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We hope that you will dine with us soon for an authentic New Orleans dining experience - One that goes beyond Cajun! To enhance your dining experience, we fly in the finest seafood and products available from the Louisiana Gulf Coast and Bayou Regions. We believe that it is these indigenous products that ensure the authenticity of flavors and the integrity of our Creole and Cajun Cuisine.
San Carlos, CA 94070
Creole, American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:30 - 2:00 pm
Sunday, Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday - Sunday 4-6 PM, Starting July 6, 2017
North of Holly St.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Happy Hour Tuesday - Sunday, Starting July 6, 2017
We offer all levels of Catering. From just a quick drop off to a customized event to suite all needs.
We have over 10 parking spaces on the premises.
Private Party Facilities:
Thank you for considering hosting your next event at CreoLa Bistro
Whether you are hosting a rehearsal dinner, a board meeting or celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary, CreoLa makes entertaining easy. Work with our experienced party planner to tailor each aspect of your party to your needs - for events of all types. Create custom designed place cards and select a light menu for your bridesmaids' luncheon, host clients and treat them to one of our decadent tasting menus. At CreoLa, we pamper you and your guests with unparalleled hospitality and cuisine.
Private Party Contact:
Edwin Caba: (650) 654-0882
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Mardi Gras Menu. Tuesday- Sunday , 4 Course Menu $35
Creola Ratings and Reviews
Went to Creola for my birthday. We wanted a New Orleans creole style restaurant we weren't disappointed. We started with Hurricanes to celebrate the New Orleans heritage. All of my party had the fixed prix dinners: appetizer, soup/salad, entre and dessert. We had a variety of food: steak, jambalaya, chicken with a variety of appetizers. Everything was good and nicely prepared. Slightly different take on a jambalaya then you would get in New Orleans but good (sausage and chicken weren't integrated into the dish). Service was excellent. We had reservations and we were promptly seated and served. The only issue we had was when the bill came and we were charged for dessert. Manager informed us that the dessert we had chosen wasn't included in the fixed prix meal but nowhere on the menu was this indicated. After questioning the charge the manager indicated that she would comp the dessert. Other than the dessert issue and great dinner. We will certainly return.
Thanksgiving at Creola was wonderful! Low-key, elegant yet casual surroundings. The renovation is great--light and airy and open. Prixe Fixe menu was delicious! They brought warm cornebread muffins with honey butter when we sat down. Everything I had was authentic and well-prepared. Fried oysters with bacon remoulade sauce, tasty gumbo, and a boneless turkey, duck and chicken roulade with stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes, winter root veg & cranberry sauce--Fantastic! Finished with pecan pie with a thin layer of cheesecake. Our waiter was ideal--friendly, funny and efficient and very understanding with my 91 year old mom who has Alzheimer's. Thanks for a wonderful holiday, Creola!
This is my favorite to-go place for special occasions like thanksgiving but this time service is below par. It could be that there are lots of people on thanksgiving but they can anticipate that since they have confirmed reservations. I had the drum fish and my friend had the filet mignon which was delicious! My drum fish - not that much. Should have ordered the shrimp and grits or the Turduchen. The French silk pie was good though so overall it was not good as last year. Need some improvement on service on food.
This was our first time at Creole. We were there very early and were able to take advantage of the happy hour menu. The service and quality of good was excellent. Everyone was so friendly. I actually prefer it over Nola in Palo Alto, but to be fair Nola has a very different vibe. But if you are looking for a comfortable, cozy restaurant to enjoy with friends or family, this is a great choice.
I was excited to try this restaurant. Must be a local favorite as it was packed. I was hoping for an inventive, fun cocktail list. Boring and the Manhattan I had was the worst I've ever had. The seats the guys were in were so uncomfortable, we had to insert pillows from the bench seat behind their backs. Food was good.
Host was rude. We had never seen him before. We had a reservation for 5:15 and there were only 4 people in the entire restaurant when we arrived. We asked for a more private table (not the middle of the empty room) and were told that all the other tables were reserved for other parties. (One reservation was for 6:30 so the table would remain vacant until that time. Another table that we requested was still vacant when we left 2 hours later.)
We have been long time customers of this restaurant and usually have had great service and food. The food seemed different this time, and the experience was very uncomfortable. We probably will not return.
This was my first time trying creole cuisine, and I was pleasantly surprised! We had the hush puppies, which were cooked to perfection and absolutely delicious. We brought in our own wine, and the staff was able to accommodate that with ease. For my entree I had the tofu jambalaya, and it was a pleasantly filling vegetarian dish. Great experience all around! The one negative aspect was the noise, every time the door opened you could hear the nearby highway.
The food is excellent for lunch and the prices are quite reasonable. We decided on Jambalaya and Grilled Chicken with Red Beans and Rice. The Corn Muffins were delicious. The service was friendly and prompt. We definitely recommend this Creole inspired menu.
This is my go-to for my Southern Comfort food! I had the Shrimp Creola as well as my favorite crawfish hush puppies and it was delicious! My friend had the steak which he requested to have it charred outside but pink inside and it was cooked as requested and of course, very tasty, tender and delicious! The bread pudding is also good! This place always deliver!
We had out of town visitors and they were blown away by the quality of the ingredients and different flavors of the food. Great drinks, excellent appetizers and fantastic food. I've recommended this restaurant several times and, based on the food and service tonight, will continue to do so. One of our favorites.
This is my second time st CreoLa. First time was divine abd the food and service was superb. Second time back with my coworkers for lunch. The ahi was delicious. The jumbalya was not bad but when my dish cane out the presentation was nothing compared to the ahi. My entree came out and it was on a white round plate .. the plate looked a bit scratched up. The two dish cannot be compared .. mine looked like something whipped up at home and the ahi looks really good.
Just some suggestion, the presentation that comes out for The jambalaya should be on par with the ahi dish.
Delicious food, and the prix fixe dinner menu for $35 per person is a great value, and includes appetizer, soup or salad, entree, and dessert. Good cocktail selection, very reasonably priced, and tasty. The service was extremely attentive. A must try if you have not been to this little gem before.
I picked Creola to have dinner with my husband's parents. We started with some cocktails and then head to some amazing appetizers. I'm particularly fond of the Shrimp bourbon street. We followed our meals with the Shrimp and Crawfish Etouffee and Fried Chicken. Both were extremely tasty and one of us could have easily repeated their entree. It was that good! Finally we ended with French silk pie and caramel beignet for dessert. Although our stomachs were full, we are glad we had space for dessert, because these were to eat and cry for more :)
Overall we had an excellent experience, from food taste and presentation, service and atmosphere.
We will definitely be coming back!!
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