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“Beautiful setting but food lacking” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Atlantic Room at The Ocean Course

The Atlantic Room at The Ocean Course
Ocean Course Clubhouse, Kiawah Island Golf Resort, One Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29455
843-768-2121, ext. 65306
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Price range: $6 - $14
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting but food lacking”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We Dined at the Atlantic room a couple of years ago and loved it so we were surprised that our recent dinner wasn't nearly as good. The food was quite plain and wasn't well presented. We love the location- its just gorgeous, so we will return, but only for drinks. On another note- we had a couple of guys in our group pay about $300 each for a round of golf and they couldn't get seating for even a drink after their round. The club should save a few seats for the golfers so they can grab lunch or a drink after they play.

Visited July 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Talented Chef”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We recently dined there. The shrimp and grits were amazing! I can't wait to go back and order them again.

Visited May 2014
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Pa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“good food on a limited menu but far too casual”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

the food was excellent...service also close to that...but the dining room included an adult wearing a ballcap, another in jeans, and the table next to us was using facetime to share their meal with someone not there. so the environment doesnt match up to the rest, and it gets knocked down a notch because of it.

Visited July 2014
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Roanoke, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Complete Waste of Money”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I went here with a group of about ten other guys for dinner while on a golf trip on Kiawah Island. The place looks great, and the service was fantastic, but the rest of the experience was awful.

First, the food. For the price of the food, it was absolutely subpar. I don't know if I've ever had such a disappointing dining experience at a place which was so expensive.

I had the ribeye, and it was overcooked (ordered medium rare, came out medium well). My friend who ordered the same thing got the same overcooked steak. The meat was also completely bland, so even if it had been cooked well it wouldn't have been very good. The sides were all average. Nobody at the table had anything better than "It was fine."

Of course, the real fun part came when the obnoxiously drunk guy at the table next to us started loudly complaining when we got separate checks after dinner. He kept talking about how he couldn't believe people would do that, and if it were him he'd just pay the whole thing. Sorry but my friends and I aren't rich enough to just pick up $1000 restaurant bills. The restaurant said it was fine if we all got separate checks, and we ripped the server extra for the trouble.

He ended up challenging a couple of our friends to a fight outside when they asked him to mind his own business. Eventually his two friends dragged him outside while he continued yelling about us. Nobody at the restaurant at any point asked this guy to leave or at least mind his own business. They apologized to us after he had left with his friends, but they just stood there and watched while a guy heckled us loudly and drunkenly.

So, there you go. I won't be going back.

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Astoria, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“the view is amazing and the food is good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The best thing about this place is definitely the location and the view - its amazing! sitting on the porch in a rocking chair and enjoying the view and the breeze while sipping your drink is just exceptional experience!
The restaurant and the food is good - not the best we have had, but its tasty and good. Crispy shrimp with sesame seeds and some kind of hot and sweet sauce is delicious. We had sword fish - fresh catch of the day, and it was tasty and nicely presented. For dessert we had bread pudding and chocolate mousse cake that were also very tasty.
The waiter was nice and friendly and recommended wine that I really liked.
My husband ordered beer and couldn't drink all of it and they didn't charge us - which I thought was a nice gesture.
It definitely is worth visiting and trying it since its a great and different experience.

  • Visited June 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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