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Ocean Room at The Sanctuary

One Sanctuary Beach Dr, Kiawah Island, SC 29455
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon 6:00 am - 1:00 am
Tue 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 am
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had eaten at the Ocean Room several years ago (at that time, jackets were required, not sure if that is still the case) and it was delish. We opted to eat in the bar area so we could be a little more casual. We were pleasantly surprised to find that we could order from the full Ocean Room menu... More

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Boulder, Colorado
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Such a delicious meal! Two months later and some of the details have gone a little foggy. That said, my entree was so good that it remains crystal clear. I had the sea scallops with Charleston rice: so light, fluffy, and flavorful--and the perfect portion size. We also enjoyed our appetizers and cocktails. In fact, we opted for a second... More

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Hickory, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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
12 helpful votes 12 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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