Other than the name alteration from Room to Tavern, fewer animal trophies on the wainscotted walls and new upholstery, litlle seems to have changed at Michael Schwartz’s fine dining spot now named The Cypress Tavern. But things aren’t always what they appear to be.

After the exodus en masse from the Cypress Room kitchen – chef de partie Bryan Rojas now runs run the kitchen at Fooq’s and former chef de cuisine Roel Alcudia is their consultant – the location has been renamed Cypress Tavern and the brasserie-like dinner and weekend brunch menus (to view log on to ) have been developed by chef Schwartz and The Genuine Hospitality Group executive chef Bradley Herron. Wine & Spirits Director Eric Larkee is in charge of the beverage program.

Cypress Tavern, 3620 NE 2nd Avenue, Design District, is open for dinner Tuesday through Thursday from 6-11 p.m., Friday and Saturday until 12 a.m., and Sunday until 10 p.m, and Brunch Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Closed Monday.  3620 NE 2nd Avenue, Design District,  305.520.5197.