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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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Closed
Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely presentation of food. Warm, relaxed friendly ambience where the chef comes to the table and explains the meal. Very good wine selection. Love DeLand and love Cress.

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1 Thank Karen L
Burke, Virginia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Having been a student at nearby Stetson University in the late 60s early 70s, I can attest to the total lack at that time of anything vaguely fine dining. When the choice dining spots were Burger Chef (ugh), Mano's Pizza (excellent of its type, but pizza and even lasagna do not fine dining make), or for late night pancake fans... More 

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1 Thank Riwist
Orlando, Florida
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We loved the innovative and always fresh food served at Cress. Centered in small-town America town of Deland, an exquisite little restaurant with fresh grown vegetables and herbs prepared for incredible meals is a total surprise. Don't miss a chance to experience Chef Hari Pulapuka's beautiful meals!

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5 Thank sunshinegal200
DeLand, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

For my birthday, my wife and I spent a delightful evening at Cress. The food was some of the best we've ever eaten--anywhere. The service was excellent, and the atmosphere was very pleasant. Highly recommended!

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3 Thank Jack K
Naples, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Debby Williams referred us to the Cress Restaurant for my birthday celebration on 9/1/16. Thank you for the referral! Our experience at the Cress Restaurant was incredible. We made reservations several weeks in advance, and we are so glad we did! Chef and owner Hari Pulapaka, welcomed us to his restaurant, explained each course, and personally delivered the meals to... More 

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2 Thank RobinPetersen
Rotonda West, Florida
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This lovely intimate restaurant is a jewel in Delands crown, we could not have had a more perfect evening. We were served by the Sous Chef or the Chef and they explained each course. First I had the Escargot and my husband had the house made Creole Pasta with Mushroom and Manchego Cheese. Main course we had the Tikka Masala... More 

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4 Thank Cindy H
DeLand, Florida
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54 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately Cress was too much money considering their level of service. It was for a special occasion on Sunday for their brunch. Our waitress was in jeans, T shirt and sneakers. She lacked flow in her service. Bringing drinks at a strange time. Describing specials in a lackluster manner and not even knowing what there was available for dessert. Meanwhile... More 

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

Dear Guest we invite you to visit Cress Restaurant as opposed to Byte mentioned in your review. At Cress the serving team has uniforms: black shirt, black pants, black shoes with a tie (tie optional during bunch). Our music is commercial free via our Pandora Business account, where we play Jazz, New Age, or Latin Soul. Our menu changes daily... More 

DeLand, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My wife and I celebrate special occasions at Cress. Hari and Jennifer always treat us as family. The food is exceptional and the service is outstanding.

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5 Thank DeLandTom
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Everything is both very high priced, but what you get is worth every penny. I can't recommend any single dish since there is something for everyone and each dish is an experience in itself. For reference, I had the ostrich steak.

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3 Thank Orion M
DeLand, Florida
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The food here is unbelievably good, service was great. Nothing at all to complain about. It was plain for us that they require reservations.

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3 Thank jrtodd

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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
US$35 - US$60
Cuisine
International, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:00
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?