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

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. Reservations are highly recommended.

185 Glastonbury Blvd.
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4pm - 9pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 4pm - 10pm

Happy Hour at the bar top: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 6:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
Main

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(860) 659-0409

Website:
http://www.jgilberts.com/Home.aspx?826

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

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us for happy hour Sunday - Friday 4pm - 6:30pm. Appetizers starting at $6.00 & $1 off Beer (draft & bottled) and Well Drinks, House Wine $5 Martinis $6.00.

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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (76)
Fit for Foodies (75)
Cozy (73)
Bar Seating (72)
Happy Hour (68)
Good for Groups (67)
Neighborhood Gem (57)
Creative Cuisine (57)
Handcrafted Cocktails (54)
Vibrant Bar Scene (54)
Casual (52)
Authentic (48)
Quiet Conversation (43)
Local Ingredients (42)
Hot Spot (39)
Comfort Food (37)
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Healthy (32)
Tasting Menu (26)
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Great Beer (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
People Watching (9)
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Kid-friendly (6)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

After loving this restaurant for many years, this experience was less than satisfactory. One of the people in our part ordered the steak special which was inedible. They gave him a new steak but it still wasn't great. The rest of us only thought our meals were fair

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

You get what you pay for .. Great food , exceptional service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food waiter and evening

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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Love this place. Awesome food, great service. Never disappointed.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great bday dinner

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Everything was great top to bottom

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great atmosphere high quality food, wait staff was excellent. One of my favorite spots.

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We love J Gilbert, our favorite restaurant. Food is always outstanding and the staff is wonderful. A friend and I go to J Gilberts often when we want to catch up with each other, we are happy eating in the bar area or the restaurant. Very happy that J Gilbert is now available on Open Table...

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great experience as I’ve come to expect from J Gilbert’s. You can be assured they’ll get it right. You can never go wrong there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food and service always top notch, no matter what steak I order it is cooked to perfection.
Our server Katie was fantastic, attentive and very professional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Love this place, just wish it was not so expensive but it is a nice treat once in awhile. Great bar with wonderful service and the steak and crab are scrumptious. I was sent a coupon for my birthday so I just had to go!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

They definitely take care of you here! Food comes out perfectly timed, reasonably priced for the DELICIOUS food, great atmosphere, wonderful service, always accomodating! WE LOVE J GILBERTS!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Waiter busy, but attentive & friendly. Food good, decent wine list

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Always a pleasant experience!! Prompt seating with reservations and attentive wait staff. Nice perks as a loyalty card member. Oh, and excellent entrees and desserts.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Went for dinner during the week and we were not disappointed. Staff is always friendly, service is good, cocktails are tasty, and our dinners were served to our order. I typically order the New York Strip, but went out of the box this visit and ordered the lamb rack. It was cooked to perfection and tasted great, very tender and the wild mushroom risotto is tasty as well. My husband orders the small fillet with the crab cake as this is his favorite item on the menu. He cannot rave enough about the jumbo lump crab cakes; however, on this occasion he states the crab cake was served lukewarm. Everything else was served hot. There is a diverse selection of appretizers and full plates to choose from and you will not be disappointed to try J. Gilberts in Glastonbury.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Been here many times. Ordered the seafood platter. Fantastic but expensive.
Deserts were heavenly. Had the creme brulee and apple crostade.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

J. Gilbert's might do the steak thing spot-on, but they also know how to do salmon on a cedar plank in an off-the-chart way. Oh my! I also added the maple glazed shrimp and realized that a couple of orders of this delicious shrimp would make a great next entree for this lover of seafood!

And, for me, it's always best to take home 1/2 of my entree so I can savor the best-ever chocolate mouse cake with ganache ... ever! I want the recipe! Please?

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Always love a meal at J Gilbert's! Portions are big enough for a meal plus leftovers for lunch following day.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always a wonderful dining experience. We were celebrating a birthday but enjoy dinner there for many occasions. It’s our favorite restaurant for an enjoyable, family or couple dinner. We have a favorite server, Sergio, and he’s the best server in any restaurant we’ve ever been too. Has the perfect mix of attentive and knowledgeable, but not overbearing or pushy. He knows the menu and has an amazing memory of knowing our preferences. He is one of the reasons we return again and again. We celebrate Christmas there every Christmas Eve and he knows my children by name and remembers details about them. The food, service and atmosphere make it a fantastic place for dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

J. Gilberts is our favorite dining restaurant. The food is only surpassed by the excellent service. The specials are always a good choice. We will keep coming back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food is always excellent. The waiter are right there if you need them and provide excellent service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Incredible food, the waitstaff is always extremely pleasant and helpful. Beautiful restaurant.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Delicious food Great service. Great atmosphere. Enjoy going there for special occasions.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Cozy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Amazing meal as usual. The steak was cooked exactly as ordered. Very tender and the J. Gilbert’s sauce is an excellent choice. The scallops were tender and the sauce was so delicious.
The Granny Smith Apple desert was a terrific way to end the meal.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This is our usual New Year's Eve destination. The food is always delicious, the service is always outstanding and the atmosphere is always lively. We've been doing this for many years so it has to deliver year after year - and it does!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was not our first time at J Gilbert’s and it certainly will not be the last either. To begin, we were seated promptly upon arrival. Our wait person, Jacob, came to introduce himself and take drink orders. He also went over the evening specials which were all wonderful. My husband ordered one of the specials...a half pound lobster tail with a filet minion, I ordered just the lobster tail. For an appetizer we had shrimp cocktail which is always perfect. The meals were absolutely delicious, cooked to perfection. Berries and cream was a lovely light dessert. Overall, this was a great experience and we did not feel rushed (it was New Years Eve) and had a great night. Highly recommend this restaurant if you haven’t been there.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I have always been more than satisfied with the service and the food. I am looking forward to going again.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Another fantastic meal with impeccable service especially on a holiday. My wife and I will continue to dine here as often as possible.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Ribeye steak was on point! Service was very prompt.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was excellent and Matt, our server, was very attentive to our needs.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Delicious as always with great service. Excellent choice for celebrating a special occasion.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Perfection as always. Our favorite place to eat. Ken was fabulous!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always fantastic!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent steakhouse. Always delicious. Waitperson did not rush us in any way. He was very knowledgeable and allowed us to mosey through drinks and finally dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We went back to J. Gilberts in December to give them another try after a terrible experience back in November 2017. I must give J. Gilberts credit for doing their best to make it up to us by picking up the check from the original meal and extending our coupon to encourage us to try again. We just went back this weekend and it was a far better experience than before. Our order was taken correctly and promptly and our server was courteous and we were taken care of. We were happy with the meal and we are glad we gave J. Gilberts a chance to make it up to us. We will go back again and will consider the bad experience we had in the past an exception rather than the norm.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 29, 2017

J Gilberts is a great go-to for date night. Reservations are easy to make and I've never had to wait to be seated. The food is fantastic, great wine selection, and The waitstaff cannot be beat!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Cozy
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was delicious! The service was very good! Loved it! Can’t wait to come back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Went here for a belated Birthday dinner for me with my wife. What a great time we had. The food was great along with the cocktails. The waiter was very helpful and pleasant. I found it a bit pricey but well worth it for the quality of the food served. Will highly recommend this place.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Had a great time. Service was good. apps and main meal were timed well. friendly staff. were busy but didn't rush us out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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