2 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410537.789370 -122.389121
Sun - Thurs: 11:30a - 12a
Fri - Sat: 11:30a - 2a
Neighborhoods: Central East, South Beach
Great Brewery – I have always enjoyed my experience at Gordon Biersch. It is an upscale brewery that has excellent food as well.
fun restaurant with a great beer selection – We walked in on a Sunday from the train station, we were hungry and thirsty and GB's was great! We were told that the dining room was full but the same food service was offered in the bar. We grabbed seats and the hostess was there immediately with menu's. The waiter was extremely nice and asked if we wanted a certain channel on one of the big screen TV's behind the bar. We told him we were starving and wanted to order, he said he'd put our order in right away. We all ordered different types of burgers withe the garlic fries and beers. The burgers were hot and juicy (and big!) and prepared just right. The fries were great, I can see myself coming back just for some fries and a beer. I tried the Pilsner beer served in a big cold glass and I liked it. This place would be great for happy hour. At the end we told the waiter we were going to Union Square and he offered to call us a cab which I thought was very thoughtful. I would definately eat here again, they also have an outside eating area that would be nice in warmer weather.
Visual flair and fusion fare distinguish this upscale beer hall from smaller microbreweries. – In Short
Airy, industrial decor lends a lighter, more urban feel to Gordon Biersch than most beer halls. The bar may get crowded after 5pm, when a happy-hour crowd hoists a few pints of seasonal Bavarian-influenced beers. A menu of fusion and New American dishes include beer-friendly offerings like shrimp and chicken pot stickers, Moroccan-spiced lamb chops and the signature garlic french fries.
Pricey and average... needs improvement – I've been here quite a few times in the past months and tried a few of the dishes. I must agree with all that the beer is good; not being a beer-drinker I did want to try a beer on a previous visit: DARK beer. They recommended and brought a lager which I enjoyed, and ordered it. Unfortunately the food came 45mins later for my group of three, to our distress. We told the waiter and manager, and were given a discount on the total bill due to this delay in food delivery BUT we had asked when we ordered if there was to be any delay and was told no. A huge group was to blame for the delay. I find that for a place that has such (high) prices, that their service and food is nice but is still lacking.... for example today's meal was served well sooner but the garlic fries were thin and saturated with oil, a sign that it was refried, and when touched, it reeked of oil. The beer-battered fish ordered was tasteless, and for the first time in years, I used the table salt. As a guest of friends, I really can't complain but I know what I have experienced, and if I were alone... this place wouldn't be on my list of places to stop at. Parking is available at a garage if you want to pay; street parking is 30/60%, and not in your favor.
Come for the beer, don't stay for the food... – A coworker took me here a few weeks ago, and I'm disappointed I didn't say no, as there are SO MANY amazing places in San Francisco...but I was tired and just wanted to eat. I was pleasantly surprised by the beer selection and their generosity in offering a flight of beers for tasting before we made a decision on what to order. The menu was typical of this kind of chain, and the quality of food matched that. I really hate to be a snob about restaurants...but considering the cost of the food, you can do SO MUCH BETTER. Really. I ordered a steak that, while cooked to my liking, was very boring. It had gristly bits in it and lacked any strong meaty tastes. The vegetables on the plate were especially sad, just a collection of steamed veggies - about what I'd get from a frozen Green Giant box. Now maybe I'm expecting too much, but for the same price, I could have such better food elsewhere. The server was almost a parody along the lines of the waiter in "Office Space." And the host/hostesses were snooty, given that this is just a gussied up Applebee's with a brewery. I wouldn't go back unless I just wanted greasy appetizers and beer.
Good food, good pints – Very friendly welcome and excellent service, along with great food made this a welcome stop. Worth seeking out for beer geeks, beer is German style instead of the usual ales found at brewpubs. Food is also a welcome change from the usual bar and grill fare - portions were also extremely lavish, so come hungry.
Great for a group Happy Hour! – Great Place for an After Work Happy Hour. Went here for a co-workers goodbye party. Was a great place for a large crowd. The food selection fit everyone's budget, and the Beer and wine selection had something for everyone.
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant – went on a saturday night, wanted to sit outside, wait time not to bad 20 minutes or so, crab cakes the best, marzen beer the best, veggie pizza good but greasy & it was sooooooooooooooooo nice out @ 8pm great night to be out & it was crowded
Terrific hamburgers – We had hamburgers here on a Sunday at lunchtime, and the place was all but empty. The restaurant sits across the street from the Bay Bridge, and the view is very nice from both the outside tables, and from several of the inside tables. It is attached to an office building, so we found the underground parking to be extremely easy(but remember this was a Sunday afternoon). Both the hamburgers, and the garlic fries, were terrific! Even the service was extremely friendly, unlike what is described in some of the other reviews.
Great Restaurant for Hand Crafted Beers – Tall, Strong, flavorful beers always flowing at Gordon Biersch- my favorite is the blonde ale. Also try having a beer on the patio when it's sunny...well designed restaurant with a comfortable feel.
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