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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.
McLean, VA 22101
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Happy hour: Sunday - Friday, 4pm - 7pm bar only.
Please call for details.
Complimentary valet is available Wednesday through Saturday evenings. A private lot is also available any time.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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...
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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