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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 79 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
Glastonbury, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Everything about the dining experience at J Gilbert's is top notch. Impeccable service, tasty cocktails and the menu is beyond reproach. It's hard to get into, so make your reservations well in advance. Everyone who works here is friendly, professional and accommodating. Our group of four tried different appetizers and entrees all were impressive. But I must say that the... More 

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West Hartford, CT
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

When we go to Glastonbury we usually go to Max Amore or Max Fish. This was our first trip to J Gilbert's and our dinner was perfect. I had the rack of lamb, my husband had the Mahi mahi special and our friends had fillets. All of the dinners were exceptionally good and the service exceeded our expectations. The four... More 

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Manchester, Connecticut
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Forget Flemings, Capital Grille, Mortons, Ruth's Chris! This place is the real deal. Excellent service. Ample cocktails. Excellent bone-in ribeye, cooked perfectly medium rare. Not cheap, but worth the money.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I've been here quite a few times, the food and drinks never disappoint! Only once did they cook my father's burger to well done when he wanted a med-rare. Clearly just a mishap. The bacon creamed corn was to die for. I think their variety is great, food and beverage wise. There's 2 different spreads that come with the bread.... More 

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Norwich, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had an incredible meal for my birthday on Jan 16th. Service was excellent and attentive but not overbearing. We've never had a bad meal. My filet mignon was butter tender. It's a little pricey but well worth it. It's our celebratory place to go for special occasions. Highly recommend J.Gilberts.

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My husband and I have dinner here every chance we get. Love the food and service is always awesome as usual

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Middletown, Connecticut
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My girlfriend and I had dinner here on new years eve. We arrived 30 minutes early and we decided to have a drink at the bar. Our table was ready right on time. Unfortunately, I do not remember the name of our waiter but he did an excellent job. He was courteous and prompt and had a lot of enthusiasm... More 

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Marlborough, Connecticut
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I have been eating at J. Gilbert's for years! A great anniversary, birthday, or just date night locale. I recently went with a good friend to celebrate my birthday. She casually dropped we were celebrating my birthday, and at the end of the night they comped the cake we ordered for dessert. My friend ordered the wild mushrooms with truffle... More 

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Canton, Connecticut
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Some friends recently invited us to dinner at J. Gilbert's and we throughly enjoyed it. The blue cheese potato chips are yummy. My salad and filet mignon with mushroom risotto and roasted brussels sprouts was excellent - I ate every bite! The ambience and wait staff were top notch as well. Highly recommended!

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Indian wells
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I've been going to Gilbert's since they opened, whenever I'm in CT. For a long time, they seemed to have it together. They used to have a very nice manager, the newer manager seems nice and professional enough but there's a woman assistant manager whose been there a long time and her manners are really less than desirable, maybe she's... 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 any disappointing service you have received! We strive for each and every visit to be a great one and hate to hear that we are missing the mark. I would love to pass your contact information along to our Management Team in an effort to try and make things better. When convenient,... More 

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Additional Information about J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood

Address: 185 Glastonbury Blvd, Glastonbury, CT 06033-4420 (Formerly J Gilbert's Wood-fired Steaks)
Phone Number: 860-659-0409
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Glastonbury
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 60
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar

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