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3955 Freedom Cir, Santa Clara, CA 95054 (Mission College)
(408) 980-6400
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Burger

I've been coming to Birk's for over 5 years now and it's always good. The clam chowder is excellent and the burger is also very tasty. It is made with 4 different types of meat and ground fresh daily. If it's crowded, you can always find a space at the bar. The food is good, the service is good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Taksan M
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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Monterey, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Busy and classy steakhouse in the heart of Silicon Valley. Had dinner here tonight. Steaks excellent. food well prepared and hot. Good wine list (not great). Enjoyable business dinner in a pleasant bustling environment - packed on a Tuesday evening, so book ahead!

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Santa Clara, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We went their once and never went back. The wait staff was arrogant, and off putting! This restaurant is in the heart of Silicon Valley, and they expected customers to make a reservation. It was so long ago that your dates info below doesn't even have our time frame. Needless to say, this establishment thinks that they are some 5... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I've been coming to Birk's for over 5 years now and it's always good. The clam chowder is excellent and the burger is also very tasty. It is made with 4 different types of meat and ground fresh daily. If it's crowded, you can always find a space at the bar. The food is good, the service is good and... More 

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Rome, Italy
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I went to this restaurant as a party of 7 on a business trip. Despite being a very popular place we managed to get seated almost immediately. The ambient is fairly elegant, noisy, warm and welcoming, suited for business and to some extend family visits. The menu is elaborate with many different dishes. The wine menu is quite elaborate even... More 

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

i have regular business lunches at Birks including one a few days ago. Tried dons pork chop and really enjoyed it. In the past, I have tried the skirt steak salad and several of the appetizers. Again, all are consistent and delicious. The dining experience is very noisy. The service is consistently spot on. Good place to go when a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Birks is like your stereotypical "Steak House" from the 1970's. Who does Iceberg Wedge Salads any more? Décor is dated, service was pedestrian but I will give it to the Chef who cooked my steak... I am pretty particular with my Medium-Rare and he or she cooked it to perfection. The veggies that accompanied my Steak however were... boring.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

Birks is classic Silicon Valley. I have been to Birks over a dozen times in the last 20 years and it has remained consistent. It is good for both steak and seafood. There are not a lot of great options in Silicon Valley so it is good to have Birks. It is also great for solo business travelers as they... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I've eaten here 3 times now and each time the food was excellent. Good place for business meal. Good wine selection as well.

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Clarksville, VA, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Solid but not extraordinary for business. Excellent service and atmosphere for business. My bone-in ribeye was ordered rare/medrare and came medium well. The cut was not premium, some of the meat had a grey color as if it had been frozen. On the positive, the creamed spinach was to die for...maybe the best I ever had. It was plentiful and... More 

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San Jose,CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The food is good but not exceptional. It caters heavily to local business people on expense accounts who don't really mind too much that it is overpriced. It is in a good location for a lot of hi-tech companies, but I still don't think it is as good as the wait time would suggest. Also, the place is so packed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3955 Freedom Cir, Santa Clara, CA 95054
    (Mission College)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: (408) 980-6400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?