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Bar Cecil, Palm Springs, CA
Award-winning

Bar Cecil

4.8
4.8
1338 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 38 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, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,338 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Hot spot

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

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    Hot spot

1,338 Reviews
  1. KurtW

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a special place. Cocktails at the pinacle of perfection for certain. Best martini and Manhattan we have had. Great appetizers and mains in a wonderful, vibrant and artistic environment. Worth experiencing for any occasion!

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  2. MichaelR

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    always a good time at bar cecil...great atmosphere, terrific and consistent food, excellent service

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  3. CKeats

    Portland

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal! Super service. We had the artichokes, Bibb salad, pork chop & the caccio e pepe … all perfectly executed

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  4. KarolynE

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal food and drink. Gracious staff! Thanks for a great evening!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect, excellent, and seriously delicious !! want to go back tomorrow ;)

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance. Highly recommend!

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  7. Leek

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner!!! My favorite place in Palm Springs! Everyone is just exceptional!!!

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  8. kathleenl

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The very best. Every time! The food, service and ambiance were all wonderful.

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  9. JimS

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing except pork chop which was seared but undercooked

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  10. Foodie

    Cleveland

    35 reviews

    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    They only had one fish on the menu, and by the time we got there, they were sold out. I'm a pescatarian there was virtually nothing to eat. I don't know what the hype is about this place. It was just very average. 

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Eric was wonderful. Everything was on point.

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  12. Rusty

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Our daughter encouraged us to go there, and overall, we can say we are glad we did. However, it is not a place we would necessarily want to go to again as we thought the price was high for the overall experience. The service was standard, nothing exceptional. I wasn't a fan of the overstuffed pillows on the bench seats. Having said all that Bar Cecil is a dining experience that foodies should definitely try.

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  13. AllisonH

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was lovely. Food was delicious, ESPECIALLY the raspberry pavlova dessert. May have been the best dessert I’ve ever had. Cocktails were great and the wine by the glass was good and reasonably priced. Loved the fresh bread and the citrus salad, as well as the steak frites. The bernaise sauce with the steak frites was absolutely wonderful. The halibut was good, but I always compare to New Orleans seafood fare and would’ve ordered another meal had I known it wouldn’t have lived up to fine dining seafood on the coast. Not bad at all, just not amazing.

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  14. VancouverBill

    Vancouver

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very late reservation and tried all day to see if there was a possibility of an earlier one. No answer. I left a voice mail message hoping someone would call back. No response. So we went at the appointed hour and mentioned to the manager at the entrance to the restaurant how disappointed I was that nobody had called me back. He said that “that was the way they operate”. I responded that the customer comes first not the management. He responded “ oh, so that’s how it works”. I was ready to leave but it was late so I ate crow and four of us entered. Once inside, the food was wonderful and our server was quite charming. A totally different experience than at the front desk. Clearly management doesn’t care about service to its customers. But our served did and once inside we had a wonderful meal. We were thankful for his attention to us.

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  15. Steven

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of us (there were four of us) thoroughly enjoyed all our food, all our drinks, and the service was outstanding. I will say the music volume got a bit loud as the evening progressed, making it just a bit harder to talk, though we all loved the playlist. We sat in the outdoor space and we loved it. Again, the food and drinks and the service were all outstanding.

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  16. ColleenL

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed ourselves, as always! One of our new favourites! Thank you!

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  17. PDXfoodlover

    Portland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bar Cecil continues to be one of our favorite places to dine out in Palm Springs. The food, the ambiance and the service are all top notch.

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  18. HeidiAdams

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had to wake up during the night to secure my reservation, but it was definitely worth it. The food, service, and ambiance were all top-notch. We made sure to try nearly every appetizer and dessert on the menu. Everyone opted for burgers, which were absolutely delicious, and the presentation of something so basic made special. One of the owners personally visited our table, introduced himself, and ensured we were having a great time - truly impressive.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pork dish was very dry Sea Bream was not good Steak Frites amazing though Escargot was good Atmosphere and waitstaff were superb Sitting outside is like sitting inside . Gorgeous. owner stopped by table and a big celeb sighting all fun

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant, from the fresh flowers, to the fun french bistro decor, to the phenomenally fine food. All great. Would definitely return.

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  21. CharS

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food! Sharing delicious appetizers is fun! Great service too!

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  22. RobertW

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A terrific dining experience. Our server was one of the best waiters we've ever had, and the food was just delicious. Everyone works as a team, so if you ask anything from any of the staff, they immediately take care of it. At one point the music became a bit loud, and I asked a food runner if they could turn it down a tad. Boom adjusted immediately , and to a nice volume. Great cocktails as well.

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  23. AngelaG

    Hawaii

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I had seen and heard great reviews for Bar Cecil. Our party of 4 was seated in the bar which is very loud. Unfortunately they couldn’t move us, so we had to deal with the noise & loud music. The food and drinks were delicious. The service was very attentive. My only complaint was the noisy surroundings.

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  24. PortlandFoodie

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. Great service, food & drinks; all delicious. And with a fantastic vibe. Best meal in Palm Springs.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here. Great experience. Holly our server was terrific/very helpful making recommendations, etc. Will be back.

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  26. tomm

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous decor and vibe, great music with enough buzz but not too loud. The food was good but not as memorable as the place. I will be back!!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Holly was amazing! Food was great 10/10!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was absolutely fabulous. The food was excellent and the drinks were delightful.

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  29. AndiG

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great table that was ready on time. Our server was at our table right away with cocktail suggestions. We created our own martini’s, which were great. She recommended the mussels and onion tarte to start with, which were both amazing! She also suggested the pork chop, which I had prepared medium and it was delicious. The portions were generous for the price and in comparison to other restaurant in the area. The restaurant is gorgeous!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you can get a reservation, Bar Cecil is not to be missed. We visit everytime we travel to Palm Springs and it is always a highlight. Last night we had the Shrimp Cocktail, Pork Chop, French Fries and Bread Rolls - everything was off the charts and don’t miss the Brock Margarita! Have fun!

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  31. BainbridgeMom

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Apps were very good. Items at other tables also looked well received. Cocktails were tasty. Bar tender created a lovely light martini adjacent cocktail. It certainly a great spot in Palm Springs. But wait list was crazy. People cued up at 4 pm to get into the bar. We had a resy. And they seated the people waiting for the bar first and those of us with reservations second, which meant our items were lagging behind the initial rush. I would go back for sure.

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  32. Jaker5899

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must-go during our trips to the desert. Joshua was amazing as always. Thank you Bar Cecil!

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  33. AllyS

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot with lovely decor and good food. Super charming and staff was absolutely lovely.

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  34. maestrofjp

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    By far worth going. The experience was amazing both in food, drink, and service.

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  35. KatieS

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience with great service and superb food. Our new favorite restaurant in Palm Springs. The hostess was even able to secure us a reservation for my mom’s birthday in a few weeks.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend! So happy we got to experience this restaurant while in Palm Springs.

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  37. JMcKechnie

    Vancouver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the evening. Food a little disappointing.

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  38. RobinB

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Don’t miss this one! Hard to get a reservation but worth it!

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  39. DoubleD

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our new favorite Palm Springs restaurant! Had a wonderful meal and experience on the patio & our server, Sierra, was awesome. Friendly and accommodating. The cacio e pepe is some of the best we’ve ever had! The cocktail menu is solid & retro. Make sure you plan in advance- tough reservation to get.

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  40. LawrenceR

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful dining experience ! Amazing food, professional and friendly service!! And a beautiful restaurant!! Nothing more need be said .

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FAQs

Bar Cecil is rated 4.8 stars by 1338 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 38 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, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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