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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: Late Night, 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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  • 23
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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
Once again, delivers on all level

As always, J Gilbert's delivers. We've been coming here for years, and will continue to do so. From the service, to the drinks, to the amazing food, everything is just top notch. It's always an amazing experience dining here. Great job guys!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
russian33
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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

As always, J Gilbert's delivers. We've been coming here for years, and will continue to do so. From the service, to the drinks, to the amazing food, everything is just top notch. It's always an amazing experience dining here. Great job guys!

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We have dined here many times and always left satisfied. This dine was as expected. Exceptional in every way. Great food and service as well as a nice variety of food and beverage to choose from. Not to be missed when in town.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The food is always excellent and the service highly professional and consistent. We're greeted with a smile and never experienced a wait more than a few minutes when we have a reservation. Make sure to make a reservation ahead to secure your preferred dining time. Also accommodating if you call to let them know you're delayed. My favorite place in... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The food was out of this world. The service was even better than the food, if you could imagine that. Just an absolute delight to go to a restaurant and be treated so well.

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were celebrating my sisters birthday and decided to try j.gilberts. It was pretty quiet since we arrived at around 8 on a Sunday night. We skipped apps because of the time and went right to ordering entrees we ordered altogether the fresh fish of the day "striped bass", the lamb rack, and few steaks. The steaks were cooked perfectly... More 

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Mansfield Center, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

After Googling "best steak CT" and seeing the CT Magazine list, I went to J. Gilbert's website and found the birthday special offer. My husband and I were going out for my birthday in a few days so I signed up for their email list and got the free entree email. We both had a Caesar salad, the filet and... More 

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Avon, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 402 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 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

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

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

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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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: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, 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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