A dynamic amalgam of modern regional southern cuisine, with a focus on local ingredients, exceptional wines & unparalleled service are what you will find at McCrady's where Chef Sean Brock blends progressive American cuisine & modern culinary technique while giving respect to the highest quality & freshest ingredients. The comfortable, richly detailed & visually sensuous space is positioned in Charleston's first tavern built in 1771. This National Historic Landmark is located in the heart of the historic French Quarter District in downtown Charleston.
Hours of Operation:
Bar: 5:00pm-til; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Happy Hour: 5pm-6:30pm Monday - Thursday
East Bay & Broad
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(843) 577-0025 ext. 1
2 parking garages within 1 1/2 blocks of McCrady's in either direction. Street parking also available.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We would be happy to host your private event, please call Ashley Wood at 843.801.4299 or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, McCrady's can accommodate all your special event needs.
McCrady's Ratings and Reviews
The meal at this level needs to be an EV ...
The meal at this level needs to be an EVENT, not just an excellent meal. In this regard, the McCrady's staff achieved the metric. Oh golly, did I just use the word, metric?
The challenge is that McCrady's senior management is going to screw with their current business model: " Wha' Happen..."? Someone misplace their collective marbles?
Have you ever heard of change for the worse?
Hope "they" don't destroy one of the true gems of the Charleston dinner scene. My two out-of-state guests were blown away by the exceptional total experience. Thank you!!
McCrady' was highly recommended by a fri ...
McCrady' was highly recommended by a friend and great reviews, a noted chef, etc. enjoyed our experience for all but the main course. We both ordered fish, a snapper and swordfish entree. Initially, we thought our entrees were okay but several bites into our meals and after our waiter asked how everything was, we both realized our fish was overcooked and dry. There was commotion at the next table about another entree so we decided to say nothing. Disappointing to say the least as our meal was expensive. We had read a recent review re poorly cooked fish but decided to take the risk. Would recommend but stay away from the fish!!
We have been enjoying this restaurant fo ...
We have been enjoying this restaurant for many years and this was probably our least favorite experience. The menu the night we dined was in my opinion very simple with no effort to strive for the perfection of years past. The lack of creativity, lended itself to mediocrity and was not what we expected. With all the great places in Charleston McCrady's needs to up their game not rest on the past.
I was in town for business so I was dini ...
I was in town for business so I was dining solo. Even as a single diner, I had great service. The waitress even gave me a list of other great restaurants in town that are good for single diners. Now, on to the food. I had the mushroom stew with pine nuts. They pressure cook the pine nuts so that they are more like beans. The flavors just burst in your mouth. I also highly recommend the lamb chops. They were cooked perfectly and delicious. I was worried about the pistachio sauce that accompanied them, but it was a delightful complement. This place is great and I am looking forward to eating at their sister restaurant Husk in Nashville next week!
Have been wanting to visit McCradys (and ...
Have been wanting to visit McCradys (and Charleston) since I read about Sean Brock's approach, and it did not disappoint. Locally sourced, heritage breeds combined with outstanding preparation and service. Will go back, a superb experience!
This was our second time going to McCrad ...
This was our second time going to McCrady's and had a better meal the first time although this is still one of our top favorite restaurants in Charleston. The first time seem to have a slightly more extensive menu including chef's choice with a clean your pallet course. Our food the second time was good but not as memorable as the first time 6 months ago.
Horrible service. Will not be back again ...
Horrible service. Will not be back again. The waiter was rude for no reason. We sat down and it was evident that he was having a bad day and taking it out on his tables. We just ordered dinner entrees so we could leave quickly. The food was pretty tasty, but his attitude ruined the whole experience. Dirty Martini was amazing, but he disappeared for awhile, then took my glass without asking if I would like a second, which I would have ordered. We eat at upscale restaurants several times a week, and have never seen such horrible service. Sad a waiter can ruin a restaurant. We will never be back based on this experience, nor recommend to anyone.
This wasn't our first visit and we came ...
This wasn't our first visit and we came to celebrate a birthday as we had positive experiences before. We understand from our server that they will be renovating in August. This will probably address our primary concern which was that the a/c didn't circulate well in this area. With extremely hot weather in July, a cooler environment was needed. There were empty tables for two in other areas of the restaurant but no offer made to move tables and we didn't ask. Our server was very attentive and the food was delicious. The entrée was served at room temperature but that wasn't a deal breaker as it tasted great. ("This area" referenced above was the alcove. The site wouldn't let me insert that. I would have had to delete everything that came after it.)
I made a reservation for 845 pm. My date ...
I made a reservation for 845 pm. My date and I arrived at 745 pm. The hostess said our table is not ready. Walking in I saw several open tables. So we sat at the bar and ate stale popcorn. Yes stale. Couples came in and were seated with what appeared to be no reservations. Then at 844 we were seated. The food was ok. The scallops were very good but for 8.50 each they better be. I was given a 100 dollar gift card. With a great tip our bill was 137 dollars. I felt guilty for spending 37 of my own money. I will say we had one of the best waitresses ever. I forget her name but she has been there for about 2 months she said. She was very courteous and professional. Funny too. She made the night tolerable. Thanks for reading.
