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Ceres Bistro at Beechwood Hotel
Ceres Bistro at Beechwood Hotel

Ceres Bistro at Beechwood Hotel Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ceresbistro.com
  • Phone: (508) 754-2000 x183
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:30am - 10:30am, Sunday: 7:30am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: William Nemeroff
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer several options for private dining at Ceres Bistro from our Executive Board Room with Private Lounge to our Club Room with Private Outdoor Patio Space and Outdoor Bar to our Wine Room with views of our extensive wine collection.
  • Private Party Contact: Beechwood Hotel Sales Office (508) 453-1112

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Belmont Street
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is very extensive at Ceres Bistro with a large lot for self parking.
A word from Ceres Bistro at Beechwood Hotel
Ceres Bistro is Worcester's hot spot for new American cuisine, happy hour, and late night. Our sleek uplit pearly white bar is ideal for quenching your thirst after work with one of our many signature cocktails or noshing on our $5 apps like BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza or Mac & Cheese (happy hour runs from 4-7pm, and then again from 10pm until close). Our master chef serves up delicious specialties such as a Porterhouse Veal Chop drizzled in truffle oil, Dijon & Rye Crusted Organic Raised Salmon, and bistro classics like Steak Frittes. No need to wait for a special occasion to come by the Bistro. With mouthwatering options like the Turkey & Applewood Bacon Sandwich for just $9, you can get yourself a four star meal at an affordable price. Voted Worcester's best outdoor dining, our heated patio features new modern furniture, a pavilion for live entertainment, and even a small putting green. Stop by and tell us that you heard about us through Open Table.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "This place has a nice outdoor seating area however the service was sub par, the bartender didn't know how to make a popular martini, the tuna app had no taste and both dinners (steak and lamb) weren't cooked to order both were way over done. It shouldn't be hard to cook rare lamb. The taste was good, just nothing else was. Disappointing."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Went there on Friday 7/25 and the Mitch Chikour band was playing that night. GREAT band (that plays at Mohegan Sun also). We ate outside to enjoy the band plus the excellent food. Warm night about 72 with minimal bugs. My wife had the pork shank and I had the swordfish. Both delicious."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The music and food were excellent. There were some delightful early evening specials. Mitch Chakor & band provided excellent entertainment outdoors which created a good mood among the many patrons. Flaws at the restaurant were the lack of respect for my Reservation by Host(s) which included misinformation about seating options available to me (informed later). Also, my server was curt and uninterested about investigating a proper pairing of wine with my food selection. An excellent chef provided the answer at the bar when I had left my seat obtain a proper answer. I do intend to return to Ceres Bistro."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "A last minute reservation through Open Table resulted in a lovely dining experience. Food was delicious and service perfect; attentive but did not hover. Definitely will return!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Excellent food preparation and quality. Wonderful ideas to be r"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Enjoyed a tasty light lunch on the patio. Umbrellas provide fine shade."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I have been to Ceres Bistro many times, for lunch, dinner and breakfast. Iam always pleased with the atomsphere, food and service. We just had brunch there on Sunday and it did not disappoint. Selection, presentation, freshness, service outstanding as usual. The selection of the brunch was so extensive and varied, definitely would please anyone. I recommend Ceres for any meal, any occasion."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I enjoy having lunch there in good weather. Sitting outside is enjoyable and I like the food and location. More variety would help for calories counters. also add move wines by the glass."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Wanted to try something different from Shrewsbury St or Downtown for a business lunch - and this was the perfect place. It was a relaxed but sophisticated atmosphere with minimal distractions to have discussion. We sat outside which was a nice change. Menu was well rounded and the food was very good. Will definitely visit more often."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Service we great and the food was delicious! Love the decor."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We were so pleased to come in after a warm summer day and just order app's which were all great... Maybe the best chicken wings I ever had"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We brought a friend who had never been to Ceres. He felt, as we do, that it was the best dinner he had ever had in Worcester. He also loved the stain glass and was thrilled when the owner stopped and introduced himself. Small town feel in a Boston equivalent restaurant."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I can't think of another Worcester restaurant that compares to Cere's Bistro. The location is central, but they are an oasis. The decor inside is stunning and they have an enormousness outside dining area spread among plantings and landscaping. The food has always and continues to be exceptionally good. The service is professional and attentive."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We made our reservation for outdoor seating and we seated immediately at a lovely outdoor table. The view of Lake Quinsigamond was lovely. Everything was going very well, until my steak arrived way over cooked. I told the server about the steak and she immediately apologized and took it back, the hostess and the manager came to apologize, brought me more bread and then personally served my steak and waited for me to check it before leaving. The staff more than made up for the over cooked steak. Everything was wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I went to Ceres with a friend for lunch. We arrived at 12:30 and chose to eat outside. It was very quiet and it was beautiful! The menu is quite varied and very reasonable. Our food was delicious! I had the tuna tarragon salad on a croissant while my friend had grilled chicken flatbread. Both were great! Our server was outstanding. Perfect spot for an awesome lunch!