Located deep in the heart of Google country, Stein’s Beer Garden has been a popular choice for regular folk and technology professionals in Mountain View since it opened four years ago. Now a second destination is opening in Cupertino this week, from owner Ted Kim and chef Colby M. Reade.
There’ll be no surprises on the menu in Cupertino, with Reade bringing over many of the dishes from Mountain View. The Steins burger, which is made of dry-aged short rib, brisket, and sirloin, will make an appearance, as well as classics like pretzels, a fried chicken sandwich, and the seafood boil (clams, mussels, catfish, pork sausage, and potatoes in broth). Beer includes 30 draft beers, ten of which are rotating seasonal options, and most of which are local and craft. Wines and cocktails will be available for the non-beer-drinking beer garden crowd as well.
Really though, the big difference between the Cupertino location vs. Mountain View is the interior; the new space is a roomy 6,400-square-feet with an industrial vibe from D-Scheme Studios. There’s a living wall inside, and a 1,500-square-foot patio with lots and lots of seats.
Starting June 22, Steins will be open everyday from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m for lunch, happy hour, and dinner; until 11:30pm on Friday and Saturday.