J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Worthington
Wood fired steaks, fabulous!!Found this restaurant while visiting j.alexanders I have been up in this area many times but never noticed it and the sign caught my eye about wood fired steaks and seafood. The restaurant is on the smaller side with a cavern like setting(brick walls) with low lighting. We were promptly seated (we had a RSVP) and the waiter was their within minutes for our drink order. We all had steak and what I found very appealing was that they have 4 and 6 oz steaks. These smaller steaks could also be combined with seafood, a big bonus for me as like a little variety! The sides are served on your plate and you get two I believe with most meals as opposed to sides for the table which at times not everyone agrees. Wine list is small but well priced.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Copper River salmon wasThe Copper River salmon was exceptional. Our server, Donnie, made us feel at home. J. Gilbert's is my favorite Columbus restaurant!!!!!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous, upscale restaurantMy fiancé and I went there to celebrate my birthday. The setting was perfect! We had a semi-private booth near the fireplace, it had nice, romantic lighting, and the service and food were stellar. It was a special treat and more expensive than we would typically pay to dine out, but it was worth it! I would highly recommend J. Gilbert's.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding experienceGreat food and service. Food and service were outstanding - met and exceeded expectations6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeThe food and service outstanding as always, been going there for years.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat findLooked this up while staying in area. Food was wonderful and waitress was outstanding! What a pleasant find while travelling.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a blast and food was great!Had a blast and food was great! The ambience I didn't get at all but they may have been just the table we were at. Will go back!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great Dining ExperienceThis is a great place to get away for a quiet, romantic dinner. We were seated in a booth which took us away from the floor and we almost felt secluded which was great. The only drawback to the noise level was a nearby banquet room where the noise was a bit higher than I would ike, but certainly not intolerable. We were able to carry on a nice conversation w/o raising our voices. The food was great and my steak was a perfect medium w/melt-in-your-mouth tenderness and great flavor. The service was impeccible; very prompt, yet relaxed and unhurried. My wife also had scallops and I had a crab cake and both were excellent. It's good that they don't show you the dessert tray until after you've eaten or you might start there and never stop.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always appreciate the onlineWe always appreciate the online coupons and the Sunday half price wine special. We'll be there again soon.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood keeps getting BetterMy husband and I go every time there is a coupon. Usually I get the lobster salad because I love it. This time I tried new appetizers and they were out of this world. Definitely try the last one on the menu with the Italian name too hard to remember. Yum!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousThis is our second time going to J Gilberts and it was a great time. We both had filets that were cooked perfectly to order. Also, the waiter was very knowledgeable and helped us pick out a wine that paired well with each of our meals. Overall, we both had a wonderful experience and would recommend it to our friends.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSteaks were Stakes!Delicious sides for both the wife and I but the steaks were the highlight of our meals. Both were cooked
to perfection and properly rested which allowed them to retain their natural juices. Bravo to the chef and the staff.
Our veggies were seasoned nicely and the offerings were seasonal. Thanks once again to this gem for a memorable
meal.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect SteakThe Steaks are always cooked to perfection, no matter what temp. you choose.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI ordered a martini from theI ordered a martini from the bar. Nick made it for me and it was exceptional. Nick is a valuable asset to your restaurant. He was our waiter several years back and he still makes me feel welcome when I come in now. The food and service were impeccable as always!!!!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSOMETHING FOR EVERYONEAlways enjoy the wide number of choices and the ability to move side dishes around. Something for everyone from the person who doesn't eat foods that touch, to someone with a flair for exotic. Great place to take people whose food preferences are uncertain. Have done lots of celebrations here -- this time was both friends visiting and our wedding anniversary.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWinning CelebrationMy golf buddy and I won our Club's member/guest tournament so we took our wives to J.Gilberts with our winnings to celebrate. It was the perfect place and our server, Jamison was the Best !5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDinnerThe service was excellent. I would recommend that the male table seater wear a tie.