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The oysters, watercress soup, and wine were excellent. I will have to try making watercress soup myself. The service was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Have had a good experience with breakfast at Ceres about a year ago and took my family there for Father's Day breakfast and we all were very disappointed with both the food and service."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went to Ceres Bistro for Father's Day breakfast. It was good, but not great. We all had the basic breakfast food and each got home fries that were diffrent, some were heavily seasoned and some not at all. Our waitress was very nice and knowledgeable and hostess was pleasant as well. Again good but not hitching notable."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "fun server and excellent salmon and calamari; brunch best poached eggs with creamed spinach"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "A quiet place for lunch on a weekday. Outdoor seating on nice days."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Baked lobster & seafood stew-both were disappointing compare to prior visits. Drinks & wine were great! Service was very good."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Awesome food. Great menu. Outdoor dining really perfect. It was a chilly evening but the heat lamps were ideal. We will be back. This place is a hidden gem in Worcester."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great to have a five star restaurant and hotel in our back yard. Menu is superb. Lobster pie was awesome. Our 5 other guest were as pleased. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I went for a special night out. Getting there early we went to the bar for a cocktail. The bar service was very good and the drinks were excellent. We both were not too impressed with the décor. Especially didn't like the lighted bar or the material they were constructed of. Just personal preference. Our server was not quite up to the level I expected for the price, but she was pleasant. The food was very good and worth the price. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Hi, This is the first time I've been back to Ceres since it moved from the Niche group. I was surprised at the menu changes and at first didn't like the idea it was no longer "small plates".. BUT the food was amazing. The salad was fresh and the main dish was full of flavor. I didn't give the food outstanding because my steak was overcooked and the vegetables were a little blah. The waitress we had wasn't good at all - but we weren't in a rush so it didn't ruin our experience or anything. The outdoor area is so beautiful and has enough shade that we weren't being overpowered by the sun. I would go back for sure. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I book a reservation to bring together a group from all over the state for a Birthday. We weren't rushed out, spent 3 hrs there. The waitress allowed us to wait until everyone showed. Food and wine was great. And they allowed us to serve a cake we brought. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "If you're looking for a quality lunch @ reasonable prices, Ceres Bistro is the spot! Our Open Table request of a table by a window was honored. My spinach & pear salad w/ citrus vinaigrette & garlic shrimp was delicious. My dining companions raved about the tuna, & especially the house-made pastrami & chips. Our server was attentive & knowledgable. Although this was my first visit to Ceres, it won't be the last!!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "The food was hit and miss but the service was great and they were very acomadating for our two young children. All in all a nice experience, a little pricey for what it is though."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Ceres Bistro is a nice little gem in Worcester. Hidden in a hotel in the UMass Medical campus, I wouldn't have found without OpenTable - and I'm glad I did. Food was delicious, the cocktails were fun and the service was very good. It was pretty quiet on a Saturday night - only about half full, and cleared out early - but this didn't detract from an enjoyable dining experience for my wife and I."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We were pleased with the lovely decor and design, the well-cooked swordfish, the friendliness of the wait staff, and overall dining experience. It was especially nice to be able to check into the hotel and have dinner just one floor below. The one snag was a wine that was listed, but not available."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "This restaurant has excellent food and presentation. It's a little pricey. I thought it was interesting they were still featuring their "fall menu specialties " in APRIL. We did not care for our mixed drinks, but the bar looked like it would be fun to hang out in (we dined, did not sit in bar, just walked past it)."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "First time for lunch.... it was GREAT! Food was delicious, service excellent."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food, service, and entertainment (Dale LePage Group) was absolutely wonderful!!!! I viewed the spectacular & authentic Cathedral Stain Glass Window in a Meeting room (Breathless)."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "been here multiple times for brunch! great for brunch, you can choose from the breakfast or lunch menu and it's not very crowded which is nice. service was slow at first, but got better and ended well. i was annoyed the roasted cauliflower soup was made with chicken stock - why? make vegetable soups vegetarian! they do have limited but tasty veggie options. the tort was served cold which made the dough gummy, ew. don't get that. everything else was tasty and portions are generous."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We went here with a large group. Everyone enjoyed their meal. I had swordfish with broccoli rabe which was very tasty. The dessert was one of the best I have ever had: sticky toffee bread pudding. Not typical bread pudding -more of a moist cake consistency. Excellent."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Ceres has been amazing every time we visit. Exceptional food, service and ambiance."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Overall excellence in service, delicious meals & drinks (wine!), entertainment, & ambience!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Food was very good and when the wine we asked for was not available our waitress gave us a great recommendation for a substitute selection. Will definitely go back!!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We love this place. We've eaten there 3 or 4 times now for special occasions and have never been disappointed. The service is knowledgeable and attentive. You never feel rushed in any way. The food is excellent with appropriately sized portions. A little pricey but well worth it."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Ceres was an excellent choice for our birthday dinner. The noise level was comfortable and spacious accommodations to give us a feeling of privacy. The service was excellent and very helpful in making selections"
    Dined on 3/8/2014