McCrady's

New American Restaurant and American Restaurant$$$$
French Quarter, Charleston
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  • The experts at Eater and Bon Appetit Magazine recommend this place
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  • Ben K.
    "Fantastic tasting menu restaurant by Sean Brock."(5 Tips)
    Greg L.
    "acclaimed chef Sean Brock"(2 Tips)
    Adam B.
    "The market menu is a phenomenal 3 course deal @ $39."(2 Tips)
    Connie H.
    "The beef tartare was amazing."(2 Tips)
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  • Eater
    EaterJuly 30, 2012
    Inventive cuisine, pre-Prohibition cocktails and a gorgeous space that dates from the early 1800’s make McCrady’s one of the best restaurants that this city has to offer. [Eater 18 Member]
  • Beckie R.
    Beckie RutledgeAugust 15, 2013
    Wonderful. Not super kid friendly, but friendly enough. Noodles w/cheese &/ butter + a protein if ya want. My kids are huge history buffs, so seeing where George Washington ate was awesome for them.
  • Conner C.
    try the macaroni and cheese dish "A pie called macaroni," if you like broccoli get the baked broccoli side, and for a perfectly seasoned steak, the steak a la royale is a home run. A+
  • Carmen N.
    Carmen NNovember 29, 2015
    Excellent cocktails. Tasting menu is superb, worth the splurge: ours included smoked trout, delicious pork loin, lots of seasonal vegetables. Beautiful adaptive reuse of the old carriage house.
  • David E.
    David ElizandroFebruary 12, 2016
    Everything was amazing! Highlight of the trip to Charleston. Fine dining with a trendy atmosphere and friendly staff. Manager even made recommendations for other great eating establishments in town.
  • Blythe P.
    Blythe PennaApril 17
    Sit at the bar with Kevin & Chuck. Great cocktails and food! Love the Dirty Margarita...ask Kevin. It is a cross b/t Dirty Martini & Margarita. Delicious. shrimp pasta dish & beef tartare rock.
  • Morgan
    MorganJune 13, 2013
    As a college student, I can't afford their full menu, but their bar menu is affordable and delicious! One of the few places you can get Madeira downtown. Great wine selection!
  • Mike T.
    Mike ToddJuly 22, 2013
    Expect about a 2-hour dining experience, even if you go with the 4-course menu. You cannot go wrong here -- whatever you get will be delicious, and the selection rotates daily.
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissOctober 1, 2016
    Fantastic Sean Brock brunch. Hot Brown, Sunny Side Egg and Pan con Tomate, Smoked Trout, Soft Scramble both standouts.
  • Rob D.
    Rob DavisJune 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite restaurant in the south. You can get food anywhere, at McCrady's you taste art. Trust the Chef and his numerous sommelier, you will not be disappointed.
  • W magazine
    W magazineFebruary 20, 2015
    Expect a genteel experience, with white tablecloths & formal service, but a farm-to-table sensibility, serving artistically plated compositions like celeriac baked in hay, pear, pecorino & truffle. Read more
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 9, 2014
    Grab a seat at the bar. Start with the Red Eye or the Eli Cash. Order some snacks then have Cappie pour you some fun new wines!
  • Wyatt F.
    Wyatt FunderburkJuly 6, 2015
    A wonderful celebration of southern ingredients that will blow your mind. Great wine list as well.
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelMarch 8, 2012
    Chef Sean Brock brought Andrew Zimmern to his restaurant, McCrady's, where they cook and eat an Ossabaw pig. Andrew sampled fried pig's ears, Ossabaw terrine,Charleston gold rice and Ossabow jowl.
  • Peter P.
    Peter PerdueMay 12, 2016
    My wife and I tried the swordfish and it was amazing. And what a great space and bar. Very romantic setting. We will definitely be returning here on future visits to Charleston.
  • Niji J.
    Niji J.January 1
    If you're vegetarian, don't do a tasting menu or prix fixe. You'll leave hungry. 3 courses of straight vegetables devoid of any carbs, protein, or cheese.
  • David H.
    David HeiserOctober 11, 2015
    Best restaurant in Charleston. Inventive food with local ingredients and perfect service.
  • Jason F.
    Jason FryFebruary 14, 2013
    One of the best meals in my life -- revelatory from start to finish, with warm, excellent service. Can't wait to go back!
  • Joe H.
    Joe HookeAugust 5, 2013
    Mccrady's was outstanding! Best meal we had in charleston...and that's no easy task. High cotton seems like McDonald's compared to mccradys
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 3, 2014
    The chef's tasting menu changes nightly but is always a great bet, jam-packed with local seafood and produce. Read more
  • Paul B.
