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Peninsula Grill

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112 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (Meeting Street)
+1 843-723-0700
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Description: Located in the very heart of Charleston's famed Historic District, this AAA...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The Pure, Gentle Southern Dining!

The PLANTER'S INN in Downtown Charleston instantly reminds guests of the Plantation days in the Deep South! One rates the ambiance more than any acclaimed hotel stars! Simply marvelous INN...but until you have been to their PENINSULA GRILL your existential experience is only partially complete... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The PLANTER'S INN in Downtown Charleston instantly reminds guests of the Plantation days in the Deep South! One rates the ambiance more than any acclaimed hotel stars! Simply marvelous INN...but until you have been to their PENINSULA GRILL your existential experience is only partially complete! A culinary delight awaits you of southern regional specialities...here too many to mention! Discovery leads... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While the food and service is exemplary, be sure to leave enough room for desert and be sure to order the Seven Layer Coconut Cake. It's almost a life changing experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I haven't visited Peninsula Grill since the former chef left several years ago. I had the opportunity to return (thanks to a wonderful gift certificate from my son!) recently, and the Peninsula Grill lived up to its already great reputation. We started the evening with the Lobster Skillet Cake and Crab Cake duo. It was absolutely delicious! The smoked bacon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We hadn't been here in 15 years! We had 3 couples , one visiting from Fla. It was an excellent experience overall. We all had soup or salad to begin. It was butternut squash bisque for the soup & my salad was a delicious beet salad. I had a delicious Sauvignon blanc to drink . My entree was salmon and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We phoned and inquired if we could make reservations and just order the oysters and drinks, and they welcomed us to join them for dinner. We also loved their famous coconut cake. We would return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I visit PG whenever we get a chance to come to Charleston. Great Bar, Great Food & Great Service ! Make a reservation (open table) and gentlemen please wear a coat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our seafood experience. We started with an oyster sampler...excellent. The trio of soups was also fun and tasty. The entree choices were on the money, the scallops were cooked perfectly as was the swordfish. Our server was nice and knew what she was doing. Their famous ultimate coconut cake was tasty. Not up to all the hype... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our dinner was outstanding. The duck with bok choy and corn pudding was perfectly prepared. Oysters were wonderful. The scallops we bland but the lobster sauce was superb. The coconut cake is beyond description. Great find and the bartender was fun while we waited for our table. Reservations a must!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I made reservations here (you should as well, as it can get quite busy) for my husband's birthday. Ambiance: It was too cold to eat in the courtyard, which was a shame cuz its so pretty. Inside was quite nice as well, however there were 2 or 3 large parties and that made the place slightly noisy. The Food: yummy!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Peninsula Grill far surpassed our expectations. We knew that Peninsula Grill was a good restaurant, but it was better then good. The starter of Oyster Stew was great followed by the Sea Scallops. The recommendation of the coconut cake was spot on. The cake was probably the best we have sampled.Good service, nice ambience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 112 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401
    (Meeting Street)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-723-0700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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