The good thing about living in a city like Dallas, is that there is literally a new restaurant opening every week, giving diners many varied choices. The bad things is that it's easy to get distracted by the shiny, new object of media attention and forget about the restaurants that are tried and true and have consistently performed over the years. So, when I received an invitation to revisit Gordon Biersch, I was eager to return and see how they were holding up against the onslaught of competition. My family used to frequent Gordon Borsch on a regular basis. It's one of those restaurants that seems equally suited for family-dining as it does for a Guys-Night-Out to watch a game and throw back a free brewskis. The restaurant features unique décor and atmosphere that provides an inviting space for social gatherings, casual dining occasions, and private dining events for groups from 15 to 500. Diners will enjoy the bar with garage door windows opening to a patio with an outdoor fireplace, on-site brewery, 7 flat screen TV’s, and free WI-FI. The restaurant recently debuted a new Bourbon Mule, featuring Jim Bean Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey served in a traditional mule mug with ginger beer and fresh lime that I found delicious. Menu highlights include Garlic Truffle Fries, Blue Crab & Artichoke Dip, Chicken Schnitzel and the Lobster & Shrimp Mac 'N Cheese.
Gordon Birsch has two Dallas-area locations:
8060 Park Lane, Suite 125, Dallas, TX 75231, 214-369-2739
Shops at Legacy North, 7401 Lone Star Drive, Suite B120, Plano, TX 75024, 469-467-0464