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

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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 5ambience 5

Great waiter,Food was outstanding,cocktails too

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

Great strip steak as always. Love the chocolate cake!

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

Excellent steak day dinner.

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SI
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food as always. Really appreciate the relative quiet.

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

Birthday celebration was very good, except they didn’t come to our table with a birthday dessert with a candle & I noticed they were doing that for others who were celebrating their birthdays!

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KZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mark was outstanding. Food was amazing as always. Filet mignon was to perfection. Mahi Mahi was excellent. Thanks so much for a great dining experience yet again.

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

We love your place, food always great and service as well!!!!!

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H
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Had the one pound lobster tail. Our\trageously expensive but oh so delicious. Took half home for another meal. My husbands steak was melt in your mouth delicious despite the gristle. Food is always top notch. Noise level horrible - there is no sweet talking here. I always go back for the food.

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J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

About a week prior to this visit I came to J Gilbert’s for the first time, and I was so impressed with the food and service that I brought my father here as a birthday present. Expecting the service to be as good as it was my first visit, I shared with my family how flawless this restaraunt was and how excited I was to share the experience with them. Sadly, this was not the case this go around. The server was a bit forgetful, didn’t explain any food or drink specials to us, and was MIA a majority of the night. On a couple occasions I had to wave him down to remind him to bring the coffee we ordered, or the dessert we ordered. Though the server was generally kind, we waited quite a bit longer for food than I expected (compared to my first visit). The restaurant was just as busy compared to my first visit, which made the lesser and slower service a real disappointment. The food was still delicious and atmosphere comfortable, but I was disappointed and a little embarrassed by the service provided. I would definitely still visit J Gilbert’s again, and would suggest them to a friend (as I have to many of my friends already), I just wish the service was a bit more consistent.

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

We love J gilberts
we enjoyed my wife birthday dinner and the nice table
ready with birthday decorations.

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SC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great steak and you get 2 sides with your meal instead of having to pay for ala cart for everything. Nice ambience and wait staff friendly and knowledgeable.

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ML
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Don, was absolutely outstanding! We really enjoyed our conversations with him. :-)

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JG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Really great mashed potatoes but the salmon was somewhat bland and the green beans nearly raw. I was expecting better. The rest of my group enjoyed their dinner more

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

Our first time there. We celebrated my daughter's birthday and everything was great!

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

Valentines dinner great meal and service

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

It was my wife and my one year wedding anniversary and they decorated the table and gave us a free dessert. I was very happy with the experience.

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

Everything was great. We love J Gilbert's. My birthday is coming up in March. Do you guys provide coupons or Birthday discounts? Thanks

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

This is our third time there and we definitely keep coming back! Every single one of our servers have been wonderful and the food is fantastic!! We love the Pretzel Crusted Onion Rings and their steak is the best we’ve ever had! We rave about them to everyone we know. We will be back next month for our birthdays!

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

We enjoyed the experience of celebrating my wife's birthday at the table for six in the front corner, which was less impacted by hustling waiters and wait staff and somewhat quieter. As always, food was excellent and the service good except at the very beginning when we waited for our order to be taken.

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

the food and service was excellent
i can't wait to visit again

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

Everything was perfection..! Highly recommend..!

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

We were having our valentines dinner excellent experience as always!

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DG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nathan was a great waiter. He was very personable. The chef shouldn't definitely view the typo on the menu as fortuitous - the creamed corn on the baked potato was excellent and very unique (thanks to Nathan for helping us out with that too).

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Don’t go during any holiday. Any other time of the year is fine. I have been dining here for 15 years. Overall a good place to eat.

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k
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My husband ordered his steak medium well and came out very very rare. Our waiter took the piece of meat off the dish and wiped off the blood on the dish leaving the sides swimming in the blood. Thankfully the manager came over and took the whole plate away and gave him a properly cooked piece of meat with new sides. The resolved the issue quite quickly.

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

The service was phenomenal! The food is excellent! I go here every year for my birthday because they are truly exceptional. Thank you for being great!!

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Top notch food, service and ambiance. My favorite restaurant, but it was a little pricey over the Valentine's weekend (my dinner was $65). It was the best I ever had there, though. Always worth saving and going to J. Gilberts!

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L
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed my night spent at J. Gilbert's very much. The food was amazing from salad, to entrees, to desserts. The ambiance was perfect and our waiter was amazing as well and very attentive. It was worth every dime spent.

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CO
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a gift card and only go out to eat probably once a month. We didn’t know what to expect, but we were overwhelmed with how perfect everything was. Our server was absolutely phenomenal.. treated us like royalty. My boyfriend was absolutely astonished by how good all of the food was. We recommend the filet mignon and the lobster Mac and cheese, also if you like a little kick definitely get the calamari! We loved it so much we decided to come back once a year, regardless of how pricey it was.

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JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was Superb! I loved the quality of my steak. It was tender, tasty, and cooked to perfection!

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SS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We usually go for special occasions so every visit is worth savoring, just like the food. We have never had a bad meal here! I hate going to places for a special occasion only to have the moment ruined by the restaurant. NEVER HAPPENS HERE!!! The food is delicious! I have always had the same three sides, mushrooms with truffle butter (or risotto), and brussell sprouts. The staff is professional yet friendly. The decor is fine. Still trying to figure out the one statue with the long hair....... Looking forward to next celebration!

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R
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great customer service and amazing food. They even gave us complimentary dessert since it’s our first time there.

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D
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome meal, service and ambiance as always!

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CC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food selection excellent, especially the steak/beef dishes. Service is always top notch with the timing between courses and waiter interactions just right. The birthday confetti on the centerpiece was much appreciated by our daughter, the birthday girl.

thanks.

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ML
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We never order appetizers (we want to still be able to enjoy the entree, appetizers here are amazing but just very filling). At the most, we might eat the bread and butter. Our entrees are almost always their ribeyes. Tomahawk if its on their special.

J Gilbert’s has always been our go to for a steak dinner. It has become our standard now, any other steakhouse will automatically be compared to this place.

They have always maintained consistency. Service is always the same: friendly and attentive. Food so far has always been cooked perfectly to your liking.

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A
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and always great food.

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SC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak cooked perfectly. Flavorful dry aged beef matched with their signature Manhattan is in a league of it's own.

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j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

god food, excellent service but overly high prices

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RF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful Valentine's dinner! We started with the specialty cocktail Blackberry martini ... wonderful! My husband had a fillet with the maple glazed shrimp and I had the lamb with risotto. Both were delicious and done to perfection. Dessert was coconut cake for my husband, which he now has decided is his new favorite and chocolate velvet cake for myself. You really have to try this restaurant!

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