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Ocean Room at The Sanctuary

1 Sanctuary Beach Dr, Kiawah Island, SC 29455-5434
+1 843-768-6253
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (51 reviews)
“sushi” (13 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (7 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1 Sanctuary Beach Dr, Kiawah Island, SC 29455-5434
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent beef filet. Otherwise unremarkable but remarkably expensive. $300 check for the two of us. Serene pleasant atmosphere. I recall visiting years back shortly after the resort opening, when service was impeccable. I'll never forget how the staff would repeatedly oversee that each piece of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have mixed feelings about this restaurant. It's a Beautiful place and the service is wonderful, but the food is just mediocre. The gluten free roll was basically a brick, the scallops weren't cooked well and the dessert selection was not good. I was surprised...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have a beautiful view, or some food, waitstaff attentive, overall an excellent dinner and I miss fear

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great setting and menu! That is where it ends! I will preface we were only their for sushi - in thd bar area. The service was a joke and the sushi was nothing special - average at best! It took soooo long for...More

2  Thank Lmd613
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

and that was the early bird special! We chose to go for the early bird special of $55 for a 3 course meal and it was spectacular. Excellent value, great food and wonderful service. We bang with a honeysuckle wild flower sangria cocktail which was...More

Thank PJaneS
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The service was outstanding and the quality of the food was amazing! We dine in many high end restaurants and this was up there with any from NYC- Miami-Chicago-San Francisco!

1  Thank Suzanne W
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Some places are about the location, not the food. Your favorite beach bar probably has less than great food but that doesn't matter. The Ocean Room probably gets higher scores than it should because its, well, the Ocean Room. The ambiance is formal and the...More

Thank babalu w
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We love Kiawah! The Sanctuary is delightful. Our first time to the Ocean Room. It is a steakhouse on par with any....with an incredible view! The prices...expensive, but the food was priced on par with any great steakhouse. The 200 to 300 percent markup on...More

1  Thank Shane P
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Let me begin by saying I love the menu and the staff at the Ocean Room. My wife and I just tried to sit and have dinner and a bottle of wine at the bar. We were turned away because 2 children were allowed to...More

Thank barflies101
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We went for our 20th anniversary and the staff was great. The food was amazing, it just keeps coming with after dinner aperitifs and they brought us an anniversary dessert. I highly recommend this restaurant for a fancy dinner, leave the kids behind so you...More

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Questions & Answers
Carl Z
30 August 2017|
Response from Shane P | Reviewed this property |
probably with advance notice
17 July 2017|
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Response from 300David17 | Reviewed this property |
Jasmine Porch would be more in the kid friendly category but certainly a well behaved child would be welcome. Several good places outside the resort that are kid friendly that the concierge could point you to as well.
4 November 2016|
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Response from Mike_Vegis | Property representative |
Yes, but reservations are going fast. I suggesting calling 843-768-2121 and requesting Leisure Services to make reservations asap!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$90
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr, Kiawah Island, SC 29455-5434
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Kiawah Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-768-6253
The Ocean Room, Kiawah Island Golf Resort's premier Forbes 4 Star and AAA 4 Diamond restaurant, offers an unparalleled steakhouse experience, featuring a variety of signature dishes. The Ocean Room culinary team is committed to supporting local farmers by utilizing locally sourced beef, seafood, poultry and produce when writing their seasonally changing menu. Complementing Chef Jason Rheinwald's cuisine is Wine Spectator's "Best Of" Award Winning Wine Program, enticing to the most discriminating oenophile. With over 1000 selections The Ocean Room strives to showcase the characteristics of the world's finest varietals, regions, growers, and producers. A Forbes 4 Star and AAA 4 Diamond restaurant. "Best of Award of Excellence" 2010/2011 by the Wine Spectator.
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