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J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - McLean

4.5
4.5
6706 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 Bleu potato chips & Carrot Cake. The cozy atmosphere includes fire side dining, rich wood, brick & soft lighting where you can enjoy a quiet table 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 weekend lunch, dinner 7 days a week & Sunday Brunch. Reservations are recommended.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
    Lunch
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 893-1034

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Please call for details.

  • Private party facilities

    J.Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood is the perfect setting for your banquet, wedding rehearsal dinner, graduation party, birthday celebration, business meeting or any other special occasion that demands an excellent meal and elegant setting.

  • Private party contact

    Dorna Palani: (703) 893-1034

  • Neighborhood

    McLean

  • Cross street

    Route 123

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Entertainment

    Happy hour: Sunday - Friday, 4pm - 7pm bar only.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,706 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

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  1. JP

    JamesP

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Both food and service was excellent, as usual

  2. S

    Seamos

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    A good venue for a business lunch but Sunday brunch is a big disappointment- eggs Benedict comprised 2 overcooked eggs siting on a thin slice of ham resting on sad, untoasted soft white bread. Accompanying Cappuccino served lukewarm - waiter was testy when I sent it back for heating - returned microwaved to the max. What can I say - you can do Much better.

  3. Q

    Quest

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server - Joan - was wonderful. Great service!

  4. BH

    BradH

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Always a great meal...service was a bit slow but not an issue. Will happily return.

  5. V

    Vthedgerow

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great power lunch selections and price. Hot fresh bread is superb. Joan provided very attentive service. Fun lunch place.

  6. DO

    DiningOut

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice mix of people - the business lunch crowd, as well as casual diners. Reasonable prices. Good portion size, except for the Brulee. This place offers special discounts, dining events, and menu items from time to time - such as seasonal favorites. It's my "go-to" place to meet up with friends. Service and quality food you can count on. Only wish they served pickles with their burgers.

  7. M

    Mimsie

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    J. Gilbert's is always a nice experience. No one rushes you and the service is very pleasant. The food is always wonderful, but it is getting a bit expensive.

  8. MC

    MaryC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Shawn our waiter was great. He was attentive but not overly so. Food was very good and atmosphere relatively quiet.

  9. b

    burritoman

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Went here for Mother’s Day dinner and also to celebrate my mom’s birthday. On the reservation I put down that it was her birthday and requested for a birthday dessert to be brought out if possible and there was not a single mention of her birthday or anything. Food was fantastic but I was disappointed to see that no one said anything for her birthday. Prices are a bit much for the food but it was definitely good food.

  10. SF

    SadFamily

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We made a reservation for 645 pm on Mother's Day. We got there at 630 pm and were told that there would be a few minutes' wait. We saw over 30 people waiting to be seated. We stood and waited with the others. At 715 pm we asked the host how long the wait would be, and were given an estimate of 30+ minutes. We then declined the reservation and went to Capri, which had tables available. While at the other restaurant enjoying a fine Italian meal, we received an e-mail from J. Gilbert's stating that we had missed our reservation when the table became available at 815 pm (105 minutes after we had arrived at the restaurant!) and that such behavior could result in loss of reservation privileges from OpenTable. This just added insult to injury, ruining our Mothers' Day (not to mention ruining the Mothers' Day for the other families who waited hours for their tables, left, or were not served their food). We have had great meals at J. Gilbert's in the past but this experience, both during and after our time waiting for a table with a confirmed reservation, makes us think twice about recommending this restaurant to anyone.

  11. TB

    TimB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  12. RB

    RobertB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    Mother’s Day dinner. Our server would disappear for 20-30 mins at a time. We were there for nearly 2 hours before we got our food. We’ve been regulars here for many years, and this was the worst service we’ve experienced.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Mother’s Day dinner - the hostess and servers were nice, if not overwhelmed. When we finally got our table, the booth was never wiped down from the food on the seats left by the previous diners and my wife’s plate was dirty and we hadn’t had a crumb at that early point of our meal. Bottom line is for what you pay, the amount of food was lacking. Just too overpriced and I had a reservation for over a week and we got a table by the kitchen door. Yelling and dishes breaking we could barely speak to one another. I get that Mr. Gilbert comes from KC and claims that J. Gilberts is a Midwest style steakhouse - maybe in name but not the Midwest that I know. Being from Wisconsin, I know what a great Midwest steakhouse is and this was nothing like in the Midwest. We won’t be back.

  14. CH

    ChristinaH

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for Mother’s Day. It was a great meal but they brought the first course and the second course out at the same time. I would definitely go back there. I love the ambience and the service was really good. I’m definitely a fan!

  15. CG

    CarlG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4

    Food was excellent but service was very slow. It seemed like the kitchen was very backed up. We still enjoyed our brunch.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience3

    J. Gilbert’s is typically great for dinner. However, for todays Mother’s Day Brunch it was well below par. The chicken and waffles were fine but the eggs Benedict were over cooked, dry, and plated on a gigantic plate with a tiny amount of food. The waiter was absent through most of the meal so they (and us) missed out on extra drinks. They ran out of donuts and orange juice by 10:30am. The brunch menu was very limited.

