Coastal South Carolina USA


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2 Unit Alley
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: +1 843 577-0025

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Just off East Bay Street in historic downtown Charleston , tucked away in the romantic little Unity Alley, McCrady's seamlessly intertwines world-class cuisine with impeccable service. Within its sophisticated 220-year-old walls, flavorful, modern and beautifully presented dishes await guests. The cuisine is Modern American and features an exquisite menu of bold flavors and stylish sauces. Originally built in 1788, McCrady's interior combines traditional with modern elements and features soaring skylights, dramatic chandeliers, exposed brick, bluestone tiles, leather banquettes and a striking honey-hued bar.



Frommer's Review

Charleston's oldest eating establishment, where none other than George Washington dined, is one of the finest kitchens in the Low Country. Praising both its wine list and well-chosen menu, Esquire named it one of the best new restaurants in America. Entered down a mysterious-looking "Jack the Ripper" alley, it looks like an elegant wine cellar, with rough brick walls, exposed beams, and wide-plank floors. Cooking times are unerringly accurate, and a certain charm and fragrance is given to every dish. We still remember the peekytoe-crab and lobster salad. Ditto for the tartare of tuna with olives, red pepper, and basil. A perfectly done sautéed halibut appears on your plate with sides of spinach and cauliflower purée. Slow-roasted Moulard duck breast comes with chocolate balsamic jus, or else you might happily settle for the herb-marinated rack of lamb. Desserts are expensive but worth it, especially the warm chocolate lava cake with vanilla bean ice cream with chocolate and caramel sauce.