Bar Cecil

4.7
146 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bistro
Beginning July 20th open Wednesday-Sunday.
Closed August 30th-September 14th, reopening September 15th Tuesday-Sunday.

*We have gone cashless! We accept all major credit and debit cards. Thank You!
*All reservations are made online.
*All reservations are for a 2 hour window.
*We welcome parties of 6 or less. Due to the size of our kitchen, tables may not be merged for larger parties.
*Credit card required for parties of 6.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 146 people are saying
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4.8
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipScottHunt22
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Beautiful media hype. After getting the coveted reservation, arrived to see restaurant half empty.
$20 handcrafted drinks made with well vodka.
Halibut overcooked and dry. Requested to speak with manger. After 20 minutes, requested 2nd time to be advised the manager was unavailable. Dropped $250 and left.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely place, excellent staff, good (not great) food. I just can’t get past the price point. The menu is rather pedestrian… a fish, a chicken, steak frites, pork chop, veg pasta and veg entree. Nothing to write home about and the prices are definitely at the high end for PS.
The service is excellent… my steak was overdone and at $38 for steak frites I did complain. They promptly got me another steak that was perfectly cooked and removed the price of the entree for our bill. Excellent service recovery!
I really want to like this place , but am hesitant because of the prices. I mean, $27 for a shrimp cocktail (even if they were colossal Mexican shrimp) just seems outrageous

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reception was so friendly and both host and hostess seemed genuinely interested I be happy where we sat, cause they changed tables at my request. The waiter was helpful but not pushy. Good suggestions and informed regarding menu options
Attentive through out and even answered questions as to ingredients to the drinks we bought
Glad I brought my friends there cause the second experience as good as first

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Renton
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

INCREDIBLE.

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vipAnastatiaBeverhausin1
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating 33 Anniversary!
.Amanda Howard and Jimmy made us feel like the only people in the restaurant. So attentive!! The Food EXCELLENT! Oysters, Onion Tart, Steak and Pork Chop were all great! Highly recommend the Aniston Pavlov dessert of meringue and raspberries! Our new Favorite restaurant♡

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Melly
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Bit loud inside but it was bearable. Decor is stunning!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Found the food fine nothing exceptional

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DocHolliday
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Great decor, great service, so so food. A bistro like this should knock certain basics out of the park. Not so. Fries were meh. Chicken was over cooked. Grilled artichoke was inedible. Oysters came with frozen mignonette on each oyster - not a good idea if you are really into oysters and want to prep them your own way. Burger was good! But in PS that is a pretty low bar. We had high hopes for this new PS spot. Turns out it is just a pretty face. (For killer fries, try The Colony Club in the newly refurbished Colony Palm Hotel. They do duck fat fries that are sensational!)

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vipPeterG
Palm Springs
31 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent but, prices were a bit excessive

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TomW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service , quite noisy though

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timandsteve
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We asked for a "wet martini" and a "St Germain Cocktail". Unfortunately, the bar tender did not know how do make either of these. The drinks were nonetheless fine. Our wine was delicious. Next time I will simply try something from the drink menu. The onion tart is a melt in your mouth savory confection of perfection. The decor is fab. I had halibut, which was perfect and the celeriac with it made me want to lick the plate ( I did not). Steak Frites were as good as you would get at any fine bistro and will be something we probable get again and again. I recommend a visit to the loo, it's a world unto itself. We made our reservations 2 months in advance, worth the wait. Looking forward to a return visit soon.

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vipPhilK
San Diego
81 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience at the recently opened Bar Cecil in Palm Springs.
Food, ambiance and service were superb.

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vipAlBob
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time and dinner with friends. All four of us had the steak and frites all cooked to different temps and they all come out perfect. Going back again soon.

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vipMeganM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around just as expected! We dined at the bar. The service, food, and drinks were amazing and the decor is perfect. I can't wait to go again!

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SabrinaT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every year me and my three best friends travel to Palm Springs in July for our annual girls trip. This year I found this new place to eat and wanted to try it. It was FABULOUS!! The food was amazing (get the Halibut!), the cocktails so yummy and the service, amazing! I would highly recommend it. However, know that it’s on the pricey side, but worth it!! Will easily go back!!

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vipjosh
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing cocktails, great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything here is good but one thi

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place, great service, outstanding food! Be prepared to have a great time😎

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veronicaP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed ourselves, food was great! We will be back 😊

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vipLaura22
Palm Springs
34 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service and atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully decorated, attentive service, and delicious food — What more can you ask for!

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vipDouglasM
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was very good - much of it great, The only reason I don’t give all of the food 5 stars is that some was, I felt, a bit over salted. The rolls, the onion tart, the chicken and the halibut were amazing.

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vipSimonY
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing thank you

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patrickB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Bar Cecil and I and my guests had a great time, great food nice surroundings and overall a good time.

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vipMichaelF
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time
Won’t be the last
We will go as often as we can
Hard to grab a table

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NatalieDee
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Just go ahead and book it. We enjoyed the warm bread rolls and grilled artichoke appetizers, the Steak & Frites, Smoked Bone-In Pork Chop, and Beaton Burger. Every single dish stood out. These are the type of dishes that instantly become your favorites and you make a special trip here just to get. We will have an impossible challenge deciding what to order next time. Hand's down, one of our favorite dining experiences. Worth the two-month long wait.

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Review
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved! Service and food, interior design above and beyond

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

1 year of engagement

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant I have ever been to and I have been to many. It is a perfect vibe of fun, casual, chic, interesting and heartfelt.

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vipBrianD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The impossible burger tasted like cardboard...a BIG disappointment.

Our waitress forgot my second martini order.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right on time for our reservation - and they were nice enough to move us inside even though our reservation was for outside. There were plenty of servers and ours was very attentive. The menu is great / perfect variety of chicken, beef, fish, pasta and vegetarian. The wine list is compact but perfect to go with the food. Most all wines were French. Champagne by the glass was excellent and my husband‘s old fashioned was perfect - made with a large ice cube. We will definitely go back!

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vipFoodiePS
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!! We were a little disappointed that they didn't have a small tomahawk ribeye (we had one before and it was AMAZING) - but overall, great food and a great staff. Peter our server, was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! This place is sooo cute. The food is delicious. The drinks are so yummy. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Dee helped us and she was an absolute delight. We had the burger and the pork chop which were both cooked perfectly. They have a great art collection. It was so fun looking at everything. We will recommend bar Cecil to everyone going to PS. Thank you!!!

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MichelleM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here for an anniversary date and it did not disappoint. Haley our a bartender/server was amazing, super attentive and made great recommendations. The food was delicious. Ambiance was hip but not pretentious, with a very French artistic aesthetic. Homage to Cecil.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, great food and impressive service

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vipsallym
Orlando
33 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and Good vibes

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thomasf
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very popular place in Palm Springs. The food is delicious. Get the deviled eggs and the onion tart to start. The ratatouille was incredibly flavorful.

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vipRachelSheedy
Palm Springs
37 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A taste of NYC in the desert! Reminds me of my old haunts; Balthazar, Lucky Strike and others. They need more vegan/pescatarian options but I LOVE what I had! Thanks guys x

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PiaC
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. While dining on the patio, sipping what was one of the best dirty martini's I've ever had, it felt as if we were in a secluded garden somewhere fabulous in Europe. We were able to see the incredible art collection around the bar through the window near our table and chatted with the owner who stopped by to introduce himself. Our steak frites was very good, but with drinks, a bit expensive. This won't stop us from coming back as this place has great atmosphere, and very attentive service.

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Bar Cecil is rated 4.7 stars by 146 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.