CYPRESS STREET PINT & PLATE
CYPRESS STREET PINT & PLATE
817 W PEACHTREE ST NE, ATLANTA, 30308
The next stop for The Hungry Lens is at Cypress Street Pint & Plate. When it comes to food the more extreme, the better, and I will try just about anything once. So when I heard that Cypress Street made a burger lodged between two donuts, I knew I had to check it out.
Located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, Cypress Street is a hangout spot for the 30 somethings. With their extensive list of beer and awesome bar food you are sure to have a great time. My friend and I chose to sit on the outside patio overlooking a busy intersection of Midtown. I enjoyed the different types of tables, high tops and low tops. You definitely get a community vibe by sitting on the patio, like everyone just got off from a long day at work and all they want to do is enjoy some good beer, delicious food, in a laid back chill environment. The inside of Cypress is rather small with the bar being the main focal point and small tables surrounding it. There is also a separate dining room for bigger parties that gives them their own space. With its dim lighting, and big rustic wooden tables, Cypress Street is definitely a great spot to let loose and just enjoy yourself.
The service at Cypress Street was great. Our server was very attentive and provided us with everything we needed. She had a great attitude and our food came out very quickly. Overall, I have no complains about the service at Cypress Street.
I would describe the food at Cypress Street as modern bar food with a unique twist. All of the dishes are pretty classic American cuisine like burgers, wings, and fish and chips but each dish is amped up with a unique interpretation of the dish. For example – the macaroni and cheese has smoked brisket in it and the eggrolls include bbq pork, collard greens, sriracha ranch, and mustard bbq. You are sure to find something you will love here.
We started off with the meatball sliders which include homemade meatballs, arugula, caesar dressing, and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. The meatballs themselves were extremely moist and juicy with incredible and intense flavor. I am not a big fan of meatballs, but these were great! The peppery bite from the arugula cut through the richness of the meatball giving it balance. Not to mention the slider buns were so soft and pillowy, you could tell these were not just picked up from the store. Lastly, the sprinkle of parmesan cheese on top added a salty kick in the end to round everything out. Overall, I loved these little meatball sliders!
Next, comes the main event. The Sublime Donut Burger, also known to many foodies as The Luther. The Luther is a burger that replaced the buns with donuts. Yes, I said donuts. Sublime Donuts is a local bakery in Atlanta that makes some of the best donuts in the city, so of course when making a Luther, Cypress Street called on the best to import the donut aspect. The Sublime Donut Burger is ½ lb burger topped with cheddar cheese, caramelized onion, and Applewood bacon, lodged in between two sublime donuts. How bad could that be? The burger came out and my mouth dropped to the floor. This thing was about 12 inches tall and looked like foodie perfection. When I cut it down the center the burger was cooked to a perfect medium rare, with the inside still slightly pink and juices running out. I took my first bite, and thought I had transitioned into the Twilight Zone. The meaty richness of the juicy burger, combined with the saltiness of the bacon, and the sweetness from the glazed donuts created a euphoria in my mouth. Don’t ask me how, but these flavor combinations complimented each other to create one insane flavor experience in my mouth. It is hard to describe, but I highly encourage you all try this at least once in your life. It is extremely rich, so maybe even try splitting it with someone. Of course I am an expert at eating, so I finished the whole burger by myself. No shame in my game.
To accompany the burger, I ordered the pub fries which are classic French fries topped with parmesan cheese, spicy mayo, and truffle mayo. These were a perfect complement to the burger. You could tell they were hand cut and freshly fried to order. The parmesan cheese added a salty punch to the fries, along with the spicy mayo which added heat. Lastly, the truffle mayo was to die for. With its rich earthy, creamy flavor, I could have drank this through a straw and been perfectly okay with it.
The menu at Cypress Street is so diverse and has so many amazing options to choose from. It is difficult to not want to order the entire menu. And not to mention, all of the food is absolutely delicious!
The price at Cypress Street is pretty affordable and compares to most other bar food places. The meatball sliders were $9 and my burger with fries was around $14 (the normal Sublime donut burger with fries is $12 but I upgraded my fries to the pub version adding a few extra bucks onto my tab). If you are going to eat bar food, you might as well do it at a place that elevates the food and puts their own unique spin on it for a very affordable price!
Based on all of the following criteria discussed above I give Cypress Street Pint & Plate an A-. The atmosphere was very relaxing, the service was great, and with an insanely creative and delicious menu there is no reason why you should not make Cypress Street your next stop and try out the amazingly decadent Sublime Donut Burger!