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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
  • "I really enjoyed the ambiance and the decor of Cerulean. It created a unique feel and a unique environment that I thought was refreshing. Service was great and helpful. However, portions were an issue for my girlfriend and I. We shared an entree and an order of sushi and was not satisfied with how our appetites were afterward. I recommend Ceruleans as a great place for good tasting sushi and ambiance, but prepare to overpay for small portions."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "The food was superb in taste and appealing in presentation, unusual and creative cuisine. A little more attention from the waiter would have helped. If the NY Strip had not been such a poor cut, the meal would have been perfect."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We were celebrating our 44th wedding anniversary and it was a delightful evening. The food was great! Our server, Dave, was attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. We will definitely come back again."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Wonderful metro feel restaurant in a small lake community. The food was excellent and we especially enjoyed the desserts!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "This restaurant does an excellent job in preparing the food and has many different options which you cannot find at other restaurants. The service was excellent and the food was wonderful. I would recommend it to anyone."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Everything you expect out of a great restaurant you'll find here. Although pricey, the quality, originality and of course taste of the food should easily make up for this."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Have always enjoyed for business and personal lunches with friends and small groups"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The Sushi was great. The entree's were not to my satisfaction either from taste or cost. For the average person, it is not a good value."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The food here is very good and provides a unique, farm-to-table experience. Our waiter, Dan, was excellent. Our one large complaint is with the service provided by the front-of-house staff. We were not greeted upon entering or leaving the restaurant, and though we arrived early for our reservation and asked to be notified if our table could be made available early while we waited in the bar, we were never contacted (despite the restaurant being rather empty at around 5:30pm). Our large party was placed at a table where we could not even pull out chairs without disrupting the table behind. Our request to move was very sullenly received. The service is enough to make one question a repeat visit."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We always love the Bento box. I'm not usually an adventurous eater and I love Cerulean. Service is always spot on. Only downside is it is tough to get in and out for lunch in an hour."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Every time we visit Cerulean, we love it. The menu is unique and the food is superb! Winona Lake is so fortunate to have such a wonderful restaurant. We have friends that come from all over northern Indiana to dine with us at this unique restaurant. Excellent for lunch and or dinner!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The food and service is always better than I expect for a small town eatery. I would recommend this 'Gem of Winona Lake' to anyone looking for great food and exceptional service."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We celebrated our 26th Anniversary at Cerulean. It was our first visit and what a wonderful, memorable experience we had. Our server was very helpful in pointing out her favorites on the menu, which turned out to be our favorites too! The food was simply divine! It was unique and like nothing we had ever tasted before. We came home raving to our friends and are looking forward to bringing them back with us the next time we visit."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "A superb dinner! Our server was so kind and really helpful in making my gluten free dinner so perfect!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Food and Service were good, but thought the menu was a little limited."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Molly as a very knowledgeable and friendly. I highly reccomend it."
    Dined on 3/7/2014