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Circa 1886 Restaurant

149 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401-1733
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • 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

My wife and I visited Charleston for 4 nights and both agree that this was one of the best meals we've had in a while. Our server Austin was on point and attended to our every need. We had the tasting menu and wine pairing,...More

Thank Daryl D
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was one of the best dinners I had during a 3 week trip. I had a blue crab appetizer that was encased in a large cucumber slice with avocado gelato, the duck with green beans in a mustard sauce and finely sliced potatoes au...More

Thank Cynthia S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fabulous wine pairings with each delicious exquisitely prepared selection. Very sophisticated special occasion dining experience.

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 6 days ago

As a party of three we had dinner at Circa 1886 last evening and had a great experience. The food was very good and the service was friendly and accommodating. We had a plan from our hotel that provided us a three course meal for...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stayed at Wentworth Mansion and had the pleasure of celebrating our anniversary at Circa. The food was innovative and delicious. The staff was amazingly attentive and delightful. Randy and Anastasia were wonderful at dinner and breakfast respectively. Looking forward to breakfast in morning. We...More

Thank lindaornelas
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant because we were staying in it's sister hotel; John Rutledge House Inn. It was an awesome choice. The restaurant was high end, but accommodating. The food was amazing! The chef kept offering tasty morsels, on the house, which made our experience...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As an expected part of the Wentworth Mansion, the service was stellar!!!! We thoroughly enjoyed the amazing orange juice (the best we have ever had). My wife and I both had an omelette with spinach and cheese which was very good!

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I came to Charleston to enjoy a long weekend to celebrate our 1st anniversary. We decided to go to Circa 1886 at the recommendation of my parents who visited the restaurant a few months earlier. I am so glad we spent our...More

Thank ChelseaWalters717
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best service and Chef in town. I live 5 hours away and would drive here just to return to Circa 1886. My wife and I visited on 7/17/17 and had the pleasure of having Austin as our waiter. His suggestions for dinner were perfect. My...More

Thank Brandon_Duncan30
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are truly honored that you consider your dinner at Circa 1886 one of the best dinners you have ever had. We are thrilled to read that your experience exceeded your expectations and that your anniversary was even...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely dinner at Circa 1886. When we arrived out table wasn't quite ready so we took advantage of a quick main floor tour of the Wentworth mansion on the estate. Then started a perfect dirty martini with blue cheese olives in the...More

Thank Mark48328
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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
Bill O
20 April 2017|
Response from OwnerCharmingInns | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. We have a full bar with a wide selection of vodkas and can certainly accommodate requests for martinis. We hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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: 843-853-7828
  • E-mail
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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