Circa 1886 Restaurant

Located in the original carriage house of the historic Wentworth Mansion in downtown Charleston, Circa 1886 has long reigned as one of Charleston’s finest restaurants - a romantic backdrop for birthday celebrations, a quiet setting to discuss business or entertain friends, a one-of-a-kind venue for rehearsal dinners and bridal events. Executive Chef Marc Collins has been creating culinary magic for more than twenty years, elevating even an ordinary night out to spectacular new heights.

Chef Marc's menu combines some Lowcountry favorites like Shrimp N' Grits and two new tasting menus curated with imagination and a focus on combining flavors and textures to elevate each dish into superb art.

  • #9 Best Fine Dining Restaurant
    in the U.S.
  • The Most Romantic
    Restaurants in
    the World
  • Best of Award of
    Excellence 2021
  • AAA Four Diamond
    20 consecutive years

John Riddick
Wine Director/Sommelier
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Marc Collins
Executive Chef
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Mark Severs
Restaurant Manager
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Michael Dawson
Office Manager and Special Event Coordinator
Ashley Cardona
Executive Pastry Chef
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Rick Widman and Linn Lesesne
Linn & Rick owner portrait
Michelle Woodhull
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Circa 1886 Restaurant

Giving Back

What’s Important To Us

Circa 1886 is passionate about the Charleston community and makes a year-round commitment to give back whenever possible. Here are just a few of the organizations we support through various events, donations and partnerships.

Charleston Wine + Food Festival
Louie’s Kids
Feed the Need
Crisis Ministries
Chef’s Feast for Low country Food Bank
Darkness to Light
Gourmet and Grapes (benefiting Hollings Cancer)
March of Dimes Star Chefs
Charleston Stage
Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center
Gibbes Street Party

Monday - Tuesday, & Thursday - Saturday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (843) 853-7828