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Ocean Room at The Sanctuary

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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: Dinner, 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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  • 29
    Very good
  • 25
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  • 7
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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
Superb--definitely on the list for a another visit

Great service, incredible food presented in a most awesome manner. I think James M. must have been looking for a restaurant of the "meat and two veg" style. Chef Rheinwald and GM Michael Blake have produced a truly five star experience for the most discriminating of taste. Not cheap but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Englishman58
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Johns Island, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Food is good but it is just nothing special. The place is a classic country club steakhouse. Amuse bouche is a joke, pre-prepared for hours in the fridge tasteless and without any ideas. The starters with the seafood platter is disappointing it cost 40 Dollars and it has 4 small oysters, 2 small shrimps, a small lobster tail and some... More 

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Johns Island, South Carolina
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great service, incredible food presented in a most awesome manner. I think James M. must have been looking for a restaurant of the "meat and two veg" style. Chef Rheinwald and GM Michael Blake have produced a truly five star experience for the most discriminating of taste. Not cheap but definitely worth the price.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We have wanted to go here for several years and finally we made it. It was during one of their sushi nights (Tuesdays through Saturday). We were excited to see sushi on the menu. We began at the bar for a drink before making our way to an empty table by one of the windows that overlook the ocean and... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Each member of our family of four had the three course prix fixe meal option - and we all loved everything we ate! The lobster bisque and fillet were our favorites and the chocolate dessert was unbelievable - I would love that recipe! Just last month, we had dinner at The French Laundry in Yountsville, CA which was just a... More 

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Lake Norman, North Carolina
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My wife and I had great expectations when we sat down for her 60th birthday and were told at the very first, "We are a steakhouse" by our waiter. I did learn something, if you find yourself searching through your steak with your knife and fork to try to find a piece of meat that might be chewable, something's wrong... More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Beautiful restaurant, great service, fantastic meals. Our 14 yr old wore nice shorts and the host said it was against dress code - the host was very apologetic and handled with great professionalism - even gave us glasses of champagne while my son went to change to pants. The entire evening was an enjoyable experience!

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Our family of six ate at the Ocean Room July 28, 2015. The service could not have been better. It was almost like each one of us had our own individual private waiter. Our head waiter, Graham, was excellent - extremely personable, knowledgeable, and friendly. The food was delicious and the atmosphere perfect.

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Southlake, Texas
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I am giving the Ocean Room an excellent rating despite having a waiter who left much to be desired. First, the atmosphere and setting are fantastic. Be sure to pack/wear slacks or better, as no shorts or denim are allowed in the main dining room. You can wear shorts in the lounge, but it is first come, first serve. Beautiful... More 

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Leland, North Carolina
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Dinner for four at the eloquent Ocean Room. Wait staff were exceptional. Couldn't be nicer or more accommodating. Food was excellent. Good size portions, cooked to perfection. Great wine list, although somewhat pricey. Gorgeous surroundings both inside the hotel and outside on the grounds. What a wonderful experience.

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Kiawah Island, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Was very impressed with the service and attention that was given to us while we were here. They gave us some wonderful tastes from the chef that we did not order. Presentation was superb.

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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: Japanese, Steakhouse, Seafood, Sushi, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Scenic view, Romantic

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?