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

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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. Reservations are recommended.
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Columbus
46 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visitd for restaurant week. Very happy with the dining experience, Took our granddaughter and she gave it the thumbs up. We trier the carbcaked (granddaughter) filet (wife) and ribs (myself). Came with chouce of salad, vegetables and desert. All were well prepared. Wedge salad was exceptional as was the tomato/ motzella (sp?) salad./ Ribs were fall off the bone and very favorable. Red velvet cake dessert/rasperberry sorbet was fantastic. Ambiance was very nice and service great. Would recommend for any social occasion.

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Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was pretty good, not great. The service was good, but the hostess was probably the most unwelcoming hostess I have experienced in a long time. I travel for work and eat all over the US and this young lady was annoyed when I changed my reservation from the bar area to the restaurant area. We arrived early and wanted to get in earlier. She told us 7:00pm was the earliest we could get in so I changed the reservation on the open table app to 6:15 and it made her mad. She gave my wife fits and then gave me fits. Server was kind and fast. Over just an OK experience.

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KB
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always . You good was magnificent. We always enjoy dinning at you restraunt.

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b
Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! We will be back for sure!!!

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

We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and loved it! The food was absolutely amazing and they gave us complimentary champagne and desserts for our anniversary! Will definitely eat there again!

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JB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I would like servers to be aware that though the clientele is predominantly Caucasian, African American customers are likely cultured and/or educated who choose to dine there- no need for condescending information or statements as if we’ve not been in establishments such as Morton’s, Eddie Merlot, or the like previously....

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JR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Very disappointed with my service at this restaurant. I am giving Two Stars because the food was actually very good, but the experience and overall feeling ruined it all. I dined at this restaurant on 7/15/2019. We had a reservation for 7:30, and were seated very promptly. This is where the experience took a turn. We were not noticed or talked to for over 15 minutes. No water, nothing. Finally our waitress comes, with zero apology at how long it has taken for her to even speak to us. I don't know if there was an error where the front did not let her know we were there, but it was ridiculous and unacceptable for the price we are paying for our meal and service and I absolutely should not have to get up and ask someone to help us. I spent over $100 dollars in your establishment and should be receiving service as such. It did not end there. We now waited over 20 minutes for a simple tomato salad, in which the waitress finally came to our table noticing we did not have them and said oh wow they still havent brought your salad, then said she will bring us bread. Granted, we have now been inside of this restaurant for over 35 minutes, with zero food in front of us and only having just gotten our drinks. The waitress did not even bring the bread out until AFTER our salads arrived. Is the bread not supposed to be the first thing that comes with the drinks?? A total of 40 minutes in your restaurant already and we were just eating, it was not packed with people in there. The waitress did not refill our waters until literally we were asking for the check, and other waiters/waitresses around us took better care of us then she did. She even dropped a knife covered in butter on my new pants when clearing my plate staining them. J Gilbert you have wonderful food but I am absolutely left with an awful taste in my mouth at the experience I had overall.

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PM
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Food and service are always outstanding.

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JF
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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

Restaurant week

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RR
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding

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

This is one my favorite restaurants to go to for any special occasions service and the quality of food in the menu is outstanding if you haven’t tried it you should

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MF
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and we will be back. The service was excellent.

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G
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was very good and our waiter, David was fun and attentive. However, when he was serving our drinks, another restaurant employee ran into him, causing him to spill some of the drinks on the tray. As a result,my martini glass was only 1/2 full and I felt he should have offered to top it off or replace it.
The food was great with the steaks cooked to perfection.

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C
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just tried J. Gilbert's this past weekend and we weren't disappointed. Excellent selection of entrees (even a couple options for vegans and vegetarians) though the chef would likely customize almost any dish. Drinks were generous pours and service was professional and friendly but not too "chummy" with good knowledge about the different menu items. Highly recommend.

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SV
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Knob Creek Old-Fashioned was a treat for the taste buds, nose, and also fun! Dinner was perfect; steak done exactly as I requested and the scallops were delicious and not in the least rubbery.

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GS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our last dining experience at J Gilbert's we were celebrating our 55 wedding anniversary. The food, preparation, service and environment were exceptional as usual but the additional amenities and attention added to make this a very special evening. A night to remember.

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D
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was prepared for reservation when we arrived and we were seated quickly. Our server was excellent. The food was delicious, including dessert!

