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

4.5
6111 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.

Support J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - McLean during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6111 people are saying
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MsCherry
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and everything was nice. For some odd reason they kept placing the empty glasses and bottles on the head board of my booth...which I removed the first time. Puzzled me considering the booth behind my date and I was empty due to social distancing

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Yolshimi
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I would appreciate more honesty when they say the table is really isolated and socially distanced and called twice about it and then got a table in the middle of the busy aisle next to the kitchen. I almost walked out but they moved me because the place was pretty empty. Thanks for that

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DemikoS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good service and better food. Lively environment on a Sat evening.

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snicklefrick
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We had the Blue Cheese chips for an appetizer and they were burnt. I had the Cajun Spiced Pan Roasted Filet. It was ordered Medium/Rare and came out Medium to Medium/Well. The dish comes with Poblano Au Gratin. The potatoes were crunchy. The Sazerac was too sweet. I will revisit another time to see if this was an off night.

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DanielB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

My wife found the Grouper dinner very stringy and over done with a heavy lackluster sauce.

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SuzP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent drinks and wonderful service!

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vipJames
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant and staff! Will continue to go there as often as possible.

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Mcole
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit as we are new to the area. We were very impressed! The filet melted in our mouth and was cooked to perfection. The creamed corn with bacon was delicious. The service was outstanding. We look forward to our next visit.

JD
JuliaD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great!

CA
vipCobraA
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

J Gilbert’s has been a favorite for nearly 20 years. The food, wait staff, cleanliness, and ambiance continue to be outstanding in the age of COVID. The staff is very attentive and focused on providing a great dining experience.

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MosiS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It's seem like the waiter did not want to be there

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Pami
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I ordered a frittata, which was supposed to come with artichoke heats, but with no notice, they were replaced with mushrooms. I did not care for the mushrooms. I also ordered a side of smashed potatoes with onions & peppers, which was replaced with plain mashed potatoes. The drinks were so-si

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and excellent service will certainly be going back. the lamb was absolutely perfect

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JosephW
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

damn sure not worth the price Ruths Chris is way better

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and service were excellent.

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vipVthedgerow
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food, served quickly, priced right, and nice atmosphere. Kiara provides outstanding service without writing down orders for 4 guests!

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PatriciaT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner out celebrating one of our last nights with a friend before she headed back to college. The lobster entrees were fabulous as well as the steaks and fries! We took our desserts Togo and enjoyed them at home. Our server Kira was tops!!!

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KParmelee
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was not quite as good, and more expensive, than several of the Great American restaurants in our area.

CB
vipCarolB
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely - and spaced dining!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The blue cheese chips and the cajun pan roasted filet were excellent!

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MikeL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was delicious and our waitress was wonderful!! We were seated in front of the fireplace
Which made it so nice like we were in a ski lodge. Can’t wait to go back again soon.

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vipdontgohere
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

The food was spectacular. The service was horrid. We waited 20 minutes for our server to tell us she’d be with us in a few.

Drink orders never came out for the party. The server seemed lost. She never collected empty glasses or cleared finished plates, our table was just a pile of dishes in the corner.

The manager Michael came by to pick up the server’s slack, but even he dropped the ball. He would take drink orders from our table and the drinks would never come.

I wouldn’t recommend this place to anyone for dinner. Maybe a quick super casual lunch. Definitely NOT for a special occasion to impress.

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MichelleM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A half pound of crab legs = 1 leg, not a cluster, a little disappointing

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Mohandas70
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

KC Strip was perfection-plenty of delicious meat! Strip and burnout shrimp combo was also a hit. Best onion rings appetizer we’ve ever had. Hands down! Great experience from start to finish. Very good with the Covid regulations.

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Trainor
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service on a busy New Years Eve. We expected them to be busy, and they were, reservations solved that problem. A great Eve and date night all in one.

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LEXI
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was amazing. Henry was our server and he was awesome. We would definitely return!

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Leon
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I ordered medium cooked Cowboy Cut rib eye steak. It came between med rare to rare. I asked our waiter to have it cooked a little bit more. He took it to kitchen. But when he brought back it was still not medium. I think heading there with a high expectation of perfect wood fired grilled steak was part of the disappointment. I think if I have to make price vs. quality of food comparison, the quality definitely did not match the price.

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MikeJ
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at the Mclean, VA location was great. The service from the front desk to the service at the table was awesome. I look forward to booking another reservation in the near future, and try different dish. The entre I got based on our server recommendations was also great.
Wish you all a happy and safe New Year.

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vipNikki
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was perfect as usual

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Alanb
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

over priced for lunch........................................

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

The staff is not strictly following Covid rules and allowing people to congregate around booths with no masks on. Also letting costumers get up and use the restrooms without masks on. Large parties attending and doesn’t feel safe at all. Disappointing because I love this place.

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vipgreygirl
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was great. Food not as good as we have had here in the past. Looked as though it spent quite of time under the warmer. 2nd espresso martini in not the right glass..said they were out?!

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Notworthmyname
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Given that it was Christmas Eve, I expected the best. Dinner was OK. The Ladies Restroom was a DISGRACE. Overall, I was disappointed. Expected more.

M
vipMohickeytx
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service!

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vipVthedgerow
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local restaurant staffed with excellent and personable people. Delicious food. Nice ambiance. Good prices.

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SuheilK
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Normally the food is excellent but this recent visit the waitress neglected us for a while, the roasted potatoes were not as good as normally are, and the steak was medium well instead of Medium as requested. The service is declining and should be addressed in these difficult times where everyone is struggling especially your loyal customers.

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erico
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Had a great experience and would definitely return.

JT
vipJustinT
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four of us enjoyed our Christmas Eve lunch in the bar area where Brian served us great cocktails, wine & food on this special occasion. Our two friends enjoyed Wildfire on what was their first visit and will surely return for the top notch food, drinks, service and ambiance. Always look forward to dining at Wildfire!

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BarbaraD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

COVID protocols followed well so felt safe. Food is always exceptional.

JS
JefferyS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my fiancé there for her birthday really really nice food and the service.

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 6111 OpenTable diners.

J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - McLean does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.