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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)
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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South Windsor, Connecticut
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sat at bar, staff extremely well trained and accomodating.Daughter enjoyed a blackberry cocktail. Started with 3 gorgeous ice cold blue point oysters accompanied by cocktail/horseradish and mignonettee sauces.warm bread was offered with regular and pastrami butter(yum!) followed w 16 oz steak-perfectly cooked w nice char , not a speck of fat. Sides are SOOO good. I chose the mushroom risotto... More 

Thank onlaydoc
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wher stopping n for drinks and happy hour foods, or partaking in dinner as we did this weekend, the food, drinks and overall atmosphere are well worth the price. If you demand quality for a special occasion then you won't be disappointed here.

Thank levsky15
Manchester, Connecticut
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Last week we met on a Tuesday night for a college farewell dinner. We arrived and got seated immediately with reservations. We began with drinks and a few shared appetizers . The apps deserve a good but not great rating. The may tag chips were slightly burnt with no blue cheese. The Durango shrimp and onion rings were good.All meals... More 

Thank 081956
South Glastonbury, Connecticut, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Quality food. Sophisticated atmosphere. Great date night or special night out with the family. Food is very good and always have fabulous specials!

Thank Kara L
Middletown, Connecticut
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In my view, this is the best restaurant in the area...and we have a number of great restaurants. The steaks are outstanding and the sides are great. Try the onion rings. You cannot beat the service and the way you are treated by management and staff. Make sure you have a reservation, because JG's is very popular. You will not... More 

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Blandford, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW ! Top to bottom perfect. Went with my son who is a food and wine conniseur (sp?) on a Monday night. The place was packed, so we sat at the bar. They have Happy Hour 4 to 6:30 PM Sunday thru Friday. 1/2 Price wine bottles on Mondays. Our bar waiter outstanding. Raymond, reserve selection, Napa Valley 2013 cabernet... More 

Thank ortrud s
Berlin, Connecticut
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've had the pleasure of dining at J Gilbert's several times over the past few years but I'd have to say no often enough! We celebrated our anniversary there and a quick note on a Open Table led to a great table sprinkled with hearts and the servers congratulating us. Appetizer of Shrimp Durango was fabulous and we split a... More 

Thank Arch57
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really like this restaurant. If you order a steak you get your choice of two delicious sides. You don't have to pay another $7 for each side like some steak restaurants. The restaurant is classy but not stuffy.

Thank sb254
Coventry, Connecticut
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109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

J. Gilbert's continues to serve some of the finest steak dinners available. The other items on the menu may be just as good, but the steak is so outstanding, that I can't order anything else.

Thank Ramsey-Murphy
East Hartford, Connecticut
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421 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is definitely pricier than our usual restaurant choices, but it was an anniversary and we had a gift card. The food was excellent as was the service. I had a great ribeye with two wonderful sides - the creamed corn and the asparagus. My wife enjoyed her petit filet, a crab cake and two sides. They tried making a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $60
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Glastonbury
  • Phone Number: 860-659-0409
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?