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J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - McLean
J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - McLean

J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - McLean Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jgilberts.com/Home.aspx?823
  • Email: 3823@jgilberts.com
  • Phone: (703) 893-1034
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Frank Casper
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Entertainment: Happy hour: Sunday - Friday, 4pm - 7pm bar only.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 123
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet is available Wednesday through Saturday evenings. A private lot is also available any time.
A word from J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - McLean
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 Bleu potato chips & Carrot Cake. The cozy atmosphere includes fire side dining, rich wood, brick & soft lighting where you can enjoy a quiet table 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 weekend lunch, dinner 7 days a week & Sunday Brunch. Reservations are recommended. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Another wonderful Sunday brunch - I cannot write my reviews fast enough. I have taken many friends there for dinner and brunch and they want to go back again! I have four dinners booked in the next 2 months on Open Table. If you have not been here - you are seriously missing out. The food is excellent and the presentation and flavors are top notch - the price point could not be better. I am thoroughly impressed by the atmosphere and the wait staff - ask for Michael or Mark, as they have served me both impeccably - this is a gem of a place ot dine. I am so glad a friend introduced it to me, because I am telling everyone about the fabulous experience I have had and continue to have each time I dine here."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I invited yet another friend to join me at J. Gilbert's for Sunday brunch and he was thrilled with the experience too! What a find, and well worth crossing the American Legion Bridge for the quality and price. Mark waited on us and once again was exceptionally friendly and attentive. I am running out of ways to complement the staff and dining experience, as now I have many friends that tell me they want to go back again and again. Yes, I drive from Germantown, Maryland just to dine there - if you have not been there for dinner or brunch or drinks, or any other meal yet - get there - you will love it - they have parking, atmosphere and a wait staff that is wonderful, and the food - amazing! Make your reservation and plan to go now!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "What a great experience. J.Gilbert' s was absolute a winner in my book of great dining. Staff was on point food was on point. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "My guests loved it. Me, too. Brunch was delicious. I wasn't hungry for the rest of the day."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "An all around excellent and consistent restaurant with good food. We have been there several times and it will continue to be our "go to " restaurant to take guests and to get a good meal at a reasonable price. Wish there were more restaurants like this around here."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We always have a fabulous dinner at j. gilbert's. The food is outstanding...especially the truffled mushrooms and the crab cakes. You can't go wrong here. We sometimes bring the kids, and I think they love it even more than we do."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We went to J Gilbert's for a celebratory dinner and it was a great experience. Our service was excellent, food tasty and ambience was perfect for a Friday night. I had the pre fixe, which was worth the money."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "parking is tight, but there is free parking across the street too.,"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Pre-fixed dinner was very reasonably priced. Both our seared scallops and the salmon on a plank were delicious and cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We went for first time to celebrate our 13 Anniversary and we have very good time the only sugestion will be that servers give information to first time partys about the buffet"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The food is very good and so is the service--they are flexible about special requests and very attentive. I would note that the noise level is very different depending on the hour and day. We went early on Sunday and found the ambience very pleasant--another good thing is that the very active bar is removed from the dining area."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Our second brunch at J. Gilbert's and once again we were pleased."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We celebrated my 1 year olds birthday brunch here. The brunch was delicious and the service was fast and excellent. We arrived at 10 and only waited about 5 minutes to be seated as they had just opened. My 3 year old son enjoyed the salmon, chocolate fountain and the fruit. There was food for everyone of all ages to enjoy."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The one thing I did not like is the noise level and not too many options for privcatge dinign for larger groups. The service, though, was excellent!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We are regulars at this wonderful long time steak restaurant. it is our go to place for all family celebrations. We just were not getting the attention and food experience we are used to this time. The wine list did not have 2 of the wines we asked for, the appetizer was far from as good as it used to be. Our server was short and not nearly as warm and pleasant as we have always had. Our steaks were ok - better than ok - but not the wonderful mesquite grill flavor we have come to enjoy at J. Gilberts. Our baked potatoes were hard but at this point, we just ate them anyway - after returning our appetizer for another. All in all this favorite of ours is still good but we may not go back as soon as we usually do."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food was fabulous, service excellent and atmosphere warm and welcoming. A winner for any occasion."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I first went to J Gilberts for a work event, and had been wanting to visit with the family. I finally had the chance this weekend, and the food was superb. We were seated right at our reservation time, and the service was attentive but not overbearing. Will visit again."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "While very busy for a Thursday night, the restaurant was very timely with service and the food was amazing! Reservations were definitely a good idea! The salmon was amazing and the pork chops very tender! I highly recommend the coconut cake for dessert; best ever!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "J Gilberts has continued to impress with fantastic food and great service. Unlike the big brand-name steak restaurants the menu is very diverse and interesting items abound. At the same time, it has the sophistication desired by business leaders for a customer or important employee meeting. The seafood selection has been perfect, and allows those diners not looking for as heavy of a meal to get high-quality food. Business lunch is out fast for those on the run. At the same time, an evening meal can take hours if you like."