Great dinner plus outstanding
Great dinner plus outstanding service. I had not been at Cerulean's for several months because I had a bad meal, but you have turned that around. I will recommend again!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great meal at Cerulean!
I'm very pleased to say, I've yet to be dsappointed with a meal at Cerulean. At an hours drive, we usually use it as a place for celebrations or a special night out. We also like to lunch there when sharing the quaint shops of Winona Lake with friends and family. While the bill is never small when we leave, I always feel we get good value for the money we pay. The staff are extremely knowledgeable about both food and drink. We love the diversity that is available and always find something unique (duck bacon anyone?) that we just have to try. At the same time, there's always enough "familiar" food (often with a small "twist") to keetp those with a more "meat and potatoes" leaning both feeling comfortable and comfortably innovative.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oh my. Where to even begin. The menu at first was a but intimidating, but the wait staff was so nice, approachable, and knowledgeable regarding the menu items. We ordered two appetizers, an couple of items off the first course, an item to share off the second course, and dinner for my husband and I. Our daughter shared our main entrees with us. EVERYTHING was unbelievably delicious! The drink special was so refreshing. I will definitely go back soon and I would recommend Cerulean's if your looking for a classy-eclectic style, very artsy great place! The food is coming from a kitchen with an amazing chef. And I love that they support local farms for all of their meat, fish, and produce. Definite two thumbs up from all of us!!
5/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Winona Lake Gem
My wife and I read a review of a new restaurant in downtown Indy, Cerulean, in the Indianapolis Monthly and learned that the original restaurant was in Winona Lake. Since we were exhibiting at an art fair there last weekend we decided to check out the original restaurant. We had a great experience at Cerulean. They have a broad range of items on their menu, but not too many choices to overwhelm you. Their menu is set up in 3 steps - single serving starters, small plates that can be shared and then entrees. Our food and service was outstanding. Our server helped us narrow our choices and took good care of us. We shared a dessert to top off our great evening. We highly recommend Cerulean. It's in a house overlooking a canal. Beautiful!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful from Start to Finish!
I would highly recommend Cerulean for any occasion. It is located on a canal of Winona Lake near several small shopping boutiques in a quiet neighborhood. The style and decor of Cerulean along with the presentation of the food make you feel like you're no longer in northern Indiana! The menu offers something for everyone and is a combination of tapas, main entrees and sushi which make it great for friends to gather over great food and drinks with an upscale feel!
From cocktails to desert, we were very impressed and Cerulean immediately topped our list of dining spots in the Michiana area!
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
An amazing discovery off Highway 30 in the middle of Indiana. Stylish and sophisticated, it is a balm for the miles of nothing but fast food chains that line the (arteries) heartland. Prices are reasonable. Dishes are creative and locavore oriented. All that and high class sushi too. Strongly recommended if you're anywhere near. They also have a sister restaurant in Indianapolis. My only beef is the hostess mispronounced the name. It's sa-roo-lee-ann, accent on the roo. Great color; great find.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yes! This is a great little place for sushi in the mid-west. The menu offers many creative entrees in addition to the flavorful sushi/nigri/sashimi options. There's an extensive and eclectic beer/ale/stout selection along with a very complete wine selection as well as a full bar with creative cocktails. Overall, one of my favorite places to eat - lunches are awesome, and the evening entrees are a real treat!
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome as Always!
Cerulean is one of those rare places where I can say I've never had a bad or even mediocre experience! Great food, exceptional service, and the staff is always ready to make sure you are having an enjoyable time. It doesn't hurt that it is in such a scenic location either. Loved dining on the porch. By the way, their bartender makes a mean Boston Sidecar. Definitely recommend.
6/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
This must be the best restaurant for 50 miles around! Increadible food. Surpassed any expectations.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
For a small town, Warsaw, IN has a surprisingly vibrant restaurant scene and Cerulean fits right in. Innovative and tasty cuisine.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here is amazing. The service is splendid.
