The award recognized fine dining establishments that have successfully weathered the economic downturn.
"Old-school trappings in the front of the house at centuries-old McCrady's have not kept the back of the house from dressing aged roasted duck with fermented walnuts or from applying avant-garde techniques to heirloom vegetables," the industry magazine wrote in the Nov. 12 issue.
Chef Sean Brock is the executive chef of McCrady's and Husk. McCrady's joins well-known restaurants Eleven Madison Park in New York: Uchi in Austin, Texas; and Lumiere in Newton, Mass.
McCrady's is rich in history; one of the dining rooms upstairs was where President George Washington visited during his Southern tour in 1791. But, as the magazine points out: "McCrady's cuisine is anything but old-fashioned."