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

4.6
5182 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 5182 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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JeffC
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My farewell dinner with the family as we are split between two cities. Food was perfect as always and service was EXCELLENT! Will be back when I come back to town.

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ToniK
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful date night experience. Our server was very good and the fireplace was a nice touch.

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MetalMan
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Something has happened to J. Gilbert's.....

Prices remain high and service is attentive but the food quality and presentation seems to have deteriorated over the last few months.

My 8oz. filet mignon was served unadorned and looking like something I'd get from Texas Roadhouse; flat piece of steak rather than cylindrical shape I've come to expect from this cut. A few stalks of asparagus with some non-descript tomato garnish were placed alongside. Definitely not a $42 plate of food.

My two dinner guests had steak and scallops selected from the "Prixe Fixe" menu; one from the $48 tier (4oz. filet combo) and one from the $58 tier (6oz. filet combo). The steaks were "OK" - the 6oz. filet was larger than my 8oz. filet! - but each was served with only three small "nothing special" scallops.

The sides - poblano au gratin potatoes and creamed corn with bacon - while well seasoned and tasty were not particularly visually appealing in their presentation and quantity seemed somewhat skimpy.

With one cocktail each, the bill came to $225.

I came away greatly disappointed but left a good tip as the service was attentive.

Concerning "value for money" at a high-end steakhouse, I'll probably pass on J. Gilbert's and look elsewhere from now on.

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Bocoleman
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best lobster I’ve ever had and the Manhattan was on point

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RosalindF
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the filet, they were cooked perfectly. Sides and salads were delicious. Our waiter was Rainer, he was great fun and made the meal a extra special experience.

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DaveK
Columbus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Whether you want salmon or a ribeye, you can't go wrong. The only place that has happy hour on Sunday - as well as half price bottles of wine!

JJ
JessicaJ
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

My family loves J Gilbert we have been there serval times. This thanksgiving wasn’t my favorite trip to J Gilbert but I’m sure they were busy and short staffed due to covid.

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estherl
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It took a very long time for the host to check us in. Food was good but the portion was very small (I ordered a 6 oz filet and it was only 2.5 inches in diameter and less than an inch thick. No way it was 6 oz even before being cooked). Our server was great!

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vipGreg
Columbus
78 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to J. Gilbert's on a first date, and it was a hit! We started with a cocktail at the bar, which is comfy, but ALL of the chairs at the bar are inaccessible (because of COVID). Then we were seated, at our convenience, at a cozy booth. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. The menu is impressive, especially with steaks and seafood, and they have a great wine list. Each of us walked out with an open bottle of wine, to enjoy later at home. The evening led to a second date, so I would definitely return to J. Gilbert's.

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vipDavidL
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal at J. Gilberts this weekend. My wife had sea bass and risotto. I went with petite filet,scallops, and risotto. J. Gilbert's lobster risotto is the best in Columbus! The carrot cake dessert topped off a wonderful meal!!

JH
JamesH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious, our server Philip was outstanding, price was good for the food we got. However the hostess was not very polite. Had to wait like 5 minutes while she was in the phone for her to help us, then she took us to the room off to the right which looked more like a conference set up with table and chairs. When asked if we could have a nice comfy booth like everyone else in the restaurant is when we got a little attitude. She acted like this was a big problem( we had 6 o’clock reservation and the place was still over half empty) She proceeded back to hostess desk to talk to other hostess for a min came back with the attitude saying follow me please. Took us to a small two person booth saying will this do? With a snarky smile! We have been there every year for our anniversary for almost 20 years now and never had a problem. Did not want to take my wife out for anniversary dinner just to be put in the corner at the kids table! Overall, still turned out to be a great dinner though!

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BrianS
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the staff phenomenal, I couldn't recommend the place more!

SV
SherrieV
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday nice quiet evening

LB
LynnB
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was very Good, But our server (David) made the dining experience excellent. He made us feel that it didn't matter what the menu said, it was what WE wanted that was important. Thank you David!!

