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Cerulean - Indianapolis
Cerulean - Indianapolis
  • Address:
    339 S Delaware St
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "The food is delicious, creative, and beautiful to look at, a combination of which we don't often find. The cheese board was amazing, offering an assortment of delicious cheeses and come house made very thin crackers that were out of this world. Watermelon salad teased you with the jalapeño, cilantro, and mint alongside the sweet fruit. Mushroom risotto was mouthwatering, though unlike the rest of the dishes, not beautiful to the eye (could it be served in a prettier way? The chef might want to think about it). Desserts were lovely, with unexpected combinations of flavors. Service was quick and conscientious. When our vegetarian couldn't eat the amuse bouche that came unsolicited before the meal, they brought out another offering for her."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "The service and the food were excellent and I would definitely recommend Cerulean to anyone. We went there to celebrate our anniversary and they treated us very well and helped make it very special. And they accommodated my wife's vegan preferences without trouble."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We had dinner here before a Colts game and gave them our timeframe. Despite this, we still were there too long and didn't get to the game on time. Our server was absolutely wonderful though - I would love to have her again sometime - very honest and helpful with choices. The food was good but not as good as we expected for the price. They touted their fish on the menu that was $32 and it was a small portion and not wonderful. The appetizers were excellent though and everyone was very welcoming and friendly. I would go again and try different dishes."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We have been to Cerulean several times and are always met with friendly and helpful staff, great service, and phenomenal food. One of the best restaurants in Indianapolis!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We tried Cerulean for the first time on Tuesday night and had a fantastic experience from start to finish! The food was excellent (we loved that the waitstaff explained all of the ingredients and preparation) and very worth the price. Between three of us, we tried the homemade bread, the Indiana greens salad, the tomato tartare, along with the salmon, lamb, and duck entrees. Everything was delicious! The service was very friendly and attentive but not overbearing. The dishes were modern and creative, yet substantial and not pretentious. They were not too busy that night, which may have enhanced our experience, but we all remarked multiple times afterward just how delicious it was. We will back for another special occasion!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "What a great place for lunch! Elegant environment with fun food choices. I love the panko chicken and broccolini. The cold noodles and Brussels sprouts were good, but not as extraordinary as the panko chicken."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Hands down this was the most incredible culinary and service experience to date in Indy!!! This place sure knows how to nail an incredible dining experience! Thanks for the amazing evening!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Dinner at Cerulean was just OK. The bread ($6.00) was not particularly good and certainly not worth $6.00. Salads were quite good. The main courses were OK but the amounts were just not worth the prices being charged. Seemed like the chef was more interested in the presentation than pleasing the customer."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Food was good not great Starters and salads way over priced, yet tomato tartare was very good. By the way bread is $6 Filet small but well cooked and an ok price of $37 I don't think I need to go back"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Cerulean was quite a pleasant surprise. After three nights of steak/red meat (which I don't eat) even my husband was ready for a lighter meal. However, we weren't expecting such an outstanding treatment of foods and flavors as we experienced at Cerulean. The chef is a true artist. Scallops are my favorite food. I order them whenever offered. The scallops appetizer at Cerulean was a marvelous unusual blending of flavors and the second best I have ever had. I had an unusual fresh cod as entree, also fresh and superb. My husband ordered a duck breast which was also wonderful and different. OUr server was very knowledgeable. He even recommended his favorite vodka that is made in PA! which was also quite good. Great evening!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We had a small plate and a medium plate, as well as two desserts and two of their specialty drinks. Everything was wonderful! The food titles don't necessarily paint a clear picture of what you are ordering, but the hosts are more than happy to explain everything. Desserts were FABULOUS!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "No matter how many times I go, I find it difficult to choose from all the options. I especially like the lunch selection and enjoy hearing my guests exclaim how much they enjoy their choices. It makes me wish I could get a double order each time I go! Favorites are the duck for the entree, the pumpkin soup and the brussel sprouts as side dishes."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "My husband and I are trying to enjoy as many date nights as we can before the arrival of our first child. Everything about Cerulean made the evening perfect! The food is incredible and creative without trying too hard. They were able to answer my questions and accommodate dietary restrictions, as well. The portion sizes did not disappoint. We enjoyed the full 4 courses and left feeling full but not uncomfortably so. My husband really enjoyed the cocktails and the whiskey flight, and the bartender even made special mocktails just for me! The decor is lovely and modern, but again, without going overboard. The service was impeccable! From the valet to all of the wait staff, they really made the experience for us! Thank you!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Enjoyable dining experience. Food very good with interesting flavors. Portions are small and expensive."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I was entertaining two members of a marketing group in town to shoot videos for my Oral Surgery practice. They consider themselves foodies and had just been in Portland. They we're throughly impressed with Cerulean. Drinks and food were excellent. My wife and I have dined numerous times here and have always enjoyed the experience."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "one of our new favorites. great elegant modern atmosphere. we dined in late evening, terrific food, just wish for a touch larger portions, otherwise, this place is a 5/5."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was at a amazing level for midwest. It had nice plating with a simple molecular spin. The foie gras was amazing. The desserts are competition grade with many gastro themes and deconstruction's. I love this and will be back for tasting menu."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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
  • "We came for the duck, but our very awesome honest waitress suggested we wait until next time because the up and coming new preparation will be more notable than the current edition. We enjoyed several other courses including the scallops- which were amazing, the lamb was O.K.- the presentation of all the dishes excellent including dessert- and the service was great! Only weird thing-I know it is cool for the chef to send something unsolicited... but the bit of buttered radish on the block of wood was just, well weird, in my opinion. The block of wood was clever, the radish not so much."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Fantastic dining experience The food was exceptional!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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