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Circa 1886, a fine dining restaurant holding the distinctions of Forbes Four Star and AAA Four Diamond ratings, is located on the grounds of the Wentworth Mansion in Charleston, SC. The restaurant serves a seasonal menu with a focus on local product, high quality ingredients and Southern flavors. Executive Chef Marc Collins puts his own forward-thinking spin on traditional Lowcountry dishes the result is food that is both modern and comforting.
Setting
Circa 1886 is favorite neighborhood spot tucked away just off Wentworth Street and Smith Streets in the heart of historic downtown Charleston. A landscaped lawn and side garden welcome guests as they walk the path to the front door. Guests can enjoy signature cocktails and a full restaurant menu at both the intimate bar and charming outdoor patio. Circa 1886 is conveniently located within walking distance to most area hotels or just a short drive. The restaurant also offers complimentary parking.
Circa 1886 is located in the original carriage house for the historic Wentworth Mansion®, built in 1886, and the building still retains much of its original character. Many of the earliest architectural details still exist, including the wood-burning kitchen fireplace, stable doors, light-filled windows and original heart-of-pine floors. A favorite of guests are the cozy, romantic arched booths set along one wall, designed to mimic the original carriage openings. The restaurant’s warm hues, wood paneling, candlelit tables and plush interiors lend themselves to an elegant dining experience that is both comfortable and cosmopolitan.
Food
Chef Collins draws inspiration from many cuisines around the world to create a menu that is truly unique to the Charleston dining scene. Drawing inspiration from historic Southern dishes and always using 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 found 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 Scott Lovorn’s incredible desserts , each dinner at Circa 1886 celebrates the region we call home.
Service
Circa 1886 restaurants knows that a great meal isn’t just about the food or wine, but about creating a memorable and unique experience. Our staff is professional, attentive, experienced and treats every guest like part of the family. Each member of our staff is extremely knowledgeable about our wine list and can help guests navigate the list to find the perfect bottle for both food pairing and budget.
Each bottle on our 250 bottle wine list has been carefully selected for its character and ability to pair well with our cuisine. To keep pace with varying menus and trends, our wine list is ever-changing as well. In the cooler months, the list is stocked with rich and bold wines, whereas in the warmer months, the focus is on light and refreshing profiles. All of our wines are stored in the original wine cellar of the Wentworth Mansion®

CONCEPT: Circa 1886 is a fine dining restaurant holding the distinctions of Forbes Four Star and AAA Four Diamond ratings, located on the grounds of the Wentworth Mansion® in Charleston, SC.
The restaurant serves a seasonal menu with a focus on local product, high quality ingredients and Southern flavors. Executive Chef Marc Collins puts his own forward-thinking spin on traditional Lowcountry dishes and the result is food that is both modern and comforting.
STYLE: Circa 1886 is located in the original carriage house for the historic Wentworth Mansion® , built in 1886, and the building still retains much of its original character. Many of the earliest architectural details still exist, including the wood-burning kitchen fireplace, stable doors, light-filled windows and original heart-of-pine floors. A favorite of guests are the cozy, romantic arched booths set along one wall, designed to mimic the original carriage openings . The restaurant’s warm hues wood paneling, candlelit tables and plush interiors lend themselves to an elegant dining experience that is both comfortable and cosmopolitan.

Address & Contact

Address:

149 Wentworth Street Charleston, SC 29401

GPS:

32.7798528, -79.939861

Telephone:
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Opening Hours

Monday

5:30pm to 10:00pm

Tuesday

5:30pm to 10:00pm

Wednesday

5:30pm to 10:00pm

Thursday

5:30pm to 10:00pm

Friday

5:30pm to 10:00pm

Saturday

5:30pm to 10:00pm

Sunday

-

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