Delicious steak and relatively moderate prices make this place a winner. Plus the proximity to Minton's, which allows you to have an exciting musical denoument to the evening.
I went with two college friends we’re all from Harlem. The renovation of the Cecil has made it a great spot in the middle. Honoring jazz legends with music and photos on the wall is an education. I was a littleDisappointed when my server could not correctly identify the jazz legend on the cover of my menu. The service the house the way dresses should never say I don’t know to a question that there should be an obvious answer to. As for the cuisine, one friend had been there before and repeated the order of the lobster ravioli and convinced our friend to order the same. Both were very satisfied and my one taste left me wanting another bite. I was happy with my arugula salad and filet mignon cooked medium Between the three of us 3 apps 3 entrees it was $146 not including 20% tip ( oh I forgot the two alcoholic drinks( mine hiccup, lol) They have a great bar area and a nice size floor which can be used liberally for dancing. Can’t wait to go back for more. Change is good people.
A great restaurant for Steakhouse cuisine. Best new spot in Harlem.
This was the first time me and my wife ever been there. The experience was absolutely wonderful. I will suggest this place to anyone who is looking for something beautiful and casual.
Overall good very noisy
Fantastic restaurant! Great food, attentive staff, amazing environment!
I’m taking The Cecil off of my list of favorites :(
Dropped in on VDay an hour earlier than our appointment reservation, planning to hang at the bar if nothing was available yet, but thankfully we were sat within a few minutes. Quite a few tables empty anyway, the place is pretty spacious and comfortable.
Soon as we got past the bar and into the dining room there was a hint of cleaning chemicals/musty smell in the air, which eventually became less noticeable, but still...
We were offered still or sparkling water, and not informed its was gonna be an $8 bottle of “pellegrino” till we saw it on the check. Rude.
The VDay pre-fix options seemed kinda boring compared to the awesome fusion menu this place used to boast before it closed and reopened as a steakhouse.
Got a weird, overdressed, sad salad with no crunch, canned peaches and about a thousand olives.
Then a large but fatty filet mignon showed up, which wasn’t bad but wasn’t great, neither of us could finish it cus it was just kinda bland and chewy. 90mins into dinner we were just disappointed with the meal so we took our dessert to go.
Wont be back, definitely not worth the money anymore.
What a shame, this place used to be awesome and even if the service has always been slow you could at least count on the food being outstanding: Now its barely a steakhouse.
The food and environment were great. The portions were not very large. Do not think you will leave with left over food. The server was excellent. The cost is on the expensive side.
Unbelievable experience. It's was a dinner date for valentine. We had an early afternoon reservation, it's was quite, maybe 5 couples in the restaurant. Just the way, I like it. The staff was on point. The food was great, we selected the pre-fixed menu at $89 per person. Wife had the salmon & shrimp for the main, since it was "Ash Wednesday". She love it, but she would of wanted a starch item in the dish. I had the vegetarian lasagna, so, so tasty. Will be back there soon, wife want to try their steaks, after all, it's a steakhouse.
Wife mentioned the ladies bathroom was also on point. It must of been nice, since she don't usually brought that up out ofor the thin air.