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Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant

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BA SCORE
88
very good

18 Ratings
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.16%
Active Beers: 40
Beer Ratings: 2,687
Beer Avg: 3.63
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

639 E Boughton Rd
Ste 100
Bolingbrook, Illinois, 60440-3126
United States
phone: (630) 739-6036

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @gordon_biersch

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(Place added by: reesepzor on 04-15-2007)
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

barnzy78, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

ruckus232, Jul 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

joelambic, Jun 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

tmarretti, May 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Knoxrb12, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of BrewThru_29
3.88/5  rDev +1%

This is a good date night stop for me and the wife. It's a little loud, but a booth in the dining room is quiet enough to hold a conversation without feeling like you're screaming.

The beer...because that's why we're reviewing this place. Overall, I'm a little underwhelmed. Over the course of a few visits I've tried all there brews. The Marzen is very good. Their other standard varieties leave much to be desired. Nothing is bad, but nothing great. They just brew to appeal to the majority of American beer consumers, not the BA hopheads.

Haven't had a food item I didn't enjoy. Little pricey for what you get in my opinion, but very tasty.

Overall, a nice place for dinner. This would also be a fun place to come with a group and sit in the bar area and have a few, as they have some high top tables that accommodate 8 or so.

BrewThru_29, Mar 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

NewGlarusFan, Jan 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

ethanmc12, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
4.45/5  rDev +15.9%

Went to the Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant in Bolingbrook, IL last evening with some friends and was pleasently surprised. The atmosphere reminded me alot of German beer halls with a bit more upscale decore. The volume of noise was quite significant, which again is like Germany beer halls, but made it difficult to hold a conversation. The quality of the food and beer was very good. All there beer was solid and the food was exquisite. The service was very attentitive and knowledgable. There were plenty of beer to select from they had their five standards available plus a Dunkel and Oktober Fest available....all which represented their styles well. The food was great...the app chips with cheese and bacon were incredible. The cajon fish tacos were very good as well. There were four of us....one app....7 pints, one sampler, four entres, two deserts came to $170 without tip. To me a bit pricy....the pints were only $5 each which is good, but hte food was a bit more than the norm....I thought. All in all a great visit.

WoodBrew, Sep 25, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +3.6%

The food is fantastic.
The beer didn't blow me away, though it was quite palatable.
The atmosphere is great.

Too bad reviews can't be that short?

The food is always spot on. Well-sized portions, lots of flavor, a mix of traditional and interesting. The waitresses are friendly, and sometimes cute (but I guess that apples to most establishments).

The beer left me feeling bored. I guess to have a successful chain of brewpubs you need to cater to the masses in a sense. There needs to be beer that the average American can drink-- and since the average American drinks an adjunct lager, you have your work cut out for you! I'll give them credit for making veers that are simultaneously several steps above BMC whilst not alienating the average patron.

The restaurant is modern and clean, very classic and upscale looking. If I were single, this would be a perfect place to bring a date. Of course, now that I'm married I would only rarely bring the wife and/or kids to a place this expensive...
It's pricey. The beer, the food, the air you breath-- you're paying for it, and when the bill comes, you'll know it!

Overall, if you live in the area, this place is certainly one to add to that "we ditched the kids at grandma's so let's go out" list.

AleWatcher, Aug 26, 2011
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Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant in Bolingbrook, IL
88 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.