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“menu misrepresentation” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Billy Berk's

Billy Berk's
99 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113
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Ranked #161 of 1,922 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: San Fernando
Transit: San Jose Light Rail to 1st St and San Fernando
California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“menu misrepresentation”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

The first time we went there we enjoyed it. The food was good so we returned. Upon our return, my wife ordered mojito steak sliders which were to be accompanied by a salad and crispy jalapeños. What she got was hamburger sliders which were dry as a bone, no salad and some onion relish. We were with friends and she was embarrassed to complain to the waitress. Interestingly, the waitress told us thet they were out of asparagus before we ordered, but told us nothing about substituting hamburger for steak. We will not return.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
San Jose, CA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

We were a late Saturday night party of 16. We had our own room, meant for 14, and they very nicely added two chairs for latecomers. The menu is extensive, and everyone's entree was beautifully presented. Service was attentive and friendly. At the end of the evening, we were astounded to each receive our own tab, which made paying for our own drinks and meal so easy!

Visited April 2012
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Santa Clara, California
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130 reviews 130 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Great happy hour menu!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012 via mobile

I met my sister for drinks. We sat at the bar and had a few appetizers, instead of a full dinner. Fun place, good drinks and tasty appetizers!

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Hickory Creek, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“AMAZING! Great Happy Hour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

We ate here at least 4 nights of the 8 we were there. They have great happy hour food and drink specials, and all of the food exceeded our expectations. We went in hoping for decent bar food, and were surprised to find amazing, almost gourmet level food for a very reasonable price. Almost all beers were $4 during happy hour, and many appetizers were $5.

Try the BBQ Pulled Pork Quesadillas. We loved them!

Visited March 2012
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San Jose, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Huge Menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

If you cant find what you want here chances are you wont find it anywhere. This place has that classic diner feel with good service and good food. I dont know that I can rave about anything but it is a good alternative to the usual downtown dining.

Visited November 2011
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