BB
BobB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been there for many years... very pleased! Great atmosphere, excellent service and food.. Totally enjoyable evening...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Restaurant in the area!

SP
SiobhanP
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband's steak was cooked to perfection, my scallops were divine, and I'm suspicious that the waiter was telepathic because every time a began to think we needed something, he was there either offering it, or suggesting it. The meals were fresh and hot (or cold as needed) and everyone was warm, friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. Portions were generous. This is my favorite restaurant for obvious reasons!

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AngieC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Mold on the bread- brought out after appetizers
Cold steaks
Cold mashed potatoes
Salad soggy
Slow service
Scallops cold
A gratin potatoes- were good
Appetizers not timed correctly
Sister got sick- in the parking lot - she had shrimp
We go to restaurants a lot- we like to dine out- and we don't like to complain- but all 6 of us were not impressed at all - we

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was really good. Service was decent. Atmosphere is “interesting.” Overall would go back for the food. Crab cakes and lobster Mac n cheese were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. They were doing well with the social distancing.

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LisaW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Wasn't what I've come to expect from J. Gilbert. Server was mildly disinterested. Scallops were average. Free birthday dessert for my husband was the highlight of the meal.

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randyb
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

First time here. It was ok. Nothing special.
I’m glad I went and tried it, but don’t see me going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10oz Top sirloin, creamed corn with bacon, pablano augratin potatoes. Amazing and Carrot cake

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We wish the table and light fixture were a little cleaner.

JT
JoeT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continued great food & service. Tried the Filet Trio and was perfect.

JJ
JonJ
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was delicious. The pecan green beans were the best I’ve ever had. Service was great. There was a nearby couple with a screaming child that was the only damper on the meal. But I’m a grandpa and I can handle it.

LJ
vipLauraJ
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Drinks were watery. Husband ordered a Manhattan and I ordered a dirty martini. Both were diluted somehow. Everything else was fine, steaks were great server was great.

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vipdars
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooooo Goooood! We love J. Gilberts! The food and service are the best! I had the special, the sea bass, and it did not disappoint! It melted in my mouth. And of course, we can't complain about the carrot cake. This simply the best carrot cake in town!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience every time. Food is absolutely amazing.

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Sherrylynn
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was great way to celebrate my birthday!Great service.

ML
MikeL
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Unfortunately our go to restaurant failed us on this night. We had a group of six and were packed into a booth that was too tight. It was unfortunate that seating was not appropriate for our group, especially since the restaurant was not at all crowded. Three of the six meals were sub par. The cowboy cut was so fatty, that much was inedible. Two of the filet's were ordered medium, and were very rare. We are usually very happy with our meals at J. Gilbert's. Sadly this night did not meet our expectations.

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AshleyT
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This is our 3rd trip to J. Gilbert’s, and we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. My main complaints were the rush of bringing out our dinner, while we’re still eating our appetizer (which we specifically asked for time in between courses), and the quality of food has declined. We’re going back in a couple of weeks for a birthday, so I’m hoping things will be better.

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ANDREWC
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a pleasant evening with my wife J Gilbert’s was awesome as usual!!

CI
CICLWC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is our go-to place for any special occasion we celebrate. It never disappoints.
I only wish we could afford to go regularly.

CW
ChadW
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lamb. One of the better waiters we have had in a long time.

DS
DanS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! We went there for our anniversary, and will be coming back next year!!! Absolutely loved this place!!!!

AW
AneissaW
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Worst service ever!!! The server was very rude asked to speak to management and was told he couldn’t come to the table. Will not ever come back!

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LeslieW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great minus the table behind me that was talking extremely loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was just ok. Not as good as it used to be. The place needs a complete face lift. Service was average....food-average. Wasn’t crowded but took time to get things.

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Buckstone
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server! Excellent steak as I had the KC cut. One of my favorites in Columbus.

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 4.6 stars by 5182 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.