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Cress Restaurant

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103 W Indiana Ave, DeLand, FL 32720-4209
+1 386-734-3740
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Hours:
Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Miami
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

It's a 50 minute drive for us but worth the trip. The food is consistently great and creative. They cater to individual dietary preferences and restrictions as closely as possible and we have always had a perfect meal here. The service is superior.

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Thank Litnup
Caledonia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

The fare here is definetly for "foodies"! Everything you expect from a great restaurant and more. Very special. Friends we were with compared it to the finest restaurants in New York. We will return for sure.

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Thank Patrica E
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014

The food is amazing & great place to celebrate a special occasion. This is DeLand's formal restaurant . Chef Hari is extremely talented and we have always enjoyed every meal. They are quick with responses while making a reservation. We normally e-mail our request.

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1 Thank Jewelsac
DeLand
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014

We ate at the Chef's Table on the night my husband retired. It was absolutely fabulous! It is always delicious, but this was a new level of delicious food and wine pairings served by the owners, Chef Hari and Sommolier Jenneffer Pulapaka. We had at least 7 courses, paired with the just the right wines. It could not have been... More 

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Thank KathyDeLand
Mississauga, Canada
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2014

We loved Cress so much last March that we returned on our visit this fall. The food was still good but the service lacked a little something. My dining partners enjoyed the wonton apps. My beet and carrot app should have been warmed but was good. My mother in law loved her escargot. The mains were good. I had shrimp... More 

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1 Thank Lesley P
Falmouth Harbour, Antigua
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2014

We (a party of three) arrived at 5:30 pm, the time of our reservation. The door was opened within several minutes of our arrival with an announcement that they were not "ready" yet. We were left for another five or so minutes in the cold (for Florida) and then ushered in to the deserted, dark restaurant and seated in front... More 

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Jenneffer P, Owner at Cress Restaurant, responded to this review

We are a global brasserie; we serve exceptional food in casual surroundings, without dated fine dining elements. The food is at its highest level, but everything else relaxed. We want to be accessible for all guests. More importantly, we want a dialogue of food. We want to tell you about your local farmer, dairyman, cattlemen, and fishermen. We have pride... More 

Ocala, Florida
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96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

I probably don't need to say too much about a restaurant that has such a high percentage of excellent ratings and whose owner often appears on Fox 35 Local News. My wife & I have eaten here twice when visiting the area and both times we have been so impressed by the quality and variety of the menu that it... More 

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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

Don't get me wrong, the food is excellent This is perhaps the best gourmet food in Downtown DeLand. But let's talk about "Customer Service and Customer Appreciation". The first time we tried to eat at the restaurant, we were told in a very unfriendly manner "you need a reservation" (end of discussion, no apology, no smiles). If you need a... More 

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Jenneffer P, Owner at Cress Restaurant, responded to this review

We want you to indulge, laugh and enjoy the food. With only 13 tables in the dining room, reservations help. We are a global brasserie; we serve exceptional food in casual surroundings, without dated fine dining elements. The food is at its highest level, but everything else relaxed. In doing so, we save you money and the extravagant cost of... More 

DeLand, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

The quality of the food and the cozy, yet upscale atmosphere more than justify the price. I can't think of a better restaurant to visit for a special occasion than Cress. Highly recommended!

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1 Thank Kat W
Deland
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

tables too small....prices too high....feel rushed to eat and get out....no wines on the list i am familiar with

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Thank Arnold R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 60
Cuisine
International, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 W Indiana Ave, DeLand, FL 32720-4209
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  DeLand
  • Phone Number: +1 386-734-3740
Description
ZAGAT Guide:TOP Orlando Restaurant & America's Top Restaurants. Cress is a critically acclaimed global brasserie, with Farm-to-Table cuisine, located in Historic Downtown DeLand, Florida. Cress has always been dedicated to sourcing local produce that is inspired by the subtle changes in the Florida seasons. The cornerstone of the restaurant blends fresh market ingredients, exotic flavors, and refined presentation. Our serving staff creates a dialogue about food; for Cress is about the story or our land. The goal is to provide a connection that complements the complexity of the food the Cress kitchen creates with where our food comes from and with the individuals who are growing them. Knowing your farmer, dairyman, cattlemen, and fishermen.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?