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SUNDAY - THURSDAY: 5 P.M. - 9: 30 P.M. | FRIDAY - SATURDAY: 5 P.M. - 10:30 P.M.
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Drinking has been the raison d’être of the building housing McCrady’s since 1778, when Edward McCrady opened his tavern. Over rum and ale, McCrady and his friends plotted the Revolution, which landed the barkeep in jail; after his return, he hosted a 30-course dinner for George Washington. The restaurant’s contemporary incarnation is best known for launching the career of chef Sean Brock, who went through a modernist phase before reverting to a highly elegant version of Southern simplicity. Whiz-bang tricks still reign at the bar, though: Look for lots of tasty smoke, foam and edible cocktail garnishes plucked from the rooftop garden.

Known For
  • craft cocktails
  • full menu
  • bar food
What to drink
Madeira, of course; white burgundies and a State Street Pearl cocktail, pebbled with St. Germain boba.
French Quarter
McCrady's is a prix-fixe-only operation—except at the bar, where patrons are permitted to order single dishes off the multi-course menu, or indulge in bar snacks as sophisticated as the cocktails.