The Cecil Steakhouse

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1458 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Welcome to Cecil Steakhouse!
The Cecil Steakhouse is a modern, upscale haven in Harlem. It is about fully engaging the five senses. You will be in our warm dining room that houses a modern décor of paintings and sculptures.
After dinner and upon reservation you can be brought over to Minton’s Playhouse in a fashion that can only be described as a Goodfellas Moment straight out of the Martin Scorsese movie. To get to Minton’s from The Cecil Steakhouse, you never have to step a foot outside. You will be going through our kitchen, through a privileged area, reserved for those who want the full Cecil and Minton’s experience. As you are guided through the bustle of the kitchen, you will be transported to the most iconic and oldest jazz club in the United States.

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1 BOTTLE OF SANGRIA FOR FREE FOR BIRTHDAY DINNER PARTIES OVER 6 GUESTS

It's your birthday! and you are looking for the perfect spot to celebrate your life and enjoy amazing food...So, Come to The Cecil Steakhouse. We love celebrating with our guests, and this is why we are gifting you a full 750ml bottle of our In house Secret Recipe Sangria red or white for birthday dinner parties over 6 guests. MUST SHOW PROOF OF BIRTHDAY WITH A VALID ID.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It’s DEFINITELY a lit brunch spot! I think ppl are starting to frequent here like the do Angel of Harlem and to me, The Cecil is so much better! There’s a lot more space to dance around and watch ppl dance around. The food is good but the time spent there is so much better. Never had a bad time with the staff either . If you come between 12-2, it’s more laid back but any time after that, it’s LIT!

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vipJonathanM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

We have been to Cecil's several times. Great service, food and menu. This time much too loud. My wife and I couldn't hear each other speak.

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BrookeS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful hospitality and food, has a real neighbourhood feel. Will go back again soon especially if we can hit up a show at Minton’s next-door.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I was really looking forward to my date there. (I chose this place). I'm not sure if it was the time we were there, but let's just say, its nothing to talk about. The food in my opinion was way overpriced for the amount you. And it tasted just alright. Nothing to brag about. My drink however, was really good. I was very disappointed in the whole experience. I'm not in a hurry to visit there any time soon. P.S. my waiter, cant remember his name, was pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

THE BEST MUSIC!!! It’s honestly a great brunch spot!

MA
MaritereA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food was poor and expensive. I paid $40 for about 6 ounces of skirtsteak over microgreens. The dressing was a disgusting watery mix with feta cheese. It had what appeared to be canned peaches that were patently stale. I found a hair on my salad so had to return it. We didn't order any drinks nor apps yet the bill came out to $40 per preson. The service was sloooow even as they were really nice. This is truly not worth it. We couldn't carry a conversation and don't even think about bringing your kids. Mine was screaming asking to get out of there.

This brunch scene is more like a club. It's really loud and people are dancing. There were a lot of birthday celebrations and that seems like a good fit for what they offer. I say have breakfast at home and go have some mimosas with friends for a loud Saturday morning party. Don't bother with the food it's not good and it's really expensive for what you get.

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KimB
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, ambiance, and music was amazing. My husband and I are definitely going back for another date night soon.

KH
KristinaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The appetizer options were limited and entre wasn't anything special. Pork chops a little dry. Cocktail and dessert was delicious. Received a lot of attention from the staff... great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is awesome! The server I had is amazing. The food is good. The atmosphere is so energetic and fun. They definitely gained a new client!

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AngieNJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was a great date with my Husband. The ambiance and food was fabulous.

NY
vipNYCFoodie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was good (steak was ok. Lamb chops great)
Our reservations were for 7:15 and seated fairly quickly.
Unfortunately our entrees didn’t come to us until 8:50PM (we didn’t order apps since it took so long for a waiter to get to us).
Given that there were several large birthday parties, we understand service got lagged. But waiting over an hour for our entrees and having to flag down a waiter for drinks and service wasn’t what we had in mind. The atmosphere was fun and upbeat.

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BernardoL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad service, I did not sit at 10:15 I had to wait 40 more minutes. It was a very bad experience for me, I do not recommend it

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herm
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

we went for valentines day dinner, and never got our food, after waiting for more than 3 hours. we emailed the restaurant and never heard from them. it was a bad experience hope they do better next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Because of the holiday the reservation didn’t really matter. Was sat 40 mins after. Place was packed but it was nice & fun. Portion for the pre fix meal was pretty small but the food was pretty good.

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Shaneks
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I want to first start by saying thank you so much to Kenneth! Even though it was super busy and we had to wait a while for seating, he made sure we were seated in a timely manner. I want to commend him on his professionalism even though some of the customers were being rude about the wait (like it’s Valentine’s Day, some people were enjoying their loved ones so their reservation took longer than expected! Did you expect people to just eat and leave? Smh customers🤦🏾‍♀️) he remained calm! Kenneth was so vibrant and welcoming that I will be visiting again! Thank you for your vibrant energy!

The food was so so good! Love the ambience and the music was fantastic!

BH
BrittneyH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite spot. Wow ! I loved it here. This spot was amazing.

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RoseR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Two couples who came after us were served while we were still waiting for our order.
We mentioned it and someone (not identified as a manager if one) took two drinks off our bill which was nice

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I would definitely go again but definitely not during the weekend. Too many large parties and noise level was over the top.

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vipTrendyeats
New York Area
3 reviews