Dry Creek Grill
Dry Creek Grill

Dry Creek Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.drycreekgrill.com/
  • Phone: 4082642011x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Su-Th 5:00pm-11:00pm

    Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Californian, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Michael Tobias
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: We have live music from time to time, please check our web site for updates - or give us a call to get the latest info.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Meridian Ave.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Dry Creek Grill
We are committed to buying sustainable fish, meats, cheese and produce, as well as purchasing local and organic whenever possible.
We use the freshest, highest quality products we can get our hands on - its our intention to showcase the immense bounty of this wonderful area that we live in. Northern California is chalkful of farms, vineyards, oceans, ranches that are like nowhere else! We've chosen to support local farmers -- as well as local craft brewers and feature wines from California exclusively. We have such a rich wealth of natural resources here in California, we want to celebrate that. We hope that you share our vision and come visit soon. Dine with us and you'll be dining with other like minded folks in your community.
Cheers!
- Holly & John
Owners, Dry Creek Grill
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Dry Creek Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
253 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (149)special occasion (138)fit for foodies (95)vibrant bar scene (85)romantic (77)good for groups (71)notable wine list (64)hot spot (52)late-night find (18)kid-friendly (13)great for outdoor dining (9)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (5)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great Night Out
    winetravelerVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Had such a great night out with my husband. The Ambiance inside the Grille is beautiful and the food and service impeccable. We will definitely make this a regular fun spot for not only date night but evenings out with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our friends special anniversary
    Jackal
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    First of all, we loved the atmosphere and were very well attended to by our waiter and staff. However, we had mentioned that it was our friends anniversary and there was no special attention to it. No free dessert or even when we ordered dessert, no candle or anything. Very surprised about that. Otherwise, the food was great and the ambiance wonderful as always. 3 of us at the table had the special which was halibut and 1 had the ahi tuna. All were great. The presentation was beautiful. The salads were split and equally tasty. We had crab cakes as an appetizer and loved them too! We would recommend this restaurant to many, altho pricey, found it to be a great experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No Special Requests
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Make no mistake, we love this (recently discovered) restaurant. The food and service here is truly excellent. Which makes it all the more baffling that an email (through the restaurant web site) prior to our last visit regarding a dessert for a very special occasion was simply ignored. Similarly, a special seating request, standard on our Open Table reservation request, was also unread or ignored. A very small step up from getting customers served to catering to clients would be appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, great service!
    Sanjosediner
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This has been the second time I've hosted a small birthday party at this location and both times were very successful. The service is wonderful, the food even better. It's a vibrant noise level, but OK. The place is located in an odd place, next to a gym, but all the more surprising when you see their beautiful interior. We had the deviled egg appetizers, Caesar Salad, chili soup and salmon. Each was delicious and they treated us to a dessert of our choice, a tasty lemon cake. All in all, wonderful evening was had by all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good steaks-cooked just right
    PatMc
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Very good steaks-cooked just right. The baked beans that came with the BBQ chicken could have been cooked a bit more-they were on the hard side.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for date night!
    7years
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My husband & I love coming to Dry Creek Grill! It's the perfect spot for date night. Delicious food, tasty drinks and a romantic ambiance
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good dinner
    Success
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We went for dinner knowing that the bartenders were capable and when we needed anesthesia after a long week. Not many restaurants have meatloaf, so that went well with strong drinks. Mission accomplished.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • veggies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Love this place. Food is of high quality and service is excellent. Surprising location. Have been here before and will return again for certain!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chairs in Bar area need to go...
    iOSGuy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was my second time at the restaurant. This time we sat at a table in the bar. It was nice but the types of chairs made it difficult to eat.. High back wrap around arms are not good.. My filet was good but not as great as last time. But I will be back...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful friendly service ...
