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

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.

One East Campus View
Worthington, OH 43235
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Hwy 23

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(614) 840-9090

Website:
http://www.jgilberts.com/Home.aspx?824

Catering:
Please call for details.

Parking Details:
Complimentary parking.

Executive Chef:
Victor Ojeda

Private Party Facilities:
J.Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood is the perfect setting for your banquet, wedding rehearsal dinner, private party, business meeting or any other special occasion that demands an excellent meal and elegant setting.

Private Party Contact:
Allison Dearth: (614) 840-9090

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Happy hour food and drink specials: Sunday - Friday | 4pm - 7pm

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

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Overall Rating

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4.7

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4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (108)
Good for a Date (98)
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Romantic (71)
Cozy (54)
Business Meals (51)
Worth the Drive (50)
Notable Wine List (49)
Quiet Conversation (49)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Handcrafted Cocktails (31)
Good for Groups (29)
Bar Seating (28)
Happy Hour (23)
Casual (21)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Authentic (19)
Comfort Food (17)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Fun (13)
Local Ingredients (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Seasonal (8)
Great Beer (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Hot Spot (6)
People Watching (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

Made reservations using Open Table for a Birthday dinner with family on a Sunday. We were seated within 5 minutes and our waitress acknowledged us right away. Food was excellent cooked to our liking. Birthday wishes aplenty! Didn’t feel rushed in any way. Most enjoyable evening! Thank you!

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 (Columbus)·Dined 7 days ago

A wonderful bar for pre-meal cocktails (excellent Old Fashioned by the way) followed by a simply excellent meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic experience! As always! J. Gilberts is one of our favorites! Friends joined us and enjoyed it too. The staff is wonderful, from the host and hostesses to the wait staff, to the bartenders. Food is just delicious from start to finish. Steaks, scallops, shrimp, risotto, bread, salads, soup.....have never had anything that we didn't enjoy.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Great Beer, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

The blue cheese potato chips were wonderful as always. The filet melted in my mouth, the the crab cake was packed full of crab. And, you can't beat the half price wine on Sundays.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great waitress. Great meal

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

We have been going to J. Gilberts for years . This time our meal were again very good, except my steak I ordered. Normally I get the ribeye, but I decided to try their featured steak 16 oz dry aged Kansas City Strip. I ordered it Med Rare and it came out extremely rare. It came back almost 15 min later, acceptable. I found this steak lacking in flavor and very over priced at $54.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Let me start off by saying they corrected everything. 3 of us went out for a friends birthday and the kitchen screwed up each of our orders. They were busy (we had reservations for 6:45 and were not seated until 7-7:05) but I've never experienced anything like this before from this restaurant. It was disappointing. I will now think twice before I come back for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food. Great service. Our server Kim was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was great! I wish the server that we had would not smell like cigarettes when they approach the table.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We have visited J Gilbert's many times and each time has been perfect: excellent service, exceptional food, awesome handcrafted cocktails. The atmosphere is cozy and great for those who like to people-watch. I would recommend this restaurant for special occasions or just any occasion.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Romantic
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was incredible. Ambiance perfect! I thought the prices were on the high side, but I think it’s probably typical for this type of restaurant (upscale). Our server was very professional; the lighting was perfect - not too dim, not too bright.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent food, and a nice environment. The evening was made superb by Kellie’s outstanding and attentive service.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very nice place, easy access, great service and the food was outstanding. Definitely will be back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is our third time there and it's been outstanding each time. It's pricey but well worth it. Alan was our server this last time and he was amazing! To be honest we haven't had a bad experience and all of our servers were wonderful. I'm a steak girl and the ribeye and filet are my favorite. I highly recommend and can't wait to go back!

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Fantastic, as always!! Service and food were spot on. The trout special was absolutely wonderful!!

