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Ocean Room at The Sanctuary

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Steakhouse, Sushi, Grill
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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
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Excellent

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
KateAlways
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New Jersey
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
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New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Indianaolis
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

If your at the hotel you do this, its a great restaurant. A bucket list deal. Its a very good place to eat and fall in love again.

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Summerville, South Carolina
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Attentive service combined with perfectly prepared food resulted in a very pleasant dining experience.

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Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great meal, excellent wait staff, solid wine list, lobster bisque was the best I've tasted. Reservations taken and thank goodness they stress NO BLUEJEANS.

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Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Two of us there for the restaurant week menu, 5 star completely ! Very impressive service and terrific food,steak cooked perfectly and good size, no scrimping whatsoever. My wife has food allergies which we mentioned when we made a reservation and when greeted table side the waiter JT reviewed the list of food she can't eat and he offered a... More 

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner at this very polished restaurant. While the fresh local fish was outstanding we also had a tremendous bone in steak

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Top Contributor
275 reviews 275 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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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, Sushi, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?