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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
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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Hartford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

J Gilbert's is a great place for dinner and drinks. Try the charcuterie, it's awesome. If you sign up for email specials you will get some nice deals and coupons

Thank Ian K
Hartford, Connecticut
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85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Admittedly, I’m a steak snob. Not the trendy Kobe/Wagyu variety, but rather, the tried and true USDA Prime, aged. Midwestern corn-fed, type. I find the flavor much more pleasing than the vastly overrated fad from our Asian friends. That said, the quality of steaks served at J Gilbert’s rivals that of the finest steakhouses throughout the country. My family and... More 

Tolland, Connecticut
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

One of my favorite places for a steak. Great food. My favorite is the bone in rib eye with the au gratin potatoes and bacon cream corn. Always good tasting and good service. This place is more expensive than longhorns but cheaper than capital grille. It's worth a visit for a special dinner.

Thank fuerdog
CT, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Never disappoints... steaks, seafood, sides are all excellent. Not always on the menu, but ask for the lobster risotto - outstanding.

Thank douglascH7460MI
Meriden, Connecticut
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here for the past couple of years and wished we discovered it years ago! Steaks are so good, the best filet I have had! I don't care for lobster but yet my favorite side is the lobster mac and cheese. I loathe scallops and yet my husband orders them everytime and I find myself stealing them... More 

Thank lbagley77
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food at J. Gilbert's is absolutely terrific! From the oysters, to the wedge salad, to the 8 oz Filet I had -- everything was done to perfection and the ingredient quality was top of the line. The available sides are also excellent -- particularly the lobster mac & cheese and the wild mushrooms. Unfortunately, the place gets packed and... More 

Thank CountZeroCt
Meriden, Connecticut
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want customers to pay for a premium dining experience, why do you stuff us into crappy little booths? I thought I was in a diner. Good food, pathetic, little tables for maximum profitability. I won't be back.

Thank Bob P
Glastonbury, CT
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75 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When friends suggested coming here for dinner I was a bit hesitant. I am not a fan of steak and they specialize in it here. To my surprise they had a charred swordfish on the special menu. Our server informed us that there were only two swordfish specials left and he would put one aside for me if I wanted... More 

Thank Emily P
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my go to place for any special occasion. The food is always fantastic, the service exemplary and the prices very reasonable for what you get. Good bar Happy Hour Specials too! Be sure to try the Crab Bisque!

Thank Hollie R
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

i went on a date, Ladies choice.. from the appetizer to my Ribeye, 2 stars..i didn't want to complain in front of my date, but she started to complain first and then i let the manager know our complaints and my bill was discounted... i didn't go to this restaurant for a discount...? i went for a wonderful steak?

Thank Anthony22LL

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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: +1 860-659-0409
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?