Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - DC
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - DC

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - DC

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gordonbiersch.com/locations/washington-dc
  • Phone: 2027835454x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am;

    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: Abdul Bello
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Special Events: Gordon Biersch at 900 F Street features two unique private spaces and can accomodate groups of up to 60.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 9th Street
  • Public Transit: Located one block from the Verizon Center/Gallery Place/Gallery Place Chinatown Metro stations and three blocks from Metro Center.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Public parking facilities, street parking and valet services provided by the adjacent hotel are all available.
A word from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - DC
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, located in the original Riggs Bank Building, features a unique and classic décor and an inviting atmosphere.
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Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - DC reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (45)good for groups (36)kid-friendly (21)vibrant bar scene (19)neighborhood gem (15)great for outdoor dining (13)special occasion (12)hot spot (11)fit for foodies (11)late-night find (9)great for brunch (5)romantic (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Just okay
    Jenn26
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I had heard great things so I was looking forward to dinner but it was nothing amazing. The restaurant is beautiful but we were stuck under the mezzanine level catwalk/stairs - even with a reservation - so we didn't get to enjoy the scenery or ambiance. I had the hefeweizen & it wasn't very good. I drank orbit I wouldn't get it again. The farmhouse burger was tasty. I think I'd give them a higher rating if our table hadn't been so terrible. We should've asked to be moved so that was our fault.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brutal experience
    BrutalVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excited when we walked in to Gordon Biersch. Fun atmosphere & nice buzz. Our enthusiasm went away quickly. The service was brutal. Our waiter - trying to pull off a Stifler imitation with his no care attitude - was clueless about the menu and, frankly, EVERYTHING to do with being a server. Had to ask to have the table wiped off from the previous diners as well as for silverware, napkins, side plates and water. Apprarently, everything is ala carte here. The food was nothing short of terrible. Burgers dry & shriveled. All the stuff we ordered had seemingly died under a heat lamp before it got to our table. An all around lousy experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Crabcakes
    HisLoveEvang
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Your seafood was fresh and filling. I love the crab cakes!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place to meet for lunch
    Amelia
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I always choose this as a meeting spot for lunch in downtown DC. Nice friendly staff, great menu selections and pretty environment. Perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre Brew Pub
    DaveyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    For some reason I was expecting craft beers and upscale gastro-pub food. The beer was decent but nothing special and the food was very ordinary pub grub. Partner ordered the fish & chips which seemed safe choice but after one bite opted not to eat it. They did the right thing and took it off the check. My steak was decent and cooked properly, the derive was pleasant and efficient. I did like the setting, decor and location. I would suggest this place for the tourists looking for a place to re-fule or hang out between sight seeing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love those garlic fries
    TastyToo
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I heard a lot about the famous garlic fries and I was not disappointed!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!!
    Nicole12345
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This is a bar and brewery that's great do grabbing a drink or two and one of the few places in DC that stays open late. My friend and I had a great time. The food and atmosphere was inviting. It's definitely a place I will continue to frequent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • John
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Didn't get to eat there. Made reservation at GB at 1st and M street in DC but they don't take reservations so you automatically gave me a reservation at a GB blocks away. Ate somewhere else Finally got table at GB at 9:30 PM. Waited 45 minutes for a cup of coffee. Was never waited on. open Table and Gordon Biersch suck.
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  • Has Improved
    WillieVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We've been to GB many times over the years. The past two times we've been recently, the food has really been outstanding. The filet medallions on this visit were excellent (although the server indicated that "they're not like what the menu says"). Excellent mashed potatoes. The clincher though the last two visits has been the apple bread pudding dessert. The serving is HUGE - plenty for two to share and is one of the best bread puddings I've had anywhere. Save room for it. Service can still be a bit spotty with empty drink glasses and disappearing servers at times. Love the old bank building architecture although it can be very noisy with all the hard surfaces. If you haven't been to GB lately, try it. It has definitely improved.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fast and tasty lunch
    DCDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I came here for lunch and was very happy with my experience. The veggie burger was very tasty and the service was great. I will come back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always tasty, interesting food
    SPAL
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great service and attention to diners! Although it's a chain, we always like going to GB for its interesting food that is prepared with care and attention. I had the Miso Mahi with kale quinoa salad, which was delicious. My husband had the Cajun Pasta which he has had before and likes a lot. There's always something even a picky eater can find to eat. I've never had a bad or mediocre dish there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • trip to D.C.
