About Birk's

Birk's proudly offers hardwood grilled steaks, chops and seafood and has served Silicon Valley diners continuously since 1989. Birk's concept is based on the traditional city grill with a contemporary twist that remains one of the most popular dining destinations for lunch and dinner in the area. In addition to the menu of hardwood grilled steaks, chops, fresh fish and seafood, Birk's culinary team creates daily lunch and dinner menu additions. The lively bar is stocked with a complete array of beverages including an award winning wine list, select beers on tap, single malt scotches and full espresso bar. The attentive yet unobtrusive service professionals combined with an elegant facility and consistently executed cuisine make Birk's the ideal location for your next business or casual lunch or dinner, private dining or special occasion event.
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Birk's

3955 Freedom Circle
Santa Clara, CA 95054
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:15am to 2:30pm

Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 3:30pm to 6pm, Saturday: 5pm to 7pm

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5pm to 9:30pm
Sunday: 5pm to 9pm

Cross Street:
Mission College

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 980-6400

Website:
http://www.birksrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Ample Parking behind the restaurant

Executive Chef:
Julie Jones

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
CLASSIC AMERICANA MENU
Friday-Sunday Dinner 3 course menus change weekly. Inquire for details

HAPPY HOUR
3:30pm to 6pm, Monday—Friday and Saturday 5pm to 7pm
Whet your appetite with a Birk's Big Martini, Specialty Cocktail or Beer. Ask a server about our discounted drink specials

GAME DAYS- 49ers take the field at Levi's Stadium
Game Day Hours- Lunch 10am-3pm, Dinner 4pm-9pm

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Private Dining

Birk's offers three private dining rooms. One room accommodates up to 20 guests, another will accommodate up to 35 guests. Additionally, we offer a semi-private dining space for up to 55 guests. Please contact the restaurant for additional information.

Birk's Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (41)
Special Occasion (36)
Good for a Date (34)
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Good for Groups (31)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Bar Seating (22)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Great for Lunch (16)
Romantic (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Fun (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Casual (9)
Cozy (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Authentic (8)
Healthy (8)
Great Beer (8)
Hot Spot (6)
People Watching (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

the executive salad with Salmon was great. I did get a bad glass of wine but it was replaced without question when I told the waiter.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

The Sea bass dish was awesome. The service was on point.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Birks is known for steaks and prime rib. That's why you go there. You always want a reservation. Be advised, it's noisy as the acoustics of the dining areas are not so great. But go ahead anyway, have a drink at the bar and enjoy some real prime grade steaks.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 7 days ago

Birk's charges a lot of money for their entrees, which have not been that upscale, despite the high price tag. I had lamb chops and the meat was chewy and full of tendons. This for a hefty price of 62$! You can get a much better quality of meat at LB Steakhouse for the same or less.

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

After my first visit I knew I would return. The first and second visit were business related, but the third was personal and I enjoyed each visit just the same. Great spot and the food was amazing!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Just the absolute best steak around, made even more delicious by the perfectly prepared vegetables! Perfect for my paleo lifestyle, and the non-paleo family members love it too, for the delicious side dishes such as crab topped baked potato or spinach risotto. A perfect place for our family get together once a month:-)

Tags: Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

I made a reservation a day in advance for a party of four, but when we arrived there was no table available and we had to wait just like everyone else--very annoying.

The food was great, but the service was fair, the reservations are apparently meaningless and it is extremely noisy.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great bar. Classic steakhouse appeal and menu. Good food. We enjoyed sitting at the bar with a nice selection of draft craft brews and nice wine list. Good bar service and good food too. 4-5 TVs tucked up into back of the bar do not interfere with the dining room for more formal dining. But I prefer the bar.

Tags: Live Sports, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great value , quality and service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We love the fact that there is no corkage on Friday’s. We prefer our wines aged and bring our own.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 2, 2017

the calamari appetizer was very tasty, one of the best in the bay area in my opinion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

This place is a great steakhouse in Santa Clara. There aren't many restaurants in Santa Clara and this one exceeded expectations. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Steaks were awesome. Their sides were good but need updating. Nice wine selection.

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 (Ottawa)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Birk’s service and food is always exemplary. The solitary possible drawback is that it is always extremely noisy. For the right occasion it is the perfect place.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

For a business meal in Santa Clara, this is a solid choice - and has been for years. The food is always good and the service is professional. If the pricing were better and the noise level lower, I would suggest this place for more than just business meals. Until then, highly recommended for business meals - not so much for a meal with friends or romantic night out.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Birks has always been a fantastic place. Great prime rib. Excellent service.

This particular evening the prime rib was tough and very fatty, as well as salty. The paella pasta dish was salty and the mussels had a bit of a problem. Three of the six dishes at our table were not to our expectations.

