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Cress Restaurant

103 W. Indiana Avenue, DeLand, FL 32720-4209
+1 386-734-3740
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Ranked #10 of 145 Restaurants in DeLand
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $29
Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary, Eclectic, International, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: ZAGAT Guide:TOP Orlando Restaurant & America's Top Restaurants. Cress is a critically acclaimed global brasserie, with Farm-to-Table cuisine, located in Historic Downtown DeLand, Florida. Cress has always been dedicated to sourcing local produce that is inspired by the subtle changes in the Florida seasons. The cornerstone of the restaurant blends fresh market ingredients, exotic flavors, and refined presentation. Our serving staff creates a dialogue about food; for Cress is about the story or our land. The goal is to provide a connection that complements the complexity of the food the Cress kitchen creates with where our food comes from and with the individuals who are growing them. Knowing your farmer, dairyman, cattlemen, and fishermen.
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The food is amazing & great place to celebrate a special occasion. This is DeLand's formal restaurant . Chef Hari is extremely talented and we have always enjoyed every meal. They are quick with responses while making a reservation. We normally e-mail our request.

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DeLand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We ate at the Chef's Table on the night my husband retired. It was absolutely fabulous! It is always delicious, but this was a new level of delicious food and wine pairings served by the owners, Chef Hari and Sommolier Jenneffer Pulapaka. We had at least 7 courses, paired with the just the right wines. It could not have been... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We loved Cress so much last March that we returned on our visit this fall. The food was still good but the service lacked a little something. My dining partners enjoyed the wonton apps. My beet and carrot app should have been warmed but was good. My mother in law loved her escargot. The mains were good. I had shrimp... More 

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Falmouth Harbour, Antigua
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We (a party of three) arrived at 5:30 pm, the time of our reservation. The door was opened within several minutes of our arrival with an announcement that they were not "ready" yet. We were left for another five or so minutes in the cold (for Florida) and then ushered in to the deserted, dark restaurant and seated in front... More 

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Jenneffer P, Owner at Cress Restaurant, responded to this review

We are a global brasserie; we serve exceptional food in casual surroundings, without dated fine dining elements. The food is at its highest level, but everything else relaxed. We want to be accessible for all guests. More importantly, we want a dialogue of food. We want to tell you about your local farmer, dairyman, cattlemen, and fishermen. We have pride... More 

Ocala, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I probably don't need to say too much about a restaurant that has such a high percentage of excellent ratings and whose owner often appears on Fox 35 Local News. My wife & I have eaten here twice when visiting the area and both times we have been so impressed by the quality and variety of the menu that it... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Don't get me wrong, the food is excellent This is perhaps the best gourmet food in Downtown DeLand. But let's talk about "Customer Service and Customer Appreciation". The first time we tried to eat at the restaurant, we were told in a very unfriendly manner "you need a reservation" (end of discussion, no apology, no smiles). If you need a... More 

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Jenneffer P, Owner at Cress Restaurant, responded to this review

We want you to indulge, laugh and enjoy the food. With only 13 tables in the dining room, reservations help. We are a global brasserie; we serve exceptional food in casual surroundings, without dated fine dining elements. The food is at its highest level, but everything else relaxed. In doing so, we save you money and the extravagant cost of... More 

DeLand, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

The quality of the food and the cozy, yet upscale atmosphere more than justify the price. I can't think of a better restaurant to visit for a special occasion than Cress. Highly recommended!

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Deland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

tables too small....prices too high....feel rushed to eat and get out....no wines on the list i am familiar with

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Actually I thought the food was quite good but not extraordinary -- I've eaten food as good or better in bars, small roadside restaurants (and even in railway stations and campgrounds) in Spain, Portugal, and France. That’s not really a criticism (the quality of food is generally quite high in Europe) just an observation. I had house wine with my... More 

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DeBary
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

You owe it to yourself to check this restaurant out. This was our second time dining at Cress and continued to be impressed. This is one of only a few restaurants we visit on special occasions. My wife had the Herb Crusted Fish (Trigger Fish this night) ($25) which she said was excellent. I had the Creole Shrimp and Grits... More 

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Additional Information about Cress Restaurant

Address: 103 W. Indiana Avenue, DeLand, FL 32720-4209
Phone Number: +1 386-734-3740
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  DeLand
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 14 - 29
Cuisine: Contemporary, Eclectic, International, Fusion

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