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Ocean Room at The Sanctuary

1 Sanctuary Beach Dr, Kiawah Island, SC 29455-5434
+1 843-768-6253
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1 Sanctuary Beach Dr, Kiawah Island, SC 29455-5434
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at The Ocean Room on a Sunday night. There were 8 adults and 6 children with no reservations/ It was also raining and they had a full house. After a 45 minute wait which flew by with visiting the gift shop, we were...More

Thank lauralou67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place. Food is outstanding. Something for everyone. We had people aged 2 to 75 and everyone was happy with their selection. Don’t miss this place. G

Thank radio3322
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was great but the view at sunset was spectacular! Restaurant overlooks the famous Ocean Golf Course and the view at sunset will take your breath away.

Thank Extraordinary797561
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister told the staff it was my birthday and I was treated royally … rose petals on the table, and many birthday greetings from the friendly staff. And a beautiful decadent dessert was presented to me at the end of a delicious meal. The...More

Thank 728suzanneg
Reviewed August 6, 2018

What a beautiful view of ocean! Wonderful service old word charm. Steak was delicious. Restaurant has a strict dress code and they seriously look you over when you enter! It's very expensive,but we were celebrating a special occasion!

Thank buddyPhila
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

My spouse and I ate at the bar area here. The main restaurant is a little formal - no jeans. The bar area was really upscale - dark wood and leather couches. The bartender was helpful and mixed great drinks. We shared a couple of...More

Thank daskfkagemma
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Very good food and excellent service. Enjoyed the experience. My wife had a watermelon martini! which was quite good. We shared a filet which was cooked perfectly; the chocolate dessert was mouth watering J.T and Alex were very attentive but not obnoxious. Highly recommended.

Thank Bruce R
Reviewed July 31, 2018

We ate here as part of a stay at The Sanctuary and were not disappointed. We were seated at a lovely table and our waiter Alex was right there to take drink orders. After a cocktail, we ordered a bottle of wine and the wine...More

Thank Gingy Q
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Last week our family of 5 dined at Ocean Room for the 5th time over about 10 years. Sadly it was disappointing. Service was disjointed. Wine list extremely top heavy with expensive wines. Difficult to find a wine under 100 dollars. Food still excellent but...More

Thank liketoeatWestchester
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Food was excellent and service outstanding. One of the best Steaks I have ever had. Great appetizers and fabulous wine selection

Thank David P
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Questions & Answers
September 18, 2018|
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Response from lauralou67 | Reviewed this property |
We ate in the bar and it was casual. Don't know about the main dining room. I would call them and ask if there is a dress code.
Michele G
July 9, 2018|
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Response from MikefromThelake | Reviewed this property |
Resort casual. This is a high end venue.
Carl Z
August 30, 2017|
Response from Shane P | Reviewed this property |
probably with advance notice
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $90
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr, Kiawah Island, SC 29455-5434
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Kiawah Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-768-6253
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.
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