Restaurant Reviews

The Cypress Room Keeps It Classy in the Design District

The tale of the frogs' legs begins as you'd expect, but then it takes an unexpected turn.

There they were, leaping through a mosquito-infested bog in the Everglades, when suddenly they resurfaced in a very different environment. Chefs at the Cypress Room, a posh Design District restaurant filled with fine china and crystal chandeliers, season and panfry the limbs. They meld the delicate results with capers, brioche croutons, arugula, and golden garlic and then splash it all with brown butter. These frogs' legs wind up on dainty porcelain plates.

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