91 Seafood House Grill & Bar

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171 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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About

Located alongside the historic French Market, Saint Cecilia offers an inspired menu of regional cuisine, serving brunch and lunch daily from 9 AM to 4 PM with dinner from 4 PM to 12AM, along with a daily raw oyster happy hour from 4pm-7pm.

Our bar offers an eclectic array of daytime and evening cocktails alongside our celebrated, seasonal craft frozen daiquiris and an approachable selection of fine wines by the bottle and glass.

Saint Cecilia is the patroness of musicians and the arts. In that spirit, Saint Cecilia will donate one dollar of every craft daiquiri purchase and a portion of all proceeds from 2017 to New Orleans' own The Roots of Music.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Southern
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Hours of operation
Summer Hours (effective through the beginning of October)

Monday: 10am-11pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10am-11pm
Friday: 9am-11pm
Saturday: 9am-11pm
Sunday: 9am-11pm
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Phone number
(504) 522-5851
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
Additional
Bar Dining, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 171 People Are Saying
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4.3based on all time ratings
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4.3
service
4.1
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We made a reservation on Open Table. When we arrived at the restaurant it was closed and under construction. Beware!

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We showed up at the time we booked reservations for and they weren’t even open. (Noon on a Sunday). This is the second time that my group has tried to go there and this has happened.

OT
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Have to give my first one star review of a restaurant in New Orleans... we made reservations today for lunch, for Father’s Day, and we show up and the restaurant is not even open. We confirmed to all of the reservation reminder notifications, and apparently they decided to not open today. They did not answer the phone as we stood outside the restaurant, and I still have no idea why the restaurant was closed. Very disappointed!

SH
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

St. Cecilia let us make a reservation and then was closed when we went there. It honestly looked like they were out of business. I hope no other out of town visitors waste their time going there only to find out it’s closed!

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was soooo good, the ambiance is super cute. We went for brunch on a weekday and it wasn't busy but it's in a great location across the french market. Great service as well.

JH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The waitress was rude and the food was not seasoned. Will not be going back.

KN
Central Texas
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Seemed as if no one had the role of waiting g on tables and whomever happened by might ask if you need anything - but no one was really taking care of a table and as such service was not great - sat for quite some time before all parties were able to order drinks and then time to order meal was too long - Both staff were nice - just scattered and almost disengaged
Food is the reason to always come back here!

OT
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very very loud.

TD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

At a time when there were 3 nine top tables it seems a poor staffing decision to have only one staff on duty to act as server, bar tender, bus boy etc. and after unreasonable long wait the food was served cold and lacking in seasoning. Not a strong performance in a city where food is king.

JL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I've been here before and the service and food were good. They did not seem to have track of reservations, we were not greeted and had to walk to the back to find someone to seat us. The server did not come back to the table unless they were waved down. We did not get offered refills on drinks or more water. Overall a pretty poor experience for Easter Sunday.

KA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

We went at 11 am in a Sunday. The food was very good, especially the gumbo and the coconut mojitos were delicious, however, the service was the worst we experienced over our 4 days, if not ever, in our many trips to New Orleans. Even though, there were only 3 other tables with patrons when we arrived, our food took an incredibly long time to come out. 3 of us ordered their pre fixe 3 course meal and it was well over 30 minutes before the first course (soup) arrived. One of us had bottomless mimosas and we had to chase to get the glass refilled each time it was empty. All, in all, it took 2 hours, when we had hoped for a much quicker meal.

MM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Both bathrooms broken and they really didn’t seem to care. Definitely put a damper on the evening

EA
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Off the beaten path and quirky, but very good food. Our waitress was very friendly. 60’s & 70’s music plays but not loud, you can have a conversation with your guests.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, drinks and food were all outstanding! One of the best meals we had while in New Orleans!

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Terrible service

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MS
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun place, good food and service

MN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for breakfast/brunch, food was amazing, staff is warm and friendly. It is a place that takes their time and you don't feel rushed at all...loved the bloody mary and the french toast was excellent.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible oysters and food... Staff fought and argued with old another and Chef sat at the bar drinking beer. Way overpriced.

