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

J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Worthington Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jgilberts.com/Home.aspx?824
  • Phone: (614) 840-9090
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Victor Ojeda
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: J.Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood is the perfect setting for your banquet, wedding rehearsal dinner, private party, business meeting or any other special occasion that demands an excellent meal and elegant setting.
  • Private Party Contact: Allison Dearth (614) 840-9090
  • Special Events & Promotions: Happy hour food and drink specials: Sunday - Friday | 4pm - 7pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy 23
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking.
A word from J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Worthington
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. Reservations are recommended.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "J. Gilberts hit a homerun again. Food, Service, and atmosphere were all awesome."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "This is truly a 4 - 5 star restaurant that had a terrible night. The service was inattentive, we were seated in the banquet room as "overflow" even though we had standing reservations. The food was only okay - the crab cakes had a fishy aftertaste. When we noted our concerns to the front desk they were dismissive since they were "busy". On a positive note this is the first bad experience I have had out of many visit to this restaurant. I will try them again and hope that their service level returns to what I would expect of such a great venue."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We had great service and the food was delicious. We will definitely go again!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • " Great place for steaks! Atmosphere is top notch. Waiters and waitresses are the best in the city!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The scallops melt in your mouth and my steak came out just like I ordered it. The coconut cake was to die for!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Service was So Awesome. Greeted with Happy Anniversary from all staff. Food was best and quick service. Our Hist Christopher was superb. Will be back very soon. First restaurant We've been to where everything was Excellent."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "On the way back to Tennessee from Canada we stopped and spent the night in Columbus just to return to J. Gilberts for the steak trio special. It was as good as we remembered from our last visit to Columbus. Service was great. Made dinner reservation several weeks in advance on Open Table and they did not have a table for us when we arrived. Several tables were vacant, but they were "reserved". Not sure what the advantage is to book thru Open Table."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great service! Christian was fantastic, attentative buy not overbearing. Best Kansas City Strip I ever had!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "For an expensive restaurant, we were let down. I don't think I would recommend this to anyone. There were seven of us celebrating a birthday. I ordered the Kansas Strip, the steak was good, the bake potato and green beans were cold. The bake potato didn't even melt the butter. I did tell the server, he brought a hot potato to exchange with the cold potato. Now you would think an expensive restaurant such as J. Gilbert could have done better. Now my wife whose birthday we were celebrating, order the salmon with a tomato salad, the salmon was cold and the tomatoes were not even fresh, they appeared to be hot house tomatoes. What a let down. I guess the other dinners were okay. Oh yes, how do you run out of bread at 6:00PM? What a let down."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We chose J. Gilbert's to celebrate several special events in our family. Our waitress was amazing and made it a great evening from start to finish. Everything was wonderful from drinks to dessert. We started with the iced shellfish platter and may tag blue cheese chips. A few also had wedge salad or crab bisque. For entrees we chose crab cakes, scallops, filet, bone in pork chop and bone in ribeye. Favorite sides included lobster Mac and cheese, poblano au gratin potatoes and the cream corn with bacon. The coconut cake was a great finish It was outstanding and we will certainly return."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great service as usual and a free dessert for the birthday boy. Great cocktails. The only bad thing is that my scallops, while still delicious, were over cooked. My filet was cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Many high end steak restaurants do not include sides, however, here you get a choice of two sides with your meal."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Had the filet and the steak frite. We love J Gilbert, the food, the ambiance!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • ""I enjoyed the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The Special Salmon entree was amazing with the heir loom tomatoes. The table was split on the monkfish – one person thought it was great, but another felt that the tastes didn't quite mesh. Rest of my party had the filet and commented it was a little overcooked and tough. Service was friendly, wines were affordable. The Coconut cake was one of the hits of the night."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My wife and I revisited J. Gilbert's using an old (like 10 years!) gift certificate which we found in a drawer. They honored it as if it was new and treated us wonderfully. Our dinners were great and their presentations were 1st Class. We also appreciated being greeted with "Happy Anniversary" at the door and the wait staff. Well Done, Open Table!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our friends and we had a fantastic dinner to celebrate my birthday. The food was delicious an d we really enjoyed the coconut cake for dessert!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Second time here . BOTH TIMES WERE VERY NICE WITH NO ONE RUSHING US TO HURRY AT ALL.Was looking at a tablet of pictures from Peru of her latest trip. Took more time than I should have. The waitress could not have timed things any better. Thanks bunches. Will be back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I was lucky to find this restaurant last year and ate here two of my three night stay in the area last week. Filets are excellent. The potatoes au gratin are about the best you'll find anywhere. Shrimp cocktail as an appetizer is very good. Servers are attentive. On-line reservations were no hassle."