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

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.

6930 Old Dominion Drive
McLean, VA 22101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Route 123

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 893-1034

Website:
http://www.jgilberts.com/Home.aspx?823

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

Catering:
Please call for details.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet is available Wednesday through Saturday evenings. A private lot is also available any time.

Executive Chef:
Marc Kennedy

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We are open for Christmas Eve, offering brunch from 10am-2pm, and will serve our full menu from 3pm-9pm.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

We will be closed Christmas Day. Happy Holidays!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

New Year’s Eve: Brunch 10am-2pm, Regular dinner 4-11pm with special One Pound Lobster Tail or a 6oz Filet & 8oz Lobster Tail both for $65.

New Year’s Day: Brunch 10am-2pm, Regular dinner 2-9pm.

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

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4.4

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4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (89)
Neighborhood Gem (70)
Good for a Date (69)
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Good for Birthdays (67)
Business Meals (65)
Good for Anniversaries (51)
Great for Lunch (51)
Cozy (42)
Casual (40)
Great for Brunch (34)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Happy Hour (33)
Good for Groups (31)
Worth the Drive (28)
Romantic (28)
Comfort Food (24)
Notable Wine List (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Bar Seating (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Fun (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Authentic (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Disabled Access (10)
Healthy (10)
Seasonal (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Kid-friendly (9)
Local Ingredients (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

I wish they’d use goslings for their dark and stormys. There isn’t too much variety on their cocktail menu; just standards that skew male. The baked potatoes are the best I’ve tasted in the NOVA/DC area. Not sure where they come from or how they cook them but they’re yummy. Steak s consistently delish -
everything else is hit or miss. Either really good or just ok. If you live in the area, it’s a solid choice but I wouldn’t drive a notable distance to eat here.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Lovely meal in front of the fireplace. Service was great and food delicious!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Meeting a small group for mutual birthdays and Gilberts was a good choice. Very busy for a Tuesday night. Free valet parking helped a lot. Good variety on menu, reasonably priced. Very decent wine list, though we brought our own (reasonable corkage fee). Server seemed new. Otherwise all went well.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Dependable J. Gilbert fare. Always a high noise level; always busy. Excellent service. Surprisingly, there are not many choices in the McLean level, so the locals are fortunate to have this excellent eatery.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful lunch by the holiday-inspired fireplace! Great service and crab cakes were perfect!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

J. Gilbert’s always provides exceptional service and great food at reasonable prices. Never disappointed. Good for Beitler business meetings or leisure dining.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Exceptional service! Awesome food! Lovely surroundings! Live sitting next to the fireplace!!! Merci to the Team!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was outstanding - as always. And the service was exceptional!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Very nice time. went for a birthday- Crowded but got seated very quickly-

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

excellent neighborhood restaurant well located in McLean and food is very good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were greeted very promptly & professionally by the front of the house staff and were
Seated immediately for our scheduled reservation. Staff were very professional, personable, attentive & accommodating, throughout the evening, especially Steven. The food was OUTSTANDING as were the drinks we ordered. First time at J. Gilbert's and will definitely return for the best steaks ever!!!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Casual, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I have been going to J. Gilbert's for years and its no longer what it used to be. Whether there was a problem in the kitchen or with our waitress, we had the worse experience ever. We were altogether six people and only one of us got what she had ordered and even not quite. The pan seared rockfish turned out to be breaded with a sweet potato that you could break someone's head with. The hamburger was supposed to be medium cooked and first it came out rare and then came out well done with burnt sides and a slimy sauce stuck to the corners. The sweet potato fries were soggy at first and then the new batch was fine. The salad with the steak that was not supposed to have bacon on it, came with the bacon. And the salmon we had ordered, came as another breaded rockfish. The waitress had an attitude and was even blaming us for not being happy. All in all, its not longer the family restaurant we have been going to for years. And this was supposed to be a birthday dinner for a friend. We left hungry to go take out food somewhere close by. The restaurant didn't charge us but it was truly a night we will not forget.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Steak dinner, cocktails, and wine were terrific as usual. Very reliable.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

We were there to celebrate my dads 89th birthday. Several employees knew about it & I was disappointed that he didn't get a birthday dessert. So, no more birthday celebrations there!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We have been to J. Gilbert's frequently and always find the food and the service to be of a high quality. It has a relaxing atmosphere, good food, friendly and efficient service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I have been here many times and it has gone way down hill. All of the burgers were overcooked as was the calmari. When we complained we were pooh-poohed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Time with grandparents, parents and kids

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Caesar salad - apparently you ran out (said the server). So, it wasn’t good. Lettuce was like leftover pieces. No croutons/Parmesan shavings and very little dressing. No cracked pepper. Lettuce was old (red on it). Steak was unfortunately over cooked. Apple croustade was great but ice cream was completely melted on top when served to us. So, I guess it sat in the back and then given to us regardless of it being completely melted. Pretty disappointed to come for Thanksgiving and have this happen. We love J.Gilbert’s so we were disappointed overall. Probably won’t come for holidays anymore.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving is a very good deal at J Gilbert’s. They offer turkey with all the fixings or you can order off the menu. I wasn’t crazy about being seated in the overflow bar area. But the waitress was very nice and made us feel comfortable.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We chose this restaurant to celebrate Thanksgiving, because it had a solid menu and a good price point. The restaurant was packed when we arrived, but we were greeted by a very friendly hostess.

