Gordon Biersch Brewery- Navy Yard
Gordon Biersch Brewery- Navy Yard

Gordon Biersch Brewery- Navy Yard

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://gordonbiersch.com/locations/navy-yard
  • Phone: 2024842739
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Tony Blias
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Street
  • Public Transit: Navy Yard Metro
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is on street and garage parking in the neighborhood.
A word from Gordon Biersch Brewery- Navy Yard
At Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, our passion is to produce and deliver to our guests the highest quality and freshest products. Our tradition of on-site brewing and food made fresh, from scratch, are the most evident examples of this passion. Our restaurant and people offer a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, attentive and friendly service, fresh food carefully and creatively prepared, specially brewed beers and other fine beverages. We feel it is this combination of elements that make a great dining experience possible. The Gordon Biersch heritage of superior beer, great food and good times are now served up fresh daily in locations stretching coast to coast. Committed to using only the freshest and finest ingredients, our restaurant showcases a passion for food with seasonal menus, daily specials and frequent changes to the regular menu. Our restaurant is located at the Navy Yard Metro station and 1 block from the Washington Nationals Baseball Stadium.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Gordon Biersch Brewery- Navy Yard reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (22)great for lunch (22)great for outdoor dining (14)neighborhood gem (14)vibrant bar scene (12)fit for foodies (8)late-night find (7)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (5)special occasion (5)scenic view (5)great for brunch (4)romantic (2)Show More
  • ferg209
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    food was very good, the service was excellent, the beer that is made there was also very good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Refused reservation on Nats gameday
    boybert
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Despite having a confirmed OpenTable reservation, I was told (rudely) by the hostess that reservations at this location are not accepted on the day of Nationals games. I was told that I'd probably made a reservation at the downtown location (which I hadn't). Ultimately, they take reservations via OpenTable but do not honor them.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MrandMrsHVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Amazing garlic fries and a great place to stop after a nationals game. If only they were open later on weekdays
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Upon arriving, I checked in with the maitre d' and he told me that there was no record of my Open Table reservation. He said that I either made the reservation for another location or somehow did something wrong in placing the reservation. I then showed him the confirmed reservation email that Open Table had sent me. He then said that I would have to wait for a table when one eventually opened. It would be easy to blame him for the poor treatment, but it is the responsibility of the restaurant to train and supervise employees on how to interact with paying customers. The server was good, but she disappeared halfway through the meal, and I had to get out of my seat to find her in order to get the bill.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice restaurant and bar
    mimfail
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great place to eat and drink with a nice view. The servers were very friendly even though it was crowded at the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So bad I thought I was being punked
    txkat
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We went with a party of six. Put in an order around 9:00 PM. Drinks came. The guys enjoyed their beers. About 9:40, when no food had arrived, I asked for a manager, who said he would check on our order. Most of us had steak. Every order at the table wrong. Two guys ordered twin filets and got one. We has two steak frites both of which the temp was wrong on and the fries were stone cold at this point, we'd been there almost an hour, and no one ever even offered us a drink refill. When they brought out new fries, they were garlic fries. They cooked my medium rare steak ' till it was grey 4 times. I never actually ate, since everyone at the table had eaten and they were closing the dining area by the time screwed up steak number 4 arrived.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Cool place
    Jojo
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great food, drinks, and the service was amazing! Little loud but that was ok. Had a good time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent food, good service, noisy
    Daisy2
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Noisy watering hole after baseball games, but food is pretty good for a brewery restaurant. There are currently few options in this neighborhood as it is undergoing revitalization, so this is really the only local spot for dinner. Service is friendly and helpful, but can get a little frazzled after baseball games. They had lost our reservation, but we were seated quickly, even though the place was packed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was indifferent
    run2eat
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We have eaten here before with excellent experience, but this evening our server was not up to par. She had no personality, took our order, did not deliver napkins or silverware w/ order, didn't check back w/ us on quality of food. Then when it came to pay she just swooped in to pick up her tip as we were leaving without any sign of appreciation for our business.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Veggie Burger
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I don't normally like my veggie burgers to be that mushy so that's why I had to vote the food as only 'fair'.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • winkman
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I really enjoyed my experience. I thought a little pricey for lunch. Not as many lunch selections(variety) on the menu as I had hoped for. My food was very good. I was seated very quickly while others waited. Service was good. All in All, a place I would definitely go back to. Planning an evening dinner next time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Appreciative
    Jazzie
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The turkey meatloaf was excellent along with the mashed potatoes. The string beans were not cooked enough for me.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Navy Yard dining
    jgbroda
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    There were 5 of us (one 5-yr-old) and we got a nice table outside. Lots to choose from the menu and a nice kids' menu too. Good food and decent, friendly service. A nice place to take out-of-town guests. I recommend going when the Nats are not in town if you want to be sure to get a seat!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Super Brew Pub
    Brewpublican
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    I went to the flagship Gordon Biersch in Palo Alto in the late 1980s. All they served was garlic fries and beer. The second unit was in the Aloha Tower, in Oahu, Hawaii, the pub l under the SF Bay Bridge (which is no longer there). However, the beer is still great. The marzen works well on burgers, chicken and of course, the beer itself. Still going great after almost 30 years, and I am still a great fan. This brewpub is at the Washington Nationals Baseball Park, in SE Washington DC. Easy to get to and usually available for dinner before most home games. The noise level is about 110db, which makes conversation a bit dicey, but the food makes up for it (one should not talk with a mouth full of food anyway!). Service is friendly and fast.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Old G&B!
