Cerise

4.5
180 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Located on top of the Virgin Hotel in the heart of downtown Chicago, Cerise provides a cozy panorama of delights. Savor lunch and dinner, all while taking in spectacular views of the Chicago skyline. This modern, playful eatery offers a delicious dine and drink experience featuring a mix of well-crafted cocktails, culinary creations and curated music that make for the perfect atmosphere day or night.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 180 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.2
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4.6
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The atmosphere was great, there are better and worse places to sit outside depending on what kind of view you care about. The food was OK expensive for what you get because the portions were very small. Overall we enjoyed it but its mostly for the environment and drinks.

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SherryH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The decor is very relaxing and cute for pictures. Also the food and drinks are amazing. I will definitely come back here whenever I crave their Uncommon Burger and Fries.

Cerise
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for sharing your experience, Sherry. We look forward to seeing you again, definitley over some burgers and fries!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this rooftop! I’ve been wanting to come back here and it did not disappoint. Service was great and the food was delicious. Would recommend the broccolini.

Cerise
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for sharing your experience, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The service was great the view of Chicago was gorgeous but the cheeseburger felt like I was biting into grease and I excepted a modest burger for a walk in the city but instead the burger was filled with butter and the bun was covered in butter on the other hand the burger was cooked well and the avocado toast was at a good price for what we got but that burger was disappointing.

Cerise
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Cerise. We appreciate the feedback you provided. We apologize for the burger not meeting your expectations but I am glad to hear the waitstaff was attentive to your other needs. We strive to provide the best service and experiences possible. We will be addressing your concerns to continue the improvement of our dining team. We look forward to you potentially joining us in the future.

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brandonb
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing views and waiter Angelina was great very welcoming and attentive to our every need.Food & drinks was great as well

Cerise
Responded 3 days ago

Hello Brandon, thanks for leaving a review of your recent dining experience with us! We'll make sure to pass along your positive feedback to our team. We hope to see you again soon!

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JamesP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Location is awesome. The rest is average. Would recommend it to go at least once.

Cerise
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you, James for leaving such an honest review of your experience with us!

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CamilleD
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Small but interesting menu, limited back bar, decent size drinks. Had the burreta, bread was outstanding, had the Cesar salad, grilled romaine made it tastier.

Cerise
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Camille, thanks for leaving a review of your recent experience with us! We will make sure to pass on your positive feedback to our team, hope to see you again soon!

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AdellaJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole entire experience was phenomenal! Atmosphere, vibe, food, drinks, service,not to mention the beautiful view. Everything was gorgeous. I can’t wait to go back.

Cerise
Responded 3 days ago

Hello Adella, thank you so much for sharing your experience. We're happy that you had such a great time, and we'll make sure to pass along your positive feedback to our team. We look forward to having you in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The views are amazing. The food was great. I recommend to asparagus, salmon, chicken sandwich and fries with lemon aioli.

Cerise
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind review, we'll make sure to pass along your feedback to our culinary team. We look forward to having you back, soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Understaffed. Took 30 minutes to get our first round of drinks. Turning people away and there were lots of empty tables around. Drinks weren’t good. Bathroom is weird. Only thing good about this place is the view.

Cerise
Responded 3 days ago

Hello, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Cerise. We appreciate the feedback you provided and apologize that the experience did not meet your expectations. We strive to provide the best service and experiences possible. We will be addressing your concerns to continue the improvement of our team.

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KathlyneS
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect place to enjoy a night out in the city

Cerise
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Kathlyne, thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again soon.

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GabrielM
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Drinks were ok , food was ok. Only good view is by the river, Need more food choices like tacos

Cerise
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for sharing your feedback, Gabriel!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Una vista espectacular 😍
El servicio muy amable
Te dan tu tiempo y
No te hacen sentir precionado
Se siente un lugar con una energía positiva 💯

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RMMK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time here and we absolutely LOVED it! Beautiful view, great drinks and our server was so sweet and awesome!!

Cerise
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience at Cerise, we look forward to having you back soon!

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Sarah
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a little loud for us, even though we were sitting outside. The cauliflower bites, fries, and airline chicken were absolutely wonderful. Drinks were also pretty good. The view from the deck is beautiful at night (you get a glimpse of the western sky so it's beautiful around sunset.

Cerise
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Sarah, thank you for leaving a review of your experience with us we appreciate all of your feedback! We look forward to having you back again soon, cheers!

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Went during the day for a very chill / more quiet atmosphere. The food was amazing! Got steak and frites and the grilled Caesar salad. The fries were unbelievable and perfectly crispy. But the service was sub-par. They weren’t super on top of it until we moved inside but could have been a little more attentive. Would have ordered more drinks 😅 either way, am definitely coming back!

Cerise
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Lauren, thanks for sharing your experience with us! We'll make sure to pass along all of your feedback with our team. We strive to provide the best service and experiences possible. We will be addressing your concerns to continue the improvement of our team. We look forward to you joining us in the future.

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vipBiAnn
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The service was bad, it took so long to cometo our table and didn’t even bring/offer some water. Drinks were really bad. Tastes like cheap alcohol with fake flavored syrup.

