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J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood

1 East Campus View Boulevard, Columbus, OH 43235-5691
614-840-9090
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Ranked #25 of 1,961 restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $60
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hwy 23
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 Bleu potato chips & Chocolate Velvet Cake. The cozy atmosphere includes fire side dining, rich wood, brick & soft lighting where you can enjoy a quiet table 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 7 days a week. Reservations are recommended.
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The decor was very nice, the staff was professional and personable, the food was excellent. We loved the presentation of the crab bisque and the steak on the kids' menu was probably the best steak I've ever had (yes, we sneaked a taste from our kid). They were also very accommodating when our child didn't like the flavor of ice... More

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I was lucky to find this restaurant last year and ate here two of my three night stay in the area last week. Filets are excellent. The potatoes au gratin are about the best you'll find anywhere. Shrimp cocktail as an appetizer is very good. Servers are attentive. On-line reservations were no hassle.

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Sylvania, Ohio, United States
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I was in Columbus and went to JAlexanders and had a dry salmon dinner. I decided to try J. Gilberts which I never heard of before. The steak was to die for. The lobster macaroni and cheese I thought was a fluke but it was wonderful. The service was good. But the steak was extraordinary. I can't wait to go... More

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Newnan, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Is was my second time there and both times were great. The food is excellent (especially the lobster Mac N Cheese) with a good steak. The wine list is acceptable and the prices are reasonable. Great place for a business dinner or upscale family gathering. When I get back to Worthington I will go back to J. Gilbert's!

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Gary, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We arrived at around 9:35 PM (they close at 10:00 PM) and we were served a very good meal even though we knew the staff was trying to get ready to close. Service and presentation were great and the food was excellent.

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Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had 8 pp at dinner last evening, a thank you to some of our employees. We have always had a good time at J Gilbert's. The bartenders are fabulous, twins, Susan and Stephanie and our server Alex was wonderful. We all had steaks! They were delicious and the side dishes were tasty. Alex took really good care of us.... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

My husband and I recently dined here and had an awesome experience. The food was excellent and cooked to perfection. I ordered a medium fillet and it was perfect and delicious! You get a lot of food so you wont leave hungry. Our server, Alex S, was one of the best servers we ever had at a restaurant. I highly... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Place was OK. For a place that specialized in steaks, I was really surprised that the steaks were not thicker. Still, there were pretty good Just nothing exceptional.

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Powell
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

My wife and I usually eat at Ruth Chris or one of Mitchell's restaurants, but saw the good reviews and decided to give this place a try. The "fresh" mozzarella in the caprese salad was not fresh....tough and chewy. Eww. I ordered my filet medium rare with a "push" towards medium, but it came out rare, and the accompanying crabcake... More

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China MI
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We visited on the Saturday before Easter as we were in town for the weekend. We made reservations & when we arrived we were seated promptly. My husband & I both ordered from the prix fixe menu; choosing a app, entrée & dessert for only $39. For the apps we ordered the wedge salad & crab bisque which were both... More

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