Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - Leawood

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352 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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KC
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Half of our table didn’t get drinks until the food came. Like water, not bar drinks.

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CR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food took a little while to come out and the glare from the windows made it a little unclmfortable for everyone seated on the West side of the table. Food was excellent. Waitress was excellent.

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Naples
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had to wait for a while, but then grabbed an open table in the bar. Good service food was good-not necessarily Great!

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

It took us nearly 30 minutes to receive our drink order and my friends drink was made incorrectly and both martinis were lukewarm by the time they got to our table. I asked for blue cheese stuffed olives, they never came despite our server telling me twice she was going to get them. We had to chase our server down because she didn’t ask my husband how he wanted his steak cooked. His steak was very overdone; he asked for medium and the blue cheese sauce on it. It came out well done, no sauce, no steak knife and the steak was about 3/4 inch thick (he ordered sirloin). Our food took a very long time to come out (which is understandable, it was a Saturday evening) however our food was barely warm by the time we got it. We had to ask for silverware. All in all it was a really bad experience. Any one or even two of these things would have been no big deal...but every aspect of our meal left a lot to be desired. Bad service and terrible food. We’ve been there a few times before and food was great, that’s why we decided to go back. However after this, we likely won’t go back. We don’t go out enough to chance another bad experience.

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CC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Even though we had a reservation we waited over 45 minutes.

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BM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

I've never had to wait for food as long as we waited Saturday night. Our party of 5 was seated right away (nice, because the place was busy). However, that was about the only thing that went right. Here's a short list of disappointments:
1) We were never offered water by our waitress (and when we did ask, they were brought two at a time, with about a 5 minute gap between the two deliveries.
2) It took about 30 minutes from the time we sat down before the waitress took our order.
3) After we ordered, it was about another 45 minutes until our food actually came out. I get that the restaurant was busy, but there was plenty of food being delivered to other tables. To top it off, we barely saw our waitress during the wait, to update us on the status of our food or check on drinks.
4) Once we were finished eating, we had to flag down the waitress to get our check (we'd been done for 10-15 minutes at that point), and then it took another 20 minutes for her to bring the check (we had to flag her down again to remind her - she'd forgotten).

Overall, not a good experience; the food wasn't nearly good enough to make up for the inexcusable service.

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RP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and good food Racheal is the best keep that young lady

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D
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Asian chicken appetizer was outstanding! Service was perfect.

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OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

The reservation is not a reservation at all. Had we known that we wouldn’t have wasted the effort of driving here.
You check in and just get a spot right after whatever random person walked in right before you.

We waited for 30 mins and were seated after people who walked in behind us (people who had no reservation). Not the experience I have ever had with an Open Table reservation.

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AH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I didn’t have a good experience. My dinner came out without the sauce on my chicken an was dry. The waitress was busy but I wasn’t satisfied with the experience .

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LP
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time celebrating together. Our server was prompt, and our food and drinks were delicious! They accommodated our group very well! Highly recommend!

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SJ
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I enjoyed the beer sampler, but after drinks and salad were served the service was very slow. The server was attentive, the salads and drinks were fine, but the kitchen seemed very backed up. I have some sympathy on Friday evenings, but the weather was bad and there were several tables near us that were never sat or no one came after the last party left - I truly think it would have taken an hour from ordering to having the food at the table for a couple of steaks if the restaurant were at capacity. If I had been trying to make a show at the movie theater across the street I would have been extremely frustrated (and possibly late). Truthfully, my steak wasn't that great when it came and it was missing the blue cheese sauce, but I wasn't about to complain for fear of it taking all night. My husband did enjoy his steak (he had the ribeye and I had the sirloin). The manager did speak to us and gave us a credit towards our meal, so that saved them from a completely awful review.
I had originally tried this restaurant several years ago and had the same problem with slowness (different time of day and different entrees). I thought if they were still in business after a few years, they must have fixed the slowness, but I guess not. Must have been a reason I could get a last minute reservation on a Friday night. I would go back if someone else suggested it and we weren't in a hurry, but I probably won't choose it myself again.

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k
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great menu options and food was fresh, delicious and a great value!

Dinner and drinks for 5 for $105!!

