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

My favorite place. Food is always delicious and the wine selection is amazing.

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D
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another memorable Birthday Dinner for my wife Jeanette. Our beef selections were perfectly prepared, wine paring was delightful and Chocolate Velvet cake was delicious. Our waiter, Rob, was exceptionally attentive to our needs and was knowledgeable and quite friendly. A perfect evening!

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JD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is excellent. My wife and I have eaten at this restaurant before and are always pleased. The steaks are exceptional. Prices are somewhat high, but I highly recommend this restaurant, especially for special occasions.

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

Your food is spectacular. I have never had a bad meal there. But I must mention the service because whether it is the greeter, the waiter, the server, or the bus boys and even the bartenders everyone is professional courteous and neat. This to me reflects on management. You have a great thing going there and don’t stop what you are doing.

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OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are very pleased with this Restaurant in all aspects. From the welcoming ambience to the amazing tasting steaks, seafood, and delectable side dishes.
High on our list of recommendations is the Creamed Corn Side Dish.

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

Food was excellent. Service was beyond exceptional. It was nice that I had such personal service for my special day! It was nice that the manager took the time to come to our table to speak with us, not only once but twice. Highly recommended! A plus!

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

Thank you for making our anniversary perfect! Can't wait to come back.

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

Our waiter, Evan, was fantastic and made the evening a memorable event for my wife and myself on our 25th anniversary. The food was fantastic and properly prepared on the first try. The table was decorated for the event which was also a nice surprise. While I've only been to J. Gilbert's one time before I plan on visiting on a regular basis.

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

Excellent food. Good atmosphere. Noisy
Will go again

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

Remember years ago when the thin onion rings were on top of the rib eye? That's the only thing we miss. We celebrate birthdays and anniversaries at J Gilbert's exclusively.

With prayers for our troops and their families,
Margaret Gordon
MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN = TRUMP 2020

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

I will never visit you again !!!!!
I regret eating steak
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food everytime

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

Great food, great service from wait staff and manager. My only complaint, it's to dark. I know it's the ambience factor but a little brighter would help.

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MG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience was unbelievable!!!! The food was beyond great and so was the service. I literally wanted everything the waiter described. Such a gem!!! Hands down the best best restaurant my family have been to in a very long time.

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SO
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dinner. It was my mother’s birthday and they did a great job celebrating her. It’s her favorite restaurant and it’s all due to the service and food.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday dinner!

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MT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our "go-to" spot for special occasions-and intimate dinners-love the food and always get great service. We noticed that every staff member we encountered on our way out after dinner wished us a good night and thanked us for coming-very impressive.

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brian our waiter was fantastic would like him to be our servrer always, J Gilbertds never lets us down our got to place

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D
New England
23 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our meal was delicious and our server was very nice - Rob.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful!

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LD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
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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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding .....the best restaurant in Connecticut...….steaks are outrageous tasteful and cooked exactly as ordered...….service is impeccable …...

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CW
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, our meals were excellent and the service was very professional and the waitstaff was very personable. It was a lovely evening.

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JT
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my wife's birthday and both of us really enjoyed our evening .Outstanding dinners, service and ambiance. We definitely recommend J.Gilberts to family and friends.

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DJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

J. Gilbert's in Glastonbury, CT is spectacular! Great atmosphere, wait staff very attentive, but not intrusive. The cocktails and food were amazing......best steak EVER! Friends had seafood, lamb, and pork and everyone raved about their dishes. Will return soon!

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KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were excellent! A bit pricey but worth it!

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AC
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
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 on May 15, 2019
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 on May 15, 2019
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 on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. The team enjoyed the meal

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CS
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
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 on May 14, 2019
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 on May 14, 2019
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 on May 13, 2019
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 on May 13, 2019
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 on May 13, 2019
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 on May 13, 2019
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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RC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
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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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best.

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
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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