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About Dry Creek Grill

We are committed to buying sustainable fish, meats, cheese and produce, as well as purchasing local and organic whenever possible.
We use the freshest, highest quality products we can get our hands on - its our intention to showcase the immense bounty of this wonderful area that we live in. Northern California is chalkful of farms, vineyards, oceans, ranches that are like nowhere else! We've chosen to support local farmers -- as well as local craft brewers and feature wines from California exclusively. We have such a rich wealth of natural resources here in California, we want to celebrate that. We hope that you share our vision and come visit soon. Dine with us and you'll be dining with other like minded folks in your community.
Cheers!
- Holly & John
Owners, Dry Creek Grill

1580 Hamilton Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Barbecue, Californian

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Su-Th 5:00pm-10:00pm

Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-12:00am

Cross Street:
Meridian Ave.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 264-2011

Website:
http://www.drycreekgrill.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Dry Creek Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (86)
Special Occasion (74)
Neighborhood Gem (68)
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Bar Seating (66)
Good for Birthdays (60)
Good for Anniversaries (59)
Romantic (52)
Handcrafted Cocktails (50)
Vibrant Bar Scene (42)
Fit for Foodies (39)
Good for Groups (38)
Comfort Food (35)
Business Meals (34)
Casual (33)
Cozy (31)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Notable Wine List (26)
Fun (25)
Happy Hour (25)
Hot Spot (24)
Live Sports (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Local Ingredients (16)
People Watching (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Authentic (12)
Great Beer (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Seasonal (9)
Healthy (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Organic (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Worst dinner there , service was horrendous. Not sure I will darken their door again. Andrea was our server and she was awful. Bad attitude, we even had to unscrew our own wine and pour the bottle ourselves. Ridiculous when you consider the mark up. Her lack of urgency made our dinner very hectic. Worst service, would expect this at Chili’s but not here.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Service and food were great. I had some mix feeling at the beginning due to the reviews that I read before our dinner, but everything worked great for us.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Finally made it back to Dry Creek Grill and we were not disappointed! The wine list is exceptional and the food was wonderful!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service. Decent food. Nice atmosphere.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Delicious food. Prompt seating and service. Quiet ambience. What could be better?

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was delicious until the entrees. The risotto was undercooked, lobster very dry and my filet mignon (ordered med well) was rare w/ a bloody vein. We’ve been coming here for the past years and we’re very sad to see this decline. Not worth the price.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service but expensive.
Love the Martinis.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Definitely lives up to one of those you get what you pay for in a good way. If you can look past the potential sticker shock, the quality of the food is great, good selection of different things, and an attentive staff.

Where you sit can significantly affect the noise level you're exposed to if that's your thing. Parts of the restaurant has TVs playing but you can try to request something further away if desired.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined 7 days ago

First (overdue) visit here and everything was wonderful, from the cocktails to the appetizer to the entrees to the dessert, and definitely the service. Price point makes it a special occasion place for me, but well worth it. Will be back, I'm sure.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Our casual anniversary was fun

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

We were celebrating our 35th Wedding anniversary. We started at the bar for a cocktail. Sal, the mixoligist, made a special Manhattan called a Brooklyn. A liquor called Ramazzotti was mixed with Bourbon and Rye. Very tasty.

At dinner we were comped with a glass of Champagne for our anniversary. Nice touch. We had the bone in rib eye and the braised lamb shank. Both were spectacular. The bone marrow appetizer was just so so. Over salted. Cream Brulee for dessert. We shared a bottle on Camus Special Selection. We could not have been happier, and yes, we took LYFT home. Getting killed on the way home would have spoiled the evening. Cheers!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Service lacked. Wait staff was inattentive. The environment is loud. Food was good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Except for the loud drunken group about 20 feet away, we had a great time. Love Dry Creek.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Romantic, Fun, Hot Spot
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·Dined on February 12, 2018

We spent 150.00 on a lamb shank that was flavorless and prime rib that had flavorless potatoes
A glass of wine a beer and calamari salad.

I could have eaten a lobster dinner elsewhere.

The only thing we liked was the calamari salad.

