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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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
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, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Located in the very heart of Charleston's famed Historic District, this...
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
Our Favorite Restaurant

We live in Florida but visit Charleston a couple of times a year, and make certain to eat at the Peninsula Grill. The food has always been excellent and the service outstanding; we feel like royalty each time we dine there. Tonight was no exception. I had the steak au poivre and my wife had the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Wistarmo
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Eustis, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Eustis, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We live in Florida but visit Charleston a couple of times a year, and make certain to eat at the Peninsula Grill. The food has always been excellent and the service outstanding; we feel like royalty each time we dine there. Tonight was no exception. I had the steak au poivre and my wife had the fish special. Dinner would... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I came to the Peninsula Grill with no reservations and were seated immediately. The staff was very attentive and the food was superb! We were sent a complimentary appetizer, compliments of the chef. Each dish was explained in great detail. We were not made to feel rushed. All in all the staff made us feel like we... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

You feel as if you have walked into a part of a old sourthern home. Some girlfriends decided to stop in for after dinner drinks and dessert. We enjoyed the atmosphere of the bar area. and the desserts were fabulous ... the ULTIMATE COCONUT CAKE awesome and the chocolate sampler plate made our evening...

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Calfiornia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent from the wait staff to the cake. Great wine selection along with local fare and excellent preparation made our evening there a very special evening. I had the redfish special and my wife, the scallops. Both were cooked and prepared with excellent accompaniments so that we didn't bother with sides. we had to save room for the coconut cake.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is the best meal I've ever had. The service was excellent also. The special starter was assorted tomatoes with watermelon and upstate Carolina peaches with I believe goat cheese. Delicious!!! My entree was swordfish with goat cheese smashed potatoes. Those potatoes were the best thing I've ever eaten. This isn't just a restaurant but a destination in Charleston to... More 

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

Thank you for such a wonderful, glowing review. Responses such as yours are the reason that Peninsula Grill is the place to dine in Charleston. An evening at Peninsula Grill reminds you of the difference between going out to eat and Dining. It is a true experience that will remind you what dining should be. Thank you for your visit.... More 

Orlando, FL.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is as close to culinary perfection as you will get, but please read the menu before you go because as I have mentioned, so many restaurants in Charleston seem to feature the same dishes! My advice to the chefs in this town is to take out your cook books and spread your wings a little.... Be adventurous! Contrary to... More 

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

Thank you for your visit and for your review. Peninsula Grill has spent the last 18 years serving Charleston some of the best and most flavorful cuisine in Charleston. While we do have some items that have become signature dishes our menu changes seasonally to keep up with the local produce that we are able to get. Thank you for... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I recently celebrated our 1st anniversary in Charleston, and decided on Peninsula Grill for our anniversary dinner. We had high expectations after seeing all the great reviews and browsing through their menu, but our experience left us disappointed. I had the roasted chicken and my wife had the scallops. Both dishes left something to be desired—the chicken... More 

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

Congratulations on your anniversary! Thank you for celebrating with us at Peninsula Grill. I am very disappointed that you did not receive the complete Peninsula Grill experience. It is necessary for the cuisine, service and ambiance of the restaurant to all come together perfectly in order to be truly great. I hope that you will give us another visit to... More 

Arcadia, California
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155 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The food and service were excellent but wanted an intimate dinner and couldn't even hear each other. It seemed that every table was having a shouting match and really became annoying after a while. Oyster sampler was the outstanding , Red Fish was fresh, mushroom grits were amazing! And of course couldn't leave without the sumptuous coconut cake!, which made... More 

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

Thank you for enjoying your evening at Peninsula Grill despite that evening's volume. Peninsula Grill's dining room is designed to be alive and exciting. There is the dynamic of the open kitchen, the orchestration of the service staff and the excitement of the diners. Due to our popularity that excitement grows and wanes as our guests fill the room and... More 

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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Have been dining here for many, many years. Have never had a bad meal nor subpar service. Everything is top notch.

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

Thank you for your continued support. Peninsula Grill is the standard for consistency. Over the last 18 years we have developed a unique combination of cuisine, service and hospitality that has made us famous. As you have probably noticed that experience is a living and growing thing. We continue to improve and to look for ways to better serve our... More 

Perry, Ohio
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Every trip to Charleston includes at least one mid morning breakfast out in the garden. The waitress in the morning are awesome, and always makes things enjoyable for us. My wife and I visit twice a year for the last 11-12 years and we always have to go here for a wonderful breakfast

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

Thank you for sharing your favorite late breakfast spot with TripAdvisor. While we don't have a brunch on the weekends our hours of 8:00 to 11:00 AM do allow for a late breakfast in the beauty of our magnificent courtyard. We look forward to your next visit and the opportunity to serve you again. Cheers, Ryan Groeschel General Manager Peninsula... More 

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

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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