Creekwood Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Italian
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4.5
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L
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a lovely vibrant restaurant. For my taste the pasta was underdone. My experience in Italy is that even if they cook pasta al dente in water, once they cook it in the sauce it is soft, with the flavor of the sauce absorbed into the pasta. I realize some people like the pure al dente but I would ask them to cook it a little more in a future visit. The sauce on the meatballs was delicious and I loved the garlic bread they were served with. The apple crisp dough was not crisp and tasted like oats so was just okay. The serving staff were friendly and efficient but the noise (I know, very fashionable) caused a couple of communication issues. Even though the noise level is loud, once we were used to it, we could hear each other, which is not always the case these days. These small reasons are why I consider Creekwood overall a 4 rather than 5 star, but we will likely go back as I felt maybe it was an off day and the menu is great with many delicious sounding choices.

j
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our group enjoyed two pasta dishes and a pizza, along with the Burrata appetizer salad.
The food was very good. Our server and staff were friendly and attentive. I would definitely return and recommend to others.

N
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is a real gem - great food, nice service. Highly recommend getting a biscuit at brunch!

BG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious meal, the pasta is just outstanding.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely spot for a Sunday birthday brunch. Beautiful setting and attentive service. Eggs Purgatorio were excellent, as was the Acme Levain toast. Two orders of Avocado Toast with poached eggs were gobbled up. We indulged with a “dessert” order of cinnamon sugar beignets— spectacular! Good, strong coffee kept coming. Can’t wait to come back to try dinner.

JN
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This was our third visit. While the food was good this time, the dining experience was not great. It appears that the kitchen was not being properly ventilated. The room was uncomfortably warm, and when we left the restaurant our clothes smelled strongly of cooking odors. Our waiter was also somewhat surly. We will try again, hoping that these issues will be corrected.

e
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant is in the middle of nowhere BUT is well worth a visit! The food was excellent (especially the agnolotti) and service very friendly and helpful. We ate everything family style so that we could try as many tasty dishes as possible (calamari, pizza and shishito peppers in addition to the pasta). My only negative comment (and it is a small one) the open door to the refrigerator room detracts from the overall warm but clean look of the restaurant.

f
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

At the door, the man who appeared to be the owner spoke only to my white friend, even though I (black) was standing ahead of her in line and had made the reservation. Pasta came out hard and undercooked and had to be sent back -- then came out undercooked again. The tomato sauce was nothing special, tasted like the generic canned Aramark stuff from my college cafeteria. The second time we found a unrecognizable flat rubbery object in the pasta/sauce -- unclear if it was a type of meat or not. We stopped eating when we found it, paid the full bill and left. This was our second unhappy visit here. Don't think we'll be back.

CB
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food is really good, especially pastas and salads. It's a little loud for my tastes, but I get that's just part of the modern restaurant experience. We could hear each other fine, so no complaints there.

PF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife's 50th Day and she wanted a special dinner with friends. Creekwood did not disappoint!!! The owner and staff were amazing and even let us bring in a 50th bday celebration balloon. All the food was amazing!!! Highly recommend Creekwood.

GM
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice local place, fun place to dine. And parking

VS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great bunch place. Really high quality food.

DM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A neighborhood gem. a lot of attention to details and a most lovely and friendly service. The owners are so thoughtfull and really care about making this a successful and worthy destination.

BS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First visit and very pleased with the food and the ambiance. A bit noisy for old ears but chatting with the owner and taking his wine recommendation more than made up for it.

W
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined at Creekwood last Wednesday. Started with the Little Gem salad, which was excellent with the tastiest bacon chunks. Then progressed to a Speck Pizza, which combined some amazing flavors of speck ham, blue cheese, and pear. Shared a ribeye steak, bone-in, perfectly cooked. Finished with an Affogato for dessert. I tried the panda cotta, which was a bit richer than I cared for. Overall, the meal was awesome. Host Greg Poulios made sure we enjoyed our evening. Need to come back soon.

SH
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was pretty good but nothing special. Worst part was that we waited for a table for 40 minutes even though we had a reservation. The host apologized and gave us 2 glasses of wine on the house.

RM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a great time for brunch. Hope to get back soon for dinner.

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Warm welcome from co-owner Greg. Loved that we were seated immediately even though our third had not yet arrived. Comfortable booths, woods and interesting lights from Wisconsin. The selection of appetizers, pastas, pizzas, entrees, sides and desserts were appealing and not overwhelming. Good wine list, again not overwhelming. I would suggest champagne glasses for the Prosecco though. Meatball appetizer was generous (6) and their fried cheese appetizer was different and delicious. We opted for two appetizers, a Brussels sprouts side and a pizza. Plenty for three of us. Then shared pear crisp and really good chocolate cake with loads of whipped cream. I’m not a chocoholic but that cake was dense and delicious. I’ll be back. A new favorite. Marcia

GN
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Restaurant was busy, but table was ready on time. Two of us had the prix fixe offering and chose the Kale salad and pappardelle, the third had the salmon entree and the fourth chose the Speck pizza. We shared the calamari and finger potato appetizer. All enjoyed their meal!!! Portions were good, well spiced and cooked perfectly. The wine list small but adequate and we shared a lovely Italian red. We expect to return soon.

