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

4.8
4808 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
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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. Reservations are highly recommended.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood, American
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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
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Phone number
(860) 659-0409
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Erik Blomstrann
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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.
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Private party contact
Manager: (860) 659-0409
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main
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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Treat Dad to Something Special this Father's Day.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

What 4808 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

really good food and service, great night out
the specials are always worth it

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Another excellent experience! Although extremely busy for a Tuesday night, our server, Erin, was personable and attentive. The halibut was prepared deliciously.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always great food! Never been disappointed! Love their food - very consistent!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Love this place. Never disppoints! Ambiance, food, wine and location are top notch! We usually go there for special occasions like birthdays but it was nice to go just because. I also had a coupon for $25 off so that was awesome.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Usually have exceptional service and food is nothing short of perfection. This time however, I sent my steak back two times, 3rd time out, the steak was cooked correctly. The restaurant was very understanding and were more than generous with making the situation right. However, I remain concerned as to future dining at this restaurant. I have ordered the same steak, cooked the same way for 11 years. On this occasion, I was informed that I simply do not know how I should order my entire. "this is well done here" really, still pink in the middle. My suggestion is J. Gilberts needs to Google what a steak should look like when prepared Medium plus.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

It's nearly a 5 star experience every time. The food is delicious and fairly priced for what you get ($337 with tip for party of four this time). Service is top-notch more often than not . Filet and crab cake combo is bangin'. Shrimp cocktail, crab bisque, Caesar salad, king crab legs, scallops, asparagus, fries, mashed potatoes, and brussel sprouts were all delicious. Waitress had a genuine smile.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Celebrating my wife’s birthday. Food, service, everything was fantastic- as usual.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great Halibut, as always!
Thanks for bday desert and coupon!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Great meal! The server and manager made sure that I felt taken care of on my birthday! Very grateful!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The service and the food were excellent
This my 2nd year in a row coming to J Gilberts for my birthday
This time I brought a business acquaintance
And our wives

All enjoyed the evening

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Made reservations and was seated immediately upon arrival. Service was prompt, our waiter's recommendations were excellent. Everything from appetizers to dessert were exemplary. Would highly recommend J Gilbert's.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always exceptional food and service. The servers are typically very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. I highly recommend the chocolate cake and risotto. I constantly refer friends and family to J Gilbert’s and none have been disappointed.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I always come here for soecial occasions and sometimes just because...the steak is outstanding and the salmon is fine too.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great experience. Love the food.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great food and service!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

It was my birthday. My husband said he has never eaten a more delicious steak. Great night for us!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Consistently great food and service. Great restaurant for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Excellent as always

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

The halibut dish was so delicious. We wanted to return the next day. We are planning our next visit very soon!!

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Service was wonderful. Food excellent. Just very pricey. Definitely a place for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Food was wonderful as always. We left in a good coma

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

The flavor of the food was excellent. The ambience was also amazing and the customer service was exceptional!

Eric

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

The food, wine, and service were excellent. It was truly an outstanding experience. I’m very happy we spent our wedding anniversary here.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Food was awesome and so was our server. Very enjoyable evening.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Celebrating friends retirement - 1/2 price bottles + great filet combos. Service impeccable

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

My mother and I went for Mother’s Day and was hoping for a good meal. Most of the time you go to a restaurant on a holiday and get subpar food but not at J Gilbert’s! I got the 6 oz filet and my mother got the halibut. To say it was comparable to the best restaurants in NYC is not an exaggeration. We sat at one of the step up booths and were able to enjoy watching all the amazing food going to the other tables while deep in conversation. Matt G ( I believe that was his last initial) was the best server we have ever had! He was personable and accommodating without being too involved in our dinner. He made the suggestions of entrees and dessert... and was right on the money for choices! Please, have him train all new servers... oh, and keep the banana cheesecake all the time please!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

A bit of a wait to get in due to a Mothers Day backlog. Once seated experienced the expected outstanding service and food. One of our very favorite restaurants.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Overall J Gilbert was well worth the reputation. Our server Sandy was phenomenal. She was attentive without being intrusive. Her knowledge and description was very good. The only reason I did not give a complete five stars was because we were told the Streaks are cooked slightly less then other places. So a medium would really be a medium rare elsewhere. I would expect this of a fine streak place like Lugars and J Gilbert. However the steak came out slightly over cook , more medium - medium wellish. That being said the steak was very flavorful. Lobster Mac and cheese was the best I have ever had. We happen to mention the steak to the server who immediately agreed and apologized. We were enjoying the steak and merely pointed it out. To the servers credit she notified the manger who addressed it as well. We were pleasantly surprised as we merely mentioned it as part of the conversation with our server. Everything was delicious. I highly recommend J Gilbert.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I had a great meal, everything was perfect. My server Nathan was phenomenal with service and description of specials and desserts.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This was my second time eating at J Gilbert's and this time was as good as the first. The good is so good and the service is great too!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Have been here several times before. It’s always a great experience.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Always great for all occasions. Staff is 100% on top. Food is always the same, great. Reservations
requests are always taken care of. The best around.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was great and service was outstanding! The waitstaff here is always very attentive. The food was well prepared and enjoyed by all.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent experience. Outstanding service. The steaks, scallops and halibut special were perfect.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant and has always been a nearly perfect experience. For some reason on this night 2 of the 3 steaks were not cooked as ordered. We did not want to go through the hassle of sending the steaks back so we ate them as prepared. This was the first time we experienced this with our steaks. Typically we are impressed with how perfectly the steaks are cooked as requested. Hopefully, this is not a sign of a decline in quality but rather an aberration .

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

My wife and I had a wonderful time here. The Food is excellent and the staff very friendly and knowledgeable.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Classy place, great service, generally good food.
My filet was VERY grissley; had to leave almost half on the plate. Flavor was good of what I could chew. Disappointing nevertheless.
Mixed cocktail list was too small, as were the size of the cocktails ordered.
Nice wine list.
Many birthdays celebrated that night which I believe cheapened the experience. All I could think about was Chuckie Cheese.
Would give it another try, however.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Amazing meal from appetizers through dessert. Even my ice tea was unique, along with wonderful service, and our great server (Donald - hope I’m spelling it correctly) who really took care of us! Perfect low key birthday acknowledgement. Worth every penny.

I’m on a cane and one of the servers took it upon himself to direct us to a much shorter exit. The servers in this restaurant are clearly superbly educated on customer service.

Love this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Jgilberts is a restaurant I like to go for special occasions such as birthday, anniversary or just dinner. Both the food and service are great

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

I was very impressed with the way our special occasion was respected. There were fun decorations on the table and a free dessert!
We were seated 2 rows from the bar and I found the ambiance noisy. We did like the high barriers between the rows and we could not hear the couple across from us.
I was not a fan of the char broil on my steak, I found it to be drying to a beautiful cut of beef.

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