J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood – Glastonbury
Special occasionMother's Day and every table/mother (lady) received a carnation after dinner. Nice gesture and very much appreciated. Food was excellent as was the service.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a positive experience!My husband and I have been going here for 12 years and the we have never had a bad meal. We began bringing our children (10 and 8) about a year ago for special occasions and to introduce them to a more upscale restaurant. I love that their children's menu has salmon and aspargus on it! Kudos for recognizing that children do not need to be limited to chicken nuggets and hot dogs! The atmosphere has a classic/ rustic appeal to it.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent and consistent foodExcellent and consistent food and service. The wood fired flavoring makes for a distinguishing din5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day DinnerThe Steak's are always outstanding at J Gilbert's. It's what they do best. I think they would do well to change the appetizer selections. The crab cakes are good but cheese plate fair and Calamari has improved but if your a real Calamari lover you might not find it to be the best. Salads are done well. Combo of filet and scallops could provide more than 3 very small scallops for the price. Wait Service personnel is always top notch here - they are very engaging and know the menu and wine selections thoroughly. Deserts selections are very good but they seemed to lack a real freshness - out of the freezer type taste - but we dine here often and it's likely that was just do to the volume.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic EveningThanks to Joanne and her wonderful staff, we had a great experience with awesome service and food!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLocal treasure!I took my mom for Mother's Day and it was the first visit for both of us. After stepping inside from a bright, sunny day, it was extremely dark and the windows were covered. However, the service and the food were superb. After the meal, we both received red carnations. It was very refreshing to find such a fine restauratnt so close to home. I would recommend it for any special occasion.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodOnly issue I had was I asked for a margarita unsalted and I got it salt and my steak the coating got switched with my father's steak. He got the blue cheese and I asked for the truffle buttler (two different cuts of steak). It was not a biggie because we both liked what we got. This is why we didn't tell the server.
Over all the food is fantastic.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently great food andConsistently great food and service! Our server Kelly was professional, had impeccable knowledge of the menu and specials and her presentation to our group made you want to order everything. It was our son's birthday and I had noted this on our reservation form. There was a "Happy Birthday" card on the table when we arrived. This is why J. Gilberts is one of our favorites.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was AMAZING!Their menu was very comprehensive, extensive and made us want to go back again and again to try everything! I especially liked their section detailing where they purchase their products.
Our waiter was very informative and personable. TIP: If you can't decide between their seafood or steak, get the filet and choice of seafood combo. It gave us the opportunity to try a bit of both without breaking the bank!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMagnificent ExperienceWe sat at a booth in the bar area. Kim was our waitress and let us dine at our leasure. We started with the Wedge Salad and the for the entries we had the 4 oz. filet with scallops and the special twin medallions. We had both served with au gratin potatoes and asparagus. Everything was prepared to perfection.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMhighly recommendedRecommended , I Tell Everyone That This Is Without A Doubt The Best Food Around5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an excellent meal,We had an excellent meal, the food was prepared quickly and cooked to perfection and the service was top notch.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Once AgainFood, service and ambience were fantastic once again, highly recommended on all levels. Will continue to recommend J. Gilbert's to our friends.,5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticI received the birthday card in the mail and made a reservation. I always get the George Bank scallops and they were particularly fantastic tonight. I do wish there were more shrimp offerings on the menu. I left my glasses there and they called me - that was wonderful, so I was very glad that I had made the reservation with OpenTable.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!My friend and I had the most wonderful time! Our server, Steve was simply fantastic- very professional, personable and knowledgable! My friend has a fillet while I had the Ahi Tuna; both were delicious. It is a beautiful restaurant; luxurious yet casual. I'm already planning my next visit!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining pleasure.This was a pleasure in great dining. We had a lovely evening. The food presentation was excellent. The meals that we had were cooked to perfection. None of the food needed any seasoning. It was perfect. We ate at this particular restaurant since it's inception. Highly recommend.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waitress, whose name IOur waitress, whose name I didn't get was terrific. She came back to the table to make sure she had a drink order correct. Far better than guessing and bringing the wrong drink. Her attitude was great and it made for a terrific evening4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, impeccable service...IGreat food, impeccable service...I wish that the noise level was more quiet. The guests were not loud... I think the structure's acoustics is the culprit .4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBest steakAnother amazing dinner!! The only place that I eat steak!!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a great restaurant. TheWhat a great restaurant. The food here is top notch. The steaks are some of the best served in the Hartford area. The crab bisque is sinful and a must try. The service was exceptional as usual and in a no rush manner. Dining at J Gilbert’s is truly an exceptional dining experience.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, excellentExcellent food, excellent alcohol selection (more than just wine), and excellent service. Bit pricey but worth it for a special occasion. Highly recommended.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is outstanding andThe food is outstanding and is worth the menu price.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite restaurantsI have been here several times. Can't help it but I always order the filet mignon & scallops. It's awesome as are the sides. Servers are terrific. I just wish it was located in West Hartford where I live....but that's just me being spoiled with lots of great restaurants. But J. Gilbert's is worth the drive and one of my favorite restaurants.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to eatAwesome! Bragged about resturant to co-workers and they were impressed!