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Bar Cecil, Palm Springs, CA

Bar Cecil

4.8
4.8
611 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bistro
We only accept reservations 30 days out.
Proof of vaccine or a negative COVID-19 test (within 72 hrs) will be required to eat or drink inside.

*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.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 41 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, American, French American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (442) 332-3800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Gabriel Woo

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 611 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Hot Spot

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Best Overall

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Best Food

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Best Service

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Best Ambiance

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Hot Spot

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. JR

    JordiRonan

    Palm Springs

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and food and service (Amanda) was awesome
  2. CV

    ColeyV

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance perfect. Food exquisite. The flavors! Can’t wait to come back. Service was fabulous.
  3. SE

    StacyE

    Key West

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great time at Bar Cecil. We took friends who have recently moved to Palm Springs, and they enjoyed as well.
  4. m

    michaelb

    San Francisco

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect.
  5. PS

    PalmSpringsRegular

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bar Cecil is a great French style bistro environment with very good food. A bit expensive for like food at other restaurants but wonderful for a date night or special occasion.
  6. JC

    JohnC

    Palm Springs

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    the food was great and the menu was terrific its hard to decide how to eat. love everything about this place but the service is a bit slow and not svery attentive, but they are very nice
  7. RT

    RoTyRo

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ALWAYS a pleasure to dine at Bar Cecil. Our ONLY quibble, and it is a small one, is that the indoor was a touch warm...a little more A/C would have been helpful. Good...service..atmosphere...always top-notch!
  8. C

    Ceciliainlondon

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I found it fantastic, the food was delicious, and I loved the decoration. It is a bit expensive, but for once, it worths it!!!
  9. ML

    MLKBP

    Seattle

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal..lots of energy this evening- different from some of our off nights! Service was excellent and food was good. Well done!
  10. B

    Brad

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Really excited to love this place but it was a let down. Food wasn’t good. Some over cooked, some way under.
  11. J

    Jade

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Filthy martini was delicious. Shrimp cocktail outstanding
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous! Our second visit and will be often.
  14. JE

    JayE

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time after hearing much buzz. Much of the buzz is warranted. Great drinks, good food (try the deviled eggs), service was fine. Like a few restaurants in PS, it was good, they could be great with just a bit more…
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great staff. Lovely time!
  16. E

    Eatingdpandag

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service, nice food.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    It took 15 minutes to be greeted by our server, then another 15 minutes to get our cocktails. Because most of the seating is outside, With inadequate fans/misters, sweat was running down my body the entire time. When the server greeted us, she said “So you finally got a reservation!” We didn’t know her-she was just commenting on how busy the restaurant is, but the smug comment struck the wrong note. “Smug” sums up the experience. I got 4 mosquito bites on my legs within minutes. I was directed to the hostess who said “sometimes she forgets” to offers mosquito repellant.
  18. D

    Diningout

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall the experience was good, but we waited at least a half hour between appetizers and the entree! The food was nice as usual!
  19. WO

    WilliamO

    Key West

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening; terrific wait staff; fantastic space; only unfortunate “observation”…appetizers and entrées had too much salt!
  20. EK

    ElaineK

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Too expensive for mediocre food
  21. KW

    KevinW

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time to Bar Cecil and it was every bit as magical as the first. The food is just unbelievably good, with very substantial portions. I had the pork chop this time and it was both delicious and large. The drinks are gorgeous (the cactus slim is just drool-worthy!) it’s worth the planning to get a reservation here, people. Do it. You won’t regret it!
  22. R

    Rita

    Palm Springs

    156 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and ambiance were extraordinary, however the noise level was painful, much of the noise coming from the bar, shaking drinks in metal shakers. The venue was small with an outstanding bar decor, the size made the bar noise intolerable. I am returning tonight to give it another try. Other than the noise, everything was simply perfect.
  23. RD

    RobertD

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Everything was great except the ratatouille: too much salt. Staff very accommodating: offered to take off check AND offered a free dessert! Very classy.
  24. r

    rudydines

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Amanda is a fabulous server! Inside is “lively” and patio is more on the quiet side, but we were always able to converse with our mates. Enjoy this lovely place!
  25. AF

    AlanF

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderfully unique and charming locale with attentive, friendly service. Lucas greeted us at the entry and made sure that the evening was flawless. From appetizers to dessert, the food was exceptionally delicious and plentiful. Our waitress, Holly, was friendly and interactive. We can’t wait to return!
  26. E

    Enke911

    Palm Springs

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely our favorite Bar and Restaurant in Palm Springs. Very unique and ambiance is fantastic. Lucas is by far the BEST
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the restaurant and the food and drinks . Great service . Can’t wait to go back
  28. MZ

    MairaZ

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place…my girlfriends and I really enjoyed it. Service was great and food was delicious!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Perfect place for a fun date night!
  30. BE

    BostonEd

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yet another amazing and memorable dinner. We sat outside with temps over 100 and were comfortable with the misters and outdoor AC units. The service was impeccable, and our apps and meals fantastic.
  31. K

    Kiki

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place. Good food, great service and lovely decor. A must go!
  32. TB

    TomiB

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed celebrating our anniversary with a fantastic dinner at Bar Cecil! The restaurant owner, Richard, stopped by our table to introduce himself and to ensure we were enjoying our experience at Bar Cecil. Looking forward to coming back again.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time, decor was amazing and bartender super friendly!
  34. H

    Highapp

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amanda our server could not be nicer and very attentive
  35. JT

    JaiT

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance. Food was amazing.
  36. SE

    ScottE

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A great venue and location. The food is wonderful. We sat outside and it was a fairly hot day, which I must admit, it could use a few more fans, but besides that, this is a must go location with friends, as a couple, or just alone.
  37. AA

    AlexieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bar Cecil will be on my ‘return to’ list. The service was just right and the grilled artichokes are out of this world.
  38. KK

    KellyK

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal! Lucas was such an amazing server! Champagne dreams and caviar wishes!
  39. M

    Moni

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at bat cecil! Our server Lucas was so so attentive about what suggestions for drink and food. The standouts for me were the onion tart that tasted like French onion soup and the steak that was very flavorful and tender. The decorations within the restaurant were very trendy and interesting. The bathrooms were so fun and interesting. Probably the coolest bathroom I have seen.
  40. S

    Steve

    Palm Springs

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner with incredible service! Thanks to Ciara our server and Jessica, the hostess with mostess. The caviar service was perfect following by one of the best burgers in town.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bar Cecil is rated 4.8 stars by 611 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 41 times today
Google Map for Bar Cecil

1555 S Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, American, French American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gabriel Woo

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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