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Cerulean - Winona Lake

4.7
479 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Organic
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Hours of operation


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

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(574) 269-1226
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alan Sternberg
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Cross street
Park Ave
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 479 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Enjoying a lunchtime Bento meal at Cerulean is always a treat. It was unfortunate that the solo diner at the table next to us spoke on her cell phone throughout the meal. Everything else was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The night started with my family arriving late to our house Saturday night. We were all hungry at that point and wanted to go to a restaurant that has sushi. There’s only one place that we knew of and that is Cerulean at Winona Lake. We called 1 hr before closing and said they had a table open so we headed that way. The hostess was very friendly when we arrived. The waiter was extremely nice and the service was fantastic. The sushi was excellent!!!!. We will be back!!!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We have loved Cerulean for many years. We want this restaurant to thrive because they bring wonderful, vibrant, tasteful food over and over again.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Went for lunch with a coworker. As always, the food was wonderful and service was great. One of my favorite spots!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We celebrated our daughter’s birthday with lunch at Ceruleans. The food was excellent! We all ordered the Bento 🍱 boxes. The choices were exceptional and the flavors were fantastic. This experience is far better than any area restaurant, and the service was top notch. We had reservations and we were seated immediately. I would highly recommend Ceurlean for an out of the ordinary dining choice.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great food, as always!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I always love the food and really appreciate the service. Especially Tyler!!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Family get together. Excellent service

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My wife and I ate at Cerulean for lunch and really enjoyed the food, service, and reasonable pricing ($13 for the bento box).

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Cerulean is always one of our favorite places to dine in the entire area. The service and food quality is outstanding. The charcuterie is one of the best anywhere.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Unique food offerings makes this a special place to dine. Very creative to the eyes & mouth!! Always return for more!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

As always, it was a perfect night at Cerulean. It was a very quiet Wednesday evening at the restaurant, which was nice. We were returning from a week in Chicago and knew that we wanted to end our trip with dinner at Cerulean. Our server was great! The cocktails, cheese board and our entrees were all fabulous. This is my favorite place!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Always an amazing meal. One of the best martinis ever all the way through creative, yet familiar dishes.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Cerulean is a place to add to your favorites list. Lunch is sushi, bento boxes, soup, amazing coffee etc. Supper is Mediterranean fare with local ingredients when possible. Always fresh. Everything is made in house and delightfully presented. The service is impeccable. I go a few times a month. Fantastic!!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We eat here frequently. It is our favorite for lunch. Cerulean is definitely worth the drive if you're a few miles away.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The beautiful things are the hardest to describe. Everything was perfect. Thank you.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Miso soup horrible -no Bombay gin-hour and half to be served-what has happened to this place?

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

I like the food and the restaurant quite a bit. I only have one real complaint, it is noisy. It seems like all restaurants are in this day and age. It would be a great place to go with friends and family. The food was excellent and the Bento Boxes are fun.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Excellent beginning to end! Great experience for my daughter and me!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Consistently excellent everytime. Excellent for any occasion and local treasure

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The beef tenderloin was very good. The brussell sprouts are outstanding. Our server did a great job.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Always pleased with cerulean :)

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

My daughter worked there while attending Grace College. Not only have we enjoyed the food there, but the owners treated my daughter so well. Like family, and we really appreciated that.
Service is always good, food is always prepared very well. Love to come during any season, but especially during the spring, summer and fall, to sit out on the porch. We tell our friends about this restaurant all the time! Keep up the great job!

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2.0Dined on February 8, 2018

One of the items in my Bento Box was incorrect

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

It was my wife’s birthday. Took the kids. The staff were very friendly as usual but the kitchen was having some challenges. Very slow on food. It was wonderful once we received it but was uncommonly slow. Love the rest and staff.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

My wife and mine's favorite restaurant for 4 years and running! We will continue to go and enjoy time with many of the staff who know us by now; whether, it be with ourselves as a family, or with friends and family we bring along to experience a true work of art (that also tastes delicious ;) ). Forever our go to place!

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Food just not up to par
Haven’t been there in a year and was a little disappointed

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

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!

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food. Great place to eat!

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 23, 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!!!

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4.0Dined on December 11, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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