And if you like interesting taste combinations, this is
The place! It is kind of a noisy place but maybe that
Was just an anomaly but was slightly distracting. But we
Would definitely eat here again
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
What can I say...
Amazing sushi and beautiful fireworks. Made for a special 4th of July!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was making a quick stop in Winona Lake and it was suggest to me that I make time to share a meal at Cerulean. My meal was delicious. Good size portions. Lovely mix of nuts and vegetables. Staff was friendly and very attentive to our needs. I was very impressed with the coffee table side service.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unique Farm to Table Food
Every item on the dinner menu included a list of the ingredients. The choices were unique yet even non-foodies can find dishes somewhat mainstream that can be tried and enjoyed. The food presentation was crisp, clean, and uncluttered. Our waitress was attentive and informative.
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went for our anniversary and the food was good. Our server was great. Even gave us a free choice of dessert for our anniversary.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great upscale place in Winona Lake
Cerulean came highly recommended by our friends, and we were not disappointed. Our server was friendly and professional. The food was creative and delicious. Prices were higher than what we would typically pay, but well worth it given the focus on local ingredients and the quality of the fare. Great liquor, wine, and beer bottle lists for indoor dining. Draft beer only available to outdoor diners, which was a bummer. Turns out the outdoor diners have a totally separate bar and menu! Didn't know that going in. On a less humid evening, we'd love to come back and get the outdoor experience as well.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
FINALLY, THE CERULEAN!
After several trips to the lakes, we finally made it to the oft-recommended Cerulean. And it was worth the wait! The menu is creative without being too pretentious. Our group of four made a point to order as many different items as we could... and it paid off.
Striped bass, tenderloin steak, sushi and rabbit... my oh my... what a wonderful selection. The first course (asparagus soup and
chickpea fritters with MINT sauce!) almost stole the show. The staff was friendly and attentive without the big city rush. Making the evening even more enjoyable was the local charm of an outside bar/grill for some kick-ass appetizers (pork-belly tacos) and post-dining cocktails.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous & Filling Lunch
We were in town for a wedding, & knowing the reception meal wouldn't be served until after 8 PM, wanted to check out our favorite spot for lunch & sushi. We were not disappointed!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and ambience.
No better place for date night. If u enjoy outside dinning, be sure to request the porch.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once in a lifetime
One word... Amazing! Best dinner I've had up to this point.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very creative menu organization
Very creative menu organization and oustanding quality for the developed dish(es).
One of the top five dining experiences in the last 10 years.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A perfect date night
We visited Winona Lake from Indianapolis, where we are frequent foodies to some of the best restaurants which makes us a tough critic. We were blown away with the Cerulean! We started with the asparagus soup for our first course, and followed our servers recommendation for scallops for our 2nd course which were perfectly prepared with sauces that brought out unique flavor we have not experienced before. Our server gave red wine tasting choices for dinner to find the perfect Malbec for our beef tenderloin and pork porterhouse which stole the show. Both were prepared exquisitely and had superb full flavor. We shared our entrees because both were so delicious! We have heard about the cerulean in downtown Indy and we're ready to go!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience.
Excellent food, great for a date night with your significant other.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were there again to celebrate our anniversary with friends. It's a casual/intimate/fun place to have a wonderful meal close to our lake property. The food is always good. The presentation was superb. It was easy to make reservations via the Internet with good follow-up from Cerulean. It's one of my favorite place to eat!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was perfect, service, food, ambiance.
Sitting on the porch on a nice day with a cool breeze from the lake blowing through, there's nothing like it!
Had the duck breast paired with a Malbec, we took our time and never felt rushed though the restaurant had closed to set up for dinner.
