I went to Gordon Biersch with family to celebrate a birthday and I have to say, though originally skeptical, I enjoyed it a lot.
First off, we had a fabulous waitress! She was personable, funny and attentive despite it being packed.
We got there early in order to avoid waiting for a table, that was the best plan.
I didn't love my dinner, but from what I ate off of everyone else's plate...the food was great. The main part of my dish (stuffed chicken) was great, the side dish though was unedible for me...it was a quinia and kale mixture...just gross.
We all got the beer sampler and then each ordered a full beer. Being able to test the beer selection was great.
I would definitely go back. There were so many tasty looking dishes that I want to try.
I generally don't go for chain restaurants, if you check my tripadvisor history, you'll see that...but in this case I'd give this chain a double thumbs up.
And PS- if you get the garlic fries (and I recommend you do) make sure to share with the other people at your table, because if not...you'll be the only one with crazy garlic breath!
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