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

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

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jgilberts.com/Home.aspx?825
  • Phone: (913) 642-8070
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday 4PM-10PM | Friday & Saturday 4PM-10:30PM | Sunday 4PM-9PM.

    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm
    Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Ruben Rosales
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
  • Entertainment: Friday - Saturday: Live Music in the lounge from 6:00 - 9:00pm
  • Special Events: Happy hour food and drink specials: SUNDAY – FRIDAY | 4pm - 6:30pm | BAR ONLY.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 89th
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking in the private lot.
A word from J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Overland Park
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 & Chocolate Velvet 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 dinner 7 days a week and lunch banquets. Reservations are recommended
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Overland Park reviews from OpenTable diners
299 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (234)romantic (177)notable wine list (109)fit for foodies (103)neighborhood gem (98)good for groups (75)vibrant bar scene (25)hot spot (16)great for lunch (12)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (9)great for outdoor dining (9)scenic view (4)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Best steaks by far
    AlliG
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    My husband and I refuse to eat steak anywhere else. We recently went to celebrate our anniversary, and they offered us a champagne toast or free dessert to celebrate. Servers are always extremely pleasant and professional. Everything from the hot bread and salads with chilled forks to the superb steaks are delicious. The side dishes are not throwaways; all of the potato options are wonderful, and my husband raves about the lobster mac and cheese. The chocolate velvet cake we had for dessert was decadent. We left pleasantly (if not painfully) stuffed. There are only three things I noticed that night that weren't perfect: they had three or four young hostesses standing around the front desk, drinking from to go cups, seemingly without anything to do. My silverware was spotted, which was surprising. Lastly, there is a live singer in the bar on Saturday nights, and we always seem to be seated in the dining room close to where he sings. The noise level without his performance is already loud enough, but once his set begins, conversation at the table becomes difficult.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    railroader
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We really enjoyed the special cocktails and the entrees were excellent - great value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The brussels sprouts were highly recommended by the waitress. Several of us ordered them and they were way overcooked, dried out, totally tasteless. My filet was nice, tender cut, but lacked flavor. Onion rings and Augratin potatoes were very good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food is always great, especially the steaks.
    etce
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The food is always great, especially the steaks. The ambiance is great as well
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food/Mediocre Service
    Mrhdal
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    J Gilbert's is one of my favorite KC restaurants. The food is consistently excellent, particularly the seafood. The service is typically flawless. The service on this occasion was disappointing. The server was not friendly, needed repeated reminders to refill water and other beverages and was not knowledgable about many menu items. The service will not keep me from the restaurant but I will specify a server in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never dissapointed!
    Melanie
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My husband and I dine here often. We enjoy coming on the weekends to enjoy the live music in the bar area. It's a cozy and romantic way to start our evening. We were seated by the fireplace and it was the perfect spot for our date night. The steaks are always perfect and our service has always been great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overpriced Overhyped
    MVM2VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Wants to be an expensive steakhouse. They should start with quality meat. All three people in our party had sinewy, bad cuts of beef. For the price, go somewhere that knows how to do it right. It's not J. Gilbert's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great service, wonderful food, what more could you ask for,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We will return
    foodandlove
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I brought my girlfriend for her birthday. It was a perfect experience. We didn't wait, our reservation was upheld and the service was fantastic. All of our food was delicious and cooked to perfection. The atmosphere was intimate, yet there was plenty of opportunity for conversation without interruption. I can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    Radman
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I had the filet and my wife had the bourbon glazed salmon. Everything was perfect
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gr8nightout
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    The food is wonderful. The wait staff is excellent. We were there for a special occasion which came off perfectly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Kansas City gem
    KCDiners
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    One of our favorite dinner restaurants in Kansas City. Never have been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    As always, the food, atmosphere and service was the best. J Gilbert's has been a favorite for a long time. I always go back. It never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DSBKANS
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    AS USUAL THE FOOD AND SERVICE WAS OUTSTANDING. tHE STEAKS WERE GRILLED TO OUR REQUEST AND ALL OF THE FOOD WAS HOT WHEN WE WERE SERVED.WE DINE HERE WHENEVER WE GET TO OVERLAND PARK. HIGHLY RECCOMMEND.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday treat for Grandson
    ceeceeVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I took my grandson to J. Gilbert's for his 12th birthday. A birthday card was waiting on the table, etc. It was a special evening. Thank you J. Gilbert.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ambience and Food
    karenaxVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    This is a great restuarant. Wait staff is professional yet friendly. The lighting is relaxixng. Love their prix fixe menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Plum
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Anniversary dinner. Food was delicious. Steak and lobster were perfect. Brusselsprouts had great flavor, but a little hard to chew. Ambience was very nice. Liked the noise level Lots of people dining, but we had enough privacy in our large booth. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it
    Eliz