    Paul BrownFebruary 26, 2014
    Can't go wrong with the desserts. Carrot here, but try the frozen grits!!!!
  • Connie H.
    Connie HNovember 10, 2014
    We had the best cocktails of our lives. The beef tartare was amazing. Everything we ate was perfection.
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    Bon Appetit MagazineMarch 31, 2011
    Voted one of the best bar snacks in America : Fried Bread-and-Butter Pickles with Green Goddess Dressing. A must try! Follow our link to get the full recipe. Read more
  • Trae F.
    Trae FSeptember 5, 2016
    Great bar with great bartenders. Loved the brown derby.
  • Jj S.
    Jj SoutherMarch 30, 2011
    Excellent wine list though a little pricey! The Market Menu is excellent value. I had the amberjack crudo and duck. Scrumptious!
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LeFevreJanuary 29, 2015
    President Washington (yes, the 1st one ever) dined here when he visited Charleston back in the day. An amazing experience.
  • Sefi K.
    Sefi KeiniJanuary 26, 2015
    This is Michelin star quality food for 60$ a person, hurry up and get here because if the night we were there is any indication they won't last.
  • Paul K.
    Paul KardousAugust 27, 2015
    Exceptional service, exemplary food, and an amazing selection of Austrian wines.
  • Ab
    AbFebruary 16
    The shrimp bisque was delectable, the local fish was so-so, but the vanilla brûlée ice cream was magnificent. Service was impeccable.
  • Jenna F.
    Accommodating for gluten free. Don't miss the potato purée w black truffles.
  • Tom J.
    Tom JFebruary 29, 2012
    Imbibe Magazine listed McCrady's as pouring some of the Best Classic Cocktails in the South in their March/April 2011 Southern Issue.
  • James O.
    James O'NeillApril 30, 2012
    Unbelievable food - everything was so unique and delicious. Rivals any restaurant in Manhattan.
  • Ben R.
    Ben RJanuary 5, 2016
    Neither as inventive not as good as Husk, but easier to get into on short notice. Service was all over the map and extremely slow when we visited. Get the ham.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BrownJune 11, 2010
    I had the best pork I have ever eaten. Just amazing. Excellent service, nice design but unbelievably good pork. Read more
  • Trae F.
    Trae FSeptember 4, 2011
    One of the best meals I've had in Charleston. Service was top notch.
  • Dawn C.
    Dawn CreightonJuly 6, 2014
    Fantastic restaurant! Make sure you do pairing with wines. Delightful!
  • Ben K.
    Fantastic tasting menu restaurant by Sean Brock.
  • Paul B.
    Paul BrownFebruary 26, 2014
    Perfectly cooked fish!
  • Greg L.
    Greg LNovember 28, 2016
    From acclaimed chef Sean Brock, McCrady's is a limited-seating chef's tasting menu that mixes great Southern lowland cuisine with modern twists. 2-hour course combines over 16 different tastings. A++!
    Downvoted Aug 21
  • BB
    BBJune 20, 2015
    Amazing food. Attentive service.
  • Meaghan B.
    Meaghan BryceJanuary 13, 2013
    Best meal during 2011 Restaurant Week ... Unbelievable!!!
  • Marlene
    MarleneSeptember 12, 2014
    Awesome pork!
  • Adam B.
    Adam BurrisOctober 19, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The market menu is a phenomenal 3 course deal @ $39.
  • Ben B.
    Ben BSeptember 24, 2014
    The oldest bar in South Carolina. Est. 1778.
  • Kristen B.
    Kristen BuchananJanuary 14, 2012
    Get the chicken, its amazing
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 1, 2014
    Check out McCrady's Restaurant as seen on Bizarre Foods America Read more
  • Caroline E.
    Caroline EubanksMarch 30, 2012
    Be sure to go when Brock is testing out a new menu. Read more
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff McCarthyMarch 31, 2013
    Best wedding reception ever!
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    🐼May 22, 2016
    The Mind Of A Chef - Season 2 - Episode 5
  • Gabrielle K.
    Gabrielle KauffmannOctober 19, 2010
    Pork was mouth-watering and melted at first bite
  • Marla M.
    Marla MullowneyJune 8, 2015
    Amazing service!
  • Jenn
    JennDecember 12, 2010
    Excellent apple crisp
  • Ronald C K.
    Corn bread
  • Faith S.
    Faith SteinSeptember 3, 2010
    Yes the pork was great! Thanks for the tip!
  • Kim
    KimAugust 14, 2012
    Let the tenders drive!
  • Katy R.
    Katy RiceFebruary 28, 2010
    try anything!!
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