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

4.8
4.8
8341 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak

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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Booked 65 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Mon 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Happy Hour
    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:30 pm
    Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (860) 659-0409

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Erik Blomstrann

  • Private party facilities

    J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood can accommodate lunch groups of 25 adult or more & can accommodate up to 42 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Manager: (860) 659-0409

  • Neighborhood

    Glastonbury

  • Cross street

    Main

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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What 8,341 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Steak

  • Connecticut

    Best Service

  • Connecticut

    Steak

  • Connecticut

    Most Booked

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  1. CA

    ChristopherA

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    J. Gilbert’s is excellent every time. If you are looking for a restaurant that gets the whole equation right - consistency, service, timing, and the food - you can’t miss going to J.G.’s.

  2. PD

    PatrickD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    J Gilberts has been one of our go-tos for as long as they've been around...which has to be 20-30 years. In all that time we've never had a sub-excellent meal, and the service is always spot-on, too. One of the best, most consistent restaurants in the Hartford area, if not Connecticut.

  3. JR

    JonnaR

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I can only say how wonderful our experience was . It was our 39th Wedding Anniversary and they made it a really great evening . Taylor our waitress was excellent! The manager came out to wish us a happy anniversary. The food was delicious! Hadn’t been there since before Covid . They have only improved !!

  4. RH

    RobertH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the special dry aged new york strip and it was excellent. I feel bad because for some reason my $30 tip did not get charged to my card

  5. A

    Anthony

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pleasantly surprised by JG's low-key attention in recognition of our 44th wedding anniversary. Thanks!

  6. JR

    JohnR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    food was great and the service was the best you could ask for. We will tell everyone we know about your place.

  7. TY

    TerryY

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    We celebrated our 43 anniversary on Wednesday May 11th. We were seated in a small booth right by the kitchen door. There was a constant parade of staff walking by all evening. Food was good but dessert was not delivered in a timely fashion. Drinks , salads, and dessert were very good, meal was a bit disappointing and seemed overpriced

  8. M

    Mike

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good waiter/busboy service and we enjoyed our meals. Thanks for celebrating my birthday!

  9. LP

    LucyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food flavor. Professional waiter who provided excellent service. We will definitely return.

  10. JF

    JosephF

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience5

    Well we have been to J Gilbert’s many times and found it to be excellent. We have always enjoyed our experience. This time we had a server that was more interested in selling us as much as she could - wine, food,etc. Didn’t know the price had to go ask. We finally settled on our wine $32.00 cheaper than what she was trying to sell us also on the food. The service dropped off. We finished our meal and had to wait an unusual amount of time to have our table cleared. The steaks were over cooked for the first time. Not happy

  11. GN

    GaryN

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food absolutely the best I would recommend the filet with the Demi glaze sauce.

  12. DF

    DavidF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a fabulous time and the food was outstanding. Our service was also great I can’t wait to go back.

  13. WL

    WillL

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome service! Great food! Will definitely dine here again!

  14. P

    Pete

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What’s to say, another great dining experience at J Gilbert‘s . They make you feel welcome, excellent service chefs cooking spot on every time. Can’t wait to go back again.

  15. MI

    MICHELEP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another great meal. My husband and I love JGilberts. Never disappointed.

  16. LS

    LisaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The steaks just don't seem as good in recent years. Less tender. Sometimes too much fat. Disappointing, especially for the price. No porterhouse anymore. Always excellent service. Always. Great sides. Somewhat loud.

  17. NG

    NickyG

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They never disappoint. They are my favorite restaurant in the state of CT. I have lived in MD, and their crab cakes are superior to any I have ever had!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were warmly greeted and seated within minutes of our reservation. Our server, Keanii provided excellent recommendations, was present on time and on point with attention to our needs. Our steaks were perfectly cooked, the sourdough bread was fresh and warm, the shrimp derango and Caesar salads were delicious. J. Gilbert’s provides a great dining experience and always leaves you thinking of the next visit. Glastonbury’s finest restaurant!

