About 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.

900 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Brewery

Hours of Operation:
SUN 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM
MON 11:00 AM to 11:30 PM
TUES 11:00 AM to 11:30 PM
WED 11:00 AM to 11:30 PM
THUR 11:00 AM to 11:30 PM
FRI 11:00 AM to 12:30 AM
SAT 11:00 AM to 12:30 AM

Cross Street:
9th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 783-5454

Website:
http://www.gordonbiersch.com/locations/washington-dc

Entertainment:
Live music every Wednesday for HH 4:30pm-6:30pm. (On Capital Games Live music will be pushed to 830pm-10:30pm)

Parking Details:
Public parking facilities, street parking and valet services provided by the adjacent hotel are all available.

Public Transit:
Located one block from the Verizon Center/Gallery Place/Gallery Place Chinatown Metro stations and three blocks from Metro Center.

Executive Chef:
Peter Saletta

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Gordon Biersch at 900 F Street features two unique private spaces and can accomodate groups of up to 60.

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Food made fresh from scratch, an award winning beer brewed on site. Gordon Biersch offers the perfect location for any event. Groups as few as 10 or as large as 400 will receive outstanding service and enjoy the classic architecture of this historic location which was once the Riggs Bank.

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - DC Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

3.6

ambience

3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Live Sports (11)
Quick Bite (9)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Business Meals (5)
Hot Spot (5)
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Tasting Menu (4)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Probably the thousandth time I've eaten at this Gordon Biersch in the past ten years. This time I didn't realize until I got home that they put the wrong beer in our growlers, and charged us for them incorrectly. I think the server is still learning the ropes.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a very large party (20) of parents and children that Gordon Biersch was able to accommodate beautifully between two tables adjacent to each other. The two waitresses worked together to make sure parents and kids were 'paired up' - even at the two separate tables! Very impressed on how well both worked together, and the waitress who worked with our kids was even so fantastic that she always checked to ensure what kids were asking for was OK with the parent. Great experience! Been here a number of times with just my family, but will continue to come based on this experience.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Had, as usual, our occasional dinner-get together before a Capitals game. The food was great, the service supreme, and the noise level was tolerable. Highly recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Good place for business lunch. Took a friend their and started with pretzels. Great starter. Lunch was soups and sandwiches. Blacken Redfish Awesome!
Very nice and friendly staff and service is always good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We have eaten at several GB restaurants & the DC one many times, but this time the service was terrible!! Our waiter Gary, who said he has been there 2 months, needs additional training. It took him 20 minutes to get our drinks & blamed the bartender when it was really his fault. Gary was busy running around. The bartender was not that busy, we know because our booth was nearby. We ordered beer, wine, sodas & 1 mixed drink. Now it should not take 20 minutes to pour a glass of wine & 2 beers, 2 sodas & 1 mixed drink. The food was fine! The restaurant was “not crowded” which was quite surprising since it is usually packed. For a $134.00 lunch it was very disappointing & we are not sure when or if we will return!! “Whatever they decide to do, please retrain Gary!”

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Wonderful meal, Terrific service!!

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Came in 15 minutes early, host told us to wait. At the designated reservation time, I went back to the host stand, found out that the host forgot about us, may have seated someone else under my reservation, and gave tables to two other groups that came in after us.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

On 3 different occasions at 2 different locations I've ordered meals from this chain's menu only to be told that they don't have the listed items. Once I had to order 3 different dinners before I hit on something they actually had in stock. The waitress just kept coming back and apologizing (kudos to her) and asking me to try again. Last time they didn't have the chicken tenders from the kids menu, which is the only item my nephew likes. If you're going to list a kids menu item, you need to keep it stocked. Ever seen a hangry five year old wait patiently for food only to learn they aren't getting the chicken tenders they wanted?
I love this restaurant - the food is tasty and the apple bread pudding is life changingly good - but I hope they either modify their menu or keep better stock of items.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Despite the pre-hockey game crowd the service was fine and the food was excellent.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The service was slow, kitchen backed up. But it wasn't that crowded. Food was ok

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Meals and beer were great! Service was somewhat slow, especially for after the lunch rush, and we got the wrong drinks three times.

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was decent but the service was poor. Good beers.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Service was very slow. I had to find the server three times.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

The service was absolutely horrible. It took 30 minutes to get water for the table. Food was cold and tasteless. I wish I could get a refund...I won't be back.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

It was terrible. Had a large party with reservations. Celebrating. Out of many menu items. Service was almost non existent. Paid for what appetizers and drinks we were brought. Walked out before ordering dinner. Will never go back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was excellent, and the service was great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Good food, beer and service. The mussels were great

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Whatever was not working on hockey nights, it appears was fixed. Got a table quickly, drinks and food came out on time, and we made the opening face off!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Live Sports
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

