Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - Baltimore

3.9
134 reviews
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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 restaurants 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 restaurants showcase a passion for food with seasonal menus, daily specials and frequent changes to the regular menu. Each restaurant features a unique décor and atmosphere that provides an inviting space.
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GV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Gordon Biersch is always a good experience. The menu has many options and the food is plentiful. Service is usually very good, but this particular visit it was clear they were short staffed. That said, our waiter was very pleasant....which is a credit to him as he was the only wait person in the large section of the restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

They did not read the notation that it was my husbands birthday. The lighting at our table was unreasonably bright (we opted not to take pics). It was singularly the brightest table in the room. They weren’t able to adjust it. The fries and woodford reserve steak was good. The other meals at our table of six was not memorable. Service was terrific.

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DS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great beer selection and food was awesome. Staff was super friendly

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M
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was good but not great. Nothing on the menu was anything you couldn’t get at one of a bunch of other places and that might have been fine if the food was better than just pretty good. Service was prompt and friendly. Beer (tied Hazy IPA) was quite good and a good example of its style. Was a nice place but nowhere I’d hurry back to.

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B
Philadelphia
220 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was great. Bourbon salmon and seared ahi tuna more than met expectations. Beer selection a big plus. The one big negative: how you can serve the entree before the appetizer? I don’t care if that is the norm, to serve the dish when it is ready, to me that is not acceptable. Get the timing right. Otherwise a nice option for inexpensive eating on the Baltimore waterfront.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I went to this restaurant because it was the preference of the person I was dining with. It is a good place if you are a craft beer lover and looking for foods to accompany a beer experience. Nothing special about this restaurant. I doubt that I would return because it’s just not the food experience that I enjoy.

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NE
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Our group was welcomed and given a nice spot where we could talk and enjoy our food. Nice servers who genuinely wanted us to be happy.

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AT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed my visit there this past Sunday. The food was great. My one complaint is the drinks were very weak. I had ordered two drinks, the 1st one was a pineapple and mango Margarita. It didn't taste nothing like a Mar. Instead it looked and taste like a Mojito. The 2nd drink was a Mai Tia and it did not taste as though it had any alcohol in it. The drinks were terrible. Upon my next return, I will be ordering any alcohol beverages. The waiter was very professional and attendant.

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TS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good service & good food. I’ll be back!!

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CP
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The server ruined the entire experience. Although the restaurant was nearly empty, we waited more than 10 minutes to have our drinks taken and he then forgot one of the drinks. We had to ask another server for drink refills.

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m
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Casual meal for large group during holiday season. One of the only moderately priced restaurants to accept reservations for groups over 10 people.

Really good server kept things moving. Good brews. Liked everything but the ahi tuna, and way too much garlic on the fries.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Restaurant was slow so no reason service should have been lacking. Service was just poor

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s
Baltimore
56 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The service was terrible. We had planned to have dinner but after waiting forever for the waitress to take our dinner order following drinks, we paid for the drinks and went elsewhere.

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V
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Just beer and waiter were good.Unacceptable food.Twenty five minutes was waiting for appetizer.Blue crab deep:no crabs founded,only cheese.Too much salty were everything.It was my first and last visit.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a consistently great place. Garlic fries are out of this world awesome. Beer is great. I love the shrimp appetizer and the Gorgonzola ribeye. They never disappoint.

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CK
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place for the atmosphere, food, and friendly service. We’ve made it our spot to go when we’re in the city. October fest!

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SS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great time with friends. Good food. Great prices. Valet parking.

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m
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Server was attentive and on top of things. Food was absolutely delicious. Our party loved the calamari, the asiago garlic fries, the Kobe burger, the cajun pasta, and the house pinot noir (Italy) was wonderful.

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LH
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I was very disappointed in the service! We had a party of 10. They placed us in a table in the back which was fine. There was not a lot of people in the restaurant nor on the patio. Our waitress never refilled our glasses. Never collected the menus and she took our order for apps but never cleared the plates before lunch. We collected our plates and put them on the other table with our menus. We had to tell the person who bought out our apps to find our waitress so we could place our orders for lunch. It was not just our table a guy came after another waiter tell him to just give me the bacon because his burger is getting cold and he could not wait any longer. The service was so slow.

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JY
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was our first visit to Gordon Biersch Brewery in Baltimore and what a great find! It was a 5 minute walk from our hotel on President Street and on the waterfront. Seating is available inside and out and we chose to sit inside and were seated promptly. Although a brewery and busy, the noise was at a minimum. They have an excellent menu and our food was superb! I had the sirloin with the gorgonzola butter and the sauce was to die for! My wife had the chicken spätzle with lemon and capers and it was wonderful! We have already told others about it and will be back! :):)

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BD
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Well usually we have a good experience but not this time. The food was average and server seemed more interested in hanging out with other servers. And we were overcharged on almost everything on our bill. Thankfully we looked at it before leaving - we were charged for carafes of wine when we ordered glasses (in order to get the Happy Hour price). Seemed like a fishy way to try to run up the bill without us noticing. Will need to find a new place to watch Ravens games.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Not a pleasant dining experience, unlike what we normally have when we visit Baltimore. Beer flight was exceptional. But every one of the 4 cocktails we ordered were disappointing. Seared tuna was ice cold, almost frozen. Ribeye with gorgonzola should've been called Gorgonzola with a little ribeye, since the cheese was sooo overpowering. Pan-handler walked into restaurant unnoticed and began harassing customers. We skipped dessert and opted for check. Our waiter, on the upside, was very knowledgeable and very kind, almost made up for the not-so-great food/drinks. Not an overpriced place, chalking it up to just a bad night.

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good - a little on the spicy side with all the fresh garlic, but it was very good. I ordered the grilled chicken and received a mountain of garlic fries, a mound of green beans, and one small chicken breast. I would have been happier with a lesser amount of the sides and a larger piece of chicken (or two small pieces).

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L
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Mercedes, the hostess was fantastic. I mentioned it was a birthday trip for my granddaughter when she was seating us...and after dinner a lovely dessert appeared! She also facilitated signing up for rewards program. She is a gem!

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AD
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had a great time. The food and service was good. They didn't have substitutes for pork when it came to brunch, but other than that you're all good.

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RA
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

The best part was our appetizers and the mango tea. The fish tacos and tuna were dry. My fries were fried hard and while another’s was mush with too much garlic. Not worth the trip of paying for valet. Definitely had better in that area.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Gordon Biersch Brewery@ Baltimore
this restaurant is simply a fraud. They slinkingly added my bill a day after my payment. I tried to negotiated with them on the phone several times. They promised to call back, which didn’t ; and admitted it was a overcharge and promised to inform the bank, which I highly doubt as I haven’t see any process in the past 7 days. So the only thing I can do is to suggest: my friends, be careful with the GB!

之前在Gordon Biersch Brewery吃饭,一天之后发现他们偷偷往账单上加了钱;电话联系他们承认是多收了,然后承诺会联系银行解决。呼叫一直无应答,一个星期了也没有返回多收的款项,大概就是想赖掉吧…建议大家还是别去这家吃了,去的话一定小心…

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MR
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We went for restaurant week. There were not very many choices for enters and I ended up not even doing the restaurant week choices. My aunt ordered a medium steak and the steak came back well done and dry. The waitress did take it back no problem and then came with something better. We were seated next to the pay station where all the waiters meet, so it was a bit loud. This place would be fun prob for an after work happy hour, but not so much for dinner.

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s
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was slower than desired. Food, drinks and atmosphere were great!!

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never had a meal that I was this pleased with! Everything was amazing. The calamari is the best I have ever had, the steak with Gorgonzola butter was delicious, and the garlic fries are out of this world!! We will definitely be repeat customers!

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

The service was particularly slow and not attentive at all. We observed this for our own table, and the tables around us. The servers did not do a good job of checking to make sure your food came out okay, which meant you had to wait in order to let them know your food wasn’t right, or you needed something else such as mayo or ketchup.

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TF
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I am an actual fan of this restaurant in the Penn Quarter in DC so I chose this restaurant based upon my experience at that location. The service and food was absolutely awful! The waiter could not remember anything we ordered, it too way too long to get anything we requested during the ordering process. Our drinks took over 20 minutes to arrive at the table. Our dinner arrived 30 minutes later cold! When asked for new French fries because the fries were cold upon arrival it took another reminder to a waiter after waiting 15 minutes and then the second fries arrived greasy! (it seemed the fries were old and the cook dunked them in hot grease to reheat them.) I would NEVER recommend this restaurant to anyone dining in the East Harbor area of Baltimore. The experience ruined our evening!!!

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BL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

I certianly understnad that this is not fine dining and to have lower expectaton but my isue was really with the service which wa atrocious. Not ssure if they were understaffed or what, but just getting a round of drinks took over 25 minutes and our waiter could have seemed to care less. When one of the beers we ordered was out, he simply brought a "similar replacement" rather thna coming back and asking what we wanted. We had waited so long there ws no reason to make a new request. Basic questions about the drinks or food could not be answered. Who ever manages this place has a lot to learn about the hospitatlity business.

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JI
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was a bit aggravated at first because the service was sohhhh slow. But after learning that they had only one server (and while I that to be ludicrous) the service picked up and we had a great meal. I wish I could remember her name but she deserves cudos for the way she handled everything. She was a lovely African American woman with gigantic gold hoop earrings - she deserves a raise.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were passing through Baltimore on our way home from the east coast. I easily made a reservation through the open table app. The valet parking was wonderful especially since there was a lot of construction & closed roads nearby. The hostess was friendly & our waitress was wonderful. The food was delicious. Two adults, two kids - everyone liked their meal. The garlic fries are out of this world!

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KN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We had a 6:30 reservation with friends to dine before the fireworks on the 4th. We have always had a good experience here in the past, but either they were VERY understaffed or unorganized or BOTH, it was bad. It took forever for things to arrive from the bar and for food. (We were sitting steps away from the bar itself). Our sever would disappear for long periods of time and most items were delivered to our table by someone else. The appetizers were good but took a long time to arrive. After that is was all downhill.

When our dinner food finally arrived WAY past a reasonable amount of time, it was cold, or room temperature at best. I am talking congealed cheese on the burger, chewy fish tacos and fish and chips plate with no crunch. The salad was not cold (as it SHOULD have been) as it had also obviously been sitting around. The medium rare steak was medium well. All bad.

We did not send anything back or even complain because it was 8:40 before the food arrived and we had to get out of there to see the fireworks.

A friend of ours had a 7:30 reservation and it was so bad that they had to leave without getting any food in order to see the fireworks.

How could they have been so unprepared for July 4th on the water in Baltimore?

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K
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

George was our waiter and he was very nice and friendly.

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EK
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Key provided outstanding service and was attentive during our entire visit. The food presentation was very nice. Will return in the very near future

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YG
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Decided to give hubby a Birthday Dinner here. It was worth the drive to surprise him with family from out of town to meet for dinner as a half point. Everyone enjoyed the atmosphere, food and bread pudding OMG sooo good. The area overall is nice! The Host Mercedes was such a Sweetheart over the phone listening and taking care of my reservations since it was a surprise Birthday Dinner. We will be back again! Thank you Gordan Biersch :)

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l
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

George, our server, was attentive, friendly and provided excellent service. He brought out dessert for my daughter on her birthday and was great about coordinating it as a surprise. Food was tasty, prompt. Great experience all around. Sat outside under the high top bar tables and it was a beautiful day out.

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