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332 Main Street, Highlands, NC 28741
+1 828-526-4429
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Award Winning Chef Nicholas Figel introduces destination quality...
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
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  • 284
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent experience from service to food! Great chef/owner with a flair for international fares!

Great martini... :) fun casual atmosphere with exceptional food quality and presentation. Service was great- we couldn't decide whether to eat outside or indoor, decided on in and enjoyed the energy of the restaurant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Bonnie4653
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Greenville, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We have been faithful customers of Cyprus for several years. We have been so disappointed to watch the changes that have occurred since the move to Main St. We dined there this past weekend (with fingers crossed!), and unfortunately our disappointment remains. Despite what appears to be a huge floor staff, our server seemed to be spread very thin, resulting... More 

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Tucker, GA
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Just had dinner with a large group of friends at Cyprus in its new locale on Main Street in Highlands, NC. While the restaurant is now more central to the lively Highlands shopping district. Its less than notable stair entry to its second story venue is easily missed on the street. The very damp dinner napkin that I unfolded into... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great martini... :) fun casual atmosphere with exceptional food quality and presentation. Service was great- we couldn't decide whether to eat outside or indoor, decided on in and enjoyed the energy of the restaurant.

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Sapphire, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I went to Highlands with a friend to do some shopping and we decided to try Cyprus for lunch. It was a very pleasant surprise. Some people may not like that it's a combination of a very diverse salad bar and then you can order sandwiches and soups from the kitchen chef. Everything on the salad bar was very good.... More 

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Canton, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This was our fourth visit for dinner at Cyprus restaurant over the last 3 years. We have always before enjoyed each dinner experience except for the last time. They have relocated into a downtown location which makes complete sense because now they are getting the flow of the people walking downtown that they never got before. The abundance of new... More 

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Calhoun, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We made dinner resevations for Tuesday night at 730. We arrived and were seated within minutes. Once seated we waited for our server to even acknowledge us. After about 10-15 minutes he came over and introduced himself told us about the features and took our drink order. We placed our drink order and order for three appetizers for our party... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This place should be rated one of the best reataurants. Fresh ingredients, original varied options. Nice relaxed atmoshpere. Food is very high quality. People are friendly. Excellent!

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My wife and I scooted up to Highlands for the day to get out of the Florida heat and found this restaurant on the main drag and because of tripadvisor's rating posted on the front window -- we decided to give it a try. Outrageous in every good way. Best ribeye I've ever had.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food was great and service was excellent. We hat dinner in the outdoor area. Would recommend this for dinner.

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Nashville, TN
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This restaurant features an expansive menu with international flavors. In addition to the standing menu, the chef creates a weekly special menu sampling different cuisines. The menu features ample offerings for gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan palates with tofu offered as an alternate to some meat entrees. Everything we had was delicious & we would definitely return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 332 Main Street, Highlands, NC 28741
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-4429

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions

Description

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
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?