Cypress Hall

4.7
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271 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

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Cypress Hall is now open for business! As always reservations are recommended but not required.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch Tues–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tues–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(252) 633-5909 ext. 20
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ashley Moser
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
South Front Street
What 271 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy date night with great food and service. Server does not rush you out the door.

W
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were excellent. The noise level was way too high.

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Cypress Hall is normally an upscale, urban vibe, restaurant and bar that is preferred by the 50+ age group in New Bern and its surrounds. I have enjoyed this gem a couple of times a month since it opened and have never been disappointed by the food, service, or cocktails. However, this recent visit included patrons with shorts, flip-flops, tees, and trucker hats, and behaving like it was a Sports bar. The noise level was high around booths near the bar. Not sure it's a dress code issue; the town seems to be trending towards millenial watering holes, so it may be just the next decent restaurant in town to lose its appeal to mature adults. Recommend you visit on a weekday.

L
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way. The service was amazing the ambiance straight out of CA and the food was delicious!

s
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Ambiance was great. Server was awesome! Food was pretty basic though esthetically pleasing. Will return again soon.

AT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit, and date night with my husband. The food was amazing and we had a great time. It reminds me of a restaurant we visited in San Francisco!!!

M
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Sunday evening was an excellent time to introduce a friend to Cypress Hall not crowded thus noise level was minimal and conversation flowed. Not so much on a Friday or Sat. night. Salmon “pizza” was good but maybe better suited for brunch. Our server was pleasant and patient with our indecisiveness regarding selections. Wonderful addition to New Bern.

L
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate in the private dining area - which we loved - and had a great bottle of wine (A-Z Pinot Gris), the oyster appetizer, and the wedge salad with grilled salmon. Everything was delicious and our server, Matt, was very attentive, explained the specials and answered our questions. We'll be back.

UN
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The feel of big city dining in beautiful downtown New Bern, a great atmosphere! Delightfully delicious food, a wide variety of beverages and an attentive wait staff.

JR
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised with the restaurants chic appeal. The food was excellent and the menu was very inviting!
It is noisy, but food and service compensate for it.
We will happily return and tell friends about it!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Will be back!

N
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent new addition to downtown. Glad this place opened. Gives a hip, new vibe to a sea of dated places

AP
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love brining friends here! Always delicious, and fun drinks!

JT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Beautiful place. A little loud. Service was slow at first but improved.

OT
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Waiting for a menu change. Same since opening day. Please.

AP
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love the atmosphere and unique, always-delicious food!

IB
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The Hangar steak is my husband's favorite, and the tuna "special" was delicious. This place has a great, energetic vibe, but it is definitely loud. Not bad if you're a party of two or four, but it becomes very difficult to carry on a conversation if your group is larger than that. (Just sayin') The service is always excellent although I've noticed that the wine pours vary from skimpy to reasonable, which is why I gave Cypress Hall a lower mark for "Value."
All that said, Cypress Hall is an excellent addition to the New Bern restaurant scene -AND you can get food late at night. Another big bonus.

NC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, cool decor and delicious food!

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and fun atmosphere. Delicious food plated well.

m
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cypress Hall was a delight to find in a smaller town somewhat off the beaten track. The menu was sophisticated and interesting. The service was excellent and the meal delicious. We'll be back!

A
Raleigh
50 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cypress Hall is a beautiful, trendy restaurant in the heart of charming New Bern. Service and ambiance were excellent. I was hoping for some healthier entree options though. My husband loved the strawberry cake.

CN
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Hog Snapper!!
Was a 10

W
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service! Everyone was very attentive and we all loved the food. Had friends visiting from NY and they loved the place, service and food. Thanks for making their trip better.

FF
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good mixed drinks. Time to change the menu up. Get rid of kale. Need to put ice in water glasses. Food was good. Eggplant side was not. Strawberry cake was very good.

F
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cypress Hall is our favorite restaurant in town. There's a great selection of food whether you want something simple or a full course meal. And the meals are cooked to perfection. Pair whatever you eat up from a great selection of wine. beer and liquors. It's a must place to eat and/or drink when visiting New Bern.

NM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This I’m 2nd time at Cypress Hall. Some things were as excellent as the 1st time _ some others were disappointing. So: 5 stars for the Hanger steak, pork cheeks, brisket burger and (sides) fries and smashed potatoes. 4 stars for the scallop/shrimp/mussel/chorizo entree (the chorizo was overpowering. The scallops were excellent. Two of the appetizers (that were excellent the 1st time) were disappointing. The pork rinds were tough (over cooked??). Some were 2 or 3 together and you couldn’t even break them apart. The individual rinds were tasty, easy to eat, but they seemed (as I said) overcooked. The 1st time your oysters Palimco were fantastic (a little pricy) but really good! This time the “roasted oysters” were really a disappointment (which is why we only got 1 order). Not that good AND REALLY OVERPRICED for 5 really small oysters. So that’s why you didn’t get more 5 stars

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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EP
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience. Food was excellent as was the staff.

W
Wilmington
13 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is difficult to find unique, creative, indulgent food and drink anywhere but more so in a small town. This place is awesome. Cool looking inside and not afraid to try something new. We'll be going back again for the fourth time soon - gotta try everything on the menu.

B
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was fabulous! Chef Ashley is an artist! The restaurant is beautiful and the people are fantastic.

BS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We’ve dined at Cypress Hall a few times. We were disappointed to see that the Large Plates remain the same. While they are good, I prefer not to repeat my choice at a next visit. There was one fish special, but no meat or vegetarian special. The service was very good and we enjoy the ambiance.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely fabulous, one of the best dinners we have had in a long time.
We go to nice restaurants, but Cypress Hall far surpassed any nice place we have eaten in.
Our waitress was outstanding. Her name is Tiffany.
Her knowledge of the menu, her professionalism and just her overall demeanor was phenomenal.

C
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great food. Don’t miss dessert — strawberry cake is a must.

SW
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience this week at Cypress Hall for my husbands bday dinner! The food was fantastic and the service was excellent. We had the charred octopus, the corn souffle, a pizza, and then lava cake and strawberry cake for dessert. Everything was so delicious and fresh, and we will definitely be back!

p
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We've eaten here a few times in the past few months and the food is delicious and vibe is totally big city -- didn't expect such a groovy joint in New Bern, NC! The Strawberry Cake is so moist and yummy, the wine and cocktail list is great and the food is creative and delicious. I saw someone complain that the corn souffle has no corn -- made me chuckle. I think it's one of my favorite dishes! Oh, and the octopus is soooo tender and perfect. This place is great.

F
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best restaurant in New Bern. Well prepared, creative menu and great service team.

W
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

This was lunch. Pizza was very bad. Crust was tough and it was way too salty. Bloody Mary was weak. We had out of town guests, and we did not want to complain. We have been there for dinner many times and it is clearly better.

SK
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is refreshing.
The service was outstanding. The steak was perfectly cooked. The collards were too vinegary for my taste.
I would go back in a heartbeat.

SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the experience! The small plates are awesome! Really enjoyed the beets and pimento cheese small plates. Restaurant is a lot larger than it appears from the outside. The drinks there were great. The carrot cake was excellent especially since you can request how much salted Carmel the wait staff adds.

Pricing was at the higher end. Three of us ate their had mixed drinks, beer, small plates, large plates, sides, desserts and coffee for $200. It was worth it!

d
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We finally got to try this new restaurant in New Bern. Our server was awesome and I am mad that I do t remember her name. Can’t wait to go back. Also great place for drinks.

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