    Tom2386
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We took our daughter and son-in-law here to celebrate their birthdays. The hostess and waiter greeted them with a "Happy Birthday" and brought them deserts with a candle in each. We asked that they not sing and they honored that request. The food and service were very good. A good time was had by all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nancyVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Food was very good. We were greeted by our waiter when seated but didn't see him again for 1/2 hr. He showed up to take dinner order but never checked regarding drinks or appetizers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great local restaurant
    DanielOlson06
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Wonderful menu, BBQ options were fantastic. Word to the wise, sides are not necessary as the BBQ options come with cole slaw (very light), beans, and corn bread.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • odd location but great food
    SullyVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Located in a strip mall......but nice facility with excellent food and services. Loved their meatloaf dinner
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit pricey but.....very enjoyable
    Fafafoodie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    First off, I don't mind spending good money on good food. The food here is good but I believe the steaks and Salmon were a bit overpriced. They do have choice cuts but the Filet and Rib Eye seemed mainstream and not out of the ordinary as the price would indicate. Perhaps cooked improperly and uneven. With that, Our dinner for five was fantastic. I would suggest the skirt steak and the meatloaf. These seemed to be the favorite at our table. Service was excellent and very personable. My son started to joke about how they had someone dedicated to watching his water glass because it was never empty. Great atmosphere and again excellent service. This was an Anniversary dinner and they made it memorable. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    gregatyv
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We made a reservation on Open Table. They seated us way in the back of restaurant away from everything. Not sure what we did to deserve being placed in the back. The crab cakes were very good, the ribeye steak for very poor quality and over cooked, and side dishes were too salty. Many restaurants way-over salt food. All in all just an ok experience. We will not go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dry Creek
    luke
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Dry Creek Grill is a very well designed place with a large bar. The food is moderately expensive, and the environment is great with 4 large screen TVs on the wall. The staff is very helpful and friendly. This place will work for a group or dinner for two.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Find
    Nadda
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Great food and wine. But certainly not for the weak wallet !!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dry Creek great find
    Reservations4us
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Lovely neighborhood restaurant. Good food, great waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clueless in Willow Glen
    luvagoodhunkofmeat
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went there specifically for the prime rib but when we sat down we were told they ran out from the night before. Huh ? I ordered and received the fattiest and toughest Rib eye I've ever attempted to eat. Half way through our meal we hear another waiter describing how mouth watering delicious their prime rib was. Confused staff and rude GM. Even tho he comped my steak he felt it necessary to explain to the cut I ordered. Never recommend or return. To bad too they are less than a mile from my house.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and Service
    kgun
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It can get a bit pricey, but overall a great time. We spent just over $100 for 2 entres, an appetizer (cheese/fruit tray which was very good), and 1 mixed drink. We could have made it less expensive if we were so inclined, however we didn't.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way too loud to enjoy my dinner.
    SBlovers
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our first time there & we decided to go based on its reputation for having a great ambiance, a killer bar, & great food. The bar lives up to its reputation although we only wine with our meal. The food may have been great but I couldn't appreciate the food because of how insanely loud it was. The very lively 2 sided bar runs down the middle of the restaurant & takes up nearly 3/4 of the length of the restaurant itself. I'm pretty sure that the bar is the reason for the noise. I had asked to be moved but alas, there were no available tables. Not only the hostess but our food server told us that next time, we should request the booths located on the other side of the bar because they're more quiet. Really?? I feel a little ripped off.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were hoping for more
    Tryingtostaylocal
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The seating area we were in was noisy and so close to the adjoining tables, our special dinner was seemingly shared with our neighbor table mates. Prices were high for the entrees but the food was very good. Our first visit last year was much better.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A new find!
    Sandygmt
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We found Dry Creek Grill using the Open Table App. We had never been here before and after checking the reviews and the Food Spotting photos and comments, we decided to give it try. We were not disappointed! My husband had the pork chop which was a very generous portion. I had the Fettuccine with rotisserie chicken, smoked tomatoes & mushrooms and English peas. The smokiness was amazing! The portion was quite generous as well. We can't wait to go back to try more dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional dining experience!
    DollarBill
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had a dinner group of eight people. The food was so good and the portions so large that six of us had take-home boxes big enough for another meal! Factor that in and the dinner is worth the price. The service was excellent. This was my third time dining there and I will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uh, nope...done.
