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Cerulean - Winona Lake
Cerulean - Winona Lake

Cerulean - Winona Lake Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ceruleanrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (574) 269-1226
  • Hours of Operation:

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

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Organic
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Cerulean - Winona Lake
Our Passion:
Cerulean through food, at its best & 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 WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "It was our first time here-the food was exceptional-we shared several appys-goat cheese/artisan bread, shrimp and bibb salad-excellent. Our party of 4 ordered chicken breast with fettucine, 2 selected pork porterhouse and 1 got the beef tenderloin. The chicken and pork dishes were outstanding. The beef tenderloin was cooked to perfection, but was very bland and tasted unseasoned. Maybe because it is grassed as opposed to cornfed as we are used to? Would highly recommend the restaurant-great experience."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "A superb dinner! Our server was so kind and really helpful in making my gluten free dinner so perfect!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Fantastic food and great wine selection. From the first course to the last course, the whole experience was incredible. Would definitely recommend for any great date night."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "All I can say is "WOW"! There were three of at lunch that day and we each LOVED what we chose. Great presentation!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The menu was intriguing and an adventure - each course a surprise. First time there and loved the life of the restaurant and it's atmosphere. Do not to be dressed up, it is a place where you feel comfortable as you are and the staff treats you the same. It is just a good place, pricey but you will say it is worth it."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We took an afternoon to wander around northern Indiana. First stop - a lovely lunch at Cerulean. Perfect little quiet afternoon together."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food and Service were good, but thought the menu was a little limited."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "From the small plates to the Entres to the deserts, everything was exceptional. Each dish presented a unique combination of flavors that just kept you smiling and looking forward in anticipation to the next course. I would highly recommned this restuarant as a must place to go when in the area. The great food made up for the rather uninspired service."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We had a fabulous lunch with a very lovely waitress. I have visited Cerulean 6-8 times and took some out of town friends for their first visit. We each ordered something different and shared with one another. We enjoyed all our entrées but must compliment the wasabi crusted skate wing and basil-soy salmon. I have ordered a different item and have never once been disappointed with my entrée. Very friendly environment and made conversation with neighboring table then we joined again at one of the local shops for a delightful afternoon girls day out."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We had a group of 8 moms that came for a fun night out. The experience was amazing. The food was exceptional. The service was outstanding. We were so comfortable and had a great time."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We sat indoors and there were flies that were pestering our table. It made the experience annoying because we had to sway flies away."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Outstanding variety of very special entrees and side dishes on the bento menu we tried. We thought the p;rices were very moderate for the high quality of good. Presentation was also outstanding. Would highly recommend and we will return soon!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "They do a great job with small plates and pacing. They don't try to make the small plates into a coursed meal but handle the pacing correctly...or however you want them, without any fuss. Wine is good and priced right. Always new things to try. We always find particular gems with every visit."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Went there on a Saturday and I'm glad we had reservations bc the place was packed and had a wait of a half-hour to 45 min.s ...but it would've been worth it, totally! Food was reasonably priced and delicious!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Food was fair at best. The portions were tiny and way overpriced. My $9 soup entry contained 3 spoon fulls at $3 per taste. The fish was bland. Be assured we won't be back."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "After not eating at Cerulean for almost a year due to work and travel I must say that I was worried maybe it had lost its touch. This couldn't be further from the truth. I was there last Saturday and had an absolutely fabulous meal. This has to be hands down one of the BEST restaurants in Northern Indiana. If you haven't been I highly recommend you go stat. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Sushi in Indiana? Yes! Amazingly fresh and beautifully presented. Every dish was unique and appealing to the eye. Smaller location with limited menu. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "A meal at Cerulean in Winona Lake has never let me down. I've been there for business lunches, family dinners, dates nights, and the servers seem to adapt to the clientele they're serving. Upscale, professional, and the best food I know of. Our go-to place to dine when ordinary just doesn't make it. I always walk away impressed and totally satisfied. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Caleb does a great job of keeping the food and restaurant fresh and vibrant. The restaurant is a local gem we are lucky to have. Definitely recommend to anyone coming to town. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We were in the alcove off the bar for lunch and it was difficult to hold a conversation. We were wondering if something could be done about acoustics in that space? Some colorful fabric hangings perhaps? Other than that the dining experience here is OUTSTANDING! The food is incredible and the service excellent!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "I enjoy having this gem of a restaurant just 5 miles away. Being right on the canal, gives it a wonderful ambiance when seated on the west side of the restaurant. During the warmer months it is perfect for a nice dinner out and then a casual stroll across the canal or by the lake. The menu features fresh and unique dishes. The service is impeccable. Their love for food, service, and community truly shows in everything they do. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I took my sister out for lunch to Cerulean and once again we were not disappointed! The food was great and the service was wonderful."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Very nice meal. Tomato soup was more like a chili and the hot sauce was served on the side to you could season to your own personal taste. My co-worker had the Miso soup. Great start. We shared two sushi rolls next. Both were delicious but I liked the cunchy one better. For dinner we both had the tenderloin which was exception. I think that it is the best item on the menu. with a couple of ice teas, one beer and one glass of wine with tip and tax the bill was $150 ... pricey but worth it for a buisness meal or a special event."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "This was our first time eating here and it was excellent in every way!! Food, Service, Prices & Menu. We will be back !!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food, drinks and service were all excellent. My wife and I really enjoyed our night out."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food was spectacular. Waitress was extremely helpful, joyful, the right amount of attentiveness."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Excellent San Valentine Experience. The chef created an excellent food and drink combination and the price was reasonable."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Molly as a very knowledgeable and friendly. I highly reccomend it."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Cerulean, we like the place. I got the duck carbonara which was over the top good. The flavors are balanced and rich, but you must forget the diet for one night. My wife got the lobster special, also excellent. This is a great restaurant in the somewhat obscure location of Winona Lake, next to Warsaw. It is no doubt the best restaurant in Warsaw."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Very delicious meal. I always look forward to dining here!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I was nervouse of my guest reaction to the menu. While he found the menu confusing at first, he was able to find items that sounded familiar to him :) He ordered a bloody mary and an item from each page. He absolutely couldn't beleive how good it was to him even though the food was prepared differently. Our favorite was the Indiana Cheese board. We also had the greatest waitress in that she was very knowledgable in explaining all of the items on the list that were foriegn to all of us. She explained each dish and what each item was in the dish. She also explained how the food preperation was unique to Ceruleans and that was why my father in-law was not able to find his regular meat and potato dishes."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Upon arriving, table was ready but it took 15 minutes to get waitress and we had a reservation. Seemed to be very busy. Did not find the atmosphere romantic, very noisy and unusual seating arrangements. Very uncomfortably warm with windows open on a 30 degree day in February. Enjoyed the interesting food choices. The wait staff was very pleasant and accommodating. Worth checking out for unusual fare."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Really enjoy the variety of food tastes, especially the different sauces!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I can't add anything here about anything that hasn't already been said… great food, great service, great dining experience, all consistently offered. I come quite regularly and have never had a poor dining experience, even when it's packed (which happens quite regularly)."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I'm from NY and was in Warsaw on business and was so happy to find a place like this. incredible attention paid to food, but also to cocktail and wine list, beer selection, etc. A must if you're in the area."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Cerulean delivered a wonderful dining experience for our group! Food was exceptional and service was very good."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Reservations were easy to make on-line and they called the "day of" to confirm for the evening. I requested a nice, warm spot in the restaurant since my date and I always seem to be chilly and they accommodated quite nicely. Great staff, great food, wonderful environment!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have been to Ceruleans many times, and each time I come there is something new, either a new menu item, and new interesting drink, a tasting of some sort. The new things are always delicious as well. Great staff, and excellent bar tenders! The food is typically well balanced, if there is something sweet on your plate, there is most likely something savory not too far away."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We made this visit to take advantage of the Valentines Tasting Menu, and also to revisit the restaurant, always a favorite of ours, even thought it is an hour drive to reach. The courses each offered a suggested wine, of which only the main course wine really paired with the course, but all pairings were better than we're used to experiencing with other regional chefs. The food was wonderful, as usual, but the Macaroons were not of the quality of the other courses, as they were too sweet. The Braised Pork with a fig paste, roasted Root Vegetables, and Mashed potatoes were spectacular. We'd love to see that part of a permanent menu. This visit was typical to a bit lower volume noise (loud drinkers and no noise control measures)"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Daniel is a great server. The food is always awesome."
    Dined on 1/31/2014