J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood – Glastonbury
Happy Hour at the bar top: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 6:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
We have dined here multiple times each year since it has opened. The food has always been good with a nice selection of wines by the glass or bottle. Service was bad at times but has been improved lately. Again comparing this restaurant to a Max restaurant may be unfair. This time our service returned to bad but only because we had the unfortunate luck to be paired with one of the worst servers we have ever encountered. After ordering a bottle of wine the server proclaimed he would be back right away with our wine and the bread. 15 minutes later he arrived with both offering no apologies. We then ordered and upon my ordering the shrimp cocktail he asked if 5 shrimps were enough; question or sarcasm? While the “apps” as he called them were delivered without much delay by another server who had to ask who had what, our sever apparently had been abducted by aliens because we did not see him again until he brought the entree’s. He disappeared after that and never once visited to ask how were our meals.
The shrimp in my shrimp cocktail and my spouses bourbon shrimp were both overcooked. Bad night for chef.
The filets are always perfectly cooked but as usual dry. If you want a juicy steak add a dab of butter or order the mushrooms or pay extra for a sauce.
There are no salt or pepper shakers on the table. It irritates me that I always have to ask for the salt.
This is the best steakhouse east of the river but there isn’t much competition; an Outback, Longhorn, or a Ted’s. While less expensive and more convenient than across the river, it sometimes misses the mark compared to Max Downtown, Capitol Grill, or to a lesser extent Fleming’s.
Steak was fatty
Excellent food and service. Steaks are delicious
We had a great night out with excellent food and service!!
Fantastic steaks. Good people. Unique cocktails. Worth the splurge!
Always wonderful food and service. Only concern is how noisy the place is.
We are never disappointed with the quality of the food and the superior service at J. Gilberts , Glastonbury.
Service was amazing!!! Food was delicious and came out quickly.
The food was great as always! I’ve recommended it to friends and family. I ate EVERY bite of my filet, yum! The service was great too.
Enjoyed our dining experience. Waiter, Don, provided outstanding, attentive service. Food very good.
Great restaurant!!! Can't wait to go again It was my birthday and everyone there made me feel so special. The food was delicious both the beef and seafood, The dessert was outstanding. We were so pleased with the server who was extremely accommodating and very pleasant. We will be returning with family soon.
Great food. Good service. We wrote in our reservation that we were celebrating anniversary but they did not acknowledge it. Food was made as ordered.
J Gilbert's is our go to restaurant for special occasions. Great food, great atmosphere and great service....keep it up and we'll keep coming back!!!!
Always the best here in every sense! Food is sensational and they have the best servers! Love this restaurant.
We had a fantastic meal. It is always a little noisy when we go, but that is because it is so crowded.
Our waiter Don was great. Very knowledgeable and attentive to our table even though he was very busy.
Made sure to tell us all the specials and asked how our meal which I appreciated.
Enjoyed my meal, but it was on the salty side. Also Expensive
As always, our meals were delicious. Our waiter, Sergio, was wonderful - attentive without being intrusive and the quality of the food and ambiance can't be matched. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Glastonbury for good reason. Our food was cooked to perfection and the cocktails were delicious as well. Highly recommend.
We took a group of 7 to celebrate my brother's birthday. All of the food was great (bread, soup, salads, rack of lamb, bone-in ribeye, filet mignon, scallops, and two specials—sea bass and filet mignon with a black paper and wine sauce) and perfectly cooked. The server was very accommodating in swapping sides and helping people share orders. The wine (a bottle of pinot noir and a glass of cabernet) were reasonably priced and quite good. Three people shared a creme brûlée but the guest of honor did not have room for dessert. The delightful server, Rachel B, comped him a piece of chocolate cheesecake to go. It was a 40 minute drive from Mansfield but we'll do it again.
The place is very busy and the staff is wonderful. They are very friendly.
Outstanding - as always. Never dissapointed. Service, food and atmosphere A++++++++++.
Overall experience was great but was turned off at first by the greeting from hostess as we were late for reservation because of traffic. Our server was terrific and made our time there a wonderful experience for our 25th anniversary.
Everything about this restaurant is top notch. Never have left disappointed.
Great food as always. We keep getting the same waiter who is very slow. Kids lose their minds if you don't get them their food quickly. We had to wait an hour for their sides of pasta. Not good.
Steaks were over cooked. Looked smaller than their usual 4oz which I often order. Carrots not pleasing to the eye and not tasty. Very disappointing dinner. I questioned steak size with waiter who brushed off my comments.
Great dining as always! My husband celebrated National Filet mignon day with the special....done perfectly and so very tender. My salmon was delicious and the blackberry martinis are the best! Don't pass on dessert...pineapple crostada with homemade vanilla ice cream was yummy!! Can't wait to go back!
We took advantage of the three-filet mignon special on Monday. So fantastic! Our meat was done to perfection. We always love the scrumptious side dishes (especially the creamed corn). They are as unique and well prepared as the meat! Our server, Sergio, was excellent -- very friendly and efficient. We also had a different gentleman serve our entrees, and a lovely young lady clearing our plates. They were both as attentive and friendly as Sergio -- as were the ladies at the front desk. As usual...a five-star experience!
Always great food and great service! Love it there!
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Great place for dinner for two or a group! Food is always hot and delicious. Waitstaff is always excellent!
The food was outstanding as usual.. always get a great meal.. the service was excellent also.. our server George was very knowledgeable and made the experience very easy... As always will come back!!!
Lisa, our server, was excellent! As usual, the food was awesome, the ambiance exceptional and the value enviable to your competition!
Steaks were fantastic! Also had the lobster Cobb salad, which was so delicious!
Service staff was excellent
Everything was outstanding from start to finish! Can’t wait to come back!
Absolutely amazing experience! This was our first time and it was beyond our expectations!
This was our first time to J. Gilbert's. We all said, "Why have we waited SO long to come here?" It was awesome. Our Server, Nate, was very knowledgeable about the menu as well as the drinks. Great personality. We celebrated 2 birthday's that night and I am so happy I this is the restaurant I made reservations at. We can't wait to come back!
Really enjoyed our recent dinner in the bar at a booth for two.
J Gilbert’s is on our restaurant rotation but we have not been in a few months.
We ordered a combo of apps with one dinner plus dessert. Everything was as expected and that’s what we love about J Gilbert’s- the consistency but with seasonal updates to the menu. It’s always bustling which we enjoy. Exceptional on this visit was the waiter who seemed new to us. He was friendly and he had an enthusiastic energy which seemed authentic. Side note, the hostess’s really seemed to have “pep” in their step which should be noted. Sometimes at other restaurants the hostesses barely smile or address you which is hard to believe since they usually lead you to your table. Thank you!
Awesome food and service
We love everything about this restaurant
Food is scrumptious
Excellent service & food; we had a great experience from the time we arrived. One of our favorite places to go.
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