J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - McLean
Restaurant temperatureFood was out of this world! Service was average to good. We where sitting close to the AC so it was a bit chilly even with. A sweater.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful restaurantThis is a very nice place to have dinner for a special occasion or date. The people working at the restaurant are very nice. Our server did a great job and made us feel at home with some personal conversation. The food was delicious. I loved the portion sizes; they have a 4 oz. steak option which was perfect for me. Overall, it was a wonderful dining experience and I'd love to go again.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat steaks!J. Gilbert's started by accommodating our request for an easily accessible table for a family member who uses a walker. Our waiter was excellent -- helpful without being intrusive. The food was delicious, particularly the steaks (my filet was cooked perfectly). Everything we had was good -- the drinks (especially the manhattans), the onion rings, the salads and side dishes. Although the restaurant was busy, the noise level was only moderate, which was an advantage for us since we have a family member who is partly deaf. The restaurant also had plenty of parking, which gives it an advantage over many restaurants closer to the city where parking is a problem. Overall, J. Gilbert's provided a great dining experience.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPopular steak restaurantThis McLean restaurant is a popular location for drinks, steaks, and brunches.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMJ Gilberts early Friday nightWe had a good meal, cooked as desired, served well. Good neighborhood spot that is convenient when in the area.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!!!Enjoyed the food and the service was great. Friendly waitress made the experience very pleasant.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA Go To RestaurantI have always enjoyed my visits. As a nearby restaurant it is very handy and always reliable.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been many, many times.I have been many, many times. Always consistently good. Our server was very attentive. Probably best one I have ever had. i don't remember his name but he was excellent. Only regret was leaving my bag of leftovers on table after I left:(6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is highlyThis restaurant is highly rated for good cause--very friendly from the start to the finish, including valet parking for those who are either in a hurry or cannot walk a great deal. The menu is an honest presentation--descriptions regarding preparation and size are accurate. Bread is fresh and hot--it comes without requesting. The soups are 4 stars (really way above average but not the best in the world). The entrees are nice--from salads to burgers and steaks in-between--are flavorful. I go there whenever an appointment is in the hood, but live too far away to go on a weekend.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSurprisingly GoodSpur of the moment late night dinner - fantastic results. Scallops and filet were superb as was the crabcake appetizer. Salads were good but not awesome. Bread was deliciously addictive. We'll be going back.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday celebrationTook a small group of people to celebrate a friend's birthday. The food was great, would highly recommend for any special occasion!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb Filet MignonThey offer a wonderful prix fix dinner option with a choice of soup of salad, entrée - I chose the 6 oz filet with mashed potatoes and asparagus, and choice of dessert for $38.00. The filet was cooked perfectly and 4 people in our party chose the filet and we all licked our plates clean! It was that good.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat steaks and serviceThese folks have really done something fabulous. The restaurant has incredible food, great location, and peerless service. All aspects of the menu were prepared to our specifications, and the woodfired grill lived up to our expectations. I will be making a habit of visiting J.Gilberts with my family and business partners, as they are an outstanding example of what a fine restaurant should be.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways our very favorite forAlways our very favorite for steak and wine! Always perfect for our 11 year old child too. Special to us!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat server and good foodAli was our server and he made our dinner excellent. He offered some suggestions, provided substitutes and met our every culinary need.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways greatGilberts just changed their menu for the season, some great summer sides for the always wonderful steaks. This is a no brainer if you are just looking for a good plate and want to relax in a no rush atmosphere. Like a new china too. Thanks!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMJ. Gilberts always comes throughJ. Gilberts always comes through for a great meal. The staff is remarkable--friendly, quick, and generous. When I noted to the server that he forgot to put our iced teas on the bill, his response was, "Don't worry about it, I've got it covered." The steaks are good, and the macaroni with lobster is outstanding.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMy Fave!!JGilbert's is a popular restaurant with amazing food and the service is exceptional. We meet for lunch every other week at JGilberts because of the high quality,lunch specials and efficiency,even if you are on a tight schedule .
It is great to have this gathering place conveniently located in a central area.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday Brunch Extravaganza!We went to brunch here for a birthday celebration, and we were not disappointed. There was a generous buffet with a great variety of foods. All were delicious and well prepared. The staff was very friendly and attentive, always making sure that our drink glasses were filled and clearing plates. I wouldn't hesitate to go back!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodThe food was really delicious. The service was slower than a normal restaurant, but it gave us time to enjoy our food and have meaningful conversations. The detrimental part of the visit was that we were sitting next to a huge party with two young children who kept constantly running around and screaming. I don't know, but if I'm paying $100+ for dinner for two, I'd like a little bit of a nicer atmosphere. I know this was probably an exception to how things normally are at J. Gilbert's but it would have been nice to show some concern especially since we were out for a special birthday dinner.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place for LunchStaff was very good, did not rush us through our meal. Food service at lunch was fast even though it was crowded. Food was very good.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceHad a range of palettes to please and this restaurant offered a great high quality range.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Steaks and SeafoodAlways enjoy going to J.Gilbert's. Restaurant is comfortable and inviting with a great menu with something for everybody. Only problem is I have so many favorites, it's hard to make a choice.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent restaurantThe food is quite good, the service also quite good, and good choices on the menu.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGilbertsGreat food, wonderful ambience, terrific service. Thank you David and Patrick, we enjoyed ourselves for our Anniversary!
