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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We are open for Christmas Eve, serving our full menu from 2pm-9pm.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

We will be closed Christmas Day. Happy Holidays!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

New Year’s Eve: Regular dinner 2-10:30pm with special One Pound Lobster Tail or a 6oz Filet & 8oz Lobster Tail both for $65.

New Year’s Day: Regular dinner 3-8pm.

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

4.3

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (62)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

This was our first time at J. Gilbert's and it did not disappoint! Service was friendly and professional. The steaks were cooked perfectly and the sides were delectable - creamed corn with bacon and lobster mac and cheese, to name a few. We will definitely return!

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·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food!! We've never had a bad meal here. Servers are very knowledgeable about the wines and food. Steaks are perfectly cooked to each person's specifications and served hot.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Outstanding service. We were a party of 3 and we all had steaks that were all just shear perfection. Definitely worth a try.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

I was there with a friend to use my $25 birthday email coupon. My husband would never take me there. There are few menu items that are less than the coupon, in price. I had the flat iron steak, and my friend had the crab cakes. The steak came with brown butter sauce, fries, and romesco sauce. I didn't like the romesco sauce, so my appreciation of the steak was diminished. My friend let me taste the crab cakes, they seemed very "crabby" to me, and I was glad I had chosen the steak. She said the crab cakes were wonderful. We both had a glass of Malbec, which was good. The table cloth was specially scattered with "birthday" motif pieces of tinsel, very pretty. The waitress was very nice and attentive. When it came time for her to ask what we wanted from the list of deserts, I asked if it was no charge for mine, due to the occasion being a birthday celebration. It has been my experience that often a complimentary slice of cake is served at restaurants for birthdays. She said "no", but then said that if I wanted to choice something from the menu to share, I could have it "complimentary". I said "yes" to that, and we left her an additional tip to cover the cost of the item.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Another great dinner at J. Gilberts. Three of us got the ribs again this time...excellent. Sides were good. Two of us substituted out of the fries for a different side. Our fourth had the salmon and liked it. A good time was had by all.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

We celebrated my father’s birthday and it was a nice surprise that the center of the table had birthday confetti on it to make the table festive.
Our sever was fantastic. Had a wonderful evening.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent as Always
I love the food and Service
Quality is 5 Star

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Had a great time here for dinner Sunday night for my birthday. The server Rob was excellent and attentive. Food was delicious as always.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Awesome dinner! There is no better restaurant in this area. J. Gilbert’s is consistently outstanding! Expensive but so worth it!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Service was exceptionally good. Food, as always, was excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Disabled Access, Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Came here for my 6 month aniversary with my girlfriend. we both loved the food, wasn't overpriced, and the service was FANTASTIC! Will be coming back for other anniversaries and definitely recommending it to friends for even as something simple as a date night. Just keep doing what your doing J. Gilbert's team!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was amazing, the service was spectacular, and you can't be the atmosphere during the holiday season.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Great night friends! Nate was AWESOME and a great server!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very delicious food everything we order was amazing!! And our waiter Sergio he was the best!! One of my favorite restaurants to visit!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

love the food, the service, the ambiance, everything!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was amazing. I have celiac, staff was knowledgeable and accommodating. Service and food were exceptional

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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent service and food. We arrived early and the hostess sat us early. Server was pleasant and immediately remedied a side that arrived cold. Free birthday desserts and cappuccino!

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Had the 4oz combo with scallops ... it was ecellent, so was the service. Only thing that let this high end restaurant down was the washrooms. It smelled like a dirty public washroom and the sinks/floors etc are in need of update.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

food is always fantastic! atmosphere is so very relaxing, staff are fabulous! always a great experience!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Always great food and service as t J. Gilbert's! Definitely our favorite local restaurant! Never disappoints.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Exceptional as always. You can't miss with JGs. Lunch is great, but only open for lunch in December.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Casual, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The Maple Salmon was AMAZING and my husband loved his steak. Nothing ever disappoints here :-D

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Went for my husbands birthday -- food was excellent and the service was top notch.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We've been to this restaurant many times and it was surprising to find how salty the food was during this visit. Some of the meal was inedible. We were also disappointed with the waiter. When asked if there was gluten free bread, we were told that it is too expensive for the restaurant to serve. Interesting since many restaurants are offering the GF bread. We expect better service at this restaurant. It will be a while before we return.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

J. Gilberts has never disappointed me. The food is always amazing and the staff are friendly and efficient. I always feel well taken care of and look forward to their freshly baked bread. Every dish that I have tried there is well worth returning for. The coconut cake is my favorite dessert anywhere!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Although a 40 minute ride for us it is well worth it. Service excellent as always...Rob did a great job...attentive but not overbearing, friendly and knowledgeable. Food was delicious as always; our steaks were cooked to perfection and the scallops can't be beat. We will be back soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Best restaurant in Glastonbury.
Food is constantly well prepared and delicious! Service is impeccable! Servers are always attentive and willingly accommodate your every need!
Fabulous for lunch during the holiday season and always an enjoyable evening!

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fun
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Ambiance and food were far greater than expectations

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
EVERYTHING IS ALWAYS FANTASTIC

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a gift certificate for J Gilbert's . We decided to try this restaurant before seeing a show in Hartford. When we arrived we were promptly seated. The wait staff was very knowledgeable of the menu and their service was attentive to their guests. We were a table of four and all four meals were EXCELLENT! You get what you pay for.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Matt was a great waiter. The service was great. The food was amazing!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great as always.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We loved the restaurant. I just think the prices are a little high. But having said that, service was outstanding along with the food. No complaints and I am sure we will go back again, but probably not as often as we might if the prices were a little more reasonable.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Such a beautiful atmosphere, food and service.. everything was on point

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

First time here and already can’t wait for my next visit !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food and service are always VERY good at J. Gilbert's. We enjoyed celebrating my husband's birthday, and always look forward to our next visit!

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

As always the food was great. We both had the NY strip and it was cooked to perfection. The side are delicious. One of our favorite spots despite the fact that is is incredibly noisy.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

It was our anniversary and the staff did a very nice job making it a special occasion. We had a special table setting for the occasion. As always, the steaks were great and we also got a free dessert for our anniversary.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

The filet is awesome and the side dishes are awesome also - I also tried the Chicken tortilla soup this time and that was delicious!!!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

It was an anniversary and I had told them that when the reservation was made. They had a white cloth with little hearts all over it, confettie type stuff, for when we sat down. Food was good, albeit a tiny bit pricey. But for a special occassion......worth it. Waitress was attentive and knowledgable. Ribs were fall off the bone good.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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