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Birk's
Birk's

Birk's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.birksrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (408) 980-6400
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:15am to 2:30pm Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4pm to 6pm, Saturday: 5pm to 7pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5pm to 9:30pm Sunday: 5pm to 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Maurice Dissels
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: CLASSIC AMERICANA MENU Friday-Sunday Dinner 3 course menus change weekly. Inquire for details HAPPY HOUR 4pm to 6pm, Monday—Friday and Saturday 5pm to 7pm Whet your appetite with a Birk's Big Martini, Specialty Cocktail or Beer. Ask a server about our discounted drink specials

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mission College
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample Parking behind the restaurant
A word from Birk's
Birk's proudly offers hardwood grilled steaks, chops and seafood and has served Silicon Valley diners continuously since 1989. Birk's concept is based on the traditional city grill with a contemporary twist that remains one of the most popular dining destinations for lunch and dinner in the area. In addition to the menu of hardwood grilled steaks, chops, fresh fish and seafood, Birk's culinary team creates daily lunch and dinner menu additions. The lively bar is stocked with a complete array of beverages including an award winning wine list, select beers on tap, single malt scotches and full espresso bar. The attentive yet unobtrusive service professionals combined with an elegant facility and consistently executed cuisine make Birk's the ideal location for your next business or casual lunch or dinner, private dining or special occasion event. At your service, Birk's Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "I liked the restaurant, the food is good and the place convenient for a lunch meeting with friends or for business."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Pricey but excellent food and service. The filet mignon is outstanding."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We loved the delicious food and amazing service at this restaurant. They have the right formula to keep their diners coming back for more."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I've been to Birks lots of times, finally reviewing it after work related dinner. Small beer list but GREAT selection, our table shared a 750mL of Wookie Jack and the Sour (which was great, I wish I could remember the name!) The appetizer platter was great, good onion rings and the steak bits were good too. Main entrees were where I struggled a little...the filet was fantastic, the salmon was good, but the ribeyes (2 people in our party got it) were both waaay too fatty and marbled...I know a good steak, especially a ribye, needs marbling, but this was a pretty poor cut, both people were big steak/meat guys who eat out a lot and both were disappointed by the ribeye."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I love Birk's but I miss the Salmon Teriyake Salad!!! Please bring it back!!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Highly recommend, I eat here 4 times per week business meeting."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "My husband and I shared a wonderful meal returning after over 21 years. I was delighted by the Mediterranean Spiced Lamb--perfectly accompanied with the Vidovich Monte Bello Road Cabernet Sauvignon. We had great service!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Coming here for 4-5 years my expectations were for a great meal. Alas, the chef is faltering. I ordered a medium rib eye, my wife wanted medium well which the server explained very clearly. We both got medium rare; mine was closer to rare. They took my favorite wedge salad off the menu, something I was looking forward to. The alternative salad was fairly good. I've always known it was extremely noisy at Birks so I asked for a quiet table. Unfortunately in the far corner of the restaurant which wasn't busy, two guys butt up against me could not have been louder. They seemed to shout at each other in an empty room. OK. Bad luck -- again. As the place filled up, it was loud as usual."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I have frequented Birks for 20 years (on an infrequent travel basis). Dependable food, GREAT waiters. Perfect business dinner location."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Hello Birks, thanks for making our once a month Girls Get together a great night out. We celebrated our friend Karen's new baby on the way and our friend Jeanne's return from Hawaii. Enjoyed our evening. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I've been going to Birk's for over 15 years and it always seems like there's something new on the menu. I don't think I've ever had the same thing twice. Great place to bring clients, but don't be surprised if you run into your competition..."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We had a nice dinner. We sat at the smaller bar to the left. However, I think that turned out create slower service actually. It was a Friday night and the place wasn't that busy but our service, in particular, the bar service was very slow. There were several tables that came after us that got their food before us and even were finished with dinner. Final note - this place is expensive, much more expensive than we thought. The food, service was out of balance with the cost. Probably will go back for Lunch but not dinner again."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was my forth visit to Birk's. Excellent every time. Their price to quality ratio is also right on. Love the filet and pork chops."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "love the seafood but the filet was fantastic. A bit too noisy though. Cannot carry on a good conversation."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Came here for Fathers Day and they were able to take our party of 9 an hour early. The food was excellent and the staff was very attentive."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Absolutely marvelous steak cooked perfectly to order. !!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Elegant feeling when you first enter the restaurant with dark woods and neutral colors accented with white. The service was personal and our waiter really listened to food choices and why. You hardly noticed the coffee being refilled and for the entire evening did not feel rushed. The food was hot, plated to show the food and not alot of garnish. Good portions and the lump crab cakes were the best west of Chesapeak Bay. A very nice impression for our guests who are not from the area, north San Diego County."