Cypress
Cypress

Cypress

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.magnolias-blossom-cypress.com/
  • Phone: 8437270111x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Bar opens at 5:00pm
    Dinner starts at 5:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Low Country, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Craig Deihl
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of Queen & East Bay
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking after 5:00pm daily.
A word from Cypress
Led by James Beard-nominated Executive Chef Craig Deihl, Cypress sources ingredients from the Lowcountry's finest farmers and fishermen. Classic American cuisine, a dynamic Seasonal menu, and an in-house charcuterie program showcase Chef Deihl's signature style, all complemented by the wine wall featuring over 4,500 bottles from vineyards around the world.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Cypress reviews from OpenTable diners
238 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (166)fit for foodies (148)romantic (136)notable wine list (133)good for groups (55)hot spot (49)neighborhood gem (46)vibrant bar scene (29)late-night find (17)scenic view (9)kid-friendly (6)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • dinner with out of town guests
    ajaahm
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Our fourth or fifth time here. Great as always. We always bring our friends that have never been to Charleston to Cypress.A delicious meal with great service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    My husband and I had a superlative experience at Cypress. The food, ambience and service were very special. Our server, Graham, was knowledgeable and professional. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Teach
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meals...the smoked lamb shoulder was unique and very tasty. Our server was highly attentive without being intrusive. Tableside Caesar salad preparation was informative and interesting. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Betty
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We celebrate special occasions there all the time, and it's always outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    This restaurant always goes above and beyond to make you happy. They always seat us in a booth like I request on the reservation, they always give great service and great food, and the waitresses/waiters have fantastic attitudes and skill. My wife and I had the Chateaubriand and we cut it with a table knife it was so tender. They also had some great seasonal dishes like pumpkin gnocchi and pumpkin bisque and all of that was absolutely fantastic. The greatest thing about this restaurant is the ambiance. My wife and I love the lighting and the environment in the dining room which is always perfect for a night out. This is in my top 10 restaurants in Charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had excellent, table-side preparation and service. The food was excellent. Bar scene for a nightcap was good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quite good but not off the chart
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The place was beautiful and the location great, the service was also good. However, nothing about the place left a lasting impression, including the food. It was good, but not outstanding
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great location
    2ndtime
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My wife and I have dined there twice in the past year, the first time was in the upstairs bar area and the service was great along with the food. This past time we were in the main dining area, it is a large room but one of the quietest restaurants I've been to. The server was very personable and available at the right time but never bothersome. The food was excellent, we had the chateaubriand and it was cooked perfectly. The Meat Board appetizer is very good to. Cypress has become a destination place for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Surprise
    pops
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Did not expect it to be such a beautiful and cool restaurant with really great food. I consider this to be one of the best restaurants in Charleston. Have to get table side cesear salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and Bad
    Soltek
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our experience at Cypress was mixed. We were seated at (from my point of view) a poor table - situated so that one person sits against the wall with a nice view of the restaurant, while the other sits with their back to the room and a view of the wall. Disappointing. The food was - for the most part - delicious. We ordered several appetizers and soup. The Lobster Bisque and Pumpkin Soups were wonderful, as were the Sweet & Sour Meatballs, the Tuna Rolls and Pimiento Cheese with Jam - with the notable exception of the grilled bread that accompanied the Pimiento Cheese. It was uneatable - charred black, and had a fuel taste to it. Thankfully the table bread provided was good and made a fine substitute.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Continues to be excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Had another wonderful meal at Cypress. Service was excellent. I like the fact that the noise level is moderate enough to have a conversation during dinner; something that is a real problem at many of the other Charleston fine restaurants. The food was delicious. I continue to be addicted to the Wasabi tuna....have trouble ordering anything else. Had an outstanding bibb lettuce salad to start.....no concerns whatsoever with this place. Recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent dinner
    disasterVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    we had another excellent dinner ...and they did a great job accounting for a food allergy for one of our party. Highly recommended...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cypress was Excellent!!
    Winendine8VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We were 15 minutes early and the Hostess seated us anyway; which was a pleasant surprise!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Martin
    Martin
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    It was ok, but not worth the 220 $ we left for two. The rapini was too bitter, the sauce to the scallops tasted like burnt whisky.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rp12VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The tuna roll, gnocchi and grilled ribeye for two were out of this world! Our server could not have been more attentive or knowledgeable. The entire experience was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • still the best in charleston!