This was one of the finest meals we have ...
This was one of the finest meals we have eaten. We were visiting from NYC where we are used to great food. We were expecting good food but not fine food. The atmosphere, service, menu and presentation were impeccable. I am still thinking about the short rib and mushroom stew appetizer! it was outstanding.
Have eaten here for 10 years,. Highly re ...
Have eaten here for 10 years,. Highly recommend for fine dining, high quality, lower volume meals. Sean Brock rolled out a commemorative menu on the night we dined. He came to our table to chat about the changes coming. I am excited about what is next. He is really talented and this restaurant captures his skill more than Husk. The new concept will be for serious foodies. Count me in!
Good, But Didn't Live Up to Our Expectat ...
Good, But Didn't Live Up to Our Expectations
We were a table of two, reservations made weeks prior to the actual dining date. We were seated in the bar area which we were told by our server was soon going to be demolished. Although the area was pretty, it was extremely dark. The rest of the restaurant was much brighter...wish we had been seated there. Request that if you wish to see what you are eating and with whom you are dining.
While our server was very well versed on the menu and explained her favorites to us quite well, we didn't really appreciate the sigh we received when we asked about other menu items. Also, we brought a rare bottle of wine with us to the restaurant. While we appreciated the manager agreeing to chill it for us briefly at the beginning of the meal before it was opened, we did not appreciate the server insisting on keeping the bottle at the bar instead of at the table like the other two tables beside us did. The wine should have been decanted at the table and stayed within our view the entire time...neither of which happened.
The food was very good, inventive, nicely presented. It did seem to have been a little over salted but it was still very good, and that opinion is just our preference.
The food is here is outstanding, well th ...
The food is here is outstanding, well thought out, creative and a pleasure to experience. I highly recommend it and you will be so glad that you booked a table at this wonderful restaurant. Extensive wine list that pairs well with the food. This is the best meal I have had in a long, long time at a restaurant. My hat is off to the chef for delicious creativity. Don't miss this one.
We had to be in Charleston for a family ...
We had to be in Charleston for a family wedding, and we came two days early to take advantage of the city's reputation for New Southern dining. We had heard great things about Sean Brock, and this is one of his restaurants, a reincarnation of a 18th century saloon. The beautiful room blends historic and modern elements; the service was attentive, warm and friendly; and the cuisine was creative and delicious, using local purveyors and herbs from a roof garden. My husband really enjoyed the country ham, which he kindly let me sample - the best I've ever tasted. I had the crab cake with shrimps -also superb. My husband's entree was a pork loin on a pistachio purée. The pork was very tender and moist, cooked perfectly; the sauce was irresistible. My dish was roasted poussin with squash and other things. I'd love to repeat the experience, but the menu changes everyday, so I'll just have to try something else next time.
Loved everything about it. A friend rec ...
Loved everything about it. A friend recommended it and all 4 of us (two couples) rated it the best. We ate at three other highly rated restaurants nearby and this was our most memorable meal. Smaller, but interesting menu. Beautiful presentation. The salad of shredded snow peas, goat cheese and beet was delicious. One friend had the scallops over fava beans and loved it. We had the pork tenderloin over a bed of pistachio purée and leek and arugula on top. So delicious. Other friend had the swordfish and loved it. Bread was great, dessert of nectarine homemade ices cream over berries fabulous. Special ending treat of pieces of melt in your mouth chocolate and sugared blackberries...yumm. This place is really special and prices were comparable to the others...maybe a little less.
This continues as one of Charleston's fi ...
This continues as one of Charleston's finest restaurants. The creativity, service, and ambience combine to make this an establishment that would rate high in any city. I'm anxious to see what the changes will be, but have no doubt that this will continue to hold its place in a very competitive market.
My wife and I have dined at McCrady's se ...
My wife and I have dined at McCrady's several times in the last few years when visiting Charleston, and it never disappoints. The food is just superb, and the creativity of the chef is amazing. We were in France last summer and had some amazing meals. McCrady's is as good as the top French restaurants in which we dined. It is also in a a charming location with tons of ambiance, and the service is always impeccable. It is a little "pricey," but as the ole saying goes, "You get what you pay for." If you're in Charleston, try this restaurant - you will not be disappointed!
Overall loved McCrady's. Ambiance was fa ...
Overall loved McCrady's. Ambiance was fantastic. Food was excellent but only reason I didn't give it a 5 star rating was that the menu was VERY limited with only 6 appetizers and 6 entrees. It would have been great if there were a few more choices.a
What a wonderful treat to celebrate Fath ...
What a wonderful treat to celebrate Father's Day for my husband, our son, and his family! We were seated right away in a quiet corner. Our six-year-old granddaughter was made to feel very special. The food was exquisite and they were even able to accommodate the palates of a vegetarian and a child! The wine selection is excellent. Our waiter was amazing - great knowledge of the nuances of the dishes, engaging but not hovering. We love McCrady's - have had several delightful meals there, but this one with our family was extra special!
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