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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
  • "The steaks are fabulous and the crab cakes are awesome."
    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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The wait staff was great and the food was excellent. We look forward to coming back."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Had a great meal, and even better service. Will go back a gain in the future."
    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
  • "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
  • "The Copper River salmon was superb!!! Our waiter, Taylor, was professional and pleasant. Impeccable service and great food!!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We find so much good food on the $39 prix fixe menu, that we end up ordering from that every time. ANd we have wonderful service form Alan."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We have dined at J Gilbert's many times but not recently, and it's clear something has changed for the worse. My Copper River salmon was dry and overdone, as was my husband's steak. The waiter would move our drink glasses around so he could put the bread on the table even though we had an empty place and there was plenty of room elsewhere. We waited a very long time for our order to be taken, and then between courses. We went for a special occasion but we won't be back."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "A group of my friends came from the golf course and were dressed more for Texas Roadhouse than for a nice place like this but were made to feel welcome from the start. Our service was attentive and helpful. The menu was diverse and although had the familiar entrees you would find at an upscale steak and seafood restaurant, I would say everything was just a bit more inventive. I had a filet and crab cake combo ( nice to have the ability to order a smaller steak) and the presentation was picture perfect. The creamed corn alone was worth the visit. Add a nice bottle of wine and good company, a perfect night. Next time though Ill come dressed appropriately. It's a beautiful place!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "First time visitor to this restaurant. Hosted a business dinner with wives. Elegant atmosphere contributed to a very relaxed setting. Service was impeccable. Presentation and food were both excellent. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at J. Gilberts. As usual, it was excellent. Our food was tremendous--J. Gilberts is a great place to go for a steak. The service was excellent--very attentive but not overbearing. J. Gilberts always comes through, that's why we choose them for all of our special occasions."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "My wife and I have driven by this place many times, just never stopped. We thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner. Our waiter, Tom, was absolutely awesome. He did not rush us, in fact, I may have slowed him down by talking to him too long. Every stop at our table was never too quick or too long than the previous. Tom also answered all of our questions and even conversed with us on various, non dining related, topics. The wine list is excellent, the food was excellent, and compared to other steakhouses, Mitchell's steakhouse, Hyde Park, Eddie Merlots, etc.., the prices are extremely reasonable. My wife especially enjoyed not having to order her sides, a la carte. If we get a chance to escape the kids, we WILL Definitely Go BACK!!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Lets start by saying the server was just awesome, friendly and the type that will go the extra mile for you. Steaks, crab bisque, different sides ordered around the table, onion rings to start. All of it was excellent except for one steak, which was supposed to be well done. First attempt, came out medium. 2nd attempt, pretty much the same. The third time it came out like leather...burnt wasnt the word for it, and the manager seemed very offended that we wouldnt take it. This steak was the only issue, all the other sides and four other steaks were all great. There are other things on the menu to accomodate the well done eating steak individual, so no worries as the service that we received from our server was enough to make us return!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My wife and I ate here for our 1 year anniversary. The service was great,the server picked great wines for our meals and went the extra mile to ensure our dinner was perfect. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We have been here many times and have always had great service and food. Excellent steaks."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Went there for our anniversary and we had never been before. Great ambience, quiet, and excellent service. The food was outstanding! It was a little pricey, but it was well worth it! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I have always wanted to go to J Gilberts. Our first anniversary seemed the ideal time. I was very happy with our dining experience. The servers were very pleasant and made up feel welcome. We were also given complimentary champaign. The ambiance is peaceful and calming. I loved our dining experience,"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food was good, if a bit pricey, but the place was so dark that we needed flashlights to see the menu. Come on guys!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "My wife & I love dining here. The food is always delicious & hot. The wait staff is very personable & most enjoy bantering back & forth in the conversation. They have a nice wine selection tho we always seem to order the same ones we like. Their Prix-Fixe menu has a good selection of different courses with a salad. entre & dessert. This is our favorite spot when dining out for special occasions."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Our first time here. We chose based upon other reviews and we would agree w/ the ones that rate the restaurant highly. Dark contemporary interior. Moderate sound level so we could carry on our conversation, but still have the sense the restaurant was lively. We enjoyed grilled filet, pork chop, and filet/crabcake combination. Great crabcake, no filler and all fresh. Steaks great. Attentive service that was helpful, but not intrusive. We will come back when the opportunity arises although we don't eat out frequently. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Expensive, but excellent food and great service. Great variety of steak and seafood. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great service, amazing ambience, food was fantastic."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Loved everything, as usual! Food was excellent & our server was nice. Thanks!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014