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

4.6
5690 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.

Support J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Worthington 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
  • 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
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LisaN
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Delicious steaks. A little noisy, but the noise level went down after a large party of boisterous men left.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Waited for over an hour and 10 min to find out they lost our order . I felt bad for our waitress she apologized.

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bryanm
Charleston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is awesome place great food

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SalvatoreC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this restaurant. Great ambiance with excellent service and very high quality steaks and seafood. It’s are favorite when we want to spoil ourselves.

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vipLynnD
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The strip steak was delicious-not one bite of waste. It was prepared perfectly. Jackson, the waiter, was excellent and knowledgeable with wine suggestions and entrees. We sat near the fireplace, which was very relaxing. Lots of choices on the menu and sides were included with the price of the entree. We could choose a different side if we didn't care for the one which came with the entree. So nice!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous. Our server was awesome. And of course our company was terrific.

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LindaL
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our server was not as attentive as we would have liked.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a great meal and the waitress was wonderful. The staff here is excellent

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CindyF
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food at a reasonable price! Jackson is a great waiter:)!!

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StephenM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Top marks to the kitchen for producing delicious seafood in a timely fashion.
The servers need a few adjustments, but nothing that would cause me distress.
Shavann was very helpful.

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JohnB
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice dinner. Food was good and our server was excellent. It is expensive, guests should know that going in.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter and experience.

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ADSenjoysdiningout
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very good and the filet mignon was outstanding. Definitely would recommend for great steak dinner. The pricing is on the higher side for those who are looking for value pricing.

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GratefulFred
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Received a coupon for my half birthday and decided to celebrate. I had rack of lamb and wife had mixed seafood grill. Both of us had salads first. Decided to skip the appetizer since entrée portions are generally large. Everything came out in proper order and we never felt rushed to finish one course as the next one arrived. For dessert we split an order of ice cream. You get 3 scoops of house-maid sorbet or ice cream. We had raspberry and vanilla ice cream and the 3rd scoop was peach sorbet. From house salads, which are huge, to dessert, everything was excellent and our server, Mercedes, made sure our ice tea didn't run out.

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LyleI
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love J Gilbert's. Always a Great Meal and experience

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner with my wife on date night. Cajun smoked filet is best in class.

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TNT10
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was a great experience and food was amazing!

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. The place is a little too dark to read the menu. That a side we had a wonderful time.

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CarrieD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We love J. Gilbert’s - the food was great and since we were a party of 7, we loved being in one of the alcove rooms! The only disappointment was that they did nothing for my son’s birthday. I noted in the reservation that we had a birthday and told them again when we arrived that it was my sons 18th birthday so it was a special night out for him and us, but they did not acknowledge it at all the entire evening. We gave him gifts at the table, so it was pretty obvious that it was a special event! I wasn’t expecting to get anything for free, but it would have been nice if they at least put a candle in his dessert or somehow acknowledged his birthday. We love it there and will be back I’m sure, it just would have been nice if they helped to make the night special.

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MaryO
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sea bass was good. Service is great. Love this restaurant.

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CollegeSchlepper
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Columbus. We were there to celebrate our son's college graduation. It's tough on restaurants now due to staffing shortages and a dining out comeback. We were very happy with our service. I admire the manager for stepping up and cleaning tables to prepare for guests efficiently. The only glitch was the front desk initially assigned us to a table too small for 4 people, but that was quickly solved. We enjoyed the large seafood platter as a shared appetizer - everything was fresh and delicious/ served with a variety of sauces. Their bread and butter is always good also. For entrees, one had the mixed seafood grill, one had twin lobster tails, two had the triple filet with 3 different sauces. Everything cooked perfectly including the sides. My son particularly likes the au gratin potatoes with poblano peppers and the creamed corn with bacon. I prefer the asparagus. DESSERT!! all their desserts are delicious, but the chocolate velvet cake is awesome! worth making room for.

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sarahl
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very nice and helpful! Food was good, as always.

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AmyA
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Food was good but expensive. Decor is desperately in need of updating.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Maybe I am nostalgic, but I remember J. Gilbert’s being a great place to eat around 10 years ago. We went last night for a birthday dinner, and my experience was not nearly as good as in the past. The food was good, but not worth the price. The service was mediocre. The server must have been busy, because we could never get his attention to get drinks. He probably walked by us 10 times without even glancing in our direction. I practically had to tackle him to order a 2nd beer. Then it was probably 15 minutes before I got it. Overall, we had a very average experience. There are better places to drop $200 on a meal. 3 stars at best, and that is probably generous.

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vipDeborahH
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every way. We like our filet mignon well done and at JGilberts it is still very tender and flavorful. They have a nice selection of side dishes, however the pecans in my green beans tasted a bit burnt. Their deserts are amazing and large. Our wait person was wonderful - attentive enough yet gave us space and time so we did not feel rushed.

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Guest
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food service and ambience. Will go again

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vipEric
Columbus
60 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, wonderful food, outstanding service, and more reasonably priced than other high-end steak restaurants!

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vipSandyS
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was our Anniversary & the hostess told us Happy Anniversary but our waitress didn’t acknowledge it. We ordered a bottle of wine and she brought it out & said it wasn’t chilled but would we want it over ice. We said no & she offered a different bottle which had a screw top. Not good at all. The food was fabulous though. No one wore masks besides us and the wait staff. They need to step up to the standards that the Cameron Mitchell restaurants are taught.

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Hlavinr
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, knowledgeable server and quick service (maybe a little too quick). Aside from the bread, soup, salad and appetizer all coming out at the exact same time, everything was delicious and made for an enjoyable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Steak was over cooked.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional for Pandemic times. Everyone wore masks properly, low traffic near your booth. Food was superb, just like we remember from several years ago. Highly recommended.

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RickP
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best kept secret in Columbus. Consistency regarding level of service and quality of food!

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vipRachelM
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Sat there for 20 minutes w no service until we went to front of the restaurant to ask for service. There was a party of girls next to us, obviously drunk and using extreme profanity. We were there as a business dinner with our builder. Her first visit and didn’t leave the impression I had hoped for and counted on.

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DK16
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love this place and we come every time we are in Columbus

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BabakL
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My Wife and I had a very experinces there last Saturday night!

My only complanint is they set us all the in the back by the kitchen.

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Brooke
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server Phillip at the Columbus Ohio location was excellent and went out of his way to make our dinner great!

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AliceA
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good. The service was mediocre with the waiter often not to be found. Maybe he was too busy. He often didn't clear off the table completely. We did give him a 15% tip which may have been to high. Usually we provide 20%.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time again. Food was great, service was really good and atmosphere was perfect. I would recommend this place to everyone.

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marshac
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We were disappointed with the food. It didn't seem to be the quality we expected for the price.

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 5690 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.