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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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5:30 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: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Ocean Room, Kiawah Island Golf Resort's premier Forbes 4 Star and AAA...
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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Visitor rating
  • 102
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Looks and feels magnificent, with good but not great food.

This restaurant feels like old-style southern high class, and its was a neat experience. The rooms are big and beautifully decorated, on par with the rest of the resort. The food itself was good, but honestly i was expecting better for the prices at this restaurant. Do not let that discourage you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Austin W
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Dubuque, Iowa
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
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156 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dubuque, Iowa
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This restaurant feels like old-style southern high class, and its was a neat experience. The rooms are big and beautifully decorated, on par with the rest of the resort. The food itself was good, but honestly i was expecting better for the prices at this restaurant. Do not let that discourage you though, if you are willing to spend the... More 

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Avon, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Food is amazing; service is up there with the best; very expensive but worth every penny; old style and proper; enough food to last a week; will not go home hungry

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We went for a celebration dinner and the food and service was excellent - no complaints at all. But why is the decor so dark? It creates a subdued atmosphere and is in contrast to the rest of the Island which is always buzzy and fun. Change the decor to get an excellent rating.

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Bethesda, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I never write reviews but I am for here because I want the food to be better! The setting is so pretty and the service is very good but the food is overpriced and is not what it should be. We live in Washington DC and we are accustomed to very good food and used to paying very high prices... More 

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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Had a large group at the Ocean Room for dinner on Easter weekend. Excellent service, beautiful setting. Food was solid but very over-priced, even relative to NYC restaurants that we frequent. Very impressive wine list if you are on an expense account but there were only a handful of bottles under $200. The sommelier is not doing his job if... More 

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Ontario
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I totally trust The Sushi Lounge for the freshest fish, very good presentation and relaxed atmosphere. We enjoy the banquettes the most, but that is a personal preference. We had a beautiful Rose which was recommended by a friend and excellent staff and I would have the same combination on return.

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New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Excellent food and service. Loved everything - the ambience, service and food. You can't go wrong with the Ocean Room.

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Atlanta, GA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Food was really delicious. Server was very fun and cared for our every need. Wine list is extensive.

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Lakewood, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The best pepper crusted filet we have ever had - and we have had a few. The server was great - suggesting just the right wines for each course. With a view of both the ocean and a fireplace on a cool night, we could not have been happier. Don't miss it!

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Lebanon, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The Sanctuary is a stunning hotel and the Ocean Room physically lives up to expectations. However the food ( with the exception of the dry aged manhattan Strip steak which was excellent) was subpar. The Caesar salads were wilted and soggy with no taste. We regretted not sending them back but are not used to complaining in restaurants (and are... 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: Steakhouse, Seafood, Sushi, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business, Scenic view

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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