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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
manalapan,NJ
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Disliked our snobby waiter. Disliked the overpriced, average, over spiced steak. Liked the wines. Disliked the nickel and diming of every item, including sause and basic sides.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

A 5:30 seating found us in possession of an incredible table centered in the upper section of the main dining room. The view was perfection, except for that off center fox just to the left of my line of vision out to the ocean. Josh greeted us warmly and cheered us with his buoyant banter. Alex provided us with thoughtful... More

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The Sanctuary offers the BEST brunches around. I would fly to South Carolina just for the brunches, but my sister lives on Kiawah Island so when I visit this is a must.

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Carrollton, TX
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We had a group of 8 women at this restaurant. The service was excellent, the staff was extremely friendly. Many of us wanted to split an entree and we were immediately told that we could not only split the entree but the bill would be split for us as well. How often does that happen?!? I would consider this a... More

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Valdosta
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

And, sadly, I was hungry at the end. The food was scrumptious, yummy truffles atop risotta, my new husband had fish that tasted too strong to suit me. I think for the money we spent, we would have been happier with something else. The staff was attentive and the sashimi appetizer was very nice, albeit skimpy.

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We have made our second trip to Kiawah and our second trip to the Ocean Room. We came back for the steak and the great views. The service was exceptional as always. My husband tried some new German beer and we had a great time.

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Concord,MA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Although we have been to the Sanctuary a number of times- this is the first time we ventured into the Ocean Room. Our two teenagers are finally of an age where we could try the restaurant- and it was a real hit with our entire family. First the setting, with the girls (my wife and daughter) facing the "Ocean view"... More

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Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Awful! If you claim to be the best you should be able to be creative in your cousine! I am a vegan and told the concierge 2 days in advance that we were going there for dinner. She assured me that they would do something great. You would think a 5 star restaurant could come up with something. Gave me... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We had a group dinner at the Ocean room. Food was very good and the service was impeccable. The dessert left a bit to be desired, but overall a really fine meal for a group of about 100.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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210 reviews 210 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I cannot say enough about the experience at this gem of a restaurant at the Sanctuary. The food can only be described as elegant and delicious. The staff goes so far out of their way to provide attentive service, as is at the entire resort. When ordering you can expect extremely unique and delicious southern fare options that are prepared... More

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