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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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    Very good
  • 23
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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
Excellent Dining Experience Overall

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Rob C
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Southlake, Texas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
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Southlake, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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, Doing business, Romantic, Scenic view

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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