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 WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood – Glastonbury reviews from OpenTable diners
348 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (267)fit for foodies (124)romantic (124)notable wine list (88)neighborhood gem (84)good for groups (74)vibrant bar scene (52)hot spot (35)kid-friendly (12)great for lunch (11)late-night find (9)great for brunch (6)scenic view (4)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
  • Wonderful dining
    RichardB13
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I would say one of the best Lump Crab Cakes I have had north of MD.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable
    Sandy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food and atmosphere a delite. Presentation very nice I will definitely make a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little tight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    the booth for six was a little cramped , created small issues with serving and where to put things also, created a little bit of communication problems with the set up and noise level the two hour window put a rush into the end of our stay, being a birthday with attendees from different states overall it was a very enjoyable dinner , Kyle the waiter was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place
    Hols10
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Go it's the best. Everything you order is delicious. Service is prompt and friendly. Food always piping hot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • gene
    gene
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I always enjoy Gilberts dining and their bar is outstanding with their bartender Sam
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • patron
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Excellent food & service; why do i have to write 50 characters?
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good night a J's
    filetlover
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Excellent as always. J. Gilberts is our go to place for anytime we want something special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wasn't that impressed
    2gooddogs
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We went to J. Gilbert's to use a gift card we received over a year ago and to celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary. It was our first time and we had heard good things about it. I had the swordfish special topped with a mango and The flavor was good but the fish was a little dry. This meal came with 2 side dishes and cost $33.00. My husband had a combo with a 6oz filet mignon and a crab cake. Although the crab cake was a little fishy tasting, served it with a spicy dipping sauce which he liked. They cook all their steaks over a mesquite wood which my husband did not care for. He said it was an over powering flavor for the meat. Drinks were reasonable 8.50 for a White Russian. Meals didn't come with salad. Nice atmosphere but over priced.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    MissEmma
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great food, Great wine, Great service, GREAT GREAT GREAT
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never fails to amaze!
    Momofthree
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Everything was wonderful. The wood fired steaks are just incredible and cooked to perfection. I love the filet combos where you can add those amazing scallops to your meal! Au gratin potatoes were wonderful to. Our server Ashlynn was attentive but never made us feel rushed. Great night out!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Happydiner
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had Ken for our waiter every time we've gone there and the service is excellent. We order with no butter, wine allergy in any sauce, and no shellfish. He has never failed us and the food is delicious, cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious food
    birdwoman
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    One of our favorite spots for a delicious meal. Never had anything that wasn't first rate. Though your meal can be a little pricey, you get what you pay for which is high quality food, cooked to order. The mushroom risotto and poblano potatoes for side selections are the best. I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nonicknamebill
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Every thing was fine - Thank You. Food and service, although a little pricey, are always excellent!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • J. Gilbert's never disappoints
    JimRVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We've visited with family several times and always enjoy delicious well prepared dishes. The menu, broad enough to cater to most anyone, ranges from raw seafood to superb steaks and chops. The wine list is very good and service is excellent. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat!
    riss1970
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Never had a bad meal. J. Gilbert's has always been a positive dining experience for us. Looking forward to our next visit back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Andy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Its not the first time we have been. Service is always good. Food is great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mrmike
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was our first visit to J Gilberts. It was for our 40th anniversary. Everything was very very nice. One of the best meals my wife and I have had. The filets melted in your mouth. The scallops and crab cake were perfect
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent service outstanding food. You can't go wrong with any choice on the menu. Just fabulous!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food consistently
    Foodme
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Over the past few years we have dined at J Gilbert's numerous times, the food is always excellent. I'm hooked on the filet and scallop combo but sometimes venture into their specials. The chef is very creative and the staff is always welcoming and efficient. If you dine there request Sergio as your waiter, you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome restaurant
    Tjs825
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    J.Gilbert's continues to be the best restaurant I have ever eaten at. Awesome service, great waitstaff, food is fantastic, just can't beat this place for an overall dining event. I have come here with just my wife, and with many family members. Either way, J. Gilbert's have never disappointed me. We have been coming here for over ten years they just seem to be getting bertter and better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great eating experence.
