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Cebu Bar & Bistro

4.6
221 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
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 homemade pastas, fresh fish, vegetarian dishes as well as home made desserts!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Burgers
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Hours of operation
Mon 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tue 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wed 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Sat 10:30 am - 1:30 am
Sun 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Phone number
(718) 492-5095
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Carlos-Lima
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Private party facilities
Here at Cebu we not only perfect the art of outstanding food and service for a spontaneous night out, we also host unforgettable events for your family and friends. Cebu has two private party rooms which can be suitable for all. We have a private room perfect for smaller occasions of 15-30 guests and also a main private room suitable for larger parties of 34-80 guests. Cebu specializes in providing only the best experience for our customers. When planning your next special event, have Cebu make it unforgettable!
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Private party contact
Vincent Bolognese: (718) 492-5095
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Catering
Cebu offers on and off premise catering. We have expanded our reach in the culinary scene becoming some of NYC most used caterers.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
88th Street and 3rd Avenue
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Parking details
We offer valet service 7 days a week from the early evening until late night. We also provide valet service during the early brunch hours on the weekends.
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Public transit
Take the R train to the 86th Street station in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
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Entertainment
Three flat screen TVs in the bar area, DMX satellite music system and wifi connection.
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Special events & promotions
Let us host your next specials event, both on or off premise.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 221 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great service and delicious food!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great place. Oysters were a buck each.
Had the special for two, a fantastic side of beef with mash, peppers and spinach.
Tiramisu for dessert.
All was fabulous. We recommend highly.

Oh, Parking is tough! It’s worth it.

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2.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Easter Sunday dinner at Cebu. Limited menu, all ala carte. Small portions and pricey. Asked for a specialty cocktail, which was on the special menu, only to be told they didn’t have the ingredients. Then WHY is it on the menu if you don’t have the ingredients??? After our meal ,we were shown the desert menu. Again, they did not have the specific dessert! It was a disappointing dining experience at Cebu.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Walking into the place i was hopeful. But then we were sat, and waiting for our guests to arrive. No one approached us to ask if we wanted water much less a cocktail. The waiter couldnt be bothered with servicing us, and when we asked about the food, i.e. what cut is the lamb shank, he had no clue. The salmon came dry and tiny. I mean, i had small salmon, but the plate barely filled one half including the side. Honestly, it was hard not to laugh at how pathetic the plate looked...as if they ran out of salmon and made do with the last piece. If i was the chef, i would be ashamed of presenting someone with that plate. The rest of the food was good...no coomplaints, so the disappointment was unexpected. Overall, pass next time someone suggests it. Will not recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The fact that they go above and beyond to accommodate people with celiac (gf options, Glutenberg beer) is made even better by the delicious food and great people. One of my favorite spots.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

A few of us were celebrating birthdays and it was a great evening. We order d tiramisu and the staff bought it out with a candle and sang happy birthday. My friends were impressed and excited. I love the fact that the staff celebrated with us. It was on the house too which was very thoughtful and kind of them. Overall, great night!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Service and food was very good. Enjoyed my meal. Took my girlfriend out for her birthday and we took our time eating. We were not rushed.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Birthday for a relative

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

As always great. This time our nieces came in from Pennsylvania and they love Cebu so we went there. We went around 5 pm so it was pretty quiet. Service was excellent as always. Love going there

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Everything was delicious, I had no idea it was happy hour until the people at the next table ordered. I had already ordered my drink. It would have been nice to have been told by my waiter. Also there is a special tasting menu, that they don’t give you, but for $25, you get delicious appetizer, entree and dessert. I would highly recommend the tasting menu. Food was really good.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Always my favorite neighborhood gem for brunch and lunch. Service has improved. Hostesses have improved (with more clothing on). Classy

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

A very pleasant meal. Perfect Bloody Mary!

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3.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Overall pretty good experience although our server seemed a bit put off by the fact that we had a later reservation. I could tell she wanted us to hurry up our meal. She kept asking if she could take away our plates even when we were still working. There seemed also to be a lack of knowledge about the menu and general questions that we had about the food. The use of an iPad added a cheap feel to the restaurant honestly. The apps were good (chicken wings, risotto balls, octopus) and the Iron Steak and Steak Frites were good. The cavatelli was over cooked and tasted mushy and was honestly inedible.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Love this place. Staff, food, ambience!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Great dining experience!!

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Food is amazing each and every time I come here. Drinks are delicious here too. Staff is so nice and friendly and the service is great.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Went out during the bomb cyclone for dinner. Had the best meal ! Ribeye for 2. Came with 3 delicious sides paired with a rioja, and a Malbec and a super Tuscan!

