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  • Address:
    167 East Bay Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
    Downtown Charleston
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Cypress Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.magnolias-blossom-cypress.com
  • Email: reservations@hmgi.net
  • Phone: (843) 727-0111
  • Hours of Operation: Bar opens at 5:00pm
    Dinner starts at 5:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Low Country
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "For our one year anniversary, I decided to take my wife to Cypress, which was highly recommended by a co-worker. From the time we walked in the door, the staff was extremely welcoming. We did not notify anyone of the reason for our dinner and we were still treated like we were special. The service was courteous, informative, and made sure we were taken care of without feeling like they were hovering. We were given truffles as an anniversary gift once it came up in conversation. We will definitely be back again and will recommend to anyone asking."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "My first time at Cypress was one to remember. My fiance wanted to take me out for my birthday, so I chose to go to Cypress. After reading other reviews, I decided that it would be worth a try. The menu could have featured more selections. The atmosphere was very nice. The food was good also. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We find Cypress to be consistently the best among a lot of great choices. It is our favorite in the area. This time our party had lamb, wreck fish, seafood stew, and soft shell crab. All were excellent. The desserts are worth the splurge as is the charcuterie tray."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We've eaten here several times and as always, the food was excellent. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We were in charleston for my daughter's birthday and the staff at cypress made it so special. Kathy the hostess was delightful and put us at a round booth .. The best for intimate dining. Greg our waiter was excellent .. Made Ceaser salad for four at the table, made sure our wine glasses were always full and guided us in our selections of the best meal ever!! Trust me, Cypress dining is a ten in my book!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Friends recommended this restaurant to us and we were really pleased. It's a great atmosphere, the service was excellent and the food was exceptional. The lobster bisque was fantastic, but the one thing you shouldn't miss out on are the Brussels sprouts. I have never had anything like that in my life and I don't really like them usually. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The crisp wasabi tuna and beef filet with Boursin cheese were wonderful. An epicurean's delight. Our server was conversational and attentive. His recommendations were spot on. The bartender delivered the perfect French 75. Twice. I've already texted our friend who recommended Cypress and told him how much we loved your restaurant. We will certainly add Cypress to our list of "must visit" when we're in Charleston. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Enjoyed Cypress. We had some nice oysters here, a bisque & the pork. All the food was really nice but the specialty was the great selection of half bottles. "
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The service was impeccable. We sat in a booth, so the noise level was reasonable. The food was outstanding. I would highly recommend the Key Lime Baked Alaska for dessert. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "I find myself in Charleston a couple of times a year and I always eat at both Cypress and Magnolias, their sister restaurant. I have never been disappointed with either the food or the service. With so many great places to choose from it is always nice to know there is a place where we can go and be pleased every time. Specials change daily but the service is consistently exceptional. Well worth the stop."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Well it wasn't actually Italian but the charcuterie and SAlumeria could have been anywhere in Italy!the service was amazing the food was amazing a little bit of northern Italy and southern US. Delicious!?"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Only disappointment was the wine list which had over the top (and inconsistent) markups over retail. That said the nightly special Brunelo was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening. we all stuck to fish, and it was perfectly prepared, with just the right amount of flavoring to enhance the fish's natural taste. My fellow suppers thought the souffle was one of the best they had ever had."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food was excellent. The service a bit slow but acceptable. The restaurant was relatively empty which detracted from the ambiance. The lack of diners was likely explained by an early visit on a rainy Monday evening. A must when dining in Charleston!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "WAY overpriced for what you get. Snotty Receptionist tried to seat us at a table by the elevator. Service was fine but VERY limited menu. Restaurant theme is conflicted--- Trying be a hip contemporary restaurant in a historical building. Very sterile atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We try to avoid "resturant row" places. No longer, food and service where spot on."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We love Cypress, have always had great food, drinks and service."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Cypress is fantastic in every way. We prefer a quieter dining experience, and the upstairs is perfect especially with booth seating."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "i went here for a business dinner and our waiter made recommendations for each course. We followed his wisdom and gladly! The portion sizes are perfect too. We had the single lady oysters and split the Almond Brie Salad. Both were fantastic. The main course was the Tuna and I want to go back just to get it again. Charleston has a lot of great food choices and this is one of them for sure!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We had a wonderful waiter at Cypress last week. He took time to converse with us and was so personable. We enjoyed wonderful food along with outstanding service. Our waiter originally from Tennnessee was awesome."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Really great good and extensive wine list. Outstanding specials"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "One of our regular places. It was great as usual!!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Cypress has amazing food and the service is impeccable. I definitely recommend the charcuterie board."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The wine was lovely, the asparagus soup was tasty but over salted, the filet was done perfectly and the potato and asparagus sides were excellent. The booth they gave us was too tight to sit at and the seating girl was not too keen on getting us a table instead. The entrees took over an hour to show up, and when we complained that we had a play to attend around the corner, the waitress said we should have said we were in a hurry. The service needs to be a lot better to justify the premium prices. ."