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J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood

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185 Glastonbury Blvd, Glastonbury, CT 06033-4420 (Formerly J Gilbert's Wood-fired Steaks) (Main)
860-659-0409
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: J. Gilbert's is an "upscale casual" steakhouse serving prime-aged beef...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Why I eat a J. Gilbert's

J. Gilbert's is a good place for a celebration, a good place to meet a friend for dinner or just to go out on an evening. The menu goes beyond standard steak house fare. The restaurant offers imaginative dishes as well. as a variety of steaks. My perennial favorite is their crab cakes. They... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Roberta S
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

J. Gilbert's is a good place for a celebration, a good place to meet a friend for dinner or just to go out on an evening. The menu goes beyond standard steak house fare. The restaurant offers imaginative dishes as well. as a variety of steaks. My perennial favorite is their crab cakes. They have the best crab cakes of... More 

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New York City, New York
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122 reviews 122 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great overall atmosphere for Upscale and Romantic dining. Sat at the bar, where Julie, Sandy and Mike cared for me attentively and proficiently. Grey Goose martini straight up. $12.00 Hot crusted round loaf of bread with butter to begin with. Very Good. Had the Rack of Lamb,(8 chops) delivered medium rare and melt in your mouth seasoned perfection with green... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We frequent J Gilberts to enjoy their "best in the area" Happy Hour quite often, and about 4-6 times a year for special occasions. Our meal the other night was scrumptious as usual. Filets and veal chop were cooked as ordered, and everything was literally piping hot. Even though I like some time in between dishes I did comment that... More 

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Philadelphia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've never been disappointed dining at this restaurant. I took my new boss here for dinner. He's from Italy and we were out visiting customers his first week in here in the U.S. He loved the meat. Great steaks and great ambiance. We'll be back next time in the Glastonbury area.

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Tolland, Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We visited here for our anniversary (25Th) in September 2014. Must admit I was worried since I booked late. Told the hostess I put off booking 'til the last minute but wanted somewhere special. She couldn't have been more gracious. From the time we arrived until we left EVERYONE wished us a happy anniversary. Hearts on the table and the... More 

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South Glastonbury, Connecticut
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My wife and I as well as our family and friends have been going to J Gilbert's for special occasions for many years. The food and service has always been excellent. Last Thursday my wife and I went to use her birthday coupon and while her meal was excellent as usual I decided to change my usual fare (the 6oz... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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46 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Visited as part of a large party celebrating a birthday. Had a fantastic meal delivered by attentive and responsive wait staff. Food was consistently good from apps to mains to desserts. We had a party of about 30 and there was not a single concern or complaint. This was an excellent location for a special event.

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Connecticut, USA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

J Gilbert's has long been regarded as a go-to place in the area for a good steak dinner, but its main attraction for us is its very much above-average happy hour. Specials are offered from a separate menu Sunday - Friday, 4:00 - 6:30 pm.; a more generous time span than usual. Drink deals include $5/glass house wines, $1-off drafts,... More 

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Manchester, Connecticut
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Pretty much the highest scale restaurant in this CT area. Does cost more than the usual but everyone needs to have a special night once in a while. Food is great along with the presentation and wait staff, not hovering but seem to know when you want them. Bar area is a more lively area - good happy hour, older... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wonderful attentive service. Dinner a delight on the pallet. Appetizer, the Calimari had to be sent back. Too tough to chew, no taste. The entree's were a delight. My husbands rack of lamb melted in our mouths, the sides perfect. My dinner was also very tasty and well presented. The Brussels sprouts a delicious burst of flavors. I could have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 185 Glastonbury Blvd, Glastonbury, CT 06033-4420 (Formerly J Gilbert's Wood-fired Steaks)
    (Main)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Glastonbury
  • Phone Number: 860-659-0409

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 60
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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