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Circa 1886 Restaurant

149 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401-1733
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  • 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

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 yesterday 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 3 days 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 5 days 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

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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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 5 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Charleston these past four weeks we have had the opportunity to dine at Husk, Magnolia, Fig as well as Circa. Without doubt Circa wins hands down! Starters, mains and desserts were all exceptional. The ambiance is relaxed and the noise level is mercifully quiet...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the tastings menu with wine pairing. Both the food and service were exceptional. Our server(s) was very professional in making sure we were informed of all the dishes and wine as they were brought to our table. I would highly recommend this restaurant...More

Thank steve h
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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. We strive to provide a five-star experience in all areas, so we are happy to read...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food in this place is amazing. We were there for both breakfast and dinner. The freshly baked buns at breakfast were phenomenal and the service was exceptional. I'd also recommend the shrimp and grits. The whole dinner experience was incredibly special and sitting in...More

Thank anonymousse_grump
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice presentation. Unfortunately the flavors didn't match the beautiful dish presentations. Not my favorite stop in Charleston. There are definitely some better choices.More

Thank Foodie223
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We wish we had the opportunity to know that your menu selections did not meet your expectations. We strive to deliver a delicious and memorable dining experience, so we sincerely apologize that your dinner fell short. We appreciate your feedback as we seek 100% guest...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for dinner last night on our last night in Charleston and were blown away by the meal and the service. Randy was a wonderful waiter, we will definitely be back again! Hands down amazing food!

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28 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.
28 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
21 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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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