J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood - West County Center
J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood - West County Center

J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood - West County Center

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jgilberts.com/
  • Phone: 3149654600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30am-3pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday 4-10pm & Sunday 4-9pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Verhny Avanzado
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Off-Site Catering is available
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether you are looking to host a large dinner party or a smaller group for a special celebration, J. Gilbert’s is the place! We specialize in making all your private events — business lunches and dinners, company functions, special celebrations, holiday parties and more — unique and unforgettable.
  • Private Party Contact: Dawn Allen 3147242666x
  • Special Events: Happy hour food and drink specials: Monday - Friday | 4pm-7pm | Bar only.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Manchester and 270
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet & Self Parking Available
A word from J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood - West County Center
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. The cozy atmosphere includes 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 daily for dinner & lunch. Reservations are recommended.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood - West County Center reviews from OpenTable diners
142 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (107)romantic (69)fit for foodies (48)notable wine list (38)neighborhood gem (36)good for groups (28)vibrant bar scene (17)great for outdoor dining (16)great for lunch (11)late-night find (9)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (7)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Consistently Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This is one of our favorite places. The Swordfish special was fantastic, prepared and seasoned perfectly. We really appreciate the half-priced bottles of wine special on Sunday nights. The servers are very professional and courteous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • onederland
    Bringmebacksoon
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I came because I had a birthday coupon. I had never been there before. I will be sure to come back and tell all of my friends about my incredible meal!! I'm still thinking about it! I ordered the 4 oz filet (plenty with the rest of the meal), the specialty mushroom dish, baked potato and last, but far from least, it came with scallops cooked in browned butter. OMG, they were so delicious!!!! I shared my desert (creme brulee) with my boyfriend and it was delicious. Best meal I can remember having!! I can't wait to return!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    Joycee
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Really enjoyed our dinner Saturday evening. We were celebrating my best friends 60th birthday and she and her husbands 42nd anniversary. We all enjoyed our dinner immensely.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We love the gin and tonics that J. Gilberts serve with the special bottled tonic. As usual our steak was cooked perfectly and my husband thought the pork chop was outstanding. We enjoyed the same great service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great - all around
    DurhamEats
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    From the moment you step in you say WOW! The restaurant (including the bathroom) is beautiful. The menu is small but covers everything you might want - making it hard to decide. Lunch for $12.50 included soup or salad, entree and a side. Wine by the bottle in 1/2 price on Sunday. This is going to be my go to place for a glass of wine on the way home. Love it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great seafood and steaks
    paulajeanVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The salmon entree is delicious, also the steak was perfectly prepared. Love the bread and butters also!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    Bundy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Always great food and service! We loved our meal. We were celebrating our anniversary and received a free dessert as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular!
    Datenightout
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was my third time dining at J. Gilbert's & it is consistently superb. The steaks are prepared exactly as requested & very tender. Excellent service & ambiance is a perfect complement to this incredible dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Mooredining
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Special occasion for my birthday. Food was great as always. I was a little disappointed in the spinach. It was not as good this time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Order problem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    the reservation was for 5 adults & 2 children, with the 10 yr old always ordering from the adult menu. One of the adults ordered scallops to be added to his steak order. The server forgot to do so. Food was great & steaks were proberly prepared at the required temperature, x-rare; medium-rare & medium. Deserts came with 2 of the orders, & as instructed the server brought additional forks & spoons so that everyone could share. Very expensive, but also a great place to eat for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special occasions
    PatrickJW
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very good food. Great for a special occasion, mainly because of the rather high prices.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Find
    dadofthreechesterfieldVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I love to get out and try new local places. Though we knew this was a chain, we heard good things. From the second we walked in the door we were treated like we owned the place. Amazing service, outstanding food (I had the cajun filet). We will be back soon. The Spielbergs
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occaison
    Dano
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    went here for a birthday dinner. Service and food was outstanding. We had a coupon fro $20 off and they threw in a free desert for the birthday present.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply Outstanding
    DrJSTL
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We took a chance and booked a reservation for our anniversary. When we arrived my partner and I were treated with dignity, respect, and like we were special guests. It was a warm and inviting atmosphere with an older crowd. The food was the best I have had in St. Louis, since traveling to Las Vegas and dining at the top named chef restaurants. I could not believe how good the food was and we cannot wait to return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently superb!
    YummE
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My friends and I are never disappointed when we choose J. Gilbert's. The quality of food is outstanding, service is consistently top-notch, and drinks are well-made. It's definitely a favorite!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jandbgm014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    great open table option. service, food, etc great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We celebrated our sons birthday last Sunday and we found the food excellent and the service impeccable. Will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fabulous
    ocean
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    impeccable service, delicious food - pricey but worth it. we will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak and service at a price
    Bobb
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The steaks were fantastic, the wine selection was very good, and the service was outstanding. Enough variety for any steak lover. Celebrated a birthday in fine style. Good dining and good service comes with a price. We won't do this often, but we would come back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • J GIlberts Always Great!
    finefoodfan
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We've been several times and always loved it. Servers knowledgable, friendly and efficient. Great variety of choices. All good value, but especially the 3 course prix fixe menus, and our server let us switch out side dishes. Presentation was great, and all food excellent, and large portions. One veal chop was tough, and when our friend, who ate only half, casually mentioned this, our server immediately took it off the bill. Our only complaint is the noise level, which was quite high for us 'young seniors' in our 60s. But we'll happily go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak issue
    Lovemysteak
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Everything was excellent but filet was ordered medium to medium well, a little pink. It arrived charred around the perimeter.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW!
