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J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood
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Ranked #51 of 2,235 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $60
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hwy 23
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 Bleu potato chips & Chocolate Velvet 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 dinner 7 days a week. Reservations are recommended.
Wausau, Wisconsin
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“glorious restaurant week meal!”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

To our overall benefit, I skipped straight to the most expensive per meal tab on Columbus' Restaurant Week. The meal selection looked phenomenal, and turns out, the experience sure was! Inventive cocktails, delicious salads and soups for starters, and our steaks were out of this world! I love restaurant week for exactly this reason, and I would definitely re-visit J. Gilbert's again. Tip: it is a little on the pricey side, so use it as a splurge moment!

  • Visited January 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Always an outstanding dinner experience”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

I may have reviewed J.Gilberts before but last night tried something new and must share: GRILLED VEGETABLE PLATTER
zucchini, poblano, tomato, yellow
squash, corn on the cob, roasted
mushrooms, asparagus, red
pepper, balsamic vinaigrette, black
bean relish
We always have exceptional service and great food here. The veggies platter is my new favorite!

  • Visited February 2014
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Westerville, Ohio
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314 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“It's Got It All”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

This restaurant has it all - lovely ambiance, delicious food, great service. We used to just save this place for special occasions but once I got on the mailing list and get discounts sent often, we go more. It is the place to take our out of town guests when we want to show off Columbus.

  • Visited February 2014
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Top Notch Dinner to ring in the new year!”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

J. Gilbert's is always a favorite of ours for any special occasion--or just a great meal! A classic steak house with ambiance that can't be found at any other restaurant in town, J. Gilbert's warm wood and brick main dining room with low lighting and intimate booths, sets the mood for a great meal.
For New Year's Eve, we had a party of 6 and were seated at a large booth with our favorite server, Alan. We shared a number of appetizers--fresh oysters, calamari and pretzel crusted onion rings! I had the Crab Bisque that is always out of this world!

J Gilbert's had the full menu available for the night as well as a special New Year's Eve Prix Fixe menu. Four of our party chose from that menu and two ordered the 1/2 lb lobster tail/6 oz filet combo--it was just beautiful! Two others had the 14 oz bone-in filet that melted in your mouth! (Both entrees were on the special menu for the night!) All were done to absolute perfection!

Service is always beyond excellent here and just because it was New Year's Eve and the place was packed, that did not change! That is a sign of a well run restaurant and the reason we return regularly. Alan was there ready to refill wine, fetch more cocktails or answer questions before anyone could even think "next time he comes back, I'm going to ask him for…" Such an intuitive server makes the experience even better! One couple who was with us had never been to J. Gilbert's and was so impressed with the food and Alan's service that they are planning another dinner there next month!

If you are looking for an excellent steak, go to J. Gilbert's You won't be disappointed!

  • Visited December 2013
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OH
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“An old world hidden gem”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

It's not in the 'hot spots' of the city limits but more in suburban location with several other restaurants and near a great movie theater. The vibe is very unassuming from the outside, but warm, cosy and upscale-like inside with the abundance of dark wood and low lighting.
i think its a great place for a special dinner.
Now the food is fantastic. I know many say this all the time, and one has to take into account what the poster's experience has been. Well, the food has been consistently well made (seafood, steaks, lambchops) and the desserts are fresh. The service continues to remain top notch with a very pleasant staff. I constantly wonder why other 'fine' restaurants inthe city get more chatter when this one outperforms them in many instances. Try it.

  • Visited November 2013
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