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

4.8
5062 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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
What 5062 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
service
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 11 hours ago

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 food:
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.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Steak was fatty

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and service. Steaks are delicious

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We had a great night out with excellent food and service!!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic steaks. Good people. Unique cocktails. Worth the splurge!

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Always wonderful food and service. Only concern is how noisy the place is.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We are never disappointed with the quality of the food and the superior service at J. Gilberts , Glastonbury.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Service was amazing!!! Food was delicious and came out quickly.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Enjoyed our dining experience. Waiter, Don, provided outstanding, attentive service. Food very good.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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!!!!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always the best here in every sense! Food is sensational and they have the best servers! Love this restaurant.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyed my meal, but it was on the salty side. Also Expensive

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The place is very busy and the staff is wonderful. They are very friendly.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding - as always. Never dissapointed. Service, food and atmosphere A++++++++++.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Everything about this restaurant is top notch. Never have left disappointed.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

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!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Always great food and great service! Love it there!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great place for dinner for two or a group! Food is always hot and delicious. Waitstaff is always excellent!

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

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!!!

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Lisa, our server, was excellent! As usual, the food was awesome, the ambiance exceptional and the value enviable to your competition!

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Steaks were fantastic! Also had the lobster Cobb salad, which was so delicious!

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Service staff was excellent

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Everything was outstanding from start to finish! Can’t wait to come back!

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Absolutely amazing experience! This was our first time and it was beyond our expectations!

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Awesome food and service
We love everything about this restaurant
Food is scrumptious

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Excellent service & food; we had a great experience from the time we arrived. One of our favorite places to go.

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Back to school

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