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Creo Restaurant
Creo Restaurant

Creo Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.creorestaurant.com/
  • Email: creorestaurant@gmail.com
  • Phone: (518) 482-8000
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday : 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, American
  • Executive Chef: Brian Bowden
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fuller Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Creo Restaurant
Creo’ is Latin for “to create”. Our menu offers an eclectic mix of Mediterranean and American styles of food served in a comfortable and casual atmosphere.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "I went in with low expectations, but they were totally confounded! We had a wonderful lunch at Creo, and we were surprised again at the reasonable prices. The lobster roll was delicious, and I'm told the chop salad and crab cake BLT were also great! The only not-so-awesome dish was the duck confit poutine, which was heavy and awkward. The service was good, and the ambiance was very nice - quiet at lunchtime on a Saturday. We will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Tried cevice for the first time, this is the only place I would be willing to try it, it was awesome. This has become my special occasion go to place."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Creo reduced the menu, and the quality. We have been coming here for years and this is the first time we had lack luster food. Our chopped salad was just plain chopped iceberg lettuce on a plate. I've hd better salads at McDonald's. Not happy and not sure if we will go back."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We've been here several times in the past and have never had a bad meal. The food is fairly innovative for this town and well prepared and presented. The ambience is casual chic. It's a pleasant place to share a leisurely meal. We shared their signature lobster and avocado over an onion tart appetizer. Enough for a main course for one person. They should never take that off the menu. It's a winner. We also had fresh halibut and a Pasta Bolognese dish. While the food was just fine, the service was superb. Our server was extremely helpful with our wine selection and very knowledgeable about the menu. She was just attentive enough to fulfill all our needs without being intrusive. We have always found the service at Creo to be excellent."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I took two friends there, the food was good and the service was prompt, but the waitperson appeared stressed and distracted. Maybe having a bad night. I was under the impression he did not expect a good tip and treated us according. I 'very eaten here several times, though, and will continue to recommend this restaurant as a good choice for Albany."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "If you're looking for a great place to take your significant other or have lunch with the girls, Creo is the place. The Ambiance is so modern and elegant. The food was not all that enjoyable but the drinks were wonderful. I would go again because the overall package was great but if you're looking for a place with delicious food I would reconsider."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We dined here on Valentine's Day 2014. The food was good, dessert was excellent, and went early (4:30) and liked that we were not crowded until the table next to us was sat. Luckily they didn't sit down until halfway through the meal. At that point we felt like we were eating dinner with them because they were part of our conversation and we were a part of theirs. There was no way to avoid it. We were close enough to eat off of their plates. Overall high marks but the table (that we sat at) were to close to another table."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Creo delivers a consistent delight and the gluten-free options make it a top choice for the Albany area"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was just ok. Service was slow - training, not attentive. Music too loud for lunchtime - business lunch. Even heard some of the waitstaff saying to make it lower when we arrived."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Service was very good and the menu had many selections including specials, the portions are large. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Moderate prices, food was excellent and the service was great. Nice atmosphere, definitely coming back!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Was looking for a nice place to go and enjoy an evening with my husband on his birthday! It was everything we wanted! Great food! Our server was exceptional! & the place is beautiful!"
