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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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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Perfect

Perfect meal. Not inexpensive but worth it. Our waitress Alexa was superb. Great wine list. Setting. Service

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2013
liketoeatWestchester
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Westchester
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Westchester
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68 reviews 68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Perfect meal. Not inexpensive but worth it. Our waitress Alexa was superb. Great wine list. Setting. Service

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Bloomington, MN
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

My dad treated my friend and me to dinner at The Ocean Room on our vacation in July. We were seated with Alex, who is by far the best server I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. The staff at the Ocean Room is always first class. The food was amazing. The view was perfect. We were seated in... More 

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

A first class dining experience right in the hotel. Great food, excellent wine list, great dining room. Highly recommend.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The staff, from the greeter, to the server, to the ancillary staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We had an excellent experience, approaching a pampered feeling.

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Boston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We were very disappointed in our dinner at the Ocean Room. We were looking forward to a special evening out, celebrating our 20th anniversary. It was anything but special. We felt like we were ignored. The food was just mediocre, the service was poor, the price was very expensive and it was by far the worst meal we had on... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Waited about 10 minutes before waiter appeared. Had to request bread for the table. Husbands steak was bland and overlooked. Veggies a bit soggy. Kitchen was slow as well. The room is beautiful and overlooks the beach. Wine choices were varied and numerous.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

Great evening last night with a party of 13 that came with good luck! No wounded this has been and still is rated 4 Stars by both AAA and Forbers! The food was unbelievably great and service was perfect! If you pass this place up your making a big mistake.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

The Ocean Room is a real gourmet restaurant. We celebrated a birthday at the restaurant. We had simple steak dinners. The cuts were first rate and cooked really well. The really good thing about this restaurant is the extremely professional staff. Mr. Waller, the general manager was especially helpful and welcoming. He used his own camera phone to take a... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut, United States
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105 reviews 105 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We ate in the Ocean Room Lounge while on Kiawah Island. I ordered a very dry, very dirty, martini and it was excellent! We ordered sushi and the rolls were fresh and tasty. We shared dessert which was excellent along with coffee. The wait staff were friendly and very accommodating. The meal was pricey however, this is a resort so... More 

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Seneca, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

We went for my birthday and the meal, service, attention, and atmosphere were wonderful. It was a birthday present that I enjoyed. I am glad we went once, but we wouldn't spend that much on dinner unless for a very special occasion. Just not in our price range for a regular dinner out.

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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: Scenic view, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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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