Now that chef Sean Brock is back from rehab, he’s making a few changes to his tasting menu restaurant McCrady’s. The biggest different is that patrons no longer have to purchase the experience in advance on Tock. McCrady’s recently switched to OpenTable, requiring a credit card for reservations, with rolling seatings at 6 p.m, 6:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 8:45 p.m., and 9 p.m. The 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. slots can accommodate parties of eight. Also, anyone who is a last-minute planner can walk in before the seating times to see if spaces are available — though it’s probably best to at least check the online reservations before heading to East Bay Street.
Once into the dining room, the evening still involves multiple courses of the “most intense food” Brock has created. Since back from treatment, the chef says he is more focused than ever.
The tasting menu is $115 per person, $35 for the caviar supplement, $75 for the alcoholic beverage pairing, $160 for the reserve alcoholic beverage pairing, and $45 for the nonalcoholic beverage pairing.
Diners now enter through McCrady’s Tavern at 2 Unity Alley to get to the McCrady’s dining room.
For those who haven’t experienced the new McCrady’s yet, Brock and team released the following teaser.
• Sean Brock Opens Up About Rehab and Sobriety to NYT [ECHS]
• Everything You Need to Know About the New McCrady’s, According to Sean Brock [ECHS]
• McCrady’s [Official]
• Sean Brock Unveils Big Changes for Charleston Institution McCrady's [ECHS]