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About Cebu Bar & Bistro

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!

8801 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11209
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Burgers

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12noon- 4:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - midnight
Dinner: Friday & Saturday till 2am

Cross Street:
88th Street and 3rd Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 492-5095

Website:
http://www.cebubrooklyn.com/

Entertainment:
Three flat screen TVs in the bar area, DMX satellite music system and wifi connection.

Catering:
Cebu offers on and off premise catering. We have expanded our reach in the culinary scene becoming some of NYC most used caterers.

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.

Public Transit:
Take the R train to the 86th Street station in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

Executive Chef:
Chef Carlos-Lima

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!

Private Party Contact:
Vincent Bolognese: (718) 492-5095

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Let us host your next specials event, both on or off premise.

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Details
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

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Cebu Bar & Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
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Good for Groups (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Romantic (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Cozy (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Fun (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Tapas (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Authentic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Business Meals (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Birthday for a relative

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

A very pleasant meal. Perfect Bloody Mary!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Love this place. Staff, food, ambience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great dining experience!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great neighborhood place. Always busy with fun filled people.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Amazingggggg!!! Steak skewers are to die for!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Cozy, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Tapas, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food, Tapas, Fun
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 (Orlando)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 10, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious and I will definitely come back !!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Ok so we dined at Cebu last night because open table offered a bonus of 1000 points if reservations were made for a certain time frame. I am still waiting for my points to appear. Not happy about that. I only need 900 more for my 100 voucher. That's first. Then my waitress, a very nice girl came to our table towards the end of the meal and said that her shift was over but the other waitress would be our new server. But no new server came. Ever!!! I had to get the busboy to get my check. Again not very happy. I be eaten here many times but these people need to get their act in order. Word of mouth is the biggest advertisement.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

It was actually a pretty good experience the cocktails were a little lacking but the food was divine

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Everything was excellent, the service, the food, the drinks. We cannot wait to go back.
We recommend the the sangria was delicious and the churros for dessert is a must try!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Can't go wrong.
It's local for those who want to avoid the drive into Manhattan and Chef Lima has a,way of presenting tapas to a whole other level.
The appetizes are plentiful and suggest several to be ordered,especially the home made ricotta cheese with honey.
Thus Aline is worth the trip.
Extensive drink menu compliments their menu.
Go for it.
Can't go wrong........

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Casual, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

go there often really great place brunch or lunch Staff is friendly and on the ball. Manager and owner hands on and enjoyable

Tags: Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Key West)·Dined on June 11, 2017

First time back in a while, my wife had the Cube salad and I had the Stake and eggs, I asked for med on the meat and eggs over easy. Most places eggs over easy are cooked just a little to much. Not today. Meat cooked just right and the eggs on the money. My wife's salad was very good and the Bloody Mary was just the way w like them.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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