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Cress Restaurant

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103 W. Indiana Avenue, 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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DeLand, Florida
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been wanting to go to the Cress for a very long time. My husband decided to surprise me for my birthday and take me there. I was not disappointed in any way. The explanation of the wine pairings was impressive. But each course was deliciously prepared and a treat. A big thank you to Hari for his dedication... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The new dinner format features either a 3-course meal, with or without wine pairing, or a 5-course tasting menu. The price is fixed and includes tips. This is an intimate dining experience where the executive chef visits each table, answers questions about the menu, and then delivers and explains each course. Chef Pulapaka specializes in combining flavors and spices to... More 

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Daytona Beach, FL
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503 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was to be a very special Valentines Day dinner, but we were greeted by a cold and disinterested owner, served by pleasant but inexperienced servers, and had an average meal...all for a premium price. No, we will not be back.

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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second trip to Cress. This is a small intimate restaurant that paces the seating to ensure each guest has an ideal experience. We had the 5 course chef's tasting menu with 4 paired wines. Each course and wine were artfully presented and explained and all were delicious. The total price for 2 people, inclusive of tip was... More 

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2 Thank Pam H
DeLand, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose Cress Restaurant to celebrate our 11th Wedding Anniversary! Great Choice! Fabulous food! Superb service! Thank you!

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1 Thank delandattorney
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We were visiting a friend in Orlando and he suggested this place. We had dinner there last night and all 6 of us were impressed. This restaurant is a treasure and a delight. The service was excellent and the wine pairings were outstanding . The one vegetarian in the group was accommodated effortlessly . The food was simply divine. We... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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235 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

My Wife and I had the chefs pairing for my 44th birthday dinner. We started with a bite of fruit to get our palates ready for the decadence coming. The first course was a salad with local soured ingredients, with a basil dressing that was awesome. Second course was maybe my favorite, tomato bisque with pork belly. So much flavor,... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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145 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Eight years ago I clipped an Orlando Sentinel review of Cress. It was a favorable review, and after having just eaten there I would say nothing has been lost in the 8 years. We had the chef tasting dinner with wine pairing and loved it all. Local ingredients in the main, and not that unusual, but he combinations and sauces/seasoning... More 

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1 Thank brwerner
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 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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Burke, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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 Avenue, 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?