Cypress Tavern

4.1
134 reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
For many European Cultures food is life and life is food. At Cypress Tavern, we celebrate the Mediterranean culinary passion with garden-fresh ingredients and old homemade recipes. Cypress's signature Mediterranean restaurant boasts Kinnelon's lush scenic grounds while transcending a warm color scheme with subtle blue and yellow accents and dark wood touches. Enjoy one of our twenty beers on draft or one of our signature martini's, or savor a delicious meal in our inviting dining room or al fresco on the outdoor deck. With friendly, engaging service and generous portions, Cypress is the ideal setting to enjoy dining with the warmth of family and friends, and the comfort of authentic Mediterranean cuisine. A casually creative restaurant with a creative menu, sophisticated interior and gracious service. Cypress Estiatorio is Mediterranean dining at its best! Destined to become New Jersey's premier dining and event experience!
What 134 People Are Saying
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Food
4.1
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Veep24
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fresh food. Great service. Live music on weekends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Owner was very unfriendly. She couldn’t find my reservation from Open Table. Music was way too loud for indoor dining. Martini was half the size of a normal martini glass and cost $10. Food was terrible. Clams on the half shell were very tiny, seafood salad was skimpy, and the chicken gyro was dried out and no sauce. Will not be going back.

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vipFrank
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Terrible food and service. Entrees were served before appetizers were finished. They were then “kept warm.” When returned my swordfish was dry as toast. My wife described her meal as hospital food. Will not return.

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Timothy120
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience5

First disappointing visit ever. Food was meh and service was meh. Usually this place is crowded on weekends. Not this time. Maybe something going on with the chef? We’ll give it another try though…

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful Setting and Excellent Food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome food, awesome service! Great suggestions by our waitress made the meal even better. First time here with two other couples and We all said we can’t wait to come back!

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vipChristyD
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2Food5Service4Ambience2

Not a great experience. Seems to be hit or miss at times. Food is always good, service was good, Pam is awesome however she was clearly overloaded that night. Food delivery was slow at best. Felt like the entire staff was being pulled in different directions. Obviously they were not prepared for the amount of reservations and walk ins they had. The band was wayyyy too loud and I don’t typically mind but the night just didn’t need that on top of all the other short comings that transpired in a chaotic atmosphere. Won’t be back for some time. They really need to assess that turmoil

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viplisat1962
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Hostess didn't have our open table reservation and didn't ask for my confirmation so I doubt I received any points for dining. Restaurant very busy, some guests not abiding by mask requirements when not seated. There also seemed to be some service related issues and confusion over who was waiting on our table. Overall a nice night but with minor issues

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Awesome Greek food at a great place. This will definitely become a regular of ours for date night

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants! Great job, amazing staff, and overall enjoyable experience!

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vipMARLEEO
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Food was not very good and our service was terrible. 2 of us ordered steak and we kept asking for steak knives. 3 different people said sure they would get them to us and never did. We finally got up and got them ourselves with the help of someone from the band, after 15 minutes and our food was getting cold. Would not return here.

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DianaB
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Not the best - food and service disappointing

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DeniseS
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience3

Traveled to see Smooth and Sassy
7-10 pm
Staff started shutting off the heaters at 9:00.
We learned that ownership was closing down at 9:15.
I will not return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere! Always enjoy the bands!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place! Live music made our experience great! Great food for the price. My fiancé is gluten free and had plenty of options. We will be back!

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great experience. Will definitely go back again soon.

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LPark
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful outdoor venue. Great service and ambiance. Food is always well prepared.

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DanaC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu options. Delicious food.

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vipChristyD
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good!!

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vipFrank
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good food and service. Will return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience5

Food was good but one of the people in our group ordered a pizza and it did not come out with the rest of the meals. Despite multiple requests about it, the pizza did not appear until the rest of our meals were finished and boxed up to go. The staff did not offer any apology or compensation, which is very frustratinf

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vipChristyD
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

Somewhat disappointed this time. We have been dining regularly but our last experience was not up to par. Very unorganized, perhaps a bit overbooked. We had reservations for outside and no table was available so we sat inside. Food was not as good as usual but the owner did make a point to ask us how we were doing. I’m not one to complain, I will return but I was disappointed

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BarbaraH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We arrived to find the restaurant totally closed. Not a person to be found

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JoNo
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We made our reservation days in advance through Open Table and it was confirmed. When we arrived the hostess informed us that due to an emergency the chef had to leave and there was an hour and a half wait for food. So we left. Even though this may sound like a bad review, I think the hostess did an excellent job being up front and honest with patrons so they wouldn't sit down and be hungry and annoyed. Emergencies happen. We appreciated the honesty of the hostess and were able to go somewhere else nearby. My star review was based on previous visits.

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vipChristyD
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent food and service. We are weekly diners, love this restaurant!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It was my second time there and most of the evening was as I expected. Unfortunately there was a faint and at times a stronger smell of mold by the water feature. I didn’t have that the first time I was there perhaps because I sat on the parking lot side. The food and service was very good both times.

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CarlaL
Poconos
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a wonderful way and place to spend my birthday with my family

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vipChristyD
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always very good

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vipChristyD
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is delicious, love the outdoor seating area, drinks are great and our waitress Pam was awesome!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nina was a great server. We loved how social she was and gave us the good and the bad for what type of food we wanted. Spot on employee and very sweet and loving and caring.

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BarbaraB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

My husband enjoyed his meal.
Prices are reasonable.
Waiters could be more knowledgeable and professional
I ordered scallops over linguine but it came with red sauce.
It wasn’t stated on the menu.
I should have asked or been asked if I preferred a white wine sauce.
I asked that the scallops be well done or well seated but they were not.
I guess the waiter did not know how they were prepared because they were pale. I thought perhaps they would be grilled or broiled.
We had to ask for bread.
It was our anniversary. So it was just ok.

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MikeC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, large portions and great value

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vipChristyD
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and cocktails were excellent and Lani our waitress was the BEST!!!!

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VictoriaA
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent outdoor venue. The food was fantastic.

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VictoriaA
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second trip to Cypress Tavern and we had another excellent dinner. The outdoor seating is the best in the area as you don't see or hear the road traffic and they have a lovely covered patio. Our food was delicious and the service was fantastic. We are looking forward to visiting again.

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VallerieV
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food big selection!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Live band was great overall a great experience will definitely be coming back.

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CraigK
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Once again, an enjoyable evening. Thanks

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Joec
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

very nice up stairsv ery quiet and relaxing at fireplace upstairs until music began at bar downstairs. then it became loud and Singer was terrible! would have been a very nice Valentines Dinner at the fireplace if music was softer. Requested a seat near fireplace for 7:00PM and when we got there the hostice told us there was someone there that paid and was just leaving and she would seat us there in a minute. They were very accommodating. food was great - had shrimp and scallops. Will return soon.

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StephanieI
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was the first time we were there. Went for a valentines dinner the day before Valentine’s Day. They offered us the special and it was fantastic. Very nice ambiance with a casual atmosphere and very reasonable.

FAQs

Cypress Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 492-2700.

Cypress Tavern is rated 4.1 stars by 134 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.