Experience South Carolina Foodways
From Its Humble Beginnings

Tucked within the original carriage house of the Wentworth Mansion, Circa 1886 evokes the romance and old-world charm of historic downtown Charleston. Look beyond its original pine floors and charming architectural details and discover an unexpectedly modern take on the city’s classic Lowcountry cuisine. 

Voted #4 Best fine restaurant in The US

Happy Hour

ENJOY $7 before 7

Grab a seat at the bar or on our patio surrounded by our lush gardens and take advantage of our popular Happy Hour celebration, $7 before 7. From 5PM until 7PM, Monday through Saturday, guests can select from a list of wines and specialty cocktails created by our mixologist, all costing only $7 each. 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 the seasonal menu.

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The Perfect Gift

A Circa 1886 gift card is the perfect gift for any occasion. 

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Circa 1886 restaurant entrance

Accolades

  • #4 Best Fine Dining
    Restaurant in the U.S.
    TripAdvisor’s 2018 Travelers’
    Choice Awards
  • 2017 OpenTable Diner’s
    Choice Award
  • The Most Romantic
    Restaurants in the World
    Architectural Digest
  • The Award of Excellence DiRoNA

Uniquely Charleston
Celebration Spaces

The Tack Room

Perfect for a private dinner, a bridal or business luncheon, the beautiful space has two original fireplaces and uniquely Charleston touches and can accommodate up to 40 people.

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Uniquely Charleston
Celebration Spaces

The Garden Room

This warm and welcoming space is ideal for a private lunch or dinner with up to 12 friends.

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Uniquely Charleston
Celebration Spaces

Lawn and Patio

Our tree-lined courtyard and patio are picture-perfect for an outdoor cocktail reception overlooking the lawn.

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Uniquely Charleston
Celebration Spaces

Restaurant Buyout

The ultimate in good taste, a full buyout offers exclusive access to the entire restaurant, indoors and out.

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