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

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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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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Maverick
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we always have a great experience at J. Gilberts

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CarolynO
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, an attentive server, and great ambiance made for a wonderful anniversary dinner!

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vipCherylC
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I love J Gilberts, but they must not have had enough people in the kitchen. Reservations were 6:30, didn't receive food until 8 Had to find a manager to help us. Steak was well done when asked for medium rare. They did take that dinner off our bill. I am going to blame it on Covid

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RonR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As Always We Had A Great Waiter, Food Was Exceptional & A Great Time Celebrating Our 34th Wedding Anniversary!!

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AmberW
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed our anniversary dinner here the other evening. Our meals were delicious and filling. I like getting the prix fixe dinners for the crab bisque and a dessert to take home. When we told our waiter at the end of the meal that we were celebrating our anniversary, he offered to comp another dessert. While the chocolate cake was wonderful, I was disappointed that the raspberry ice cream was not included in the to-go bag. I had specifically asked the waiter to include it because I knew from experience they usually do not include the ice cream in to-go containers even if it is part of the dessert. He said that it would be there & when we got home, it wasn't. 🙁 Other than that minor disappointment it was a lovely evening.

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JimT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

First time visiting was on Sunday for our 23rd anniversary. Food was fantastic. We both had filets that were grilled to perfection. The mash potatoes, cream of corn & asparagus were perfect. The scalloped potatoes had a touch of garlic which we weren't expecting but was still good. Wife had carrot cake & I had the chocolate cake for dessert. Both were good. Can't wait to go back.

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EricW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Very disappointed ... the NY strip steak quality is not stable. I went there more than 2 times in 2 weeks but steak are different. The waiter is very nice but i didn't see manager to show up to do something.

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vipMartyS
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent from the service, food and ambiance!

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Vicki
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We were about 10 minutes early arriving for our 6:00 reservation. We wanted to get a drink while we waited. We were told we could stand at the corner in the bar to comply with social distancing. No one greeted us for quite a while. Finally got a bartender's attention who said he'd be with us in a minute. Immediately after a female told us we couldn't get a drink in the bar and that we couldn't even be in there. We returned to the lobby. A few minutes later she came back out and told us we could come in for a drink. We declined. We definitely didn't feel welcome. If we hadn't been with other people we would have walked out. We were seated 20-25 minutes after our reservation time. It took longer than acceptable for us to be greeted at our table and get a drink. After we got past that hurdle, the service was great and our food was wonderful. However, there are plenty of place to get a good steak in the Columbus area. We were treated rudely and we will no return.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my restaurant week experience! Great steak, amazing dessert, and we had a great waiter!

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LeeB
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service!

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vipDrTD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!! Food was excellent and the service was awesome!

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DawneW
Columbus
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from the beginning to the end.

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vipTerry
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good except after receiving 2 electronic notices confirming we will be there and a phone call 3 hours prior, we arrived promptly at 7:30 for our reservation. Then we had to wait 35 minutes for our table and could not get a drink from bar as we were not seated. Very frustrating for our party of 8 and your hostess was not very helpful or friendly in providing updates.

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NikkeyaP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an outstanding experience at J.Gilbert's! There was little wait, the wait staff was great, and the food was delicious. The only issue we had with anything was one of our steaks was undercooked. We ordered medium and received a raw steak. Not what we asked for, but it was still good. We will return.

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RoyB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Server messed up order after joking about writing down dinner order. Had to wait about 10 minutes for server to bring sides that were ordered and steak got cold. Server never offered to take steak back and heat up.
Waited 10 minutes for second cocktail. Reminded server and when he brought it said he'd replace it if was watered down......after sitting for at least 10 minutes what would it be....watered down so he took it back and brought a new drink.
All in all food was better than ok and server needs to refocus his attention on customers and not his one liners and self interests.

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DanielG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

J. Gilbert's is our favorite restaurant for special occasions. Everything was outstanding.

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JasonB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, fast, and friendly. It was well worth the visit

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BethD
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at J. Gilbert's! My favorite is the filet!

