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Bar Cecil, Palm Springs, CA
Award-winning

Bar Cecil

4.8
4.8
1277 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bistro
"Your Pleasure is Our Pleasure!"

Please join us at Bar Cecil for a delightful evening. We welcome parties of 5 or fewer guests (limited space for parties of 5). Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate larger parties.

We book tables for 2 hours. Last dinner orders are taken at 9 pm and we close the bar at 10 pm. We've gone cashless and happily accept credit and debit cards.

Due to our small size, tables with separate reservations can not be combined. Please reserve online; if OpenTable is not showing availability, we're fully booked or it is more than 30 days out. We accept reservations up to 30 days out. Our bar is always walk-in and we open at 5 pm (the bar list is usually full around 4:30 pm).

We can't wait to have you as our guests! "Shall we?"

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • 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

What 1,277 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Best Overall

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Best Ambiance

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Hot spot

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Best Overall

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Best Ambiance

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Hot spot

1,277 Reviews
  1. KESB

    Central Coast

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birba is worth the effort it takes to get a reservation (stay up till midnight 30 days out!). I had the pork chop and it was prepared medium as requested. The scalloped potatoes served with it were delicate and delicious. My husband had the flat iron steak and frites which was served perfectly medium rare. Our server warned us the kitchen staff was behind and we did not eat until 8:30 with our 7:15 reservation.

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  2. ChaseB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Never in my life have I walked out at a restaurant. We left after 2 hours and 40 minutes and still not receiving our entrees. We were reassured by our server and the waitress that our food would be out shortly for an hour and a half.

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  3. Zeda

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A phenomenal meal in just a beautiful setting in Palm Springs. We loved everything about it! Truly a gem and our favorite meal of the trip!

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  4. LADiner

    Orange County

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat outside which was really nice as it can get pretty loud inside the restaurant. The waiter was so wonderful. We had a couple different food allergies and he made certain nothing we ordered would present an issue. I loved the environment and the food was delicious. Everyone loved the Pork Chop and the Vegan Lasagne was delish! We will go back for certain. Book well in advance if you want to get the time you want.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner from the time we entered until we left. The staff was amazing, engaging and thoughtful, the ambiance was exceptional. Really loved everything about this evening spent among some amazing art complimented by an outstanding dinner.

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  6. LoRa

    Tucson

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and outstanding staff. Wish they would change their menu up to add more variety for frequent customers.

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  7. DaveM

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are regulars. Bar Cecil never disappoints and always exceeds expectations. Management, servers and, of course, chef Gabriel Woo, do a masterful job creating and serving season menus which always keep us coming back.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. Bonnie415

    Palm Springs

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as usual. Bar Cecil never disappoints. We love bringing out of town guests here. The ever changing menu using seasonal ingredients gives variety to our ding experience. Tony, our waiter was very efficient and tended to our every need.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing all around. Food, service, ambiance, would definitely go back.

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  10. phps

    Berlin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Bar Cecil! Their food - my favorite is the pork chop!- The vibe and the entire crew!

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  11. AnnW

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate there on a Saturday night and got seated in the bar. Overall the meal was good but we felt rushed. We had a 615 reservation, arrived on time and could tell they were anxious to turn our table. The artichokes that we ordered were very good I had the soul which I thought was good. My friend had vegan lasagna and she said it was good.

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  12. JJR1

    Chicago

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful experience! Delicious food and lively, stylish surroundings. Great service as well!

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  13. skiadero

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic place. Visiting from the East Coast I don't say fantastic lightly when describing a restaurant in California but so far, this has been the best restaurant I've been to in the state. Food was fresh, delicious, and had individuality. The service was prompt without being too quick. Our waiter was a pleasure, full of life and personality. Drinks were great heavy pours - I can appreciate that. To local Californians, sorry for the candor on quality of your restaurants, but to those visiting from out east (especially the Northeast and especially if you have visited the state before), take my word that this place is worth getting that 'highly sought after' reservation when in comparison to other places. I wish I ate here each night I was in Palm Springs. Get the reservation, you won't regret it. Plus the cost was HELLA reasonable for what you get!!!

