Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant

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Gordon Biersch Brewery & RestaurantGordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

200 Poydras St
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130-1641
United States

(504) 552-2739 | map
www.gordonbiersch.com

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3.55
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Reviews by beerinator:
Photo of beerinator
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

This place certainly has a chain restaurant feel. Everything feels a bit too sterile and neat. There is nothing wrong with being clean, especially in a city like New Orleans. But Gordon Biersch - New Orleans doesn't seem to have very much of it's own character.

The bar was nice and big, and the restaurant was pretty busy for a lunchtime crowd. It seemed that most people weren't in the mood for drinking beers when we visited.

The food was good, the menu was varied with options that should please most people. The menu didn't seem to have too many New Orleans based specialties, but it had most all of the bases covered.

There were six beers available. One Wheat Ale (german style) was on tap, and the rest were lagers (also german based styles). I tried the Marzen, Schwarzbier, Hefeweizen and the Dunkels which happened to be the available seasonal. The selection seemed limited unless you are really into German Style beers. There was a light lager and a pilsner on tap as well as the other four mentioned.

All of the beers that I tried were good. They were clean (except for the expected banana and clove from the hefe) and they were brewed to style. But it didn't seem like they were trying to impress the beer nerds. I would definately come back to Gordon Biersch if I were ever nearby in New Orleans, since there seem to be few brewpubs in the city, but I would not base a trip around visiting here.

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Photo of tduecen
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Local chain restaurant, nothing stood out but nothing was horrible either. Every beer would rank as average for me as they do not do anything exceptionally good or bad.

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Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Gordon Biersch in NOLA was really good. Great vibe. (Packed after a Saints game...) The quality of the beers and food was top notch. Service was a little slow and they were out of a few beers and food entrees that were on the menu but what I ordered was really good.

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Photo of Salt-n-Beer
4.04/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of CIBoy10
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of mwar
3.46/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 3 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.25

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Pinball_Guy
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of CUbeerfan
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of ldhughes3
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Nate_M
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Gavage
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Located next to Harrah's casino, very easy to find with the big street sign. The place has the typical Gordon Biersch atmosphere which is clean and modern. There is a load of wood here and a bar that can seat about 15. Private room exists for special parties. Loads of TVs showing sports.

The beer selection has all the standard GB beers and on this visit I had the Maibock which was good. The service was prompt and friendly. I have eaten in other GB restaurants in the past, but I did not on this visit.

This is not a bad place to stop for a change in pace from the usual French Quarter bar vibe.

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Photo of TOJO12
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of ajtorres311
4.23/5  rDev +19.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

The atmosphere and setting are nice and make you feel you are at a nicer place than it really is. The beer selection is mostly limited to what they make, which can be cool but also a bummer. The food, while very good, can get a bit up there in price! We went because we were staying a block a way.

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Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Gordon Biersch strikes me as a typical above average chain brewery. I went on a Monday night during a work conference. The crowd was sparse but had conventioneers and a couple families who had come over from the casino. I went to the bar and ordered a hefe and a bock. Both were good but not mind boggling brews. At $5.50 they seemed reasonable. The place was open and spacious although we decided to sit on the patio right outside the restaurant. They did set up tvs and fans outside as well, so that was a nice feature. Service was good and beer knowledgeable. There were a good six or seven taps of varying styles. Overall, I would pop here again, but there are better ways to experience New Orleans beer culture. This strikes me as a nice place to grab and after conference day beer.

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Photo of AndyAvalanche
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Came here with my wife and some of her colleges for a late dinner. A very big place on a somewhat busy evening. It took a long time to get a table, and we ended up going outside on the patio section.

The waitress took awhile to come over but she eventually did and took our orders. They had about 8 different beers on tap that they brew, but I just got the seasonal, a bock.

My wife and I split a pizza and each got a drink, 2 others split appetizers and one other got a steak. Everyone seemed to enjoy the food, but the guy who got his steak had to get it custom made because they apparently ran out of the cut he had ordered so a kitchen staff member came out to see if he wanted a different cut same style or just order something else. I'd say that's good customer service and give them a higher rating, but our waitress just kept disappearing. In fact all of the outside waitress/waiters did.

Everything was pretty good but a little pricey. I'm sure they can easily get away with it though because it's located by all the convention centers, tons of hotels, and it's right next door to a Ruth's Chris. After we got our bill we went to the bar to pay because we hadn't seen the waitress in such a long time and we didn't want to just leave the money outside.

All in all I guess it was ok, but I'd be perfectly fine with not going back.

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Photo of ksmi116
4.08/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

We went here on the Saturday of Mardi Gras weekend, and it was one of the better late lunches that I've had.

The service was a bit slower than we wanted, but with a table of 10, it wasn't unbearable. The food was spectacular, and the 5 house brews (one seasonal making 6) were all well done. The seasonal was the Mardi Gras Bock, which went over well with those that ordered it (not my favorite style). The beers poured all come out to .5 L, which is definitely a healthy amount.

The beer that stood out to me the most was the Hefeweizen, which had a real nice blend of bananas and clove in it. and the Czech Pilsner was a fantastic example of the style.

With two beers, an appetizer, and an entree, my bill was about $50 (with tip), so I feel that this was reasonable. Definitely somewhere to stop if you are in New Orleans!

