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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vipEdJF
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and a very good steak. Thank you.

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AliciaC
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always like having brunch, but due to meetings we had to have a late lunch. I was happy because I was able to have the wonderful baked potato and my friends enjoyed their picks, as well. Since we arrive early, we had to stay at the bar and munch pretzel sticks, but our bartender was understanding and keep a vigilant eye on us so that we could have lunch on time.

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JayV
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding as always! We especially enjoyed the wild mushrooms.

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ErinA
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. We were there for lunch and would definitely go back.

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vipMMA65
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service . Nice seating with private tables .

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vipSeth50
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! Maria and Joan are the best!! Consistently good food and service.

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vipfelix
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the spinach with garlic, though this time it was a bit too salty. The green beans with pecans were delicious. The filet had excellent taste! The bread was wonderful. I also enjoyed mashed potatoes with garlic added!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual!
Pleased and happy once more.

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SusanO
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

J Gilbert's is always my choice for a pleasant setting and fine meal with a friend. Meals are excellent, service is good and setting is comfortable.

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WorlddinersX2
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The atmosphere is welcoming, low key, with the rooms divided into private spaces. Our waitress, Natalia, was friendly and efficient. The food was good, though the steaks are a bit pricey. We enjoyed having a quiet conversation with our daughter.

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KevinC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Got seated at a table that didn't have any utensils or napkins. Once we got over that, it was a great expereince.

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viparbydee
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service staff and great food

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andrewh
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The cowboy ribeye was outstanding, the seafood was average. The service was average, the waiter never took the plate away from either the bread or the plate when we were finish which is a big deal for me.

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DavidK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was very good, except that my entree was served while I was still eating my soup. It was too rushed!

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vipFamilyof3
Washington DC
159 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant and staff. Our server went above and beyond and the management is very present and involved at this place! The steaks are cooked to perfection, amazing sides and apps. It's our go to steak restaurant!

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drew
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Filet was ok, scallops a bit overdone, too many potato options on the side would like more veggie options. Onion ring app was good. Alcohol was above average in price (one shot of goose was $13). Ambiance was ok, good HH scene. Marginal steak house - better value at Morton's.

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Elizabeth
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Filet was perfectly cooked and very tender. Scallops were also good, but didn’t detect any lobster in the risotto.

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BobB
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely anniversary dinner, with attentive and thoughtful service. Champagne on ice when we arrived, nice ambience and comfort, the food was well prepared, all in all a very good experience. Pricey, but we got what we paid for.

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vipLester
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The prices are good and the food is excellent. The service is good but not quite great. If you want Mastro’s level food at a slightly reduced price (Not Cheap) but are not quite expecting Mastro’s level service, this is your spot.

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vipmcleandatenight
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice staff and lunch menu options were delicious.

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vipDemetra
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favorite in McLean. Great service and food.

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DavidG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the surf & turf special. Was disappointed with the Irish Coffee -- suggest that you offer as whiskey or Irish Cream & top with cream to be authentic.

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vipKevinC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed JGilbert’s. I will be back. The food, service and ambiance were great.

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MikeR
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

My companions always order the filet done medium-well and love it. I prefer the flavor of sirloin to filet myself, and on the last couple of visits to this J. Gilbert's, I've had some rather tough steaks. This time, going against the grain, I ordered the salmon, and other than for the fact that I prefer Pacific salmon over the farm raised that they serve here, I thought it was excellent. Grilled just right with a touch of smoky flavor. Next time I think I'll try the chicken.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice!

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vipcoyote
Washington DC
90 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The salads portion was generous. The filet mignonette was done perfectly as ordered but a bit too salty for my taste.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It went well

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JohnS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had to wait for our table to be ready (reservation was for 8pm on a Saturday night). We were taken to our table, then just 2 mins later moved to a much better one by three fireplace. Service was good, steaks were cooked well. Overall it was good, but for just a few dollars more I think there are better places.

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Critical1
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Overall a wonderful experience! The food and decor were what we expected however for a restaurant in this price point the service was lacking to say the least. I don’t even know where to start except to say that we could have served ourselves and had a better flow of food, sides and dessert.

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DougH
Richmond
1 review