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“Menu's a little fussy for Charleston.”
Review of McCrady's Tavern

McCrady's Tavern
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Ranked #124 of 967 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: East Bay & Broad
Reviewed June 5, 2013

Don't get me wrong - this is a very good restaurant - and not every restaurant in Charleston has to have fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits at the top of the menu. But you know how some chefs get fussy with the basics just to be different? I found this to be the case at McCrady's. Plates as art belonging museums, not in restaurants.

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Thank NantucketJoe
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

The concierge at our hotel warned us that this place was hit or miss; why don't I listen to these people?? Good parts: good, attentive service; nice wine cellar; prix fixe menu is a good value. Not so good: Very uneven cooking. Literally, and even within one dish! The pork chop was part nicely slightly undercooked, part over cooked and chewy. In the same dish were thinly sliced parsnips soaked in the most powerful vinegar I've ever tasted; they burned my throat and left a lingering bad taste that overwhelmed the rest of the dinner. The scant potion of peaches in the fresh peach dessert were very unripe; the tasteless peach sorbet was an ice cream (when are American restaurants going to figure out the differences among ice cream, sherbet, and gelato, not to mention granita?). The whole experience paled in comparison to FIG where we dined the night before. Go there instead.

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Thank stewartsdad
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Fantastic food. We each tried the four course menu, so eight dishes total. Six of the dishes were among our favorites on our visit to Charleston (a visit that included meals at Husk, Charleston Grill, and 82 Queen). The meat course was our least favorite, largely because it was served lukewarm; the waiter quickly -- and very apologetically -- brought out a new, warmer entree which helped. But even that one so-so course can't dampen our enthusiasm for this place. Definitely recommend getting a meal here.

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Thank eclecticfoody
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Last time in Charleston this restaurant was a real disappointment. The food was extremely salty and some dishes were ill prepared. That was 2 years ago, do we dare paying McCrady's prices for mediocre food? I hate to see that there are still moderate reviews!

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Thank Mrobins313
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

The restuarant is very nice and decorated nicely, but the food was average. after going to FIG ,its was a dissapointment.

Thank GJM17
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