Incredible food and attentive staff/service
Continues to be my favorite venue for business meetings, but it's time to change menu. Go for fusion food, which we do not get around here....
Great waiter. First time encounter with him...
Big Thank you overall -
This restaurant is a delicious and romantic experience. Also can be a delight for the family. Pricey, but worth every penny. My only complaint is petty in comparison to the quality of food they serve and it was due to a complimentary Calamari that I paid for because the waiters attention span lacks there of. Needless to say, I would recommend this restaurant to all who want a quality experience. Just keep the waiter and Manager honest.
No waiting upon arrival, however, did not get the requested booth seating! Restaurant was clean, lighting was good and decor was pleasant. Server was very friendly and attentive. Steak, however, was a bit of overcooked, not what we expected. Ambient was vibrant and a bit of noisy. Overall, a pleasant one to enjoy the service and food.
First time I've been for dinner and it didn't disappoint. The food was excellent as was the service. I'll definitely keep it on my list for future visits.
Too much pepper on the pepper steak. good food but over priced.
Valentines Day dinner
The food is always consistently good and a great high end option on the weekend to avoid the crowds at other locations.
Very ordinary food. They took out lobster out of the menu for Valentine’s Day. It was extremely ordinary for the price you pay, won’t go there again.
It’s a really old school establishment with excellent steaks and drinks. The service is amazing. Highly recommended for a special occasion. St Valentines Day was exceptional here.
Great dinner for Valentine’s Day. We just weren’t seated until 20min after our reservation.
Food was great but the wait was insane. Even with a reservation it took 30 minutes to get a table and an hr to get the food to our table. Probably cause it was valentines day but got exhausted with all the wait we couldn’t finish the food and to go it.
Boris is my favorite steak house I’ve been coming to burka for over 20 years and I’ve never been disappointed
Great service. Awesome filet mignon. Meats always cooked to perfection. Enough wine choices to not get bored.
Our Valentine's dinner was perfect. We were in a room off to the side so it was pretty quiet and not a lot of traffic buzzing by our table. Our server was amazing. The food was well-paced and hot when it arrived at our table. It was a little more than we were planning to spend, but we were completely satisfied with our meal and overall experience.
Was a little skeptical because yelp reviews weren’t as good but google reviews and open table reviews were great. Decided to come here for Valentine’s day with a reservation at 7. They seated us on time & even though Birk’s was PACKED, the service was great & the food was just as amazing. Everything from the bread, to our appetizers, & to our entrees were very flavorful. We would’ve loved to try the desert but we were too stuffed. Would definitely recommend!
Great Valentines Dinner. Good service and food. Our waiter was great also.
Good food, great service.. Good wine list, more pasta dishes would be nice and be able to pick up sidess.
This place has always been great. The food is great service is great
Wife’s favorite restaurant in the Bay Area
Service was a bit slower than expected at 5 pm.
The oysters were overpriced.
Birk's is always a very special place to have dinner. You all always guaranteed to have great service and great food!
A TRUE SILICON VALLEY INSTITUTION! Now that the Lion ->
Service was nice, but not so smoothly & no explanations that how to enjoy the food more.
The portion of the stake (NY stake) was nice, but not so tasty which I expected with price.
Wine is very nice & reasonable.
Think of steakhouses in the area and a few names spring to mind....Alexanders, Birks, LB Steak - they are the "top of the tree", so you should expect a good execution. I booked around lunchtime for that evening, with plenty of options free for times - so we chose 7pm. We were met and seated reasonably promptly, and then it all went downhill.
Offered water, then left with menus for 10 minutes. Then our server introduced himself, and offered us the wine list on an iPad. Didn't ask what sort of thing we were looking for, and just walked away. About 10 mins later he came back, and we'd chosen a bottle. Wine arrived promptly, but no sign of our server to take our order. Eventually flagged to one of the other servers and the "head guy" came over to apologise, telling us our server would be over in a moment. A few mins later the head guy comes back himself, still no sign of our server....Our order is taken by the head guy, and we are left with wine, some bread turns up a few mins later. Total time sat at the table at this point, 35 minutes!
Appetisers arrive very quickly, and are pretty good, but as we are part way through appetisers, entrees turn up, are about to be put on the table and vanish again. They are brought back a while later when we've clearly finished the appetisers.
Overall the food was good, but the service was the worst I've ever experienced in nearly 15 years of going to Birks. It didn't seem busier than normal, just terribly organised.
On the basis of the service, and the overall value of the cheque, I will be going elsewhere in future....(worth noting that I visited Birks twice on this trip, and on the first visit, food was at best average, but service was much better, but then we had the "head guy" from the outset on the other occasion). Disappointing overall to see what a Bay Area institution has become...
I have been going to Birks for years and it’s always been my go to when having lunch with a colleague etc. Having recently moved to Southern CA, I had to go up to Santa Clara on Business and decided to have a nice dinner by myself at Birks while in town. It was a horrible experience. I felt like I was being punished for being a single party given where they sat me. It was clear I was an after thought to the person waiting on me...I expected far more and found myself leaving incredibly disappointed. I’ll never go back...it’s really a shame as I used to love this place...
Great place for a casual business lunch.
Service was very slow. I have ordered seafood and it was way over-spiced to cover the fact the meat was old.
Steak was overcooked and fries undercooked. They offered me a new plate but I was in a rush. Would expect a place like this to get it right the first time.
Excellent food, average service. Prices are quite high as to be expected in this area. We'll visit again as we're a fan of excellent steaks.
I ordered the filet medium. It came medium well. Sent it back. Came back rare. Sent it back and then , when I got it back, now it was chewy. Not great, but I was hungry so i ate it. They waived the meal. Usually this place is great... not tonight. It was 5:30pm and not busy either.
Had a group of 14 people for dinner. We had a reservation but they sat us right away and the impeccable service began there. The food was outstanding. This is truly a staple restaurant for many dinners to come for business or just with family.
Good food, excellent service. Nice ambiance. Will return.
We started the evening by not receiving a very good table and politely asked if we could move to another table not directly across the restrooms. ( it was very early, I figured it wouldn’t be an unreasonable request and we did have a reso) . Everyone was super kind about our request and didn’t make me feel bad at all for asking! And it just got better from there! Our server, Dennis, was delightful and efficient, the food was yummy and perfectly cooked. Overall my friend and I had a lovely girls night out dinner!
Overall a good experience. The price was high ($125/person), bottle of wine was about double you would expect in a high end restaurant. Restaurant was very loud, difficult to converse.
Wonderful setting and service and Great Food!
As always, the aroma simply walking in the door makes you want to eat at Birk's every day. And it tastes as good as it smells! The food, and the staff, never disappoints.
great for lunch, and the service is always good! Convenient location too!
I like Birks and have been a loyal customer for a long time. Just not so happy with this meal and menu. Steak salad my normal go to was not up to standards. Very nice server but seems the kitchen has declined. Will try again because this place has been a sales magnet but not today
Blackened Ribeye was fantastic (not over-the-top heat, but very tasty). Skip the creamed spinach though. Request an alternate vegetable.