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*We have gone cashless! We accept all major credit and debit cards.
*All reservations are made online and may be made 30 days in advance.
*All reservations are for a 2 hour window.
*We welcome parties of 6 or less.

Due to the size of our kitchen, tables may not be merged for larger parties.
Walk-ins welcome at the bar based on availability.
*Credit card required for parties of 6.

Due to the new City of Palm Springs ordinance we kindly ask that you bring proof of a 72 hour negative covid test or proof of your covid vaccine to dine with us indoors. 
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join us for a toast to life

Bar Cecil (pronounced sessel) is a homage to Cecil Beaton, a renaissance man who was equal parts rebel and aristocrat, an artist who lived between classical charm and new world rebellion, a provocateur, an Expressionist, and an aesthete who incorporated many mediums to create a style all his own.

Bar Cecil is a love letter to Beaton’s vision of life and art: a celebration of what’s good, of eliminating that which is only pomp, and in the process creating memories through food, drink and hospitality. Bar Cecil is for those who follow the beat to their own drum, horn or whatever inspires them to create, to be individuals, and to embrace diversity.

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Let's celebrate each other. Laughing, discussing the day and enjoying each other's company over beautifully crafted food and drink.

Join us for a toast to life. 

IS OUR PLEASURE

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Bar Cecil’s culinary team is led by partner-Executive Chef Gabriel Woo, former executive chef of Sparrow’s Lodge and Holiday House in Palm Springs, and a 2019 guest chef at James Beard House in New York City.

GABE WOO

EXECUTIVE CHEF - PARTNER

The dining room is managed by partner-General Manager Nate VanDeventer, who joins the team from Lightning Bar Collective in Portland, OR, and who was a consultant for Villa Royale and Del Rey in Palm Springs in 2018.

NATE VANDEVENTER

GENERAL MANAGER - PARTNER

John Janulis is lead partner and is the owner of Lightning Bar Collective in Portland and Villa Royale / Del Rey in Palm Springs. Richard Crisman & Jeff Brock are majority owners of Sparrows Lodge and Holiday House. Other notable hospitality investments in Palm Springs include Les Cactus and Ingleside Inn.

JOHN & NATALIE,
RICHARD & JEFF

PARTNERS