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Cypress - Permanently Closed

4.5
4.5
2911 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Bar opens at 5:00pm
    Dinner starts at 5:30pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 727-0111

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Craig Deihl

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross street

    Corner of Queen & East Bay Streets

  • Additional

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

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What 2,911 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. H

    Hhan

    Jacksonville

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  2. DA

    DannyAus

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress Anna was PHENOMENAL!

  3. CC

    ChasChick

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  5. I

    Ironarmanna

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

  6. GW

    GregW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  8. y

    yumyum

    St. Louis

    86 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    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.

  9. MT

    MTPleasanttransplant

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    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.

  11. R

    Rick

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  12. M

    Mingo13

    Charleston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  13. n

    nk701

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2017

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    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.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2017

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    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.

  15. F

    Foodiefav

    Charleston

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    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!!!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best as always

  17. CT

    CTsthanks

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  18. t

    trixie

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  19. EF

    EvelynF

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  20. m

    mikey

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    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.

  21. CD

    CharlestonDiner

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2017

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    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.

  22. z

    zxdcfghy2345667ujk

    New Orleans

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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!

  23. CM

    CynthiaM

    Atlanta

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Mother's Day dinner! Fried green tomatoes weregreat

  24. LR

    LoisR

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    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.

  25. s

    sadie

    Charleston

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    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.

  26. k

    kdrafts

    E. Tennessee

    34 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2017

    overall2food2service5ambience2

    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.

  27. D

    Diner14

    Charlotte

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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!

  29. T

    bulterT

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Creative, new, different

  30. h

    hawaiianheaven

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  31. RO

    RomanticOnes

    San Francisco

    93 reviews

    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  32. s

    satisfiedcustomer

    Savannah

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  33. I

    Irina

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2017

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    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.

  34. C

    Christina

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  35. c

    charlestonfoodie

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2017

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    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.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  37. E

    Eddieo

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    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!!!!!

  38. DC

    DanielCHS

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    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!

  39. MM

    MtnMvn

    Yosemite

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful meal, impeccable service. Would definitely return and recommend

  40. i

    itwasgreat

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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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Cypress - Permanently Closed is rated 4.5 stars by 2911 OpenTable diners

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Cross street

    Corner of Queen & East Bay Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Bar opens at 5:00pm
    Dinner starts at 5:30pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Craig Deihl

  • Additional

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

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