We were itching for our first brunch at Cypress Tavern the moment we decided to go for it on both Saturday and Sunday. Getting the restaurant off the ground was fast and furious so dinner naturally was a priority for training. With the chefs working double time on menus and getting ready for service, brunch came together in as organized a way as on-the-fly can get thanks to technology and a good deal of old fashioned face time. With menus set and plenty of feedback from the team thanks to patient chefs (more eggs please? more… everything, please?), we knew it was going to be good, but what would it taste and look like? We decided to make a video at this past Saturday’s first service to find out.
Big thank you to Gio Gutierrez for shooting our footage, always there to jump in when his technology skills are needed. We hope you enjoy this first taste of what is going down during brunch at Cypress Tavern.
On the weekends, 18 Savory ($8-22) plates escalating in size offer guests flexibility to craft their brunch experience, whether it’s starting with oysters and the Lobster Omelet with fine herbs (15), or Bibb Lettuce Salad with heirloom tomato, radish, black olive, and creamy Meyer lemon dressing (8) and Eggs en Cocotte with spicy tomato, chickpeas, cilantro, scallion and grilled sourdough (14). Today’s Rotisserie (18) features a special spit-roasted protein, like lamb shoulder, served with roasted potatoes and Meyer lemon salsa verde. Extras (8) including thrice-cooked fries, breakfast sausage and wood grilled asparagus are there when you need them. Seven Sweet ($8-19) dishes delicately touch on all the brunch sweet spots like French Toast with fig compote, pistachio, and crème fraîche (12) and Buttermilk Pancakes with smoked Maldon salt, whipped butter and maple syrup (11). The Chocolate Pot de Crème is a silken stunner, served with toasty, sugared brioche cubes (12).
For dinner menu, full bar offerings including special cocktails for both Dinner and Brunch, and to make a reservation, please visit cypresstavern.com. Cypress Tavern is located at 3620 NE 2nd Avenue in Miami’s Design District and welcomes walk-ins but encourages reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org and 305.520.5197. Hours of operation are Dinner Tuesday through Thursday from 6-11 p.m., Friday and Saturday until 12 a.m., and Sunday until 10 p.m, and Brunch Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Closed Monday. $5 Design District Valet is available, as well as street parking in the city lot in between 37th and 38th street.