peninsula Grill Champagne Bar is an intimate jewel box space that offers several outstanding champagnes by the glass and a delicious bar menu.

Peninsula Grill is a proud member of Relais & Châteaux, an exclusive collection of restaurants and hotels in romantic destinations around the world. Business casual attire. Online Reservations are only for the Main Dining Room, Please call to book an outdoor table.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 723-0700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Executive chef

    Kalen Fortuna

  • Private party facilities

    In Charleston, the most delightful & most memorable private dining events take place at Peninsula Grill. When exceptional cuisine and world-class service are combined with a lush garden courtyard, a beautifully restored circa 1844 building, and three private dining venues, the result is spectacular.

  • Private party contact

    Monica Connetta: (843) 579-1677

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross street

    Meeting Street

  • Parking details

    Off street parking available with a parking garage on Hayne street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Spoleto Jazz and Caviar Brunch

    Jun 4, 2023 only
    Join us for a Special Brunch featuring Jamie Slater Jazz Guitarist! Brunch Includes full access to our Buffet, One A La Cart Entree, One Glass of Sparkling Cava, Non Alcoholic Beverages, and one Slice of our Ultimate Coconut Cake for $95 Per Person and Kids for $45 under the age of 12. Buffet Includes: Sliced Iberico Ham with Apple & Fig Compote, Roasted Cinnamon Spiral Ham with Rosemary Maple Jus, Creamy Heirloom Grits, Rosemary Roasted Red Potatoes, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Meat & Cheese Display, Seafood Display, Mixed Fruit & Danish Display. Enhance your Brunch with our Caviar Offerings: Smoked Trout Roe +$85 Siberian Caviar +$125 Kaluga Caviar +175 Millionaire Potato +$100

Popular dishes

What 7,095 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    American

  • Charleston

    Best Ambiance

  • Charleston

    Great for fine wines

  • Charleston

    Romantic

  • Charleston

    Good for special occasions

  • Charleston

    American

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  1. christineb

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Peninsula Grill is truly outstanding. From the moment you enter you are greeted warmly by staff, as though you are arriving at their home. The waitstaff is professional, courteous, knowledgeable, warm and friendly — our waitress enhanced our entire experience, expressing all these traits. And finally, the food is divine — inspired, creative, perfectly executed and approachable. We encountered no missteps. I would like to see, though, a more extensive au courant dessert list. There’s no doubt that Peninsula Grill’s accomplished kitchen could produce some spectacular sweet endings to complement the rest of its fantastic menu!
  2. VegasinCharleston

    New York Area

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a fabulous dining experience. David was so very attentive. The oysters were Devine. The Ceasar salad was exquisite. Loved the She crab soup The steak was grilled to perfection The salmon melted in my mouth. The wine selection could not have been more perfect, Many thanks for the Birthday treat!
  3. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waitress, Jessica, was amazing. Food was incredible. We celebrated with Creme Brûlée and brought the best coconut cake of all time home for later!
  4. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were excellent, we originally were going to sit outside, I luckily called night prior to move us in which they did ,all they had left were the booths in the bar area . I requested if possible to be placed into the main dining room. On arrival they had no problem moving us into the main dinning room . Lawrence was an excellent waiter food was awesome, couldn’t ask for a better 35th wedding anniversary dinner . Thank you all at Peninsula grill.
  5. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing. Which is easy to say, but much harder for the staff to make that type impression. When I say amazing I don’t take the term lightly. Everything was exactly the way it was designed to be. Michelle, our server, had the utmost professionalism and never missed a detail. She even went above and beyond to help us with special anniversary treat. Top notch all the way around. When compared to the likes of Prime (Bellagio), Hell’s Kitchen and similarly situated establishments the Peninsula Grill is a strong contender!
  6. JessW

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is where you want to go to celebrate a special occasion in Charleston! The interior is old-school formal with white tablecloths (gentlemen, wear a jacket!) and soft lighting. The service is impeccable. Everyone on the staff is very friendly. Our server, Stephanie, ensured that we had an amazing 30th anniversary experience. Cocktails were delicious, amuse bouche was delightful, the hot rolls and butter perfect, halibut cooked to perfection, goat cheese mashed potatoes sinfully good and the filet (their least-expensive cut, cooked medium-rare) melted like BUTTER in our mouths. Definitely the best piece of beef I have ever had anywhere (for those of us who can't afford wagyu - haha). We were too full to try their famous coconut cake, but they brought us the most lovely plate with fresh macarons and a greeting written in delicious chocolate. An exceptional experience - thank you Peninsula Grill!
  7. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb service. Superb cuisine. Our server Stephanie was excellent. The food was impeccable. The experience was unrushed.
  8. TangelaE

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Went for my husband’s birthday and had a great time!
  9. ValerieL

    Phoenix

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had our anniversary dinner here. Steak was undercooked but manager corrected the situation. Server was attentive. Coconut cake was the best! Will definitely return.
  10. JanieC

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wanted a special place to celebrate our wedding day, just the 2 of us, and this was so perfect. The finest of fine dining. The food was amazing and the service was top drawer. Just to sit back and observe the staff carryout their responsibilities so seamlessly was a joy to watch. Everyone made our special night even more special. Leave room for the delightful coconut cake. You will not be disappointed. This is an upscale restaurant so come dressed appropriately.
  11. Brooke1

