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Cerulean - Indianapolis
Cerulean - Indianapolis
  • Address:
    339 S Delaware St
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown Indy
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Cerulean - Indianapolis Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ceruleanrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (317) 870-1320
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $10 valet parking for up to 2 hours, and $20 valet parking for 2+ hours.

    A public parking garage is located just north of the restaurant at 301 South Delaware Street.
A word from Cerulean - Indianapolis
Cerulean through food, at its best and at every level is about: communication, communion and joy, while
encouraging a modern sensibility that inspires.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "I mentioned it was our anniversary on our reservation. From the moment we entered the staff made us feel like they were celebrating with us. Everyone wished us a happy anniversary. The wait staff was very helpful in making recommendations about the menu. We shared a small plate (the scallops -- yum!) and a medium plate (the egg ravioli -- perfectly cooked) and then each had an large plate (salmon and the duck). I can only speak about the duck, and it was wonderful! So tender. The pasta was really good, too. We also had cocktails that were very good, and then dessert. The desserts were good, but they were special because they decorated them for our special occasion. A wonderful place to go for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I had the pork. Followed the chef suggestion and ordered it medium. It was juicy, not pink and perfectly cooked. The baked bean hummus was absolutely delicious!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The food and ambiance were both very good, but the service was superb. Everyone involved with our experience knew that it was our anniversary and wished us well."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Aleya our server was amazing and very friendly! The kitchen did an amazing job in adapting dishes to my girlfriend's Vegan diet. We had a wonderful 7 year Anniversary dinner. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "One of my absolute best dining experiences in Indy to date! That Chef's Tasting menu was a pure playground of foodie greatness! Thanks for the amazing time once again!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Great food, great service. Couldn't have asked for a better evening"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our server - Benjamin, I believe, was friendly and knowledgable, and the atmosphere very nice. His recommended scallops were a solid starter, though it was the bread and spreads that really did it for me. Sweet cherry ... Wow. My wild salmon entree was undercooked, unfortunately, the only negative part of an otherwise great experience."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Service and food was excellent. Very relaxing environment."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food is excellent and creative. Loved it, again..."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Cerulean is one of my favorite restaurants. The recipes are superb and unique. Their servers are usually excellent and very well trained. This restaurant has unique dining options and they are usually very good at describing and recommending. The restaurant on this night was not on their game. I was entertaining two Europeans who love bread. Cerulean has good bread for $2 per serving, however we ordered and it would be delayed. The third basket never arrived. I spoke with the manager and expressed my concern that our server was not getting the bread for us, but flat water was being poured in sparkling glasses, wine from table in wrong glass, and etc. They are usually very service oriented."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Fantastic dining experience The food was exceptional!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We were lucky to get a window table. The food was terrific in taste and presentation, and my wine was great. Service was very good and very relaxed and friendly. However, at the end the waiter got busy and we had to wait a bit for someone to take and process our credit cards. The valet parking is a nice option, and the restaurant will validate your parking ticket, which saves $5. This is a great addition to downtown Indianapolis restaurant choices."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "All around excellent experience--from waiting just a brief time in the bar for our table to the amazing desserts. Truly just a great addition to Indy food scene."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The only thing that could be improved was the temperature of my cauliflower soup."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We made our reservation based on a Gayout review. The decor is fantastic and fun!!! The food was mediocre~ not the fabulous food we were expecting."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We did the daily Chef's Tasting menu and everything from the graciously hospitable service provided by Ben, Tracie and Jake to the incredible presentation and flavor of the culinary masterpieces to the wine selections were spot on perfect! If you haven't tried their tasting menu you most certainly must! Thanks for a most memorable evening!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Do not go here for steak. I should have known better. Starters were great and so was my wife's dish"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My husband and I dined at Cerulean for our anniversary. They did a special tasting menu for us, 6 courses that the chef chose, complete with an amuse bouche, intermezzo and mignardises. Each bite was a thrilling experience. Our waitperson, Megan, was friendly and attentive without being overbearing. Jake chose a perfect bottle of wine that complimented our meal. we were there for about 3 hours and thoroughly enjoyed every moment, relaxing and certainly not rushed."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The restaurant in the newer Alexander Hotel. Unique food. Fabulous desserts. The waiter, Rob, was phenomenal. Described every menu item. The menu is small with not many choices. But the choices are wonderful. We were with a group of 7 and each of us had different entrees and a few small plates. Everyone liked their meals. Many items are local. I would recommend this for the food, service, and beautiful arty atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The food was amazing! Definitely my top 5 favorite restaurant! The plateing looked like paintings! Each plate was more and more delicious! My first time in Indianapolis, and had this as a last night meal, was beyond my expectations! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Arrived early, stopped in the bar for a drink. No water offered, no conversation, only 3 other people at the bar, bar tab must be paid before being seated. But why would we want to see an itemized bill when it's only 2 drinks? Gin and tonic and a Manhattan=$11 and $12 respectively, based on the menu. Bill was for $27 (WOW those must be some downtown taxes?); provided a tip and ended up paying a $32 tab. These are not "house-specialty" drinks folks? Steep bar prices by my terms. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This was my first trip to Cerulean, but it won't be my last. The food was great. The chef married different flavors for a wonderful end result. Our server was knowledgeable, helpful, efficient and friendly. It was a great evening."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We are frequent Indy high-end restaurant goers, had heard the buzz about Cerulean, and overall really enjoyed this dinner. Great service, food quality, portions, service, location,... However, the menu was confusing, compared to many other similar restaurants (even our waiter found it hard to explain). Also, the cost rating in $ signs are $$ and $$$$ depending on which dining site you view, which caused my "Great but Expensive" reaction."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We went to celebrate my mom's birthday and loved the food. It also had a modern, cool vibe to it. Because it was a weekday evening, there weren't tons of people there. However, we did have a semi-long wait time for our appetizers, and really long for the main meal (as in the appetizers just whet our appetites and our stomachs were growling/wine was going to our heads by the time the main meal came). Was it worth the wait? Definitely yes, but it didn't seem like they were that busy to justify waiting so long."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Very nice setting and design. Our server was excellent and knowledgable about both the food and the wine. The menu is interesting and offers three different plate sizes to chose from, and they do not mind if you chose multiple small plates....no pressure at all to order big. But there were two problems for us. 1. The kitchen was very very slow....there was a inexcusable lag between courses, and this was on an evening when it was not really that busy. 2. They have decided to charge 1/3 of the cost of a bottle for a glass of wine and that is excessive and not at all consumer friendly. And to make matters worse on that score, it was a very poor pour....maybe 5 ounces, maybe 6....disguised in a stemless glass that made it hard to figure out."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Cerulean is a fun, exciting, and interesting restaurant. The interior is beautiful and relaxed. The food is an amity of rich lush flavors that keep your taste palette on edge. Every course is light and elegant; but, you get full and still feel good about yourself! The signature garden outside the restaurant speaks to the freshness of the garden-to-table fare. A bonus is a tour of the Alexander hotel afterward which boasts unique art commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Had the Prix Fixe Mother's Day Brunch with wine pairing. Very good mother's day brunch (not a buffet). Typical Cerulean portion size (small) so you will not leave overstuffed. Enjoyed the choice for each course and the diversity of food. Delicious and plated beautiful - one of the best Mother's Day brunches I have had in Indy. Will likely come back for the brunch next year."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We found the food at Cerulean to be delicious, and enjoyed the variety we selected. However, our server was often missing even though the restaurant was only half full and not busy at all. It took 20 minutes just to get our pre dinner drinks, and after being seated at 8pm we did not finish with dessert until after 11 pm! Very slow service ......"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food is pretty good at Cerulean, but the promise of complex, interesting flavors is truly fulfilled with dessert. The course that's typically a take it or leave it experience at most restaurants, is what lingers in your mind weeks later. The rest of the meal was good but the flavors were a bit muddled. We started with the strawberry gazpacho, which was delightful. Not too sweet and it made for a refreshing start to the meal. The chicken special was the best overall dish. The chicken was moist and the accompanying vegetables were tender and flavorful. The pork was our least favorite. The pork was dry and the flavors not all that interesting. What saved the dish was the marjoram biscuit (toasty & tasty) and the parsnip purée."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "the wait person was very helpful and did not hesitate to make a suggestion."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Wonderful elegant lunch to celebrate my friend's birthday. For the elegant meal, generous servings, and professional service- it's a great value for lunch. We both loved the panko chicken. We discovered that the goat cheese custard WITH the chicken in one bite is fabulous! Recommend the cheese cake for dessert. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I lived in NYC for 5 years and have eaten at some of the finest restaurants from some of the top chefs in the US and I have to say the meal I had here was one of the top 5 I've ever had. Every dish, every detail, simply perfect. The combination of flavors and textures, masterful. I had never been to Indiana and I would return simply to dine at Cerulean again."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I had a group of 10. Ok service, food was warm. Could have been better. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We come here occasionally and love the service and location. The food is a little inconsistent but ranges from good and outstanding depending on their current menu. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Enjoyed a wonderful dinner with another couple (from St. Louis, well-traveled, moderate foodies). We all had a great time, the food was delicious, the wine was nice, service was attentive (Megan and rest of staff), the decor and ambience were top-notch. Everything met or exceeded our expectations. Our friends were very impressed. Can't wait to return !"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I went here for dinner this past Saturday evening with my significant other and a work mate. We were warmly greeted at the entrance, to a comfortable table that allowed us to get a view of some of the city. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu, and the drink list. Once the food arrived, we all tasted from each plate. The presentation of the food was just beautiful, and the taste was amazing. It is by far the best restaurant I have been to in this city. We will go back. I have already sent messages to friends telling them to try this place!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "From door to door--excellent folks at the bar to the table."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • " Everyone in our party of four was pleased with our food. The menu is creative--one doesn't see skate on many Indianapolis menus--the food was very well prepared and beautifully presented. The service was attentive and professional. We will definitely be adding Cerulean to our small list of preferred dining spots in Indianapolis."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We went to Cerulean to celebrate a college and a graduate school graduation, and it was wonderful! Their attention to detail on the food made it an amazing experience, and they even surprised us with congratulatory desserts!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food was very creative and cutting edge. have eaten at many great restaurants and this ranks as one of the best. great food and had a great time."
    Dined on 5/9/2014