McCrady's Restaurant

4.9
279 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
McCrady’s is a tasting menu-only restaurant led by Executive Chef Jim Stein. The 22-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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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

MCCRADY'S Restaurant serves top quality ingredients, executed with technique and visually appealing. The menu didn't have any big surprises considering the price (duck. scallop, oyster, tuna, recognizable flavors). If you are lucky enough to live in the northeast and have access to NYC, Philadelphia even DC you might expect more if I'm being honest, especially if your passion is food and you've been around the block. Ambiance at McCrady's is stylish. The kitchen area is open so you can view the chefs at work, nice touch. They have an extensive wine list. Wine prices are high.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are in the Chef’s tasting room, it was amazing. One of the best meals I’ve ever had!

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing time!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I’ve ever had. Impeccable service and amazing atmosphere

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Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food. The background music was a little loud so it was difficult for me to hear the server at times. Premium wine was good - if my husband and I were to do it again we would probably do one premium and one classic so that we could compare the two. The couple beside us did this and said that, at times, they thought the classic wine paring was better. Would probably not do the caviar paring again because we didn’t feel like it added enough to the dish - then again, this was our first time having caviar so maybe we just don’t like it. Definitely add the foie gras. It was so good. I was worried that the food would be a little too “artsy” for me but it was perfect. I was also worried that the small plates would not be filling enough for my husband but even he said he was really full afterward. We arrived about 20-25 minutes early and had a cocktail at the bar. I should have skipped it since we did the wine pairings - I felt quite “good” by the time we were 3/4 of the way through our meal and I’m not so sure I can recall if the last few wine tastings were good or not. They tell you that the wine pairing only equates to about 4 glasses of wine. I’d say that these are 4 FULL glasses (I mean to the top of the rim). Was weary about the bar seating but we LOVED it. We did all of the caviar, foie gras, and premium wine paring for both of us and walked out at just under $1,000. Definitely not somewhere we’d afford in a regular basis but perfect for am overindulgent celebratory date (anniversary). By not doing the add ins, you can get out a great deal cheaper. Can’t wait to go back for another anniversary in Charleston!

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasting menu was incredible. John was a great server.

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked this tasting dinner during our honeymoon in Charleston as a bucket list dining experience. We did see the restaurant featured on Netflix’s Chef’s Table which was all the more enticing for us to experience the restaurant. The food, service, hospitality, ambiance, everything... was phenomenal. One of the best meals of my life. We had the wine pairing and caviar additions that were worth every penny.

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Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable experience!! Exceptionable in every way. A most experience!!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite food, charming service, perfect for a celebratory evening out :)

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Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best meal I have ever had. Excellent Service. I can't wait to return. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves food!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did the chef's tasting menu experience. Possibly the best meal I've ever had. Certainly top 5. Service was phenomenal and the overall experience was terrific!

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AF
Detroit
37 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most rewarding dining experiences of my life. I couldn't recommend this place enough, and I would return again next time I travel to Charleston.

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Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wow-what an amazing experience. We did the 13 course chef's tasting menu and each course was better than the last. While the portions were small, we left with bellies full. We splurged and did the wine pairing as well and I'm very glad we did. The paired wine only enhanced the dish. Not to mention the room is gorgeous and the waitstaff was amazingly coordinated, knowledgeable and friendly.

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable experience.

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CW
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience and amazing service and meal. Unlike anything else!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic experience from start to finish. We can't wait to come back.

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible meal. Service is top notch and only to be outdone by the exquisite cuisine.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the quality to the taste to the service to the total experience, I doubt you'd find better in South Carolina.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasting menu was an unforgettable culinary experience!!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A fun evening for our anniversary but hard to justify the expense except for special evening.

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Baltimore
111 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a marvelous way to celebrate a special birthday. Servers were consistently poised but not pompous. Food was lovely, and plated with clear recognition of one's enjoying food with the eye as well as the palate. A well-paced treat for all.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish the experience was perfection. The team is incredible and knowledge, the food is creative and insanely well executed and utterly delicious, and the ambiance is absolutely fitting for what you expect, which is a flawless meal.

This team and restaurant deserve every accolade they have received and it will go down as one of the best meals I have experienced.

Cheers

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

In a word; "Disappointing". While I understand this was a "tasting", the bill of $425 for two people who did not have one drop of alcohol was ridiculous. Portions were unusually small. In fairness, the food was good and so was the service. However, I would not go again or recommend it to anyone.

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A
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely superb experience. Incredible staff, food, drinks, and ambiance.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great but the noise in the restaurant was pretty loud. My wife and I had trouble hearing all the descriptions of the dishes. I think the music is too loud in there

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QL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was exceptional and truly memorable. The entire tasting menu and service was one of the best I've had the pleasure of enjoying. I know the menu changes quite often, but if you're able to have the mushroom consommé, this was truly a life-changing dish! The rice course was also amazing and unforgettable. Would love to come back again soon!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A masterful performance. Bravo, McCrady’s. Bravo.

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Cleveland
61 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best overall meals I've ever had. This wasn't just a meal it was an experience

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Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here. Solo experience- and it was wonderful. The entire staff was top notch with their service. I admit I was worried about trying this place, but each and every course was delicious. My favorites were the duck and the fish one. Get the wine parings. I’m not a wine person, but each glass they poured went well with the courses. Can’t wait to come back again!

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BC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best meal that I have ever eaten. The service was impeccable, food outstanding, and atmosphere beyond our expectations.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Very clean presentation. Interesting thoughts for the food however flavor execution wasn’t there.

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KR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary. The experience was absolutely amazing from the food to the service! You get what you pay for. I won’t forget it!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing experience! Proposed to my girlfriend 20 minutes before, and came to have the best dining experience of my life to date! Incredible atmosphere, service, and of course food!

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

If you enjoy fine dining with a taste of gastronomy, you would love this. Also, we would recommend the wine pairings.

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KB
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation for the tasting room at 9pm so we arrived 20 min early to grab a drink at the bar. The bartender was prompt, polite and had recommendations. The tasting room's menu was fabulous and surprising. The timing and etiquette of the staff was appropriate and we throughly enjoyed the experience.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible experience partaking in the tasting menu. Each dish was more delicious than the last and you can tell everyone who works there loves what they do. A must Charleston experience

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MF
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the most unique and amazing dining experience i have ever had. The staff was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and engaging. An experience that is an absolute MUST! If i could give more than 5 stars, i would.

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Savannah
20 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service. By far the best restaurant in Charleston. Each course was perfect. Would srongly recommend the reserve wine pairing that matched each dish perfectly.

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