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About Permanently Closed - Cypress

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.

167 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Bar opens at 5:00pm
Dinner starts at 5:30pm

Cross Street:
Corner of Queen & East Bay Streets

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 727-0111

Website:
http://www.cypresscharleston.com/

Executive Chef:
Craig Deihl

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cypress - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Late-night Find (270)
Scenic View (203)
Good for a Date (144)
Good for Anniversaries (143)
Creative Cuisine (135)
Local Ingredients (82)
Business Meals (76)
Quiet Conversation (71)
Good for Birthdays (70)
Great for Lunch (67)
Great for Brunch (62)
Worth the Drive (60)
Kid-friendly (56)
Handcrafted Cocktails (52)
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on May 28, 2017

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

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Our waitress Anna was PHENOMENAL!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 27, 2017

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)·Dined on May 27, 2017

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 27, 2017

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

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 23, 2017

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

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 (Western NC)·Dined on May 23, 2017

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on May 20, 2017

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

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)·Dined on May 20, 2017

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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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on May 20, 2017

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!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on May 19, 2017

The best as always

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fun
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on May 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on May 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 15, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on May 15, 2017

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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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great Mother's Day dinner! Fried green tomatoes weregreat

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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on May 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on May 12, 2017

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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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 12, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 11, 2017

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!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Creative, new, different

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 8, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on May 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 6, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Romantic
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on May 6, 2017

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)·Dined on May 6, 2017

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 6, 2017

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)·Dined on May 2, 2017

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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 (Yosemite)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Wonderful meal, impeccable service. Would definitely return and recommend

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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