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Creative Cooking Restaurant

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Cajun & Creole, Contemporary
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1835 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook, CT 06498
8603997872
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
nice new orleans restaurant

Four of went here after a day of outlet shopping. It was a Monday and the place was empty. We were seated in the lounge and served by the chef/owner. I asked about a dish that I saw online, crawfish alfredo for $10, and was told I had mistaken it for crawfish puff,no I told him, but I wasn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2014
ralphy57
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Willington, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
old saybrook, ct
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Charlton, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We were excited to find a restaurant that offered traditional New Orleans cooking. We ordered the Gumbo and Crawfish Bisque, both were very good. The Gumbo had an exceptional Flavor. We had Chicken and Shrimp Jumbalaya and Pan Blackened Chicken Mamou as out entrees. Both were full of flavor and met every expectation we had, The portion size could easily... More 

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Willington, Connecticut
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87 reviews 87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Four of went here after a day of outlet shopping. It was a Monday and the place was empty. We were seated in the lounge and served by the chef/owner. I asked about a dish that I saw online, crawfish alfredo for $10, and was told I had mistaken it for crawfish puff,no I told him, but I wasn't going... More 

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ct
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132 reviews 132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Awesome waitress Tori served our family of 4. We opted to eat in the lounge but dining area very pretty too. Started with fun Hurricane drinks. The shrimp and crawfish jambalaya was excellent. Also highly recommend the seafood filet! Raspberry blue cheese dressing another favorite. Save room for coffee and chocolate puff pastry for dessert. Also spent time speaking to... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Brought the family here tonight not knowing how they would like New Orleans style food/cooking. It was a big hit!! From the Salad with a Raspberry Blue Cheese Dressing to the Shrimp and Crawfish Jambalaya to the Seafood Filet Mignon to the NY Strip, dinner was fantastic. The evening was topped off with a chocolate puff pastry with vanilla ice... More 

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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My wife and I recently dined at Creative Cooking in Westbrook Ct, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We opted to sit in the formal New Orleans style dining room which is decorated in a classic period style. Other options for seating include the more casual bar area and the outside front porch. The dinner menu is quite extensive and contains... More 

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Holliston, MA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We had a lovely dinner here. The best part was a Thai shrimp appetizer. The meals were quite substantial- we each had a gumbo, one with chicken and one with shrimp, in a bowl with a lot of rice and beans. Very tasty, but the two of us could have shared one main dish. Service was very attentive; nice ambience.

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CT, USA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We started coming here on our way home from NYC one week-end. It was late when we got off RTE 95 and started looking for a place to eat, we saw the sign for Creative Cooking and parked.The restaurant has a very nice formal dining area and a decent size bar as we were dressed casually we asked to be... More 

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Brewster, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The food and service were excellent. The interior of the restaurant was beautiful, but it was a warm summer night and we decided that an outdoor table on the front porch would be nice, and it was. The Gumbo soup (chicken or seafood -we had both) was outstanding. Don't miss the tomato vinaigrette salad dressing. Main courses were substantial and... More 

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New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went to Creative Cooking after having driven past it many times over the years. Don't know why I never went in, but I do know I'll be back. Went for dinner with my wife and 4 friends. All 6 of us will be returning for more. The Gumbo's both Chicken and Seafood were simply the best. The main courses were... 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: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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?