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

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

4.8
4.8
9862 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. Reservations are highly recommended.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 91 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 9,862 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

Loved For

  • Connecticut

    Best Overall

  • Connecticut

    Best Food

  • Connecticut

    Best Service

  • Connecticut

    Best Ambiance

  • Connecticut

    Best Value

  • Connecticut

    Great for fine wines

  • Connecticut

    Romantic

  • Connecticut

    Good for special occasions

  • Connecticut

    Most Booked

  • Hartford

    Best Overall

  • Hartford

    Best Food

  • Hartford

    Best Service

  • Hartford

    Best Ambiance

  • Hartford

    Best Value

  • Hartford

    Great for fine wines

  • Hartford

    Romantic

  • Hartford

    Good for special occasions

  • Hartford

    Most Booked

9,862 Reviews
  1. HunterM

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. Service was great. Little pricey for the portions but overall still very happy.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had burgers and they absolutely delicious the fresh brewed ice tea was wonderful as well

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  3. LynneU

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to J Gilbert’s for many years. I usually let them know if it is an occasion, and their staff is very nice to wish us well. We had crab cakes for an appetizer, cajun spice pan roasted filet, and surf and turf (scallops). The crab cake was almost 100% crab, served with mango sauce. The cajun spice filet was as perfect as expected (as one of us always orders it. The scallops tasted as sweet as candy. After having cappuccino, we took the chocolate velvet cake home for later consumption, and it was awesome as usual. We highly recommend J Gilbert’s, but make your reservations early. The good times are filled earlt.

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  4. Amani

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and wonderful service. Will be coming back for sure!! 10/10

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  5. DonnaD

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great individualized service . Our waitress Jackie was wonderful ! Very pleasant efficient and kind . Food was delicious as always . Crab cakes are the best ❣️

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  6. SueB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was delicious and the service was outstanding as well.

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  7. Sandy

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Even though we had reservations it took like 30 minutes to get seated. Not a lot of room to wait in the lobby and bar was full. Both were overcrowded. Food was excellent but feel everything was a bit overpriced. The drinks were a little short on the alcohol in them.

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  8. Italia

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a superlative experience! And our server Don was outstanding!

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  9. JackB

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoy getting special offers which make dining at J. Gilbert's even better!! Food was delicous and Alec was a great server.

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  10. johnl

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent email to use towards dinner. Food and service was Excellent.

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  11. CindyW

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent as always. My husband had the Seafood Platter and I had the Blackened Chicken Pasta. Cooked to perfection! Our server, Lisa G was very attentive and brought us a bowl of yummy chocolate ice cream to share for our anniversary, on the house!! A special, fun meal :) Cindy

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  12. DebbieM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was excellent! Thank you so much for making our evening an enjoyable experience

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  13. BrianP

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and fantastic service. Always a wonderful experience

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  14. erbdvm

    New York City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious, again. We always enjoy our meal and the service is great.

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  15. KentIsland99

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the seafood grill and filet scallop combo - both were excellent. The carrot cake was also very good.

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  16. RobertD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal and service were both outstanding., as always.

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  17. SelenaW

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I, celebrated a late valentine's day dinner, on February 25th, As usual, the food was very good came out hot. I server was very attentive, but very busy, the only complaint was they seated us near a family with 2 little kids who was beginning to be noisy.

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  18. AshleyP

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was excellent. The food was very good and the service was great as well.

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  19. BarbW

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Steaks, ahi tuna, scallops & risotto were excellent! Carrots overwhelmed the calamari in the appetizer.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing as always and we had the best waiter we have ever had. Shout out to Don! Thank you for making our night out a great experience all around!

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  21. PatriciaC

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Robert was an exceptional server and attentive! Food was delicious …

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    J Gilberts is always spectacular. The service is just as exceptional as the food.

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  23. ElizabethP

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food, drinks were excellent and so was the dessert

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  24. Tina

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent! Food and service is always top notch. Helps to make a reservation in advance because always packed!

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  25. GeneN

    Connecticut

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We could not have had a better dining experience. The food and beverage were great as always. But what stood out this time was the service. Jackie O was a perfect example of the ultimate service to expect. She made the dining ever most awesome.

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  26. MiosotysS

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an excellent dinner with exceptional service by Maya.

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  27. DonH

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have not been in awhile, and I am sad that we haven't. Everything was great! Everyone was great, from the front desk to all the service members. Food was great and they have a great menu!! We will defiantly not let much time go by between visits. Cant wait to go again!!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been enjoying J. Gilbert's for years. Each visit has been great. Steaks are perfectly cooked. Their sour dough bread is so delicious. The server was amazing.

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  29. BrittanyG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, this dining experience was truly an exceptional affair, highlighting the virtues of fine dining without pretentiousness. The combination of serene ambiance, culinary brilliance, and outstanding service made it an unforgettable experience, and one I would highly recommend to those seeking a taste of culinary excellence. Thank you

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  30. JoJo

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for my annual birthday dinner and j.gilberts did not disappoint! Tried a new dish this time - the Grilled Seafood Dinner and everything was excellent. Also enjoyed a Wedge Salad first and took home my awesome dessert - Creme Brulee. Looking forward to going back. Keep up the great food and service - Brian was excellent.

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  31. MikeInHartford

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Meal was great and Kelly P was a great server at our business dinner.

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  32. SandraY

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a wonderful experience I was celebrating my birthday with my husband and we loved everything about it the service the ambiance the food was superb. We loved the extra touches they did for my day. Thank you to everyone who made our experience a great memory.

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  33. JasonH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service and ambiance were all top notch for a friend's birthday dinner!

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  34. MichelleM

    Connecticut

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, and Alec was an outstanding server!

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  35. AngelaC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat in the bar for the first time, service seas still great just a lot more traffic.

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  36. AshleyB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter was very knowledgeable and polite. Also loved decorations on table! Nice touch!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service is always excellent. Can never go wrong here!

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  38. Share301

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our ‘go-to’ for a great meal. Usually consistent and always mouth waterting! On this occasion tho I had to wait for my steak to get thrown back on. I hemmed and hawed about saying something. It was quite red when I asked for medium well when I mentioned I prefer well to the waitstaff but was talked down to medium well as to make sure I didn’t receive an over cooked steak but got an undercooked steak instead. I just didn’t want to have my family have to wait (being w my 2 children who are not super patient) but this is exactly what happened. They were great and even came back w fresh sides but unfortunately not more time. Everyone was waiting on me. With a $200 meal it would have been nice to eat together.

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  39. HackA

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Rob was absolutely amazing. He made the entire experience so wonderful and made us feel so welcome. The atmosphere was very welcoming and friendly. Food was AMAZING!!! Overall great experience

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  40. JerryA

    Connecticut

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food, everything was cooked to perfection, awesome prices and the drinks were amazing 👍

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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 9862 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 91 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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