St. Cecilia

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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
St. Cecilia serves coastal European food – simple and thoughtful dishes inspired by the coastlines of Italy, Spain and France – in Buckhead’s Pinnacle Building. With an old-world, ingredient-driven approach, executive chef Brandon Chavannes displays the Italian trademarks that have always stood the test of time, but with versatile and local Southern ingredients. From chef-owner Ford Fry, St. Cecilia offers opportunities like fresh crudo and cured meats, seasonal entrees and Italian-inspired desserts.
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JP
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great good. I love their brunch antipasto bar - excellent choices.

RD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was perfectly prepared and presented

The service was outstanding

The seating was comfortable, attractive and spaced so a conversation was easily made.

Very attractive dining and bar areas

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines

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S
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

St Cecilia's was the perfect place for a romantic Valentine's dinner. The Prix Fixe menu had plenty of amazing choices that were completely satisfying. The service was attentive even though every seat in the house was filled. We had a wonderful evening full of memories and absolutely delicious food.

JS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

St Cecilia was amazing. The food was exceptional and the wait staff was very knowledgeable about the foods and wine pairings. Overall amazing experience.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to have nice time with your partner. Best taste ever and i think each dish is well crafted with care. Loved it !! I am fan of the food quality and service

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at St. Cecelia

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable

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A
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The music was loud in an unnecessary way since the restaurant has a great acoustic. Service was a big down. It was a tasting menu dinner with pairing wine but the waiter could not keep the pace between the venues. So the wines came too early to too late. Pasta and appetizers were amazing, second plate and dessert not so much.

FG
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was wonderful. The service overall was good. There was a special menu. It would have been helpful if the server explained the items and wine pairings. We were just told to pick four items and the entire order would be given at once.

LK
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Valentines

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Overall good experience but the Lobster Roast was disappointing!! It was more like fish stew- one small piece of lobster, 2 clam shells with no clams in them and mostly fish. Very poor dish and really over sold calling it a “Lobster Roast”!!

RS
Atlanta
70 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. The pear pudding cake is a warm cake., is is superb.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am vegetarian and they had great options for me. Loved the service and ambiance

WW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food was great. Overall good experience

F
Atlanta
147 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Have eaten her many times but I was unhappy with the food selections and preparations. The menu does not tell you exactly how something is prepared. Grilled octopus was saturated in squid ink...but it does not say that on the menu. I hate squid ink so I sent it back, Server recommended the bay scallop appetizer which sounded good...but he did not tell me it was raw scallops and it does not tell you on the menu and it is not under the heading of raw appetizers; sent that back too. So now I order the entree which I always order and know I like, but this time I did not like it, but I did not say anything and ate it anyway. I Will say the server was excellent and there was no issue in sending things back; service and attitude was very positive and I appreciated it. The restaurant was packed and has a good following. My feeling is since the previous chef left, it is not quite the same in selections and preparations.

OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I enjoyed cocktails and the charcuterie board and agnolotti with colleagues for happy hour. All of their craft cocktails are excellent and the bar staff is friendly and knowledgeable. This is a favorite spot of mine for a quick drink to catch up with friends - would highly recommend!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

anniversary

CR
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food, exceptional cooking, excellent presentation and professional wait staff. St. Cecilia never fails to impress.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our reservation was for 6:15 so we were seated quickly. My husband and I ordered the lobster roast and it was delicious!! For my beverage o ordered the Very Necessary and it was very good also-I enjoy fruity beverages. The bread was tasty. Our server was excellent-very sweet and kind and everyone we made contact with was very polite and helpful. We will definitely be coming back-thank you for a great evening.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Hostess was very rude

F
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great meal. Italian entrees were well executed. Very pleasant server and nice ambiance made for an enjoyable experience.

2
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The portion of food was small compare to what I would get for the same price at many others 3 or 4 stars restaurants.

T
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful! Loved the food and atmosphere. I was disappointed by the hostess. They were rude and very dismissive, rough start to the dining experience.

O
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been dinning at St. Cecilia for years. We love the restaurant and their staff always go above and beyond to make feel welcome.

CT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I’ve been coming here since they opened and it has always been my go-to for special events and just a casual night out. The service and vibe is always great but I’m a little disappointed that size of the entrees has been reduced so drastically. My husband and I used to always order the chicken to share among many other things and it is no longer sharing size and about the same price. Otherwise this place is still on our top 5 places to go in atlanta.

