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About Cerulean - Indianapolis

Cerulean through food, at its best and at every level is about: communication, communion and joy, while
encouraging a modern sensibility that inspires.

339 S Delaware St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
South St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(317) 870-1320

Website:
http://www.ceruleanrestaurant.com/indianapolis

Parking Details:
$12 valet parking for restaurant guests with validation.

A public parking garage is located just north of the restaurant at 301 South Delaware Street.

Executive Chef:
Alan Sternberg

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Cerulean - Indianapolis Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (25)
Special Occasion (25)
Good for a Date (24)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Worth the Drive (16)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Romantic (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Business Meals (9)
Authentic (8)
Fun (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Seasonal (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Tapas (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Casual (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food!!! Cerulean takes a unique combination of foods and creates masterpieces. Couldn't be more delicious!!! I will definitely be going back!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Good food with nice preparation- quality ingredients. Good service. I would recommend giving them a try.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Cerulean has quickly become the best restaurant in Indy. This place does not have a negative that I can think of. The service is great, and the food is even better.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We had a great dinner here while at a conference in Indianapolis. Food quality and taste was superb. We had a very enjoyable dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 16, 2017

So happy a friend recommended Cerulean to us; were visiting from Chicago and has such a wonderful dining experience, opting for the extremely reasonably priced 10-course tasting menu ($95 per/person) and pairings ($50 per/person - mostly wine but some additional beverages). Attractive space and an upscale yet very comfortable ambiance.

Our primary server Jamie was outstanding; so personalable and took great care of us throughout the evening; every other staff member we encountered was also warm and friendly - the front-of-the-house really enhanced the overall dining experience. The restaurant also did a commendable job accommodating a couple aversions we mentioned at the onset of the meal; we appreciated this flexibility and their desire to ensure we had a lovely evening.

The tasting menu was a thoughtful progression featuring creative Contemporary American / Asian fusion cuisine. The meal got off to an excellent start with an amazing pork belly bun. Throughout the evening the star ingredients shined with tasty sauces, spices and accompaniments that enhanced rather than overpowered. Ingredients appeared to be fresh and high quality and dishes were consistently well executed. The meal ended on a high point with a duo of phenomenal desserts.

Compared to other extended tasting menus we have enjoyed, this was one of the best values factoring in number of courses, ingredient quality, creativity, execution and portions (which were perfect - left completely satisfied, but comfortable). The beverage pairings were quite fun and also enhanced the dining experience; approximately nine different pours (also the perfect portion, enough to enjoy, but not leave too tipsy). Loved some of the wines.

Thanks Cerulean for such a wonderful evening; definitely plan to return next time we are in town!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 7, 2017

They called and cancelled my reservation 2 hours before due to a water leak.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

From the drink special the Romeo to the Black cod from Sitka Alaska to the corn & chocolate dessert it was beautifully presented and delicious.
And they even sent out a chocolate happy birthday card with dessert.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Asked our waiter to pick a cocktail for me. It was delicious as were the cocktails chosen by the others in my party. Had a lovely amuse bouche from the chef. A unique and very tasty salad followed. I had the waiter help me choose my main course and was not disappointed. My pasta was perfectly cooked and proportioned well. My Husband's pork chop was incredible! The others at our table had salmon. It was also really good. The sides, a roasted cauliflower dish, and crispy brussel sprouts, had all of us clamoring for more! We enjoyed a nice Tempranillo red with dinner as well. We even ordered 2 desserts (something we don't usually do) A root beer float, and another "waiter's choice"- a chocolate, corn, thing with tortilla pieces, and a citrus touch as well. We left happy with full bellies!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Our server, Brian, was terrific - he was excellent explaining the dishes and giving input. We tried several things we wouldn't have otherwise tried. Everything tasted so delicious! This was a work meal for 4, and we all had a great experience. Thanks!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Part of our group arrived early, and meet up in the bar. Splendid whisky selection, knowledgeable bartenders, as a great drink called The Water Malone. Once our group was fully assembled, we moved to the dining room, where we enjoyed great service and food. I will go back!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had an absolutely spectacular meal here last night. Cerulean is a little outside the main drag of all of the restaurants and activities (but seriously, folks - like an extra 5 min walk) and is well worth planning to visit. It is visually beautiful. The staff were all pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable. Most importantly, the food was really some of the best I have had. This restaurant would do well in a food Mecca like New York or LA or Miami; it is not getting by just because it is in Indy. It is truly spectacular and deserving of any accolades it has received. The corn ravioli with truffle butter: out of this world. Cojo salmon: cooked to perfection. The chef clearly knows their stuff. I will plan to return on my next trip to Indy. Really fabulous food. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Fabulous! Cerulean is my favorite place for dinner and drinks in Indy. The menu changes frequently so there is always something new to try. The Branzino was amazing and the Roasted corn ravioli was delicious (and a great vegetarian option). The cocktails were unique and so refreshing. Everything from start to finish was perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

