McCrady's Restaurant

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366 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.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We offer a multi course tasting menu, in an intimate twenty seat dining room. The menu starts at $180 per person, with supplements included. The base wine paring is $120 per person, and the reserve wine pairing is $220 per person. All prices are before tax and a 20% gratuity.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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DM
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All I can say is wow! From the moment you walk into the restaurant you are greeted with a glass of sparkly. You know this is going to be special. Every pairing was delicious pieces of art. The wine was a perfect match. We will most definitely come here again. A night to remember.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was for a date with my wife of 30 years

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect from beginning to end! Each bite and sip was amazing. The staff were all engaging, funny, personable, and knowledgeable. Can’t wait to go back.

OT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we stepped off of busy E Bay St into McCrady’s we felt like we were transported to another world. Everything down to the smallest detail was finely tuned and choreographed. The food and the wine pairings were impeccable. I was first blown away by how beautiful the food was, and then I was left speechless by the flavors. Hands down the best dining experience (and it truly is an immersive experience) I’ve ever had.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique experience with friendly and personable staff. Look forward to dining again when we visit the city.

LT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

World class meal; amazing staff; truly memorable experience!

TH
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found myself cheering the process along as I experienced the magnificent flavours and presentations. I have to say that this is the best overall dining experience of my 54 years on the planet. Also, I must say that this is dining theatre at its best. The staff was very good at storytelling and kept my 12 and 13-year-old daughters engaged and entertained. Thank you for ruining all future dining experiences. HA! We'll look forward to returning one day to have another amazing culinary adventure.

RP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great special occasion dinner. Food and service were exceptional.

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend McCrady’s! I have had a lot of amazing meals in my lifetime and this may hold a spot in my top three favorite dinners of all time. Every detail is incredible. The food is outstanding and the service and decor were comfortable and modern. Make reservations early as there are limited number of seats in this cozy restaurant. I will go back again!!!

M
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, unique experience for a special occasion

MM
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable luxurious experience from start to finish. Ambience and service go above and beyond to make your dinner perfect. We booked our reservation after deciding to elope while on vacation in Charleston. I could not have asked for a more special and exquisite meal to follow our private nuptials. This was our first experience with a large tasting menu and we opted to upgrade the caviar and do their reserve wine pairing. Every single item we were served was absolute perfection and it will be a day and meal I will never forget.

NN
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing short of amazing! Comparable to Le Bernardin in NYC if not better.

L
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Matty was fabulous. He took care of us the last time we were there and were excited to know he was going to guide us once again.

SG
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful experience. All the food was excellent and very unique

JP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, either fantastic service. For the price, the food could have been more creative and interesting in the protein courses.

BB
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truely unique dining experience. Bring your checkbook but indulge in the incredible reserve wine pairing, foie gras and caviar options. Pricey but a memorable experience.

J
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
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 on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top of the world level dining. Elite.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

C
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
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
3 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.

DH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First of all, the food and the wine pairings were fabulous! And the environment/ambience was wonderful, as was the service in its way.

Having said that, the nature of the overall experience was a bit more..."structured" that we expected. Presumably, we could have lingered longer over each course -- which we typically do -- but our experience at McCrady's felt a bit more pressured in a (subtle) way.

Also, we would have loved to enjoy coffee at the end of our evening.

Thanks!

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!

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.

DU
Atlanta
21 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.

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.

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