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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3.9

service

3.7

ambience

3.8

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Baltimore)·Dined a day ago

Bad service, long waits. Just kinda meh

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

After 30 minutes and several call still waiting for someone bringing a glass of water !!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Lauren is an outstanding server.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service was terrible. Had a reservation for 7:30pm. Seated at 7:54pm. Didn't receive our drinks until 8:30pm. Had to wait 20 minutes for a drink refill. Dinner (for a party of 2) was a 2+ hour ordeal. I will not be going back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We had a 5:30 reservation before a 7:00 puck drop at Capital One Arena. We were ready to order by 5:45 but the food didn't arrive until after 6:20. The fish tacos were delicious, the blackened fish sandwich was good, as was the grilled salmon. The first thing delivered was a cup, rather than bowl, of soup brought by a runner. Rather than sending it back he ate it. IT was a full 15 minutes before our server came with a bowl only to notice the cup. The explanation for the delay was that the kitchen was slammed. In truth, the restaurant was not full at all, at least by standards of the past. We finished and were out at 6:50 - a bit tight but we made it.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food was great! Service was a little slow. We all enjoyed our meals.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I used to love eating at this location but the service was extremely slow even though the restaurant was almost completely empty.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our Waiter, J, was very knowledgeable about the beers. My wife had a beer flight and she liked all 5 beers. Nice time was had by all!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our server checked on us 15 times. It was so overbearing. Then she didn’t know how to apply an open rewards credit, not my problem. My sirloin steak was not good, so she did give us a free dessert. However, I wouldn’t go back. Beers were all lukewarm, not cold.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Have eaten here many, many times--especially before Caps hockey games. But I have never had their pizza. Tried it this time and it was TERRIFIC. And the serving size was more than ample. I am usually a member of the Clean Plate Club but I just couldn't eat it all.

OUTSTANDING.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Open table reservations worked perfectly. We were seated upon arriving at our reservation time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Sports, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Food was mediocre at best although our server was very accommodating and friendly.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Stopped for dinner before a Capitals game. Food was very, very tasty. I expected it to be another burger place but menu had more options than I expected. Plus, my dinner partner and I were able to carry on a conversation even though the restaurant was fairly crowded. Would definitely go again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We hit this place for dinner before a Capitals game. It's 2 short blocks to the Cap One Center, so location was great. I got a reservation at the last minute and they were still able to seat us pretty quickly. They also got us in and out in about 45 minutes, despite the crowds, which was really appreciated because we were running late. Food was fine - nothing special but not bad either. I got a salad that came with a mix of romaine and spring greens. Everything was fresh but the toppings were a bit sparse. My husband got a margharita flatbread pizza that was good and ahi tuna nachos that were also good but had sparse toppings. Was more like fried chinese noodles with siracha mayo. Flavors were good but the description said it would have pineapple and scallions, which I didn't even notice were on the plate until we were 1/2-way through the pile of chips because there were so few and on the back of the plate.

Tags: Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Live Sports, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Terrible experience on 10/7/17. Had a reservation 5:45. Arrived early and was seated after a few minutes. Down hill from there. Took forever for the server to even acknowledge us. Even longer for her to come back and take an order. Waited 15 minutes to get one of 2 drinks, and another 5 after I said something to get the other. The staff clearly did not have it together. You could hear them at the bar complaining and arguing about orders. Watched a couple at the table next to us get just as frustrated when they received the wrong check. After 45 min. I started asking for at least our salads. The response was that the servers were not allowed in the kitchen. With no food in sight I asked for a manager. One came over and he too really had no explanations other than to tell us the kitchen was 30 minutes behind. At this point I asked for the check. Another 10 minutes and a separate manager came over. Very nice and apologetic, but it was too late - and we still didn't have food. We left hungry and aggravated. Note: It was opening night for the Washington Capitols and it was crowded - just like it is for every Caps game. Nothing out of the ordinary, they just really dropped the ball.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

50th birthday celebration

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was my umpteenth visit to this particular location as we tend to go here prior to an event at the Verizon Center (Capital One Arena). We've never been disappointed. I have never made a reservation through Open Table, however, and this was nice and easy to do. Dinner for 6 people and we were seated immediately -- although the hostess desk was waayy backed up -- they should have had more than one person checking in. Waiter was nice although he failed to check on his several times as we would have ordered additional cocktails if he had done so. All food was great and served at the same time even though we had 6 separate orders. Overall, will continue to be my go-to place for events.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Took over 20 minutes to even get our drinks. They didn’t have enough servers for the mass crowd before the Bruno Mars concert! Hello you should know it’ll be crowded before a concert.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Reserved a table for a meal before a concert. The fight of beers was a great way to sample the variety of great beers on tap. We had the seasonal Ocktoberfest meals.All entrees were delicious.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great food, very reasonably priced. Quick service. Only downside, very strong smell of garlic when entering the restaurant. Maybe too much garlic on the fries???