  17. J

    Jimmy

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service and excellent atmosphere!! AS ALWAYS!!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    I really enjoyed dinner,it was great.but I thought it was a more upscale place,my husband and I was celebrating our anniversary and was dressed for the occasion and people were in shorts and tennis shoes so I won’t do special occasions here but the food and service great.

  19. DJ

    DesireeJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious the waiter Austin was excellent I will come again

  20. DC

    DCgirl18

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mothers Day Celebration!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Anniversary

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Fort to bring our appetizer, service was bad and food wasn’t good.

  23. YS

    YelenaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    The meat was unchewable. The service was very good.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lunch was amazing. Graham was excellent.

  25. CW

    CatherineW

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a last minute date night reservation. The food was so good. Definitely a home run. Service was spot on. Will definitely go back soon.

  26. PL

    PLD3

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent. Server, Hugo, was wonderful. Excellent place for a celebration of s 78 th birthday.

  27. CD

    CameronD

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful as always

  28. CH

    ChasH

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great menu selections including fixed price 3 course meals offered (steaks, seafood, etc.), nice professional and knowledgeable waiter, great food and cocktails, along with nice ambiance. Not an inexpensive experience, but a very nice outing for a long-married "date night." Would definitely return for any special occasion.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    Service was good and prices are fair. Portions are small and steaks for my table were all well done when we all asked for medium.

  30. EF

    ElissaF

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our dining experience was wonderful. The drinks, food, service are all exceptional.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3

    Not busy and they didn’t seat until 12:30 for a 12:00 res. Took 40 mins for salads to come out. Food was overly oily and salty. Waitress was really nice though!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    My family and I have always enjoyed going to J. Gilbert's. Sadly, not this time. The host Kathleen was not very welcoming at all. We arrived a bit early so we were prepared to wait. However, we did not realize they no longer have the buffet brunch option (we had called prior and we're reassured they would have it). Service wasn't the greatest, they were short on menus and the food took forever to come out. I doubt we will be returning. Poor poor service for what the price is.

  33. XX

    XXXXX

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This restaurant has been a staple in the community for years. It was nice to see after sometime that the food and service was still consistent.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Had a great experience

  35. A

    Asou

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    As always the food and experience was excellent our server (Sarah) was incredible. She was attentive and prompt. The seats on our booth, however, were very worn. We will undoubtedly be returning very soon!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Server did not bring out bday dessert with candle as I was told he would. I’m addition, the valet asked me if I planned to give him cash or Venmo a tip

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5

    The hostess sat us in the rear of the restaurant, as she was walking away the sever began lecturing her about sitting us. I heard him mention something about not making money, and sitting a party of two at a 4 top table, the convo went on for almost two minutes before she walked away. Was quite uncomfortable for us as well, my wife even asked if we should just go to the bar instead. The server greeted after a few minutes passed, poured us water, before leaving our table I asked for a club soda which never came, I know he heard me as well because he asked if I wanted lime. We were celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary and were taking our time going over the menu and chatting with each other. The server seemed visibly irritated nearly the entire time we were there, we ordered drinks, my wife ordered the French rose, he came back to the table with a different one and said he couldn’t find the other. We both ordered from the prefix menu, her the 6oz (medium), I the 8oz med rare. Our steaks came out opposite, hers medium rare, mine medium. No point in complaining in our opinion based on the service we had received to that point. We thanked him as he brought food and drinks to the table, we thought maybe it was possible that he didn’t hear us the first couple of times, but he didn’t say anything in return each time we thanked him. We barely ate our food, finally came back and could see we barely ate anything but didn’t ask us if everything was ok, just asked if we wanted boxes before even asking us about dessert. Which we also asked for to go as we felt he was rushing us out the door. I had a $300 gift card from a family member that I had saved from my birthday earlier in the month and we used it for this dinner. Our bill was roughly $220 and we just gave him the remainder of the gift card balance as a tip, 1. in hopes that he felt guilty for giving us such terrible service & 2. because we will likely not return based on this experience

  38. t

    tomc

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The server was adequate but brought water late and never offered bread and butter. The food was very good. Well prepared and presented and with adequate serving sizes. The environment was excellent although one window had blinds that were not shuttered in a timely way so that one in our party was exposed to brilliant sunlight in the eyes.

  39. D

    Darla

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food & service. We celebrated my husband’s birthday & they made the occasion very special!

  40. SA

    SAMIRASHERMANA

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful chicken tortilla soup! Best ever! Topped by a spoonful of guacamole. A broth base with lots of tortilla strip crunchies. A very attentive and courteous waitress! Lovely smile and very efficient! Easy parking! Nice atmosphere with plenty of space between tables. I will return!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - McLean offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 893-1034.

J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - McLean is rated 4.5 stars by 6706 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - McLean

6930 Old Dominion Drive McLean, VA 22101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Route 123

  • Neighborhood

    McLean

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
    Lunch
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Happy hour: Sunday - Friday, 4pm - 7pm bar only.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 893-1034

  • Catering

    Please call for details.

  • Private party facilities

    J.Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood is the perfect setting for your banquet, wedding rehearsal dinner, graduation party, birthday celebration, business meeting or any other special occasion that demands an excellent meal and elegant setting.

  • Private party contact

    Dorna Palani: (703) 893-1034

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