McCrady's Restaurant

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349 Reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
McCrady’s is a tasting menu-only restaurant. The 20-seat space, located in historic downtown Charleston, features exceptional hospitality and an open kitchen creating an intimate and adventurous dining experience. McCrady’s holds the high honor of a AAA Five-Diamond Award, while also being one of Wine Enthusiast’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America.

The meal is $125 per person for food, with an optional $35 caviar supplement. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic pairings are available in addition to McCrady's award winning beverage list. Alcoholic pairings are $80 per person, and $160 per person for reserve pairings. Non-alcoholic pairings are $45 per person.

If you have a specific allergy, please call our main line at 843-577-0025 to discuss the particulars with our team no later than 48-hours prior to your reservation date. We are currently unable to accommodate vegans.
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J
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible. wait staff were all professional and friendly; all staff knowledgeable about meals and wine courses. Lastly the cucumber sherbet might have been the best desert I’ve ever had — simple but perfect

D
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top of the world level dining. Elite.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely a must-have experience in Charleston. Nothing else like it.

C
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A dining experience like this should be considered an investment if even once in a while. You will experience food with few comparisons anywhere. Excellent.

HH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most sophisticated high end restaurant in Charleston! Thank god they are there!

CM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have had. Highly recommend for a special occasion.

CS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience from the moment we arrived. The food is a taste extravaganza, meticulously prepared and presented. The staff is warm and friendly. Often Chef tasting formats can me too formal and stuffy for my liking. This was not that at all. The beautiful u shaped bar and rustic exposed brick walls provide a cozy, casual yet sophisticated atmosphere. We'll be back again next time we're in Charleston.

DE
Washington DC
101 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We hadn't been to McCrady's for a few years. After dining in the "new" format space we were not impressed. We decided to give it another try and we are glad that we did. We can't say enough nice things about the staff, their professionalism, and welcoming nature. The food was outstanding. On our previous trip, the chef was more about presentation and flare with his/her designs. Now....it's all about the taste....and it's really good. We were doubly pleased that they were open right after Hurricane Dorian..thanks!

DU
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food had some great high notes. Whimsical wine pairings. Great experience - a must for any epicurean visiting Charleston.

JD
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You know when you are not expecting something...and then get absolutely blown away...that was McCradys. Words really dont describe the experience that my wife and I had there, but its worth a shot. From the moment you walk in, you know that you are in for an evening of exceptional service with absolute class and perfection. We were delighted to sit in the vestibule area and sip on the delicious Rose...while admiring the local paintings of Charleston. Once we were sat, the staff introduced themselves and ran down the expectation for the evening and being a tasting menu, we were able to add pairings and additions. I will spare the lengthy details of every course, but just let me say that Ive NEVER had that type of emotional connection/response to a meal. Memories, feelings, deep seeded emotions were brought out by the tastes and aromas that the dishes elicited...in particular, the rice and beans dish...I know...it took us both by complete surprise. Our evening was perfect...every dish...every wine...every time the staff placed a new fork...it was sheer perfection. This was a truly memorable evening...GREAT JOB CHEF...GREAT JOB TEAM...yall deserve so many accolades for this. Congrats.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing experience. A special and unique dining adventure! The servers were friendly and very knowledgable. And all 13 courses were incredible.

B
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I dined at McCrady's during our recent trip to Charleston and we absolutely loved it. We had so many restaurants on our 'list' leading up to our trip and after watching the Parts Unknown episode and Chef's Table episode on Sean Brock I had to go to McCrady's (even though he's no longer there). I was surprised that no locals recommended McCrady's but we were determined to go and I'm glad we kept our reservation as this was one of the best meals we've had in a while. The service was exceptional as was the ambiance. The room only sits about 20 people and it was a slower night so there were only 6 of us there. The staff all shared in our dining experience and all took time to talk to us about each dish and wine pairing. The dishes were not only delicious but also beautifully plated. The wine pairing was also well done. I am in the wine industry somewhat and I am impartial to wine pairings but we decided to go for this one and I'm glad we did as the wines not only paired well but were quality. If you like tasting menus and good food please check out McCrady's when in Charleston!

LG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Took away a star because I expected them to have valet service and was surprised when I got there and they didn't. Other than that, food was excellent and service was outstanding.

