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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Worthington reviews from OpenTable diners
237 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (196)romantic (156)fit for foodies (94)notable wine list (76)neighborhood gem (67)good for groups (61)vibrant bar scene (20)late-night find (19)hot spot (11)great for lunch (8)great for brunch (7)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We went there to celebrate birthday and we didn't make mistake. Sat at the bar first... Excellent drinks as well as the apetisers.. The bar was very busy for a Monday diner.. I wanted a veal chop and that is what i got... The crab cakes were excellent too.. I even got a desert on the house... Thanks J. Gilbert for making my day to remember... This was our first time there and We will be back for sure
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Everything was great about my visit except the most important thing, my steak. Service was great and my sides and dessert were delicious. My steak was slightly overcooked (which is usually fine) but it was also dry. I was disappointed that a steak place that got great reviews gave me a dry, overcooked steak. I would go back and give it another try because everything else was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    BucknutVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I love this place. I get to Columbus once a year and always make it a point to eat here. This past visit, I sat at the bar so I could watch a football game. Had a great steak, perfectly cooked and an excellent crab bisque. Plus they have a reasonable corkage charge which allows you to bring in a special wine which they decant and serve in their amazing Riedel glasses! Most places don't have these glasses as they are very expensive and break easily if you aren't careful. The bartenders are great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The place was very nice inside, service was very good. The food was good, we enjoyed getting two sides with our meal instead of ala carte. The one small complaint: My steak was overcooked, I ordered medium and it was more on the well done side.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Restaurant
    Mern
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This is the best restaurant in the Columbus area. We have never been disappointed in our visits to J. Gilbert's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wife's Birthday Dinner
    donby
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at J Gilbert's for my wife's birthday celebration! The service was fantastic and the food was to die for. They had a special bone in fillet the evening we were there which was probably the best steak I've ever had in Columbus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jujumusicteach
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I am never disappointed when dining here! I prefer the setbacks here over Eddie Merlots or Mitchell's. It's quiet and relaxing with a great staff.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • simply the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our experience is always top notch at J Gilbert's. This time, however, it was exceptional.😺😺my rack of lamb was especially good & my husband ribeye steak was delicious. We always feel so welcome when we come in. So glad we found this gem several years ago. We always look forward to a nite out at J Gilbert's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Swing and a Miss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My wife and I would consider J Gilbert our favorite special occasion restaurant in Columbus...and will most likely be back. However when i chose to spend this much for a steak dinner i expect it to be Great. I ordered my steak Med Rare and it was med rare the first few bites, but as i got further into the steak it got to the point where it was almost med well done. Ive been to J Gilberts on several other occasions and have had great experiences, but this one left me a little disappointed. Our waiter was great for the most part, but never came to check on us throughout the meal. He did really well in being prompt to bring us our salad and the entreés but that was the last we saw of him until he brought our checks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply superb experience!!!
    RavingFan
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The easiest way to describe how I feel about the venue for anyone whom hasn't experienced it is to say; "it's the best time they've never had"!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Del5JuliaVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Are Waitress and the Manager where more then Accommodating
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Favorite
    Mern
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant. I always order the same thing, and it is always done to order. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top notch restaurant!
    Special
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Pricey but great service and food. Great place for a special occasion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • steaklover
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great food, great service, and great atmosphere. The price was very reasonable. I would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion perks
    Colonelk
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I always enjoy J Gilbert's but the distance is too long, for regular outings. They make you feel special, when they send a $25 certificate, for your birthday. They also send promotions during the year. It is worth the trip for cooked to perfection steaks, a nice wine list, ambiance and service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My Husband and I traveled to Columbus for a concert, but ended up not going due to the weather. We stumbled upon J. Gilbert's by using open table. What great luck! The restaurant is beautiful inside. Our server Allen was just amazing! And the food was some of the best we've had. We will absolutely visit again!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    wville
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This is our go-to special place for us to share a special dinner. We had an awesome dinner, with extra special service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of Columbus best
    oldman68
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    If you want a really really great steak this is the place. The filet I had was one of the best this 69 year old gent has ever had. Everything was top notch and the sever could not have been better, we ask a question and she went right to the kitchen to find the answer. If your want a top meal in Columbus go to the J. Gilbert's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good menu
    weederVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We gone to J. Gilberts many times for good steaks and seafood but this time I decided to try something different-their roasted half chicken and was it tasty! I'd certainly recommend it. Generally, a reservation is best at this busy restaurant although not necessary if you go early or late. Although it's a rather large restaurant the way they've used partial walls, different levels and a nice fire place it feels rather private and cozy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My girlfriend of 3 years and I were on our yearly vacation so we decided to go here on our date. Our waitress was very good. She had a good knowledge of the menu and gave us wonderful recommendations. Wonderful food and good drinks as well
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tops our list for romantic dinner
    Firefox8
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    From the moment we were greeted at the door, we were treated special. Not only was everything elegantly prepared for us, but the combination of sauces and quality of the food was tops! They noted that we were going to share the two dinners and they actually brought it out for us on two plates already split. From the wine to the desert and coffee the meal was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our experience was amazing! It was our date night away from the kiddos and the service and good were top notch! Usually I find at least one thing I dislike, but J Gilbert's has everything figured out. My husband and I shares the (3) 4oz filets (that were cooked to perfection) and the scallops that were delicious! We will be back soon!!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner @ J. Gilbert's
