Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.33mi
  2. Distance: 0.73mi
  3. Distance: 0.74mi
  4. Distance: 0.78mi
  1. Distance: 0.33mi
  2. Distance: 0.73mi
  3. Distance: 0.74mi
  4. Distance: 0.78mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.33mi
  2. Distance: 0.73mi
  3. Distance: 0.74mi
  4. Distance: 0.78mi
  1. Distance: 0.33mi
  2. Distance: 0.73mi
  3. Distance: 0.74mi
  4. Distance: 0.78mi

About Cyprus Restaurant

Award Winning Chef Nicholas Figel introduces destination quality International Cuisine to Highlands, NC.

In the Cyprus open kitchen, we take our inspiration from peasant foods and traditional cuisines from around the world. We hand harvest our vegetables and shop the ethnic markets to deliver authentic and traditional International flavors.

We feature a unique regional menu, written and executed each day in the Cyprus kitchen, always by hand, and always using time honored, traditional cooking methods.

The dining room is relaxing, inclusive, and a great place to enjoy great food and good times with friends.

Cyprus International Cuisine, The most exciting dining destination in Highlands

332 Main St.
Highlands, NC 28741
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
International, Seafood, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Brunch Hours
10.00am - 3.00.pm
Saturday-Sunday

Dinner Hours
5pm - 9pm
Monday-Thursady-Sunday
5pm-10pm
Friday-Saturday




Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 526-4429

Website:
http://cyprushighlands.com/

Catering:
We Cater special events and private parties, Call for more information at 828-526-4429

Executive Chef:
Nicholas Figel

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cyprus Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (27)
Local Ingredients (21)
Good for a Date (20)
See All
Fit for Foodies (20)
Special Occasion (16)
Authentic (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Notable Wine List (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Romantic (10)
Fun (9)
Healthy (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Casual (8)
Cozy (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Seasonal (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
People Watching (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Scenic View (5)
Organic (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Business Meals (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Spicy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sort by
S
950 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Interesting presentation on menu by country (i.e., multiple countries listed followed by dishes identified w/respective countries). My Italian cavatelli with sundried tomatoes was excellent. Hubby’s grilled fish w/risotto was also appreciated. Overall very nice meal w/good service.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were in Highlands for the Christmas parade, our yearly tradition. Great atmosphere, very good service. My daughter is eating vegan right now and the server was happy to ask the cook to remake her Pad Thai into a vegetarian meal. I had a goat dish and it was delicious. One suggestion: we love Moscow Mules and the ones here don’t have any ginger. They taste more like limeade. We’ve eaten at Cyprus several times and always have a great meal.

Tags: Cozy, Tapas, Authentic, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun, Local Ingredients, Organic, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Very intriguing menu! Lots of options for groups of people with different tastes. The spicy chicken Japanese dish was great! Would recommend to anyone in the area.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Love the service , ambience , always accommodating our food allergies , good wine selection. Great food.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 21, 2017

Only reason rated ambience a little lower, was that our table was near the (closed) patio doors, but was a bit drafty on the legs! I had to wear my coat over my shoulders while I ate. My Grouper a la Meuniere was amazing. Service was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Amazing meal and atmosphere. We both had fresh grouper prepared different ways. Wine list and pairings were really great. Also enjoyed the imaginative dessert. We almost never get dessert but loved the trio presentation. We will come again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 19, 2017

Nice people and good food. Nothing to get excited about. I felt the price was extremely high for the quality of food we received. The wine was great and for the most part the server was good. When we finished, it probably took around 20 minutes to get the check which was frustrating but I think they were low on staff.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value2

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Nice spot for date! Good food nice folks...always sit at the counter and watch the guys cook....fun!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Cyprus always is a treat. Highlands and Cyprus go hand in hand for a delightful occasion. The food choices are unique, the service is exceptional and the atmosphere festive. When in Highlands, do not miss it. When away from Highlands, head that way (with a reservation for sure).

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 14, 2017

Very good restaurant! First time I’ve been when Chef Nicholas wasn’t there. I️ will say it is noticeable in the food when he isn’t there. Nonetheless the food and experience was still amazing.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Anniversary - great atmosphere and delicious food! Only reason not a 5 star was a lot of fat on hubby’s pork shoulder. Otherwise knocked it out of the park!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 3, 2017

We had an amazing meal! They Green Curry was my favorite, but my husband's Pad Thai was delicious as well. We hope to return soon!

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Excellent food and drinks
Hostess not very friendly
Servers excellent

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This restaurant came highly recommended by a friend and the reviews were pretty good. It must have been an off night because we were really disappointed in our meal. The Pad Thai had a propane taste to it, strange but true. The sea bass was a bit over cooked, the fried calamari was gummy and the okrafries had no seasoning, just blah ....
The pork curry dish with rice was passable. With so many really good restaurants in Highlands, I’d be hard pressed to go back.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4
value2

 
 (Houston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Eclectic, inventive menu. All four entrees we tried were outstanding. Low-key, good service. Nice, reasonably priced wine list. Small bar area overlooking kitchen, with a great view to the inner workings. Highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Western NC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Awesome food! Authentic farm to table! Incredible wine list with old world and new world. I loved the Spanish wine! The pasta is freshly made to order. Great place for foodies!

