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All 17 Kiawah Island Restaurants

Ocean Room at The Sanctuary

1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29455
+1 843-768-6253
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $90
Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
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.

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 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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179 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 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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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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68 reviews 68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
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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242 reviews 242 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
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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95 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Ocean Room at The Sanctuary

Address: 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29455
Phone Number: +1 843-768-6253
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Kiawah Island
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 90
Cuisine: Sushi, Steakhouse, Grill

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