The Most Romantic Dining in Charleston, South Carolina

There is a special place in the very heart and soul of Charleston's Historic District, where a longstanding tradition occurs every evening.

The Champagne Bar opens every afternoon at 4 p.m. for cocktails and slices of Ultimate Coconut Cake™. The Peninsula Grill Dining Room opens every evening at 5:30 p.m.

Hours of Operation
Sunday - Thursday 5:30pm-9:45pm
Friday & Saturday 5:30pm-10:45pm

Reserve your table: (843) 723-0700



At dusk, copper carriage lanterns are lit by hand—one-by-one—until the courtyard comes alive. Palmetto trees are illuminated and tea lights glow in this magical twilight tableau. This enchanting sense of arrival is without peer in Charleston.


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Welcome to Peninsula Grill, Where Dinner is Served with Style

Opened on the eve of Valentine’s Day in 1997, Peninsula Grill was destined to become one of America’s most romantic dining experiences.

With its resplendent sense of arrival, garden illuminated by flickering lanterns, iconic velvet-lined dining room, acclaimed wine list, exemplary service, and a reputation for using the very best and freshest seasonal ingredients, Peninsula Grill quickly appeared on the short list of America’s Best New Restaurants in Esquire.

Today, Peninsula Grill is known as the place where Charlestonians—and visitors alike—are served with style. Recognized for excellence, Peninsula Grill has earned Forbes Four Stars and AAA Four Diamonds for more than 20 years.

And no visit is complete without tasting the famous 12-layer Peninsula Grill Ultimate Coconut Cake™, a legendary dessert that has earned praise from scores of national magazines and television shows.

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Forbes says...

“Peninsula Grill has the sophisticated feel of an urban eatery without losing sight of its Southern charm. The menu is inventive, offering boldly flavored dishes spiced up with Lowcountry accents like collard greens, hushpuppies, grits and black-eyed peas. There’s also a Champagne Bar menu of decadent little treats like oysters, lobster, foie gras, caviar and duck pâté.”


An instant classic since its inception and the only Relais & Châteaux restaurant in Charleston, Peninsula Grill is renowned for truly elegant service, a resplendent setting, with unparalleled fine dining.


Some of the best dinner parties in Charleston take place at Peninsula Grill. Interested in hosting a private dinner? CLICK HERE for details. 

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