They were obviously understaffed for a Saturday night prior to a Caps game. We had to wait 1 1/2 hour for appetizers... never had time for dinner. Unacceptable.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We took our kids here before catching a show downtown and it was the perfect evening out. Appetizers and drinks were perfect for all, and everyone had no trouble finding something fantastic that he/she loved on the menu. All were too full for dessert, but we powered through an unbelievable bread pudding and didn't regret a bite! Overall outstanding dinner spot with a very lively crowd all around.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our 1st visit was fantastic. 6 adults all had different meals and everyone was happy! Located in an eloquent building, the atmosphere is really nice. Great food and great beer = great place!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We were seated five minutes prior to our reservation right by the bar. We waited just over 15 minutes with no sign of our server. I walked up to the hostess where sh said she will take our order and notify our server again of our presence. She took our order after another wait. Our server never showed up with even a glass of water. We waited about 30 minutes before leaving and going to another restaurant. I will not return and I deter others from attending.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Good food and great service at reasonable price

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 12, 2017

My second time there in ten days, and it was just as good as before. The food is excellent, and the service was flawless. Keep up the great work, GB!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

When I read the bad reviews, I was apprehensive about going here and unfortunately, the reviews were right. The service was horrible, took an hour to get our food. We were trying to make a 7:30 show at Capital One arena and barely made it. Really unfortunate because it is a gorgeous restaurant and wonderful location.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The Best Salmon--Ever. Had the seasonal special, herb-crusted salmon. It was over the moon. Probably one of the best pieces of fish I've ever had. Just terrific--5 stars.

Tags: Seasonal, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We have eaten at this restaurant several times and all the staff are friendly and fast!! Great place to grab dinner before a CAPS game.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

The menu has a variety of dishes that cover both German and American tastes. They food is very tasty and plentiful. Our waiter Garry was very personable, friendly, and unobtrusive. Will definitely visit this establishment again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

It was a busy time at Gordon Biersch's, as we were gathering just prior to the Capital's game. But we checked in without difficulty, were shown to our table, and enjoyed attentive service. The food was delicious, too. And the bill was delivered promptly, too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was alright, but the service was absolutely horrible! We waited almost 30 minutes just to get service, and we had to find someone several times in order to get refills. I usually do not have a bad experience here, but tonight was the worst!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

A bad experience. Have come here many, many times--our "go to" spot before Caps games. But this was a clunker. We arrived and we're seated immediately. We ordered about 5 minutes later. 35 minutes later, we still did not have our entree. When it came, only one of us was served. I was not--and we ordered the same thing. We also had to ask in order to order a beer--and then had to remind our server if she had forgotten it. I was so upset I have written a letter to GB headquarters in Chattanooga, TN. This was a bad experience.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We decided to go here because of a variety on the menu for our 10 yr old son who was with us. Our waiter was very personable and nice - he tried his best! Unfortunately they were out of the pretzel appetizer and sweet potato fries - which seemed odd for a Saturday! We were disappointed for sure. My son’s burger came wrong so it went back and he got it right 10 minutes later. Not bad but could have been better!

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I’m not sure where to begin. I don’t understand how this restaurant has four stars. We arrived, were seated and ordered drinks. That’s it! Got drinks and ordered apps and entrees. An hour later our entrees came. No apps, no silverware. The food runners were so rude. Um, excuse me. We are paying. The runner was full of attitude talking back and basically saying just take what we are giving you! The apps came after entree. The food was cold or over cooked. Obviously sitting for a while. The wings came with no sauce on them! The bruschetta chicken disgusting! My pasta was so over cooked, inedible. Chicken soup cold. We left!!! The manager still made us pay for our drinks. We paid for rude service! Folks , our family has very good manners. We were not rude. We basically paid for bad rude service. Not sure how this restaurant has good reviews. Must be bar customers

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I want to love this place. It’s a great location and I usually enjoy the food. The women at the host stand are super friendly.

The table service? If you can find a server once you’re seated....it’s indifferent. We waited almost 15 minutes for a server to actually acknowledge the fact that we were there...and once he did...he simply asked if we were ready to order. No greeting. Nothing. I want to chalk it up to it being busy for Black Friday, but it’s been like that every single time I’ve dined here.

Tags: People Watching, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This was a black friday dinner, and the place was PACKED from the growler deal they were running. I've been going to Biersch for 7 or 8 years now, and it might be the most crowded I've ever seen it. Despite that, we were seated rapidly, had a wonderful server, and the only letdown was that the burgers were a little overcooked - which I am chalking up to the massive onslaught of diners. Beer was great, though!

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fun, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great menu friendly service

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Our group of 8 loved our waitress. She was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food and love the ambience, but the service was incredibly slow. We were eating there before a concert, and our waitress was completely overwhelmed with tables.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Service was very slow. They did send me a larger beer at one point, because it took over 15 minutes to come out to me. Waitress would disappear for long periods of time. Probably took 20 minutes for her to come back for my credit card when I placed it with the bill right away. Ordered two different single tacos (steak & fish) and a house salad. She could have warned me the tacos were 2 bites each, literally the smallest things I have ever eaten. So I sadly left hungry. My date had the "light" spicy chicken/lettuce tacos, which were larger and yummy, although very spicy if you can't handle too much heat.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

My husband and I were on vacation in DC and had booked a table for supper before we attended a play at the Ford Theater. Carmen was our waitress and she was super. An appetizer is a must, the crab dip was delicious. My husband had a steak which was cooked the way he likes it and I had the bow tie pasta which was very good and very filling. Next time we are in Washington DC we will definitely eat here again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Fun, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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