    luvdc
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We have gone to Gordan Biersch at home in Las Vegas. The atmosphere was great. Felt like home. Everyone was great. Our waiter could not have made it more enjoyable. I would tell everyone who visits D.C. to go there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blah
    Mobymoto
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The service was good, but the food was not worth it. My garlic fries arrived cold, and the server promptly replaced them with another plate of cold fries.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Lunch with good friend
    stantheman
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I've been going to GB in DC for YEARS! I'm a regular. Mostly lunches, some dinners (before a play, before a hockey or BB game @ Verizon Center). I've had mostly great experiences there . Last Tues., Ernesto, our Server, made it a highly successful lunch. I'm very high maintenance. Ernesto handled me very easily! Took all my special requests, variations, substitutes, quirks, etc., & took care of every last one! I was & still am very impressed. I wish all my Servers were as good as Ernesto! Keep up the great work! Also, Mr. Rice stopped by to say Hello & ensure all was good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Convenient but that's about it
    tartegninVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were in downtown siteseeing with out of town friends, and this branch of the restaurant was in the right place at the right time. We have had decent experiences at this and other branches into he past, but my husband and I had the same reaction this time - not really worth going again. The place was clean but felt dirty, and the food was ok, but not great, and the prices are a bit cheeky for what you get. The beer is good, though :)
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  • Decent for the most part
    kejedinerVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great place to have a quick, informal business lunch. The garlic fries are superb when they're hot - most of the time they're only moderately warm when you get them. I ordered the asparagus side dish (not too many good options for vegans other than a salad with no cheese or a veggie burger) and it was over cooked - quite a bit of charring but still reasonably edible and a side luke-warm of garlic fries. The server was nice but it took a while to get our food. She was on the floor servicing customers and she was attentive so it's not like she disappeared. I'd say the areas to improve are to get food out faster and hotter and offer something better for vegans other than a veggie burger (many contain eggs). I enjoy GB and will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food...
    classydiner
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This wasn't my first visit to the restaurant. Each visit is always enjoyable. The menu has many delicious items to choose from. Love love love the garlic fries. The atmosphere and ambiance is great. Noise level, well to loud for me because the music volume is too high. It makes people talk too loud like you're competing with the music so you can be heard by your friends. But I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good, service was okay.
    MASHVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Service was okay because the server we had was not knowledgable about the menu because she was new. She was also slow, but again, I think becasue she was new. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so great
    luv2eat
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Brought our out-of-town guests to this location as a special night out. Our server was terrible, slow and non-existent after the food was delivered. The plates were hot but the food was luke warm. Our beer took over 10 mins to be delivered to the table and the server never came back for additional drink orders. We ordered a couple mini desserts and the waiter described them as much larger portions then they were. The cheesecake in particular was terrible and had no taste.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food
    HawaiianFoodFanatic
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Quick service. Excellent menu selection. Great food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    WillieVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Food was much better than on recent previous visits. Had the Kobe mushroom swiss burger which was outstanding. Friend had the veggie burger which was also rated excellent. GB can be very noisy due to the interior surfaces so request a quiet table if you want to carry on a normal conversation. Service was excellent and very friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Californiaburger!
    HungryVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    TheCalifornia burger is terrific ! Also liked bratwurst appetizer, on great pretzel rolls.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy, but quick service
    Barbara
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We were late and needed to make a curtain at a nearby theater -- the waitress was very understanding, and made sure we were on time. However, it's very noisy.
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  • Brilliant concept and execution
    PreferLaBergerie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    An utter delight! The food is brilliant, the wait staffer was attentive, energetic, knowledgeable, and overwhelmed us with her perfect yet unobtrusive service.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, convenient location
    jared
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This is our usual go-to dinner place when seeing a show or game at the Verizon Center. The service is usually quick, if not overly friendly. Food is decent and the menu has enough options for everyone. I wouldn't choose this as a romantic night-out, but better for a group of friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    RWFavoriteVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I had the artisanal grilled cheese sandwich. I don't know how you can mess up a grilled cheese sandwich, but it was disappointing. The ambience and service were fine, but I was not pleased with my meal.
