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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4.8

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4.7

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4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Business Meals (82)
Notable Wine List (75)
Bar Seating (73)
Good for Groups (71)
Fit for Foodies (70)
Happy Hour (68)
Cozy (65)
Creative Cuisine (61)
Neighborhood Gem (56)
Casual (54)
Handcrafted Cocktails (51)
Authentic (49)
Vibrant Bar Scene (48)
Quiet Conversation (44)
Local Ingredients (41)
Fun (39)
Comfort Food (36)
Hot Spot (32)
Pre/post Theatre (30)
Healthy (28)
Tasting Menu (23)
Seasonal (19)
Great for Lunch (18)
Great Beer (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
People Watching (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Fantastic food and outstanding service!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Always great

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent service.

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing as always!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

We were disappointed in the optional seafood selections that we made to accompany the filets which we ordered. The lobster tail was over done with little flavor and the Alaskan king crab legs were small and the meat in them was meager.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great service from the greeting at the door until we left the building. Food was delicious! We were pleasantly surprised when we saw the prices which makes this probably the best restaurant in the area for my wife and I. First time but definitely not the last. We finally found a restaurant worth every dollar!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was delicious, but for the first time ever one of our steaks was overcooked. This never has happened to us here before because they know how to cook steak but since the steak was $59 I told my husband that he shouldn't have to "deal with it" and return it to the kitchen. He did and they were very understanding and accommodating. They fixed the problem quickly and efficiently and the manager apologized. It was very classy. Like I said, we've eaten there many, many times and this was the first time something was overcooked but they handled it like champions and we were very happy. Excellent place!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Romantic, Business Meals, Casual, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent as always. Derek our waiter was exceptional. Our go to place for any special occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

J Gilbert’s is our favorite restaurant for special occasions. Everything - from soup to nuts - is outstanding. It never disappoints. My favorite is the seared Georges Banks scallops with lobster risotto. My significant other’s is the jumbo lump crab cakes.

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

What a wonderful place. Staff was tremendous. Food was delicious. The place is one of my favorites. Great place to go for any reason. Just make reservations two weeks prior.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Our go to restaurant for special events. Never disappoints.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Celebrated our wedding anniversary. We were served by Derrick (Darrick) and he was excellent, great energy! Be back on Friday February 23, 2018 for the mixed seafood plate.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 4 days ago

We always enjoy dinning and do often. We are repeat customers and often bring friends and family to enjoy with us. The wait staff always go above and beyond and the food is consistently at an excellent level and always leave very pleased.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Took my wife for valentines dinner and this is our go to place for special occasions. We always enjoy the food and service is always excelllent and this dinner was as usual. My only complaint is the last couple times we have been they seem to rush us through your dinner. Both of our last 2 visits I had ordered an appetizer and both times my dinner came before I was finished w my app. Paying the prices they get for entrees I just feel we should not be rushed through our time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

A late Valentine dinner, the Seafood Mixed Grill for Lent was awesome! Shiela, our waitress, was extremely attentive as well as all the other staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The food and service were exceptional, as always

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 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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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

It was just celebrating valentines night, this is our go to place every valentines, usually go night before or after the 14. I usually never complain about anything from j Gilbert ‘s but was a little disappointed with our food , we order the lobster tail and meat meal . Not sure if it was because of busy valentines night because never have had a bad meal ever from here, and still will be back . But my fiancé meat was supposed to be medium and was more rear then she likes and lobster tail was over cooked , but listen we still love the place and we will chalk it up to maybe just a off night . We all have those days once in a while .

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 14, 2018

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2018

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 on February 14, 2018

Great food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2018

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2018

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 on February 14, 2018

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 on February 13, 2018

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 on February 13, 2018

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

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 on February 12, 2018

Delicious meal. Excellent waiter. Great experience!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Valentines day

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

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 10, 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 10, 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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vip
 (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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 (New York Area)·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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