Wonderful food and excellent value
This was the second time I had dinner at Ceres' Table. The food was excellent as well as the staff. The dishes were simple yet creative. The ingredients were fresh and properly prepared. I look forward to going again soon.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Date Night
Ceres' Table puts out exceptional food. We've been a few times, and every single thing we've tried has been incredible. I had the Fritto Misto, and all the seafood was cooked to perfection. The calamari was so tender. It's a true dining experience.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh ingredients. Delicious food!
I was very impressed and I must say surprised with the quality and inventiveness of the food. The menu is compact, but with plenty of delicious options depending on your taste or mood. All the ingredients are fresh. They have some great specials during the week worth taking advantage of.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous place to dine
Wonderful food - great arancine - best frito misto I've had this side of the Atlantic - friendly chef and his wife - the hostess - is fantastic! Go and enjoy!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food in Chicago
Hard to find a better meal in Chicago at any price. As many times as I go back, the quality of the food always amazes
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new find
I went for a birthday dinner and was very impressed with the food, wine selection and service.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been there several
We have been there several times. We enjoy the ambiance and food. We will return again. We live in the south loop.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious
Very noisy due to high ceilings. Vintage years listed on wine list do not necessarily match those on the bottles. Be wary of this grave omission.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for a special night out
Ceres Table is always an excellent experience. The food is excellent, nightly specials are often outstanding. Service is impeccable, attentive without being intrusive. This visit, the nightly special was a flash-fried red snapper served over succotash of corn, peas, cherry tomatoes, baby zucchini and baby summer squash. It was an amazing dish. Special drinks are both attractive and tasty, desserts are irresistable. The cherry pie on this occasion was a personal sized pie in a flaky, short crust. The cherries were tart without an overthickened sauce. The peach cobbler was buttery and delicious. The Creme Brulee was indeed a star, creamy and delicious, covered with an orange flavored crust and fresh fruit. Easy parking too.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved Ceres' Table. The owners are wonderful people. The food was delicious. They also had good beer and wine to choose from. The ambiance is cool. The restaurant was very busy but they still paid attention to detail. Great dining experience!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my sister here for her birthday. We were pleased to find they had her favorite wine on the menu and the meal just kept getting better. Lovely, attentive service, excellent recommendations by the waitress and the food - OMG! Eveything was beyond our expectations. The starter was delicious, the salads fresh and flavorful, my pasta included the best peas I ever had and the mouthwatering chocolate olive oil cake for desert was the perfect finish to our meal. We can't wait to come back!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
glad ceres installed ceiling tiles.
The first time we ate at Ceres (when they just opened)it was imposible to have a coversation in a small table, it was way too loud.For this reason we did not go back till recently. Now that the ceiling tiles are up, they make such a difference. Not sure what took them so long to install them specially knowing the noise level was so bad but I'm glad they did.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
All around superstar
Fine dining with superior service and a unique and delicious ever-changing menu.
You can't miss. Great Italian wine list, fantastic service.
We had the Flat iron steak and Chicken thigh cacciatore, almond green beans, mussels and their version of Cherry Pie and Peach Cobbler - every item was simply outstanding.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service and presentatio
Great food, service and presentation! The server knows the food and the wine! We would like to come back and recommend this restaurant.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful as always
The vegetable side dishes, beets with feta and pine nuts, and the carrots, were great. I had the eggplant entree, which was delicious. The dessert, however, was the exquisite capstone to the evening. Plump, marinated cherries in a perfect pastry with vanilla ice cream on the side. We lingered over long conversation and our waitress was perfect - warm, cordial, solicitous of our comfort and preferences.
My only request is that I'd like to see more vegetarian options on the menu. But I will continue to appreciate the decor, ambiance, welcoming staff, and always-amazing food.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was outstanding!
The food was outstanding! Incredibly fresh ingredients and each dish was packed with flavor!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We Want To Go Back!