Jim5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMfood was great, waiters werefood was great, waiters were top notch, whats there not to like?5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and a great mealWe took my mother out for her 86th birthday and had a great time. Also great wine list and a surprise to us, there was a 1/2 price off bottles of wine >$100 so that was a great deal
Our waiter was outstanding and took care of our large group
The scallops with lobster risotto was the BEST entree!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBest brunch in a long timeWent to celebrate a special occasion, ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS BRUNCH! Whole family loved it. Mark, our server, made the experience fantastic. Food was delicious, great selection, excellent value. Would highly recommend and will go again!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointedThis has been my third time at J.Gilberts and I have not been disappointed yet. The staff are always nice and the food is great.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMYumTook my wife for our anniversary. Warm atmosphere. Didn't notice the other couples during the meal. Filet was Excellent. Wife's fish was too. Good wine selection. Service was attentive - slipped up on remembering the second glass of wine but otherwise very good.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food...locationThis restaurant has come a long way....great food, service. If you've always wanted to try it and just keep forgetting...make it a point a go!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat brunchThe brunch was well organized, had a variety of both breakfast and lunch foods, and the dessert bar had some really good desserts, including fruit for diabetics. The wait staff was very attentive, including reminding us of the availability of waffles.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentI had wanted to visit J. Gilbert's in Glastonbury, CT but never got there. What a surprise to find it in McLean. Everything was great. I had the 3 course with 6 oz. filet. Thought it might not be enough, but it was. And cooked perfectly, Pittsburg style. Linda had the crab cakes and said they were excellent. Martini's were excellebnt as well, straight up, dry and well chilled.
Our waiter was very nice. Even got up on a chair to turn away a ceiling lihe that was shining down on us.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMDelivered what was promisedOur table was available at our reserved time on Mother's Day, which is not easy. The brunch buffet was incredible as always. Our server was stretched a bit thin (or maybe he always looks that harried). The tables were very close together, especially given that each person is expected to get up at least once or twice for the buffet. I'll be back, though, because the food is fantastic.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Sunday BrunchWent for Mother's Day and a great time was had by all. Excellent value.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLove J Gilbert'sThe food and service are always fantastic. The buffet was fresh and there wasn't much of a wait to get to all that delicious food. I'm definitely coming back, and I tell all my friends about J Gilbert's.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for Mother's or Any Day!We truly enjoyed ourselves for your Mother's Day brunch. Everything was perfect, from our arrival to our departure. Your food, atmosphere and customer service is exceptional. By the way, our 7 yr old daughter loves your chocolate fountain! Highly recommend your restaurant for all!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAccommodatingVery impressed that the hostess recognized our special need to be seated closer to the brunch line to accommodate a limited mobility member of our party. Also, noted that unlike a lot of other restaurants, J. Gilbert's also easily accommodated those with canes, walkers, and motorized wheel chairs.
The variety at brunch was excellent, including sausage gravy over biscuits, omelets, carving station, lots of good breads and bagels, yummy salmon and chicken, and plentiful desserts. It was a very nice selection for a brunch.
The wait staff was very attentive, providing spoons without being asked, clearing the plates, and pouring the coffee. All in all, it was a good experience and our guests were very pleased.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable, quiet dinnerWe love visiting J Gilbert's and are never disappointed. From fresh baked bread to a mouth-watering baked apple dessert with cinnamon ice cream, it's all delicious.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMy ReviewWould have been perfect but the server accidentally spilled wine on my daughter. Manager was very courteous and accommodating. May be my new favorite restaurant if portions were a Lil bigger.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great experienceDined at this restaurant for dinner with my wife recently. We have been here several times and always enjoy the food, service and atmosphere. Our experience this time was outstanding, and we both tried something different and were rewarded with excellent well prepared fare. I don't think you can go wrong with J Gilbert's as they consistently get it right through hard work and attention to their customers.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMy meals at J. Gilberts haveMy meals at J. Gilberts have been consistently superb over the years. They provide a wonderful experience for families as well as adult groups.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMYum!Second time visiting, can't wait for the third, fourth, and fifth!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was well preparedThe food was well prepared and delicious. The small loaf of sour dough bread and two different types of butter add a special touch to an enjoyable dining experience.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall great restaurant!This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always so good. Have never had a bad experience here. Lately the noise level at many restaurants is more than I like; however, J. Gilbert's gives you a nice dining experience.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSon moving to WInchester, VirginiaOur family traveled from Syracuse, NY to WInchester, VA to move my son to the area for a new job. Since he was not going to be able to come back home for Mother's Day he wanted to to take me and my mother to a Sunday brunch. He searched for a brunch in the Winchester or surrounding area and found J. Gilberts'. We were all very pleased with our experience there. The food was fantastic- hot things hot and cold things cold, nicely presented and delicious flavor. There was a nice selection of things to choice from and the buffet was kept clean. Our server was very attentive and polite and we did not feel rushed. We will be back again when we visit my son. Thanks for a great brunch!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a Keepier:)It had been a while since I last ate; OMG, it was a great evening, food, staff, everything, will keep it on my list & highly recommend it to friends.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA New FavoriteMy wife and I tried J Gilbert's for the first-time and loved it! Great food & service, in a quiet atmosphere. The steak and scallops were excellent. in focus. Can't wait to return.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Service & FoodSteve, our Server, was fantastic. He bent over backwards to make sure we were enjoying our dinner and did it with a smile; very friendly. Food was delicious as always. It is one our favorite restaurants.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGood SelectionEverything was great. We did a good to select this restaurant to celebrate our anniversary.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AM