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“Supreme steak place; high end fare, service, environment” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ocean Room at The Sanctuary

Ocean Room at The Sanctuary
1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29455
+1 843-768-6253
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $90
Cuisines: Sushi, Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
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.
Dallas, Texas
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
“Supreme steak place; high end fare, service, environment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

For those who prefer steak, this is your place. The meat starts at the high end of quality and goes up from there. Had the basic filet and it was outstanding. Good wine selections. Constant service from multiple servers assured you that you were important.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Fine dining at its best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

I had been to the sanctuary before, but never dined in the main dining room. While in the area on vacation, we decided to go as a family - we were not disappointed. First of all, this is hospitality at the finest level - all the servers are there to make sure you have an incredible experience. Our primary waiter (he had several assistants) was both incredibly knowledgable and very engaging. In case you want to understand the level of detail they focus on, there were stools for the ladies to put their pocket books on so they are not on the floor. We experienced a gourmet meal from start to finish, with fresh local food and fine wine from places far away. The food was delicious, the wines a grat accompaniment, and the service made it all come together. I should also say that the views are excellent. After dinner, we walked on the beach and laughed as we enjoyed the sand and the water - what a memorable evening we enjoyed thanks to the staff of the sanctuary!

Visited July 2013
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Charlotte, NC
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Sunday Brunch Yum Yum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Everything, hostess, server and food, was just outstanding. Never had a better brunch in my life. A bit on the expensive side but this is not something you do everyday fresh shrimp, oysters on the half shell (all you want) deserts of all kind and much, much more. Everyone who has the opportunity should go and enjoy the Sanctuary Sunday Brunch at least once.

  • Visited September 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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Mass
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“A must visit if you are Kiawah!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Loved everything .. beautiful atmosphere, service impeccable and so friendly, We only had drinks here - never felt rushed. Will like to stay here on my next visit. Exquisite!

Visited September 2013
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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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“Excellent food, very expensive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Food quality is fabulous but hold on to the wallet.
Dinner was $400 and that only included 2 drinks.

Visited August 2013
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