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Cedric Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cedricbistro.com
  • Email: cedriclecendre@yahoo.com
  • Phone: (212) 866-7766
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Benjamin Kebe
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Entertainment: Self-made guitarist Keith Robinson entertains Thursday nights from 7:30 to 11pm, and DJ Elle plays every Saturday during our bottomless brunch parties from 1pm to 5pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 119th St
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cedric
CEDRIC is a French neighborhood Bistro located on the corner of 119th street and Saint Nicholas Avenue. Mentioned in the Michelin Guide for its quality of food, CEDRIC has provided its customers with a variety of Mediterranean French cuisine, from tuna tartar to different styles of mussels to a roasted duck with gratin dauphinois and a cherry sauce, but also with different choices of burgers. The layout and decor of the restaurant will make you feel just like you are in Paris.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Cedric's is a fabulous French bistro in Harlem. Part of the new Harlem renaissance. The vibe is fabulous and if you are friendly with the staff, they will be to you as well. The service is not experienced, and there were glitches like telling me they didn't have the wine I ordered so would I mind substituting and then bringing the exact bottle I ordered without seeming to know which one it was. Duck breast with a cherry sauce beautifully cooked, delicious with a gratin of potatoes just as in France. Endive with Roquefort salad skimped on the Roquefort, but otherwise the food was great. The all glass walls make for an airy open feeling, and the crowd was fun, and friendly. Highly recommend, but they need to up the service game."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We started with the Tomato/Mozzarella app. Three thin slices of mozzarella and three slices of tomato for $12. Mozzarella did not taste particularly fresh. I felt ripped off. My main was the hangar steak with a red wine/shallot sauce. The hangar/onglet is one of the tastiest cuts and it was simply absent due to the overpowering sauce. They have a prix fix menu, & my tiny steak & tiny dollop of mashed potatoes were portioned for that menu's food cost, not the full price I paid. Again, ripped off. When the check came I was shocked that the 7 well drinks we ordered were charged the same price as the specialty cocktail! The waitress refused to change it, despite our requests for well drinks after she asked what type of vodka we wanted."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner recently at Cedric, and we absolutely loved the food! The tuna tartare was a wonderful starter and we followed it up with the duck entree and the sirloin. We loved it! The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I'm new to Harlem and this was a lucky find, an adorable corner restaurant. I went with a few friends for brunch (unlimited!) and the food was delirious. I had some chicken curry dish that was very delightful with many, many mimosas. All an all will be back!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I frequent Cedric's and I have never been disappointed with the food or the service. Management and owners always treat me like a welcome friend every time I show up. I love that it is only two blocks from my apartment."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "The food was delicious even though the servers weren't super friendly. The bar space is nice for a quick drink or hang out with just a few friends."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Cedric was really wonderful; it was perfectly lit, the food delicious, and the service attentive.. overall a great experience."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Overall the food was pretty good. Loved the escargot appetizer with fresh yummy buttery parsley. Tuna tartare could have used a but more salt/seasoning and some toast points to balance out the texture. I ordered the duck and enjoyed it - ordered medium rare and it was cooked perfectly. Enjoyed the potato gratin as well. Tried my friends coq au vin and it was ok, but she seemed to enjoy it."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "A few service mixups (brought us check before our dinner arrived), overcooked my tuna, and brought us two instead of one dessers (and took the second one back). That said, cute neighbourhood spot and would go back."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Cedric is a very attractive long, narrow room; a few less tables in the middle would make it it easier to navigate from one end to the other. We arrived on the early side and it was quiet but fairly full by the time we left. We had the tuna tartar which is done very nicely here. The balsamic reduction was delicious. We order the snapper and duck as mains and were pleased with both. Desserts are typically French full of cream and butter so we chose to go with sorbet--three tiny scoops. The staff is pleasant and concerned that your dining experience be a good one. It was. We'll go back."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I try to get to Cedric at least once monthly if not more. My favorite dishes are the tuna sushi/avocado appetizer, and the mussels and duck entrees. Fries are great. The noise level can get rather high depending on the bar patrons. Service is very professional, although sometimes splitting bill can be problematic."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "There was quite a variety of great tasting appetizers which we wound up sampling, all of them were wonderful - the soup of the day was a ginger carrot that oozed with the heartiness of ginger and the gentle side of carrot; the tuna tartare with avocado was elegantly presented and flavorful; the escargot were perfectly poached….the mussels available in multiple sauces and spices were tasty and enjoyable - we picked the tomato garlic and found it to be perfect. You can tell the staff at this restaurant are very involved with ensuring their customers are happy, everyone made sure we had a good time! It was a great Friday after Thanksgiving"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Anyone can do brunch. The devil is in the details, and Cedric gets everything just right. From every ingredient used in both the food and the cocktails, to the charming, friendly wait staff and warm owners greeting everybody. It's the best way to spend a Sunday afternoon, and if you're not lucky enough to already live in Harlem it's surprisingly easy to get to on the A train."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "I love this place! The food is great, the ambiance is wonderful, the service is outstanding. An all around gem!"
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "We were not able to stay because the noise level was simply not bearable - and I'm not totally positive about this, but I believe one of the loudest tables was the french speaking owner (?) sitting at the table next to us. Too bad because I like the food. The waiter was extremely gracious and apologetic. The good news is we had the 3 pigs pizza at Bad Horse - my new favorite pizza!"
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "Cedric is a nice neighborhood gem, with consistent good food and service."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "It was really a great experience. I loved the waitstaff, and the wine selection. My cheeseburger wasn't very hot. Everything else was nice."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "We have been going to Cedric since it opened a few years ago. We always find a welcoming, attentive and friendly staff and always have a delicious meal. The mussels are a favorite .... and the fries are the best in town ... not just the neighborhood! We've worked our way through the menu and have never been disappointed. Don't hesitate to reserve here!"
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "I took my wife here for her birthday. We thought it would be more of a "special occasion" place, but it's not. Still,it's a nice place, nice space, the food was terrific, the vibe was fun. Great views of the streets."
    Dined on 10/19/2013