Even though I already wrote a review on Gordon Biersch’s express restaurant at National Airport in Washington DC, I wanted to follow-up with a more general write-up having just eaten at one of their full restaurants.
Again, Gordon Biersch’s waitstaff was incredibly helpful and clearly trained to handle allergy questions. They were more than willing to take all questions back to the chefs and return with workable suggestions. For example, GB’s fries have dairy in them. Big bummer for a 7 year old. But the waiter came back with several possible safe side substitutions from which my son could choose.
GB also has both a Vegan (which, of course, means dairy and egg-free) as well as Gluten-Free Menu from which to order. Although the vegan selections are limited, it’s nice to have them singled out. And, if you’re a meat eater, there is certainly a lot you can have on the menu with a little tweaking.
Finally, when the rest of the kids were planning to order dessert, the managers at our particular GB didn’t mind us running out to grab my FA son something he could enjoy. We really appreciated the accommodation – and so did my son!
While we wished for french fries, we all had a great experience at GB. With their attention to food allergies in both staff training and menu, we’d certainly go back.