The Cecil

American, Wine Bar, Cocktail
$ $ $
210 W 118th St (at St Nicholas Ave)
New York, NY 10026
(212) 866-1262
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm


  • The cinnamon-scented fried guinea hen at this Harlem hot spot totally smells mind-blowingly fantastic.
  • Most incredible cocktails and dishes. Cocktails are unique but not contrived. Dishes are pure soul food that's asian/afro inspired. Service is relaxed, sometimes a bit slow, but incredibly gracious.
  • The Sahara Nights cocktail is a perfect drink! It is a blend of Chandon, apricot liqueur, strawberry puree, and lime juice.
  • The menu has things like deviled eggs, oxtail dumplings, a salad of heirloom beets and Brussels sprouts, a wagyu rib burger, duck two ways, and fried guinea hen. Entrees are priced in the mid-20s.
  • Get ready for the next major destination to Harlem's dining scene. With investors like Dick Parson's of Citibank/Amex fame, this place will surely draw finance types w/ expense accounts. Afro-Asian?
  • Great find. Had a great dinner here. Nice ambiance. Space is a good size. Branzino was excellent. Give it a try. #TheCecil #mustgo
  • Keep an eye out for this chic Harlem restaurant. The Cecil offers Afro-Asian-American cuisine. The decor is beautiful and is headed by Richard Parsons.
  • Guinea hen, ginger squid, oxtail dumplings, Mac and cheese, gumbo - you really can't go wrong
  • Oxtail dumplings!!!!!!!!
  • Exceptional food matched with an amazing ambience. Try the pork ribs paired with pineapple black fried rice.
  • Points for creativity are deserved at this Afro-American-Asian eatery, although the execution falls short. The oxtail dumplings and Brisket and Eggs are some of the stronger dishes.
  • The West African beef suya is thin-sliced in the traditional Nigerian style and rubbed in onion, garlic and ginger powders. It packs an unexpected, barbecue-like punch.
  • I recommend you our new desserts. The Nyangbo Baked Alaska and the Cookies and Milk #CECILHarlem #ILoveYouNYC #ILoveYouJesus #WalkingAround #Training #GoodToKnow
  • The Unlimited Brunch is a excellent formula to begin properly a Sunday brunch at the #CECILHarlem #MandarinPeach #GrapFruitGuava #CraberryHibiscus #OurFlavours #ILoveYouNYC
  • For this #EasterWeekend a lot of surprises are waiting on you at the #TheCecil come savour our DFE Signature Douro Valley Tinto of 2009 #ILoveYouNYC #FoodAndJazz #GloryBeToYouLord
  • The moqueca is not a moqueca, just saying
  • I Love organic menu #GloryBeToYouLord
  • Great service, food a bit overhyped. Oxtail dumplings delish. Fried Guinea hen didn't quite come together.
  • Lamb ribs are orgasmic, real yummy for meat lovers, followed by Cecil's take on Fejuada(Brazilian) is incredible - be warned though it's spicy and your tastebuds will dance with spicy flavors!
  • G. U. M. B. O.

Nearby places

206 W 118th St (btwn St Nicholas & 7th Ave)
2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd (at 116th St)
253 W 125th St (btwn 7th & 8th Ave)