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Birk's Steak and Chop House

3955 Freedom Cir, Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 980-6400
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Ranked #16 of 364 Restaurants in Santa Clara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mission College
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Very good food but it's not a good evening business spot because it's very noisy. It's reasonable value and the Rib Eye on the bone all 3 of us ordered were excellent. Mashed potato and creamed spinach could use a little imagination. Maybe it's better to dine outside.

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Egchel, netherlands.
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Hidden between a few big office buildings on Freedom Circle in Santa Clara, this is a actually a great place to eat, when you stay in the Santa Clara Marriott. The steak and wine was really good. The only minus was that the expresso machine was broken down, and instead of finishing off with an espresso I could get american... More

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Carmel, California, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We called an hour before to make reservations as we were in the area just by chance. We would have preferred that they said they were full instead of arriving and getting the worst table in the house. A lot of confusion seemed to exist. I wanted to leave but my husband felt we should say. We did have attentive... More

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San Jose, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Attentive service. A raw bar that includes fresh crab, oysters and lobster. If you can't eat a whole filet steak share the "steak bites" with a trio of sauces. The clam chowder is delicious and only $5 a cup. Mini desserts like key lime pie, Oreo cheesecake and even a mini creme brûlée. Service is attentive, and they don't bar... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Had lunch at Birk's, hadn't been there in a while. Started with oysters on the half shell, nice mignonette, very fresh and very well presented (on ice, oyster liquor in the shell). Not many places where you can get this quality of oysters on the peninsula. Grilled sashimi appetizer was ok, they cut the tuna in a strange, thin but... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The steak was excellent, they have various menu you can choose from. I especially loved the wine, there were some very rare one you can enjoy. The price was expensive including the chips but still worth to try. Definitely the best steak house in valley.

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Hillsborough, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is the long-standing, centrally located restaurant right off 101 and Great America Pkwy. This is the place to go if you have formal business meetings or clients to meet. It is a bit busy and can be noisy but still good food and location. Definitely DO make a reservation. Also, if you can, try to either go before noon... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I can't say enough positive things about my dining experience here. If you like meat the quality here is the absolute best and the serving is huge. The salads are wonderfully prepared with a first rate presentation. Cocktails huge and beautifully presented. I wish I could dine here once a week. Enjoy!

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San Jose, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I have gone to Birks for 5 years and its steadily getting worse. The menu is all new leaving you with no sides choices. They dropped my favorite wedge salad but the alternatives are good. my main beef (pun) is that we ordered medium and medium well steaks and got two rare steaks. Sigh. Grill chef is an idiot. Birks... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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156 reviews 156 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

If you are a frequent reader of my reviews you will notice that I always talk about the balance and the combination of values because simply great food won't make a star in my books. No question about that the food was good but the noise level was way to high and it was very difficult to have a decent... More

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