J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - McLean
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Steak + Frites
Flat iron steak, brown butter sauce, fries, romesco sauce
watercress, shallot jam, blue cheese
Seared Georges Bank Sea Scallops
lobster risotto, shaved fennel salad, champagne beurre blanc
We always celebrate our special occasions there. They are always very attentive and gracious. Love the food.
J Gilbert’s has become very pricey. Lobster tail meal and an added 4oz filet was $89. The food was good and the service excellent. Nice place overall, okay atmosphere as it is somewhat older and could use a refresher, but may have inched up too much for it to remain on my regular rotation.
The food was excellent as always and the service from Joan was fantastic as always.
We enjoyed the atmosphere and the food very much however a little pricey for lunch so will probably reserve this for another special occasion to do during lunch. Will try you for dinner in the near future as the service and food were very good.
Always a good meal
Manhattan was great! Steak could have been better
It was good food, good service, and no real problems. They had a crab cake on the menu which is hard to get.
One of the guest steak was prepared not as was ordered (medium rear instead of medium).
We were frequent patrons of Gilbert's before Covid and values both the quality of the food and the service. In this context, our dinner this past Sunday evening, October 17, 2021, was a terrible disappointment. The quality of the service was appalling - our wine was brought to the table at the end of our meal and not the beginning and we waited 30 minutes for the waiter to clear our dishes and ask us about dessert. The quality of the food was not up to Gilbert's previous standard and was not quality food commensurate with the price charged. We would not recommend Gilbert's for a quality dining experience.
Very good, very expensive
HORRIBLE! HORRIBLE! HORRIBLE! Stay away! Bad food and bad service!
Our server was amazing! Unfortunately, our food came out cold and had to go back. My cocktail was delicious and my son loved the root beer in the bottle.
The brunch was not what we expected. The food was not served according to what was requested, they needed to bring it back to the kitchen to have it prepared again. It was really bad for the price paid. Will never come back for brunch to this place.
You always feel as though you're dining out at J Gilbert's and treated as a guest. Quality menu and food.
Lovely meal. Oysters were really superb. Steak and lobster tail top notch. Great staff. Very pleasant anniversary dinner.
One of the better places in McLean to get together with friends over food and drink.
I always enjoy eating at J Gilberts. The steaks are nice cuts and well seasoned, cooked to perfection. We had a great bottle of wine and wedge salad. The service is always attentive yet comfortable. Great prices too. This is what a neighborhood steakhouse should be
Love J.Gilbert’s!!! Had scallops and filet with mushrooms and it was delicious! The wine bottles are 1/2 off on Mondays so we had a $96 bottle for $48! The service was on point. J Gilbert’s is a traditional steak house cozy and warm with amazing food!! We will be back for sure!
Lighting in the dining area used overly bright lamps at the tables such that every table was using napkins, purses, tablets,etc. to shield them from the excessive lighting. You would think the management would have noticed the excessive light coming from each table. Easy fix.
We really enjoyed it. Steak was tender and juicy. Food was wonderful! Highly recommended.
We had an amazing time! Hugo, our waiter was the best! I highly recommend the bone-in ribeye and lobster mac and cheese. Superb!
Amazing food, we will definitely be back.
Appetizer recommendation: pretzel crusted onion rings!👌
I've been going there a long time. The last time I went, it was disappointing (drinks only OK; my friend's lamb chop under-done and greasy, etc.) Thank heavens this time the service was back to the former standards! And the food was well prepared and presented. So great.
Happy they have a Prix Fixe menu with options, but I was surprised that we only received four stalks of asparagus! I just think they need to be even across the board with side portions.
Service was prompt and well handled and the food great.
Highly efficient service staff, attentive and friendly. Portions of food were generous - and the food met my standards. You can always count on J Gilberts for an enjoyable meal. I am a long time customer and hope to go back many more times.
Excellent service and food! Really enjoyed our lunch!
Loud group who should have been asked to leave by staff was obnoxious, even bragging about how loud they were. Mocking us. Disappointing b/c the food and our waiter were great.
It’s a fairly traditional steak house menu - food and service were both excellent
I had to change my reservation time by 15 minutes and there was no hassle in doing so. I give J. Gilbert's and their staff highest compliments in their treatment of their guests.
Our waiter Hugo was excellent! Attentive, funny, and provided the nicest customer service.
Excellent food and service. My new go-to place for a fun and private meal.
I've gone to J. Gilberts several times, but last night was terrible. The food had nearly no flavor and was simply doused in butter and cream. The food was absolutely not worth the cost, and we will not be back.
As always, we had excellent service and great food.
Overall it was good but not as good as expected for the price. Our appetizers came out before our cocktails which is not a big deal but should not happen at a restaurant of this price range. The bigger issue was that my wife and I both ordered our steaks rare and what was brought was firmly well-done. Our server took the steaks back with no issue which was good. Roughly 15 minutes later new steaks were delivered and they were cooked properly this time however, they clearly looked smaller than the 8oz steaks we ordered. The server claimed they were the right size and we did not want to have a debate so we just accepted it. The food was good but incorrectly cooked steak should not happen at this price range.
I must say I was truly impressed with the service and the food! Everyone was so nice and pleasant to talk to. Or server Xuelin H was absolutely amazing! She never left us needing or want fro anything. She made us feel special. This was our first visit and will not be our last. My group ordered the crab cakes and calamari, it was delicious! We also ordered the lamb rack, scallops risotto, mixed grill and the penne chicken. Everything was absolutely delicious! We will be back !
The portion of salmon was very small. The ribs needed more sauce. The corn needed more bacon.
Three ladies who hadn't seen each other for a long time -- it was the perfect choice. We were treated courteously, the food was very good, and the atmosphere ideal.
A friend of mine told me about this place. It was by BF birthday and we wanted to try something new. When i tell you EVERYTHING was great, even that is an understatement. Food was amazing, service was even better. We will be returning and spreading the word!
We had a lovely meal. We particularly appreciated our server carefully reviewing our special dietary requests from our reservation, consulting with the chef prior to guiding us around the menu, and then working with all the kitchen staff and chef to make sure the meal was prepared are requested. This allowed us to enjoy my husband’s birthday dinner while adhering to the requirements of our rather strict diet! Will definitely visit again soon based on this experience!
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 4.4 stars by 6489 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.