Permanently Closed - Cypress

4.5
2911 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Bar opens at 5:00pm
Dinner starts at 5:30pm
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Phone number
(843) 727-0111
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Craig Deihl
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Cross street
Corner of Queen & East Bay Streets
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So sad they closed. It was awesome!! Glad I got to spend the last day dining there

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DA
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Anna was PHENOMENAL!

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CC
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is truly a shame that such a fabulous restaurant here in Charleston closed, and was not relocated. It was one of our favorites over any of the others in the group.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you, Cypress, for 16 great years! You're one of our favorite spots in town--we'll miss you!

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Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

So sad they are closing but as we always enjoyed dining with Cypress. Glad that we had our last experience with them.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sorry to learn they will closing. We have Dine here every trip to Charleston, love the decor and ambiance!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing and one of the last true Charleston spots. Menu has remained the same for 16 years for the most part and they do each item perfectly. So sad that building has been sold
and Cypress is gone.

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y
St. Louis
67 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cypress may be the most sophisticated ambiance in Charleston. It has been a favorite for years and the food complements the decor. Always local and fresh, flavors are skewed towards the Asian.

None of this really matters as in a week Cypress is closing as the location has been sold. I will definitely miss looking at the four story wine wall and watching servers climb the ladder searching for that special bottle.

We will miss you.

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MT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect evening - wait staff was excellent f
Food was perfect

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Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

well dinner was good to start. Left and came back for drinks, bartender was rude and drinks were overpriced, sat upstairs to overlook the kitchen.... wow.... I've worked in a kitchen, I'm a pastry sous chef so I know the happenings. I was stunned on what I saw. Let's start with one of the line cooks playing a game on his phone then shucking oysters then only to resume playing his game. Nice dining experience but some things I would rather not see. Clear lack of focus and respect for product. Sorry guys, not impressed.

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R
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cypress is the best restaurant I have eaten at in Charleston. All aspects of the eating experience are handled perfectly. I can't wait to go to Cypress again.

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Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding place! Unfortunately, the manager told us they were only going to be open for one more week. What a loss!

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n
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

this place is closing shortly. was that the reason why the food was so terrible? I ordered the shrimp and grits. it arrived as if it was a brown soup with shrimp in it. my friend ordered the same and complained to the hostess about the soupiness. the hostess returned and plunked a soup spoon into my friend's bowl. we wasted good money on bad food.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

I was extremely unhappy with our experience. First the staff had to ask the chef if they could change the sides out (after telling us they would not), then we ordered 2 of the specials. The tuna we were told would be medium to medium rare, it was cold it was so rare. So we sent it back and I think the put it in the microwave, it came back over cooked and rubbery. My husband got the chicken special and he said it tasted like it had been boiled. There were very few options for nonmeat eaters and we had 2 in our party.
For a meal that cost 120 plus tip, I was very disappointed and there should not have been questioned about serving me what I wanted.
Fleet Landing the night before had much better food, a better selection and friendlier service. I will not go back to Cypress again... there are to many wonderful options in Charleston to settle.

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Charleston
31 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoy eating here when we come to Charleston. The quality of food is always on spot and delicious. My favorite thing I tried was the fresh blue crab meat on the fried green tomato. It was amazing! Great selection of appitizers and entrees. Bartender was amazing as well!!!

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Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best as always

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Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though Cypress is closing in a week, we had a marvelous meal with exquisite service. What a shame for Charleston. A true gem to be gone soon.
Thanks for the memories! And lavendar martinis.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is not our first time at Cypress. Food was outstanding our waitress was fantastic one of the best we have ever had anywhere. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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EF
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Cypress and the food so much. Lighting at the booths could have been better - I had trouble reading the menu. Noted other guests had to use phone flashlights to read menus as well. Our server was wonderful and had excellent knowledge of the entire menu. Hope that we can come back soon.

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Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

As aleays, the food was excellent. But the problem was with what we ordered -- the chateaubriand for two.
The $78 entree was composed of two 2-2oz slices of meat for each of us. That's about $20 per slice. Although it tasted great and came with Bernaise and rwo sides, I left unsated (had a caesar salad as well). I was unpleasantly surprised by the size of the portions.
So i'll definitely be back, but not for the
chateau.

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z
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool interior design mixing traditional Charleston antique building with super modern mixed in with almost an old time Hollywood vibe.
Food and service were good too! Tuna is king here!

