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Circa 1886 Restaurant

149 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401-1733
+1 843-853-7828
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Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
149 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401-1733
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The best restaurant we ate at during our stay in Charleston. The breakfast was included with our room at the Wentworth Mansion. The breakfast pastries were freshly baked and breakfast special each day was worth the try. We had dinner at the restaurant one night....More

1  Thank svdowney
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Circa 1886 is a royal experience in every aspect. The setting is the old carriage house attached to Winsor mansion and it is stunning! We went as a family (2 older teenagers and 2 adults) and had a very wonderful time. It is a high...More

2  Thank alecia21
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just got back from 5 days of eating in Charleston. First off- I've traveled many places, and Charleston, by far, has the best food of them all. So when I say Circa 1886 is the best, it means a lot. Walking through a brick lined...More

1  Thank Amy B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Super creative and delicious food, superior service and a wonderfully cozy and elegant dining room. It's our favorite restaurant in Charleston hands-down. Will return every time we're in town. You cannot miss this restaurant - this is why you go out to dinner.

1  Thank HFMCGEE
Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended the Dicken's Dinner where an actor reenacts the Christmas Carol. The event was held in the dining/meeting room on the second floor so it did not allow us to experience the historic part of the space. The food was presented to represent the...More

1  Thank MelonfromNY
Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend found this fine dining restaurant while doing a bit of pre-vacation investigation. So, we thought we'd give it a try. I'm really glad we did. What an awesome dining experience! The wine, the food, the ambiance...it was all great. And, our server, Austin,...More

1  Thank BizTraveler0815
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great dinner with friends. Shoutout to our bartender, Brian who helped make our night memorable with his handcrafted strawberry purée cocktail. To die for!

1  Thank Mjphipps
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Inn, The John Rutledge House, suggested this place for dinner and we were not disappointed. First we got a chance to see the Wentworth Manwion which was very impressive looking from the outside and comfortable looking from inside. The restaurant was quite lovely and...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Circa 1886. We work hard to provide our guests with a flawless experience and it certainly appears that this was executed during your trip. Our Chef works diligently to create memorable and delicious dishes and we are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very quiet, superior food and service on the Wentworth Mansion property. Outstanding breakfasts included with your stay.More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Circa 1886. We work hard to provide our guests with a flawless experience and it certainly appears that this was executed during your stay at the Wentworth Mansion. We hope you will let us serve you again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner is very good, although I was disappointed by the duck (which was supposed to be a "signature dish"). My wife enjoyed her tuna and the appetizers were good. The atmosphere is nice and intimate enough, but the star of the show is the dessert...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Circa 1886. We work hard to provide our guests with a flawless experience. Our Chef works diligently to create memorable and delicious dishes and we are so glad you enjoyed them, especially the Strawberry Shortcake! We hope...More

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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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abbigailruiz1
April 27, 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$25 - $45
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401-1733
    (Smith)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-853-7828
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Description
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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