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J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood

185 Glastonbury Blvd, Glastonbury, CT 06033-4420 (Formerly J Gilbert's Wood-fired Steaks)
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Ranked #1 of 78 Restaurants in Glastonbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $60
Sun - Mon 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Main
Description: 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. Reservations are highly recommended.
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English first
Putnam, Connecticut
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I was excited to go back to J. GILBERTS and I wasn't disappointed. Amazing as I remembered . Appetizers, entrées and dessert all were fabulous. Nice atmosphere and great service.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has quality food, knowledgeable staff and a nice atmosphere. If you want food that has visual appeal as well as good taste I would recommend this one. Happy hour food at the bar is a great deal too.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We were on our 1st night of our mini-moon, and I was so excited I told our server Kyle. He was so attentive, offered to take pictures, saved the cork from our bottle, even moved our table half way through dinner so we would have some more space and be more comfortable. The food was amazing - we had the... More

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East Hartford, Connecticut
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Nine of us gathered to celebrate three family birthdays Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Two of the birthday "boys" wanted to go here due to good experiences in the past. This time was a disappointment all around. If you want the seafood sampler appetizer, I recommend you go across the street to Max Fish. Gilbert's simply lacks the appropriate serving pieces... More

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Natalie B, Owner at J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

We wanted to reach out and apologize for your recent disappointing experience, Sue! We have very high standards for both our food quality and customer service and what you have described is not what we strive for. I would love to pass your contact information along to our Management Team in an effort to try and make things right. When... More

Glastonbury, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had such a great dinner. We were greeted pleasantly to a quiet location for 2. The service was exceptional and I can't say enough about the dinner. My plate was so clean I joked about not having the dinner delivered yet. Looking forward to another dinner very soon.

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We go to Gilberts maybe three times a year for a special treat. It is a bit pricey, but always excellent!

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Halifax,Nova Scotia
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We went there with a group of 18 we were seated at three different table and had two waitresses. Let me start off by saying the food was good and the service was great up to the point when we went to settle our bills. The chaos and frustration in the next 30 minutes took away any good thoughts about... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We've visited with family several times and always enjoy delicious well prepared dishes. The menu, broad enough to cater to most anyone, ranges from raw seafood to superb steaks and chops. The wine list is very good and service is excellent. We'll be back!

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Have been a loyal customer of this restaurant for years. Food is very good but pricey. Had a very bad episode with a waiter and the manager last November and haven't been back since. If you are ordering wine by the glass, be careful and understand the pricing. Evidently they have started to think they are located in Manhatten and... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

When J. Gilbert's first appeared in Glastonbury it was everything you would want a steak house to be...10 or 15 years ago....and we loved it. But then tastes changed and J. Gilbert's didn't, but I am happy to say that is no longer the case. J. Gilbert's is everything you would want in a steak house in 2014. Everything is... More

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