The homemade ice cream was outstanding!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience...again!We always enjoy visiting J. Gilberts! Service is very consistent! Thanks for a great time!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMNice place to relax and chatWe've eaten at this restaurant many times. The crab cakes and steak we ordered were tasty as uaual. Nikki, our server, was quick and friendly.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my FavoritesJ Gilberts is one of my favorite places for a quiet dinner of fine steak and great wine. Would recommend it to anyone. The quiet ambiance makes it relaxing and refreshing.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, prompt serviceExcellent food, prompt service and food was cooked correct to order.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great Mothers Day FeastWe have dined there a number of times and enjoy the wide range of dinner options and the great service.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat PlaceWe took my mom to this restaurant for Mother's Day, and we couldn't have chosen better. The service, the food, the attention to detail were all stellar. Even my cousin, who is notoriously picky, said it was the best meal he's had since he moved to Columbus 10 years ago.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA favorite of oursThe pre-fix menu is a great value. We enjoy J Gilberts because not only is the food delicious, the service outstanding, but it isn't noisy like so many restaurants are. A very nice experience!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food; Noisy CustomersThe food is always great and prices reasonable, but finding a quiet spot for a truly enjoyable eating experience is difficult.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food!My daughters, ages 21 & 23, said it was the best food they ever tasted & I agree. Every bite is incredible. The staff is very friendly & accommodating. We will surely return again soon.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMoh so deliciosoThe food was excellent! We had the Salmon R... appetitzer, an unexpectedly flavorful experience. We knew it would be good, but it was surprisingly so. One of us had the big Ribeye, done to exactly as requested, one had the petit filet with the scallops, done as requested as well. I had to make they talk otherwise their heads were down over their plates. I had the lobster, delicioso!
It has been a long time since I had lobster out, hate to pay that much and get an overdone, tough product. Yours was sweet and tender just as it should be. The yukon potatoes and grilled asparagus were cooked perfectly.
Thank you for a memorable meal!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food with friendsGreat variety on the menu. Fish was dry and my friend was offered a different dish. Server was very accommodating. Wonderful desserts. Be prepared to open your wallet. We spent just over 2 Benjamin Franklin’s on drinks, dinner and dessert for the four of us before tax and gratuity. The atmosphere could be considered dark and romantic depending on your table. I found most of the tables to be too close to one another. We could clearly overhear the conversation at the table next to us. Ask for a booth if you want a quiet evening. Overall a very nice dinner and evening out.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite restaurant! WeOur favorite restaurant! We took friends, who were excited to know about it.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBest steakhouse in Columbus!!My wife and I have been to J. Gilberts quite often. It is our favorite steakhouse in Columbus. They offer aged steaks,seafood and pasta in a very romantic setting. Their wine list is exceptional and the wait staff is always very knowledgeable. Pricing is excellent and the meals are inclusive of sides.
J. Gilberts really is the gem of Columbus!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGood but not greatWe dined here for the first time with friends and we all thought it was good, but nothing out of the ordinary. They do have an option for salad/entree/dessert price fixe, which was nice. They were not that busy for a Friday night, which surprised all of us. Food was just average-nothing spectacular or memorable. The claim to fame is "Wood fired grill" and the steaks/chicken had that smoky taste for sure. We were all sort of dissapointed with our waiter-she was not overly friendly and not very attentive. Seemed not to care if we had drinks replenished/etc. The whole experience was just ok-I much prefer J Alexanders in the same Crosswoods area. Similiar atmosphere/price/menu but much better service!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food - peaceful diningMy husband and I recently tried JGilberts at the request of our daughter, we enjoyed a quiet, romantic atmosphere. The service was tops and the food was scrumptious, we'll be back!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful expereinceThank you for a wonderful night of great food, skilled service and beautiful environment. It is hard to find a combination of delicious variety on the menu, good wine, good scotch :), good bread, properly cooked food (veggies, meat), quiet atmosphere and excellent service. Kim was our waitron and she knew exactly what to communicate to the chef about our preferences, she anticipated what we needed at the table and was both friendly and able to serve without disturbing our conversation. I loved the trio of filet and the crab bisque was both light and rich in flavor. Good job. Looking forward to my next visit with you.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Steak!My family and I dined at J. Gilbert's for my birthday dinner. I have been wanting to try this restaurant for some time now and I am glad that I finally did. I ordered the special which was a trio of 4oz. filets with different sauces. All three were excellent! I had a side of lobster mac and cheese and it was probably the best that I have ever had. I enjoyed every bit of this restaurant and I hope to return soon!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom the receptionist to theFrom the receptionist to the server to the kitchen staff every effort was made to make my wife's birthday special. They show outstanding customer service and attention to detail! Kudos!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came for my fiance's bdayWe came for my fiance's bday dinner, we had great service, food was excellent & she enjoyed it, thanks4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional - Highly Recommend!Exceptional dining experience. Our server, Marcus J., was very attentive yet not over the top. Our appetizer and dinner were very delicious and the cocktails were also very good. Highly recommend........and we will be back very soon.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe meal in general was veryThe meal in general was very good. The steaks were outstanding.
