Dry Creek Grill
Food was exceptional - ServiceFood was exceptional - Service was 100 % - The cocktails were great looking as they were yummy. Great way to spend a last minute Mother's Day Sunday.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat's it doing HERE?its in a random spot but dont let that fool you, once inside (or out front which is real nice too) you'll enjoy a great ambience. Our first thought was it felt a bit like you are in a nice restaurant in Las Vegas. It "Feels" special, expensive, and yet is comfortable.
Really good food and cooked properly. Some of the specials are a bit small portioned but theyll tell you that. They have many regular items that will fill the biggest appetite.
I have eaten there twice with my wife and once we brought our kids. They had nice music each time. Attention to detail is apparent here, youll love this place. Our service was impeccable, Carlos was our waiter.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat placeI live about a mile away and watched curiously as the restaurant was being built. I finally got the family together for Mother's Day after an advertisement on OpenTable. The inside of the restaurant was beautiful, the atmosphere was a blend of romantic, stylish, and energetic. It is a weird, but very cool atmosphere to blend those things together. The server was incredibly fun, teasing our table and engaging our party. The food was fantastic, with the ribs and brisket among our favorites. I will definitely be back and know that my family will be as well.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience!Our first experience at Dry Creek Grill was excellent. Great service, ambiance, and wine list.
Best stroganoff I've ever had!
Will definitely return5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe ambience and food areThe ambience and food are excellent and the service is slow but very good. Since they only serve dinner, it's nice to have leisure time there. However, the noise is almost unbearable!!! I have been there twice, and each time it is extremely noisy. This time we sat on the other side of the bar in a corner booth. It doesn't quiet down until after 9:00.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden GemGreat barbecue and grill menu, friendly staff, attentive service and good prices5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time toThis was our first time to Dry Creek Grill - given an anniversary gift certificate by our kids. We loved our meal, the food was delicious - especially the baked oysters appetizer and the chocolate cake martini for dessert...We told our sons, it was a great gift and we'd love to go again...hint hint!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, good food, but saltyWe had a great evening out at Dry Creek Grill. The atmosphere was relaxed, the staff were friendly and helpful, and the food and drinks were all good to great
except that about a third of the dishes were mouth-dryingly salty! We mentioned this to our waiter, and he was very apologetic, the manager came over and offered us free drinks (we declined, we weren't looking for compensation, just to let them know).5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed every aspect ofWe enjoyed every aspect of our dinner. The food was wonderful. We had the mixed barbecue plate and the ground chicken burger. The barbecue sauce was the best we have ever had. The burger was large and delicious. I had not had a ground chicken burger before and loved this. The waitress recommended a lemon chiffon cake with raspberry sauce, which was divine. The service was as good as the food: friendly, prompt, efficient, and eager to please. We look forward to our next visit...which will be very soon.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great and soThe food was great and so was the service. The only issue I had was the noise level. If was difficult to carry on a conversation. Later they had live jazz music and when that started you really couldn't talk to the person across the table from you. I would go again but request to sit towards the front of the restaurant or off in their side room.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMVibrant Restaurant, Amazing foodThe food was superb, from salmon to rib eye all meals were expertly prepared. The carpaccio appetizer was generous and quite tasty. And the desserts were truly amazing, loved it all.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBest around!The best new restaurant in Silicon Valley! Unique menu creations all around! Everything was excellent!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe go to Dry Creek every otherWe go to Dry Creek every other week, it's are go to place.....4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI would not expect to findI would not expect to find this caliber restaurant in the middle of a strip mall next to a Bally Fitness gym! The food is fantastic, the servers fairly attentive (ours had a large group come in and barely came back to check on us).
I do wish that you could choose which sides came with the entrees. I asked to sub one for another (both entrees with these sides were priced within 30 cents of each other) and was charged $2-3. I feel that it was an easy enough swap with no added cost to them, so I'm not sure why I was charged more.
Overall, though, this is a great place and my husband and I will be coming back.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great Find!I was extremely impressed with this restaurant. It is located in a neighborhood strip mall, but as you approach the front, you forget that detail. The BBQ is wonderful and the cocktails are creative and yummy. We left before the live music started but I will definitely be returning to try more from the menu and to sit outside at the fire pits.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMgood expensive food and wine 0 parkThe food was really good, sides fantastic, would order 1 steak, many sides next time. Very loud. Horrible parking4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWent there for our anniversary.Went there for our anniversary. The food, wine and service were very good. Some things we especially enjoyed were the carpaccio appetizer, the bone in ribeye dinner (huge portion!) and the chocolate cookie for dessert. Looks like a fun place to go to for drinks at the bar- will have to check that out next time.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious (everyoneThe food was delicious (everyone agreed!) and there was a surprisingly large variety of different dishes available. Service was excellent (Ellen rocked!) and the atmosphere was unpretentious (a little on the upscale side) and lively. We will be returning to confirm that the rest of the menu was as as good as the things we've already tried (Crab Louis, Rotisserie Chicken Pasta, St Louis Style Pork Ribs).
I'll be recommending the Dry Creek Grill to all my friends and if you're in the area, recommend you check it out too!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious but very pricy forDelicious but very pricy for strip mall restaurant4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMDCGrill - AwesomeDCGrill is one of the best new restaurants in San Jose. Menu, service and interiors are wonderful....it's a complete dining experience.