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been coming to J Gilbert'sWe have been coming to J Gilbert's for several years. The food is always superb and we always look forward to the specials. The wait staff is friendly, knowledgeable and respectful. Our dining experiences are always an event we look forward to. We have brought several friends to J Gilbert's and they still talk about what a great meal they had.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery time we come to J.GilbertsEvery time we come to J.Gilberts it is always a great experience. Food is fantastic, the price is very reasonable and the service is second to none. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for great food and fantastic service.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent. on the money, foodexcellent. on the money, food perfectly cooked and presented nicely......wine choices very nice.....dessert was tasty and fresh....table ordered fish chicken and steak so most menu areas were sampled...very nice and can't wait to return.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMKnown for the steaks but theKnown for the steaks but the seafood should not be skipped. Very good options for sides.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMNicely done! Any anniversary,Nicely done! Any anniversary, another dinner at J Gilbert's.. Food and service top notched! Can get a little loud some times.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and the service wereThe food and the service were A+++. One of the best meals ive ever had. Our waiter was Excellent and he did a great job. I cant wait to return.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently excellent foodConsistently excellent food and service. Waitress, Caitlyn, a gem. My favorite restaurant!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMToo bad our waitress wasn't goodThe meal was fantastic. Crab cakes, scallops, filet, salmon, wine and apps. I did not care for our waitress at all. She didn't know how to say you're welcome after our guest continued to thank her. No personality.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, the food was great.As always, the food was great. Try the Fried Oyster PO'Boys!! Great appetizer!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSeated on time Service wasSeated on time
Service was well executed
Food was so delicious and perfectly cooked
Ice tea is the best anywhere3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI believe because it was aI believe because it was a holiday, they were trying to get people in and out. The food was coming out quickly, which is usually good, except it wasnt enough time in between to digest the courses. No complaints on the food. Delish3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect - what else can I say.I have been going to J Gilbert's for about 10 years. The servers are always attentive and the food is excellent. I have been there with large and small groups and the quality and service does not vary.
I highly recommend J Gilbert's3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMPost-Lenten PerfectionSuperb Easter late-lunch. J. Gilbert's beef is deservedly legendary -- perfectly cooked and with great depth and richness of flavor. The accompanying crabcake was very neaerly "just a pile of seasoned crab meat," that is PERFECT! The Chocolate Velvet cake is a bit mis-named. It is less cake (NO resemblance to red velvet cake) and more over-the-top combination of dark chocolate ganache, intensely flavored chocolate mousse and a bottom layer of almost flourless brownie, accompanied by fresh raspberries, one of which was tucked under the accompanying scoop of raspberry ice cream. Service was attentive, not fussy, and good-humored without over familiarity. A perfect end to Lenten restraint!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMA great combination of tastyA great combination of tasty food and congenial, first rate service!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMJ Gilbert's, a great destination!Our Easter dinner was chosen from the listed "specials" for the day. My wife declared her Swordfish the best she has ever tasted and my beef tenderloin was served medium rare, as requested, had no connective tissue, throughout, and was as tender as it gets. The glasses of Petite Sirrah we had chosen were an excellent accompaniment to the meal. J Gilbert's has become our favorite for any occasion or just a " let's go out for dinner" dinner. We have never been disappointed or found fault with any aspect of their food or service.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGlastonbury's BEST!!!!J Gilbert's is wonderful. We have been there many times since it opened years ago to celebrate some family event or to share a special meal with friends. We have NEVER had a bad experience. Food, staff, décor are all wonderful. Treat yourself and go to J GIlbert's!!!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI have never had a bad mealI have never had a bad meal or experience at J. Gilbert's. The food and staff are exceptional, and I would highly recommend them to anyone.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways satisfied here , neverAlways satisfied here , never had any problems
or complaints! Real good food a little pricey but
good!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMlove the restaurant food islove the restaurant food is always good but this time the watress was a bit overbearing3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBest food and service in CentralBest food and service in Central Connecticut east of the river. Been there many times and never been dissappointed. Steaks are fantastic. Wine list is more than adequate. The service nevers fails to impress us.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first visit to J. Gilbert'sOur first visit to J. Gilbert's was a wonderful experience. I had heard great things and decided it would be a nice surprise destination for my husbands birthday. I made reservations online, we were seated immediately at a quiet table. The server was friendly and prompt. The food was good - my husband had the filet, I tried the crab cakes. Both were cooked perfectly. We both had smashed potatoes (only ok) and my husband tried the lobster Mac and cheese. We were too full for dessert but the selection looked good. We would definitely come back again, maybe for their happy hour in the bar.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMHomemade Makers ManhattenExcellent Menu choices! Bar is great and their homemade Makers Manhatten is a must try!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, J. Gilberts isAs always, J. Gilberts is extraordinary!! They never ever disappoint.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMJ. Gilbert's never disappoints.J. Gilbert's never disappoints. Celebrated a special birthday and the food and service were outstanding. Great wine list and the wait staff is very knowledgable as well as have a perfect level of friendliness. Highly recommend this restaurant.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good, as usual. A bitVery good, as usual. A bit nicer to go on a slow evening (weekday), as I do find it is too noisy on busy weekend evenings. Service was extremely good, and our waitperson was very courteous and pleasant. The food was fantastic! If you want to have a pleasant experience go here instead of Outback -- where you are treated like chattel on an assembly line.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite restaurant inOur favorite restaurant in town. Always great food and service. Highly recommended.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM