• “$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.


  • 29th Annual Progressive Dinner

    2014 Holiday Season

    November 28th, 29th and December 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd | 5:30 p.m.

    You may contact the restaurant at 843-853-7828 to be added to a waiting list.

    A much-beloved holiday tradition is back this December. For the 29th 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 contact us at (843) 853-7828 to check availability and to make reservations.

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  • New Year’s Eve Dinner

    Wednesday, December 31st

    Circa 1886 restaurant celebrates the arrival of 2015 with a festive six-course prix fixe New Year’s Eve dinner on Wednesday, 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.

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    Ring in 2014 at the luxurious Wentworth Mansion. Our New Year’s Eve Package treats two guests to three 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

  • Charleston Restaurant Week

    January 7th - 17th

    Circa 1886 is one of many restaurants in Charleston participating in January Restaurant Week.  The goal is to showcase the thriving culinary scene in the Lowcountry.  Throughout the week, Circa 1886 will offer three signature courses for $45.

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  • Valentine’s Day Dinner

    Saturday, February 14th

    Circa 1886 is continually lauded as one of the most romantic spots in Charleston, and Valentine’s Day dinner at this intimate restaurant is a tradition for many. Diners can enjoy a special six-course prix fixe dinner and glass of champagne for $125 per person, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity.

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  • BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival

    March 4th - March 8th

    Executive Chef Marc Collins and Circa 1886 will take center stage during the tenth annual BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival, a five-day celebration of food, wine and all things Charleston. Chef Collins, who co-founded the festival in 2006, will be part of Salute to Charleston’s Chefs Opening Night Party on Wednesday, March 4. Additionally, Circa 1886 will welcome guest chef , executive chef of Acre’s in Memphis and Jon Tomaselli of Torri Mur in Oregon, for the Circa 1886 “Signature Dinner” on Saturday, March 7. Visit CharlestonWineandFood.com for more information and tickets.


  • 10th Annual Historic Charleston Foundation Wine Tastings

    Monday, April 13th and Friday, April 17th / 5:30p.m.

    During the Historic Charleston Foundation’s popular Festival of Houses and Gardens, guests can tour many of city’s historic private homes and gardens. Circa 1886 will host two wine and hors d’oeuvres tastings during the tours to benefit the organization. Tickets, available for $45 per person, are available through the Historic Charleston Foundation at 843-723-1623 or www.historiccharleston.org.


  • Cocktail Supper

    Wednesday, April 22nd / 6:30p.m.

    Join chef Marc Collins for an informal and fun Cocktail Supper featuring spirit selections from local distilleries. The Supper kicks off with a reception on the patio followed by a four course dinner inspired by classic cocktail recipes. The dinner is $75 per person, price excludes tax, gratuity, and additional beverages.

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  • Spoleto Festival USA Pre-and Post-Theater Dinners

    May 22nd - June 6th / 5-10 p.m.

    Spoleto Festival USA is one of the most recognized and acclaimed art festivals in the world, drawing thousands of visitors to Charleston each spring. The festival supports new and innovative works while enhancing public appreciation of the arts – from dance and music to theater and jazz. To accommodate attendees, Circa 1886 open on Sunday, May 24 for dinner and will serve dinner a half-hour earlier at 5 p.m. and close a half hour later throughout the Festival.


  • Craft Beer Dinner

    Friday, June 19th / 6:30p.m.

    Guests are invited to join Chef Marc Collins at Circa 1886 for an informal and fun 4 course Craft Beer Dinner, featuring a selection of local beers paired with Collins’ Southern fare. Cost is $60 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

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    The Kings Courtyard Inn and Wentworth Mansion will offer a special “Fathers Day, Beer and Blue Jeans Package”:

    Know of a father or husband in need of some rest and relaxation this Father’s Day? Here’s a perfect gift idea. Treat him to the Kings Courtyard Inn for a Father’s Day weekend in Charleston. Our special ‘Father’s Day, Beer and Blue Jeans’ Package features two nights in a Standard Room and two seats at the Circa 1886 Craft Beer and Blue Jeans Dinner – a four course meal prepared by Executive Chef Marc Collins, alongside beer pairings from our local Westbrook Brewery. Transportation to dinner is provided by a round trip rickshaw ride

    Rest, relaxation and craft beer. What more could he want for Father’s Day? Treat Dad to the Wentworth Mansion Father’s Day Package. He’ll relish in two nights of luxury in a Mansion Room and two seats at the Circa 1886 Craft Beer and Blue Jeans Dinner – a four course meal prepared by Executive Chef Marc Collins, alongside beer pairings from a local brewery


  • 8th Annual Sizzling Southern Celebration

    Saturday, July 4th / 6:00p.m.

    Join Circa 1886 for an Independence Day celebration from 6-7 p.m. with music, lawn games, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. At 7 p.m. the festivities will move inside with libations and a delicious 3-course “Grill Dinner”. After dark, guests head to the cupola with a glass of champagne to watch Charleston’s fireworks. The dinner is $75 per person, price excludes tax, gratuity and additional beverages. Reservations required.

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    The Wentworth Mansion is offering a special package this Independence Day.  Spend an extended 4th of July weekend in Charleston and partake in a true Southern Independence Day celebration. With this special package, you’ll relax and indulge in the luxury of the Wentworth Mansion for three nights, and enjoy two seats at Circa 1886’s Sizzling Summer Celebration. The 4th of July celebration promises cold libations and delicacies hot off the grill. After dark you’ll head to the cupola with a glass of champagne to delight in a panoramic view of Charleston’s many fireworks displays. (package price excludes additional beverages at the picnic)