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

 
·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great food and great service

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Western NC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Service was extremely slow. We sat at table for at least 20 minutes before anyone even came over to our table. Food though was good enough to please my husband who is a very picky eater. That being said, we will return. We found the temperature extremely cool with all of the doors open.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food was good but the service was slow. Our entrees were brought to the table but not the glasses of wine we had ordered. After a long wait, while our food was getting cold (we were, sitting next to a breezy open window), I finally had to get up from the table and find a server to ask them to bring the wine. Our server never checked back to see how our meals were. The attitude there was not very welcoming from the time we arrived. And we were not dressed like slobs.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service1
value3

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Service was friendly, but it took a long time to get food despite very few people.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service2
value3

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We had a lovely dinner overlooking highlands. The tables by the windows are excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 24, 2017

So good! Really enjoyed it!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5

vip
 (Naples)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We bought a cabin in Cashiers a couple years ago and we drive 20 minute once or twice a week to have dinner at Cyprus. Their food is ALWAYS excellent. We sit at the Kitchen bar, that looks over the cooking area, and watch the owner/chef do his magic! My husband and I have NEVER had a bad meal here. Anytime we have company in town we take them here. Highly recommend!!! You will not be sorry!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fun, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was ok. The pasta was homemade and delish. I ordered the Kentucky Bourbon steak and it was very boring with no hint of flavor and extremely greasy. The porch is a nice place to go for a cocktail with friends but they are trying to do too much with the menu and not doing a very good job. It is also expensive. Go for drinks skip the food!

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service3
value2

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Cyprus is a must! Our favorite restaurant when we come to this area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Service and food never disappoint at this eclectic restaurant! You will find something on the menu for every taste. Excellent wine list with numerous good wines by the glass. Delicious specialty martinis, as well. Don't forget to save room for one of their unusual, tasty desserts!

Tags: Spicy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 13, 2017

All 3 of our dinners were beyond fabulous! We sat at the Chef's table and were a little disappointed not to have Chef come over to interact at all.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 11, 2017

I had such high hopes for Cyprus. Great location on the main drag, great ambience and warmth indoors. However....there were just too many things that didn't work out for us.

First - we ordered an appetizer of the fried okra w/raita. It came out nice and hot - but the dish was soggy. Of course, okra isn't crispy to begin with, but the deep fried coating should have been nice and crisp. Definitely wasn't.

Second - The french fries served with the steak frites were also soggy. I surmise that the oil they were using just wasn't hot enough. And the fries were also cool to the touch.

Third - I ordered a grouper and risotto dish. The grouper was lovely and tender. But the risotto? Ice cold!! It was obviously made in advance and then "reheated" Except - it wasn't reheated enough!

They were very good about taking it back and reheating it - but there's no reason that a chef should be sending out cold food

Just darn disappointed...

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service4
value4

 
·Dined on September 9, 2017

The room was noisy- maybe because of the open kitchen?- but fun to watch. Our server was delightful and the food was extraordinary. A good dining experience overall. I'd go back and I'd recommend Cyprus to anyone looking to dine in Highlands.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service3
value4

 
·Dined on September 3, 2017

We had attended Cyprus years ago but left when no one even stopped by our table after a 15 minute wait. Our experience on Saturday was VERY different.....the service was outstanding and our waiter accommodated our every need! The atmosphere was delightful and the food was excellent! We'll be back and will definitely spread the word.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on August 29, 2017

We enjoy Cyprus' attention to international authenticity and presentation. Always a pleasure, never a disappointment. Seating on the terrace, overlooking Highland's Main Street, is a treat worth requesting.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value5

vip
 (Naples)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I can write a lot about this restaurant but all you have to know is the food is EXCELLENT! My husband and I love to sit at the counter, that over looks the working kitchen. Amazing!!! We are only at our cabin, in the next town, for 8 weeks during the summer and we come to Cyprus 1-2 times a week!!! I've never had a bad meal here! You won't be disappointed!!! ~Janice

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Good for Groups, Romantic, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great food!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Decent service and good food but we were a little cramped with a full table right beside our full table. Speaker was directly above or take so it was quite a bit louder than it would've been at a different table.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service2

 
 (Western NC)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We showed up and the restaurant was closed. A notice would have been appreciated! It was difficult to find an alternate since we all met at Cyprus.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We sat outside by a noisy speaker. The hostess was very good but the waitstaff was literally running around, one of them spilled olive oil over one person in our party due to rushing so much, the food was not very good but it was pricey! One got the feeling that there was no manager/adult supervision.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service2
value2

 
·Dined on August 21, 2017

Stayed in town for the eclipse, but this made the trip worth it as well! The food was terrific. We enjoyed sitting on the patio. The dessert is definitely worth trying! We recommend coming here when you are in the Highlands.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fun, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Without a doubt this is one of our top favorite restaurants. The global menu was a hit for our table of four, each ordering from a different country. Our table by the open windows was perfect for the view and conversation. We will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Casual, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on August 19, 2017

This is the 3rd time dining for dinner and we both agree it's one of our favorite restaurants stateside. The food is always incredible and we love the atmosphere. The garlic olive oil for bread is probably the best part!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3
value5

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great service, great food

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.