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

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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 & Chocolate Velvet 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 dinner 7 days a week and lunch banquets. Reservations are recommended
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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat Mom to something special with our Mother’s Day 3-course Prix-Fixe menu, just $50. Featuring a selection of salads and soups, center-cut Filets, Seafood, Kansas City Strip, Chocolate Velvet Cake and much more. Full dinner menu available.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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PM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Having been here once before for a work meeting, I had wanted to bring my family here for a special occasion. We decided to come here as a family on Easter Sunday. We made our reservation for 5:15 and arrived a few minutes early. We were greeted at the door by four friendly hosts/hostesses, it appeared that they were not busy. We were immediately seated, not in the nice main part of the restaurant, but in a very brightly lit, small back room all by ourselves. The main dining room was pretty well empty with the exception of 4-5 tables. We waited for 10 minutes before our server came to our table. She seemed rather disheveled and in quite the hurry the whole night (it wasn’t that busy). After ordering our bottle of wine, 1/2 off Sunday bottles is a good deal, she immediately left without asking if we wanted an appetizer. It was another 10-15 minutes before she appeared again. We immediately ordered our app, and it came out quickly. The Easter price-fixe menu was a good idea, and ordered off of that. The rest of the dinner was ok (not stellar) but the feel of that back room did not make dinner a pleasant experience from the beginning. At the end of the evening, the wrong check (different table) was brought to us, I had to wait another 5 minutes before I could catch her and alert her to the error. Overall I was very disappointed. With as many higher end Steak/Seafood restaurants in the area, I will most likely not be back here nor will I recommend this to others.

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MG
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I come here frequently so we decided to bring our family for Easter. We had reservations and it started off rocky in the beginning because we sat for 15 minutes at our table with no greeting from our waiter. My husband went and told the hostess at the front and they immediately got on it. We ended up with John as our server and he was absolutely amazing and so much fun! The food was excellent. Thank you again!

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CH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place. Service is top notch and food quality is out of this world.

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B
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and atmosphere, I will definitely be returning.

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EW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a delicious Surf & Turf special with filet and crabcake in a party of 6 senior citizens celebrating an 83rd birthday. Husband said the wood-fired baby back ribs were excellent. Noise level was very high on a busy Sat night, making it very hard to converse. But, food and excellent service by Carley, Gabe and Tom made it worth it.

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MS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were early for our reservations, but the table and staff were ready. We were greeted at our table and were given plenty of time to look at the drink menu and were served ice water during that time. There was no pressure for an entree order while we were enjoying our appetizer. Food arrived timely after the order was placed and was presented well. We truly enjoyed our meal and had a great evening together. Thank you!

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RR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, we had great food and really great service! Looking forward to another return visit!

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We take our son here to celebrate birthday for last 4 years. Really enjoy food and service.

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TM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in KC for steaks and seafood.

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JR
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was amazing with Christine

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JJ
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for my 15 anniversary and it was my first visit. Everything was perfect food, atmosphere, service, in addition to the anniversary card that was on our table before we arrived. Will definitely go back. Coconut cake was amazing!

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

80th Birthday

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B
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

44th anniversary

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SW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Celebrating 2 birthdays

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FF
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! Our server Mae Ling was very attentive and did an amazing job. I had the special which was sea food mixed grill and my husband had a steak. Everything was very flavorful and an enjoyable experience,

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AS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

awesome food and great service!

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d
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

John was our waiter. He was attentive and everything came out in a timely manner, with no overlapping. This is important to us, because other restaurants have difficulty with overlapping, or forgetting entire courses. His restaurant doesn’t have that problem.
The first course was Tuna Tartare and Shrimp Cocktail. Both were served chilled and tasted great!
The second course was a Caesar salad and a bowl of crab bisque. The salad had just the right amount of dressing, it was crisp and cold. The bisque is always amazing. I could bathe in it!
My husband had his favorite, the Cajun Filet. It was cooked to perfection! I had the 1/2 pound Lobster tail, it was also perfect. I love eating here because, it is consistently wonderful and enjoyable!!! Thank you, J. Gilbert’s ❤️

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NK
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had great food, great service. It was not cheap but not so expensive that you might wonder if you are brain dead. The server knew we were celebrating out 45th wedding anniversary. He asked my wife if she wanted a go box. I was surprised he didn’t ask if we wanted desert. Then another person shows up at our table with a great free desert.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Steak was cooked wrong twice. Service was great though wasn’t the servers fault. We did not pay for the steak but pretty sad that an upscale place has trouble with cooking steaks!