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Stumbled across this gem by accident. Part of a small group of restaurants obviously focused on a quality experience. Our server, Michelle, was just wonderfulu."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "This was my second time at J. Gilbert and everything about it was absolutely wonderful. I dined here for my boyfriends birthday and everything was perfect."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We had a very good dinner and our waitress was friendly and did a great job. This was our first visit and we will return."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The dining experience was exceptional, the server particularly knowledgeable, and very helpful when answering questions about menu choices and selections. A wonderful way to celebrate my wife's birthday."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Great place to take family for a ice meal-- good service, good food, nice atmosphere"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I have dined here on several occasions and the food is always top notch. My wife and I shared a bone-in filet mignon that was on special and we were delighted with the taste of our steak. This restaurant also has a great atmosphere with always pleasant and attentive servers."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My bf and I went there for our dinner date. He ordered their dinner special- 14oz filet mignon and I ordered 18oz bone-in rib-eye "cowboy cut". We both had our steak medium rare cooked. The steaks were very delicious. I ordered "saluted Spinach" and "lobster Mac and cheese" as my sides and my bf ordered "wild mushroom risotto" and "roasted brussels sprouts". My bf liked both of his sides. I liked my lobster Mac and cheese but my sauteed spinach was took salty. My waiter helped me get another sautéed spinach but the new one is still too salty for me so I just didn't eat the rest of spinach. Overall, my bf and I enjoyed our dinner."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Outstanding! Great from the bread to the final spoon of crime brûlée."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "J L Gilbert's provided a very nice evening. It is not a "destination" restaurant and the prices are a bit on the high side for simply having an evening out, but it was very pleasant and the food was good. It is nice to have near our home and a reliable choice for "American" cuisine. We tend to have many good ethnic restaurants and few with what we consider "standard American fare" in our area. With that in mind we know we can to to JL Gilbert's for a good steak or seafood meal."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Food and service were great in spite of dust falling all around from the roof replacement going on above."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "All through our lunch a dozen roofers were pounding overhead -- sending dust down on several. An entire room cleared out before they told them to stop for a while -- they resumed 15 minutes later. What a headache at a good restaurant."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Consistently the best steaks we get anywhere. My wife and I are on their mailing list and get e-mails for a free entree on our birthdays, so we typically go there twice a year."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We were delighted to have been able to make last minute reservations on a Saturday night. We were warmly greeted at the front door and seated within minutes. Our table was a cozy booth in the corner and our water, Michael, was wonderful. He was attentive without being bothersome and friendly instead of annoying. My husband ordered a well done steak and is used to snide remarks but that wasn't the case. It was cooked to his liking. My steak was delicious at medium. I highly recommend J. Gilbert's."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "J. Gilbert's is my favorite in Mclean. The food is always above expectations and beautifully served. Nice, varied menu, as well."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We travel to the DC area several times a year and always meet Alumni for dinner. J Gilbert's was amazing! I am old enough to remember what a "Steak House" should feel like and this place was a a true dinning experience. Your pampered from the moment you arrive and the food is wonderful! From wait staff that know how to meet your needs to the taste and presentation of their wonderful food.-this place has it all! This isn't the first time we have chosen J Gilbert's for our get-together and it won't be the last!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Besides the food being simply YUMMY, the service was just over the top. Not hovering on top asking about things all the time, but there just when you needed it. We had two "birthday" people in our group, so the service we had made the night just perfect. We'll be back for the great food, but keep up the great work in the service area."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Drive by this place all the time and looks really upscale. Went in with my BF out for his birthday dinner, it was a snowy Sunday night and we were about 15min late for our reservation,but only had to wait a few minutes to get seated. The waiter explained the menu to us; he got the 12oz Kansas City Strip & I got the 6oz Filet Mignon prix fixe w/ Maryland Crab Bisque & Chocolate Cake. I really enjoyed my meal; however, there was some gristle in the center of my BFs KC Strip and he ended up getting another (which I guess coming from the same slab of meat would also have the same gristle). The manager & waiter were very attentive after that. Overall, it was a good experience."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The thing I love most about this place is that you can get a wonderul meal at a great place in an hour. The service is always good, the food consistantly wonderful and they do a fantastic job of being speedy. No complaints, only praises. Free valet is helpful with the small parking lot (that always gets packed at lunchtime)."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I took the family their for my 17-year old's birthday dinner. We been there several times, but the staff was very courteous and kind and made the kid laugh. A very nice time."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "J.Gilbert's has something for everyone in the area. Patrons from the entire Metro Area-- select from best Seafood, Beef and Salad entre choices w/great sides."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Our waiter was more interested in correcting my pronunciations of items on the menu than describing the dishes. After we did not order adult beverages, he decided we weren't worth serving I guess so he never came around for drink refills. We had to wave down other servers to get us beverages! We had an appointment after dinner, and since our waiter never came around to give us the bill, we had to again flag down another server for assistance. We then took the bill to the hostess stand for assistance in getting it paid the hostess told us that they could not keep our card, they have to give it back to us! She did not understand that we just wanted to pay our bill!!! A VERY frustrating experience, which is really sad since the food was good."
    Dined on 3/11/2014