Bourbon Steak – Santa Clara

4.3
254 reviews
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Bourbon Steak – Santa Clara offers an upscale, fine dining atmosphere featuring elements of a modern American steakhouse. The menu showcases creative interpretations of classic dishes, utilizing the highest quality ingredients. Bourbon Steak – Santa Clara is open for dinner only. Bourbon Steak – Santa Clara is on the ground floor of Levi’s® Stadium near Gate F on Marie D. Bartolo Way, adjacent to the Museum, Tours Center and Retail store. Visit our other Bourbon Steak locations in Los Angeles, Miami, Scottsdale and Washington DC.
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JG
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Place to have an amazing time. I love the place.

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B
Orlando
30 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

I've been a HUGE fan of the D.C. Bourbon Steak for about 8 years now and go there every time I'm in town. I was in Santa Clara this past week and needed a place for dinner on Thursday night so I was quite excited when I saw that there was a Bourdon Steak in the Forty Niner stadium. The meal started off great with the trio of flavored duck fat fries and dipping sauces which were as good as ever. Unfortunately, that's where the goodness stopped. I ordered my favorite ribeye and truffle mac n'cheese. The ribeye in D.C. is probably one of the best that I've ever had in my life. This one, was one of the most average ones I've ever had. No flavor, rather tough, just blah. The mac n'cheese tasted like something out of a box and I think they might've forgotten to put the truffle oil in as I sure didn't taste it. What a disappointing meal when I had such high expectations. The one highlight of the evening was the service which was fantastic. Kudos to the service staff there. I hope Mr. Mina checks in on them and rights the ship or else they won't be open much longer. Looking forward to my next trip back to the Bourbon Steak in D.C.

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D
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Service was very good, but the food was more about sounding good then actually tasting good. Smoked burratta sounds great but the taste was quite off putting. The lobster pot pie should not be a speciality here or anywhere. Just not a great experience and we eat at a lot of very nice restaurants. We wouldn’t come back when in the area.

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SV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was so good. I didn't realize it was at Levi Stadium when i first found it. I was worried it was too casual but they have two sides. We were on the formal steak house side. The food was phenomenal. Its a pretty expensive place but our waiter was so honest. He said the best steak here is the Skirt Steak which is one of the cheaper steaks but he was right it was delicious. Brussels Sprouts were excellent too and the dessert was to die for! All the servers were friendly. Ours was great! Lastly there was music playing Every song had me bouncing and moving around in my chair!!
Would definitely eat there again

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here for Valentine's Day and had a great time! From the music selection to the food to the wine pairings. Everything was perfect. Their entire Valentine's Day special menu had just the right variety for any food lover. Btw, the Wagyu steak was absolutely amazing! The cost was on the higher end, but was worth every penny. Thanks for an awesome time! P.S. Go Niners!!

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JA
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service expect to pay $100 per person but I felt that it was worth the money. Took my son there on a Friday night so we could wait out the traffic and and a fantastic time.

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TW
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my third time dining at Bourbon Steak and I had a blast of an experience! The food was absolutely outstanding and delicious!!!! The service was exceptional and I look forward to dining there again!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good but bit pricy

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JJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just stopped by, but Atmosphere, service and food everythings just great!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

This is the first time I have ever written a bad review, but this was really bad. My spouse and I were both ill as a result of our dinner. I called the restaurant and they gave me the general manager’s voicemail. I explained the situation and asked for a call back, because I have never had to report such a thing. I did not get a return call. We spent almost $600 including tip for two. I really wanted to handle this privately, but apparently they are too busy to deal with their issues. I have eaten at other Michael Mina restaurants without issue - perhaps he should spend some time there. I am a 49ers season ticket holder and walk by the restaurant on game days. Too bad there will be the reminder of my bad experience each time.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an awesome experience. The staff is wonderful and especially when they know you by name 🤩❤️😉

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Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Really great service and excellent food, Jerome took great care of us on our anniversary dinner! All the staff were very professional but still friendly.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

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AG
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stellar dining experience!

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g
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Patrick was awesome! Great suggestions for wine and food. Personal service and attention. Dry aged ribeye the bomb!
We’ll be back.

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CM
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 1

the Bearnaise sauce for my steak was SO good. The brussel sprouts were too sweet, and the potato puree was tasteless. Almond butter cake was yummy. The decor is BLAND and ugly. The music was obnoxious. Service was ok.

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KG
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for a special occasion or business dinner to impress clients. You can actually have a conversation and the food is very good. Wait staff is attentive but doesn't overdue and quite thoughtful.

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E
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As we were led through the back hall, we didn't expect such a nice dining area, considering the noisy sports bar we had to wade through. The service was so wonderfully attentive, and the food was amazing. We got the boar bolognese gnocchi, shrimp cocktail, brussels sprouts, fillet mignon, and the duck special with couscous for dinner, with a banana tarte tatin and creme fraiche panna cotta for dessert. There was not one thing that was off, and we gave our complements to the executive chef.

