Redmond >Food & Dining > Celtic Bayou
7281 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE, Redmond, WA | Directions 9805247.669694 -122.130310
Sun-Mon 11am-10pmTue-Thu 11am-12amFri-Sat 11am-1am
Neighborhoods: Grass Lawn
Very good experience – Very good food, very good service. Our experience was very pleasurable and would highly recommend.
Horrible experience and even worse food... – My wife and I recently returned from a trip to New Orleans where we experienced some fantastic (authentic) Cajun cuisine. Yearning for some good red beans and rice, we picked up a couple of orders to go and took them home anticipating a culinary re-run of our trip. We were sadly disappointed. The food was so over-spiced we could not eat it. The tiny bits of meat did not compare to the huge hunks of sausage normally served in that dish. I spent 45 minutes trying to get through to the restaurant and could not. I eventually spoke with the manager who was supposed to taste the food and get back to me. (Two days later, that has yet to happen.) I want a refund. The food is not authentic cajun cuisine by any stretch of the imagination and not worth your time or money.
Someone said "C'mon it's CAJUN it supposed to be spicy."
The food in New Orleans, authentic food that is, is NOT heavily spiced. I lived in New Orleans for a number of years and just returned from a visit there last week (and yes I did have Red Beans and Rice and many other things).
This food is NOT authentic according to anything I have ever eaten down there.
Additionally, when I asked for my money back, I was refused. The customer service provided to dissatisfied customers is very poor. I have played phone tag with them for nearly a week and finally was told only today (abruptly) that I could not get a refund.
Unless you like your food spiced up like molten lava, stay away from this place.
Yikes! – This place is dirty and gross. I had been there a few times against my good sense but the last time I went it was with a table of 8 - - two families. I asked the gal if we could split the bill: Her reply was a flat "No." There was not a soul in the place and it's really not hard to split a bill. Looking around at the empty place, the filth on the tables and floors really stood out and made me realize that I did not want to go back - - ever. On top of the muck, the "no" waitress looked like she just crawled out of bed complete with shaggy pants on bottom and a ratty beanie up top. I ordered fish & chips which weren't bad, but the shaggy waitress was nowhere to be found to bring the necessary condiments: lemon and malt vinegar so that ruined our experience enough to end up stating that I wouldn't go back if they paid me.
Horrible Restaurant – First of all, I have to say that the food and beer was pretty good, although not as great as it used to be. But that is about all I could say. This was the 4th time we came, and each time the service just got worse. The waitresses do not pay attention to the customers. When you ask for bread they bring you about 1/10 of what you would expect. Bread is cheap, but you would think you were asking for free main courses. Also, we tried to use 2 entertainment coupons for a party of 6 (We bought 5 entrees, 6 drinks, 3 appetizers) The book says we can use up to 3 per party. The waitress informed us that that is the way it used to be, but not any more. I went out to the car and showed her the book. She sent the manager out and he showed me on the coupon itself where it said "one coupon per party." I have never seen this in the last 10 years at any restaurant we have ever been at. Not only that, but it turns out the manager, Ben, is also the owner. He was incredibly rude and abrupt with us. This is obviously his policy. Treat the customers with disrespect and try and make as much money as he can. It will not work. We will never return!
DO NOT EAT HERE – The menu is unclear, unfriendly service & hospitality, insects fly around the seating section, and the overall food quality is not worth its value...and as far as the bands that play there? I cannot even get into it. My overall rating = Not Worth It!!!
Disappointed multiple times... – I live across the street, and was loving the idea of an Irish pub within walking distance so I didn't have to worry about driving after having a car bomb :) Unfortunately the car bombs are the only good thing there, and they're expensive! The first 2 times I went my beer glass smelled like it had been washed in the toilet. The third time my then boyfriend threw up after having the popcorn shrimp. The other food we've tried was not impressive. And if you go after 11 they look mad like they're trying to close up and go home, on a weekend night! I guess we'll have to look outside of Redmond for late night drinks and food in the future...
Best Food/Beer – The place is Amazing, Very cool, the beer selection is outstanding, and the food was great. I love the place, I could not convince my wife to go home. I travel every where and I didn't see something like that...Cajun Food/Irish Pub....Very good, unique spot. I got banger and Mush, my wife got Jambalaya, oh boy, fantastic food between the best I ever had?.Well except my mom?s of course.
Has seen better days. – The Celtic Bayou used to be my favorite haunt in Redmond. Unfortunately, nearly everything I enjoyed about this spot has gone away in recent years. What used to be a brew-pub with decent food, great beer, great service and atmosphere to spare has turned into a character-less bar & grill with a decent beer selection, so-so (overpriced, over-seasoned, under-sized) food, and absolutely terrible service.
The patrons of the Celtic Bayou have to share some of the blame - there are too many that seem far too willing to overpay for so-so food and poor service; but it takes a special lack of management ability to ruin such a gem of an establishment.
Delish Cajun Food – Was slightly worried when going in at 9:30 on a Friday night and finding us to be the only patrons except a few bar flies. For an Irish pub there was little life. The tables were semi-dirty and waitstaff not overly friendly. The hostess seemed surprised we wanted food. As we're placing our food order I have a fleeting thought we should go elsewhere as the waitstaff seemed bothered we were there but alas hunger pains were fierce. The food is wonderful, and large portions! DH ordered spicy cajun pasta and raved non-stop. He said the "heat" wasn't too much and still tasted the food. I ordered a large jambalaya (which could have fed two or three people) and loved the flavors and fresh ingredients. Corn muffin was okay, better after sopping up the sauce. We didn't find the atmosphere all that great, if anything severly disappointing. But the food alone will make us go back and try again, perhaps during the featured Irish music hours.
This place is a Gem – I always tell myelf I'm going to order something new each time I make a stop at the Celtic Bayou, but I just can't seem to get past the Bangers and Mash. It's the epitome of comfort food. This place also serves up a mean fish and chips, my girlfriend won't eat them anywhere else but here. The Bread Pudding is the best in Seattle/Redmon. I love this place and I haven't even made it over to the Cajun side of the menu.
It's also a great place to hear some Zydego bands.
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