We enjoyed our evening at Cere's Table. Both the food and service were excellent. We can highly recommend the duck breast, risotto/ artichoke starter, the watermelon salad, and the fantastic bread! The wines by the glass were superb. Our host and our servers struck the right balance of friendly and professional. We suggest asking your server about dessert recommendations as I am not sure which are made in -house, and which are not. My Cannoli was the only slight disappointment in a fun and flavorful evening. I recently spent twice the amount on a dinner elsewhere, and it did not compare to the excellence here.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Totally worth the Group On
We went finally because I got a Group On. Not sure when we would have tried it without. It is pricy but is well worth it. If you are saving up for a special night out this would be a very good option in the north side with easy parking. So glad I saved room for dessert.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a gamble coming here as a first-timer on a first date. The tables along one wall had the AC blowing hard on them, so we moved to a cute little corner table and were very comfortable. Plus it was more romantic. Our server made us feel very welcome and we enjoyed every recombination - the very special wine, the aracine appetizer (Wow - what a surprise), and the tomato salad. We split the trout - out of this world. We loved the healthy ingredients and freshness. Definitely a good find for us health-picky foodies.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Ceres' Table
We have been to Ceres' Table a few times and celebrated a b'day dinner there recently. Food is consistently very good and inventive enough for foodies to try. Service on our last visit needed to be improved as our server appeared to be overwhelmed with too many tables.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just keeps getting better
This was our fourth visit in the last 18 months and it never fails to impress. Excellent preparation and presentation of very fresh ingredients. Wine list is very approachable with numerous selections in the $30 - $40 range. Our waitress made an excellent recommendation that paired equally well with my fish and my girlfriend's duck entrees. Olive oil chocolate cake for dessert was mouth watering. This is one of our favorites in the city.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been there 4 times now and Ceres never disappoints with it's friendly, smartly appointed decor and staff to match. The food is well thought out and almost everything there has a lighter, fresher take on some american dishes. In our last trip we had the tuna carpaccio (simple, solid, fresh), the rushing trout (a more subtle, lighter take on gumbo) and the grilled pork chop (awesome!). Nothing ever disappoints here including one of our favorites the arancine appertizer (risotto balls). The food may not blow your mind but it's truly creative and effervescent, enough to satisfy most folks on either end of the food spectrum. Throw in the always uber knowledgeable and friendly staff and you've got a winning combination.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second time's a charm.
I dined here shortly after Cere's Table opened. It was a birthday party so we had a large table in the middle of the room. The food was good, service was harried and it was really loud! I hadn't been back until this week. It was a lot tamer and I really had a chance to focus on the food. Everything was delicious and interestingly put together. The service was great, friendly and not intrusive. Great drinks menu. Overall a great neighborhood place.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
All that and free parking, too?
Ceres is a great Edgewater/Uptown find - across from a scenic (really) cemetery - the parking boxes cease needing to be fed at 6 p.m. - a triumph in that alone! Seriously creative cocktail menu - wonderful seasonal menus, great flavors and presentations and reasonable but not fussy-small, nor troughing-large portions. Our wait person, Misty, just rocked the planet ... attentive, friendly, funny and makes some mean drinks. Our party of three had three different entrees and all had clean plates. We shared a cannoli for dessert and left quite happy. Thank you, Ceres, goddess of the grain. We shall return.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was very good. Not
Service was very good. Not rushed even though the place is small. My grilled trout was served in a bowl with mussle juice. That was a very interesting presentation. Very nice variety of salads & appetizers. I had octopus salad. There was enough octopus for 2 to share. I would have liked a little more lettuce.
I will return to sample their fall menu.
8/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Intimate restaurant with great food
Long time Chicago residents recommended this restaurant it try during my stay and it was wonderful. A great alternative to get out of the city center and into a real neighborhood. The chef prepared interesting, but not overly fussy, dishes and it was obvious that the ingredients were fresh and local. Staff was friendly and relaxed, but efficient.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice selection of menu items
Nice selection of menu items utilizing fresh seasonal ingredients. I have eaten here six times and have always been happy with the food. Good selection of cocktails using unique ingredients. Ambiance is okay, but on the minimalist side. Waitstaff is overall decent, but could have been friendlier on my last visit.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
You must try this restaurant
I can't express enough how much I love this place. Ceres' has managed to provide top-notch food and service yet retain a friendly and homey feel to the ambiance. Each dish is an experience to savor. (Bonus: evening parking is free and plentiful on this stretch of Clark.)
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ceres' Table never disappoints. The melon, mint, feta salad was SO good. We go to Ceres' regularly because the food is inventive, carefully prepared and tasty. We also appreciate how friendly the co-owner/hostess is.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is hard to find a restaurant where every bite is delicious! Ceres Table is one of those places. We had a fabulous meal. Each item we ordered was somehow better than the last! So lucky to have this in our 'hood!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Fall Menu
Italian meat loaf with mash potatoes....total comfort food. Meat loaf was dense in a very good way...very filling and a lovely melding of flavors. Hubby got the baked pasta...another winner with pasta that looked like a thicker Spaghetti-O noodle but far superior to anything out of a can. Had a twist as Chef added a hard boil egg to it. And the lamb meatball appetizer was to die for...get extra bread to mop up the gravy!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ceres table review
The menu is small and seasonal. I ordered the Sicilian meatloaf. It was odd looking and had a weird texture--sort of like pink pâté. The dishes that accompanied it, however, were good. My partner ordered calf liver. He thought it was good but they didn't give enough of it. The home run of the evening was their olive oil chocolate cake--totally awesome! The server was friendly and helpful.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food, friendly staff
The staff was accommodating and pleasant about two of us sharing three starters and a main dish. The arancini and the beet and arugula salad were good but not exceptional. The fried mixed fish was delightfully light and flavorful. The rice pudding with poached pear and roasted almond was fantastic. Ambiance was informal and pleasant, but a bit too noisy for table conversation.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I eat at a lot of restaurants but keep coming back to Ceres where it's varied menu keeps changing.
