Excellent choice for a fabulousExcellent choice for a fabulous dining experience in Charleston! A must!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat and very inventive.We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at McCrady's. the staff is very welcoming and very knowledgable in the food that they serve. The food is beautifully prepared and delicious. I highly recommend McCrady's.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at McCrady'sThis was our final night in Charleston and did not want to leave without dining here. Wow what a great place.Clearly one of our best dining experiences of all time. The food is unbelievable!!! Our server Randall and the sommelier were both excellent as well.This was on a similar dining level as was our experience at Restaurant Gray Danko in San Francisco. Highly recommended.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood heaven for a foodieI had the four-course tasting menu at McCrady's. It was unbelievable from start to finish. Our waiter, Matt, helped my friend and me decide which would be best from each category to each of our individual likings, and he hit the jackpot with each dish. The service was impeccable, the wait staff was attentive and knowledge, and the ambience was incredible. The location is also perfect within downtown Charleston, and the historic house the restaurant is in is truly amazing. And most likely even more important than all of those things was that the food was AMAZING. Impeccable. One of the best meals I've head in my life, and I've dined at some of the finest restaurants in the world. It's a must-go.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly worth the expenseIt's worth the money to go with the chef's 4-course menu. A wide variety of selections for each course (starter, fish, meat, dessert). Every dish was exquisitely prepared and presented. Staff was exceptionally attentive and pleasant.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe felt the menu was limited.We felt the menu was limited. Local ingredients (farm to table) are great, but they should not rely on them exclusively. Put another way, they should have a mixed greens salad on the menu all the time.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience!one our best dining experiences ever. food was incredible and wine pairings were just right. service was impeccable.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal. service, and atmosphereI have dined well the world over and the meal I had here was one of the best. Very comfortable and stylish atmosphere. Knowledgeable, attentive, and enthusiastic service. We had the fixed price four course dinner. Menu changes based on available products. I eat volume and left content. Does always happen at tis price range. Food was delicious. Celebrated my son's graduation from University of South Carolina and so I was quite happy to begin with.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely setting and great waitLovely setting and great wait staff, but food is very fussy and minimal. Chef works too hard to concoct odd combinations of food that does not taste that great. good wine choices.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMMcCrady's Near Perfect Once AgainA friend and I enjoyed another memorable dinner at McCrady's. As is my habit, we ordered from the fantastic 4 course Chef's Tasting Menu. Our server, Gina, was excellent. Service was attentive and course arrival was well timed. McCrady's staff makes diners feel welcome and you are never rushed. Standout menu items that night included the amazing raw pickled oysters presented as an "amuse bouche", the stone crab with popcorn miso, and Cobia with asparagus and wild beach herbs. Everything is a treat for the eyes and the palate. You will be happy you treated yourself to the McCrady's experience!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMMcCrady's ForeverStaff is spectacular. Ambiance is everywhere. Presentation of food is outstanding.
The food is excellent. Restaurant is very clean and crisp.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMMcCrady's was recommendedMcCrady's was recommended to us by a local Dallas Chef, Chris Ward at Mercury Grill,
a friend of our son, Rob
The food was excellent and we enjoyed our time there
The young lady who served us was excellent as she explained it all to us5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMDining- Gracious and DeliciousThe four-course dining menu was an all-star experience!