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2017

If you're looking for a reasonably priced place to eat in the heart of downtown DC, that is located in a beautiful building, with a large selection of menu items to choose from, then this is the place for you. The food is not pretentious, just delicious! My favorite are the southwest egg rolls and the Martzen!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Paid $17 for a sausage plate that was nothing more than a few thin sausage slices.

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Decent enough experience. Server was very attentive.
Price point - reasonable

Nice selection of menu offerings

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I love Gordon Biersch, and I belong to their passport Rewards Club, and I get Growlers of beer filled there routinely, and I've been to this particular location in Chinatown probably 40 or 50 times in the last decade. This was one of the stranger experiences, because we had a very frenetic but very friendly server, a ribeye that more closely resembled a hanger steak, a chef who just couldn't get a steak rare, and a strange coughing fit that took over the entire outdoor portion of the seating as we were finishing up. On the other hand, the beer was great, the salmon ordered was one of the best I've ever had including a tremendous bourbon glaze, and the Oktoberfest sausages were succulent. And while the server may have been hyperactive, she was accurate and clever. The only complaint was that the appetizer came out with the entrees, which resulted in a huge amount of food to try to eat before it all went cold.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 21, 2017

I have lunch here often. Its always pretty good. Service is good also. Love the garlic fries!!!!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Staff seem disinterested. Risotto was poorly made. Beer was good.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Service was terrible - very long wait and order was incorrect.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Very good! My favorite is the Crab Cake Benedict

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Our visit was a casual dinner at the end of a hectic day of sightseeing. This was exactly what we were looking for and restaurant was not too busy. The menu had plenty of good choices and the service was good. We would return if we are in the area in the future.

Tags: Casual, Live Sports, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2017

A good spot for casual, quick bites for tourists or business meals, and a good spot to have a couple beers at the end of a work day.

I don't find the menu to be unique, different, or creative in any way, its just standard bar/pub food. That said, the quality of the ingredients and the preparation of the food is good, the portion sizes are huge...for big eaters!

Other than a quick business meal, or a casual spot to eat when running around downtown I don't consider this as special, or noteworthy in any way.

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Casual
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Staff were very friendly and accommodating and opened up the outside seating area just for our group of 5! Noise level inside was quite high so we really enjoyed being outdoors. The bratwurst sliders, burger sliders, mini kale and quinoa salad--along with flights of beer--were delicious and very good for group sharing. I had joined their Passport Rewards Program and their discount coupons were generous and easy to redeem.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Dishes are overly salty and too buttery, not a health conscious kitchen.

Very inconsistent server, bad in the end.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Great selection of apps, salads, and main courses. Shared 3 different beers, all were enjoyable. Fast and courteous service. Overall a fun place for dinner!

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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Great ambiance in historic building. All of us loved our food, though my only complaint is some of my food was not hot enough (temperature). Lobster-shrimp tacos were as tasty as any tacos I have every had. Service was very good. We got a nice table. It is a little loud in the restaurant due to the acoustics.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Had reservations at 6:30 for a party of 8. We had tickets to a show at 8:00 one block over, thinking 90 minutes was more than enough time for dinner. While the waiter was friendly, he wasn't attentive, 15 minutes to take our drink order, another 15 to take our dinner orders and then almost 40 minutes to get our meals. We flagged down two other servers, neither were helpful. When the food finally came, four orders were wrong and two never arrived. All in all a lousy experience and we had to rush out to get to our show on time. Maybe they handle two or four tops better than they handled us. Will not be going back and will not recommend it.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Good food and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. Fun with friends.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 31, 2017

We visited this location before attending a concert at the Verizon Center. It took 30 minutes to get drinks and after 1.5 hours we had to bolt our food and head out of the door. Only 2 of the meals of our party of 6 were good. There are so many other places close by that I wish we had made our reservations elsewhere.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 31, 2017

This is the 2nd time I have chosen Gordon Biersch for a dinner before a Verizon Center concert and come away disappointed. Next time, I have decided to just go to the bar area to see if the service is better / quicker and be able to enjoy the Happy Hour discounts as well. If that doesn't work, it will be the final straw and I will not return. The service is very slow and the food arrives barely warm --definitely not hot! I ordered the peach martini and it arrived in a short cocktail glass- half full, no garnish. I actually thought the frequently used menu term of half-pour applied here or that the waiter had spilled it. If that is all the liquid for the drink, than it should have been served in an appropriate size glass. Lastly, where was the crab in the crab artichoke dip? There was no sight, taste or texture to represent crab.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 31, 2017

First time eating here, great service. Will try it again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

The service was a little slow since they were short-handed, but our server was awesome and really friendly. The burgers were delicious, as were the fries (be prepared - they are VERY garlicky), and the brownies are amazing.

Tags: Casual
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