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    Great Steak! | Birk's Restaurant Reviews

    Last updated 1 year ago

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    • "Enjoyed the NY Steak - best cut of meat we've had in ages (pun intended). The butternut squash soup was great - thick but not loaded with cream and my husband loved the onion rings! Service was professional and impeccable. We'll be back sooner than later."


    Spotlight on Birk's Happy Hour

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Every Monday through Friday from 3:30-6:00 PM, Birk’s Restaurant gives the people of San Jose an even bigger reason to come out and enjoy a quality meal. With a hard-to-beat Happy Hour, there is always plenty of food and fun at Birk’s:

    For two and half hours, we offer half-price appetizers and drink specials. On Fridays, we even have oysters for just $1. Whether you want to come for drinks and stay for dinner or just munch on appetizers, we give you what you need to have great food and great fun.

    Birk’s Restaurant has a reputation as one of the best steakhouses in the area because we work hard to bring our customers what they want. Come in today to taste steak the way it was meant to be cooked and enjoy our lively atmosphere or private dining options. For more information the best happy hour in Santa Clara, visit us online or call (408) 980-6400. 

    Choosing the Right Cook of Meat

    Last updated 1 year ago

    The trick to ordering a delectable meal is knowing how to order it. If you plan to enjoy steak the next time you dine out for lunch or dinner, understanding the difference between cooks of meat helps you get exactly what you want. Use this guide to order the kind of meat you want every time you go to a restaurant:

    Rare is the ideal cook for true meat lovers. It is cooked at the highest temperature for the shortest time possible to create a piece of meat that is charred on the outside, brown around the edges, and really, really red in the center.

    Medium Rare
    If you do not want to be as daring with your dinner, medium rare is the next best option. This piece is heated through the middle so it is mostly pink and only slightly red. The sides and the top are as brown and as charred as they are on a rare piece of steak. When you take a bite of a medium rare steak, it is tough on the outside but wonderfully soft in the center.

    The interior color of a piece of medium steak is mostly brown with a very slight hint of pink. The top is charred so that it is darker than it would be on rare or medium rare steaks. When you take a bite of medium steak, it is firm.

    Well Done
    If you order a steak that is well done, you should expect not to see any pink inside whatsoever. The outsides are as charred as they can be without being burned and the meat is firm and solid when you take a bite.

    Come to San Jose’s Birk’s Restaurant to enjoy steak the way it is meant to be cooked. As one of the best steakhouses in the South Bay, we work hard to serve our guests exactly what they want. To learn more about our menu, visit our website or call (408) 980-6400.

    "Food was Top Notch" | Birk's Restaurant Reviews

    Last updated 1 year ago

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    • "Accommodated us with a group of 8 for a business lunch. We were very well looked after and the food was top notch. Atmosphere was festive for the holidays (as it was a holiday lunch - so it fit the ticket) and easily approachable and moderate noise for good discussion at our own table. three courses left us full to head back to the... More

    Holiday Events to Enjoy in Santa Clara this Season

    Last updated 1 year ago

    While you are downtown enjoying your favorite restaurant, spend some time exploring the plethora of fun and fabulous holiday events in Santa Clara. With a belly full of great food and the following events, it is easier than ever to get into the spirit of the season:

    Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
    Film and theater bigwig Duffy Hudson is putting on a one-man performance of this heartwarming Christmas story on December 2 at 6:30 PM in the Central Park Library Redwood Room. Duffy himself will play all 46 characters in the story without using costumes or props. This show is the perfect opportunity to get everyone in your family excited for the holidays.

    Holiday Tree Lighting
    Head over to Civic Center Drive and Lincoln Ave on December 6 to witness the City of Santa Clara celebrate its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The public is welcome to attend the event, which goes from 6:00-9:00 PM. If you plan to attend, please bring a can of food for the Second Harvest Food Bank.

    An Evening with Santa
    Santa Claus has scheduled an appearance on December 19 at the Community Recreation Center so the boys and girls of Santa Clara have a chance to get some one-on-one time with him before Christmas. There will also be craft tables, holiday stories, holiday songs, and an opportunity to take a photo with the Man himself. Register early so you and yoru kids have the opportunity to mingle with Santa before he has to get to work.

    When you enjoy lunch or dinner at Birk’s Restaurant, it is easy to pop by one of these special holiday events. With a convenient downtown location and a reputation as one of the best steakhouse in the area, we help you get a delicious and satisfying meal whenever you want one. For more information, check out our website or call (408) 980-6400. 

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