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Circa 1886 Restaurant

149 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401-1733
+1 843-853-7828
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Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“souffle” (121 reviews)
“apple crisp” (21 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (36 reviews)
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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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1 - 10 of 1,732 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

My beautiful close friend and I went to eat here after looking through the many restaurants that Charleston hast to offer/. It's not often that we are able to go to places like this but we really wanted to splurge and eat some incredible food...More

Thank Jorge G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a glorious mansion! It was set up by our friends mark and Sue who are from Charleston-they set up a private wine dinner with the chef for my birthday, amazing food, drinks and service was fabulous! SHARON

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went here because the word was that they had the Soufflé and the best Chef in town. People speak the truth about food here! We had a business group and even though they were busy, our server and sommelier Austin recommended a perfect bottle...More

Thank PikesPeak60
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The wife and I came in for dinner to kick off our vacation week in mid October. We started with cocktails at the bar and they did not disappoint. The bartender Brian was extremely friendly, made great cocktails, and also gave us great reccommendations off...More

1  Thank chucktownchef2244
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an expensive restaurant and our expectations were high. We were disappointed. It was nice that the chef sent a couple of samples to try but we weren't impressed with the food.More

Thank Bob L
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We appreciate you sharing feedback about your experience at Circa 1886. We wish we had the opportunity to know that you were disappointed with your food while you were still at the restaurant. We strive to provide a menu that pleases a range of tastes,...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed a fine meal from appetizer to dessert. Service was very good and when wait staff was not available, other staff assisted with requests. Food was very good and chef provided a couple of tasting compliments. Two reasons it did not get a rating of...More

Thank Barbara A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Circa 1886 was one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. I highly recommend doing the 5 course dinner with wine pairings.More

1  Thank Paul D
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for joining us at Circa 1886. It means so much to us to be at the top of your list of dining experiences. We appreciate your review and hope you will dine with us again soon. Sincerely, Richard Widman and Chef Marc Collins,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a short walk to a lovely full breakfast and if you reserve early enough, an on-site dinner, too.

Thank Artist05
Reviewed 1 week ago

Circa 1886 offers fine dining at its almost best -- great food, classic building and decor, white table clothes, super service and a very nice wine list. So, what's wrong and why only four stars? There is no dress code, and the dining room forces...More

Thank LocalCitizen3939
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Circa 1886. We are glad that our dining room, entrees, and passionate service exceeded your expectations. The dress code at Circa 1886 Restaurant is business casual and jackets are not required. We ask for our guests to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely restaurant that is perfect for a special occasion with your spouse or S.O. We enjoyed good wine, delicious food and exceptional service.

1  Thank traveling_duo_55
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abbigailruiz1
28 April 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
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
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Bill O
21 April 2017|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Meals
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-853-7828
  • E-mail
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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