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Delicious, great service also. We truly enjoyed the night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    MeanJean43
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We took some good friends to dinner on Saturday night. The hostess was kind enough to seat us in the bar so the guys could watch the World Series. Server was pleasant, food was excellent and the company was awesome. Great night.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always
    jjanner
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My wife and I always have a great time at J.Gilbert's.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • J GILBERTS
    declineVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere, great food and service, but very expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice for group outing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had a work gathering at J. Gilbert's and it was perfect for what we were wanting, excellent food, excellent service and a room large enough to sit all of us together... Highly recommend for a group or for a nice date night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Gathering
    FamGath
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My wife and I meet her two sisters and husbands for dinner in the bar area. Had a great time which was greatly enhanced by great food and very good service. The level of server interaction was just right and delivered in a very friendly manner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappointed
    PAtoKS
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We have been to J. Gilbert's on several occasions and never been disappointed. Always excellent food and service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grandma 6
    Grandma6VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Food and service is consistently excellent making JGilbert's one of our favorites.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    Daves
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We enjoyed great service and just the right amount of service. Steaks were just as requested.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Anniversary dinner
    foodie13
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We always enjoy our experience at J. Gilbert's but this anniversary dinner was our best experience yet. Our waiter was EXCELLENT. He was attentive without being intrusive, was on point with everything, never had to wait or ask for a refill or anything at all. When we mentioned we had a coupon to use he didn't treat us like second class citizens. I hate trying to use coupons at restaurants b/c once you mention it, it seems the service level changes or the server's attitude does. Not with James. He was as polite as the beginning and amazingly professional. Wish we could have him every time we dine there. My husband's steak was delicious, as good as the first one he ever got there. My scallops were melt in your mouth wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What an unexpected treat!
    glhkcmoVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    In KC, if you don't have your favorite go-to steak place then you probably haven't lived here long. If I'm hungry for a steak, I typically don't venture out of my tried-and-true go-to restaurants. My husband, on the other hand, is an explorer. New=fun, so for our anniversary I hit the Zagat list and saw J. Gilbert's. I'm also typically anti-chain, but between the menu, the reviews and this being a place new to us both (though we drive by often), we decided to give it a try. HOLY hidden treasure. We had a anniversary card at our table with a champagne toast on the house. Really? The steaks...OH that mesquite. Server was awesome, and made us feel like guests of honor. (Sign up for email for deals.) Wow, thank you for such a special evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Food and Terrific Waitress
    CATNIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The waitress was very pleasant and gracious. Had appetizers, salads, and entrees. Lot of food and very good
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The food was delicious and the noise level was not an issue at all even as we had a group of six people. The service was good, not stellar. I was expecting a bit more given the menu prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome service
    djrevord
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Came in for my boyfriend's birthday dinner. Started with cocktails at the bar, ended at a booth fit for a king and queen. James L. is an exceptional server. Good was delicious as always. Sunday nights are half-priced bottles of wine night!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Definitely recommend it!!
    Diner
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Wonderful from start to finish. Christine was an excellent server!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Great Place
    Meateater
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I'm from Europe and the feeling was back. It is great place to eat in nice calm light and very romantically done place. It would be better not to take you kids with you as this is really special place.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 5 stars
    candycane
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My very favorite resturant- They meet all expectations!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great anniversary experience
    steaklover
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary at J. Gilbert's. I love the wood-fired steaks and impeccable service. On this occasion, the service was extremely top-notch. When the wine I initially selected was not to my liking, the server provided an alternative selection at no extra charge. The steaks were fabulous, though not 100% to my preparation preference (instead of medium rare, I felt my filet came out more towards medium). However, extremely well done nevertheless. I went for the three-course dinner and was absolutely stuffed by the time dessert arrived. A great experience once again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply amazing
    Lovethesteak1
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food especially the steaks is simply amazing. Steaks are melt in your mouth perfect. The service is great. A little loud but the food makes up for it. Sides are good. Bread that they bring to the table is so good. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a great steak!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Savor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great wood fired steaks. Excellent ambience in bar area.. Always lives up to high expectations. Bone in filet, WOW!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kc's finest
    Steveinkc
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    this is probably one of the premier steak houses in all of KC.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Disappointed. Had heard it was very good. wife's potatoes were room temp. my steak was under cooked and wife's was overlooked. will probably not go back
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was an off night
    Scuderia
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Slower than usual, mainly because of the game. The food was a little slow but still amazing. Service wasn't as good as usual, but everyone has an off night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.