United States > California > San Diego
SDalkoholic (6) Linda Vista, California | April 7, 2005
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
The best time to go i found was on a Sunday night around 8 oíclock. It will be pretty empty in the bar which means you can drink your beer in comfort. Donít ever go on a Friday night it gets packed with old single people trying to hook-up. I guess that wasnt a good time for a girlfriend of mine to ask for samplers because the waitress gave us a look like oh please and then told us they donít have any. Nice location.
asheft (6) Ottawa, Ontario | December 17, 2004
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I ordered a flight of all of the beers they had availible and the waitress forgot one of the beer. Worst of all, however, was when I began sampling, I found that all of the sample glasses smelled more like bleachy dishwasher detergent than like beer! As gently as possible, I broke the news to the waitress, who, to her credit, immediately consulted the barman; against her credit, left me with the four soapy drinks. The relayed response from the dishboys was: "Iím sorry but the dishwashing system is fully automated and so nothing can be done about it." I decided not to make a stink; drank my four samplers which, fortunately, didnít taste like soap. The beer was about average and the food, middle of the road.
Eyedrinkale (129) Astoria, New York | August 16, 2004
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
A nice place smack dab in the heart of Mission Valley. They specialize in lagers and preppie food. At around 5 PM, the place turns into a Meat Market. If you like that scene, get dressed up a bit.
DanielBrown (284) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | May 19, 2004
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
This was OK, not as good as the Seattle branch I visited last year. Lots of space and a few different beers on, it was pretty relaxing and seemed friendly. I didnít try the food so canít comment. Convenient for also visiting BevMo.
unclebleen (17) California | April 3, 2004| Updated January 8, 2005
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I was hesitant to try Gorden Biersch because I heard it was a "meat market." I went at lunchtime and it wasnít too bad (although having valet parking in a huge parking lot is nothing short of absurd.) The decor is upscale and the space is quite impressive. The service was very good and attentive. The food is really good and did not take long to get after ordering. I tried the crab cake sandwich and a reuben, both of which were excellent. The real treat was the bread pudding...maybe the best Iíve ever had...and they serve half order desserts at lunch which I think is a novel idea. Anyway, the beers were average to slightly above average but nothing offensive. Although, it was somewhat interesting trying 6 lagers in one sitting. recommended.
DrunkAsASkunk (40) Lynnwood, Washington | February 27, 2004
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad place to get a good bite to eat. Back in the day when i worked less than 3 blocks from this place, it was frequently visited...well, by me! I found their service was average, though very good every say 4 trips or so. The food is definitely worth the wait...and you will have to wait. Pretty quiet and laid back environment, the beer list is a bit lacking though. Very fresh, but not much in the way of diversity... still some very good food to be had!
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