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

4.5
4.5
6746 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 893-1034

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Please call for details.

  • Private party facilities

    J.Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood is the perfect setting for your banquet, wedding rehearsal dinner, graduation party, birthday celebration, business meeting or any other special occasion that demands an excellent meal and elegant setting.

  • Private party contact

    Dorna Palani: (703) 893-1034

  • Neighborhood

    McLean

  • Cross street

    Route 123

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Entertainment

    Happy hour: Sunday - Friday, 4pm - 7pm bar only.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,746 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    My meal was under the heat lamps for a long time so that the cheese sauce was congealed and disgusting. And this, for an entrée that was $39. Way overpriced, not worth it.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The visit for dinner was enhanced by a knowledge fun wait staff. Steak, salad, pasta all good.
  3. OT

    OldTowner

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Really nice enjoyable meal
  4. JR

    JaclynR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So happy to be going back indoors to eat - we always have great meals at J. Gilbert but had to order pick up/delivery a few times during COVID and it's not as good (steak and such don't always travel as well). They were able to take us with a larger party in the last minute - so great!
  5. LC

    LanceC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was quick and food was cooked perfectly. Always an enjoyable experience
  6. E

    Eugene

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great time. Not too loud. Attentive service from our waiter Hugo. Good selection of cocktails and wines. Outstanding steaks.
  7. s

    sarahmari

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and our waitress was great. Definitely coming back!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    If the amount of food gets any smaller (two crab cakes is actually one) and the prices keep going up, their clients will leave. I know we are having an inflationary issue but raising prices and decreasing the size of food is a double whammy.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great service. And if you want a steak they have the best. Great wine list. The only area where they need to improve is desserts. The place will need updating soon — dated and dark inside.
  10. KM

    KaydeeM

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    It was disappointing to wait 20 minutes for a table that we had made a reservation for. Food was good, but not great.
  11. B

    Bella

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Kansas City steak cooked to perfection. My husband had the scallops and was also pleased.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation and Father’s Day
  13. W

    Wista9116

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our first time there. It was awesome and amazing. Our server Hugo was outstanding and great service. We will be returning. 💯💯💯
  14. R

    Robertw

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic at every level
  15. CT

    ChristaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is outstanding! There was a mistake with my drink order and it was quickly fixed. Servers were attentive and friendly.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply put, EVERYTHING WAS GREAT!! I stumbled upon this restaurant while looking to make reservations for Father’s Day, and I was more than pleased. Easy to find location. Ample parking. Casual atmosphere. Outstanding food and service. My father enjoyed himself as did the rest of my family. J Gilbert’s will have long time customers in this family. Do yourself a favor and try it out, you will not be disappointed!!
  17. MG

    MrGQ

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was great, I love it. I highly recommend & I will come again
  18. SP

    SueP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good. Steak and scallops are delicious.
  19. f

    foodie3

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I ordered a Caesar Salad and there was no romaine in it, only iceberg.
  20. ML

    MikeL

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and we had a great wait staff with Hugo and Rachel! A fun time was had by all.
  21. w

    walt

    Washington DC

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    This is a local spot for us so we frequent it quite a bit. There were some bumpy spots during COVID (understandably) where food may not have been as good (particularly if you chose carry out due to it simply not traveling well) or staffing issues created service delays. But on this visit, I felt they were really getting back to the J. Gilbert’s of pre-COVID. Staff seemed happier, less stressed and food was really delish. The manager is always so friendly and attentive - especially if he recognizes you - and he clearly takes pride in his position which is refreshing. Steak was cooked perfectly, risotto and crab cakes were yummy and the baked potatoes (which were honestly terrible during carry out/COVID times) were back to being amazing. I’m very happy to see this local favorite thriving again. Hopefully soon they can refresh the decor a bit. The interior palette is dark and so dated. A fresh coat of a light, neutral paint on the walls - and even some of the wood and brick - as well as new flooring could do wonders. I would love for them to open up the side and have some outdoor patio seating - and some natural light inside! It’s like a witness protection restaurant. Overall I recommend especially if you live in the area.
  22. M

    Mary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food was generally solid. Scallops were cooked nicely. Steak doneness was inconsistent. Service was spotty, inattentive, and our waiter was way too talkative. I don't want my waiter to linger and show us his personal vacation and hobby photos from his phone. That's not a comfortable situation. Gilbert's has gone downhill and I probably won't make the hike from DC to go there again.
  23. t

    teaspoon

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    It was good. Kitchen slow tonight. Meat over cooked tonight. Usually a bit better.
  24. SN

    SxmN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was fantastic. My wife enjoyed it after complaining for years that I never do much for her.
  25. P

    Petty

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Pleasantly surprised how parking lot was full. Food and service were great! Best to make a reservation!!
  26. A

    Adiva

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I would say overall this place was okay. Food wasn’t anything special. Service definitely needed work. We went to celebrate our anniversary and mentioned that in the reservation. Yet no one said anything or asked if we were celebrating anything. Which is usually the question we’re asked at most fine dining restaurants…. Any ways the server was nice but not too attentive.
  27. T

    Thankful

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Strong cocktails, better than most restaurants. Good onion rings, even with the thick batter. Highly disappointing fried calamari with tiny, thin rings that were dry. Good steak. Good fish. Dessert cakes are too big. Good service.
  28. AM

    AltonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time this month and was not disappointed with the experience again! The first time was fantastic! Food, atmosphere and especially the service we received from Hugo our waiter was superb! We have already purchased their gift cards for family to enjoy. Thanks again for another fine evening!
  29. k

    kayceeintulsa

    Washington DC

    519 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    519 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Another great dinner at J.Gilbert's. My only complaint and it's a small one, that our server didn't take our dinner order until after we had completed our salad which I thought was a bit strange. Normally we do it all at same time and courses run pretty much back to back. So we had a big gap before entrees arrived which were all perfectly prepared but honestly by then, after more of that delicious bread, my appetite was a bit off. Took remaining food home but it would have been much more enjoyable to eat it at restaurant and maybe enjoyed a bit of dessert afterwards.
  30. O

    Ooifly

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service from Sabrina & lovely setting for a birthday celebration ! Highest praise & many thanks go to lovely Chris, the manager on duty, for his attentiveness & going the extra mile to make the evening thoroughly enjoyable and special. We will go back to J Gilbert’s to dine just because of Chris !!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Our waitress wasn't very good. She wasn't very attentive and didn't clear our dinner plates before serving dessert. We were in the middle of dessert when I asked her to clear our leftover dinner plates. I would expect a restaurant of this caliber to have better standards.
  32. J

    Jakers

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jacob was an amazing server.
  33. DP

    DiningPhilosopher

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Solid restaurant for American food, specializing in steaks. Good enough wine list. Probably could upgrade the desserts, they are boring. But you are going there for the steak. Service is always excellent, this time especially the waitress was extremely efficient and nice.
  34. SD

    ShaneD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food is always good here. Service is normally good, but last evening is could’ve been improved. It took 10-15 to get the waitress to come back to take our order. She came back to fill the water glass at the end of the meal. And then she accidentally knock the full glass on the table. The water drenched my shirt and shorts. She was very apologetic. The manager came over and asked if he could do anything. I said do whatever you think is appropriate. He said he’s take the dessert cost off the bill. He never did. This place is better than the service I received.
  35. K

    Kevin

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service and quality bar drinks, apps and steak dinners. Highly recommend
  36. MA

    MasaoA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and having wood fired Tomahawk!!
  37. A

    Afox

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nerdy great place to eat. The food was outstanding.
  38. E

    Erika

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Everything was great except my husband had the special steak, 16oz 90 day dry aged steak, ordered medium rare and it was medium well. Cream corn side was soupy and runny, the scallop potatoes were cold. It was disappointing.
  39. B

    Bill

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, ambiance & service were outstanding! It is an great casual & friendly local restaurant
  40. P

    Punch

    Washington DC

    66 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food good but not exceptional. Prices high but not greatly overpriced. The evening ended poorly with our waiter noisily extolling his relationship with God to diners at the adjacent table while we were trying to pay our bill and leave.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 6746 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today
Google Map for J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - McLean

6930 Old Dominion Drive McLean, VA 22101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Route 123

  • Neighborhood

    McLean

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Happy hour: Sunday - Friday, 4pm - 7pm bar only.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 893-1034

  • Catering

    Please call for details.

  • Private party facilities

    J.Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood is the perfect setting for your banquet, wedding rehearsal dinner, graduation party, birthday celebration, business meeting or any other special occasion that demands an excellent meal and elegant setting.

  • Private party contact

    Dorna Palani: (703) 893-1034

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