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Peninsula Grill

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Travellers' Choice2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings

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Oysters on the Half Shell (6)
with Champagne Mignonette and Horseradish Cocktail Sauce
Baked Oysters (4) Rockefeller Style
with Arugula and Asiago
Oysters Casino (4)
with Smoked Bacon
Lobster "3 Way" Lobster Ravioli, Lobster Tempura and Sautéed Lobster
Warm Tomato-Basil Beurre Monte
per oz190.0
Beluga Caviar
Potato Blini, Onion, Hard Cooked Egg, Clabber Cream
Burgundy Escargot
Lemon-Thyme Geechie Boy Grits, Pernod, Garlic, Radish, Herb Bread Crumb
Beef Tartare
Pickled Red Onion, Crispy Capers, Dijon, Fresh Horseradish, Hard Egg Yolk, Toasted Sourdough Bread
Seared Foie Gras
Strawberry, Almond Crumb, Arugula, Aged Balsamic
She Crab Soup
Jumbo Lump Crab, Sherry Drizzle
Field Pea and Collard Green Soup
Pancetta and Roasted Tomatoes
Crispy Fried Oysters
Romesco, Grilled Radicchio, Speck Ham, Saffron Aioli, Lunch Box Peppers
Chilled Wedge of Gem Lettuce
Fire Roasted Herb Tomatoes, Stilton Blue Cheese, Buttermilk Dressing and Smoked Bacon
Chef's Field Greens Salad
Idiazabal Cheese, Red Grapes, Toasted Hazelnuts, Radish, Apples, Pears, Sherry Vinaigrette
Roasted Breast of Duck
Oyster Mushrooms, Rainbow Carrots, Cipollini Onions, Chimichurri
Grilled Pork Loin Chop
Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Sweet Potatoes, Red Onion, Pancetta, Black-Eyed Pea Vinaigrette
Pan Roasted Jumbo Sea Scallops
Braised Butter Lettuce, Diced Lobster, Garlic-Chive Potatoes and Citrus Lobster Broth
Cornmeal Crusted Snapper
Beluga Lentils, Roasted Cauliflower, Pickled Beech Mushrooms, Black Truffle Vinaigrette
Free Range Joyce Farms Chicken Breast
Speck Ham & Hoop Cheddar Grits, Baby Green Beans, Brandy Peppercorn Jus
Center Cut Filet
New York Strip
Meyer's Rib Eye
Seared Foie Gras
Oscar Style
Maine Lobster Tail
Market Price
Live Maine Lobster
Pan Roasted Salmon
Grilled Swordfish
Blue Cheese-Balsamic Glaze
Foie Gras-Truffle Butter
Brandy-Peppercorn Jus
Peninsula Grill Signature Steak Sauce
Ginger-Lime Beurre Blanc
Horseradish Cream
Maitre d' Butter
Classic Béarnaise
Charred Asparagus with Lemon Gremolata
Goat Cheese Smashed Potatoes
Roasted Carrots with Sorghum
Garlic Braised Butterbeans
Golden Whipped Potatoes
Garlic Wilted Greens
Cipollini Onions and Mushrooms
Speck Ham & Hoop Cheddar Grits
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
US$10 - US$50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch
American, Seafood, Grill
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We ubered to the restaurant as not sure about the parking situation in downtown. The entrance is through a lovely courtyard. Reservations are a must as this restaurant is very popular. We were shown to our table immediately. The ambiance is soft and understated. We...More