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KC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service (forgot her name), it's a little bit overpriced but still good. We will make it back.

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S
Kansas City
81 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The blackened salmon sandwich is really good. The veggie burger is also very good. The service was wonderful and they even moved us to another booth when we asked to be moved away from a loud party. They were considerate in every way.

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KB
Kansas City
28 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome! Our Server, Alex, was definitely can-do! Love his attitude, we asked, he said done! Thank you!

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JM
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family dinner & 1st time my teenagers had been there. They LOVED IT!!

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T
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Promptly seated upon arrival. Waiter was great and checking in often enough that we always had water/drink. Food delivery seemed a bit slow; for only 2 people ordering a burger and salmon, it was close to 40 minutes and the place wasn't very busy. Food was very good and at a temperature that indicated it hadn't been sitting for awhile.

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S
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We arrived a few minutes before our reservation time and were promptly seated. However, it took over 30 min for our food to arrive and then one plate didn’t match the description. It tooo another 15 min (45 min total) for that to arrive. Then we have to eat fast due to another commitment. No apologies or explanation given as to why it was so slow.

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OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and outstanding service!

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AC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great, the service was ok. I always get stuck in the back of the restaurant which is not a great spot to be. Very noisy and staff rushing around.

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MO
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We first visited for KC Restaurant Week and really enjoyed it, so we went back to celebrate our anniversary.
Because it is right next door to the AMC, it was perfect for dinner and a movie date.
The food, drinks and beer were all very good. Their happy hour specials are also nice.
The “passport” rewards are also a nice touch. It’s like getting an ongoing 10% off.
We will definitely be back.

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TK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alex was an amazing server and the kitchen did a great job at cooking our meal!

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F
Kansas City
26 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was not good, food wasn't correct as ordered, and it didn't come out at the same time, (4 of us).

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LS
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff there is so kind and helpful and did a great job taking care of us. The food was great! Thank You!

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CB
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service. Very friendly and professional. Layout is creatively thought out.

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DR
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place, with great food and outstanding service!!!

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was the best I have experienced in a long time . She relished every opportunity to give above quality service. And noticeably enjoyed her job.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Great experience but our server didn’t do her job properly we were only visited 4 times. After we got our app we had to wait 25-30 min to order then the cook time for two burgers was rather long the people who were sat by us were fed sooner and left sooner despite arriving about 10-15 min after us. But I work in a restaurant so I get these things but it was still not an excuse for the lack of attention and effort by our server. Despite that GB is still one of my favorite restaurants and I believe it’s there pub burger that is my all time favorite burger. Up there with five guys

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JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

My wife and I made reservations. Upon arrival we’re offered a place at the bar. I don’t mind sitting in the bar area, but not with reservations. Once seated, we had two people help us before our actual server showed up. Which may explain why the host tried to sit us in the bar. Our meals then came out before our salads. All of this will not detour us from GB in the future. But they were not clicking on this night.

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KB
Kansas City
28 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was amazing! It was a wonderful relaxing lunch.

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LW
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time back to this location. Food and service were excellent. Noise level was just right.

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OT
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

We had a reservation at 7. When we got there, they said they couldn't set us until 7:30. We couldn't wait that long, so we left.

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SF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Everything was very flavorful. I would highly recommend it.

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LT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Had a good menu for restaurant week, however, the chicken I ordered was cut thin and very dry. It is on the regular menu also so not sure if this is how it comes all the time or not.

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JG
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

I went there for restaurant week. The waitress was awesome, but the timeframe to get food out was horrid (little over 1hr). Not only were the mash potatoes cold, but they gave me a butter knife to use with my steak. Definitely will not be returning!

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I really enjoyed the food and beer

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We went during restaurant week. The portions were huge and the food was good. It seemed like everyone’s steaks were over cooked from what we ordered but they had good flavor. They forgot to bring our desserts out and the ice cream was all melted and they didn’t even offer to replace it or bring us new plates.

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K
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal!! Fun to see twilight wcome about with the bar shining, lights dimming and outside ambiance.

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CP
Kansas City
30 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Swing by during restaurant week, the full menu is available, and the restaurant week menu offers several nice choices.

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