My wife and I recently celebrated our first marriage anniversary. I volunteered to be in charge of planning our anniversary. This being our first wedding anniversary, I wanted to make sure that it was special. I set out in search of an elegant restaurant. This was my chance to treat her like a queen. I went to place after place looking for the right location to celebrate our anniversary. I searched all over the Internet for different places. Our find a place, and then go scope it out to see if it was what I was looking for. Ironically, it was on my way back from one of these places that I spotted Creo.
Creo is situated on the corner of Stuyvesant Plaza. For whatever reason, I missed seeing Creo although I pass it on a weekly basis. A few days before my anniversary I visited Creo and booked a reservation to ensure that I would have a table ready. Speaking to the receptionist, it is hard to see the entire restaurant. But on the day of our anniversary, I was pleasantly surprised. When you first walk in you are greeted by pleasant staff. To the right is an upscale bar. As you walk into the main area of the restaurant, you start to see the true elegance of this location. The decor is a mix of modern and Asian. The lighting is adequate but not overwhelming. Epicenter of the restaurant, there is a dining area that could be closed off with curtains for private dining. There are bright green bamboo shoots at the center surrounding the private dining area.
As the waiter or waitress sits you down at a table you’ll notice that there are no people lost. The tables are made of a material that looks like brass or copper. Each table has a bottle of sparkling water. I immediately was amazed to find the owner and his wife roaming around and interacting with customers. They seem to be a couple who truly cared about the service of their customers. They even on occasion tended to complaints and issues brought up by customers and solve them personally. Now all this was before we even ordered. Now my anniversary was the first time that I ate here, but I’ve been eating here ever since. The service is wonderful, and the price is reasonable. This is not to say that all their meals are inexpensive. However, my first meal there with my wife was under $30 before tip, while a dinner I had with my mother; cost me a little over $100 before tip. They have everything from pizza, to the most delicious sea bass.
There menu has something for everyone. My wife has a taste for American food that is simple and straightforward. She loves the thin crust pizza that is simple yet elegant. They have a couple choices when it comes to pizza, but neither choice is like your run-of-the-mill pizza. I on the other hand, prefer a more elegant dish. I’m used to eating salmon, and was reluctant to order the bass. The bass was a daily special that day, and I was glad that I ordered it. It was served with wasabi, and an assortment of veggies. This obviously, was a more expensive dish. There menu contains everything from seafood, salads, appetizers, and a variety of desserts. I truly recommend that if you’re in Albany, and looking for an elegant night out, that you check out Creo in the Stuyvesant Plaza on Western Avenue.