J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - McLean
Steak orders confused: mine arrived the way my wife ordered hers, and vice versa.
Food is good as always, however service was pretty bad today compares to previous dining experiences
Great place w/ great service team.
We are in town for business and decided at the last minute to head to Gilberts. Apparently got the last reservation at 5:15. After much discussion at the reception desk we were seated in the worst table next to the lobby, exposed to the cold air in and out as people came and went. There was no reason. Many seats were empty. A couple after us was seated in a both fir 4. We left by 6:40 and still many tables were empty. I ordered the bone in rib steak and it was 50% fat and lukewarm. The mashed potatoes were also lukewarm- I think only warm because the plate was hot. My husband got the wedge salad which looked great with a steak that was just slapped plain on the plate! Waiter never came to see if we were satisfied. No steak sauce was offered. Completely unappealing dinner. Wish I had taken a picture of all the fat I could not eat that I left on my plate.
The wait staff and management were outstanding, and aiming to please. However, our evening began by entering a virtually empty section of the restaurant and being seated in a booth with a broken spring in the seat. We were promptly moved, but I have to question the hostesses decision. (I hope it was because she was young and unaware of the defect.) Our meal was passable, but not in keeping with the pricing. It was generally, just okay. I will try other places and may venture back in the next few years.
Great place for lunch with a friend. Their lunch combo is super and our waiter, Evan, was very nice.
I had indicated our visit was a birthday celebration TWICE on the Open Table app when i made the reservation.
My 87-year-old mom even had on a HAPPY BIRTHDAY crown so it was pretty obvious it was her birthday.
“Hugo”, our server, never acknowledged or wished her a happy birthday or brought her dessert with 1 small candle or anything. Nothing.
I was very disappointed!
The food was excellent. Our server Igor was excellent. He made some great recommendations.
They got my husbands order wrong, so had to wait for his meal
Everything was fine. And the only complaint was that we didn’t really see much of our server.
It's ALWAYS good! I just don't like to be seated in the back room (but I know someone has to ). Great service and great food. I will be back. Again.
very disappointing. restaurant was dirty/unkept, service was poor. Not sure if the waiter was bored, exhausted or just not happy to be there. Food was medicore.
We have been before and enjoyed but this is the second time that we were not overjoyed with the food, service or atmosphere.
Family members birthday!
We thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience. Our primary concerns are: limited selection of appetizers, small portions, steak was not cooked as requested, chicken was a bit chewy, and the menu is a bit pricey considering the above concerns.
We were in no hurry, but it seemed that it took awhile from ordering to delivery
My husband and I come to J. Gilbert’s on a frequent basis! We come to J.Gilbert’s for the exceptional food and beautiful ambiance! J.Gilbert's never disappoints!
Always delicious food and excellent service
J. Gilbert's never disappoints. Sunday brunch is consistently outstanding. The variety of offerings has something for every taste, diet, and appetite.
JGilberts offers consistently great service and wonderful food. Their brunch is well worth the price ,and one never leaves hungry!
Everything was great. Food, service and ambience were all we could ask for. One of our favorite places to dine.
Another great dinner at J. Gilbert’s. The steaks were cooked to perfection and our sides were fantastic. The added bonus was the generous wine pours made the eventing wonderful. Always recommend.
We had a group of 8 and the service and food was awesome. Our server Jordan was wonderful.
My service was bad.
My fiancé and I love coming to J. Gilbert’s. The food is always good, the service is excellent, and we always have a great time. It’s one of our go-to restaurants for a date night.
went on a busy Saturday evening. We were seated, served, and ready to leave in about 1 hour Without being rushed.
The food was cooked as ordered and delicious. The drinks were excellent...I recommend the Carrot Cake !
The staff was friendly, helpful, and worked well together.
We Will be returning
Food was very good! Server was very nice! Maybe play a slow song next time, but other than that, everything was 5 star.
Fantastic place to go for a special dinner; everything from the crab bisque to the filet and lobster tail was amazing for Valentine's Day.
Service and ambiance were great. Food was just ok. Our appetizer was good, but the steak was just ok (We are from Chicago, so we are picky about our meat.) I ordered medium rare and it came out medium and the meat quality was not as good as we expected. Overall it was not terrible, but not worth the price.
2/14/2020. Minus a star for service. No wait time to get seated and food was great, as usual.
Specifically the server was pleasant but was was sub-par for some reason. Didn’t tell us about specials and I didn’t think about it until too late.
No drink refills automatic or offered, especially on $3.40 club soda.
We come here not un-often, including last year’s Valentine’s Day.
Great experience. Will be back.
Food was excellent - I had the filet and scallop combo. Loved the brussel sprouts. The service was friendly, efficient and attentive. The desserts were out of this world - I had the carrot cake and the wife had the coconut cake, both highly recommended.
The only issue, the baked potato had a black spot.
Great food and service! Highly recommend for a special day. Romantic mood. Nice plating. Just one thing - our seats were very close to the entrance so we felt the cold air coming in whenever ppl were in and out. Overall, we enjoyed our dinner!
Great food and great service! Much better steaks than Capital Grill.
Food was good overall. Spinach had too much onion but other than that, everything was good. Service is excellent and very accommodating. The crowd and atmosphere is welcoming and diverse
Would definitely come again.
Wonderful restaurant with great service and food. We look forward to going back.
Food (Tomahawk Steaks) and service were excellent. Igor, our waiter was outstanding. Will definitely return.
Obviously, we like everything about J.Gilbert's . . . great food, great service, great ambiance. A well-trained staff is worth its weight in gold.
It was Valentine's Day and the restaurant was very busy even at the early time we were able to make a reservation (4pm). We are regular customers there and always enjoy ourselves. This night the food wasn't quite up to what we expected and we had to send our initial order back because it wasn't prepared as ordered. This resulted in my having to send my food back as well as i didn't want to eat while my wife was waiting for her steak to be properly prepared. When the food came back her steak was done properly while my ribs which may have been kept under a heat lamp were quite dried out and not at all as good as usual.
We'll be back expecting better.
So here's the thing. My rockfish was very good. My wife said she did not like her crabcake. Neither one of us ordered a steak so take this with a grain of salt. The waiter didn't come by often. If you can get by the dated decor, it's a nice place. Expensive-but it's McLean.
Unfortunately, we were seated in same room as large party and it was extremely loud and we could not hardly hear our own conversation. They really need to keep large parties in separate space, so that other diners can enjoy their meals. Food was very good and service was excellent.