Cedric French Bistro & Bar offers a great New York atmosphere, friendly wait staff, and yummy brunch
One of the best parts of a Sunday morning in New York City is brunch. Whether you eat a late breakfast at home and read the paper while you sip at your coffee, or maybe you prefer to sleep in and then go for a leisurely brunch with your friends. Regardless, everyone has their favorite brunch spots in the city. Madrid is starting to jump on the brunch bandwagon as well, with brunch spots opening up on weekends for a chic way to have breakfast out. Rusko and I recently discovered a great place for brunch in New York City, in our new East Harlem neighborhood in New York City called Cedric French Bistro and Bar.
Located at W 119thand St. Nicholas, this bistro style restaurant with a French owner is turning out delicious brunch dishes and was packed on the day we visited. There is an outdoor seating area where you can enjoy the sights of passersby and the beautiful architecture of the old buildings in Harlem. This is a brunch that is, while 100% New York, a little less frenetic than some places you might find downtown.
Inside, Cedric French Bistro and Bar is decorated with a red and black motif and displays art with words like “Gratitude” and “Remain Calm” reminding us to slow down and enjoy the moment. The background noise and tables set close to one another remind you that you are, indeed, still in Manhattan, but the wait staff is very friendly and manages to make the most of the small space, and if you are lucky enough to visit on a nice day, the French doors are opened wide giving the illusion of a more spacious restaurant.
The menu features something for everyone in Cedric French Bistro and Bar. If you are more in the mood for lunch type foods, there are chicken sandwiches, burgers, and club sandwiches, even a chicken curry over white rice. Or, if you are more of a breakfast brunch eater, there are options like a ratatouille omelet or the goat cheese and spinach omelet. There is also a full bar, so if you wanted to stop in later or even extend the afternoon with a drink, you could easily do so. This is the type of place that invites you to have long conversations catching up with friends and be in the moment…preferably with a mimosa in hand.
We ruskommend Cedric French Bistro and Bar with 4 boquerones for its great New York atmosphere, friendly wait staff, and yummy food (try the goat cheese and spinach omlette served with fries and a salad)!!! If you are looking for a new spot for brunch in New York City this Sunday, why not take the train up to Harlem, enjoy the beautiful architecture, and energy that Rusko loved from day one!