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Creative Cooking Restaurant

Cajun & Creole, Contemporary
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1835 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook, CT 06498
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 54
  • 23
    Very good
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  • 9
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sunday Brunch

I went here with friends today for Sunday Brunch. They take a Southern spin on brunch, by offering up gumbo, jumbalaya and more. They have the staples of french toast, bacon, eggs, watermelon, and an omelette station. Your first mimosa is free, and they give you quite a bit. The brunch itself is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Good for:
  • Business meetings
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I love Creative Cooking, the food is always amazing and so different to anywhere else in the area, the service is very good, and The Chef has many a story to tell! I have been travelling to Westbrook on business for 8 years and this restaurant is always a must on my list, the Sunday buffet is also a nice... More 

Thank tj r
Guilford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Went there last Thursday night with some friends. Great service/servers and the food was unbelievable. I had the broccoli and the seafood cakes. Soooooo delicious. And the price is so reasonable, almost inexpensive for the ones who are into smaller portions. My "small plate" with a broccoli side fed me dinner and the following day's lunch.

Thank Eileen2121
Little Egg Harbor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Absolute BEST BEST BEST CRAWFISH BISQUE I HAVE EVER HAD!!!! The staff was super friendly the food was fresh and awesomely prepared,if you like Louisiana style food this is Def the place to go!!!

Thank Regina M
Level Contributor
141 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I went here with friends today for Sunday Brunch. They take a Southern spin on brunch, by offering up gumbo, jumbalaya and more. They have the staples of french toast, bacon, eggs, watermelon, and an omelette station. Your first mimosa is free, and they give you quite a bit. The brunch itself is $17.99/per person, and is served from 11... More 

Thank ForTheStory
Burlington, Vermont
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I came here years ago, was in town for business & loved the food. Came again for business with colleagues and while the food was delicious the service was below average. Only one waiter for porch and asked 5 times for water, then went to bar to get a pitcher and was told it's not allowed, the owner doesn't want... More 

1 Thank Urbanchicfoody
Westbrook, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

For years was our favorite place to eat. Consistently good. Sunil is a great chef. His blackening spices mix and his sauces were the best. But it's going downhill. We went about 2 months ago and what was a 4 page menu was down to one page. No more salad with the meal. The tomato-basil dressing was so good. And... More 

2 Thank Bruce P
Madison, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Ordered the shrimp cocktail as an appetizer. When the shrimp arrived it was under cooked, warm, and had a horrible smell. I can not emphasis how bad the smell was, honestly I can not believe the shrimp even left the kitchen. We cancelled our order and walked out. Very disappointed. I tore up the gift certificate I bought my wife.... More 

Thank Lrcrue
Milford, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Sorry to say our visit on May 24th was a disappointing one. We were seated in back room at two seat table that was cramped against the wall which was badly beaten by previous guests who obviously kept hitting the wall with the chair. Waitress was obviously untrained, sweet but not trained in what we thought was an upscale restaurant.... More 

1 Thank Rita M S
Westbrook, Connecticut
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Creative cooking has an extensive menu and huge portions. subtle flavors make an incredible meal. inside the atmosphere leaves a bit to be desired, but the quality of the food will trump it - to be sure!

1 Thank Jodi G
old saybrook, ct
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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I love creole world of food. Having spent two years in New Orleans many years ago. I've been reluctant to try this place because I had a bad experience 4 or 5 years ago. Well, that's two really terrible food experiences now. My gumbo was tough and the sauce was glutenous, like it hadn't been heated thru... Waitress was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1835 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook, CT 06498
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Westbrook
  • Phone Number: 8603997872

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 22
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions


Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?