IG
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing birthday dinner at St. Cecilia on Feb. 1. First of all, we were a party of 12, and sometimes restaurants aren’t able to offer the same quality of service to large parties. However, St. Cecilia exceeded my expectations. From the awesome host staff (especially Tracie) to the wonderful servers and management team, we experienced fine dining at its best. My entire party was pleased by the awesome service we received from Melodie!!! Melodie provide Prosecco on Arrival for all of my guests when they arrived. Our Champaign glasses were never empty. Melodie suggested the perfect dishes for all of my guests, which was especially helpful for my guests who’ve never dined here. They were a little worried about the menu, but Melodie took away all of their anxiety and even brought out family style side dishes for the entire party to enjoy. Needless to say, this was one of the best birthday dinner experiences I’ve ever had. I can’t wait to enjoy another special occasion at St. Cecilia! Thank you for a wonderful time!

F
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Lovely visit to St. Cecilia's, Adam the bartender was attentive and knowledgeable.
Food was excellent and great presentation. We were celebrating our 22nd anniversary, and I was surprised there was no surprise & delight element to our visit. It was my first visit and had heard great things, just disappointed that a special occasion was not recognized.

N
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were celebrating a birthday and we had to order a dessert to get a candle #ThisIsNotRight
Other than that, everything was good. Pasta is amazing. A little loud for my taste.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my birthday, and it was fantastic. Pasta made in-house, fantastic service, and great decor. Our server, Alex, was great. She was friendly and attentive. We were too full for dessert, but she gave us house-made limoncellos, then gave us cookies to take home.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely, food was excellent especially the pear cake dessert. We ordered one of the delicious bread to share.
Nice and quiet for lunch time. We will be back!

K
Orange County
60 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a staple in Atlanta for having amazing food, a great atmosphere, impeccable service, as well as being versatile for any occasion.

Today was another example of a wonderful dining experience for both a friend’s get-together and business meal.

The food is always outstanding and I am constantly impressed by the staff.

There isn’t an item on the menu that isn’t prepared with the perfect execution of flavors and presentation.

I love bringing people from out of town here or recommending St. Cecelia to people who are looking for a memorable dining experience.

L
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Family visit to Atlanta. The food was extremely good. The special appetizer, amazing, tuna wrapped in avocado- perfect blend of flavors without being overwhelming. The pasta dish, a stand out. Interesting cocktail selection. The lobster and clam w broth and bread, delicious. The altered seafood dish to remove allergen, light and delicious. We were full, no look at desserts. Overall excellent food and very good service. I wasn’t entirely happy with the servers handling of an alergy. I asked we be told what we could or couldn’t order, instead we had to ask - be told no, and select something else. The wine selection wasn’t the vintage listed on the menu, not great. We opted to select the later year. Some wines marked up 3x, some 5x. So worth taking a hard look at wine list.

KR
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice ambiance. Started off with a cocktail, I ordered a French 75 and was disappointed - it was too tart and champagne was flat. Our server was very talented, engaging and knowledgable about the menu, made some good food and wine recommendations... although he ended up forgetting our salads. The swordfish was very tender tasty drizzled with a delicious pistachio vinaigrette. The entrees were smaller, like European portions, which is fine, if the price reflected that, it was served with a side, or if my salad came out. For the price, I didn't feel like it was a very good value. The pear pudding was a amazing - it tasted similar to a carrot bread pudding with whiskey sauce. I ordered an Irish coffee to go with it - but it came out luke warm which was a bummer. Overall very good, with a few tweaks - especially with bar.

QB
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience. Great waiter - he explained numerous options in great detail. When I shared that anything in the onion family was a problem he brought alternate options to accompany original pistachio topping for swordfish. Agnolotti were absolutely to die for, so flavorful and we shared an appetizer portion. Dessert was great. Wish we lived closer and we may need to make the drive to ATL again soon just for dinner.

TT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant and bar. Landon was our waiter, very professional. Food was on point. Dessert was to die for. Will return.

AR
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and atmosphere were absolutely amazing but, the server was a little slow with making sure drinks and water was continuously filled up. However, they were accommodating when I had two extra people show up. Overall a great experience!

S
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our "go to" restaurant when in Atlanta. Have never been disappointed with service or quality of food. Had swordfish tonight which was best I ever had. Cameron waited on us and we gave him an A+. Pacing was perfect and waited did not hover but was attentive. Will return.

KM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Waitress was awful! Had to look for her 4 times.. Had to ask for check and waited 15 mins on it.. Food was not good. Small bowl of chewy noodles with a little sauce on it.. Asked if she had complimentary bread . She said no but I could at dinner only.. I’ll never be back!!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I have to say is Squid ink mafaldine & Pear Pudding cake