    trw1960
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This was our first visit to J. Gilbert's. Very romantic atmosphere. The service and food were excellent. We each ordered the 6 oz fillet Mignon, but with different sides. All were very tasty. We were asked right after we were seated if we were celebrating a special occasion. The waiter brought us complimentary Champagne to celebrate our anniversary. We ordered desserts to take home. He the chocolate cake...me the carrot cake. I didn't taste the chocolate cake, but the carrot cake was to die for!! There were other items on the menu I would like to try. We would definitely make a return trip to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful meal
    StewartVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The service was very good. The food was perfect. My medium rare filet came out just as I expected. We'll go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best steaks east of Omaha
    DrJonathan
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The care that goes into the cut, aging, and presentation of their steaks is amazing and a culinary delight. The side dishes are not your typical preparations, i.e. the creamed corn was uniquely prepared, tasted fire-roasted with a hunt of cheese and some exotic spices. Everything from the first glass of pinot grigio to the last Nutty Irishman coffee was fantastic. The wait staff are attentive and the ambiance is great. I found it a very romantic and fairly-priced fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food & Service
    notfoodies
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We were able to have our favorite server who was training an amazing server at the same time. We had wonderful conversation & banter with our server(s) & had the most wonderful chance to celebrate our 51st Anniversary in style! Their food suggestions that were not what we usually order were excellent & gave us a chance to try something different. We usually are not adventurous & this was a chance to venture into new territory. Try it, You'll like it!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We always enjoy dinner @ J Gilberts
    Kevin
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Another fine dining experience at J Gilberts. The pre fix menu has great appeal for us as it includes a salad, main course, and desert for a more than fair price. Service was a little off at this visit, as the waiter seemed pre occupied. Over all another nice dinner @ J Gilberts!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey but worth it
    Pickydiner
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Very nice neighborhood spot with incredibly impressive quality steaks. The "wood fired" is a great touch giving the meal an extra special flavor. They are not bashful when it comes to price but they do give nice menu choices that are a bit less expensive. Not many restaurants have a $58 steak on the menu. This one does so make sure you check the price before ordering. Our server was very knowledgable with both the wine and food. Steaks also come as ordered. Make sure you know how you like them cooked. Rare means Rare. Their 4oz trio is one of the best offerings in the city. The three sauces make them even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • J. Gilbert's is a Gem
    Partyof6
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We always treat our son to dinner at J. Gilbert's when we visit him at the Josephinum. The food is always creative and amazing. The service is top-notch. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome place!
    Luvambiancedining
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Absolutely will return! Food was fantastic & the atmosphere was super cool..beautiful decor set with dim lighting, stone walls accompanying wood slatted ceilings and various floor levels. Cool drink menu on a bourbon bottle. Multiple steak orders at our table with an Ahi Tuna order in there too. Everything was mouth watering good and cooked to perfection. Our waiter was a bit overzealous in his descriptions and delivery but was super nice. And could have been a bit more attentive and less 'I'll grab your drinks/bread/whatever & be right back' ..as our bread got there awhile after our appetizers arrived. (Maybe just trying too hard & needs more practice cuz he was truly a nice guy.) Overall..Will definitely return! Great night out!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Panther74
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We were looking for a good restaurant in the Columbus area. It was the occasion of our daughter's 18th birthday. In all aspects, J. Gilbert's was the perfect place for our dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday
    Mosgrandma
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We have come here for birthdays and anniversaries for a few years. We have never been disappointed with our experience. The food is awesome and the service is always wonderful. The wait staff know their menu very well and are very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great anniversary dinner!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The greater immediately congratulated us on our anniversary and our waiter was awesome. The food was delicious and the desserts was to die for!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 40thAnniversary
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We have come here for the past 8-9 years for our anniversary. We love it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • J. Gilbert's never ceases to WOW!
    Hitthespot
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Wonderful dining atmosphere. Dim lighting but light enough so you can still read the menu! Beautiful fireplace. Romantic. Creative wine/beer bottle menu. Love the real candles decorating the surrounding walls. Bar looks awesome and comfortable to sit down and chat. Fine dining. Excellent food! Love the steak and potatoes! Service is great! Great place to go and catch up with a friend and/or great place to have a get together with a group from work and/or great place to take the significant other!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • JGilberts
    Reviews
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I highly recommend this resturant from the bar to a full dining experience. The team of staff is attentive, knowledgable and highly experienced. The food is absolutly outstanding from the salad through desert. We had enjoyed the seafood platter that was abundent & so very fresh, the cut of filet of beef on the bone was OUTSTANDING!!! The meal was topped off by chocolate velvet cake which is made in house with a side of homemade rasberry ice cream. What I woud give for a second helping of the desert, lucky for me I work around the corner. If you like great food and amazing service, this is the pace.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth the price!
    DateNight
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I were both impressed at the food and service from J.gilbert. We will definitely be back soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening!
    MUHokie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We were celebrating with friends and had a great experience. The food was prepared perfectly; the portions and presentation was very good. We thouroughly enjjoyed the dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The dining area was crowded and tables way too small to accommodate the large dinner plates. Food was very good however. Service was mediocre at best. Long waits for drinks.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Have been a few times
    Kenneth
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Ordered a cheese and meat appetizer. Overall terrible. It would appear they purchase meats from grocery store prepackaged meats. Maybe (Costco?) Dinner was ok - but just as Good as on other occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate