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

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

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jgilberts.com/Home.aspx?824
  • Phone: 6148409090
  • 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 6148409090
  • Special Events: 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.
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J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Worthington reviews from OpenTable diners
229 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (191)romantic (149)fit for foodies (84)notable wine list (81)neighborhood gem (70)good for groups (55)vibrant bar scene (20)late-night find (16)hot spot (13)kid-friendly (9)great for brunch (8)great for lunch (6)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Consistent Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This remains a top favorite of ours. The food and service are always top-notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Honestly the best meal I ever had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our server Allen was fabulous and friendly. Everything on the menu was exquisite. Best filet I've ever had, best asparagus and green beans were amazing as well. I'd recommend for an anniversary or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Totally Comfortable Setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Having read other reviews we found the reception by everyone of the employees both courteous and pleasant. Everyone we came in touch with was dialed in what our occasion was. The menu at first was a tad bit confusing but after collecting our thoughts...OUTSTANDING. The asparagus was great, the Filet was actually more than I could eat....enjoyed the uneaten the next day. Bread loaf was great. The Golden Margarita was 'spot on'. G-r-e-a-t! Wonderful! Thank you... and to our waiter Taylor as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Trevor was our waiter and he was fantastic. The food was sensational and the atmosphere couldn't have been better!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    JayneVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Everything was wonderful! Food, service, and ambiance all top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special evening
    btireman
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Since we had not been to J. Gilbert's previously my lady and I visited the restaurant to check things out. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the service, and we will go back again. The food was hot and tasted delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This was my 2nd visit and it gets better each time. The food was sensational and the waiter was very attentive, but not annoying. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    J. Gilberts is our go to restaurant for celebratory occasions or family get togethers. Charlotte was our server and did a great job - in fact we request to be seated in her section. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebrate Wedding Anniversaries
    perfumeteacher
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We decided to go to J.Gilbert's for our 40th Wedding Celebration Dinner. We had been there one other time and remembered it was very good. It was just us and 2 best friends. The food was great, our waiter was wonderful, and it was a quiet Sunday night. This was just what we needed and received....They even had reader glasses for us as we forgot ours...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Columbus Restaurant
    SkylaneVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Consistancy is what I love about J. Gilberts. The staff and the food are always above average.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    Kevin
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    As always J. Gilbert's does a fine job as one of greater Columbus' steak houses. We ordered from the prefix options for dinner. The scallops were done very nicely and the filets were perfect!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not up to usual standards
    JojoVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We love the atmosphere and usually enjoy the food but our last few visits haven't been quite what we've learned to expect. On this last visit two of us ordered the special, waited then were told they were out. Ordered steaks, both medium rare. Mine was dry, tasteless and overdone. The other was almost rare. Not what I expect from a steak place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We wanted better
    Dublin
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Well, I really wanted to like this place. I ordered an 8 oz Filet with mashed potatoes. The potatoes were like rubber with no flavor, almost like they were from the day before. My filet was a good cut, but overcooked. I asked for medium and it was well done. My wife also got a filet, she asked for medium rare and it was medium. My advice, if you like it medium ask for medium rare at this place because the wood fired steaks must cook a notch more or hotter. To top it off, a couple with a baby were seated next to us. There were a lot of empty seats in the place so it would have been nice if someone offered to move us because the baby kept crying....very annoying and so much for a dinner escape away from kids.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WOW
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    One of the very best meals that my wife and I have ever had! We will be back! Steak and lobster was awesome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit
    BigAl43065
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    First visit, nice menu but would appreciate a little more light for trying to select from this menu. Lobster mac and cheese needs different pasta and a bit more cheese? 1 martini good, 1 martini so-so. Thanks for the $20 coupon
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jenny
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The steaks melts in your mouth and the bisque was rich and creamy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great dinner!
    Adam
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I never write reviews, but I felt compelled to write one here. Collectively, my date and I ordered the Maytag Chips, Caesar Salad, Filet Mignon, Bourbon Maple Shrimp, Carrot Cake, and Cheesecake. The only thing I wasn't in love with was the Caesar Salad, but the rest of the meal was unbelievable. I would especially recommend the Filet Mignon (one of the best I've had) and the Carrot Cake. Also, I wish I could recommend our server because our server was absolutely excellent. J Gilbert's is my new favorite restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat, drink, repeat.
    Linda
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyable. Waiter was personable and knowledgeable, explaining many of the menu items to us that were unfamiliar to us. A delicious meal, a relaxing evening. Look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Restaurant in the City !!!