Will not recommend or return .
I’ve been asked about our experience and we did not recommend. Would rather go to Morton’s. Not upscale at all.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Overall very good. Noise level is high so difficult to communicate. Food was excellent!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The prime rib rib dip is much smaller than it used to be which was disappointing for the price

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was delicious and presentation was great. Plenty of parking is a plus. My mom even liked the lamb and she is very picky :)

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great service and delicious food!

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

The service was exceptional...food portions perfect and drinks were good. Only issue was having to pay for a cake cutting fee after spending over $400 for dinner.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Would definitely come back. Will suggest for girlfriend dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

This is a neighborhood grill that has several very large seating areas; so groups would be comfortable here and they do have booths as well for 2-4 people. Service was excellent, food was good, but not what I would consider great. Hamburgers looked delish but I had salmon which was good but too much butter and sauce on it. Caesar was mediocre.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I had a fantastic birthday dinner here a few days ago. We came with our two kids, knowing it wasn't really a "kid" restaurant but they were well-behaved and service was very nice to suggest food ideas for them. The timing of the food was nicely done - not too slow or too fast.
I believe this was our third visit but it had been a year since our last dinner here. We've had good meals every time and service is helpful and unobtrusive.
We enjoyed all of our dishes: sliders, BBQ brisket, Brussels sprouts, crab cakes, cocktails and dessert.
The location isn't ideal - next to a gym and parking is sparse but the interior is very attractively done. It is loud, so avoid prime time if you want to have a real conversation. We plan to return, sooner than later.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent service. Nice booth away from the very noisy bar scene. Well prepared dishes. Very enjoyable.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I have been to this restaurant at least 6 time and 4 out of the 6 I have been over charge for items we did not order. I did mention this to the manager he apologized but it continues to happen, we definitely won’t be back.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Had a great dinner with my daughter. She “made a wish” at Willow Glen High School to take me out for dinner because my sister had recently died of cancer. She was granted the wish and given a $50 gift certificate. I was very touched by the gesture and had a wonderful time with my daughter. The food and service was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great food, remarkable service. Happy employees . Everything about the place makes me want to return. Soon!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Have been there three times and all were great. Food was delicious. The craft cocktails were a hit. Ambience if lively but if you want it to be a little quieter reserve a booth. Service is fantastic.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We really do live the dry creek grill, and we enjoy going there - it is just a bit pricey. The food is good and unique, but $25 for a burger and friends all in with Price, Tax and Tip is a little high. I am fine paying $51 for an aged piece of meet, but I would encourage dry creek to have something on the menu that a teenager can enjoy - without breaking the bank.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service. Our waiter was fantastic. We really enjoy the food here. The noise level on a busy Friday night is very high, so be warned. Make your reservations. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Every dish was really good. I especially like the sole, which was a special dish for the evening.

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Date night with hubby was nice. This was a second time dining at Dry Creek staff is always attentive and nice. Food delicious as always and I love how we can converse without all the noise from regular restaurant.

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

DCG has one of the best bars in the city. I'm never disappointed. I only wish it stayed open longer, but this is America.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Service was great. Took a long time to get meal. Food was just ok. Got a nice cheese cake for birthday which was a good touch.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We Celebrated my moms birthday, good food, good service. Would definitely return

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Hong Kong)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and great service

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We love Dry Creek Grill! Whenever we are in town we have dinner with family there. The only drawback is that it is very loud. I always have a difficult time hearing member of my party. Otherwise it's great!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food and service was very good, however it was so noisy we could hardly hear each other. Huge volume seating so not surprising it would be so loud... but it was really really loud. Not an intimate dinner experience, so go in expecting that, but still a good experience overall.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

One of my favorite weekend restaurants. You can’t go wrong with the bacon burger. Delicious! Really fun bar area too.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Christin was our server, she really made our dining experience extra special as we were celebrating a special occasion. Whenever I’m in town we love dining at DCG. Food and service are always perfect!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Love the atmosphere on a Monday night. Light lighting and music. The alcohol and wine list is on point. The pulled pork and swordfish we had were delicious.

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