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  14. Bobo

    Palm Springs

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As expected...food and ambiance was great. Might be a bit better if recipes were a bit more inventive and unique

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  15. JSA021

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, outstanding service, and all around phenomenal evening. Thank you!

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  16. MicheleH

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience, service and food are outstanding. Food is flavorful, lots of options. Drink menu is well crafted and does not disappoint. Dessert is also delicious.

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  17. PeterL

    Central Coast

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very nice atmosphere. The inside dining room was very noisy .

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  18. AmazingExperience

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and ambiance were outstanding. However, the person bussing the table was removing plates of those finished while others were dining and in the final clear took a plate while someone was actually still eating. I will be very honest - it felt rushed and was not at all a level of service one expects from a Michelin Guide restaurant. That said, the cocktails were exceptional, as was the food. The steak tartar was one of the best I have ever had

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  19. Allig92

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must-visit Palm Springs restaurant! Great food, vibe, and service.

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  20. GrantM

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good, but definitely not Michelan star. A bit overrated.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food in a cool environment, chic bistro

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  22. JanetK

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cierra helped make the experience. Delicious as always and happy to get in on Super bowl sunday!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The outside area feels secluded and has great heaters so you almost feel inside and it’s beautifully decorated. The food was all made perfectly. The customer service was amazing. Loved it here!

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  24. JJJV

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bar Cecil continues to be the best in every way. Go. Enjoy. You won’t be disappointed.

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  25. brunchlover22

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the food & ambience. The service was incredibly slow though.. took forever to get our drinks.

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  26. DrewW

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant! Highly recommend if you are in Palm Springs.

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  27. ItalianElla

    Austin

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service, food, and beverage in a vibrant and beautiful bistro atmosphere. The owner came over to our table to introduce himself genuinely - we felt welcomed - this is such a rarity in restaurants these days and very much appreciated! The service was attentive as well as helpful and couldn't have been any better. Our meals were also wonderful -- perfectly prepared and seasoned from the oysters on the half shell to the steak and pork chop and dessert. Highly recommend and will be back for any trip to Palm Springs.

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  28. Mike

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dinner with excellent service. A go-to spot for a lovely evening.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, comfy surroundings, great food, cocktails and wine. Great value.

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  30. LAURAH

    Los Angeles

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, attentive service , great space. We will be back!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely lovely dining experience. Food is delicious. Staff are unmatched - Holly, Anthony and Eric are incredible and have made our dinners fun & special! Also, get two orders of the bread.

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  32. Wonderfulfun

    Palm Springs

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a cut above other restaurants. Everything on the menu is superb. Great chef. Great flavors. Chicken, mussels, pasta, buns,

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  33. JimH

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Background music too loud. We couldn't talk well with our friends.

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  34. SusanH

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was helpful in choosing our starters and entrees- all delicious. The artichokes were superb with the browned butter. The pasta was perfectly seasoned. When we arrived we were seated in the bar area, but one of our party was hearing impacted- they promptly moved us to a quieter area -which was so appreciated. Made our reservation at one minute past midnight a month ago for this very popular spot. Thank you for a wonderful night!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, service, atmosphere and surroundings. Loved it and will be back regularly!

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  36. garyb

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The finest cuisine in Palm Springs. 30 day reservation required. Some walk ins for bar only. Menu items all superb.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Birthday celebration!!! Food was excellent. Dirty Filthy McNasty Martinis- the Best!

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  38. RandolphK

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the ambience here and have visited 4 times in the past 6 weeks!

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  39. garyb

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No better food in PS. If you can get a reservation, grab it.

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  40. ChristaK

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    awesome dining experience - service and food and drinks were very good - yes, will be back and totally recommand it !

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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 1277 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Bar Cecil

1555 S Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Springs
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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