Hard to find more interesting presentations or better food at twice the price.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The arancini are delish.....
The arancini are delish..... highly recommend.
Had the trout and can always depend on the most fabulous, authentic food at Ceres Table.
Love, love, love.....
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Anniversary Dinner!
We had a great time here for our 2nd anniversary. The waitress was joyful and excited about us, and the chef delivered our plates of amazing food, compliments on the melon salad, calamari, gnocchi, and peppered whitefish.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh and delicious
Everything was lovely, but the menu lacked vegetarian options. Great service as well!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely outstanding experience! We were greeted at the door by the owner, seated at a cozy little booth, and waited on by a waitress just bursting with personality! She laughed with us, joked with us, and most importantly didn't rush us at all to order/eat/pay. The food was delicious and came in reasonably sized portions. TRY THE OLIVE OIL CHOCOLATE CAKE. IT IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER TASTED (and I'm not usually a chocolate cake orderer.) I will absolutely be going back to this restaurant!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went Ceres Table to celebrate our 8th anniversary with family and the upcoming arrival of a baby. The waitress was great, knowledgable, and patient (we had 2 small kids in our party). We went there because I have heard good things and I know the owner is a local guy who helps out the Andersonville community. We had a great time and will come back, but maybe next it will be for date night (romantic atmosphere).
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Five-star Mediterranean cuisine
As a disclaimer, I will state that I attended a special four-course Farm Dinner for $50, with optional Bone Spirit cocktails for $15. AMAZING value for world class food and delicious, well-crafted cocktails. Talented Chef Giuseppe Scurato brings his Italian (particularly Sicilian) heritage to the menu, along with influences from other parts of world, while emphasizing local, sustainable ingredients. Service was very attentive, and I truly felt welcomed and appreciated at Ceres' Table. I admit to being a bit perplexed about the food-cocktail pairings, but given that everyone's palate is unique, I just considered this a fun, intellectual exercise. I look forward to my next visit to Ceres' Table!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood find
Love this neighborhood spot. Very pretty inside. So friendly!! Always excellent service. The owners are always there with friendly greetings and suggestions. Love this restaurant and would recommend it to anyone.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great. Everything was superb and the wait staff was very attentive and fun.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed every part of our dinner at Ceres' Table. We had a special request for one wheel chair spot and it was thoughtfully handled. Delicious food and wine, but best of all was the service. Our server gave simple easy to understand explanations to our questions and had a thorough knowledge of the food and wine. We live in the suburbs and met our city friends at the restaurant. Even though it was a bit of a trip, we look forward to returning to Ceres' Table again.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing service, outgoing staff
Went early on a Monday night and were treated like royalty by our server and bartender, Jenny. She made the evening even more memorable. The table indulged and shared in the crunchy, crisp brussel sprouts and enjoyed clam linguini, pumpkin soup, mussels, and a round of deserts fueled with lovely, hibiscus and elderflower cocktails that were bar none!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Goupe of 6 of us all enjoyed
Goupe of 6 of us all enjoyed our experience. This is propbably our 10th time there in the last few years. Food was great as usual.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Top Notch Foodie Food & Service!
This place is a gem. Locally sourced, fresh ingredients, inventive cocktails, a superb wine list, and expertly prepared food items will help anyone with any food preferences enjoy a fantastic, special occasion meal. The cocktails were outstanding (I particularly loved their take on a Hot Toddy) and from the antipasto to the tremendous squid appetizer to the AMAZING Brussels sprout side dish to our sumptuous entrees, we thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Oh, and the service was friendly and efficient and warm without being intrusive or overbearing. a great dining experience!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Experience in Everyway
WE HAVE BEEN TO CERES TABLE AND IS ONE OF OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS! ! SERVICE AND FOOD IS GREAT!! LOVED THE DOUBLE PORK CHOP AND TROUT WITH TENDRILS AS A SALAD!! YOU MUST GO AND TRY THIS RESTAURANT!!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
made our night special
Ceres' table went out of their way to make my special occasion special. Our host wished us a happy anniversary when we walked in. Our server, Misty, was friendly, attentive, knowledgeable, and just professionally the best server I've ever had. The food was excellent and I will highly recommend this restaurant to my friends and family for any occasion.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had the calves liver. It
I had the calves liver. It had polents, thick bacon & grilled onions. It is a tasty winter treat for liver lovers. It was very tender .
My martini was a "good sized" pour. Sometimes restaurants just serve a big, pretty glass that is 1/2 full...not here!
The server was very attentive & pleasant.
It's interesting to go back because they change the menu.
Parking is easy.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Continues to amaze
There is no restaurant in Chicago where you can get better food, yet its prices are much more affordable than places whose dinners cost much more. Everyone should try it. Ceres never disappoints
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM