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
234 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (196)romantic (157)fit for foodies (92)notable wine list (75)neighborhood gem (69)good for groups (59)vibrant bar scene (21)late-night find (20)hot spot (9)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (6)great for lunch (6)scenic view (3)Show More
  • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
  • Great Evening
    jarhead
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My wife and I had a very enjoyable evening for our 2nd wedding anniversary celebration, the food was excellent and the service was perfect! I would go back again tomorrow.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aaron
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great place to eat, everything was great, quick service, good food, services
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent Favorite
    Hollya14VIP
    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
    FlyingHigh
    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
    Dranee05
    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!
    Ctrowbri
    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.