Permanently Closed - McCrady's Restaurant

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Contemporary American

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This restaurant is permanently closed. McCrady’s is temporarily closed due to the rapidly expanding Covid-19 pandemic.

McCrady's is a tasting menu-only restaurant renowned for offering exquisite service and a fun, elevated dining experience for adventurous tastes. A landmark destination for food lovers, the intimate 20-seat setting is deeply rooted in downtown Charleston’s rich history, while the open kitchen sets the stage for each evening’s progressive tasting menu. Named one of Wine Enthusiast’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America, McCrady’s is the only AAA Five-Diamond rated restaurant in South Carolina.

In addition to the $125 per person tasting menu, a caviar supplement is offered for $35 along with optional wine pairings ($80 per person or $160 for reserve selections); non-alcoholic beverage pairings ($45 per person); and a la carte bar service and wine list. We are currently unable to accommodate vegans.

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Andy
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was absolutely top-notch from the moment we walked in the door. The food completely lived up to what is a once-in-a-lifetime price point for most of us. We especially appreciated the non-alcoholic beverage pairings that were just as carefully curated as the wine pairings. This is a special experience that anyone who considers themselves a foodie should find a way to try at least once in their life.

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ChrisC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, amazing food and fun attentive staff.

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JohnR
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. very expensive. I brought my own wine, $50.00 corkage. The food is truly exceptional, but prices are very high. My previous visit led me to believe wine pairings are over priced.

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vipVanessaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top 10 dining experience. Truly a special place with outstanding food and wine.

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JoeB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Front of house, back of house everything was top notch. Food was out of this world. If you appreciate an exemplary culinary experience, this is the spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far one of the best culinary experiences we have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. Everything was well thought out and the staff was impeccable. Every dish was amazing! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dining experience I have ever had!

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IanR
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish the staff was incredible. The food, delectable. An experience my wife and friend will remember forever.

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RichardD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Definitely a bit pricey. I thought pushing the add-ons(a ragout special) for an additional $40 per person was a bit much. However, the wine pairings were excellent and well done.

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Bernie
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service.
Fantastic food.
Way too much emphasis on pairings, because god outweighs the alcohol.
Should have wine available independently of pairings, for customers who want to choose their own .
Pricey but worth it

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vipGuyC
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here for my wife’s birthday. Absolutely fabulous experience. Each dish hit the mark and wine pairings were spot on. Service impeccable with each server having the ability to tell you about each dish and wine. Chef, GM and team could not have been nicer. Love the fact that you can dress how you want. Saw everything from sport coats to jeans. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipBridgetL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This tasting menu was exquisite. Service was on point, attentive and friendly. Adding on pairing and supplements impacts “value” but truly worth it. A lovely evening.

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vipjudygt
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a first class dining experience on every level.

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KristineC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dining experience I have ever been apart of. Not only was the food impeccable, the service was as well. It felt like I was in a dream and being treated like royalty. I will definitely be coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was delicious. The wagyu option at $40 per person was probably unnecessary. The regular wine pairing at $80 per person was OK. The reserve pairing at $160 was great, however not a small price for the equivalent of three full glasses of wine. You might want to consider a la carte wine instead.

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vipJohnS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the most unique and delicious dining experiences I have ever been apart of. The wine pairing is another great touch if you enjoy vino. This restaurant is worth ever penny!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best restaurants i have had the pleasure of experiencing! The service was top notch and the food was spectacul

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SophisticatedPiggy
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wine pairings. Staff were friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Patrick recalled details of my phone call, and such small touches go a long way to make guests feel special. Music had me swaying in my seat, a perfect match with the food and wine. The dishes were creative and delicious. We’ll definitely go back next time we’re in Charleston.

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glenc
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Beyond.

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MeridethD
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could give more than 5 stars I would. The service and food were amazing. Fourteen courses of impeccable food offerings, paid perfectly with two different options of wine pair flights. This was an amazing dinner and one of those once in a lifetime opportunities. The staff was EXTREMELY professional and knowledgeable about everything they had to offer. If you want to be blown away, go to McCrady's!

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MariaB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly one of a kind gastronomical experience. Each course was creative and delicious. Each wine pairing heightened the culinary experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful pre-Valentine’s dinner. Excellent experience, great staff and food with wine pairings.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing meal I've ever had .

