Cecelia Creole Bistro

4.8
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151 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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!
What 151 people are saying
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Rahim
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The wedge salad, cornbread, fried jerk chicken, grits, grouper, etc....

The prices were reasonable and the portions were ample. The ambiance is laid back and welcoming, and the waiter was attentive and knowledgeable.

We will definitely be back for more!

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Jeff
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

large servings; reasonable price; not best food in BR, but pretty good.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time trying Cecelia before a downtown concert. Pleasantly surprised. Food was delicious. My cocktail was great! Only complaint is that my crawfish etouffee, which tasted great, was not hot, only warm.

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vipSteveR
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food!! The cornbread was the best I have ever had.

We have steak, fish, and shrimp and all of them were spectacular.

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JuliaW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this meal was delicious. We started with the Sweet and Spicy Gator appetizer and a High West Fig Old Fashioned. I had the redfish special and my husband had the filet. The chocolate mousse for dessert was a great finish to a fabulous meal. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Badbutch
New Orleans
51 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The cocktails were excellent and the food was wonderful. The "LOFT" above the restaurant was excessively loud. So much so that we had to talk loud to be heard by each other. However the food was so good that we will go back in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Wonderful!! In an area known for great food, this has to be one of the best! . We’ve been several time and it never disappoints . Don’t miss the Maple Bourbon Cornbread appetizer... , and the entrees are unbelievable. Super nice staff, highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a new favorite eatery.

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EarlW
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, exceeded expectations.

RK
RussellK
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quality experience with excellent service and a quite pleasing menu. The free bread pudding for it being our anniversary . . . stole the show!

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LarryB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small but good setting with friendly wait staff and good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time dining and we had 6 people eating for the spanish town ball. We all enjoyed the food and the place us beautiful! I will be back!

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RedlegN0
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite Hole in the wall. Romantic food was outstanding. The Corn bread appetizer was out this world. Service was amazing. I had the Redfish Cecilia. Hubby had The Pork chop.

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Frank
Baton Rouge
14 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went before a concert. The restaurant is well appointed and a big improvement over the place operating there before. Good drink selection and they were well done. Food was quick and delicious. Service was good and reasonably attentive though our waiter didn’t bring the skillet cornbread (which is a must have) until very late in the entree. The crab cake is enough for a meal and the alligator was excellent. The redfish Cecelia was a delight.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night and food with friends!! Service was great food was great drinks were great

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like it a lot..

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vipAnnie
New Orleans
38 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Maybe it was just my pork chops special Wednesday night but it was tough, very hard to cut into and not to my taste. Our waitress was so busy that I wasn’t able to catch her and I put at least 75% of it to go and gave it to my dog. I don’t know what went wrong because of eaten at cc you before but I’m not positive I will try a special again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great!

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GregoryA
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal with friends before a show. Quick and attentive service. Dishes were great. The cornbread app is dessert!

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love2eat
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience overall. The grilled redfish was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I sat at the bar. The food was absolutely amazing. I got the special which was blackened red fish on top of sweet & spicy brussel sprouts on top of grits with BBQ shrimp and sauce on everything. I was blown away by how good it was.

Beautiful, quaint restaurant. Highly recommended.

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viprun2eat
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Baton Rouge for the Louisiana Marathon and wanted to enjoy a nice dinner.
Cecilia ‘s was definitely the place!

We dined early so it was not crowded when we arrived.
Service was excellent !

We shared the wedge salad which was plenty and delicious!
We also shared a delicious redfish entree .

We ordered the cornbread appetizer for desert , and it was so good!!

We recommend!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal from beginning to end. I had the flounder and my wife had redfish. Excellent service: a great experience.

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WilliamD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took an out of town job canddiate to dinner at Cecelia on the night of the national championship game. We wanted a quiet place where we could talk and most importantly I wanted him to experience creole cuisine. Cecelia was excellent (and the tigers won!). Service was perfect and the food was excellent. I ordered the flounder meuniere and it was delicious. I look forward to my next visit.

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Nice
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem! We had early reservations, so it wasn’t crowded when we were seated. Our server (Lauren) was so gracious and knowledgeable and made great recommendations based on our questions. We had the crab cake, that fabulous cornbread, and the flounder. It was all to perfection. I highly recommend!

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vipBeckyG
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and great service in spite of the fact that they had a huge 60th birthday party group and another party of 10! Looking forward to our next visit!

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MattM
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Cecelia Creole Bistro was a very nice dinning experience. The appetizer(fried green tomatoes) and the Red Fish special were both extremely tasty.

The only issue I had was we were never offered desert, maybe that is bc they do not offer it. I just found it a bit odd that was not done after our meal. Also, the check was brought out prior to asking if we would like anything else. We ended up ordering some additional drinks.

It was still a very good evening and most likely will return.

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NathanL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem. I wish I could find more like it in Baton Rouge. Go! You will not be disappointed.

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SusanM
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I've had in awhile.
Worth going downtown just for that.

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EricaB
Baton Rouge
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food!

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jinjrl
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were entertaining out of town guests, and one of the guest is a chef, so we knew we needed to eat where the food and ambience are ALWAYS excellent! All 5 enjoyed everything about Cecelias!

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vipCharlesR
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening with fantastic food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice birthday dinner

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place, as usual, for an impromptu business meeting

CO
ChrystalO
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great find!

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vipJacquesF
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time and was very pleased. My wife and I were very pleased with our meal (Gumbo it fantastic!). Service was phenomenal. Definitely will be back.

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vipMKB7147
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A regular stop for my husband and me. Never disappoints. Also easy to recommend to visitors to our office as they can walk here at lunch or dinner

JA
JessicaA
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delish!

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SalomonC
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you enjoy food, good wine and excellent service, you must stop at Cecelia’s. The food was outstanding, interesting flavors, beautiful presentation. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and met our every need without being overbearing. What a great find! Cute little bistro with a lovely ambiance. Waiters were extremely attentive and knowledgeable. They made elevated our meal to an experience. The pan Seared Crab Cakes were amazing, the Sensation Salad a surprising melody of flavors, Red Fish Cecelia grilled to praise the best of palates, braised Short Ribs to die for. Everything is extremely fresh and their spirits selection is very comprehensive. Couldn’t be more pleased!

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viptravelgirl
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant.

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chrisp
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a very nice meal! Travelling for work, and ate alone at the bar. Very comfortable experience, with friendly staff.

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 151 OpenTable diners.

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