You have to try it!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOur second time to DCG. MuchOur second time to DCG. Much better second time around. Enjoyed the food (3 steaks, salmon and scallops), cocktails were very good (Manhattan, Old Fashioned and Moscow Mule...and Blood Orange Cosmo). Waitstaff very good and really enjoyed the blues band playing on Saturday night. All around great time and will definitely be going back!!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good. ServiceFood was very good. Service was excellent. Good wine list (very expensive though). Nice decor and atmosphere.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner was very good. We hadDinner was very good. We had 6 people with 2 kids and everyone found something on the menu they liked. There were no complaints. Good place we will be back.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVE the outdoor fire pits.LOVE the outdoor fire pits. Great place to sit and enjoy a cocktail.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMvery impressed with food,very impressed with food, service and ambiance! will be back soon!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSome innovative cocktailsSome innovative cocktails and creative food dishes, from BBQ to carpaccio to deviled eggs with crab. Can't wait to return.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good asThe food was very good as were the cocktails. Really loved the staff as they were very attentive. The only issue we had was the couple behind us that had decided to have an argument that evening over dinner. It was really uncomfortable to listen to and you couldn't help it because it was so close. There are a lot of things on the menu that I would like to try. I had the Wagyu burger and it was fantastic and the fries were great as well. My wife had the scallops with risotto cakes which was perfectly cooked but one of our favorites of the evening was the green chili soup. Anaheim and pasilla chili's with cilantro and sour cream. It was very, very good. I would go back just for the soup.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA friend recommended thisA friend recommended this relatively new spot in Willow Glen. What a find! The service was great from the moment we walked in the door. The food was well prepared and presented. The only downside - the owner's decision to print a protest over San Jose's minimum wage on the check. There is a 3.74% surcharge attributed to the measure. I don't go to a restaurant to listen to anyone's politics, and I don't appreciate it on the check. It's a cost of doing business...deal with it and don't expect the customer to get in the middle of the debate while paying the check after a great meal.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat restaurant, food wasgreat restaurant, food was very good. fun atmosphere, live band. overall experience was very good.
my only complaint is that it is very, very noisy. The band was too loud for dinner and the acoustics are not good.
lots of hard surfaces that make it difficult to hear your dining partner talk.
Suggest they sound proof the room in the back room and maybe not start the band till later in the evening or just guitar and not drums.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOur sever, Carlos, was terrific.Our sever, Carlos, was terrific. The steaks were out of this world.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe whole experience was veryThe whole experience was very pleasing from the atmosphere, service and presentation to the excellent meal. I will go there again and recommend it to friends.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMNice GEM in Willow GlenWe've dined here often and always find something wonderful to try, whether it's the main course, dessert or creative drinks, never disappointed. The staff is spirited and spends time with each table to walk you thru what's unique or just plain yummy that evening. It's perfect for dinner with friends, by yourself in the bar or girl friends night out. Love the atmosphere and rate it 5 stars!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat comfort food menu. BarGreat comfort food menu. Bar b que was excellent. Drink menu great.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat martinis and food. LoveGreat martinis and food. Love the scallops, steaks and service. Our Friday night spot. Please lose the little kids.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite restaurant!I've been to the Dry Creek Grill twice now for dinner. Once with my husband and once with a girlfriend. The food is divine. Seriously delicious. The cornbread is addicting and I had the bacon / meatloaf dish. Dennis and I split a beet salad (they brought them out on two separate plates). Fabulous wine, too. I can't say enough about this new restaurant, except that I will be dining there often! I haven't had the opportunity to sit in the bar area yet, but I'm certain I will. This is a real "gem" and I can't wait for the upstairs to open up!! I know everyone is ga-ga over the Santana Row restaurants, but I've never had a meal that I thought was over the top delicious as was my meal(s) at Dry Creek Grill. Go see for yourself!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time at this littleSecond time at this little gem and it was just as good as the first time. The pulled pork was amazing, so were the crab deviled eggs. Great menu. Great wine list. Sitting by the fire pit after dinner with a chocolate martini just finished off the night on a perfect note.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our 6th return visitThis was our 6th return visit to the DCG and each time it's been better than the time before as they fine tune. The food was very good but our server Matt was excellent with not only his superb service but his suggestions were great. What a great place this has turned out to be!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrated our daughters birthday.Celebrated our daughters birthday. Great food and great service! We will definitely be back.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI was pleasantly surprisedI was pleasantly surprised with this place. The location is so un-assuming, in a parking lot with a CVS and Ballys gym. You walk in and it's so nice inside. The service was fantastic, they were on point with the drinks, the apps, the main...it was all really good. Highly recommended.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday DinnerGreat Service. Mark was great at offering some good selections of dinner and dessert choices.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood gemAnother wonderful evening at Dry Creek Grill. The cocktails were terrific, a perfect complement to the comfort food we craved.2/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and wonderfulGreat service and wonderful food, second time we have been there, it is a great neighborhood spot.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time, andThis was our first time, and while the food was good, the bar service was slow, quality when we got it, but not as quick as you would think with as many staff as was working.
The table service was good, and dinner was great, they had a band, which was not our style, and it made the environment not enjoyable for dessert, we were only a few tables from the stage, and that was not shared when we seated.
We wil give it another try, as the food made it more than and enjoyable experience.1/19/2013 12:00:00 AM