J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - McLean
Great 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 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 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 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 AMExceptional as alwaysGreat food as always. We took our grandson for his fifth birthday, he was treated like a king.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLove their sourdough bread!Love their sourdough bread! The lighting is always a bit dim, but once your eyes adjust it's not uncomfortable.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBest steaks in the area. TortillaBest steaks in the area. Tortilla soup is outstanding. One of our favorite to dine4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best steak andOne of the best steak and seafood restaurants in the area. Very comfortable and service is amazing. Every entree we've tried has been excellent and only problem is that we have so many favorites, it's hard to choose which one to order.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI love the relaxed feel ofI love the relaxed feel of this place - dark, small and cozy. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Our waiter was very nice and handsome and remember our names throughout the evening. Thumbs up to J. Gilbert's4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent steak-oriented menuExcellent steak-oriented menu that seems becoming a lot pricier since we started going there several years ago. They once were a good moderate choice compared to the iconic DC area steak places, but no longer. But quality and overall experience remain good.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe truly enjoyed our lunchWe truly enjoyed our lunch with Gilbert's. They seated our large party in a discreet location and were very attentive to our needs.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food at J. Gilbert's isThe food at J. Gilbert's is consistently good, prepared as requested, and served hot. Our server, Michelle (?) was excellent, exhibiting a nice combination of professionalism and friendliness. However, for the most part, prices at this restaurant are hiked-up, especially given the very small servings of some entrees. We like small servings but wish to be charged more realistically for them, not for gourmet dishes. J.Gilbert's is a friendly, well- located local restaurant which appears to do very good business, but I believe they would do even better business if their menu offered a little more variety and their prices were more reflective of the types and portions of food served.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite family gatheringOur favorite family gathering place for lunch:-) We eat at JGilbert's frequently and it is never less than so good!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMsunday brunch...aah!We enjoyed Brunch at JGilbert's yesterday,it was simply delicious. We had never been there for Brunch and we thought it was well worth it.Everything was right especially the Omelet Bar and Chocolate Fondue Fountain,they were my faves!
Enjoy!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointingI treated two friends for dinner last night and as usual weren't disappointed. Two of us enjoyed the wonderful Lobster Cobb Salad and our other friend had the prixe fixed dinner comprising of lobster bisque, filet mignon with asparagus and mashed potatoes. The warm sour dough bread was just terrific, too. Two of us had dessert. One the vanilla bean creme brûlée with raspberries and me, the apple turnover with cinnamon ice cream--perfection! Sonia, our wait staff, was energetic and personable without being intrusive. We'll be sure to return -- and soon!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI must say the quality ofI must say the quality of food and service is always excellent...never fails. Friendly and courteous staff.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always love J. Gilbert's!We always love J. Gilbert's! The lobster mac & cheese is always a favorite. Everything we order is always perfect!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for dinner andGreat place for dinner and service was remarkable.. We should get points for this dining experience through program4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe filet was the best I haveThe filet was the best I have ever had and I eat steak alot. Our waitress was great and knew how to properly wait on the table and showed the training of an exceptional wait staff person.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMStopped there on the way backStopped there on the way back from a late flight into Dulles. The new Charcuterie appetizer was outstanding and sufficient for 2-3 people. Everything on the plate was of highest quality.
Our steaks were equally delicious and served to exactly the right temperature. I went with the staff choice and was rewarded with a tender, flavorful cut of meat well prepared.
The wait staff was knowledgeable, and the manager on site that night paid close attention to our experience and enjoyment.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful steak. Nice placeWonderful steak. Nice place to meet a friend for lunch.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service, awesome foodMy buddy and I took our sons, who are best friends and both just turned 18, to J. Gilbert's for a birthday celebration -- their request, and our second annual such trip. Our server, Stephen, was really excellent -- knowledgeable and engaging. He made our sons laugh and feel special. We all thought he was one of the best servers any of us had ever experienced. J. Gilbert's gave our group of six our own room which, with a group of six guys, was really nice. As always, the food rocked. From the calamari appetizer to our steaks to dessert, everything was excellent. The steaks were perfectly cooked, with a nice sear, and were juicy and very tasty. Thanks,Stephen and J. Gilbert's, for a truly memorable evening! We'll be back.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA great value: delicious food,A great value: delicious food, wide range of choices and very reasonable prices. The service was friendly, helpful when we wanted and relaxed and unrushed as we enjoyed our meals and the company. We'll be back.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our very favorite restaurantOne of our very favorite restaurants for our family get togethers.We enjoy JGilbert's because the quality of the food and the whole dining experience is exceptional.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, excellentDelicious food, excellent service and ambiance. Always a good choice.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEveryone knows J. Gilbert'sEveryone knows J. Gilbert's has great steaks...but they also have a fantastic Easter brunch. The Easter brunch is stepped up with more food from the regular brunch. Book early for next year!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat neighborhood restaurant.FoodGreat neighborhood restaurant.Food is always good and service is also great.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for Easter Brunch. GoodWent for Easter Brunch. Good food, great service. All around pleasurable dining experience Reasonable cost. Would highly recommend.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe all had a fabulous timeWe all had a fabulous time dining at J. Gilbert's. We are definitely going back!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Surf & TurfAs always, the filet was outstanding [medium rare to perfection] as were the "sides". Another diner had the sea scallops--absoulutely delicious with a lobster risotta in the middle. Good selection of wines. Our favorite resturant in the Tysons-Falls Church-McLean area.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had been for brunch a coupleWe had been for brunch a couple of times over the years but never dinner. We were looking for a new place to take the kids when we wanted to be more fancy, and this perfectly fit that bill. Nice menu, very good food, excellent service. Good wine prices. Most importantly, the service proceeded perfectly in that they kept things moving without rushing us. It's hard to find a place that gets the timing just right when kids are involved, but J Gilbert's nailed it. Will definitely go back. Thanks!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMHad an enjoyable dinner inHad an enjoyable dinner in front of the fireplace.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBest steaks and seafood inBest steaks and seafood in D.C. area. Service is prompt and friendly. Fine dining experience from bread service to wonderful coffee and desserts.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for foodies, ambience!WOW! Not many choices for fine dining in the heart of McLean but this is one of them! Their eclectic menu pleases everyone and each dish is delicious and fresh. You must try the wedge salad as they use top-of-the-line bleu cheese and scrumptuous buttermilk dressing. Steaks are divine! Our waiter (wish I could remember his name) was wonderful and gave me the perfect wine suggestion along with A+++ Service. Romantic and/or fun- depends upon where you sit. Foodies will love this place. A little pricey but certainly worth it!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSteak Above the RestThe steak was truly superb, one of the best ever and our waiter was first rate!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAs far as restaurants go inAs far as restaurants go in McLean, J. Gilbert's, along with Kazan's, is the most consistene one day in and day out. It will never be a 5-star restaurant, but the service is above average, the ambiance is average, and food is consistently above average. Given the horrendous culinary options in downtown McLean, J. Gilbert's stands out like a sore thumb. Bottom line--it's like being named "the best looking girl at fat camp".3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food great service.Great food great service. Enjoyed it. Everything came out on time hot and as ordered.
Waitress was great.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice except they forgotVery nice except they forgot to deliver the appetizer. Some restaurants would offer a free desert, for example, as a good will gesture. This would have been a feel good thing to do and would have easily made us forget the only blemish on an otherwise flawless experience. We understand that an occasional mistake is bound to happen. It is how it is handled that is important.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AM