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About Permanently Closed - Ceres Bistro at Beechwood Hotel
This restaurant is permanently closed. Ceres Bistro is Worcester's hot spot for new American cuisine, happy hour, and late night. Our sleek uplit pearly white bar is ideal for quenching your thirst after work with one of our many signature cocktails or noshing on our $7 apps like BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza or Mac & Cheese (happy hour runs from 4-6pm.. Our master chef serves up delicious specialties such as a Porterhouse Veal Chop drizzled in truffle oil, Dijon & Rye Crusted Organic Raised Salmon, and bistro classics like Steak Frittes. No need to wait for a special occasion to come by the Bistro. With mouthwatering options like the Turkey & Applewood Bacon Sandwich for just $9, you can get yourself a four star meal at an affordable price. Voted Worcester's best outdoor dining, our heated patio features new modern furniture, a pavilion for live entertainment, and even a small putting green. Stop by and tell us that you heard about us through Open Table.
Worcester, MA 01605
Contemporary American, Steak, American
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Daily, 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday - Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
*Bar menu available in the bar area.
Sunday - Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Food Served Until 11:00 p.m.
Last Call - 11:30 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday, 5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Food Served Until 12:00 a.m.
Last Call - 12:30 a.m.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(508) 754-2000 ext. 183
Parking is very extensive at Ceres Bistro with a large lot for self parking.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Ceres Bistro at Beechwood Hotel - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I have been to Ceres three times. The last two times the service was wonderful as well as the food. On Friday night with a reservation for 7pm four of us went to celebrate my husbands job promotion. The service was sub par and we found ourselves trying to flag our waitress down for refill of water, a second drink order or to order desserts. In the larger room next to us was a large party that our waitress was serving. It was frustrating that we did have a reservation and the service was bare bones. I find it poor when we finally order the dessert, the waitress drops off the check before she served the dessert! The food was very good, but at this price point of a meal, you hope for the whole package of decent service and food.
Unfortunately the staff at Ceres has turned over so often and prices have increased so significantly that it is no longer an enjoyable dining experience. We used to go to Ceres several times a month but it was largely because of the great staff and good appetizer choices. Those have been cut back and the prices are up. A chicken meal is $30 and a bowl of bisque $11!! So sorry to see the changes there, we really used to love it.
My wife wanted to go out to brunch for her birthday so we considered a broad range of restaurants in the Worcester area before landing on Ceres Bistro which had a good reputation, was recommended to us, and allowed us the opportunity to make a reservation for brunch. We made a reservation and then arrived the morning of my wife's birthday.
We were greeted by a server who, walking by us, said, "Are you hear for brunch or lunch? Umm.. I think you might have to do lunch." Then another server, hearing this, walked up and said very rudely "We're only serving you lunch. I'm not going to go back to the kitchen to tell them to make any breakfast orders."
The restaurant was really dead so presumably they were hoping that we either weren't coming for our recommendation or we didn't care about the food that we were going to order. Based on the incredibly rude service we met with upon walking through the door and the failure to fulfill a basic brunch reservation, we opted to go elsewhere.
I would not only recommend that other diners avoid this restaurant but also recommend to management that some quality controls and training be implemented for, at the very least, basic customer service skills. The servers that we were forced to interact with were ill-tempered and made sure that we would never step foot in Ceres Bistro again. In fact, I have shared this experience with several close family members and friends and will likely continue to do so whenever the restaurant is mentioned in my presence. This is the cost of bad service and poor treatment of customers.
When we left, the servers seemed happy and/or relieved that they didn't have to serve us. What a horrible representation for this restaurant.
Our party of seven was graciously received and seated at an oval booth that made for easy conversation. The menu choices were excellent and the appetizers and entrees were enjoyed by all. Our waitress brought one of the desserts we ordered with a candle and we all sang happy birthday for our 85 year old celebrant. A very fine celebration.
I was looking for a high end restaurant to have an excellent meal at not the place my first time here $35 for a steak T bone it came to the table like it had been boiled my date got a chicken dinner and it was dry not worth the money you spend my review is based on the meal service was ok
The restaurant was almost empty when we arrived so we got seated right away in a nice booth.
We were greeted quickly by our server who did a nice job throughout.
The prices were high...the food was good.
a Few additional parties came in after us
Nice more lively bar.
