Southern Cuisine, Updated and Reimagined

Our guests enjoy one experience no other visitor or Charlestonian can - the chance to start their day with a full Southern breakfast at Circa 1886. Of course, it wouldn’t be fair to keep all the goodness to ourselves. At dinner, Chef Marc Collins’ stellar cuisine is enjoyed by all who long for a lighter, brighter take on classic Lowcountry fare - 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

In 2019 Executive Chef Marc Collins launched a unique menu concept that takes guests on a journey through the belly of South Carolina Foodways from its humble beginnings, multinational influences and what that means for modern day cuisine fused together from this rich history. From dishes like Broken Arrow Axis Venison with sunchoke hash and sunflower seed butter to Piedmontese Oxtail with conch fritter and mustard greens, the flavors come together to tell a beautiful story.

Hours of Operation

Daily, 7:30 - 10:30 am

(exclusively for Wentworth Mansion guests)

Monday - Saturday, 5:00 - 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

  • Tack Room
    Up to 40 guests
  • Garden Room
    Up to 12 guests
  • Courtyard and Patio
    Up to 50 guests
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