Birk's

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$31 to $50
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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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Enjoy our 3-course Family-Style menu in the comfort of your home. Our 3-course meal includes a starter, entree and mini dessert.

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AnthonyLara
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With the exception of the loud party that was in the same area, and your drink special leaning on the weak side, the experience was enjoyable.

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vipBreck
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Business lunch, not to crowded, nice service. Sea bass was rather dry.

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KRISH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos our server was very gracious.. help me figure a vegetarian dish quickly. Great service and ambience. My guest loved the Steak :)

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

We are regulars at Birk’s for more than 3 years but I have say that the dining experience has degenerated over time.

I requested for a booth for the last 5 reservations and did not get a booth. For whatever reason, Birk’s just decided we don’t deserve to sit in the main dining area and always seated us in a corner somewhere even when the restaurant isn’t packed.

Food quality has been consistent but the serving size of the calamari appetizer has been shrinking over time.

We usually have to wait over 15 minutes to get service but generally, server is attentive.

Mainly, I just wished they don’t behave as if they were ashamed of us so we must sit out of sight! And to acknowledge my request for a booth. I also think they should have a decent portion for appetizers, given the price charged.

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SiliconValleyLocal
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dennis was the best!!

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NoDTMF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the filet, 10 oz and I would rate it as okay. The sauces are good. It was busy and therefor loud, but not any older than many of the restaurants. Service was good.

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Seattlesteph
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Classic steakhouse, popular with locals. Filet was delicious. Prime rib is smoked so not what I was accustomed to. Service was very friendly and helpful.

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Apr6
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husbands birthday. Great service by Andrew and the food was so tasty.

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vipMikeK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. I was impressed by wine list pricing. That was most notable. Tuna tartar was excellent too.

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vipTanguero
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Very nice and quiet but we were there near the end of the lunch hour when few diners were left.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good as always

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and attentive staff/service

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Laurel
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a very late (in the day) reservation. We were seated promptly, and not pushed to order a full meal, which we appreciated because of the hour. The meals were great, service efficient and unobtrusive. What more could we have asked for . . . .

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TheBusinessguy
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continues to be my favorite venue for business meetings, but it's time to change menu. Go for fusion food, which we do not get around here....

Great waiter. First time encounter with him...

Big Thank you overall -

GB
GaryB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

This restaurant is a delicious and romantic experience. Also can be a delight for the family. Pricey, but worth every penny. My only complaint is petty in comparison to the quality of food they serve and it was due to a complimentary Calamari that I paid for because the waiters attention span lacks there of. Needless to say, I would recommend this restaurant to all who want a quality experience. Just keep the waiter and Manager honest.

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luv2dine
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

No waiting upon arrival, however, did not get the requested booth seating! Restaurant was clean, lighting was good and decor was pleasant. Server was very friendly and attentive. Steak, however, was a bit of overcooked, not what we expected. Ambient was vibrant and a bit of noisy. Overall, a pleasant one to enjoy the service and food.

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LeeT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I've been for dinner and it didn't disappoint. The food was excellent as was the service. I'll definitely keep it on my list for future visits.

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AnnetteD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Too much pepper on the pepper steak. good food but over priced.

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PhyllisD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day dinner

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StephenL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always consistently good and a great high end option on the weekend to avoid the crowds at other locations.

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ChristopherB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s a really old school establishment with excellent steaks and drinks. The service is amazing. Highly recommended for a special occasion. St Valentines Day was exceptional here.

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Vik17
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very ordinary food. They took out lobster out of the menu for Valentine’s Day. It was extremely ordinary for the price you pay, won’t go there again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Great dinner for Valentine’s Day. We just weren’t seated until 20min after our reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great but the wait was insane. Even with a reservation it took 30 minutes to get a table and an hr to get the food to our table. Probably cause it was valentines day but got exhausted with all the wait we couldn’t finish the food and to go it.

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JackJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Boris is my favorite steak house I’ve been coming to burka for over 20 years and I’ve never been disappointed

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Angela
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Valentine's dinner was perfect. We were in a room off to the side so it was pretty quiet and not a lot of traffic buzzing by our table. Our server was amazing. The food was well-paced and hot when it arrived at our table. It was a little more than we were planning to spend, but we were completely satisfied with our meal and overall experience.

GB
GloobyBoolga
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Awesome filet mignon. Meats always cooked to perfection. Enough wine choices to not get bored.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentines Dinner. Good service and food. Our waiter was great also.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a little skeptical because yelp reviews weren’t as good but google reviews and open table reviews were great. Decided to come here for Valentine’s day with a reservation at 7. They seated us on time & even though Birk’s was PACKED, the service was great & the food was just as amazing. Everything from the bread, to our appetizers, & to our entrees were very flavorful. We would’ve loved to try the desert but we were too stuffed. Would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Valentines dinner. Our waiter was attentive and the food was delicious.

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Denvernorm
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service.. Good wine list, more pasta dishes would be nice and be able to pick up sidess.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has always been great. The food is great service is great

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s favorite restaurant in the Bay Area

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was a bit slower than expected at 5 pm.

The oysters were overpriced.

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Memories
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birk's is always a very special place to have dinner. You all always guaranteed to have great service and great food!

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CerafinC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A TRUE SILICON VALLEY INSTITUTION! Now that the Lion ->

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ShuichiK
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Service was nice, but not so smoothly & no explanations that how to enjoy the food more.
The portion of the stake (NY stake) was nice, but not so tasty which I expected with price.
Wine is very nice & reasonable.

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DanD
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Think of steakhouses in the area and a few names spring to mind....Alexanders, Birks, LB Steak - they are the "top of the tree", so you should expect a good execution. I booked around lunchtime for that evening, with plenty of options free for times - so we chose 7pm. We were met and seated reasonably promptly, and then it all went downhill.

Offered water, then left with menus for 10 minutes. Then our server introduced himself, and offered us the wine list on an iPad. Didn't ask what sort of thing we were looking for, and just walked away. About 10 mins later he came back, and we'd chosen a bottle. Wine arrived promptly, but no sign of our server to take our order. Eventually flagged to one of the other servers and the "head guy" came over to apologise, telling us our server would be over in a moment. A few mins later the head guy comes back himself, still no sign of our server....Our order is taken by the head guy, and we are left with wine, some bread turns up a few mins later. Total time sat at the table at this point, 35 minutes!

Appetisers arrive very quickly, and are pretty good, but as we are part way through appetisers, entrees turn up, are about to be put on the table and vanish again. They are brought back a while later when we've clearly finished the appetisers.

Overall the food was good, but the service was the worst I've ever experienced in nearly 15 years of going to Birks. It didn't seem busier than normal, just terribly organised.

On the basis of the service, and the overall value of the cheque, I will be going elsewhere in future....(worth noting that I visited Birks twice on this trip, and on the first visit, food was at best average, but service was much better, but then we had the "head guy" from the outset on the other occasion). Disappointing overall to see what a Bay Area institution has become...

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

I have been going to Birks for years and it’s always been my go to when having lunch with a colleague etc. Having recently moved to Southern CA, I had to go up to Santa Clara on Business and decided to have a nice dinner by myself at Birks while in town. It was a horrible experience. I felt like I was being punished for being a single party given where they sat me. It was clear I was an after thought to the person waiting on me...I expected far more and found myself leaving incredibly disappointed. I’ll never go back...it’s really a shame as I used to love this place...

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vipContractGuy
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for a casual business lunch.

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Birk's does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Birk's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 980-6400.

Birk's is rated 4.6 stars by 2965 OpenTable diners.

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