December 2006: Gordon Biersch Restaurant Group is one of those companies that is in grave danger of losing their coolness by over-expansion -- GB’s are popping up like cold sores in a sorority house. I loved them when there were only in a handful of places. But now they’re damn near like Applebees, cropping up all over the place. That said, I was not disappointed by their new Virginia Beach locale. The beers held up to the standard and the food was almost as good as I remember from my original GB experience almost 10 years ago. The service in Va Beach was the best I’ve ever had at at a Biersch, which is a definite positive. A bit far from home for me, but recommended for the guy with the beer DTs who might find himself in Va Beach. If you’re not familiar with Biersch, don’t expect any hoppy American ales here ... they’re German-styles all the way, but they’re well done. If you want hops, don’t be shy and try the Czech ...
My first visit to a Biersch. Located in a convenient part of town but one that has a chain store vibe. Inside is comfortable and they have ample outside seating. Food was messy and not well put together, but tasty. The pizza my drinking companion put together looked decent, but of course I didn’t taste it. The beer is cheap, but overall average with one or two standouts. They won’t fill outside growlers but theirs are cheap. Service was friendly and showed an average level of competency. I timed it well, but it looks like parking could get tricky. Worth a stop if you got the time.
Typical "upscale" trendy resturant. Nice classic atmosphere, though lighting might be lower than what some people might like. Crowed like nothing else, but only had a 25 or so minute wait which wasn’t too bad for a Saturday Night. Service was good, even though the waitress mixed up some of the beers on the sampler (to her credit she was dealing with 18 small glasses for our table). Simple switch with the hefe and czech. Food was pretty good, but deffinately was "city priced." Thought the Schwarzbier was the best of the bunch.
This is a typical Gordon Biersch with the exception that the waitresses were gorgeous. They were a little too attentive and wanted to turn the table over quicker in an open restaurant after lunch. Beers are normal 5 plus seasonal. Food was decent, pulled pork was good, friends fish tacos "didnt sit well".
Very busy when i went. Business professional feel. Tasty beers. I was in a real hurry so the bartender gave me a sampler platter of 3 beers and didn’t even charge me. I would definately go back to get the full experience
Ambiance was expected for gordon biersch, typical chain brewpub. Service was ok, nothing special. Selection was not very big, and not very good either. Food was pretty good, but a bit pricey. Beers and food overpriced, especially since the beer wasn;t very good.