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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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Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions
Description: The Ocean Room, Kiawah Island Golf Resort's premier Forbes 4 Star and AAA 4...
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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  • 33
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
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We were the first diners since that was the only reservation available the whole week we were there and it started off beautifully. There's not many tables where you can actually see the ocean so the view was nice but you may not get it. The food was good but not great. I wasn't overwhelmed by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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105 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were the first diners since that was the only reservation available the whole week we were there and it started off beautifully. There's not many tables where you can actually see the ocean so the view was nice but you may not get it. The food was good but not great. I wasn't overwhelmed by the prices since many... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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385 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is a nice steak focused restaurant at the Sanctuary. Reservations are suggested as it stays busy. It is on the pricey side but a good meal. The service is outstanding as the staff is well trained, prompt, and professional. I would have rated this a 5 star experience but the steaks just were not at this level. We started... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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75 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This has been my third time at the Ocean Room at the Sanctuary - all good times with either just my husband or with family or with a group of friends. What can I say, it's "The Ocean Room." Service has always been good. The food has been good too. There has never been a complaint in those areas. But,... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Dinner for our daughter's wedding was in the Ocean Room at The Sanctuary. It was a wonderful experience; the service, food, ambience, etc. was truly exceptional. Everyone was warm and friendly and the food was simply out of this world. The Ocean Room delivers on all counts creating a wonderful dining experience.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

First, the food is excellent. Second, you feel that you are in a secluded space reserved for the lucky few who stumble upon it or have made it their own secluded getaway for years. We were only disappointed that it was not open on Sunday night for dinner!

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Virginia
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank carlynnv
Columbia, South Carolina
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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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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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: Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions

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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