OVERRATED-SAVE YOUR MONEY. I HAVE TO AGREE WITH THE CRITIC. THIS PLACE IS EXTREMELY OVERRATED. EXTREMELY PRICEY FOR AVERAGE TASTE. I DONT MIND PAYING TOP DOLLAR FOR A GOOD MEAL, BUT I WAS LEFT EITH AN EMPTY WALLET AND DISSATISFIED CLIENTS. NOW I HAVE TO LISTEN TO THEM POKE JABS AT FOR MY CHOICE OF STEAKHOUSES. WILL NEVER GO AGAIN. SIDES WERE SO GREASY, STEAKS WERE A LITTLE DRY. HOPEFULLY THEIR FOOD QUALITY CHANGES
Director. The service was fair but the food good. It was very noisey and it was not easy to talk. I would not take a women there on a romatic date.
Not worth the hefty price. My wallet is still hurting. I completely agree with cplvic's review. The filet mignon was flavorless and overcooked and all of us who orded it were unhappy. The menu is vague in what sides are included so when the waiter asked me for my soup or salad preference I assumed that it was included with the entree. The Caesar salad had brown leaves, there was too much butter in the sides, and the meat was overcooked. All for $55. Never again.
the absolute best. I travel to Santa Clara on business and I always make time for a stop at Birks. The double cut filet mignon is like a softball. I have eaten at every high end steak place and this beats them hands down. I especially like the single diners area. You get to sit 8 feet away from the grill and watch the whole process through 1 inch thick glass. The price is moderate to high, but perfect for using up my per diem.
Hip Happy Hour Hangout.
During the boom, this was one of those hip places that was always active in the always-dead area in the middle of Santa Clara.
People talking about stock options, phones ringing, large parties being obnoxiously yuppie. Things have toned down since then but it's still quite an active spot.
I always seem to run into someone from a nearby company, a recruiter I've worked with, or just some other techno geek from a conference. Very obvious that this place is right in the middle of what seems to be the highest concentration of employment in all of Silicon Valley.
Food is great. I crave the creamed spinach side at dinner. Can't remember ever having a bad time here.
GREAT STEAKS!. This is a wonderful place to have steaks in the South Bay. Well-seasoned, flavorful steaks that were done just right. Excellent service.
Mediocre at best.
The Filet Mignon was mediocre at best.
It was flavorless and was not cooked right. My rare steak was a graditon to rare in the center.
Tjhe waiter didn't listen to what I wanted.
I ordered steamed asparagus and got it grilled.
My friend ordered a beer and got a glass of wine??
The spinach and mashed potatoes was better than the steak.
I wouldn't waste my money on this place.
OOOH AHHHH!. Excellent food! Wonderful steaks! The only issue with Birk's is it's sometimes "OK" service. Never bad, but I expect better when I am paying for a pricey meal.
Birk's food is on a par with many of the best restraunts I have eaten at around the country. They offer a varied menu icluding appetizers, salads and entree's.
It can be a wait during the busiest of times, but well worth it. Reservations do help. The service is excellent. The grilled meats devine and some very nice (notice I didn't say excellent) desserts.
The down side is the noise. The open beam ceilings may be most attractive, but the decibel level may have you grabbing for your ear protecctors.
THE best steaks!. We've been to nearly every decent steakhouse on the west coast and have to say that the Birk's bone in chop is, as our waiter said, the biggest and the best! If you're a non-red meat eater, the shrimp cocktail are huge and very tasty and the shrimp salad is always spectacular. Definitely make reservations because Birk's isn't a very well kept secret so it's usually packed!
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