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Circa 1886, Charleston, SC

Circa 1886

4.7
4.7
3365 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southern
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. 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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Southern, American, Low Country
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Phone number
    (843) 853-7828
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Marc Collins
  • Private party facilities
    The private dining room (Tack Room)with mirroring fireplaces and six windows overlooking our garden can accommodate up to 38 people. Our Garden Room also offers a private dining experience perfect for a party of up to 12. Several different banquet menus are offered for private parties.
  • Private party contact
    Kristen Blackmon: (843) 853-7828
  • Neighborhood
    South Carolina
  • Cross street
    Smith
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,365 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 2.4Value

NoiseModerate

3,365 Reviews
  1. lewisg

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One word, Outstanding! Service was excellent and the menu was one of a kind.

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  2. Grandparents

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Special meal in a special place. The food, service, and surroundings were wonderful. One of our favorite places in Charleston.

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  3. Magadore

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When I go out to eat, and since I have traveled extensively in US and abroad, I think I have the basis for comparison. The service at Circa, its best feature, was definitely outstanding and, as should be in a high end establishment, the atmosphere was properly quiet, understated and pleasing. Unfortunately, though foos was well prepared and served the plate presentation was nothing special - and one featured item which is always mentioned as "not to be missed" was nothing more than a surprisingly small, poorly presented, glorified grilled cheese finger sandwich. Worse, for the effort it may take to prepare, and not unusual ingredients, it was way overpriced. Summary: A very nice restaurant that I can recommend, with some resrvations. Sadly, it did not meet expectations of "one of the top 4."

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  4. luvfinefood

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2 year anniversary love everything about this place! Second time here. Listed one of the 51 top restaurants in the United States

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  5. vince

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A pleasant place I have been meaning to try for some time, however I was a bit nonplussed. I have rather bad soy allergies, and the server indicated that prevented me from quite a number of items on the menu. Although this occurs frequently, it is seldom a problem at higher-end restaurants (i.e. soybean oil or vegetable oil containing soy is a cheaper alternative to olive oil, for example; a good restaurant should not be reliant on lesser soy products). Nonetheless, a pleasant enough meal.

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  6. VictorS

    Greensboro

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding meal from appetizers to desserts. Wonderful service

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  7. RoxieJones

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our anniversary and enjoyed the entire experience

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience! Best meal we had in Charleston. Great place for a romantic meal that will treat you like royalty.

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  9. HappyOne

    Washington DC

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Circa 1886 was a very wonderful experience for our 33rd Wedding Anniversary. The 5 course meal with wine pairing was exceptional. The customer service was over the top and the atmosphere was romantic and relaxing. I highly recommend this restaurant for any reason.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific experience! The food and service were both amazing and they catered to my wife’s gluten and dairy allergies wonderfully.

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Google Map for Circa 1886

149 Wentworth St., Charleston, SC 29401

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Smith
  • Neighborhood
    South Carolina
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Southern, American, Low Country
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Marc Collins
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (843) 853-7828
  • Private party facilities
    The private dining room (Tack Room)with mirroring fireplaces and six windows overlooking our garden can accommodate up to 38 people. Our Garden Room also offers a private dining experience perfect for a party of up to 12. Several different banquet menus are offered for private parties.
  • Private party contact
    Kristen Blackmon: (843) 853-7828
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