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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Romance your Valentine with an intimate evening at Birk’s on Wednesday, February 14th. Our classic menu selections will be available as well as a special Valentine’s Day menu. Reservations are highly recommended.

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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (42)
Special Occasion (41)
Good for Groups (34)
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Good for a Date (34)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Great for Lunch (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Notable Wine List (18)
Happy Hour (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Casual (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Romantic (11)
Authentic (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fun (9)
Healthy (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Cozy (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Seasonal (7)
Great Beer (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
People Watching (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service were good. Noisy drunk patrons were annoying.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We seated in a room behind the bar which was comfortable and quite nice. We could talk easily and then they brought in two large groups. The room noise level was louder than the bar. You couldn’t hold a normal conversation. By the time we left, we had ringing in our ears. The cuts of beef were ok, but definitely not at the level you’d expect from a 4+ star restaurant. The Prime Rib came out medium cooked when it was ordered as Medium-rare. Our waiter checked in on us half way through our meals after another server served us our entrees and offered to get another Prime Rib, but it was too late. I would try another place before going back here.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Ambiance and interior are quite nice, service was great but the food was a dissapointment. The menu is mostly American (i.e. heavy and caloric) and the taste was not that great also. There are no better options in the area, so most people have no choice and go there.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Birk's is always a reliable choice. Nice variety for those who don't eat steak but my skirt steak Caesar salad never disappoints.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We absolutely love this place. We have been coming to Birk's for Anniversary, Birthday and just to have a glass of wine and a small bite of something. We recommend it to all of our friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

The only complaint I have is that it is very loud.....however, the food and service were excellent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Martin was amazing. The food was perfect. The noise level - unbearable. Everything was perfect until they seated a party of 20 in the small room we were sitting in and then the evening was ruined. My friends and I could no longer hear each other over the din. No more conversation. No more relaxing, enjoying each other's company. Then the group of 20 started giving speeches and we just left. Completely unfair to do that to your other customers.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Fabulous restaurant. At least one of our nine guests remarked, "Honestly, the best prime rib I have ever had in my life."

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

I ordered a salad and added the skirt steak. I ordered medium and the steak came out done. This happened a few times.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great experience

1 person found this review helpful.
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Good experience. Good service . Not the greatest place but definitely a good place with good service and good food. I would eat here again - no problem.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Steak and seabass were quite good although too salty. Kid's pasta was good but with too many herbs so the kid refused to eat it. Lettuce from complimentary kid's veggies had bitter taste. Complimentary cheesecake for the birthday was awful. Sorbet was so much better.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

A tried and true go to. Enjoy every time. Solid menu and great service.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Everything was good. They just seated us 1/2 hr after our reservation time

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Birk's was a fabulous choice for an elegant and tasty New Year's Eve dinner. The food was spot-on and the wait staff was attentive. Definitely worth NOT waiting for NYE to dine at Birk's again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went for New Years Eve, so it was very busy. I’m guessing since it was a last minute reservation, our table location was not great. However, our server was amazing, attentive and very patient. Would definitely go back when it is not so busy.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food and great service. High end pricing but the quality of the food and service is well worth it for a special occasion. Hard to find now days.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Waiter was less attentive than usual.
They were out of my regularly ordered item and nearest substitute was 2x the price.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We've been here before and on weekends there is no corkage fee, with that said the steaks and seafood that we had as our entre was delicious and cooked perfectly. The Caesar Salad was as it should be with my sweetheart having a Kale salad that she also commented favorably on. I would and have recommended Birk's to others and they have already eaten there or go soon after.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Lots of choice - entrees, salad, dessert, beer & wine. All excellent.

Great, helpful service too. I'll eat there again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As always, we are never disappointed at Birk's. It's our only place for steak, as other restaurants routinely disappoint, but the ribeye and New York at Birk's are always stellar, as are the ambiance and service.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We would not go back. The filet was tough and the sides were cold.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great service. The smoked prime rib was excellent! I thought it was better than the prime ribeye which was very good to excellent as well. Will definitely go back for the smoked prime rib!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Very good food, mostly for steaks and chops.... but the sea bass dish was bland and uninspired.
My New York was very tasty and tender.
Wait staff was fairly attentive, but I noticed that when our waiter said that he would bring us some bread and butter, it took about 10-15 minutes...
Desserts were good with the exception of the carrot cake.... so bad that half a dozen people tried small pieces of it and all of them agreed that it was almost inedible. The waiter asked what we wanted to do with it... really? Did not offer to replace it or take it off the bill.... it could simply have been a bad day for carrot cakes, but we will never order that again....
On the other hand, the Creme Brulee and the chocolate mousse cake were thumbs up.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Consistently good food and service. Always a safe pick.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We are frequent diners at Birk's. We generally restrict our visits to Sundays because it is a very "energetic" meeting place for business folks during the week. This time we took a chance on a Monday because it was near Christmas and we thought business dinners might be on a break at this time. We were wrong. So we asked for the quietest area if there was any, and they accommodated us pretty well, kind of tucked in a corner near the end of the bar. We regularly go to Birk's for their prime rib, which we consider among the best in the mid-and north-county area. We can't really comment on their other menu options, because their prime rib is our go-to order. It comes with mashed or baked potato (on request) and a delicious not-too-creamy creamed spinach with little bits of bacon in it. Just simply delicious and a terrific way to get your red meat fix, if you're still addicted to carnivorous behaviors. They also make a great whiskey sour and have a fine, generous-sized wine list.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food and service was excellent, did feel just a little rushed - food arrived very quickly.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

My only complaint is a relative small one I suppose, but our Chopped salad frankly looked like it came out of a bag...a two day old bag at that. Totally lifeless and brown. I probably should have sent it back, but our waiter was running his legs off and I didn't want to do that to him.
I had the New York with the Crab baked potato...wonderful, and my fiance had the Small filet...again, very very nice.
I know it is difficult, but when a couple comes in alone, maybe a little effort could be given not to set them next to a table of 8 with kids. They may have had a rodeo clown too..very loud...lol

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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 on December 12, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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 on December 12, 2017

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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