Cypress Restaurant

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629 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southern

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Cypress, a member of Florida Trend Magazine's Golden Spoon Hall of Fame, features sophisticated Southern regional dining in a metropolitan setting. The creative and well-executed menu features fresh, in-house preparations with chef-cut meats and seafood, locally grown produce and an extensive wine list to match. Locally owned and operated by chef/proprietors David & Elizabeth Gwynn, they make every effort to provide the guest with an exceptional dining experience.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.6
service
4.6
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4.3
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JimM
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a top-shelf experience. Great food and service with wait staff that was great at pairing food and wine. Absolutely recommended!

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vipchefpma
Jacksonville
73 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dinner was spot on. The food, the service, etc. The only small complaint is that the charges for alcohol are getting more like Miami and not Tallahassee.

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JeffJ
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing - top to bottom! The oysters and biscuits appetizer is off the charts!

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atticus
Montana
19 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner and great service. Relaxed atmosphere. Met friends for dinner; everyone ordered something different and everyone loved it. Great from appetizers to dessert.

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AshleighD
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The past four years my fiancé and I have made Cypress our birthday dinner tradition, we also go for other occasions. This year we contemplated trying one of the many new restaurants in the area, however, we decided to stick to our tradition because it’s always been a special treat for us. However, this past time I was a bit disappointed and truthfully wish we had tried one of those new restaurants. Typically Cypress makes birthday celebrations special but this time they failed to recognize though I made note of it on the reservation — it’s a small mishap but again this is what makes dining there for birthdays extra special. Also, the service was a bit subpar compared to what is normally is. As always, the food was superb, just wish the overall experience was on the same level.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benita did a great job. She was knowledgeable and attentive. Food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, so fresh and elegant atmosphere

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Leah
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My husband and I had a lovely time at Cypress for his birthday dinner. This was our first time at the restaurant and we were very surprised at how spacious it was inside. We were immediately greeted and shown to our table which was decorated with confetti! A lovely little gesture to start our evening.

Our server was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu. She was attentive but didn't hover, which we really appreciate. She suggested a few cocktails off the drink menu which turned out to be great.

The food was very good. We started with the Grouper Cheeks and Pan Fried Quail "little dishes". The grouper cheeks were tender and fried perfectly. The quail was cooked equally as well and came on a tasty bed of root vegetables with a delicious glaze or sauce. I will say that while the grouper was a nice size portion, the quail was definitely a little "little dish".

For our entrees, my husband ordered the grouper paella and I tried the hanger steak. We were both very happy with the cook on our fish and steak (perfect medium) and the overall dishes. However, they were jussst toeing the line of being oversalted. If 5 is perfectly seasoned and 10 is oversalted, our entrees were maybe a 7 (perhaps an 8 for his fish). We both much prefer aggressively seasoned food over bland food and we still enjoyed our meals, so we didn't see a reason to complain.

In all, we had a lovely time for our first visit. Next time, we will try to save room for dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet, elegant and welcoming. Outstanding service by our attendant. Highly suggest the duck! The Cote D'Rhone GSM wine bottle, nice pairing and very good value. Don't forget the dessert sampler with three small cakes and a paired ice cream...but really for three or four at the table...you'll have just enough room for a bit after a memorable and delicious duck breast dinner. Happy dining...this place is all elegance (you may wear your jeans). Kudos to the Chef for all the allergy accommodations!

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Lenbo88
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on Valentine's day and had the 5 course prix fix. We had cocktails at the bar which are always exciting and tasty. The food was amazing. All 5 courses were perfectly prepared and delicious.

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JackyL
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bruno was an amazing chef complimented by a great staff of servers, busboys, and employees

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious. The restaurant was clean and decorated very nicely. The complementary valet at the front of the restaurant was also very nice and helpful. The only complaint I have is that the service was very slow. It took almost 30 minutes for some of us to get our drinks. However, I understand it was a busy Saturday evening, and perhaps they were understaffed.

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RhondaD
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was courteous and attentive. The food was excellent and presented beautifully. One of us ordered the paella, enjoyed it and would order it again. I ordered the bouillabaisse and it was chock full of seafood and delicious. Convenient valet parking.