    Happyfoodie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant in Charleston. The food is exceptional, the service is good, and the wine list is extensive. I would recommend for special occasions (pricey) or to make any day special (worth the price)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    A wonderful dining experience! Will definitely return on our next visit to the area!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cypress
    Luvthefood
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Excellent service and dinner. It's a lovely restaurant that delivers excellent service!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    AppreciativeDiner
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Very disappointed with the meal. The server stated they were a Steak House and it is not. Had the Steak Diane and it had no flavor, just a piece of meat. Wife had scallops and they were lacking flavor as well. Most disappointing meal in CHS in over 40 years.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant
    Foodie1
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Great place for any special occasion or a date night with spouse. Food was great as usual and the service is outstanding. Loved the wall of wine bottles; very unique. Enjoyed a before dinner at the bar and the service and the drinks were great. This was our second time at Cypress and will be back again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodforthoughtVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The food was great however our experience was ruined by the service. The waiter was very fake and rude leading her to be unacomodating. I would not a eat here again unless at the upstairs bar
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  • Not up to Par
    thadbmeVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We visited Cypress four our fourth time over the weekend, and it was without question the worst that we have had. The food was good as usual, but the service this time was very poor and not up to standards. We ran out of water atleast 3 times, plates were not taken away in time, silverware not changed out, and very long times in between table visits. We timed how long it took to have the check taken back once delivered. 16 minutes, and it wasn't our waitress. It was bad enough for me to contact the restaurant to inform them of the meal. I was informed that they addressed the situation and hoped that we join them again. Given that this was our only bad trip here we will try again. But not for a long time.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Luvgreatfood12VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    A very nice complete dining experience! The rarely-seen Chateaubriand (16 oz) was a mouthwatering melt in your mouth triumph and was especially notable
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice dinner experiece
    tumbleweedVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This was the first time we went to Cypress and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Food was great, service good. We will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quiet, elegant
    Discriminator
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Great meal and superb service. Don't miss the upstairs bar. A top Charleston restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner during a downpour
    LZtodine
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Hostess and waiter made us feel quite welcome. Atmosphere was warm and inviting. Was one of the most comfortable dining chairs I have ever sat in. Had the trout - it was delicious. Others had the roasted chicken and were also pleased with their meal. Great place to come into out of the rain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • suzinmd
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Food was excellent--the smoothest polenta I've ever had! Chicken was very moist, perfectly prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful spot!
    foodiefun4us
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary with dinner at Cypress while in Charleston for a wedding. It could not have been a better evening. Great waiter, great service, delicious food, cocktails, and wine. Would go again anytime!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a delicious dinner with excellent wine and great service! What could be better. Beth Genter
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    afsjoints123
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    What makes Cypress a great restaurant, the consistent food quality & service, always top notch and that's the reason I will continue going back, to me this is one of the best restaurants in Charleston !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 10th Wedding Anniversary Date
    Cocoabeachguy
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We chose Cypress as we have lived in Charleston for several years and done most everywhere else. It's really a shame we haven't experienced Cypress before. Wine selection is superb as was Graham M's service, the taste and presentation of the food, and we were reserved a more private "alcove" booth because of the occasion. I would 100% recommend, as well as the 22oz. bone-in ribeye for two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    BTPB
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    wonderful, creative, professional, delicious, charming, love the interior design, will be back
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cypress
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Excellent dining experience! The food, ambiance and service was great
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing!
    Danielle
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I took my boyfriend here since it is on the short list of Charleston's Best Restaurants. The food was amazing and the service and atmosphere was wonderful. Our server was very knowledgable and never intrusive. The atmosphere had a light buzz about it, which was perfect for a date night. Overall, a wonderful experience. I have already recommended Cypress to my colleagues.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing Evening
    frequentdiner
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Special evening, highly touted restaurant. We were greeted by a hostess attired in a casual blouse and slacks. The overhead lights kept changing colors and were a distraction. Shortly after we had been seated and ordered drinks, a very loud and extremely noisy group was seated that was even more annoying. The Caesar's Salad was a more salty than we would have preferred. It was however the Chateaubriand that sank the evening. It was so salty that my girlfriend was unable to eat it and the excess salt in the seasoning and sauces burnt my tongue. The final disappointment was receiving the server's order pad instead the check. To the restaurant's credit, they did comp the Chateaubriand. We will not be returning.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent in every way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The tuna sashimi/ oyster app is a must try! We got there a little later in the eve due to our traveling from out of town but the staff was sure to happily accommodate us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    MicheleVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant downtown. Loved the atmosphere and the food. The filet was so moist you could literally cut it with a fork. Been here many times and always had great service. However, this time, our waitress was terrible and very rude. She seemed like she was too busy. I was very surprised at her lack of experience. I will go back and hopefully the management will take care of her lack of skills. Service is so important to me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quinn55
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    They were able to seat us 15 minutes early. Our server was knowledgeable, helpful, and attentive but not overwhelmingly so. The food was very good. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the charcuterrie plate and the Ahi Tuna; the butter lettuce salad is wonderful and the pork belly to die for however the pork loin was a bit overcooked. All in all, we had a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely evening
    foodisgreat
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Cypress gave our party of four impeccable service. They accommodated our dietary needs as we had more than one allergy that needed to be addressed. Our waiter knew the menu and what changes could be made. He also made excellent suggestions. The extensive wine list gave us multiple options to pair with our food. The presentation of the appetizers and entrees were beautiful. The entire experience was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful place
    Katekelly
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Loved the chateubriand. Disappointed they were out of a lot of the wine we wanted to drink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.