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About Ceres' Table

The restaurant features regional, Italian-inspired seasonal plates that pay homage to tradition with respect to the technique, process, and history of Italian cuisine. A reflection of the Italian lifestyle, Ceres’ Table has forged meaningful connections with Midwestern farmers in the spirit of cooking with seasonal, local, and sustainable ingredients wherever possible. In continuation of that philosophy, Chef O'Neill will expand and seasonally adjust our menu with what is available in the market and from our purveyors on regular basis.

CT's 100% italian-focused wine list showcases a sophisticated yet approachable variety, with more than 200 selections available by the bottle and 20 by the glass. Additionally, the craft cocktail program highlights both classics and house specialty cocktails. The bar opens daily at 5pm.

3124 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60657
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Dinner - Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Closed Monday (Winter Hours)

Dinner - Friday/Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Brunch - Sunday: 10am - 2pm

Bar Opens - Daily: 5pm

Cross Street:
Briar

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 922-4020

Website:
http://cerestable.com/

Parking Details:
There is ample street parking as well as two paid lots immediately to the south of the restaurant.

Public Transit:
Broadway & Belmont - Bus
Belmont - CTA

Executive Chef:
Steve O'Neil

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Ceres' Table Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

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4.1

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good for a Date (19)
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Fit for Foodies (11)
Casual (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Cozy (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Authentic (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (6)
Romantic (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Healthy (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Our best experience was the ambiance; Ceres Table is comfortable with some sound level adjustment. The rest of the visit was mixed, weighted towards the "eh". Menu options are beautifully described, but the execution is often rough. With an early evening reservation, it was surprising to be greeted with a half dozen items not available in the kitchen, which impacted as many menu listings. No intentions of returning, but would recommend a date of a shared pizza and a glass of wine.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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·Dined 7 days ago

Great food, good cocktails, fantastic wait staff.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Here's continues to serve great food and great service. Love it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a wonderful mean. The staff suggestions were fantastic. They did a wonderful job taking care of us . It was was a fabulous meal and we will definitely return

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

A neighborhood gem. Food is fresh and gourmet. Anything from wood burning oven pizza to bronzini. Staff is gracious and welcoming..

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food is excellent. Complimentary proseco after delay despite reservation was appreciated. Nice variety on menu. Need to sit in back if you want to hear your conversation

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food, great flavor and service was great. Our waitress Anna was super attentive and kind!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

The restaurant is wonderful! Booking through Open Table was not easy. It was impossible to make the reservation on Monday and Tuesday I was told there were 3 seats left. The restaurant
was virtually empty. I hope that is not because of Open Table!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We went to Ceres Table for the first time having heard great things. It was a disappointment. They were skimpy on veggies on the veggie pizza and had no side with the branzino. The food was good but unremarkable. We had to wait an inordinate amount of time for our food. Our server was very apologetic about the delay.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Actually the food was not that bad....however the service was far from adequate. I really don't like it, at a semi-upscale restaurant, when the food runners don't know who ordered what...no need for that. The waitress was also not prepared for such large table. I won't try this again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Fabulous dinner, beautiful space and Derek our server was personalable, professional and helpful. Will be back

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent thin crust pizza!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Everything we ordered was very good. The Brussels sprouts and corn were fabulous. The risotto was excellent. We were seated in the back which was quieter, so we could hear each other- always nice. Eager to go back and try more items.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Good, creative upscale Italian with an affordable and varied wine list. Service was friendly and attentive

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Wonderful place to eat. Great food and wine list is long and lovely.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 7, 2017

I wanted to really like this place. It's cute, it's in my neighborhood, the service was great and the menu looked good, but none of the food we had was very good. The spaghetti carbonara was so bland that I actually requested the waiter bring a salt shaker to the table, which I never do. The roasted chicken and lobster risotto were nothing special, even though lobster risotto is usually something I love. I wouldn't order any of these things again. And, the restaurant was playing Led Zeppelin, which lasted the duration of our time there. After an hour and a half I couldn't take much more Led Zeppelin music!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

My husband and I live in the Lakeview area and love coming to Ceres for a romantic yet laid-back date night. Ceres feels comfortable and inviting, while still presenting a modern, sexy vibe in its decor and ambiance. I love the menu for its mix of delicious salads, pastas and pizzas. You can't go wrong bringing a date here! My only note would be to definitely share plates - there are so many tasty items on the menu, and its fun to sample a mix of plates.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We had been wanting to go forever and finally had the chance to make it to Lakeview. When we arrived, we were seated promptly. The service was great; our waitress was so nice and friendly. The hostess was great too.

Unfortunately, after that came pure disappointment. We ordered 4 dishes to share between the 2 of us. After spending around $100 to eat, we ended up at a nearby taco restaurant because we were still hungry. This is kinda crazy, we are not big eaters at all, but the portions for the price were ridiculous. We ordered the $12 watermelon and tomato salad. I could not believe how tiny it was. $12 for watermelon, tomatoes, a little cheese and a tiny amount of pesto. We told this to our waitress at the end, who was very apologetic and kind. The $16 margharita pizza was incredibly thin and had barely any cheese. The $12 bruschetta with peppers on 2 pieces of toast was in our opinion a rip off as well.


