Baltimore’s first Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant officially opened to the public today in Harbor East despite the crazy storm that has thrown many restaurant schedules into turmoil. Restaurants are advising diners to call ahead before venturing out.
Richard Gorelick of The Sun has done us all a favor by suggesting that restaurants use the hashtag #openinbalto on Twitter to let people know what they’re doing. It’s an easy way to check before you go.
I’m housebound today or else I would have headed to the new Gordon Biersch for lunch. They’re conveniently located on the first floor of my office building at 1000 Lancaster St. I’ll get there soon.
General manager Jon Jones had this to say in a press release about opening during the deluge of Hurricane Sandy: “After spending the last few months preparing for our grand opening, my staff and I could not be more excited. … We are eager to join the vibrant and growing Baltimore dining scene and get our taps flowing!”
Gordon Biersch offers a made-from-scratch menu with California-inspired cuisine, featuring items like lobster and shrimp tacos, a grilled chicken and avocado sandwich, and bistro steak medallions, plus handcrafted German beers. The Baltimore restaurant has a 279-seat dining room and bar, a 50-seat patio with views of the waterfront (maybe not a good idea today!), and an on-site brewery.
They opened at 11 a.m. this morning, but it’s a good idea to give them a call at 410-230-9501 to see if the weather conditions affect their hours for the rest of the day and week.