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JerrallF
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the most amazing experience of our lives. Went for an early Valentine’s Day celebration. From the moment we walked in the our steps out the door we were satisfied. Worth every penny. Service was amazing as well. It was cool looking at the chefs creating the food and taking so much pride in it. Not one bad bite. Also recommend the non alcoholic pairings for anyone trying not to drink!!

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Louie
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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ChuckH
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. McCrady’s is a must when visiting Charleston

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

#1. Was asked to elaborate. It was number 1

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vipTomt
Hamburg Area
40 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit to what we think is the best Foodie place in Charleston. The tasting menu by chef Ben Norton was inventive and well presented. The wine pairings were perfectly complementary to the food. Our servers Vilda and Patrick were well versed on all the presentations. The setting around a 16 person bar is unique but elegant and provides a great opportunity to chat about the cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST dining experience I’ve ever had!! So so sad they closed :(

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vipMattM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience with exceptional service and cuisine in an intimate yet different type of restaurant setting.

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ChristineN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent. Chef Ben is a genius. I enjoyed all the dishes I had . He incorporated French technique with Japanese influences, but not overpowering. They are very tasty and balanced. I enjoyed the seafood dishes slightly more than the duck and pork dishes , and surprisingly the rice dish was amazing . Service was incredible; there were 5 servers who took care of 20 guests. I have eaten at a lot of Michelin restaurants in NY , SF, Paris ... I think the value is totally worth it

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Isabel
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

McCrady's was an absolutely incredible experience. We came to celebrate our anniversary, and everything was perfect, from the initial phone call confirmation, to the last course of the meal. The servers were attentive and passionate, yet welcoming. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an incredible experience from beginning to end. I can’t recommend it enough. The food was incredible and the service was impeccable. We can’t wait to go back.

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Chris
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We walked in the front door 5 minutes prior to our reservation and were offered a glass of complimentary sparkling wine while we waited in a comfortable room. Parties were seated in what seemed to be precise staggering of 15 minutes which ensured good flow and service throughout the evening. We had the caviar and base wine pairing add-ons. The food was wonderful. The dishes were light and creative, though did not leave us still feeling hungry at the end of the night. Each wine was presented with a history of the vineyard or winemaker. Even a trip to the restroom brought a pleasant surprise of luxury with offerings of soap, hand scrub, and lotion. The whole experience lasted a little over 2 hours. The only thing that kept this review from being 5 stars across the board was the temperature of the dining room. It was fine at first, but got very cold toward the second half of our meal. We asked about it and were told it was 71 degrees, but they would raise it some. It never seemed to get warmer. I think we may have been sitting directly below an air vent (right corner of the bar), so maybe that's why it felt colder to us.

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EricH
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience at McCrady's Restaurant was phenomenal. The wine pairings with the food was outstanding. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and engaging. The progressive tasting dishes were impeccably prepared, delicious, and some of the best food we have ever had. We have eaten at 6 other 5-diamond restaurants, and McCrady's was the best we have been to. One of the best features was the casualness of the atmosphere, which ensure the focus was on the dining experience. I cannot recommend this dining experience high enough. If the AAA could give a 6-diamond rating, McCrady's Restaurant should have it!

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viprichards
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top notch but at $325/person with a modest wine pairing it was a bit pricey.

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vipCampbellF
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff was fantastic.

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KellyL
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rarely does a restaurant live up to the hype, especially when it’s promoted as “high end” in a touristy city. Worth every single penny. Service was impeccable. Food was one explosion of flavor after another creating an absolute symphony of blends both unexpected and exceptionally satisfying. It was easily the most well orchestrated combination enjoyed so far in Charleston.

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vipBrandonW
Jacksonville
32 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great tasting menu experience!

The ambiance and service here are top-notch. The views of the kitchen provide a unique experience that you generally do not get to see. It's a very intimate dining experience that allows you to converse with each other and the others around you.

The flavors are southern in nature but elevated. The seafood courses stood out as expected. We had some great wine pairings and service from both the staff and the manager. To see the setup and breakdown after each course is a well-orchestrated show to experience.

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vipCommoncritic
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very tasty tasting menu! Very friendly service. Pricey as all tasting menus seem to be. A nice treat yourself!

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