Nestled behind the Wentworth Mansion, Circa 1886 is a dining experience like no other. The cuisine is artfully prepared to delight all of the senses, and our staff is as passionate as they come. Chef Marc Collins draws inspiration from many cuisines around the world to create a menu that is truly unique to Charleston SC’s fine dining restaurant scene. Drawing inspiration from historic Southern dishes and always highlighting what is local and in season, Chef Collins puts a healthful, distinctive spin on classic Lowcountry cuisine. The result is satisfying dishes that retain their bright, bold flavors without the large amounts of fat found in many restaurant dishes. From our Plantation Rice Bread Rolls made in house daily, to the selection of local fresh seafood, to Pastry Chef Lovorn’s incredible desserts, Circa 1886 promises one of the best restaurant experiences in Charleston, the region we call home.
Circa 1886 is a not just a fine dining restaurant, but a beautiful event venue in downtown Charleston. From anniversaries and family reunions, to weddings, bridal luncheons and rehearsal dinners, our staff is experienced in creating unique, personalized and memorable events. Contact our Special Event Coordinator, Ginny Severs at firstname.lastname@example.org to start planning. Here are sample menus & an overview of our event space.