McCrady's is truly a favorite choice for us. Whatever the season, their menu selections offer the best of what is fresh and local in inventive, elegant, and delicious ways, without being fussy or pretentious.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMA must when visiting CharlestonI've lived in Charleston for 3 years and this was my first visit to McCrady's and the only negative comment I can make is that I haven't been there sooner. Everything from the service to the food to the wine list was impecable. I recommend the tasting menu, although it's a little pricey - it's a MUST!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExtraordinary Dining ExperienceMcCrady's absolutely lived up to our expectations. We ate off the prix fixe menu and were thoroughly satisfied. Portions were smallish but with four courses no one left hungry. The Carolina calico scallops were absolutely delectable. Very extensive wine list with choices for every budget. The Tormentoso "Old Vine" Chenin Blanc we had with dinner was exquisite. Waitstaff were very attentive without hovering over you. Our waiter described every dish in detail as it was served. Most impressive. The restaurant was quiet and reserved, enabling dinner conversation without the need to shout. The final price was fairly dear by our standards but we got what we paid for - great food, great service and a great night out.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food and service.Outstanding food and service. The sommelier, Cappy, was very knowledgeable.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful dinner atHad a wonderful dinner at McCrady's. From the first course, meat, fish, to the desert course everything was fabulous! And the wine selection is unbelievable! Only drawback was that it was very noisy in the dining room. But with that being said, we will definitely return.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMcCrady's continues to beMcCrady's continues to be one of the best restuarants in Charleston across the board.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely DinnerDinner was great. Decor was hip and comfortable. Great place.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service and food.Excellent service and food. Good timing between the four course option.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA MustAmazing food! The four course option with wine pairings was sensational. My husband and I each got different dishes, and everything was superb!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMTook a visiting friend forTook a visiting friend for diner and had great food service and company.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFoodie experience!Well done! Great food experience. Plan to spend 3+ hours for this dining experience. This is not a quick in and out deal. You pick your app, salad and entree - all come well prepared and the servers all know how the food is prepared and what the flavors profiles are. We had an intoxicated table nest to us and staff dealt with it well without being asked. These guys almost ruined the evening for a number of diners around them. Their mothers never taught them manners evidently.
Eat at McCrady's for a special foodie treat. you won't be disappointed. HINT- Take a pedal cab to the restaurant. It's the only vehicle that gets you right to the front door!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMNot a great valueWe paid for excellent, but we only got very good. We ordered the tasting menu, 8 courses plus snacks for $110 per person. The servings were miniscule. 60% of the dishes were vegetarian, delicious, but not worth the cost. Several of the courses were not up to par. The Charleston Ice Cream, a fancy rice dish, was cleverly named, but it was rice--$110 for rice! The beat salad lacked texture and acid. The pork dish had good flavors but the meat was very tough. It wasn't overcooked, so I think it was just an inferior product. The dessert was unpleasant. The cake had the texture and flavor of whole wheat bread, and the sorbet tasted like they threw iced tea in a blender. The brown butter crumble was flavorless.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe preparation and serviceThe preparation and service are beyond expectation. One of the best restaurants at this moment anywhere. Only question I have is where the heck is the Michelin review machine, if they don't give this restaurant a star or two soon, it's Michelin that will be out of the loop.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMcCrady's was recommendedMcCrady's was recommended to me by friends and although it was a Monday evening that my partner and I dined there, it was semi-crowded and the service was fantastic. We both did the 4 course dinner and thought everything was just excellent. The portions were just right and the wine we chose went well with the duck and the beet salad/puree. Highly recommend this restaurant.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful restaurant. SuperbWonderful restaurant. Superb all around. Will definitely dine there again if ever in Charleston.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect in every way!Everything was perfect. There was no rush to swallow our food and vacate our table, we enjoyed hearing the dinner conversation at our table and the food and service were impeccable. Made for a memorable birthday dinner.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHonestly, we did not likeHonestly, we did not like the food. Both our meals were too salty. It seemed like the menu did not suit our healthy way of eating.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding experience overall.Outstanding experience overall. The food was worth the cross-country trip and the presentation and flavor of everything exceeded all expectation. This is a must not miss restaurant in Charleston and the freshness of all ingredients was amazing. We will be back. 4-Course is worth every penny. The staff went out of their way to welcome us.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary CelebrationHave dined here before and always enjoyed the excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Everything was perfect. We combined our dinner here with a performance of 'Anything Goes' at the Dock Street Theater to celebrate our 44th wedding anniversary and had a delightful evening.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe used the guidance of ourWe used the guidance of our very experienced waiter to guide us in our menu selections and it was very rewarding.
