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Cress Restaurant

103 W Indiana Ave, DeLand, FL 32720-4209
+1 386-734-3740
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good10%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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International, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
103 W Indiana Ave, DeLand, FL 32720-4209
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Reviewed 9 January 2015

Hari Pulapaka takes ordinary ingredients and puts them together into very interesting and delicious combinations with an 'unusual' extra taste which always enhances the dish. I have told him that this talent reminds me of dining in Todd English's fine restaurants. Cress has earned and...More

2  Thank Kenneth F
Reviewed 9 January 2015 via mobile

I have been to Cress more times than I can count! It is always our first choice for any special occasion (or for an ordinary evening we want to make special). Over the years, I have never had anything but the most exquisite and exceptional...More

2  Thank Alexa B
Reviewed 3 January 2015

It's a 50 minute drive for us but worth the trip. The food is consistently great and creative. They cater to individual dietary preferences and restrictions as closely as possible and we have always had a perfect meal here. The service is superior.

Thank Litnup
Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

The fare here is definetly for "foodies"! Everything you expect from a great restaurant and more. Very special. Friends we were with compared it to the finest restaurants in New York. We will return for sure.

Thank Patrica E
Reviewed 22 December 2014

The food is amazing & great place to celebrate a special occasion. This is DeLand's formal restaurant . Chef Hari is extremely talented and we have always enjoyed every meal. They are quick with responses while making a reservation. We normally e-mail our request.

1  Thank Jewelsac
Reviewed 21 December 2014

We ate at the Chef's Table on the night my husband retired. It was absolutely fabulous! It is always delicious, but this was a new level of delicious food and wine pairings served by the owners, Chef Hari and Sommolier Jenneffer Pulapaka. We had at...More

Thank KathyDeLand
Reviewed 29 November 2014

We loved Cress so much last March that we returned on our visit this fall. The food was still good but the service lacked a little something. My dining partners enjoyed the wonton apps. My beet and carrot app should have been warmed but was...More

1  Thank Lesley P
Reviewed 19 November 2014

We (a party of three) arrived at 5:30 pm, the time of our reservation. The door was opened within several minutes of our arrival with an announcement that they were not "ready" yet. We were left for another five or so minutes in the cold...More

2  Thank HarryArnold
Jenneffer P, Owner at Cress Restaurant, responded to this review

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. We want to be accessible for all guests. More importantly, we want a dialogue of food. We...More

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...More

1  Thank richbam
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...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...More

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Cindy H
Is there a dress code ?
25 August 2016|
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Response from Jenneffer P | Property representative |
Hi Cindy, Yes - Business attire is our dress code @ Cress.
Bonnie M
Where is it.?
15 April 2015|
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Billie L
Are you oipen for lunch ion Tuesday,s
9 February 2015|
Response from wr630 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, Cress is not open for lunch. They are a fine dining establishment and are open only in the evenings.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$60
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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. Offering 3-Course and Chef's Tastings only.