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 1000-Point Tables
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Dry Creek Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
280 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (170)special occasion (154)fit for foodies (97)vibrant bar scene (93)romantic (91)good for groups (69)notable wine list (68)hot spot (56)late-night find (30)kid-friendly (13)great for brunch (7)great for lunch (7)great for outdoor dining (7)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Exceptional dining experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
  • 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
  • Birthday dinner
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Eight of us dined there last week for a birthday dinner and ALL of the food was delicious. We also love the square tables for a party of 8 because everyone can freely chat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Good size portions, our waitress was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food and service was good, but it was very noisy. We were sitting at a table and it was hard to hear the conversation. Next time I will request a booth
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delightful dining experience
    Suze
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Food fantastic, server was excellent AND entertaining. I will be sure to go again, but would avoid a big game night because of the tv's posted on many walls. Seemed too nice a grill to also try to be a sports bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and ambience
    Fatima
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was delicious here. You get good value for what you pay for the most part. Some portions were smaller than I expected though. It is a very dimly lit restaurant and is quite beautiful. This is a good place for a special occasion. I would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Daisy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Dry Creek Grill we liked very much and will go back many times. Food,etc is wonderful. The only BIG COMPLAINT are the martinis with olives and the Pitts. We wrote an e-mail to the manager but never returned the message. Why are there pitts? Someone could break their tooth. We never have had a martini like that at any restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice dinner, but loud!
    BonS
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Went for our 22nd wedding anniversary and the food and service were very good, but he place is really loud and hard to talk to one another! My meatloaf was so tasty and tender with bbq sauce and bacon on it. My hubby had the pasta with mushrooms and chicken, but it lacked the bacon that was mentioned on the menu and there were more mushrooms than chicken. The mac and cheese and creamed spinach sides were very good, but the half dozen oysters were very small. Server was very atentive and did a great job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We love that we can pop such a great atmosphere right here in Willow Glen. And , have the best lemon drops and martinis!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    dchahidi
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We had a nice dinner for 7. Easy reservations, good wine list- and even 1/2 off bottles. Food was good. I got the Stroganoff, yum, they split entrees easily and without charge or fuss. We will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Off their game this time
    TeacherKat
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    My husband and I really enjoy going to Dry Creek Grill and have recommended it several times to our friends. This time, a very good friend of ours was here on business and along with our six year old son, met her here for dinner. The service and the staff are always very accommodating and they have quick service but not to overwhelming where someone checks on you every five minutes. This time, it took awhile for our server to take our order and we weren't checked on as often as I would've liked. One of the bread plates was dirty so I stopped another waiter for a replacement. The waiter seemed grouchy and he never returned with my bread plate. We'll still return because this was the one time they seemed a bit off.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinning
    Ilove2dineout
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I took some very important clients to the dry creek grill for a treat and it was fabulous ! They are now new clients of this great restaurant ... I will continue to dine there AND recommend this neighborhood gem. Thank you ! JL trusty
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had a great meal at the Dry Creek Griil on Friday night. Our server was Coretta and she was outstanding. We ordered the cheese plate appetizer and she sent the chef over to answer our questions about the different cheeses and to make recommendations. He was very pleasant, his suggestions were very good and he checked back with us to see if we were satisfied. Our meals were well prepared, our water glasses were never empty and plates were quickly removed when we were finished. All in all, it was a very nice evening and we will be back. The restaurant is celebrating it's second year and we feel they are hitting their stride.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dry Creek - A Neighborhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Dry Creek Grill is a beautiful, top-notch restaurant in Willow Glen. This restaurant is a great place to go for a special dinner or for a burger at the bar. I would especially call out their classic drink menu with wonderful classics such as Moscow Mule or Sazarac. The bartenders are friendly and very knowledgeable. Whether you have a burger at the elegant bar or dinner at a table, you will be impressed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tighten Up On The Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This is a noisy place to dine when you are trying to carry on a conversation. We were served our appetizers before we received your drink orders. The salmon entree was a bit over cooked. Other than that, the service was good and we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, but overpriced
    JustaRegularPerson
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The service here was great, but the quality of the food was not worth the price. Great French Onion soup, but that was it. Had the Wagyu steak, and was very disappointed. What should have been a great cut of steak was tough and flavorless. Another member of our party had a different steak which was also flavorless. The desserts were lackluster, and overall we felt we paid far more than the cuisine was worth.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food
    Bandit
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Everyone loved their dish. The sausage was a hit, the special sea bass was delectable and the chicken was good and huge portion. Definitely will be back
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • seafoodlover
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We went there for dinner on a Tuesday night. We did not have a reservation but we were seated promptly. We had the fresh oysters, the green chili soup and deviled eggs as appetizers. Everyone was happy with their choice. For entrees we had the scallops, Crab Louie salad and and a steak. Again everyone was pleased. The apple crisp was a big hit for dessert. The server was attentive but not overly so. I would recommend this restaurant to friends and I would go back again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good meal!
    Likingitthere1
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I have been coming to DCG since it opened two years ago and have always had a good meal, excellent service, wonderful atmosphere. The wait staff does their jobs quietly and efficiently and I appreciate that. If you prefer a quiet corner that is available. If the bar is where you like to be, this is a really good one. If a booth is more to your liking, that is there too. I don't think you can go wrong at DCG. It is money well spent for a really good meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Silicon Valley's best steakhouse...
    fitfoodie
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Took a group their for dinner and was treated great! Great food! Great wine list! Great décor!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Ilovecow
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    First time at Dry Creek and won't be my last! The food was wonderful, the service was outstanding. The waiters were very attentive, but not annoying. Great with kids,too. Great experience!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, 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.
  • Enjoyed the dining
    raceshutter
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Not a everyday kind of eatery as it relates to cost. BBQ was well done, nice portions. Excellent comfort food in a nice designed interior of a history location.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not your everyday strip mall dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Dry Creek Grill was quite the find! My girlfriends and i just wanted a good dinner and a place to catch up. The food was great and the decor was amazing. never would guess you were in a strip mall!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Susanrev
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food was really tasty. I had the bison steak and it was delicious. Hubby had the mixed BBQ girl and it wS a huge and delicious portion. The kitchen was really slow getting the food out on the night we were there. All of the tables in our section had diners waiting for food. The food was so good that we are willing to give them a second try and hope the slow service was a one time problem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with Friends
    Table42VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We have been here several times in the past and we will be back again. The service, the food and the general ambience make this a great place for a great meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate