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Ocean Room at The Sanctuary

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Sushi, Steakhouse, 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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Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Excellent steaks!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
smokynationalpark
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Summerville, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 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
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
268 reviews 268 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 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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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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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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: Sushi, Steakhouse, 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?