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Rese
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and it was even nicer being there during the sunset hours. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

We were spending money and the space was dead but we were forced to get up. Due to reservations that didn’t show up.

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LeenA
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter and all the employees present yesterday were very helpful and assured we enjoyed our visit to Cerise. Definitely would come back again!

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KirylL
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice place with fair price and a breathtaking view!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Unfortunately the service was slow even though the restaurant was not at capacity. I had asked for a table with a better view and was denied as a party of one. The table requested was never occupied in the hour I was there. The food was bland and overpriced. My server was nice and social when he was there.

Cerise
Responded 3 days ago

Hello, thank you for sharing your recent experience at Cerise. We appreciate the feedback you provided and apologize that the experience did not meet your expectations. We strive to provide the best service and experiences possible and will be following up with our team.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I lived for the views 🥰

Cerise
Responded on June 4, 2021

Thanks for coming, we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great! I had a great time!!

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vipalejandra
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The rooftop has okay views. My suggestion is not to go when the sun is setting. We were there for at most an hour because the sun hits harshly there. Maybe at night would have been better. Reservations were hard to get on the weekend. oh- the blue couches look comfy but they are not, grab a table!

Cerise
Responded on June 4, 2021

Hi Alejandra, thanks for sharing some feedback of your experience with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

The drinks are good, as they should be given the price. The food was very disappointing. My order came out burnt twice. The second time, our server didn't even put it down on the table because she agreed that it was burnt. I'm also not sure why they were listed as fully booked when it was nearly empty in there.

Cerise
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for leaving a review of your experience with us, we definitely appreciate the feedback and will communicate it with our team.

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foodie
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great outdoor/indoor abidance and music for seeing some fine Chicago rooftop architecture. Greeter was pleasant and professional. Food was good except for the fries, which were dripping oil. When we complained to the waiter, he responded that they add a "butter glaze" to the fries but did not offer a replacement or refund Really not sure why you'd add that to fries??? The burger and chicken sandwiches were fine.

Cerise
Responded on June 1, 2021

Hi, thanks for leaving your honest feedback of your experience with us! We're sorry to hear that the fries weren't to your liking. They are tossed in a handmade clarified butter and a mix of fine herbs to give it a full-flavored richness that pairs well with the lemon-garlic aioli.

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Beckie
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I loved the vibe and the views. My friends enjoyed their meal but I wish they had a vegan entree on the menu. I saw some sides on the menu that could’ve been vegan but not enough for a meal. The drinks on this particular night were just ok.

Cerise
Responded on June 4, 2021

Hi Beckie, thanks for sharing a review of your experience with us. We're currently working to expand our menu to feature more vegan and gluten free options.

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MirianaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

A must see in Chicago! Whether you are visiting of you are from here, you have to see Cerise!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice setting. Drinks were refreshing, food was good but the menu was limited. The staff was very accommodating.

Cerise
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thanks for leaving a review of your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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SallyP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I hd lunch here with my daughter and it was a very relaxing space. Service was very good and they had music playing in the background at just the right volume. Beautiful views of the city. They had a limited menu, but we were very happy with what we ordered (Avocado toast and the fried chicken sandwich). We will be coming back!!

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williams
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Service poor. Lot's of socialization among employees. Took almost an hour between salads and main course. Nice views.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service

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Scotti
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was amazing and health guidelines were well followed. Some of the other guests were extremely rowdy, but the staff tried to make sure to accommodate us appropriately and to calm the other guests. With it being a bar, the noise was still understandable. I had such a great time chatting with Anthony and my date was amazing. The food was also uniquely flavored and enjoyable. Nothing ever beats the view. I will be back!

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ShannonH
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I first exited the elevators I was greeted by the hostess. She was so nice, professional and helpful- as I had never been to a rooftop bar before. She guided my friend and I to our seats and started the experience off on a good note. The server was absolutely wonderful. The food met and exceeded my expectations. My drink was so good I ordered a second and it was just as wonderful (Mango in the night- highly recommended!) Overall everything was perfect. Will be visiting again!

Cerise
Responded on June 1, 2021

Hi Shannon, thanks for leaving such a great review of your experience with us! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

OVERALL A NICE PLACE TO GO AND JUST HAVE A NICE TIME.. FOOD WAS GOOD DRINKS NOT BAD

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our dining experience was great, we were sat in a patio table and the ambiance was magnificent, the food was exquisite and the drinks were very crafty. A little pricy but definitely worth every penny, however our server was not very present towards the end of our experience.. the bartender ended up taking over our table and taking care of us at the end .. we wish Felipe (our server) would have been attentive from beginning to end .

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Loved it! Great food, drinks, and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The service is a really bad experience, like 45 minutes with no food or drinks. Our waitress just disappear and never returns.
We leave the place with a very bad experience and we will not come back.

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BridgettS
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The drinks were good, but I paid more for a shot than a drink. The seating is kind of low, but comfy. The view is nice!

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Cerise is rated 4.5 stars by 180 OpenTable diners.

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