    Elayni
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    the service was very good, I found the sword fish to be out of this world , very tender and great tasting, the scallops tender and sweet. I would recommend dinning at J.Gilberts to any one who is looking for a great place to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak & Seafood
    Patrick
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    A little pricey but excellent. Try their signature Makers Manhattan...outstanding
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always excellent!
    JewelD
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    You can't beat the food at this restaurant. Consistently wonderful! Great for both steak and seafood lovers.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    TommyO
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant, always great food and great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistent
    EatingCanada
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We have been here several times. This occasion we took my nephew and his fiance to dinner. Initially the waiter was pushing to get the drink and food orders in when it was obviious the group wanted to converse. He finally got the message and backed off. The food was very good and we all enjoyed our meals.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak House...
    Zdog
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    ...with excellent menu choices in all catagories (I especially like the selection of fresh oysters and the sides that accompany the entrees) and a very nice wine list. A fun place with a lively and loud atmosphere (not the place for a quiet romantic dinner), with attentive and expert wait staff, and a manager who checks in at each table to make sure all is well. Make sure to make reservations because this place is full of diners every night of the week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration dinner
    Lmartha
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I have to say I was surprised at the response to my Open Table reservation. Knowing that this is a vivacious restaurant and that we were out for an anniversary dinner, I requested a 'quiet and private' table if possible. Upon arrival at our table we were greeted with a special decorative setting and all of the staff made it a point to come by and congratulate us as well as offering a complimentary dessert (made on the premises by a very deft hand!). Ver good food, nice menu, attentive staff. I highly recommend J. Gilbert's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Sandy was our waitress and did a fantastic job! She was very friendly, stopped by at just the right times, kept the water glasses full.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    Newdiner
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Best meal I have had in years. Food was delicious, service and wine suggestion perfect. Not cheap, but a great place to go for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Scallops ever
    egor
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I don't know how they do it. I have never had scallops so perfectly prepared time and time again. Their steaks are delicious and the side dishes are equally delectable. This is my favorite restaurant. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very Happy Birthday...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Because we go to J. Gilbert's a couple of times a year, I received a birthday email entitling me to one free entree with the purchase of a second. I didn't need a free meal to go back to J.Gilbert's. But I certainly wasn't going to miss out. We always enjoy everything about dining here and we will definitely keep coming back!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but pricey
    likestocook
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The is our third or fourth time here. Food was good but menu seemed limited. Prices were high for type of restaurant. Service was slow.
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  • Another wonderful meal here
    SuzanneC
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We stayed away because the food was a little pricey for our budget. However we made an exception recently and took my parents here about 6 wks ago. They were dazzled, and the waiter was so kind to them. Then we found ourselves here again just this past week. Same waiter-Sergio-and again, he was super-kind. He made sure my disabled partner made it into the bathroom without mishap. The food was exceptional and to my surprise, while waiting for my partner outside the men's room, ANOTHER member of the staff came to check on whether I needed help. I did not, but the attentiveness to each patron's level of comfort was impressive. This restaurant handles both gluten-free and dairy-free with ease. I so wish we could afford to eat here more often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Reception area very rude. Was told could not have booth for 5. Took 15 minutes to seat us when we had a reservation. At the price we paid, we didn't expect front desk to be rude. Price was $260.00 for 4 individuals -- 2 who didn't drink. We would return to Longhorns in heartbeat. Great service and top steaks for less money. Filet - 8 oz. - at Longhorns was much better than the steak served at your restaurant. First time we have been very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappoints
    DebC
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was not our first dining experience at J. Gilbert nor will it be our last. Their quality of food, service and wine is superb. When we last dined there, they had a swordfish special served over tomato risotto that was fantastic! We always share the chopped salad which I have tried to reproduce at home but just can't get it right. Overall J. Gilbert is a wonderful dining experience. If you want excellent food and attentive service, this is the place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    Anniversary
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food is always delish. Jennifer B was our server and she was exceptional; knowledgable and personable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.