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Amazing! Very much what you expect from this place
Circa 1886 exceeded our expectations. Service was wonderful. Food was impeccable. The grouper was excellent. Dessert was a showstopper. Highly recommend, especially for a special occasion. Really charming.
Food and service were outstanding. The thoughtfulness that clearly went into each dish was evident. This meal was special and one I will remember for a long time. ❤️
We had a superb dinner. The food was wonderful. Our server Denis was so knowledgeable about both the wine and the foods. It was a wonderful dining experience.
The amazing amuse bouche that the chef sent out before our meal set the tone for the entire night. I’m not going into detail about what I ordered but I did stay on the South Carolina today side of the menu (grilled cheese and fried red hen)😜. The service was exceptional and paced very well. I definitely recommend a night here!!!!
Fantastic venue, food and service. We had a wonderful evening and would definitely return.
Thank you for a wonderful evening.
Tanya was an outstanding waitress ! She explained the menu nuances extremely well !
Everything about this place was fantastic - the food, service, ambiance/decor. Our server was so friendly, warm and accommodating when I told her about my husband having celiac disease. Every dish was incredible, presented so beautifully and flavorful. They even surprised us with writing
Happy Anniversary in chocolate when our dessert was presented. It's little touches like this, that go a long way. We experienced true Southern Hospitality at Circa 1886, thank you for such a memorable time!
Food was delicious. there was a nice selection of wines from which to choose. The menu was varied enough to suit all of us in the party (there were six). The service is impeccable. Requests are handled quickly and expertly. Desserts were a dream. Ambiance is nice. All in all, a wonderful experience.
The hostess was lovely, the waitress was wonderful, thank you Emily. She explained in detail every dish with pleasure. I had the peanut Soup as an appetizer, amazing flavor, rich and creamy, delicious! I then had the beef for my entree- medium rare it was perfect, and the soufflé dessert! The dessert was the highlight of our dinner! Love, Love, Love this restaurant and the ambiance! We had a quiet booth and a very romantic setting for our anniversary dinner!
We love to eat at Circa my family comes for all special occasions to Circa! It has a quiet, relaxing environment ,great service, and superb food and we have never been disappointed!
Absolutely delicious! Piedmontese beef was wonderful!
Everything was just ok. Not overly impressed with any of the courses. The amuse-bouche was the best part thing about the whole experience.
Excellent service. Gorgeous mansion. Fried hen was the only negative. It lacked flavor and was very fatty.
Every single employee who worked had a smile on their face and was always very polite. The employees make the restaurant !
Excellent food and service. This was our first time but we will certainly be back
Dinner was amazing. Our server Tayna could have been better. We opted for the restaurant week option with the wine pairing. The options were amazing and she was very knowledgeable when we asked questions.
Amazing food and service - was our best meal of our trip !! We had such a great server and the food was so great! The ambience was awesome too. Not stuffy but very nice setting in an old mansion. Will def be back on our next Charleston visit !! Thanks so much !!
Amuse-bouche was spectacular! African Peanut Soup with apple ribbons, toasted benne seeds, celery, and finely sliced pig ear was very tasty, and interesting; a smaller portion would be more than adequate.
Buttermilk Fried Red Hen with green bean casserole, Carolina reaper aioli, finger limes, pomme purée, and roasted shallot gravy showed the “Southern Style” impeccably.
Huguenot Torte Soufflé with green apples, pecan pie curd, ginger ice cream, and pecan streusel was a showstopper and a piece of art, one of the best desserts we’ve ever eaten. Each one of our selections were very unusual, complex, and interesting.
Best Charleston fine dining cuisine, with impeccable food and service. We truly enjoyed our evening
Always a wonderful dining experience at Circa 1886! Love the ambiance and attentiveness of all the wonderful folks there. Food was divine and Chef Mark delivered a home run once again. Special thanks to our superb waiter, Mark.
We went out to get a bite to eat
All as part of restaurant week
We choose Circa 1886
Alas, we forgot to take some pix
The food was divine
Even though we didn’t have any wine
The atmosphere was tasteful and quiet
And yes, we all just forgot about our diet
Would we go again you may query or ask
You betcha we would in a heartbeat, in a flash
So make a reservation as soon as you can
Take your mother,father,friend, woman or man
Best food and atmosphere we have had in a long time! Amazing dinner!
Dennis was most knowledgeable, kind, helpful and enthusiastic! Looking forward to our next visit!
Wonderful meal with excellent service. I went with two small children and we had a very enjoyable evening that we will remember always. Thanks to the chef and staff for the great taste of Southern cuisine and charm.
Went to Circa 1886 with a group of 6 and had a great time. Very upscale dining experience, amazing food and great wine list. Pricey but worth it for a special occasion.
Everything outstanding. It’s a MUST TRY
Did not like the fact that you could not park in the main parking lot but were forced to park on the street or in a parking garage.
Service was excellent and food was inspired and delicious. Can’t wait to dine here again!
The food, presentation, and service were all outstanding.
We had a wonderful evening.
My only complaint is that the place is hard to find.
If you'er never been there, the street address alone won't get you there.
But... once you are there, its wonderful.
As always we enjoyed the evening at Circa 1886. We took old friends who we had not seen for over 20 years and everything was truly excellent. We were not disappointed with any of the dishes we chose off of the imaginative menu and the service was attentive but not intrusive. And, unlike many restaurants these days, the four of us were able to have a quiet conversation. This has always been a favorite place for a special meal and continues to please.
Dinner truly was an extraordinary event earlier this week at Circa 1886. The entire evening was as near to perfect as humanly possible. The attention provided by our waiter was appropriate. The various courses were spaced, so no one felt rushed. The food was well prepared using high quality ingredients, and was very tasty. Nothing was lacking.
Excellent service and appropriately proportioned dishes that were elegantly presented, delivering a wonderfully unique flavor around quality core ingredients.
We enjoyed Circa 1886 so much our first evening in Charleston, that we returned to dine on our last night in town, also. The atmosphere was romantic and quiet, great service, excellent food, and conveniently located on property at the Wentworth Mansion where we were staying. As many restaurants as are in Charleston, I would return in a heartbeat.
We had a wonderful experience at Circa1886. We were there to celebrate my husband’S birthday. I can say the food and service were beyond exceptional . We did the 5 course with wine pairing. Phenomenal! It is definitely a place we will return on out next visit to Charleston!
What a lovely restaurant!
We were celebrating our anniversary with friends and hoped this would be a special evening. It was absolutely wonderful!
The grounds and the restaurant are beautiful. The staff is incredibly well-trained, very approachable, warm and welcoming. Our waitress, Caitlyn, was charming and efficient. She had a deep understanding of the menu, something you rarely see in servers today.
The food was wonderful; some was spectacular. I hate to admit that our two favorites were the grilled cheese (oh, the way the caviar cuts the richness of the cheeses!) and the souffle. That said, every dish we tried was beautifully executed, deeply flavored and well-seasoned.
All in all, this lovely place will not disappoint. I highly recommend a visit.
BTW, all the comments about parking issues are true - take Uber!
Consistently superior food and service. Our go to restaurant for special occasions.
Stayed at the Wentworth Mansion and ate dinner and breakfast at Circa 1886 and everything was amazing!
We read all the reviews and it did not disappoint!!!