When Peninsula Grill opened in 1997, the handsomely appointed dining room and sophisticated interpretations of Southern cuisine set the bar for fine dining in Charleston. It was heralded by Esquire magazine as one of America's Best New Restaurants and went on to earn recognition from a host of other esteemed publications, including The New York Times, Southern Living, Travel + Leisure, Wine Spectator and Food & Wine, which named it one of America's Top 50 Hotel Restaurants.
A seamless marriage of cosmopolitan accents and Charleston gentility, the ambiance at Peninsula Grill is simultaneously refined and relaxed. The restaurant's stunning interior was designed by Charleston's Amelia Handegan. The décor's underpinnings and tones are distinctively Charleston Lowcountry—seagrass flooring and commissioned artwork depicting local scenery and characters while velvet—lined walls and antique cypress wainscoting adds an air of understated opulence. The result is a classically styled dining room that sets the stage for Charleston's best service staff and Executive Chef Graham Dailey's splendid cuisine.
Peninsula Grill's adjoining courtyard is one of the city's true gems. Illuminated by gas carriage lanterns and soft candlelight, the courtyard is a delightful al fresco option open April to October weather permitting.