Excellent service with food
Excellent service with food that was very well worth the price, which was moderate in pricing for downtown. It was a small birthday party for my daughter, who was turning 17, so we had to have food that appealed to both their age group and those of seveal parents. Billy Berk's menu covered all their tastes. A personal favorite was the crab and artichoke dip, it was creamy, filled with chunks of crab and artichoke and delicious.
A good time was had by all!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Met up with some friends for
Met up with some friends for dinner. Food and drinks were excellent. Service was awesome!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good food. Very good
Very good food. Very good service. Right on the spot, right on the corner, and right on the way home.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Neighborhood restaurant
Tried Billy Berk's for the first time on Friday night. Good food and a friendly staff.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Place: Nice decor, looks and
Place: Nice decor, looks and feels like a mix of sports bar and a restaurant.
Service: Very attentive and patient. The waitress explained the dishes, recommended few things.
Food: Arrived quickly. A bit smaller portions. Ordered Fettuccine Pasta (ok-ish), Flat Bread (good) and Rissoto (excellent)
+1 : Sharing food is not frowned upon. So could try out multiple things.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was just dreadful.
Service was just dreadful. Restaruant should have paid me for the time I wasted just sitting there. Seriously, its lunch. How many diners want to sit there for more than an hour?
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a fun, casual night
This was a fun, casual night out - the building is amazing and the food was unique and delicious. The host was very friendly and attentive, although our server wasn't all that 'sharp'. Drinks took forever. But overall, great time and we'll be back.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great things to share!
Three best friends away for the weekend and looking for great appetizers. We found it here at Billy Berk's. Appetizer servings were enough to go around and the sauces were incredible. Salad portions could be larger for the price. Enjoyed the well drinks. Our server never came back to ask us if we needed anything but when we were about to leave, another server with a dynamic personality came over to assist us from that point on offering us the dessert menu.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great casual dining. The food
Great casual dining. The food is so much better than expected. Great stuffed trout and the salmon was excellent. Wonderful place to meet friends and relax. Very reasonably priced.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Beer, heavy food!
Beer selection was outstanding - provided you are a Belgian beer nut - and I am! Food was classic, but very well updated and well done, bar fare. Heavy on the garlic fries! Great place to mingle with good friends and family.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoy the view and the food
I love a resturant where you can see what's going around the city. Billy Berks provides window seating for diners and from the bar. My friends and I enjoyed the wide range of foods and the quality of the cocktails. Next time we'll sit on the patio and I'm going to suggest the private room to my boss for our next team celebration.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, good portions
Diverse menu and all done well. Most entrees come with an accompanying side dish and a choice side dish. Good happy hour deals. Great for dinner before theatre.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We googled places to eat before the San Jose Rep and found Billy Berk's menu. It sounded good and we went just from that, no recommendation. The Ahi Nicoise salad was great and the sweet potato fries were also tasty. I had the Ahi stack appetizer and it was just a little bland, but there was a generous helping of Taro chips. We didn't need the fried with the chips and the waitress didn't tell us that, so that's a minus. The bar drinks were great, it was happy hour and the drinks were $2.00 off and the appetizer was also discounted. I would come back with friends, especially during happy hour, and just do the drinks and appetizers. Although, the salad was good, too.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great casual place to meet
A great casual place to meet with friends or to grab a bite before an event. Food is much better than most casual dining restaurants. Excellent variety on the menu.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I were looking for a new place to eat dinner at in the San Jose area and I came across this restaurant using the Yelp app on my smart phone. I live about 1 hour from San Jose and have to say the drive was worth it! We enjoyed the food and atmosphere. My 4 year old daughter came with us and loved the Vermont Mac & Cheese. Our waiter could have been a little more attentive but overall I was pleasantly surprised. I would recommend this restaurant for more a group of friends but a romantic dinner for two works as well.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Met some friends from LA, that were passing through on their way to Sonoma, there for lunch. My friend is gluten, dairy and grain free. The waitress helped my friend select an entree' that fit her needs. We all ended up having salads. I had the chicken tostada salad. It was good, but nothing special. I had been there for the first time a couple of weeks ago for dinner and had the salmon and it was delicious! I'll definitely go back!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, nice place
Nothing wrong with this place. Waiters were attentive and food was good.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Food Selection. Fantastic Bar.
There's not play in the Bay Area I've been that serves a Caipirinha, that special drink from Brazil. It was a very tasty treat. My special meal of the evening was the Prime Rab, which was delicious. The potatoes au gratin we okay as was the wedy salad. It needed more dressing and bacon bits. The wine list was good and enjoyed all we had. When we got attention the service was good. I think this was affected because we had some guests join us late due to traffic.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Visted Billy Berk's for happy hour. Very nice choice of menu items at a reasonalbe price. Nice cocktail and beer selection, too.
Happy hour is from 3 to 7 M-F and noon to 5 on Saturday. The cocktails were excellent - liberal pouring of the spirits. The crispy oriental beef was excellent. Also had the calarmari, sweet potatoe fries and zucchini which were also very good. The only thing that we didn't care for was the BBQ pork sliders - it was way too salty - the waitress blamed the onion bun. Portions were ample.
Fun place for a happy hour. We also like lunch and dinner there, too.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had excellent and fast service. We didn't need to tell server that we had to get to the theater by a certain time. The food and service were quick and tasty. The calamari appetizer was crisp and hot and the entrees cooked exactly as we liked. My date had steak and I had cedar planked salmon. Portions aren't large and most entrees served with one side only, so if you're a heavy eater, you may have to order an extra side. Prices are reasonable, though.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were unfortunately sat
We were unfortunately sat next to a big group of 20 or so people (looked like a large family), so there were some disruptive children running around during our dining experience. Otherwise, the service was great, food was very good, and was an overall good experience!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The sausage appetizer and
The sausage appetizer and salmon entree were great, the ribeye steak was good.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, so-so service
We like the food and menu selection, but we had to wait at least 45 minutes for our entrees and the entrees and sides came out a different times. We've been here before and had better service, so not sure what the issue was this time. Our server was good, just seemed like the kitchen was having difficulty on this particular night, maybe because of the crowd of Sharks fans.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM