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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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4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (110)
Good for a Date (107)
Neighborhood Gem (88)
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Good for Birthdays (87)
Business Meals (82)
Good for Anniversaries (73)
Great for Lunch (66)
Cozy (64)
Romantic (61)
Casual (57)
Great for Brunch (52)
Worth the Drive (45)
Quiet Conversation (44)
Good for Groups (42)
Fit for Foodies (41)
Happy Hour (39)
Comfort Food (33)
Bar Seating (32)
Notable Wine List (32)
Sunday Lunch (32)
Vibrant Bar Scene (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Authentic (22)
Hot Spot (22)
Fun (20)
Seasonal (18)
Disabled Access (16)
Kid-friendly (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Local Ingredients (13)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Great Beer (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Healthy (5)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

& family and friends

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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·Dined 3 days ago

Awesome service and food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentines

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Food and service was truly outstanding!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

Went there for the Valentine special which was advertised for dinner AND LUNCH!
Made lunch reservations and told the Valentine special was only available;e for Dinner.
False advertising... a.k.a. "Bait and Switch"
Will not go for these "advertised" specials again.
VERY DISSAPOINTED .

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Have had many family celebrations at J. Gilbert's. Best thing about the evening was the top-quality service provided by our server, Hugo.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

Authentic KC steaks, with much more. Great drinks at Happy Hour, wine list is thorough, with great value as well as taste. Service is impeccable.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Great service, easy reservation, service was exceptional and the steak was as good as I have had anywhere in the country, price was very reasonable for the quality and service. I will have dinner again at J. Gilberts when in the area

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Great as always! Still my favorite restaurant in the local area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Switzerland)·Dined 7 days ago

Power Lunch was a great value. Consistently good menu and fantastic service. My only complaint is they served the entrees before we finished our soups, which made us feel rushed. The dining room was less the half occupied so there was no need to rush us.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We looked forward to celebrating my birthday there the desert was a nice touch at the end. The steaks were delicious. My only complaint is the wait staff. The at least three out of the 5 times dining there I found the waiter or waitress not very friendly or attentive. If my wife complains about the service you know it's pretty poor. She is offend more tolerant at that than I am. This is my 5th time to this restaurant, food was always great, the ambiance is nice and the dinks are fantastic. This time we brought guest from out of town to eat there. If you can get the wait staff to be more attentive and all service the customers better this would enhance the dinning experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife and I dined here last Saturday. I made reservations on line which was very simple, I even received a text when our table was ready. We walked in and were seated immediately. The server was great. Very friendly but not overbearing. The atmosphere was pleasant. We ordered filet and lobster, and had a salad and crab bisque. The crab bisque and main courses were absolutely delicious. We didn't care for the sides very much. I had the glazed carrots and a baked potatoes and my wife had the grilled Brussels sprouts, baked potatoes and baked corn. The carrots tasted fine but didn't look very appetizing, the Brussels left a Smokey after taste, the baked corn tasted fine but were a little liquidy and the potatoes could have used a little less salt. The last thing is the price. In our opinion having dined in many high end steakhouses, the prices are a little escalated, but this could be due to the area they are located. Work on those sides guys...

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Me and my husband went J.Gilbert's for our anniversary. My husband ordered a steak and I ordered lobster. Lobster was pretty good, however, the steak was not good. We were very disappointed since we had to pay significant amount for that. I rather eat a McDonald's premium burger.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Service 1 - star. Very disappointing. Manager involvement helped save dinner but still not firing on all cylinders so to speak. I can’t paste in notes with this app.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

For date night with my husband, we sat at a booth in the bar area which had an energetic feel to it (which was fun). Good food and kind servers. Will return!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Had a late birthday celebration at J Gilberts. Wonderful steak and seafood entrees with delicious sides and salad selections. Nice choice of wines and cocktails as well. Excellent service brought it all together. One of our favorite steakhouses in NoVa!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I go to J. Gilbert's every year for my birthday, and now many of my friends to do. We love to come here for the annual splurge! I am a meat lover, but even though the burger is fabulous here, I nearly always get the veggie platter. I don't like mushrooms, but the mushrooms on the platter are my favorite thing on it. They do such a great job! This year, I anticipated a lot more people, so they gave us a private room, which was nice. The room was quite cold, but they turned the heat on for us several times (evidently, it was on a timer), and they were very gracious when 6 of my expected guests bailed. The traffic was particularly terrible that night, but it was still worth coming here. I love my J. Gilbert's birthday! The 7-layer coconut cake is my go-to dessert each year. I love it! The penne dish is also outstanding. Another friend had the special, which was coconut-encrusted tilapia. It looked delicious, and she polished it off. Another friend ordered the berries and cream and loved it. Thank you, J. Gilbert's!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Service is usually great, but this time it was terrible. The waiter was rude and we only saw him when we ordered our food. He argued with us about how we didn't get our bread, literally after 45 minutes of being there??? Barked at us for asking, saying it burned twice. We had to ask for straws multiple times. Felt like we were an inconvenience for him. He eventually ended up leaving for home for being sick. He never apologized for his behavior. It was a birthday dinner so we were pretty upset.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent food especially ribeye. Very noisy. Service very good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent lunch menu. Always enjoy dining at J Gilbert’s

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

Average at best. Food was below average. Service was very good. Great atmosphere for business meeting. Unfortunate the food didn’t match.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Service this visit was poor. Order wrong but never saw waitress again until we asked for her to get check.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

J.Gilbert’s Sunday brunch buffet never disappoints! With a large selection of breakfast goods such as bacon, sausage, and potatoes; salmon and a tasty chicken dish; an omelet station; meat carving; fantastic fresh berries and cut fruit. And delicious smoked fish! And of course, amazing waffles! Excellent service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Cozy, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

It was delicious. I love the brunch there and it’s always different. The staff are friendly.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Experience was overall great, for a first time dinner. The cocktails were well crafted (House Manhattan and a Fizz). The quality of the food was as expected-delicious (cowboy cut steak and crab cake meals). Service was okay, slightly forgetful of request at times but kept the water glass full so the detail is there, give-and-take. The ambience is great, very quite, low light, and great hostess service. I’m sure this establishment is capable of an extra star or two.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Awful left and went somewhere else!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Tonight I had dinner with my daughter at J Gilbert’s. The ambiance was lovely, the food was excellent, and the service was great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We have been here numerous times and the food is always excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant by far and it's definitely the best steak place in NoVA!! Amazing service, good wine list and steaks cooked perfectly every time!!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

There are many steakhouses around D.C., but most follow a tired formula. J. Gilberts dares to differ in several ways. First, the steaks are mesquite grilled, which gives the meat a sweetness not found in other steakhouses. Second, while the entree price is as high as elsewhere, at J. Gilberts each entree includes two sides. That's a significant difference and a significant savings. The sides are uniformly excellent and the portions are, as elsewhere, generous enough for sharing. Lastly, you can enjoy this restaurant even if you're not in the mood for steak. There are plentiful seafood, salad and vegetarian options.

In addition to our food being excellent, service was perfect.

Specific suggestions: If they have a dry-aged steak special the night you're there, get it. Also, don't miss the scrumptious coconut cake dessert.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Remarkable food and remarkable service! Two days later, we are still talking about how great our dinner was.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Always excellent food and service! The best mesquite grilled steak ever.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2018

This is one of my favorite places; been going here for years. However, this visit was exceptionally disappointing. My steak was hard to chew (never been the case previously). And the waiter acted like he didn't want to be there. I had to ask for a water refill; he should have noticed. And at the end of the meal, he looked at the table to see if we had put our payment on the payment tray but failed to notice that both our water glasses and coffee cups were empty. He also came back to to the table after taking my order to ask me what sides I had chosen. Clearly an off night for the waiter.

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2018

JG's never fails. Always have a fine time. Good location for business meeting parking works well You can get in and out easily

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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