Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Washington DC & Baltimore >
May 12, 2009 09:31 AM

Gordon Bierch restaurant

I am going to the springsteen concert on monday. getting tired of clydes and looking at this place online. has anyone tried this place?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I had a pretty boring chicken sandwich there once and another time I believe I got sliders, which were fine.

    But there are so many options on the area, why Gordon Bierch? What exactly are you looking for, because I bet we can find something better and in the same price range.

    1 Reply
    1. re: Elyssa

      Word. I'd rather go to Nando's, Matchbox, Asian Spice, Kanlaya, Momiji, Oyamel or even Ella's in the same general price range, unless you're hankering for one of GB's drafts. Any of these is quite close to the Verizon Center.

    2. Go to RFD for beer. Nando's, Kanlaya, Matchbox, Oyamel, Jaleo, or Zaytinya for food.

      1. They have good meatloaf. It is a lot like Clyde's in many ways, but a little different food.

        1 Reply
        1. re: ktmoomau

          One way in which GB is not like Clyde's is that it's part of a national chain -- as is almost every other dining establishment at the new "Annapolis Town Centre" (at Parole).

        2. loud. loud. loud.


          food's OK, was sort of interesting in 1990 in SF in the early days (and that location was loud too)

          4 Replies
          1. re: hill food

            Yup. Loud. And crowded on the weekend. We made the mistake of stopping by on a Friday to get a quick bite and were told the wait for a table was an hour.

            I haven't figured out yet whether it's loud because it's popular, or it's popular because it's loud.

            1. re: monkeyrotica

              that would be a chicken/egg question except for the excess of hard surfaces.

              I want to eat in a padded room - but that's for a different board I suppose.

              1. re: hill food

                My point is that I've been to many places where the food was secondary to the whole see-and-be-seen aspect. Duke Ziebart's comes to mind, along with a number of steakhouses. Biersch is nice enough for a beer or quick bite on off hours. During prime time it's very clubby, with the requisite cliques scoping eachother out. There's not much actual conversation since you end up screaming at eachother above the din and the televisions and the alcohol-induced deafness. But again, some people deem this a positive, since loudness=hip-and-trendy.

                1. re: monkeyrotica

                  oh I understood you. maybe I'm getting old, but I just don't really get the loud and crowded = positive vibe thing. actually I never have come to think of it.

          2. RFD for beer and food during Happy Hour, 4-7, is a good choice