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Ocean Room at The Sanctuary

One Sanctuary Beach Dr, Kiawah Island, SC 29455
843-768-6253
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon 6:00 am - 1:00 am
Tue 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Forbes 4-star/AAA 4-Diamond Ocean Room at Kiawah Island Golf Resort specializes in an unparalleled steakhouse experience. Chef Nathan Thurston and team have sourced the finest meats obtainable from artisan and local cattle ranches. Dishes include both wet and dry-aged grass-fed steaks and chops as well as items for the non-meat eater. The décor reflects a classic “steakhouse” ambiance including the elegant lounge furnished in mahogany and leather to enhance this incomparable oceanfront dining room.

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English first
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245 reviews 245 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Ocean Room is formal (with dress attire to match) which we sometimes avoid on vacations since we are in business garb all week. However, the views of ocean and atmosphere are phenomenal. Service was attentive (felt like having our own private server) and menu options were superb. Highlights included caesar salad, lobster bisque, grouper, beef tenderloin, and the chocolate almond... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The Ocean Room was a 5 stars in my book. We had a very romantic and delicious dinner the night before leaving.

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Weston, Massachusetts
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51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Fairly formal main restaurant at their Sanctuary Hotel. The food was outstanding. We chose to sample a number of dishes which the superb staff was more than happy to split on two plates. Generous portions were perfectly prepared. The wine list which contained many of the usual suspects of fine wines was adequate but was not very large by fine... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Had "restaurant week" menu offering so can't really say much. Food was hit-or-miss. We were a group of 6 & none us of finished our meals, not b/c were full but b/c didn't want to waste stomach real estate with mediocre food. But regular menu might be great so my review might not be the best to judge from!

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Newtown, Connecticut
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

While staying at Kiawah Island Golf Resort with friends we had the pleasure of dinning in the Ocean Room. Everything about the room, The Sanctuary itself was impeccable. Our server JT was exceptional with a "what-ever-you-need-is-possible" attitude and just a great personality. The rest of the wait staff, and there are a ton of wait staff, were equally outstanding. The... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were the first diners since that was the only reservation available the whole week we were there and it started off beautifully. There's not many tables where you can actually see the ocean so the view was nice but you may not get it. The food was good but not great. I wasn't overwhelmed by the prices since many... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is a nice steak focused restaurant at the Sanctuary. Reservations are suggested as it stays busy. It is on the pricey side but a good meal. The service is outstanding as the staff is well trained, prompt, and professional. I would have rated this a 5 star experience but the steaks just were not at this level. We started... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This has been my third time at the Ocean Room at the Sanctuary - all good times with either just my husband or with family or with a group of friends. What can I say, it's "The Ocean Room." Service has always been good. The food has been good too. There has never been a complaint in those areas. But,... More

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Conway, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Dinner for our daughter's wedding was in the Ocean Room at The Sanctuary. It was a wonderful experience; the service, food, ambience, etc. was truly exceptional. Everyone was warm and friendly and the food was simply out of this world. The Ocean Room delivers on all counts creating a wonderful dining experience.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Their brunch did not have enough variety and was very expensive. My friends and I ended up paying $60/person for crackers and cheese! Would not visit again!

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Additional Information about Ocean Room at The Sanctuary

Address: One Sanctuary Beach Dr, Kiawah Island, SC 29455
Phone Number: 843-768-6253
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Kiawah Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 6:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Grill

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