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“Anniversary treat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Peninsula Grill

Peninsula Grill
112 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401-3157 (Downtown)
+1 843-723-0700
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Ranked #4 of 744 Restaurants in Charleston
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Meeting Street
Description: Located in the very heart of Charleston's famed Historic District, this AAA Four-Diamond restaurant has been recognized by Departures, Conde Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, The New York Times, Southern Living, Travel + Leisure, Wine Spectator, and others for serving the finest and freshest ingredients sourced locally and globally. With velvet-lined walls in shimmering oyster tones, woven seagrass, and indigenous cypress, the Peninsula Grill Dining Room ambiance is supper club sumptuousness. The Peninsula Grill Champagne Bar is an intimate jewel box space that offers several outstanding champagnes by the glass and a delicious bar menu. The lush Peninsula Grill Courtyard is one of the Charleston's true hidden gems and the most romantic al fresco dining setting in the city. Peninsula Grill also offers private dining. Peninsula Grill is a proud member of Relais & Chateaux, an exclusive collection of restaurants and hotels in romantic destinations around the world. Business casual attire.
Oxford, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Anniversary treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We had a great, relaxing and delicious dinner for our anniversary. The waiter was incredibly knowledgeable, did not rush us and above all, nice! Food was imaginative - the duck with sweet corn flan and cherry demi-glaze was a perfect taste combination. They were also kind enough to present us with a sweet treat for our anniversary. Great special occasion dinner spot.

Visited September 2014
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Mt Pleasant, SC
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Slipped?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Maybe Peninsula's initial success when we moved to Charleston and first dined there was destined not to be equaled, but the last two visits have not measured up. The first-time rack of lamb was likely the best ever eaten, anywhere, and an early softshell crab was splendid as an appetizer. The second time the lamb was sent back and taken off the bill. This time it was in between, but closer to the first. Lobster three-way was warm instead of hot. The strip steak was fine, but the sauce overwhelmed the beef flavor a bit. The potato cake was luscious. Service is always excellent here, and Ralph's was no exception.

  • Visited September 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review, yesterday
Dear George V. -- Your review points out our greatest challenge here at Peninsula Grill -- every dish needs to be perfect every time to meet expectations that are extremely high for one reason -- we have created so many perfect dining experiences. Our hard earned reputation creates the expectation, and we meet that expectation 99% of the time. We appreciate your support in telling us of the rare occasion that we miss the mark. We hope to have the opportunity to please you again.
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Sycamore, IL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Delicious Meal During Restaurant Week”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Favorite things about Peninsula Grill:
1) Gorgeous, posh decor
2) Unbelievably attentive and friendly staff
3) Exceptionally good meals--we took advantage of the restaurant week special they had going on, and it gave us a wonderful taste of what the restaurant does best--steak and seafood!

Visited September 2014
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review, yesterday
Hi Psycherie -- It looks like you checked off all of the important items on your list but one -- making the reservation for your next meal at Peninsula Grill! Here's hoping you will do that sooner rather than later. Thank you for the kind words!
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“Incredible food, atmosphere, service, decor!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Jonathon was our servor. He was impeccable! The scallops, filet with truffle butter and cocunut cake - Heavenly!

  • Visited September 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review, yesterday
Hi Pogoe -- thank you for that post! We are pleased to know how delighted you were with your dining experience at Peninsula Grill. Cheers!
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Magnificent meal at the Peninsula Grill”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We dined at the Peninsula Grill, on Saturday the 13th September. What a treat! Added to that we were lucky enough to eat there during restaurant week!!!!

The food, we started with the mussels and home made foccacia, then onto a trio of fish for main, finishing off with the lemon pound cake, we had cocktails, Prosecco and to close it off some Baileys on ice... well we were celebrating my friends birthday!!

But the best of all, we took home some of their world famous coconut cake..... just sublime and we had that for breakfast the next morning, one of the best breakfasts I have had in a long time.

The service was attentive and friendly, Delia looked after us very well!

  • Visited September 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review, yesterday
Restaurant Week was a blast for us here at Peninsula Grill -- we got to meet so many new customers and introduce them to the joys of fine dining. We are delighted to learn that you were so pleased, and thank you for sharing your thoughts with others.
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