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StefanSD (45) Lakeside, California | February 1, 2008| Updated July 27, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
This is a nice upscale brewpub/restaurant. They always have about a half dozen or so fresh brewed beers plus one or two seasonal brews. The food menu changes frequently, I have visited this place about twice a year for the past 6 years running and I have never looked at the same menu twice. That aside, the food is always very good and that is the real appeal of this place. Of beers I have sampled here the Hefe is very good and authentic, the marzen is mediocre and the alt-bier is exceptional.
Snojerk321 (54) San Diego, California | December 8, 2007
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Food is good, a little pricey. Really big place but always seems crowded. Always get great service when Iím there.
badlizard (141) Berkeley , California | July 1, 2007
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Pretty much just what youíd expect from a chain brewery. Food and service were average, but the beer was below average. I wonít be back again.
mjg74 (53) Salem, Oregon | April 6, 2006
54 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Gordon Biersch is alright to get a few beer that they donít bottle. Itís not great but itís alright to grab a brew with some friends. I donít really dig the vibe though.
bitter (90) Henderson, Nevada | March 22, 2006
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
iím not down on gordon biersch but if you have been to the chain elsewhere there really is not reason. espcecially when san diego offers so many other places to indulge in beers. good malty german style beers with more of an upscale food menu.
BŁckDich (215) McCall, Idaho | March 6, 2006
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Situated around Hotel circle, which appears to be an extremely dense area of over-commercialized area of chain restaurants. At least it fits in, yeah? Inside is fairly typical inside. Lots of shiny brass and dark wood, focused decorative lighting. Pasta/Pizza/Burgers for food. Had a swordfish special that was decent. Only 1 seasonal (Vienna). Cool looking beer garden, but it was a bit chilly outside still. This is a very trendy and upscale. Cool view of the large, modern shiny brewing equipment.
trokini (56) San Diego, California | February 6, 2006
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
First off, I donít like Gordon Bierschís beer. Its a telling statement when you see their staff hitting the Bevmo next door to grab beer. The food is good, as is the service and ambiance. Too bad their beer sucks.
fordest (62) Santee/San Diego, California | November 13, 2005
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
I wasnít too impressed with the food. The beer selection is OK, but they only had 5 house beers when I was there. Some that I could not get on bottle, so that was nice. People were friendly as a restauant shoud be.
nohead02 (1) | July 13, 2005
34 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 5/20
I cannot understand why this place is so popular. Food is no big deal. Undistinguished beer -- if you order a bottle they donít even give you a glass unless you ask for it! Great way to sample beer, eh?
bindpmc (15) San Diego, California | June 2, 2005
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
The food is much more the draw than is the beer, which falls a little short for me. The marzen and blonde bocks are just so-so, and Iíve given both beers more than one try upon return visits, only to be left with the same bland, immemorable result. For a chain, the food offerings are well above average. I avoid the night crowds and prefer to go at lunch, when a seat is always to be found at the bar, and the apps and sandwiches are quite tasty and well-presented. Ahi appetizer and crab cake sandwich are highlights.
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