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

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

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jgilberts.com/Home.aspx?825
  • Phone: 9136428070
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday 4PM-10PM | Friday & Saturday 4PM-10:30PM | Sunday 4PM-9PM.

    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm
    Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Ruben Rosales
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
  • Entertainment: Friday - Saturday: Live Music in the lounge from 6:00 - 9:00pm
  • Special Events: Happy hour food and drink specials: SUNDAY – FRIDAY | 4pm - 6:30pm | BAR ONLY.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 89th
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking in the private lot.
A word from J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Overland Park
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 and lunch banquets. Reservations are recommended
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Overland Park reviews from OpenTable diners
284 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (225)romantic (173)notable wine list (107)neighborhood gem (99)fit for foodies (97)good for groups (71)vibrant bar scene (22)hot spot (16)late-night find (11)great for lunch (11)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (7)great for brunch (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Fine Food and Terrific Waitress
    CATNIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The waitress was very pleasant and gracious. Had appetizers, salads, and entrees. Lot of food and very good
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The food was delicious and the noise level was not an issue at all even as we had a group of six people. The service was good, not stellar. I was expecting a bit more given the menu prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome service
    djrevord
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Came in for my boyfriend's birthday dinner. Started with cocktails at the bar, ended at a booth fit for a king and queen. James L. is an exceptional server. Good was delicious as always. Sunday nights are half-priced bottles of wine night!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Definitely recommend it!!
    Diner
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Wonderful from start to finish. Christine was an excellent server!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Great Place
    Meateater
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I'm from Europe and the feeling was back. It is great place to eat in nice calm light and very romantically done place. It would be better not to take you kids with you as this is really special place.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 5 stars
    candycane
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My very favorite resturant- They meet all expectations!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great anniversary experience
    steaklover
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary at J. Gilbert's. I love the wood-fired steaks and impeccable service. On this occasion, the service was extremely top-notch. When the wine I initially selected was not to my liking, the server provided an alternative selection at no extra charge. The steaks were fabulous, though not 100% to my preparation preference (instead of medium rare, I felt my filet came out more towards medium). However, extremely well done nevertheless. I went for the three-course dinner and was absolutely stuffed by the time dessert arrived. A great experience once again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food especially the steaks is simply amazing. Steaks are melt in your mouth perfect. The service is great. A little loud but the food makes up for it. Sides are good. Bread that they bring to the table is so good. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a great steak!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Savor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great wood fired steaks. Excellent ambience in bar area.. Always lives up to high expectations. Bone in filet, WOW!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kc's finest
    Steveinkc
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    this is probably one of the premier steak houses in all of KC.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Disappointed. Had heard it was very good. wife's potatoes were room temp. my steak was under cooked and wife's was overlooked. will probably not go back
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was an off night
    Scuderia
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Slower than usual, mainly because of the game. The food was a little slow but still amazing. Service wasn't as good as usual, but everyone has an off night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner to remember
    Erinl
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My husband and I ate here for my birthday and everything was fabulous! We had a great dining experience and will definitely return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nonicknameVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We came here for steak on a Friday night. Started with the maytag blue chips, which are delicious. We both ended up with version of a filet, and both orders were fork tender and cooked perfectly. They have a nice variety of wines by the glass in addition to a lengthy wine list. You can also choose from various pour sizes, which is nice. Service is always professional, attentive but not intrusive. Parking is easy. This is our go-to for steak and we have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    As always, the food was amazing, service prompt, and ambiance was great. One of overland parks hidden gems!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    LoveMusic
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We dine at J. Gilbert's from time to time and are always very pleased with the food and service. They have an excellent selection of steaks and seafood, and do a very nice job with the preparation of the meals. A very nice establishment.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Great food, great service, great ambience! J. Gilbert's is our favorite place to dine in Overland Park. We've never had a bad meal or bad service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very impressed!
    Sodapop
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Excellent food, great service and perfect for date night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mike won't go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Worst food and service for a fine dining restaurant I've ever had.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • very enjoyable!
    Corvettegirl
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Wonderful food, excellent service, cozy atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • celebrated our 33rd Anniversary!
    LeawoodRealtor
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We have relatives and friends that rave about J.Glberts and now that we experienced it ourselves....join in their praise. We were excited to walk into such a warm, inviting atmosphere and found the arrangement of booths/tables to allow for some privacy. Our waitress was funny yet formal enough to preserve that special service touch. I had arranged our reservation for two using the online service on J.Glberts website. In the notes I mentioned our 33rd anniversary. Upon arrival at our table, our service had placed a hand written note recognizing our event and offering an "on the house" champagne toast or dessert. J.Gilberts will be on the top of our list for our next special occasion. "