The room got a little loud but you can't fault the establishment.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I had anotherMy husband and I had another great time at J Gilbert's. It was my birthday and as always, the food was terrific. Tom was our waiter. He is friendly, helpful with our dinner selections and has a super personality. We loved the creme brulee...such an elegant treat!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual, our meal at J. Gilbert'sAs usual, our meal at J. Gilbert's was excellent. Our steaks were cooked 'rare' as ordered and our server provided an excellent dining experience. We find J. Gilbert's to be a good value, as well. We find the beef as good as any of the 'everything a la carte' venues.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThey only issue we had thatThey only issue we had that was somewhat diappointing was that a New York strip ordered Pittsburgh style (medium) was overcooked. We did not complain and had we did I'm sure it would have been replaced and done correctly. This is our favorite "special restaurant"4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMJust wonderful.Had no trouble getting last minute reservations and quick seating upon arrival. They were out of a few items my husband had his heart set on, we were pleasantly surprised by the generous gesture of having a part of our meal discounted. This really shows how attentive the staff and managers are to their guests as we would never have expected this. The scallops and lobster risotto were delicious and the entire staff made our evening a fantastic night out. Can't wait to go back.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great service and Food.Always great service and Food. Always my choice for that special meal!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service, menu specialsExcellent service, menu specials were outstanding!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food & Great ServiceThe Mesquite wood-fire grill really makes a huge difference. One of the best steaks I've had in Columbus. I had the Kansas City Strip and it was delicious - no sauce needed. Also had the lobster mac 'n cheese - it was incredible! And I really enjoyed the carrot cake for dessert - the frosting had coconut, which I loved. All in all, the food was done really well and the service was very good. I will definitely be going back sometime!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dinner! The lobsterExcellent dinner! The lobster tail was cooked to perfection, tender and juicy. The filet was tender and tasty...grassfed beef they say! Good veggies and excellent desserts.
Mixed berries with cream was the perfect dessert for me! M had his favorite: creme brulee, it was very rich and sweet.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe steaks are amazing mainlyThe steaks are amazing mainly because they are on the wood fire grill. It enhances the flavor. I would also recommend the scallops.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed our experience.Really enjoyed our experience. Was there for the Easter Menu. Susan was a great waitress, always ready to serve but not intrusive. Will make reservations again as there are many items on the menu that we want to try.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOur visit was a special occasionOur visit was a special occasion and everything lived up to, and beyond our expectations. The minute we walked into the restaurant the experience was exceptional, from the receptionists to the escort to our table to the service and of course, the food. We had the luxury of a private dining area in an eloquent setting and we were not rushed. Our server was relaxed and friendly yet very efficient.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMJ. Gilbert is our favoriteJ. Gilbert is our favorite place to go for excellent food, great service, and god ambiance. We go there at least once per month and will be back again and again in the future.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AM