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CD
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

As always, the food at Cypress was terrific. Caesar salad for two and chateaubriand for two. Yum! Unfortunately, service was not up to its usual standards. It took more than 30 minutes for our entrees to arrive after we finished our salads. We'll go back eventually, but will likely favor other spots in the near future.

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CM
Atlanta
68 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Mother's Day dinner! Fried green tomatoes weregreat

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I went here for Mother's Day and I'm glad that I did. My entire family enjoyed the meal and the service, it's such a shame that they are closing soon. My Mother and I had a cocktail at the upstairs bar called Hummingbird, which was extremely refreshing. They had a salmon app special that was amazing. They prepared the Caesar salad table side, a nice touch and it was amazing. The wine list was very broad with lots of options for any type of wine drinker. The dessert menu was so-so. But I highly recommend checking out Cypress before they close.

The only con I had was that it was noticeable that they were a little short-staffed which is understandable, and something they can't help.

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Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

No specials of interest. We opted for chateauxbrean. . veggies way over cooked. Our server very good. Excellent Caesar salad. Sorry this restaurant is closing. So few places in Charleston for white table cloths service. Seems like Charleston fine dining is leaving. Thank goodness halls and snob are still here.

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k
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

While I wouldn't say this was the worst meal or experience I've ever had, as the service was really good, the food wasn't anything notable. My husband ordered the Steak Dianne. It was slightly tough around the edges and a little overcooked. The sauce that was over it was too much and too sweet. It's also served over a bed of mashed potatoes. I had the tuna steaks, which were brought to the table way overcooked. The tuna was white/gray, which if you enjoy a tuna steak, you know that isn't the way it should be served. I sent it back, in hopes that it would be better prepared the next time. It did come back cooked better, still not perfect, but edible. The second thing I'll note was that it was fried around the outside causing the entire tuna steak to taste like fried chicken. The side of edamame was pleasant. In my opinion, not worth the money spent.

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D
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A trip to Charleston wouldn't be complete without a trip to Cypress. Absolutely love the food, service, decor--everything!!

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great, as always! Mother's Day dinner with my dad but since I'm pregnant couldn't enjoy my beloved Lavender martini so the bar made a NA version for me. Beef was perfect, all the starters perfect, dessert perfect. Really wish you weren't closing. Have never been terribly sad about restaurants closing but have been coming here for almost a decade and the place is super special to my family. Thanks for everything, gonna miss y'all!

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T
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative, new, different

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Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Great service. A tad pricey but a superb evening.

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RO
San Francisco
84 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An altogether wonderful experience. Our waiter, Richie, was great. I was impressed that they had a wine I hadn't seen since being in France, Marsannay. We had that wine, and it was truly delicious. Our food was very well prepared and imaginatively presented.
My wife had been searching for heritage Gold Carolina rice, and that being served is one of the reasons we came to Cypress to enjoy it.
Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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s
Savannah
35 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at the restaurant. We went with friends who had gone there on their honeymoon. In a city that boasts many fine restaurants, this was right up there with the best of them. A bit pricey, but less so than many Charleston restaurants. Food and service were both excellent. As a newcomer, appreciated the server making recommendations and not rushing us. A huge plus is free parking with validation.

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G
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Good food,bad service. Our waiter totally ignored us ,more preoccupied with a table of 8 people. That ruined my birthday experience. Tuna main course was outstanding,crab crusted snapper was bland.

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C
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my all time favorite dinner spots in Charleston. Have to try the Caesar salad, made fresh to order at your table!

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c
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Our first experience a year ago was excellent, but we came here to celebrate my husbands 30th, and we were incredibly disappointed. Our steak was significantly overlooked, they forgot my husbands soup his gnocchi was frankly terrible, and the fish we ordered was no larder than a post it note and not worth the price. There are MANY good restaurants in Charleston, and after this we will not be returning or recommending this to our visiting guests.

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Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great. closes june 4th though. we are sad about that

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Entrees were fine but try and get a veggie that's not fussed up ( too much) and you will be disappointed. My warm rice dish was served over cold pureed carrots. Cooled the rice down in a hurry. Back to earth with the side dishes!!!!!

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was absolutely top notch! Gregory was our server and was very attentive to the little things and was very nice to bring champagne to toast our anniversary. Thanks for a nice evening!

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MM
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal, impeccable service. Would definitely return and recommend

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i
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food, Service well worth the value. It was our 41st wedding anniversary. We were impressed with the dinning room and bar. Wine selection is unbelievable.

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