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Peninsula Grill

4.7
4.7
6795 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
This AAA Four-Diamond restaurant located in the very heart of Charleston’s famed Historic District has been recognized by Departures, Condé 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 molding, 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.

Peninsula Grill is a proud member of Relais & Châteaux, an exclusive collection of restaurants and hotels in romantic destinations around the world. Business casual attire. Online Reservations are only for the Main Dining Room, Please call to book an outdoor table.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 723-0700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Executive chef

    Kalen Fortuna

  • Private party facilities

    In Charleston, the most delightful & most memorable private dining events take place at Peninsula Grill. When exceptional cuisine and world-class service are combined with a lush garden courtyard, a beautifully restored circa 1844 building, and three private dining venues, the result is spectacular.

  • Private party contact

    Monica Connetta: (843) 579-1677

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross street

    Meeting Street

  • Parking details

    Off street parking available with a parking garage on Hayne street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,795 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Best Ambiance

  • South Carolina

    American

  • Charleston

    Best Ambiance

  • Charleston

    Great for fine wines

  • Charleston

    Good for special occasions

  • Charleston

    American

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  1. SP

    SharonP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lamb was fantastic and swordfish was a 10! Portion size perfect for me but my husband could have a bit bigger piece of fish and more mashed potato’s! Our server was so friendly, efficient and sweet! Of course, the coconut cake that they are famous for did NOT DISAPPOINT!!!! Delicious!
  2. SD

    ShaunaD

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great enjoyed! Service and food was amazing
  3. a

    amyg

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and the food was spectacular!
  4. DB

    DenisB

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    Menu dull anf lackrd imahonayion. Where were the shrimp? Expensive anf fisappointing!
  5. JE

    JENB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was superb…service was excellent. Lovely experience.
  6. GJ

    GJM2107

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am a repeat diner at the Peninsula Grill, that is, every time I come to Charleston. This is a restaurant that you cannot miss when considering dinner. My party of three had the swordfish and fillet mignon; all cooked perfectly, and served with professionalism. Possibly the best kitchen in Charleston.
  7. PC

    PhilC

    San Francisco

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Lawrence was a great server. Knowledgeable and attentive
  8. S

    Sulu

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food , service, and ambiance.
  9. MA

    MarieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect low key yet friendly. We had a lovely server and a warm welcome. It is a special place we like to dine whenever we are in town.
  10. C

    Christav

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre Thanksgiving mother and daughter dinner. The coconut cake lived up to its hype.
  11. PW

    PhilW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Server rushed us at first, wine poured on our table, the burrata was barely enough to call burrata in the starter…. I had to pour my own wine after the second glass. Entrées perfectly cooked… service was suitable… I would return.
  12. BR

    BruceR

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful menu, many interesting choices. I enjoyed the wine menu as it had a broad variety. Staff was attentive and helpful
  13. TM

    TomM

    West Palm Beach

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    I thought the dining room would be more elegant. We shared an entree and our waitress seemed to frown down on that. I think we only received half of it but it was very good. I didn’t think it was as great as the hype. The bar was the best part.
  14. SK

    SceoneK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    My husband didn’t have on a shirt with a collar so they didn’t let us into the dinning room. Nowhere on the reservation did it say there needed to be a shirt with a collar. It was awkward, bartender was greater, server was ok, food was good maybe not worthy the price . It seemed pretentious and snotty. Not worth it in my opinion.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steak was amazing! Our waiter awesome and was from NY where we live- small world! You definitely have to go here!
  16. ES

    EricS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, great food, phenomenal cocktails, recognized the significance of our visit that was not lost on us. It was a splurge considering our typical evenings out, but we’ll have lasting memories
  17. D

    Dukester

    Raleigh

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always fantastic dining
  18. NB

    NancyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down, the BEST meal we have had in a very long time! Steaks were impeccable! Lobster trio and Buratta dish were phenomenal. And of course the coconut cake did not disappoint. Service was amazing - Thank you for champagne toast and macaroons for our anniversary- such a nice touch.
  19. P

    Pappy

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Our server could have been more attentive, tea glass was empty for 15 minutes before server refilled. She crab soup was watery and not up to Charleston standards. Rest of the meal was exceptional.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    The food was fantastic and the cake is everything they said it would be.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lawrence did a great job!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely excellent! True fine dining. Outstanding menu variety and wine list exceptional. First class start to finish. Must try coconut cake - one piece is enough for four to share - worth it
  23. t

    teresahs

    Charleston

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Peninsula Grill is always perfection. My husband and I had a wonderful dinner with friends. We all raved about the food. The ambiance of PG is subtly elegant in a very Charleston kind of way.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only disappointment was that there was no banana pudding.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Nice, simple, easy steakhouse.
  26. ZI

    ZITA

    New England

    263 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    263 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Peninsula Grill is one of the best restaurants in Charleston for many reasons. The food is delicious and presented impeccably. The servers are excellent especially James, he is knowledgeable about the menu, extremely pleasant, professional and very efficient. The cocktails are fantastic. I found the chef flexible with special requests. Lastly, they are known for the coconut layer cake!! Devine.
  27. CR

    CraigR

    Treasure Coast

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful decor and outside dinning. Par excellence on Chef and Menu. A must eat place in Historic Charleston.
  28. MF

    MaryF

    Jacksonville

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I waitress was excellent. Food service and prep was good. Very noisy. Hard to hear across the table.
  29. MW

    MaggieW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it and will be back. The atmosphere was lovely and the food was fantastic.
  30. AN

    AnnN

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was just outstanding in every way. Went there for a special birthday with friends. Coconut cake was the best!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It was fine. Didn’t wow me for the price we paid. Food left us with a lot to be desired. Very expensive as well
  32. CG

    CharlesG

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Food quality was superb.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and experience!
  34. C

    Carlos

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The service was excellent. Also, the dinner roll was delicious. However, my rack of lamb was tough. The large birthday party at the next table was so loud that it made conversations difficult. All in all, I felt that the menu was overpriced.
  35. M

    Margo

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding venue with wonderful food and service. Our waiter was great. A bit formal with lovely white table cloths. Also, a bit pricey.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always excellent.
  37. DJ

    DannyJ

    Detroit

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The pork chop was well prepared but a little saltier than ideal. The chicken dish was actually terrible. It was rubbery and tasteless. We had to send back the cocktails as they were not well crafted. Stick with the champagne as they have a nice selection. The atmosphere is very loud making it very difficult to have a conversation without shouting.
  38. JC

    JenniferC

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Disappointed in the food selection and in the quality and taste of the food
  39. P

    Phillip

    Charlotte

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent steak. Top service
  40. KM

    KateM

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A memorable night…excellent food…coconut cake is a must👍….great service!

FAQs

Peninsula Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 6795 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Google Map for Peninsula Grill

112 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Meeting Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Parking details

    Off street parking available with a parking garage on Hayne street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kalen Fortuna

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (843) 723-0700

  • Private party facilities

    In Charleston, the most delightful & most memorable private dining events take place at Peninsula Grill. When exceptional cuisine and world-class service are combined with a lush garden courtyard, a beautifully restored circa 1844 building, and three private dining venues, the result is spectacular.

  • Private party contact

    Monica Connetta: (843) 579-1677

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