Cebu Bar & Bistro
Cebu Bar & Bistro

Cebu Bar & Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cebubrooklyn.com/
  • Phone: 7184925095x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Daily: 4:30pm - 3:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Bueno
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Here at Cebu we not only perfect the art of outstanding food and service for a spontaneous night out, we also host unforgettable events for your family and friends. Cebu has two private party rooms which can be suitable for all. We have a private room perfect for smaller occasions of 15-30 guests and also a main private room suitable for larger parties of 34-80 guests. To have an event with us a $200, non-refundable, deposit is required. Cebu specializes in providing only the best experience for our customers. When planning your next special event, have Cebu make it unforgettable!
  • Private Party Contact: Samantha Roman 7184925095x
  • Entertainment: Three flat screen TVs in the bar area, DMX satellite music system and wifi connection.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 88th Street and 3rd Avenue
  • Public Transit: Take the R train to the 86th Street station in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer valet service 7 days a week from the early evening until late night. We also provide valet service during the early brunch hours on the weekends.
A word from Cebu Bar & Bistro
Cebu Bar & Bistro, serving modern American cuisine, is truly a neighborhood favorite. Established for over a decade now, Cebu effortlessly masters the perfect blend of casual and elegance, from its broad and eclectic menu to their endearing and welcoming staff.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Cebu Bar & Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (12)great for brunch (9)neighborhood gem (8)good for groups (6)late-night find (5)romantic (5)great for lunch (4)vibrant bar scene (4)fit for foodies (3)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (2)notable wine list (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • My Favorite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Locally one of the best restaurants. I have never been disappointed with anything i have ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No Food - Kitchen backed up 45 mins
    trebor
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I arrived promptly and waited for the maitre d who was not at her post. After waiting 10 mins I asked the bar tender where she was and he stated he did not know. She was apparently outside where tables had been set up for a street festival. She did not have my reservation and had to check on the computer. She told my party to wait and didn't return. I followed her and she and another staff member informed me that there was no food and that the kitchen was closed. When I insisted that we had a reservation for dinner, another staff member informed me that they would find me a table and denied that the kitchen was closed. That staff member informed me the kitchen was backed up at least 45 minutes for entrees. We left and ate elsewhere.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • annmarieVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    the place has great burgers and steaks It has nice outdoor dining and service is good. A great selection of wines and
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • annmarieVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    lovely place great food alwayd good service would come again
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Every Disappointed
    MISSYBOO
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I never do reviews but this place really earned one from me. On the menu the cheese board came with truffle honey and when it arrived that was missing and never mentioned. So we asked for it and it look almost 20 minutes to get it. I could have sworn we saw one of the staff members run out to the store. And when they came back with the truffle honey I sure tasted like plain old honey to us. The service was horrible and we were there longer then we should have. my food was cold and the lobster ravioli tasted like it was a microwaved dinner. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME GOING HERE!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 61 reviews are from the Cebu Bar & Bistro reviews archive.
  • annmarieVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Got to watch the rangers game. Lively bar. Outside seating and bar specials make this place fun
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graet Brunch
    GrouponVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We have not been to Cebu in a while, and I'm so happy that we went back. Brunch was very good. The service is always great and Mike does a nice job of making his way around to say hello, and making sure everything is ok. Use Open table, the place does get busy and they do a nice job with partys.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always pleased
    Dollface1
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Cebu was introduced to me 10 years ago for a brunch and I have been hooked since. Now my whole family enjoys it. We always celebrate special occasions or enjoy Sunday brunch. It could be a romantic spot in the room with fireplace, quick bite at the bar or having your Easter brunch with the family in the big room. Regardless the food is always delicious. I'm so pleased this diamond in the ruff is in my neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place!
    MrBrahms
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We went for brunch on Easter. We didn't sit in the bar area, but in the next dining room. Very pleasant, great service, good food and very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FAVORITE PLACE
    Omyra
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    I LOVE THIS RESTAURANT. Third Time Here, once for dinner and twice for brunch. Will always be my go to place for a spontaneous dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • usually sit in the front but
    annmarieVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    usually sit in the front but they put me in an secluded spot and the waiter did not come for a long while.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything I wanted for Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    The wait staff amazing and attentive. My lamb burger ROCKED the house and I would go back and actually am today. Just a true gem of the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Something different in Bay Ridge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    A bistro in Bay Ridge, how novel! Décor is old-fashioned but dramatic, so it feels cozy, but not tired. Food is always very good to excellent. Staff was very attentive, and were not bothered by the fact that half our party was half an hour late to the reservation. we were seated and attended to right away. Waiters were excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easy
    Mariangela
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    This restaurant offered the perfect place for old friends to get together and catch up. Food was great and staff very accommodating. We sat for hours at brunch and never felt rushed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    DeborahVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    I went here for my dad'd birthday. Had a fantastic time. The food was great and the staff was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood spot!
    AmyG
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    I came here with my family Saturday night, and had a great time. Food was unique and delicious, and the service was spot-on. It seems like a great place for family dinners, romantic dates, and friendly get-togethers. I would definitely come back to try their other appetizers and entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yum!
    JennlVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    What a great neighborhood spot! Been here a few times and always enjoy. A good value I think too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Been a while
    GrouponVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    It has been a while since we were at Cebu. As always you are greeted with a warm smile at the door, the staff is always very good. Try the pumpkin martini......The food is always hot and fresh, I had the chicken and it was nice and spicy just the way I like it. My wife had the Tuna special and it was just the way she likes it. You will have a good time, and a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went for brunch. Food was
    MikoVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    We went for brunch. Food was decent but everything was just ok; nothing special. There are so many better places that I wouldn't go back there. But it was worth giving it a try; it had been recommended as a good place for brunch in Bay Ridge.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    Lau1220
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Me and my friend had a nice dinner, place wasn't too loud, music was on but at a good level goin back again this weekend for a birthday dinner
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Bay Ridge find
    KevinAtHome
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    The restaurant is very pleasant, located along 3rd Ave. The staff are friendly and accommodating and the food unexpectedly imaginative - who would have thought: corn chowder and pumpkin ravioli in Bay Ridge.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Danny
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    It was awesome how late they were opened. The food was very good and the service was amazing! I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Food
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    What a great place in the middle of Bay Ridge. Food and service was awesome
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Jenn
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    One of our favorites! Great for late night eating or brunch or dinner with your family
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    I took my cousin out for her 50th Birthday, there were 4 of us and we had a great time. Our meal was excellent I had the breaded chicken with the chipotle corn and my husband had the skirt steak. Without me telling the waiter he brought out a piece of cake with a candle to sing Happy Birthday to her.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • it's ok
    eveaftVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    We've been to Cebu a few times for brunch. The Mimosa's and Belini's are delicious. Food overall, service, and atmosphere are just ok. Nothing really wrong, but not anything special either.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect except...
    LenniK
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    Oysters a steal ,very good mixed drinks, prices not bad, mind numbingly cold in dining area and waiitress a bit clueless on how to solve that. Still worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good
    Lizbeth25
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Came here with 5 people for dinner, made reservations on open table, everything went smoothy. Appetizers were a little pricy for the amount we got, all dinners were good, but not great. Dinners also didnt come out at the same time, three came at one time, but we had to wait almost 10 minutes for the other two dishes to arrive. The room got pretty loud as it filled up - it was difficult to hear our conversation. Dessert was easily the gem of the night, the apple donuts are a must!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As good as always
    mhempillVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    This is not our first trip to Cebu. It is consistent and close to my mother' s home.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but much too loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    The food was excellent, the service was great and attentive, and the prices were very reasonable, especially for the wine list, but the noise from the other patrons and the background music made conversation quite difficult. We would not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always have a great time here......
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    local for me - food, service, ambiance .... always consistent! Love it here......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • yummy
    LisagVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    I was very impressed, the waiter remembered me. He knew the food I liked and the way wanted it prepared. its nice to be rememembered. food is always great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid
    Armani
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    Goood. Bistro food. Great service. Valet parking does good job
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A meat market!
    Skip
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    This was my second visit, though the first time was an anomaly noise-wise.The food and service were good. Our table was too close to the kitchen, and a tremendous amount of noise emanated. As our meal progressed, hoards of young singles, mostly female, arrived, and we realized this place is predominately a bar scene. There are several rooms, all with bars! The din increased over the course of our meal. I would not go back. If you're in your 20s-30s and are looking to drink and meet, it's for you. If you want a good, quiet dinner, eat somewhere else!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went for Sunday brunch. My
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    Went for Sunday brunch. My french toast was great! The servers were attentive, but not overly so. Definitely would go back for brunch. Have a feeling the bar gets pretty busy at night. By the time I left at 2:30, there wasn't one open seat at thr bar.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My only complaints were that
    Frank
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    My only complaints were that we waited a bit too long and the table me and my gf were seated at was way too tiny. Food, service, and pricing were excellent though !!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch!
    Bklyngirl
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    I went with friends and their 18 month old for brunch on Saturday and as always it was great. The Bloody Mary's were spicy, the food was hot, and the service was attentive but not overly so. I had requested a high chair that was already at the table for us when we got there. I was glad to have a successful outing with baby in tow and happy parents to boot!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/7/2013
    A little loud, food was ok (nothing I'd mention to friends about).. I had the tuna appetizer, a little fishy. I've actually never had a Tuna Appetizer that smelled fishy and thats something i eat frequently. Many had the sea bass, was ok but not sure it was fresh.... The purée it was sitting on was not something I really cared for.. The Creme Brûlée for dessert was a treat though. Very creamy. Bar scene was lively. If you want to hit a bar scene check it out.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went to Cebu for our Valentines
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We went to Cebu for our Valentines day dinner. They had a special menu for the day and an option for wine pairine for each course which we did get. We had a wonderful dinner at Cebu and Valentine's day.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • While the food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    While the food and service were satisfactory, I was upset to be sat in the bar area and not the main dining hall even though I had made a reservation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic