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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

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (86)
Special Occasion (83)
Bar Seating (72)
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Neighborhood Gem (71)
Good for Anniversaries (69)
Good for Birthdays (67)
Romantic (52)
Handcrafted Cocktails (49)
Vibrant Bar Scene (42)
Casual (39)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Comfort Food (37)
Good for Groups (36)
Business Meals (35)
Cozy (32)
Happy Hour (28)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Fun (27)
Notable Wine List (27)
Hot Spot (26)
Worth the Drive (24)
Live Sports (20)
Local Ingredients (19)
People Watching (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Authentic (12)
Great Beer (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Seasonal (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Healthy (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Organic (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Tapas (2)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

What a gem! Energetic but still able to have a normal conversation. Food was great but service was exceptional! Place was popular too. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Short rib was fantastic. Hubby had porterhouse and enjoyed

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

My wife had the dry aged rib-eye and it was excellent. I had the seared scallops, but the centers were still cold. The mango crab tower was a good tasting appetizer. I would recommend Dry Creek Grill for steaks.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Sometimes I felt overwhelmed with all the attention. The editor, the water poured, the bus boy at one point all came at once and did their thing. Take turns!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Just date night with boo. Service was excellent, food was cooked to order, and the cocktails were perfect.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

I went to Dry Creek with my husband and daughter. My daughter's fish special was cooked well and she enjoyed it. However, my husband's chicken wings and my pulled pork were so overdone. As I said to management a year ago, if you're going to be a meat house then you better be cooking up some delicious meat. Pulled pork is one of the easiest dishes to prepare and yet it was soooooo dry!

Tags: Live Sports, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 5 days ago

We had a fun evening with great food, good drinks, and fine wine. Our server was extremely busy but was attentive. Only two things that could have been improved: our drinks took @ 30 minutes and the music level was not conducive to trying to converse with friends. It was fine when we were first seated but 30 minutes later it was pretty uncomfortable. We were in a dining area not near the bar. I am sure we'll go back but maybe ask for a seating area that might be a bit quieter.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful birthday night. I brought my manager to treat her and reward for a great year. The night was perfect. David our server was excellent and several staff told her happy birthday. She felt very special and well taken care of. I was super happy and impressed with service, food, and special touches. She is going to bring her husband for his birthday this weekend

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Great service! The scallops were excellent but risotto was cold. Crab cake appetizer was the highlight! Husband had the Rib eye special which he thoroughly enjoyed, but my allergy to MSG influenced the otherwise delicious taste. Also enjoyed the potato au gratin. Service was perfect. Wine selection notable. Will be back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great food but waitress was not very friendly

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great food and ambiance. Enjoy the experience every time we have the opportunity.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Delicious brussel sprouts. The TV monitors above our heads are distracting- but one was set to "fireplace" which I liked. Charcuterie plate needed more pickles and less salami- was disappointing overall and did not seem worth $22.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Convenient location with abundant parking. Nice, dark atmosphere with private booths. Great menu selection and solid food and service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our whole meal tasted really good. We had lamb chops and the fish special swordfish over crab risotto. All were tendor and tasty.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

My husband and I went to DCG to celebrarte our 14th wedding anniversary. It was our first time there and we had a Great experience. The specials of the day, from which we chose the Dry Aged 14 oz. NY steak, was excellent. As well the Day Boat sea Scallops were delicious. Our server, Brandon, was very knowledgeable of the menu, nice and super thoughtful. He gave us a complimentary dessert that celebrate our occasion. Will definitely go back and recommend to friends &’family.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Drinks were small for the price. Food was so so. I'd rather get what I like rather than a fancy plate with less food and not that tasty. Too noisy... disappointed to say the least. Would not recommend it. Over priced for the amount you get on everything. A real disappointment.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Love DCG... However, we had a reservation for 5pm, all of the party arrived by 5:15. Checked in, sat at bar, around 5:10 hostess came over and asked if we wanted to be seated in advance of the remainder of the party arriving. We said we preferred to hold at the bar. The hostess then told us we had to be done by 8 because they had another party for the table.

Bad form...!!!!!

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Went here with a couple of friends for dinner. We ordered salmon, sea bass, Caesar salad and for appetizers we had deviled eggs and one of the ladies had a salad. Everything was fabulous except the deviled eggs. They just weren’t my fave but everything else was wonderful. Will definitely return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food well prepared, but served warm. Busy night, new years eve, but I like my meal to not feel like it's been sitting around for awhile.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Good food, lousy service seems to be the norm here. We waited almost 20 minutes from the time we sat down, until we decided it was enough and motioned over the manager to take our drink order. He realized how bad it was and comped us the drinks, so he did his best. Things went better after that. But this place is always hit or miss on service. The food however is normally very good so we go back from time to time.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great drinks, great food, great ambiance, reasonable prices.

Tags: Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was very good, but we were rushed. They brought the main course while we we eating our salad

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went on New Years Eve and the place was very busy, service was great and the food was perfectly cooked and quick. Looking forward to going again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Disappointed in the ribeye. We ordered medium but received rare then went back to cook some more. This time we had burnt ribeye.
Good place for everything but ribeye

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Outstanding service both the waiter and the others that waited on the table.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good food and good service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our server got everything wrong. Very bad experience, will ask who our server is next time. I wonder if he was ill tonight? He should have comped something on our bill. It was really awful service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Was a great experience. Our server Tim was great. He was attentive to our every request

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a very good dinner in a great atmosphere. Seems a little bit overpriced for what you get.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Sports
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We went to celebrate my birthday and we had the best time ever! Great food, outstanding service, and delicious cocktails. Can’t wait to go again :)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always great food and service we love the atmosphere here we are

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Bad service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We came again for the Christmas Eve dinner. The swordfish was ok. The filet was good. Missed having wine pairings as we had to guess whether the wines would pair well. It was just ok. Last year was really good. Also, a lot noisier this year.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food, super service! A little bit noisy and wish the Christmas Eve menu had been provided on the website instead of arriving and having the limited selection.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The waitress was awesome. We checked in 15 minutes early and I guess they forgot to mark our arrival and we received an email from open table within an hour stating of our absense. Anyway, overall it was a great spot. The thing I thought was kind of pricey was cork fee, 20 dollars was a little steep. I was expecting 10 -15 dollars.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We made a reservation for my family for Christmas Eve. I spoke to them two times, once when I made the reservation and once when they confirmed the day before our reservation. Neither time did they tell me they had a limited “fixed price” menu and we would not be able order off the regular menu. The food was good and there were multiple selections for each course but it would have been nice to know in advance. It most likely would have affected our decision to dine there on Christmas Eve. In my opinion it was also overpriced, especially the kids meal ($26 for buttered noodles, salad and ice cream). I have been to this restaurant several times and have enjoyed the service and food. I won’t go back on Christmas Eve though.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Live Sports
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Lived in the neighborhood for almost five years before we tried this place. What a hidden gem! Wonderful steaks. Love the local sourcing. The brisket burnt ends appetizer were perhaps the best I've ever eaten.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The place has good choices. You can get a good quality steak and also smoked BBQ. The St. Louis ribs were very good as was the filet mignon. I ordered a Caesar salad with smoked chicken and the chicken was very tasty. My son did ask for a medium rare burger that was overcooked.
I really liked the atmosphere. Their is music, but not too loud, so one can have a conversation the booths and chairs are very comfortable. Even though we were in a corner, the server was very attentive.

Tags: Cozy, Live Sports, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Are waiter was very sweet & respectful..

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I really appreciated how quickly the food came out.

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Bar Seating
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