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. Circa 1886 regularly ranks among the finest restaurants in downtown Charleston SC.

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


  • #2 Best Hotel Restaurant 2019 USA TODAY 10Best.
  • Top 15 Best Fine Dining
    Restaurant in the U.S.
    TripAdvisor’s 2019 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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