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

4.6
5664 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
What 5664 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great service everything I would except.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

This was our second visit and only came in on a birthday coupon. I was still very underwhelmed with the steaks. My husbands sirloin was pretty tough for a medium rare and he didn’t even finish it. My filet was tender but lacked flavor. I feel like we can get a more flavorful steak at Outback for half the price. And by flavor, I don’t just mean spices. The meat itself was really lacking, and was not worth the $100.

HG
HarryG
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I’d give our server 6 stars if I could. Best I’ve ever had. Food was great too, but slightly overcooked 6 oz fillet for my wife and my rare 8 oz was not cool center, but ok . Server really advocated for my wife to let them make it right, which they did. Great place to dine.

H
Happy
Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Service, ambience, and server were excellent. However, I had a fillet that was very tough. It was cooked to order, But having visited many timesIt was by far my worst experience. We spent $168 and I expected so much more. At this time I would not go back.

GF
GaryF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phillip was an excellent server, paying attention to all of our needs. We thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner. 😇

TB
vipTheBigTipper
Columbus
44 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, outstanding. Had to get my rib fix. Wife had the scallops. David is one of the finest servers we have ever had.

E
vipElle
Columbus
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We have always loved J Gilbert’s. It was our favorite steak place in columbus. The last three times we have gone our service has been average. Our food has been less than awesome. And the overall experience is lacking. It might be a while before we go again. So disappointed. New management? Not enough staff like everywhere? Higher prices? Sad.

BM
BeckyM
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really busy on a Friday night and that was great to see. Amazing scallops and crab bisque.

DH
DavidH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time our server was David and he did an excellent job of taking care of my wife and I. We both had the two lobster tails dinner and they were delicious. We enjoy the atmosphere and a great place to celebrate a birthday or anniversary.

d
daves
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was not exceptional as you would expect for the pricing. Good but ordinary food at premium price.

M
Mike
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good seating, good service and good food and drinks. The best in Worthington, OH.

OT
OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steaks. My brother had the Kansas City strip and he loved it. I recommend the fixe prix menu as you get a lot of value for the money.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience3

4 year anniversary was really nice food was good

B
vipBuckeyefan
Columbus
34 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to J Gilbert’s after the Ohio State University Football game. Great food - always a good experience!
I had 6oz filet - it was perfect! My husband had the maple glazed salmon & it was delicious! We are always pleased - have never been disappointed with our meals.

OT
OpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Steak was tender. Mashed potatoes were more like chunks. The green beans were cold, I asked for another batch and they brought them out hot the second time around. Crab cake was also dry and over cooked. The carrot cake was very dry but the icing outside was great! Service was really slow and there was open tables.

JG
JGilbertsThxgiving15
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

My wife and I have been to J.Gilbert's many times over the years. Usually about twice per year, with an additional carry-out order or two for the past couple of years. Food and prep was excellent as always. However, our waitress was fairly new, and seemed to be overwhelmed with her customers. She had a group of 8 or 10 that really bogged her down. She came to us quickly, and was friendly and pleasant with a good sense of humor. She took wine orders and delivered the drinks. We decided to wait a few minutes before ordering, but she didn't have time to take the order for 50 minutes after delivering our wine. Then, the salads came out and my wife's dressing was forgotten. We had to ask another waitress for the dressing. 1 or 2 minutes into our salad, and our food arrived. We set the salads aside and ate our food while it was hot, and the steaks and salmon were excellent. Not a very good experience for our wedding anniversary, and definitely the only bad experience at J.Gilbert's we have had.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seth was exceptional ! We had a fabulous family dinner and it was wonderful to have such top of the live service and delicious meals. Not one complaint Thank you for another good experience.

RW
RogerW
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd visit was just as good as the first. Service and food was excellent all around. Prices are on high side but generally worth it.

LB
LanaB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is to die for and the service is always outstanding.

M
vipMax67
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and just a great experience. Our server was really good and the dining experience was one of the best in recent memory

A
40thAnniversary
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been celebrating our anniversary at J Gilberts since 2008. During those years The food and service have been consistently excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Always enjoy an evening at J. Gilbert’s.

BK
BrianK
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner! Wow what a delicious meal!! I had filet with crab cake, whipped potatoes and pecan green beans started with crab bisque ate it before I could take photo. My wife had filet with grilled shrimp potatoes and grilled asparagus and both had cream brûlée for dessert And piece of carrot cake on the house to go!!

RL
ReneeL
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We love this place. The atmosphere is that of an old style steak house. The food is always good. The service is top notch. My steak this visit was over cooked but they immediately replaced it and my sides too. Highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love the atmosphere and service. We visit the Westerville location for every special dinner. The service is always exceptional, the food cooked to perfection and they always add a special perk to special date nights (I.e. birthdays and anniversaries). Be sure to join the email club to get all special dinning events.

TH
TylerH
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down outstanding all around. I 100% suggest trying the filet/crab cake combo.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been a J Gilberts patron for over 20 years. The reason is simple…..consistent quality of service and food prep.

JF
JimF
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice nite out

KM
KelliM
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We celebrated my husband’s birthday here. The food was good but it came out quickly. We were seated in a booth that had work station behind my husband. At one point someone dropped a glass behind him and he jerked (since he thought it was going to fall in him!). It wasn’t the best location to be seated for a special event. At one point we were done with dinner and had to wait a bit for our server. I would’ve liked another glass of wine but it was not offered. While the food was delicious, we would try somewhere else next time to celebrate.

JG
JGfan
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food as always. Disappointed several items missing from menus but pleased the mushroom risotto is back!

DS
DavidS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our food was excellent from appetizer to entree to desert. My filet mignon was perfectly grilled and it came with the biggest baked potato I've ever been served. Two sides were included with the price, a nice departure from other restaurants where sides are extra. My wife said her seafood mixed grill was excellent. One hostess was wearing a mask and one was not. Our wait person was wearing her mask covering both her nose and mouth. The other wait person in our seating area was wearing his mask only covering his mouth not his nose. Our orders were taken in reasonable time, and food was delivered by the back waiters in reasonable time. But our wait person disappeared for long periods of time without checking on us. It's a good thing nothing was amiss.

KG
KenG
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All was just as it should have been service,food,ect. Awesome

CY
CYNTHIAB
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filets melted in our mouths. Celebrated our anniversary…. Outstanding!

CL
CourtneyL
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never been disappointed with anything at J. Gilberts! Burgers, pasta and of course the steaks, are amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I have been to J. Gilbert’s a few times now and have not been disappointed. We had an especially good server tonight, Ryan, who made the experience even better than usual. The cocktails are delicious - the smoked old fashioned is great, but even just their martinis and manhattans are always tasty. I highly recommend the crab bisque, the filet with the lobster mac and cheese, and their chocolate velvet cake. We’ll definitely be going back.

TB
TomB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food excellent service. The steak grilled over wood very special. Had KC strip excellent. Mixed seafood grill was also excellent. Prix fixe menu good value

CC
ChristopherC
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our second time to J. Gilberts. We brought some friends along for this visit. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the service.

j
jpark
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent deals on the menu, short of a pick 3 option. 1/2 prices bottles of wine in Sunday. Great bar and happty hour.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

ML
MeaganL
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Very good food and server gave many helpful selections. We will definitely be back!

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 5664 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.