Creekwood Restaurant, located at 3121 Sacramento Street, officially opens its doors on Tuesday, November 20. The location spans 1,700 square feet, seats 50 inside and 20 people on the patio and will feature a California – Italian menu.
“We are thrilled to be opening our doors and look forward to serving this community. We have a custom pizza oven and will be making custom Neapolitan style pizzas. Diners should come hungry and ready to enjoy freshly made pasta, meatballs, steak, grilled octopus and salads, all of which feature seasonal ingredients. We also have a wide selection of wine, beer and espresso drinks,” said Greg Poulios, Creekwood’s owner.
Poulios and Mark Louie, who have known each other from pre-school, spent years looking for the right location to open Creekwood before coming across the former bike shop, which was built in 1977. The location needed work, from removing and rebuilding the walls and floor, to pouring new foundation and installing new electrical and gas.
“Each time we discovered a new problem, we had to return to the city and wait for approval. That delay allowed us to focus on the design longer,” said Poulios.
The interior of the restaurant has several unique design details, including old growth reclaimed Douglas Fir and custom ironwork. Holophane lamps, which hang on black iron pipes throughout, were recovered from an old ammunition factory in Wisconsin that was built in the early 1920’s. The bathroom sconce is made of sandblasted Jack Daniels bottles, the transom glass is old factory chicken wire glass and the two center lights are from a demolished factory in Holland.
“We are excited to be part of the Berkeley dining scene where there is a diverse and refined culinary tradition. The diners are cultured and have great expectations for restaurants that open here. We hope that Creekwood will be a great addition to the neighborhood,” added Poulios.