29 North St, Healdsburg, CA | Directions 9544838.611807 -122.871601
Monday To Sunday From 05:30 PM To 09:30 PM
Fabulous – Great service, decor and food. Hefty price tag, but that's to be expected. My husband and I have just started becoming aquainted with fine dining. We haven't been to many places, Mastro's, Patinas (all in L.A.), and we came up to the wine country with another couple and decided to try Cyrus. Unfortunately we can't afford to go to many places, but after coming here, I'm not sure we need to.
What a fabulous place. The service was excellent. Our waiter was so attentive, funny and friendly. I love how the waiters serve everyone at the table at the same time. We went there for lunch and I had the vegetarian tasting menu, while my husband had the regular tasting menu. There were a variety of different dishes that included hearts of palm, tofu, asparagus and snow peas, all of which tasted so fresh. I did not know that vegetables could taste so wonderful. The dessert was this thing called the peanut butter bar, which was a long layered chocolate mouse with a crispy wafer at the bottom. I'm not sure where the peanut flavor came from, but they were able to work it in there. It was absolutely fabulous. I'm giddy still thinking about it. After the dessert, they brought around a cart full of different sweets, which just added to the fabulousness of the meal. Oh, I forgot to mention the wine pairing was also exquisite.
What a wonderful experience this was. We're definitely coming back here. We just need to start saving up for it.
Serious Downhill Alert – This used to be our favorite restaurant so my husband and I just went there for our anniversary dinner. The food was inconsistently prepared between our dishes (my butterfish was cooked through and his was raw inside), the service was negligent (we kept having to ask for more bread while the bread lady was chatting with the rest of the staff), and. I was also sad to see the creativity was now gone and dishes were safe and bland with nothing memorable.
The whole experience was inexcusable, especially at such high price points (dinner for 2 well over $400).There are lots of better eats for more value nearby.
An 8 course meal at 10PM is a crime – I've dined at some of the best restaurants in the World.
That said, I've been looking forward to having dinner at Cyrus for at least 2 years. I went recently and was royally disappointed. I can't believe I'm writing this review because Cyrus is still better than 90% of the restaurants out there. However, given all of its hype and its price tag...it was a big disappointment. The Healdsburg location and the service staff are its best attributes. Cyrus however should stop offering reservations after 9pm when you can only have a 5 or 8-course meal. I wasn't seated until 10pm for my 9:30pm reservation; and no apology was given. By the 2nd course, I was ready to fall asleep in my plate and suffered through an endless string of 'just OK' dishes that ended at 1AM and totaled $400....it all seemed so criminal.
bad food served with pretentiousness – pretentious load of flavorless culinary gymnastics served without warmth
they are all about money and show with
75% of the dishes barely edible
even the bread was awful
who did they pay to give positive reviews of this place?
CATASTROPHIC CYRUS EXPERIENCE!!! – Cyrus was simply HORRIBLE! Pretencious for no good reason - chintzy room, cheap suits on waiters, guests in flip-flops (!). We brought a beautiful Biale wine which staff failed to open w/out our requesting. Sommelier suggested cocktail "The Last Word" which truly was so for my tastebuds! Incredibly sweet, lime flavor after which I could not taste our Biale. DISGUSTING! 1st course: tasteless cold lobster w/ awful parsley oil sauce. Oh, forgot gratis slimey cucumber starter. WEIRD! 2nd course: GREAT foie gras. 3rd course: WORLD'S SALTIEST SAUCE over nice seared lamb (3 tiny slices) and, I swear, BUSH'S BAKED BEANS! UNBELIEVEABLE! Last, 3 minute desserts (thankfully), 1 of which was supposed to be blackberry bread pudding but looked/tasted like a cube of bland cheese. No flavor whatsoever!
All that for only $308 for 2 people. I WOULDN'T GO BACK IF THEY OFFERED ME A FREE MEAL!!!
Not worth the obscene money they are asking – This was one of the worst experiences I have ever had. To begin with we were not told of a dress code. As wine country tourists, we were dressed nicely but casually; shorts, summer trendy filp flops, nice shirts, etc. We were told that we could not dine in shorts or our expensive flip flops. We then wanted to cancel our reservation as our hotel was 30 minutes away but we were told that we would have to pay a $250 fine! Have you ever heard of such a thing?! So the four of us hurried back to our hotel and made it back for dinner. We chose the wine paired dinner and began with champagne and caviar, the only good thing.
The menu was disgusting and poorly thought out. The three first courses were all sesame oil based and tasted the same. The three following courses were foie gras, kobe beef, and pork that was in fact a chunk of fat in mayo. All of us were grossed out by the degree of fatty foods served to us by then and only the foie gras was somewhat good. The wines paired with the meals were nothing special and we never got the Wow! effect we usually get from paired menus. Never did any of the multiple waiters ask us if we were enjoying our food and some courses were served without explanation or introduction
Then came the $1200 bill for a mediocre meal and we regretted not taking the $250 fine. I have dined at many other restaurants of the sort such as Le toque, The Herbfarm Restaurant, and others in the US and Canada and this was by far the most expensive and the worst. Lesser star restaurants surpass Cyrus easily.
I think people just feel they should write a good review to justify what this place charges for a poor showing. I would have been happy to pay $1200 if I walked out feeling like a million bucks but I left feeling like a loser that had been conned and manipulated.
If you can avoid this place, you should.
Finest dining experience we've ever had – Without a doubt this was the best food, service and ambience my wife and I have experienced. Without a reservation we expected to have drinks and a couple of dishes at the bar. Thanks to a last minute cancellation a table was available. From the moment we were seated until the end of the meal 3 hours later we felt completely taken care of. The service, though formal and attentive, was never intrusive. The servers demonstrated their knowledge of the dishes, their ingredients, the preparation, etc. in a throughly unpretentious manner. At the beginning of the meal they inquired about any food allergies or particular ingredients we would want to avoid.
We had the seven course chef's tasting menu that was so beautiful and delicious that words really can't do justice to. Though quite pricey, we felt we received a tremendous value for what we had. It was simply a memorable experience that we will savor for years to come. I couldn't recommend it more highly. We hope to dine at the French Laundry early next year, I cannot imagine Cyrus can be outdone. I look forward to them trying.
Fabulous! – The cooking, service and ambiance of this place are all truly special. We live in Petaluma and go to Sooze for what we generally think is unsurpassed food and wine but then get reminded at places like Cyrus and La Folie (and Fleur de Lys etc) that Petaluma is in fact Small Town- if still Our Town. This is a special occasion restuarant, but truly, just going to Cyrus is occasion in and of itself. We always do the tasting menu and hold our breath and spring for one of the better bottles. Then we sell off our car and hitchhike home, me in my best shoes, with our takehome goodies, spent but happy. Desserts are to die for here.
A Special Occasion and Friendly Faces – Cyrus offered that perfect combination of making you feel at home yet giving you a fine dining experience to rival the best of them. We've eaten in highly-regarded restaurants all over the world, and this more than holds its own food-wise (and beats many of them). The portions were generous, given it was a tasting menu, and we loved the fact that you could truly create your own 3- 4- or 5-course tasting menu, which is quite rare in restaurants of this caliber. To go with this experience you'd expect stuffy service, no? Not here. The wait staff and sommelier were friendly, yet perfectly attentive. We were there using a package deal and were not treated differently in any way (we did order beyond what the package included). The extras, like truffles to take home with you, are a lovely touch. Finally, while it was pricey, it is less expensive than many restaurants of this level, and the course options allow you to control the price more than at some other places. We also noted that the wine list included some mid-priced options. Overall, it was a great experience and we look forward to returning.
Amazing Dining Experience – Dining at Cyrus has to be at top of my list for the best dining experience, the food was impeccable; the service attentive and friendly; the ambience was elegant yet comfortable.
I highly recommend the 7 course meal truly experience the wide range of flavors, each course was different yet it came together with perfect execution. Even before we started with the tasting course, we were given canapes and amuse bouche to kick-start our palatte. My favorites include the seared foie gras ala pineapple baba au rhum, the slight bitterness of the foie gras tempered well with the sweetness of the pineapple and the rum. I also like their pen shell w/ matsutake mushroom, glass shrimp and pickled watermelon rind, dried scallop broth- the flavors were so good. I was blown away by their artisanal of cheese- we really liked the fact that he tailored the type of cheeses to our liking, bread and nuts were the perfect compliment. For my dessert, it was caramel soup with kettle corn sorbet and chocolate filigree, very decadent but a little on the sweet side for me but it was still delicious. And as for the wine list, it was like a novel- wonderful regional wines. I am blown away with Cyrus and hopefully I will get another opportunity to dine there again.
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