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Everything was HORRIBLE except the service! The Sea Bass was overcooked the first go around and then the second order was so peppery I couldn't eat it. The Surf and Turf should have been called the Hamburger and dried Lobster. The filet was sooo thin I can't imagine it being able to be properly cooked. The bone in Rib Eye was also too thin to properly cook. The Pork Loin was so square it looked like it came out of a can somewhere and was very dry. The small desserts were good - but, ordered a Chocolate Mouse and there was some layer of gelatenous stuff on the top that made it inedible. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone - ever!! Was highly disappointed as we were there to treat the family to dinner following a grad."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Birk's was pleasant experience that left a very nice impression on my companies Partners. Thank you."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I have been coming here since the days the 49'ers used to frequent there. I love this place and the food is always of the highest quality. Great service, great all around!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The food is always great, but the noise level was insane. Too loud! Last time i visited i sat near the rest rooms loud; though you could still have a conversation without yelling or your company struggling to hear the conversation."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Had not been there in many years. They need some help in many areas. Service, Menu Choices, and Ambiance. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Best burger in the bay and incredible service as always. I can't count how many times I've been there in the past 20 years."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "An excellent lunch. Service was very good, food was overall quite good (Gyro's not what you would expect from a traditional Gyro place, but with good quality meat)."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The food was decent but the noise level makes conversations very hard. Our party of 4 could not hear the waiter"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Ordered a veal chop and got a rib chop. Kept the rib-eye but it was cooked-medium rare to rare rather than medium. Had to send it back. The other order was a pork chop ordered medium and it was well done and very dry. Sent it back for another one. In summary, both orders were not cooked correctly. One overcooked and one undercooked by a large margin. Yet the waiter tried to make a case that they were within the range of medium. Ridiculous and acted like we didn't know the difference. Wine list is significantly over priced. I think they have a high tech focus with business groups rather than a focus on high quality service and the details that people expect in a high end restaurant. Probably won't go back for a long time. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Every time I come here, whether it is for business lunch, or night out with the wife, we are thuroughly impressed! Great food, great service, wonde3rful restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food was awesome! We had the calamari,full of flavor and cooked just perfect. The steak bits very tender and enough for two people. We finished off with a Cesar salad with chicken again big enough for two and the chicken was flavorful and tender. Our bus man was very kind and attentive. If you are a food lover or just want a good meal then you must experience Birk's. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We really enjoyed delicious food at Birk's. Thanks !"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Great place for a group dining. Food is always good and everyone had a great time."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I have dined at Birk's many times, for lunch and in the evening. Food is always good and the service is great. It can be quite noisy due to the number of diners and the tables are quite close together. Good for lunch and dinner. Located in an office building parking area next to the 101, so location is good for business, not so good for couples."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Always a great spot for travelers and bus customers. GREAT location and service. The host and dinning room staff are very good. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "For business lunches or dinners, you can't beat Birks. The salads are winners and sandwiches are good too! If you want a good steak or seafood with decent wine selection and cocktails in the heart of Silicon Valley, this is your place. Service is always good too!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Slow wait staff results in slow delivery so order the wine and expect your food temperature to resemble a dish that has been waitin at least 10 minutes to be picked up. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Love Birks. We asked for a quiet corner, so these two ole friends. (really, it's "old" friends) to catch up on the past years. And that's what we got. The right level of service to keep the evening moving, but enough privacy to chat. And the steak was perfection. Only disappointment the plate was not sizzling hot, it was barely warm. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The cuisine was creative and absolutely delicious. I would take the food critics in my life here. The waiter was someone who loved his job and knew the menu and wines better than most I've known. Excellent experience."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This is not my first time at Birk's. I knew that this restaurant has really delicious food and have a lot of choices for food and drinks. It was my boss's first time. She enjoyed the experience of dining at Birk's. She even said that she would bring her husband in next time. The server was respectful and easy to communicate with. He explained all the specials. even though we already chose online what we wanted to order. The restaurant was surprisingly not that busy, so the noise level was just moderate. I can't wait to come back again!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Had a group of 10 people here for a 6:30pm dinner reservation. From the food, drinks, ambiance, and service everything was fantastic. Would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Vibrant & energetic - a fun place to go for a business lunch. Traditional grill-type food with plenty of meat and fish options. Salads are OK. Not a great menu for vegetarians. Service always friendly and impeccable."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "We had a late night Saturday dinner of salads and pork loin, followed by key lime pie. Wonderful, simple flavors in all, with the meat perfectly done. Service was very professional and friendly, yet this is a relaxed place. Loved it."
    Dined on 5/10/2014