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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 #38 of 742 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The Cypress serves the best tableside prepared Caesar salad that my wife and I have ever had. The service is outstanding.

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Wildwood, Missouri
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I like to think that I have a refined and diverse palate, and I enjoy dinning in restaurants that are considered fine dinning. This place was average to good. Waitress was excellent. Felt like the food could have been better. Lighting in the restaurant is just ridiculous.... We are not in a night cloud so quit changing the colors... A... More

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Seoul, South Korea
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The food is excellent, if expensive. It's a nice place for a special occasion, and the wait staff are very knowledgable on wine pairings and their extensive collection. My only complaint is the weird mood lighting. The restaurant has colored lights that gradually shift from blue to pink to green ... It's very annoying after a while and takes away... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We got off to a rough start here because our reservation was for 4...our friends canceled because their flight was delayed and couldn't make it. When we told the hostess, she said "stick them in table 205" Well, we walked by at least 8 tables that were closer to the front of the restaurant and near windows that were not... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Our dinner at Cypress had all the elements of a great night out! The location and atmosphere of the restaurant is amazing. The two story wine wall and open kitchen make for a very interesting view. The Caesar salad, made table side by our waiter Josh, was spot on perfection. Everyone's dinners were wonderfully presented and flavored as well. The... More

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Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My business associate and I went to Cypress last night (Monday). He convinced me to go after a 12 year absence. I had boycotted the restaurant after 10 of my sales associates and I were planning on celebrating a recent sales milestone with my company. All were dressed very nice. two or three of us ( myself included ) had... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Lovely space, attentive service, excellent food, indulgent desserts. Our server, Cynthia, did a great job with our party of 6 on a busy Saturday night. We shared the "motherboard" - a selection of meats which everyone enjoyed. Caesar salad, freshly made table-side, was flavorful and delicious. Everyone loved their meals - the lamb for 2, the grilled rib eye for... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Cypress did not impress, unfortunately. I did enjoy the tomato/lettuce salad and the shrimp/grits/red fish. My husband had the lobster bisque and the fried trout, and he didn't enjoy the trout at all. He said it tasted like a single flavor, Mexican-type dish. Our biggest frustration was with the service. We were not shown a full wine list, probably because... More

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Evesham, England, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Our first visit to Cypress. We were impressed by the decor and interior design. Appetisers were excellent - tuna and cucumber wrap and charcuterie platter. Mains were disappointing - a chicken breast was supplied almost raw, was sent back and retuned to us having been flashed on a grill for about 5 minutes. It was still pink and translucent so... More

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Pennsylvania, United States
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80 reviews 80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
361 helpful votes 361 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Cypress is definitely one of the best restaurants we have ever tried. We ate there twice- one night in the upstairs bar section for hamburgers which were really good. Even better than at Bar Americain in Manhattan. Cocktails were great. The second night was in the dining area where we each tried the trout, tuna, and salmon entrees. Each was... More

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