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Ocean Room at The Sanctuary

) #2 of 15 Restaurants in Kiawah Island ₹₹₹₹ American, Seafood,
1 Sanctuary Beach Dr, Kiawah Island, SC 29455-5434
+1 843-768-6253
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (50 reviews)
“sushi” (12 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (6 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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1 - 10 of 283 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Soccermom1970
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hostess told me no availability until 9pm when I called the day before. I knew the bar area is first come first served so I went there with my kids and saw 80% of the main dining room empty. Did not appreciate being lied to....More

Thank Tiffany M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The steaks are second to none. the sushi is excellent. They often have fresh catch seafood which was swimming locally earlier that day. The wine list is impressive too.

Thank Salty D
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the loggerhead seafood buffet- good shrimp and oysters, roasted port, great desserts. Enjoyed sitting on the patio for dinner with a fresh breeze from the ocean. We will be back!

Thank Bruce_and_Valerie
Reviewed 10 June 2017

If you are a guest at The Sanctuary, The Ocean Room is not to be missed! Everything about our meal was superb--the filets were some of the best we've ever had. Perfectly prepared, and "melt in your mouth", just as filets are supposed to be....More

Thank foodiegirl928
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Dined at the exclusive Ocean Room to celebrate our anniversary sans the kids. Very, VERY good service from the moment we approached the restaurant. Cade is too notch server with a pleasant, helpful demeanor who went out of his way to ensure our dinner was...More

Thank Sam D
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We ate here twice. It was a great menu , with an exceptional wine list and superb staff. We definitely would put this in our top two restaurants on the island

Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I have waited to complete this review because I am conflicted. The food was delicious yet extremely salty. The room was beautiful/elegant yet the two large groups of extremely loud men detracted from the atmosphere. The waiter was professional and knowledgeable yet seemed distracted (perhaps...More

Thank Alnire
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The restaurant is very elegant and the service perfect. David, our server, was as professional as we have encountered. Our food was good but ieverything was over-salted. Eating our filet and steak was like swallowing the salty ocean water. Hoping for relief in the veggies...More

Thank ConnoisseurCharlotte
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

The ocean room it's a beautiful restaurant. The decor is lovely and there is plenty of room between tables for a quiet discussion. However, a lot of the clientele is older, so if you are looking for a place where you can be boisterous and...More

Thank 470carold
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18 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!
11 December 2015|
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Response from BigM0untain | Reviewed this property |
Depends on where they seat you but not from private dining area.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 90
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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