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
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (208)
Good for Anniversaries (178)
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Bar Seating (72)
Fit for Foodies (72)
Notable Wine List (71)
Good for Groups (70)
Happy Hour (67)
Cozy (66)
Creative Cuisine (60)
Neighborhood Gem (53)
Casual (52)
Handcrafted Cocktails (49)
Authentic (47)
Vibrant Bar Scene (47)
Quiet Conversation (45)
Local Ingredients (41)
Fun (38)
Comfort Food (35)
Hot Spot (33)
Pre/post Theatre (30)
Healthy (27)
Tasting Menu (22)
Seasonal (20)
Great for Lunch (18)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Great Beer (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Paleo Friendly (8)
People Watching (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

The food and service were exceptional, as always

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Great location and consistently mouth watering delicious food and prepared as expected. We had to wait about ten minutes in a crowded host station to be seated even though we had a reservation. We ordered crab cake, lobster risotto, lobster Mac, scallops and cheese and Kansas City strip steak. Delicious!!

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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Great service and delicious food. Good value for the quality. My boyfriend and I went for Valentine’s Day and our service and food was outstanding. Will definitely return soon.

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·Dined 3 days ago

What a great place to take your wife and enjoy the fantastic food!!! Great staff as well!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service

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·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious food, friendly and attentive wait staff, on-time seating, pleasant atmosphere.
Excessively overpriced drinks and desserts (which is typical for an establishment of this type). The entrees are not inexpensive either, but considering the enjoyment of the occasion, and the quality of the food, still a great choice for Valentines Day or other special outings.

Of note, the recommended tipping schedule on the check starting at 18% (which is usually normal for LARGE groups at other establishments) running up to 21% was, in my opinion, quite arrogant. To the proprietors, if you are going to charge premium prices on your menu, pay your employees accordingly, don't expect the customers to do it for you!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food, friendly staff and attentive service -- but not intrusive or annoying. We save this restaurant for special occasions because of the cost, but it is SO worth it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We went here for Valentine's Day. My husband ordered the surf and turf which came with the lobster tail and I ordered the cold water lobster tail. He was pleased as usual with his filet and the sides were delicious. But both of us were sorely disappointed with the lobster. It was tough and had no taste. We would definitely recommend this restaurant but avoid the lobster!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome in all categories as usual. Kelly was our waitress and very attentive. Busy evening but we were treated as if we were the only ones in the restaurant. Meal was perfect as usual. Seasonal cheesecake did not disappoint.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome food and service. Kelly was our waitress and she could not have been better!
Thank you.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 4 days ago

Steak, lobster special . Lobster overcooked no taste Also, very young children there crying. There is a time and place for children goingvto rextsurants in evening especially fine dining. Maybe ask ages when famIles make reservations. J Gilberts not for young ones. We have young ones and they stay home.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Perfect!!! I look forward any excuse to dine there!

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great Beer, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

Good and service are always great. Good value. We like to visit every couple of kknths and have never had an issue.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Delicious meal. Excellent waiter. Great experience!

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·Dined 6 days ago

Great server, wonderful food no rush dining. Little expensive but worth it never walk away hungry.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines day

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

If there was a higher rating than "outstanding" I would have chosen it.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

My server Mark went above and beyond. Best dining experience that I’ve ever had anywhere in the USA and world travels. I️ was beyond impressed with his hospitality and attentiveness. The management too was superb. Sooo happy this night was made amazing by them.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

J. Gilbert's is hands down the most consistent restaurant I have ever been to, never a bad experience, food is always amazing!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Always a good time

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Always enjoy our visits to J.Gilberts. Wonderful food, great service.

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

The salmon and fish special were both delicious. We especially enjoyed your sourdough bread. The chocolate dessert was amazing and so rich it could serve three people! Our waiter was very professional. I mentioned to my husband that he reminded me of a waiter in a lovely restaurant we visited years ago in New York. He gave us just the right amount of attention. Well done all around.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

Superb dining. Excellent food, uniquely prepared. The waitstaff was efficient and attentive, but not overbearing. We liked the reservation processes, made reservations three days ahead and waited less than five minutes for a table upon arriving.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I think they were short staffed because of super bowl. It took 20 minutes to get a piece of cake for dessert. That’s fine but then it took another 20 minutes for them to take my money after I had to hunt someone down to ask them for help. Yeah Food is always good but I always expect great service from a top shelf restaurants. I think a cheap quick service place would have provided us with better service tonight.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

As always, we had a very enjoyable meal. We were sent an special email offer for Superbowl Sunday, which we appreciated. The staff is hard-working and friendly, and everyone tries to make your time there as pleasant as possible.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Our meals were delicious - always a pleasure to visit J. Gilbert's

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Always an excellent meal

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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Consistently the Best Restaurant in the area! Period

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our experience was very good. Tbe noise le vel was high. Seated across tbe isle was a party of five which meant putting a chair into the isle. This created a larve safety and inconvenience for us. People and employees bumped into us while trying to get around tbe diner in the aisle.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Overall amazing. Service was exceptional and food was amazing. Had oysters for an appetizer and they were perfect.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Fantastic! Best steak in the state, nothing better for special occasion dinners.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Awesome waiter always delicious!

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

We’ve always had a nice time at J Gilbert’s, however, this last visit was a little disappointing. My boyfriend was served a very fatty piece of top sirloin. He worked around it, but it didn’t measure up to previous visits. The most shocking part of the evening was when we went to leave. We walked past our server without so much as a “thank you” or smile of goodbye and into the waiting area where two hostesses and another server all stood, also without the slightest effort at an acknowledgement of “thank you” and/or “goodbye”. Disappointing was the word of the evening.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

As usual, our meal was excellent. Quite noisy & waitress was overly efficient.... most likely wanted to hurry us along. Overall, one can never go wrong with this restaurant. We will return.

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 (London)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great steakhouse. Limited entrees if not interested in steak. Great atmosphere. Cocktails were superb.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Perfect as always. We dine at J Gilberts in special occasions and have never once had a bad meal or unfriendly server or any kind of complaints. This time I tried the tortilla soup for the first time. I don't know what took me so ling. It was delicious. Hubby had filet & crab cake combo, as always. I had chicken penne pasta. If I had one small complaint, he ordered his filet med well and it was definetly more on the rare side (very rare). He would never ever complain or send his food back so he ate it anyway. I LOVE that they don't sing to you on your birthday. Just a tastefully decorated table.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I picked J, Gilbert's to celebrate a "significant" birthday for my wife. My son and his family jointed us and our table for six was ready as promised, the service was polite and attentive and the food, as usual was impeccable! Four diners chose steaks, which were prepared EXACTLY to order, one chose sole and one ribs. Everyone was very pleased. I thanked the manager for a wonderful experience. Make sure you have reservations!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2018

This place is our go to for birthdays. We love it. It is consistently good. The food, service everything is great. I especially love the bread and the coconut layer cake -yum.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

The only reason I gave it a 4 star is because I made a reservation , but unfortunately they were unable to locate our reservation. Fortunately they were able to give us a table, but it could have been a problem. I had conformation on my phone confirming our reservation. They did not request to see it. The food and servce is always excellent so hope they fix the glitch in their system.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

What a delicious steak I had!! Small fillet! Wine sauce! And the velvet chocolate cake for desert, well, best I've had!! Great place! Expensive but for a special outing, you can't beat it!!

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