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
269 reviews since May 17, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (186)fit for foodies (160)romantic (149)notable wine list (145)good for groups (61)hot spot (46)neighborhood gem (45)vibrant bar scene (32)scenic view (15)late-night find (15)great for brunch (5)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (5)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service, food okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We live in Charlotte and eat here once a year, probably not next year. Took almost three hours from start to finish cause of slow service. Food was okay not great. It was restaurant week but we ordered off the regular menu. For $300 expect more from food and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    Kathythefoodie123
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I have never been disappointed with Cypress. Consistently great food, service and ambience !! Nice for me, as we live a block away........
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Has Lost Its Lustre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Cypress has been a favorite of ours for years, for special occasions. We chose from the Restaurant Week menu and were rather disappointed in the lackluster offerings. My trout was on the dry side and paired with a spicy mix of plantation peas and Carolina Gold rice which overwhelmed the delicate trout. My husband's duo of pork was good, but served with okra halved lengthwise that was tough and fibrous and inedible. Not sure why it was even on the plate. The charcuterie was good -- the cypressata excellent. Dessert was disappointing as well. Red velvet profiteroles were a bit tough, not light and fluffy as they should be. The best part of the cake duo was the caramel ice cream dollops on top. Sad to report the above.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    sherrybethVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We eat out in Charleston a lot and enjoy trying different restaurants during restaurant week. Charleston rarely disappoints but then occasionally a restaurant hits all the marks. Cypress did that. The atmosphere was sophisticated, the service (Greg) was attentive, knowledgeable and just the right amount of conversation. The food was inventive, creative, delicious and artfully presented. We will return time and again. Another plus, Cypress, along with their sister restaurants Blossom and Magnolias provide free parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cypress can do much better...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We decided to try the Restaurant Week menu. The meatball appetizer was okay, not great. My husband's BBQ beef dish was very good, but my ricotta gnocchi was awful. No flavor, no texture...I might as well have ordered wallpaper paste! Cypress was good enough to listen to my suggestions for improvement (spice, heat, something!) and also reduce our bill by the price of my entree. The dessert, peanut butter and chocolate duo, was just okay. Service, on the other hand, was terrific. Had this been our first dining experience there, we would not return. However, we've dined there before, know how great it can be, and will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My fiancé and I decided to go to Cypress for a "pre-wedding" date to celebrate our upcoming marriage. Our waitress congratulated us immediately upon arriving. She was helpful without being overbearing, and very friendly. Our dinner was delicious (the roasted oysters are our favorite), and when we ordered dessert, our waitress brought us two glasses of champagne to toast to our wedding. We already loved Cypress, but they made our night exceptional! Delicious food, wonderful atmosphere, great staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality dining
    StedeBonnet
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We enjoyed the 3 courses for $40 restaurant week menu. An excellent salmon appetizer special was allowed as a substitution for the standard RW menu. My wife enjoyed her sweet and sour meatballs app though the meatballs were a bit overlooked for my tastes. My pan-fried trout was good but the trout was overpowered by the accompanying gumbo. My wife enjoyed the pork duo but left half of the pork behind. All portions were very generous so they are definitely not reducing quantity for Restaurant Week specials. The peanut butter fudge duo dessert was large and sweet, more than enough for two. Red velvet cream puffs were less interesting and left behind after a few small tastes. Excellent service and a nice quiet dining environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Enjoyable
    Carol
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This was our second time dining at Cypress. It was just as good as the first time a few years ago! Their wine cellar is extensive, and the charcuterie is made inhouse. The staff is knowledgable on all aspects of each menu and the preparation of each selection offered. The restaurant's ambiance is conducive to a relaxed dining experience with tall, curved booths and the soft, changing colors of the lighting above. I'm glad we went back, and I hope to dine there again very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loveATLdiningVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    very pricey which is good if the food is spectacular, but honestly it was just good. also, need more fish/seafood options!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner!
    Lara4Heels
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I dined here while in town on business - what a wonderful experience! Service was fantastic, my server recommended a great wine to complement my meal, and the food was some of the best I've had in Charleston. Don't skip the charcuterie - it is made in-house and is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had already heard great things about this place, but were blown away by the food and service. My wife and I agree that this will be a restaurant that we will have to come back to when we are in Charleston. Sashimi Tuna Oysters are phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week
    CharlestonArtist
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Had eaten here twice before and wanted our son to experience it too, so I brought him during Restaurant Week (3 courses, $40). We both enjoyed our meals very much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • goodstuff
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Service wonderful Food Great Portions good size We will go again.Great special drinks Very nice atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cypress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It was ok. Didn't love the menu. It was restaurant week but we ordered off regular menu. Just wanted a plain grilled fish. No sauces . Will try again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Mediocre
    Acnative
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My bf and I have been to many fine dining places im town and had yet to go to cypress. We tried for restaurant week and ordered from those selections. Needless to say I was unimpressed. My meatballs tasted burnt & dry.The BBQ beef was overwhelming everything was drenched in BBQ sauce. The beans ,collards & meat all tasted the same. It's the first time I have ever left food on my plate in this town... Service was great & the wine list was decent but I am willing to pay high prices for excellent food not atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unbelievably Disappointing
    truebluefood
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Not enough characters for a decent review: Smoked salmon-okay. Crustini-chewy and stale. Lobster Bisque-tepid and bland but lobster bit- nice. Trout- terrible recipe. Gumbo- too peppery & I like pepper! Filet -excellent. Crab- a mushy mess. Baby eggplants- inedible. Peanut butter duo & Red Velvet puffs- dry, boring & almost prepackaged taste. Thankful for the ice cream on top. We had high hopes & this was a huge let down. The bill was $100 which would have been fine for what we'd expected but not for what we received. Wasn't worth 1/4 of that. Gorgeous ambiance & attentive wait staff were the only positives we took away from Cypress. Honestly, it was so ludicrously bad, we were laughing about it afterward but will certainly never return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cypress great food
    Happyeating
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The rack of lamb was the best my husband and I have ever had. Caesar salad made at your table was great and grilled pound cake with blueberries topped it off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • don't go during restaurant week
    mediocreVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was practically inedible. I'll chalk it up to restaurant week, but it was incredibly disappointing. The service was great, as were the drinks. First time I've had a bad experience there, so I will give it another shot.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Found the atmosphere to be just lovely and the food really great - especially the oyster+tuna appetizer!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cypress
    Jues12345
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food was delicious but the waiter made the night! He was professional, knowledgeable and made the evening even more enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Place
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Restaurant week can bring out less than stellar experiences. NOT SO at Cypress. The food was great and the service was the way it should be. This is getting to be one of our top choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous find
    Fran
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The quality of food was a ten! The waiter, josh, was so personable we invited him to join us for dinner He made it very enjoyable. We always make it a point to dine at cypress. Kudos!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Dinner!
    teresahsVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Mt favorite thing about Cypress is the cool atmosphere. I wanted to treat my 21 year daughter to an upscale dinner out. I would have preferred downstairs seating, but didn't request it. We were seated upstairs, which is quieter. Cypress will do a nice split of entree for a few extra dollars. We knew that we wanted dessert, so we split the charcuterie, wasabi tuna, frozen s'more and a bottle if wine. It was more than enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • top notch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    everything at Cypress was over the top, food, service, attention to detail. highly recommend Cypress.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best restaurant in Charleston
    NABjam
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    In a town known for food, Cypress shines. The service is fantastic. If you have Graham add your server, then you are in for a treat. Their house cured charcuterie is fantastic. The Steak Diane melts in your mouth. Pair it with their handmade gnocchi and a wine suggested by the staff (possibly the best merlot I've ever had) and you're in heaven. This will be my new go to restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Dissappoints
    LSC1
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Cypress is a tried and true fine dining experience that has graced Charleston for years and never disappoints. There are a number of great, mature Charleston restaurants where you are always assured of getting a great meal, great service in a wonderful atmosphere and Cypress ranks in the top three for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Goodfood
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Service was hit and miss. We felt like the resturant did not know who was to wait on our table. Food was good, but not to the level for which they charge for the food. We believe they are living on past achievements.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slightly disappointed
    Greatescapes
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Menu had good selections after hearing the special for the night....I decided to order the beef Wellington. Made a request to have beef medium to well done. Definitely not even medium cooked. Chiefs need to really pay special attention to customers requests of how meat is to be cooked...or why even ask?
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of Charlestons's best
    Foodguy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had a wonderful meal and service at Cypress. Loved the palmetto cheese appetizer. Preparation and presentation all top notch. We love the display kitchen and wine wall with many great wines to choose. Of all the great restaurant choices in Charleston Cypress is in my top five. Highly recommended for an evening of fine dining
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of Hype- did not deliver
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We made reservations and arrived promptly. We were told to go upstairs to wait at the bar. We waited for 20 minutes before going back down stairs to inquire about our table. We were seated. The lights were cool. They change colors gradually. It was a very neat feature. The waiter brought us water and said he would be right back with bread. After stopping by our table two more times to say "I'm going to get you that bread" we went to the maitre'd to say something. The bread showed up 3 seconds later. The table next to us was given a ipad to see pictures of the menu. We were not. We ordered the ricotta gnocci. My sister said it was terrible.weird combo of flavors. The ambiance was impressive but the service and food were subpar. dissapointed
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just above average sadly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Salmon Wellington had to be sent back to the chef to finish cooking.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very special occasion
    Mingo13
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We didn't visit this restaurant for any special occasion, but just dining here made it one! Incredible wine list, food cooked to perfection, impeccable service. We cut our Chateaubriand with a butter knife. Outstanding ambiance. We look forward to returning and trying different menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    1avgJoe
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My wife and I picked Cypress at random for many highly recommended restaurants in Charleston Historic district. It was an amazing dinnig experience and I would definitely recommend it to all. We had the Lamb Chops and they were the best I have ever eaten and it paired well with the Italian Brunello wine. I don't think you can go wrong eating at Cyress. This beautiful restaurant is not a place for children its a place for a great romantic meal for two or a gathering of good friends for a meal to remember.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night
    mbj29
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a great meal from the appetizers to the drinks. The bar is fabulous and the restaurant is comfortable and classy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot plates
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We recently dined at your restaurant. The service was excellent , the decor amazing, the food was not great. We told the waiter that we were not in a rush and wanted a relaxed dining experience. He fulfilled this request. Unfortunately the kitchen did not. It was obvious that our main course had been cooked and kept hot until we were ready. The waitress said be careful your plates are very hot. This is and was not acceptable. My food had been burnt. This was the salmon end coute. Pastry burnt fish over cooked. My husbands dish ( the trout) was dried out) this was I suspect because the food had been kept under a hot plate! Or grill to keep warm. We had to send the food back as we could not touch the plates. Same food returned. Not good.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The staff was most accommodating and friendly. The meal was well prepared and presented. Enjoyed the cream brulee.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anonymous
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food and service were very good. I had the almond Brie appetizer that was quite tasty. Unfortunately, we sat next to a party of ten and they were noisy. We loved the every changing ceiling lights.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JayneVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great service, ambiance and food. Absolutely love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    SC001
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Was recommended by a friend, food was excellent, had raw oysters and a shrimp and grits they had on special that was by far the best ive ever had, on top of the fact that the service was excellent and both our waiter and manager really cared about our experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.