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Cress Restaurant

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103 W. Indiana Avenue, DeLand, FL 32720-4209
+1 386-734-3740
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

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

Thank Arnold R
West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014

Actually I thought the food was quite good but not extraordinary -- I've eaten food as good or better in bars, small roadside restaurants (and even in railway stations and campgrounds) in Spain, Portugal, and France. That’s not really a criticism (the quality of food is generally quite high in Europe) just an observation. I had house wine with my... More 

5 Thank Byron C
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014

You owe it to yourself to check this restaurant out. This was our second time dining at Cress and continued to be impressed. This is one of only a few restaurants we visit on special occasions. My wife had the Herb Crusted Fish (Trigger Fish this night) ($25) which she said was excellent. I had the Creole Shrimp and Grits... More 

3 Thank JRV42
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101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2014

This was our first time trying Cress. The restaurant is small and has a cute atmosphere. There are a few tables outside on the sidewalk but we sat inside. We went with one other couple. The food we ordered was exceptional. If I was rating the restaurant on food alone, I would have given it a 5. If I was... More 

Thank Highmaintenancegina
Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

Would you believe that one of, if not the best restaurant in Central Florida is located in DeLand, Would you believe that one of the best restaurants in central FL is located in DeLand, FL?. Cress is one of the best restaurants that my husband and I have eaten in in the many years. We have celebrated our wedding anniversary... More 

Thank wr630
Lake Worth, Florida
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

My husband and I were in Deland/Deleon Springs for a wedding recently and upon arrival were looking for someplace to have dinner. I checked Trip Advisor and this little gem was highly rated, so we set out to find it and boy are we glad we did. It was earlier than we usually have dinner, but we'd been traveling and... More 

2 Thank Tina C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

There were 4 of us and we had a wonderful time. For the few reviews that didn't care for the service I need to stress this point. WoW! The service was top notch. Montana was our waiter and he did a superb job. Never a second went by that he didn't have us happy. We probably had 3 different waitstaff... More 

1 Thank Sam S
Lake Como, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

This is restaurant is amazing! Small and intimate, very nice ambiance, good music, perfect service and sublime food! Highly recommend it for special occasions. Reservations are a must.

1 Thank LizHearn
daytona beach
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112 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

We have come here a number of times because: Imaginative menu, well-prepared and Chef - very friendly and knowledgeable. Unfortunately Manager - very grumpy and many times unhelpful. Service - uneven; sometimes excellent, sometimes very disorganized. (See Manager above.) We didn't come back for quite a while because the Manager ruined an anniversary dinner - so much so that we... More 

4 Thank ebknott
Jenneffer P, Owner at Cress Restaurant, responded to this review

EB Knott - you have not been to Cress since February 2011. This is shameful and disparaging, especially when you falsely listed your review from Sept 2014. Both your previous reviews, on TripAdvisor and YELP, say the same disrespectful remarks and make personally attacks in 2011. Therefore, we will sponsor wine for the next FAB (Females About Business) luncheon, in... More 

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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

Thursday night we took a friend to Cress for dinner. They were featuring Halibut and it was the most delicious preparation any of us had ever eaten. The Cress House Salad was a fantastic combination of greens, fruits, nuts and cheese in a passion fruit-balsamic vinagarette dressing. Their wine pairings were spot on for our chosen entree and the service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$60
International, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
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
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?