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "Creo rates superlatives across numerous categories. The food is delectable, the service fantastic, and a great ambiance in the restaurant which never seems to get too loud for conversation (unlike many restaurants). This restaurant is a find!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "When we arrived had a cocktail at the bar, great service and.ambience Table was ready on time and sevice and food was excellent Regular menu and a special menu for New Year was available"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Food - excellent! The featured appetizers and flatbread pizza we ordered were all delicious. We had to remind ourselves to leave room for dinner. Much appreciated the various vegetable selections that are not typically offered, healthily made and wonderful to taste. Service - excellent! In addition to the sit-down, we asked for a takeout and if we could look at the lunch menu for this takeout. Because this was after the lunch menu was closed, the waiter asked to check with the chef. An affirmative response with an apology that it may take a few extra moments (no apology necessary). Waitstaff continued to check on us without interfering with our conversation and meal."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Having started the meal with the delicious brussel spouts appetizer...we knew that we were in for a treat for the other dishes that we ordered. The halibut on the regular menu was delicious as well as the flat bread pizza....and the pasta with bolognese sauce. The apple pie with vanilla ice cream a wonderful topper to the meal. The only bummer....the restaurant wasn't able to provide the cappucino's we ordered....they apologized...as the person who makes the cappucino had an accident and there wasn't anyone available to take care of the request. oh well.....next time.....and there will be a next time!"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Have eaten here several times before John O Leary wasn't present but Jay the server was. I didn't sit at Jays seating and John was absent. Food wasn't as good as it's been. Lobster bisque was not good at all may have been old, calamari was the worst I've ever had from there and that's our favorite app. Lobster Mac was good and halibut was cooked very well. But for the $100 bucks for that dinner I was not happy. I've been there before and have had great dishes but lastnight dining there and the pricing just doesn't sit well. I dine at 677 prime on a regular basis and live a mile down the road from Creo. I just feel it's very overpriced in certain aspects mainly appetizers. Dinners are good but apps are too overpriced."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Never liked Brussel Sprouts as a kid. I blame that on the way my mother cooked them. The roasted Brussel sprout appetizer that they have is amazing!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Had a wonderful meal, good service, a definite return to place for a special occasion."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "OUR SON IS A UALBANY STUDENT AND WE DISCOVERED THIS RESTAURANT ON OUR FIRST TRIP...SO GLAD WE DID! WE HAVE BROUGHT SEVERAL FAMILIES WITH US ON OUR THREE VISITS SO FAR...LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT FOUR YEARS OF VISITS! WE CAN'T SAY ENOUGH FROM THE MOMENT YOU WALK IN WITH THE FRIENDLY STAFF AND TRENDY BUT VERY COMFY BAR TO THE BEAUTIFUL DECOR INSIDE THE RESTAURANT. THEY DON'T STOP THERE...THE FOOD IS FANTASTIC FOR ALL! MY KIDS WHO RANGE IN AGE FROM 11-18 ALL LOVE IT!!!I OUR GUESTS THIS WEEKEND COULD NOT STOP TALKING ABOUT IT!!!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Bar Scene is great, Dining room atmosphere is perfect. Service is fair at best, the waiter wasn't engaged in our table, it was like we were putting him out"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "I was at UAlbany for parents weekend and we ate at Creo. Nice place with a great menu. The bar service was VERY spotty. We waited a while for our glass of wine. In fact, we were ignored for quite a while. The waiter at the table, however was excellent. We started with then Lobster Mac and Cheese - AMAZING. My wife had a Cipollini. It was was a huge dish and tasty. My son and I had the strip steak. I wasn't impressed with then quality of the steak but it was cooked perfectly. The sides that came with then steak, a squash and a bread pudding were great. Given the limited options in uptown Albany I would go back but it didn't exactly knock my socks off."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "All of the food we ordered was great, especially the appetizers fried calimari and brussel sprouts. The only issue was the portion size on the salads."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "I met a friend here for lunch. We decided to splurge this time. I have been to Creo many times. I ordered the lobster tail with farro and mache. The lobster tail was fine, the farro too salty and spicy for me, and the mache was not particularly fresh. We both ordered tea afterwards, and instead of getting a pot of hot water, we were brought mugs of hot water with nothing to put our tea bags on after steeping, a small but important part of serving tea. Service was acceptable, but the waitress was also trying to serve a large table nearby with about 18 people. So, she was understandably rushed. Overall my experiences are uneven at Creo because the components of a really good restaurant don't come together well here at times."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "Although a bit pricey, the food and service is very good at Creo. Worth a visit!"
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "Special occasion dinner planned with the wife and that's what it was. A little busy/noisy as we were seated near the open kitchen bar, but not unacceptably. And it ensured great service; we could not have asked for better. The food was simply excellent, well prepared and beautifully presented. Not the most extensive menu, but eclectic with many good, unusual choices that made dinner a joyful culinary expedition. Probably not the place to take the younger kids, but a very good choice for adults."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "Been a while since I have been here, still a very good spot."
    Dined on 8/27/2013