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding cuisine and service, not to mention the view of the courtyard
  12. EMGGJC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic steaks, healthy sized shareable sides and you cannot leave without a slice of the Coconut Cake. Outstanding service.
  13. EricC

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful 30th anniversary dinner Both of us enjoyed every course we had, appetizers, entrees and the coconut cake for desert. The wine and champagne were amazing. Just a special meal Pricey - but worth for a special occasion All the dishes we had were fish or shell fish, cannot speak to the meat courses.
  14. ukcraig

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice restaurant, food good, prices high, service excellent, atmosphere quiet and reserved. Good for special occasions. As a local, I would go back, but not top of my list for fine dining in Charleston.
  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Memorable, marvelous meal! Superb service, impeccably delivered in a lovely ambience…. And the food was absolutely delicious. We will be back!
  16. Sandy

    Orlando

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a terrific dining experience we had. Started out with an 8:45 reservation. Got a call from the restaurant saying they had an 8 pm opening. We were thrilled. It only got better from there. Patio was very loud due to a wedding. They happily moved us inside. Now onto the food. Extraordinary. We chose the wild mushroom risotto with the duck breast. Duck was cooked to perfection; crispy skin, rendered perfectly. The Cesar salad was uniquely prepared and was delicious. Our server was knowledgeable and efficient. The Pièce de résistance was the coconut cake. I now know what everyone was raving about. Can’t wait for our next visit to Charleston to dine again. Reservations are a must.
  17. BillD

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far one of the very top restaurants in Charleston.
  18. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food that is unique and nuanced in flavor. Service was great - not too much and not pushy at all, but very attentive. The decor is understated but lovely and refined. It was a memorable experience and we will no doubt be back!
  19. Family3

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have not enjoyed this level of food quality and service in a long time. Very enjoyable.
  20. johnJ

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    I have been to this restaurant many times over the last 15 years. This recent visit was pale by comparison to earlier ones. The restaurant was crowded, the staff harried, and the food subpar. I do not expect restaurants to be perfect every visit, but if you charge $65 for a filet, it ought to be better than blah!
  21. Tekka

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food, wine options, --- will go again.
  22. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere and food, very classy for a date night and professional for a business dinner. Would recommend to anyone who is willing to spend a little more money on an experience.
  23. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Good experience. Amazing food. Ambience and noise level not great.
  24. das1

    San Antonio

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Service was horrible timing off Manager compted one of meals but very disappointed especially since Mother’s Day
  25. larryb

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Not worth the 100 per person brunch Just average with no exceptional experience or food The place is beautiful and can do so much better than this
  26. MarkF

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Elegant ambiance adds to overall enjoyment.
  27. WilliamS

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Ridiculously priced for what you get, also quality was poor
  28. SusanW

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    We had to wait forever to get our cocktails.We ordered steak it was overcooked so we sent it back, it took so long to get them redone we ate all of the vegetables before the steaks returned, the steaks were still not cooked how we had asked, so we just ate them. We were told they were so busy, not our problem! Don’t overbook your tables! Always had great food and service in the past.
  29. Katie

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Our waiter was so nice and helpful. They had the best salmon I have ever had. Definitely would recommend this if you want to go out for a fancy dinner.
  30. Jimmy

    Central Coast

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience! Wonderful menu, excellent quality! Great ambience! Highly recommend!
  31. DixonG

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress from New Zealand was amazing (Nabila?? (sp?)) and the food delicious. Thank you PG!
  32. ValerieP

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Good food. Service was not the best. It was pretty loud. Just felt rushed and put in a corner. Not the best experience.
  33. Seniorfoodie

    Naples

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good creative and served well at correct temp. Wait staff and bartender perfect.
  34. FrancineI

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server James was perfectly attentive and super timely delivering our drinks & food. Very unique twist on ceviche using halibut. The Caesar salad was delicious with a unique texture, as the romaine lettuce was topped with micro greens, radish & panko crumbs rather than croutons. Duck entree was juicy and ample in size. Hubby’s scallops were sweet & not gritty. It was our anniversary, & they treated us to a fancy plate decorated in chocolate with macarons & berries. Our best dining experience in Charleston!
  35. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ever think was great. Waitstaff worked well together and food was great.
  36. ValentineDiner

    Atlanta Metro

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed Peninsula Grill. I had the center cut filet, my husband had the salmon and we shared roasted mushrooms and goat cheese mashed potatoes. Good wine selection and very good service. I would go again!
  37. MARTIN

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, ambience, and service were superb, worthy of a Relais and château hotel.
  38. SharonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s simply perfect, period. Will visit every time I visit Charleston for sure!
  39. MirendyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service excellent food very good presentation lovely. I love going to a nice restaurant where you can hear the conversation and not the loud music! Such a pleasant experience!
  40. Mike

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful treat to dine with friends and have a great meal with exceptional service.

FAQs

Peninsula Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 7095 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Peninsula Grill

112 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Meeting Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Parking details

    Off street parking available with a parking garage on Hayne street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kalen Fortuna

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (843) 723-0700

  • Private party facilities

    In Charleston, the most delightful & most memorable private dining events take place at Peninsula Grill. When exceptional cuisine and world-class service are combined with a lush garden courtyard, a beautifully restored circa 1844 building, and three private dining venues, the result is spectacular.

  • Private party contact

    Monica Connetta: (843) 579-1677

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