Wednesday, March 5, 2014

McCrady's Review

Ivan and I used to love going to McCrady's. We would go on special occasions to enjoy a bottle of good wine and a cheese plate. Most recently, Ivan and I went the week before Valentine’s Day. Because of our experience, I thought it important to put it in my blog. When you go to a restaurant, whether its casual or fine dining, the one thing you expect is consistency. Our latest experience with McCrady's had us more than disappointed. It appears they have made huge cutbacks on portions, therefore leaving you with a large check and an empty stomach. For example- their cheese plate used to be our favorite. 3 Cheeses set up on a butcher block accompanied by dried fruit, olive oil, nuts, and fresh bread. You couldn't beat it, the plate was amazing. When we went back this past February we ordered the cheese plate only to find out that is has drastically changed. Now the 3 cheeses are set on a slate board. There is only one small slice of each cheese and the accompaniments are just flavored jelly. The bread reminds me of wheat thins. For the same price and the same description, the two cheese plates couldn't be more different. Here are some photos to show you.

before (pictured above)
after (pictured above)

Needless to say, we won't be visiting McCrady's anymore. Not only was our cheese plate disappointing but our entrees were sub par as well. I ordered the Tile Fish with a side of Escarole. My  fish was cold and the portions were that of an appetizer. My escarole tasted like a green bean casserole gone bad. Ivan and I are sad to lose this restaurant as one of our favorites, but as I said before, consistency is key.