LS
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Creekwood is a lovely restaurant. The menu has good variety - something for everyone! They need a little help with their service - we felt it was spotty from start to finish. But not a reason to not go. The food is delicious!

r
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Splendid food - warm setting. I like their Pizza. I will continue to recommend this place to all my friends.

f
San Francisco
158 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We were in for a very early dinner so unsure of how noise level will progress as the night goes on. It's a bright, happy restaurant providing good looking food. We had a calamari appetizer that was amazingly light and very flavorful. The kale salad was less successful with the onions in a clump and the kale still very chewy. We will able to take it home and toss it in some olive oil and serve it with a stew. The pizza was light and flavorful. We ordered speck with mushrooms as we're not fond of truffle oil. Overall, a successful evening with a bottal of Quivara (a rather light Zinfandel matching the rest of the very European wine list in that price range. Many items still on the menu to try - rather meat centric. If more fish and seafood options could be added, it would increase our intrest in the restaurant.

KC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service, the ambiance, and did I mention the food?!?! Overall, this restaurant is top notch. I can't recommend it highly enough.

J
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having grown up in Berkeley, We were a little skeptical when we found out the restaurant was on Sacramento, (which is more of a residential area) but we were pleasantly surprised with the ambiance and over all look of the place!

We had the gnudi and Brussels sprouts for appetizers. So I typically hate ricotta cheese but omg the fried gnudi was so good! It was perfectly crispy and creamy with a delicious tomato sauce to accompany it!

For entrees, we shared the parpadelle, gnocchi, agnolotti and the special porterhouse. Everything was absolutely delicious but the gnocchi stole the show for me. They were perfect little pillows that just melt in your mouth. I would go back for that alone.

As for service, our waiter, Ben was nice and attentive. The owner was walking around and checking on every table which was a great touch because you could see he takes pride in his restaurant!

I can’t wait to go back. Yum!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is fantastic! Pizza is one of the best!

We ordered mushroom pizza, roasted chicken, Brussels sprouts and shishito peppers for dinner and ended the meals with a very delicious dessert - panna cotta.

First time for us but will definitely go back very often! One of the finest Italian restaurants in Berkeley!

Kate

i
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food in a small restaurant with friendly owner and staff, open for a year

MH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Disappointing. First, they did not have my favorite Creekwood dish, the stuffed calamari. That is, to me, the highlight of their menu, and until it reappears there, I will not be eating at Creekwood. Then, the Lmb Shank simply did not tast like lamb. It was also served in unusual fashion, not in the form of a whole shank, but as a kind of cross-section of a shank, with the bone vertical and centered. I don't mind the unusual presentation, but I order it because I love lamb, and this rendition did not taste like lamb. My wife observed that her Gnocchi were not pasta, but largely of even entirely potato; this should have been noted on the menu.

a
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice folks, good service. Menu could be more interesting. Eggs, hash browns, bacon were fine. Biscuit could have been better. Nice space.

JM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here are fantastic! Brunch is delicious. The biscuit beignets are dangerously tasty, especially with honey. Creekwood’s fried chicken sandwich with a fried egg added is the best I’ve had anywhere. I would also highly recommend the biscuit breakfast and the French toast. Excellent coffee too! Easy street parking close to the restaurant.

B
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Been meaning to try Creekwood for a year, but finally got the opportunity - me and our daughter took my wife to dinner for her birthday. Service was prompt, friendly, and professional. Food was really good - probably will make a couple different menu selections next time, but everything looked so good that we will confidently order. Great neighborhood spot.

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

High prices for zero-interest food. We've tried 5 different items in the menu, none was interesting. Even half price, we would have been disappointed. And we live in the neighborhood, so willing to like this new restaurant. Having a limited menu (4 entrees, 4 appetizers, etc) should allow the cook to offer a much better quality. Very nice staff and good vibes, though.

Creekwood Restaurant
Responded on December 21, 2019

Hello Sylvian - so sorry you didn't enjoy your visit with us last night. We appreciate your feedback and will talk with our kitchen team. We strive to provide great, thoughtfully prepared food and I am sorry we fell short of your expectations.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration was perfect
For
The 4 of us

KT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely service, delicious food for our small staff holiday dinner. We broke a glass, and staff cleaned right away and even replaced the salad that may have caught shrapnel - we didn't even ask! The almond cake was awesome. Thank you, Creekwood.

Creekwood Restaurant
Responded on December 21, 2019

Thanks Kristen - glad you enjoyed your experience with us here. Hope to see you again soon!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for brunch - the biscuit and gravy breakfast was very good, although the poached eggs were a little underdone. Their breakfast that carries their name was ho hum - soggy hash browns never impress me. Overall good quality ingredients, great service but not worth the 30 min drive for us.

Creekwood Restaurant
Responded on December 21, 2019

Thanks and sorry the brunch food wasn't up to par for you. I will share your feedback with our kitchen staff and work on improving our hash browns and eggs and our breakfast.

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CB
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

DG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been three times and thoroughly enjoyed it. They need to get the word out because this place is almost unknown. The food is really good. It's very nice inside and the location is easy to find with plenty of nearby parking. I tell everyone about it b/c I want them to stay in business!

h
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. I had the papperdelle, the meatball appetizer, the rib eye and green bean side. Everything was perfectly seasoned, served at a good temperature and the portions were generous. The service was attentive and friendly. Parking easy. I will be going back.

Creekwood Restaurant
Responded on December 21, 2019

Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you here again soon!

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GL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been twice now to Creekwood for brunch, and intending to go again soon, we highly recommend it for the quality of the food preparation and the friendly, thoughtful service. The biscuits were superb! We will try the restaurnt for dinner soon, too.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this place randomly on Google and so glad I did. Service was attentive and food was outstanding! Fairly small place but as soon as I stepped in, you could smell the freshly made food. Environment was warm and inviting, perfect on one of the Bay's chillier nights. Definitely recommend! Even heard another patron ask the host where he could leave a review because him and his party had a great time as well. Will definitely be back 😊