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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (42)
Business Meals (40)
Good for a Date (36)
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Good for Groups (32)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Bar Seating (19)
Great for Lunch (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Happy Hour (16)
Comfort Food (14)
Romantic (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Authentic (10)
Casual (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Fun (8)
Healthy (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Cozy (7)
Seasonal (7)
Great Beer (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
People Watching (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 7 days ago

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

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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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 (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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