    KJA205VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Always have a good time at G&B, especially on a late spring afternoon sitting outside enjoying the weather!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 60 reviews are from the Gordon Biersch Brewery- Navy Yard reviews archive.
  • Jazzie
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    James offered the Passport Rewards Card. Marcus really loves his job and sharing about the food. The food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently goo
    AndreaE
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Food, service and drinks have been consistently good. Servers good; host/hostess sometimes inattentive.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1906
    1906
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We thought the atmosphere was great and the servers and waiter were friendly and attentive. The food was good and proportions were adequate. I would definitely return especially for the beer and appetizer selections.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak was fatty
    Mulk
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I ordered the Steak with fries. the steak was extremely fatty, but the rest of the food was good. My son really enjoyed being able to watch them cook through the window. The wait staff was very nice and really sweet to my 6 year old.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanks
    2ndThursday
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Rainy day, large group, early arrival. Thanks for letting us in early and not making us stand in the rain. And for serving us too,. We will return
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They were unprepared for the crowd?
    MotsLots
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We dined here after the Shamrock Beer Bash that was just a 2-3 blocks away. We made reservations to ensure a table at 4:30 (event let out at 4). Service was incredibly slow because the place was packed. Our waiter told us they never expected this many people. HELLO - event with like 2500 people is 2-3 blocks away and lets out at 4 and you don't think you are going to draw a crowd? Poor planning. The waiter also mis-informed us about one of the beer selections and tried to bait and switch with a similar beer when what one person chose wasn't was she got (maybe some wouldn't notice - but we did). 3 of the 4 of us really liked our food. The atmosphere is really nice. I rarely get into the city - and this is one reason why.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Debrap424VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I love the veggie burger. Service can be a miss so find a waiter or waitress you love! we like annie.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience
    kimmi202
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This was my first time dining here but the food was awesome. My steak was cooked to perfection. The menu selection had my mouth watering. The flight of house beers was exceptionally priced. The wait staff was knowledgeable about the food and beer, and our server Annie was outstanding! I will be returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    GB is definitely great food for all occasions. I've done happy hour, lunch, and dinner there and they never disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Nick
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    I took a colleague here for a birthday lunch. The food was excellent, and the service was superb. Our waiter, Allen, was very knowledgeable and very attentive. We had a great time and will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot
    BizlunchVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Great menu, excellent food and service is team based and timely. Sliders plates are a great lunch idea.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Business Lunch Location!
