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Today 5:30 – 10:30 pm
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A #Foodies  dream night! Join us as we host Esquire's First Annual American Food and Drink Awards. 
The First Annual Esquire Food and Drink Awards kicks off on October 14th at the Cecil (210 W 118th St) and you are invited to take part in the festivities! Tickets include unlimited Signature Tastings from five of America’s greatest Chefs and America’s most outstanding cocktails - Presented by Ketel One Vodka. It's going to be epic!
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Summer is in the air and our Executive Pastry Chef Mame Sow has captured the essence of summer in this Avocado Crema dessert accompanied by Lime Basil Seeds, Strawberries, Lime Meringue and Calamansie Foam. #thececil   #harlem   #summer   #dessert  
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Our Chef de Cuisine Joseph "JJ" Johnson is a Eater Young Guns 2014 Nominee. Learn 10 things about Chef in this great video. #Harlem  
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Explore the history, cuisine and culture of both The Cecil and our sister restaurant Minton's Harlem in this detailed video via Whats Eating Harlem. #harlem   #restaurants  
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NYC Restaurant Week begins July 21st. We are now accepting reservations! Join us as we kick off the summer with our delicious #nycrestaurantweek menu! 
The Cecil, created by New York businessman Richard Parsons and noted restaurateur and chef Alexander Smalls, is New York City's first Afro-Asian-American brasserie. Inspired by the travels,...
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Each Saturday from 2p-6p, select DJ's spin catchy beats while patrons enjoy our eclectic brunch menu featuring delicious favorites like Mac-n-Cheese, Chicken Dumplings, Deep dish Caribbean French Toast and Duck Confit and Yam Waffles. Also, we have unlimited Pineapple Coconut Champagne cocktails for brunch, $15 with the purchase of a brunch entree. 
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Join us June 16th and cheer on Ghana vs USA with us at The Cecil. Leblon cocktails will be available as we celebrate the World Cup! Our pre-game party starts at 5p and kick off is at 6p! 
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210 W 118th St New York, NY 10026
210 West 118th StreetUSNew YorkNew York10026
(212) 866-1262thececilharlem.com
$$American Restaurant, Asian Restaurant
American Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
New American Restaurant
Asian Fusion Restaurant
Bar
African Restaurant
Salad Shop
Hamburger Restaurant
Today 5:30 – 10:30 pm
Monday 5:30 – 10:30 pmTuesday 5:30 – 10:30 pmWednesday 5:30 – 10:30 pmThursday 5:30 – 10:30 pmFriday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSaturday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSunday Closed
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The Cecil is an Afro-Asian-American Brasserie, integrating the rich culinary traditions of the African Diaspora with the ingredients and tastes of the New World.
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Airy brasserie serving Afro-Asian-American fare & cocktails in a chic space with leather banquettes.- Google
"Decided on the Oxtail Dumplings, the Beef brisket fried rice and the roti pizza."
"I will probably be back here to try the gumbo or the mac-n-cheese."
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James Hunter
a month ago
This place is wonderful. It's like the food version of Robert Glasper "Black Radio 2" album. The pineapple rice is to die for. Trust me people if your looking for good food, great service classy black people and or white people as a nice vibe you hit jackpot with this place. There is even a door man. Plus there is a parking garage right near the restaurant so you can bring out Benzes or the Teslas if don't want to take the 2 or the 3 at 116th street 2 blocks away. I highly recommend.
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Percy Addo-Yobo
3 months ago
Their food and service is great. If you go to Cecils, you have to try the calamari and the mac & cheese. I go there once week for their brunch. You can't lose with the atmosphere, service, food and unlimited mimosas for brunch.
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Bob Lou
4 months ago
The restaurant has eclectic food complemented by an equally eclectic environment. The space is open, loud, and has chic decor. The ox tail dumplings were few and small, though the green apple curry sauce was quite nice. Piri piri chicken and pancakes were solid. It somehow managed to blend spicy, sweet, and salty altogether. The wagyu burger was solid. There was a small piece of pork belly with the burger which didn't really seem to fit. The high price of the food is not entirely justified by its uniqueness, but it was nice to have something new.
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Chris Quackenbush
7 months ago
The decor is super amazing. They have huge wall murals. My favorite was a huge painting (the entire wall) of a black woman made up as a geisha. Really cool. The food is nice and includes ingredients you won't normally see in New York, but the preparation is perhaps a bit fancy for me.
Nathaniel Sinckler
2 months ago
It was way too loud. The atmosphere was like an episode of love and hip hop. They need to play music or have a jazz band so people have an opportunity to keep their mouths closed. The price point on the piri piri chicken and waffle is way off. $22 for over done chicken and one pancake is absurd. The drinks and the beautiful hostesses and waitresses are great and that's what's saving this place.
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April K
3 months ago
Had the Feijoada, which was so spicy and so good. The restaurant is nice, low lighting and nice décor. Very loud so talking to companions was a bit of a struggle. Service was just okay. Hostess seated us pretty quickly as we had a reservation but waiter was a bit inattentive.
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Ricardo Mckenzie
5 months ago
Great service! good food and awesome environment. Yes I would def. go back. I also noticed Alfre Woodard there talking to whom I was told was the owner, who also came over and introduced himself. PS. 4 of us went there only because one of our friend's name was also Cecil.
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Laksen Ratnapala
5 months ago
If you end up in Harlem and want to enjoy a good meal and even better cocktails then you should definitely dine here. They have a happy hour from 5pm to 8pm (M-F?) which is great if you want to take advantage of the $8 specialty cocktail or a house wine. They also have a beer for $5 when I visited. Cocktails were around $14 each so we decided to take advantage of the happy hour cocktail the blood and fire which was strong and mixed really well. Food: we got the oxtail dumplings, lamb short ribs, hong kong salad and the roasted possuin. Our favorites were the poussin and the hong kong salad. The rice and long beans that accompanied the poussin were delicious and reminded me of something I'd eaten in asia in my childhood. We were warned that the salad was small but we found it to be a healthy serving and extremely unique. The lamb short ribs were delicious and fatty (could be too fatty for some). The oxtail dumplings were good but we weren't blown away. I think there are better oxtail dumplings available but if you haven't tried them before you should order them here as they are a staple of the restaurant. I will probably be back here to try the gumbo or the mac-n-cheese. The bar service was great but the dining room was lacking compared to what we experienced at the bar and the price point which is why they are a star shy of a perfect review. Recommended for a date night.
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