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Bar Cecil, Palm Springs, CA
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Bar Cecil

4.8
4.8
817 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

7:00 PM


Booked 15 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 817 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CN

    ChristopherN

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful space, the food was delicious, our server Amanda is a delight. Next time I will reserve to sit on the patio.
  2. j

    jpc90266

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated on patio after a brief wait, Lucas our server was awesome!
  3. GE

    GEM4MLM

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought friends from out of town
  4. SJ

    StevenJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lives up to the hype! A fun and fantastic dining experience.
  5. PB

    PaulB

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive service. Creative, varied menu. All items ordered expertly prepared and presented.
  6. e

    eatenalot

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It’s a tough place to get into at the moment. We were a table of 4. The martini onions were unusual and very tasty. The Sancerre was excellent and the Cote de Rhone was nice. Our waitress was super. She recommended several dishes and all were really good. (Mussels, chicken, cacio e pepe, pork chop). We had a great time all night. Excellent sound track playing all night.
  7. d

    dlyons

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a successful surgery with friends!
  8. L

    Lola

    Las Vegas

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bar Cecil was a random find when looking for places for dinner while visiting Palm Springs. What a find! We were all in agreement that this was our favorite place for dinner while we were there. And it will stay on our list for return visits. The food was great as was the service! Looking forward to the next time in Palm Springs and dining there again!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fun place for a drink or a burger—the dinners were ok—but not great. The drinks and service were excellent.
  10. MH

    MarcH

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall experience was excellent. Beautifully designed space, inside and outside, friendly and knowledgeable service, very flavorful food. Cannot be faulted.
  11. KJ

    KayJay

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner last night. The service was great and the food was delicious. Will be back.
  12. AN

    AngieN

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my FAVORITE restaurant in Palm Springs hands down! The best food, service, and ambiance! Make your reservations early as they will book up quick!
  13. a

    amyh

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambience, food, service outstanding.
  14. P

    Philly

    Phoenix

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The waiter was neither friendly or knowledgeable. The menu is limited. Very pricey. Beautiful room and nice ambiance.
  15. SK

    ScottK

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Another great meal. Service was a little slow, but good was great.
  16. L

    Laura22

    Palm Springs

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing !!
  17. DB

    DaveB

    Palm Springs

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    As always the food and service were great. It was a little louder than usual. We had a group of 4 adults and a toddler behind us. The child was great. It was how the 2 couples interacted with the child that was worrisome and loud. Plus the music was unusually loud tonight.
  18. LO

    LoisO

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's no wonder it took me a month to get a reservation! Great ambiance and service. The food was spectacular and the flavors different. From start to finish, every bite was to die for!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot
  20. KS

    KirkS

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steak frites was fantastic. My wife’s burger was great as well. Drinks, wine list and service were excellent. Easy to see why this place is so popular.
  21. AA

    AshleyA

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambience, amazing food, and amazing service!
  22. E

    Enke911

    Palm Springs

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding restaurant. Always consistently great food and the ambiance is exceptional. Always a go to for a great time
  23. l

    localfoodie

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third time to visit and always a delightful experience.
  24. RH

    RonH

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, ambiance and super friendly staff. I have been several times and the quality continues to impress. Kudos on a job well done.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Loved the vibe, food was great
  26. RB

    RobertB

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great time at Bar Cecil. And I am slowly working my way towards getting my name on the wall for 10 $50 Martinis! Brittain was a terrific server and took excellent care of us. We will be back very soon! I just wish it was easier to get a reservation! Can we have a hotline for VIPS and big spenders? 😜
  27. TR

    TalaR

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best best best in the desert!
  28. W

    Wendissima

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Yep, nice place as far as decor, especially inside. My feeling is that this is a good place to come for a drink or two with some snacks. I would recommend for this. Dinner on the other hand was good but nothing special The highs were the caramelized onion tart and the pavlova. The duroc smoked pork chop was OK as was the skirt steak. My risotto was swimming in butter though …and the oysters had no flavor whatsoever, it was like they had been rinsed or something. I had mentioned this to a lady who seemed like she was in a position of authority and she seemed quite disinterested. Service generally was OK but compared to the warm and friendly reception we had received in other places, i would say it was chilly. Only the bus boy who had just worked there for a short time wanted to go above and beyond.
  29. T