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AnnaB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food perfectly-prepared and Service pleasant as always. Medallions flavorful and tender. And the Creme Brulee was an excellent way to end the meal.

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F350
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This has been our go to place for special occasions and night out. Food and service is always excellent. A place where they appreciate their customers and strive to make sure everything goes well.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is as plentiful. We ordered an appetizer and after bread and salad we were full. So we can ok half of entree home but we were able to eat the dessert

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vipTiffanyW
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We went for restaurant week, as we had never went before and to try a new restaurant. We had a 7:15 reservation, but arrived at 6:30 to sit at the bar for happy hour. We opted to stay at the bar table for dinner, which turned out to be a horrible decision. It took about 10 minutes to be greeted, but the drinks came out almost immediately due to being sat next to the bar. We ordered our appetizers, which came out in a timely manner. After this point, our server completely forgot about us. About 30 minutes after our appetizers were taken away from our table and absolutely no sign of our waiter, another server came to our table. He took our order but was distracted the whole time with the bartender speaking to him. He had to ask again about half of our order before he finally rang it in. Finally, our soup came out, which was good. Then our entrees came out, which were mediocre at best. By this point, we had been in the restaurant for 2 hours. We almost wanted to ask for our entrees to go. When our waiter came back, we asked for our desserts to go. By the time we left, we had been there for 2 and a half hours when it easily could have taken an hour and a half. When we got home and ate our desserts, we threw then away after the first bite. Very disappointed in this dining experience.

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JeanG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NEver had a bad meal from J Gilbert's. Matt the server was very accommodating. Prices are good, especially if you get in on a special. Even the carry out is well-packaged and delicious. Felt very safe re: covid.

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Cynthia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

We always have a great experience however this time while our main proteins were fine the side dishes sat and were cold. We waited an hour for the main course and the attentiveness to our table was lacking.

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ronnie
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Restaurant week at J. Gilberts. Haven't been here in a long time. Had the crab soup, excellent, followed by Scallops with Lobster Risotto. Excellent, and a great vanilla Creme Brule with berries. Service was suburb . Will return for our anniversary in December.

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vipElizabethF
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and felt confident that all protocals were being met!

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Kimplusfriends
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious as always. Steaks always cooked to perfection!

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

When we arrived the hostess greeted us but walked away, the other did not greet and I had to speak first . She only gave a blank stare it felt very cold like we were a bother.
Food was good for the price. Services was good at beginning but than we sat more waiting on refills and next course meal.

We enjoyed the food for the most part service was good.

MB
MarkB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My wife feels the mashed potatoes are over salted. The Prix Fixe menu was confusing, since all of the options are usually the same price. Due to restaurant week, I guess some of the dishes had additional costs. The change wasn’t clear.

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RebeccaK
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

J Gilbert's always has excellent food and service and this experience was no different. Our server was wonderful and the entire restaurant was clean and spaced out.

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Foodie2
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time at Gilberts. Staff very friendly, informative. Filet done to perfection tender. Poblano potatoes were outstanding.

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vipPickeringtonGal
Columbus
40 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

First of all, the food was OUTSTANDING. However, it took a really long time to get it. The server said they were putting the finishing touches on it, and 20 minutes later, it still wasn't out to us. I think maybe our order was taken by mistake. We were comped $50 off of our bill. When the food finally came (maybe 45 minutes after ordering), it was really awesome. I enjoyed every bite! The server smelled like cigarette smoke from her "smoke break." That was probably my least favorite thing. Overall if you are looking for an exceptional dinner, J Gilbert's is on the top of my list.

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DennisB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to eat at. Nice atmosphere and the food is superb.

JS
JeffS
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Waiter was super nice and very attentive. Had the strip steak. Thought it was slightly on the thin side and a little over seasoned, but overall was tasty. Baked potato and lobster Mac and cheese were spot on.

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AmyS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere! Never disappointed!!

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vipDave
Columbus
30 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Waitress was very personable and the food was good as always.

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AaronS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great, and the food was even better.

WB
WayneB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good prepared as ordered. Service was excellent.

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 5082 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.