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Cerulean - Winona Lake
Cerulean - Winona Lake

Cerulean - Winona Lake Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ceruleanrestaurant.com
  • Email: info@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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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Had dinner with another couple during the week. Service was very good, our server was very knowledgeable. My friend ordered a beer from the drink menu, they were out of that selection. Made a second choice, they were out of that as well. This is the third visit in a row where they did not have at least one beer that was listed. I would recommend simply asking them what they have in a certain style of beer before ordering. Was hoping to order sushi, but some of my favorites weren't on the menu. The server said we could special order if it wasn't on there. Meal was good. It just seems that Cerulean has lost some of it's magic. Still an awesome place for lunch, but I won't be going back for dinner until the beer garden opens."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "First time visitor for a weekday lunch with my wife. The food was absolutely outstanding with a very friendly waitress who took the time to chat. Excellent experience and I would highly recommend. Thankfully, we listened to a friend and made reservations-even for a weekday lunch. The place was packed."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Cerulean-Winona Lake is truly a 5 star dining experience but for those of you looking for pretentious waiters and old guard standards... look elsewhere:) This restaurant serves some of the finest and most interesting fare in all of Indiana. From their "Gunthorp" chicken to Lobster Agnolotti, Indiana Shrimp, Asparagus w/ pancetta and on to the extensive sushi menu Cerulean is simply delicious! Also a plus that the interior is clean & modern + cozy lake house. A real treat."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The food was wonderful but I missed a few of my favorites like the Chick Pea Fritters and the Veggie Dragon Roll. The substitute I received was still good however. The food is fresh and delicious. The atmosphere is good for groups of adults but too noisy for a romantic dinner for two inside. I have been here a few times now and it still remains one of my favorite restaurants of all time. The sushi is by far, the best I have ever had! We will be back!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Fresh, tasty, beautiful food. Energetic atmosphere, spot on service."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "As always, Cerulean didn't disappoint! The selections are imaginative and delicious. Not your run of the mill dining experience. A comfortable atmosphere and an enthusiastic crew of energetic staff ready to exceed my expectations each visit. Always an event to look forward to."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Fast efficient service with a good drink selection and the Duck was very good!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We love the Cerulean!!!! We go there probably every 10 days!!!!! Everything about it is absolutely fabulous!!!! All the servers are well-trained and can tell you anything you want to know about the food and beer and wine list!!!! We were celebrating 6 birthdays with our family. Our 2 daughters turned 50, granddaughters turned 21, 18 and 16 and grandson turned 13 - all in the same year!!!! Our food was delicious and the service was outstanding!! There were a total of 13 of us and ALL our dinners were virtually all served at the same time!!!! THAT IS SERVICE - AND ALSO WITH A SMILE!!!!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Lover Cerulean for lunch. Good menu selection. Bento boxes are great - love the scallops. A bit pricey but worth it."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "I would recommend this place to anyone that appreciates good food and great service!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Bento Boxes for my 60th birthday were outstanding! We both ordered different things and tried each other's food. Everything was scrumptious! Our booth was special, the server was great, and the ambience was pleasant. We definitely will go back to this 5 star restaurant!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "I made my first visit to Cerulean for lunch. The menu was very different from anything else in the area. I tend to be somewhat picky, so I didn't know if I would like the food. What a surprise I got! This was the best meal I've had in a while, and it was so nice to come across something that was not the same run of the mill food that most other restaurants offer. Lunch is served bento-style, which is definitely out of the ordinary for small-town America. Broccolini salad, pear salad...delicious!! And the peanut-ginger chicken was so flavorful and satisfying. The server was friendly and helpful, without being overbearing or bothersome. I would highly recommend Cerulean to anyone, and this will not be my last visit! Worth every penny!!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Lawney was a great waiter- Attentive, witty and knowledgeable of the menu. The chef prepared a made-to-order meal for me of sort ribs and agnolotti- party on my palette! Always a good time at Cerulean. Start with the Indiana cheese board and you can't go wrong!"
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "Always a great experience if you make a reservation through open table."
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "There were seven of us in our group and everyone was extremely pleased with their selections. The way the menu is set up it is a great opportunity to try several items apiece. The only negative to our evening is the noise level in the dining room. It is really nicely decorated, but with all of the hard surfaces, it is hard to hear conversation."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "This is a true GEM. Worth driving to savor. Food off the chain, and then servers even better, very professional. This engine firing on all cyclinders and a winner by any standard. ENJOY"
    Dined on 10/2/2013
  • "We have high expectations for Cerulean and they exceeded them!"
    Dined on 9/4/2013
  • "Cerulean lived up to it's reputation as an outstanding restaurant. Food was wonderful. Service was great and menu had a few surprises, great surprises."
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "Cerulean continues to be our favorite restaurant in the Warsaw area. This time we took along two out of town guests. Two of us enjoyed sampling and sharing several small plates while the other two had entree's, The special for the evening was Escolar, a light, mild but tasty fish that was just excellent. As always, service was superb."
    Dined on 8/8/2013