Cebu Bar & Bistro

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$31 to $50
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American
Cebu Bar & Bistro serves up seasonal American cuisine with classic hits like roasted chicken and the very popular Cebu burger. Chef Carlos Lima mixes up a broad selection of dishes like homemade pastas, fresh fish, vegetarian dishes as well as home made desserts.

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Sun 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Tue 4:00PM - 8:00PM
Wed 4:00PM - 7:30PM
Thu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Fri 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM

What 328 People Are Saying
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Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service, delicious food. Made a celebration special...

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had brunch here for my birthday this past May and I enjoyed it so much, that I decided to treat one of my good friends to a nice birthday dinner here. Unfortunately, I was running late due to bad traffic, but was very pleased that they seated her when she arrived on time. It's such an inconvenience when restaurants make you wait for the entire party to arrive in order to seat you. I told her to go ahead and order appetizers since I wasn't too far away. Once I got there, she was sitting comfortably with her glass of wine and the appetizer arrived shortly after. The calamari is very good. We definitely recommend it.

Since we were sitting by the light switch, we got to chat with the manager every time he came over to dim the lights. He was kind enough to give us a sample of their specialty drink, Modern Love. It was delicious and the lavender scent was lovely. Also, the "sample" size was larger than what we expected. We definitely ordered another round.

My friend ordered the lamb burger and I ordered the NY Steak Frites. My friend really enjoyed her burger and my steak was delicious so yes, we recommend those too.

While we were deciding on dessert, the wait staff appeared with a surprise birthday dessert for my friend, compliments of the manager. It totally took us by surprise! That was sooooo sweet! And the dessert? Tiramisu, of course. Which, by the way, is the best that I've found in Bay Ridge so far.

All in all, GREAT food, GREAT service, THOUGHTFUL manager, and a beautiful birthday for my lovely friend.

Thank you!!

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

I have been there many times but what a terrible experience this time, while we were sipping our first drink a mouse ran right under our feet in a box, my friends and i all screamed and got up, manager came over and proceeded to pick up mouse and put in a bag, he assured us that it was because of construction and not a regular occurrence, we moved to another table but really wanted to leave, for our ordeal they sent us 1 round of drinks and gave the 4 of us one $50 gift card, needless to say we felt this wasn't enough and we will probably never be back to use that gift card!

IL
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! Recomend this place!!

LJ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I thought it was expensive for what you got. I thought it was a very limited brunch menu. Not even an omelet? For brunch? Really? The service was good and the server very friendly and accommodating. We sat inside because our group was too large for outside so I was not particularly impressed with ambiance and decor. Only occupied table inside so don’t know about noise level. Wouldn’t go back.

h
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Don’t like the 3.9% charge for using a credit card

KC
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Sever was attentive and brunch is always my favorite @ Cebu.

p
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

R is local to me
Staff were terrific friendly helpful with suggestions
The menu had something do everyone
The regular as well as vegetarian options were fun exciting and varied
Managerwas kind to ur party which included children
We will make this a regular stop

DN
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

GOOD FOOD/3.9% CARD SURCHARGES. New York General Business Law §518: No seller in any sales transaction may impose a surcharge on a holder who elects to use a credit card in lieu of payment by cash, check, or similar means. Any seller who violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $500 or a term of imprisonment up to one year, or both.

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Highly recommend the Chilean sea bass appetizer. My friends ordered the tomahawk steak and they loved it very much. My order of ruby soho punch bowl wasn’t that great. I should’ve ordered a different Punch bowl.

LI
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food, service and employees are awesome here, one of our favorite spots in Bay Ridge. Try the specials, they're always unique and delicious. Grab a seat outdoors while you still can.

M
Key West
91 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Have not been here in a while, Very happy we came back, was here for Mom's Birthday. Service was very good and the staff always makes sure you have everything you need. I had the fried chicken sandwich, it was great not greasy and had great taste. I would get it again.

KT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I want delicious food, in a beautiful atmosphere, with great service, I head to Cebu! Never disappoints and there is always something special on the menu.

MD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming here! We will be back!

AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Cedu is great - except for the credit card fee especially on a 250 dollar bill - this is a disappointment

LK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great and the menu a little off the beaten path at times but delish all the way! Service couldn’t be better!

