Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Baton Rouge / Lafayette
  4. Baton Rouge
  5. Baton Rouge
Cecelia Creole Bistro, Baton Rouge, LA

Cecelia Creole Bistro

4.8
4.8
527 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole
The only place to get true Creole food is in Louisiana, or at least in someone from Louisiana’s kitchen. Come reste un peu (stay awhile) to downtown Baton Rouge and visit Chef Mark Reilly's Creole kitchen.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Creole, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Cajun
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (225) 615-7833
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Mark Reilly
  • Catering
    Visit our website for our catering & buffet menus! We do drop-offs in the Downtown area, as well.
  • Private party facilities
    In search of a fresh, elegant venue for your next special occasion? The Loft at Cecelia Creole Bistro hosts up to 300 people and is perfect for weddings, rehearsal dinners, and more! Contact our General Manager & Events Coordinator, Sara Dixon, for more information today: (225) 615-7833 or send her an email: sara@ceceliabr.com
  • Neighborhood
    Baton Rouge
  • Cross street
    On Third Street in the block between Laurel Street & Main Street.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 527 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Best Value

  • Baton Rouge

    Best Overall

  • Baton Rouge

    Best Food

  • Baton Rouge

    Best Service

  • Baton Rouge

    Best Ambiance

  • Baton Rouge

    Best Value

  • Baton Rouge

    Neighborhood gem

527 Reviews
  1. JonasM

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food and reasonably priced. Fried Green Tomatoes and the Corn Bread were standouts.

    Is this helpful?

  2. CharlesH

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants in Baton Rouge. Creative cuisine, great service, and a very pleasant atmosphere.

    Is this helpful?

  3. KrNI

    Baton Rouge

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed Mother's Day Brunch here. Highly recommend and their off menu specials were amazing!!

    Is this helpful?

  4. SterlingB

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the ambience was perfect. The music was an excellent selection of soul and the special of the evening was exquisite. Still my favorite restaurant.

    Is this helpful?

  5. Jockdoc69

    El Paso

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An incredible jam in downtown Baton Rouge with gourmet level entrées, a true gourmet taste of the Gulf of Mexico Cajun delight

    Is this helpful?

  6. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great first date experience! James was very patient and attentive to providing excellent service. Atmosphere and ambiance goes hand in hand. And the food! The glazed Brussel sprouts was definitely my favorite! Hoping to go back soon. Thank you for an amazing night!!
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on May 7, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Please come again!

    Is this helpful?

  7. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an excellent meal with superb customer service. I enjoyed the restaurant and look forward to dining here again.

    Is this helpful?

  8. TimothyM

    New Orleans

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Cecelia Bistro! The vibe is upbeat. The food is some of the tastiest in Baton Rouge. Service is always excellent. Cocktails are fantastic. The wine list is short, but there are some tasty finds on there.
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on May 7, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Come again!

    Is this helpful?

  9. DavidS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Certainly enjoyed the crawfish etouffe/ Homemade strawberry shortcake reminded me of my mother's. Cornbread skillet with maple syrup glaze was great also.

    Is this helpful?

  10. formerYUPpie

    Chicago

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blackened redfish was out of this world. It had delicious crawfish étouffée accompaniment. Boudin balls for appetizer. And James, the server, had a terrific sense of humor and pride in the chef’s ability.

    Is this helpful?

  11. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd time going this time tried the Pork Tenderloin and Jerk Chicken with red beans as well as the boudin balls ! 10/10 every was perfect
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on April 12, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Come again!

    Is this helpful?

  12. Carly

    Baton Rouge

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, drink and service as usual! Thank you!
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on April 12, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Come again!

    Is this helpful?

  13. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect date night, all the food was amazing and service was great
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on April 12, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Come again!

    Is this helpful?

  14. LinaT

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing meal. The food was hot and flavorful with transformative spice profiles. Will definitely be coming back!!
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on April 12, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Come again!

    Is this helpful?

  15. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice small quaint restaurant. Food was very good and the service was excellent. Since it’s so small, the noise level was very high. Other than that, a very good experience.
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on April 12, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Come again!

    Is this helpful?

  16. JasonL

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is excellent. Simple creole food elevated to the next level. Drinks are excellent and service is great.

    Is this helpful?

  17. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonder food as usual. Particularly love the appetizer choices.

    Is this helpful?

  18. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This experience was everything I thought it would be. Food was amazing and flavorful. The server was prompt and friendly. Overall great dining spot!!
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on March 14, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Please come again!

    Is this helpful?

  19. Anne

    Baton Rouge

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Came here for dinner with friends before attending a concert downtown. Found parking easy. Food and service were wonderful. Fun selection of drinks and specials. One of the best meals I've had in a while. Would definitely go back. Must have the cornbread!

    Is this helpful?

  20. Kenny

    Alabama

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best redfish dish I've ever tasted. Service was impeccable and cocktails were on point. Great experience.

    Is this helpful?

  21. Jordan

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for a birthday dinner/date with my boyfriend and we both loved it. The Watermelon cocktail was very nice, and the gator bites were so good!! I absolutely loved their red beans and rice and crawfish etouffee. And their crème brûlée is to die for. So good!!

