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Restaurant Cypress

4426 Transcontinental Dr. (W. Esplanade Ave.) Send to Phone
504-885-6885 | Menu
Restaurant Cypress offers modern Creole cooking twenty-five minutes from downtown New Orleans.
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Restaurant Cypress Restaurant Review

: The unimpressive exterior of this suburban brick building should not deter you from entering its ground floor to find Restaurant Cypress. After cooking garlic-saturated, Creole-Italian food at Vincent's, chef-owner Stephen Huth evolved a style that embraces a more contemporary side of Creole cuisine. His fresh fish dishes often feature the rarely seen regional specialty pompano. Pan-fried and served with a confetti-like potato and lobster hash, the dish is elegantly and simply prepared. Slow-roasted duck gets a lift into the spicy zone with andouille sausage and cornbread stuffing. Speaking of seasonings: sautéed Gulf shrimp is accented with habanero and sesame sauce --- slightly Asian but way Southern. Rabbit in sauce “piquant” is a French and Creole classic. The menu rarely changes and desserts are limited, but hopefully the warm chocolate crème brûlée is available when you dine. Be wary of the wine pairings suggested with dinner main courses, as they may or may not work; other choices may do much better. Even in warm weather the vibe inside the restaurant actually exudes intimacy. It’s cozy and almost wintry, thanks to butter-colored walls, deep brown woods and heavy pottery used for both decoration and presentation.

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