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Ocean Room at The Sanctuary


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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The Ocean Room, Kiawah Island Golf Resort's premier Forbes 4 Star and AAA 4 Diamond restaurant, offers an unparalleled steakhouse experience, featuring a variety of signature dishes. The Ocean Room culinary team is committed to supporting local farmers by utilizing locally sourced beef, seafood, poultry and produce when writing their seasonally changing menu. Complementing Chef Jason Rheinwald's cuisine is Wine Spectator's "Best Of" Award Winning Wine Program, enticing to the most discriminating oenophile. With over 1000 selections The Ocean Room strives to showcase the characteristics of the world's finest varietals, regions, growers, and producers. A Forbes 4 Star and AAA 4 Diamond restaurant.
US$10 - US$90
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
American, Grill
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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I would definitely save this for a special occasion. It is very expensive but you will be treated like gold. It is called the Ocean Room b/c it overlooks the ocean but if you really want to see the ocean, make sure to mention that...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank NCluvtrav
Reviewed 1 January 2019

The food was delectable and the ambiance was elegant yet very comfortable . The staff service was top notch...great attention to detail and hospitality from the maitre'd to all of the servers. Appreciated the ottoman for our purses...nice touch!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Patricia1740
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

Their aging process is superior to the top steakhouses I’ve visited, and the appetizers delicious. The service is really top notch and the deserts are exquisite. The wine list is also extensive. Must go.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Steve M
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Our last dinner at the Ocean Room took place 5 years ago and it was an amazing experience. This time, not so much. In general, the food was good, though my wife's filet was undercooked. It was reheated and returned to the table. By that...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Chris C
Reviewed 15 November 2018

My wife and I had dinner at the Ocean Room on a Saturday evening in November and had a spectacular meal. Our waiter, Greg, was one of the best waiters we’ve had the pleasure of experiencing. He was extremely attentive, knowledgeable, and chatty without being...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

This was our fourth time dining at Ocean Room, and each occasion has been memorable. The service and ambience are truly extraordinary; from the warm welcome when you arrive to the complimentary nougats and chocolates at the end, this is a restaurant you should experience...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Stlouisgirl95
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Dined at the Ocean Room this week and was very pleased with the food, quality of service and obviously stunning views. We started with the charred octopus and shrimp appetizer which were both outstanding. Entrees were flounder & seafood stew. Again, excellent dishes - the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank devildad12
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful space and view over the ocean. The food isn’t anything special so in comparison to the other options in the area, this would not be highly recommended. I’ve been to a lot of steak houses and this one was not great. The food was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kapricca
Reviewed 1 October 2018

My husband and I arranged dinner at the Ocean Room to celebrate dropping our only son off at college. When we made the reservations we told them what we were celebrating and that we wanted a private table. We were not only given a private...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Chewfus
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Expensive but worth it. Fabulous steakhouse at The Sanctuary. Very good food and big wine list. If you want a fancy meal out while in Kiawah, this is really your only option. No jeans allowed but blazers are optional.

Date of visit: September 2018
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18 September 2018|
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Response from walthervliegen | Reviewed this property |
In dining room yes, not in bar. No shorts.
Michele G
9 July 2018|
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Response from MikefromThelake | Reviewed this property |
Resort casual. This is a high end venue.
31 August 2017|
Response from Shane P | Reviewed this property |
probably with advance notice
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