St. Cecilia

4.7
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2623 Reviews
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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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Celebrate Valentines Day at St. Cecilia with a special four-course, prix fixe menu from chef Brandon Chavannes for $85 per person. Wine pairings are available for an additional $65.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

What 2623 People Are Saying
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K
Orange County
60 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great but service was a little slow.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding experience

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Took my friend here for her birthday. It was very nice. The food was delish and the waitress was so kind. Will definitely be back!

MM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, but the service is what really made our night extra special.

R
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

very good food and service -reasonable ,competitive price

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time with my family and we were celebrating a birthday. Our waitress was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the menu. The ambiance was great and the food was absolutely delicious. Everything was superb! Will definitely be going there again.

T
Savannah
43 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, our dining experience spectacular.

JC
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 21st Anniversary, and it was amazing . Thank you for a wonderful evening

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Took forever to the get the food.

J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Disappointed- 30 minutes late on seating us, then brought the wrong food, and overcharged us. Tried to make it up with 25% discount, but the overcharge seemed purposeful. Tipped 40% anyway, to let them know my complaint was warranted, and it was not about the money.

T
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is upscale, but friendly. The charcuterie board was plentiful & tasty. The pasta was delicious. But, the pear pudding cake was absolutely amazing!!

ML
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant, we all had a great meal and enjoyed great service. We will see you again.

KV
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I enjoyed my evening there, the space is trendy and the service is typical of up scale small plate environment. I will return only for business as needed.

J
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service
Our server Qolett R was just incredible and had an excellent table side manor.She is a diamond in the rough😀

RE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Loved every bite.

OT
Atlanta
79 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Not a good experience from the beginning. We arrived at our reservation time, and the hostess told us it would be half an hour until our table was ready, so we went to the bar. We saw a two top open up nearby and after watching it sit empty for ten minutes, so I went back to the hostess stand, who this time told me it would be fifteen more minutes. I told her that it was now half an hour past our reservation time, to which she said that people weren’t getting up. I told her that there was a table open and pointed to it. Then she agreed to sit us. Our service was good, but the food is really not very good. We were torn between the pork cheek agnolotti or black bass, but we started off with the hamachi crudo, which was terrible. We eat a lot of sushi, and hamachi should be a pleasant flavor without that strong “fishiness” that smells like a dock on lake Lanier in the summer. This crudo was so fishy that we sent it back. That taught us not to order the black bass, so we did the agnolotti. It came out quite fast, and while properly cooked the agnolotti were actually tepid in the middle. The saving grace was the Brussels sprouts Caesar salad, which was great. The cocktail menu is also a bit bare in the day of interesting mixology at similar restaurants.

OT
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, wine, and spirits! I love that it’s not stuffy. The only thing I dislike is that there’s only one restroom.

RS
Atlanta
69 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent good and ambience

OT
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner, the food was absolutely fantastic!
We are happy to know of an option we’ve never experienced before. It was a truly wonderful dining experience!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very good food. Service was great. Ambience was too noisy.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Celebrated New Year’s. Food was excellent and the waiters/bar teamed-up with good cheer. Good fun!

GS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

For New Year’s Eve we had to wait 45 minutes for our reservation to be ready which is unacceptable, they need to create reservations slots with enough time buffers for people to finish their wine/dessert rather than have more than 5 frustrated tables waiting around for 30 min + at the bar. Once seated, the food and service were excellent, however there wasn’t enough New Year’s swag for all the attendees which made the experience less enjoyable than other years.

OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless. Everything was perfect- the bartenders, the drinks, the food and our waiter (Joshua H) was outstanding.

BS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treat your self to a dining experience at this restaurant. Always an amazing time. Delectable food. Impeccable Service.

J
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had New Years Eve dinner at Saints..delicious entrees..four course..injected squid..deliciosa..would definitely recommend

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Went for New Years. For a set menu , service was beyond slow. Waited over 50 minutes for just a pre appetizer nibble. Portions were very small. For a $300 bill, felt like we did not get what we paid for. We have eaten here before and enjoy it but they let us down last night.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal and wine pairings were outstanding!

j
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary dinner. Server was very helpful and knowledgable about ingredients, prep etc. Food was outstanding.

OT
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was good but portion size was small and on the other hand the dessert was huge.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Seated in Very back. Waitress kept scraping and moving chairs to back room. Had to remind waiter to bring wine. Have had other pleasant experiences at this restaurant but not in a hurry to go again