Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - McLean (Tysons Corner)

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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Brewery
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Hours of operation
Lunch & Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 388-5454
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nima Khazaeli
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Catering
Hot Party Platters, Cold Party Platters, Buffet Options, Plated Meals. We have group menus, or we will create a menu for your needs!
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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OT
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

This was our first time at the Tysons restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. With only one of our party of 4 being a beer drinker, it wasn't an obvious dinner choice.

The service, however, was pretty awful.

One person had their salad arrive much earlier than the rest. And another dinner was served a good 10 minutes before the rest of the party. He finished by the time the others were served. Dirty plates were not cleared away.

We had to flag down the waitress several times to get her attention for more water, iced tea, ketchup, etc.

And it wasn't even busy.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was a little less than average. Server didn’t come by much, and food was so so.

Bathroom was dirty, which made me look more closely at the restaurant when I walked out, and realized that the entire restaurant was dirty (6:45 PM).

Our table was next to the bar area, but if you are seated in the restaurant area, you are not entitled to the happy hour drink specials.

DK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great for a business lunch. Easy to get separate checks -- no hassle at all with the waiter to do it. Good timing on ordering, receiving drinks, receiving meals, and getting checks -- efficient but didn't feel rushed. Tasty food -- love those garlic fries!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

New to the area. Looking for interesting new dining.

r
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Good food. Needed more beer selections. Burger and appetizers were good. Service excellent.

RB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great environment to meet and hang out with friends and coworkers.

D
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. I loved the grilled steak salad.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great night out with friends before going to Wolf Trap!

GI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and services. Greeter/hostess needs improvement. Was standing around waiting to be seated for 10 mins. Anther couple left because they didn't want to wait any longer. Decided to walk around and found my party.

D
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The good was great, as well as the service. Our server was very nice and took his time to answer our questions and make recommendations. He was thoughtful to double check with me on how spicy I might like my food based on what I ordered and recommended I get the sauce on the side - which was a great idea. The beers they brew there were also great. Finally, this was a great value for the price - so glad to find a reasonably priced restaurant in the area. We will definitely comeback again.

JK
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

This place would be good for a pretzel and a few beers. The other main courses and appetizers were merely edible, and not particularly hot.

E
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Eric was great and helpful! We really enjoyed the seafood tacos and waygu beef burger!

DL
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was ok, though the garlic fries were more garlic than fries. Left a real after-taste.

FW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the fish tacos with lettuce (healthy option) and my IPA beer!

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I was disappointed to say the least. The appetizers were horrible. The calamari was undercooked and seemed frozen. The crab artichoke dip was runny and not tasty at all. The Seafood Cobb Salad was just OK. I will not be back.

O
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was our second visit to GB Brewery and my wife and I both enjoyed our dinners. The waiter was very professional and friendly and the noise level was low so we could talk to each other without raising our voices. Enjoyable.

L
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very nice restaurant in Tyson's Corner mall. interesting menu.

AB
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for allowing me to write at least 50 (fifty) characters worth of review. I was just going to give 5 (five) stars, but since 50 (fifty) is the bare minimum, I will just say: "Good job".

s
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

A work neighbor/friend, who I knew is also fan of the great food selection at Gordon Biersch, decided to try Tysons Gordon Biersch restaurant at my recommendation. Our food was amazingly good - my friend ordered a salad entree and we shared GB's Ahi Tuna Nachos appetizer, which we thought was a brilliant concept! For my main dish, I ordered their Blackened Salmon Sandwich with fries, which was quite delicious. What ruined the dining experience for us was our rather stoic, rushed and rude server. We read many online reviews before making our reservation and the recent ones in particular did not look too good... However, we were still hopeful that our dining experience might be better - unfortunately it wasn't. On top of a rather unimpressive overall service, our server also ended up mixing up our credit card slips to sign, which was pretty consistent with his lack of care.

We are still motivated by the quality of GB's food selection to go back, but probably will not be rushing to return there anytime soon - many restaurants in Tysons have raised the service bar quite high and so are our expectations. I still recommend this place for all the foodies out there that like a contemporary German-American dining.

XC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The appetizers were gross. We just left before ordering entrees. Empty on fathers day!

AP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very disappointing meal and service. .

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Probably. Pre-ordered our food prior to arriving at the restaurant, so when we arrived the food was ready and we could eat. We still waited the ordinary 15-20 minutes for our food to come though we had called in ahead of time.

SF
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Great beer, but slow service.

KC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

This dining experience was a disaster! We talked up GB to a friend order for mahi-mahi plus garlic fries was wrong - fries were substituted for the rice, so fish & sauce on top of soggy fries (actually wanted the rice). My order was re-done, which always means that everyone else is finished by the time you receive replacement order. Asked for fresh fries to replace soggy. So 2/4 orders were wrong - the manager said there was a processing error where the gift card was applied to the check in advance, so adjustments could not be made to comp my burger properly (plain burger comped, not BBQ) and didn't offer to comp the mahi mahi - just said he had "teaching points" for IT (gift cards) & culinary (fish on top of fries). We could not use our 25% off coupon received in the mail because the order was already paid for the by the gift card (that I hadn't purchased yet). Manager took our coupon and provided 3- $10 coupons based on $100+ check. We left with a negative impression on all of the above & couldn't help but feel that the manager didn't make it right - both burger and mahi mahi orders should have been comped & manager wasn't apologetic about all of the foul ups. Very disappointing dining experience.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service

JK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food!

n
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food. Great family atmosphere. We had all age groups represented for our meal (baby, 7yo, 15yo, and 4 adults). There was something for everyone and food was fairly priced. Will visit again!

FA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The beer is very good but the food was only okay. My grilled Mahi-mahi, which was a featured menu item, had a slight fishy taste. That is not typical of fresh mahi-mahi. My wife had a burger and fries which were very good. In the future we will stick with there regular menu items.

T
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was cold and bland. Service was ok but slow.

A
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was just ok. Probably will not return.

p
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful server last night. He was honest and told us all about the different kinds of beers.

We were a pain about the different checks and he fixed everything perfectly.

MM
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome gastropub burger

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality food, friendly servers, comfortable atmosphere. 10/10.

AP
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Awful App, awful salad. Never would go back

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lighting was a little dark, but overall good restaurant!

E
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, fast and efficient.

JA
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

10 minutes after we were seated we were served. No apology just "I didn't know you were in my section". Slow to bring refills on drinks. No thank you when we paid bill. Very expensive. A 3 taco platter cost over $18.00. Meal for two cost $50.00 and all we had to drink was iced tea. No entrée was ordered.

KO
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it. One thing we all agreed with was we had enough food, but no leftovers. We found it refreshing that we were full but not stuffed.

L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Everything is good about this restaurant, except I’m just not a fan of southern food, they could use more on their menu.

JS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

At 1st I made the reservation online to secure a table for my party once I arrived at the restaurant they had no such reservation under my name. That was a little upsetting but we were seated anyway but once we got to the table the table had not seen a wet cloth there was food debris and food on the table and on the seats. Again we were made to wait until somebody to care of it. The food was fantastic by far one of the best restaurants I have eaten in our waitress was very good. Unfortunately we were seated in an area where there were many different small children producing a large amount of noise

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