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:
    Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:00am to 2:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday – Saturday: 4:30pm to Close
    Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 4:30pm to 6:00pm (bar and patio only)
  • 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
118 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
69% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (66)fit for foodies (43)special occasion (34)romantic (27)great for outdoor dining (21)great for lunch (18)notable wine list (9)good for groups (8)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (3)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    The service and atmosphere are the only things preventing a terrible rating. Wouldn't recommend the restaurant nor will we ever come back. Food was terrible
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden gem
    PorkFace
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    After many disappointments with seafood in Denver, finally a great find. Everything from roasted beet salad for me to a simple but delicious spinach salad for my wife with nice fresh bread on the side was a good sign for the things to come. I had a Cioppino with mussels, shrimp and fish with polidori chorizo. Chorizo actually added a nice spice touch to the already delicious lobster cherry broth. The portion was huge and you get your money’s worth. My significant other selected cast iron seared diver scallops with crab ravioli, and it was delicious as well. Restaurant ran out of cream Brule that I would like to have and there was a regular coffee and not cappuccino but overall it was a very pleasant dining experience. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will return
    Cooksie
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This is the 4th time my wife and I have been to this place and we really like the food
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Halibut!
    EdCaVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Loved the halibut special! Great service and wonderful live entertainment!!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Hidden Treasure
    Grace
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This restaurant is a little off the busy Arapahoe Road and a quiet treasure. We've been there four times in the past four months and enjoy all the wonderful entrees. There has not been a disappointment. We really like starting with the calamari. It is like no other!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great choices
    mckalVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The Creek Seafood Grill has a notable appetizer menu. We enjoyed the calamari which was grilled not fried and in a tasty sauce as well as the pork belly. Very delicious choices. Our entrees were just as enjoyable. The seared scallops with crab ravioli were prepared very well. The salmon was also grilled perfectly on a bed of quinoa. It was a good size portion. Cocktails were excellent. We enjoyed the spicy margarita, the Hendricks gin martini and the lemon drop. All were fabulous!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint with excellent food
    DateNightFoodies
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    My wife and I went on a Saturday night. The ambiance is nice with live guitar music being played. The food was very good and all looked and tasted excellent. My wife has the scallops and I had the crispy shrimp jambalaya over grits. They were both very tasty. One of the owners is a pastry chef and it shows in the wonderful desserts. Worth a try if you are looking for quiet, great food, wine and a slower pace.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So good
    AmandaK
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We discovered The Creek when we first moved to the neighborhood. The owners are so friendly and always remember to ask us about our puppy! This time, we were celebrating three months of marriage--it was delicious, romantic, and quite wonderful.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat eating at the Creek
    Runner02
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We love dining at the Creek...they have great live music on the weekend, delicious food (seafood is a specialty), friendly and accommodating service (I have several food allergies and they're happy to work with me on tailoring to my allergies). It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the interior is warm and welcoming and food is consistently great.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific
    FatDaddyVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We've been coming here for many years. We love it.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was decent
    Notbad
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Good lobster tacos everything else was fair and a few dishes slightly over cooked. Easy to get into for a quick bite and ok seafood.. Worth it with the groupon but expensive to pay full price. Good portion sizes
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice place for lunch.
    DenverjeffVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Friendly service and good food I recommend the salmon club. Very good
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty lunch
    denverdiner
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    I had the penne pasta with shrimp, and my colleague had the crab ravioli. Both were very good. My pasta was slightly overcooked but it was still good. I had a house side salad with buttermilk ranch that was superb.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lobster Tacos
    JackDenverVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Great lobster tacos as well as everything else--I am there on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at the Creek Seafood Grill
    DandDVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    My husband and I flew in to Denver from out of state this past weekend and visited the Creek Seafood Grill for dinner on Sat with friends. This was one of our favorite restaurants when we lived in Denver, and we were certainly not disappointed this weekend. The food was superb as always. We especially enjoyed the cheese/meat appetizer, and Thomas recommended that I get the shrimp and grits entrée -- it was absolutely outstanding! EVERYONE at the table agreed they will get it on their next visit. The portions were perfect as well. This restaurant never lets us down, and we will continue to visit them anytime we are in the Denver area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Changed, but not for the better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I have dined at this restaurant numerous times over the last three years, since the changing of the name, the dining experience has slowly declined. The new decor, while fresher is not done in colors that define a quality establishment. The hues of the colors are too bold. The menu offers less eclectic fair and the quality of the ingredients has suffered. Recently, I had the pasta dish, while the flavor was nice, the pasta was not homemade and the shrimp were smaller and less juicy that in the past. The bright spot is that the owners have kept the live music as an attraction. I would recommend this restaurant for summer dining, once the bar is opened to the patio, and order starters and cocktails only.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was exceptional.
