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Apr 24, 2007 08:32 AM

Gordon-Biersch in Bolingbrook

Went to the preview yesterday for lunch-It was fabulous. You can smell the garlic as you approach.
I had the Feature Burger-which was a spicy thing with fresh Jalapenos, Wife had tomato-basil pizza. Both were excellent. Beers were great. I normally can't stand "California" places (like CPK) but this place had a "Chicago" feel. Fine service too. I think it opens "for real" later in the week.
And the garlic fries are worh the trip alone.

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  1. Where in Bolingbrook is theis location? Is it on Boughton Road?

    I am looking forward to going once they open, thanks for the info.

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    1. re: swsidejim

      Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
      639 E. Boughton Rd.
      Bolingbrook 60440

    2. I love the garlic fries. The beer is just OK, though. There are a lot of better American microbrews.

      Oh yeah - their corporate office is in Tennessee, not California. They are the same folks that do Rock Bottom Brewery. Huge corporation.

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      1. re: mojoeater

        Actually Gordon Biersch and Rock Bottom Brewery are two different companies. Gordon Bierch does own two Rock Bottom's one in Atlanta and one in Charlotte, but that is all. There are no ties to the company other then those two locations.

      2. Having been to one of these outside of Denver (dunno which city, it's on the way to Boulder), all I can say is that they will need to drop their prices significantly in order to compete in the Chicago area. If they don't, one wonders how long they will stay open once the other restaurants open outside the new mall at Boughton and Janes sometime this of which I believe is a Rock Bottom brewery.

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        1. re: markh

          The prices on the menu I looked at from the Columbus location, and the Colorado location did not look to far out of line compared to some of the other brew-pubs I have gone to in the area.

          I will at least pay one visit knowing I have Flossmoor Station to always fall back on although it is alot further away than Bolingbrook.

          1. re: swsidejim

            Well...if you're willing to drive to Flossmoor, maybe you should try Three Floyds in Munster. Better beer, equal (though different) food, and less expensive than Flossmoor Station -- and MUCH better beer and MUCH less expensive than Gordon Biersch.

            FYI, the Gordon Biersch in Bolingbrook is in the new mall. It's in the food promenade with places like bd Mongolian, Johnny Rockets, and Bar Louie. Several other restaurants will be opening in the outlots this fall, among them Claim Jumper (not Rock Bottom as I posted above). And the Bass Pro Shops will have a restaurant inside called (I think) Islamorada Fish Company.

            1. re: markh

              I may have to give Three Floyds a try, I live 70 miles sw of Chicago, but am in the western suburbs daily.

              That area around the Gordon Biersch, and the other restaurants is going to be a mad house with the Ikea, Macys, and the other stores there. My company actually supplied the brick that built alot of the buildings there.

              1. re: markh

                sorry no claim jumpers coming. For a list of what is going to be there look here


            2. re: markh

              sorry no rock bottom brewery coming to the mall. for a list of what is coming look to the mall's website

            3. We have one in Burbank. I love the hamburger (dry -- no cheese, no nonsense on it). The garlic fries are too strong. I always get a wedge salad (with bleu cheese -- mmmmm!) instead.

              1. We don't have one where I live, but when visiting in DC, I went for lunch...Garlic fries...Wonderful!!!!

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                1. re: jinet12

                  I just came back from The Promenade grand opening in Bolingbrook. Unfortunately, it's a cold wet day. But, I checked out the Gordon Biersch menu. I did not either eat or drink there.

                  The menu reminds me of Walter Payton's Roundhouse in Aurora. It's kind of upscale American brew pub with commensurate pricing.

                  There are a number of locations in the southwest and southeast U.S.

                  Perhaps, people familiar with those locations can give us the scoop of what's good and not.