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

4.6
3527 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(614) 840-9090
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Victor Ojeda
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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.
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Private party contact
Allison Dearth: (614) 840-9090
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Catering
Please call for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hwy 23
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Parking details
Complimentary parking.
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Special events & promotions
Happy hour food and drink specials: Sunday - Friday | 4pm - 7pm
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
What 3527 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
service
4.6
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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K
4.0Dined 3 days ago

My son and I went to J Gilberts while we were in town for a baseball tournament. We both ordered the filet and it was very good. The ambiance was nice but the service could have been better. When we got our meals, we did not get steak knives and it took over 5 minutes to get our server's attention to get them. It also took longer than usual to get our bill and pay. Since I have eaten here before without such issues, I would still highlty recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I have never had a bad meal or bad service at J. Gilbert’s. We have had this waiter a few times and he is always amazing. The food was cooked perfectly and we had excellent portion sizes.

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JW
5.0Dined 3 days ago

We had our wedding night dinner there. They gave us free champagne, a discount and helped me surprise my new husband with a cake topper on our desert. They really helped create a special night

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MR
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Good variety on the menu but could have a better beer menu.

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RB
5.0Dined 6 days ago

I have been here 4 times and every one offered great food, a relaxed atmosphere and great service. The service on our most recent visit was outstanding. I will definitely be back.

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CB
3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We have been to J Gilbert’s a number of times and have always received excellent service until now. Server contact was minimal. We needed to ask about specials and received no recommendations. Wine was slow coming for both bottles.

I checked that I would still recommend with the hope that the poor service was an exception rather than the norm. Still trying to decide if we will return given the large number of high quality restaurants in the Columbus OH area.

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T
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Food was outstanding as usual and service by Kim was also outstanding as usual. J Gilberts is absolutely our go-to place for special occasions or for getting together with great friends.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Excellent as always!

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C
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

The five of us had a delightful evening dining at J. Gilbert's. Our server, David, made sure of that. He was very responsive to our every needs and made some wonderful recommendations. The food and drinks were delicious. A return visit is definitely on our calendar.

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DM
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

This is the restaurant for great food, great service, beautiful ambience for all occasions.

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L
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Visiting from Texas. Took our daughter & son-in-law for a nice dinner out. We all cleaned our plates. Great food & our waiter, Allen, was perfect!

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Q
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Great food and service. The pork chops and lobster mac were fabulous.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Very enjoyable

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CD
3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Great service, need to be more clear about the ability to order steaks not cooked over the mesquite fire. Great food but the amount of smoke overpowers the flavor of the foods so all you taste is smoke.

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GK
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

My wife and I have been going to this particular establishment for 7 years. Every anniversary or special occasion we've not gone to j Gilbert's has been a mistake. We always miss it when we don't go due to the excellent staff, service, and kitchen. My whole family goes there for anything important. There is a standard of excellence that I haven't experienced anywhere else in Columbus including Hyde Park or Smith and Wolenskys. I'm proud to recommend this particular restaurant to anyone. I used to scrape pennies for months to enjoy this place. Very dedicated and loyal customers and will always be.

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W
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

We were celebrating a birthday on a Friday night! Allen took excellent care of us! Really personable, professional server! Food was fantastic! We love dining here!

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RW
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

We love J. Gilbert’s. The food is always amazing and the service is impeccable. That evening we went to celebrate my belated birthday. We had drinks, appetizers, and entrees. We love the fact that we let the server know we wanted to take our time and she gave us plenty of time to enjoy our evening.

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JW
4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Server was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

As we celebrated our 10th anniversary, the waitress was kind and brought us 2 flutes of champagne. How nice! We are never disappointed by the quality and waitstaff. The filet, scallops and crabcake were superb. It was a wonderful evening!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great food and service, but was pretty cold inside the dining area.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

J Gilbert’s is the best meal with the best server (Kim) in Columbus. A true hidden Gem.

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JM
4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

The seafood and sides were great. The server was very kind and attentive, and the atmosphere is good. My only complaint was, oddly enough, the steak. It was bland - like they grilled it with no seasoning at all. I don’t like sauce on my steaks, but they seem to expect you to use a house made steak sauce. I prefer seasoning with a&put before cooking.

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G
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

excellent meal, salmon plank and filet.very attentive service,also

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MM
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

It was a good place to eat. Quiet with good service.

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BD
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

The wood-fired grill makes the steaks taste amazing!! Our server (Steven C) was awesome and recommended the smoked sea salt to top our steaks and it was soooo good. I would recommend J.Gilbert's for any dining event. We've been there 3 times now in the last few months and I look forward to going back soon. The mushroom risotto is one of the best sides in town!!!

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RS
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

There to celebrate our 52nd wedding anniversary. Excellent from start to finish. Both the hostess and our waiter took the time to recognize our anniversary, and presented us with a small flute of champagne to celebrate the occasion. Our waiter was knowledgeable, courteous and timely in his suggestions and his service. The food was all that anyone might ask for and was fresh and hot when presented! We would recommend J Gilbert’s to anyone looking for that “special” place for a special occasion!!

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B
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The food is excellent. It is worth the money you pay for it. The wait staff is friendly and provide great service.

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CJ
2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The bone in ribeye at Texas Roadhouse has more favor and tenderness than the one I ordered here for a fraction of the cost.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We had a fantastic Father’s Day dinner and even brought the kids.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

It was just flat out fantastic!

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MS
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Love J. Gilbert’s. Consistently one of Columbus’ best restaurants.

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SB
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great Father’s Day meal!!

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KM
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Very attentive wait staff. Exceptional food. Many options available: vegetarian and peanut allergy members in our group and they found several meals to choose from.

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B
2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We celebrated Fathers Day and made reservation just a few days prior and had plenty of options with the time we were to choose to dine. Restaurant was pretty empty and most guests were seated in one area and noise level was high as well as servers seemed overworked due to having so many guests in a concentrated area. The service was slow and our server seemed to be forgetful as we had to remind them a couple of times of what we had asked for.

Food was so-so, we all order steaks and they were not the caliber of what we were paying for or had experienced there in the past. Disappointing experience and will not dine there again. We knew when we left why we were able to get reservations on a special occasion day at the last minute.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Went for father’s day. This is one of our top choices for any special occasion.

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E
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

J. Gilbert’s is a great neighborhood restaurant that is upscale enough for special occasions as well as a place you can bring the entire family. The food is excellent and I really liked the fixed prix menu offerings.

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2.0Dined on June 15, 2018

We usually were very pleased with J G. But the last time was different. The service was good, but the food -not so much. We ordered king crab legs, instead we got claws. Instead of notifying us that the restaurant is out of legs, they have just served it hoping we would not notice? No apologies. We have asked to be sited in the bar, but have ordered from the regular menu. I got notification that restaurant has not awarded us points because of our sitting choice. Really? I do not think we would be back any time soon.

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AH
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Ladies' weekend outing and we wanted to try an upscale restaurant for six near our hotel. The food was very good -- steak and fish and unusually delicious side dishes.

We were all pleased with out choice.

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DW
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Great dinner and the service was excellent. Noise level light so you could easily converse.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Cannot Miss by eating here. The food is wonderful!! Great presentation and selection. Service is always wonderful. Sundays are half price wine by the bottle, which we love! Only drawback is no patio, which probably keeps people away in nice weather. Will continue to frequent the restaurant!!

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