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Circa 1886 Restaurant

149 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401-1733
+1 843-853-7828
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
149 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401-1733
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Expectations were high from previous reviews, and they were right. Top notch service and exceptional food. Ordered the sea bass and the antelope. Worth every dollar. Take the time to sit in the bar and converse with the locals.

Thank Jimbo5555
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The chef here has the most amazing creations and tastes ever. The food is just absolutely superb. Can’t say anything bad about this place. First stop on our wkend getaway for wife’s birthday. Very romantic as it’s held in a old mansion downtown. Like much...More

1  Thank carlholt43
Reviewed 4 days ago

We chose Circa 1886 as our "nice" dinner restaurant and did we pick a winner! The setting in the original carriage house simply could not be nicer. All of the staff we interacted with were wonderful and our server was exceptional. From the moment we...More

1  Thank Jim C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting Charleston on business, I had dinner at Circa 1886 with a colleague. We were pleasantly surprised by the experience! The food was excellent. I very much appreciated that the portion sizes were reasonable and not too big. It was the right amount of...More

1  Thank Jemma L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday evening we had a fabulous Wedding Rehearsal Dinner for 36 guests at Circa 1886 at The Wentworth Mansion. Ginny Servers made the planning go smoothly from beginning to end. She was delightful to work with. The dinner was fabulous and our service excellent. Our...More

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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for such an exceptional review. We are thrilled that you chose to spend an evening with us here at Circa 1886. Our attention to details allows our service to stand above the crowd in many respects and your personal experience with our team...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I dined here for our 8th wedding anniversary on our trip to Charleston and it was a fantastic dinner! We thoroughly enjoyed everything from our appetizer - Buttermilk Fried Artichoke and Napa Cabbage Salad to our entrees - the Piedmontese Beef and...More

Thank bbyckes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Classic dining with all the fine touches like crumbing the table between courses, linen cloth and napkins, Circa is also calm and quiet, spacious and serene, a wonderful contrast to noisy crowded fine dining venues. Perfect service, always attentive but never hovering. Free treats from...More

Thank dmarkt46
Reviewed 1 week ago

This lovely restaurant is adjacent to the Wentworth Mansion and provides the mansion's complimentary breakfast service, which was excellent. Guests have a choice from a limited but well selected array of dishes as well as pastries, fruit, and coffee. There are also daily specials. This...More

Thank Ned41
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service are great, but a little pricey. The setting and surroundings are interesting and historical.

Thank ron d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was EXCELLENT, the ambience just lovely and everyone at the restaurant was so gracious. Truly one of the best restaurants I have eaten at in a long time.

1  Thank shelleym432
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27 April 2017|
Response from OwnerCharmingInns | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. We have an outdoor patio that can certainly accommodate dogs. Unfortunately, the patio is not available during inclement weather, so please call ahead to guarantee availability.
27 April 2017|
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Response from OwnerCharmingInns | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. We do not have gluten free entrees on our menu, but we are willing to make substitutions to make certain items on our menu gluten free. Please call us at 843-853-7828 and we will make arrangements... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401-1733
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-853-7828
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Chef Marc Collins draws inspiration from many cuisines around the world to create a menu that is truly unique to the Charleston restaurant scene. Drawing inspiration from historic Southern dishes and always highlighting what is local and in season, Chef Collins puts a healthful, distinctive spin on classic Lowcountry dishes. This means there is less butter and cream than typically seen on Southern menus. Whole grains are incorporated to dishes and ingredients are used at the peak of flavor. The result is satisfying dishes that retain their bright, bold flavors without the large amounts of fat found in many restaurant dishes. From our Plantation Rice Bread Rolls made in house daily, to the selection of local seafood, to Pastry Chef Lovorn’s incredible desserts, each dinner at Circa 1886 celebrates the region we call home. Let our professional, attentive, experienced and knowledgeable staff guide you through the menu and help select a wine that is a perfect pairing for food and budget.
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