Flavors That Come Together To Tell A Beautiful Story

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.

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Happy Hour

ENJOY $7 before 7

Grab a seat at the bar 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.

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The Perfect Gift

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

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Intimate Celebrations

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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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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Lawn and Patio

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

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Restaurant Buyout

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

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  • 2020 Local Food Champion by Small Luxury Hotels of the World
  • #5 Best Hotel Restaurant
    2020 by
    USA Today 10Best Awards
  • Top 20 Best Fine Dining
    Restaurant in the U.S.
    TripAdvisor’s 2020 Travelers’
    Choice Awards
  • 2020 Best of Award
    of Excellence
    Wine Spectator Award
  • The Most Romantic
    Restaurants in the World
    Architectural Digest
  • 2019 South Carolina Chef
    Ambassador by
    Discover South Carolina