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

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4.7

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4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (198)
Good for a Date (168)
Good for Anniversaries (162)
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Good for Birthdays (156)
Romantic (113)
Worth the Drive (112)
Business Meals (81)
Cozy (66)
Notable Wine List (62)
Happy Hour (60)
Fit for Foodies (59)
Bar Seating (55)
Creative Cuisine (51)
Authentic (47)
Good for Groups (47)
Quiet Conversation (46)
Vibrant Bar Scene (46)
Local Ingredients (45)
Neighborhood Gem (45)
Casual (40)
Hot Spot (40)
Comfort Food (38)
Handcrafted Cocktails (38)
Fun (33)
Pre/post Theatre (29)
Seasonal (23)
Healthy (21)
Tasting Menu (19)
Great Beer (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Great for Lunch (8)
Paleo Friendly (7)
People Watching (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Organic (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (4)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The food and cocktails were superb as always. We both had the special which was Nantucket Bay Sugar Drop Scallops over mushroom risotto with asparagus and grape tomatoes; it was outstanding. Our server was Sergio, and he was fantastic, very knowledgeable, honest, fun, and professional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 3 days ago

I have always enjoyed meals at j Gilbert's. This was my friends birthday. I was told by a friend that dessert was free for birthday person, however, we were charged for it. A little disappointed. They did put happy birthday decor on table and candle in the dessert.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 4 days ago

J. Gilbert's was great in all respects as usual but I was less than thrilled with the Open Table formatting and ease of use.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We always consider J. Gilberts as a special place to go for a great meal. We have never been disappointed.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

This is a special occasion place. We will do it again

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

return to J Gilberts to use my birthday certificate I came along with my mom and my sister of course I love the atmosphere at J Gilbert's and we started out with our cocktails and I had a delicious meal along with my sister and my mom enjoying their meals as well. I truly enjoyed our waiter Ken he had excellent customer service skills very attentive and it's good when a waiter can help you with selecting something you want or may have not tried on the menu our waiter name was Ken there is two Ken's there but he's the ken that has that sexy voice and he's married again. I will definitely be returning enjoyed my birthday celebration at J Gilbert's.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Great Service. Consistently great food. One of my favorite dining options.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding service!! Food was perfect.. can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 6 days ago

The food, service, and drinks were excellent. I highly recommend the 6 oz filet. It was cooked to perfection! We will definitely be back again and have already recommended it to friends!

Tags: Organic, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Menu is great and I love to try their specials - never disappointed! Only one complaint -- on a couple of occasions my husband had to send back his steak because it was cooked less than the medium well he had ordered. There was no problem in sending it back and getting it right. Very happy with the service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We had the 70 day dry aged steak and Nantucket Sugar Drop scallop specials. I would recommend them to anyone. The food was incredible and wait staff friendly, helpful with suggestions and attentive. I recommend reservations. Great ambiance and foodie worthy location and dishes. It is a bit pricey but the food quality makes the value palatable :-)

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I’ve been to J Gilbert’s many times and always have been pleased. This visit was extremely disappointing. Both steaks were not cooked as requested and my steak was all fat. The waiter was extremely pleasant and friendly and I didn’t want to be that typical complaining customer so I pretended that I just wasn’t able to eat my steak because I was full already from the sides. We were celebrating our recent engagement and I chose J Gilbert’s because we have always had a great meal. Wish we chose a different place to celebrate.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We always have a good experience with food and service

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent meal, cooked perfectly and pleasantly presented. Great options for all diners. Excellent service. Attentive but not intrusive

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our meals were excellent. My only comment is that my husband's steak was slightly over-cooked. He requested medium and was more well done.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is “our spot”! And we go for special occasions. Everything is always so perfect we don’t want it to end. We always save food to take home just to enjoy it again. If it wasn’t so expensive we’d go here all the time!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner. Food and service great as usual.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I have dined at J. Gilberts several times and have always had a positive experience. There cuts and preparation of steaks are exceptional.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Our server Sandy was outstanding. My mom and I dine here often and it's our favorite place.

