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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)
+1 860-659-0409
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tolland, Connecticut
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88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been meaning to go here for ages and finally did so last night. Our server asked if we'd been there before, and when we said we hadn't, he carefully and thoroughly explained the layout of the menu, the various choices of sides, what sides could be substituted for what, even on their specials menu, and so on. My wife... More 

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Thank Millerdb
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered a table for 6.00 PM now it is 6.25 PM and it does not look like we get the table anytime soon. That is just not good enough.. especially when you have two small kids with you

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's been our favorite restaurant since the day it opened but it tends to get too busy now and too many people bring their young kids. It's not a family restaurant.

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Thank gaderosa
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and sons love steak, and J. Gilbert's is one of their favorites. The service is always superb; my husband doesn't eat garlic - difficult for steak preparers! - yet is taken care of here. I am allergic to dairy products, and I eat safely and confidently at this location. Dinner is not inexpensive, but we get what we... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to J Gilbert's for years. We usually got for a family members Birthday as it's a bit pricey. Best part about going around your birthday is that they send you a coupon good for a free entree (within $35 I think) so it's totally worth it. You just need to be on their mailing list. This spot... More 

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WALLINGFORD
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at J. Gilbert's and the food was fantastic, I had the rib eye and my wife had the filet. Both were cooked perfectly. The only better then the food was the service, absolutely top notch. Our server (Katie) was a true professional. You will leave with a hefty bill but well worth it.

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Thank DAVID C
Krakow
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good steakhouse. Meals are delicious and service is OK. This place is very busy and from what I heard one of the best in this area.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went out for a celebratory dinner with my girlfriend here having had dinner about 3 weeks previously here. That dinner was wonderful. Excellent, perfectly done medium rare strip steak and excellent service. This was in a Sunday night. When I went with my girlfriend, it was a Friday night and we had reservations. The waitress suggested the special: a... More 

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Middletown, Connecticut
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had 7:15 reservations and arrived early. The place was packed but after a very brief wait we were seated early. The wait staff was attentive without being annoying. The service was quick. The food was cooked exactly as requested and tasted amazing.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Great bar, highly recommend reservations if you don't like waiting. Food was great,great wine list. Had a veal dish that was excellent. Place is always full for dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $60
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
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
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: +1 860-659-0409
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?