St. Cecilia
St. Cecilia

St. Cecilia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://stceciliaatl.com/
  • Phone: (404) 554-9995
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm -10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Craig Richards
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer private buy out events, or large group dining for up to 50 guests in our main dining room.
  • Private Party Contact: Kaylen Isabella 4043555311x13
  • Special Events: Please contact Kaylen Isabella at kisabella@rocketfarmrestaurants.com for special event information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lenox Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We have valet parking. The drop off is in the turnaround in front of the restaurant.
A word from St. Cecilia
Executive chef Craig Richard’s culinary style is heavily influenced by the European coast and the Ligurian Coast. The menu will feature light olive oils, simple yet perfect pasta, wood-roasted fish and produce from the Southeast.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
St. Cecilia reviews from OpenTable diners
420 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (282)hot spot (231)special occasion (217)vibrant bar scene (174)notable wine list (117)good for groups (115)romantic (109)neighborhood gem (77)great for lunch (60)scenic view (48)late-night find (27)great for brunch (8)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • St. Cecelia never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    This was my 5th time dining at St. Cecelia and after my first experience it became my favorite place in Atlanta. It still is. The ambience and customer service are phenomenal and I can't say enough about how amazing the food is here. Whether you're dining with friends, your honey or co-workers, St. Cecelia is fitting for any occasion. I absolutely LOVE this restaurant and would recommend it time and time again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing first experience!
    triplecherubVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    The physical setting of this restaurant is beautiful! Filled with white marble and glass and comfortable seating. The food and service unfortunately did not come close to the beauty of the setting. Our waiter made the evening feel rushed at the onset, and he had difficulty in communicating with us as his foreign accent was very strong. We gave our orders to him very clearly, and when the appetizers arrived, one of them was incorrect. To be amicable we let him know that , but kept it anyway to keep the pace of the meal on track . The entrees were not served at the same time, thus half of the guests were finished eating prior to the others. There was no compensation for the errors at anytime during the evening. If fact, we were a foursome splitting the bill in half with 2 credit cards....he charged both cards the full amount of the total bill! You wouldn't expect this in a restaurant with the premise of being high end and charging these prices in Buckhead. The main course of branzino was overcooked and was stuck to the skin. No sides were included along side of this course. So we ordered the "family sized" potatoes then to accompany it and what we received was the smallest 6 slices of potato I have seen. They were tasty but being polite, we were afraid to eat more than one knowing there wasn't enough to go around. This is one of a chain of restaurants owned by a group in town. Improvements need to occur here to ever get us to come back for a second try I'm afraid as there is so much competition of fine restaurants in this city.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Celebration City for us.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    November is a special month for our group of friends with three birthdays and two wedding anniversaries. We had heard good things about St Cecelia's so decided to give it a try. The food was really delicious with touches and twists that took the experience out of the ordinary. I always look at other reviews when trying a new place for the first time, especially when you know you're doing something special. Although one can't count completely on them, or even this one, one can certainly have an expectation of what the experience would be like. In all ways, our dining experience topped what we expected. The service was right, very friendly and joyful. The food was, especially the main courses, ample and wonderfully prepared. The Black and White Spaghetti dish and the Char were excellent. We really liked the seating arrangements and felt that if you had a small or large group you would feel an intimacy with your group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buckhead Gem... Very Energetic
    ConciergeVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Enjoyed a romantic dinner with my love this past weekend at St. Cecilia. Great ambiance. Live Band. Cons: The noise level became a bit much over the course of the evening. Delay in food delivery. Overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    MAOPVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    My husband and I were excited about trying St. Cecilia as we had heard nothing but amazing things. Unfortunately we were less than impressed with the food, nothing was bad, but nothing was amazing either and for the price and caliber restaurant we expected amazing. On a good note, the drinks were yummy. Make a note that the shrimp is pureed in the shrimp spaghetti so don't be expecting whole shrimp.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was fantastic as usual!
    Noots324VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We enjoyed our lunch very much. I had the fish stew with saffron broth, fantastic. Highly recommend this restaurant. This was my 3rd visit and each time it has been consistently great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok - food not as fab as expected
    Brookhaven18VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Both salad & fish had way too much oil & overpowered the food. The wait for food was incredibly long that the manager came over to apologize. Not a fan
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HET3777VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Moderately impressed with St. Cecilia's. Service was thorough, but slow at times. Food was OK. I didn't love the entrée I ordered off the special St. Cecillia week menu, but I think there are things on the menu that I would have liked better. Liked it-didn't love it-but would be willing to give it another try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst steak in Atlanta
    Eway
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Two top tables too close together. Starter and appetizer came out about two minutes apart so we had a 3 plates on our little table at the same time. All food was warm not hot including entrees. The worst steak I have ever had at any restaurant. A NY strip cooked perfect, medium rare, but it was so tough I could not chew it and at least half of it went untouched. It wasn't because I was full but I just could not chew any more.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Rudest waiter of the South
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I have literally never experienced a rider waiter than what I did at St Cecilia. We came to celebrate our engagement, and the waiter was so rude and literally took our played before we were done!
