J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - McLean
No recognition of special occasion despite noting in reservation and reminding hostess. Was an hour early before reservation but still seated late. Ultimately waited two hours before being seated and food served. Way over-priced; food taste was good. Expecting a Ruth Chris experience but received slightly better than Outback Steakhouse. Will not be returning.
We sat at the bar before getting to table. Bar tender that waited on us made drinks that were strong and Good! Food was a bit pricey for the quantity that you received but tasty. Took my husband for a late Valentine's dinner. Overall I probably would have given it all stars but our server killed it for me. We always tip if out server puts a good effort but for some reason he felt the need to circle the gratuity portion as a reminder. I was offended as if it wasn't already big as day on the bill. I thought it was a bit rude. I however wrote a "tip" on the receipt reminding him that it's not mandatory to tip. Luckily for him my husband did
It was Valentine’s Day so of course I was going to shell out for some really good food at a high rated restaurant. From the very first bite of the appetizer I was hooked. The flavors were so rich and full I knew my girlfriend and I were going to have a great food experience. They had Valentines specials so I went with the Surf and Turf. Perfect portions of steak and seafood. The drinks paired the food really well also. If I were to just have one small drawback, the food was fairly warm, nearing cold, but it was still delicious.
Valentine’s Day - Of course it was packed but overall the food was absolutely amazing! The staff were handing the the pack place well. Parking was difficult due to the day would recommended scheduling a reservation, it’s so worth it.
The food was magically delicious and everyone was very pleasant especially on such a busy day.
Yes I would recommend JGilbert. Food was delicious. My only issue was the seating was not convenient. Chairs were very low and dinning area was dark. Otherwise a great place to dine
Driven by for years finally pulled the trigger on Valentine's 2019.. The GF and I have done Ruth Chris Morton's etc and I wanted to do something new .. I didn't tell the gf I just drove ya there . Made a reservation for 7:30 and got there around 7:00.. checked in and was told it would be closer to the reservation which was fine .. grab a couple chairs and I headed to the bar to get a couple drinks . ( they have Elijah Craig).. around 7:30 we are seated and immediately a waiter comes to take our app or and drinks .. we had two waiters/waitresses on this night and they worked so well together ..
Started with the shrimp Durango' .... so good
I got the 1lb lobster tail which they only have twice a year .. Valentines and New Years . My gf got the other steak which was also a Valentine's special .. see photos..
Ambiance was great . Service was great ., can't wait to go back . I also want to try their brunch ..
We have been coming to J. Gilberts many years and even before when it was Charley's. We always have a extraordinary experience. This time we came for Valentine's Day. Boy was that a mistake.
The food was the same great meal, but the restaurant was set up to take an enormous amount of people.
The staff packed too many people into the space. We had made reservations months in advance and did not get our requested table. We were put in a back room the size of a closet.
We will be back, but never again on Valentine's Day.
Great experience. The food was amazing! Definitely will dine there again.
Everything was excellent except the overhead ceiling repair.
Excellent service. Enjoyed the Valentines’s Day dinner. Lobster was the best. It is expensive. I would recommend this restaurant to friends.
Went here for Valentine's Day. We've been here several times before so I was anticipating a great time. Unfortunately I was disappointed this time. We were seated in the back in a room that was way too crowded, and consequently noisy. The menu selection was very disappointing to the extent that my wife was limited to just choosing the grilled vegetable dish. I definitely will not be returning here again for Valentine's.
Excellent snd efficient service, amazing food, but the staff answering the phone could be a little courteous and gracious. The steaks have a tasty rub, and the special valentines dessert was irresistible. We left happy and content
We have been to J. Gilbert's many times. This was the best time we have had. Henry is the absolute best waiter we have ever had at J. Gilbert's. He is so pleasant, low-key, and knows his job. I don't think I have met a better waiter anywhere, to be honest. The food was delicious; I had the lobster and filet with the poblano potatoes. The poblano potatoes are very unique; I have never tasted potaoes like this anywhere. Thank you for hiring Henry; we will consider coming more often now.
Definitely an overpriced menu.
But food was prepared good and
service was excellent.
Excellent food and perfect sizes. I have always been bored by the amount of food served at restaurants, but at J. Gilbert's, I was very pleasantly surprised.
I'm a huge fan due to the fact that the food, service, and atmosphere is consistently outstanding!
Classic good food! you can always count on J. Gilberts for great food and service. A family favorite.
food was great as usual. kitchen seemed to be slow.
Was a great experience, waiter was very attentive. Was private and the food and drinks were perfect.
J Gilbert's accommodated our request for a booth near the fireplace to celebrate our special re-birth occasion! Burke, our server, made our time with you a true delight. He was excellent and gave us perfect recommendations.
always consistently good, services usually excellent but off tonight
Food and drinks were really good, service was outstanding.
Nice restaurant and good experience. Unfortunately, the steak isn't reaching the level of expectation for the price that they are charging. Side dishes were great but I came here for steak and it didn't compare to any steakhouse in NYC.
The Clydes of McLean.
Nothing special here. Solid steak house. Good customer service. Just another overpriced classic big box like restaurant. Again, solid chioce, but could definitely use a refresh.
The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We always love going to J. Gilbert's and have recommended it to several of our friends.
One of the best meals I ever had. I am pretty good at cooking steaks but I could not have done a ribeye that tasted as great!
Great service and ambience! Food was slightly slow to come out, but it was made up for by the amazing flavors!
Always a good experience at J Gilbert! Sure is hopping on a Friday night! Quiet when we left - has an earlier crowd. Great service and food was delicious. I love the ambiance there - cozy.
Very disappointed in the service and will not be returning to this restaurant
Knowing it was an off time. Our steaks were not cooked as ordered. We dined at 3:00p and did not have the service was accustomed.
Lovely place for lunch with friends!
We will return. Excellent evening and food. Wood have liked Birthday acknowledgement...it would have been a nice touch to a delightful evening.
Excellent steaks. The salmon was amazing. Great for all types of foods. Unfortunately our waitress forgot about us. We waited 30 minutes after eating before we got our bill. Very disappointed but this isn't how it usually is.
Celebrated my husbands birthday!! The food was great and the service Michael was the best!
Perfect place for business or pleasure! It made our evening relaxed, pleasureable and open. Thanks J Gilbrt’s!
Too little wine for the money
Wrong sides on one order
Not alerted that half rack of ribs was a choice
Food was good
Check was slow coming
Pretty overpriced for some extremely average steak- wouldn’t recommend nor return
We were there for a birthday celebration. The staff was very accommodating. Took pictures of us together and provided free dessert. Not ice cream into words but a 10 K
J.Gilberts has now become my first choice for dining in Northern Virginia!