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We're offering another Artisan Meat Share for pick-up on Wednesday! A limited amount of gift packs are available for $50 and can be preordered by calling 937-4012, ext. 229. Orders will be available at Cypress, 167 East Bay St., Charleston.
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Part four of the interview:
CraigDeihlPlating. With great power comes great responsibility. OK. He may not be Spider Man, but Craig Deihl still has to balance being one of the state's best chefs with being a husband and fath...
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Part two of chef Craig Deihl's interview with Crescent Magazine:
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Craig Deihl of Cypress may not have won the Beard Award for Best Chef: Southeast this year, but the two-time finalist now has an even better chance at winning in the future. The category resulted in a...
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Tonight is the first night of our $5 Burger Night on Mondays at the bar. Burgers include Wood Grilled Burger, All American Burger, Patty Melt, and Foot-Long Chili Cheese Dog. $3 sides and $1 off draft beers. Hope to see you here!
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Eater Charleston included us in their list of "18 Essential Charleston Restaurants." Thanks, Eater! 
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Part three of Crescent Magazine's interview with chef Craig Deihl: 
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Chef Craig Deihl was mentioned in the Washington Post!
The need for comprehensive butchery education in America is almost palpable. Chefs and others are having to learn on their own and in different ways.
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Check out Crescent Magazine's interview with chef Craig Deihl!
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Congratulations to Chef Deihl for the James Beard Foundation "Best Chef Southeast" nomination - third year in a row!
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Nice article in the AJC.
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167 E Bay St Charleston, SC 29401
167 East Bay StreetUSSouth CarolinaCharleston29401
$$Fine Dining Restaurant, American Restaurant
Fine Dining Restaurant
American Restaurant
Steak House
Cocktail Bar
Today 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSaturday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSunday 5:00 – 10:00 pm
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Cypress restaurant, housed in a historic two-story building on East Bay Street in downtown Charleston, S.C., features Lowcountry ingredients and tradition. The impressive menu by two-time James Beard nominee Chef Craig Deihl showcases his signature style including Sashimi Tuna & Oysters, Smoked Salmon Wellington, Crisp Wasabi Tuna, & Certified Angus Beef Grilled Ribeye and more.  A 4,500 bottle wine selection displayed in a three-story wine wall complements the cuisine, featuring vintages from well known to boutique wineries spanning the globe.

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Refined, creative American fare in contemporary environs with an open kitchen & an upstairs bar.- Google
"I got the lobster bisque and it was absolutely incredible."
"Pear martini and sweet and sour meatballs."
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B Lancaster
6 months ago
Food was good this time around but is always hit or miss. The service was slow and inattentive to say the least. We didn't feel very welcomed with our party of 6 in the upstairs area. Our initial drink order was around 15-20 minutes in from us being seated. It felt like being served in France. I got the feeling that the downstairs and upstairs staff must rotate nightly leaving the upstairs (bar staff) feeling jaded and less likely to perform at their peak.
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Ryan Lucas
9 months ago
Was dining with a large group on Saturday. Granted it can be challenging to serve a large group, but it took over 20 minutes for someone to take the initial drink orders. Ordered the Filet ($43) medium rare. When the steak came out it was well done to the point of having the consistency of leather. I gave them the benefit of the doubt, these things can happen. I pulled the waiter aside and even he stated 'that's not medium rare', so there wasn't any confusion about my order. Sent it back, and their second try was exactly the same thing. Fool me once, fool me twice. I cancelled my order, went to Halls Chophouse with the group after dinner, and had a fantastic steak there. Unfortunately, I don't think Cypress knows how to cook steaks. That being said, there weren't many other complaints at the table except the service (again, we were a big group, so I understand it can be challenging to manage. My gripe was the 20 minutes without placing a drink order at the beginning of the meal). With so many excellent fine dining choices on the peninsula, I'll have a hard time giving Cypress another chance in the future.
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Alex Kreitman
8 months ago
Love Cypress! My wife and I go for our anniversary every year. The decor is amazing and has one of the most beautiful wine racks and bars
Marc Bowman
a year ago
I guess it has to happen to one customer each evening. The four of us did not have a good experience Saturday evening May 17,2014. Two of the meals were not eatable, and two certainly were less than expected for sure. Our service was extremely poor for a restaurant of this proposed quality. The waitress just did not seem to care. Would probably try again, but will try others first.
jrglenn2
7 months ago
This place is one of the few where I'd say it is actually worth the money. The food explodes with flavor. I got the lobster bisque and it was absolutely incredible. Tuna and turkey entrees was great as well.
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Eric Hobbs
10 months ago
The Chef must have quit that morning is all I can figure. And the taster must be mad at management. How can a restaurant with such a good rating have so mediocre food? We went on Saturday night 09/06/2014 for my girlfriend's birthday. Ambiance great, waitstaff great but Ill have to summarize my food experience: Iced Tea - very good Simple syrup for tea - Watery and diluted which only diluted the tea instead of sweetening it. Trout - Bland and dry Lentil beans - Tasted like someone dumped a fill bottle of pepper in it. And I usually like pepper. Lobster Bisque - Bland & flavorless (but one piece of lobster in soup was very good. Filet - very good but two small bite does not equal a 4oz portion Lump Crab - Mushy Texture with meh flavor Baby Eggplant - Inedible literally. Smoked Salmon Appetizer: Bit too salty but OK. Crustini that came with Salmon, Stale Peanut-butter-fudge desert: Stale cake, just ate ice cream off top. Raspberry Cream Puff - Also stale like expired Twinkies. Left uneaten. The bill was $97 which I was expecting $97 of great food. This was not even worth $20. Every course was so bad we got to where we were laughing how ridiculous the experience was. We tipped the servers 25% since this was not their fault. But will never go back.If we only paid $20 I would have given two stars.But serving bad food at a great restaurant deserves a bad rating. Our giant mistake was not being bluntly honest to the person who kept asking how it was. Maybe now I know why he kept asking because he knew there were problems. If you go, be bluntly honest or just get the Cesar Salad. The table next to us seemed to be happy with that selection and copious amounts of red wine.
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Ross Gerard
10 months ago
I read the reviews and was a little worried by some of them. But our food was excellent and the service was great. Happy I gave this place a try.
Wendy Clayton
a year ago
I loved my dinner at Cypress, my first night in Charelston, South Carolina after a very long day. Great wine, salad and a fish dish that I thought I might not like but ended up loving it. Lovely decor and great service! I did feel that every dish I was interested in was pickled or had cabbage and turnips neither of which I'm in love with, must be a fall thing. But this place is great!