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vipKathyB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal and excellent service. They were proactive about dietary restrictions, which was important because my husband overlooked the beure blanc in the menu description of his main course selection.

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JohnP
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were perfect, food was very good and atmosphere was good. Would recommend to friends and family.

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JoanC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 81 year old Mom wanted to celebrate her birthday at your restaurant. We all enjoyed our tasty dinner and desserts. Mom was given extra attention by our server Hanna who we shared about the special day. Mom phoned all her siblings and shared how wonderful the food, atmosphere, and service was. We will be back for sure.

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vipFrankJane
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a business dinner at Cypress Restaurant a few nights ago. Asked for a quiet table against wall or window. Exactly what I got and it was clear they received and honored my request. Service was very good on this very busy night. Food was excellent. Grouper cheeks were delicious but a bit skimpy for the price. Seafood Paella was not your typical paella but was very good but again skimpy with the shrimp, scallop and clam (one of each) for the price. Wine list could use some lower priced but quality wines. Our server was delightful. I would go back!

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KathyM
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu, wine list and service. So glad this Tallahassee gem is still rocking and rolling!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Menu was fresh and unique. Dishes were cooked perfectly. Service was good but not overbearing.

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DavidP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. The pork chop was wonderful. Great service!

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vipRonaldW
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very nice ambience the food was OK dessert pastry was very hard I wasn’t impressed

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AnnM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our Anniversary. As usual at Cypress service was understated but provided enough attention. Our server recommended the Hanger Steak which was amazing. We look forward to a return trip in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was friendly and attentive.

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Tammy
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The food and service were outstanding.. the atmosphere was weird.. so quiet, no background music it was like dinning in a library.. I found their specialty drinks to be really sweet and too busy with too many ingredients that in my opinion don't pair well together. They are trying too hard on the craft cocktails.. less is more. The spirit should speak for itself.. ingredients should elevate the spirit not cover it up. Good wine selection. As well as local craft beers.. I would try it again but my advice to management is to make sure the atmosphere has background music the lighting needs to come down a bit in the bar area... it was uncomfortably quiet.

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ShannonL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for New Years Eve dinner and were very impressed by the quality and creativity of the 5 course dinner served. Look forward to going back for dinner again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & fabulous food!

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Emmie
Tallahassee
24 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was so glad they have valet service as the parking lot was full. Valet was prompt coming and going. Seated immediately. Gracious service- not rushed although the place was packed. Excellent meal. Great evening with friends.

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TerriB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food. Service was a little slow. But good food as slways

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quinceem
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable!! The food absolutely divine. Quaint and courteous all rolled up for a great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! Highly recommend!

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KerryP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very slow - food alright, not great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cypress is a hidden gem in Tallahassee. The food was unique and outstanding. Our table staff was very attentive and extremely knowledgeable about the food and the wines. Cannot wait to go back!

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vipKT22
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Excellent as always. Had the mushroom soup and flank steak. Service could have been a bit more attentive but not bad.

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vipLaurieAWatkins
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

15 minutes before a server came. We asked for bread twice after it was offered. Drinks took quite some
Time to arrive. Seemed to need
More servers. Food very salty.

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vipMark
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely evening - delicious from appetizers to entrees to dessert. Relaxing environment and friendly service. Will make Cypress a regular when visiting Tallahassee.

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chrisw
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!! The staff, service, food quality and portions were second to none! The restaurant was welcoming and the decor was absolutely perfect..We are so happy to have found this gem and we will definitely make it a regular stop whenever we are in Tallahassee.

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vipOpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

21stbnirthday celebration for my niece. It was just perfect! The food was delicious, our server was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed a bottle of champagne. All in all just a very lovely evening!

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vipBMac
Miami
49 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

as always, I took a group of business associates to Cypress for dinner and it did not disappoint. Service was very good and was the food. Only mild complaint is that the server recommended a very nice Cab (O'Shaugnessy) with a price point about $50 more than the highest priced wine on the menu and failed to mention the price. Not a big deal as the prices at this restaurant are very fair but it was inappropriate not to mention the disparity in pricing. But, overall, great experience and I will return soon!

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Cypress Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (850) 513-1100.

Cypress Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 629 OpenTable diners.

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