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“Can't imagine anything better”
Review of Peninsula Grill

Peninsula Grill
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Ranked #11 of 910 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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.
philadelphia, pa
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“Can't imagine anything better”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

What a lovely and wonderful dinner and on New Year's Eve too. It was a price fixe $75. Per person, 3 course, but included some extras. First: service: impeccable without being overly bothersome. atmosphere was cozy and slightly formal, which made for a special evening . Drinks: perfect,,! Food: had lamb chops and truffle potatoes, hubby had lobster tail and filet...all perfectly prepared...desserts were delicious...just everything about the evening was top notch. I really can't imagine a more perfect meal and ambience. Would highly recommend

  • Visited December 2013
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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Thank you for celebrating the passing of 2013 and welcoming 2014 at Peninsula Grill. New Years Eve is the only night of the year that we set our nightly menu aside completely and have a multi-seating multi-course menu. It is amazing to see the execution and thrills of Chef Graham Dailey's New Years Eve menus. The room is electrified with excitement and there is a true celebratory feel to every seating. We hope that you make a New Years Eve tradition our of joining us at Peninsula Grill. It is the best way to start a new year.

Cheers,

Ryan Groeschel
General Manager / Sommelier
Peninsula Grill
Relais & Chateaux
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chicago illinois
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“This might be the BEST!”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

Enjoyable dining at the finest restaurants we can find is a large part of our travel plans. Have eaten at many fine restaurants in the US, all over the Caribbean, and many other countries...and we both agree that Peninsula Grill just might be the absolute BEST! The entire experience was delightful. This is a well organized operation, wait staff eyeful of our every need. We appreciated those fine unexpected touches...overturned silverware, being asked if "our wine needed freshening", and "how were your first bites", instead of the tired "how is everything" I can best describe the ambience as understated elegance, and yet this restaurant is not at all "stuffy". Our waiter was fun, was able to describe every part of every dish, and actually paid attention to our order. He noticed that our initial appetizer selection was sauce heavy as was our entrée, alerted us to this, and suggested another. We took his advice. The food was creatively prepared and actually exciting! We enjoyed the lump crab spinach tomato salad with fried green tomatoes, and the seared scallops served on a browned crouton over garlic chive mash potatoes with lobster and spinach. We shared banana 'panna cotta' pudding with chocolate ganache and caramel sauce. Thank you for a truly memorable experience. Go eat there!!

  • Visited December 2013
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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Thank you for your visit to Peninsula Grill and such a complimentary review. Our goal has always been to be the best and we are quite honored that through your extensive dining and travel that we have earned such a high pedestal from you. Chef Graham Dailey's cuisine focuses on using the finest ingredients from local and global sources. The quality of these ingredients are evident in every bite. Our service staff is composed of professionals. They are passionate about our cuisine and service and are with out equal in Charleston. The service, cuisine and atmosphere that Peninsula Grill provides creates a lasting memory. We look forward to serving you again.

Cheers,

Ryan Groeschel
General Manager / Sommelier
Peninsula Grill
Relais & Chateaux
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New Market, Alabama
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

Went to Peninsula Grill on advice from friends. Great food, great service, but a little pricey. The ambiance is awesome and the coconut cake is a trademark of the restaurant. Convenient location in the Planters Inn next to City Market.

  • Visited December 2013
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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are always honored by the number of recommendations we receive both from Charlestonians and visitors to our wonderful city. Chef Graham Dailey's cuisine is based on the abundant quality produce that is available as well as the amazing seafood that we are able to receive off of day boats in Charleston. The quality of our cuisine paired with the service of our professional and longstanding service staff has made Peninsula Grill the destination to dine in Charleston. We look forward to your next visit.

Cheers,

Ryan Groeschel
General Manager / Sommelier
Peninsula Grill
Relais & Chateaux
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“Excellent restaurant in historic district”
Reviewed December 22, 2013

The Peninsula Grill has a great chef who has created an interesting menu--The food here is very good and the servers are attentive. The homemade coconut cake is the star of the meal--so good !!

Visited December 2013
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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review, December 26, 2013
Thank you for your visit to Peninsula Grill. We do have a wonderful Chef. Chef Graham Dailey's cuisine makes an evening at Peninsula Grill truly memorable. He sources the best ingredients from his local sources as well as from around the globe and showcases their flavors. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Peninsula Grill.

Cheers,

Ryan Groeschel
General Manager / Sommelier
Peninsula Grill
Relais & Chateaux
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Dallas, Texas
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“Fabulous!”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

We started with the Lobster 3 way...excellent choice! For the entree, my husband had trout stuffed with crab and said it was wonderful. I had the grilled salmon and the chef included two sauces since I couldn't decide which I wanted. They were both delicious, but my favorite was the horse radish sauce...YUM! Naturally, we finished up with the coconut cake...definitely save room for this and pace yourself....the servings are generous! Our server was Eric and he was funny, knowledgeable and just plain delightful. Throughout the entire dining experience, various people circled the room, filling glasses, removing plates, etc. It didn't appear that servers were assigned to a designated area, (although they probably are), but rather it looked and felt like a well organized team of folks used to working together and wanting each diner to have the best experience possible. I would certainly recommend this fine restaurant to anyone visiting Charleston!

  • Visited December 2013
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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this review, December 26, 2013
Thank you for your visit and your recommendation. Peninsula Grill is fortunate to have longstanding and professional service staff. An evening at Peninsula Grill is made special through the hospitality, knowledge, and passion of our service staff. Each member of our staff is able to guide you through our menu and wine list suggesting favorites and making suggestions based on your preferences. They are without equal in Charleston. We look forward to serving you again.

Cheers,

Ryan Groeschel
General Manager / Sommelier
Peninsula Grill
Relais & Chateaux
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