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For a One-of-a-kind Experience, Visit Grill 225

Grill 225 boasts a variety of unique features, making it one of the top restaurants in the country. The ambiance, cuisine and drinks combine to create an experience unlike any other in Charleston, S.C.

Mouth-watering Cuisine

Located in the Market Pavilion Hotel, Grill 225 is a member of the Great Steak Houses of North American and one of the few steak houses in the country that serves 100 percent USDA Prime Beef. In addition to top quality ingredients, all of the restaurant’s beef is hand-selected and wet-aged for 42-50 days for unrivaled flavor and a texture that is unbelievably tender.

In addition to top quality beef, Grill 225 takes great pride in its fresh seafood selection. All of it comes from local and international waters and is prepared with premium ingredients, many of which are from local and sustainable sources.

Unique Cocktails

The Nitrotini is a Nitrogen-infused martini that is featured exclusively at Grill 225 and cannot be found anywhere else in Charleston. Cooled down to -320 degrees Fahrenheit and described as “dramatic, sexy and delicious,” this cocktail is always refreshingly chilled. In order to make a Nitrotini properly, the bartending staff has been specially trained in the safety, science and art of Nitrogen-infused cocktails.

Grill 225 offers a selection of 16 Nitrotini creations with a variety of interesting ingredients. A few popular and unique choices include:

Rose Petal
– Stoli Vanil vodka
– Rose Petal Nectar
– Louis Perdrier Champagne
– Edible Rose Petals

White Pear Sangria
– Absolute Pears
– St. Germain Elderflower liqueur
– Pinot Grigio

Refreshtini
– Hendricks Gin
– Cucumber-infused Lemonade
– Garnish: Cucumber Slice

Nitromallow
– Stoli Vanil
– Baileys
– Frangelico and Butterscotch Schnapps
– Essence of Chocolate
– Graham Cracker Rim
– Nitromallows

One-of-a-kind Experience

Located in the City Market area, Grill 225 has an upscale ambiance and a rooftop bar with a stunning view. Presentation is paramount to the staff, which shows in every aspect of the service, menu, cocktails and atmosphere. The wait staff is consistently commended by patrons for their charming and attentive 5-star service.

Whether you are on vacation in Charleston or you are looking for an unforgettable place to have a special date or celebration, Grill 225 is a dining experience that is without equal.

Custom Homes in Charleston

Known for its rich history, charming culture and stunning scenery, Charleston and the surrounding islands draw in 33 new residents every day.Not only is the quality of life in this area among the highest in the country, but there is also no shortage of friendly people, top-rated restaurants and breathtaking homes.

One of the custom builders known for making dream homes come to life is Camens Architectural Group. This firm’s design method involves listening to the client first and foremost, but also taking stock of a site’s potential in order to find the perfect balance for light and flow throughout a home. Camens’ awe-inspiring architectural creations can be found throughout Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Daniel Island and Johns Island.

While visiting Sea Brook Island for the first time, architect Marc Camens fell in love with the lowcountry and decided to leave the Adirondacks and start a firm in the Charleston area.

Building a custom home in Charleston is ideal because it allows you to create a living space that incorporates the unique charm and beauty of the lowcountry. In addition to that, when you work with an experienced architect like Marc Camens, you can create the house of your dreams.

Charleston is the ideal place to build your dream home because of all that the area has to offer. The public schools are among the top in the nation and there are many ways to keep your family busy year round. If you are a young professional or someone just looking for a new job opportunity, Charleston boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates due to the growing presence of businesses in the emerging technology industry.

The cliche ‘work hard, play harder,’ is an integral part of the lowcountry culture. After a long work week you can go to the beach and soak up the sun, play 18 rounds of golf on perfectly manicured greens or check out one of the many restaurants, museums and attractions that Charleston has to offer.

Whether you are looking to build a luxurious summer home or you are in the market for a brand new home built just for you, the lowcountry is the perfect place to plant new roots.