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The Cecil

PERMANENTLY CLOSED

New York
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Mon5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tues5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wed5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thu5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Fri5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Sat11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
The Cecil

210 West 118th St

New York, NY 10026

The Cecil, the supper club sister to jazz joint Minton's in Harlem, fuses the flavors of Asia, Africa and North America. Inspired by Executive Chef Joseph "JJ" Johnson's travels, the menu is always changing, but past hits include now-famous oxtail dumplings, hearty gumbo, and a jumbo shrimp burger snazzed with kimchi and scallions. Don't expect ordinary French fries here: Cecil's take encapsulates the spot's eye for innovations, doing away with potato in favor of battered okra that comes out crispy and laced with salt.