Seattle >Gordon Biersch Brewery
good spot. This is a great restaurant in the heart of downtown. Im always surprised how full the bar is even though it is not street level. The bar service is top notch and notice most if not all of them have been there since we have been visiting. We are always welcomed with a smile and they really go out of the way to make us feel like a "friend." The drinks are great prices during happy hour a little expensive when off, but i guess thats downtown pricing. The food is good not great however not the reason we go. We go for the beer, cheap snacks, and great service.
great drinks.... watch out for food. My wife and I went there for happy hour. Drinks were very good and reasonably priced. Spring rolls tasted heavenly. Unfortunately we both had severe issues with our stomachs the same night. (BTW, We did not eat anything esle anywhere else that night). We called the restaurant next morning and received an apology. (just an apology, nothing else).
Visual flair and fusion fare distinguish this upscale beer hall from smaller microbreweries..
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.
Bad service, rude waitstaff, average food. We went to Gordon Biersch after we saw the restaurant was full every time we passed by it. First of all, after sitting down,we had to wait 10-15 minutes for anyone to notice us. It took them another 15 minutes to bring our drinks.. Sadly, the beer was hardly worth the wait, it was really watered down and so were their cocktails (cosmopoliton). To their credit, they brought the appetizer (southwestern egg rolls) quick and it was actually good. Encouraged by that, we were eagerly waiting for dinner, which of course was a disappointment. We ordered a pasta and a veggie pizza, both lacked any kind of flavor. And finally, when we were getting out, one of the waitress blocked my path, did not move for 2-3 minutes or apologize. Needless to say, I am not going back there again.
Why eat Farm Raised Salmon in the Northwest?. This restaurant is serving farm raised salmon instead of wild salmon. Farm raised salmon has been shown to contain high levels of toxins like PCB. The salmon are fed 'salmon chow' that, among other things (which are a guarded secret), contains a coloring agent to make the salmon pink. Above all, salmon farming hurts the environment and is a serious threat to the wild salmon of the pacific northwest. It's not like wild salmon isn't available, especially here in the northwest. The only reasons a restaurant would serve farm raised salmon is because they are ignorant of the facts about the food choices they are making, they have no regard for the environment or your health, or they are greedy (it's a lot cheaper) at your expense.
Great for sharing. I?ve had a great experience every time I?ve gone to Gordon Biersch. The food was fabulousand entrees were big enough that we all had a little bit of each others. The beer selection was amazing too. You could even order a pitcher-sized mug all to yourself!
Lots of Beer means Lots of People.
This place gets packed because of location and beer. There is a wide selection of beer, and the cocktails are worth trying. The service is very busy but friendly. The fried artichoke hearts are sweet and much better than the calamari which is scrawny. The entree selection is very small. Do not choose the pasta, unless you don't mind "pasta out of the freezer bag." The hamburgers are the way to go, and the BBQ burger was alright. If you want good American food, without ambiance, then you'll be better off at Johnny Rockets across the mall.
The arrangement is inviting for large groups taking a shopping break, and can get pretty loud.
Don't expect much from the food. Just expect a large selection of beer. It is a "mall restaurant" so many people come here for the combination of convenience and beer -- not the food.
Great pub joint. I've never had anything I didn't like; however, getting in and seated is typically impossible on a weekend evening so I don't get to go as often as I like. They have a good variety on tap and classic bar foods to complement. Service is great, more similar to a fancy restaurant. Prices are equivalent to what you're getting in ambience, food and service. I would recommend this place for all different occasions: dates, groups, families, happy hour. It's a fun place and right by theatres and shopping so very easy to pop in - when there's not a huge line!
Dont order the seafood. The salmon once was good not lately. The fish and chips not so hot. The mahi sandwich is too spicy. As a sefood fan I'd like them to ty something fresh and new
Bad Service. Our experience here tonight was horrible. The service was terrible as well as the dish we ordered. We ordered drinks and appetizers. The drinks came to us but we waited a half hour for our appetizers all the while watching everyone else around us (who came in after we did) get their main course. We were never offered water, bread was brought to us late, we were never offered another drink after we had finished our first, never offered condiments, never offered dessert (which we wanted) and on top of that it took a very long time to get our main dish. People who came in after us ate and left before we got our food. Once the food arrived, it was cold and extremely dry. Blech.
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