    PhantomWarrior
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    My guest and I were promptly seated upon arrival. Service was attentive without being intrusive and our server, Rosemarie, was respectful of our conversation and patient with how much time it took before we glanced at our menus. Seasonal beer selection covered the full range from light to dark, and our pours were quite generous. Lunch was delicious and the serving size ample for the biggest appetites. My Kobe cheeseburger was cooked perfectly to medium rare, as I'd requested, and was flavorful and juicy. Pricing was fair for the quality and quantity of food provided. As an alternative to 8th St Barrack's Row dining, Gordon Biersch at 100 M St. is worth considering.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Eat
    TamJay
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Excellent food. Great for not only just beer drinkers. Menu had a great variety of eats. Great ambiance. Wonderful for a date night or night out w/ friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service still abysmal
    RickVIP
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    We enjoy the atmostphere, food and drinks. However the service is still quite poor. Of all the times we have dined here, every single time the service was the same; extremely slow especially for a place like this. The servers are friendly, just the service is slow.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great menu. I couldn't believe
    SpecialK
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    Great menu. I couldn't believe you had so many things to choose from. I had the seafood cobb salad. The cob part was good, but the seafood was hard to find. And when I did find it, it was small shrimp that seemed to come out of a package. There was supposed to be crab in it as well, but I couldn't find any of that. Next time I'll just order the regular cobb salad. The service was good, in spite of your having a full crowd.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exactly what we expected
    EricVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Food was surprisingly good, not depressing like some chains. Very comfortable with a kid and not too expensive. I was super glad we went there and it wouldn't have occurred to me without Open Table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time - I'll be back!
    Fewhee
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    This was my first time at Gordon-Biersch, and I enjoyed it. The online reservation worked well, and I'm glad I used it. The table was ready for me and my guest when we arrived. Service was excellent and so was the food. I was there to meet a client for lunch, anfd the overall ambience, upscale feel and ambience created a good vibe. Although the noise level was high, we were still able to have a good conversation without shouting. Definitely recommend this for weekday business lunches and will be back next week for another one.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was Surprise
    JarofSauce
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Typically there is a long wait to get in we were able to breeze in on a Saturday night at 8p with no problem. The Service was good and so was the food. this may become the go to spot when there is not a game going on.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent lunch
    JanR
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    Lunch was excellent and the service was swift. Do not know what lunch would be like if crowded, though. Not crowded because of the shutdown. Bar scene looks nice when I drive by, though crammed for Nats games!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Close to the stadium
    Richard
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Great place for lunch. Convenient to work and the National's ballpark.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great energy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    I loved the time I spent at Gordon Biersch! While I wouldn't recommend it for serious business lunches (the noise level was at times at DEF CON 5) It was a wonderful place to enjoy with friends! Everyone seemed to be having an awesome time and the food was DEEELISH!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for Pre-Game Dining
    GMan
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    You have to get here early on game day if you want a seat. We had the home brewed hefe-weisen bier and mango mojitos to drink . Both drinks were very good. We started with the chef's sampler plate of wings, calamari, and, s/w spring rolls w/dip sauces. Nice way to get a start. We both had salads after that and one could've fed both of us. We had a goat cheese spinach salad w/grilled chicken, and a green apples, grapes, pecans, w/grilled chicken salad. Only complaint is that the baby spinach should be firmer and not soggy in the salad. Otherwise, they too were very good. Flat screen TV's in the bar area show various sports events. As the restaurant fills up it gets noisier and noisier. There should be more bar stools for wall tables .
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My fourth time there--great again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    Fantastic food and service. The apple bread pudding is the best ever! Took friends there this weekend--they love it too! One small disappointment in another otherwise great visit yesterday---the avacado on the sandwich was not ripe--hard as a brick--the rest of the sandwich was marvelous and the fruit was fresh. Service stayed away when we started talking business--great instincts and appreciated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday lunch for 6 at G Biersch
    AnnieS
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    I reserved a table for 6 at GB, which is one of the few restaurants available for something like this in the "up and coming" Navy Yard area of DC. The table was ready and the server collected our orders within 10 minutes. But, as I've experienced in the past, and as happened this time, the food took 30 minutes to arrive at the table. Two co-workers had ordered medium well burgers which came medium rare and so were sent back. The server was very apologetic and made it right, but it took another 7 minutes for the redos to come out. I got the turkey burger - excellent, and everyone got the garlic fries, which is one reason I keep going back - they are outstanding! The server also delivered a free desert with candle for the birthday - great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable Lunch
    Brighteyes1311
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    Convenient restaurant for Nationals Park and Navy Yard Metro. The restaurant is warm and inviting. I had the bacon cheeseburger, which was cooked to order, accompanied by wonderful crispy french fries. My lunch companion scarfed down the pulled pork sandwich and said she had only planned on eating half. Service was adequate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.