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Peninsula Grill

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Fri, 10/23
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Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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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
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed yesterday

Great place and will come back again. Top service, wonderful food. This is a wonderful dining experience.

Date of visit: October 2020
Helpful?2  
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good food but the high pressure tactics are not appreciated. Want alcohol? No I don’t drink. Well, no non alcoholic beverages? No. Face of disapproval. The salmon comes with nothing which is ridiculous. Want sides - 8 bucks each. I get it it’s “fine dining”...(aka pay a ridiculous amount for a side of veggies) but if someone doesn’t want sides let it go. Is pressure really necessary? Don’t the servers make enough from most of the diners to not need to pressure the rest to order a ton of food they don’t want? That “you’re not spending enough” look and tone is so annoying.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Helpful?1  
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have been going to this restaurant since we lived in Charleston 17 years ago. We finished our week long stay by dining here and wish we would have came earlier in the week so we could have returned for a second...time. Steak is always great but the chicken dish was the most amazing dish we had all week. We will definitely come back again and hope to very soon!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Helpful?2  
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, our daughter, and I had a terrific dinner at the Peninsula Grill last night. From start to finish everything was just about perfect. Our drinks were excellent. Appetizers included lobster three-way (truly special); she-crab soup (lots of crab); and the wedge salad -...all delicious. Each of us has the scallops with lobster bits - excellent and followed up with coconut cake and an ice cream sunday and coffee. We were all extremely pleased with the food, drinks, atmosphere and especially the service. Chris was our waiter and it was a pleasure to be served by him. My only criticism was the fact the the a/c was a bit strong. Bottom line: the recently reopened Peninsula Grill is deserving of its reputation and well worth the visit!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Helpful?3  
Reviewed September 14, 2020 via mobile

Fantastic meal! Justin was an amazing server! Ask to sit in his area and order whatever he suggests :)More

Date of visit: September 2020
Helpful?2  
PeninsulaGrill-CHS, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear ErinSunburn, Thank you for such a great review! Justin, along with the rest of the team, work tirelessly to ensure that everyone has the absolute best experience to be found in Charleston and we are so glad that you had such a time. We...More

Reviewed September 7, 2020

We walked in without a reservation. While there were plenty of open tables, we were told we could sit at the bar. Cory and Cassandra could not have been more welcoming or gracious. Unfortunately, that's where the great experience ended. The she crab soup was...too white and so heavy on sherry that it ruined the flavor. The grilled salmon was pretty but lacking in flavor. On the upside, we took a piece of coconut cake back to our hotel and it was yummy!!! For the amount of money you spend for a meal here, the expectation is that it would be beyond fabulous. Not the case here, but I would definitely go back to the bar!!😀More

Date of visit: September 2020
Helpful?3  
PeninsulaGrill-CHS, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear dihi24, Thank you for your recent visit to Peninsula Grill. I am so glad that you had the opportunity to meet Korey and Cassandra and be pampered by them. We do apologize that we had no availability in our dining room, but It was...More

Reviewed July 31, 2020 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant on past trips to Charleston and were really craving some coconut cake. We looked up the website and cAlled and both said you can place to go order or make a reservation. There was no mention of closure, so...my son and I walked over there to pick up our to go order that we placed on the voicemail, only to find the hotel and restaurant closed with no notices. I understand that Covid has closed many businesses but I don’t think it is hard to change messages and post on your website. Disappointed in one of my favorite places.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Helpful?5  
PeninsulaGrill-CHS, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2020

Dear Amyshane1, We are truly sorry to learn of this apparent miscommunication, and we very much look forward to welcoming you to Peninsula Grill one day soon. On March 18th, the Governor of South Carolina mandated the immediate statewide closure of restaurants, and we updated...More

Reviewed June 11, 2020

We had Halibut and Scallops. They were great. Coconut cake lives up to the hype. Atmosphere was real niceMore

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?1  
PeninsulaGrill-CHS, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear tech_iceman, Thank you so much for visiting Peninsula Grill. Our entire team of professionals work tirelessly to ensure that we live up to the "hype" and I am so glad that we did not disappoint. We look forward to seeing you again in the...More

Reviewed March 22, 2020 via mobile

For fine dining, we believe this is the best restaurant in Charleston, with Charleston Grill coming in close behind. They earn top marks for everything that matters - location, choice, food quality, service, ambiance, and price. I know there are other great restaurants in Charleston,...but we think of them as “specialty” restaurants, like seafood, or “Southern,” but for classic fine food, we think Peninsula Grill is world-class, and the best a great “foodie” city, which Charleston surely is!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?4  
Reviewed March 16, 2020

We ended up eating 2 dinners and 1 breakfast at the grill and every meal was great. We loved the coconut cake. The service was outstanding!

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?3  
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FrequentFlier788689
October 10, 2019|
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Response from JAGGM78 | Reviewed this property |
No. Not necessary. Business casual no jacket or tie required.
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Anne3045
September 23, 2019|
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Response from fjmccarl | Reviewed this property |
Agree with the above, but a jacktet and no tie would not be out of place!
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February 28, 2019|
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Response from bpeeples627 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! I always get a slice or two to go.
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