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "On this occasion we took our daughter with her baby in a stroller. When made the reservation we requested an alcove, and that is what we got!. Service was great, and the food, excellent as usual"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We love to go to J. Gilbert's on Sunday nights. They have half price bottles of wine on any wine up to $100.00. We feel like we're having an extra special night out but it doesn't break the bank. Wonderful food, great ambiance."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The steaks are fabulous and the crab cakes are awesome."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "One of our favorite dining spots. Service and food always outstanding. Medallion trio and scallops are favorites. Good drinks and wine. Presentation great. Casual and relaxed. Have had small and large groups and both are handled well."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The wait staff was great and the food was excellent. We look forward to coming back."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "JGilbert's has great quality of service and delicious food! My husband always enjoys himself there when celebrating his birthday. From the wine to desserts! We love everything about our experience there! We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I took my family for my sons 21st birthday and it was a wonderful experience. The waiter,Jason, added to the experience as he he gave input on the food choices and prompt service. I don't want to fail to mention his great personality. The food was superb and we ordered a variety off the menu. I have already made reservations to return. Don't forget to save room for desert!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "All of our steaks were excellent and so was the hamburger! Charlotte gave us great service. All the staff were very friendly."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We went for a birthday celebration and none of us had been there before. Staff was friendly and entertaining. Food was awesome. Sides are creative versions of old favorites to go with the wonderful steaks. The Prix Fixe menu is a great way to sample the best dishes. The crab bisque was a great starter. 4 of us had filets that were perfectly cooked and seasoned. The addition of a crab cake to make a surf and turf was unique. Half price bottle of wine day, is a wonderful idea. Try the 7 layer coconut cake for an incredible ending. Unfortunately, the scallops were not available that day. All in all, a wonderful experience. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Restaurant was close to where we stayed and everyone was friendly, steaks were out of this world, the oysters on the half shell were unbelievable, great ambiance, great wine list, we definitely will be back, this tops the other steak places that are close by!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Had a great meal, and even better service. Will go back a gain in the future."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Steaks were amazing, and cooked perfectly. Sides, especially the creamed corn, were great too. We stopped in after attending a graduation party and felt a bit under-dressed. Service started out good, but got very slow after our entrees were delivered."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We chose J Gilbert's to celebrate my brother-in law's recent retirement. He is from out of town but frequently comes to Columbus to see grandchildren. We had excellent food and excellent wine. We really liked our server whose name I cannot recall. (Female). Our only complaint was it took a long time to be served our meal. It was very busy and we figured it was due to that. My brother-in- law stated during his meal that j Gilbert's is his favorite restaurant for steak. He has been to many restaurants at Easton and all around. That speaks a lot for your restaurant . I was very glad we chose to eat there as there are so many choices."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My wife and I went her for our anniversary dinner recently. I made reservations early and we had no issue being seated as soon as we walked in. This was the first time we had dined here also. The service was very attentive (we were told "happy anniversary" several times, which was really nice and they brought us both a glass of champagne to celebrate the occasion). The food was extremely good! I would highly recommend the crab bisque as it was fantastic. We both had fillets, one with scallops and one with the crab cake. The fillets were the best I have had in Columbus and both the scallops and crab cakes were phenomenal. It was hard to believe that food this good existed in Columbus but I am a believer now."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The fish of the day was excellent in flavor and presentation. Service was very good. Nice location for a quite evening."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants in the city, great food and service."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My first impression was terrible. I overheard the lead hostess tell her assistant to "try and seat us at table 66; if they complain put them at 42." I would have complained no matter what after hearing that. Our server, Christian was amazing and knowledgeable. My food was first cold, then when he took it back to the kitchen, they undercooked the second piece of salmon. He apologized profusely and took both off the bill. If a restaurant is going to charge almost $40 for one piece of salmon and a chopped up tomato, it should be perfect. Thank god for our server. He was the only highlight."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We love this place. Food is great. Price is reasonable. Staff is friendly. Service is very good. Never had a bad experience!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "This is our favorite restaurant to celebrate birthdays & anniversaries. We also eat here when we want a great dinner meal for no reason at all."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This was my first visit to J Gilbert's in Columbus and I wanted to compare it tot he location in KC. It measures up in every way. The food was excellent as was the service. It is nice to have a place I love close by my new home."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "They have these great alcove's for somewhat secluded dining. We had a family dinner with 6 Adults and 2 young children and it was the perfect fit. The service was excellent by both the waiter and support staff. The food was wonderful also."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "J Gilbert's was recommended by friends in Worthington area. Our first time there, we felt welcomed from the time we were pleasantly greeted at the entry desk. Our waiter was very helpful and charming. Great menu full of surprises. The food was outstanding. The Bourbon Mash was especially good. Great atmosphere with a generous table for two that was in a perfect spot for quiet conversation. Our new favorite restaurant in Columbus."
    Dined on 6/14/2014