    Murphy
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    J.Gilbert's never fails to please in every way. Our waiter was very personable and capable. The meals arrived piping hot and prompt. I will continue frequenting this restaurant often.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Choices
    Squirrel
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Nice ability to select from ala carte or dining package and also that you can bring your wines
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An old favorite
    EndM3
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This is one of our favorite restaurants. The service and food are consistently excellent! This last visit, I deviated from my normal steak and tried the grilled pork chop. It was outstanding! It was one of many prix fixe selections, which made it a great deal too! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We've eaten here many times!
    weederVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    If you like crab cakes J. Gilbert has some of the best in town-lots of crab instead of lots of filler. The steaks are always good-so says my husband the steak eater.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why dont you advertise
    LOVELY
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great Food , found out about it during restaurant week. Just couldn't wait to go back. Good food and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Back to the original
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Last visit 2 years ago not good, trashy hostesses, mediocre food. Now a complete change! Our hostess friendly, waiter professional, food was great, served hot, flavorful. A nice setting, quiet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great "Prix Fixe" Menu!
    MichaelG
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    While the entire menu looked great, we were particularly pleased with the selections, quality, and value of the 3-course "Prix Fixe" options! Appetizers, entrees, and dessert choices were excellent. Server was attentive and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and good wine list.
    Mike
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This place is an excellent neighborhood gem and a great destination!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than expected
    DanK
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    J. Gilbert's is located on the lower level of a rather non-descript office building located in an area of stand-alone chain restaurants, strip malls, and office complexes; therefore my expectation were not high. However, the food was excellent and the service was outstanding. There are no views to the outside (for the reasons above), but the inside ambience is that of an old style high-end steak house - dark colors, wood, low lighting; all done tastefully. Each table is somewhat isolated and the tone is upscale and romantic. Pricing is on the high side, but you get what you pay for. A nice place for a special occasion or date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LouC
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We have always enjoyed dinner at J Gilberts. The food is of high quality and well prepared. Great steak seasoning. Service is consistently very good. Lately, the entrée prices have jumped especially for meats. Also, the house salad is smaller. Overall, J Gilberts is a very good restaurant just a little below Hyde Park and Eddie Merlot as a steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappointed
    Bop1
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We have been here several times and food has always been excellent. This time we also had an outstanding server with great personality and just the right amount of attention. We will be back again
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carol
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We went to J. Gilbert's for our anniversary dinner and had absolutely delicious food and great service. It made for a very special evening. My husband's New Zealand lamb dish was probably the best lamb he had ever had, and my lobster rissoto and scallops were fresh tasting and beautifully prepared.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    BobK45
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We celebrated our 47th wedding anniversary and everything was superb. Food, service, atmosphere and overall dining experience were exceptional. Thanks
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful all around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We came here for my fiance's birthday. We will definitely be coming here on special occasions. It is such a treat. The steaks are melt in your mouth delicious! I normally do not like lamb, however J Gilbert has made me a fan of lamb which I never thought was possible!! They say if its cooked right, lamb is delicious and it was cooked to perfection and tasted superb!! Located in an area where there are other Steak restaurants, I would definitely recommend J Gilbert, hands down.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Luvgoodfood
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Celebrated my my 76th Birthday. We couldn't have picked a better place, it is our favorite restaurant. Our waiter Alan was outstanding, knowledgeable and attentive but not hovering. We have been to J. Gilbert's many times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • intotrackVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I ordered the Copper River salmon and it was outstanding. Our waitress suggested the creamed corn with bacon as a side. I absolutely loved it!!! Please leave this on your menu, because the next time I am allowed two sides, I will get two orders of it!!!!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Friday night out
    5050505050VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great steaks - cooked perfectly! And the bartender makes a great whiskey sour with Jameson!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very delicious food!
    JCP32313
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food: Our steak was awful however the scallops were the best we've ever had, the creamed corn was amazing, the asparagus and spinach was delish- all around the dinner was not a disappointment aside from our steak (which, sadly, was our main entree) Service: The waiter was amazingly well versed with the food and wine list. He even recommended a wine to my girlfriend and she loved it Ambience: The ambience was nice, warm, inviting, and relaxed Price: It is a quite expensive restaurant however it was nice to try a new place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    Casey
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We dined here Saturday night for restaurant week, and it was delicious. I had the caesar salad and it was fantastic… I wanted the crab cake and 4 oz filet for my main dish, but they were unfortunately out of the crab cakes… I subbed with the scallops, and they were delicious. Our food was paced nicely, I never felt like we were waiting too long for anything… our server, Monika, did a great job. We will definitely be back sometime soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foodsnobe
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is one of the best restaurants in the City, way better then many higher priced restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday celebration
    coolgirl
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I have a birthday buddy and every year we go out to dinner to celebrate. This year we tried J Gilberts as we both had never been there before. There were four of us dining and we were all very very pleased. Patrick was our server and he was outstanding with a great personality which always makes for a pleasant experience. I would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great environment and food!
    tmarshall14
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I love going to J. Gilbert's and this was the first time my boyfriend had been. We both dined off the Columbus Restaurant Week Prix Fixe menu which was a great deal. I love getting the flavored teas, although they aren't on the menu (none of the soft drinks are) they are very very good. We had a great time celebrating his birthday and are sure to be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.