Circa 1886 Restaurant

Southern / Soul
$ $ $ $
149 Wentworth St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 853-7828
5:00pm - 9:00pm
5:00pm - 9:00pm
5:00pm - 9:00pm
5:00pm - 9:00pm
5:00pm - 9:00pm
5:00pm - 9:00pm



  • From #TLSponChat: @TJtheGreyt: Dining at Circa 1886 is always amazing.
  • The Carolina gold rice is the best rice in Charleston, which is why its on our list of The Tastes That Make the City: Charleston.
  • After visiting Middleton Place, Penelope went to Circa 1886 for Plantation Rice Rolls. A nod to Charleston's past, made from rice flour & served with whipped olive oil. A delicious starter.
  • Our menu changes with the season, but antelope is a permanent fixture. This summer Chef Marc Collins dreamed up an Antelope Schnitzel preparation. So delicious.
  • Try the Apple Barbeque Braised Pork Ton Toro
  • Best food in town hands down.
  • We went for a three course meal. Everything was excellent. Best for dates and special occasions.
  • Sit at the bar and have a drink. Beautiful landscape.
  • Now this is the place to go in Charleston. This is the top notch sexiest place. It's in the rear of the Wentworth mansion. All the guest and workers are dressed up. The food is more towards game.
  • What a meal! Go with the win pairing. It's worth it, up until their specialty port. Too raisin-y for my taste. Menu changes, but if they happen to have the beef, plain as it seems, go with it!
  • Definitely a good restaurant. Go with a larger party and you can get the room to yourselves! Desserts! You have to save room for one... Maybe two. That. Good.
  • Everything was absolutely amazing! Service, food, atmosphere. ..everything. I wish we had a place like this near my home in NYC.
  • Try the Carolina Gold Rice and Popcorn Cake; it's delicious.
  • Lamb was awesome. So was the antelope and the rabbit.
  • Ideal for a romantic meal for two. The menu tends toward gamier options like antelope loin with chick pea barigoule, olive oil cured olives and feta, a nod to the region's hunting traditions.
  • The service, the food and cocktails!
  • Wow. The food is amazing. Fantastic manhattans, too!
  • Expensive but the food was amazing--sweetbreads and halibut were winners. Try the Night Blossom cocktail straight up with the 'dirty ice' on the side to add as you wish.
  • If you haven't been you really should go! It's amazing. The antelope is fantastic as well as any of the seafood.
  • Very good, but not great. Entree lacked flavor, but salad and dessert were delicious. Our server Peter was excellent.