    Is this helpful?

  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I eat here every time I visit my son at LSU. Never disappoints!! Fried green tomatoes and the shrimp and grits!

    Is this helpful?

  23. MEC1101

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved this place. The food was great, and the service was prompt but not rushed. We also enjoyed the atmosphere and vibe.

    Is this helpful?

  24. KimN

    Baton Rouge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience as always. Excellent service with delicious food and great cocktails!

    Is this helpful?

  25. oscar

    New Orleans

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time there, we have been wanting to come for a while.cozy and romantic atmosphere,excellent service also.we started with some cocktails then had the cornbread which was in a cast iron skillet with steens cane syrup on top and the cinnamon butter! Yum I had the shrimp and grits and my wife had the Cajun grouper,both were delicious.we finished with the crème brûlée again was very good. Highly recommend them

    Is this helpful?

  26. ShelleyH

    Baton Rouge

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Redfish with the collard greens were delicious!!!

    Is this helpful?

  27. AnthonyC

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. We love the atmosphere and the music.

    Is this helpful?

  28. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we entered the building we knew we were in for a treat! Everything was absolutely perfect and delicious! Fun fact I now know what a pistolette is 😂 and I want 20 to go please. Seriously this place is amazing 9.875/10

    Is this helpful?

  29. Hoot55

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cecilia's is one of my favorite restaurants in Baton Rouge - it never disappoints. Once again received great service, great food, and a great evening. While the menu isn't pages long, it's all delicious. The drink menu isn't long either - and choices of wine limited, but they're all good - and don't miss the Fig Old Fashion. Our favorites are the skillet cornbread and brussel sprouts appetizers, the Cecelia House Salad, the Cajun Grouper and Redfish Cecelia. For dessert you can't go wrong with the Bread Pudding.

    Is this helpful?

  30. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Cocktails, appetizers, soup & best redfish dish in BR

    Is this helpful?

  31. LeethaH

    New Orleans

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had reservations but had to wait about 10 minutes Server was professional and attentive Food was awesome
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on February 12, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Come again!

    Is this helpful?

  32. RetiredBanker

    New Orleans

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was excellent. Food was good. I got fried grouper which was very dry and no flavor but thats because I had the accompanying crayfish etufee on the side with rice. Shoukd have gotten it sautéed. The string beans were good. For dessert, had the king cake bread pudding. YUM! And they make an excellent Sazerac. Ist time we've been there but will definitely go back.
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on February 12, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Come again!

    Is this helpful?

  33. Ananomous

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on February 12, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Come again!

    Is this helpful?

  34. TimothyM

    New Orleans

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cecelia’s is a wonderful restaurant that we could eat at every night. The food and drinks are fantastic. The service is amazing. We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful restaurant downtown. One of my sons had his “best meal of all time” at Cecelia’s. Last night reinforced that feeling. Thank you again for maintaining your level of excellence!
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on February 12, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Please do come again!

    Is this helpful?

  35. HowellK

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as always! Our waiter was super sweet and attentive. Cecelia's never disappoints!
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on February 12, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Come again!

    Is this helpful?

  36. pete

    New Orleans

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and the staff was very accommodating due to me being a little late...enjoyed the options on restaurant week menu and went off of that menu to also order the Brussel sprouts! Great vibe and will definitely return again.

    Is this helpful?

  37. Alyssa

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Will be back! Definitely start with their cornbread!
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on February 12, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Come again!

    Is this helpful?

  38. CarrollB

    New Orleans

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone has a favorite shrimp and grits. This just became mine. Topped off the dinner with a creme brulee that was rich without being too sweet. Perfect meal. Great service.
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on February 12, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Come again!

    Is this helpful?

  39. davidf

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good Cajun food with a kick. Good service and a lively atmosphere.
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on February 12, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Come again!

    Is this helpful?

  40. TinaC

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    EVERYTHING about this restaurant was fantastic!! We were so impressed and delighted by the level of service and the amazing food! The waiter was so knowledgeable about everything on the menu. The atmosphere was wonderful and I cannot say enough about everyone’s meal….perfection! The wine list is not extensive but the quality of wine is very nice.
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on February 12, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Come again!

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

Cecelia Creole Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (225) 615-7833.

Cecelia Creole Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 527 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cecelia Creole Bistro

421 3rd St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Additional information

  • Cross street
    On Third Street in the block between Laurel Street & Main Street.
  • Neighborhood
    Baton Rouge
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Creole, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Cajun
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Mark Reilly
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (225) 615-7833
  • Catering
    Visit our website for our catering & buffet menus! We do drop-offs in the Downtown area, as well.
  • Private party facilities
    In search of a fresh, elegant venue for your next special occasion? The Loft at Cecelia Creole Bistro hosts up to 300 people and is perfect for weddings, rehearsal dinners, and more! Contact our General Manager & Events Coordinator, Sara Dixon, for more information today: (225) 615-7833 or send her an email: sara@ceceliabr.com
Discover
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo