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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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4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CAROLxe (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined 3 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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Peater (Richmond)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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JConway (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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Facilities (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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

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DEGSDM (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Switzerland)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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.

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MCDDinning (Washington DC)
4.0  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.

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KenD (Washington DC)
4.0  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...

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JeanieK (Washington DC)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 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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