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About Cerulean - Winona Lake

Midwestern Simplicity, Modern Imagination

Cerulean is dedicated to serving the best food and drinks in an inspiring and relaxing atmosphere, understanding that the best experiences bring people together and foster community. For over a decade, Cerulean has always been about more than food; every aspect of the restaurant is designed to bring people together.
Featuring local and fresh ingredients, Cerulean serves modern Midwestern cuisine at dinner and Asian inspired Bento boxes at lunch. Cerulean strives to create an experience that is inspiring and approachable.

1101 E. Canal St.
Winona Lake, IN 46950
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Organic

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Park Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(574) 269-1226

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

Executive Chef:
Neil Park

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

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Cerulean - Winona Lake Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

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100% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Good for a Date (16)
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Great for Lunch (15)
Waterfront (15)
Business Meals (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Romantic (12)
Fun (11)
Scenic View (11)
Hot Spot (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Cozy (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Healthy (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Casual (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Great Beer (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Organic (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Live Music (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

My favorite place to have lunch. Our food was wonderful & our waiter was so attentive & kind.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fun, Healthy, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

We always love eating at Cerulean. We have yet to have better sushi than what we eat here. The cocktails always are impressive as well. The staff is always friendly and accommodating. Clean & inviting atmosphere. One of our all time favorite date night spots. Thanks, Cerulean, for being so innovative & fun!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fun, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The theme of the night was inconsistent, with some quite good and some pretty average experiences.

Cerulean normally has very good service. This was the biggest disappointment of the evening. The weather was lousy and the restaurant not very busy yet our server was not attentive at all.

Appetizers - our friends had the 5 cheese selection and they seemed to really like that. We had the sticky rice appetizer, which was good, but with a little more crab and spice it would have been excellent.

Entrees - I had the scallops. The scallops were a nice portion size and the overall dish was very good. A little more pasta would have made this dish nearly perfect. My wife had the salmon entree and was very disappointed in the salmon quantity and taste. I believe she described the pasta with it as Ramen Noodle - like. Our friends seemed to be satisfied with their entrees.

Big picture... I still recommend Cerulean. It is the best lunch in the area. The dinner experience this weekend was a bit disappointing. To make the dinner experience a good value for the money Cerulean has to pay attention to all of the details.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent lunch service. I come here often, but tried some new things this time. The Orange and Apple mix was to die for. Tasty.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food. Great place to eat!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Ian was our server and despite having only been there for 5 months, he served like he had been there for five years. He was very polite and professional.
The staff at Cerulean are the nicest, warmest and most welcoming.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed the sushi and drinks. The waiter was extremely helpful in recommending the sushi and excellent beer choices. We will be back.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Fun
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Got a great table on the porch. Food was just as good as usual, and it was all served at the same time, which is important to me. I felt the server rushed us a little, and she missed a request from one person in my group.

I’ve been a patron of Cerulean for a long time, and I’ve noticed a downward trend in the service for awhile. There needs to be a return to attention to the details that makes Cerulean so awesome for this town.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Healthy
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

My wife and I were celebrating our 32nd wedding anniversary at Cerulean-Winona Lake. We had not been there before and we were extremely impressed with the overall dining experience. Tiffany and Crissy were our servers and they did a wonderful job describing the menu options. The roasted oysters and duck dumplings had some outstanding flavor profiles. I wish the quantity of the oysters and dumplings would have been greater. The wild salmon and the gulf prawns were also outstanding. We finished our meal with a desert of decadent chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream. WOW, what a wonderful dining experience!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Love the bento box lunches. A great variety of items to mix and match. Always delicious.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

So fortunate to have this gem in Winona Lake. Our waiter, Dan, and his support team were excellent. We enjoyed the wild salmon and roasted butternut ravioli. Always a pleasure! Cocktails were delivered quickly.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Organic, Fun, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

The food is always great. Our server was on top of our drinks which is important to me. We ordered the lunch bento boxes and I am a big fan of the Asian Noodle Salad and the Brussle Sprouts. Both very good. While the brussle sprouts were not warm they were still very good. The Asian salad is a cold salad and is fantastic! I have never had a bad meal here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Mason waited on us, after I had to call for directions and still couldn't find it in the dark, as we dined late on our way back from Chicago. Thank goodness the green Christmas tree was lit and a great "landmark". Mason was very nice, knowledgable, attentive, but not overly. My potatoes were cold and he treated us to little special dessert, which was a great touch!
We had the best filets!! -Mine on the bleu cheese smashed potatoes and my husband substituted for roasted potatoes. -medium rare, the steaks were butterflied (which normally I don't like) but the presentation was stunning and the steaks were soooo yummy. I know it's known as a sushi and fish place, but we will rave about those "beef tenderloins". Thanks for an enjoyable meal!! Only 2 complaints: 1. our table lacked lighting, which I didn't mind, but menus were printed small and husband couldn't read it especially without light. I loved being in a booth though, vs hard chairs. 2. Perhaps if Mason had asked sooner I would've had another glass of wine, but that's a minor point (but since my review name is Diva4wine, you get it.)

