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Cecil's New Orleans Bistro

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773 Redwood Dr, Garberville, CA 95542
(707) 923-7007
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: It's not often that you find true southern-style food, prepared by a chef...
It's not often that you find true southern-style food, prepared by a chef that's intimately familiar with the traditional cooking style of the Deep South. At Cecil's New Orleans Bistro, not only will you enjoy richly prepared food by an experienced chef, you'll get the full dining experience, complete with amazing cocktails and superior service. We're bringing the mouth-watering cuisine options that New Orleans is known for straight to you and serving them up with tremendous flavor. Check out our specialties to get your taste buds primed for a full-on culinary experience: Gumbo and Jambalaya: Two of the most famous southern dishes, you can't have a true dining experience at Cecil's New Orleans Bistro without trying our jambalaya or New Orleans gumbo in Garberville! Our veteran chef has intimate experience working with both of these dishes and understands the subtle nuances of what makes them a classic favorite among diners. Let us transport you to the bayou with a batch of either of these signature dishes. Steaks and Seafood: Looking for something meatier to dine on? Cecil's New Orleans Bistro specializes in a number of superb steak and seafood entrees, giving you a wide array of meal options to quell your hunger. Each of our meat and seafood options is prepared to perfection, illustrating the down-home cooking style that Louisiana is revered for. Cocktails and Spirits: What's dinner without a good drink or two along the way? At Cecil's New Orleans Bistro, we take pride in crafting some of the most enticing drinks around, using all-natural ingredients whenever possible. Try a traditional cocktail or be adventurous and try one of our custom creations: the choice is yours! If you're looking for a bistro in Garberville where you can get a world-class meal, exceptional service and enjoy the amazing atmosphere while you dine, be sure to visit us at Cecil's New Orleans Bistro. Call us today at 707-923-7007 to inquire about our authentic southern and Cajun dishes or to make a reservation. We'd love to hear from you!
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A Nice Surprise

Nice food, reasonable prices, tempting menu, good service... A great spot for a dinner while in town (where the choice is quite limited otherwise).

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
FrenchyEric
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Grass Valley, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

One of the best ways that a foodservice manager can keep food safe is to implement food safety policies that promote good personal hygiene. The policies should address: use different wiping cloths for food and non food- contact areas. not using the SAME wiping cloth to "WIPE SWEAT OFF OF FOREHEAD" and Using the same wiping cloth and wiping off... More 

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Montrose, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had excellent service and great food. I had a tuna steak which was perfectly prepared! The gumbo soup was delicious too!

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Grass Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Nice food, reasonable prices, tempting menu, good service... A great spot for a dinner while in town (where the choice is quite limited otherwise).

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Upstate, NY
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had the pecan encrusted catfish & the pork ribs. Both were amazing and super tasty. You are able to see the food prep area which is always a plus. The service was friendly but inattentive and slow. Had the service been a little more on pointe this would be a 5 star rating. When I pay $50/head for dinner,... More 

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sitka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The food was wonderfully prepared. Imaginative with a Creole influence. The space is plain but it is warm and welcoming and most definitely the place for locals. There was live jazz music to cap the night. And as it should be, the cocktails were delish.

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Northern California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Wow. This appetizer is amazing. I'm a spice-wimp but found it to be "spicy perfect". It was warm, but so delicious. Our waitress plopped down french bread with fresh butter as we sat down, (O.K. eventually two baskets of french bread) and this was perfect for soaking up every last bit of shrimp and grit sauce. Our service was adequate.... More 

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Chattanooga,TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Order one salad and entreat and split it great food and very large portions. Staff was very helpful amazing salads and tuna very creative menu

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Corvallis, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The best dinner of our 2 week vacation! Walking distance from our motel. Clean. Attractive furnishings. Full view of the cooks in action. Excellent service! Authentic New Orleans cuisine that was delicious. The game hen was perfectly prepared. The pecan pie desert was unique and out of this world! A bit pricey but well worth it. If you are in... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
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19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Cecil's is a unique cajun style restaurant. We loved our meal, and the atmosphere is great. You can see the food getting prepared in a sparkling clean kitchen, and all the details were great.

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167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you are eating in downtown Garberville, this is probably the best choice. The restaurant is upstairs and has seating along windows that overlook the street below. The service was a tad slow, they were out of two dishes for the evening, the food was pricey for what you got; however, the food was tasty and well executed. I think... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 773 Redwood Dr, Garberville, CA 95542
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Garberville
  • Phone Number: (707) 923-7007

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

Description

It's not often that you find true southern-style food, prepared by a chef that's intimately familiar with the traditional cooking style of the Deep South. At Cecil's New Orleans Bistro, not only will you enjoy richly prepared food by an experienced chef, you'll get the full dining experience, complete with amazing cocktails and superior service. We're bringing the mouth-watering cuisine options that New Orleans is known for straight to you and serving them up with tremendous flavor. Check out our specialties to get your taste buds primed for a full-on culinary experience: Gumbo and Jambalaya: Two of the most famous southern dishes, you can't have a true dining experience at Cecil's New Orleans Bistro without trying our jambalaya or New Orleans gumbo in Garberville! Our veteran chef has intimate experience working with both of these dishes and understands the subtle nuances of what makes them a classic favorite among diners. Let us transport you to the bayou with a batch of either of these signature dishes. Steaks and Seafood: Looking for something meatier to dine on? Cecil's New Orleans Bistro specializes in a number of superb steak and seafood entrees, giving you a wide array of meal options to quell your hunger. Each of our meat and seafood options is prepared to perfection, illustrating the down-home cooking style that Louisiana is revered for. Cocktails and Spirits: What's dinner without a good drink or two along the way? At Cecil's New Orleans Bistro, we take pride in crafting some of the most enticing drinks around, using all-natural ingredients whenever possible. Try a traditional cocktail or be adventurous and try one of our custom creations: the choice is yours! If you're looking for a bistro in Garberville where you can get a world-class meal, exceptional service and enjoy the amazing atmosphere while you dine, be sure to visit us at Cecil's New Orleans Bistro. Call us today at 707-923-7007 to inquire about our authentic southern and Cajun dishes or to make a reservation. We'd love to hear from you!
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?