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

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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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Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed.

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VF
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were quickly seated upon arrival. Nice booth for two. Maria greeted us warmly, presented the specials, and noted our drink choice. Great to have such a good spot to have so close to home.

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TX
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Upscale steak house in McLean. Servers are attentive and helpful. Menu has very good prix fixe options, which works for those who three moderate size courses.

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c
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Another great dinner at J.Gilberts here in McLean.

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JG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service was great, had a late lunch with a friend and we decided to eat in the bar area. We took the waiter's recommendation on a special of the day, a salmon dish and it was fabulous!!! It was a little dark in the bar area but other than that everything was great!

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n
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was great and friendly, a fun and delicious time!

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A
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

It's a basic steak house. Very much better than a Ruth's Chris but also still a mainline restaurant. Great service though. Really.

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NJ
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have an enjoyable experience at J. Gilbert's. The food, the ambiance and the staff are always on point. Look forward to our next trip back!

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TB
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service - excellent food. Will come back!

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w
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant. Great food. Super good service. Everything was wonderful.

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GF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious great selection of fresh food on the buffet. Service was not great at the start but think it was due to extreme business levels it got better as time went on.

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N
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice brunch but it’s a bit overpriced for what you get

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RC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Hugo, was excellent! He was very attentive and was able to answer our questions about menu options. The food was delicious and the service was top notch! Thank you!

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SA
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My third experience dinning at J. Gilbert.
The food, atmosphere, and our waiter were TOP NOTCH! As usual.
The gentleman that seated us was very professional.

Can't wait to return.....#GREATSTEAK!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience - will come back very soon

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It should be possible to split the check per individual/pair according to what you had to eat and drink.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was meh. Server seemed to busy to be bothered with us. Also used sarcasm unnecessarily. Just didn’t seem very welcoming.

Food was very bland. It’s better other times I’ve visited.

Bathrooms were dirty. Toilet paper in every toilet, locks on doors did not work, toilet paper rolls were laying up against the walls. We Just expected a bathroom of a restaurant like this to be better maintained.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting parents

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T
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious food and perfect service. would definately go again.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

As usual excellent lunch & ambiance! Thank you.

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E
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent and met all of our expectations

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AP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Three folk had stake. Well prepared and nicely served I had the grilled seafood plate. Plentiful and tasty. Shrimp were a little under cooked.

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BB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Igor is an awesome waiter. Food was very good. It was a special anniversary.

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MF
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've always had a great time at J. Gilbert's, and look forward to having brunch there each time I return to the DC area.

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WM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Did not feel rushed and enjoyed our lunch!

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F
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice as usual.
My birthday. Dined with a discount coupon.
The standard pork dish as usual was done perfectly.

The waitresses and waiters are all very, very helpful and polite

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JH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for a special occasion and the staff was very attentive.

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F
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent! We enjoyed the meal (seafood grill and salmon) very much — Thank you!

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JE
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

J. Gilbert's never disappoints. I can always expect an excellent eating experience!

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E
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food could not be better. This restaurant has it together. Food quality is excellent and ambiance is great. The waitress is the same gal who served us on our first visit. She is excellent and has a great personality. Love this place!!!!

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R
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service is not bad. For paying near-downtown DC prices, the steak should have been better. The $29 sirloin was better than the gristly $45 KC -- I could have gotten the same or more edible steak for $16 less. The "smoked" old fashioned I was told didn't work right at the bar so we got another Manhattan instead. The Manhattan was good, but the old fashioned we never got was on the bill. Had to get that corrected.

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E
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The seafood platter was cooked medium rare as I requested. However, it would be nice to have other types of bread besides sourdough which several of us do not like. All things being equal, I'd choose a restaurant with better bread; it can't be all that difficult!

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S
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Well priced for a Tomahawk, but certainly not the best nor largest. Also, whats with the 4 carrots to share!!

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MR
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the entire J. Gilbert’s experience, but felt the cost seems to be rising. People enjoy this type of dining when the food is more affordable. Although I plan on visiting again, it will be periodically only because of the cost.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday brunch is delicious, though it is expensive. Kids do not eat their money’s worth. Having said that, it’s a great place to go for a special occasion. Lunch and dinner without the kids is also fun.

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S
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great spot for brunch on Sundays. We have been back many times. Hugo was a great server. Third time we have had him serve us. Keep up the great job.

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KK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible. It was so dark you can’t see. The food was mediocre at best and our waitstaff was uninspired. We felt rushed and to boot our martinis were horrible.

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m
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy J Gilbert's for wholesome food in a relaxing atmosphere. We had the soft shell crab specials, one sauteed, one tempura. Both were excellent. Our server provided excellent service.

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RP
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A good first experience at this restaurant. A bit pricy though not bad, and somewhat noisy due to the size of the restaurant. That said the food was very good and I’ll definitely try them again in the near future.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was great, my girlfriend loved it. we went for her birthday :), we will be going again

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