Date of visit: January 2019
3  Thank Sebastian3962
Peninsula Grill M, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Sebastian3962, While we have the Bank of America parking lot behind the restaurant which is quite convenient we encourage an uber/lyft which means your whole party can enjoy us to the full experience if you wish so. On behalf of the team, we appreciate...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Upon arriving for dinner, I was looked at up and down by the hostesses - there were 3 standing there and then was informed I needed a jacket to dine. They said they would put one on the back of my chair. After we were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gblind
Peninsula Grill M, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Gblind, As discussed through Yelp we apologize for making you uncomfortable, our intentions were otherwise and we were just trying to uphold our dress code. As you can scroll through some other comments, guests enjoy the attention we give to it, being one of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took advantage of going to this establishment during Charleston’s restaurant week! Tough place to get in to so picking a weekday night was our choice! Able to get a reservation for four without any problem! Located inside the Planters Inn. Nice ambiance and upon arrival...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank UncleMoChampion
Peninsula Grill M, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear UncleMoChampion, We appreciate your detailed account of events and are glad we were able to surpass your expectations for restaurant week. We truly believe that restaurant week is an opportunity to invite guests that would usually not visit us and show them what we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us ate here Christmas eve. Two of us had fish excellent, and one had beef, that was good -average. Mashed potatoes would have been good, but were wayyyyy to salty. We had a reservation, but still had to wait 40 plus minutes. I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Y5605BBrichardg
Peninsula Grill M, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Y5606BBrichardg, Service is very important to us and I apologize on behalf of our staff member. We will address this directly, but thankfully I can confidently say that these training opportunities are the rarity and not the norm. We also make a point of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant week, so a special menu... the stew was simply great! My flounder was very tasty and the presentation was top notch. Yes I would go back & back again....

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank OwenD729
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made a last minute reservation on New Year's Eve for the Penoinsula Grill. We sat in the bar at a booth and had a fabulous meal of mouth watering duck, scallops and their dynamite (not to be missed) coconut cake. Clearly this was an...More

Date of visit: January 2019
4  Thank BobbyVineyard
Peninsula Grill M, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear BobbyVineyard, Thanks for joining us for such a special night of the year. Your comments are greatly appreciated and I will make sure to pass them along to our staff. We hope to see you many more times in this 2019 and wish all...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a somewhat light dinner here, thanks to days of overindulging previously but loved it all. Great staff. Excellent bartender. We didn't have a reservation and they accommodated our party of 2. Would definitely return. Enjoyed the she-crab soup a lot. I was on a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
4  Thank Rannynm
Peninsula Grill M, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Rannynm, We are glad you came in and give us a try - thanks for your accolade for soup and cake. It will be my pleasure to share your feedback with the team and we hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards, Felipe...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dine at Peninsula Grill during every visit to Charleston and always leave impressed. The atmosphere is elegant, the food is outstanding and the wine list extensive, but what really sets PG apart from other excellent restaurants in the area is the helpful, friendly and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
3  Thank Steven D
Peninsula Grill M, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Steven D, Thank you for your kind words - it was a pleasure to read your review, which we will make sure to share with the staff. It is also thanks to patrons like yourself that visit us on a regular basis that we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was in town from San Diego California to visit family that lives here....my cousins who lived in Charleston for more than 15 years combined both said we have to go to the Peninsula Grill, it’s the hands down best fine dinning experience and menu...I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
4  Thank abeinbrink
Peninsula Grill M, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Abeinbrink, Thank you for your detailed and wonderful review. On behalf of the team, it was a pleasure having you dine with us and we are delighted to hear that you were able to catch up with your family over dinner with us. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I came to Charleston for a New Years weekend of shopping, sightseeing, and eating. Peninsula Grill was our first dinner. The restaurant is formal, so men should have a jacket, and women should dress nicely. There is a substantial staff, so you...More

Date of visit: December 2018
4  Thank indytrims
Peninsula Grill M, General Manager at Peninsula Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Indytrims, Thanks for joining us for a romantic dinner, I'm glad to read that our service and culinary team were able to delight both of you. It was a pleasure having you and we hope to see you back soon on your next visit...More

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12 December 2018|
Response from Peninsula Grill M | Property representative |
Dear Bobsalymac, We would be delighted to help you with that! You can give us a call at any time after 11:00 am and our hostess will gladly process and mail the gift certificate. You can reach us at 843-723-0700. Best... More
24 July 2018|
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Response from Peninsula Grill M | Property representative |
Peninsula Grill offers a special dining experience. The attire is casual elegance. For gentlemen, a jacket is requested but not required.
13 June 2018|
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Response from Angelique717 | Reviewed this property |
Jacket is not required, but many men do wear them. My husband did not, he was fine with a collard shirt. It is within walking distance. We walked and it was between .5-1 mile.
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