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Permanently Closed - Billy Berk's

3.9
479 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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About

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Billy Berk's in San Jose, California is a brick and timber gathering place with an open-air patio and a huge bar with four TVs, making it the ideal place to unwind and watch the game, hang out with friends or bring a date. The food at Billy Berk's represents a variety of different cuisines, so there's something to suit any palate.

Start off your Billy Berk's experience with a rustic flat bread, vegetarian egg rolls with Thai sauce, or share a Mediterranean plate or some Louisiana Cajun prawns. Then dig into a mojito skirt steak, braised lamb shank or perhaps the fettuccine alfredo or mahi mahi. Billy Berk's also offers a variety of salads and sides to complement your meal.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Monday - Tuesday: 11:30 AM - 10 PM (bar open until 10pm)

Wednesday: 11:30 AM - 10 PM

Thursday: 11:30 AM - 10 PM

Friday:11:30 AM - 11 PM (bar open until midnight)

Saturday: 4PM - 11 PM (bar open until midnight)

Sunday - CLOSED
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Phone number
(408) 292-4300
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Enrique Pazos
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Private party facilities
Billy Berk's has an intimate private dining room that seats 12 people comfortably.
We also host private events on our patio (up to 120 people), and host private events and company parties in our restaurant (up to 350 people).
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Private party contact
Maryam Ramezani: (408) 292-4300
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
San Fernando
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Parking details
For validation up to 2 hours, park in the Pavilion Public Parking Garages (Closest one has their entrance on 2nd street across from Safeway.) Please keep in mind private parking garages such as Safeway Parking garage, the 50 West Parking Garage, and the garage located behind Billy Berk's on 1st street, as well as outdoor lots, will not accept our validations. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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Public transit
San Jose Light Rail to 1st St and San Fernando
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Entertainment
Ask our bartenders to turn the TV to your sports game of preference. Currently, no live music.
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Special events & promotions

Free Entree Item on your Birthday: Must call in advanced to make a reservation. Only valid with ID, and on actual birthday. Redeemable only with parties over 4 people. Valid on entrees $20 or less.

Happy Hour: M-F 3PM- 7PM Saturday 4PM-6PM. Closed Sundays.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 479 People Are SayingWrite a review
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3.9  based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.9
service
3.7
ambience
3.5
value
Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2016

Good food, quick service. Would go again

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vipDessertfirst (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 22, 2016

Our meal was better than we expected! We were really looking forward to having their guacamole, and they were out. Disappointing, but understandable, with the strike in Mexico just ending and supplies being low. We had appetizers, entrees, drinks, and dessert. We weren't blown away, but we enjoyed our meal. The ambiance is really nice, and everyone is friendly. We'll be back for drinks and appetizers definitely, and maybe dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on October 1, 2016

We had a large group (14) for dinner during the Rock n Roll half marathon weekend. We were able to get a reservation and to get seated right away. They were very kind to split our checks for us, which made it much easier. None of us had been there before, and we were pleasantly surprised by how pretty it was and the food was AMAZING. I had the fettecini alfredo with chicken and it was delicious. Others in the group enjoyed seafood, salads, burgers, and sandwiches - all with rave reviews. We will definitely be back when we are out that way again.

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luv2eat (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 9, 2016

I Reserved a table for 6, my party ended up being for 12. Staff were very nice and accommodating. Service was fast, food and drinks tasted good. The place was pretty empty, so we basically had it to ourselves, but it was nice.

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EileenN (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 6, 2016

This was our second time there and we ordered the same thing. I had the spicy Louisiana Prawns and he had Lamb Shank. Just as tasty this time. It does take a bit of time to get the food once ordered (that's why I didn't give a perfect score), but well worth the wait. Nice presentation, good portion size and properly cooked vegetables. We'll be back!

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vipBarry (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on September 2, 2016

Imagine a fifties diner with a bar at dusk, almost empty and the hostess sits you at a table next to the only other eating. The couple does not understand how to speak in conversational tones. They were yelling at each other as if the music was playing at stadium levels. Of course we moved away to a quieter area. The salad was miniature, the rib eye steak was a strip steak. When I called the issue to the managements attention, they told me, they have only rib eye steak. No arguing with these people. Paid my bill and left.
What an ugly dinning experience!

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Bobby (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 25, 2016

As always good food and great service.

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ColdChickenGreatDrinks (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 24, 2016

This was our second time at Billy Berks. The waitress even remembered us from the first time! The drinks are good. I recommend the Raspberry Long Island Iced Tea. The Ceasar Salad is also really good. Overall a good experience with good food! Definitely would recommend for anyone to try.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 20, 2016

Definitely a great meal! And our waitress was super sweet and knowledgeable. Honestly I have no complaints. Will definitely go there again.

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EileenN (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 19, 2016

I was on a date. He ordered lamb shanks and I ordered spicy shrimp. We were both very happy with our choices - good sized tasty portions and the prices are reasonable. Definitely plan to go back next time we fly in to San Jose Airport.

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UkiahPat (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 6, 2016

Great place! First time there. Celebrated my daughter's 26th birthday with she and four of her friends. Food was outstanding. The lamb shanks were incredible. Everyone loved their meal, and the service was excellent! Thanks, Olivia! A nice sundae for the birthday girl was a great touch!

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SterlingT (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 30, 2016

Good food. The service was a bit terse. The validation that the restaurant gave did not work. The best part of the meal were the drinks.

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billg (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on July 14, 2016

very disappointed in the quality of food and the poor level of service. We felt we were a lost forgotten. Over priced as well

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2016

Service was fast and waitress was extremely attentive. Drinks and food were solid.

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JonN (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on June 13, 2016

The food was ok, half price apps till 7pm was great. Good pour on the drinks, wait staff was great, we were there to watch the NBA finals - party of 10. Good place.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on June 3, 2016

Our waiter James was on top of everything. He was willing to give us time when we needed it & was there quickly when needed. The drinks were great. Loved the blood orange martini & the raspberry Long Island ice tea. The food was also great from the guacamole to the skirt steak.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on June 3, 2016

The food wasn't great and pricey for what we got. The menu looked good but didn't measure up!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on June 2, 2016

Service was great! Food was mediocre and disappointing.

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KellyC (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on May 26, 2016

Took my dad for a belated birthday dinner and paint night. The food was very disappointing, however the paint night was fun.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on May 7, 2016

We stumbled across Billy Berks's and decided to try it out, it looked like a great place with a fun atmosphere and appealing menu. Immediately greeted and seated by staff, our waitress was quick to greet us and got drinks started along with our appetizer. Then things turned, one of my party ordered one of their specialty cocktails and had to send it back it was awful, the waitress advised the bartender and his reaction with his body language was disappointing. Our entrees took nearly 30 mins to arrive to our table, if they were slammed I would understand however the location wasn't busy enough to warrant that period of wait. When the food finally came out, it was pretty unsatisfying and mediocre at best. With my experience, I won't be making a return trip.

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