Creekwood is a hidden gem in this neighborhood. We were fortunate enough to sit outside and watch the locals walking their dogs or strolling with their children. As they passed the restaurant, many stopped to look at the menu, and the managers were always there to give them a little "411" about Creekwood. I hope the neighborhood will embrace this gem! All the food is delicious, however, ask your server (or the managers), which dishes are good for that day. Sometimes they have fresh ingredients being used in one of the menu items and might not empathize that when they tell you the specials.
Brought myself back with 2 more guests. My nephew and his partner thoroughly enjoyed the squid (of corse) the mushroom pizza and the salad. We were quite full and happy! You did it again Creekwood!!’
We took our family to Creekwood for dinner while visiting our son at UC Berkeley. Every dish we had was fantastic. The service was top notch. We ended our meal with dessert and coffee on the patio. Will be back again and again whenever we are in town.
Squid appetizer excellent; steak and lamb chop well-cooked, but not the highest grade of meat. Tap water was tepid; had to ask for ice water, which came promptly when requested. Deserts were not served at the same time, which made me eat mine while my wife had nothing, and then had me watching while she ate hers. Affogato served with coffee already poured rather than poured at the table, as it should be.
Creekwood Restaurant had some good dishes and some fair dishes...but the cost was the difficult part. Two diners had the octopus appetizer, the burrata and tomato appetizer, gnocci pasta . steak and lamb chop plus 3 glasses of wine and the bill with tip came to $205.
The sporot of the place gas chabged. Fewer staff...and the person who greeted us at the door and seated us was also our waitress. And we never felt we had her attention. She seemed to be spending more time talking to the bartender then checking on us.
Hope they can make the adjustments that would bring it back to what it used to be.
We have had better meals at other places for less...and a more attentive staff.
Sorry to write this.
Excellent food and service! We ordered the gnudi, calamari (both appetizers), the mushroom pizza, and the spaghetti. Two glasses of white wine, then 2 glasses of red. The calamari was probably the best I have ever had, and the pizza and spaghetti were excellent, although everything was unusually rich. We both agreed, but others might not. Because it was so rich we would have been fine with just the pizza or the pasta. Or, maybe we should have skipped the gnudi. Unlike the reviewers on Yelp, we did not care for the gnudi. It absolutely was too rich, too big, and it just didn’t have amazing flavors. It was actually kind of ordinary. The service was fantastic, all four glasses of wine were perfect. For some reason the inside of the restaurant reminded me of Stella Nona. (But I have not been there in years). We made reservations on a Friday evening which I recommend. Definitely going back!
A good solid restaurant with a nicely curated menu. 2 of our7 dishes were outstanding, 2 were quite good, and the others were ok.
Grilled squid salad & gnocci were stellar. Pizza was tasty, but undercrust was soggy & oily. Green beans were good.
Desserts were adequate, but not a highlight.
Very pleasant restaurant, food good, but too oily/greasy.
Great food! Excellent service - so friendly and kind. It’s a wonderful neighborhood restaurant with delightful food choices. I like the squid salad to share as a starter. We had a tasty mushroom pizza and blistered green beans with delicious crispy onions. It was dinner for three of us. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Great neighborhood restaurant with friendly staff. The chicken was crisp and delicious and the green beans with crispy shallots were outstanding. Desserts were beautiful but not quite up the rest of the meal.
Everything was top notch! We were there for lunch, for a birthday celebration. We started with sugar and cinnamon beignets. They came to us warm, with a crunchy exterior and a fluffy interior. Omg! They were sublime! We also ordered the burger and soft scramble and everything was delicious and cooked very well. Ben was attentive but did not hover. The restaurant was very sleek looking and comfortable. We plan to return soon!
3rd time eating there and always excellent. Greg greets everyone and makes you feel at home.
This was our second visit, the first shortly after the restaurant opened. At that time, the noise level with a full house was bordering on painful. The owner said that they would be putting in sound absorption, so I thought I'd give it another try. With only a few tables occupied, it was loud. As the restaurant filled up, it got to be too loud. Regretfully we won't be back.
They did not acknowledge it was a birthday.
Amazing food, amazing service, overall fantastic experience. Would recommend to all for brunch or dinner.
We sat outside and it was delightful. The waiter was very attentive and we could not ask for better service. The food was delicious and very tasty. Overall it was wonderful and we will definitely be back.
Possibly the most delicious and inventive cuisine in Berkeley, with large ports and very reasonable portions, in an architecturally stunning space with attentive and fun staff.
We went in late on a not busy Tuesday night. The service was top notch. The menu is small but they did everything really well. I highly recommend it.
Rib eye was chewy and unappetizing. The only one who asked me about it was the bus person.
I think the food is too expensive for what you get. Every item is sold separately, so when you order the chicken that is all you get, no salad or vegetables. The pasta was cooked al dente and I got sick and was unable to finish my meal.
Good food, friendly staff, excellent service and ambience, convenient location and easy parking. I highly recommend Creekwood!
Very pleasant, good food and excellent wine list!
Food is the problem...not good and definitely not good value.
Yum, yum, yum! We had the tomato salad with burrata and the lamb sausage pizza. Excellent!
The food was delicious - we had a tomato and burrata appetizer and shared the rib eye steak. The steak was cooked perfectly and the owner recommended a wine that was a perfect match with the meal. The service was excellent as well; friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. I would recommend this place 100%.
Delicious grilled squid salad...this isn't a dish i would normally order but decided to try it and was WOWed by the char, the textures, flavors...just a wonderful dish and would've ordered another. The pasta with pork ragu was wonderful and decadent...and would've licked the bowl...mushroom pizza was earthy, rich with pecorino with added dimension with the truffle oil...loved it....
Rib eye was perfectly cooked but would probably pass next time...definitely a great dish to share and enjoy. Would definitely return as this place is a hidden gem.
Great food and very friendly service. I especially enjoyed the green bean side. The ground lamb pizza is also tasty! Great desserts too. Lovely wood interior and exterior too. Parking on the street is handy after 6 pm.
Love how everyone working for the restaurant seems genuinely happy to have you there.
Food choices are limited, but everything is very well done. Especially enjoyed Little Gem, Monterey Squid, and roasted half chicken
We love Creekwood and this was our first time going for brunch. It was fantastic! The French Toast was so fluffy and deliciously full of cinnamon. The fried chicken sandwich was very tasty, and we had a few house-made biscuits on the side that were perfection. My kids loved their meals, the adults loved their meals, and we barely left a crumb on our plates. The service was excellent as usual.
The food we had was delicious, especially my agnolotti and the almond cake dessert (divine!). The service was excellent - prompt, cheerful, and unobtrusive, and the decor was tasteful. At $40, the rib eye steak was not worth its price, and overall, the bill seemed excessive. Still, our dining experience was very pleasant and we salute the chefs and the owner/manager for creating it.
It was loud, making conversation a bit of a strain. The little gem salad was delicious, zesty, and fresh. The agnolotti were inelegant, with pasta that was rolled too thick and were consequently too tough. I also thought this dish required a fresh and maybe acidic element to balance the spicy filling and sauce—perhaps a few raw or lightly sautéed cherry tomatoes, or even just a squeeze of lemon?
Lovely attentive staff, nice balanced menu - not vast, but seasonal and tasty - in a modern yet comfortable setting. Wood-fired pizza oven, gluten-free choices, and nice wine list all made for a lovely evening out.
Had a great time enjoying a brunch date. The challah bread french toast was especially good!
Such a lovely ambience, delicious food, friendly owner. All was top notch. This will be a restaurant I'll return to again and again! The pastas, starters, and pizza were amazing.
We went there pre-theater, before a BerkeleyRep show. While it seemed out of the way, it was a great choice. Easy parking and quick trip from there to the theater. It has really good food and attentive service. All four of us enjoyed our choices. Would definitely go there again. If this place were in the foodie corridor of north Berkeley there would be a line out the door.
This was the second time I’ve tried Creekwood. The first time my friend had the ribeye. Beautifully presented but the medium rare we asked for was raw in the middle, and we had to send it back to be cooked more. I thought it was an anomaly. Came back on Friday and we ordered the lamb loin chop. Again, the meat was raw, not rare, raw inside. Both times the meat was undercooked and full of gristle.
We were having a great time celebrating a birthday on this latest visit, and the food wasn’t our focus, but we were a bit disappointed. The little gems salad was passable, nothing special. The olive tapenade aioli made the squid appetizer way too salty. The beans under the lamb were delicious, though we’re fairly certain they weren’t fava beans as described on the menu. The pork ragu pasta was terrific, would order that again!
All in all, we really wanted to love Creekwood, but unfortunately it was just ok.
Excellent new(ish) neighborhood restaurant in South Berkeley. Every dish was nicely prepared, with excellent ingredient choices/flavor pairings. Small, but solid, wine choices (a bit pricey by the glass, but every one was a good pick). We sat at the counter and really enjoyed watching the food prep and positive vibes of the chefs working together. Very nice waitstaff and greeters. Everyone seemed to care about the experience they were offering and it showed. A thoroughly enjoyable dinner. Thank you Creekwood folk!
Another great meal at Creekwood. I live in Seattle but have to be in the Bay Area frequently for work. I always try to come here for dinner if I can. The owners are really friendly and care about the patrons having a good dining experience.
I would recommend to try and support. The food and service were quality but the ambiance needed more warmth- dramatic flower arrangement ? At front
There needs to be more lively in the atmosphere. I liked it well enough but needed some additions to add sparkle.
I would highly recommend Creekwood! Food was fabulous and service was friendly. :)