Cebu Bar & Bistro

4.6
314 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

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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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KT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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.

MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming here! We will be back!

AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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

LK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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!

L
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Bay Ridge restaurant

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AM
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

CF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was awesome she made everything great. Food was excellent service excellent
Everything great
Thanks Victoria

D
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Cebu was fantastic! I had the lobster lasagna and the sauce was really yummy. My husband and son shared four plates to share, and they loved everything they tried. This is saying a lot for my husband, who is very picky. We were there on a Friday night and sat outside. We could hear the live music loud and clear, but for us, it would have been too loud if we had been seated in the room with the music.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and was a beautiful day to dine outside. Service was as good as the food.

t
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Terrific food and great service

RH
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service staff and food was amazing. Everyone was so accommodating. There is a warm and comfortable atmosphere. The chef is absolutely amazing. My girlfriend doesn’t like fish but she LOVED the tuna. Highly recommend.

DR
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

A neighborhood brunch staple, although there is no bottomless option. Try the Spicy Ginger Margarita - it is delicious but be warned the drinks are never completely full and have one HUGE ice cube in them so the drink tab can tick up quickly and the bar is often slow and understaffed.

Even with that being said, Cebu is always a good time. It is fun and lively. The outside seating is perfect for peoplewatching on 3rd Avenue.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It can really be hit or miss with both the food and service. For instance, we had the Chilean sea bass skewers (with miso glaze and ginger) and they were soaked in soy sauce. The last time we had them they were fantastic and definitely more miso versus soy sauce. Had their special burger, which was good, but it came with regular fries instead of the herbed as promised. Our waiter disappeared for a while this time but last time, service was perfect.

I'd recommend this place to sit at the bar or outside for cocktails and have the cheese plate.

KC
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I forgot the dinner menu is really small, brunch is much better. Service was very slow. I’ll definitely wait a while before visiting again.

L
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cebu has become my second home 🥰 always a delicious meal

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They did everything possible to make sure our visit was pleasant.

AP
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Mother’s Day. The only place to celebrate. Our waitress, Crystal , can’t say enough about her. The food was delicious.

SR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not a bad space at all really enjoyed my time. One thing that was a issue we ordered steak skewers and they came so RARE like still bleeding and we know the restaurant was busy so we didn’t want to complain but they were so rare it was hard to eat. Our food felt a slightly rushed liked not polished and that they just wanted to get it out of the kitchen. I have been here many many times before so I know usually the quality is Much much better

G
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service was very attentive .. food is top notch
Highly recommend the short rib for main course and the tiramisu for dessert.. overall we had an awesome experience and will definitely be back !

AN
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

THE TOMAHAWK STEAK WAS DELICIOUS - COOKED TO PERFECTION (MEDIUM RARE /WARM PINK CENTER) WE WERE SERVED COMPLIMENTARY APPETIZERS AND IT WAS SO GOOD. SERVICE AND STAFF WERE ATTENTIVE. THE MINT MOJITO WAS TASTY AND MY FRIEND REALLY ENJOYED IT. MENU SELECTION WAS GOOD. AMBIANCE IS KEY TO ENJOY FINE DINING. THIS PLACE WAS NICELY LIGHTED. I WILL DEFINITELY RETURN.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cebu is wonderful. The service was great. We ordered the salmon, and it was perfection.

JD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food has always been good at Cebu. But on this night everything was over the top amazing. Maybe it was what I ordered. The service was great also. Only negative was two rooms were closed for private parties on a Tuesday night in April.

D
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Ordered from Easter price fix the salmon was ridiculously good. Always accommodating always delicious

CL
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

12 (very small) oyster for $42 is a little ridiculous. So we would not come back for oysters.

The rest was good.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Summer was a great server. And the new manager was very nice

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ! Coming back next week .

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

They shut down fairly early on week nights. You will feel the push to leave if you’re still there after 10PM.

R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this place. It's one of my favorite local restaurant in the area. The quality of food, service, and detail to attention to their clientele has been and remained the first priority for this gem place. They have a basic menu and they often offer new or seasonal dish creations. It's expensive however, I don't mind to pay the extra buck for quality and tasty food. I ordered the NY Steak Frites, very juicy and balance seasoned (delicious) The only thing that I missed from Cebu is the bread pudding dessert which no longer available and they should bring it back! Definitively check this place out.

FE
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service is superb. At Cebu the entire staff are attentive, generous in kindness and professionalism. I was there to my birthday and the staff was very accommodating. I was offered storage for gifts, specialty drinks not found on the menu and complimentary appetizers. The drink I requested was made to perfection. I’ll be back for many lavender martinis! Thank you. My friends and I had a wonderful time.

JM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good. The service was good as well. We had a 7:00pm reservation and on Friday that was a perfect time. The restaurant gets crowded around 7:30-8. We will be back.

LK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go there for Sunday brunch and always reserve table 23 and always get it! The manager always comes to the tables to make sure everything is good. Great food and good people!

BM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall our experience was good...until the check came. Although it was probably our responsibility to ask the price of the special we ordered, we neglected to. The surprise of finding out that our burgers were $30 each and the check came to $98 for lunch was a bit distressing. The quality of the beef from Japan was very good but we never would have ordered it at that cost. We thought it would have been nice if the waitress mentioned it when we asked her about the burger and ended up ordering it. We will never forget to ask the price of something again. Otherwise it's a very nice place.

DG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cebu has been our go -to for years! Whether at a table or at the bar it is always top notch. The food is interesting, unique and delicious The drinks are great and the bartenders are the best in Brooklyn!

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The food was fine. Our server however was unfortunately quite rude. He made us feel as if we were an inconvenience to him. It reminded me of why I had not been here in a really long time.

AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time and I came with my BFF for brunch. Good thing we made a reservation because people were trying to get in and it was busy. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and large. The food was presented so nice and the flavors were amazing. It was a lovely brunch on a cold and gloomy day. I will absolutely go again.

SM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were so accommodating and we had a lovely meal. I would highly recommend.

L
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in Bay Ridge

F
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, service,and ambiance. Valet parking very helpful.

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I come to Cebu at least once a week. The food, service and ambiance are always incredible. Highly recommend.

I
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is excellent. The burgers are great. The drinks are consistently good.

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