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We visited Charleston for a family vacation and visited Cypress early during our trip. Two members of our family are gluten-free. We found there were several gluten free options on the menu, and a number of others could be modified to be free of gluten. The atmosphere, service and food were excellent. We enjoyed it so much, we visited a second time during our trip to try other menu items. That time was excellent also. The restaurant and its sister restaurants have their own lot conveniently located near the restaurants, which was very appreciated. Can't wait until we return!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The dining room at Cypress was simple and elegant, a perfect place to have an anniversary celebration for our daughter and son-in-law. Two of us had the lamb shoulder and two had the pork chops; we shared a dish of fried mac and cheese and a dish of field peas. All of the food was very good, and the portions were generous. The pork chops were twice the size of ones normally served in a restaurant. The lamb shoulder was shredded, made into two good-size square patties and sauted--no knife needed! We had a nice bottle of Pino Noir with our meal and finished with a piece of molten lava cake and coffee. Delicious! The service was excellent--unobtrusive and not rushed. We enjoyed our dinning experience at Cypress and would return again."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We consistently enjoy the creative and excellently prepared food at Cypress. Service is highly professional without being stuffy. The complimentary parking is a real customer benefit in downtown Charleston. Thanks for another nice evening."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Our group was extremely happy with our visit to Cypress. Everything was fantastic- amazing food, attentive service, great beverages. Love, love, LOVE the oysters & tuna appetizer. Cypress is definitely my favorite restaurant in Chucktown."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Service was perfect, food fabulous and ambience was just right. AND we live one block away !"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Without a doubt Cypress is one of our favorite places to dine in Charleston. Five stars all the way!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Cool space and solid wine list but I had better dinners at other charleston places."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "everything about this restaurant was great; the food, the service; the ambiance!!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Cypress is a well run hip and energetic restaurant. The hostess, servers and managers are all pros, polished but friendly and gracious. You definitely feel welcome. Nothing is rushed, there was no pressure to move on because a second seating was waiting. We asked our waiter, Graham, to pace the service so we could enjoy the wine between courses and this was no problem. The food was excellent, my wife had the salad special and I had the charcuterie plate. The salad was good but the charcuterie was great. Mains were pan roasted pink snapper. Perfectly cooked. Delicious. We shared a great side of gnocchi which was not really necessary as the portions were ample. All in all a great night out. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "If you like good food, you can't go wrong with Cypress! The food was superb! We started with 1/2 dozen oysters "Single Lady", d followed with soup - my husband had the lobster bisque and I had the asparagus soup with smoked salmon - which was wonderful! He had the snapper for dinner and I had smoked salmon wellington. Mine was good, but his was even better. Having the wine list on an Ipad at the table was fun for us. I read some of the other reviews about the colored lights changing and I was worried that we might find it distracting as some other reviewers had said. We prefer a more energetic atmosphere to a "stuffy" one and the changing lights were so subtle it just added to the ambience.,,, We thoroughly enjoyed our evening."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I relied on other OpenTable posters when booking this place for a business dinner and it didn't disappoint. The menu was diverse with something for everyone. We had a few specialty cocktails that were pretty decent."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal. Excellent attention to details. Farm fresh foods. Great experience. Mini baked Alaskan was a sweet surprised very creative. Oysters amazing. The rack of lamb was very good. My guests were very happy they joined me at cypress"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Cypress was excellent. If I could, I would have given it 4.5 stars -- 4 isn't enough but the service keeps it from a full 5. My girlfriend and I went on a Thursday evening, and arrived at about 7 to a fairly empty restaurant. By the time we were eating our entrees, every table was full but the noise level was tolerable. This transition certainly impacted our service. When we first arrived the waitress chatted with us for a long time -- a few different times. But, when the people started rolling through, we hardly saw her. It wouldn't have mattered much, but we waited a very long time to receive our check. Maybe 25 minutes or so after our plates where cleared away. The food, however, was top notch. Highly recommend if you want to spend $."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant for foodies. We had asparagus soup and the almond Brie for starters. They were both amazing. Our main course as the tuna and the pork. Everything was amazing. I would go there again next time we are in charleston."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "we have been there many times and enjoyed it, this was the first time we did not enjoy the food-we told the manager and they were very gracious they way a good restaurant should be, did not charge us for the meal-we will return"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food is fresh and creative. The dining room is elegant and spacious with fun touches, like the lights in the ceiling gradually shifting from one color to another. We had a wonderful waitress who gave us good advice and made us feet at home. We didn't order much of the seafood, which is a house specialty, but I can say that the lobster bisque is beyond luscious, while the crab cakes were a bit disappointing. The Korean steak was seasoned wonderfully and the ricotta gnocchi were the lightest ever. The portions were huge so it was good that we had a fridge to take leftovers back to. The steak was even better the next day!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We had an excellent dinner at Cypress. We have been to this restaurant before, and it is consistently good. We made a dinner out of a bunch of small plates, which worked out fine. The food was excellent, as was the service. We definitely would return."
    Dined on 3/7/2014