The Creek Seafood Grill (fka Pesce Fresco)
The Creek Seafood Grill (fka Pesce Fresco)

The Creek Seafood Grill (fka Pesce Fresco)

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thecreekseafoodgrill.com/
  • Phone: 3032909705x
  • Hours of Operation:

    We are open for Dinner Monday through Saturday - 4:30pm until 9:30pm
    Happy Hour: Monday -Saturday 4:30pm to 6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Paul Stickler
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Specializing in small, intimate off site catering events. Full menu available as well as special options upon customer request. We provide all of the equipment to prepare and serve the meal.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Creek Seafood Grill offers our wine room for private dining. The maximum capacity for this room is 12 people but may be reserved for as few a 6 guests. We do not require a deposit to hold this room but it is first come first serve. We also will close the entire restaurant for private dining events for anywhere from 50 to 100 guests. Call for information and prices.
  • Private Party Contact: Kelly Olatunji 3032909705x
  • Entertainment: The Creek plays a variety of music over our sound system that is spread throughout the dining room and bar. We also have live music every Friday night rotating through an eclectic mix of local talent.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Quebec and Arapahoe
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The restaurant has its own parking lot directly in front of the restaurant. Additional parking is available at AT&T building directly to the north after business hours and on the weekends.
A word from The Creek Seafood Grill (fka Pesce Fresco)
The Creek Seafood Grill serves Seafood and America cuisine from the finest, nature-friendly ingredients in the South Metro Area. Our seafood arrives daily from points around the world.

The Creek Seafood Grill facilitates all of your dining needs with online, in-person and phone reservations from quick business lunches to private parties to romantic dinners to corporate events to catering to celebrating anniversaries and birthdays.

Our wine selections are global and carefully chosen to render the perfect compliments to your dining experience. We are a vegetarian and gluten-free friendly restaurant with a mouth-watering desserts menu. We are open for lunch and dinner. Our lunch menu is the best lunch value in the Denver Tech Center and our dinner menu offers meals, small plates and wines.
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The Creek Seafood Grill (fka Pesce Fresco) reviews from OpenTable diners
109 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
69% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (65)fit for foodies (41)special occasion (31)romantic (27)great for lunch (16)great for outdoor dining (12)good for groups (9)notable wine list (7)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Fabulous appetizers
    JudyM
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We went for dinner, but ended ordering only from the appetizer menu. Every dish was superb. We had Peach Caprese, beets with feta,house salad with honey balsamic, the mussels, and the squid. It was all delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Support this local gem
    Jerry
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We have been going here for years and have never been disappointed. The menu is limited, but the focus is on quality. I always order that day's special because I know the fish is fresh. The calamari appetizer (not fried) was served in a wonderful broth with capers. The service was not rushed, and the wait staff was very friendly. Although not inexpensive, it is nice to have a locally owned restaurant that is trying to make every dining experience memorable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will be returning!
    coreanapoblana
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    So glad we found this place! Have been searching for places to get good seafood (outside of the house). The lobster tacos are AMAZING; highly recommended! The cocktails are quite tasty and artfully crafted. The entire waitstaff was friendly and helpful; our waiter was quite patient with our inability to decide on options (so much deliciousness to choose from the menu!). Will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food
    TNTSR
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Cute little Restaurant with great service and even better food. Both my wife and I were amazed at how well the food looked and tasted. It was nice when the chef came out to ask how everything was to pass these comments along to him personally. There's no doubt in our minds that we'll be coming back to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really lousy food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    NOT GOOD! Atmosphere and good attitude Food is expensive and HORRIBLE Gave us a dessert. BAD dessert
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  • Love the Patio
    SueRVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We so enjoy the Creek, especially the outdoor dining where we can bring Chelsea!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food, a Little Pricey
    RogerSueDenver
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We liked the food, it was a nice touch having one of the chefs deliver some of the food to the table. But $33 for 4 scallops and a couple of crab ravioli is a bit pricey. The lobster tacos are very good. The Hawaiian Prawns were also very good, but hard to each because the shells were burnt onto the meat and hard to remove.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The 'Creek' is our favorite go-to restaurant in the DTC area year-round. Be aware that their summer menu is shortened a bit, very smart, I think since summer diners can be a bit if-fy at times. Had the best ever ruby red trout and all their fish and seafood is always the very freshest and prepared perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Horrible service, tiny menu and completely over-priced.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Live music & great food!
    soozy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We've been going here for years and love it! The owners and staff are so welcoming and we love having live music in the bar. After we have a delicious dinner, we join the lively bar crowd & enjoy the music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We like to support local restaurants whenever possible. Our recent dinner here was outstanding and we will return. Everything from the freshly baked bread to the entrees was delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Very good experience. Will go back to try the "open" bar area. Great for happy hours.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MrDanVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We always enjoy eating at this restaurant and also enjoy the staff. Thank you to Erin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chef was awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We ate here Saturday night & ordered the Ono, but it was overcooked...very dry. We let our server know & the chef came out promptly & gave us the option of ordering the same dish or another special. We decided on the salmon...delicious! Not every chef would do that & we were really impressed with the service. Will definitely go back. Oh, the mussels are amazing! On a side note, we've eaten at this restaurant about five times & the food is always great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 55 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 628 reviews are from the The Creek Seafood Grill (fka Pesce Fresco) reviews archive.
  • I shall NOT return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The menu had a very limited selection and the food was certainly nothing special, and especially not good value for the price. I think the salad greens were probably from a package that came directly from the Safeway next door. The wine pour was meager at best and although the service was efficient I would characterize it as abrupt and unwelcoming. The "music" playing in the background was certainly inappropriate for an establishment that seems to want to price its meals as like in an upscale establishment. Would you believe country rock played by a local am radio station! Give me a break! If I wanted to hear that while dining I'd go to a bar-b-que joint with peanut shells on the floor and not spend $33 for four meager scallops.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Outdoor Dining
    SueRVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Thank you for allowing our small dog on the patio. We love your food and the great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We have eaten here several times and it is consistently great! The chef does wonderful things with fish. We had the Blue Fin Tuna special with a very nice Pinot Noir. The tuna was seared perfectly and the tastes of the dish were outstanding. Adam, our server, recommended a new drink that my wife truely enjoyed. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's gotten better
    eatoutalotVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This re-branded spot has stepped it up a notch. Food is better and fresher. In the past there have been signs of "portion control" as in 30 bucks for a 4 ounce piece of frozen salmon? This visit was much improved. Delicious fresh trout, great lamb, good sides. If they keep up the improvements we will add them back into our rotation. Must admit though the wine list is still in need of work!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointed
    nutritionnutVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We have been going to this restaurant for years,even though a bit pricey for our budget. Were very disappointed. Happy hour was eliminated on Saturdays. I was looking forward to the sea bass on the menu online, but their "summer menu" had just begun and the prices were increased 15-20%! Their specials used to be in the mid $20 range, but all 3 were $33! They did add a soup or salad choice included with the entrees, but the salad was embarrassingly miniscule! The entrees were also decreased in size and I received no vegetables at all so my dish was very bland looking. The service was average, but the ambiance of past times is almost non existent. We will not return after patronizing this place for years. It is now priced out of our budget.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not What It Used to Be
    IreneVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The Creek Seafood Grill started out as Saffron over ten years ago. Saffron was good. Then, they changed the name to Pesce Fresco, and that was also good. Recently, the name changed to The Creek. Unfortunately, the name was not the only thing that changed. The warm decor is now a blend of bland colors with various chachkis and fake twigs scattered on the walls. There was no tablecloths or flowers on the table--just a small salt and pepper shaker. Overall, a cold vibe. The restaurant was nearly empty, yet service could have been more attentive. The food quality also has suffered. The salmon was a well done frozen portion (waiter said it would be medium). When I asked for it to be medium, the re-do portion was raw inside. I will not be back.
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  • A work in progress!
    dtcdiner
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We celebrated Father's Day dinner at The Creek. Coming in as a Pesce Fresco fan we tried not to make comparisons. The food we ordered was tasty and well prepared with unexpected ingredient pairing. We were surprised with a 50% of my husband's meal for Father's Day - nice touch! Downside: Our waiter struggled to attend to his tables. It seemed that the patrons that came in were more important than the ones requesting service. Frustrating.
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  • Neighborhood Favorite
    soozy
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We are regulars there because the food is so good - and everyone is so friendly! We especially love Friday nights when they have live music. When the weather is warm enough, the bar opens onto the patio which is really nice!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food was fabulous and the service was awesome. A great off the beaten path place to take your wife or girlfriend. A great family place as well. The wait staff were kind and courteous.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service...food was lacking!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Service was outstanding, but the food was not so much! Scallops and salads were very good, but that Dover Sole needs work. Mine was cold when I got it and many of the clams didn't open. The potatoes were under-done too. Not too keen on the reduced summer menu either!
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  • Exellent food
    Jude1
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Our service was excellent as was the seafood we had. We drove a long way from Longmont to use our living social coupon and were not disappointed at all.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LePew
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We found the food to be very good and the services excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food.
    LuxuryYacht
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Service was great as was the food - I will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Stevy101
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    This restaurant is the kind we like. It offers very good food that is just a bit pricey. We like to come here occasionally.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • LanaF
    foodluvr
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Have eaten at this restaurant many times over the years. The quality and service is worse with each visit. Recently ordered the salmon with red quinoa - tasted bitter and burned. One of the worst meals I've had in a long time. I will NEVER eat at this restaurant again. Save your money, go to Venice.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Service was a bit slow. Took too long to get cocktails.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • hgpt
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Excellent food; moderate service, but did give us a free dessert when the ice cream was not as advertised.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Seafood
    oldskier
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The Creek always has fresh seafood. THe specials rotate by what the chef finds at the fish store that day. I had Hawaiian Moon fish for the first time and it was cooked perfectly. My wife had sockey salmon that was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent fresh seafood
    Great
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    It isn't huge and has very nice seating. I would describe the bar area as more of a waiting area than a destination for drinks but that would work if you just wanted an app or small plate with some wine. Very nice options on the menu with good assortment of apps. There are some salads but they are very small portions. Entree sizes are nice and are presented well. The seafood is fresh and cooked to perfection. Their dessert menu looked great but we didn't tray any but next time we'll save room for their grilled banana split with homemade ice cream. I would like to try their apps next trip too. Entrees run in the twenties but can creep to the low thirties as the special that night was (but worth it I have to add.) Find this place NOW!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fish
    kerrieVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The fish was excellent and cooked exactly correctly. I think their fish and selection of varieties - many are specials - is outstanding. The wine selection isvery resonable too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    Sahvo
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Excellent food from the appetizers through to dessert (the calamari was the best I've had so far). The main course of Scallops served with crab ravioli was presented beautifully on the plate, and the scallops were cooked to perfection. Service was fantastic and knowledgeable, and the dessert (Creme' Brulee of the Day) was superb. All in all a great experience, and didn't have to break the bank to experience it - very reasonable prices for this level of quality and service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Attention to Details
    food4life
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Salmon was perfect inside but scorched/burned on outside, which ruined the flavor of the entire dish, which could have been delicious.
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  • Food is great.
    FatDaddyVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We come here often. It's got easy parking, a comfortable room, good service and the food is awesome. We always go home happy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Fast Favorite
    foodisluv
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Dining at the Creek Seafood Grill was an outstanding experience. My husband and I love seafood and their preparation and presentation is over-the-top great. He had cioppino and I had trout - both were very memorable. Their menu also carries other choices than seafood and I would bet they are quite good as well. We had a nice Pinot Noir with dinner and skipped dessert. The dessert menu looked amazing and next time we go we might do just appetizers and dessert. Who knows? During the summer in the warm evenings they open the bar to the outside. I can't wait to go a bit earlier to get a seat at the outside bar. This restaurant is definitely at the top of our "must return to" list.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night date night
    Randy7
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Service lacked We had an appetizer and finished it and empty plates sat for most of our stay!! Just seemed like our server was overwhelmed
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  • Evening enjoyed by all!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Each person in the party had a different entre and said that they enjoyed the food. We had a cozy corner for our party of 5. Service was great! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.