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Cecelia Creole Bistro, Baton Rouge, LA

Cecelia Creole Bistro

4.9
4.9
376 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 19 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 376 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Overall

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  1. LF

    LoveFood

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for Baton Rouge’s restaurant week. Would go again.
  2. CS

    ChadS

    Austin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall great little spot in downtown Baton Rouge. Recommend Alligator and Bread Pudding.
  3. MB

    MindyB

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited during Restaurant Week. Everything was wonderful!
  4. AB

    AndyBR

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was our 1st time here. Everything was great. Service was prompt and correct. Atmosphere was quaint and stylish. Food was very good. Cost was very reasonable. Alligator appetizer and cornbread skillet were great. The Cecilia blackened redfish entree was very tasty but had a bit too much blackening seasoning. The Shrimp and Grits entree was awesome. A must do again evening!!!
  5. JW

    JeromeW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A very small but quaint atmosphere. The food was outstanding and the price was very reasonable. The music playing in the background was a little louder than most restaurants, but that would be my only complaint. Would highly recommend to everyone!
  6. CC

    CareyC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice dinner out
  7. DC

    DougC

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food... seasoning was perfect!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! The ambiance was cozy.
  9. K

    Katherine

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall, it was wonderful. You must get the creme brûlée - it was fantastic. Our soup was Luke warm when it came out, but other than that, I have no complaints. I highly recommend the Brussel sprouts and redfish Cecelia. We were very pleased with the service. This would be a great place for a date, and I plan on coming back!
  10. E

    Ethan

    Baton Rouge

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Outstanding, quality food & 5-star service (as always!)
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience4
    Pretty nice. Good food. Friendly staff
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience with delicious food! Service was top-notch. We will definitely be back!
  13. CR

    ChadR

    Baton Rouge

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We were seated immediately once we arrived at our reservation time. The food choices were limited but that was fine as every dish we chose was delicious. My guess is they change the menu up every couple of months. We will be back. Brussels sprouts app - A Shrimp n grits entree - B Mahi mahi special - A
  14. TP

    TroyP

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service Miam was awesome
  15. TA

    TomA

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice lunch crowd, great vibe and super food and service.
  16. JK

    JenniferK

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our holiday lunch tremendously! We will go back!
  17. T

    Thomas

    Baton Rouge

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and craft cocktails, reasonably priced… I will absolutely return and recommend.
  18. TM

    TimothyM

    New Orleans

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cecelia is invariably excellent. I’ve now eaten here at least a half dozen times, and have only had wonderful experiences. The food is some of the best I’ve had anywhere in the world. Cocktails and wine are great, and the service is always friendly, attentive and accommodating. We are blessed to have this restaurant downtown.
  19. P

    Patw

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambience, great waitstaff, good food!
  20. WP

    WayneP

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and great service every time we go.
  21. B

    Brodboys

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would rank our meal at Cecelia Creole as one of my top 5 meals…ever! Every bite was outstanding!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  23. LC

    LindaC

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. Everything was just right.
  24. JO

    JimO

    Baton Rouge

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Redfish Cecelia and Grouper were amazing.
  25. K

    Kirsten

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10 out of 10 would recommend food was hot and service was outstanding
  26. SD

    StevenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. Very good service and the atmosphere was very nice. Enjoyed the whole experience. Will be back!!
  27. DH

    DonnaH

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dan is exceptional. Best waiter/server we've had in a while. The shrimp pasta is delicious and so is the wedge salad. We make sure we come at least once a week.
  28. DH

    DonnaH

    Baton Rouge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dan is excellent. Food is excellent. Ambience is great. We can't complain about anything.
  29. H

    Hudjul

    Austin

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic experience! Superb service, delicious food, would go there again anytime
  30. DH

    DonnaH

    Baton Rouge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fantastic. Service was great. Food was delicious.
  31. RG

    RobinG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was awesome!! The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. If I had any complaints it would be that they leave the door open, which is completely understandable, and sometimes the noise from outside, loud music and cars, gets a little annoying. Other than that, 5 stars for sure.
  32. JW

    JustinW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Milan was server/waitress she was very professional and polite.
  33. SB

    SandraB

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner there on “date night.” The food was exceptional, the service was great, and the location was good, too. We’ll definitely be back!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined with friends and had a very nice meal. It was their first visit and they enjoyed themselves. We shared the cornbread and egg rolls with our cocktails. The special as well as the entree choices made for difficult decisions. Everything was excellent. Our server was exceptional; friendly, efficient and very knowledgeable of the menu. Thanks for a delicious meal and fun evening.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are in town, make it a point to eat at this place. Not only is the food sublime, the drinks refreshing but the service is delightful. My daughter and I had the most amazing meal and look forward to returning the next time we are in Baton Rouge.
  36. m

    mgp1981

    New Orleans

    387 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    387 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Emily, our waitress was amazing. I also loved the portion size and variety. The special sounded delicious. I highly recommend the gnocchi as it was light and airy. I wish I had room for dessert.
  37. TM

    TMoore

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Cecelia Creole Bistro was delicious! The service was great and the food came out piping hot (as it should). It is a little tucked away on 3rd Street downtown Baton Rouge so on your next visit - stop in, or make a reservation.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Amazing food and ambiance!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  40. MG

    MichaelG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've lived in Baton Rouge all my life and this was one of the best meals I've ever had in this city. Everything about Cecelia was great. We can't wait to go back.

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 376 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 19 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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