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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Description: J. Gilbert's is an "upscale casual" steakhouse serving prime-aged...
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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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
Perfect place for elegant dining

Food is superb and the drinks are pretty darn good too...i recommend the Manhattan...I have never had one better anywhere else.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kevin D
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Connecticut
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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food is superb and the drinks are pretty darn good too...i recommend the Manhattan...I have never had one better anywhere else.

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Thank Kevin D
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food and service are always great! Bar is busy and friendly with great bartenders and bar appetizers.

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Thank TammyPhotog
Manchester, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

J.Giilberts has offered consistently good food in as many years as they have been in Glastonbury. The wait staff is superb, especially the the familiar faces. They offer mainly the same menus with very little diviation from their basics. Even the specials rarely change. This might doom an ordinary restaurant but in this case it is expected excellence. From the... More 

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Guilford, Connecticut
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Reservations for 8:30 and seated promptly. Noisy and busy Saturday night before Super Bowl L. Appetizer orders and wine selection taken within a reasonable time. Shared appetizers: PRETZEL CRUSTED ONION RINGS, trio of dipping sauces:mustard thyme, parmesan garlic,our original steak sauce $9.5 and the BURRATA & BRESAOLA dry cured beef, burrata cheese,poached pear, fennel jam, balsamic reduction, grilled bread $11... More 

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Thank JACKTHETRAVELBUG
London, Ontario
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Classy place with fantastic food. All dishes very tastefully done. Steak was perfect...No complaints. Place can get very busy so a reservation is a good idea.

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Thank Jonathan C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First time and won't be the last time very attentive staff one of the best steaks I've ever had , hard to go wrong with choices of sides, definitely a good value, best to make reservations as this is an extremely popular restaurant!

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Thank Teamster671
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67 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had selected this restaurant because of its reputation for great steaks. They were OK, just not memorable. Starters were disappointing and not very sophisticated.

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Thank Henri C
Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been there many times for different occasions, They have the best fillet i have ever tasted, i go there for the steak, Great atmosphere, friendly staff, great service, if you join their mailings they will send you a discount coupons regularly, use it, it will make it a great value

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Thank anthonyConnecticut
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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149 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here recently for a birthday celebration, one of our favorite stops in the area. As always, great food & wine selections. The food was prepared to our specification and was delicious. Our server, Kelly, was especially attentive to our dining needs. Even got a visit from another server we have come to see on prior occasions. You just... More 

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Thank Gene N
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124 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we went there for a holiday luncheon. the food was very good including appetizers and desserts. service was great and efficient and friendly. it was a fun time. no rushing us out of there. we'll keep going back!

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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, Seafood, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups

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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