Dining on salmon three times per week will boost your immune system and lower your risk for a long list of health problems, like heart disease and cancer. Salmon is full of iron, vitamins B6 and B12, zinc, and niacin, all crucial nutrients for good health. Birk’s Restaurant may be known as a steakhouse, but our salmon dishes are every bit as delicious as our red meat. The next time you visit our Santa Clara restaurant, give one of these salmon dishes a try:
Similar in taste and texture to smoked salmon, salmon gravlax is salt-cured. Our raw bar dish combines a healthy portion of salmon gravlax with capers, Bermuda onions, fresh dill, balsamic herb mustard, cream cheese, and lemon zest. Our salmon gravlax is also accompanied by our famed brioche. It makes a great shared appetizer to start a meal or can be paired with a salad or a few sides for a light supper. The gravlax is available on both our lunch and dinner menus.
Pan-Seared Wild Salmon
Our spin on pan-seared salmon is completely unique. The fish itself is prepared simply. It is then set on a bed of saffron rice with English peas, chorizo sausage, steamed clams, cipollini onions, and braised tomatoes. A drizzle of chili oil pulls these complex flavors together. This rich and hearty dish can be paired with red or white wine. Ask your steakhouse server to suggest some options. You can also enjoy this dish at both lunch and dinner.
Quick-Cured King Salmon Salad
This salad is one of the highlights of our steakhouse lunch menu. We take salmon that has been seared on the grill and serve it with dill and chive crème fraîche, spicy couscous, watercress, cucumber, mint, and garlic. At lunch, you can also add salmon to our Caesar, chop, spinach, mixed greens, and Cobb salads.
Birk’s Restaurant is the perfect place to grab a steak, but we’re not just for red meat enthusiasts. Come to our Santa Clara restaurant to explore our entire menu. Find out about our hours and make your reservation by calling (408) 980-6400.