Scopa or Cyrus in Healdsburg?
I wanted to treat friends to a meal at Scopa or Cyrus as a wedding gift and wonder if anyone has any opinions of which would be better. Also, an approximate amount that would be appropriate to cover a dinner for two would be great too!
Cyrus is a phenomenal experience and will long be remembered. The service is stellar, the tasting menu superb and the ambiance sublime. You couldn't do better for special present. They do still offer ala carte menu options and food at the bar. They also have champagne and caviar tasting menu. Everything is incredibly well-done. The cocktails are fabulous as well all made with fresh ingredients. Ever had fresh squeezed tomato juice? I hadn't! But in a seasonal cocktail of a bloody mary it's unforgettable. Scopa is excellent too. But, not the special memorable evening that Cyrus is. Cyrus is more costly - probably the most costly place in Healdsburg except for the Dry Creek Kitchen - but also the most memorable. It's unforgettable in every way.
i haven't been to cyrus, but commis is not only one of the best meals i've had in a while, but an incredible value when compared to restaurants doing similar things; commis is $75 for the tasting menu, cyrus is $135.
commis and cyrus are also vastly different in ambience; commis is very minimalist and casual with superlative food; cyrus is more elegant and luxurious
Hi yourself, Mango. Scopa and Cyrus are vastly different restaurants. Both are good, but Cyrus is much more formal, while Scopa is more California casual. Scopa has a limited menu, sources local ingrediants, has a good wine list, but it doesn't have any depth, as that's not what they are trying to pull off. You can eat a good meal in Scopa in an hour easy. Cyrus will require a lot more time. It has a comprehensive menu, it may even be fixed price, a set menu with multiple tasting courses. Hopefully someone will log on who is more familiar with Cyrus than me. Perhaps they still offer food in the bar and a la carte menu options. I have only eaten there once. But in general, Ctrus is a Michelin starred restaurant that is a more drawn out eating experience with a luxurious wine list. As you might expect, Cyrus is much more expensive. I would guess Cyrus would run 4 to 5 times as much as Scopa. Both are good, but vastly different.
Thank you for your quick response, Pinotho! Yes, I realized just now that the nature of the restaurants are very different (woes of not being familiar with the area). It sounds like Cyrus will be a better choice for a special occasion. Would you be familiar with Commis at all? Cyrus vs. Commis anyone?