    nita
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The food was exceptional. Shrimp and grits - the best. Scallops and crab ravioli were wonderful. We were expecitng it to be a little quieter, but the bar noise carries into the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We've enjoyed this rest. several
    Cashman
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We've enjoyed this rest. several times.The food always has an excellent presentation, is a little diferent--nice variety...the Chef Paul comes by to check on the meal, etc. which is a special touch! Servers are friendly and rest. is clean!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint Neighborhood Find
    Italianloveit
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Focused, limited menu with some favorites and additional nightly specials. Friendly atmosphere. Appetizer was cold. Amazing cheese grits and shrimp dish. Homemade desserts. Would come back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    noareyn
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Our waitress (Laurie) was excellent! She was very friendly & was knowledgeable about the dishes & at our table the perfect amount of time. The Scallops & Crab Ravioli were just amazing! Best scallops I've ever had, cooked to perfection. We had the Calamari, which was delicious, however this isn't your typical hide the Calamari in breading and deep fry it, they were out in the open in this delicious lobster sauce. Made it kind of hard to eat to see the "little guys" but we got through it & they were very good! We also tried out the banana split for dessert, the homemade ice cream & caramelized bananas were awesome! Many reviews have said this is an "old people" place to eat. Me & hubby are both around 30 and we loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    jgDenverVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Great cocktails and generous delicious portions Reasonably priced. No need to drive downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday lunch
    Bettyboop
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    I work downtown but selected this location for 2 reasons, quiiet & quaint, to our surprise the food was wonderful! We all started with the mushroom soup, full of mushrooms, great flavor, BUT not too salty. Most restuarants use too much salt! Lobster tacos, Shrimp pasta, & Shimp salad were the entrees...all very fresh and clean tasting. The desserts were really spot on, the chocolate cake stellar and pecan tart nice. Our server, Lori was well informed, very good and pleasant. We live north so I am sad that it is so far away. Will definetly use for lunch ans special occasions! Its a gem
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food and Great Prices
    Afficionado
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Enjoy this place every time I go. Consistent and flavorful. Reminds me of France and French cooking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Turn Down The Lights!
    MontyVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We had wanted to try this small neighborhood restaurant for quite some time. The cioppino was actually one of the best we'd had in town (my husband ordered this too - we both love it!). Cool guitar player playing in the back - nice! Unfortunately, the lights were on so high that the ambiance was completely destroyed. We could see every guest's face all the way to the back of the restaurant - no intimacy here! Our server treated us as if he couldn't wait to get home that night...flew by with that second glass of wine - no time to pick up the empty one! Not too enthused about anything either. Could have been a great experience, but when the lights are too bright for an evening dinner and the waiter doesn't care... we won't be back soon.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great way to end restaurant week!
    Roxane
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    A unique little find in the suburbs. Friendly and accommodating wait staff. Food outstanding, tasty morsels for the pallet,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    actionjackson
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We went there for restaurant week and had to wait 20 minutes for a table even though we were on time for our 830p reservation. Two of us order the crab pasta and it had a fishy taste. Two of the appetizers were very good--the wedge salad and the crab fritters (not fishy). Also one of the two dessert choices they were out of. We liked the atmosphere and perhaps may try again, but not during Denver Restaurant Week.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    My husband and I went here for 5280. On the outside it doesn't look like it would be a nice restaurant but inside there was a nice bar and dining area and a small 3 man band playing fun upbeat music. The food was good and service was good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small portions, menu is not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Small portions, menu is not as good as before the name change/remodel. Still too many tables crammed into a small space. Felt like every word spoken could be heard by surrounding tables.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • restaurant week dinner
    Debbie
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    We very much enjoyed the food and menu selections offered during restaurant week. We will be back to this restaurant for dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for 5280. Way too much
    ExcellentVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Went for 5280. Way too much food but I guess they want you to get your money's worth. Can't really complain about too much food. Lobster tacos were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Food and wine were spot on. We went for 6020 (formerly known as 5280) and had a great meal. Everything was awesome except for the bread pudding which was a bit dry. Otherwise, it was a perfect evening. We're going back for our anniversary in a few months!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good if you are in the area
    Tyler
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    I went here during restaurant week because I love seafood, and wanted to try a new place. I don't think I would go out of my way to come back. If I was close by, sure I would stop in but it's not worth traveling to otherwise. The food was good, but it wasn't great really. I expect a restaurant to flaunt their best stuff during restaurant week, and this was not impressive. The normal prices are high for what it is. It's in a strip mall, although they have tried to make you forget that the ceiling gives it away. One high point from the evening was the excellent service we received. I think we were the only people in the place under fifty except the staff, which isn't a bad thing necessarily but in this case it was.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Little Hidden Gem
    Michelle
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    I found this little gem while searching for a restaurant nearby a client's office. When I booked this restaurant on open table, it listed two different names, The Creek Seafood Grill and Pesce Fresca. I'm not sure if this is new ownership or just a change in names. The restaurant is located in a strip mall and is very deceiving from the outside. But once inside, the décor is tastefully done and inviting. The service was excellent, the food even better. Small menu that a "foodie" would love. I will definitely revisit this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service started off a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    The service started off a little slow but he recovered later. The food was very good and the portion size was great. We had a nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was 5280 week, so it was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    It was 5280 week, so it was very busy. I'm sure on any other night it wouldn't have been so packed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for dinner
    reviewVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    My boyfriend and I love coming here to eat. They have a great drink menu and shareable plates. When we have dinner I always get the fish special. The fish dishes are always great. Also amazing service and friendly owner. Definitely recommend trying this place for dinner and will definitely keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The restaurant is beautiful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The restaurant is beautiful! The restroom is just ehhhhhhhh!!!! Work on it ! It doesn't seem to fit the ambiance of the place!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Night at The Creek
    love2dine
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Atmosphere was nice - tables a little tight. Live music was good. The food was good. Service needs help. From greeting to busing to wait er - all needs to be improved to give a better rating. I would give it one more visit.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    My husband and I first went to this restaurant when it was Saffron. We enjoyed lobster tacos and the lobster pasta with caviar. Wow, both were amazing! Kelsie, our waitperson, was attentive and efficient, we had a great time and will be back soon, great job!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    No white table cloths but overall a good experience. Enjoy the singe player entertainment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic