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“A beautiful quaint restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Peninsula Grill

Peninsula Grill
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Ranked #10 of 898 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Lakeville, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A beautiful quaint restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Service was wonderful as was the advise from the wine steward. We ordered the trio of soups, the lobster app, chef summer salad, the heirloom tomatoe salad, the fried green tomatoes crab salad and an amazing coconut cake. A very nice evening of good food, good wine and good atmosphere.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Carla S
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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you for your visit and for your review. The staff at Peninsula Grill is what makes us unique. We are passionate about our cuisine and service. Chef Graham Dailey drives our kitchen to produce incredible dishes from ingredients sourced locally and from around the globe. Our knowledgeable staff can confidently recommend dishes and pairings to make an evening at Peninsula Grill special. We look forward to serving you again.


Cheers,

Ryan Groeschel
General Manager / Sommelier
Peninsula Grill
Relais & Chateaux
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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic restaurant which exceeded our expectations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

This quaint restaurant was high quality. The server was very knowledgeable, and the wait staff overall worked with military precision. The wine list was nice, and our Rhone French wine paired great with our entrees. The foie gras appetizer was interesting, although the texture was not as light and creamy as I had hoped. The oyster stew with grits was absolutely fantastic with smokey and savory undertones. The oysters casino was an explosion of flavor. The duck with baby bokchoy had a lot of complex and balanced flavors. The filet with brandy peppercorn jus was tender, perfectly cooked and delicious. The 12-layer coconut cake was luxurious, but not too sweet or oily. We would definitely return to this restaurant.

Visited July 2013
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Thank UVA_Wahoo
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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you for such a fantastic critique of your experience at Peninsula Grill. Chef Graham Dailey's cuisine focuses on fresh flavors. He sources only the best ingredients found both locally and around the globe. This amazing cuisine matched with our professional and longstanding service staff allows us to exceed expectations on a nightly basis. We look forward to your return visit.


Cheers,

Ryan Groeschel
General Manager / Sommelier
Peninsula Grill
Relais & Chateaux
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Cary, North Carolina, USA
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“Exceeded high expectations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

We had high expectations having read other reviews and they not only were met but Peninsula grill was able to exceed them.

The service was impeccable, our little corner table was awesome, the atmosphere was very romantic, and the food delicious.

We brought our own wine (no corkage fee) and enjoyed a lot of sparkling water (not on bill). I mention those details as at a restaurant of this class the little things really set them apart.

It set a very relaxed tone that the waiter was not afraid of being tipped less due to us bringing our own wine (we adjust the tip up to accommodate for that), and it genuinely felt like being cared for to have a great night.

Another nice touch was leaving all the bottles at the table for the Madeira flight.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank vogel77
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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you for such an outstanding review. Peninsula Grill has earned the reputation as the place to dine in Charleston by exceeding our guests expectations. It is our goal with every table every night. We hope that your experience has given you plenty of reasons to return. As with most restaurants, we do have a corkage fee. We do, on occation waive that fee as a courtesy for guests celebrating with a special bottle of wine. We also may waive the corkage fee if you purchase a number of bottles from us. I'm sure that you were celebrating with a special bottle which added to your wonderful time. We look forward to your next visit.


Cheers,

Ryan Groeschel
General Manager / Sommelier
Peninsula Grill
Relais & Chateaux
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“One of the best meals of my life”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

This meal ranks among the top meals of my life. I had deep-fried softshell crab and the catch of the day (red grouper) and it was absolutely amazing. The food was prepared flawlessly, with great flavours, and presented nicely. The service was also top-notch, with a very attentive and friendly server named Justin. For the quality of food, the price was very reasonable. I would highly recommend this restaurant, and will return if I find myself back in Charleston in the future.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Bryan C
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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you for your review, the compliments, and your strong endorsement of Peninsula Grill. We take great pride in our cuisine. Chef Graham Dailey combines the best local ingredients with the best ingredients from around the globe. Our kitchen staff expertly prepares each dish which is served by a professional waitstaff without equal in Charleston. We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful experience and look forward to your next visit.


Cheers,

Ryan Groeschel
General Manager / Sommelier
Peninsula Grill
Relais & Chateaux
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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“Room Service review”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

This is a room service review. We stayed at the Planters Inn as the topsecret 4 star hotel for our visit to charleston. The crab cakes were good thats usually not my thing. The steak looked fantastic but it and the goat cheese mash potatoes were too salty. Beautifully crisp rare though. The robert baile zin was perfect.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank JoshHundley
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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you for staying with us at the Planter's Inn. We are the perfect location to experience the best of what Charleston has to offer. I am sorry that your entree was overly seasoned. We would have gladly offered you replacements for the steak and potatoes had we been aware. We hate that you didn't enjoy them. I hope that you are able to join us in the dinning room on your next visit. The service and ambiance of our amazing restaurant combined with Chef Graham Dailey's cuisine for an experience unmatched in Charleston.

Cheers,

Ryan Groeschel
General Manager / Sommelier
Peninsula Grill
Relais & Chateaux
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