• “$5 at 5” at Circa 1886

    Available Year-Round

    Grab a seat at the bar or on our patio surrounded by our lush gardens and take advantage of our popular cocktail program, “5 for 5 at 5.” From 5 until 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, guests can select from a list of five wines and five specialty cocktails created by our mixologist, all costing only $5.  Wines will vary and include a choice of sparkling, two white wines and two red wines. In addition, guests are invited to stay and dine with us and enjoy our seasonal menu.


  • Wild Game Dinner

    Thursday, November 12, 2015 / 6:30pm

    From the field to the grill, the arrival of fall means enjoying some of our favorite game meats. For this four course Wild Game Dinner, Chef Marc Collins will showcase some of his winning wild game recipes. Cost is $85 or $115 paired with wine.  Please call (843) 853-7828 for reservations.

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  • 30th Annual Progressive Dinner

    Holiday Season 2015


    A much-beloved holiday tradition is back this December. For the 30th year in a row, Circa 1886 restaurant and Charming Inns will play host to the “Charleston Holiday Progressive Dinner,” a festive evening where diners journey by carriage to three different locations. Guests are invited to start the evening with hors d’oeuvres at Historic Kings Courtyard Inn at 198 King Street, travel to Circa 1886 restaurant at 149 Wentworth Street for a three-course dinner, and wind down at Historic John Rutledge House Inn at 116 Broad Street for coffee and dessert. Hors d’oeuvres start at 5:30 p.m. and the evening wraps up at 8:30 p.m. A carriage will transport guests from one location to the next. The cost is $100.00 per person, excluding beverages.   Please call (843) 853-7828 for reservations.

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  • 14th Annual Dickens Dinner

    (SOLD OUT) Thursday, December 10th / 6:30 p.m. and (SOLD OUT) Wednesday, December 16th (Tack Room only) / 6:30 p.m.

    Circa 1886 travels back in time this holiday season to retell a classic Christmas story. At the 14th annual Dickens Dinner, storyteller Tim Lowry will take guests to Victorian England for a lively retelling of English novelist Charles Dickens’ beloved novella, “A Christmas Carol.” The performance is accompanied by a four-course dinner inspired by the novel, prepared by Chef Marc Collins. Cost is $85.00 per person plus gratuity, tax, and beverages.   Please call (843) 853-7828 for reservations.

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    Wentworth Mansion Christmas Carol Package: Travel back in time with a retelling of the classic Dickens’ Christmas Carol story accompanied by a four-course dinner at Circa 1886 inspired by the novella. Storyteller Tim Lowry will take guests to Victorian England for a lively retelling of the beloved Charles Dickens’ Christmas Story. Conclude your festive evening with an overnight stay for two in the luxury of the Wentworth Mansion, where your amenities include afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres and hot southern breakfast.

  • New Year’s Eve

    Thursday, December 31st

    Circa 1886 restaurant celebrates the arrival of 2016 with a festive six-course prix fixe New Year’s Eve dinner on Thursday, December 31. Cost is $125.00 per person excluding gratuity and tax, and cost includes a complimentary glass of champagne. Other beverages are not included in the cost.   Please call (843) 853-7828 for reservations.

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    Wentworth Mansion Package:
    Ring in 2015 at the luxurious Wentworth Mansion. Our New Year’s Eve Package treats two guests to four nights in downtown Charleston and a special dinner to celebrate the season. On New Years Eve, guests will enjoy a festive and romantic six-course, prix fixe dinner at our Circa 1886 Restaurant, rounded out with two complimentary glasses of champagne. Return to your room and ring in the new year with a bottle of champagne