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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (210)
Good for Anniversaries (167)
Good for Birthdays (166)
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Good for a Date (165)
Worth the Drive (115)
Romantic (115)
Business Meals (87)
Notable Wine List (68)
Happy Hour (65)
Cozy (63)
Bar Seating (60)
Fit for Foodies (59)
Creative Cuisine (53)
Good for Groups (51)
Vibrant Bar Scene (49)
Authentic (47)
Casual (47)
Quiet Conversation (47)
Neighborhood Gem (45)
Comfort Food (41)
Hot Spot (40)
Local Ingredients (39)
Handcrafted Cocktails (38)
Fun (33)
Pre/post Theatre (30)
Healthy (25)
Seasonal (21)
Tasting Menu (20)
Great for Lunch (13)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Great Beer (11)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Organic (6)
People Watching (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Tapas (3)
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 (New England)·Dined a day 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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (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.

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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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very pleasant.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent service. Food was excellent

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Another great meal at J Gilberts. Took family out for dinner before the kids headed back to college on Thanksgiving weekend. Service impeccable, food great as usual. Pricing continues to creep up.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We always enjoy J Gilberts with this experience was bad my husband salad came out with this meal and he wanted prior to his meal and his meal sat there and got cold our drinks were forgotten twice when we asked for refills.

We are not use to service like this for J. Gilberts. Very disappointing.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food! We went as a group of 8 and everyone enjoyed their meals. Drinks were great as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Typically, we have good service and the food is good. Unfortunately, this was our first bad experience at J. Gilberts. We went there for my birthday and had a reservation for 5:30pm which we arrived on time. Things started out fine. The waiter came to our table and gave us a few minutes to look at the menus. He came back about 10 minutes later and took our order. I'd say our drinks and the salad and bisque my husband and I ordered came within a reasonable amount of time (approximately 15 minutes or so after we ordered). We finished our salad, bisque, and bread by 6:00pm. Then we waited and waited for dinner. By 6:30pm we flagged down our waiter and he said he would check on why it was taking so long. He came back a few minutes later and apologized and said it was on it's way. By 6:45pm we were frustrated particularly since our 8 year old still had not gotten dinner. The waiter went to check again and came back and admitted that he made an error and had accidentally put a "hold" on our dinner order. We were frustrated but asked him to at least get our child's dinner out asap since she had nothing to eat. Our child's dinner finally came out at 7:00pm (keep in mind we had been there since 5:30pm) my husband's and my dinner came out about 7:10pm. My husband's ribs were cold but he didn't want to send them back and wait even longer so he signaled the waiter over to tell him we had it and wanted to see the manager. Tara, the manager, apologized and very kindly picked up the tab for the entire dinner and also extended the expiration date on the coupon I had planned to use. Extremely disappointing experience but we appreciate and commend Tara for a kind resolution and doing her best to make it right after a terrible experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner; great service; great food. We were seated immediately and not rushed at our meal. Have been there before and will always go back.

Tags: Great Beer, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Fantastic! Food was great! We really had a good thanksgiving dinner!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Casual, Organic, Paleo Friendly, Cozy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving Day. Great food and wine. This was our fifth time going on Thanksgiving and we all enjoyed our meals and time. Never felt rushed and we were seated promptly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our Thanksgiving dinner was delicious and served piping hot. Jon our waiter was very attentive. Overall, value of the 3 course dinner was excellent.
We always enjoy eating at JGilberts.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Always a great meal, with food, wine, and cocktails served by terrific staff like Serge!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The food and cocktails were superb as always. We both had the special which was Nantucket Bay Sugar Drop Scallops over mushroom risotto with asparagus and grape tomatoes; it was outstanding. Our server was Sergio, and he was fantastic, very knowledgeable, honest, fun, and professional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

I have always enjoyed meals at j Gilbert's. This was my friends birthday. I was told by a friend that dessert was free for birthday person, however, we were charged for it. A little disappointed. They did put happy birthday decor on table and candle in the dessert.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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