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JW
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrate all of our birthdays at J. Gilbert's! We LOVE their steaks and their poblano au gratin potatoes are the BEST potatoes I've ever eaten. There are plenty of other sides to choose from, too. Their corn, green beans, and spinach are some of our favorites. As far as desserts, the carrot cake is AMAZING and slightly different than the typical carrot cake. My girls love their chocolate cake. It's one of the first restaurants we visited after returning to Columbus after two years. LOVE IT.

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BM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special occasions this is the place! Good food Great Service!

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b
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The preparation and ingredient quality at J. Gilbert's is always absolutely top shelf. I've never had anything there I didn't love.

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p
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

J. Gilberts continues to be one of our favorite restaurants. Never had a bad experience in the dozens of times we visited. The food is always prepared well and steak is always a good choice here. Service exceptional. Ambiance perfect for our date nights.

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Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional dining experience. Great food, quiet and cozy ambience. The service was 1st rate.

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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed my husbands birthday dinner with just the two of us. The food was delicious,

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We felt the service was not what it should have been. When asked our person to tell us about the menu he gave a puzzled look like its self explanatory. I did not want the geography of the food on the menu but tell us about the food. When asked about a specific entree, if it’s good etc we received minimal response. When asked if we wanted desert we were hurriedly informed what was available. We ordered desert and he starts to leave, we asked him to wait we wanted to order coffee, he was walking away as we ordered coffee and one person did not get to order it. It was a birthday reservation and even though we saw other tables acknowledged ours was not. We spent several hundred dollars for the meal the service should have matched the quality of the food.

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BA
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go-to spot for special occasions - birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, etc. we always request Alan as our server and he always takes great care of us. We always look forward to J Gilbert’s!

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SS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Risotto was gummy but otherwise food was very good.

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TF
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite steakhouse in Columbus! Food from appetizers, main course, dessert was wonderful.

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P
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was a disappointment. Waygu burger had too much stuff on it to cover up beef flavor. Also the pretzel bun is too small.

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CT
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jaxson was great as the person taking care of us. Food was all excellent.

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JM
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about J Gilbert’s is outstanding. One of my favorites.

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e
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Our salads came before we had the first bite of our app, which was the carpaccio. The waiter apologized and still our entrees came while we were finishing our salad!!! The carpaccio is THICK! It’s supposed to be paper thin so we had pretty thick slabs of meat that was absolutely unappealing and we pushed aside after one bite each. My strip and baked potato were good. The crabcake my daughter had w her filet was extremely dry. My husband didn’t care for his salmon. Our waiter couldn’t have cared less about us. Ate in the bar area

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. This is the fourth time in a row we’ve gotten Karolina as a server and if she served me every time I went to Gilbert’s for the rest of my life I’d be extremely happy.

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RM
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent! Friendly staff! I was disappointed that my daughter and I both ordered the filet mignon. I ordered it medium rare while she ordered it medium. We had different vegetables, yet they mixed up our steaks. We didn’t notice until halfway through our meal since the steaks continued to rest. Mine was pink, but hers was definitely more pink in the center. We switched steaks at that point but since she added sea salt, it was too salty for my liking and I could not finish it. Very disappointing when it costs $45 for the meal. First time I had a bad experience here, but I will be checking closer in the future.

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JE
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the food was delicious. The sides were interesting and super tasty and they had an excellent wine selection. The best part, however, was the service. We ate here 3 times in a week because our server Karolina was absolutely awesome! Highly recommend the restaurant and Karolina!

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JJ
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was good, and the price was reasonable. Not the top tier steak house but good for the price point. My scallops were a little chewy but the flavor was good. Our server was wonderful and the overall experience was good.

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N
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

It was good. Reminds me of a outback though. I was expecting fine dining and it wasn’t. Food was ok.

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MK
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was horrible but management acknowledged there were issues and I respect a restaurant who takes ownership and tries to make it right. Doesn’t excuse the mess but I wouldn’t discourage someone else from trying the restaurant.

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TG
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time here. Loved it from the time we opened the door to the last bite!
The service was great and the food was amazing! Thank you for the anniversary dessert, it was melt in your mouth good.
We will definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was great our server was in a rush or overworked maybe they were short staffed our bread came with our food instead of prior we didn’t get any drink refill and when he packed our Togo boxes he placed them behind our table and was easily to forget we called the restaurant for them and they stated they were thrown away so sad because we had half our meals in the boxes and all of our desserts and they stated there was nothing they could do to accommodate the error other than that the food was really good

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