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J.Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood

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6930 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22101-3816 (Route 123)
+1 703-893-1034
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Cabot, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

This is a good place in east Hartford. We did have to wait for a long time to be served. The food was good and the 6oz filet was great and the sides are of good variety.

Thank FishCatcher2016
McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Nice dinner after work on a Tuesday evening? Sunday brunch? Just a drink at the bar? J. Gilbert's fits the bill. The kitchen handles meat and fish dishes equally well, getting "medium rare" perfect every time and offering some of the best crab cakes in the area. What keeps my neighbors and I coming back is the flexibility: Want a... More 

Thank Kathy M
McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

An excellent, dependable steakhouse restaurant with terrific selection of seafood, salads and sides. Menu features combo options and fare for full course meals to desert or a quick bite. Wine and beer menu is excellent w/ many by the glass options. Full bar is a local's after work favorite and usually very crowded. Restaurant is dark w/ booth and table... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

This was not my first time here, but it was the most disappointing visit. The drinks were very good and the calamari appetizer was fine. My BF and I both ordered the Steak and Wedge Salad. He added the Shrimp as well. Both of us were surprised at how small the steak portion was. On top of that, they were... More 

Thank Jeanine C
Vienna, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

I have been to the restaurant several times in the past month. We always sit in the bar area and have bar food. Drinks are strong. Service has only been okay. The service has improved as we are now recognized. Charcuterie and sliders are very good.

Thank Olive321
Richmond, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

This is the best little neighborhood restaurant around Tysons. The wood fired steaks are absolutely delicious. We really enjoy the ambiance as well. The wine list is small but well stocked. A great place for a family gathering or a quiet dinner for two.

Thank TLWRichmond_VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Great food and service. Definitely going back soon. The atmosphere is very appealing and our server was very knowledgeable. Loved it!

Thank Apostle59
McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

To get a table, go early on weekends,make a reservation or stop in for lunch – J Gilbert's consistently draws a big crowd. The food is delicious and the atmosphere and inviting. Various offerings at reasonable prices.

Thank AdviseC
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

First visit - great. Our filet-and-scallop entrees were done perfectly, sides were acceptable and dessert was okay. Second visit - disappointment abounds. The burrata and bresaole appetizer was lovely, but the crab cake was almost entirely unseasoned, the mushroom risotto was crunchy and the mashed potatoes were almost gelatinous. The crust on our cheesecake was inedible due to sogginess. For... More 

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Key Biscayne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

We went with four of our grandchildren. We loved it!. Good omelettes, roast beef, oysters, shrimps, smoked salmon! Fabulous desserts. Excellent service. Great price. What else can I say? Oh complimentary valet service.......

Thank Jose A

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $60
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6930 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22101-3816
    (Route 123)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  McLean
  • Phone Number: +1 703-893-1034
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 & Carrot 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 weekend lunch, dinner 7 days a week & Sunday Brunch. Reservations are recommended.

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