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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
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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

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Healthy (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Fun (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
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Worth the Drive (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
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Pre/post Theatre (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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Great for Lunch (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined a day ago

Very accommodating to vegetarians.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Excellent food, cool atmosphere, wide menu variety

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We ordered the stuffed chicken, and when we cut it open it was completely raw. Sent it back, and when it came out the second time it was STILL raw. We were surprised no one even thought to check it.

Service was sub-par. After two incidents, we thought the manager would at least come by our table, but he didn't.

It was also ridiculously loud, although that could have been because we sat at the high top table next to the open kitchen. Would not recommend.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 13, 2018

As always great imaginative menu executed brilliantly.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

This was our first real meal at Cypress and we had six friends together for my birthday celebration. The menu was very diverse, interesting and easily satisfied all of our various palettes. We look forward to visiting Cypress again as soon as we get back to Highlands.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Delicious food from a diverse menu. Very flavorful. Service was congenial and good, but slow.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went to Cyprus on anew Year’s Eve and we had a great time. Service was terrific, food was delicious. Next time we’re in a Highlands, we’ll definitely go back

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

This was our second year to visit Cyprus and our only repeat of restaurants for our holiday trip. It did not disappoint! The menu is very eclectic and there is something for everyone! The goat dish was delicious and the attention to detail on plating all dishes was exceptional!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful place. This is our fourth or fifth visit. Never fails to please.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Seasonal
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Set amidst the center of the downtown strip of Highlands, Cyprus boasts the prime location from its stoic vantage point on the second floor.

Offering an array of zesty plates from several countries around the globe, the menu will not leave you short of options.

Similarly, the menu diversity the Restaurant showcases is translated in the interior decor, mood and ambiance of the entire space.

Overall, I would definitely recommend stopping in next time your travels bring you in town.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We came up to highlands for Xmas week. Been to several of the restaurants here and nothing compares to the food here. If I were Michelin I would give this restaurant 1 star and that is a top honor since the best restaurants in the world can only get 3. The food is highly creative and full of fresh farm to table flavor. No heavy anything such as creams and over bearing sauces. The grouper was the baseline fish today and was prepared either French or Asian style and both preparations were to die for. The deserts were highly creative with lavender, raspberries, hand made wasabi lime ice cream and fresh baked goods. The kitchen action is exciting and open for all to see. The dining room is a bit understated and very casual BUT the food is top notch. Hands down the best dinner meal I have had all year and I have dined at Per Se, which is a 3 star Michelin in NYC and the meal here was right up there .

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I HAD HEARD THIS RESTAURANT WAS GOOD HOWEVER; IT WAS FANTASTIC. FOOD FROM ALL OVER COOKED WITH PASSION! I TRIED SOME THAI DISHES PORK WITH 6 DIFFERENT SPICES IT WAS DELICIOUS. IT'S NICE WHEN THE CHEF COMES OVER TO INTRODUCE HIMSELF AND SHARES HIS JOY IN SERVING EXCELLENT AND AUTHENTIC CUISINE FROM ALL OVER! YOU CAN SIT AT THE BAR AND WATCH THEM COOK WHICH WE WILL DO THE NEXT TIME WE VISIT CYPRUS! A MUST GO TO WHEN IN THE HIGHLANDS.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Vegan, Good for Groups, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The goat poblano was lovely. The ragu was very fatty and such a teeny portion for $30+.

Overall a bill of $100 for small portions and barely average food. It was the week before Christmas and many other places closed... and we were hungry and from out of town. Therefore, grateful they were open and the manager/owner was very friendly. But next time we’ll pop for a pizza and beer instead... we were disappointed.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Horrible service. Absolutely horrible.
Felt the "me too" moment bc the guy treated me horribly and made me wait 21 min for my meal

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was ok, not the best. For the money I wasn’t impressed.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great spot for good food and nice atmosphere have been there several times always good

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (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
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 (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
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 (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.

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 (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
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·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
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 (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
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·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.

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 (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!

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 (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
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·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
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 (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!

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·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
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 (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
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 (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
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 (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
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 (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
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great food and great service

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 (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
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 (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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 5, 2017

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

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 (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
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 24, 2017

So good! Really enjoyed it!

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 (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
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 (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
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