Circa 1886

Charleston, SC

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Cuisine Description

Circa 1886 offers seasonally inspired low country haute cuisine—a mix of avant-garde and traditional Southern cooking styles, in a historic carriage house.

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Wine List Description
A concentrated, diverse wine list features bottle selections from around the world, focusing on varietals that complement the seasonal cuisine.
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Riot-Worthy Dish
Wine Enthusiast editors asked America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2013 "which dish would start a riot if it was taken off the menu?" Their riot-worthy dish is…
"The antelope loin is always on the menu in some fashion, although accompaniments change with the seasons. Currently, the dish features antelope loin with spinach mac and cheese, toasted benne seeds and blueberry vodka sauce."

Perfect Pairing
Château La Nerthe’s Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with its smoky, black cherry, licorice and roasted herb notes, perfectly complements the antelope loin dish.

Wine Events
All wine pairings are personalized for guests, be it the three-course or five-course chef’s tasting menu or just an entrée. We also host occasional wine dinners.


Wine Enthusiast Magazine announced the third annual issue of America's best wine-centric establishments, and to commemorate the list, WE hosted a rooftop party where we honored this year's recipients and toasted the exploding culture of wine and food.

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