M
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

A real find. Very unassuming restaurant across from the French Market. The food was amazing, I had the Fried Chicken and we shared the Mussels with French Fries as an appetizer. Very friendly server. Best value in New Orleans.

LE
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

No one asked if we had a reservation, it looked closed, it was dimly lit, but service was acceptable and the food tasted great. Overall it could do better at making customers feel more welcome.

F
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Service was horrendous.

H
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely delicious food and wonderful service! Our server was very attentive and made excellent drinks. He made sure my bottomless mimosas was bottomless

OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

It took over an hour to get our food

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Chicken and waffles were amazing!!!!

DH
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I ordered the fried chicken strips and waffles. The waffles, fruit, and mimosas were very good. The panko friend chicken tasted very bad. I cant explain the flavor but, I can say, that when I visited the restroom, I noticed the smell was like the chicken tasted. Maybe the frying oil was old? I did express to the waitress that the chicken tasted wrong, but everything else was good. She didn't offer anything other than apology. I didn't eat the chicken. All in all, it was cute place, and just OK. I probably wouldn't visit again. Maybe I came the wrong day?

TT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

So when we got there they were closed. So disappointed because it was our company Christmas dinner.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a large group of 12, but it took 1 hour and 50 minutes to get our food. Despite an amazing waitress (singlehandedly bar-tending and waiting all the tables by herself), the wait just ruined the night for us. GM or Owner needs to hire people (our sense was there was also just one cook) or get out of the restaurant business. Unacceptable.

C
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came for thanksgiving prefix dinner. I went fish instead of turkey and I was not disappointed. I would come back here for sure

GT
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Eggs only come scrambled.
Great grits.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

A year or so ago, this place was special - a great brunch with a creative menu. Now, there are only five breakfast items on the menu. The eggs and bacon I had were surprisingly good, but I was looking for uniqueness like the Oysters Benedict I had had. I expect we’ll be looking for another place for brunch.

P
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great little place for a meal in the French Quarter

T
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

This was a really weird experience. Some of our dishes were OK like the steak frites. But the service was really shaky. One of us couldn’t get the server to understand that we didn’t want any dairy or butter, etc. Nor could we get either server to close the doors on a 40 degree night. It was freezing. And any time we asked for no dairy or to close the doors, the server would mysteriously have to go ask the manager or owner or whomever in the kitchen. In fact she seemed petrified that she had to go back and ask. Who the hell was the back there?? Anyway, wasn’t a great meal. Had steak frites which were actually pretty good; daughter had fried chicken which was meh and wife had shrimp which was downright awful - uncooked and rubbery. Finally the table was wobbly and it wasn’t because of the floor so there was no way to fix.

FO
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We're at our NOLA place every couple months and their always a great neighborhood choice. My only complaint is (1) they've discontinued oyster-on-the-halfshell altogether, and (2) please offer Sweet N Low!! (Not the generic other "Pink Stuff". There truly IS a difference!!) Ha! Fear not.............we will return! :)

DV
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst service. Stood at hostess stand for 10 minutes and never received service, then sat at bar where we had menus thrown at us. Byyyyyyye

OT
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great servers and really cool place! Not a big fan of my dinner choice, but everything else was nice.

KL
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Very family friendly place. Great place to go if you have a large group. The food was good and they had a nice wine selection

B
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food and grilled oysters were cheesy and fantastic. Nobody even acknowledged that we had a reservation, they were running onsurvival mode. Waiter over charged us, but was gracious. Don’t make a reservation, just go. Happy hour crew was in full swing.

OT
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food, perfect atmosphere!

V
London
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Surprising great food in this little gem.. One thing to know in advance- there is no AC!! and the ceiling fans did not work... They have mobile AC unit that makes the small place a decent temperature- but stay clear on really hot days.. They were also out of many menu items and cocktails- by the 5th item they told us they were out of we were almost ready to leave- glad we didn't- the food was amazing!! Don't pass up the bread pudding desert- best we had in NOLA!!!!

K
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We were able to reserve a table for outdoor seating so we came with the assumption we could do so.
There were two tables outside and they could not accomodate our party.
The server seemed overwhelmed and kept forgetting things.
The food was o.k. I think for the cost you could find better elsewhere.

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