Once we were sat, it took more than 10 minutes for our server to even acknowledge us. But we chalked it up to the restaurant being busy.

However, we needed to know whether there were gluten-free options on the Thanksgiving menu. J. Gilbert's offers a separate, robust gluten-free menu, so we figured that this was a reasonable request. Our server, however, didn't seem to think so. While he was pretty sure there were gluten-free options for dessert, he was highly annoyed that we asked whether the soups were gluten-free and had to find out. Another 10 minutes later....

We ordered our drinks and entrees at the same time, because we weren't sure when we'd see him again.

Our first course arrived, and everything was okay. However, when our entrees arrived, everything was not okay.

Two of us order filet mignons medium rare. Both of our steaks (at a steakhouse, mind you) were overcooked—bordering on medium well, which left us with a very pricey, dry cut of dead cow. My other companion, who is averse to bleeding meat (and ordered her sirloin medium), received a perfectly medium-rare steak.

We're not complainers and probably would have been okay if our server had just checked on us. But our server did not check on us—at any point during the consumption of our entree (which we ate uncharacteristically slowly in the hope he'd ever arrive). All we wanted was someone to know. Alas...

We didn't see our server until it was time to order our desserts, when his attitude changed slightly. I think he even tried to make a joke. Too little, too late.

Ultimately, we had what could have been a lovely Thanksgiving ruined by poor service and mediocre food. But the pineapple ice cream was amazing. That was the best thing we had. At a steakhouse.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Party of 5 for Thanksgiving. The food was exceptional and plentiful. 3 of us enjoyed the traditional 3-course turkey entree; one had salmon and the other had steak and scallops. Our server, Steven, was wonderful. Very attentive. Even though the restaurant was crowded, we were not hurried by the staff. This may become our tradition! Also, appreciated the complimentary valet parking.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We ate Thanksgiving dinner at J. Gilbert's. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were there for Thanksgiving dinner, and the food was excellent. The server was top notch, friendly, helpful, and just plain nice. We were seated immediately. There was valet parking which was lucky as there were SO many people there. Despite the place being packed, the food came out quickly, and they were able to accommodate requests. The only downside I would mention is there was no vegetarian entree on the Thanksgiving menu. They WERE offering various choices from their general menu, but not much of a selection for vegetarians. As a pescatarian, they were very happy to mix and match a bit from the Thanksgiving menu to provide crab cake, scallops or salmon. I chose the crab cake and scallops and they were delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Best Thanksgiving dinner ever! Tender turkey, yummy cranberries, yams, green beans, and wow pumpkin pie with whip-cream! We loved it. And plenty of leftover's for dinning the next day!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The Thanksgiving meal seems to have decreased in quality this year. The turkey seemed to have come from an industrially processed source and there was a lot of butter and salt.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We enjoyed a fantastic Thanksgiving Dinner yesterday at JGilbert's. The service was friendly, fast and professional. The turkey dinner and all the trimmings were delicious and abundant. Our entire part enjoyed the meal at the restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent service from wait staff, manager and head chef. Thank you!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We have been going to J Gilbert for many years. We have never been disappointed with the food, service or ambiance. Yesterday was Eleonora's birthday and she was very pleased with the selection of venue and menu.

The exposed brick finish of the restaurant's exterior and interior makes it, at the same time, casual and attractive.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We ate in the bar and got excellent service from the waitress Joan.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Not particularily impressed with the buffet. Crowded, eggs cold and could get near omelet or roast beef station.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food and service were fantastic. Definitely left very impressed with the food and the staff! Beautiful decor and fireplace.

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

J. Gilbert's is our favorite steakhouse. The food is always exceptional, the service is always great, and the cost is reasonable compared to other steakhouses in the DC metro area.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The best steak restaurant in DC Metro, better than Morton's and Ruth Chris. Everything on the menu is perfectly prepared and the ambience is always warm and relaxing. We love this place.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Absolutely delicious meal and the perfect portion sizes.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Gilbert’s is our go-to restaurant for special occasions and dining with visitors from out of the area. The wait-staff is professional and the food has never let us down. (Best crab bisque in the area). Two thumbs up!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Service was great. Mesquite grilled steaks is a different flavor that can be overpowering. The creme brûlée was amazing.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great restaurant - good waiter, great food, wonderful ambiance, all together wonderful!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

One of our favorites for steak or lamb. Try to eat here at least 2-3 times a month.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Excellent wait staff and the food is always great. The waiter knew his wine and made great recommendations on food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I have eaten here numerous times for both lunch and dinner and really enjoy the ambiance and the food. It was a birthday celebration and all of our meals were excellent. Both the beef and seafood were cooked to perfection. There is a fabulous selections of sides and all are very good. The coconut cake is outstanding. The only disappointment was the service- our waiter was not great on clearing our plates after appetizers..we had to stack them to make more room on the table and they stayed there for a long time because we didn’t see the waiter until later in the meal to ask to have them removed.
When we came in the host noted we were celebrating a birthday but there was no candle on the cake.
We did have a birthday coupon for $25 off the birthday entree which is really nice feature if you are on their email list.
Overall this is a great place with great food for any and all occasions and for lunch and dinner!!!!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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