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All 17 Kiawah Island Restaurants

Ocean Room at The Sanctuary

1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29455
+1 843-768-6253
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $90
Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
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.

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NY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This restaurant is great if you don't feel like leaving the hotel. Service was exceptional - but there is still a bit of a "hotel dining" feel to the table layout. Food selection and portions could be a little more in line with "healthy" eating too - to compliment the active lifestyle there.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The Ocean Room is a very elegant dining experience. The food was close to perfect and the service was excellent. Our server lacked some confidence and was not as seasoned as others, but we had absolutely no complaints. The wine pairing was good, but not as outstanding as I expected from this top tier restaurant. The Ocean Room is a... More 

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Los Angeles
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We had a wonderful experience! Our waiter was engaging and gave us great recommendations. Our table looked out on the beach and sunset. Food ... delicious! Room ... gorgeous! View ... amazing! So happy we went here!!

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Oyster Bay, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

The view from this restaurant is just breathtaking. Just as all other areas of the Sanctuary the staff was top notch as was the food.

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Virginia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

The Ocean Room is one of the landmarks in coastal South Carolina. The large dining area is exquistely furnished and the sea is just outside the windows. The facility is staffed by a large team of servers who are competent and friendly. We found the meals to be good but not really praise worthy. The sea bass was overcooked and... More 

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New Jersey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We took advantage of the special early dining menu ($49 pp for 3 course meal). Beautiful setting, attentive service, and excellent food. The Sanctuary is an amazing facility - love the architectural detail.

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Make sure you climb the beautiful grand staircase and visit the Ocean Room. The food is delicious and the views are breathtaking.

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Mt Pleasant
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80 reviews 80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I had the tile fish, and it was so good! I love the atmosphere at the Sanctuary, and so the restaurant upstairs is upscale, relaxing, and intimate (though we had a large group and that was perfect, too).

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Clearwater, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I were married at The Sanctuary in December with dinner to follow at The Ocean Room. The meal, service and ambiance were outstanding. I am fortunate enough to travel the world, and without question this hotel and restaurant are world class. Worth every dollar!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

This was one of the fanciest dinners I've ever had. Was here during restaurant week. Place is gorgeous. Service impeccable. They brought a stool over for my purse. That was a first. We had shrimp, beef tenderloin, lobster bisque, coconut panna cotta. It was all fantastic. Had the best date night.

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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: Sushi, Steakhouse, Grill

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