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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
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "I had been seeing this restaurant for years and finally tried it out about a year ago. I was impressed. I returned there again this year for brunch and totally agree this restaurant knows how to do brunch and mainly service. David, our server was awesome as before, making suggestions for drinks, teas and food. He has been at J. Gilbert's for close to 30 years so that says a lot about the restaurant itself. From the beverages to the meal to the service - another home run for J. Gilbert's!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We've lived in MD four years now. J Gilbert's is worth crossing the river! Dinner twice and Sunday Brunch in a weeks time this July. We may never go to another Bethesda steak house."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Attended with my family - Wife, mother-in law and 2 teenage children. Very short wait and the food and service was great! We plan on returning for Sunday brunch again."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Always enjoy J. Gilbert's. Service and food are consistently above average. Good variety of entrees that keep us coming back for more!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We were going to a community theater performance and looked on Yelp to find the closest restaurant....J Gilbert's was it. We were 100% satisfied with every single item that came out of the kitchen (lobster mac, filet minion, crab bisque, crab cakes, biscuits, maple butter, creamed spinach, etc. etc.. The steaks had a unique smoky flavor and were cooked perfectly--they melted in your mouth. Their food exceeded all of the other over priced steak chains. Everything was amazing! It's worth taking a trip to check it out."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We enjoyed a lovely three course meal with cocktails - ambience and table location were great, a bit on the noisy side do to some adjacent tables but nothing too much. Table service was swift and efficient - one of the two plates arrived with the wrong sides which was disappointing - but the rest of the food was cooked well with good flavour. The restaurant is on the pricy side - $150 for two inc drinks - and probably just about value for money."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • " often meet people here--easy to find--easy to park--easy to see friends and neighbors. the food is always served well and tastes excellent. This is a great place to go when you just want to sit and talk in an unhurried atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "A friend suggested we meet here. The food was delish! I had the crab cake and filet combo...the crab cake has lots of crab (versus lots of filler) and the filet was cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "J. Gilberts remains my go-to spot for business lunches. Good food, good service."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "J Gilbert's was perfect for lunch with a friend. It was not noisy, food was good and the service was great. I would go again."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Consistently great food with attentive service (thanks, Todd!). And their half-price bottles of wine on Monday nights can't be beat!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "visited for Brunch. Good food selection and very friendly service. Enjoyed my time and will be back."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "It has become our favorite neighborhood restaurant! Many celebrations have been enjoyed at J. Gilbert's."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Gilbert's makes about the best burger in town, but those are only served at lunch, so my wife had the small filet mignon and pronounced it the best steak she's had in years. As a first, we love the Maytag potato chips but this time settled for the slightly less caloric but equally good calamari, which are prepared with strips of carrot and lots of jalapeno. A pretty good wine list, with lots of them available by the glass - and you can pick the size of the pour. Service is always excellent, too. Ambience? Steak house."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Ok, my Marylanders, J. Gilbert's does a better job than our steak houses in Bethesda. Went here with a childhood friend from Texas. Had not seen him in 11 years, took my family, it was wonderful. Steaks done right. Cocktails superb. Wine treasured. Camped out for over 3 hours! (NEVER, done that before, anywhere.) Wife had to drive home! What a place!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The good and bad of J Gilbert's is its consistency. It is consistently good, never great and never bad."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "No matter how often we stray from J Gilberts to tryout the latest and greatest we always end up coming here when we want to be assured we'll have fabulous food and great service. Their wines are varied, unusual and well priced and their steaks absolutely sublime. As a matter of fact, no big name chain steak house can touch them! Sides are well done and shocker...included in the price of your entree unlike the aforementioned big name chain steak houses. And for dessert, you have to have the bread pudding. Perfect for romantic evening or just a quick meal before a show."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "A group of 4 women went to celebrate a belated birthday. We were greeted and immediately seated. Our waiter, Heath, was charming, attentive, knowledgeable about the menu to make recommendations and was sincerely eager to ensure our outing was memorable. The birthday girl got a dessert with a candle (and no annoying birthday chanting!). The experience was quaint, private and very enjoyable for our group."