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.4/5  rDev +23.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

We visited this place and had a couple of brews...one was a seasonal called Mardi Gras beer, but I'm not gonna review it....sorry....it didn't stand out enough for me to really remember it well enough to review.

Outside of this, I found this to be a pleasant restaurant to visit,albeit a little quiet for my liking, but the beer selection is decent, the beer is a little better than average and OMG, the garlic fries are to die for!! Loads of real freshly pressed garlic are used and man, with the beer, made for a real treat! Didn't have any other food but I recommend trying this place out....it's even attached to the Harrah's Casino so it's easy to find!

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Photo of PhillyStyle
2.83/5  rDev -20.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Stopped in while in New Orleans on a Tuesday night (8/10/10) simply because it was close to my hotel and right off, noticed that it was your basic cookie-cutter chain with the exception that it was a brew pub. Typical chain feel, no real vibe to the place. The bar in the back looked like it seated 20 or so and had a couple of TV's but nothing out of the ordinary that would make it stand out. The food was what I expected, nothing exceptional and average at best but I thought was a bit pricey. The service was average, but had no knowledge of the beer at all.

I tried one beer while I was there, the Golden Export, and thought that it was a decent attempt at an English Pale Ale (Boddington's is what I thought of, but certainly not as good), but subsequently noted that it was a different style. But overall, a decent beer.

Overall, if I am ever back in New Orleans, I may stop in just to try the other beers, but I won't make a special trip. Average at best.

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Photo of champ103
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

This is a typical chain brewpub. Imagine an Applebees that makes beer. Connected to the Harrah's hotel and the casino. Pretty much what you would expect for such a place, and sterile overall. A big area in front for diners. The bar is towards the back, and a large patio outside. Brewing equipment can be seen to the left of the bar. Just a cookie cutter brewpub.

The service was decent. The bartender was fast and friendly, though did not seem to know a lot about the beer. I had some appitizers, fried calamari. They were tough as rubber, and had no flavor. Lots of other stuff on the menu. Steaks, seefood, bugers. Pretty much the same stuff at any other location.

On to the beer. There are a handful of German beers. Most everything is watery and bland. Nothing bad, just by the numbers. The best was the Schwarzbier. Everything else tasted almost the same.

Overall, this place does not have much character. I am not really a fan. Go to Crescent instead.

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Photo of EgadBananas
2.68/5  rDev -24.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

GB is in a pretty good spot, close to casino's and Bourbon St. It's a nice place, good to watch a football game. It wasn't super busy, we were seated right away, and our waiter was not very attentive. Several times we had to put conversation on hold to watch out for him to get some service. At a brewery/restaurant, I don't find it a good thing to keep patrons waiting for a brew. The selection was below par. They only offer about 4 beers year round, with 1 seasonal from what I could tell. The food wasn't bad. Had the garlic fries and I would reccomend going for the regular ones...garlic was the ONLY seasoning on them. Price isnt bad. Beers were $4 and the meals were below $12 for most things.

May go back, but likely not often.

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Photo of LabBrewer
4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Right next to the casino in New Orleans, just a few blocks from Burbon street. In terms of beer quality, this place was easily the best draft beer bar I visited in the French Quarter. Every other place that I visited ended up having what I would guess was dirty beer lines.

The lineup is probably what you would expect from a German brewery. Pilsner, Schwartzbeir, Marzen, Maibock (seasonal), Hefe. Not a single loser in the bunch and you can try them all for $5.50. I personally don't get super excited about German lagers, but I can't complain about the quality of any of them. If you want to go to a place where you aren't going to be disappointed with anything you order in the French Quarter this may be the place.

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Photo of soupermirl
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Nice place for a decent lunch and a sample of six different beers. The beers were pretty good. We just beat the crowd so service wasn't bad althought the waiter did try to joke a bit with a sarcastic tone, he kept checking on us though. But back to the beer. I had the sample flight of the six beers brewed and really enjoyed the Lager, Hefe, and Schwarzbier. My wife who realy doesn't drink beer even like the Schwarzbier. The others (Marzn, Czech, and Seasonal) weren't bad either, but enjoyed the first three mentioned more.

If you want to try several beers and have some pretty good food this particular Gordon Biersch isn't bad.

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Photo of theghost3
3.05/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5

This place is a typical chain found at the end of Poydras in the Harrah's complex. The patrons were mainly noisy sportfans. I came here on a Tuesday night, and it was surprisingly crowded. This is probably because it was Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Lots of tourists.

The service wasn't great. The bartender gave me a menu & then asked what kind of beer I wanted, when I looked up to tell him, he was gone. He came back a few minutes later & I ordered the Schwarzbier, the only brew I had. Based on that one beer, I thought the quality was good. The bar only has their 4 signature brews, a seasonal, and the few guest beers are all macros. I did like the outdoor patio behind the bar. There were windows cut out behind the bar so that people on the patio could place orders.

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Photo of daythree16
3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Chain brewpub locate very close to the Harrah's casino. I've been here two or three times in the past couple of years, and it's always pretty good. The food is good and the prices are decent.

You get a free sampler of their offered beers when you first arrive, and the server has a cursory knowledge of each. The hefeweizen is always really good. Most of the beers are just ok. Not really the place to go if you want great beer.

Bottom line: Good place to have some decent beer if you're headed to Bourbon St. or just lost your ass at the casino. If you dig the "touristy" areas, it's probably not for you.

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Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant in New Orleans, LA
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