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Outstanding food, seasonal/rotating menu items, exceptionally friendly staff, great bar. Especially love the outdoor garden when it is open in the summer! An overall fantastic restaurant that provides a fantastic experience.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Stopped in to cerulean at the end of a long road trip with the family. The food was superb including well done kids menu. I’d recommend them highly.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Fantastic as always. Thank you. My wife said "Best Flan ever."

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Nice cut of meat but not as thrilled with the sides this time. Delivery of food was slow. Overall a nice change of pace.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Cerulean never disappoints! We had a wonderful birthday meal for my wife. The cheese board is a must for us (and always order extra bread)!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Organic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Absolutely loved everything about this restaurant and will definitely be returning! Mason was a great server!

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Tapas
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Always great food and great service. Make reservation ahead through Open Table so you don't have to wait.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 27, 2017

AS always, food, service and location appeal was great. Always love to eat there.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Amazing gem just a quick ride from Fort Wayne. We were extremely pleased with the food, location and especially the service. OUTSTANDING

Tags: Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, People Watching
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Meeting with great friends.
Fabulous as always.
Great choice for lunch

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Everything was unique! The ambiance, the staff were so professional and the FOOD...can't say enough about the presentation, flavors and deliciousness!! I love the tapas-sized portions!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Very relaxing. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and drink specials.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

The restaurant was modern and inviting with friendly staff and delicious food!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun, Hot Spot, Waterfront
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Again, disappointed. Wait staff try to oversell..Sushi portions unually small with overload of rice. Not that fresh...Waitress said it came in that day, and I clearly know that did not happen.

Not going back!

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The bartender that was there that evening was filling in from another restaurant what a great person! Great drink mixer and super personality. The wait staff was great and really did a great job! Over all experience was an A++++++++.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Fun, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Always a great experience. Ian was a great server. His service was impeccable.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on September 12, 2017

As always, everything was perfect. Outstanding server, delicious drinks, fabulous food. There was nothing that could have been better. The Gulf prawns were one of the best hings I've ever had at Cerulean. Love!

Tags: Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Fun, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We drive 45 miles to have lunch here a few times a year. It's that good!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

The food menu has changed slightly. No one had let us know that some of the entrees/appetizers had changed including the samuari futo roll

Tags: Authentic, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 7, 2017

skimpy martini

Slow to come to our table after we arrived.

Delicious food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Amazing service and food! We love the french press coffee, we always get it with dessert.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

We had a very lovely afternoon lunch and our server Jamie was EXCELLENT. Thanks lots for something different and good and great prices. We had been told it was expensive... not so. It was very reasonably priced for very good food.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

While I LOVE Cerulean and am a regular patron, I have had the same server the past two times I've dined over lunch and both times my service was pretty poor. We rarely saw the server and could not have done lunch in our one-hour lunch break. This has actually caused me to question whether or not to continue to make reservations here for anytime I actually need to be back in my office within an hour.

That said, the food was outstanding, as always.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Tapas, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 18, 2017

One of the best meals our family has ever had. We started with a fantastic gnocchi starter and an excellent 5-cheese/charcuterie plate. For the entrees, I had a Wagyu beef special that was amazing. My wife and daughter also loved their barbecue lamb and pork porterhouse meals.

Service was great and prices were appropriate for the quality of the food -- our entrees were $28-$33

Fantastic meal and we'll be back

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 18, 2017

One consistent disappointment, even after making reservations, it takes way too long to get seated. Never have been there where it doesn't at least take 15 min to sit down. Even with reservations.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Casual, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Brussel sprouts were cold and chunky. The lip on my drink bottle was broken. Hope I didn't swallow glass.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Best restaurant in Warsaw area for lunch. For this visit, food was very good, service was excellent. For improvement recommendations I would say change the music selection. We did like the chocolate treat that replaced the Andes mints. Bottom line is Cerulean is great for lunch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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