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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%
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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 yesterday

I can say enough great things about this restaurant. The setting is beautiful. It is set in what was an old carriage house. Inside and out you get a feel of charm. The service was impeccable! Our server Caitlin is one of the sweetest, friendliest,...More

Thank dslye3
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had an absolutely amazing dinner. The food was extraordinary and the staff was gracious and welcoming. We've dined at many great restaurants, but this is by far our favourite. Wish I could give it more than 5 stars!

1  Thank rjb0420
Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited this restaurant because it was recommended by a friend. The atmosphere was nice. The food was not very good. Maybe they were having an off night. I’m not sure I will give it a second try. There are too many other restaurants in...More

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

We are very sorry that you were displeased with your dinner. 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 deliver a five-star experience in all areas, so we...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I celebrated my birthday here with a fabulous dinner. The service and food were both superb and they went out of their way to make it special. We took advantage of the preset price offered through our hotel, The John Rutledge House,...More

1  Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very high-quality restaurant with an excellent wait staff. You will not be disappointed. My duck was great, as was my wife's scallops.

1  Thank wndslr
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third year returning to Circa for our anniversary. It was really nice because they remembered us. We had the same server as the previous two years (Charles - excellent service), and they even printed a special menu for us that said "Happy...More

1  Thank jojo2322
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are thrilled that you joined us at Circa 1886 for the third year to celebrate such a special occasion. Your compliments to Charles are very appreciated and we will be sure to pass them along. Thank you for noting our delicious menu items. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a rather late Saturday night Dinner after the Cooper River Run earlier in the day. The entire experience was top notch with excellent presentation and quality of menu items. Denis, our sever and Sabrina who seated us, as well as support staff was on...More

1  Thank John C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All I can say is this place amazing. The chef’s ability to blend flavors is like something I have never experience. We dined with seasoned foodies and every plate went back empty. The pastry chef is as equal to the task as the executive chef....More

1  Thank Andy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the walk down the pathway to the front door to our last sip of port the entire experience was quite excellent. We were a few minutes early for our reservation and we took a seat at the bar. I didn't catch the bartender's name...More

1  Thank youhaveaface
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another perfect meal. Another perfect experience. This is not a large restaurant. This is not a noisy restaurant. This is a restaurant that takes food and service seriously...but also graciously. No attitude. No pomp. Just perfection. My wife and I had the duck. One of...More

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

Thank you for such an exceptional review of Circa 1886. Our staff is dedicated to delivering true Southern hospitality, so we are thrilled to read such wonderful feedback. It is an honor to stand out for service and gourmet cuisine. We hope to have the...More

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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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