Gordon Biersch - Seattle
Gordon Biersch - Seattle

Gordon Biersch - Seattle

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gordonbiersch.com/
  • Phone: (206) 405-4205
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily 11:00am-4:00pm
    Dinner: Su-Th 4:00pm-11:00pm
    Dinner: F-Sa 4:00pm-12:00am
    Brunch: Sa-Su 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: Victor Martinez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • 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 Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pine Street
  • Public Transit: Conveniently located across the street from the Westlake Light Rail Station and Bus Tunnel.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We have 6 floors of parking for the Pacific Place Shopping center. Park underground and take the elevator up to level 4.
A word from Gordon Biersch - Seattle
Located in one of the most upscale retail environments in the Pacific Northwest, Gordon Biersch Seattle is conveniently located downtown at the Pacific Place Shopping Center. Situated steps from an 11 screen movie theater and some of the most exclusive names in high end shopping, Gordon Biersch is the perfect choice for any occasion. Our 500-seat restaurant features a working brewery, bar, atrium seating, and private and semi-private dining areas for groups and parties. Convenient to hotels, sports venues and the region"s state-of-the-art convention center, Gordon Biersch Seattle is the perfect setting for small, social gathering of friends and family or large group events numbering in the hundreds.
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Gordon Biersch - Seattle reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.7
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (14)great for lunch (11)fit for foodies (7)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (6)neighborhood gem (5)special occasion (5)scenic view (3)hot spot (3)late-night find (3)romantic (2)Show More
  • Great food and service
    theaterlady
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I have been to Gordon Biersch many, many times. I love the variety of meals available on their menu. I have never been disappointed with any of my choices. I love to go there for an early dinner after a Sunday matinee at the Paramount Theater. Park at Pacific Place, go to the Theater (a short two block walk) then enjoy a delicious dinner. This visit, I treated my daughter and granddaughters to dinner after seeing "Beauty and the Beast." It was a very enjoyable finish to a very enjoyable day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Before play lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My sisters lobster mac and cheese was very fishy tasting and mentioned it to the server. She did offer to remake it without the lobster but was rather cold about it. She was not overly friendly but wasn't rude either. We were watching the clock and said she would rush it out but her replacement mac and cheese didn't come out too quickly. It was much better tasting though! I would have assumed that her meal or at least her glass of wine would have been deducted off the ticket but it wasn't. We came here for lunch before a play earlier in the year, and the location and the ability to make reservations make it so convenient with our family. It wasn't a horrible experience it just wasn't as great as the last time we ate there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Value, honest food!
    VissidarteVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    It's a fun place to visit and enjoy the smiling servers! We had various waiters sharing duties, and each one was well trained and courteous! The menu is varied and we enjoyed our selections. The brews are well balanced and available for take-out in a growler. Special Kudos to Joel, our main server and part of a great team! We are looking forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We always enjoy Gordon Biersch
    shelley
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I attend SIFF every year, and often go to movies at Pacific Place, and eating at Gordon Biersch is always a pleasure before or after the movie. I love that "outdoor" eating area, and inside is fine. They have a great menu, a nice variety of reasonably priced and tasty choices. This time we went before our show at the 5th Avenue.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice brew selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our server was very knowledgeable about the beer/ales available and helped us with selections. I'm glad we tried samples of the marzan(?). He was also an obviously wonderful person to work with as he was complimentary and generous to the other staff. My husband and I enjoyed our dinner (the fish and chips was excellent - great batter) and our booth felt intimate enough for nice conversation, but ambience was also lively enough that it was fun too.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst meal ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I ordered a hamburger and had to request a paper napkin to dab the grease pools off the top of the bun, wasn't able to eat any of the bun, ate about 1/3 of the burger. Told the waiter it was the worst meal ever but they did nothing to make it any better but avoid my table and charge me for the full meal. Won't be going back nor recommending it anyone. I understand that sometimes a diner doesn't like the meal but to have it arrive soaked in grease and the waiter avoiding coming back to ask how my lunch was and then charging for the full meal is inexcusable.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot for quick dinner
    BhamReviewerVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great bite for a quick dinner. Found this place close to our hotel and had a good dinner.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I sent it back
    Dmillerav
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I ordered the ribeye medium. It arrived far to red for me. The wait staff fell all over themselves to fix it immediately. It is always a bit of a guess when ordering steak at a new place, how will they interpret my order? Apparently not getting it right the first time is a BIG deal here. Not only did they get me a new steak cooked to perfection, but they also insisted on giving me a free cup of beer cheese soup while I waited (fabulous). I prefer quiet places to eat, so this is not the perfect place for me. But the food and service were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Partyof6
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The server was good but it took forever to actually get our food. We had a 7:30!curtain, which we told the server at the start, but the foo took so long coming that we couldn't even consider desert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 28 reviews are from the Gordon Biersch - Seattle reviews archive.
