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

4.7
5486 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 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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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5486 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LjiljanaR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

great service and food portions for the price, the only thing was we were setting in the far back end so it felt like we were not part of the restaurant. having a reservation I felt like I should have been seating more in the middle of the restaurant.

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JohnB
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Just wasn’t what I expected. For the price I thought we’d be getting some top notch food, but in reality it’s a glorified Applebee’s. BUT, our server was phenomenal.

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MichaelP
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our visit was great. If the was one thing that was a bit off was that the entrées came out about 5 minutes after they served the salads so we only had a couple of bites of the salad when they put the entrée down.

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ChristineH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was perfect as was the service and food. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Not the same restaurant that I remember J Gilberts being. We ordered Chilean Sea Bass and it was overcooked and dry. And I question whether it really was Chilean Sea bass. I think it was just a white fish. This is the very first bad review I have done in my life. Used to love J Gilberts pre pandemic. Get your act together.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. This was the first date for my husband and me since we had our second child. Our food was wonderful and it was nice to get out!

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RobL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Ordered three steaks and all three came out completely different. Lobster mac and cheese not very good. Amberleigh was completely burnt to the point it tasted bad but my son ate it anyways and complained to me after $250 bill, definitely not worth the price.

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NateS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Restaurant!!! Wonderful service and delicious meal at a reasonable price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!!!!

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PaulaS
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed our anniversary dinner of delicious filet mignon and grilled chicken while we were served by Sari, who was very attentive in a good way. The dessert treat was unexpected and very appreciated. We will definitely return in the near future.

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vipTiffanyW
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places!

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PatP
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. I had the best strip steak I hace ever had!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Love it here, never had a bad experience.

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GarryD
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at J Gilberts. Everything is always completely enjoyable. Food was done perfectly. My filet rare her filet medium rare. Lobster Tail done perfect. Waitress was attentive and professional. Only one negative this time. One of the reasons we like Gilberts is the ambience. It is usually upscale and intimate.

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AishaM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place I highly recommend this place to everybody

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vipMatty
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine with excellent service - will definitely return.

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TiaraC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time with awesome food. The food came quickly and our service was great!

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vipRobert
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We love J Gilberts and have been going there for years. The food is always great no matter what we order. Our waitress was wonderful too. The only complaint I have is the hostess and person seating us were not very nice and I would say they were rude. We have never experienced this before here and I wasn’t very happy about it. They made me feel uncomfortable. But as far as the restaurant, food and the waitress, they were all great!

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FranckyP
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

The host , chubby blonde lady ; Needs to work better on her customer Service skills. Lack of greetings and lack of explanations to the customer on their reservation. I had a 8:45 pm reservation walked in @8:30 pm , I was told to wait for a clear table . As I'm waiting ; a couple came @8:45 pm on a reservation as well (same time as me). The host literally told them followed me as soon as they walked . So me and my wife was like what was that ? But yet she couldn't stated " Guys I know you guy are waiting on a table as well but these people are table for one , obviously I was table for 3 cause I had my 4 year old son with me . Like as host to Fancy and Premium Quality Restaurant, you need to greets your customers that walked through the doors very professional Manners . But other than that the food was excellent and the waiter was awesome 👌.

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AllisonB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd time dining here, the food is always very high quality.
Service has been good.

JC
JenniferC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars! We will definitely be back. The food was great and the service was excellent.

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DavidW
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

There were 8 of us. Two steak dinners were extremely overdone, and the people both ordered medium rare. Service was EXTREMELY SLOW, which is why they didn't send the filets back!! This was the WORST dining experience we've ever had at this restaurant. Extremely disappointed. Will definitely effect whether we go back.

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DineandWineLifestyles
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hosted a family graduation dinner at J. Gilbert's Steakhouse, and we all were very pleased with our very delicious dining experience of steaks, crab legs, and lobster tails. We were seated promptly, and the service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! The fixed Mother's Day menu was perfect!

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cjmott3
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was so tender and delicious and the mushrooms were the icing on the steak! Will definitely be going back! Our server was great!

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MichelleL
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was friendly and gave excellent service. The food was outstanding. I love this place.

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GeneJ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always, everything was very good. We always enjoy j. Gilbert's.

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vipKenneth
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

J Gilbert's is one of our all time favorite restaurants in Columbus! The food, the service, the atmosphere are all second to none. Even our kids look forward to dining there.

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YvonneL
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! Ambiance was inviting and perfect for date night. Would definitely recommend and we certainly plan on returning.

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EarnieS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food quality and service, a little pricey... But totally worth it

LM
LizM
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Husband's birthday dinner and it was amazing. Steak was so tender I cut it with my fork (and I'm a medium well person...) Green beans and creamed corn with bacon were delicious, asparagus had an overly smoky flavor- would not order that again. We will definitely dine there again.

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SueB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an awesome meal with great food cooked to perfection every time.

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LynnB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food at J Gilbert's is always VERY good. But, we always come away from a dining experience there commenting on how good the servers were. They actually care about doing the job right and treating the customers right. As the president of a very large company once told me, " my job is to keep my employees happy, if their happy, they will keep the customer happy, and the customer will keep coming back."

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Melissa
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious every single time. We always have great service and are seated quickly.

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vipLoriC
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, atmosphere was great as usual.

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PamS
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to J Gilberts to celebrate our 40th anniversary and had a lovely time. Thank you!

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BobbysMommy
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the place to celebrate a special occasion!

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Birthdaygirl
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best rack of lamb I had ever had. I wish they would put this item Mint Julep rack of Lamb on the menu permanently.

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vipMichaelS
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent as usual.

MH
MarkH
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a year since we dined at J Gilbert's but it remains top notch and one of our favorites!

FAQs

J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Worthington offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 840-9090.

J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Worthington is rated 4.7 stars by 5486 OpenTable diners.

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