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“Summer Tasting Menu is Divine!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ocean Room at The Sanctuary

Ocean Room at The Sanctuary
One Sanctuary Beach Dr, Kiawah Island, SC 29455
843-768-6253
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Cuisines: Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Forbes 4-star/AAA 4-Diamond Ocean Room at Kiawah Island Golf Resort specializes in an unparalleled steakhouse experience. Chef Nathan Thurston and team have sourced the finest meats obtainable from artisan and local cattle ranches. Dishes include both wet and dry-aged grass-fed steaks and chops as well as items for the non-meat eater. The décor reflects a classic “steakhouse” ambiance including the elegant lounge furnished in mahogany and leather to enhance this incomparable oceanfront dining room.
Bloomington, MN
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“Summer Tasting Menu is Divine!”
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 the corner with a view of the lawn and the ocean and a family of deer came out on to the dunes just as our third course was arriving. (I'm not sure how they planned that part...:) From the sparkling wine we were served upon seating to the tiny macaron with my after-dinner tea, everything Was perfect.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
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.

Visited July 2013
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Fine night at dinner”
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.

Visited July 2013
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Boston
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Not worth it”
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 our weeks stay at The Sanctuary.

Visited July 2013
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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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“Not exciting.”
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.

Visited June 2013
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