Video: Pork Suya with Chef JJ

The Restaurant

The Restaurant

The Cecil, created by New York businessman Richard Parsons and noted restaurateur and chef Alexander Smalls, is a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Bringing together global flavors through an African lens, The Cecil is part of Harlem’s exciting new food scene and a hidden gem of New York City.

The Culinary Concept

The Culinary Concept

Afro/Asian/American cuisine is a fusion of the best of what each of those distinct food cultures has to offer. It traces the global migration out of Africa through the influence of African spices, textures and cooking techniques on traditional American, Latin and Asian dishes.

Guided by this concept, Executive Chef Smalls and Chef de Cuisine Joseph “JJ” Johnson have conspired to create unique plates that combine the familiar with the unexpected. You won’t find food this imaginative and delicious anywhere else in New York!

AFRO / ASIAN / AMERICAN CUISINE

AFRO / ASIAN / AMERICAN CUISINE

A wonderful and authentic culinary experience that celebrates the diversity and commonality of the Afro / Asian / American experience. Executive Chef, Alexander Smalls’ masterful preparation and elegant presentation of Africa’s global influence on food culture and cooking techniques ignites a new conversation in the culinary discussion.

The world’s best ingredients are expertly combined in ways where they would not ordinarily occur. In each dish, you will taste the global journey and deep influence of the African diaspora.