167 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401
James Beard-nominated Chef Craig Deihl deals in high-end low-country fare at Cypress, a swanky bi-level restaurant in an historic French Quarter building. There are fine-dining staples like Steak Diane and an Asian-inspired crisp wasabi tuna, but for a taste of Deihl’s signature Southern cooking, go for the BBQ Trio with smoked duck, grilled sausage, and pastrami-spiced pork belly. For more casual snacking, you can post up at the second-floor bar for a chili-cheese dog on an everything bun and some craft cocktails -- though, you might want to err on the side of wine during your visit, considering there's a three-story wine wall with nearly 5,000 bottles.