Ceres Bistro at Beechwood Hotel
Ceres Bistro at Beechwood Hotel

Ceres Bistro at Beechwood Hotel

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ceresbistro.com/
  • Phone: 5087542000x183
  • 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: Steak, American, Contemporary 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 5084531112x

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Ceres Bistro at Beechwood Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
83 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (59)special occasion (55)romantic (39)fit for foodies (34)great for brunch (24)good for groups (24)great for lunch (20)notable wine list (19)neighborhood gem (17)scenic view (13)vibrant bar scene (11)hot spot (9)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • service
    occasionaldiner
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Table not cleared of crumbs between courses and new silverware placed on top.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special place
    Widow
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Cere's Bistro at the Beechwood Hotel is not your average hotel restaurant. It stands out for its truly beautiful decor and outside dining space, its outstanding food preparation and presentation and the professionalism of the staff. You are in the finest dining establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Patio Pleasures
    juicybrucy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were looking for outdoor dining with without being on a sidewalk in town and Ceres came up fist on my search. When we walked up to the Patio we were blown away by the decor and setting!! The well placed roomy tables set on a "lawn" with a beautiful bubbling fountain just added to the romantic ambiance and we felt like we were at a resort..very cool! The food was phenomenal and very well presented, our waiter was very informative and knowledgeable and very attentive to details and all our wishes. My beautiful date was so impressed by my choice of Ceres for dinner that evening that I remain a very satisfied man thanks to a wonderful dining experience! ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gazpacho was salty
    BostonBabs
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I was served the gazpacho without the pickled baby shrimp. Neither the kitchen staff nor the server noticed this oversight. After receiving a fresh bowl with the shrimp, I was disappointed to find that the gazpacho was very salty. When this happens, you have to wonder if the chef tasted the product? For my lunch entree, I ordered the seared flank stead over a multi-grain salad, which definitely lacked flavor. Once I scooped the gazpacho over the salad, I found the best of 2 worlds.The steak was cooked to the correct temperature and did not require a steak knife for cutting.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good time
    Midmom
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We enjoyed a relaxing dinner during restaurant week. All meals were delicious. Service is always good. A little live music to make things special and lovely outdoor dining. Always a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiting While He Worked
    dinealot
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We arrived for lunch a few minutes early for our reservation. The gentleman host was doing some prep work at side of bar and said he would be right there. He continued what he was doing, appeared to be setting up mixes for bar. He finished one he was working on and to our surprise started another. After he finished he came over, and gee I thought I was the customer and came first. Lucky for them food there is very good or we would have left. We both had a two course special. My wife had salad & seared flank steak while I had Fried Tilapia and dessert. We split the salad and dessert. My wife's was cooked perfectly and was very tender and tasty. My fish was cooked but batter was thick and not fully cooked, had to remove. Overall disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what I expected
    Slowe
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ceres gets better
    CarlBigDaddyJ
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall, Good Evening
    Hippie
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet and delicious.
    Bkclubmbr
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Excellent food preparation and quality. Wonderful ideas to be r
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PATIO LUNCH
    Charlotte7753VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Enjoyed a tasty light lunch on the patio. Umbrellas provide fine shade.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ceres always excellent!
    Lovegoodfood
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite lunch spots
    DAB4
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Spot for Lunch
    FineDine
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Angela
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Service we great and the food was delicious! Love the decor.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great small plates
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stands Alone
    Widow
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ceres was perfect!
    Larry
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DAB4
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The oysters, watercress soup, and wine were excellent. I will have to try making watercress soup myself. The service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Father's Day Breakfast
    1stTimeSomonaDiner
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    Cmp6VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner and brunch
    kengineer
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    fun server and excellent salmon and calamari; brunch best poached eggs with creamed spinach
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    A quiet place for lunch on a weekday. Outdoor seating on nice days.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • June Visit
    Josie
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Baked lobster & seafood stew-both were disappointing compare to prior visits. Drinks & wine were great! Service was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    Jwfood
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High End Worcester Dining
    tony508
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Changed
    Changed
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch!
    HolidayHannah
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ceres
    Andy
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 49 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 739 reviews are from the Ceres Bistro at Beechwood Hotel reviews archive.
  • Good find
    Bryan
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice dining in the hotel
    clint
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food great, mixed drinks not quite
    Kewpie
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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).
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Lunch
    Charlotte7753VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    First time for lunch.... it was GREAT! Food was delicious, service excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Real Deal of Worcester Excellence!
    Hippie
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    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).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy
    jrb35
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.