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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
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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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87% Recommend
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English first
New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Its delicious food, don't get me wrong but the prices are sky high. Food wise the best restaraunt in Glastonbury but value isn't there.

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W. Hartford, CT
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132 reviews 132 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Very good food and service, but on the expensive side and quite noisy. It is over $30 for salmon and over $40 for steak. Drinks run $10 or so. The food was fine, but the noise turned us off. We could hardly converse. We will not return. We can find a quiet place at these prices.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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75 reviews 75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We recently dined here and often do. I come for the steaks while my wife prefers seafood. I can say we have never had a disappointing visit. Nice selection of wine and food. While a wee bit pricey we find its worth the cost on occasion. They have recently offered a delicious coconut cake for dessert which is one of... More

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Windsor, Connecticut, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We wento J Gilberts for my husbands birthday. It was wonderful from start to finish. The service was outstanding. The food was delicious. The steak cooked to perfection. I will be back.

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East Lyme, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I really like going to J. Gilbert's restaurant in Glastonbury. It has one of the best bars and very good food. The place is always busy and humming!! A very popular spot in Glastonbury!! A place to be at for sure..!!

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Glastonbury, CT
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81 reviews 81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

$39 for 8 oz filet with sides is a bargain compared to Morton's, Ruth's Chris, Max Downtown, Capital Grille. The is a good restaurant, and we go here often, but I would never give it 4 stars: no white tablecloths, no "professional" waitstaff - just kids, hardly any creativity on the menu, not on the same level as Max Downtown.... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Believe it or not the best steak on the East Coast is in Glastonbury Connecticut. I wrote it and can barely believe it. It's become our go to couples night out and worth the couple of hours it takes for us to get there. Honestly I have yet to have a dish that wasn't extraordinary. The best of the bunch... More

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South Glastonbury, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Dined at J. Gilberts for dinner. Menu is very broad with lots of variety for side dishes. My husband and I both had steak. I had a fabulous bone-in ribeye, he had a porterhouse. The ribeye was both juicy and very flavorful. My husband said the porterhouse was good, not great. He tasted my ribeye and said he should have... More

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Vernon, Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is the first time my spouse and I have gone to the restaurant, we had to try it as our boys are always raving about it. The restaurant is very clean and has ambiance galore. It is pricey but well worth it! We were first served a warm bread with two spreads to choose from. While we waited for... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I am one of those people that appreciates good service and from the moment we walked that is exactly what we enjoyed. My friend ordered a decent Pinot Noir ($11.50 a glass) and I ordered a really dissapointing mojito ($10)...they really need to work on their mojitos! Served in the wrong glass, tasted nothing like a mojito, more like clear... More

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