Cerulean really puts customer first.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
TOP NOTCH ONCE AGAIN
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.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had our anniversary dinner and the experience was outstanding. Started off with some bibb salad that my wife and I shared. We then had some tempura ebi sushi as well as the special for the night. We had a couple of wonderful entrees. I had the lobster entree and my wife had striped bass. Both were delicious. Finished things off with rocks & pebbles and creme brulee for dessert. What a great evening.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Four of us ate dinner at The Cerulean this past weekend. The food was terrific, great service, nice wine, upscale atmosphere.
Only a small negative: too many young children in the main dining area. Hard to hear conversations.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed all our food from the salads and bread and cheese board to the sushi and pork chop. We enjoyed the great flavors and it was perfect place to take a friend who is gluten free/dairy free.
I love that much of their meat and produce from local farmers.
The staff was attentive even perhaps a little too attentive. My glass was refilled so many times, it never got below half. I actually stopped drinking water to keep the guy from visiting our table so often.
The chairs on the porch were too big for the table. The four of us kept knocking the legs into the table or the neighboring person's chair. Next time I'll ask to sit inside.
We'll be going back. We didn't have room for dessert and I saw several tempting things on the menu.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best food and preparation in the region. If I were well-to-do, I'd eat here all the time. It's a great place for special occasions, but the noise level makes it difficult to hold a good conversation. Sound level is the only improvement I'd make to this establishment.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
After experiencing restaurants around the globe, Cerulean is still in the top 5.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very special place to take out of town guests and enjoy the delight of good food and an upscale environment.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and service, but noisy
Cerulean was a good dining experience, however, it was a bit noisy in the restaurant. If you're wanting to have a conversation, it wasn't the most conducive environment for that. The sushi was prepared very well and the service was very good as well. Enjoy!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not your typical Midwest experience
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!!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I would recommend this place
I would recommend this place to anyone that appreciates good food and great service!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
60th Birthday Lunch
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!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lover Cerulean for lunch. Good menu selection. Bento boxes are great - love the scallops. A bit pricey but worth it.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
As this was our first experience
As this was our first experience at Cerulean, we had questions for our server about different cuisine offerings. Our server was very helpful and attentive throughout the evening. I look forward to returning in spring or summer when the weather is warmer and maybe eat outdoors. An unusual dining experience.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Even though we had been to the Village at Winona often, this was the first time we had eaten at Cerulean. So glad we did! The food is fresh and fabulously delicious! The menu, I think is unique. This was our first visit so we were very thankful for our helpful server. He guided us to some outstanding choices. We each chose something different so we could taste more of the menu. What fun! The dining rooms open and airy, were a little noisy during this busy lunch, but not distractingly so, and the service was great! Thankful we had made reservations. Will definitely go back! Lots more on the menu to try!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb Dining Experience
Cerulean is a foodies' delight. The menu is creatively innovative without being "way out there." The good is in reasonable proportions, well-well presented, and very tasty. This, to me, was dining at its best.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Great Service = Winning
Molly, our server, was fantastic! She walked us through the menu, suggested fantastic food and sushi, always had a smile when she came by our table and made our Cerulean experience amazing! The Pork Porterhouse was to die for as was the Indiana cheeseboard.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
NIce find in Warsaw
Second trip to Cerulean, The ambiance is great. But best of all the food is very creative, served in nice portion size and is ver good.The service is excellent. Would highly recommend
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten at the Cerulean for a number of years--saving it for special occasions at lteast 2 times per year. Every time, the food has been very very good, the service attentive, the servers very knowledgeable, and the setting just right. It is 5-star in every way. I check the menu on-line every once in a while to see the range of soups and entrees that change with the season.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always love going to Cerulean.
We always love going to Cerulean. Their wine list is top notch, and each food ingredient is of the utmost quality. I do wish they had a larger salad selection.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have high expectations for Cerulean and they exceeded them!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
THAI FUSION WITH FLAIR
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.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautifully prepared food!
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.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great experience if you make a reservation through open table.
10/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Company, Even Better Food!
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!
10/27/2013 5:00:00 PM