About McCrady's Tavern
McCrady's Tavern is a lively, everyday gathering place and offers reimagined American Classics by Chef Brock.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm and Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
Lunch: Wednesday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm
East Bay & Broad
$30 and under
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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, 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 Tavern Ratings and Reviews
Terrible service, we ordered a beer and ...
Terrible service, we ordered a beer and a glass of champagne when we first were seating, 20 minutes later we were still waiting. My soup was cold and had to be sent back. The crepes i ordered were unrecognizable....they were covered in some sort of cheese shell. It is a lovely space with terrible service and sub par food. The wait staff just stood around at the back of the restaurant polishing glasses rather than serving guests. Very disappointing.
The reputation of the restaurant made ou ...
The reputation of the restaurant made our expectations quite high for this visit. My wife was very pleased with her food choices but my entree was lacking. I would put it in the top twenty in Charleston but not in the top ten.
Very nice experience! The servers were v ...
Very nice experience! The servers were very knowledgeable about the food, and worked very well together to make it a great experience. You have to try the tavern burger! It literally melted in our mouths when cooked as suggested!
When you have entrees that are more suit ...
When you have entrees that are more suited to be a part of a 5 course tasting menu but priced as entrees you have a kind of lose lose situation. One of us ordered the flounder with a confit of tomatoes and eggplant as an entree. The flounder came out as a tightly coiled circle that would fit into the size of your finger touching your thumb. In a white wine sauce on a white plate. The "confit" of tomatoes and eggplant was about 5 inches away. It was about 1/4 of an italian plum tomato outer pulp only with skin and underneath was maybe a tablespoon of confit eggplant. No other color whatsoever, not even a speck of green. Not only was the presentation the worst we have ever seen but we realized we were most probably in the wrong type of restaurant. The other of us ordered the spaghetti chibatti which was of substantial volume with 5 perfectly cooked shrimp. The problem was the pasta was a good minute or 2 shy of al dente and the sauce - which was good - was totally absorbed into the spaghetti before being even half way done and the pasta was still on the almost al dente side. It ended up way too dry. On the positive side we had a beef tartare which was quite good. The service was great but due to the presentation and the food we will not be back.
The restaurant came as a recommendation ...
The restaurant came as a recommendation from a friend, and my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was very good, and while we didn't drink a bottle of wine, the wine list looked substantial. We really liked the interior of the place, and the team that waited on us was really good as well. Our head waitress was a little unsure of the offerings in a couple of cases, and revealed things about the dishes after we had spent time discussing them with her (oh, by the way, this dish has this on it...is that OK?). That was a little frustrating, but the dishes were really good when they arrived. Desserts were superb, so make sure to try one when you visit.
The music was pretty bad. I asked if it ...
The music was pretty bad. I asked if it could be changed but was told it was the chef's play list and it couldn't be changed or turned down. Food was mediocre. Service was fine but overall ambience was severely lacking. Good luck to them - it's a highly competitive out there
We tried several top restaurants in Char ...
We tried several top restaurants in Charleston and McCrady s, by far, was the best. Creative and sophisticated cuisine with first class ingredients. The server, Billy, with his passion and knowledge about the food, made our dining experience even better. A must in Charleston!
Sean Brock periodically reinvents his re ...
Sean Brock periodically reinvents his restaurants, and the "new" McCrady's Tavern iteration is a gem -- the food is imaginative and comforting, old-fashioned and modern. While there are a couple of clunkers -- the charcuterie plate -- really? -- you almost can't go wrong on the menu -- and the side dishes should be shared and are not to be missed. While it's not inexpensive, it is worth the price and shouldn't be relegated to special occasions only.
We'd visited the old McCrady's a couple ...
We'd visited the old McCrady's a couple of times and were excited to try both the tavern and restaurant. McCrady's Tavern was outstanding, especially the beet aux poivre, escargot marrow bone, and veal blanquette. We matched everything with a couple of cocktails and wine for a great evening out.
Overstaffed and overpriced. The staff we ...
Overstaffed and overpriced. The staff were tripping over themselves to open the bathroom door, but no one had been in the bathroom to notice that one of the toilets had water flowing out the bottom onto the surrounding floor. My appetizer of Foie Gras and Chicken Liver Parfait was in a can, served on a pretty plate on a doily. I had imagined two kinds of livers layers in a pretty glass, not something that I might have fed the family pet. Sorry, while it was tasty, it was a disappointment. Most restaurants would have apologized and offered another dish or comped the item (I rarely complain and have eaten all over the world), but nothing was said or offered. We weren't impressed and won't be returning.
I really love this place. The switch fro ...
I really love this place. The switch from the former McCrady's to the new McCrady's Tavern leaves no discernible change in quality or options. My wife had the burger and I had the veal; while both were good, I wish I had gotten the burger as well. Simple, but without a doubt the best burger I've ever had in my life. Our friends also thoroughly enjoyed their meals and loved the restaurant.
The service was excellent but the food w ...
The service was excellent but the food was not all great. The crab soup and napoleon for dessert were very good, but my $24 pasta dish tasted like something that I could make at home in about 10 minutes. I don't think we will return!
McCrady's Tavern has undergone a transfo ...
McCrady's Tavern has undergone a transformation since our last visit. The fine dining atmosphere has has been replaced by a more casual tavern setting and while this change may be in keeping with the historic building it diminishes the experience. The tablecloths and attentive service have been replaced by booths, two top tables and fewer wait staff. As society becomes more casual in work and in play I can understand the restaurant's strategic change, but their change puts McCrady's in competition with all the other casual restaurants in town. Personally we will take our memorable occasions elsewhere.
Great bar scene then delicious dinner fo ...
Great bar scene then delicious dinner for my hus bands birthday. First time in Charleston for him and he's heard so much about Sean Brock. Sean definitely has an incredibly talented reputation and we both loved our meal.
We went for lunch. The place was mostly ...
We went for lunch. The place was mostly empty at 1:00 pm so the noise level was non existent. Our first course was beet poivre. It was good, but the plate with the sauce was whisked away before we were finished. Pasta dish was also good. We asked for bread to soak up the sauce and got a delicious salted brioche roll. I would definitely try it for dinner.
The food overall was very salty, even th ...
The food overall was very salty, even the butter. The charcuterie plate had a very small slice of terrine which was overly salty and a crust that was inedible. Skinny slivers of salami and coppa. Pathetic. Main meal was a pasta that was so "al dente" that it felt like eating cardboard. No thought given to appearance either. A waste of money.
My husband and I have eaten here a few t ...
My husband and I have eaten here a few times. We are never dissapointed! We had Oysters Mcrady and Crispy Sweetbreads (a special that evening) for starters. My husband had the Pork Porterhouse and I had the Flounder. Everything was absolutely delicious! The Frozen Cream Brûlée for dessert was Wonderful! We are both fans of Sean Brock. He is an amazing chef. It really made our evening special when he walked by our table and we got to chat with him.
The food and the service at this place w ...
The food and the service at this place were impeccable. We ordered starters of sweet breads and stuffed clams and they were both excellent. My husband ordered the pork chop sandwich and I ordered the veal - again, both excellent. This place had a great upscale kids menu so my kids ordered a patty melt and split it. My only complaint was that they were out of 90% of the bottles of red wine on the menu. Our waitress apologized profusely and we eventually found something we like, but my first 5 choices were all sold out! Hopefully this was just a busy weekend and that won't happen in the future because we definitely want to go back.
It was our first time at McCrady's Taver ...
It was our first time at McCrady's Tavern. We went for brunch Sunday Nov. 12th. I had two appetizers: Blue Crab Bisque & Oysters McCrady. My date had the Dressed Shrimp appetizer and Crêpes Florentine as his entre. Everything was beyond delicious. Unlike any brunch we've had. It may be a little pricey but we can't wait to go back.
My husband and I were visiting Charlesto ...
