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

4.8
6239 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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Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak. Great food! Unfortunately, very loud table right next to us. Otherwise terrific experience.

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

This was our first visit to J. Gilbert’s. We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. I can’t say enough about how amazing our experience was. The entire staff were friendly and down to earth, everyone wishing us a happy anniversary. Our server went out of his way to make us comfortable and happy. And the food was fantastic. We went there for the steaks, filet and Kansas City strip, and they didn’t disappoint. We were too full to eat dessert but took home a slice of carrot cake and it was perfection! Can’t wait to go back!

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

Excellent service. Friendly, attentive, personable and knowledgeable waiter. Great quality food!

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

Just about everything regarding our dining experience at J. Gilbert’s was delightful. The food was delicious and our waiter, Matt, was very attentive throughout our meal without being imposing. He also had a great sense of humor. Our salmon was cooked perfectly, just as we had ordered it. The only negative was that we had to wait about 15 minutes or so for our table even though we had a reservation.

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

Great service. Delicious food. Awesome ambience. But a little pricey. Overall though, phenomenal dining experience.

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

This is the first time that my wife has gone to J Gilbert‘s. I have been there before. Both of us were very impressed with the food to service the atmosphere and the staff. Will highly recommend anyone to go there.

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

Favorite restaurant!! Love it every time I go.
Best crab and steak in the world.

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

My only disappointment was the food we brought home. I got the wrong meal. It was my sisters, not a strangers but still. We don’t live that close to each other. My sister ended up doing the drive to switch the meals. She wouldn’t eat mine case it was over cooked in her opinion. Big inconvenience!

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

Our dinner was fantastic and it was delivered by very well trained, knowledgeable staff. Our absolute favorite was the carrot cake. It was the best we’ve ever had. I highly suggest the restaurant to anyone.

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

Always fantastic food, drinks and service.
We make it a point to go every year for our anniversary knowing we are in for a delicious dinner. This year was no exception as always.

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

Gilbert’s is in my mind one of the best restaurants in the area. The service is excellent and the menu is superb.p

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

This is not our first time at J.Gilbert's and as always, super food and service.We will be back in the future.

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KR
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my wife's birthday, and J. Gilbert's in Glastonbury is her favorite place to dine! Her birthday this year was no exception! Our server, Rachel, was wonderful! The food was excellent as always. We started off with the night's special "steak tartare" which we shared, and are glad we did! Delicious, but way too large a portion for one person. We both had filet mignons for dinner, and I have to commend the chef for making the best mashed potatoes I've had yet there! My wife had the salt baked potato which now comes "loaded" with cheddar cheese and bacon! And our advice is to absolutely try the lemon and lavender cheesecake for dessert. We had a great dinner with great service, as always!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

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CP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent meal as usual!! Great experience! Only issue is that we were celebrating a birthday and it was not acknowledged.

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FL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've said it all before. This place is ALWAYS perfect, and we've never had a bad meal here.

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IH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was our first time there, our go-to place for especial ocasiones is Ruth’s Chris but we decided to try J Gilbert’s this time and it’s was a great experience. I wish I would’ve know about your coupons in advance. 🙂

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was very attentive & the ambiance was superb.Thank you!

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S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good! ❤️

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BA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the place to eat

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HL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In every way - a wonderful dining experience. The venue is comfortable. The wait staff is friendly and very attentive to providing a truly enjoyable time and of course the food is excellent.

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JT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have never been disappointed at the Glastonbury restaurant. I always order their special Manhattan “up” and may be the best that I’ve ever tasted. I usually get a steak which is cooked just as requested and my wife favors one of the fish offerings.

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D
New England
30 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great experience and an excellent value for a steakhouse considering your sides are included

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LA
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, especially the steak! We highly recommend partaking in this dining experience!

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RP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Air conditioner was not working, so it was too hot. Otherwise everything was great....as usual!

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RA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service great food what more can I say our waiter was excellent and the food superb

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MS
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

We went there for an anniversary dinner and it was sweltering outside. When we got into the restaurant, the air conditioning wasn't working properly or was working at a minimal level and it the temperature was to the point where it was uncomfortable in there and I just wanted to get out of the place. I normally love this restaurant, but to have the AC be shot and for it to be super warm made the experience the worst I have ever had there and it made both my wife and I not even want to savor the meal or stay any longer than we had to. I was very disappointed to say the least.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tonight’s Special wasn’t my favorite meal, but was still good. Caesar salad is the best ever always, and the service is always top notch.
Thank you

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LD
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service! Difficult to get a reservation at times but it’s worth reserving early. Will definitely return soon!

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E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! Service was outstanding! We will be going back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect!!!! We couldn’t have asked for a better server or meal!!

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JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have had a great meal and service! One of our favorite restaurants!

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JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always have a good meal and service. My favorite burger in the state and I've had a ton

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KM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We drive from Woodbridge to enjoy a guaranteed great meal. If there was a complaint, it was that the rib entree was too large. Otherwise, appetizers and mains are always rock solid. Well be back for sure

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DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at J.Gilberts. The only place I go for steak. The staff is always pleasant and efficient. Food cooked perfectly and served hot. Highly recommended.

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JA
New England
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner last week. The filet melted in my mouth, so delicious, and my friend had the steak and raved about that also. You can’t beat their head lettuce salad, we shared it, they cut in kitchen for us. The stuffed baked potatoes, yumm.
Overall it was a lovely evening.
This restaurant always gives good quality for a good value.

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JF
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Sandy was fantastic but the guy next to us was loud and rude. He had absolutely no patience and caused drama that was unnecessary. Our food was great and service overall was great.

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always has great food and consistent service. Everyone makes you feel comfortable and they show they appreciate your business

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ES
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambience. Our family enjoyed celebrating one of our member's birthdays.

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