St. Cecilia
St. Cecilia

St. Cecilia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://stceciliaatl.com/
  • Phone: 4045549995x
  • 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: Brian Horn
  • 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 Brian Horn’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
473 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (311)special occasion (273)hot spot (252)vibrant bar scene (217)romantic (135)notable wine list (127)good for groups (110)neighborhood gem (81)great for lunch (67)scenic view (51)late-night find (33)great for brunch (17)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Not for me
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Absolutely great service, good drinks just the food wasn't my kind of food. I would definitely recommend it to friends that like the type of cuisine, I'm just more of a Chops or Bones guy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, The Best
    Macman8352
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Not typical seafood but excellently prepared. I had the lobster bake & lobster ravioli fantastic! Will be back soon, prices good for type of place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The Octopus salad was delicious but the grilled chicken salad rather blah. Dressing seemed like it had mayonnaise watered down. Love the space. Service was great.
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  • First Visit!
    CateVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I was hesitant to take an out of town guest to a new restaurant. But this place quickly assuaged my concerns. Excellent service and food. Shared crudo special-hamachi so fresh we thought it was still moving! Perfectly seasoned. Lobster salad was equally fresh with a creamy brioche slice. Eggplant pasta tasted light without too much fuss. Decadent short rib ravioli if you feel like a heartier meal. Unexpectedly great desserts- chocolate budino and dark chocolate mousse! Started tweeting about my super experience as soon as possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Redeemers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Well, after a few terrible experiences at St. Cecelia, we decided to give them one last try. They came through and everything was great. The seafood was just great and everything was light and fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I recently had a business lunch at St. Cecilia. The atmosphere was nice, the food was very good and reasonably priced. Everyone liked their entree, which were mostly pastas. However, the service was extremely slow even though the restaurant wasn't particularly busy and this definitely took away from the experience. Even the valet was slow.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Food1
    FinAdvisorMomofTwo
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food at St. Cecilia is outstanding, especially the little sea food they have on the menu. It is a little expensive to eat there for lunch, but boy is it worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • enjoyed
    lenix02
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    went on a business social outing with a small group. really enjoyed the ambiance and service was nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Business Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Great place for a business lunch. Excellent service and wonderful creative menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyable but pricey
    pastryboy60VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Food was good if not exceptional and the service was perfect. Noise was a little loud, but I thought the food was overpriced. I eat many meals at 4-5 star restaurants and don't mind paying for exceptional food. But I felt the food was very good although the portions were small and for the price I felt a little let down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Below expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Booked a table for 4 for a Sunday evening. We were escorted to the worst table in the restaurant, adjacent to the restroom. We were moved upon our request to one of many tables further from the restroom. Waitress was lovely, but there was a very long wait between courses, culminating in the wrong main course brought to one of our party. It took ten minutes for the right food to be delivered, so one of us sat and watched the others eat. The bread and cruel were delicious, but the antipasti and main courses were average at best. The manager spontaneously came to our table and adjusted our bill....a gracious gesture. All told, it was far from the polished and hip dining experience we were expecting. Can't imagine going back.
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  • Fabulous!!!
    EricaVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    What a neat place this is!!! The food was incredible! The atmosphere was so cool. The whole restaurant was so beautiful. Our waitress was great. Everyone who worked there seemed very happy. We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Espo
    Espo
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Food selection was diverse -- something for everyone. Everything is ala carte so it is pricey to complete a well-rounded meal. And the portions are small. Great service and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my fav this days
    AdeleVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a great dinner since a long time. We loved the food even if it was a little salty for us. But every dish was really authentic and fine. Special "bravo" for the agnolotti, the charred octopus and the juicy crispy chicken. About wines they need to get some Pinot noir from Oregon, our favorites wines in the US!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We enjoyed drinks at the bar first while we wait for our reservation to get ready. The bartenders where awesome very creative on drinks. We also hade the cheese and meat tray and that was Amazing. Also the food at dinner was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and timing need work!!
    AtlFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were very disappointed in our experience. We had an 8:30 reservation and weren't sat until after 9:15. We ordered our food and our app came out moments later while our main course seemed like it took forever to come out. It was my birthday and they kept wishing me a happy birthday, but never brought dessert with a candle on top or comped a glass of wine, which normally wouldn't matter except that it would've been nice, since they sat us 45 minutes late. The decor is great and people watching is amazing, but we were underwhelmed with the experience overall. We would go back for a drink at the bar, but wouldn't waste our time or money on dinner, particularly since there are so many fantastic restaurants in Atlanta!!
