I am literally obsessed with Saint Cecilia (St Cecilia). Located in Buckhead, St Cecilia serves coastal European food “inspired by the coastlines of Italy, Spain, and France!”. The restaurant’s atmosphere is vibrant and fun, and the food is to-die-for. I adore the floor-to-ceiling windows, the marble bar area, and the view of the kitchen from select areas of the dining room.
I’ve had the pleasure of dining at St Cecilia three times now; each experience is more amazing than the last. The wine selection is incredible and the wait staff are knowledgeable. St Cecilia’s delectable pasta dishes are authentic and handmade in house. The last time I visited they truly laid out the red carpet and it was awesome! I reserved a table to “research” for this blog post and, after sampling a variety of dishes — including their take on spaghetti, Cacio e Pepe, and a delightful charcuterie spread — we stayed for date night. The evening was simply fantastic.
The restaurant’s website boasts the following:
“The menu has plenty of options but seafood and pasta lovers will be especially delighted.”
The first time I dined at St Cecilia I enjoyed this marvelous Beef Carpaccio as an appetizer. I was taking a personal risk here but it came highly recommended and the kitchen certainly delivered. St Cecilia’s Beef Carpaccio is plated as medium-rare thinly sliced beef with a black truffle vinaigrette, parsnip chips, capers, watercress, and parsley. I also had this on my second and third visits. Don’t judge me! It’s definitely a staple.
We shared the following entrées:
- A pear ravioli. I know, I know … at first thought this sounds a bit odd. The ravioli is served with bits of lump crab meat, serrano chile, and a ginger chive butter. I’m still dreaming about it.
- We tried this marvelous short rib pasta, agnolotti: red wine braised beef short ribs, parmigiano crema, and sage.
- Lobster & Chorizo Pan Roast. I live for seafood so I was in absolute heaven indulging in this. The dish included chile, clams, shrimp, lobster, chorizo, tomato agrodolce, and basil. Accompanied by hearth toast.
- Crispy Punched Potatoes. These were delightfully crispy. I’m a texture girl! The potatoes were served with a cacio e pepe aioli and topped with parmigiano.
St Cecilia also has a delicious five course pasta tasting. The event planner in me was thrilled to discover the restaurant also has a perfect room for private events, complete with space for your own private bar tender, and equipped with equipment for virtually any media needs. Additionally, St Cecilia hosts Sunday brunch, which I cannot wait to experience. Check out the photos from my experience below!
What are your favorite restaurants for date night? I am also looking for fun activities to try out; what are some of your favs?
P.S When I initially wrote this post I was still eating meat. I have since converted to being a vegetarian. Much more on that to come *winks*
Until next week …