All in all, we were so disappointed. The quality of food was there, but for the price, the portions were so tiny, even for a tapas place. Needless to say we will not be back to this restaurant. There are so many restaurants that offer more for the money that make sense to dine at. Really, really unfortunate.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I surprised my husband on his birthday with dinner at Ceres Table. We both absolutely loved this restaurant! The service was amazing, and the menu offered very clever and creative options. Christian, our server provided us with excellent appetizer and entree suggestions and he was spot-on. The wine he recommended to accompany our meal was also first-rate. We were seated in a booth towards the back of the restaurant which offered a more intimate & muted atmosphere. We will definitely return to this lovely dining spot, and highly recommend it for others who love great food, excellent service and the perfect ambience. No special birthday or anniversary event required! Thank you for making our evening so memorable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Such a cute restaurant and the food was amazing! Get the meatballs for sure

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Derrick gave great service. The food is fantastic, love the small plates and the variety of tastes and textures topped off with a great bottle of Rose.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 20, 2017

The entrees are mostly quite creative, and there's always interesting draft beers available. Service is prompt and professional. We come here three or four times per year for pre-theater dining.

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Went for birthday dinner late evening. The food was wonderful. You must try the Arancini! The spaghetti carbonara with duck bacon was a real treat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The Drinks and Food where fine. The waitress we had didn't want to be there. She was very cold.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I generally like the food at Ceres Table. But my son and I went there Friday night at 7:30 and they were already out of some central food items. First we ordered the large steak on the menu to split between 2 people. The waiter came back and said they were all out of the steak. They only buy 2 and both had been ordered. Next we ordered squash blossoms and again the poor waiter had to come tell us they were out of squash blossoms. The restaurant was not full and it was the beginning of the weekend so this seemed like really bad planning by the chef.
Despite all this, the service was excellent and the food we finally ordered was good.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 12, 2017

High quality Italian for a little more elevated palette.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 7, 2017

This was delicious! Went for an anniversary dinner and it was perfect! Tremendous wine selection.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 1, 2017

It was a nice dining experience, but it was the service that set it apart.Our server was more than gracious.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 15, 2017

We always go to Ceres' Table before going to productions at Timeline Theater a couple blocks away. The food, ambiance and service is wonderful. There is something for everyone on the menu. Highly recommend. Neighborhood gem.

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Fantastico. Dinner at Ceres' Table is always great, but last night's meal was particularly delicious. The whole fish is spectacular. Oh, and the Panna Cotta.....the pizza, the beets...absolutely everything.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Excellent service. Wonderful waiter and attentive staff; very nice food, good wine and beer list, attractive decor. Tables not on top of each other. Music was a bit loud for my taste, which can make conversation challenging, but other diners didn't seem to notice. Would recommend for fresh, creative Mediterranean food.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 4, 2017

We come here regularly for dinner and love it and tried it for brunch with family. They left two out of 5 things off the plate by accident for one dish, the biscuits for two dishes were bitter and inedible. The service was also just ok and not very friendly.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Nothing that great, food was OK, service was average, waiter seemed a little disinterested
Have been many times and had a much better experience I the past

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 3, 2017

you use the term energetic for overly loud. I am looking for Chicago restaurants to institute one quiet night/month. That means NO music. Unfortunately, there are hardly any restaurants that don't have mostly hard surfaces which means high noise level even without using background music(noise). so what I would call overly loud, you term energetic. That is a point of departure.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 2, 2017

First time at Ceres' Table, nice atmoshere, excellent cocktails, interesting selections on the menu. The octopus carpacio was excellent as were the crostinis and the friti misto. My lobster rissoto was unfortunately undercooked so no matter how flavorful you can't get passed under done rice. Our waiter warned us when we order the artisanal pizza that it might come out at any time during the meal but as we were having cocktails and appetizers it didn't seem it would be a problem.....unfortunately even after prompting our waiter the pizza came to the table after our meal was finished.....really no excuse. My other complaint was with our waiter who was very busy but seemed oddly annoyed by our table....he wasn't unpleasant the service was indifferent. All in all I would go back for the food, many options on the menu to try on future visits.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Went on a date. Good drinks. Good Food. Good service. Had a nice time. It rained, but sitting outside would be nice if you can do it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, People Watching, Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

First time I had the pizza (Marguerita) and it was not very good. Stick with their other dishes that are excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Loved everything about it!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 17, 2017

This restaurant has always been a favorite, but this visit was not so great. The food was really mediocre, and I could not help but be distracted from the immense, clearly decaying bouquet spotlighted in the back of the restaurant. I hope it was just an off night?

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Will NEVER be back. This was the 3rd bad experience (of 4 visits) I've had and I'm not sure why I gave it another chance. Dissapointing since they are so close to my home, but the food has never been impressive and many time not good at all. Can't believe they're still in business.

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