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TG
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bourbon Steak House is a constant in the restaurant scene on the level of best steak house in the area. We prefer this over any other steak house in the area. Congratulations to the standard of quality.

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HK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good meat and properly cooked. However, an interesting fact is that 'somehow' this restaurant has impressive whiskey based cocktails.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was great and charming. We received several complementary items because it was a birthday celebration. Everything was well prepared and tasty. Just a little noisy for such a nice restaurant.

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MR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service; we were celebrating a birthday, and when we arrived there was a card on the table signed by every staff member. Extremely thoughtful and unique. We were also brought complimentary champagne and dessert, and received awesome service throughout the meal, and the food was outstanding! Can’t wait to go back!

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R
Palm Springs
32 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined here on a Monday night at 8:30 so there were only a few people in the restaurant but we were treated to first class service and excellent food. Don't let the fact that this restaurant is located at Levis Stadium deter you - it is a gem! We were not rushed at all considering the last seating was 9 pm, and every staff member that served us went out of their way to make it a great experience. Looking forward to returning.

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L
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing as well as the food

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n
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed Wonderful dinner time with my family :-)
Especially, their server were professional and extremely friendly.
The manager, Anthony made our time more valuable.
Love the restaurant and food!

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S
Atlanta
55 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I'm finding the Mina franchise highly overrated. The only good thing about this meal was the effort level the server put into trying to make up for all the mistakes the kitchen made. Our server was excellent and really had a lot of cleanup work to do which I felt bad for him for.
Let's start with our order. It was an agonizing amount of wait between each dish coming out. It did take a little while for them to take our initial order but we were talking intensely so I think they were leaving us alone. After placing our order and waiting over 30 minutes the waiter came to the table let us know that they did not have any of the cuts of meat that we had ordered. We didnt order anything fancy just the filet. I was shocked that they would not able to accommodate two additional fillets at peak dinner hours on a wed night. The appetizers had one notable good dish which was the corn soup. The burrata was odd with the salmon Roe otherwise fine but not remarkable. And the tartar was flavorless despite being mixed in front of us with a bunch of various spices. I don't think I'll be going back to anymore Michael Mina restaurants as this is the second bad experience in a row after going to the one in downtown San Jose. There are so many wonderful dining options in the Bay Area there's no need to waste your time on mediocrity.

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Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food but even better with the excellent service we received. They really made us feel special and took amazing care of us. The food was delicious and exceeded expectations. I would highly recommend coming here.

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BK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We went on a Friday date night. Had the Lobster Pot Pie and it was incredible. Our server Patrick was excellent and we had a great time. It was quiet and comfortable, not what I expected.

Thanks.

Bill

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RM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

the food and service was very good, but I had a question regarding the cost of the meal, because the itemized statement did not add up properly, I asked the manager about it (via email) and have yet to this day received a response. So enjoy the meal but check your bill very closely.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always receive the best service and food at Bourbon Steak. ⭐️🙌🏼

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BG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delicious meal! The gourmet fry trio as a complimentary starter was wonderful and our entrees (filet mignon) did not disappoint either. We got the mac & cheese (pretty good) and broccoli (delicious!) as our sides and also loved the bread served with our meal. We saved room for dessert and enjoyed the cheesecake and mousse and both were the perfect ending. Service was wonderful as well.

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n
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Best pomme frites ever :-)
Steak was little overcooked, portion was small in other dishes
But had great time

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O
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! We asked our server for recomm ndations and he was spot on.

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C
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The birthday card that the wait staff signed was a very nice touch.

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AS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've eaten here multiple times and each time is better than the last. Food is amazing, the staff are helpful and accommodating. Easy to park.

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JS
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food overall. Starting with the tri-flavored duck fat fries is a yummy twist. We had the tuna tartar which was a visual as well as tasty treat. The steaks were seasoned well and cooked perfectly.

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k
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every thing was there when you look for a nice elegant date night. The staff was exceptional and the food was just as good.

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j
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

You've got to keep in mind that you are going to a sports stadium for a Michelin rated chef...fine dinning.....think about that does it really work ...NO!!!!

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GD
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 4

Very disappointed. Went for son’s birthday. They had a lot of special touches like a Happy Birthday dessert as you would expect for a meal of that price. Steak was ok certainly not great. Sides were good but again not great. Also very put off By Valet parking for $15 in a place that ostensibly has no parking issue or problems (hit us for an additional $7 on the way out the door because we spent 2 hours 15 minutes at dinner). If you want to be a high end steak restaurant, cut out all the dime store nonsense.

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V
Seattle
45 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thank you to the chef for the lovely lobster pot pie. Awesome as always. The creamed spinach is amazing, cheesy-creamy. The French fries are simply spectacular.

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