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food was amazing. The steak melted in my mouth. The sides were very good. Bread was exceptional. The taste of all the foods is why I would recommend for others to visit this restaurant

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Our visit to J. Gilbert’s was wonderful as always! Delicious food & great service! We told our server we were in a hurry to go to an Ohio State Women’s Basketball game - so he helped speed our check out along & got us on our way in plenty of time for the game. We have been there many times & never have been disappointed - food is always excellent! I had the George’s Bank Sea Scallops & my husband had the rack of ribs. Both were outstanding! One of our favorite places to dine in Columbus!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Cozy, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

We celebrated my friends birthday and had a delightful dinner and overall dining experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years day is an annual event for our family at J. Gilberts. The steaks were done perfectly and the sides were the perfect compliments. The carrot cake continues to be a favorite and we expanded the desert choice by adding crème brulee this year......it didn't disappoint. The service was great. Very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We love dining at J. Gilbert's. We had an issue with a steak being overdone once, and it was taken care of. Other than that one instance, we haven't had a meal we didn't like. We always have good service. We generally request a particular server when we go now, just because she is so personable. The filet and scallop combo is delicious. If you can't decide on a side dish, choose the creamed corn. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Been there several times but not for a long time and it was good to be back. Food and service are both very good, and if bother to sign up, they send coupons frequently. We will go back.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our food was sadly pretty bad. Overcooked scallops (Ugh) and salmon; undercooked steak. The plates were hot; alas, the food was not. Salamanders are not your friend, Chef, even on a busy night. The service was fine, but not great. The atmosphere is very nice but we were a group of four seated at a 6 top in the middle of the room with an empty, cozy booth right behind us.

Relatively expensive food for people who work hard for our money. We have to be selective. We felt we were making a good choice, but it was money and time wasted. So disappointing :(.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was my first visit to J. Gilbert's and I was thoroughly impressed with the tasty food, variety offered, and the New Year's Eve special menu. The inside had a nice ambience and our waitress was friendly and very professional. I would definitely go to J. Gilbert's again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was our 2nd visit here and both times we went on New Years eve. We were blown away in our 1st visit, everything was excellent. This time around our expectations were high and honestly I’m not sure I would go back. Our waitress was great, accidentally brought out the wrong desert but realized it right away and corrected it. Other than that she was attentive and polite. My husband and I both got steaks and salad. My steak was not as good as last time, even harder to chew and it was not because of the medium well I had it cooked too. There was a lot of pink in it. Salad was just ok. The wild mushroom side I did get was amazing! So food compared to outback and I expected more. Bathroom was messy, toilet paper on th floor. Restaurant was decorated wrapped Christmas presents which was nice except they had a layer of dusty on them. All in all it was good but not worth the price.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went to J Gilbert’s for dinner on NYE. Restaurant was busy but service was excellent. Our waiter was Jackson and he did a great job serving us and made the meal fun as well. Entree was served almost too fast as we had not finished our salads when entrees were brought to our table.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were seated right at our reservation time. Service was excellent, food was excellent.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent meal. We'll paced NYE dinner. Steaks cooked as ordered

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was excellent. Wait staff were great! We made reservations on November 19th for New Year’s Eve for 6 people. Our table was across from the coat rack. JGilberts should have a coat room separate from the dining area. Also, round tables as parties of more than 4 aren’t able to talk to one another when six of us are in a booth.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was amazing and the service was over the top! I would definitely recommend this place!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food! Love the menu and the prix fix meals!!!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service was great, and the food was excellent. We had a relaxing dinner, and couldn't ask for better food.

Tags: Late-night Find, Healthy, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

A great choice for outstanding food and an excellent spot for entertaining clients

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great service. Room temperature was a little chilly. Food was good but not the best steak you’ll ever have.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our hostess, Katie was excellent! She made the evening special along with the great food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 29, 2017

J G has been one of my local favorites for many years. Food is always excellent and service is on point. They never let me down!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 29, 2017

It was our anniversary and wanted to go to a great place for dinner. The food and service was perfect!! Love this place.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

I usually love this location. This time, the steak smelled terrible as if it was rotting. The brisket Mac and cheese was doused in liquid smoke to the point where we could not even eat it without gagging. Service was amazing as always, but was left very dissappointed in the money spent for this dinner.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Jackson was outstanding and the service was WELL ABOVE par! I will definitely be a prized and well tenured patron of J Gilberts! 2nd visit in 2 weeks!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Live Sports
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Menu is excellent and they give you the source of the meats and fish.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Never disappoints! Our server was fantastic company and or food was delicious - as always.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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