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Cecelia Creole Bistro, Baton Rouge, LA

Cecelia Creole Bistro

4.9
4.9
322 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 2 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 322 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

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    Best Service

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Best Ambiance

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Best Value

  • Baton Rouge

    Best Overall

  • Baton Rouge

    Best Food

  • Baton Rouge

    Best Service

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    Best Ambiance

  • Baton Rouge

    Best Value

  • Baton Rouge

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  1. DS

    DSHOUSTON

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.
  2. GJ

    GregJ

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    JamesM

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is our favorite place in town! Our first stop upon our return. Food is divine and always exceeds expectations.
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. TM

    TimothyM

    New Orleans

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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 !
  11. RC

    RobertC

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent!
  12. MD

    MattD

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Southern hospitality and fantastic creole cooking.
  13. HD

    HollyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delish! Best shrimp and grits ever…Will definitely return!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time here. Had a reservation at 530, not super busy and light noise, but all the tables were full as we were getting ready to leave. Our server was super attentive and things were brought out quickly. Amazing specialty drinks, love that sweet and spicy alligator appetizer. Entrees were flavorful, the 3 of us shared 3 meals family style, just a great ambiance and overall super happy.
  15. LM

    LorraineM

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superior dishes prepared with quality and creativity. Loved everything and can’t wait to go back and try more dishes. Service was impeccable, atmosphere nice and quaint. Highly recommend it.
  16. LM

    LMRay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food with great quality! Great service and nice atmosphere.
  17. JM

    JamesM

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly, the food is stunning. Easily my favorite find in Baton Rouge. My wife had been introduced to Cecelia's on a business lunch and said she couldn't wait to take me there. We had dinner there the next night, and we loved it so much, we went back two night's later. When we return to Baton Rouge in August, it will definitely be our first stop back, and we'll be returning as often as possible in the future. Really exquisite good.
  18. BG

    BrentG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little place for date night in Downtown Baton rouge. Food, service and ambiance are all terrific. Blackened Redfish was outstanding. Cornbread and boudin balls (appetizers were spot on). My new favorite restaurant in the downtown area!
  19. JL

    JodiL

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Not Gluten-free friendly
  20. NA

    NikA

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! Food was delicious, service was excellent, and the ambiance was just what we wanted for an anniversary dinner. My new favorite spot!
  21. WB

    WeluvBR

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with 2 other couples and we all said how delicious everything was. Loved it and will be back!
  22. RO

    ROBERTS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ceceli’s grilled Red Fish was delicious! The fish, grits and greens were all cooked to perfection! Our waiter was also amazing.
  23. EM

    EbonyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful place, delicious food, and good service.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. They were very accommodating to seat my family of 4. The atmosphere was great and the food even better. The seafood pasta was definitely the best dish we ordered.
  25. IW

    IndyWestsider

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was in BR for business and needed a place nearby for dinner and what better way to spend the evening than with some good ol’ creole food. Cecilia’s did NOT disappoint. The food was outstanding! Apps - cornbread and fried green tomatoes - home run! Entree - blackened redfish with grits and collard greens - the best meal I had on the trip.
  26. c

    cecelia714

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were fantastic! Lots of delicious options. Loved the alligator bites!
  27. H

    Hungerpain

    Little Rock

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love this place
  28. KF

    KeithF

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and Evan was very patient and knowledgeable when explaining the menu.
  29. R

    Robert

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent - much better than some of the similar restaurants that I’ve been to in Baton Rouge.
  30. AM

    AliMin

    New Orleans

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little restaurant in downtown Baton Rouge, service was good and the food was delicious. I had the blackened grouper, it was perfect and my husband had the jerk chicken over red beans and rice, he loved it then finished my grouper and loved that too. He got an old-fashioned, he is very picky about his old-fashioned drinks, said it was great. We would definitely go back, it is about 4 blocks from Manship Theater so it's a great place for dinner before going to Manship for whatever they have on offer.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very creative food and excellent service. Too bad they only open for Sunday Brunch of special occasions or we'd be there every Sunday.
  32. S

    Soosie8

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, and décor. It was our first visit and we plan to return soon!
  33. BG

    BillG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would have rated six stars if that was an option! The food was delicious! The service was great! A dryer Chardonnay was requested and delivered. We need to return
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Family had a great evening.
  35. GD

    GracieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food! We were a party of 7 and all had something different from the menu. Food was well seasoned and delicious. Cheesecake and white chocolate blueberry bread pudding was shared. Definitely will visit again and highly recommend!
  36. S

    Sassy

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is my new favorite restaurant in town. Food is beyond amazing. The only down side is the parking but it is what you have to expect from downtown. It is my new go to place. It is to die for.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone at my table had an excellent dinner. Among the items we ordered were the skillet cornbread, the Cecelia house salad, the New Orleans BBQ shrimp and grits, the jerk chicken, and the redfish with etouffee—all of which were delicious. A special shout out goes to our waiter Dan, who provided OUTSTANDING service. We enjoyed chatting with him too!
  38. J

    Jamie

    New Orleans

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience1
    The restaurant is cute, but way too loud. We could not even hear the waitress when she spoke to us. We had the Red Fish Cecelia - it was over salted and had too much etouffee topping, overpowered the flavor of the fish. Plus it was not hot- room temperature. The cornbread was outstanding!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and quality of the meal is consistently excellent. We appreciate the attention that we receive from the Ex Chef and manager. Great atmosphere, music and bar area. This is one our favorite restaurants in Baton Rouge. Not one to normally order desert, we ordered the cheesecake and it was the best we have ever tested.
  40. CD

    ChrisD

    Baton Rouge

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a great meal and excellent bar service! It’s on my regular list of restaurants for meeting with friends. Their fish is great.

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 322 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 2 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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