Dining - The Ocean Room

The Ocean Room at Kiawah Island

The only steakhouse in the U.S. to earn both Forbes 4 Star and AAA 4 Diamond ratings.


The Ocean Room ~ Kiawah's Signature Steakhouse

Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s premier restaurant, The Ocean Room, offers an unparalleled steak house experience featuring a variety of signature dishes.

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

"Best of Award of
2010/2011 by the
Wine Spectator

The Ocean Room culinary team specializes in the preparation of locally sourced beef, seafood, poultry and produce which are prominently featured on the seasonally changing menu. The Ocean Room is the only steakhouse in the U.S. to earn both Forbes 4 Star and AAA 4 Diamond ratings. The Ocean Room is committed to supporting local agriculture by writing seasonal menus based on availability of fresh produce.

Online Reservations

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, Certified Sommelier Garth Herr 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.

Evening Resort Dress: Ladies- Dresses, skirts or pants paired with a dress shirt, jacket or sweater. Gentlemen- Collared shirts and slacks, jackets and ties optional. Please no flip flops or denim.

Private Dinner Options In The Ocean Room

Bring Your Own Bottles

Is it time to drink your 1997 California Cabernets? Do you have wines you want to share with your family and friends, but don’t know what to serve with them? Chef Rheinwald and Certified Sommelier Garth Herr of The Ocean Room know how to create those perfect pairings. Join us in one of our Private Dining Rooms for a custom 3-6 course menu designed around your wines. Groups of up to twelve guests will be pampered with a seasonal menu designed by Chef Rheinwald, Garth, and you.

Please contact The Ocean Room for more information.

Sommelier Selections Supper

Certified Specialist of Wine, and Certified Sommelier Garth Herr of The Ocean Room has unveiled a new option for private dining - the Sommelier Supper. In tandem with Chef, Garth will design a 3, 4, or 5 course menu paired with wines from The Ocean Room’s wine cellar at their peak drinkability. Each course will feature a different bottle of wine to share. This dining option is available for groups of four to sixteen guests.

Please contact Garth Herr for more information.

The Sushi Lounge

in The Ocean Room

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 5:30pm-10:00pm

Reservations: Not required

East meets south as traditional sushi dishes are served along with “sushi southern style” featuring locally sourced heirloom grains, produce and seafood. In addition to sushi, our menu includes a variety of contemporary small plates and classic cocktails. The lounge is also equipped with a full wine menu as well as a diverse selection of craft beers and Japanese sake.


*Note: Menu will change often based on fresh catch and what is in season

"We had a fabulous dinner at Jasmine Porch. One member of our party got caught in a rainstorm on the way into the Sanctuary, so our server went and got her a warm towel without us asking!"

Orensky Richmond, VA

"Ryder Cup bar at sunset; wonderful bike paths; Sanctuary lobby/bar/loggerhead grill/pool area; easy beach access; beaches and cream for coffee every morning, then sitting out by the pool looking at the ocean."

Aicholz Cincinnati, OH
For questions regarding our menus or dietary restrictions we should be aware of, please contact Leisure Services at (843) 768-6253.