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.View Private Dining Details
We celebrated two birthdays there and they did an outstanding job of making it so special .
Wonderful service and delicious food.
A special place !
We visited Circa 1886 for our 20th anniversary, so it was a very special occasion. We thoroughly enjoyed the tasting menu that they offered. Mark was an excellent waiter and we enjoyed speaking with him throughout the dinner. The one negative I will mention is that we both thought the food should have been slightly hotter. It wasn't cold, but just warm; not hot.
This is very nice restaurant and overall we did have a great meal.
Excellent wine list.
We went here with friends on a weekend trip to Charleston. I had let the restaurant know that it was my friend's birthday and they provided her with a special menu and her dessert was presented beautifully with "Happy Birthday" in what she said was delicious chocolate!
The service was IMPECCABLE. All four of us had our food served simultaneously. It's been many a year since I received such wonderful service.
I hope to return for another special occasion.
As a group of six we were sat in a private room. That was good and bad, bad because I didn’t see much of the restaurant. What I did see was very low light and romantic. Good because we six like to laugh and carry on, and I would have felt subconscious being loud it the main dinning area.
The food is amazing. From appetizers to dessert I couldn’t ask for much more. Our original wine selection wasn’t available but the substitute was good.
Amazing place for a special anniversary dinner. Service by Anne was impeccable. Wine selection was outstanding. Appetizers, meal, and dessert were all delicious. They even specially printed our menus with Happy Anniversary at the top and wrote Happy 20th Anniversary in chocolate on each of our dessert plates. Very special touches made it an incredibly intimate and fantastic experience.
the food was fantastic the service was amazing. celebrated 40th birthday it was a night to remember
Great atmosphere and overall service. We personally did not like several of the dishes in terms of the items the chef paired the food with. For example, the foie gras was paired with other ingredients that had their own tastes so as to mask the taste of the truly great foie gras. It did not work for us. We ate the items separately instead of as a symphony. The steak was paired with a blue cheesy kind of thing which to us did nothing to improve the taste. Again no symphony. The steak by itself was great.
Excellent experience. We were celebrating my husband’s birthday. We did the chef tasting menu. It was amazing. And the service was outstanding
Circa 1886 is one of the best restaurants in Charleston due to location, service, food quality and value. The menu is very creative and service is outstanding. I would highly recommend the restaurant as it is in the quiet neighborhood in the Colonial Lake area which makes for a nice post-dinner walk.
Taste of Charleston
We had an outstanding experience at this lovely restaurant. We started by visiting the cupola at the top of the Wentworth Mansion and enjoyed a fabulous view. We then walked over to the carriage house to experience a wonderful meal. Everyone enjoyed something different and it was all excellent. Our server Caitlin made the evening. She was very pleasant and professional and made the evening even better.
I travel miles and miles just to dine at Circa 1886. Excellent service, excellent food, elegant ambiance. One of the best restaurants in the county. Please please please don’t wear sneakers, shorts, baseball caps at Circa 1886.
We went for our anniversary and it was excellent. Server was a little off putting, but overall a great experience and exquisite food.
loved everything including the bread-and-butter which had a hint of Orange.
Service was impeccable. Food was immaculate. Overall wonderful experience.
Our waiter Austen was extremely knowledgeable not just of the food choices and pairings but the history of the Mansion.
My husband had antelope for dinner and was not disappointed!!! The chef prepared the dish perfectly!
Went to the Circa 1886 for our anniversary dinner after hearing good things about it. While the service was very good, thought that the food could use improvement. We both had the Piedmontese beef which was very underseasoned if at all and also thought that the beef was stringy. After having had a perfect steak dinner the week before at the Palm Restaurant in NYC, this was quite a let down. No salt/pepper on the table. I know that chefs like to do this because they think that their beef is prepared perfectly. Not so in this case.
Antelope main course was excellent! Appetizer (cabbage salad) and dessert (taste of tropics) were good, but I did expect more for such a high-end restaurant.
I think Circa is the Gem of Charleston and will refer to it as such. The setting is perfectly romantic and you have food to match.
Tremendous service. Extremely creative food prep.
We had a very nice meal at Circa. The flounder was good but the scallops were excellent. Although pricy, the wine choices are plentiful and excellent. Our service was also excellent. I will definitely go back for special occasions.
Circa 1886 was spectacular! Best meal we've had in a while, and Caitlyn and Charles treated us so incredibly well. Thank you!!
We had the best anniversary dinner! Food and service were top notch! Will definitely be back again when in town.
One of the best meals we have had in a long time. Foie Gras was the best we’ve ever had. Catfish was spectacular. The service was great. We loved this restaurant
Overpriced and the food wasn’t that great.
Wonderful waiter. I tried things based on his suggestions and was very pleased.
The food was phenomenal and the staff was excellent
Another outstanding dining experience. During Restaurant Week, mutiple choices for the menu.
A very knowledgeable staff, and super presentation of each course. Each of us bragged that we had the best entree. So happy we were able to dine before the arrival of "Florence"
Food was superb. We were there for Restaurant Week and had a wonderful experience. Service was exceptional, attentive.
Good and service very good. My husband was upset that only the restaurant week menu was available. They did let us have 2 appetizers rather than a a dessert.
We came for restaurant week and overall the experience was good. I was a bit disappointed with the coffee brined antelope (I felt it was gamey which is probably the nature of the animal) but everything else was quite good. However, there wasn’t anything I had in particular that stood out to me. The presentation of everything was nice.
In a town crowded with exceptional restaurants this one stands out
We loved this place! And the best part is that it was restaurant week!!! Caitlyn was our server and super sweet! If I back to Charleston, I’ll definitely be back!
We loved our dinner at Circa 1886! ALL of the food and drinks were delicious. With every bite we were saying "ooh yum". The environment was lovely and the staff was wonderful. We liked it so much we went back for dessert the next night! We would strongly recommend and we will definitely go back next time we're in Charleston. If you're not able to make a reservation they do have a bar area, but do try to make reservations!
This was my second time at this lovely restaurant.
The food was good, but not nearly as good as my first visit. I expected an outstanding meal which it was not.
The service was superb.
We always enjoy our meal at Circa and tonight was no different!
Excellent bargain during restaurant week. Fantastic salmon appetizer, very good beef, very knowledgeable server. A relief to be in a nice restaurant that’s not all noisy.
Staff and venue amazing. Food was very reasonably priced, beautifully presented, gourmet and delicious.
Late night server was Very Rude and Unprofessional...Utter Shock for circa...as we are regulars at this establishment and Normally Always get treated with the upmost respect!
Very tall, brunette lady...Extremely Rude made the whole night Bad!
However, Emily our server was Delightful as normal!