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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
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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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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Summerville, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We celebrate birthdays here every year and they never disappoint... Every meal was cooked and presented to perfection and the tiny little strawberry whip cream red velvet birthday cakes were pure decadence. We love how they present all women with tufted stools to set your purse on and the view is serenely beautiful

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Nashville
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

This was my family's second visit to the Ocean Room and what we had hoped was a fluke with the first visit turned into a disappointing realization with the second. The food is inconsistent in quality and very consistent in being overpriced -- a very frustrating and unfortunate combination, particularly when you spend $800+ for 4 people. The waitstaff, although... More

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Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have eaten here several times and never been disappointed. This time was no exception. There were eight of us and each felt as though he/she had been singled out for special service. The food was immaculate and we each had a different entree. I had the crab cakes and found them among the best I had ever had. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

With a view of the Atlantic Ocean, extraordinary food and service beyond expectation, our visit to the Sushi Lounge of The Ocean Room was one of the very best meals we have ever had. My Maki Roll with mushrooms from the Mepkin Abbey was amazing from flavor to texture. My wife's bisque was served so very elegantly. But, the topper... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We have been to the Sanctuary many many times but we were never in the mood for the Ocean Room which we perceived as overly fancy. Tonight they welcomed our 6 and 11 year old warmly and offered them children's menus. My husband absolutely loved his steak even compared with the palm, del Friscos etc. Really a lovely experience at... More

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10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Wife had a steak with blue cheese and I had the catch of the day, grouper. Both very good with the steak excellent. Only criticism was grouper seemed a little small for price but very thick with fine flavor. Pommes frites maybe best I've ever had. Wife loved her low country onion soup. Best she ever had. Waiter knew his... More

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