The chicken dish and the two fillets as well as the Brussels sprouts, truffle Mac n cheese were fantastic.

This night was an anomaly. Of the many times I’ve been to Birks over many years, this is the first I was not entirely happy.

The wait staff was good, attentive and quick, as it usually is.

I’ll be back there. Soon.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Pleasantly surprised. Amazing food. Romantic atmosphere. They brought out a surprise dessert for the birthday boy. Great service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This place is pretty good for its value. Everything is pretty good, from service to food. The most we like about this place is the prime rib, which is very tender! We feel it prepared better than some of the more expensive steakhouses. I only give four stars because there is no area I feel that this place stands out as super good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Delicious Prime Rib Classic Americana Dinner on Sundays. Sundays are very special to us because the entire ambience changes for Sunday Dinner, from super-active busy and noisy, to a calm and peaceful, mild environment. Birk's is a very active business people's restaurant during the week, situated in a busy and full business park. Probably a lot of deals are made there, so the noise level is super high. It is a happening place! But on Sunday as mentioned above, you can actually hear your dinner partner talk in a normal voice! BTW, I think there are other options for the Classic Americana, but our favorite is the Prime Rib so that's all we pay attention to! Service on Sundays is prompt and efficient. Since several more tables could be filled without the reasonable noise level changing, we're willing to share this secret with you!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

It was an early Sunday night dinner for 11 of us and the service was not up t9 their usual standards. Food was delicious and service was acceptable -it’s just that it has been awesome in the past. I highly recomended this restaurant!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The steak was one of the worst I’ve had. Asked for medium-rare got rare-blue. No salt, and a poor cut of meat to add to it.

Would not advise anyone to go here. Shame in a city so wealthy with food options.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

My friend and i love eating at Birk's but were disappointed to discover that Maurice was no longer the chef. It seems as though the executive salads are smaller. The bread basket, which used to include a small section of French bread and two breadsticks only contained one breadstick which we thought strange with two people eating together. The bread was served warm and was delicious, however. The service was excellent, as always. We will return.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Very noisy, steaks were just not good. My wife and I eat out a lot and we appreciate a good steak. I had the blackened rib eye and I honestly am not sure how to describe it bc it did not have a lot of flavor. My wife only ate half of her filet for the same reason. Our waiter tried very hard and was very nice. However, he was a bit overwhelmed bc of how busy they were.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We had a wonderful experience. Our waiter was not intrusive but he was attentive. We all had beef. Everyone enjoyed their meat. The smoked prime rib was wonderful

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 11, 2017

i really liked the fried calamari appetizer, good garlic taste with good texture, one of the best i've tasted in the south bay

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Took my team here for our holiday dinner and it was fabulous! The food was delicious, cooked perfectly and in good portions. While pricy, definitely worth it! Looking to make this an annual visit from now on!

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We have been here before and like to come here when we come up to Levi Stadium. Each time is such a great experience. Our dinner last night was the seared sea bass and we got a side of Brussels sprouts. It was incredible. Each bite was a treat. Our hand crafted cocktails are delicious. We always sit up so we can watch the chefs prepare food. So we have a show along with our great dinner. Thank you again for a great night an dinner.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Close to Hyatt Regency Santa Clara which was convenient for where I was staying. Service was moderately slow even though restaurant was not busy. Had the small cut of prime rib which was not very tasty. Spinach salad was very good. Maybe it was an off night. Went on Saturday evening.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We love the ambiance near the open kitchen, and the blackened rib eye is delicious as always.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great overall place for a quality meal. Been coming here for years and will continue!

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

ローストビーフがとにかく美味しかった
店員も感じがいいし、生のホースラディッシュを頼むとまた最高です

Tags: Great Beer
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Awesome place, it never disappoints. Hands down my favorite steakhouse in the Bay area. Great service and great food. Burks!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always great food and service! One of the best places for business lunches.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Was out of town on business. Birk’s was recommended and the person was right. Good foor, atmosphere and service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great food, but very noisy

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

After 25+, still the most consistent Americana dining around. Fabulous food and cocktails.

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great food. Busy restaurant, so service was a little slow, but nothing to be unset about. A consistently excellent restaurant.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was amazing..perfect portion size
..prime rib was amazing and great flavor!!!..

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Once again Birks hit the spot. My wife and I have eaten at Birks many times over many years and have never been disappointed. My lamb was cooked perfectly and my wife who always waivers back and forth between medium and medium-rare on her steak was please that the chef managed to hit the sweet spot between the two on her rib eye. She enjoyed her cocktail and we finished it all off with a well prepared dessert. Effortless enjoyment.

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