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“A Special Anniversary”
Review of Peninsula Grill

Peninsula Grill
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Ranked #11 of 938 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Meeting Street
Description: 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 true hidden gems and the most romantic al fresco dining setting in the city. Peninsula Grill also offers private dining. Peninsula Grill is a proud member of Relais & Chateaux, an exclusive collection of restaurants and hotels in romantic destinations around the world. Business casual attire.
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Have been to Charleston many times but had never eaten at the Peninsula Grill. Enjoyed a fabulous meal for our 48th wedding anniversary. We dined with another couple and everyone's meal was delicious. My sister in law and I had fish and our husbands had steaks. The food was cooked to perfection and the service was amazing. The waiter was very attentive and went above and beyond. The prices are expensive but you get what you pay for. Will go back on our next visit. The location is also great, can stroll in and out of some lovely shops after dinner.

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Thank travelgal2512
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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2013

Happy Anniversary!! Thank you for chosing Peninsula Grill to celebrate such a wonderful evening. Peninsula Grill has gained the reputation as the place to dine in Charleston due to the exact reasons you mention in your review. Chef Graham Dailey's food is better than ever. "Perfectly Prepared" is a wonderful compliment. Our longstanding and knowledgable service staff does go "above and beyond" to create a memorable evening for you and your guests. We look forward to your next visit.

Cheers,

Ryan Groeschel
General Manager / Sommelier
Peninsula Grill
Relais & Chateaux

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Reviewed March 19, 2013

This dining experience is one of a kind, the service, the food, the location are all five diamond. My mother in law has an allergy to seafood and the staff took such great care to make her feel confident that she would not have any issues. Everything we ate was delectible.

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Thank Joanne L
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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2013

Thank you for such a great review. We are thrilled that you and your mom had such a wonderful evening with us. I am glad that we took such great care of you.

Cheers,

Ryan Groeschel
General Manager / Sommelier
Peninsula Grill
Relais & Chateaux

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is a top notch Charleston restaurant. Most likely minimum check for 2 people is $100.
Try the baked Oysters, have a few glasses of wine, and enjoy a steak oscar style.

Fantastic looking patio as well, ambiance of the dining room was great. the service was some of the best i've ever experienced.

Enjoy a special night or celebrate an occassion here. You wont be disappointed.

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Thank osutravel
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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2013

Thank you for the wonderful review and strong endorcement of Peninsula Grill. We are looking forward to a beautiful Spring for al fresco dining in the beautiful courtyard that you noticed. It is due to experiences such as yours that Peninsula Grill is known as the place to dine in Charleston.

Cheers,

Ryan Groeschel
General Manager / Sommelier
Peninsula Grill
Relais & Chateaux

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Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I dined Saturday evening- St. Patrick's night. No, we didn't have corned beef and cabbage with green beer. You don't go to the Peninsula for this fare: you go to Peninsula for top notch fine dining and excellent service. Our dinners were great. Scallops seared to perfection with creamy melt in your mouth texture. Oyster stew was good: but I now remember I'm not a fan of oysters! Of course we had the coconut cake. Wow! Not heavy or sweet. But what made the evening was the waiters. We enjoy conversing with the wait staff when we dine out of town. This crew was so polite, personable, and engaging - we learned things about the city that we couldn't get from our concierge or travel resources. Kudos to Peninsula.

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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Peninsula Grill. Thank you for taking special notice of our service staff. We are fortunate to have retained the majority of our service staff for over 5 years and some for over 10 years. As you mention their knowledge of our cuisine and wine is amazing. It is the additional knowledge and individual attention that they are able to give that truly makes them special. We look forward to serving you again.

Cheers,

Ryan Groeschel
General Manager / Sommelier
Peninsula Grill
Relais & Chateaux

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Celebrated my wife's birthday in Charleston and had a truly wonderful meal at the Peninsula Grill.
The service was outstanding and the meal was delicious.

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Thank MezMar
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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2013

Thank you for celebrating your wife's birthday with us. We are thrilled that we were able to deliver a special evening for the two of you.

Cheers,

Ryan Groeschel
General Manager / Sommelier
Peninsula Grill
Relais & Chateaux

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