  • Always enjoyable
    theaterlady
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I've been to Gordon Biersch many, many times. I love to take out-of-town visitors there when showing them around Seattle. The menu provides a lot of variety and I've never been disappointed with any of my choices. I don't drink, but my companions have often sampled the beers and have been very impressed with them. I love to go there before (or after) the theater. Not only is the food and service good, but it is convenient because it is located in Pacific Place and that is where I usually park. I highly recommend Gordon Biersch to anyone who enjoys good food and good beer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a spot for different appetites.
    snohomishclassy
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We love to catch a quick bite here before going to a show at 5th ave. The menu has a good variety of tasty dishes and their specials are very nice at reasonable prices. My husband especially likes their beers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fathers Day Downer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My wife and daughter took me to Gordon Biersch for Father's Day. We've been here many times. I ordered the Gorgonzola Ribeye. Have never had a steak at GB and likely never will again. The steak was cooked fine, and the flavour was there, but a good 40% to 50% of it was fat and gristle. My server apologized and saw to getting me a satisfactory replacement. I ended up taking most of it home. My wife enjoyed her crab cakes, and my daughter was fine with her cheeseburger. The beer was great and the hefty Father's Day mug was fun. I'll be back, but will stick with the sandwiches and salads.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Check your food...
    RaginCajun
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    At Gordon Biersch, we sat next to the kitchen and noticed some "up tempo" exchanges between the management and kitchen staff as well as the manager using his hand to touch the food prior to it being delivered. I ordered a starter salad which never arrived, which wasn't that big of a deal. They did bring it after I had mentioned it and halfway through my entree. My real issue was with the hamburger I ordered for my child. I had asked specifically that it be cooked well done and after my son had a few bites we noticed it was completely raw in the middle. When I brought it to the manager's attention he was rather nonchalant. They comp'd the burger & salad and took an additional 15% off the bill. We won't be hurrying back anytime soon.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-Theatre Dinner
    Dinner
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We had dinner for four. Good waiter. One from our group really liked the beer tasting samples. Food was "yummy" to OK. Sorry to see they removed a former favorite bisque from the menu. Convenient location to eat before attending the 5th Avenue Theatre.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best time at Gordon Biersch yet!
    Dennis
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    A table with a view overlooking Pine St. at 7th Ave. was ideal. The steak salads my wife and I had were great. Our waitress was excellent. It was a good lead-in to our attending the theatre to see "Once".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GregVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    excellent downtown location, food, server and management. rewards program is great. menu changes frequently. beers are superb
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Noise Rating
    MMWAVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I gave it a 1 for Quiet. We ate at 5:30 on Easter. We were almost alone. So it is possible that the noise level would be higher if there were more customers present.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Family Dinner
    RedSoxPhil
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Visited the Pacific Place Gordon Biersch for dinner. Met family there and the service was fast, server was very polite and attentive. The food was very good and served hot. Have visited other Gordon Biersch restaurants before and this experience did not disappoint. I would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprise
    Gearby
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Our dinner plans changed and on short notice, I was searching for a reasonably priced restaurant, close to our location, I quickly booked a reservation not knowing how busy the place would be on a Monday night. We were seated quickly and Ryan our server came over and got our drink orders. Appetizer came out quickly and food the right amount of time after the appetizer. We tried the six beer taster. Ryan knew the basics about beer and reviewed each one. Drinks were refilled timely and service was worthy of 20% tip. Burgers are large and worth the $11-$14. Well done standard pub fare. Nice alternative to Cheesecake Factory. Would go again if I'm in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could you learn how to cook a steak
    Tulip007
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Went to Gordon Biersch before the theater. My husband ordered a steak medium rare and the steak came out barely warm in the middle and very rare. After sending it back twice and being told that sometimes the steaks are too thick to cook (we got a good laugh out of that) the manager did offer to take off the bill. Also the garlic mashed potatoes were very bland. The salad and hamburgers were just fine and the Tuscan chicken pasta was good. The Mediterranean chicken on the lighter side was very dried out. As to ambiance the music was so loud that I had a hard time hearing the person NEXT to me. If you want a quick lunch this place is fine but for a nice dinner I would go else where.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    Perfect4paramount
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Friends recommend Gordon B's for dinner before a show at the Paramount. Fantastic find.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner and a show
    Roger
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Gordon Biersch is in the Pacific Place Mall in Seattle. The bar fronts on the Mall's upper level walkway, but the restaurant inside belies any connection to a Mall. The ambiance is great. We dined early, which may account for the low level of noise. Food was excellent. I had the Bone-in Gorgonzola Rib Eye, my wife the turkey meat loaf. And...it's a brewer after all. The beer was quite good.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our food took a very long
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Our food took a very long time from time of order. The restaurant was NOT full, and we had a large party reservation. Other than that all was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was slow
    Diana
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    They served 5 of us then the 6th meal came late. The restaurant servers were not on top of it at all. Diana
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We booked on Open Table to
    luvtoeat77
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We booked on Open Table to find out - they "needed more time for a party of 8" even though Open Table set the reservations for 7:15 - The hostess was a little annoyed we expected to sit down at that time. It kinda turned us off and decided we wouldn't be reserving this restaurant again. The waiter and manager however were VERY friendly and apologized and gave us a free dessert to make up for the confusion and slightly rude hostess staff. Definitely had a better experience once we sat down and the food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burger ok, Cajan pasta recommended
    DoubleFoodies
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Food was just ok. I had to send back my burger because it was way over done. They were fast in replacing it, but then the bun was rock hard over-toasted. Again, they replaced it quickly. There were no other compensation discount for the inconvenience. The burger was ok tasting, but not amazing. I guess it could use more spread flavor. My husband really enjoyed his dish of cajan pasta so he recommends that.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed!
