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

4.4
4324 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood, American
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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
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Phone number
(703) 893-1034
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Marc Kennedy
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Catering
Please call for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Route 123
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Parking details
Complimentary valet is available Wednesday through Saturday evenings. A private lot is also available any time.
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Entertainment
Happy hour: Sunday - Friday, 4pm - 7pm bar only.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4324 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CAROLxe (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Very enjoyable lunch

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pjhil1 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

J. Gilberts is a reliable steakhouse with good options for salad and vegetables instead of carbs. Service is good without being intrusive and They take special requests in stride. They do have some creative items on the menu besides steak. They potato soup is great as well as the wedge salad. I also like the steaks and friends really like the crab cakes and lobster mac and cheese. They have a couple of private rooms in the back that are good for groups. Booths are large and very comfortable for four people.
Note that the chef usually tends toward less cooked steak but they are happy to cook it more if you want.

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OpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We had an excellent dinner!

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Partyof5 (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

As usual the service was outstanding. That was the bright spot of the meal. We got off to a meh start when, despite having a reservation, the hostess tried to seat us at a tiny booth for 2 just off the lobby (probably worst seat in the house). Then my first choice of entree (sea scallops) was sold out and then my husband's first choice of side (sauteed spinach) was out too. Seriously? Bad planning on the kitchen manager's part. My side was supposed to be green beans with pecans and shallots, but came out as just plain green beans (similar to what my tween makes at home). Overall disappointed.

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Delores (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

This was our first time visiting. We went there for brunch. The choices were plentiful.

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KimL 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Didn’t realize that J Gilberts only serves brunch on Sundays. Had my heart set on a steak. We left after sitting down and realizing that eggs were what to order. We usually go to J Gilberts for special occasions. Great food, calm, distinguished atmosphere. Usually no screaming kids. A GREAT steak house.

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vipGogrady (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Always good food here! We had an out of town guest who was craving steak. SO glad wew were able to get into J. Gilberts.

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JackA 
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Overall very nice. The food was excellent. There was a slight hiccup in the service in that our server asked us if we wanted bread. We said yes, but the bread didn't come, so we asked the next person we saw, who said he'd bring it right out. Still no bread. Finally, someone who I think was one of the managers came by, and we asked him, after which the bread was brought out to us. Very good sour dough bread, by the way.

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Goodvalue (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food quality without the fancy places prices. Very popular place for good reasons. Bar is awesome place for date night.

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DwightB (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We have been going here for years and always satisfied. A good place to stop after other visits to doctors and $ advisors and lawyers offices around Tysons.
The potato soup is unfortunately only offered at lunch but it is great. Have very good steaks and right-sized for whatever the appetite. She loves the coconut cake.
Gilbert's got over their bad fascination with the spiced bread and brought back the good ol' sourdough. they need to listen to their customers on these things as was obvious from the start.

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KJJG (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

I made a last minute reservation, and we were promptly seated up arriving. I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

& family and friends

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Awesome service and food

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Lunch at J Gilbert’s is a great way to see friends in the McLean area. The setup means that you can actually talk to each other, and the menu offers something for every taste.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food and service was truly outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines

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DrJMun (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We went here for Valentine's Day, but we had been there previously.

Great ambiance and great service compliments the great tasting food. When I arrived I was concerned because the parking lot appeared full. They wisely had thought of this and provided a complimentary valet parking... problem solved!

Thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

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sma1957 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We have never been disappointed. Since it was VAlentines day and Ash Wednesday, two of us had the salmon on a plank It was wonderful. We were there early and therefore no rush. I recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I took my fiance here for Valentine's Day and we had an absolute beautiful experience. The food was amazing, the service was impeccable, and I highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipJeffW (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Finally made it to J. Gilbert’s after sampling their food for the past two years at the MetroCooking Show at the DC convention center. They were my top choice both years and they didn’t disappoint. Great food and service.

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