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  • Rebecca
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Awesome food and impeccable service...very nice ambiance
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Everything was delicious but the octopus was amazing! Great attention to detail in preparation and presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Absolutely great service , Food and beverage were Fabulous Great dinner for two with nice bottle of wine all $120
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu
    Skye
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    So here's the thing that I'm learning as I grow older. Only young people with healthy eyes in bright rooms must design and proof menus. My issue with St. Cecilia isn't the content of the menu, but the physical delivery of it. And, truthfully, it's one of the better ones. It's on nice paper with pretty typefaces and that's good. But menu proofreaders should be people over 40 who use reading glasses in dim evening lighting. I believe you'll have happier customers and more adventurous and intentional orders. Otherwise it was a nice dining experience. Our friend raved we must try the Primi spaghetti with egg and white truffles. I got the carameli pasta instead with smoked eggplant. Mine was infinitely better tasting!! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Change of menu
    Lenny
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We have been a few times over the past several months seems that menu has not changed very much. Getting tired of the same items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food; cool atmosphere
    JS07
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was tasty and creative. Service was a little slow, but very knowledgeable and professional. A "hip" scene and lots of couples and/or small groups. My wife and I enjoyed the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Resturant in Atlanta
    Craig
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My wife and I ate at St. Cecilia's Saturday night and were blown away. Best food I've had a long time. It's an outstanding resturant in every way!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • massjaxVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    one of the best in Atlanta but noise level is high which can be a problem once you reach a certain age
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A culinary and visual experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    If Ford Frye took over Blue Pointe, you would expect it to be like this. Creative, cool and tasty dishes. And cool and tasty beverages to enjoy it with. It's always been a great space, and now it's lighter, shinier, updated - think of a restaurant you'd expect to see in Rhode Island right across from Phipps in the heart of Buckhead. The menu has a lot to offer. I've been a few times and never walked away disappointed. Little on the pricey side, but it is a cool offering in great location. Start with a drink at their very large bar and grab a table. You 'll enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pitiful
    inthebusiness2VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Very poor service, from arrival to the hostess desk to the end of the meal. Even the bartender couldn't get things right after I told him exactly what I wanted -- a very basic wine! 20 minutes before a waiter arrived at our table to take a drink order, then another 20 minutes to deliver the drink! You can imagine how the rest of the evening went...I have no interest in returning to this restaurant. Every employee was rude and needs an attitude adjustment! Buckhead has so many great restaurants in my opinion. Skip this one, and go to the others in the area, which will appreciate your business.
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  • Wonderful lunch
    zrikeVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    This is our second visit to St. Cecilia and it was wonderful. Amazing service and food to match. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trending higher!
    UncaJim
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    This was my third visit to St. Cecilia and it gets better each time. The service has always been great, this time we had a very attentive and pleasant server named Josh. Whatever kinks they were working on the first couple of visits (soon after opening) seem to be thoroughly ironed out. Very good food, great service, good wine selection, cool space.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely
    bdayvisit
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We dined at St. Cecilia on a sleepy sunday night, but there were still people in the restaurant to give it a good vibe. Food was delicious, and server kindly explained to us that some dishes had very small portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find...
