Cypress Restaurant

4.6
506 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southern
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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Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have an excellent meal at Cypress. The service is great; staff go out of their way to accommodate individual dietary requests, and the surroundings are quiet and enjoyable. A wonderful choice for a special occasion or just a great dinner.

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TB
Atlanta
49 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cypress is still Tallahassee's best restaurant. In this case, there was a local artistic event at Florida State University (A performance by the Second City comedy group). Several of the tables in the restaurant at 5:30 consisted of patrons dining prior to heading out for the show. We figured this out because we saw the same folks a few minutes later in the parking lot at the University. The early dinner time accounted for the exceptionally quiet atmosphere this time around. Cypress always has good servers, local fresh ingredients, and interesting dishes. They are also willing to accommodate a dish if they can if you don't like how they plan to prepare it that day. I tried something new with this Open Table reservation. In the Special Comments section, I told them I am left-handed and asked that the table settings be reversed. That did not happen. Oh, well - something to work on in the future.......

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Just not impressed, ambiance was subpar, poor service at first, no hello or acknowledgement. The chairs were wonky, the both we were seated at was falling apart - it looked like a cat clawed the seats with the way the string were shredded on the back cushion.. overall would never go back.. okay food, cheap and tattered decor, subpar service..

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Great service.

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was glitter on the table for my friend’s birthday, which was perfect!

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so refreshing not to need to scour the menu for a gluten free option; nice not to have to ask the chef to revamp a dish! Salad was amazing, & the shrimp & grits in a Vietnamese broth was a delicious new twist of a favorite dish! Topping off the meal, that was JUST THE RIGHT SIZE LADIES’ PORTION, was the decadent flourless (GF) chocolate cake & homemade ice cream! Bin Appetit!

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A
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had a cocktail, a glass of wine, and the low country bouillabaisse. I also ordered the sweet potato fries. Everything was absolutely delicious. The service was good as well. I would definitely return.

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I
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing service at the bar and table. Excellent food!

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JV
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

For my money Cypress is the best restaurant in town. Never disappoints. My wife likes it even better. It's not an everyday restaurant for the average person due to cost. But for a special occasion there's just no better food anywhere around here. The staff are all efficient, friendly and helpful. Decor is attractive and interesting. It's a somewhat small floor plan, so the tables aren't super private/intimate - possibly the only thing I might change about the place. But not everyone prefers their restaurant that way. Regardless, it's not loud or obnoxious in there, and it never keeps me from enjoying my visit.

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TG
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cypress was an amazing experience for us! We went all out - ordering a cheese board, chicken liver appetizer, 2 entrees and a dessert. Everything was great, and the service was impeccable. I think we had 3 different people checking on us, so we never went without. It was expensive, but we ordered a lot so that we could try it all out, so it is what it is. Highly recommend it.

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MB
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The bartender, Kevin was especially great, he even recommended restaurants in other cities for us as we are traveling through Florida. The oysters and biscuits and bouillabaisse were amazing

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RU
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food, and wine, very good service. Only complaint, seating and noise. We were seated in the middle of a row of empty tables, then a loud party of three was seated next to us. Unnecessary.

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OT
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always!

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B
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

As a surprise to my wife, I made reservations and we arrived on time (1915). We were promptly greeted by Kevin, the bartender, and seated by the hostess. After receiving our waters, my wife and I reviewed the menu and made our appetizer and entree selections. We waited nearly 10 minutes before a waiter attempted to greet us. As he was approaching our table, my wife and I were already up and leaving. If servers take that long to greet us, we can only imagine how the rest of the evening would go. It gives us the feeling our business is not wanted, so responded as such. But
Thank you for initial professionalism and for sending us back to Food Glorious Food. S/O Rach!

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Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Cypress is one of our "go-to" restaurants in Tallahassee...the "southern" style food and great service add up to a wonderful evening...reservations always required since the others think the same way

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LR
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was great!

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S
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Sat at the bar and probably had one of the worst bar experiences ever. The bartender had "zero" personality. When you have to ask for a draft refill at the bar and it's not that busy...you know your bartender is bad. Having owned a restaurant maybe I'm a little judgemental, but she was terrible. I don't even know what her name was...a big must for a bartender to let people know your name. Scallop slider was delicious, mushroom soup was like having broth with a taste of mushroom at the end. Shrimp and grits...where was the tasso ham taste? Shrimp were good but that was about it. Wasn't too happy with the place....sorry....

