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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
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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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Hickory, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Columbia, South Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Food and service were excellent. Very expensive but excellent place for special occasion and celebrations. The views are beautiful.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Loved staff and food. 10/10 dining experience. Manhattan strip fantastic. Seafood delicious. ........

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This restaurant is top notch in a great resort hotel called "The Sanctuary" in the middle of Kiawah Island, SC. It is located up a grand staircase inside the Sanctuary (great venue for photographs) and the food and service is excellent (we especially liked our wait-person "Rob"). They couldn't have been more friendly and accommodating with suggestions and their service.... More

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Athens, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The hotel is posh, pricey, but worth every penny. The view? Unmatched. The food in every restaurant - including this one - never disappoints. Always exceeds expectations.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

When you are at a top notch resort you expect to pay top notch prices, but I expect also expect top notch food. Restaurant is elegant over looking the ocean...well certain tables. Wait staff was great and attentive. Wines offered by the glass were actually reasonable priced with a nice selection. The food...ok. $52 for a 10oz filet. It should... More

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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Service...top notch ...several people brought food and drinks over so everyone got everything hot and at the same time. The Kansas cut steak aged steak (recommended by our waiter) was the most flavorful steak that I have ever had in my life. Beautiful and elegant. A perfect Anniversary dinner!

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This was our third time dining here. The atmosphere is sublime, low lights, very elegant, you feel like you are out for a special occasion whether you are or not. The service is excellent as well. The food was delicious. It was pricey at over $500 for three people considering we brought my 11 year old and she had a... More

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Pa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

second floor west wing...nice food, great service, wonderful atmosphere. If you're staying at the hotel, you must enjoy a meal here too.

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