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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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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Truly, this remarkable restaurant is perfect for just about any event. Ample dining spaces can accommodate large groups and small that are well served by expert staff and talented cooks. For starters, ready parking is available outside the attractive entrance and valet service is always available when needed. The homey table arrangements are classy and most inviting for everyone's taste. The fireplace booths can warm both body and soul and the sunken "bottle room" area evokes good humor and a high degree of friendly feelings. Drinks and food are promptly and correctly served and cooked. The salmon dish and prime rib selections are hard to beat. The by-name of this ideally located restaurant should be: "A great time to be had by all.""
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "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
  • "Excellent dining experience. Have dined there many times and have never been disappointed"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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 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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "Still my favorite steak house after my first visit two years ago."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We were 6 and would have preferred a round table. they only have booths. And the decor is such that noise carries. We had to move to get away from another group who were having lots of fun but disturbing us. It is otherwise a good restaurant with wonderful food and a great staff."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The food was excellent except for the crab bisque which was very salty."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We have enjoyed J. Gilbert's for years, and will continue to do so. It is among the best in the Metro DC area."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "First time, went to celebrate an anniversary. Great food, very courteous wait staff. While we did not have kids with us noticed many families that did. Asked for a quiet spot, got moderate noise, but we could easily hold a quiet conversation. Would go again for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The first two desserts I ordered they were out of. We had a $25 gift certificate and because of the dessert shortage, the restaurant doubled it! Now, that's good business."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Strayed from my usual entrée choices and was extremely disappointed with the Lobster Cobb Salad. A huge mound of greens with very little else. Expected more for $24. The rest of the party ordered steaks and I wished I had too."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I don't even like scallops, but their scallops are delicious and cooked to perfection; the perfect compliment to their wonderfully tasty filet mignon!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My family often enjoys this restaurant. The food is always wonderful. I made reservations for my family to celebrate Father's Day. Again, the food was fantastic. However, we waited 30 minutes past our reservation time for our table. That was disappointing. It did not start our Father's Day off on the best foot and the hostess and the waiter didn't even apologize for the wait. Thankfully, the buffet didn't disappoint which I was thankful for after the long delay."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We looked at the Web for your menue on Father's Day. It showed a Pre-fix lunch ( did not mentioned the price) and a regular Menue with prices. When we arrived, we learned that all you had was a Buffe!!! It was very disappointing!! We all wanted to select from the regular menue. It is not fair with a customer (we have been customers for many years) to misslead them."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Always enjoyable. Quality food, excellent service and a impressive wine list."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Took a while to get a table, but the food was very good. The lobster mac-n-cheese and the cream corn with bacon were outstanding! The fixed price menu is a very good deal."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We've previously enjoyed the hanger steak and wedge salad for a lighter dinner, but this time the steaks were much less flavorful and, although both were ordered "medium," one of ours was dry and came almost well-done."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I can count on J Gilbert's. It offers consistently excellent food and service. The prices are moderate, the parking plentiful and it's an easy central location, even from Chevy Chase, where I live."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Our party of five selected different dinners. All were delicious! Our waiter, Sham, was sharp, efficient and funny. We all will return separately and as a group."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Enjoyed the atmosphere and the service. Food was very good, the lamb well prepared, the vegetable plate was excellent. Had dined before, will repeat."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We had a group of 7 in the back room and we had the best experience. Staff was superb as was the food. Even vegetarians had something great to eat!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Thus is a go-to with kids or without. They are consistent with good service and food, nothing spectacular, but always good. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our birthday celebration dinner at J Gilbert's last Saturday and would highly recommend the restaurant. Our waiter was fantastic. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We usually go to J. Gilbert's at least once a month. I love their ahi tuna and my husband chooses their salmon. We keep thinking we will try something else but it never happens. Delicious food. Great service. We are 'old' so always request a quiet booth in the back and go early. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014