Cecelia Creole Bistro

4.9
186 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.

We offer pick up & curbside to-go orders!
If you are staying in a hotel near nearby, we offer drop offs too!
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Saunders
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The cornbread appetizer is amazing! The red fish entrée and pork cheek eggrolls are too salty. The cocktail menu is awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting the City!!

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner. Love the fig old fashioned! Service was friendly and efficient. Welcoming, cozy atmosphere for sharing a great meal and conversation. Don’t skip dessert. The creme brûlée was a fantastic finish.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience. The gumbo and shrimp and grits were amazing and the corn bread with maple bourbon sauce was a winner. Food for the soul made with loving care for sure.

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vipDrew
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience. Food was top notch all around and prices were more than reasonable. We are not often this impressed with meals and can surely say we will be back. Atmosphere was great as well with a much better layout than the predecessor. 5 stars!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice place for quiet dinner. Waiter was excellent.

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jake
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Grouper. Fish was fresh and tasty. but overcome by the flavors and spiciness of the sauces. Did not think the bleu cheese on the wedge salad tasted right. Shrimp and grits were excellent. Pricey.

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BelindaA
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were driving back home to South Florida from Texas and decided to stop for the night in Baton Rouge. Did a search for creole/Cajun food and Cecelia Creole Bistro caught our eye. From our hostess, to the server, the food and drink....AMAZING! The grouper tasted like it was caught the same day and the Creme Brûlée was the best I ever had. Super happy we stopped and found this lovely place.

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AmyH
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent 1 night in Baton Rouge on our way home from FL. So happy we found Cecelia's for dinner. What a gem!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was excellent and the food was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience! The food was hot and tasted great, and the cocktails were the best I’ve had!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! The food and the ambiance 😍

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DanO
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Our favorite restaurant in Baton Rouge. Music was great but a little too loud

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JayC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good the food was excellent, our server Jase was very funny, and on top of everything with good recommendations... highly recommend the place for a special evening or impressing a dinner date

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super yummy! Loved it will for sure go back ❤️

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vipkwagrich
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food. Great space

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vipRedfish
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent first time to Cecilias . Food was fantastic, great menu. Will be back with friends very soon.

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expectedmore
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The atmosphere was nice. The tables were nicely spaced out and the food was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited this quaint little restaurant for the second time and it was just as Awesome as the first! It’s Quaint, Quiet and Perfect! The Food and Drink selection here is Fantastic as well! Give them a try and you will be hooked like I am!

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vipPJ708
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food, as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding Service and the food was awesome! The cornbread and the fig Old Fashion is the best! We will go back.

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vipJayS
Baton Rouge
23 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Great ambiance with good music. We had the jerk chicken and shrimp and grits. Both a 5 out of 5.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and GREAT food.

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HunterL
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ive eaten at Cecelia Creole Bistro on multiple occasions and have never been disappointed. The atmosphere is great and the food is even better. You can have close to a fine dining experience for under a hundred dollars. Hard to do now a days.

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AllisonT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance, delicious food, great drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good service and thoughtful touches in the details. I wish the staff would have let us open our own straws to put into the drinks instead of delivering them with straws grabbed by the staff and put in the glass already.

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DanO
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Cameron
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Cecelia has been an incredible dining experience every time we’ve been. All things considered, I think it’s the best restaurant in Baton Rouge at any price point and there aren’t many restaurants, even in New Orleans, who can do Creole the way they can. The food is extremely well done and every single dish is absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection. Great atmosphere as well and the tables are arranged comfortably and spaciously. I’d highly recommend this restaurant over tired Baton Rouge “staples” for your next date night, they’re doing a phenomenal job right now and you’re missing out if you haven’t tried Cecelia yet.

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Scizzott
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cajun seafood dishes were fantastic and an amazingly huge amount of food for the price. We had the Grouper and the Red Fish, and both were tasty as we kept taking turns with each dish (couldn't figure out which one was best). The ambiance and wait staff were very attentive, and the owners came by multiple times to check on us and share a good laugh. Overall great experience and will definitely be back next time I'm in town!

Cecelia Creole Bistro
Responded on January 4, 2021

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KikiL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't believe this restaurant has been here for 3 years and this is the first I've heard about it. The food was absolutely wonderful, great ambiance and service. It is instantly in my top 3 favorites now! Love it!

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vipEJBJ
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night. Food perfect. A jewel in downtown BR.

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Bdaydinner35
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and it’s a smaller quieter place so we appreciated the atmosphere as well. Excellent dishes: alligator, red beans, and pork chop. And for dessert the blueberry bread pudding was amazing!!

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CourtneyH
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t wait to bring my mom for Christmas dinner!

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carolg903
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Cecilia Biatro upon the recommendation of our nearby hotel. We had spent the day driving and didn’t want to get back in the car so a restaurant within walking distance was ideal. We were promptly seated and offered drinks. The waitress had another large table besides the 4 of us and was quite busy. I ordered the filet and my husband had the Redfiah Cecelia. My filet was fabulous, seasoned perfectly and so tender. My husband raved about his entree as well. The chef visited our table and we we were happy to share our delight with him. I heartily recommend for delicious food and location!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place! Perfect for any occasion. Food is amazing!

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. High quality food and drinks, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall great dinner. Didn’t have wine my wife liked, but good selection overall. Cornbread is to die for. Shrimp & Grits was good but different than what I’ve had before. Last time we had the fish and it was as great, next time in town that’s what we will have.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, especially the redfish and the bread pudding. Oh, and don’t miss the grits. The staff was friendly and attentive and I caught the Chef surveying the crowd making sure everyone was enjoying themselves. We will definitely return.

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BobbyG
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service, awesome food, and a great atmosphere!

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 186 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.