The cold pea soup was delicious as were both of our entrees, especially the swordfish. The portions were moderate (not too large) which we prefer. For desert we had the cheese trio with fig jam that hit the spot. We enjoyed the continuing dialogue with our waiter over wines and food throughout the meal. An overall memorable dining experience.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMStellar Food and StaffI love this place, it is my favorite spot in town for a romantic evening. The food is inspiring and beautiful. The service is personable and professional. I was in recently for a first date and our waitress was perfect. She could sense the situation I think and was purposefully more hands off and respectful of our need to talk. (I think her name was Stephanie) Other times I've been and the staff is amazing. They care, they value the experience and they communicate. That makes the journey very pleasurable as well. If you are in town, you must pay McCrady's a visit. It is top notch!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful evening.We had a wonderful evening. The food was outstanding.-flounder and lamb were outstanding as well as the smoked mussels. The service was excellent. Presentation was impressive. This is a great place to go. Highly recommended. When we returned to Charleston, we will definitely go back.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service at McCrady'sThe food and service at McCrady's were fantastic!!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreatExcellent experiece. Great food, wine, and ambiance.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMfrankly I thought the foodfrankly I thought the food was OK, i did not think it was outstanding. I had the duck breast and it was dry and not enough sauce to liven it up. I did not care for the cobia but the sauce was good. My sister said the lamb chop was very good and apparently the steak was also very good. I wont order duck ever again. I prefer it the old way cooked with cherry sauce. The staff was great. Had fun4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGood as everOur second time here and the food is creative as ever. well worth the price which at $65 for a four course meal was fine.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely restaurant with inventiveLovely restaurant with inventive and outstanding offerings. Delighted that they honored our request for a specific table - especially since it was an over the top busy weekend in Charleston. The four course price fix was beautifully prepared and presented. The only glitch was service that was mysteriously slow w respect to wine service - so that first course was presented well before the wine selected was brought to table. Waiter inexperience?4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, great wine. PerfectThe staff and food at McCrady's was amazing. We were there for our anniversary and were treated like royalty. They set us up with a table for four set with two side by side so we could sit together. It made the dinner more romantic and fun. The sommelier was excellent. She was very attentive and helpful. We were not rushed into each course nor were we left alone without food. I can't express enough how wonderful this place is. Every dish was excellent. We are so grateful for such a memorable dinner.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AM4 starsPhenomenal restaurant. Reminded me of Collichio & Sons in NYC. Honestly first 3 courses exceeded our expectations but the desert was sub par. For Foodies it's a must go! Wish it was situated in NYC however. I will just have to come back4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOur trip to Charleston wasOur trip to Charleston was made complete by McCrady's4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMamazing experience!! our server,amazing experience!! our server, brandon, had such vast knowledge of the food and wine list-just incredible.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWell trained staff and theWell trained staff and the best food in Charleston make for a great visit!!!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the top three mealsOne of the top three meals I've had in my entire life. The food and wine by themselves would have been outstanding, but the service was absolutely perfect. Knowledgeable and friendly service. The tasting menu was just a fantastic experience. Looking forward to returning in the future.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Meal in CharlestonOur family was visitng Charleston and my husband and I decided to have a nice meal out without our two teenagers. McCrady's is located off a main street down a short alley. The restuarant's interior has exposed bricks walls, two fireplaces, and very nice paintings on the walls. We were seated near one of the fireplaces. For your meal you can choose an eight course tasting menu, a four course menu, or an entre menu. We had the four course dinner. The dishes may seem small to others expecting a typical entre portions, however, with four courses it was prefect. Our waiter was very helpful pairing wines/drinks to the dishes.The service was prompt without being intrusive. I would highly recommend McCrady's.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMcCrady's provides the optionMcCrady's provides the option for a wine pairing with their menu selections. We had the four course meal with the wine pairing and this proved an execellent dining experience. The food preparations were unique, seasonal and delicious! To have the right wine complement each course only enhanced the food and dining experience. We took our 16 year old daughter with us; this has raised the bar on her expectations of restaurants!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved the atmosphere inWe loved the atmosphere in McCrady's. Three of us ordered the 4 course dinner. As the waiter had assured us, it was the perfect amount of food. We all tried different entrees. All were delicious! Each course was paired with a glass of wine. Our server explained why each wine was chosen and how it complimented our meals. We don't go out to dinner often, but when we do, we want an outstanding meal that we can't get anywhere else. McCrady's delivered! We will definitely be back the next time we're in Charleston, SC.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMNot up to ExpectationsExpectations were high given the esteem of the Chef. While ingredients were properly prepared with good presentation, there were just too many things on the plate which didn't necessarily compliment each other. Pride is taken in locally sourcing ingredients and my impression is that the Chef may be obligated to use what his vendors supply regardless of how well they go together. A lovely place with superb service but the food was somewhat of a disappointment, particularly for the cost.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite meal everMy wife gets a birthday month so since we were in Charleston, she knew where she wanted to begin her month long celebration. We went the 8 course route with the wine pairings to match. Everything was awesome. Always a great place and it was also nice to know Sean was there too. Our best meal ever! It is all down hill from here, but we will keep trying to surpass this one.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AM