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Ocean Room at The Sanctuary

One Sanctuary Beach Dr, Kiawah Island, SC 29455
843-768-6253
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon 6:00 am - 1:00 am
Tue 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Forbes 4-star/AAA 4-Diamond Ocean Room at Kiawah Island Golf Resort specializes in an unparalleled steakhouse experience. Chef Nathan Thurston and team have sourced the finest meats obtainable from artisan and local cattle ranches. Dishes include both wet and dry-aged grass-fed steaks and chops as well as items for the non-meat eater. The décor reflects a classic “steakhouse” ambiance including the elegant lounge furnished in mahogany and leather to enhance this incomparable oceanfront dining room.

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Chicago, Illinois
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85 reviews 85 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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223 reviews 223 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Their brunch did not have enough variety and was very expensive. My friends and I ended up paying $60/person for crackers and cheese! Would not visit again!

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

First, the food is excellent. Second, you feel that you are in a secluded space reserved for the lucky few who stumble upon it or have made it their own secluded getaway for years. We were only disappointed that it was not open on Sunday night for dinner!

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Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had eaten at the Ocean Room several years ago (at that time, jackets were required, not sure if that is still the case) and it was delish. We opted to eat in the bar area so we could be a little more casual. We were pleasantly surprised to find that we could order from the full Ocean Room menu... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Such a delicious meal! Two months later and some of the details have gone a little foggy. That said, my entree was so good that it remains crystal clear. I had the sea scallops with Charleston rice: so light, fluffy, and flavorful--and the perfect portion size. We also enjoyed our appetizers and cocktails. In fact, we opted for a second... More

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Hickory, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We did not stay at the Sanctuary but made reservations to eat at the Ocean Room to celebrate my birthday while we stayed on the island. The food is wonderful! The service good but since we weren't staying at the Sanctuary we were given the basic care and nothing more. Only thing special was the price. It could have been... More

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Saint Ansgar, Iowa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It's sort of electric there...with the PGA golf course view and the ocean on the 18th green. The food was all really good. We wanted to go back but there wasn't enough time in the week!

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