    AnnetteF
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Go for the appetizers and leave before dinner. I've gone to DCG three times in the last two years, two of which in the last month. It has definitely seem better days food-wise. The appetizers and drinks are great, but honestly, I won't eat a meal there again. First time I had a lamb burger that was so overcooked and dry, I could only eat half. Then, on Saturday, I order a $40 filet and sent it back. Medium rare does not mean charred beyond recognition on the outside with hints of pink on the inside! Yuck. They cooked a new one (which arrived hot unlike anyone else's food!) but that meant that I was eating while everyone else waited to leave. And, don't bother with the oysters...tinny tasting. Go have appies then dine at The Table!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great vibe, inconsistent food
    FoodieSue
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The we'll-appointed interior featuring a lively bar and welcoming staff was a great beginning. We shared the deviled eggs with bacon and the ahi tuna appetizers. The deviled eggs were divine. The signature beet salad should have been called bitter greens with a few chunks of beets sprinkled on top. The dressing had no discernible seasoning so the bitterness of the greens was overpowering. My husband loved the meatloaf with garlic mashed potatoes. My "medium" classic burger arrived well-done. Instead of those sweet slow-cooked caramelized onions that could have saved the overdone burger, it came with a few red onions still a bit raw. If a classic burger is sub par I sure wouldn't take a chance on an expensive steak. Worth a second visit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overly glorified Denny's
    Foodie2
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Our waiter must have thought we were illiterate as he explained every item on the menu, both sides of the menu. They forgot two salads & no one could be summoned to remind them. They then forgot another side dish. The menu gets wordy in "bragging" about its beef. Maybe if you had a few drinks you wouldn't realize it just says USDA select and from the midwest. Essentially it comes from just another feed lot! There aren't a lot of healthy items and even the salads were not quite fresh. I would not recommend it and we won't be back. Oh, and they charged me for a side salad that I substituted for beans, cornbread and coleslaw. I would have paid for it anyway but it would have been nice to know.There were 4 of us for dinner, we won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service; food overpriced
    BayAreaFoodie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The ambiance of this little hidden gem is noteworthy. Our server listened to my preferences and offered a new Chardonnay, which was delightful. He was funny and friendly but didn't hover. The crab cakes were nothing to write home about, but my friend's vegetarian mushroom burger, made with three types of mushrooms was delectable. Prices for basic main entrees seemed rather pricey given the inconsistent food quality, but the service and ambience are probably worth it overall.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Experience !
    donmerge
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    we celebrated our 45th anniversary and enjoyed a fantastic evening ! beef stroganoff was superb ! Jessica was extremely friendly and attentive...supporting staff very efficient ! definitely will return with family and friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HappyBoy
    HappyBoy
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The drinks are way too exspenive and the 20 dollar corkage is insane. We had a 6pm reservation, but they had us wait in the bar even though the place was empty. On a brighter note; the service was awesome and the ambiance is super romantic.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Place
    luv2dine88
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Took friends here for a birthday redo and the inside was amazing. The food was good but i ordered the filet mignon and there was a glaze on it that was really heavy and ruined it for me. I had to scrape it off from all over it, the potatoes and carrots were amazing though. What my friends ordered, the food was very good. When we got dessert everything was really amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second visit to DCG, will go back.
    cjbutcher
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Very enjoyable place. Food was very good, our waitress we great. She knew the menu and had great suggestions. Seating was comfortable and lighting was good. Good wine list. Desserts were both very good. Lemon cake was the best of the two we tried, though the Boston Cream was very good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dry Creek Grill Recommendation
    Fate
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Crab Cakes for an appetizer were outstanding, We had salmon for dinner, that was also outstanding along with the wine also. Service was Excellent, our server Coretta was very attentive and ensured we had an great experience for our first visit and also in celebrating my daughter's B.D. I would definitely recommend Dry Creek Grill.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • classy
    x09234
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Enjoyed a delicious meal in Campbell.I didn't expect the level of quality considering it was location in a strip mall. The menu was extensive but not overwhelming. I recommend the meatloaf or the wagyu. Both were amazing. The wine list was great but we bought our own bottle to enjoy. The corkage fee was moderate. Overall it was a great evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Foodlover
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Yummy food and great service. Our server was wonderful especially since we had some food allergies.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to Dine!
    kdel182
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I came to the Dry Creek Grill on a recommendation from a friend, and I was pleasantly surprised! The food was delicious and unique, and the drink menu was vast and intricate. Our server was a bit too over the top for my preferences, but was certainly meeting all of our needs in a timely fashion. It was a great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My August Experience
    iolavolaVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I really like Dry Creek Grlll. Too bad they are not open for lunch. However, though I have been there a number of times and have never been disappointed, I was disappointed in the barbecued ribs. The menu states that they are just like the St. Louis ribs which makes them the best in the country. I was born and raised in St. Louis and they are NOT like the St. Louis ribs, which are much better. Also, I prefer the babyback ribs. These ribs had a lot of fat underneath the top part of the meat, so had to get underneath the fat to get to the meat. Everything else that we had (the accompaniments) was very good, and my past experiences have been very good. No doubt I will go again but I will not order the ribs.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Went to Dry Creek Grill on a Sunday night and had a wonderful experience! Delicious food and drinks. Great service, too! The ambiance was lovely and it was quiet due to it being a Sunday evening. Highly recommend!! I had the pulled pork BBQ plate and my mom had the scallops. Both were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food was great. Service was very good. Prices are high. Great place for once in a while.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Jim66
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The ribs may be the best ribs. I have ever had. I tried most everything on the menu which all very good. Can't wait to go back and have the ribs again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic