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

4.8
5413 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
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 Monday through Saturday and 3pm on Sundays. Reservations are highly recommended.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:30 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
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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 5413 People Are Saying
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AB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

First time there, excellent food, wine selection, and atmosphere. The service was impeccable, well spoken, informative, courteous. 5 Star, will go back for sure.

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GD
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a birthday dinner and it was fantastic. It was a Monday night and the place was hopping, got a great table for 2 and it was reserved with birthday confetti. Everyone who came by the table said Happy Birthday. Usually go for the Filet Mignon but this time got the Spareribs, excellent. Sheila our waitress was fun to talk to and did an outstanding job. Had a great time.

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TD
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great. Consistently good, never a glitch or error. Professional wait staff.
Why not open for lunch year round?

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been coming for years and have never had a bad experience!

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D
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

J. Gilbert was highly recommended. Went for my anniversary and was not disappointed at all. The steaks we alter was literally the best steaks we have eaten. The waitress was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu as my wife does have a couple food allergies she had to watch for. I love this place and can not wait to make another visit.

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RF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner. Service was excellent. Our server Rob was attentive and catered to our needs.

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K
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak around! We are always impressed with the quality and overall experience.

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DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual. Our server was awesome and the food was delicious!

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SR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was great. The food was cooked perfectly and delicious. Our waiter Garrett was outstanding and right on point with his suggestions. We will definitely come back again.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. Great service, food delicious. Will definitely return.

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PA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Perfectly prepared steak and sides! Courteous, friendly service. Attention to detail and specific accommodations. One of our favorite restaurants!

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing food as always. Service was a bit forgetful and rude. Came to table numerous times to ask what we had ordered again, and brought out wrong entree and offered to let us keep it, but then brought back to the kitchen and didn’t leave it at the table. Still, amazing food that made up for the service and would come back. A bit pricey for a salad lunch with a glass of wine each, however.

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BG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son and I had dinner at J. Gilbert's to celebrate my birthday. All of the staff we interacted with from entering the restaurant to being seated and served were exceptionally friendly, polite, professional and inviting. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very comfortable and warm. We were able to apply my birthday and welcome discounts to our bill which was a very nice birthday gift. I felt very special and celebrated with the "Happy Birthday" wishes from the staff and the table decorations. I will definitely return to J. Gilbert's and have already recommended your establishment to many of my friends.

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s
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were ggreeted warmly and our reservation was honored promptly. Our server Sergio was personable and knowledgeable about the specials. Our drinks were brought quickly and the food arrived in a timely manner and was hot. The portions were more than adequate and quite tasty. I would return to J. Gilbert's and recommend it to friends and family.

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AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this is our “go to” restaurant for any occasion. steak always done exactly the way we want. service is excellent. love sitting near the fireplace.

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WH
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We sat at the bar so was noisier than dining room but a great meal and great night!!

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MR
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Food was outstanding! I’ll definitely be back.

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SR
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently amazing food and service. I would highly recommend, especially for a special event.

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b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious food , awesome service very attentive personnel and great desserts

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MB
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I would definitely visit again. Food was outstanding. Only issue I had was the limited food items on the menu. I understand it's a steak and seafood restaurant, but a few more chicken meals would have been nice. Also, wheres the pork chops. LoL

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WP
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never had a bad meal here. Food is always done to perfection and they accommodate any changes.

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B
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can’t go wrong at J.Gilberts. The waitstaff is always professional, yet personable. The food is cooked to perfection. I highly recommend ordering the filet... outstanding! This is our go to restaurant for special occasions and/or when we just want to have a meal we know we will be wonderful.

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SD
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Overall it was great, minus one important thing that j Gilbert's is known for it's steaks . Both my wife and I found are Filet Mignon to be extra salty. We have eaten at j Gilbert's numerous times without any issues or concerns...you are probably asking why we didn't say anything. Well after working in the restaurant industry you see what happens to food that's returned, so it's best to keep your complaints to a minimum...

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M
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

With delicious perfectly prepared meals, awesome cocktails and incredible service, J. Gilbert's never disappoints.

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DB
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and our waitress was more amazing! We will definitely be back and highly recommend to anyone!

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AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service , the staff is always very friendly and polite! The food is really good a little pricey!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was caring and very friendly! We had wonderful food and we were celebrating six months of marriage. We would definitely go again.

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KT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

J. Gilbert's had been recommended to us by several different friends and we finally tried it on a date night before a show at Mohegan Sun Casino. It was incredible - the steaks were amazing, the service was prompt and efficient, and we got right in with out reservation even though the place was packed. Highly, highly recommend!

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M
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. We are never disappointed at this place.

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RD
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restuarant and I wish they would open one closer to New Haven

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TC
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always at J Gilberts. Tomahawk chop was tremendous, my wife and I shared it. Server was David who was top notch all the way.

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DW
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner! I made reservations and mentioned that is was my wife's birthday. They had birthday confetti ready on the table for us when we arrived and our dessert was on the house. It made the evening very special! The food was delicious! We had shrimp cocktail (huge with wonderful dipping sauces), crab bisque (nice presentation), and filet/scallop combos. Definitely recommend going! Thank you J. Gilbert's!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Evan was great!

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect dining experience!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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KM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. Always a great experience whenever I dine there!

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, superior service, and the food is excellent. Would highly recommend this restaurant. A little pricey but worth every penny

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary. We love going to J. Gilbert’s for our special occasions!! Our server Kelly was exceptional just as she was the last time we went! I was a little disappointed with the filet I ordered. In the past my filets have been thick and juicy and amazing! This past time I felt like I had a flattened hamburger on my plate. I like steaks juicy and thick and this was definitely not. It was still good but not as good as it has been in the past.

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CM
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dining experience at Jay Gilbert’s. The filet was so tender and perfectly cooked. I’m not typically a meat eater, but this was fantastic.

The atmosphere was lovely, since they had the fire place going and were newly decorated for Christmas.

The drinks were well made and also had a new twist on a classic drink. And they serve a freshly baked, individual sour dough loaf which was to die for.

The whole menu I would say is a little pricey, but I think it is absolutely worth the price because the quality of the food more than makes up for it.

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M
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff! Our server Lisa was attentive and not overbearing. Food was excellent - tender steak and flavorful. My colleague said the salad she had was the best she’s ever had.

It is a bit loud and a little dark, but acceptable. I’d definitely go back.

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MS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and food.
Server was very attentive to our needs without being intrusive. Ensured that a seafood allergic was not exposed to anything that would trigger allergies so we could enjoy the amazing food.
Steaks were cooked to perfection with excellent flavor tenderness.

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