Thanks Sandy -

Media and Sharon

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food and service are great. Known for their steaks and they are delicious. Portions are small and it's very expensive. Never had a bad meal nor bad experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Kenneth was the best waiter we have ever had!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food and impeccable service. I highly recommend this place. Great for a romantic dinner and also for business. Service was very attentive and had great recommendations. We will be back again for sure.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

As always great food and staff. You can’t beat the experience!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Casual, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants! The food and service are always wonderful! We are especially fond of the handcrafted Bleu Cheese Chips and, as usual, ordered them as an appetizer. Unable to finish the plate our server asked if we were done and set it on the ledge behind our booth. As there was a large portion still on the plate, I assumed she was packing the remainder for us to take home. She packed the other items we were unable to finish, but I was so disappointed to find the chips not included when I unpacked the bag at home:( Was really looking forward to a late night snack of this delicious menu item!

Tags: Organic, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

One of the best dining experiences in the Greater Hartford area. The food was beautifully presented and delicious . The steak and lamb were magnificent. The staff were cordial, professional, and well versed on the menu. Everything was just awesome!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Solid performance on a consistent basis , moderate price point, professional servers, very good to excellent food, nice ambience , a great choice for a night out.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

As before and excellent spot for a great dinner - really love this place.
I do miss the beef carpaccio appetizer though.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Always good food - dependable quality. I would like to see a change in the menu though. We eat here often enough that we're getting tired of the selections. Something new would be great - actually a lot of new would be even better.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We're always pleased with our meals at Gilbert's. We go for all birthdays and always get just enough glitter at the table to make it special, but not overwhelming. The steaks are always great and prepared as requested. Never had a bad meal here!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Awesome steaks. Cooked perfectly. Great side and i love the pineapple coconut cake

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was not our first time, but as usual the service was excellent. Steak and shrimp, steak and scallops, and the swordfish was superb. In the 21 yrs of going have never had a bad experiance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

J. Gilbert's has been a special occasion staple in my world for well over a decade now. You can always expect fantastic service and delicious food. Our trip there recently was no exception. The server was personable and attentive and our meal was outstanding. I got the 6oz filet combo with scallops, asparagus and poblano au gratin. My husband got the Kansas City strip with mashed potatoes and green beans. Can I just say, I love J. Gilbert's more than many other steak places because of the CHAR that's on the steaks - it's, by far, the best part. The steaks melt in your mouth and are incredibly flavorful. We managed to save room to split a dessert - the chocolate mouse layer cake, and that was just as special and decadent as the rest of the meal.

J. Gilbert's has never let me down yet. Can't wait until the next time I go back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Overall our experience was very good, the service was excellent, the waiter was very attentive and friendly. Two of our steaks were undercooked but still tasted good, this is the first time this has happened to us here, it doesn't appear to be a recurring problem. The menu had a few more items on it, I like having more choices. Have always had a good meal here.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The restaurant is very noisy, the food and drink portions are much smaller then the value and the food is decent. There have been times the food was hit or miss.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always heard great things, and we finally got a chance to go for our anniversary. The food was absolutely fantastic, I had the ribeye which was the best in recent memory. My wife had a filet with scallops and it was all cooked perfectly and tasted great. A nice varied selection of sides, and they all stood out with robust flavor.

Definitely a great place to celebrate a special occasion!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always a great experience their. Staff is always friendly and attentive. And as always the food is always incredible and fresh.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Absolutely delicious appetizers, salads, steaks, seafood, ribs, and the sides are out of this world!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We always have a wonderful dining experience when we go to JGilbert. The food is fabulous and the martinis are to relish! Our server Nat was friendly and very attentive . The manager walked around to greet and speak with the customers and he was delightful and very gracious. Dining at JGilberts is a must if you live anywhere in CT. The finest restaurant in the entire state 👨‍🍳👨‍🍳👨‍🍳👨‍🍳👨‍🍳

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food and service at J Gilbert's is consistently excellent. Great for both special occasions and everyday dining.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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