Cyrus is a two Michelin-starred restaurant that specializes in fine dining. With arched ceilings, glazed Italian-style walls, white tablecloths and ... More
Cyrus is a two Michelin-starred restaurant that specializes in fine dining. With arched ceilings, glazed Italian-style walls, white tablecloths and subtle lighting, the restaurant serves American cuisine with a dash of French and Asian cuisines. Caviar and champagne cart, cheese carts, prix fixe menu and an extensive wine list from Sonoma and Napa's Basket is a special feature of the restaurant.
My wife and I went to dinner at Cyrus and were extremely disappointed. We have dined at several high-end restaurants in the area (Gary Danko, Fifth Floor, French Laundry, Masa, etc.) and this was, hands-down, the worst experience of the bunch. I knew it was going to be expensive, and I am used to dropping $300 on a great dinner. Not only was it expensive, the food wasn't that good. Here were the problems:
1) Paid an additional surcharge to have beef, and it came with an sauce that was terrible. Terrible! It just did not taste very good at all.
2) A dish was described to have truffles and it did not. Okay, no big deal, I can live without truffles, but they did not bother to tell us that they ran out. We would have ordered something different if we had known.
3) The wine pairing was a rip-off. We were supposed to have different wines for each course and on two dishes we received the same wine. I think they thought we would not notice or something?
To repeat, it was not about the money. Yes, it was expensive and I am willing to pay for great food. But it was expensive and not that good. Maybe we just caught them on a bad night but I will never go back.
Have dined at Cyrus twice, once in 2006 and once in 2007. The cost alone prohibits eating there more often than once per year. The 2006 experience was superb even tho one of the waiters did hit me on the head with a dinner plate; the 2007 dinner was not as well prepared. The real problem, however, was that I suffered major digestive problems during the night after the dinner similar to food poisoning. We shall not return to Cyrus.
My husband and I had dinner here about a week and a half ago and although it was good, I expected phenomenal for the price we paid. The atmosphere was nice, the service was very good, but not worth the $600 price tag, including gratuity, we paid for the experience. We are not averse to paying this much for a meal if it is absolutely fantastic, but Cyrus lacked in the food (and wine pairings) itself. It also felt a little rushed, something I have never thought at Gary Danko's in San Francisco.
Gary Danko's, IMO, is head and shoulders above this establishment, and excels in every regard compared to Cyrus.
If our meal had been $200-$300 I might have given this restaurant three stars, however, due to expectations, set this by this place itself, I will review it with two stars. The food pairings, although a couple of them were exceptional, just didn't fare that well. And, yes, my husband and I frequent fine dining establishments at least once a week.
Overall, due to price and high expectations, a major disappointment.
cyrus seems to want to compete with gary danko and michael mina, both of which i love (though i was a bit disappointed in michael mina the last time i went). it certainly makes the grade in terms of service and ambiance, but the food was kind of hit or miss and it took a long time to complete our meal. we were seated promptly at 8:30pm and didn't leave our table until around 11:30pm. it wasn't because we were eating slowly, we were waiting a long time for each course.
the menu is fairly interesting, where you can pick and choose anything you want on the menu, as long as you choose 3 courses. the food can be delivered to you in any order, but the helpful wait staff will make recommendations. the chef greeting food item thing was incredible as was the caviar, though the champaign was nothing special. although i'm not a huge fan of duck, the duck breast i had was amazing; the skin was fried to add a great deal of flavor to the meat. i was disappointed with the steak and frites as well as my custard dessert.
and i know this is really nit-picky, but at gary danko, they give you a nice pen to sign the check with that you can take home. other nice restaurants give you a nice pen to sign away your hundreds of dollars. cyrus used bic pens that i have at my office.
Went here via limo to celebrate my partner's 50th. Greeted with champagne almost instantly. Had the chef's 8-course menu, with matching wine pairing. Food and service beyond words. Incredibly expensive but amazing experience. However, if and when we return, I would opt for ordering from the menu as then you get to taste more items (assuming your dining companion orders different things).
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