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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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5:30 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: 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
  • 23
    Average
  • 6
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  • 4
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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
Anniversary Dinner

The Ocean Room is simply the best restaurant on Kiawah Island. The menu is incredible. The presentation is perfect. Most importantly, every course is delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Glen M
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The Ocean Room is simply the best restaurant on Kiawah Island. The menu is incredible. The presentation is perfect. Most importantly, every course is delicious.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Just left the ocean room. What a disappointment had there most expensive $100 bone in steak. Was so looking forward to this but very uneventful save your money and go to jasmine porch where had great meal last night As were seated at ocean room saw roach crawl under edge of drape. Should have taken that as bad sign and... More 

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Oakton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent service, beautiful dining room. We were there for our anniversary and they did a lovely rose petal arrangement on our table. It is a steak house, which I did not know. They did a nice job with a seafood appetizer.

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Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

My group dined at this restaurant during a business meeting. We found the staff to be efficient and extremely professional and the food was incredible! A few of the salmon entrees were very undercooked but the situation was remedied quickly. The filet mignon was incredible but the Cesar salad didn't have much flavor. All in all, a wonderful dinner with... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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112 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Very nice location and good service. Had some drinks and snacks here while we enjoyed the hotel and views of the beach.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Fantastic restaurant, although a bit pricey, but worth pushing the boat out. Would recommend taking a wrap or jumper as air conditioning quite chilly.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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41 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Sat on the porch after our round of golf and had beer and appetizers. Great menu and good service. You must try the hot crab dip-it was fantastic. The best part of the experience was the view of the beach and ocean. Not to be missed.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is a spot of heaven. We sat on the porch, and I doubt if there's a better view anywhere on earth. Seriously. We were a party of four, and had the crispy shrimp starter, which was very good. I had the wreck fish and hubs had the steak. I forget what the others had, and all were tasty. Again,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

When I dine at a place as unique as the Ocean Room I tend to look for flaws in service food, etc. as the expectation is flawless on all levels. That being said I can only state that they were very close to flawless. The drinks came in a reasonable period of time . The time it took to order... More 

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19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Went for dinner last Saturday night. Beautiful table with view of the ocean. The staff could not be more accommodating . Not rushed at all. Each course presented beautifully. Food was delicious but not entirely memorable but the atmosphere was enough to make up for that.

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Additional Information about Ocean Room at The Sanctuary

Address: 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29455
Phone Number: +1 843-768-6253
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Kiawah Island
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 90
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Sushi, Grill

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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: Steakhouse, Seafood, Sushi, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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