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The food and service was amazing! I have been coming here for 16 years and have always had a great meal and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    J. Gilbert's is my all time favorite restaurant. I would recommend to any and everyone for a wonderful dining experience. Excellent food, excellent service, excellent ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Special
    CWdinesVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We made our reservation with Open Table and informed J Gilbert's that we were a birthday party of (4) with (2) birthday's- We were treated exceptionally well, and as usual the food was outstanding. My wife ordered the swordfish special and it was moist and flavorful. My steak was done just right and also very flavorful. We continue to be impressed with the consistent quality of service and food. We think its one of the best steak restaurants in KC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Kansas City Fav
    Luvsfinedining
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    J. Gilbert's is one of the best restaurants in Kansas City. The atmosphere is great and the food and service is outstanding every time. You cannot go wrong dining here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On point as usual!
    beachlvr
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We've lived in KC since college so have tried many of the best of the best restaurants (we're avid seafood and steak lovers). Of all the places we've tried (all the big names on the Plaza, Downtown, Town Center, P&L etc), J. Gilberts continues to rank among my hubby's faves when it comes to wood fired steaks. Dined here again for his birthday dinner and once more food was delicious, service great! Oooo, and the triple layer chocolate cake? Heaven!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb Supper
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We had the prize fixe 6 oz center cut filet dinner. It was a fantastic choice. The sides were great and the steak cooked as ordered. The salads were wonderful and the desserts perfect. Our server Raquel was attentive and very accommodating. We ordered mushrooms on the side. We had a $100 open table check that made our dinner even better. We love open table and the restaurants that take part always seem to meet our expectations and this one is exceptional. Great bar scene and happy hour. Highly recommend for food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    It was just okay - mediocre at best. And the prices are sky high too. My Yukon gold mashed potatoes arrived lukewarm and center cut filet mignon tasted curiously like a bacon wrapped sirloin we've bought at HyVee. the Caesar's salad for $7.25 was yummy, but not $7.25 worth of yummy. I would not return to this restaurant. Our co-diner's steak arrived medium rare when she asked for medium well. For $31, I think the kitchen could pay attention to the orders a little closer.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday lady
    goldenoldie67
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Wonderful night with family for my 65th Birthday. Waiter was wonderful because he took special care of us for my birthday and because my husband needed a special no salt fare. He was very careful and entertaining at the same time! The food was superb. A special and memorable evening.
    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.
  • food is consistently very good
    Lucy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I've never had a bad meal. Food is always very good with solid service. Love the steaks and the crab cakes. My only disappointment was the number of people there in shorts and a t-shirt. The restaurant is comfortable but not that casual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Winner
    Bill
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    J. Gilbert's is a favorite because they are predictable. Always great food, superb service and wonderful atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great service started from the second we entered the front door. We did't have to ask for anything because our waiter was "on top" of our every need. The food was exquisite and I/we felt that the food was a "love tap" for our tummies:-) and then there was the dessert - out of this world. I used to own 2 chocolate factories and I can honestly say that your dessert as well as the main course were world class. Hat's off to all of your team.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining room chairs are very low
    NapasteveVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We went as two couples. The other couple sat in the booth and we sat in chairs opposite them. The chairs were so low that the table was almost up to my armpits.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • richcavallaroVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Gets my vote for the best steak in the city. The Prix-Fixe menu is a good deal and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak Cooked to Perfection
    Live2Eat
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This was our second time to eat here. We enjoyed both times. Steak has been done perfectly each time. They are very willing to accommodate substitutions on the sides, which is nice. The service was excellent on both visits. Sides are unremarkable, but creme brulee erased that from our minds and our palates. They have a great wine list and a fair number of wines by the glass. My husband enjoyed the beer selections.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • remains consistent...
    eatsoutlots
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Waitress said they are known for their steaks, but quick to add seafood... not sure of sustainability factor for any of the dishes. Three generations, and all found something to order- many of us took food home. Sadly the tortilla soup (really? in a steak restaurant) did not please my husband. All a bit pricey but that seems to be the norm for many of the local steak and seafood restaurants. We had to ask for the AC to be turned off as it was blowing directly down on our table, and even my daughter commented on the dim lighting. It may be showing its age now. I made the reservation via OpenTable, and commented that we were celebrating- yet no one asked nor acknowledged this. The front desk seemed to be in the middle of something...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An awesome romantic dinner
    Scooter53200
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The manager and our waitress made our anniversary dinner an awesome and wonderful experience. We both agreed we will be back very soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time there--
    TenPenney
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Even though J Gilbert's has a great reputation and was recommended by friends, this was our first visit. Our food was great! The steaks were so flavorful and the crab cakes were filled with large lumps of crabmeat. The service was very pleasant and capable. I really liked the lighting, it added to the feel of private, intimate dining even though the restaurant was busy. We could easily carry on our conversation as could those around us. This is really a great place to eat!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LarrDineVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Good dinner and evening, except too loud - particularly with group playing in bar.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for our anniversary
    Lhornepopp
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    When I booked the reservation, I asked for a quiet spot to celebrate my anniversary. Not only did they give us a secluded booth, they gave us a very nice card to celebrate our special day. The service was excellent and the steak was amazing. My picky husband couldn't get over how good everything was, and I was so very pleased to have a good first experience there. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate