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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
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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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
Best Steaks Around

Wonderful restaurant. Almost always full-unless you go early, expect a wait-even with reservations. Great, crisp salads, perfectly prepared steaks, tasty sauces, cruchy grilled asparagus. Large well-prepared drinks. Too full for deserts, but they looked delicious. We go 4-5 times/yr, even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Avon, Connecticut
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Avon, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 449 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Wonderful restaurant. Almost always full-unless you go early, expect a wait-even with reservations. Great, crisp salads, perfectly prepared steaks, tasty sauces, cruchy grilled asparagus. Large well-prepared drinks. Too full for deserts, but they looked delicious. We go 4-5 times/yr, even though it is one hour away.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Never thought I would pay these prices for steak but received a gift card and went with my husband. We ordered one of their steaks with a baked potato and vegetable. Oh my gosh! The steak was the best I have ever tasted. So was the baked potato! If you want to make a reservation do it several days in... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The grilled vegetables is amazing.... that'right veggies for dinner at a steak place. Classy atmosphere, but comfortable.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is our go to place when we want a nice meal out. There is always great service and the food is always wonderful. I have a severe tree nut and coconut allergy and they are always so careful. I never worry when I eat here.

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Topsham, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Had a birthday coupon and it's a little distance away, but decided that it was worth the drive, since we've been there before. My dinner partner and I both had the filet mignons. Mine was perfectly medium rare, but hers was cooked a little too much. When the server asked 'how was everything', he agreed it was overdone and immediately... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Thats how food should taste! amazing food, very friendly staff. Strawberry cheesecake is probably my favourite, even though the place is known for stake.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The food and service were excellent. Though they have a terrific and extensive wine list we learned that we could pay a corking fee and bring our own - love that option!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We dine here often. The portions are appropriately priced and sized, for example an 8 oz filet with two sides is $38. The menu has been tweaked a bit. A nice addition is the heirloom tomato salad. Still a good selection of wines by the glass. A nice change: the tray of dessert samples is retired. Reservations are a must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Ate here twice in the last three weeks. Had waiter Joe for a party of seven and Jonathon for a party of two. Both offered exceptional service. The meal was of the highest quality. The steak was cooked to perfection and the sides are out of this world.

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Amston, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Food was delicious, service great. We used the birhday coupon and desert was complimentary. We enjoyed it as always.

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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, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Pub

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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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