My husband and I were visiting Charleston for a long weekend and wanted to try one of Sean Brock's well known establishments. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed with the experience. Expectations were high because we had read so many great reviews and articles in magazines. We were really looking forward to a great dining experience. The main disappointment was the roast chicken which so chewy and tough that I sent it back twice. The quality was questionable which is not what you would expect from this restaurant. My husband ordered the burger which he thought was average given the bap was soggy. It was such a shame as there are so many fabulous places in Charleston to eat. On a positive note, the manager was amazing and the ambience is lovely. I would not go back as there are other wonderful places in the city.
We waited about 10+ minutes after we wer ...
We waited about 10+ minutes after we were seated until our server finally came over. She never apologized for the wait and didn't even get our drink order or tell us the specials. The restaurant is beautiful and a nice place. The food is good but small portions for the price your paying. My fiancé ordered the fish special, it came out raw and the server told us that's how it's normally cooked... found that to be unbelievable. I would give it another shot in hopes of receiving better service because the food was good.
The dining experience at McCrady's Taver ...
The dining experience at McCrady's Tavern was excellent - the service, food, surroundings and overall vibe was very good to excellent (closer to excellent than to very good)! Beginning to end, the meal was executed effortlessly and without a flaw! I definitely will return and highly recommend it to others!
Lunch for two and a Sean Brock restauran ...
Lunch for two and a Sean Brock restaurant has been on the list for awhile so we sauntered in at noon.
The interior of the restaurant is very well done. Something about gaslights that sets the mood.
We were seated quickly and our server was timely, friendly and helpful. The menu was an eclectic brunch mix which included quiche, crepes, salads and burgers.
We started with a pumpkin pastry and while not a big fan of pumpkin flavor, I really enjoyed it as the pastry had a nice sweet taste to balance the pumpkin filling. The Blue Crab bisque arrived next and it was enjoyed by one and the other didn't care for it.
Lunch was the burger and the fried pork sandwich. Both were really tasty although my nod goes to the pork sandwich. A great sandwich.
My only issue came after we finished as our server disappeared and I waited for the check. Not enough to put me completely off, just took the shine off the lunch.
After lunch, we opted to sit at the bar for a couple drinks. The bartender was fantastic. Had a great chat and he offered up some wine suggestions. Our first drink was a Bloody Mary and it was clearly on the spicy end of the spectrum. We moved to the cheese plate with a couple of glasses of suggested wine. The cheese plate was a nice combination of four cheeses and was a nice end to our visit.
Was an enjoyable experience but while we are likely to visit the bar again, we will probably give Husk a try for our next S. Brock experience.
This was the worst restaurant meal I hav ...
This was the worst restaurant meal I have ever had. Our group was looking forward to this dinner since the restaurant received a terrific review this week. We are adventurous eaters and dine frequently in Charleston restaurants. The charcroute was minuscule. No bread was served with it. Deviled clams were good. We sent the marrow bone with escargot back to the kitchen. Flounder was inedible. No salt or seasoning sitting on a bed of cream. The burrata on the pasta had no creaminess whatsoever. The men enjoyed the fried pork sandwich. The apple napoleons had no apple that we could discern. 4 people, 2 bottles of wine, $254.00 before tip.
This was our first experience in the new ...
This was our first experience in the new Tavern, and I have to say we miss the former, more elegant restaurant. The food was good but a bit pricey for the casual atmosphere. We sat in the bar after dinner and enjoyed that atmosphere more than the dining room experience. Have to say thought that our server, Paige, was outstanding. Good wine too.
Wonderful meal at reasonable price. Sta ...
Wonderful meal at reasonable price. Started with the beets, like a steak veggie. My honey had the escargot bone marrow also yummy. We sat next to an adorable couple who helped me chose the burger, best I've ever tasted. Sweetheart had steak and a side of oxtail and broccoli. Then we split an ice cream brulee awesome .
All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our ap ...
All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our appetizers and meals. Hot roasted whole beets stuffed with blue cheese served with watercress was the bomb. Tagliatelle pasta with short ribs and butternut squash and oyster mushrooms to die for. Our server was fantastic and the atmosphere is second to none. Just go there!
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