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Had never heard of J Gilberts before so I did not know what to expect. The service, the food, the choices were all excellent. A location that bills itself as a steakhouse that also had several, not just 1 or 2, but several very tasty vegetarian meals is a gem to find. My wife is a vegetarian and loved J Gilberts, she would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Probably not the best for the money
    Salon1
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The steak (bone-in strip steak) was a good portion size and very tasty. Veal chop small but tasty. The leg of lamb was awful. Didn't look good and didn't taste like anything. So order the steaks in a steak house.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a good neighbor
    IcooktooVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    J Gilbert has an impressive ambiance with booths and tables,high ceilings and a separate bar area. The food was plentiful with a price fix that for a couple dollars more making it a bargain-salad, entree, two sides and desert. All were prepared perfectly and tasted nice.All and all it is a great place. The service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TommyT
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    one of my favorite places, love the food and the Manhattans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Only 1 thing
    Iluvgoodfood
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Everything was terrific except that the chef could not cook my son's steak to a medium temp. We sent it back twice and there was no change. Everything else was very good. My steak was cooked MR [as I wanted] and my wife loved the scallops and risotto. The service was excellent and the server & manager were attentive to our issue on the steak. The cheese cake for dessert might b the best in town. My recommendation for those of you who want your steaks cooked M is to ask for MW.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service needs upgrade
    regularVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    J. Gilbert is focusing on its bar scene, which is by all reports good. But the dining area suffers. Servers rush out entrees when you are still on your appetizer or salad courses. While the food is still good, service suffers.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food at J. Gilbert's was very good. The menu had a very impressive array of choices and combinations of steak and seafood. We plan to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific Before The Theater
    Odie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We were in and out in seventy-five minutes for a pre-theater dinner. No rushing as we didn't mention we had a timetable. Just the normal course of excellent service and well prepared food. And, on a Friday night, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    MangohairVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We came in to celebrate my birthday and were very pleased at the attention we recieved by our waiter Jason B. We were not rushed to order and he had suggestions for my particular food needs due to health issues. Definitely we will be back and recommend this restaurant to our friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Terrible Special Occasion Visit
    ymtrader
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We visited for an anniversary.We liked the food in the past when it was a quiet,romantic type setting.This visit was TERRIBLE.I love kids but when there is a table with 2 screeching, crying kids when we walked in,we should of walked back out.We tried to wait it out but they stayed until the time we left.The whole time was loud enough that if you tried to speak to your dining partner, you had to raise your voice like trying to speak at a sports bar.I like sports bars but not on an anniversary.The food was ok, service was ok but we will not go back.There are plenty of choices in st louis where you can dine quietly with better food for your $.I gave the restaurant the benefit of the doubt and contacted them but never heard back. Not surprised.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience!
    Reed
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This is me and my husbands new special occasion spot. I recently took him for his birthday and they made him feel like a VIP. They greeted us with a warm and welcoming hello and had a birthday card ready for my husband. The food is excellent: my husband had the 8 oz filet w/ a lobster tail and I had the 4 oz filet with scallops, the service is excellent(the waiter was very attentive to our needs) and the ambiance is wonderful. This was our third time being there and nothing has changed since our first visit. We love the consistency with the food and service. I cannot say enough about this restaurant. We would highly recommend this restaurant to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressed
    Noel
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Food was great. Prices good for the excellent steaks. Service very good. Had the three course fixed price menu.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A reliably enjoyable evening out
    RegularDiners
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We love to meet family and friends at J Gilberts. The food is always delicious and the service consistent. We enjoy knowing we can have a relaxing and enjoyable dinner every time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Anniversary Dinner
    dlbrown
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband and I went to dinner at J. Gilbert's to celebrate 27 years of marriage. We had never been there and was well please with our selection for this special occasion. The service, food and atmosphere were wonderful! It was the upscale dining experience that we were looking for and would definitely recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place
    RowdyVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The bar is very nice and the food was great. We were the last group to leave for the night but never felt pressured to leave. All in all a great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Mark
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My wife and I had the filet and lobster tail combo special. My filet was stringy but my wife's was tender. For appetizer we had the calamari, surprisingly spicy with the jalapeno. The lobster was grilled and was a bit tough to cut, perhaps over cooked. String beans were excellent as were the Yukon gold potatoes. For dessert (free) we tried the creme brulee, the sugar topping was a bit over caramelized and had a burnt flavor. With wine and tip, the bill was just under two hundred. My wife and I were well dressed, but others were in shorts and had small children, typical of a mall food court.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    My girlfriend took me here for my birthday and it was great! Fantastic food and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    Tboke
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This is one of my fav restaurants in St. Louis. We went with seven people, and everyone was impressed with the food. Love the shrimp! My husband and I go a lot on Thursday and sit at the bar. Great ambiance and sometimes half price bottle wine at bar on Thursday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Fabulous filet with wonderful flavor, perfectly tender. Wonderful service. Would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.