  19. KN

    KelvinN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    It was a great experience good was great and service

  20. DG

    DebraG

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great meal. Celebrated a birthday and enjoyed the meal. It was cooked to perfection

  21. c

    canishad

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    This visit was for my partners BDAY and the table was cute w the confetti a & what not however the food was less than optimal. Not sure if under new management or what but we’ve frequented on multiple occasions and the experience was not the norm. We ordered medium & medium-rare filet mignons and both were very much raw which we sent back after one cut into the filets only for them to come back overcooked?! Temperature was no where near what we asked for and also flavorless. Truly, I regret having to share this review bc it is again not the norm for this establishment. We politely asked for our food to go we didn’t even stay for the meal as the second time around wasn’t much better and the waiter was way too hyper about it. An unusual response and kind of really awkward. I would still recommend JGilberts because although this experience was not satisfactory I do not want to tarnish their rep.

  22. CO

    CindyO

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very nice place to dine for a special occasion. The food is outstanding and the portions are generous. The staff are attentive and take great care in making you feel welcome. I always get the bone-in Ribeye steak….best I have ever had for sure!

  23. JS

    JohnS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated my wife's birthday at J. Gilbert's as she requests every year. Hands down a satisfying experience every time.

  24. MB

    MichelleB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food and service were excellent as always. I had the 4oz filet with scallops, both melted in my mouth. I recommend adding the truffle butter. My husband's rib eye was perfectly cooked and flavorful. Our baked potatoes were huge. Absolutely no room for dessert, but the carrot cake looked amazing.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday dinner

  26. H

    Heather

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Prices continue to rise at J. Gilbert's which is understandable, but the quality hasn't remained on par. My filet wasn't seasoned and was grisly - a first for this restaurant. My husband asked for a medium well steak and his meat was served rare. The crab bisque was delicious and our waiter was excellent.

  27. JM

    JoeM

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    A great place for an (expensive) date night. The filet I had is one of the top 5 in my whole life. The waitstaff was attentive but not disruptive.

  28. MB

    MaryetteB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always have an excellent meal at J. Gilbert’s. It is our first choice to celebrate special occasions. Our server Lisa G. was so attentive paying attention to every detail.

  29. d

    dawnc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yes! My Filet was cooked to perfection and the sides were delicious. Outstanding waiter.

  30. L

    Linny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for a special dinner.. Food and staff — Outstanding..

  31. CB

    CarmenB

    West Virginia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent service, excellent meal. Good wine list. Friendly staff.

  32. F

    Foster

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    J. Gilberts is just a tier above other steakhouses, every time we come here we are blown away. Cannot recommend enoug.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great anniversary dinner!

  34. LS

    LisaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    J. Gilbert’s never disappoints! Another delicious meal - our anniversary tradition continues!!

  35. NR

    NancyR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service. We were seated in the bar which was a bit noisy for us to enjoy conversation as it was packed. Our server made a great wine recommendation when I told her what I was going to have for dinner and what type of wine I don’t enjoy. They also took seriously our daughter’s nut allergy while we were ordering. Food came out fast and was hot and delicious. Steaks were cooked perfectly and the sides were just as amazing as the steak. Expensive but so worth it!! Hard to get a reservation because they are so popular.

  36. LD

    LisaD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was awesome! Our table was ready when we arrived - we were actually 10 minutes early. We had a booth for three people - very comfortable. Our waitress was very friendly throughout the evening - I know my husband teased her a bit but she gave as good as she got. Our food, from appetizers to dinner to dessert was delicious. As always - a wonderful dining experience at J. Gilberts!

  37. N

    Natalie

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a pleasant dining experience with exceptional service and food. If you’re looking for a good steak, this place will not disappoint. It lives to the phrase “melts in your mouth”!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Jordan was a fantastic waiter! He was there for us without hovering or being Mia. Kind of like a magician! The perfect server. Made my boys feel right at home. Super nice! We had a wonderful anniversary, yet again!

  39. A

    Anna

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    3 stars. Food was not worth the price. Drinks and service were great!

  40. JP

    JasonP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Excellent food very time. Good ambiance. Very good service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood – Glastonbury offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 659-0409.

J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood – Glastonbury is rated 4.8 stars by 8341 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 65 times today
Google Map for J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood – Glastonbury

185 Glastonbury Blvd. Glastonbury, CT 06033

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main

  • Neighborhood

    Glastonbury

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Mon 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Happy Hour
    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:30 pm
    Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Erik Blomstrann

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (860) 659-0409

  • Private party facilities

    J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood can accommodate lunch groups of 25 adult or more & can accommodate up to 42 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Manager: (860) 659-0409

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