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“Choice.”
Review of Creo Restaurant - CLOSED

Creo Restaurant
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Fuller Road
Big Sky, Montana
1 review
“Choice.”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

This place achieves the unachievable. It is sophisticated without being annoyingly sophisticated about its sophistication. Meaning, it's an accessible, delicious, comforting and glamorous restaurant the likes of which you simply will not find anywhere else within an un-jetlagable radius. Meaning, depending on what you order, you'll find yourself at either José Andrés' or your gifted grandpa the chef's kitchen table, the one who lives in Japan. If this doesn't make sense, you just have to go to Creo to have the sense made for you. You'll be happy you did. Really. Promise yourself to leave full. You owe it to your stomach. And drink mixedly. Because the mixed drinks are especially ambrosial. I'm serious. It's a very special place. (I will be driving from NYC next week to go again. Perhaps with my Grandpa, who is not from Japan, as it were.)

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Wendyatlantismgil356
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Creoteam, Owner at Creo Restaurant, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Dear Wendyatlantismgl356:

Thanks for the amazing review. Your culinarian grandpa and his ambiguous heritage are most welcome at Creo whether he hails from Japan or Jamaica Plain. Seriously though, we are very focused on providing a great guest experience, and it's great to hear that we did you right!

Sincerely,

Brian White, White Management VP and Creo Partner
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English first
Scotia, New York
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Stick to the Small Plates”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

We'd always had the small plates at Creo in Stuyvesant Plaza. We wanted to try the main dishes this time, but, in hindsight, shouldn't have. We had early dinner reservations, 5:45 p.m., and were seated right away. Our server was very attentive and, even as it got busier, she continued to provide great service. As it turns out, her service was the best part of our evening. We started with a Carmel Apple Martini and an Omegang Abbey Ale (on tap). Both were good. It was nice to find Omegang on tap.
We chose the escargot with grilled bread for our appetizer. As a rule, escargot should be screaming garlic; we heard a whisper. The grilled bread, however, shouted grilled. The grill flavor was so strong that we didn't finish the grilled bread. We were lucky to have the bread basket bread, which was delicious, to dip into the mildly flavored escargot broth.
Because our main courses were to be Ahi Tuna and Pork Tenderloin with Asian Barbeque Sauce, we opted for a Dry Riesling from Dr. Konstantin Frank (Finger Lakes, NY). It was good and paired well with our main dishes. The Thai Pork Tenderloin was described on the menu as follows: Thai BBQ sauce, whipped sweet potato, baby bok choy. It was pork tenderloin, although not very tender, and there was BBQ sauce, but the Thai flavoring was unnoticeable. The whipped sweet potato, however, was very good. The Ahi Tuna was served with baby bok choy, shoestring potato, soy mustard vinaigrette, wasabi, and coriander. The shoestring potato was very good. The Ahi Tuna just wasn't. The Creme Brulee for dessert was good, the Brulee topping was torched just prior to serving, as it should be. The creme was a little heavy and the whipped cream on top unnecessary as it only served to soften the nice Brulee topping.
Overall, I recommend going for the small plates and staying away from the main dishes.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Claudia C
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Creoteam, Owner at Creo Restaurant, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Dear Claudia,

Thank you for your review. We always appreciate guests who provide specifics that we can tackle. I will share your comments with the Chef and Management team.

We look forward to serving you again.

Brian White, VP White Management and Creo Partner
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Albany, New York
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great specials and regular menu”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

I LOVE their appetizers, even the simple Saratoga Chips with blue cheese. The woodfired pizza is different and yummy. I had the mushroom, onion, with truffle oil pizza. My husband had a special, that looked amazing, especially the lobster rangoon. Next time, I will be trying the ahi tuna. I have never been dissapointed with this place. It is a little higher price-wise, so it's not somewhere I go very often. Although, I wouldn't say the cost is out-of-line.

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank Acheens
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Creoteam, Owner at Creo Restaurant, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Dear Acheens:

Thanks for the awesome review. We are excited to see you again soon for the Tuna.

Sincerely,

Brian White, VP White Management and Creo Partner
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Level 6 Contributor
600 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“Reliable”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

Mostly go for luck and have always been satisfied with menu and service. Most recently had
a personal pizza. It was tasty buffalo wing favor on crispy flat pizza crust. Companion had small house salad and the soup du jour , both ample portions. Service fell apart a little at the end
since the server forgot to pick up the check, we ended up paying cash so we could leave it on the
table and not wait longer for the credit card.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank ReddyBro
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Creoteam, Owner at Creo Restaurant, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Dear Reddybro:

Thanks for the four star review. It sounds like you make it to Creo with some regularity. Thanks for the comments about the food. I am disappointed to hear the service fell apart. We brought your review to the servers to demonstrate the importance of serving a guest for the duration...it is one of my pet peeves to wait for the check when I'm ready to bounce, and I understand the frustration. I am sorry we let you down. I am thankful for your honesty, and we are correcting this issue.

Sincerely,

Brian White, VP White Management/Creo Partner
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Ghent, New York
Level 6 Contributor
337 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Interesting Well-Prepared Food and Wine”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Creo is a lovely, environmentally-friendly, romantic spot for lunch, cocktails and snacks or dinner. Great variety of choices including small plates and entrees. There uis something for every appetite.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Judith S
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Creoteam, Owner at Creo Restaurant, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
JS-Ghent,

Thank you for the nice review. We look forward to taking care of you again soon.

Sincerely,

Brian White, VP White Management and Creo Partner
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