    Thomas

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Bar Cecil offers a unique dining experience with a friendly, efficient staff. Wish the limited menu had included salmon or another fish beyond scallops. We were seated next to the crowded bar, and the combination of high-volume guest voices and a disco-era soundtrack made our table conversation difficult. But it was an evening we will remember!
  30. L

    Lulu

    Palm Springs

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Outdoor patio is NOT outdoor. Tables are too close together. Music is so loud that one has to shout to converse with the person across the table. Why does a busy restaurant with lots of people and noise need music too? Do you really think anyone enjoys having to shout at dinner? I cannot understand this in any restaurant. This is not a teeny bopper place! The food was excellent but the waitstaff needs to learn how to present a bottle of wine to the client. We’ll return anyway!
  31. m

    marciac

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous...food and service. Would highly recommend it.
  32. j

    jpc90266

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Not our first rodeo...been here 5 or 6 times prior. For our guests, however, this was their first visit - and it's always fun to introduce friends to our favorite places. We had an 830p reservation and after a very short delay were offered a nice indoor table. Music was peppy 70's disco playing at just the right volume to he heard and enjoyed but without interfering in our conversation. The food was on point, as always. For appetizers, we enjoyed cocktails and the grilled artichokes, mussels and steak tartare. All were wonderful. For dinner, I had the pork chop (again) and wife the cacio e pepe (again). Both were done perfectly. Then, promptly at 10pm, the restaurant appeared to be breaking down for the night. The staff began stacking chairs and cleaning empty tables - all while we were finishing our main courses! And as this was a birthday celebration, we wanted to order desert. We should have taken their hint and left, but we said amongst ourselves that we weren't going to let them diminish our evening. So, after tracking down our server who was cleaning silverware, we ordered and quickly ate pavlova and cookies as they continued with their focus on closing for the night by literally dragging out their trash bins thru the dining room and right past our table at 10:05 pm. It almost ruined our evening. Almost. The excellent drinks, food, service, care and attention that we typically receive and always makes us feel special was all but forgotten in their rush to close and leave. We will return, hopefully many times, but won't be doing so at 830p.
  33. h

    heidik

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Everyone working there truly is a delight. Great service and the food was delicious. Owner said hello. Will be back for sure!
  34. F

    Foodiefinder

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Gorgeous interior! Fun lively atmosphere. Delicious cocktails and appetizers. Main dishes were good but not great. Kind and efficient service!
  35. DI

    DickInPS

    Palm Springs

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    This was our first time at Bar Cecil. And we were somewhat disappointed. First, we were seated inside in the bar area. The noise level was exceptionally high, which made conversation difficult. The service was okay, if a bit slow. The beverage menu was adequate, if a bit overpriced. The food tasted fine, but not exceptional, and the portion sizes were adequate. The prices were quite high, all things considered. Overall, we left thinking we were glad to having finally experienced Bar Cecil, but most likely won’t return in the near future.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    It’s a great little addition to Palm Springs. The food that was prepared was very well executed. They’ve created a nice enjoyable environment with stylish decor, and menu offerings. The manager was not the friendliest. Once we paid our bill, we were tapped on the shoulder and asked if we could leave because the next reservation has shown up. Would’ve been nice to have some sort of notice that would happen before we booked a reservation or when we got there. There was no indication of any time restraint. Could’ve been done a classier way. Oh well. Otherwise we had a great experience.
  37. GS

    GreggS

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Volume was high so not a great place for conversation. Was surprised we could get a reservation a day in advance.
  38. LW

    LisaW

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere - decor was exceptional! Food drinks and service were wonderful, will definitely be back!
  39. MB

    MarB

    Palm Springs

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A trendy spot, with good food love the steak frites…great service!
  40. GL

    GL24

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My current favorite place in the Coachella Valley. A breath of fresh air. Food and drinks have been amazing. Service has been great as well the 2 times I have been there. Such a lovely place.

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 817 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 15 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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