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Circa 1886

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Near Wentworth Mansion, in a former residential home full of hand-carved marble fireplaces and Tiffany stained-glass windows, rests the intimate Circa 1886 restaurant. The award-winning eatery sets a sophisticated tone with low lighting and a yellow rose atop each table. Executive chef Marc Collins emphasizes seasonal offerings, highlighted by the menu's heirloom-tomato salad, a deconstructed BLT made with bacon gelée, Romaine espuma (foam), and white-grain toast. Collins also shows off his Texan extraction, serving an antelope dish, the free-range game procured from the Broken Arrow Ranch in Texas hill country. The tender variation spiced with horseradish is a must-eat for the adventurous.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 149 Wentworth St., Lower King, Charleston, SC, 29401 | Map It
  • Phone: 843/853–7828
  • Hours: Closed Sun. No lunch
  • Website:
  • Location: North of Broad

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 11-28-2012

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    Well Done!

    We were not let down at all at Circa 1886. The food and service as well as atmosphere were outstanding. Trust your waiter's suggestions. We were not disappointed.

    by mclaren67, 10/8/07

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