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Peninsula Grill

112 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401-3157 (Downtown)
+1 843-723-0700
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Ranked #4 of 739 restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Meeting Street
Description: Located in the very heart of Charleston's famed Historic District, this AAA Four-Diamond restaurant has been recognized by Departures, Conde 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, 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. The lush Peninsula Grill Courtyard is one of the Charleston's true hidden gems and the most romantic al fresco dining setting in the city. Peninsula Grill also offers private dining. Peninsula Grill is a proud member of Relais & Chateaux, an exclusive collection of restaurants and hotels in romantic destinations around the world. Business casual attire.
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English first
Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

The front of the house is superb. We love Missy, the wine expert Denis is extremely knowledgeable in all price categories, The manager Eric does a great job of making you feel very welcome, while the wait staff is cream of the crob. To name a few, whether it is Eric, Billy, mark, Jonathan, or any other server they do... More

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NC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

This is just the most perfect restaurant. The service is impeccable and the atmosphere is very nice--a bit crowded but worth it. I am gluten intolerant and when the waiter heard that he went back to the kitchen for gluten free bread that was delicious. The entrees are always delicious. The only problem is choosing. Now, if you are ready... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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200 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

We originally had plans for another prominent Charleston restaurant, but a late arrival, coupled with a telephonic meeting, as well as this place's location within our hotel, the Planter's Inn, encouraged us to change our evening's restaurant. As did the hot, humid, and potentially rainy weather. Boy, are we glad we did. This is a great restaurant. The first good... More

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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for such a complimentary review. We are all thrilled that you changed your original plans and joined us at Peninsula Grill. Over the past 17 years Peninsula Grill has focused all of our efforts on honing every detail of the cuisine and service we offer. We understand that the combination of Chef Graham Dailey's cuisine and the professional... More

Ringgold, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The food, the coconut cake, the ambiance everything about this place is wonderful. We dine here every time we visit and have never left disappointed.

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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and continued support. Peninsula Grill is a very special place. The combination of Chef Graham Dailey's cuisine, the beauty and elegance of our dining room and the care and professionalism of our service staff combine to create a memorable experience. Thank you for your many visits through the years. We look forward to continue serving... More

Millers Creek, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had been told we should dine at the Peninsula Grill while visiting Charleston. The service was wonderful but the food was average. Very expensive for an "average" meal.

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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit to Peninsula Grill and for sharing your experience at Tripadvisor. While I am thrilled that Peninsula Grill was recommended to you be so many of your friends I am disappointed that you felt that our cuisine did not match the quality of our service or the cost. We take great pride in the our cuisine... More

California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

I ate here while in Charleston for business. Eric greets you with a warm smile and Southern hospitality! I normally have the filet mignon, but went with the juicy chicken dish! Had a piece of world renowned coconut cake to go! I'll be back!

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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your multiple visits to Peninsula Grill. With so many world class restaurants in Charleston it is quite a complement for you to continue to choose to dine with us. As you point out in your review much of what makes Peninsula Grill special has to do with our longstanding and professional staff. Something as simple as a... More

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Had a great dinner there on 7/25/2014. Drinks, dinner and dessert was very good. The wait staff knew we were celebrating our anniversary, albeit a bit late but they all were attentive and wished us happiness. The dessert plates had Happy Anniversary written on them in Chocolate. Thanks for a great evening.

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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Peninsula Grill for celebrating your anniversary. I am thrilled that you had such a lovely evening. We are always honored that we are chosen to celebrate lif'e's special occasions and milestones. We look forward to celebrating with you again. Cheers, Ryan Groeschel General Manager / Sommelier Peninsula Grill Relais & Chateaux More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Although Peninsula Grill is pricey, the food is excellent and the wait staff friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. I shall be back.

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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are thrilled that you had such a memorable visit and look forward to your return, Best, Ryan Groeschel General Manager / Sommelier Peninsula Grill Relais & Chateaux More

Stockton, California
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have dined in many Charleston restaurants over the years and had been encouraged to eat at the Peninsula Grill by several friends, but for some reason or another had never been able to do so until our last visit. We arrived on-time for our reservation but had to wait for about 15 minutes to be seated. The dining room... More

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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit. We are thrilled that you took the time to honor the recommendations and endorsements of your friends. Peninsula Grill over the last 17 years has created a reputation, through our service and cuisine, which creates a demand for reservations as well as an excitement and liveliness in our dining room. We take the time to... More

Raleigh,
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Very much enjoyed dinner here. From appetizer to entree everything was fantastic. The service was exceptional as well. I will return here my next trip to Charleston

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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review. Peninsula Grill has created a reputation of being the lace to dine in Charleston through our attention to detail both in service and through Chef Graham Dailey's amazing cuisine. We look forward to serving you again. Best, Ryan Groeschel General Manager / Sommelier Peninsula Grill Relais & Chateaux More

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