Birk’s Restaurant is a popular lunch destination for local Santa Clara business people, but for Erica Knight, daytime lead host and private dining coordinator, the holidays are her favorite time of year due to the holiday parties that Birk’s regularly hosts. As a steakhouse known for its steaks, chops, seafood, burgers and salads, Birk’s professional environment is a popular lunch or dinner destination for business people, travelers, businesses and guests celebrating special occasions. Erica thrives in this dynamic environment.
During the day, Erica can be found at the front desk, coordinating between the front and back of the house and ensuring the show runs smoothly. Her favorite part of the day, however, is coordinating the private dining events at Birk’s. Erica grew up helping her family organize events, plan menus and create seating arrangements. Helping diners at Birk’s plan an event, whether business or personal, is a natural extension of her enthusiasm for creating an outstanding dining experience.
Birk’s Restaurant has 3 private dining rooms (the Deck Room, Banquet Room and Snoopy Room) and can accommodate parties of up to 40 diners. Each party has a unique set of requirements and Erica rises to the occasion of making sure all the guests are comfortable and are satisfied with the menu selection. Unlike some other event venues, Birk’s Restaurant does not limit parties to 2 or 3 options for entrees. We allow our guests to customize their own menus and choose up to 6 entrees, or simply order off the main menu.
Weekend parties of 20 or less also have access to our Classic Americana menu, a 3-course inclusive meal that is only offered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This makes organizing so much easier and many of our clients love this option.
If you need more guidance, Erica can explain the benefits of each menu option –having a set custom menu can help our clients’ budget for their event but having access to the full menu allows for a wider variety of options. Whatever you choose, we are here to help make your party a smooth success.
Due to the quality of our dining experience and comfortable atmosphere, Birk’s Restaurant is a popular private lunch and happy hour venue on workdays because of its proximity to the Santa Clara Convention Center and the nearby business parks. Many local business people schedule client meetings over lunch at Birk’s and we welcome this. Weekends are usually hopping with birthday, anniversaries, baby showers, rehearsal dinners (we are right across from Freedom Hall) and company holiday parties.
If you’re looking for a place to host your company holiday party, look no further than Birk’s Restaurant! We decorate for the holidays and love to keep the festive spirit going. Erica will work with you to ensure a superb dining experience. Be sure to enquire early because we already have 16 bookings for December, and more calls coming in every day!