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The Cecil
American Restaurant$$
Today 5:30–10PM
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210 W 118th St New York, NY 10026
210 West 118th StreetUSNew YorkNew York10026
(212) 866-1262thececilharlem.com
$$American Restaurant, African Restaurant
American Restaurant
African Restaurant
Asian Fusion Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
Bar
New American Restaurant
Today 5:30–10PM
Friday 5:30–10PMSaturday 5:30–10PMSunday 11AM–3:30PM, 5:30–10PMMonday ClosedTuesday ClosedWednesday 5:30–10PMThursday 5:30–10PM
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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."
"The place is gorgeous and they have great jazz bands on Sunday."
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Kevin Cabral
2 months ago
Beautifully decorated restaurant with a menu that seems cutting edge but, at heart, it's just an expensive greasy spoon. Perusing the menu, you'll see plenty you'd like to eat but soon enough you'll find the main tastes of everything on the menu tends towards either oily, charred or over-seasoned. Maybe this is fine if you're downing cocktails over Sunday brunch, but given the high expectations that come with an Eater 38 recommendation and main course prices to match sadly The Cecil falls short.
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Devonta White
4 months ago
The Cecil Restaurant was a welcomed surprise. Beautiful Afro-Asian decor and really inviting. Mellow neo-soul lowly playing in the background. Received some amazing bread compliments of the chef. To start you must try the Braised Goat Dumplings. I'm yearning for more they were delicious. For my entree I had the Tamarind-Glaze Oxtails which was really delicious (the pickled cabbage was a little strong) but still loved the dish. For my cocktail I had "A Southern Moment"... Sweet and Full. Overall it was a great dinner.
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Doug Anderson
2 months ago
We ventured up to 118th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue and found the neighborhood improved and Cecil a lovely wide open restaurant run by lovely people. It's busy and it's noisy. The menu is "interesting" and staff is very accommodating. We were a group of 3. Two of us liked it better than the third
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Josh Ryder
4 months ago
We've come here for brunch two weekends in a row. Live jazz music starts at noon with no cover. Menu has lots of interesting items to try. Enjoyed coming here both times.
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ru yi li
3 months ago
I have been wanting to come here since a year and I finally got a chance to visit on Xmas eve with my friends. We had dinner at another restaurant and while looking for a near by place to catch some more drinks we walked into Russian tea room. The cocktails were simply awwsomeeee .... The 8 of us ordered different cocktails and each of us loved ours..., the tea of course is served very well and good. We also ordered tiramisu and creme brûlée which vanished from the plates within mins.....
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Jay Rome
3 months ago
I came The food during brunch was amazing - Mac N cheese was definitely top 5! The free champagne (Paul Cheneau) was pretty good, however the service could be much better. We arrived on time for our reservation, but was seated 20 minutes later. We finally got water 30 minutes after being seated. Once the food came out it was very tasty.
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Ushie Raymondo
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Best food ever!! Great staff! Beautiful place!! And it's A Black Owned Business!!
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Djuana Stoakley
5 months ago
Delicious Afro Asian fusion cuisine. If that sounds complex, it is, and it's really good. Modern decor, diverse diners. The curry dishes, vegetables, and cocktails were my favorites. I can't wait to go back when I'm in Harlem.

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