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Ceres' Table

4.2
4.2
661 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Ceres is the ancient Roman goddess of the harvest. Ceres' Table is Chef Giuseppe Scurato's restaurant, serving contemporary American food, with an Italian - and in particular, Sicilian, influence, in an understated and relaxed atmosphere.

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4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.0Service
  • 3.7Ambience

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94% of people would recommend it to a friend

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    truthteller

    Miami

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2013

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    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

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    Salsa

    Chicago

    56 reviews

    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    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.

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    CarlosS

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    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.

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    Antoinette

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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!!

  5. VC

    VinnyC

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great service, Great food. I highly recommend it.

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    Mike

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

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    Brett

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2013

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    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!

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    tukka

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2013

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    The noise level made it hard to converse with my dinner partner. But we'll probably try again during the week. I loved my "veal brisket". We were less impressed with the branzino. Others do it better.

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    Sadiecoco

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    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.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great. Everything was superb and the wait staff was very attentive and fun.

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    Jamie

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2013

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    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.

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    Cynta

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2013

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    Very disappointed in the service. Seemed annoyed when I asked for a drink suggestion. Brought us a wrong appetizer and seemed annoyed with us by his mistake. Had to ask what the side of the day was on Friday. Yet again he seemed annoyed. They only serve one side. Had to flag him down to order a drink after waiting a good 10 minutes for him to notice. Now, the restaurant was maybe half full. Our server seemed more interested in chatting with the hostess than us. Overall, we felt like we were annoying him constantly but asking for suggestions and a drink. We had two drink all night so we were not abusing the service at all.

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    BretBeall

    Portland

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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!

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    Stephanie

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2013

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    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).

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    Lumiere

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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!

  17. B

    Bummed

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2013

    overall2food3service4ambience2

    Unfortunately we went here to celebrate our anniversary. I say unfortunately because there was a family with extremely loud children dining in the restaurant, and as we were the only two sets of people dining, we were very annoyed by them. It may not have been a big deal if the restaurant had been more packed. The food was good - not as good as the first time I went here, but still very good, and the service was great. Maybe just not the best romantic spot... I know you can't prevent kids from dining at a restaurant, but it sure would be great if parents would keep them at the table, and try to teach them manners while they're dining in not cheap places!

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    veggiechicago

    Chicago

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Everything was lovely, but the menu lacked vegetarian options. Great service as well!

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    kidintow

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

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    katyum

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2013

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    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.....

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    truthteller

    Miami

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    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.

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    lallacena

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    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.

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    Jojo20

    Las Vegas

    103 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2013

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    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.

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    cookie5148

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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!

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    iluvpepper

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    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!

  26. RD

    RobDargel

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    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.

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    Hap7883

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.)

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    Dueseyb1

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2013

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    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.

  29. CS

    CSOBE

    New Mexico

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    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.

  30. S

    Salsa

    Chicago

    56 reviews

    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    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.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    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.

  32. WC

    WindyCityLo

    Chicago

    180 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    180 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  33. G

    Glen

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    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.

  34. S

    Spartan

    Grand Rapids

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2013

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    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.

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    lfrench

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2013

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    The food was great but the real gem was the cocktails. Pistachio Manhattan, it was even more amazing than it sounds. I was little disappointed that there were more vegetarian dishes listed online than there were available.

  36. TC

    TomC

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2013

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    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.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    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.

  38. AM

    AmandaM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    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.

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    freshfoodie

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2013

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The food was outstanding! Incredibly fresh ingredients and each dish was packed with flavor!

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    Takemeout

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    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.

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