Cebu Bar & Bistro

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351 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLoriK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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Tomkat217
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

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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vipTinaS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Drinks were great and we all had the pre fix dinner. Everything was delicious. E we will definitely be back.

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vipPeteAthanas
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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Dgirl518
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

love Cebu, great brunch and drinks, everything was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great meal.
Staff and management very attentive.

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KathieenK
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Roberto was a top notch waiter! He was great with his recommendations! We loved it all.

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vipbeachgirl
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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BKRockStar
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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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vipBobF
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

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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ZeeshanB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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vipBayRidger
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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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AdamL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Both my husband and I, adore this place. The food is delicious and the service is incredible.

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KG1970
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

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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jessiej
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great specials , food and service ,definitely will be back !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food! Amazing service! Loved it, will be going back soon.

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nyeater
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attentive service, delicious food. Made a celebration special...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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vipSandy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

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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IrinaL
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Recomend this place!!

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LJster
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

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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viphawaiianorchid26
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Don’t like the 3.9% charge for using a credit card

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vipKimC
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Sever was attentive and brunch is always my favorite @ Cebu.

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pickles
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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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vipDawnNYC
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

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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vipMikes
Key West
100 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great dinner, service is always very good and the food is very tasty and fresh.

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xDh20
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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BKRockStar
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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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vipMikes
Key West
100 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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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KarenT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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MargaritaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love coming here! We will be back!

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ANAR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Cedu is great - except for the credit card fee especially on a 250 dollar bill - this is a disappointment

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vipLoriK
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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vipLisa
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite Bay Ridge restaurant

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AhmadM
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience but next time I will go when it is less crowded. Thanks for the staff.

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Cebu Bar & Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Cebu Bar & Bistro also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 492-5095.

Cebu Bar & Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 351 OpenTable diners.