Catering >Celestins Restaurant & Voodou Lounge
1815 K St, Sacramento, CA | Directions 9581438.576237 -121.482439
Tue-Thu 11am-3pm, 5pm-11pm
Fri 11am-3pm, 5pm-12am
Neighborhoods: Central Sacramento, Midtown
NO LONGER A FAN – My husband and I decided to revisit Celestin's last night. As it was prime time for dinner, we didn't expect to wait so long for someone to attend to us. It appears that they were "under staffed" and we were subsequently waited on by the bus-boy. He had no idea how to take an order, didn't write anything down, and had to come back to our table several times to clarify our orders and tell us that he wasn't a waiter....Despite specifiying in detail that I was allergic to peppers and onions, our food arrived and my salad was covered in green onions. I ate my entree and promptly handed my salad to my husband. It wasn't until we were done that the bus boy came round to check on us. My husband showed him all of the onions from the salad, and he looked a little puzzled until my husband reminded him of my onion and pepper allergy. There was no offering of a new oinionless salad or anything, just an "oh, I'm sorry about that", and then he dashed off.
After dinner, we left the restaurant unsure of whether we would ever return. Several hous later, both my husband and I battled one of the worst cases of food poisoning we'd ever had. Each of us spent at least 30-45 minutes in the bathroom. We will never be back...
Awesome!! – Break your neck getting to this place. I have never had a bad meal here and I've been coming here for five years. Strange someone from Cuba has no idea how Grio is spelled. The bartenders hands are as heavy as your tips. the Mojitos there are heavenly. without fail I order the sweet potato fries and a small order of GRIO for appetizers. first timers, i would suggest one of about 10 different types of gumbo ranging from chicken to rock shrimp. if youre adventurous, try the rum cake but be warned, i had to take a cab home. bring about 60 bucks and sample the best Cuban, Jamaican, or Carribean food the city has to offer. one star? This place is awesome.
Bad service,Bad food – I went there last night for the 3rd time very disappointing,we order the plantain side dish with the crio and the chicken,got the plantain is a apetizer and 20minutes latter the dinner,rice not cook at all and the plantains where not ripe.Lest no said we wait at the table 15minutes for water and another 15minutes to get our order.I know how this food should be prepare i'm from cuba and our food is similar.Will not go back.
upsetting news – The owners of this restaurant have no loyalty to there employees and treat them like garbage. It is proven by how many people they have let go recently. I would not recomend that anyone dine at their restaurant.
Such a breathe of fresh air! – Colorful, fun, clean and very friendly. It's different -It's new music I haven't heard elsewhere. I felt happy just being there.
Best gumbo in town – The restaurant is festive and wonderfully decorated. I love the voodoo flags. The wine selection is great. The staff is very friendly and professional. Very clean. Great good. I love the plantains and gumbo. Very good desserts.
Great Gumbo – This place has amazing house gumbo. I usually have them kick it up with habanero (they are only too happy to oblige). I think people may have the wrong idea about this gumbo- yes, it is expensive if you look at it as a bowl of soup, but it's more like an entire meal in a bowl. Start it off with some sweet potato fries and a mojito and you've got a spicy break from the usual humdrum downtown fare.
Good – I thought it was great! Great service to, I suggest you get Shanda or Sandra as your waiter she is fantastic! I love the Gumbo.
Service was good, Gumbo wasn't. – I went to Celestin's today for a work lunch. There were nine of us and the service was great. The place had nice colors that were interesting to look at. We were there for a really long time with our lunch, just because we were talking so much. I ordered the house gumbo with sausage because I was told it was great. I didn't think it was that good and I would have been dissapointed if I had to pay for it because I thought it was expensive. Luckily my lunch was picked up by the boss. The bathroom was clean but I didn't like walking by all the prepared meals there from the kitchen on the way to it. I tried the chocolate ice cream, chocolate pie and rum cake and they were all delicious. I think I would try Celestin's again, but I would NOT get the gumbo again.....it is better in New Orleans!
Very good service – We went to Celetin?s for the first time on a Wednesday for dinner and just about had the whole place to ourselves. I believe there may have been three other couples there at the time. The atmosphere was fine but the music was very loud ? not conducive to having an enjoyable and relaxing dinner. We tried the Gumbo which I thought was fairly good but the price was very high ($18) for a bowl. If you don?t have the bread and butter with it you?ll go away hungry. I would say there are many other restaurants in the Sacramento area where you?ll get plenty of good food at a much better price.
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