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The Cecil Restaurant

) #1,531 of 9,166 Restaurants in New York City ££ - £££ American, African, Fusion
210 W 118th St, New York City, NY 10026-1736
+1 212-866-1262
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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American, African, Fusion
££ - £££
210 W 118th St, New York City, NY 10026-1736
Neighbourhood: Harlem
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Cool place, I love African food and this place serves some impressive African cuisine with some Asian and American fusion. Very chic setting, love the Oxtail Dumplings and the Gumbo.

Thank jamesohrourke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really amazing food with great ambiance. They have live bands sometime. Amazing exotic fusion food. The service was really nice and waiters very patient. Explained us anything about the dishes

Thank Apely_7
Reviewed 13 March 2017

next door to Mintons, after our dinner we walked and had several drinks at the Cecil. Terrific crowd. Good bar scene and restaurant was hoppin. They have same kitchen as Minton. Met the owner, Alexander Smalls. A Gentlemen and you can tell, has a keen...More

Thank Charles D
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Whether with friends, clients or on date night, The Cecil always delivers!! With their very exceptional well thought out menu, I've always had a memorable dining experience. You can't go wrong!

Thank Heather D
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Next to Mintons Jazz Club in Harlem. We were there with a large group on a night when the live music wasn't on but fantastic food and vibe despite that and the service was great. I would encourage a visit

Thank Craig L
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We were greeted an welcomed warmly. Our server was gracious and attentive as with her support team. Now the food. The appetizer jumbo shrimp was delicious looking but extremely dry. Our main meals of Gumbo, pork chop and fried chicken were also were presented well...More

Thank barkerd
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This is not just the best restaurant in Harlem, but one of the best restaurants in NYC. It's not the cheapest but by no means is it the most expensive for a pretty classy dining experience in terms of food and ambiance. Also, it's not...More

Thank Yang X
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This place took me by surprise! The cuisine is interesting and different yet still really yummy! Their collard green salad is amazing and a must try. All of their dishes are tasty! I always recommend this place because there is plenty of space unlike most...More

Thank Sunnydayz27
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We were a party of about 15 celebrating a birthday. We have nice seating in an out of the way area. The restaurant was not too noisy so we could carry on a nice conversation. The food menu was from the large group dining menu...More

Thank Amodra S
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Dishes were innovative. We get to choose our own wok. Really enjoyed. The dessert option was disappointing though. Nice ambiance too...

1  Thank billetdoux_pp
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has
played a vital role in the history of New York City.
Today, the neighbourhood is as vibrant as ever as new
businesses and developments go up next to local
institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood is
bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and
historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with
big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and
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rocky g
Is there a dress code ?
15 September 2015|
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Response from Amstorer6 | Reviewed this property |
There was a wide variety of dress including jeans but I would say it is "hip" and a little upscale.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 W 118th St, New York City, NY 10026-1736
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
  • Neighbourhood: Harlem
  • Phone Number: +1 212-866-1262
Inspired by the travels, exploration and study of the African Diaspora of Chef Alexander Smalls, The Cecil offers a global adventure in
tastes and flavors as diverse and dynamic as the community in which the restaurant resides. Its goal is to connect communities through food, comfort and hospitality.