The Cypress Tavern

The Cypress Room in Miami's Design District
The Cypress Room in Miami's Design District

Chef Michael Schwartz expands his sphere of influence in Miami’s Design District with the recent addition of The Cypress Tavern, his third and most elegant venture in the burgeoning Midtown neighborhood. Surrounded by tony furniture showrooms and an expanding roster of designer boutiques, the wood-paneled dining room is decidedly retro in style with vintage tableware, taxidermied deer trophies and retro seafoam banquettes. Waitstaff are prompt and professional at weekday lunch service and during dinner which is served every night except Sunday.

The Cypress Room

While most of Michael’s restaurants offer an ecclectic mix of entrees, snacks and small plates, the menu at The Cypress Tavern is more traditional in style with just a handful of appetizers, entrees and sides. Lunchtime favorites like the Cypress Burger topped with onion marmalade and the smoked shaved beets served with robiola are savory and satisfying and at dinner the roast lamb or duck are perfectly rendered and lightly sauced with just a hint of gaminess. Hedy Goldsmith’s desserts include a Florida citrus chess pie spiked with tarragon, huckleberries and white chocolate or a complex hazelnut parfait with puffed farro and tart pickled cherries. The Cypress Room is a more tailored and grown up presentation of Chef Schwartz’s innovative cuisine and a welcome addition to the Design District.

Restaurant Information:
Name: The Cypress Tavern
Rating: 3.5 / 3.5 stars based on 49 reviews across the Web
Address: 3620 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
Phone: (305) 520-5197
Cuisine: American
Price: $$$
Attire: Casual
Payment: Cash, All Major Credit Cards
Reservations: Yes
Parking: On-street parking
Chef: Michael Schwartz
Bar Service: Full Bar
Hours: Mo-Th 12:00pm-2:30pm, 6pm-11pm, Fr-Sa 6:00pm-12am, Su Closed