J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood – Glastonbury
J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood – Glastonbury

J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood – Glastonbury

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jgilberts.com/Home.aspx?826
  • Phone: 8606590409
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4pm - 9pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 4pm - 10pm

    Happy Hour at the bar top: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 6:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Erik Blomstrann
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood can accommodate lunch groups of 25 adult or more & can accommodate up to 42 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager 8606590409
  • Special Events: Join us for happy hour Sunday - Friday 4pm - 6:30pm. Appetizers starting at $5.50 & $1 off Beer (draft & bottled) and Well Drinks, House Wine $5 Martinis $5.95.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood – Glastonbury
J. Gilbert's is an "upscale casual" steakhouse serving prime-aged beef cooked over a mesquite wood-fired grill. Guests enjoy various cuts of steak, fresh seafood (including award-winning crab cakes) & other house made favorites like the Maytag Blue potato chips & chocolate velvet cake. The cozy atmosphere includes fire side dining, rich wood, brick & soft lighting where you can enjoy dinner for two or host a large party. The extensive martini & wine list offers the perfect compliment to an excellent meal delivered with attentive service. J. Gilbert's is open for dinner seven days a week, beginning at 4pm. Reservations are highly recommended.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood – Glastonbury reviews from OpenTable diners
342 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (253)fit for foodies (137)romantic (133)notable wine list (97)neighborhood gem (94)good for groups (79)vibrant bar scene (64)hot spot (46)late-night find (14)kid-friendly (12)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (5)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great service!!! Food was cooked and prepared just as we ordered it. The only complaint I have is that we were seated 30 minutes past our reservation time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    JGilberts has long been our "go-to" place for family occasions. We had an excellent evening celebrating a birthday. Food was excellent, good selection of wines and refreshments. Filet combo was very good, grilled to order. Chicken tortilla soup is always very good. Service was excellent, very attentive and focused on making the evening a good experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Overall a nice restaurant was seated at the small table for two when larger where available. First order of drinks were return due to the Prosecco was flat no bubbles, expected more from a restaurant with such a nice wine list. The food was good great steaks. Not in any hurry to return soon.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fantastic steak!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I had the ribeye, perfectly seasoned and cooked! Wonderful creme brulee! Just overall a great evening!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    My husband and I have been dining with J. Gilbert's for many years and we always celebrate our anniversary there. The food is excellent and the service is exceptional! We will continue to return and we highly recommend J. Gilbert's to all of our friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum Yum Eat 'em Up
    bruce
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Continues to be our "go-to" restaurant in town. Almost always a great meal. Tonight was no exception. And our server, Lisa G, was one of the best I can remember. And a great server, paired with melt-in-your-mouth steaks in a comfortable setting--- well what's not to love? One thing - an actual ice bucket would help to keep champagne the proper temperature better than a chilled cooler.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to celebrate!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Our first trip to J Gilbert's was to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. The service was great and the food was amazing. They nicely decorated the table with heart confetti and comped our dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrated son's b'day @ J Gilberts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My son chose this place on recommendation of my other son. He enjoyed his 18 oz Ribeye. I had the filet and seared scallops combo while the wife had filet and maple plank shrimp. Other party members also had delicious meals. The salted baked potato was very good. As was the sourdough bread. Pretzel crusted onion rings with 3 sauces - excellent. Our server (Thais V) was as nice as anyone can be. Very attentive to our needs. Overall a good experience. Lobster mac 'n' cheese could use some more lobster, but very good. Prices were just a little high for my taste. If I were a rich man I would certainly return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elizabeth
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Best Steak Ever! I didn't want my meal to end! Our server, Erin was awesome.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Dinner
    TrishB1994
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We have been to J. GILBERTS twice and will definitely go back. The food was amazing and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SApointsonfood
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    excellent as always, however the waitress screwed up the dessert order
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing
    Bigeasy0323
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had and amazing meal!! The combo is very reasonably priced for a stake house and that butter for the bread was to die for.. The staff was amazing and they were very accommodating to our anniversary and a nice touch to the table set up with some hearts displayed on the table. Thank you for Making our night that more special. We will be making more trips to J Gilbert's or than our anniversary from now on
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner at JGilbert's
    EM19
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Excellent service and food. Steaks were cooked to perfection and staff was exceptional. Fulfilled request for table location and decorated table for anniversary with romantic theme. We've always a good dining experience at JGilbert's , but this visit was just that much nicer.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a hit
    AlJaz13
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Our visit was to celebrate our 1st year together. It was again an awesome experience I love the fact that we sat at the same table as we sat on our first date. The waitress was awesome lady. The ambiance was just smooth & light dim. It was an amazing dinner, food there is so perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my dining experience
    RoamDine
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    the night was fabulous! Our table was in front of the fire place and I wanted my guest to see the fire with me while we dined. Our waitress was delightful and informative, however she did forget the lime wedges on one occasion when filling the water glasses. She ensured our table was clean at all times. Our food was great! Shrimp Durango was fantastic, bisque was smooth, Salmon was cooked perfectly, the sirloin was a bit on the tough side and dry (my guest did ask for medium well, the steak was well done however he did not complain), green beans with pecans (to die for!), mac’n cheese with lobster (wow!), au gratin (very good) and chocolate cake was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NOISY NIGHT
    Soapster
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We were celebrating our son's birthday and this is his absolute favorite restaurant. The place was hopping for a Tuesday night which is always good to see. Unfortunately we were seated near two very large tables and the noise level hampered our conversation and enjoyment of the evening. Dessert took forever - so long that we told our waiter to cancel it and just bring the check. The manager brought our dessert to go with apologies for the delay. Now that's the way to treat a customer. Kudos to the staff! The food, as always, was excellent. Because of the noise I just couldn't wait to leave. There's not much one can do when the restaurant is crowded and busy, but the next time, I will ask for a table away from any large groups.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    eatgoodfood25
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Having never been I took a client from Texas out and even he thought the steak was cooked/seasoned perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food is always great and the service is terrific each time we dine at J. Gilberts.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Big Fan w my first Gilbert's issue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We don't get out much with a 2 year old but when we do, Gilbert's is our place. I get the same thing every time; 6oz fillet w/ scallops. This is the first time I had an issue with the scallops being gritty (sandy). The prices also seem to be continuing to creep up. I am hoping both of these issues are not a trend that continues.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wife's birthday
    mph55
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great meal for wife's birthday. Restaurant added little touches to note occasion. Service was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    foodieguru
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Excellent as usual. Loved that they had table decorated for the occasion we were celebrating. Food was spot on and every perfectly cooked to our asking. Just a great place to go to celebrate special moments of life.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern Gem in the Northeast
    BlueBackFanVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Smokey maple chips permeated the air as we were immediately sat at our romantic table for two at J. Gilberts. The waiter greeted us and lead us through the menu tour with precision and personality, it was at this moment I knew that my significant other had picked what will become our new favorite restaurant. The food was delicious and the ambiance was just as enjoyable. If you are looking for a place that hits the marks in all the important areas, J. Gilberts will not disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Order Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I received 2 entree items that I did not order. My wife never received her soup she ordered.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great meal
    Mike
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My wife and I went to dinner this past Sunday, as an early birthday dinner, for myself. As usual, the meal was excellent!!!! Our waiter, Ken, was great! We enjoyed the meal very much and look forward to our next dining experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    foodsnob
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary at J. Gilbert's and had a memorable time. The food was excellent -- the baby field greens salad was fresh and the dressing went with it perfectly. My salmon was moist and tender and everything on my plate was served hot, just the way I like it. My husband ordered the filet mignon and it was tender and perfectly seasoned. We will definitely return to J. Gilbert's in November for my birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gilbert's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food was good but didn't match the price. I remember on prior visits the food was much better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The ultimate dinner experience
    REWCFP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Very simply, forget Morton's, Ruth Chris, Smith Wollensky .,I've had them all. J Gilbert is #1 in food, service, atmosphere and overall experience. They are at their own level and everyone else is secondary at best. This is THE place to go. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    glorax
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I had an excellent meal at J. Gilbert's. The pork chop with it's raisin and cherry chutney on top was outstanding. Really enjoyed the spinach which they did with shallots and balsamic. Different than your typical spinach. The restaurant itself was bustling and somewhat loud.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • O.M.G. Good food!!
    Peripatetic
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Matt our waiter was outstanding, walked us through great choices. Wine list - fabulous and we got there on a half-price night - What a gift!! charcuterie board, filet mignon choices - cooked to perfection. I usually can't get "raw plus" - but I could here and it was sensational! Wild rice pilaf with mushrooms was fabulous and a great pairing, and the wine pairing was SOOOooo good. Would go all the time if we lived in the area. Little bit noisy and table was small for 2 of us - but very do-able and still intimate. It was a vibrant noisy, not a horrible noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Great food, very knowledgable wait staff, excellent service and overall setting. The flavors they combine in their food was outstanding. Would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    Tahoedeb
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great food and drinks at a reasonable price. The only downfall is that it's gardt o ft a reservation since it's a popular food spot.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not my normal experience
    John
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was a special occasion and I had hoped that J.G's would measure up. The food was typically great, however service was slow to the point where we just wanted to leave. The server was very slow to offer any beverage refills and we ran dry a couple of times. We ordered dessert to go and it was literally 30 minutes between receiving those items and getting hold of our server to ask for a check. On the restaurant's side it was a full night. The table next to us had repeated visits though, and what was more unusual is that one of the parties gave the hostess a discrete gratuity in order to bring in his own wine. I wish that was available to everyone. Suffice it to say that we felt very much like second class and will probably not return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening!
    Hope
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We went with another couple and all four of us greatly enjoyed the evening. The food was excellent. Our steaks were cooked to perfection and the one diner who had seafood indicated it was really good. I had the filet mignon, and rather than pick two sides, I simply ordered the tomato mozzarella salad, and asked for it to come out on the same plate. It was beautiful, with heirloom tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. One of us had the combo of filet mignon and a crab cake, which also was really good. I highly recommend the blue cheese sauce for your steak. Very impressed with the service. Our server affirmatively asked if there were any food allergies, which was important since my friend has severe nut allergies. Great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gre8place2eat
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Never had a bad meal!!! A true gem! Waitstaff is always friendly and knowledgeable. Our go-to place for a great meal and night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite place to go
    BeatCrabCakes
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Over all J. Gilbert's has wonderful food. Their staff has extensive knowledge of the menu and they have the best crab cakes I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Visit
    DisDevon
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Good time once again. Food, atmosphere, and service were outstanding. Thank you for making my Hartford visits a treat :)
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    LoisandWillis
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    As always we had a superb dinner at J. Gilberts. I had told them it was our anniversary when making the reservation and they had the table set with extra linen scattered with sequenced hearts. Very nice touch. A lot of the staff came over to wish us a Happy Anniversary, very nice touch, not at all intrusive or annoying. Have recommended this restaurant many times and will go back again ourselves.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Food
    Willbeback
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My family and I go to J. Gilbert's for special occasions. This was for my sons Birthday and the food was outstanding! 5 Stars! The Manager was awesome as well. My only problem was the service wasn't up to J. Gilbert's normal 5 stars. We had to ask for bread and and the staff that brought out our dinner was a little rude. We love this place and definitely will be back for many more great Steaks! I guess just a bad day for some of the staff!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding as always!!!
    CARL
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Food, service, ambiance top notch. Waitstaff is always responsive, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor food service
    Stkluvver
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My steak was not medium well but medium. I am tired of the inability of the cooks to properly prepare food. I will probably not go back. I do not like to have a steak re-cooked because it compromises flavor & texture. It also wastes my time. The experience did not make for a pleasant birthday dinner.
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    • Noise LevelModerate