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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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Pa
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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 NEW 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
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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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Contributor
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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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great meal here, we mainly ate Seafood and everything tasted fresh from the Low Country. We made plans to stay over for Sunday brunch we made the right choice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were staying at a villa close to the water on the Kiawah Island property. We reserved a table for four for dinner in Kiawah's Sanctuary Resort dining room, the Ocean Room. We were advised that there was a dress code of jacket for men and dress for the ladies. When we got there the dress code was honored more... More

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Las Cruces, NM
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We had a group dinner one evening. I was lucky enough to capture a seat facing the ocean. I got to watch the sun dip into the ocean and experience the full range of its color. It is a must place to be for dinner while on Kiawah.

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