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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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We like going to J Gilbert's. Service can be a little slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Our waitress was very scattered and didn’t give us her attention for more than 30 seconds at a time. We were there for our daughter in law’s birthday. Unfortunately they were not impressed. Restuarant was beautiful. Food was awesome. Service ruined the evening.

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KimberlyK
Columbus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Social distancing and other safety procedures were in place
Food flavor and temperature was amazing as always
Our server was friendly, fun and attentive. Always an excellent dining experience.

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FMRc
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was prepared to perfectly and the service was excellent. My wife loves the steaks as they are always cooked the way she ask and very tender. My crab cakes were fabulous.

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ShawnB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid dining experience. Taking appropriate precautions during Covid 19 that made us comfortable dining out in these unprecedented times.

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AlfredoA
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Order the filet and lump crab cake. Steak was tender and flavorful. Crab cake was a bit over cooked but the over all meal was great. The au gratin potato’s were excellent along with the carrot cake dessert. Would return and recommend

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PaulaR
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I’ve eaten at J Gilbert’s many times and it’s always excellent. However this time one of my friends and myself got the 8 ounce filet. They were charred on the outside. We were surprised as they had never been cooked that way any other time. I have to say they were not as good as past times. My friend ordered her steak medium well. It was more medium. We won’t stop going but this experience was not the best. Music was also louder than usual. Our server was excellent!

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timh
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

For the most part the meals were good, the one thing though, is the sea bass meal was over cooked, not just a little but a lot.

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KristenS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious! Everything prepared correctly on the first try! Our server was also very good and offered us a dessert for our anniversary, which was super nice, and also very delicious. Was kind of loud in the restaurant, but overall a really good experience.

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RichardD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is always top notch. Both the food and the service are always five star.

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vipCTom
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Steaks were excellent.
Sides were very good.
Will go again for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent and cooked to perfection. I love coming here! Service is top notch

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ThomS
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate a birthday - first time eating out since March. We've gotten J Gilbert's takeout a couple of times in the meantime and the food quality remained very good. The tables aren't packed very tight to begin with, and every other one was "reserved" for distancing. They made the dining experience very comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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ElizabethJ
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Was are first time, It was worth it. Great Service & Food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Our dining experience was great. We felt very safe with social distancing protocols in place at the restaurant and sat in a private room so we didn’t see any other diners except when we entered and exited. The food was as delicious as it always has been. Sunday 1/2 price bottle of wine is such a great deal! We had filet mignon, a wagu beef burger, poblano au gratin potatoes, corn and green beans. Everything was cooked to perfection, well seasoned and served hot. Birthday desserts to go for the birthday boys was carrot cake. Another great meal at J.Gilberts and so happy to be able to go back in for dinner! Thanks for the chef, cooks, wait staff and hostesses for all their efforts to make us feel safe and well cared for!!!

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MaureenM
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual. Our second experience eating out since Covid-19 and the only one that was worth the risk. The food and service were both great.

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SandyM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

J. Gilbert's has excellent food and the service is amazing.

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Labgal
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary and we went to j. Gilbert’s to celebrate. All staff wore masks and we were able to get a semi-private room. Our waiter, Patrick, was patient and engaging. The food was great. We felt very safe with all of the COVID interventions that were in place, so we were able to relax and have a great time. Many thanks for a wonderful and memorable evening!

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RebS
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We love J. Gilberts...however, the last two times I have ordered steak they have overcooked it. Each time they re-made the steak, however by the time I got it back I had eaten my sides and part of my husbands fish...so I am full and never really got to enjoy the steak. It kind of ruins your meal...I would rather they undercook it...because then they could literally throw it on another minute and bring it back! Plus I then pay for a steak that I literally took 2 bites of...disappointing. Would recommend otherwise

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at J Gilbert’s but definitely will not be our last. Both the food and service exceeded our expectations and was very reasonably priced.

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vipMichaelS
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and the dinner was great!

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Jmc26
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it everything was amazing can't wait to come back. Thank you.

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DelawareDiner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Always have a great meal here.

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vipsmth
Columbus
41 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We have gone to J Gilberts several times in the past. This visit was for Father's Day and two of us ordered the Father's Day Prix Fixe menu of Filet Mignon Oscar.

The flavor of the steaks was very good, however, our meals were obviously finished first and then waited while my daughters salmon cooked. The salmon was hot and great, however, our two steaks were approaching tepid in temperature along with the mashed potatoes and asparagus. We ate a little, drank our bottle of wine, and asked for "to go" containers so we could heat it up at home.

We have always in the past liked the food and realized that even a great restaurant can have a bad day. We will be back again in the future, however, for a $270 ticket, everything should have been hot and fresh.

One last thing: isn't the crab on a filet Oscar supposed to be hot also? Ours was right out of the cooler and was jarring in the contrast.

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LeslieM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary Place! Delicious food, nice atmosphere and fabulous service. Plan to spend some time at dinner and some money. So very worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day - our favorite celebration restaurant.
It was my 1st time dining out during this COVID-19 pandemic.
The restaurant’s high standards in all aspects of fine dining have remained consistent and are evident with the precautions mandated now.
I have high admiration for the servers and staff.
Professionalism and warm hospitality even with wearing face masks and social distancing.
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinners.

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ArethaG
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

J Gilbert’s always holds up to the service and experience we love.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an awesome meal and quality food! Very professional service

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vipBuckeyefan
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service was excellent as always! We felt very safe with their social distancing policy. One of our favorite restaurants! Kim was our server & she is the best!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and incredible service. Best steak and crab-cakes in Columbus.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As Always Great Food and Service!

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vipGuest
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Served a uncooked lobster tail....unacceptable that it was even served...I knew right away it wasn’t cooked. We never saw a manager walk around..but our server took it off our bill. The atmosphere in the restaurant was blah. This used to be our favorite restaurant, sadly not anymore.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

J Gilbert’s is always our special occasion restaurant. Tonight was our first time out since March 14th....and of course it had to be to J Gilbert’s!
Our waiter Aloni (sp?) was outstanding; food cooked to perfection. We enjoyed our evening and will be back!
Thank you for making us feel welcome and safe!

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TommieR
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a great experience and the food was delicious! The carrot cake was okay....it could use some work!!

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vipKenneth
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love J Gilbert's - the food is first class and we enjoyed the excellent service too.
We will be back!

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Elaine
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We decided to celebrate our anniversary here after reading the reviews. We were not disappointed! Everything was as the reviews stated! We had a great server but I don't remember his name and our water glasses and soft drinks were always kept fresh and refilled. I strongly suggest the creamed corn and the carrot cake for dessert!

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ChaD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb as always. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 27 anniversary and the experience was nothing less than PERFECT.

BP
BlackberryPatch
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for Father's 80th. Table for 8. The waitress was phenomenal and even appeared happy to be serving such a large table. We are a family with a couple of picky eaters. And EVERYONE truly enjoyed the food. The steaks were perfect temp from top to bottom. The quality of the meat is top notch. Have had none better in this state. Text book perfect. The scallops, which half the table ordered appeared as if they weren't seared as hard as one would expect, but when tasted were expertly cooked and sweet to the taste. So few steakhouses r open now during pandemic and honestly this was not Father's first choice...this now will most certainly be one of his favs. Thank you so very much for an outstanding evening.

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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 4947 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.

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