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • St. Cecilia is now a favorite
    LuluVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is the second time in a month that we have eaten here. The first time was very good, the second even better. What I really like is that the menu offers so many options. All four of us thought that the food was great. I hope to return very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another gem from Ford Fry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Nice ambiance, with the choice of a bustling central bar/dining area or quiet tables set back from the action. The food was very good - definitely recommend the octopus and scallops - and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time visit
    golden
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Busy spot. Had to take a 5:30 reservation but dinner lasted until 7:30 or 8 so it was perfect timing wise. Lobster is fantastic. Extensive wine list. Wish we could have tried more dishes. I expect we will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!!
    LeensVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Dinner was amazing! We've been waiting for a while to dine here, and thankfully St. Cecilia did not disappoint! The food was so great, we even ordered some take out to enjoy at home the next day!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but the service...
    foodie4life
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I have dined at St Cecilia with groups several times and had excellent food and service, so when my husband and I invited another couple to diner, I definitely wanted to take them there. I was a little embarrassed to have raved about St Cecilia only to have our guests treated like a nuisance by our server. We had sitters and drivers to have a fun night out without our children, and every time she (server) came to our table it was like a grey cloud passing over us. Also the Agnolotti, which I almost always order, was off last night. The filling was just mush and didn't resemble meat at all. The flavor was good, but the texture was like cat food or something, not very appetizing. Will we give it another try? Probably just the 2 of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    DealmakerVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This is the 6th visit since St.Cecilia's opened and it is great. The food and service are top notch! Can't beat the chicken entree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good-Not-Great (and Pricey)
    DaveP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I went on a Thursday evening. Very interesting menu. Overall, I thought the experience was mixed: mostly excellent food (Charred Octopus & Corvina), with one miscue (a bland Squid Ink Spaghetti dish); a bit over-priced, particularly for portions. Definitely paying for being part of the "scene". My $50 bottle of wine was mediocre (thought the wine list was more form over function - cute, but could be better organized.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food and atmosphere
    Panda4269
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Love St Cecilia's. Great food with excellent service. Drinks are well done. We started with the chilled oysters, octopus, and burrata salad then finished up with the smoked eggplant ravioli. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed St Cecilia
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We have only been to St Cecilia a few times. Once we arrived we realize how very, very noisy it is. It seems everything vibrates throughout the space. The food is pretty good but not fantastic. Actually, the menu is not even that terrific! Our server was very sweet and our wine was great. We will go back but not for a long time. There are still too many little things that need to be addressed.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch Spot
    KWazVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Our company regularly has lunch with clients as St. Cecilia is located in our building (lucky for us). There is also a private room upstairs with a bar in the room for large gatherings which we have also used. They accommodated our group lunches and dinners beautifully.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant for any occasion
    TMC212VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great food, great atmosphere, with a unique twist on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in the city
    Amanda
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant in the city and I'd consider myself quite the foodie. I love great seafood and everything I've had has been exceptional. I prefer St. Cecilia over the Optimist [Reader, insert gasp]. Happy dining
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Atlanta's Newest Gem
    BrownEyedGirlyGirlVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went on a Sun night. Great way to see the place without it being crowded or loud. First of all you walk in and immediately love the look and feel of the place. Next, the hostess & wait staff were ALL so friendly and courteous. No attitude here. The menu was extremely creative. We started off with the CHARRED OCTOPUS-it's amazing!! Listen, if you eat calamari you will be fine-promise! Next we had the AGNOLOTTI-it was very good. Short rib in pasta-so different and rich. Then the SQUID INK SPAGHETTI-just OK. My husband loved it though. For our entrees: MAINE LOBSTER PAN ROAST-this dish was SO VERY DELICIOUS and then the GOOD BREED CHICKEN-it was good but next time I would get the Lobster. YOU HAVE TO GO EXPERIENCE THIS NEW ATL GEM!
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    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful restaurant!
    LauritaVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Beautiful space, excellent service, food was over all very good- somethings better than others- highlights were the salmon crudo, smoked eggplant pasta and the short rib angolotti. Desserts were very good but they all were custard/pudding base- would have liked more of a variety. Definitely would like to go back- although this is not the kind of place I can afford very often!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Missed the mark
    Atlantaeater73
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Should have known it was going to be off time when we pulled up and the 4 valets made no acknowledgement of our arrival. Hard to miss in a large cadillac. Waited 20 for table for reservation and had to literally flag down a bartender even though it was only one deep.... Heads up bartending? First course carpaccio and meat/cheese plate served w grilled flatbreads. Both the carpaccio and flatbread were over salted. The rest of the meat/cheese plate was good. 2nd course, squid ink spaghetti and ravioli. The pasta took over 20 mins and Rhe lobster claw on top of the TWO raviolis was cold. The server was nice, knowledgeable, and the highlight. Left for another restaurant. Maybe it was an off night or new cook, but balanced seasoning is key.