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

We dined with another couple at Cebu. This was our first visit to the restaurant, and we were very impressed. We all enjoyed the food, which was delicious and freshly prepared. Pork chops were tender and sliced off the bone for easy dining, as was the steak. Cebu has a very nice wine list. Our visit was made even more enjoyable by the very friendly, attentive service provided by our server, Summer.

We will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

We wanted a casual place for brunch with family on the day after Christmas and this was just perfect! Loved the ambiance, our server was great, and the value of the meal very good. All around, it was a positive experience. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Great service! Everyone was very polite, everything came out extremely fast and tasted excellent! Will be back

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Great neighborhood place. Always busy with fun filled people.

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Amazingggggg!!! Steak skewers are to die for!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Not cheap, but so worth it. Excellent food in a beautiful dining room served by attentive, nice people.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

This was a lovely place for my friends and I to meet and celebrate one of our dear friends birthday. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding.!
We will definitely go back!!

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Such a good restaurant. They greet you like they are genuinely happy to see you; they remember you when you return again. The food is excellent. At brunch on Saturday I had short rib polenta and my sister had French toast. They brought us complimentary riceballs that we order almost every time we eat there, and also crostini with ricotta and honey. That was nice! We bring friends here all the time and sometimes medium sized groups. Everyone loves it, especially us.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

I had the pleasure of having brunch with my childhood best friend, husband and sister at Cebu over the weekend. We were so impressed with the food and the service. We walked in and were greeted by every employee with sweet smiles and hellos. Our waitress, Crystal, was so sweet and attentive. I’m not sure if it was the manager or owner, but he came by and asked us how we were doing and and if everything was going well. They gave us this amazing crostini with feta cheese as a complimentary starter. And everything we ordered was so good! We got the calamari (huge serving size) and the crispy tuna roll (filling as well). We all ended up getting their broken eggs brunch package which came with a drink. The eggs were to die for and the drinks were amazing as well. We will definitely be returning here! And they have free valet!!!

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2017

Amazing place! Cheese plate was phenomenal - truffle honey especially. We had a pre fix dinner which was great. Happy hour too- Sangria was delicious.

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5.0Dined on November 14, 2017

I really enjoy the brunch at Cebu and it's one of my favourite spots to bring folks visiting from out of town. It's very big on the inside and has a really nice aesthetic.
Cebu now offers a truly great veggie burger and has crispy hearts of palms for vegetarians. The crispy hearts of palm, served with marinara as if it were fried calamari is an inspired and delicious appetizer.
The service is wonderful, too.

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

My fiancé and I recently went to Cebu for the second time, and were delighted to find that round two lived up to our first experience. Service is exceptional and so thoughtful- on our first visit, we were given a free dessert as a "welcome" for being first-time diners. On our most recent visit we enjoyed an excellently seasoned miso-glazed sea bass skewer, perfectly medium-rare short rib burger and a huge warm brussels sprout salad. Portions are generous, food is brought promptly, and the cocktail list is extensive and well-prepared. Truly a neighborhood gem!

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

It’s our favorite place in Bay Ridge !
#1 in Brooklyn !

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Waitress was very nice and friendly. A bit loud but wasn’t the restaurants fault. They had many big parties going on. Would definitely recommend this place. Great food, drinks and desserts.

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Great Food & Drinks!! My favorite was the risotto & Moscow Mule!!

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

Met my friend for a 430 reservation and we were promptly seated and greeted friendly atmosphere and it was very busy for a Thursday night it is a well established popular restaurant with a nice feeling

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5.0Dined on November 1, 2017

Always delicious and great atmosphere. The hostess Alana was extreme helpful and accommodating

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Our server Gabriel was very attentive and super nice. Food was delicious and the fire place table was cozy.

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4.0Dined on September 10, 2017

Had a delightful brunch with friends for a birthday celebration. Everyone enjoyed the food and presentation. The service was prompt and courteous. A few other table were celebrating b-days as well and the staff made a special presentation which was fun. The Bloody Mary was VERY SPICY so "heads up"if that's your beverage choice. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

My top ten place in Brooklyn. Romantic ambiance. Delectable food. Perfection every time.

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4.0Dined on September 1, 2017

My husband and I went here friday night. The food was great except for the calamari which was very rubbery. We had the steak skewers, risotto balls and beef empanadas which were all delicious. The atmosphere was wonderful and cozy. The staff was a bit slow but we didnt mind because we were able to relax. So many times we go to restuarants that feel rushed. Other couples were complaining service was slow but we welcomed it.

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

The food is always amazing and the service is impeccable! This is our favorite spot to grab food on the weekends.

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4.0Dined on August 22, 2017

Cebu offers a nice cozy environment for conversations over a creative menu and delicious meal. This was my family's second time dining here and the food always exceeds expectations.

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