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Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

640 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301 · University Park
(650) 323-7723 · $$$ · American, Grill
Rating: 3.5 out of 5"286 Yelp reviews ·


  • Mon - Thu11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
  • Sun11:30 AM - 11:00 PM

Good for

Pasta · Sandwiches · Soups

Popular menu items

Garlic Mashed Potatoes · Spinach Salad · Pulled Pork · Tapas · Chef's Sampler

General info

Casual · Bar Scene · Family Friendly



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Jul 05, 2014 · by Leo C. from YelpGreat place for watching World Cup! Lots of spirit and cheers. Food and drinks are great too! Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Jul 02, 2014 · by Jennifer K. from YelpMy husband and I have been GB patrons for awhile and were a little sad when the SF location closed.We were here at the Palo Alto location about a month ago for late night happy hour and our pizzas were accidentally overcooked.Both the bartender and the manager responded very quickly to apologize and fix … Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jun 27, 2014 · by Sarah L. from YelpI've been here quite a few times now but the first time for happy hour last night. It was pretty swell, the waitress didn't do a last call for happy hour so that's where I deducted a star. There wasn't much room in the bar area but we did manage to find a table with a fantastic view of the brewery. We both had the … Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jun 22, 2014 · by Stephen B. from YelpThis was my first visit to Gordon Biersch. I've heard many people talking about it in my short time in the San Jose area, but it never seemed to line up to try the place out. I had the opportunity this weekend to go with a friend and two others to the Palo Alto location. For a chain restaurant, I was impressed.The … Full review
  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"Jun 22, 2014 · by Alissa B. from YelpMy boyfriend and I had a reservation to watch a World Cup game and had reserved a table by the screen. We got there and they had cancelled our table 10 minutes before we got there because of some "contracted party" for 60 people that they had decided to move to that area. They were extremely rude and did … Full review
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"Jun 21, 2014 · by Derrick S. from YelpHave been wanting to check this place out ever since moving to the Bay Area. I knew it was a chain, but I'm all about places that brew their own beer. Overall, not too bad. The beer was good... Service was good... And food was on par with other chain restaurants (think Applebee's/Chili's).For dinner, I tried the … Full review
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"Jun 16, 2014 · by David N. from YelpThis was my first time at the Palo Alto location and my last. When my girlfriend and I got there, the host in the front looked at us and didn't even greet us. Instead, he just started grabbing menus like it was a drag to do so, so to break the awkward silence, I said "hello, for two please" and he responds "sure". You … Full review
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"Jun 08, 2014 · by Jon H. from YelpWe went in the middle of the afternoon on Saturday and it was dead insideIt unfortunate, as the food we has was solid. The burger tasty, CBLT was tender with good portions, and sweet potato sides was perfect.The garlic fries were not crispy though. The biggest problem was the service. The waitress acted … Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"May 22, 2014 · by Darryl R. from YelpGood food and service! Our server was very polite and attentive to our table. I've come to Palo Alto several times and this was my first time at Gordon, it definitely won't be my last. Full review
  • Rating: 2.0 out of 5"May 20, 2014 · by Skip D. from Yelpfind someplace else. the food is mediocre at best and prices high..and the noise level is 90 db measured on my iphone in the quiet part of the restaurant at 6 pm. Full review
  • Rating: 2.0 out of 5"May 17, 2014 · by Wilson N. from YelpWent home on a quiet Saturday for lunch and unfortunately, I was let down. Ordered the Farmhouse burger that had bacon jam, tomato, arugula and a fried egg with a side of garlic fries. The garlic fries and beer are great here but the burger was the biggest let down.I order med rare and the burger came out … Full review