The restaurant where Sean Brock got his start, McCrady’s has a long history as a neighborhood watering hole and pub that goes all the way back to the 1700s. In 2016, however, the cozy building, with its brick interior and homey bar, got a makeover and was renamed McCrady’s Tavern. The original concept moved next door on Unity Alley and now functions as a ticketed, dinner-only restaurant where guests enjoy a 14-course menu of dazzling dishes. The Gilded Age serves as the inspiration at the more accessible tavern, where you'll find old-school items like calf’s head soup and veal blanquettes side by side more modern dishes such as beet au poivre.
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McCrady's, housed in a building that served as a tavern over two hundred years ago, is a great place to get a fancy, creative prix fixe meal. It's also a great spot just to sit at the bar and order a cocktail and some snacks: you still get to sample Sean Brock's food and the low-lit, exposed-brick interior.