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PRICE RANGE
$25 - $45
CUISINES
American, Contemporary

Menu

TASTES OF NATIVE TRIBES
STARTERS
Preserved Rabbit
Corn Cob Bouillon, Seewee Bean Succotash, Bear Tallow
USD 16
Maple Poached Red Apple Salad
our Sap, Shoots & Cress, Toasted Squash Seeds, Hominy Crunch
USD 13
ENTREES
Wood Smoked Bass
Wild Rice, Pecans, Cranberries, Carrots, Mushroom Chive Broth
USD 40
Broken Arrow Axis Venison
Indigo Grits, Parsnip, Turnip Collard Green "Mixit", Preserved Peach Sauce
USD 43
DESSERT
Squash Cake
Blackberry Wojape, Honey Pine Nut Butter, Crispy Wild Rice, Juniper Ash, White Chocolate "Honey Comb"
USD 11
FLAVORS BROUGHT FROM AFRICA
STARTERS
African Squash Soup
Molasses Benne Seed Granola, Fried Squash, Lemon Scallion Dust
USD 11
Shrimp N' Rice Grits
Cabbage Leaves, Burden Creek Dairy Goat Cheese, Smoked Ham Hock Gravy, Scallions
USD 18
ENTREES
Red Skinned Peanut "One Pot"
Bell Peppers, Charred Tomatoes, Greens, Celery Root, Okra Seed Oil
USD 30
Piedmontese Oxtail
Conch Fritter, Pepper Pot Liquor, Young Sweet Potatoes, Mustard Greens, Pickled Okra
USD 34
DESSERT
West African Entremet
Guava Mango Espuma, Kunun Aya Panna Cotta, Tiger Nut Genoise, Coconut Lime Gelée
USD 12
INFLUENCES FROM EUROPE
STARTERS
Chicken Liver Pâté
Truffle Gelée, Tarragon Crostini, Cornichons, Raisin Mostarda
USD 15
Foie Gras*
Lemon Rosemary Olive Oil Cake, Tart Cherries, Pistachio Neufchatel, Peppercorns
USD 25
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our meals were outstanding! Plenty of excellent gluten free options including a wonderful dessert. The atmosphere is warm and romantic! You won’t be disappointed. We were also staying at the adjoining Wentworth Mansion which I cannot day enough about either!

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed March 18, 2020 via mobile

The restaurant is so beautiful. They outsider grounds are very pretty. We had a wonderful meal. Our server Adam with a little help from Emily were both outstanding. My wife had the Foie Gras for starters. Her main course was the Flounder. Desert was Cheddar...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 16, 2020

We live in Myrtle Beach. For over 20 years we have been traveling to Charleston 4-5 times a years to get a good meal and a little shopping etc. I don't think there is fine dining restaurant in Charleston we haven't tried. We first found...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020

Exceeded expectations by far. Everything was prepared exceptionally well. We will visit again, maybe even on this trip.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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OwnerCharmingInns, General Manager at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Circa 1886. Our chefs work very hard to create dishes that will delight and impress, and we are so pleased that your dinner exceeded your expectations. We look forward to serving you again in...More

Reviewed March 13, 2020

Chose this restaurant for my 70th birthday dinner while visiting in Charleston. A real treat! This is in the former carriage house of the Wentworth Hotel. In warmer times, you can eat out in the garden, but it was November and we had a very...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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OwnerCharmingInns, General Manager at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2020

Thank you for choosing to celebrate such a special occasion at Circa 1886. We are delighted to read that you found both the service and food to be exceptional. The goal for each of our guests is to create a lasting and memorable experience and...More

Reviewed March 9, 2020

This was our best dining experience in Charleston. The waiter was the best I've had in years. Friendly and knowlegdable without being pretentious. The food was amazing. Atmosphere was top notch. Cocktails were perfect. Can't say enough about our experience here. Lingered at the small...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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OwnerCharmingInns, General Manager at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2020

Thank you for sharing your experience at Circa 1886. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our delicious cuisine and amazing atmosphere. We hope to have you dine with us again soon. Sincerely, Michelle Widman Woodhull and Chef Marc Collins, Co-Owners

Reviewed February 25, 2020

I had a wonderful and exotic experience at Circa 1886. If you haven't been already I would definitely advise you to go. My husband and his best friend came up with the idea to take the Mrs' out for Valentine's Day, but they wanted to...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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OwnerCharmingInns, General Manager at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2020

Thank you for this detailed review of your recent experience at Circa 1886. We are delighted to read that you found both the service and food to be exceptional. The goal for each of our guests is to create a lasting and memorable experience and...More

Reviewed February 25, 2020 via mobile

An enchanted Charleston evening with flavors, ambiance, and service that were all perfection. Romantic and elegant... ask for Austin!

Date of visit: February 2020
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OwnerCharmingInns, General Manager at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2020

Thank you for reviewing your experience at Circa 1886. We love being able to provide delicious food in an intimate setting with passionate service. We genuinely hope to have the opportunity to serve you again. Sincerely, Michelle Widman Woodhull and Chef Marc Collins, Co-Owners

Reviewed February 25, 2020 via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant. The service was impeccable. Our server, Michael, was friendly, knowledgeable, attentive, & prompt. Professional, with charm. Let’s start with the drinks. First, they certainly pour a complete drink. No watery, weak cocktails here. Their version of Moscow Mule could be its...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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OwnerCharmingInns, General Manager at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2020

Thank you for reviewing your experience at Circa 1886. Our Chef works diligently to create memorable and delicious dishes, and we are so glad you enjoyed everything, especially the Broken Arrow Axis and the Valrhona Chocolate Souffle. We appreciate your kind remarks on our charming...More

Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

Our 5th time at Circa 1886. Circa’s Valentine’s Day menu of 6 courses was excellent. See website for this special Valentine’s Day menu. Anne at the bar makes a “mean” Makers Mark Rocks Manhattan. Tanya, our server, was most attentive. Classy place. We always go...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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OwnerCharmingInns, General Manager at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2020

Thank you for choosing Circa 1886 Restaurant to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our prix fixe menu and attentive service. It is our goal to create a lasting and memorable dining experience, so we are thrilled to have made...More

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Paradise46117
September 20, 2018|
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Response from planningpro | Reviewed this property |
not a strict dress code, but many people wear jackets.
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abbigailruiz1
April 27, 2017|
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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.
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