There are milestones in life that require a fancy steak. Or at least the kind of place where one can get a fancy steak. If you’re in the midst of such an occasion, Peninsula Grill has got you covered. Even after more than two decades, Peninsula Grill continues to impress with its luxurious fare. Take, for instance, the seared foie gras. The dish is deserving of a modeling contract, with the perfectly cooked slice of delicate liver resting atop artful smears of cinnamon-infused strawberry coulis and aged balsamic reduction. Backed by a vibrant fence of fresh strawberry slices and a crisp arugula salad, this is about as good as foie gras gets. Similarly, the grilled bone-in pork chop is expertly prepared. The gigantic tomahawk is plated on two swirls of airy sweet potato puree and garlicky whole grain mustard jus. The puree has light spice notes reminiscent of garam masala, and pairs nicely with the unctuous savoy cabbage and butterbeans. Rich with actual butter, the combined flavors mix magically with the thick, juicy chop in a truly masterful manner. —Vanessa Wolf (Dish, Summer 2019)
A rich, wonderful menu full of American classics and Lowcountry favorites. Top-notch wine list, impeccable service. Reservations suggested. AAA four-diamond rating, Mobil four-star rating.