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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

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

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (75)
Good for Birthdays (67)
Neighborhood Gem (66)
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Good for a Date (63)
Business Meals (60)
Great for Lunch (52)
Good for Anniversaries (51)
Cozy (38)
Casual (36)
Quiet Conversation (33)
Great for Brunch (32)
Happy Hour (31)
Good for Groups (29)
Romantic (28)
Worth the Drive (26)
Comfort Food (24)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Notable Wine List (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Fun (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Authentic (11)
Healthy (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Disabled Access (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Great Beer (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined a day ago

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 a day ago

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 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The steaks were truly excellent and the sides were prepared perfectly. This was a Birthday late lunch and our server really took care of us including adding a special chocolate cake and raspberry ice cream dessert. We also shared a great cheesecake that was one of the best we have had. We’ve had many extraordinary brunches here as well as having enjoyed one of the very best happy hours that offers many choices. We will return often.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The host seemed overwhelmed and uncomfortable. We reserved on OpenTable weeks earlier and he seemed surprised that we arrived on time. The table wasn't ready and we had to wait. The food was good, however the servers were focused on a noisy table behind us and they took significant time bringing us drinks, refilling our drinks, bringing us extra silverware, and remembering any of our additional requests, even cream and sugar with our coffee. The table behind us was just as large as ours so we should have gotten equal attention. The food was good but the service is questionable. It was sunday brunch and its usually very busy, so their wait staff and hosts should not have been so ill-prepared.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Extremely loud environment . Service was slow and steak lacked any flavor.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food was good (although a bit cooler than one would like) and our group was seated in a more secluded part of the restaurant which allowed us good conversation. Overall very good though.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We had a great dinner seated near the fireplace. It was perfect—we felt like we were the only ones there. Our server was attentive but not over the top. The food was delicious (filet & scallops).

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Best crab cakes! Filet was also very good - cooked perfectly. A little skimpy on the portion of brussel sprouts, but they were delicious.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I eat at this restaurant at twice a year, traveling about an hour distance away and it's worth the commute each time.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was attentive. Shrimp app was very good and they offer a good wine selection. Everything from there was downhill. Quality of steaks have substantially declined. Filet mignon was all muscle and could not be cut. Sirloin was dry and grainy. Augratin potatoes were dry. They were apologetic and removed the entree charges. In the frenzy they never wished my husband a Happy Birthday. Very disappointing results from what has been for years our local GO TO steakhouse.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great all the time, very much enjoyed the experience

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I enjoy J. Gilberts on a regular basis. The service is inconsistent - sometimes great and other times slow and the order not well filled. Last night was the latter. That said, they offered to provide without charge for goodwill, which was not necessary and appreciated. The food is consistent and good. I will return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our server, Hugo, was exceptional He provide attentive service with great recommendations

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

1st visit here and we were highly satisfied from the phenomenal customer service from beginning to end and of course the food.

Our Server for the evening was AK, who’s engaging and accommodating demeanor with his his seasoned knowledge of the menu and kitchen-preparations was an overall plus.

After looking over the extensive menu (in which their wine & cocktail is just as extensive) we settled on our selections. My Companion ordered the Maple Plank Roasted Salmon that was basted in a light Bourbon Glaze, accompanied by Yukon Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans with Pecans.

I ordered the Char Crust Ahi Tuna that prepared with a quick searing, Grilled Asparagus & opted for French Fries over the Parmesan Herb Roasted Potatoes. As a sauce craver, I requested sides of JG's Original Steak sauce called 'The Hit Sauce' & a Bourbon Sauce which complimented my Ahi Tuna perfectly. That & in addition to having a glass of one of my favorite Argentina Malbecs - Alamos.

We were absolutely delighted with the ambience, quality of our food, the friendliness of the staff & indeed with AK's superior service.

Looking forward to our next visit very soon.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always great food and service. Out of my price range for everyday dining, but a great place for the occasional splurge. The bar is deafening so you'll want to ask for a table in the back if you want a quiet meal.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great service, tasty food
I will definitely return

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great experience all around, as usual. Love this happening spot for great drinks, foot, and atmosphere

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

This visit was not as good as in the recent past. Strangely the restaurant was not even busy but the less than quality service received would have led one to believe the service staff must have been extremely busy. Even the food was not up to the recent past standards.

Our main courses were luke warm and what used to be a great salted baked potatoe was sadly dry with just enough warmth to melt the soft butter but cooled down well before it could even be enjoyed. Not once during the meal did the server ever pass by let alone stop at the table to check on the food. In the end took home much of the food to heat up so it might actually be enjoyed.

Even when presenting the check the server never asked how the meal was just handing over boxes to few and too small. The host (possibly a manager on duty) at the host stand did inquire as we were leaving about the meal, but by than it truly was too late. We quickly did mention our experience to which he did apologize.

I would still go back and just caulk this one night as just a server who didn't care and a kitchen not checking what was being served.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

This place is for special occasions. It’s pricy, but generally worth it. I called and told the reservations folks that we were celebrating a birthday (and was expecting some kind of gratuity). When we arrived, the receptionist said, “And which of you is having a birthday?” I pointed him out and felt assured he would get some small culinary delight. Nothing happened. Sad.

I had a 4 oz steak with Caesar side and a great carrot and pecan side. It was all very tasty and the apple pie alamode was very good.

If only there was follow up re the birthday, then this place would’ve gotten a higher rating. When I called to make the reservation, they should have told me what I could expect or give me a priced option in advance. I suppose I should have asked.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Terrific as always! J. Gilberts is delicious, wonderful service, and great value.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The power lunch menu selections are superb. You cannot go wrong with tortilla soup or crab bisque. The fish tacos are very well seasoned.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We had a wonderful lunch, the service was superb and the menu had lots to pick from including smaller lunches to big meals. Food was delicious and the soups we ordered arrived hot, which I love. The complementary bread arrived warm and tasty and we split a wonderful dessert. We were all happy we tried jgilberts - a real find!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

This was our second time at the J. Gilbert's. Food is always good. I was very happy to find a very good bottle of wine to celebrate our occasion at 50% off :)

There was a small hick up on my husband's order but that was quickly fixed.

Just the right amount of attention from the server that gave us plenty of time to enjoy each other's company. Restaurant was packed but noise level was low.

We will consider this restaurant for future.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Surprisingly warm, cozy, and delicious. Highly recommend and will be making this a normal go to

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Good food in pleasant atmosphere for a small group to celebrate a friend's birthday lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great steaks and sides. A little pricey, but very nice occasionally. Brunch is good as well.

Tags: Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food always good. Service much better this time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Brunch with the girls. Wait staff was excellent! Lemon cake to die for.

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