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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Birk's will be offering our classic dinner menu dishes all day, in addition to, a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner. Spend Thanksgiving day with family and friends and give thanks by breaking bread at Birk's.

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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

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (38)
Good for a Date (36)
Special Occasion (36)
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Good for Groups (31)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Bar Seating (23)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Great for Lunch (17)
Romantic (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Fun (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Casual (8)
Cozy (8)
People Watching (8)
Healthy (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Authentic (6)
Great Beer (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Got sick here afterwards for the second consecutive visit, so will not be back for a while. Server was largely absent and inattentive. A bit passive aggressive. Again, will not be back for a while.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fried Calamari best I’ve ever had. Pasta Paella Is not paella but a regular seafood pasta dish in a cream sauce. The Paella came on a regular plate, not made and crusted in a Paella pan. Additionally, there was a large handful of very small, tasteless shrimp that was used as a filler for the seafood. Rest of dish was good. Excellent service so I will try the restaurant again.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food was excellent. I had a filet mignon, which was tender and cooked perfectly. I didn't want the side dishes that came with the steak. I was able to change to other sides that were on the menu with no difficulty or extra charge. My husband had the ribeye and said it was excellent. The waiter was helpful and attentive without being overbearing. We were very pleased with the quality of the food, the presentation and the service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Very good steak. Very expensive compared to other high end restaurants. Extremely loud especially near the bar.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Good food, good service. A go-to restaurant. Consistent favorite.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

A bit out of the way, in an office park which is a bit strange. However, nice ambiance and the service was great! Food was good, but at least my dish seemed a bit uninspired. I’ll quantify this by saying the quality of the food was outstanding, I had the peppered filet mignon in a peppercorn sauce. Melt in your mouth meat, but a bit seemed short on the flavor. I asked for some fresh horseradish which solved my issue. Cocktails were top notch as was the desert. The value was very good. Had a very nice bottle of Napa Zinfandel at a reasonable price.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Good food.. waiter was friendly but needs to be an expert on the food as much as the chefs are at preparing the food. When you ask for a description of a meal I expect more than a two word answer of "it's good" from the waiter.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The service was excellent and the food was really delicious. We had a wonderful evening celebrating a 20th anniversary. The sea bass was so incredible and filling! My husband had the seafood Cobb salad. He enjoyed every mouthful. The choice of desserts wss mouthwatering. We will definitely come again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This is a go-to restaurant when we want a nice sit down dinner with great food. The food is very good, and the staff wonderful. My prime rib was tender, perfectly cooked, and there was no issue about leaving out the starch and 'double veg'.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Having never been to Birk's before, I had no preconceived notions about this restaurant. I will say that I was pleased with the selection. The food was excellent and the service was great. We had a larger party and our server was very attentive to the group and made sure we were always taken care of.

I would recommend Birk's.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We enjoyed our meal and time at Birks. It was a crazy evening given that Birk's was slammed with patrons that evening as many booked for dinner prior to the Coldplay concert at the Levi Stadium (Birk's close to the Levi venue). If the place was not so crazy with patrons, my guess is that the food and service would be 5 star.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Excellent food and efficient service. Great drinks!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Everything was great at birks. I highly recommend the seafood appetizer plate. My prime rib unfortunately was not cooked to order. But we had a beautiful evening

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The food, service, and ambiance is always top notch at Birks. You can be assured that a special friend, colleague, spouse, or other family member will enjoy their dining experience whether it's lunch, dinner or appetizers during happy hour.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Healthy, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Never have had a bad meal! Great service and good! Excellent location for pre Shoreline concert meal!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Rib prime was pretty good and inexpensive considering the quality. Service might need to improve a bit. We made reservation earlier online but we were waiting to be seated for a while.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

It was a nice atmosphere. The Sevice was good. However I asked for my steak to be cooked mr and was mw. I didn't want my family to eat while I sat and waited and have to eat alon. Diapointing when your steak is over cooked.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Great Service! Very appropriate for formal business lunch.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Birk's is better than any other restaurant within a radius that extends to Palo Alto northward and San Jose southward. I have taken many guests, board members, and colleagues from many countries there, and everyone is always satisfied. The steaks are excellent, prime rib is available every day (not once a week), and the main dishes include sides. (I won't pay $50 for a steak and then another $10 for a potato or vegetable.) On this visit the waiter kindly split our salad, and we enjoyed an outstanding and reasonably priced bottle of white wine before consuming the red wine we brought. Many of the desserts come in half-portions, which was perfect. There is no restaurant in the South Bay that I like better.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I prefer steak without fuss, which is why I ordered the 10 ounce filet mignon. My wife got the filet mignon as well but with the peppercorn sauce, and she seem to enjoy it. Watermelon salad was also excellent. Didn't have to wait too long for our food; wait staff was excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

If you order anything besides the CEO prime rib you are making a big mistake.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

You can't go wrong with dining at Birk's. It is a beloved institution and a fabulous dining experience all the way around.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 14, 2017

What a great old school restaurant... I regularly take clients here and always have a great experience. From the servers to the wine list a very solid option for a straight forward steak and seafood meal.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

My family enjoys dining at Birk's, when ever possible. There are so many amazing dishes to choose from, every one I try is more delicious than the previous one. I am never disappointed! Bon Appetit

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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