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“Very Disappointing, Over Priced for the Food” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Gilbert & Blake's

Gilbert & Blake's
3554 Okemos Rd, Okemos, MI 48864-3926
517-349-1300
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Ranked #7 of 106 Restaurants in Okemos
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Lansing, Michigan
1 review
“Very Disappointing, Over Priced for the Food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

My husband and I went here for a birthday celebration with great anticipation. Hadn't been in a while and were looking forward to a good meal-- unfortunately we were disappointed. When we arrived at 8:00 on a Saturday night it was dead -- maybe 12 people in the dining room; three or four at the bar. We were seated promptly and greeted by our server within a reasonable time. We ordered the seared scallops for an appetizer (really, 3 medium scallops for $15 dollars?). We ordered the filet and blackened swordfish -- steak was cooked to order, but had a strong seasoning which overpowered the meat. The blackened swordfish was seasoned with WAY too much rosemary (which isn't even part of blackened seasoning) -- which ruined the flavor. The server did offer to have it made over, which we declined. The meat/fish were hot, the potatoes and veggies not so much. The server was pleasant enough, however, never asked if we wanted salad and after waiting 15-20 minutes we asked for bread; which we did get (but didn't get any butter). Bottom line, even with a free entree' coupon, spent too much for poor food. Won't be going back. This place is dying.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Toledo, Ohio
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Disappointing, all pretense and no performance”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012 via mobile

Im sure a lot of people give this place good reviews because the place is decorated fancy. It does look nice, but the food is TERRIBLE. Steak burned on one side to a hard shoe leather crisp, with no seasoning. Got a side of scallops that were supposed to be seared but were barely warm through, and had no coloring or browning at all, also unseasoned, and for 4 bucks each they were barely the size of a quarter. Soup was super oily and veggies were unbelievably greasy. They should pay less attention to the fancy decor, and focus o. Improving the food

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Howell, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

Great service and our appetizers (French Onion Soup and a salad) were tasty. My steak and my wife's duck were high quality. My Au Gratin Spuds were the best I've ever had. I cannot wait to go there again. My only complaint was that they were a little slow on the delivery, but that's no big deal. I highly recommend.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lansing
2 reviews
“Is this place still open?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

I went there with my husband. The waitress complained that the place had been dead and the food quality had been worsened. I couldn't believe that I heard this from an employees lips but I was most appreciative. The place looks corporate but feels like a run down ma and pa restaurant.

Visited January 2012
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Chelsea, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great steaks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

steaks are very good. Good atmosphere. Also, have wonderful mashed potatoes

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