I will NEVER spend another dime at McCrady?s. I live in Charleston, have been multiple times and have spent literally thousands of dollars at this restaurant over the last year bringing in friends, family, and important clients. Previously the food was innovative, the atmosphere was exquisite, and the service was perfect. Unfortunately, I brought my brother and wife visiting from San Diego in to dine and there had been a substantial change in this establishment?s business practices. Last evening there was a limited tasting menu with no wine pairing (which we always order) and every dish was based around tomatoes. My brother is allergic to tomatoes. We asked if we could have an alternate possibility. We were told by our very good server, ?no?. Based on the limited menu, we decided we would depart. I explained our decision, he understood. We left him a $10 tip for pouring us water and we were met at the door by Mr. Clint Sloan, the beverage director. He told us that if we didn?t like the menu prepared for us, then we should leave. He also said if we decided to leave then we ?should never ever come back? and they ?that did not want our business?. These were the exact words that were used; I remember as he repeated them 3 times. We made advanced reservations, were appropriately dressed, very courteous, and not a bunch of ?yahoos? and were told by the beverage director that they ?did not want our business?. I was shocked and embarrassed that my family that had traveled so far to be with us was treated so poorly, especially in our hometown which is known for its courtesy and good manners. If you decide to visit please heed my advice that you are taking a chance in which you literally could be treated like you are a second class citizen. It was the worst I have ever felt as a dining patron in my life. I will ensure that no one in our family, or any friends of our family ever gets treated the way we were, by ensuring that we never visit McCrady?s again.
Cons: Demeaning Service