    birthdaygirl
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    It had been awhile since we had dined at Gordon Biersch. We really enjoyed our last visit several years ago. Things have changed. We arrived right on time for our reservations and the hosted commented that several of her reservations had not shown up at all. Since we were there on time she wanted to give us a nice booth in a quiet area. On the way to our table another waiter had the young lady seating us take us to a different table. Well let's just say being on time did not get us a great table. It was stuck in a corner, next to a cold drafty window looking at nothing. We were not impressed, our service was very slow and food was not as good as our last visit. Next time we attend the theater, I think we will dine somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch for 10
    Mary
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Service was great, food was delicious and delivered in a timely manner. Everyone was happy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Server was horrible.
    DoZA69VIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Service was bad and it seemed as if the server was trying too kick us out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Gem atop Pacific Place
    Jdangelo
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    What a great place to meet some out of town friends. The food was exceptional, lots of vegetarian options and the service was outstanding! Our server, and I wish I could remember her name (Res under DAngelo, 7pm 1/17) was so friendly, welcoming, warm and genuine. She really added to our experience and value we felt at the end of our time there. It's not the first time we've had great service there. Highly recommended - and a great mall as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • my first time
    bree
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    My first time going here and it was a choice based just on menu items. I liked how there was a variety of foods, and at a reasonable price. We tried the sweet potato fries. They were good, but the sauces paired with them I didn't care for. The sweet potatoes were too sweet to then pair with a sweet sauce. Also, the bbq sauce was a lil spicy. I ordered a hamburger and it was delish! I am trying to eat healthy and less carbs, so I ordered it with lettuce instead of bun. Maybe put that as an option on your menu for other people out there like me. We also ate the dessert samples..they were good, but in the cheesecake one I would go with plain graham crackers. Seemed like there was Brown sugar or something added. I would go here again though!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not too amazing
    w2df
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I went their for the home brewed beers. They were good, but not amazing. There isn't a good selection either (5-6 beers on the menu and standard-ish mixed drinks list). The food was good compared to typical bar food, especially their happy hour menu. However, there isn't a variety of things to choose from (it was more like chips with different toppings rather than actual different dishes to try out). Services weren't the best, but not the worst. I'd stop by during a bar hopping trip for a beer or two, but definitely won't mark it as a go-to destination.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for our group of 8
    Whysda
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    The restaurant was nice, accommodated our group of 8 easily, food was great and good prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't return
    Jason
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    This is the second time in a year and both times have been less than desired. Won't return
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kitchen staff can't read
    momof4
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    We had a party of 6. The food was good, although the burgers were a bit dry if not for the condiments, but the kitchen got 3 out of the 6 orders wrong to the point we thought maybe it was someone else's order. We ended up with way too much food after they corrected it, so we had it boxed and gave it to the homeless people we met outside. The gem was the waiter; I wish I remembered his name because he was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations
    JCW39
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    We got a reservation for 9 on the Open Table web site but when we got to the restaurants, on time, the host rudely told me that they did not take or make reservations during the holiday season. They did get us a nice table so all ended well, largely because we were there in late afternoon, 3:45 PM, and the restaurant was not crowded. So it seems the Open Table and Gordon Biersch Seattle are not communicating very well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter Was Great
    SSSSVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    Our waiter was great, but it took FOREVER to get our food and the restaurant wasn't even close to being busy. I would not recommend Gordon Biersch for lunch is you only have an hour. Also, the gluten-free menu is a joke. If will also be hard to find dairly-free options here. All but one of their beef dishes is marinated (most marinades have gluten in them for added thickness...lots of beer in their food too). The only meat they had that was available for me to eat was a $27.00 steak...too much for lunch! As stated before, our waiter was great.
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