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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 744 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $10 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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339 reviews 339 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

My wife and I enjoyed a rib-eye and filet. We had one starter.... the lobster and corn cexhowder (fantastic); and smashed goat cheese potatoes as one side and asparagus as the other. The filet was perfect; the rib-eye had great flavor - very large.. but not prime... seemed to have very little fat for a rib-eye... and it was a... More

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Oxford, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We had a great, relaxing and delicious dinner for our anniversary. The waiter was incredibly knowledgeable, did not rush us and above all, nice! Food was imaginative - the duck with sweet corn flan and cherry demi-glaze was a perfect taste combination. They were also kind enough to present us with a sweet treat for our anniversary. Great special occasion... More

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Mt Pleasant, SC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Maybe Peninsula's initial success when we moved to Charleston and first dined there was destined not to be equaled, but the last two visits have not measured up. The first-time rack of lamb was likely the best ever eaten, anywhere, and an early softshell crab was splendid as an appetizer. The second time the lamb was sent back and taken... More

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Planters_Inn, Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review

Dear George V. -- Your review points out our greatest challenge here at Peninsula Grill -- every dish needs to be perfect every time to meet expectations that are extremely high for one reason -- we have created so many perfect dining experiences. Our hard earned reputation creates the expectation, and we meet that expectation 99% of the time. We... More

Sycamore, IL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Favorite things about Peninsula Grill: 1) Gorgeous, posh decor 2) Unbelievably attentive and friendly staff 3) Exceptionally good meals--we took advantage of the restaurant week special they had going on, and it gave us a wonderful taste of what the restaurant does best--steak and seafood!

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Planters_Inn, Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review

Hi Psycherie -- It looks like you checked off all of the important items on your list but one -- making the reservation for your next meal at Peninsula Grill! Here's hoping you will do that sooner rather than later. Thank you for the kind words! More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Jonathon was our servor. He was impeccable! The scallops, filet with truffle butter and cocunut cake - Heavenly!

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Planters_Inn, Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review

Hi Pogoe -- thank you for that post! We are pleased to know how delighted you were with your dining experience at Peninsula Grill. Cheers! More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We dined at the Peninsula Grill, on Saturday the 13th September. What a treat! Added to that we were lucky enough to eat there during restaurant week!!!! The food, we started with the mussels and home made foccacia, then onto a trio of fish for main, finishing off with the lemon pound cake, we had cocktails, Prosecco and to close... More

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Planters_Inn, Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review

Restaurant Week was a blast for us here at Peninsula Grill -- we got to meet so many new customers and introduce them to the joys of fine dining. We are delighted to learn that you were so pleased, and thank you for sharing your thoughts with others. More

Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Was here with a large group for a business dinner and had a tasty meal. The decor was nice and the service was good, but the restaurant was extremely noisy and it was hard to carry on a conversation. The cuisine was excellent but the setting wasn't the best for a business meal.

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Planters_Inn, Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review

The joyful cocophony of happy diners aside, it sounds like your meal was excellent in every other way! Thank you for sharing your thoughts, and we hope you will give us another try in the future. More

Lancaster, New York, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We celebrated our 46th anniversary here on Sept. 7th. Perfect place. Food was outstanding and we were lucky to hit restaurant week so we ordered from the chefs choice and was not disappointed. Even though it came with dessert our son had pre-arranged to pay for dessert , coffee and after dinner drinks so we indulged in their world famous... More

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Planters_Inn, Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review

Hi Diane L. -- Thank you, and, once again, Happy Anniversary! We are thrilled to hear how special your dining experience was. Thank you for sharing your experience with others through TripAdvisor. We look forward to welcoming you back to Planters Inn and Peninsula Grill. More

Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It is well known the food at Peninsula Grill is fantastic, so the focus of my review is rather on the service. We recently held our Rehearsal Dinner there in a private room and the treatment we received was beyond outstanding. Everything was well coordinated, timed, and considered with the guests in mind. There was no doubt they cared about... More

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Planters_Inn, Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review

Dear CL -- thank you very much for your enthusiastic endorsement. Chris and his colleagues on the private dining service team appreciate your kind words. We look forward to your return. Cheers! More

Roxboro NC
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102 reviews 102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

One of the bucket list of things to do was to go to Peninsula Grill and have the coconut cake; we didn't realize it wasn't open for lunch but someone went into the restaurant and made it possible for us to purchase a couple of slices; they gave us plastic ware/napkins, etc to enjoy our cake; We had it after... More

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Planters_Inn, Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your post on TripAdvisor. What a pity you did not get to really experience Peninsula Grill! If you return to Charleston, please plan ahead and make a reservation for dinner so that you can write a review based upon an entire dining experience rather than a "to go" order of a slice of cake. The reason that... More

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