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.
My first visit here with SmokeyKhan and px2grafx was awful - we ended up walking out after waiting almost an hour and a half for our entrees. Decided to reserve judgment until my second visit. Glad I did. Had dinner with my wife, and everything was excellent. We were seated promptly, service was prompt but not overbearing, and food was wonderful (we both had NY strip steaks). Wife has the Hefe and I had the Schwarzbier - both very good. We’ll be back quite a bit, I think.
Went here for my birthday. It was fairly non-crowded. We were sat quickly and ordered drinks right away. I had the Festbier and my wife had the Schwarzbier. We ordered a sampler plate for an appetizer and for dinner I had the salmon and the wife had the meatloaf. Large portions on everything and the quality was there. Waitress was attentive and speedy. Nice place!
Kinz (66) Glen Allen, Virginia | November 14, 2007
Ate here on a Saturday afternoon with the wife on a mini-vacation. Nice upscale casual atmosphere. I had the sampler followed by a couple of pints with the food, all beers were quite solid German styles. We both had a seasonal sausage sampler. Sausages were very good, and the garlic smashed potatoes were excellent. Should note that GB makes most of their food from scratch as opposed to simply reheating in the kitchen, and you can tell the difference. Very good service as well. The manager let us know that one is scheduled to open up in Richmond very near our house, which I am quite psyched about. Recommended stop in this area.
I’m a fan of this place after finding it on a Thursday night. Atmosphere is typically brewpub, and it’s located right next to a pretty good Irish pub - Keagan’s (A fair amount of decent beers there too) downtown in a pretty cool area. The beers on tap were pretty good, all told. The only problem was that I don’t think they understand what a sampling of the beers is. The bartender poured me a small sampling of each of 6 beers on tap, but she poured so little that each glass had less than a sip each. On the plus side, after I asked for a bit more, at least they didn’t charge me for it. The beers are pretty good, and all but the Schwarzbier are over 5% abv. Plus, the Winter Bock will knock you out. Food was pretty good too, the garlic fries are excellent.
Had lunch here with my wife. Not too impressed. Seemed like I was underdressed even though we were the only folks in the place. Wifes brueshetta appetizer was way over garlic and nearly killed her lol. Food quality was average. Felt like a dress up Applebees. I wasn’t too impressed with the beers, my highest rated was a hefe and I hate wheat in my beer.
I go primarily for the beer. The food is good but expensive. If I do eat it’s usually an appetizer to munch on. The atmosphere is subdued, really not much different than a Chili’s. I have never had a bad experience with the service, and I find several of the servers personable and attentive.
I don’t care much for the beer. The beer is not bad, but just too standard for me. Does not hold water to local micro brews like Alewerks. However, this is a beautiful brew pub. They have great waitstaff and are very happy to take your on a tour of the brewery if they have the time. I go here mainly for the food. The food is fanatstic with an elegant setting for a place to take the wife while getter to have a beer or two.