We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Cress Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
103 W. Indiana Avenue, DeLand, FL 32720-4209
+1 386-734-3740
Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

224 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 222: English reviews
Ocala, Florida
Level Contributor
96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 

1 Thank richbam
Level Contributor
25 reviews
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 

7 Thank G E
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
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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!

1 Thank Kat W
Level Contributor
22 reviews
19 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
Level Contributor
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
Level Contributor
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
Level Contributor
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
Level Contributor
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
Level Contributor
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
Level Contributor
17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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

Been to Cress Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cress Restaurant and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Rotonda West, Florida
4 months ago
DeLand, Florida
over a year ago
DeLand, Florida
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Cress Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?