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Cebu Bar & Bistro, Brooklyn, NY
Cebu Bar & Bistro, Brooklyn, NY
Cebu Bar & Bistro, Brooklyn, NY
Cebu Bar & Bistro, Brooklyn, NY
Cebu Bar & Bistro, Brooklyn, NY

Cebu Bar & Bistro

4.5
4.5
345 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Burgers
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:30 am–4:00 am Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (718) 492-5095
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Chef Carlos-Lima
  • Catering
    Cebu offers on and off premise catering. We have expanded our reach in the culinary scene becoming some of NYC most used caterers.
  • 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
  • Neighborhood
    Bay Ridge
  • Cross street
    88th Street and 3rd Avenue
  • Parking details
    Valet parking 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 or B37 Bus to 88th street and 3rd avenue stop.
  • Entertainment
    Three flat screen TVs in the bar area, DMX satellite music system and wifi connection.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 345 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

346 Reviews
  1. LoriK

    New York City

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are here a lot! The food is great, the servers couldn’t be friendlier and Doug the manager is so personable he stops by to everyone to make sure they are happy!

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  2. Tomkat217

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I highly recommend the Thursday night special. Tomahawk Steak Dinner for Two. Delicious and definitely worth the price. I do not drink red wine and the waitstaff accommodated us with a bottle of white.

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  3. TinaS

    New York City

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks were great and we all had the pre fix dinner. Everything was delicious. E we will definitely be back.

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  4. PeterAthana

    New York City

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My girlfriend is from Bay Ridge. Been here for dinner multiple times(awesome). This time came for brunch and it was definitely worthwhile. Great home style food in a skillet, great tasting French toast. Great attentive service and not super expensive like other brunch joints. Coming back again for brunch in a heartbeat.

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  5. Dgirl518

    New York City

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    love Cebu, great brunch and drinks, everything was delicious

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great meal. Staff and management very attentive.

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  7. KathieenK

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Roberto was a top notch waiter! He was great with his recommendations! We loved it all.

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  8. beachgirl

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for steak night special and was not disappointed. Food was excellent. The space was crammed and very dark. Excellent service

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  9. GabrielleP

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cebu is my favorite spot in Bay Ridge/Brooklyn. The ambiance is great for a datenight, a girls night, a romantic fun night out, and with their brunch menu, you can really go any time of day. Service is impeccable, drinks and food are lovely, you definitely get great quality for the price.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate early and seemed to be forgotten in the 3rd room. We had no napkins at the table and no bread at the table. We were lucky enough to see bread brought it all the other tables in the room as they began to fill up. Food was average and menu was every limited with one of the specials for the night being unavailable at 5:30. Rather disappointing.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a NYE dinner! Vibe and energy was superb! There was a prefix menu and food was delicious. This place is def a Bayridge gem!

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  12. BKRockStar

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They nailed New Year's Eve! Diverse and tempting chef's menu made it hard to choose but, everything was delicious! Great service too. They had balloons, hats ad noise makers and also handed out champagne all complimentary) to celebrate 2020! We love this place and they never disappoint.

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  13. BobF

    New York City

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and service. Menu is a little limited but the oysters were great and had a delicious crab cake starter. Interesting drink menu and service was good. Tough to park but they have valet service.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I just moved in this neighborhood, and after a few nights of that intense smell of good juicy meat I decided to give it a try. We had some appetizer and a steak that came an hour later, luckily we were enjoying a good bottle of wine, unluckily the meat came cold. I could tell that that steak was a very good cut, but that cold after a long wait was deluding. My daughter got luckier with her kids cheeseburger crispy outside and juicy inside. Service was very inconstant. I asked why everything was slow and why the waiter kept disappearing for long and the answer was that there was a big party in another room. If you can't keep the service because of a big party don't offer regular service, we pay as much as people that come in days where's no big parties and we deserve the same treatment. Anyway, I will come back to give another try (after the holidays), Raw material seemed too promising to leave it. Let's hope to have a better experience and change my opinion.

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  15. ZeeshanB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food and vibe. AMAZING service. went with a group of 8 for a bday and everyone made us feel so welcome and special. loved it.

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  16. BayRidger

    New York City

    54 reviews

    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went here for my daughters birthday and so glad that we did. The food, drinks and service was very good. We will be back soon. This is my new favorite place in the neighborhood.

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  17. AdamL

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both my husband and I, adore this place. The food is delicious and the service is incredible.

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  18. KG1970

    New York City

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Good food. Service could be better. Nice atmosphere. Fireplace and dim lighting creates a pleasant ambience. Tomahawk steak was delicious but be prepared to empty wallet.

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  19. jessiej

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant & perfect for brunch- volume was fine for talking, food was great- cocktails were wonderful, and the service was prompt & friendly!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good but a little expensive. Our waiter was cordial but, the food took a little long to come out. We had a 7:45 reservation and we didn’t leave until almost 9:30.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great specials , food and service ,definitely will be back !

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food! Amazing service! Loved it, will be going back soon.

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  23. nyeater

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive service, delicious food. Made a celebration special...

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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!!

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  25. Sandy

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 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!

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  26. IrinaL

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful! Recomend this place!!

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  27. LJster

    New York City

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

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  28. hawaiianorchid26

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Don’t like the 3.9% charge for using a credit card

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  29. KimC

    New York City

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sever was attentive and brunch is always my favorite @ Cebu.

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  30. pickles

    New York City

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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

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  31. DawnNYC

    New York City

    90 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 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.

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  32. Mikes

    Key West

    119 reviews

    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great dinner, service is always very good and the food is very tasty and fresh.

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  33. xDh20

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

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  34. BKRockStar

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

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  35. Mikes

    Key West

    119 reviews

    4.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

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  36. KarenT

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

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  37. MargaritaD

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love coming here! We will be back!

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  38. ANAR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Cedu is great - except for the credit card fee especially on a 250 dollar bill - this is a disappointment

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  39. LoriK

    New York City

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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!

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  40. Lisa

    New York City

    198 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    198 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite Bay Ridge restaurant

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FAQs

Cebu Bar & Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 492-5095.

Cebu Bar & Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 345 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Google Map for Cebu Bar & Bistro

8801 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209

Additional information

  • Cross street
    88th Street and 3rd Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Bay Ridge
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:30 am–4:00 am Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Burgers
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet parking 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 or B37 Bus to 88th street and 3rd avenue stop.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Carlos-Lima
  • Entertainment
    Three flat screen TVs in the bar area, DMX satellite music system and wifi connection.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (718) 492-5095
  • Catering
    Cebu offers on and off premise catering. We have expanded our reach in the culinary scene becoming some of NYC most used caterers.
  • 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
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