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Peninsula Grill

4.6 (844) $$$$ $$$$ Southern, Modern

Description

Summary: Southern charm in luxury setting.

Since its opening in 1997, Peninsula Grill has established itself as a Charleston landmark, delivering a blend of Southern hospitality and fine dining in an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant's signature dishes include she crab soup, roasted duck breast, and lobster prepared three ways. Adding to the luxurious experience are options like Osetra caviar and foie gras, as well as an impressive selection of top-shelf wines. The highlight for many is the renowned coconut cake, a recipe passed down from the former chef's grandmother and beloved by patrons around the world. The d├ęcor, characterized by silver velvet walls, exudes a clubby yet sophisticated charm, while the menu continues to evolve under the guidance of executive chef Graham Dailey, emphasizing lighter dishes and local ingredients. The Champagne Bar is a destination in itself, with offerings like raw oysters and a lobster and crab cake duo. Other standout dishes include wild mushroom grits with low country oyster stew and the Bourbon-glazed "Berkshire" pork chop, showcasing the seamless integration of regional cuisine with upscale cooking techniques. For dessert, the "Ultimate Coconut Cake" provides an indulgent finale, while a sugar-free white chocolate mousse terrine caters to those with dietary restrictions. The extensive wine list, curated by sommelier Dennis Perry, features over 300 selections with a focus on American and French wines, ensuring the perfect pairing for any meal. Peninsula Grill remains a beacon of culinary excellence, inviting guests to savor the taste of the South served with a side of luxury.

Awards

AAA
4 Diamonds
Gayot
2 Toques
2 Toques
Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in the U.S. 2013
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James Beard
Best Chefs - Semifinalist 2008
Outstanding Restaurant - Semifinalist 2008
Google
Great

Location

112 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401

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