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Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - CLOSED

2 Harrison St, Ste 138, San Francisco, CA 94105-6130 (The Embarcadero)
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Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Californian
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: The Embarcadero
Cross street: Embarcadero
Transit: Muni Line: "N" and "T" lines drop off directly in front of the restaurant at the Folsom Exit. All other lines drop off at Embarcadero Station 3 blocks away. Bart: Embarcadero Station 3 blocks away. "F" Line drops off in front of the Ferry building 3 blocks away Ferry: 3 blocks away Cal Train: Cal Train station by the ball park

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English first
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We visited the location at the SF Airport. Never have been to the others, so can't compare to other locations. We had the Fish&Chips, and a BYO Omlet. Both were just OK, and certainly not worth the price we paid. Service was poor. I'm not sure our server spoke English, and never checked back with us to see how we... More

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Seabeck, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

I like this chain and was excited to see it in the airport on a layover. Sadly, the airport Gordon doesn't measure up to other locations. From start to finish, it was an expensive suck-fest. I'll still visit other locations, but I'll never do an airport Gordon again.

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San Francisco, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

I liked that the restaurant had a nice outside dining area. The ambiance was nice. But the food was only medium. I ordered calamari-which was good. But the steak salad was bland and the steak itself had a lot of big chuncks of fat. It was very unappetizing.

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SF Bay Area
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108 reviews 108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
312 helpful votes 312 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

We went by Gordon Biersch today not knowing they had closed. Was really looking forward to sitting outside and have a nice cold beer. Really bummed there gone. We went to Palomino instead. I asked the waiter if he knew what happened to GB. He said he worked there up to the day they closed. The landlord wanted to increase... More

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San Jose, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

One of the best breweries in California. they change their beer to co-inside with the season. The owner and brewmaster has studied in Germany....They know how to make beer......check it out , the food is superb and the selections are many..

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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

We went to an event here, so my review is not so much for the restaurant service, but the event or catering side. The food was set out in different stations, which was helpful in avoiding crushes of people at one spot. But it was like going to a Super Bowl party. Meat on a stick (shrimp or chicken), pizzas,... More

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

We stopped here for an afternoon meal at the urging of our private tour guide and were not disappointed. The restaurant is attached to the brewery and located across the street from the bay part way between Fisherman's Wharf and AT&T Park where the Giants play. The fare is just American food but it is well done and presented in... More

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San Jose, CA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

After seeing a late afternoon show in SF, my companion and I went to Gordon Biersch for dinner. Gordon Biersch makes a wide range of excellent beers and somewhat surprisingly has remarkably good - what I would call "pub food". This visit did not disappoint. I ordered the grilled chicken salad from the appetizer section and my companion ordered the... More

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San Francisco, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

Went last week with my immediate family. Everyone ordered someting different and it was all good. Specializes in upscale "pub food" but has very nice dishes also. Server was odd but friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Of course the beer is awesome, but they have a full bar as well. The downstairs area is very loud but is good... More

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Livermore, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

We met Gordon 15 years ago. He learned to brew beer in Munich/Germany. I am German and I know what good beer is. He brews excellent beer. 6 to 8 different kinds, which are all great. Our favorite beer is the Winterbock and the Maibock, what is seasonal beer. Heavy, tasty, good. But his lighter beer like the summerfest is... More

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