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Ocean Room at The Sanctuary

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1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29455
+1 843-768-6253
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Description: The Ocean Room, Kiawah Island Golf Resort's premier Forbes 4 Star and AAA 4...
The Ocean Room, Kiawah Island Golf Resort's premier Forbes 4 Star and AAA 4 Diamond restaurant, offers an unparalleled steakhouse experience, featuring a variety of signature dishes. The Ocean Room culinary team is committed to supporting local farmers by utilizing locally sourced beef, seafood, poultry and produce when writing their seasonally changing menu. Complementing Chef Jason Rheinwald's cuisine is Wine Spectator's "Best Of" Award Winning Wine Program, enticing to the most discriminating oenophile. With over 1000 selections The Ocean Room strives to showcase the characteristics of the world's finest varietals, regions, growers, and producers. A Forbes 4 Star and AAA 4 Diamond restaurant. "Best of Award of Excellence" 2010/2011 by the Wine Spectator.
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  • 146
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 8
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful food, great service

We enjoyed a wonderful steak dinner on our first night staying at The Sanctuary. They have a great selection of cocktails, but the bartender was willing to improvise a special request. We dined in the less formal bar area, which is very cozy and our table in the corner felt private. We were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
steviepluto
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New Market, Maryland
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New Market, Maryland
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a wonderful steak dinner on our first night staying at The Sanctuary. They have a great selection of cocktails, but the bartender was willing to improvise a special request. We dined in the less formal bar area, which is very cozy and our table in the corner felt private. We were treated well from arrival to departure by... More 

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Thank steviepluto
Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

From the beginning to the end we had a wonderful experience. Alex our server was a true professional. His calm dimeaner was soothing and his suggested food pairings surely heightened our experience. My wife and I shared the new Caesar (delicious and one of a kind with shaved egg yolks and anchovies that wee not over powering) the suggested Ribeye... More 

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Blythewood, SC
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed an anniversary dinner at the Ocean Room. Everything was exceptional. Excellent service. Delicious food. We enjoyed a bone-in dry-aged ribeye steak, farmers salad, and lobster mac and cheese. The cocktails and wine list are also extensive and very good. This place is definitely worth the splurge.

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Thank foxsc
Southeast coast
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Guests of a vendor for dinner. Extensive wine list. My grass fed NY Strip steak was incredible in flavor and texture; my wife could cut her filet with just a fork. Salads, sides and appetizers were all very, very good. Homemade ice cream dessert wasn't anything special. But the steaks.... I wanna come back! Soon.

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Thank Hoochee
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A perfect place to enjoy a perfect evening. In every aspect. Food, wine selection, service. Always perfect.

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POUGHKEEPSIE
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service superb . Dress code required a bit pricey but excellent quality.the view is beautiful from the large windows looking out at the ocean

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Thank TOM S
Berlin, CT
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just one of the best restaurants to dine and view spectacular views of the Atlantic ocean and the PGA golf course. The food is excellent and staff is courteous and knowledgable.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The first night of our Golf or Gourmet vacation at the Sanctuary found us enjoying the Best meal in years. You have got to partake in the fabulous Beef Selections in The Ocean Room. If you are not in a package that includes meals it will be very expensive. The wine is expensive as well. However, the service is first... More 

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Thank John J
Burlington, Vermont
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I wasn't expecting a 5-star meal walking into this restaurant. We had read reviews on Tripadvisor and Google, and expected great scenery, ok food, and good service for a high price. We were pleasantly surprised to have a truly excellent meal, fantastic service, and yes - a high price, but totally worth it. The menu is short with limited options;... More 

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Thank StatiTati
North Carolina
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Our two and a half hour meal, was an experience everyone should try once. We lost track of how many different utensils, plates (of all sizes and shapes) bowls and glassware were brought to our table with each changing course, but the service was over-the-top and each and every server, food runner, water person were smiling polite and eager to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29455
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Kiawah Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-768-6253

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 90
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

The Ocean Room, Kiawah Island Golf Resort's premier Forbes 4 Star and AAA 4 Diamond restaurant, offers an unparalleled steakhouse experience, featuring a variety of signature dishes. The Ocean Room culinary team is committed to supporting local farmers by utilizing locally sourced beef, seafood, poultry and produce when writing their seasonally changing menu. Complementing Chef Jason Rheinwald's cuisine is Wine Spectator's "Best Of" Award Winning Wine Program, enticing to the most discriminating oenophile. With over 1000 selections The Ocean Room strives to showcase the characteristics of the world's finest varietals, regions, growers, and producers. A Forbes 4 Star and AAA 4 Diamond restaurant. "Best of Award of Excellence" 2010/2011 by the Wine Spectator.
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?