Cecelia Creole Bistro

4.9
241 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.

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
What 241 people are saying
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ChariF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love this place. It's great for brunch or a date night. Service and food is amazing!

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NicoleO
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to Cecilia's Bistro. I really enjoyed my Jerk chicken and red beans meal with braised collards and cornbread. It was delicious. My server was efficient with refills and checking in with the table guests. Nestled downtown on 3rd Street. Very relaxing atmosphere.

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vipPJ708
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Food is superb; drinks are delicious; and service is exceptional. Fine dining at its finest.

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vipFred
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother and I agreed it felt like a restaurant that had been remodeled in one of those restaurant revamp shows, except this one survived and thrived! Everything was so perfect and delish one would think it may have been all set up, but no, it was very real and very tasty!

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Smash
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was comfortable and stylish. We had the jerk spice pork shank to start and it was a spectacular combination of sweet and spicy. The special was blackened grouper topped with shrimp, and brussel sprouts with a tasso cream sauce. The portion was huge and very delicious. The filet with whipped potatoes was amazing and the green beans were the very best I've ever had. We will be back!!

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Caroline
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good experience. Food was good. Excellent service and ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time, dinner with husband. Our server and service was excellent and so was the food. We’ll definitely be back. LSU was playing a home game so it wasn’t very crowded, loved that so take advantage if you’re not at the game 😊

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vipmgp1981
New Orleans
319 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so lovely. I like the eclectic drink menu as well as the classics. Everything was so tasty but my favorite was the eggrolls.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service and the ambiance were excellent.

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vipnewshoundbrown
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an incredible experience. It always is. Tonight was a special occasion and the staff made us feel welcome and celebrated. We can’t thank them enough!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb Cajun fare. The pan corn bread appetizer is worth the trip alone, but the rest of the meal does not disappoint!

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Great
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!
Cornbread and redfish divine!!

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vipDrew
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Anniversary trip. Great flavors and portions on several apps. Dessert on the house. Second great meal here during a pandemic!

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FrankM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was good, atmosphere was good, service was great, things are a bit pricy.

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ThomasS
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very nice place for a date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, very personal touches in the decor. Food was delicious and service was excellent!

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TSNoble
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn't know what to expect heading into a date night at Cecelia. Of course, they don't control the weather, but it was a perfect evening to be downtown. We booked a reservation on OpenTable, which made it super easy to make plans. The hostess was training as a server that evening, so our server attended to us from start to finish and was excellent. She was knowledgeable about the menu and offered careful opinions when we asked questions. My wife had the redfish, and I have the jerk chicken. Of course, we started with the cornbread. All bites were a win that night. The vibe definitely one that most would enjoy. The end.

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SueD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here while doing LSU move-in.
Great menu, food delicious! Service was fabulous, explained the items in menu plus specials. Nice wine selection, perfectly chilled.
At bar there are TVs, we were there when they had two different sports channels on.
Good seating, tables spaced far enough apart for social distancing.
Will come back!

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food/service. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice meal.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our (my wife and I) first visit to Cecelias but we will certainly be back if we are ever in the downtown Baton Rouge area again. Great food, great service, nice quiet atmosphere. The jerk chicken and shrimp and grits were our choices and they were terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience. Great service and ambiance. Seafood pasta, filet, scallops over grits with crispy brussel sprouts, corn bread, and greens were all A plus.

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vipCompereLapin
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friends for dinner tonight. Everything was wonderful. The sweet cornbread appetizer is a must get! My red fish was perfect. Server was a nice and attentive and very knowledgeable. Ambience is terrific in an old building! This place is now one of my staples. Can’t wait to come back.

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RachelleT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious! We will definitely be back.

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MikeL
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent bar drinks
Wonderful appetizers
Pasta great
Very nice restaurant
Local flavor/culture
Very good wait staff
Follow up from Chef

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EmmyCG
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork belly egg rolls were bomb and the redfish was perfectly seasoned. Tried the fig old fashioned, and it's so good.
We will be back again and again

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Foody
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was amazing! I had the jerk chicken while my sister had the crawfish etoufee. Exceeded both our expectations. Definitely a great introduction to cajun and creole food.

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BTRla
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Recommend adding a few lighter items for summer

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ScottH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Love the creole specialties blackened red fish and blackened grouper over grits and collared greens. Great hand crafted cocktails. Enjoyed the alligator appetizers and the pork shank appetizer also. Been there 5 tomes will be back again for sure

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, consistent! Def recommend 💯

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vipwalt
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience all the way around. Food, service and atmosphere!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so tasty, just full flavor! We had the Beef Tenderloin appetizer and the House Salad, which was dressed beautifully and topped with pickled red onion
which made the dish. My entree was Cajun Grouper topped with a Cajun sauce and Crawfish tails over Corn Maux Choux. My husband had the Pork Porterhouse topped with bacon, mushroom, onion Demi Glacé over mashed potatoes with broccolini. Outstanding food! And the music playing low enough to still hold a conversation was easy listening 60’s and 70’s. Can’t wait to go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
13 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Our reservation was at 8:00 on a Friday night. Most of the tables were full, but ours was ready and waiting for us. Our food was great! The gnocchi app was Delicious and of course you MUST get the cornbread. Before we ordered we asked about their desserts (we knew we wanted to share). At 9:00 we asked our waiter about ordering our desserts and was told the kitchen was closed. 😳

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JoeS
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Good but waitress not good

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christiant
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service! great food!

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vipwalt
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, food and service. Especially service. Evan was fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has fantastic service. The food was impeccable. We got so much stuff - their soup of the day was a delicious sweet potato crawfish and their seafood pasta and grouper was fantastic! On top of all of that, they had the best drink ever- Pimm’s cup was absolutely phenomenal. Thank you so much!

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Jeff
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Seemed like the fish was noticeably better than last time I was there.

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vipDMORRIS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Service ok. Restaurant was busy with graduation celebrations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal, had all the apps except the gator would recommend them all. Best pork chop in town

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 241 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.