|Peninsula Grill is near the City Market entrance|
Peninsula Grill, located in the Planters Inn at the corner of Meeting and North Market streets, proved a fine complement with its very formal single large dining room, compared to 82 Queen with its small, sectioned rooms within a beautiful old house (see my 82 Queen review).
Peninsula Grill is one of Charleston's most-celebrated and highly-regarded restaurants. It did not take long to start to see why. The place oozes class. I quickly wondered if I came under-dressed upon noticing that all the men were in coat and tie. But not all were, so I felt OK.
The staff here is first rate. We were warmly greeted by managers upon entering, and graciously thanked when we departed. Our server was very good. Everyone was attentive and showed great attention to detail and service.
With many of its entrees topping $40, Peninsula Grill's special Restaurant Week offering of $40 for a three-course meal was quite a value. Alesia and I both started with a cocktail and the Trio of Soup, which was three separate small portions of: lobster corn chowder, wild mushroom bisque, and heirloom pumpkin and sweet potato bisque. Have to say, I've never had (or heard of) pumpkin soup!
This was, indeed, a unique appetizer, giving diverse tastes. The soup and the warm bread served in a basket got things off to a fine start.
|The soup trio was different- and good|