J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood – Glastonbury

4.8
6027 reviews
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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 Blue potato chips & chocolate velvet cake. The cozy atmosphere includes fire side dining, rich wood, brick & soft lighting where you can enjoy dinner for two 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 seven days a week, beginning at 4pm Monday through Saturday and 3pm on Sundays. Reservations are highly recommended.
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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful!

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LD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite local restaurant for special occasions- I brought out a friend for his first experience here and HE LOVED IT. J Gilbert's didn't disappoint. From the cocktail to the dessert, food was delicious, or server Jacob was attentive and informative-we didn't feel rushed and we were able to have a conversation at the table (when our mouths weren't full of yummy goodness) The prices are a good value for what you get but for me-it's for special occasions as it is a tad expensive. I do appreciate that you can feel comfortable to come in jeans or you can dress up and was surprised to see the amount of families that came with their young children-which if a family is blessed to be able to afford it, that was wonderful to see. Side-note- they have a good happy hour, if you would like to eat some great things off the menu and have some drinks at great prices.

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AC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. My daughter said it was my wife’s birthday and they added some birthday confetti to the table so people would know. It was nice and the kids had a good time with it.

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SW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was never a dull moment at j Gilbert's. From the appetizers, dinner and drinks. Oh let's not forget desserts. CARROT CAKE OH MY.. IT WAS MY WIFE AND I FIRST APPEARANCE AND WONT BE OUR LAST. Our waitress made us feel like we were in her home.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! This was my boyfriend’s first time there and absolutely loved the ribeye!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. The team enjoyed the meal

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CS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner with a party of four everyone enjoyed their dinner food was excellent our waitress was absolutely wonderful she knew the menu hands-down inside and out answered all of our questions I don’t wonderful personality. Owners visited our table when there was an air conditioning issue. Took care of it promptly and And they were happy to do it. Overall we were very happy with their service and their food. Will definitely return the future

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Houston
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best places in Glastonbury to eat. You can get fresh seafood or outstanding steaks. Our server George was outstanding and attentive.

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KG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to J Gilbert’s to celebrate our anniversary. Our food was cooked to perfection and every server who came to our table wished us a happy anniversary and made us feel very special. We brought our kids and they were impressed with the food as well. My only problem is my children now have a great palate for good steak. We’ll be dining again soon.

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DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service,
We have never had a bad meal at J Gilbert’s

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RD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time atJ.Gilberts, we were promptly seated by the very welcoming hostess. Our waiter, George was outstanding, attentive, very sociable, explained the menu in detail and answered all questions, we were very pleased with the complete staff and there professionalism. The food was excellent.

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RB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was only my second time going to J Gilbert’s. But the food there is amazing. From dinner to desserts!
Out server Rachel, was more then great. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. We went for a birthday and they make it extra special.

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v
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is consistently perfect! Our waiter Nat was phenomenal. It was a great birthday celebration!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my boyfriend’s birthday and it was amazing! They were extremely knowledgeable about gluten free options and the table was decorated for his birthday, we loved it! Definitely recommend for special occasions!

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New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best.

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

While we went on mother’s day, it did not appear too crowded. Our waiter was nice but not too attentive to us. We waited an obscene amount of time for our dinner. When we finally got it my steak was not as good as it was before. (This is the second time we came here within 3 months and I got the exact same meal). Our waiter was even slow getting back with our drinks, and he just seemed disinterested in giving us good service. Last time we went we had exceptional service from our waiter. We wanted dessert and coffee but it took so long to get our dinner we just wanted to get the check.
On another note I cannot have alcohol, and your steak sauce had such a strong taste of Burboun I’m wondering if you should specify on the menu that the sauce has it in there. There’s no guarantee it’s cooked off.

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AC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So I had made a reservation and it was my first time going. We had went on Mother Day and it was an amazing experience. The service was very good, they were attentive to you and the food was just amazing. We enjoyed out time there and definitely recommend to others.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife loved it, what more can I say ;)

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BL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed a Mother’s Day dinner with my husband and sons. The waiter was awesome. So attentive to everything. EVERYTHING!! Our food was absolutely delicious, as usual. Can’t wait to go again.

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CD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Gilbert’s was an ideal spot for Mother’s Day. From the moment we arrived we were welcomed by staff we’ve known for years, as well as by more recent additions to the restaurant “family”. Btw. Congratulations for another year on the Best of Hartford poll!!!! You deserve it, great food and a tremendous wait staff. We hope the home office rewarded you well for making them look so good.
It’s always a pleasure to dine at J. Gilbert’s.

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BR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and impeccable service ! I tended to box J. Gilbert's as just a great steak place, but the seafood is to die for as well.

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RT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the food was outstanding. Our server Sergio A. was attentive and personable. All in all, a great dining experience. I would strongly recommend J Gilberts to our friends.

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GG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely my favorite restaurant in the area and this visit affirmed it still is!! Fabulous food and outstanding service.

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RP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been dining at JGilberts for many years. Service and food always spectacular. They never disappoint. It’s our go-to restaurant for special occasions.

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NG
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was excellent, service, food, atmosphere, I think the wine selection could be a little bit better and value for what was received was a bit expensive !!!

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B
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service were excellent. Very hospitable. The food were good but not excellent.
My husband and I enjoyed very much and we would like to come back.
Best

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JO
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the Durango Shrimp app. Awesome. And the corn side is a must.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always excellent as well as the service. Looking forward to returning in the near future

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MF
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall a good experience. We wanted to order a dessert but it was a long time for our waiter to come back to our table
I dont blame him, it looked like it got real busy. So we just ended up leaving and going somewhere else for dessert, even getting the bill was hard to get
I will still come again.

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s day

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JO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always amazing

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LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

J. Gilbert's never disappoints. The food is amazing. The quality of the food and the flavors are top notch. The service is outstanding. I am always impressed by the wait staff's attentiveness and friendliness. It's a pricey restaurant but worth every penny. My family and I will be back!

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BL
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good service. Great value. Comparable to Capital Grille but half the price.

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NG
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes, Jordan P. is the best and a great asset to J.Gilbert’s. People like Jordan consistently drive new business into restaurants, and help to retain long-term customers!

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CB
West Virginia
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and great service. Our waiter, Matt was professional, friendly and an all around wonderful server!

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RA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

J.Gilbert's food and service are always outstanding. The noise level is a little bit too much when you want a peaceful dinner. The staff is always moving about like a well balanced orchestra The prices are a little high, but you get what you pay for delicious food.

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GN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat , service is always outstanding filet was excellent

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food
Server Don was awesome
Very friendly & attitude was perfect

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T
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious. The whole staff is very attentive and the food is consistently great. Cannot think of one bad thing to say.

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CC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great experience. Service and food was top notch. It was loud and i had some trouble hearing what people in our party were saying a few times but overall ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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