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JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak was cooked perfectly and it was a great quality steak, it was exactly what I expected from a highly rated steakhouse.

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j
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good dinner and very good service. We enjoyed t;he food and the wine.

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PM
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had not been to J. Gilbert's for a few years, so we were excited to spend an evening there. The ambiance is always excellent and the service is impeccable. The food was very good but also quite expensive we thought. The only complaint we would share is that the bench of the booth where we were seated was broken down and very uncomfortable.

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M
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, both the chicken and tuna. Only question is why the potatoes and veggie served was not what was published on the menu.

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TA
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary ~ on every level!

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L
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Service was great, food delicious (mint lime sorbet was to die for). Just very loud anyway but a very loud, drunk table next to us didn’t help!

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DS
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

J. Gilbert's is where we go for all special occasions. The food is always just perfect! Celebration treats are very generous! We love the predictability. We love the somewhat sedate atmosphere...not real quiet or stiff, but just nice! Service is always very good! Our family highly recommends J. Gilberts!

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EH
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for a great time!! My husbands birthday dinner was spectacular

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday dinner for my wife and our adult children. David at the bar was great and engaging. Our server, Jeremy was fantastic with great wine recommendations, appetizers and entrees.

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SO
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to J. Gilbert’s a few times and it is always great. Service is spot on and so is the food. We like the variety that the Pre-Fix menu provides and you can’t beat the value!

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JT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The crab bisque was delicious. Don’t waste your money on the lobster Mac n cheese unless you can get them to put more than a couple of tiny slivers of lobster in it. For such a nice and pricey restaurant, I thought it would be better than RedLobster’s. The staff was very nice.

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M
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent price was acceptable for setting. Budlight was way over priced but as a whole very pleased. Happy wife happy life she was blown away for her birthday date night. Thanks

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AF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service in that locafion is always average to poor... however food is ok!

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KV
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Classic steakhouse in Johnson County; a beautiful dining room with lots of wood and low lights that make it the ideal place for a romantic dinner. The steaks are out of this world. My husband gets his filet, I usually go for the salmon. Didn't get there early enough for the halibut! Great cocktail list as well.

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WL
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

This used to be one of my favorite KC restaurants. My last few meals there have been sub-standard. The food comes out luke warm and is prepared perfunctorily. There doesn't seem to be any really effort by the chef to go beyond assembly line preparation, and they always seem to be out of the 'special'. Which I guess would be fine if the prices were commensurate with the quality; but it's not inexpensive. My other issue is as a semi-regular they email me periodic discount coupons. Every time I try to redeem one the server conveniently 'forgets' when the bill is presented, and I have to remind them. They do comply but I get the sense they hope the diner won't bother to check, therefore potentially adding to their tip. Given their location and seemingly built-in clientele, J. Gilbert's have become just another formulaic restaurant on the KC scene, and don't feel compelled to improve and excel on the product and service they offer. It's too bad. I'm done.

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OT
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and the waiter was a fun guy .

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OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

David T was the most outstanding waiter. Really made our dining experience even that much better. We always enjoy our time at J Gilberts. Fantastic food, great ambiance. Our go-to for special occasions.

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JS
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was for my birthday! Great food and great atmosphere!

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L
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meilee (not sure how to spell it) was our server. We never had to ask for anything and made us feel special! The food was fantastic and the atmosphere amazing as well. Perfect spot for a quiet date night.

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DJ
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

All was great but my sons steak came out cold and raw in the center but they took it back and re-fired it and it was a little better. This place is great and I have never had an issue and will be back...

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have Celiac and am super nervous about eating out because I get really sick from gluten and cross contamination. Our server was great and was able to help me verify that the ginger beer in Moscow mules was gluten free and that my meal was safe. The food was excellent, some of the best steak I’ve had.

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