J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood – Glastonbury

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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 Blue potato chips & chocolate velvet cake. The cozy atmosphere includes fire side dining, rich wood, brick & soft lighting where you can enjoy dinner for two 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 seven days a week, beginning at 4pm Monday through Saturday and 3pm on Sundays. Reservations are highly recommended.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my birthday dinner and they let us have the private room!!

L
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Server was excellent! Food was delicious, as usual.

P
New England
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My birthday dinner was absolutely delicious! I ordered the special of Pistachio crusted Fluke and squash risotto! Excellent! Our server was Derek who was attentive, friendly and efficient! Great evening, consistently wonderful meals!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and service as always. Evan H was our server and he was fantastic.

D
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

When the waitress packed our leftovers she didn’t include the leftover sour dough bread. Also, there was an oversight with our bill which was eventually rectified to our satisfaction.

DN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner for my two sons. Service, food and cocktails were all spot on as usual.

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service is always consistently excellent. Never disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration it was excellent

EM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was very knowledgable about the menu and gave great recommendations. We've never been disappointed when dining at J. Gilbert's...thanks for another great experience.

NK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

They would not honor my wife's birthday coupon (it was a Saturday), but the manager called back today to apologize & said he would be sending us a coupon - good recovery!

H
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and great service. Very accomodating in switching up the number in our party. A great evening end to end.

M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration

BP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome, as always! Great service with Nathan, delicious food. A great night out.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellence is the norm at J Gilbert’s. It’s pricey but worth it.

JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints

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g
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food service and ambiance are excellent. Dishes are served piping hot, portions are generous, and the food is excellently prepared. The menu is flexible allowing for substitutions on side dishes that are listed on the entree menu. The noise level is a bit loud but certainly tolerable. The menu is a bit pricey, but the food quality and service give J Gilbert’s an excellent overall value

DP
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

My family has been going to J Gilbert's for special occasions for years. It is a favorite spot for our family. This visit was disappointing to us . We dined early (5:30) but felt rushed -- our dinners came out so quickly (we did not order appetizers). Two of us ordered medium-well filets and they were served with red centers (definitely not a warm pink center). My son ate his, but again not what he ordered. And I ate most of mine, staying away from the middle since it was not cooked enough for my liking. Lastly, my daughter ordered her birthday dessert. When the bill came we noticed that her dessert was not complimentary and thought there was a mistake. When we asked our server about this he told us that was no longer their policy. It's a small thing but one that we felt was a nice gesture.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

I would have given this all 5 stars if 1) the food portions were bigger. (Prepare to be hungry leaving) 2) the server we had never really checked on us. Never asked how our steaks were cooked. 3) the price was expensive for tiny tiny amounts of food. The only highlight was THE BACON CREAMED CORN IS THE BEST THING IVE EVER EATEN!

KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Great service! Steaks were tender & flavorful. We took my 8 year old for his birthday.

KV
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Extremely surprised so many people like this restaurant as it was subpar to me and my guest. Waitress was very rude and food was horrible. You can get a better steak at Texas Roadhouse and that’s sad!

LV
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints!! Good food. Good service, every time.

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent waiter, Kenneth

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KT
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter Evan was an absolute delight. Very knowledgeable and super friendly. I would definitely be coming back here soon.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was excellent! When I made reservation, I indicated it was for a birthday celebration (mine & my husband’s). We were seated very quickly after we arrived. When we got to the table, there was birthday confetti on it and hostess mentioned we were there for a birthday. Waitress was phenomenal...attentive and friendly. Food was delicious! And both our desserts were brought out with candles. Definitely would go back for another special occasion!

KB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time for my brother! He loved it

BC
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service is always outstanding, starting with the bartender, Sam. This is an outstanding place for happy hour and/or dinner. The food is well-prepared and tasty.

JM
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place to dine. They set up a nice table for my anniversary dinner. The waiters/waitresses were absolutely wonderful. Inside of the venue is astonishing. The bill ends up being a pricey one but I felt as if they had more than earned every penny I owed them! Highly recommend (personally my favorite restaurant in CT!)

CA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Annual New Years Day dinner at J. Gilbert’s was amazing. We had great service and meals. What a treat and the best way to start 2020 off right.

M
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

J. Gilbert's never disappoints - excellent service, outstanding meal, polite and knowledgeable staff. If we had one wish for this establishment it would be a lower level of noise - it can get quite loud at times which detracts from the ambiance.

LH
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

J Gilbert's is consistently a great place to dine. We always enjoy returning

RD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as always. Will definitely return for all my special occasions

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal!

KM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As always an amazing time was had by all in our party. The food and drink were amazing the staff were friendly and outgoing and made the experience that much better. Can not wait to go back for that mouth watering ribeye and all those amazing sides...and that down town dane...man...You will be seeing us soon.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my Mom there for her birthday

JK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a tasty meal at j Gilberts. Never disappointed with service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a time when my family was all together. The service was terrific. The food is always good at J Gilbert’s. For the first time I tried something other than steak and it was also great!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The mesquite flavor to the steak is truly unique and amazing

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I cannot give an appropriate review for the noise level because they gave us a private room but our entire experience from the service to the food was excellent. Couldn’t have asked for a better meal.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Smoked old fashion and cowboy ribeye is fabulous!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday for my wife. Excellent. Very good food, waiter did great job explaining specials,and recommended a great wine pairing.