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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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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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 23
    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
Good fun but why is it do dark

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Curious_Traveller636
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
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154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

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
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 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
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
85 reviews 85 reviews
51 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?