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Cecelia Creole Bistro, Baton Rouge, LA

Cecelia Creole Bistro

4.9
4.9
352 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 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

  • 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 500 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

  • 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

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What 352 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Neighborhood gem

  • Baton Rouge

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    Best Service

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  • Baton Rouge

    Hot spot

  • Baton Rouge

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. K

    Kirsten

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10 out of 10 would recommend food was hot and service was outstanding
  2. SD

    StevenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. Very good service and the atmosphere was very nice. Enjoyed the whole experience. Will be back!!
  3. DH

    DonnaH

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dan is exceptional. Best waiter/server we've had in a while. The shrimp pasta is delicious and so is the wedge salad. We make sure we come at least once a week.
  4. DH

    DonnaH

    Baton Rouge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dan is excellent. Food is excellent. Ambience is great. We can't complain about anything.
  5. H

    Hudjul

    Austin

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic experience! Superb service, delicious food, would go there again anytime
  6. DH

    DonnaH

    Baton Rouge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fantastic. Service was great. Food was delicious.
  7. RG

    RobinG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was awesome!! The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. If I had any complaints it would be that they leave the door open, which is completely understandable, and sometimes the noise from outside, loud music and cars, gets a little annoying. Other than that, 5 stars for sure.
  8. JW

    JustinW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Milan was server/waitress she was very professional and polite.
  9. SB

    SandraB

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner there on “date night.” The food was exceptional, the service was great, and the location was good, too. We’ll definitely be back!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined with friends and had a very nice meal. It was their first visit and they enjoyed themselves. We shared the cornbread and egg rolls with our cocktails. The special as well as the entree choices made for difficult decisions. Everything was excellent. Our server was exceptional; friendly, efficient and very knowledgeable of the menu. Thanks for a delicious meal and fun evening.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are in town, make it a point to eat at this place. Not only is the food sublime, the drinks refreshing but the service is delightful. My daughter and I had the most amazing meal and look forward to returning the next time we are in Baton Rouge.
  12. m

    mgp1981

    New Orleans

    383 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    383 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Emily, our waitress was amazing. I also loved the portion size and variety. The special sounded delicious. I highly recommend the gnocchi as it was light and airy. I wish I had room for dessert.
  13. TM

    TMoore

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Cecelia Creole Bistro was delicious! The service was great and the food came out piping hot (as it should). It is a little tucked away on 3rd Street downtown Baton Rouge so on your next visit - stop in, or make a reservation.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Amazing food and ambiance!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  16. MG

    MichaelG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've lived in Baton Rouge all my life and this was one of the best meals I've ever had in this city. Everything about Cecelia was great. We can't wait to go back.
  17. LS

    LotatiaS

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent gem conveniently located in downtown Baton Rouge: great service, excellent vibe & amazing food! I highly recommend & will definitely be back!!
  18. M

    Makayla

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic. Our waitress was very informative and helped us choose our entrees. We hope to return to Baton Rouge one day and would love to dine here again!
  19. NO

    visitNO

    New Orleans

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food in a nice atmosphere. Music a bit to loud.
  20. AR

    AmandaR

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cocktails, appetizers, and entrees were all delicious! Service was great too.
  21. GT

    GetTheFigOldFashionedddd

    Baton Rouge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and drinks. Even better ambiance! Highly recommend the fig old fashioned. Great twist on an old classic.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    I came for my birthday and it’s amazing food. I just didn’t like noisy it is.
  23. BS

    BlazeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would definitely recommend. Will put a smile on your lady’s face
  24. H

    Hoot55

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places in Baton Rouge - great food and drinks always with great friendly service. Menu is simple - 1 sheet - packed with wonderful flavors. The fig old fashions were great We had the corn bread and sweet and spicy alligator appetizers, Cecilia salad, Cajun Grouper and the Redfish Cecelia.
  25. GP

    GeneP

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Both Hailee (Haley?) and Morgan welcomed us and served us well. Fabulous Gumbo, Cecelia Salad, Grouper, Redfish, and Creme Brulee. Wish we could dine there again on this trip through Baton Rouge!
  26. IB

    IngridB

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great atmosphere!
  27. TK

    TerriK

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time visiting Cecelia and we absolutely loved everything about it. Our waiter, Sarah, was so informative as we attempted to narrow our entrees down. In the end, we decided on the cornbread (yum), sensation salad, and to split the Cecelia Redfish. Everything was excellent. We will definitely be back.
  28. E

    Ethan

    Baton Rouge

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, superlative cuisine — a real Baton Rouge gem
  29. JO

    JillO

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cecelia never disappoints. The food is amazing, and the staff is fantastic.
  30. DS

    DSHOUSTON

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A bit of a wait when we first arrived for first rounds of drinks but they were certainly worth the wait. Very kind staff and the meals were outstanding. We are putting this place on our must visit every time we are in town.
  31. GJ

    GregJ

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch cuisine. Great service. We tried almost everything on the menu and all dishes hit the mark
  32. JM

    JamesM

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is our favorite place in town! Our first stop upon our return. Food is divine and always exceeds expectations.
  33. LW

    LayW

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and decor is immaculate! Absolutely stunning, drag my husband every lunch break and Saturday!
  34. RD

    RobynD

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking for amazing food service and so much more this is an amazing elegant place to eat. You won’t be disappointed.
  35. MS

    MariaS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were delicious! The server was also great! Will definitely be back!
  36. F

    Fran

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved my experience here. The food was awesome & tasty. I’ll definitely be back here to try the rest of the menu.
  37. TM

    TimothyM

    New Orleans

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful meal! We had stopped in for drinks last weekend, but decided to have dinner Saturday night. We just moved in a block away, and were pleasantly surprised to have such a great restaurant nearby. We made reservations, as the venue is not very large. The atmosphere is perfect: comfortable but trendy. Kelsey was our waitress. The service was excellent: attentive, helpful, and quite personable. We had several cocktails, as the wine menu was rather limited; but those drinks were amazing, and really added to the meal. The food was really a revelation! We started with the gnocchi and cornbread, then she had the alligator, greens and red beans as well. She loved it all, and even took some home. I had the grouper, on recommendation from our server. It was one of the most perfect dishes I’ve ever eaten! Cooled and seasoned perfectly! I can’t stop raving about it. It was just that good! No room for dessert this time, but the options looked delicious. We can’t wait to go back!
  38. K

    Katy

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    I wouldn't recommend to a friend. The service wasn't bad at all but the food wasn't good.
  39. KC

    KenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for date night. Drinks and food where some of the best I have ever had !
  40. RC

    RobertC

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Cecelia Creole Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 352 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 17 times today
Google Map for Cecelia Creole Bistro

421 3rd St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Baton Rouge

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Creole, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Cajun

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • 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 500 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

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