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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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Today
7:00 am - 10:00 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 33
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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
Special Evening

Food and service was very nice. Gourmet with good portion sizes. The coconut cake is a must. Prices were on the high end. The starter salad was excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Teri R
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Cary, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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Cary, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Food and service was very nice. Gourmet with good portion sizes. The coconut cake is a must. Prices were on the high end. The starter salad was excellent.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

The 4 of us had a great time at peninsula grill, the food and service is excellent! We started with a yummy special app. It was a delicious ravioli. My brother had a really good salad. I had scallops for dinner with a balsamic reduction. Really nice time!

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Lynnfield
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104 reviews 104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Charming buffet continental breakfast served from 7:30 to 10:00 am in the grill room. Excellent service. Fabulous pastries, fresh fruit, and homemade granola. Fresh squeezed orange juice. Freshly prepared oatmeal - delish! Make sure you try a chocolate croissant! Patio & court yard available in warmer weather. Reasonable price!!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We visited The Peninsula Grill for my husband's 50th birthday. This is a high brow establishment - Reservations are recommended and dress appropriately. This is the kind of place that the waiter places the linen napkin in your lap for you. The food was good - definitely save room for dessert. My husband got the lamb chops, I got the... More 

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Montgomery, AL
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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

From the beautiful room with walls covered in velvet to a selection of incredible entrees and wines to the fabulous coconut cake that I always have to have at the end of the meal, Peninsula Grill is among the best in the country with flawless service. A must when you visit Charleston!

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Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The meal price is a little pricey, but the food and service was excellent. Their coconut cake, which they are know for, was delicious. One piece is plenty for one, two, three, or 4 people.... large portion. I had the Carolina trout and my wife had the scallops... both very tasty.

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

Thank you for your review of your evening at Peninsula Grill. I am thrilled that you and your wife enjoyed the experience so much. While the Ultimate Coconut Cake is a generous portion most guests get a little protective of the last couple bites when sharing with more than one person. It is always nice to compliment the Ultimate Coconut... More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is supposedly known in part for its coconut cake. Well I went into the bar/restaurant area this afternoon to try a piece of this famous cake. It was around 5:10 and none of the tables in the bar or restaurant were occupied and no one was waiting. I asked whether I could sit and have a slice and... More 

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

Thank you for bringing to light our shortcomming. Peninsula Grill has long been known for our cuisine, service and hospitality. We have earned the reputation of being the place to dine through continuously delivering the best of all three. Unfortunately we failed serving you on this occation. Due to our reputation we are quite popular with locals, guests of the... More 

Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I'll start off by saying we did not eat at the restaurant, but just bought a piece of their world-famous coconut cake to go. It's a fancy place with a dress code, so if you're not up for that it's good to know you can still access the cake. You can just order it from the front staff and they... More 

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

Thank you for singing the praises of the Ultimate Coconut Cake! It is worth every cent and I always say that the only way to make it better is to enjoy it at the end of a meal prepared by Chef Dailey and his staff and served by a waitstaff that is unequaled in Charleston. We look forward to a... More 

Ft, Myers
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Upon entry the staff makes you feel that you are in for a special treat. The scallops were outstanding but let's cut to the chase the coconut cake is a dream that you can eat. The waiter was incredible and was presented with an autographed book by the chef of the restaurants recipes. Outstanding!!!

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

We are honored to be your Favorite Restaurant! Peninsula Grill has always been about the experience. We know that it takes a combination of amazing food, exemplary service and genuine hospitality to make a restaurant great. Peninsula Grill has the reputation of providing all three nightly to each of our guests. We look forward to continuing to surpass your expectations.... More 

Narragansett, Rhode Island
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Great albeit expensive restaurant for a special experience...real pros with classy, attentive service. My first bite of the rack of lamb may be the single best bite of lamb I ever had....and of course their legendary coconut cake is to die for....

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

Thank you for your visit to Peninsula Grill and for your wonderful review. There is a secret to why Peninsula Grill's cuisine is loved by so many. It is very simple. We buy the best quality ingredients that we can find. We prepare them properly, with passion. Finally we present them in a way that highlights their quality. This cuisine... 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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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
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

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