The staff are incredibly thoughtful and attentive. They were creative with the tasting menu and truly made sure we felt special.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Excellent salads. Pricy entrees. Decor is beautiful and the bourbon choices are one of the best in Indy.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Disappointing. The ambiance was great and we had high expectations. Cerulean failed to deliver. The table beside us (with 2 people) received 5 selections/courses before we received any food. We waited 40-45 minutes for our entrées. There was no explanation or checking in, until I caught the eye of our waiter. He then came over and said they were "plating" our food and it would be right out. 10 minutes later, our food arrived. If the food would have been great, we may have overlooked the wait/poor service and communication. It was not. One of the three items (pasta) we ordered was very good. The duck breast was just slightly overdone...so it was good but not great. The other pasta was okay but not great. So, all around, it was not a good dining experience.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

We had a group of 9 friends at Cerulean for dinner. Our service was outstanding! I've been to Cerulean a few times with large groups and it's so nice to go to a restaurant willing to divide checks easily. We had amazing cocktails, delicious food, incredible sides (try the fingerling potatoes if they have them!), and decadent desserts! Everything was amazing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great Devour Downtown deal. Fabulous food and good service. Noise level is high.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Authentic
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vip
 (London)·Dined on August 31, 2017

After a discussion with Chris about the options for 'devour downtown' we decided on options that would allow me to walk out the door. The salad ... good god, what a treat. The steak AND salmon without having to tell chef how to prepare these ... brilliant! Two nights in a row in a brand new city that has not disappointed has left this gal a very happy camper. Thank you for the warm welcome and the drink innovations. ❣️

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Absolutelty outstanding in every way. Probably among the best designed interiors of any restaurant visited in the last decade. Hats off!!!

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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Everything was excellent. We are looking forward to dining here again soon.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We went as part of Devour Downtown. It was a nice way to try it out. It is pricey but you certainly get your money's worth. Don't miss the bar upstairs.

Tags: Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Phenomenal food - ask for Jamie as your server. The Devour menu was awesome as a tasting menu.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The place was very loud. The food was so so. I tried it once that's enough. My husband thought it was ok also and he's not as picky as I. My husband ordered a desert for his 4th course but it never came but the waiter gave us a menu to pay for 1 we passed payed our bill and left. The bill was $70.00 plus tax payed $100 to be non impressed.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Always a magnificent dining experience. One of a just a handful of 1st class establishments.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 20, 2017

An every changing menu does make it difficult to compare your entre to mine, with one important exception - quality. Great effort to make your dining experience both visually interesting and satisfying your palate. For me the eggplant and chili combination was the surprise of the evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Love the ambiance of this place. The food and service were also amazing!

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

We had an absolutely fabulous time celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary at Cerulean. We had the tasting menu with drink pairings and although the price is on the higher end, even for a tasting menu, we felt the experience was well worth it. The 10 courses all built on each other well, with very well balanced dishes and some pretty incredible depth of flavors. Additionally, I am gluten free and they were able to accommodate this with ease. Our server was fabulous and you could tell she was passionate about the chef's cuisine. Overall, we had an amazing time at Cerulean and would highly recommend it to anyone, particularly for a special occasion or if you are looking to impress a special someone! Thanks for an anniversary to remember, Cerulean!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

All the food items were full of interesting tastes and ideas, uncommon/heirloom vegetables and tastes, and lovely plating. The best meal out I've had in many months.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Unfortunately our appetizers did not come out before our main course .

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Friendly staff. Pleasant contemporary artsy space. Creative food. Strong on vegetarian. Zucchini fritters a bit dense and mealy but still "fritte". Gorgeous, savory grilled shishido pepper dish with flavorful eggplant purée and tangy red onion vinaigrette. Stunning cocktail with violet pea tea and cucumber. Not your ordinary place. It will engage your tastebuds.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Desserts were the best part of the meal - chocolate and corn was delish!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Outstanding. Inventive and we will be back. Really delivered a very personal experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Highly recommend the cocktails.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We had the 10 course tasting menu and it was wonderful. Enjoyed the detail put into each dish and the care that went along with presenting it/explaining everything. A special anniversary for my wife and I, we will definitely be back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Meal was enjoyable. Both the duck and the halibut entrees were excellent. Service was great. We were set by a table that did not understand inside voices, so it was hard for us to have our own conversation. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on August 3, 2017

As always, a fabulous experience from start to finish. My favorite cocktail had disappeared from the menu but the bartender made it for me. The food was amazing. The service was friendly and unobtrusive. It was a quiet weeknight and it was a lovely , relaxing, delicious experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We enjoyed the tasting menu and had 10 small plates over a nicely paced 2 hours. Each dish was wonderfully presented and the server was very knowledgeable on each dish. Chef Alan come out several times to discuss the dish and check on our experience. This was one of the better tastings I have enjoyed at a very reasonable price.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Cerulean is my and my wife's favorite restaurant in the city lately. The food is always familiar but surprising. I had the branzino with octopus, which was the best thing I've eaten this year. The cocktails are amazing.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 28, 2017

I am never disappointed when I eat here! To be sure this is on the pricey side but I've never had anything here that I didn't absolutely love!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Great service, and greater menu. Try the Branzino. It is to die for!

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Romantic, Disabled Access, Authentic, Scenic View, Organic, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly
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