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Cypress - A Lowcountry Grille

167 E Bay St Ste 200, Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 727-0111
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Ranked #24 of 716 restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: European, Continental
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Corner of Queen & East Bay
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85% Recommend
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English first
Laurel, Maryland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a great-looking contemporary dining room with a handsome crowd. The food is fantastic, combining ingredients that make you think "Hmmm?" when you read about them on the menu, and "Of course!" when you actually eat them. The oyster and tuna tartare appetizer was one example, and a strawberry "napoleon" made with layers of almond macaroons instead of pastry... More

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70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Cypress was a nice meal out with friends for a celebration. The food was very good, but not exceptional. Some at our table ordered the Caesar salad - which if you have seen other reviews you know they make at table side; the slight hitch in this was that the oil splashed all over one of the guests at the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

One of my favorite cities to dine in and this could be one of my favorite places to dine. We were a table of 6 and we were seated almost as soon as we arrived. The restaurant was full and yet the noise level was not so high that we could not hear each other speak. I loved the two... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We arrived at 7:00 for our reservation and were quickly shown to our table. (I always wonder why there are four place settings at the table when the reservation is for two...). Our wait person arrived promptly and took our drink orders. We began with the Caesar Salad, which was prepared at they table by our server. She did a... More

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Whitney, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Try the pork. it is great,and unique! They buy their pork from a local farm, and prepare it themselves. Steak is great too. Not very keen on the crab cakes,however.

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is a great spot to eat. It has a real buzz but not loud enough to drown out a conversation. Service is professional but not aloof or hipster. We had the special salad, pretty good, and the charcuterie plate to start. The charcuterie was outstanding. For entrées we both had pink snapper. Perfectly cooked fresh fish. We shared a... More

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Saginaw, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We were recommended to eat at the Cypress and when we entered we could tell it was a swanky high-end restaurant. Very nice atmosphere and friendly and helpful staff. The manager came over to speak with us so you can tell they take pride in their restaurant. In fact the chef was featured on Unique Eats on the Food Network.... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Took my Mom here last week while she was in town- one of the raved about restaurants in town I hadn't yet tried. It was a great choice!! We tried a little of everything starting with the Long Island Oysters on the Half Shell (a little bland and watery for the price), Asparagus and Smoked Salmon soup (amazing combination), Lobster... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Went there last night for dinner. Three of us had the bacon jam, pimento cheese and liver pate dips with breads, FANTASTIC. The carpaccio, fresh and delicious, the pizza perfect. We stopped for just appetizers before a tour but will definitely be back for dinner. Everything was delicious and service perfect. A gem in Charleston.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The contemporary styling of the interior of Cypress is a visual delight, and a sharp contrast to the historic surroundings on the outside. From the unique multi-colored lighting to the wall of wine, it is very striking. We also enjoyed our upscale Southern cooked meals. From scallops with pork belly, to chicken on a vegetable melange of golden beets, our... More

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