Under the direction of Executive Chef Graham Dailey, the Peninsula Grill has remained at the head of Charleston fine-dining pack, carrying forward a tradition of consistent high-quality and unapologetic luxury. The “champagne bar menu” still offers a dazzling selection of oysters, caviar, and steak tartare along with titillatingly sensuous creations like the lobster “3 way,” with chunks of buttery lobster sautéed, tempura fried, and tucked inside ravioli. Hearty grilled ribeyes topped with foie gras truffle butter and pan-roasted scallops in thick buttery sauces laced with bits of lobster deliver every bit of the rich decadence promised by the big-ticket prices. Peninsula’s coconut cake is world famous for its layers of white cake saturated with simple syrup and a gooey coconut filling, which make each soft, sweet bite a perfect little morsel of sin. With flawless service and an elegant setting, Peninsula Grills delivers one of downtown’s premier dining experiences. —Robert Moss Dish, Summer 2016
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.