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  • Early Dinner
    BanoojonVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had early dinner on Sunday at Gordon Biersch in DC. Everything was fine except Apple Cider Coleslaw that was just terrible. I mentioned that to our server and she said that they are popular for their bear! What is that suppose to mean? I asked her to tell the Chef's not to make that Coleslaw anymore.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • could be better
    NotformeVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I needed a place with a large menu since I had a serious carnivore and a vegetarian dinning with me. The food fit the bill. As always, very good. Requested outdoor table since inside is always super loud. The waiter was friendly but very inattentive. Took forever to take drink order, bring the drinks, take food order, or refill water glasses. I know it's a tourist stop, but I'm not a tourist. Won't be returning anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Try Something Different
    Stephanie
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I have been going to GB for a few years now and typically I get a burger. The burgers and fries are awesome! But I am trying to break out and try new things on their menu. On this visit I tried the CBLT - chicken, bacon, lettuce, and tomato with avacado mayo. First, it's a nice size sandwich, something you can really sink your teeth into and doesn't fall apart. The sourdough bread is toasted and just thick enough to hold all that yumminess (is that a word?). Bacon, avacado - need I say more. It's a good combo and with the signature cole slaw (also something I don't usually get but then again I'm breaking out) it was a nice change for something different. So break out, look at the menu, try something new! I did and liked it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch Spot
    dcrok15VIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Located near to our office, we frequently bring guests here for lunch. The options on the menu are great and our guests are normally satisfied. The service can be slow and it's tough to get in and out of the restaurant in an hour; so if you are on a time crunch, be sure to let you server know. I would recommend as a place to eat and will be returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprisingly good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We stopped here for our last night in DC and it turned out to be the best meal of the trip. Some of the other higher rated restaurants were just barely average so this was a nice surprise. Drinks were great, prices very reasonable, nice flavors, good service. No complaints here.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still too loud!
    Kevin
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    GB has some great beers, but it's too loud to carry on a conversation
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service!
    LFox
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We are visiting from NYC and needed a great place to eat with two children (girls, 7 & 11) while still maintaining a nice dinner ambience. We found it in Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant. The scene was energetic with a well planned dinning round centered around a bar on one side, wall to wall windows on the other side and a quieter side around the corner. Food and service was excellent. We definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great beer
    Great
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Enjoyed This Restaurant Took My Brother In Law And His Wife For His 70The Birthday And They Loved It. The Brewery Beers Are Great And Always Try The Seasonal Beer If You Ever Go. Oh And Can't Forget The Garlic Fries They Are The Best!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 54 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1127 reviews are from the Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - DC reviews archive.
  • Great place to eat!
    DCEaterVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I came here with a friend to eat on a late evening. The food was excellent. They also have a great variety of food on the menu. I would strongly consider returning!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good restaurant
    Fran
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Since we were between activities at Ford's Theater, the restaurant worked very well for us. We had a reservation, however, the five gentlemen who entered ahead of us did not. The person at the reservations desk went to look for a table for them and left us standing there for at least 10 minutes. Finally, when he did not return, a waiter stepped up and seated us. Otherwise, the food and beer were very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything great except service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    All the reviews I read were exactly right about service-we got seated, did not give us all the menues, a waiter came by said he would get water and be back "in a sec"...it was 10 minutes he came back with water....then we ordered drinks and apps...10 minutes to be back with drinks. So each time we decided we needed to order for what we wanted in the next 30 minutes. He seemed stressed and bothered. But another waiter stopped and we loved him...the apps for happy hour are small, and the garlic fries were cold, but still good. The kobe black and blue burger was great.....the stir fry great, the cobb flatbread amazing, and the turkey meatloaf excellent.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GeneVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We go to G-B after games quite often. The waiter was overwhelmed. Forgot the orders three times. Brought the wrong wines. Didn't bring one drink. Forgot to bring water after couple of requests. Very nice fellow, but couldn't keep up. We were there late and the food tasted as though it had been cooked much earlier and just warmed up. Not a good experience, but we will go back. Wish it had been better.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • underwhelming food, good location
    DCdiner
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Gordon Biersch has a good location, nice interior and outside cafe, and a gluten-free menu. The noise level is pretty high, so quiet conversation can be difficult. And, as for the food, it is okay...just okay.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service
    Wilson
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    My server was excellent. She was very responsive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.