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

4.7
6628 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
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 Blue Cheese 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 can be booked for private luncheons. Reservations are highly recommended.

Support J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Overland Park during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 6628 people are saying
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MaryAlice
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The steak was fantastic and the potato was very tasty. The chocolate cake was worth skipping hors d’oeuvres. I’ll be back.

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RodC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food is fantastic, although the lobster mac n cheese was not great (but not bad). It was a bit dry and not much flavor to it according to all of us who tried it.

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Roro
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Crab cakes are out of this world!! The Prix Fixe Menu was excellent, steak was cooked perfectly and sides were outstanding. Can't wait to go back!!

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JLove
Kansas City
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the service and the food were exceptional. Hubby had the KC strip that was seasoned and cooked perfectly. I had the lobster tails. Delicious!

Can't wait to go back.

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JasonS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The night did not start out good as they were out of smoked bourbon so had to order a regular old fashion. I ordered the 6 oz filet and if it was even 4 oz I would have been shocked. That being said, it was so delicious and flavorful. Wife ordered the Cajun 8 oz filet and it was definitely twice the size of mine and even the server made a comment about the size discrepancy. Overall it was a good experience and was a great anniversary dinner.

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Michael
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our waiter Jona was excellent food was okay would definitely try again

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Angela
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The food was okay. I had the crab cakes and they tasted like they were frozen and not made from scratch. My husband didn't think his crab cake tasted very good either but he loved his steak. The waitress was also okay, she was sweet but we never got our appetizer we ordered, and my husband didn't get his piece of cake for his birthday. I don't know if he didn't get it because his meal already came with one but she almost forgot we both got dessert with our meals. I had to remind her of that. I got the $ 51 meal and he got the $61 meal. I also had to ask her to fill our drinks, she never did it on her own and never took our dirty dishes away. Another waiter took our dirty dishes away when he brought us our dessert and he was very nice. We hadn't been to this restaurant in over 15 years and I'm not sure I would go back right away. I think if the service we had would of been a little bit better it might of been more worth it.

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ChrissyG
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are new to town and checked out J.Gilbert's for our anniversary. We are so happy we did. We had such a great experience the firs time we returned again to the same level of excellence. The quality is excellent and flavors are unique, balanced, and consistent. We have had excellent service and will continue to make this a staple for special occasions.

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JasenS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The steak was sub par. I have had better steaks at Texas Roadhouse. My soup and cocktail was delicious. My wife ordered the creme brule and it came out cold it seemed like it had been sitting a while and was not heated freshly. For the price you pay it doesn't seem worth it when the main course isn't the best.

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SarahL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and we loved the special attention from our server, St. John. Thank you!!

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vipRLHKC
Kansas City
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience4

This is the first time we've been disappointed at J. Gilbert's - hopefully it's an anomaly. Our server was personable but very busy. This was the longest it's ever taken for a server to take our order. When we asked for the calamari to be sauteed, she checked with the chef and he was unwilling to prepare it this way. This is the first time at any restaurant where we've had a chef refuse such a request. When the meal arrived my pork chop seemed satisfactory. But about half-way through, it was nearly uncooked. I decided that sending it back to the kitchen would delay an already long meal.

We've eaten at J. Gilbert's many times and have always enjoyed it. We definitely will go back and we recommend it to others. However, our experience on this particular visit was less than stellar.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Ordered 2 filets med and they were well done. Second bad experience in a row!

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LauraB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took out my staff for dinner as a thank you for their support and service. Jeremy was great and the food delicious.

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KyleS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was incredible. She was middle aged Asian lady and she was phenomenal and only bad thing and it even bad was we didn’t get cracked pepper for our wedge salad until basically done. Other than that she was amazing!!!!

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AnneJ
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Continues to be our favorite for anniversary dinners. We’ll be back.

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PamS
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our server was probably newer, and not the best. You would think that if someone was choosing their restaurant for an anniversary, you would sit them with an experienced server. They were out of lamb- which is why we picked this restaurant, my soup never came out. We ordered wine, the server was not of age; so had to wait for someone else to come open our bottle & serve us. He was the best person we came in contact with!

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LindaA
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. And the steak, cooked to perfection. One a medium-rare, the other a medium-well. Perfection on both!

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DanCar
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gate experience great food!!

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vipSatisfiedDiner
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We had a great experience!

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Dissatisfied
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

My steak had no seasoning, over-chared and over priced. Crab bisque had a few tiny pieces of crab. "Pretzel crusted" were just regular onion rings. Mashed potatoes and creamed corn were good. Server was slow and not attentive.

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AndreB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it Everyone was on point and the food and staff was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service & Food always superb @ J Gilberts! We were celebrating my son Big Promotion! Love this place highly recommend for special occasion, happy hour, anytime. Everyone is always very friendly & provide excellent service & food!

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becki
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening with friends celebrating both of our 50th Wedding Anniversaries. Food, service and fun all 5 stars!

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KCKids
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very good but service was a bit slower than what we usually experience. Perhaps there was a staffing issue.

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KimB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner as well
As our server.

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ThomasP
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It had been a few years since we had been there.
Well pleased.
They had a special of Argentina Sea Bass. Perfect.
My wife had a filet and Crab cake.
Both were excellent.

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Barb
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night! We'll be back. Best steak in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I understand the whole mask thing but it detracts from the experience. Also, I think servers are less likely to smile which you can see in their eyes even if most of their face is covered.

I realize that all businesses are struggling for good help. It’s the situation we find ourselves today.

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returned for an anniversary dinner and were not disappointed.

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RebeccaT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only place to have seafood and steak. The treasure in our part of town.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely wonderful experience. The service was phenomenal, the food was outstanding and they even gave me a personalized birthday card. Thank you so much and we look forward to coming back soon!

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RogerW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it

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vipPatrickS
Kansas City
29 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place in Kansas City!! Food and service are always excellent along with wonderful atmosphere. We were very glad to see them busy on our most recent visit.

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vipKurt
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great dinner with our group of 8. The wait staff were very attentive patient with our late arrivals. Food as usual was excellent.

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DinaG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have loved J. Gilbert's for years ... one of my favorites restaurants in the KC metro area.

KJ
KristinJ
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful anniversary experience. The food was amazing.

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mimi
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner was a special occasion and did not disappoint. It was fairly full and therefore fairly noisy. I appreciated that all wait staff had masks on.

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JeffB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Ribeye was tough full of Gristle couldn't eat most of it

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GinaM
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were wonderful! Easy to back again

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RickD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm 62 and this was probably the best meal ever and I eat at steakhouses frequently.

The steak was perfect Heck, everything from the bread to the ice cream was first rate.

The wait staff was exceptional and very helpful to my wife who can't eat a large volume due to stomach bypass surgery so she end's up boxing half of everything. Rather than box up her half eaten salad, the waitress boxed up a new salad for her. Who does that?--nobody else that I know of. So she gets to enjoy the other half of her meal today. Me..not so much as I eat it all right there.
Thanks. It was our anniversary and a enjoyable one.

FAQs

J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Overland Park offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (913) 642-8070.

J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Overland Park is rated 4.7 stars by 6628 OpenTable diners.

J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Overland Park does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.