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I go to J.Gilbert's at least once a month to meet up with friends. I've always had excellent food and service."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "J.Gilbert's is a very nice restaurant for lunch or dinner. They have flavored and juicy steaks as well fish and vegetarian dishes. It is always crowded, so make a reservation. Restaurant atmosphere is nice and friendly."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Service was great, food was good, everything was fantastic. The section was slightly noisy for 2 of us with large group of 6 or 8 next to us. Otherwise, 5 stars across the board."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "J. Gilbert's continues to deliver on its strengths with excellent food, service, and ambiance."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The dining experience was wonderful. Our server, Barbara, was knowledgeable and answered our questions accurately. The steaks were cooked to perfection and the promotional event that saved us $25 as well as the half priced bottle of wine was an added incentive to return to this fine restaurant."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We had Sunday brunch, there was a good assortment of options for all ages and vegetarians as well as carnivores ( nice prime rib). I had specified in the reservation to put us in a warm area for our elderly guest but we were taken to a freezing room , service was spotty such as getting coffee refills. You have to know to ask for waffles, not on the buffet. Most of the food was very good."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This is my favorite place to meet a friend when in the area. It never disappoints. The steaks and martinis are always as good as or better than I remembered from my previous visit. They always accommodate my table request and I never feel rushed as I spend time catching up with the latest from my friend."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Our friends were up from N.C. and we took them to J. Gilberts. They loved the experience and so did we. We'll return often."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Our food was delicious, and our server was fabulous. He even asked us to cut into our steaks before we started to make sure their doneness was to our specifications. They were perfect, and we appreciated his checking."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I had the pleasure of eating here over the weekend. It was one of the best dining experiences I have had in a long time. The food was perfect. The drinks were very good. The service was impeccable!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our lunch was very nice and all enjoyed their food. The only exception was that the Latte I ordered was made with stale coffee. Disappointing."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Still my favorite steak house after my first visit two years ago."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Excellent dining experience. Have dined there many times and have never been disappointed"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I've dined at J. Gilbert's a few times in the past. 5 stars for ambience, 3 stars for service and food. I don't recall a single time where I was "wowed" by their food and/or service, and this night was no different. Our server forgot about our appetizer order, leading it never making it to our table. I had specifically requested for a table (it was a date night) that was away from doors/entrances, and although we were seated in the back of the restaurant (less noisy), our table was in the back corner near employee entrance to their office/kitchen. I had their wild caught alaskan salmon, which was great, and my date had ordered steak. Food tasted good, but I can't say it was the best I've had. Needless to say, it's not my top 10 go-to place."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We've had the lunch special a couple of times this summer - great chicken tortilla soup (I like the presentation) and then a crab "melt". Delicious, and great service."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "even though the restaurant was hosting a bourbon-tasting & the restaurant was very busy as a result; we had a wonderful meal. Our guests were impressed!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Im a regular, disappointed with losing the 3 oz glasses of wine. I loved creating my own flight. The steak salad was uninteresting and pedestrian. I certainly will return, it's usually a fabulous experience, not so this week."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I have going to this restaurant for as many yrs as it has been open. That is maybe 15-20 yrs. It has never let me down. The food is consistently EXCELLENT!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Service was excellent, I have never been to J. Gilbert and the service or food was below par . Plus the lunch prices are so reasonable."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We've been going to J Gilbert's since it first opened as our family's place to celebrate birthday's, anniversaries, Father's Day, Mother's Day, graduations, other milestone's. Food consistently great for years, innovative drink menu too."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "we had dinner prior to attending a concert in McLean and where pleasantly surprised at the wonder dinner we had at J. Gilbert's. All the dishes where well prepared and the steaks where first rate. Highly recommended"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed celebrating our wedding anniversary with dinner at j. Gilbert's. I enjoyed the delicious crab cakes and my husband selected a steak. Both were delicious. Our waiter, was cordial, helpful and attentive.. The service was very good."
    Dined on 6/20/2014