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“J. Gilbert's --- YES!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of J.Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood

J.Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood
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Ranked #1 of 137 Restaurants in McLean
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $60
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Route 123
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 & 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.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“J. Gilbert's --- YES!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Great atmosphere, food, friendly staff, fun and close to home ---- Thank you AB

Great place to meet with old friends and new --- lots of warm bodies!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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McLean, Virginia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Never fails to impress”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

Treated my daughter & a friend today & had a wonderful time. I chose my usual favorite of lobster salad with crunchy corn nuts & my guests had a French dipped sandwich with fries and fresh salmon with buttery mashed potatoes w/string beans complimented by walnuts. Since the waiter forgot our appetizer he comped us with dessert--we chose the creme brûlée w/fresh raspberries. The check came to us with cow cookie cutters, a sugar cookie cookie recipe & a $25 off coupon for next time, which they'll surely be!

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tudazwoman91
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Washington, DC
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177 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

I stumbled upon J. Gilberts with a business colleague while in the Tysons area. In short: great service, excellent atmosphere, convenient location, fantastic food, and extensive wine/drink selections. I will definitely be back.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lunarluau
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Ashburn, Virginia
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Flavor to Remember”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

My family and I are local to McLean and we've dined here on a fairly regular basis in the past. We always love it, and it really feels different and nicer than your typical chain restaurant. This time in particular, the food was so incredibly flavorful I wanted to eat it all over again even though I was stuffed. So tasty. Elegant and modern atmosphere adds to the experience. Our waiter was charming and helpful, too. Just love it.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cathy B
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Overpriced for Second Rate Food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

Why a place like this survives in a costly enclave like McLean Virginia astounds me. People who live here are assumed to have eaten well and to know what good food is. This is Grade B food at high prices. The drinks should be an embarrassment to the place. It is so dark inside that you could easily fall asleep. Go somewhere else. Your stomach and wallet will thank you.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank ThomasEdwards_10
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