LT
Nashville
44 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was such a fun and educational dining experience! We learned about each of the dishes as well as the wine and watching the food being prepared was so enjoyable! While all of the dishes were exquisite, the atmosphere was very nice and relaxing! We will return!

JL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Words cannot describe the high attention to detail and service that is provided. The cuisine is outstanding and everything it is billed and more. Level of care from the staff is absolutely sublime. Truly a once in a lifetime experience.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was one of the best i have had. Food was unimpressive when compared with other tasting experiences I’ve had.

EB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a fine dining experience that was also entertaining. Extreme care is given to unusual preparation and presentation of the food. The service is exceptional.

AO
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I would reccommend if they don't mind spending about double the tasting price. A $500 meal holds quite a high expectation that the experience did not meet for us. The food was fantastic, however, so for others the price may be worth it.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly, an expertly guided culinary adventure.

MD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food, once in a lifetime experience. Beautiful room, super attentive service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal experience! Amazing flavors and pairings. A truly memorable evening.

R
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This experience was amazing. The food was outstanding the service was just as good and the personality of the service was second to none. Even the soundtrack was amazing as they have their own Spotify channel. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to experience a gastronomical journey

T
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best in Charleston by a good margin. Creative, and deliciuos. We have been to many of the top rated places in the city and they serve a fine steak, or chop, or southern cuisine, but the flavor profile is just that. McCradys food danced in your mouth and demonstrated the kind of creativity we have searched for in our food pursuit. Fresh and wonderful ingredients served up in an intimate atmosphere by chefs and staff who are passionate about food.

LC
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unforgettable experience! The food, chefs, & service were amazing!

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best place to get a out of this world experience. From the time you enter to when you leave you are in for a treat.

MK
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the tasting menu accompanies by the reserve wine pairing and caviar. My girlfriend and I do not have the most experienced or attuned pallets, but the tasting notes provided by the servers and cooks was great help. It was an overall fantastic experience for our last night living in Charleston.

Our server John was very personable and attentive. The feeling can be extended to all the employees and cooks at McCrady's.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent tasting menu, very personable staff, beautiful aesthetics and decor, and all round wonderful evening that I will not soon forget

HD
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five Star service from the moment you walk in to the moment you walk out!

JZ
Charlotte
40 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience is always 5+ stars. Outstanding flavors. Presentation. Service. We bow to the chef and his staff! Well done ❤️👏🏻🍷

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

McCrady’s was exceptional! Can’t wait to get back!!!

RL
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has risen to the top. I have been coming for many years and the tasting room experience is world class. Friendly knowledgeable staff, incredible food that tastes as good as it looks. I have dined in many of the finest in the country and McCradys is my favaorite.
Thanks for making excellence your main ingredient.

MH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best meal I’ve ever eaten. The food was so inventive and playful but tasted like true southern comfort food.

ED
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! This had to be the best meal of our lives. The service was the best. We were glad we went with the reserve wine option as they were all amazing. The flavors of the dishes were unique and phenomenal, complimented very well with the wines. This will be a meal we won’t forget.

MB
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The tasting menu with premium wine pairings was an unbelievable culinary experience. The execution, timing, and service were honed to perfection.

CR
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall outstanding dinner. Tasting menu not quite up to par with others we’ve had. Reserve wine paring was quite good.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a dining experience unlike any other. Each dish is planned to the finest detail. The pairing advice from the servers was perfect. Could not have asked for a better anniversary event.

T
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every bite was an explosion of flavor. The music and the flavors continued to build. Phenomenal experience!

p
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful dining experience! Each course is expertly prepared as you would expectt! The support staff paid attention to every detail and had a sommeliers knowledge of wine being poured.

NF
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding culinary experience with exceptional service. The tasting menu is a true spectacular, precise, innovative and with flavours to excite (and wine pairings too). The intimacy of the chefs table environment adds to the experience while the service team enhance the experience with their knowledgable and attentive approach. Michelin star worthy...

MS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best meal we had in Charleston. Actually, not just a meal, but a dining experience. Every course delighted the senses on multiple fronts. I was lucky to be seated next to the open kitchen and loved watching the precision with which the chefs worked their magic and the carefully orchestrated service that presented each preparation like a work of art. May cost a bit more than FIG or Husk, but this is in a class of its own and well worth it. In fact a similar menu in NYC would fetch twice the price. I can’t wait to return to Charleston so I can experience It all over again. Well done chefs!

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