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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We are open for Christmas Eve, serving our full menu from 3pm-9pm.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

We will be closed Christmas Day. Happy Holidays!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

New Year’s Eve: Regular dinner 4-11pm with special One Pound Lobster Tail or a 6oz Filet & 8oz Lobster Tail both for $65.

New Year’s Day:Regular dinner 4-9pm.

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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (90)
Special Occasion (90)
Good for a Date (84)
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Good for Birthdays (67)
Romantic (56)
Quiet Conversation (49)
Notable Wine List (44)
Cozy (43)
Worth the Drive (43)
Business Meals (41)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Bar Seating (22)
Happy Hour (22)
Casual (21)
Good for Groups (19)
Authentic (18)
Comfort Food (15)
Fun (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was incredible. Service was perfect. With the quality of food served, great atmosphere, and excellent service, you have to experience J Gilbert’s

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was very good except for my reservation. When we arrived at 7:00 (the reservation time) we were told that our table was not yet ready. We sat for about 10 min. for our table and was then taken to the bar area instead of the dining room. We stated that location was not acceptable and that our reservation was for the dining room. We had to sit for another 15 min. for a table to become available for us.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyed my meal, as always. I ordered the petite filet and it was cooked perfectly. Always love the bread. I usually order the mushroom risotto but ordered the asparagus this time. Delicious.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

The food is great ,been coming from day one.I was VIP quest grand opening.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was great from the atmosphere, server and food.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined 5 days ago

Had reservations and got there 45 minutes early and decided to eat in the bar area. Waiter was totally uninterested in us. Abrupt no help in answering questions took over 1/2 hour to get our appetizer and it came from the bottom of the barrel.(blue cheese chips)

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·Dined 5 days ago

I used to live this restaurant, but the last two times (I forgot it had happened in the past until this last time refreshed my memory) there has been such a terrible smell/taste to my steak and asparagus. Its like a smoky grill smell. Unfortunately I react so strongly to it I can't eat my meal. Sadly I think pie days of eating here are over. Love the atmosphere though.

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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

Always fantastic! Love the bartenders and waiters. Food is to die for.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

We love J Gilberts for special occasions. In December, our anniversary is 2 days away from my husbands birthday. We call it "birth-a-versary" We love it celebrate at J Gilberts. On 12/6 we had bone in strip steaks and our waiter was the best! He really added to the experience - allowing us time to enjoy our cocktails before the main course. Memorable experience! Thank you!!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

This is definitely an upscale restaurant. Therefore, the price is what I consider high, but compared to other similar eateries, the price is comparable or slightly under competitor prices. The food is excellent. The ambiance varies as to where you are seated. Overall, this is a favorite of mine.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We go here regularly and always like the food and the service.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 2, 2017

One of our favorite spots. We came here for our anniversary and the server surprised us with flutes of champagne! Food is always fabulous!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 1, 2017

As usual, everything was excellent. The food, the service and the atmosphere. We do not even consider other steak places.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our server was Kelly, who did a super job for us. We did have to ask for salt and pepper, which was something new there. I hope there aren’t too many changes to an already great venue.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great food, service, friendly staff, perfect timing entree came after appetizers ! Price a little high! All in all very nice!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 26, 2017

One of our favorites.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food
Server had too many tables, service was slow

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent food and service. This is a favorite of ours and it did not disappoint.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great Place! Food is always Excellent!!!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Overall, our food was good. Mine food was excellent, but my husband's food came out with the wrong sides, but it was corrected right away. His steak, however, was cold. Our service left a lot to be desired. Our waiter was very inattentive(at least until it was time for us to pay our check) and he would disappear for minutes at a time. We had to wait on drinks, bread, our food and our desserts (even though we ordered them in advance and requested them to go). When we went to have our desserts we found that my husband had received the wrong thing, again... We like the restaurant and have been here several times but have had a bad experience now with the same waiter twice. Not sure we will go back and try again, especially for the money we spend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving meal was disappointing.
Food lukewarm. Lousy dressing. Service staff good but too few.
Bar is great for Happy Hour

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a great Thanksgiving experience. The menu featured a great Thanksgiving dinner with Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Cranberry Relish... as well as the regular slate of great steaks and seafood. The restaurant was very busy but everybody was cordial, kind and prompt. Another great experience at J. Gilbert's.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had thanksgiving dinner and it was wonderful. Aimee was spectacular and everyone was very attentive that interacted with us! Thank you for a memorable holiday experience!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was the first time my family decided to eat out for Thanksgiving and there were some initial concerns about missing our traditional meal. By the end of the meal, everyone was full, happy with absolute no stress to clean up a kitchen. I’d do it again in a heart beat!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

As far as food is concerned, J. Gilbert's knocked it out of the ballpark with the desserts.
The main course was plentiful but undistinguished (this was Thanksgiving, and these
were the turkey dinners).
The waiter was excellent, but the waitress clearing dishes would have been more at
home serving a crowd of beer drinkers.
Ambiance: no table cloth. No windows. Tables were reasonably spaced, but there was
really nothing to look at.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our party of five enjoyed an excellent Thanksgiving dinner a J Gilbert's. Our waiter was experienced, but apparently new at the restaurant. His service was very good; however, he made a serious error on the bill, charging us full price on a Thanksgiving dinner special. This was eventually straightened out by the manager, which satisfied us. We still recommend J Gilbert's to others.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful place. The meal was perfect and our server Antonio was excellent. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food Great service and atmosphere. J Gilbert’s is one of our favorites!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had our Thanksgiving Dinner there and I believe we have started a new tradition! The food was outstanding, as usual.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I was very disappointed. This has been our go-to place for Occasions. We got there early and had a drink. When we went to get our table they were going to put us at a table directly in line with the door (we had sat there before and knew this). Then we were taken to a table in the back gulag where there was a family with small children. We walked out and went to Eddie Merlots and they treated us VERY well. I may come back for Finest Hour in the bar but I will NOT be back for dinner.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Fabulous Food and great service!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We enjoyed our meals and the service provided by Kelly.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Service is top three in C'bus. Sir close to the bar area - better atmosphere. Food is very good. 1/2 off bottles of wine on Sunday. Don't sit in the back. Skip the Brussels sprouts!

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Everything was perfect from service to food. Definitely will return. Manager checked on us after the food came out also. Great place to eat.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

THIS PLACE WAY EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS AND WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO COMING BACK

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 18, 2017

If you’re going to charge the prices for a prime steak house, you have to play the part. That means the oysters can’t be all shell and no oyster, the bar staff has to be attentive and the servers can’t be one rung below Flo from the local diner. This place disappoints on all levels. And vacuuming while people are dining?? Mel wouldn’t even have done that!

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

One of the best steaks I’ve ever had. Pleasant service and wonderful atmosphere. Pricey, but well worth a visit to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great meal, top shelf bourbon and great service. Always try to make it to J. Gilbert’s when I’m in Columbus.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Our server (Alex) was GREAT! Food was, as usual, outstanding.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Seated in booth in direct path of cold air from outside every time someone entered. It was frustrating but our meal was very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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