    Tinman330
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This place was the old Blue Point restaurant in Buckhead Atlanta. The service was really slow. I'm guessing due to the Large space they have to cover or just the time of night. Other then that, I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • St. Cecilia's Disappointment
    RievesReviews
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Tremendous amount of hype around visiting the #2 restaurant on the Jezebel list. Maybe it was an off night but the three of us didn't love most of the apps (especially didn't care for the charred squid but everyone recommended it) except for meat and cheese board. The apple ravioli was a solid mid and the entrees were ok but just not what we all expected considering the ranking. Restaurant is gorgeous and service was solid but overall disappointing night. Perhaps we just got them on a weird Sunday night.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Douglasvilleite
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Had seen restaurant on Atlanta Eats and heard of it before so decided to give it a shot. Much nicer looking inside than Blue Point was Waiter was very friendly, gave us space and time but also attention. Walked us through the menu and added information as we requested Very nice cocktails. Menu had a lot of things to choose from which made decisions difficult which is nice problem to have. The three of us shared 4 appetizers and crudos and then two of the pastas. Pastas were fabulous, very light and flavorful. Both the entrees were cooked perfectly which is nice when it comes to fish. Definitely one of our new favorites in Atlanta
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We have heard good things about this place so we decided to make a res for Sunday. The food was excellent. Unfortunately, our server was not having a good night. She seemed frustrated with us - new diners - and had no patience when we did not order from menu in the suggested order. Her frustration led to her avoiding our table and we eventually had to ask other employees passing by for assistance and eventually the check. The rest of the St. Cecilia staff were more than helpful and accommodating. This entire ordeal made for a 2.5 hour dining experience. I don't think I'll be back for another visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lobster app was amazing
    FoodiefromAtl
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had a great night at St. Cecelia. We started our night at the bar and the bartender was so nice and recommended a great wine- Shattered and it was delicious. We also had the lobster appetizer and it was fabulous. We then moved to our table and had a fish that was really good. Our server couldn't be nicer. All in all a good evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but was expecting more for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food was mostly just ok. Pasta dishes were both very undercooked and lacking flavor. Restaurant is very beautiful and staff was friendly but I probably won't repeat.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ok, not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    did not experience any significant dining experience at St Cecilia. The Wreckfish was dry, the Steak was not tender. preliminary curses were better then the entrée.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We Will Be Back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Perfect way to start a much needed date! My husband and I wanted a restaurant where we could enjoy a relaxing slow-paced meal. St. Cecilia provided this platform. As soon as you enter the establishment, you are greeted with the warm smells of a wood burning fire. The hostess greeted us with a pleasant smile and seated us immediately. Our waitress was amazingly helpful by providing her personal recommendations and the most economical way to pick menu items. From start to finish, the food was deliciously delightful. St. Cecilia has moved to the top of our list of favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Excellent service starting at the hostess stand. Waiter was polite, fun and very knowledgable. Food was very good, could have had a little more spice for my taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous birthday luncheon!
    ShopperNan
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Right across from The Ritz Carlton in Buckhead, this restaurant was a delightful experience. Especially good was the ESPETADAS (octopus, chorizo, potatoes, blood orange vinaigrette on skewers), and the CARAMELLE gemelli pasta dish (smoked eggplant, tomato sauce, salsa verde, ricotta salata). We would love to try their charred octopus dish, but it is only offered at dinner, so we'll be back! Our waitress, Michelle, was a gem, and helped make my birthday luncheon a memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delectable + Delightful + Delicious
    KupKake
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Having high expectations on our first visit (of many to come), St. Cecilia's exceeds! The ambiance is unique for the area. We enjoyed the layout as each table is very near a window, and the tables have nice spacing so you are not sharing conversations. The food was delicious with the scallops being my entree choice. They were perfect. Being pregnant, I could not partake in the bar scene nor the wine list but both seemed to be exciting and others seemed to be enjoying them!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Choice
    NiecyVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    This was a wonderful dining experience. It was obvious that the waiter had experienced every item on the menu. The way he spoke about each entree was noteworthy. He was on target. Everyone enjoyed their entree and this will warrant a return visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable Dinner
    realdrphil
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The food, drinks and atmosphere were great. The service was the best ever. Our server(Amanda I think) bent over to address concerns about my wife's allergy to garlic. She made several trips to consult with the chef about her best options and they ended up concocting a non garlic sauce for her salmon. I think it may be the second time ever where I felt the chef cared and did not just view it as an inconvenience. Thank you St. Cecelia. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waited to be disappointed
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I saved this restaurant for a special occasion, important out of town visitor, and was thoroughly disappointed. The blaring music made polite dinner conversation difficult. Our waitress was overly familiar and poorly dressed, the floors were slick underfoot and the price quality ration was way out of line on the food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Elegant!!
    Foodienista
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We recently enjoyed a beautiful birthday dinner at St. Cecilia and absolutely loved it! Between the 7 of us, we ordered nearly every item off of the menu and shared appetizers, entrees and desserts. Our server was Zooey Deschanel's doppleganger and was equally as sweet. I'd recommend the lobster pan roast, king crab crudo, roasted pear cheesecake and the Lambrusco. I've been here multiple times and I become more and more enamored with the decor and quiet yet intense buzz. We can't wait to go back again. Also, thank you for serving us the beautiful, complimentary birthday dessert for my friend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed review
    SocialButterflyVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Pros: charred octopus, lobster appetizer, friendly service, people watching Cons: loud, tight seating/small tables, small portions, 15 minute wait for reservation, delivered entrees while we were eating appetizers and we had to stack empty app plates before they were removed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • St. Cecilia
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and St. Cecilia came highly recommended. The reservation was made on Open Table which is always a breeze! The maître was able to accommodate my request for an earlier table when we arrived for our 8:00pm reservation. We loved our bartender she was awesome and we settled in with a cocktail before dinner. Our server did bring us a glass of complimentary glass of champagne which was a nice touch but his overall demeanor/service was just so/so which was the only negative because servers can make or break the overall experience. We will definitely go back because the food is amazing!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.