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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 759 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Downtown
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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
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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Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

our party of 8 all agreed that this is one of our very favorites in Charleston. The surf and turf at $42 was a solid value. Solid wine list. Salads were very tasty and the coconut cake is a must but one slice is enough for 4. Our waitress was absolutely wonderful and very professional and efficient. And the noise... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. Peninsula Grill success has been created by three things. First is the service that you enjoyed. Even on large tables Peninsula Grill's style of service creates a custom experience for your table. Each server has their own personal touch that adds to the evening. Chef Graham Dailey's cuisine concentrates on clean honest flavors created... More 

Ford City, Pennsylvania, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Our favorite meal of our trip. Plan to spend a good amount of money but it is worth every penny. All my husband could say was "Wow" for every course. Great wine selection

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

Thank you for sharing yoru visit to Peninsula Grill through TripAdvisor. We pride ourselves on offering a dining experience that is unequaled on Charleston. Chef Dailey's cuisine paired with our award winning service creates an evening that isn't soon forgotten. We look forward to your next visit to Charleston and Peninsula Grill. Cheers, Ryan Groeschel General Manager / Sommelier Peninsula... More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Peninsula Grill has few equals in the United States. From exquisite Southern dining to PERFECT service every single time, this is the restaurant I drive two hours to visit frequently. Foodies, make a point to spend a weekend in Charleston in order to dine at Peninsula Grill. They are peerless!

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

Thank you for your continued support over the years. One of the greatest compliments that any restaurant can receive is a return visit. Driving for 2 hours in order to make that return visit certainly tops that. We are very thankful for your loyalty and all of the compliments that you have shared. We look forward to your next visit.... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This was recommended by the concierge at our hotel. Boy was she right. Of the 5 Restaurants we visited in Charleston, we agree, this was the best one. I had the Lobster “3 Way” Lobster Ravioli, Lobster Tempura and Sautéed Lobster with Warm Tomato-Basil Vinaigrette. It was amazing. They gave u extra bread for the remaining sauce. My Server had... More 

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

Thank you for your visit and for sharing your amazing experience through TripAdvisor. Peninsula Grill has earned the reputation of being the place to dine in Charleston through experiences similar to yours. We take great pride in the cuisine of Chef Graham Dailey. We pay attention to every detail as we strive to create memorable experiences for all of our... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It was our first night in Charleston and Peninsula Grill was at the top of our menu for dining in the city. Despite the rain and a few circles trying to find a parking spot, it was well worth the effort as both the atmosphere and the attention to detail and service from our hostess and waiters were top notch.... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review praising our service. We are fortunate to have gathered a group of true service professionals. Our staff is knowledgeable, passionate and take great pride in the service that they offer. Our empeccable service paired with the Chef Graham Dailey's cuisine has created an experience that should not be missed in Charleston. Cheers, Ryan Groeschel... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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190 reviews 190 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I will first start by saying that I was truly excited to try this restaurant for the famed Coconut Cake. It turned out that the best thing I ate at the restaurant was the Lobster & Corn Chowder...loved it! Our friends had the Sampling of Soup Trio and decided that by far the lobster & corn chowder was their favorite.... More 

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

Thank you for your visit to Peninsula Grill. I am thrilled that you found the service to be "beyond attentive and helpful". We take a great deal of pride in our service and your confirmation of our efforts is greatly appreciated. I am sorry that you were not able to be as complimentary of your culinary experience. Chef Graham Dailey... More 

Atlanta, GA
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

the steak was cooked to perfection and the coconut case was a good as my Grandmother's - and that is perfection.

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

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are all thrilled that youi enjoyed your experience at Peninsula Grill so much. A perfectly grilled steak is a wonderful thing and equalling your Grandmothers coconut cake is a wonderful compliment. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers, Ryan Groeschel General Manager / Sommelier Peninsula Grill Relais & Chateaux More 

Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My friend and I were cold and hungry after a harbor cruise so we were looking for some hot soup and maybe a salad for dinner. We saw three interesting soups on the menu for the Peninsula Grill so decided to go there. I was a bit concerned because I knew this was quite a classy place and we weren't... More 

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

I am happy to hear, but not surprized, that you were treated so well during your visit to Peninsula Grill. While we do have a dress code it is not as ridged as one would think. It does however allow people to dress for dinner and experience Peninsula Grill's excellent service and hospitality. Thank you for sharing your experience. Best,... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It starts when you are first greeted by the hostess and does not end until you retrieve your coats to leave.....it is an experience to be treated as though you are the most important guest they have that evening, and our waiter was professional and knowledgeable, the food prepared exceptionally and the ambiance was very nice.....the evening could not have... More 

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

We look forward to seeing you on your next visits to Charleston. You have described Peninsula Grill perfectly. It is an experience. It is a combination of ambiance, service, hospitality and cuisine. As you mension in your review, Chef Dailey and his staff are "Top Notch", the service staff is seasoned professionals and we are passionate about hospitality. These characteristics... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We used to live in Charleston and try to get back when we can. We have our favorites, but always try to go somewhere different as well. Peninsula Grill is our new favorite and we will definitely return whenever we are in town. Absolutely delicious - drinks, appetizers, dinner, dessert! Best service ever in a restaurant!

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Planters_Inn, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued support of Peninsula Grill. Through the 17 years that we have served Charleston we have gained many friends and loyal followers. We have always thought that the biggest compliment we could receive is a return guest. We are thrilled that you continue to visit Peninsula Grill. We look forward to your nextr visit. Cheers, Ryan... More 

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Additional Information about Peninsula Grill

Address: 112 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401-3157
Phone Number: +1 843-723-0700
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 11:00 am  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 am  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 am  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 am  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 am  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 am  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 am  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
Cuisine: American

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