We eat at Ceres often (probably 25 times in the last year!), so obviously we like it a lot. The service is always great and the wine list is very good. The only negative is the prices. It's always been a bit pricey, but we didn't mind because we were so glad to have a fairly upscale dining spot so nearby. We also understand that they mostly cater to business travelers who are not as price sensitive. However, we have noticed the prices steadily increasing over the last year and they have finally hit the tipping point where we are not willing to pay anymore. A simple chicken dish is now $30! A very small bowl of bisque is $11. I hope that they're able to make some changes to the menu, add more tapas and small plates plates (as they used to have) and bring the value back to the menu without sacrificing creativity. We are not looking for huge amounts of food at low prices, we prefer high-quality to quantity but do not want to overpay to this extent.
Thankfully the food is fantastic! The service was terrible. To be safe, we made reservations, which were not needed as there were only two other parties in the restaurant.
We waited over 45 minutes for our lunches to be served. We were only a party of 4 and we only ordered sandwich entrées. The order was slightly messed up but rectified immediately. The restaurant itself is beautiful and the food is great! Their Sunday brunches are the best!!
We had such a fantastic brunch!! So many choices, fresh and delicious. Everything we ate was Amazing! The lobster mac and cheese is not to be missed! They have a fantastic crepe & waffle bar! The deserts were the perfect ending to our meal!
The staff was friendly and so accommodating!
Next time Im in Worcester I will absolutely be visiting for brunch!
Food was fantastic as always. Tuna appetizer & Argula salad with asparagus were delish. HUGE Jumbo shrimp cocktail. Lamb rack was superb and cooked just right. Scallops with potatoes croquets was perfect also. The must-have desert is a pecan sticky toffee pudding with hazelnut, simply out of this world. The service was not optimal because it seemed they were understaffed - however the two managers seemed to be delivering food and compensating as best they could where their waitstaff was lacking. We will definitely be back.
1. 7:30 reservations - table was dirty when we were seated, dirty fork under my seat, 6 chairs at a 4 seat table. Why make a reservation??
2. Party across from us had a young/active Doberman at their table - not a good thing for those with dog issues. Never should be allowed.
3. Another table had an elderly Black Lab, far from the Doberman - good thing. Why do people bring dogs out? I should start bringing my GSD, seems it's the rage now.
4. Service was S L O W , it was not busy at all, no excuse. Not the first time.
5. Lights at outside bar kept going on and off, very distracting.
6. Pipe in some background music to help mask some of the road noise.
7. The chef/kitchen and food are great, its the front of the house that is need of Chef Ramsey.
8. Start acting like the overpriced place you want to be and are charging for.
My husband and I actually dined at Ceres twice, on 8/4 and on our return trip on 8/9. It was quite busy on Thurs., Aug. 4th because they had live entertainment in the outdoor dining area. We dined indoors, then went outside to listen to a talented female folk-rock singer with acoustic guitar. It was a nice atmosphere that seemed to be enjoyed by many. We ordered the very tasty calamari appetizer during each visit because we enjoyed it the first time, but it could have been served warmer. I had the salmon and my husband had an outstanding, fall-off-the-bone osso bucco entree. The flavors of both dishes were delicious, although my salmon was slightly dry (overdone). The service was friendly and prompt. When we were initially seated, I mentioned to the hostess that the table had visible crumbs on it and seemed sticky. She did not acknowledge my comment and I needed to request that it be wiped down when the server arrived. The menu is pretty small and the prices are on the high side, but the chef is quite talented and overall it was a pleasant experience.
Everything of this dining experience was regretable. The food was expensive and not good. The waitress spilled a full beer on my wife completely ruining her birthday night out. She did apologize and offered to comp our drinks which she did not. one dessert was comped for a party of four. A dry cleaning bill to Ceres will be fourth coming. We will not be returning anytime soon as the service was worst than the food. Being in the food business myself Our experience was inexcusable.
Best part of he experience was the outdoor setting. They also have a great outdoor lounge area where you can get small plates and drinks. The food was good, great wine selection an four waitress, who probably had to many tables, was friendly even though she was clearly running all over the place. Overall we would go back.
Despite it's location in a busy area, the outdoor dining area is well laid out and screened with shrubs to make it a very enjoyable place for a summer dinner. Food was good. Only downside was service -- they were short-staffed. We had to wait for a table, even though there were empty tables. Fortunately, the bar was not crowded, and we were in the mood to hang out, so it all worked out.
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