South Carolina Restaurants Rank Among World’s “Most Outstanding”
Two distinguished South Carolina venues have made a strong impression, ranking among the world’s “most outstanding” restaurants, according to the latest global ratings. The lavish grill house Grill 225 and the coastal culinary jewel, The Ocean Room, both have earned recognition in 2024’s Star Award-winning culinary spots, gaining international praise for their excellence in service, ambiance, and cuisine.
Star Awards Recognize Excellence
The Star Award is an annual celebration of global excellence where restaurants, hotels, spas, and cruise ships are measured against 900 visitor-related criteria to identify the most superior experiences. The awards provide discerning global travelers with a guide to the most outstanding venues around the world.
Charleston’s Ocean Room and Grill 225 Take Honors
Despite the strong competition, both The Ocean Room on Kiawah Island and Grill 225 in Charleston, have made their mark. The Ocean Room triumphed with a coveted five-star rating by offering patrons a distinctive and enriching meal experience accompanied by a personalized level of service. Grill 225, on the other hand, secured a “Recommended” rating, synonymous with “excellent properties with consistently good service and facilities.”
The Ocean Room’s Superior Dining Experience
The Ocean Room is particularly admired for its extensive wine selection, which creates a flawless pairing with its culinary offerings. The locale provides guests with a refined, yet welcoming atmosphere, filled with elegance and punctuated by its proximity to the alluring Atlantic Ocean.
Not only is the ambiance sophisticated, but the seafood and prime aged beef served have been applauded for their high quality, contributing significantly to the elevate dining experience.
Grill 225 Commended for Consistent Quality
Grill 225, located within the historic and vibrant city of Charleston, was noted for its good service and excellent facilities. From fine dining to a relaxed lunch, the Grill 225 serves up culinary excellence that aims to please every palate.
South Carolina – A Culinary Hotspot
It’s not just these two restaurants that make South Carolina a go-to epicenter for ultimate culinary experiences. Six Motels and two spas from Charleston and Hilton Head areas of South Carolina have also earned spots on the Forbes Travel Guide list, reinforcing the region’s status as a hotbed of luxe experiences.
Out of 2,000 travel destinations covered by Forbes’ Guide for 2024, a total of 258 restaurants made the list – South Carolina’s Grill 225 and The Ocean Room being among them. The award undoubtedly brings pride to the state and provides a boost to its booming gastronomy industry.