A Refined Dining Experience


Our guests enjoy one experience no other visitor or Charlestonian can–the opportunity to start their day with a full Southern breakfast at Circa 1886 Restaurant. Of course, it wouldn’t be fair to keep all the goodness to ourselves. At dinner, Executive Chef Marc Collins’ stellar cuisine is enjoyed by all who long to explore a creative menu bursting with flavors and experience unrivaled Southern hospitality in a setting that’s considered one of the most romantic in the world.

  • Best Dining Experience in Charleston

    This beautiful restaurant is everything we anticipated and more! From the moment you arrive, you are treated as their special guest. The service is attentive and oh so pleasant..

    - CKSwift2015
  • OMG Phenomenal!

    I decided when I got to Charleston that I was going to treat myself. This place was beyond by expectations. Worth every dollar for those who love food. Great service and atmosphere too.

    - Gregg L
  • Great Meal

    We enjoyed to ala carte and two tasting menus for our group. The restaurant is beautiful and the service was very good. The smores dessert was amazing.

    - RussU2525

Circa 1886 Restaurant Voted #2 Best Hotel Restaurant
in the U.S. by USA Today 10Best

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 new menu combines some old 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.

Hours of Operation

Daily, 7:30 - 10:30 am

(exclusively for Wentworth Mansion guests)

Monday - Tuesday, & Thursday - Saturday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dining space with fireplace next to blue stool bars in front of stocked bar with liquor bottles

Private Dining Celebrations at Circa 1886

Circa 1886 is an unmatched setting for unique, memorable private events, including bridal luncheons, rehearsal dinners, and anniversary parties. 

Event Spaces

Woman sitting at table with opened menu

Southern Breakfast Wake Up To Something Delicious

Breakfast at Circa 1886 is an experience exclusively available to guests of the Wentworth Mansion, and it can’t be missed. Our southern breakfast dishes and homemade pastries are worth lingering over.

Hours of Operation

Daily, 7:30 - 10:30 am

Breakfast Menu