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  • Loved It
    DiningOutwithBobVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I know I'm a tough-to-please diner, but St. Cecilia is the real deal.While I wasn't happy that we had to wait at the bar for 15 minutes after our reservation time (I think it's just a ploy where restaurants get you to buy an extra drink), the food and service made up for it. Appetizers were right-sized and really tasty; the fish (swordfish and snapper) were perfect and even the summer squash was right on.Dark chocolate mousse and good strong coffee wrapped it up. The pacing of the meal was leisurely; no one rushed you out. This is the first restaurant in a while (and we try a new one every week) that we absolutely will return to. My advice: don't miss it. It's the real deal!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as always.
    Weintraub2010VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My boyfriend and I dined here for date night on a Saturday evening. The hostesses at the front door were less than friendly and we were seated 10 minutes after our reservation time. However, after we were seated, things improved. Our server was very knowledgeable and made great suggestions. We had the hamachi and steelhead salmon from the crude menu; both were excellent. We ordered arancini and a farro salad for appetizers. The arancini was unique and interesting in the best way possible. The faro salad was refreshing; we especially enjoyed the green goddess dressing with the farro. For dinner, we ordered the whole fish and the corn ravioli. The lobster that accompanied the ravioli was buttery soft. We will be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Absolutely delicious food and nice ambiance. I just wished that our server had a lil more personality. For the amount of money we spent, I expect that she should have been a lil bit more attentive and pleasant. The lack of bubbly personality, is noticeable but not a must, however, when you forget one of our order, please be a lil bit more apologetic and own up to it. You said sorry like you don't mean it. So okay, that wasn't a biggie. But when we wrote check, and still gave you a hefty tip, and then you started clearing our table and have this look on your face, on why are we still sitting at our table (well, maybe because a friend is still finishing her glass of wine?), that just totally rubbed me the wrong way!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite restaurant for lunch!
    Johna30305
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have been here several times for lunch, and every meal has been memorable. Excellent food and service. The Assistant Manager, Matt, always comes over to the table to check in on us. One of the few places where I always order dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ford Fry got it 100% right here
    gobose
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The ambience is superb, energetic without needing to shout or lean forward to hear. Chalk that up to the high ceilings and placement of sound absorbing materials. Their roasted whole fish is fantastic but you'll need to dine at Lure in order to be shown how to properly remove the bone(s) as Cecilia's place it without instruction. (There is a proper/efficient way!) Charred octopus is also superb. Wait staff can be a hit/miss situation as we've had excellent to average. This also best the value (within context) of his other restaurants. Odd, since it is also the most sophisticated, refined in ambience. Whole roasted fish is $29 while its $42 at No. 246 in Decatur. Skip the jeans and sockless loafers and slip on a jacket instead.
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    hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but not a fav
    Fmrmxer
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Our server did a really great job! Overall, the food was good, but not great...the exception would be the octopus. I was reluctant to try it, but I'm SO glad that I did! The entire atmosphere is busy and crowded. The tables are very close together, and the only thing that will prevent you from overhearing the conversations at the neighboring tables is the fact that there are dozens of those conversations going on in close proximity, at once. It's pretty loud, and not conducive to carrying on an intimate conversation with your table-mate. I'm glad we tried it, but probably will not go back anytime soon.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic evening
    FoodandwineloverVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I hardly ever write a review however felt it was necessary in this instance. After reading some of the negative reviews I almost cancelled the reservation. I was very glad that I did this. We arrived a few minutes early for our reservation and were seated immediately. While the restaurant was not "quiet" we were certainly able to hear the waiter and have a great conversation through out dinner. The waiter can definitely enhance a dining experience and in this was most definitely the case with Josh Hilton. He was personable, friendly and attentive without being intrusive. I would highly recommend him!!! Overall our dining experience was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion Gem!
    JuliaBVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We just celebrated our wedding anniversary, and the evening could not have been more perfect! Fabrina, our server, was outstanding, the variety of food we tasted was all excellent, and the rest of the staff, including manager John, went out of their way to accommodate the surprise of our children being there to celebrate with us. A memorable night all around!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific Small Plactes
    luveatingout
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had four for dinner at St. Cecilia's and all had a great dinner and terrific service. Every small plate was terrific! Favorites were corn ravioli, mushroom risotto, crab on ice, etc.!! Atmosphere is extremely casual so not the top of the list for a special night out. Also, very expensive for small portions and a casual restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.