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CG
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Always consistent and enjoyable.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great meal. Solid noise level but great service and nice wine selection with the creative eats.

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GC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was excellent but took over an hour to get our salad. Our server stopped by several times to say she was sorry but the kitchen was busy.

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r
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The ribeye dish was out of this world good and a nice portion size (plenty of food).

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GA
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Shared three small plates. Good selection of wine including by the glass. Professional service. Offered to split plates in kitchen. Food was excellent.
Thought the decor was a bit off. Didn’t seem to match quality of food and service
Would certainly return. Highly recommend.

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CM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful. We went for my huband's birthday and they had placed Happy Birthday confetti around the candles in the center of the table. It was a nice added touch that made my husband smile. We will definitely be returning very soon.

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M
Atlanta
54 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of our dishes, from appetizers to desserts, were delicious! And we all tried different entrees. We had a pork chop, steak, and diver scallops and all were mouth-watering!!

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars but every time we go lately it gets better and better.

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MT
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good time. Really great with a young child in tow.

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SB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best upscale restaurant in town. The steak is tender juicy and flavorful, the new Zealand wine is delicious. The oysters and biscuits are really good, the cheese selection is excellent. I don't think you can get a better steak except for maybe at Marie Livingston's in Tallahassee. The staff is also very courteous and attentive.

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D
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Cypress for Valetine's Day dinner and were blown away by the great food and impeccable service. They offered a limited menu but every dish we tasted was absolutely delicious. We opted for the wine pairing and the wines were a perfect compliment to the menu options they were paired with. Our waiter, Mike, explained each wine selection and how/why it complemented each dish. Mike was attentive without being obtrusive and made us feel welcome and appreciated. Other members of the staff were equally attentive. If a plate was finished, any staff member who happened by would remove the plate promptly. None of the "it's not my table attitude" you've come to experience in so many restaurants these days. We highly recommend Cypress for anyone looking to enjoy fine dining at reasonable prices in Tallahassee.

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PT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable evening although the tables are very close making the noise level a little louder than we would like. But the food made up for it.

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MG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the most excellent meals that I have had anywhere in the world! Starting with a cheeseboard that had very high quality cheeses to go with the bottle of wine we ordered. Followed with a boulibaisse that was amazingly delicious. It had a little southern flare to it. We had the rainbow trout with an exquisite sauce and grouper cheek, which was likewise delicious. Finally, the dessert sampler. Each one was tasty very light and not too rich. The service was equally amazing. Our server, Jillian, was on top of everything, very knowledgeable, not afraid to recommend and very very attentive. I highly recommend this place.

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KE
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

This restaurant is just ok. From the food to our services to drinks. Definitely causal attire is ok and may be a better lunch spot. This was our first time and we both agreed it would be our last. Too many other options in Tallahassee that offer amazing experiences.

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IV
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding and friendly service, great wine list and sommelier plus innovative and delicious take on “southern” cooking (although as a Brit I’m no expert😁) heartily recommended.

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OT
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely evening. Thank you very much.

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JJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I travel infrequently to TLH, but this a gem that will I do my best to make time to visit on future trips! I really appreciated the accommodations the kitchen was willing to make on the wild mushroom soup, which would have been just as delicious if not more with dairy in it as well as out as I had it. We did not have time for dessert, but will make room to try some at a point in time in the future.

The service was attentive without being overly so - we all know what that looks like! - and very knowledgeable as well as genuinely gracious.

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CR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish, we had an excellent meal to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Server was very knowledgeable. Food was amazing. The restaurant was celebrating local farms and lots of dishes used locally grown produce or locally raised meats. It is our go to place for special occasions, brunch or just a glass of wine and an appetizer in their excellent bar.

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JH
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was absolutely outstanding. Drinks are very expensive, but the food is well worth the price. Will certainly be back.

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DN
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent. I think it was Kevin, although I could be wrong. He made our night spectacular.

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HB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Cypress restaurant is a great place for a delicious dinner. I especially enjoyed the salad with the crispy prosciutto. The oysters and biscuits were delicious. The hanger steak was a little tough, besides that it was great. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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F
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and very good food, with pleasant, calm lighting. Scallops and risotto were delicious.

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EM
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My friends and I dined lightly with soups and salads and they had dessert. Some of the prettiest and most interesting salads I have ever seen or tasted. And we all remarked on how delicious the soups were.

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