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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: 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
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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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
Most recent review
Excellent meal, atmosphere and service

Went last nite with two other couples to celebrate my 10 years anniversary with my partner and loved every minute of it. They were told that it was our anniversary and they had heart decorations on top of the table (simple but yet an elegant touch). The food was in great portions and very delicious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
DORC68
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Hartford, CT
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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236 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hartford, CT
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Went last nite with two other couples to celebrate my 10 years anniversary with my partner and loved every minute of it. They were told that it was our anniversary and they had heart decorations on top of the table (simple but yet an elegant touch). The food was in great portions and very delicious (I had the lobster tail... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been to several steak houses in various cities including DC, San Diego, West Palm Beach etc. JGilbert's by far has the best quality food for half the price. The meal is not a la cart as with most fine steakhouses! The wait staff is fantastic and very helpful. You will be very pleased with the quality on your... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
2 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great food and excellent wine list - sometimes a little loud - but excellent atmosphere and experience.

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19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Although we had an uneasy experience about 2 years ago, I was persuaded by my family to go again to Gilbert’s to celebrate a birthday. I have been to this restaurant once before and had an average, not a great, meal at inordinate price. The bread for the table came right after we ordered a round of drinks. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I have eaten here over 50 times over many years and this place is my absolute favorite! From the wait staff, to the wine list and food - it is all top shelf. Very consistant - steaks cooked perfect to your liking and fresh fish that tastes lke it was caught that day. One word of caution , make a... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I had heard about J Gilbert's for years and had never had the opportunity to eat here. A friend made the recommendation for her birthday celebration dinner and they lived up to the hype, the food and service here is wonderful. We sat in one of the big booths in the bar as apparently you have to call weeks in... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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99 reviews 99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We dined here recently and were given a warm greeting and then brought to our seats. As always, the menu was its usual array of great choices plus a few specials. Our meals were brought to us in a well paced fashion. Even the bus boy had a pleasant disposition. I couldn't find anything to complain about, but this is... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

J Gilberts has a great reputation and has been in Glastonbury for more than 18 years. Recently, a group of four celebrated our friend's birthday. The meals were good -- we all had something different-- scallops, crab cakes, spicy grilled Mahi mahi, and steak and frites. We did not order appetizers, salads, or coffee. We had 6 glasses of wine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

We went on a Saturday night for my birthday. I'm on their email list so had a coupon for my entree. I alwaya have the Maryland Crab bisque for my appetizer. My husband had a Caesar salad. The bisque is is served in a large bowl with a pile of crab in the middle. The soup is poured from a... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

JGilbert's is a place to get good steaks done right. When there was a special to entice one to celebrate their birthday there, of course I went for it. We went on a Wednesday and it was mobbed. We were stuffed into a small booth that was cute with Happy Birthday glitter sprinkled on the table. It wasn't comfortable but... 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, Janet! We strive for each visit to be a great one and hate to hear that we've missed the mark during your visit. I would love to pass your contact information along to our Management Team in an effort to try and make things better. When convenient, please... 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, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar

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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