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The Cecil is a brasserie in Harlem that serves African food mixed with Asian and American flavors. If it sounds cool, that's because it is. Inspired by Executive Chef Joseph "JJ" Johnson's travels, the menu is always changing, but past hits include oxtail dumplings, gumbo, and a jumbo shrimp burger. There's also a wok bar where you can customize your entire entree.

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The Cecil

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The Cecil is a brasserie in Harlem that serves African food mixed with Asian and American flavors. If it sounds cool, that's because it is. Inspired by Executive Chef Joseph "JJ" Johnson's travels, the menu is always changing, but past hits include oxtail dumplings, gumbo, and a jumbo shrimp burger. There's also a wok bar where you can customize your entire entree.