L
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Bay Ridge restaurant

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AM
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience but next time I will go when it is less crowded. Thanks for the staff.

CF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was awesome she made everything great. Food was excellent service excellent
Everything great
Thanks Victoria

D
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Cebu was fantastic! I had the lobster lasagna and the sauce was really yummy. My husband and son shared four plates to share, and they loved everything they tried. This is saying a lot for my husband, who is very picky. We were there on a Friday night and sat outside. We could hear the live music loud and clear, but for us, it would have been too loud if we had been seated in the room with the music.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and was a beautiful day to dine outside. Service was as good as the food.

DN
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

GOOD FOOD/3.9% CARD SURCHARGE. New York General Business Law §518: No seller in any sales transaction may impose a surcharge on a holder who elects to use a credit card in lieu of payment by cash, check, or similar means. Any seller who violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $500 or a term of imprisonment up to one year, or both.

t
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Terrific food and great service

RH
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service staff and food was amazing. Everyone was so accommodating. There is a warm and comfortable atmosphere. The chef is absolutely amazing. My girlfriend doesn’t like fish but she LOVED the tuna. Highly recommend.

DR
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

A neighborhood brunch staple, although there is no bottomless option. Try the Spicy Ginger Margarita - it is delicious but be warned the drinks are never completely full and have one HUGE ice cube in them so the drink tab can tick up quickly and the bar is often slow and understaffed.

Even with that being said, Cebu is always a good time. It is fun and lively. The outside seating is perfect for peoplewatching on 3rd Avenue.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It can really be hit or miss with both the food and service. For instance, we had the Chilean sea bass skewers (with miso glaze and ginger) and they were soaked in soy sauce. The last time we had them they were fantastic and definitely more miso versus soy sauce. Had their special burger, which was good, but it came with regular fries instead of the herbed as promised. Our waiter disappeared for a while this time but last time, service was perfect.

I'd recommend this place to sit at the bar or outside for cocktails and have the cheese plate.

KC
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I forgot the dinner menu is really small, brunch is much better. Service was very slow. I’ll definitely wait a while before visiting again.

L
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cebu has become my second home 🥰 always a delicious meal

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They did everything possible to make sure our visit was pleasant.

AP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Mother’s Day. The only place to celebrate. Our waitress, Crystal , can’t say enough about her. The food was delicious.

SR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not a bad space at all really enjoyed my time. One thing that was a issue we ordered steak skewers and they came so RARE like still bleeding and we know the restaurant was busy so we didn’t want to complain but they were so rare it was hard to eat. Our food felt a slightly rushed liked not polished and that they just wanted to get it out of the kitchen. I have been here many many times before so I know usually the quality is Much much better

G
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service was very attentive .. food is top notch
Highly recommend the short rib for main course and the tiramisu for dessert.. overall we had an awesome experience and will definitely be back !

AN
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

THE TOMAHAWK STEAK WAS DELICIOUS - COOKED TO PERFECTION (MEDIUM RARE /WARM PINK CENTER) WE WERE SERVED COMPLIMENTARY APPETIZERS AND IT WAS SO GOOD. SERVICE AND STAFF WERE ATTENTIVE. THE MINT MOJITO WAS TASTY AND MY FRIEND REALLY ENJOYED IT. MENU SELECTION WAS GOOD. AMBIANCE IS KEY TO ENJOY FINE DINING. THIS PLACE WAS NICELY LIGHTED. I WILL DEFINITELY RETURN.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cebu is wonderful. The service was great. We ordered the salmon, and it was perfection.

JD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food has always been good at Cebu. But on this night everything was over the top amazing. Maybe it was what I ordered. The service was great also. Only negative was two rooms were closed for private parties on a Tuesday night in April.

D
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Ordered from Easter price fix the salmon was ridiculously good. Always accommodating always delicious

CL
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

12 (very small) oyster for $42 is a little ridiculous. So we would not come back for oysters.

The rest was good.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Summer was a great server. And the new manager was very nice

OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ! Coming back next week .

OT
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

They shut down fairly early on week nights. You will feel the push to leave if you’re still there after 10PM.

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