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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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Payment options
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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4.5  based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  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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vipDannyAus (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on May 28, 2017

Our waitress Anna was PHENOMENAL!

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ChasChick (Atlanta)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  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!

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vipIronarmanna (Raleigh)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 25, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  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.

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vipyumyum (St. Louis)
4.0  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.

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MTPleasanttransplant (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 23, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
4.0  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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Rick (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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vipMingo13 (Charleston)
5.0  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!

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vipnk701 (New York Area)
2.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
1.0  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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vipFoodiefav (Charleston)
5.0  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!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on May 19, 2017

The best as always

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vipCTsthanks (Charleston)
5.0  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.

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trixie (Charleston)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  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.

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mikey (Charleston)
4.0  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.

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