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J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood

185 Glastonbury Blvd, Glastonbury, CT 06033-4420
+1 860-659-0409
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab cakes” (39 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
185 Glastonbury Blvd, Glastonbury, CT 06033-4420
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had heard a lot about this steakhouse and came with high expectations. They deliver on many levels. While it doesn't rise to the level of the top national steak spots, it is much less expensive...a relatively good value. I had expected tablecloths, but it didn't...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten at J. Gilbert's perhaps hundreds of times over the last fourteen years. Our Open Table reservation was immediately honored. The ambience is lovely. The service is quite good, as it was last night (although every time we go it seems that a...More

Thank 305E40th4J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food and service! This was our third visit and definitely not our last. Our servers were very well informed about the specials and meal preparation. The Shrimp Durango appetizer is our favorite! Can also be served as an entrée over pasta. Our entrée favorites...More

Thank MrsTheo523
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is go to place in CT for steaks and more. Haven’t found a restaurant more consistent than them with their meals. Sign up for their mailing list to receive $25 off purchase of $75 or more on food. Had the usual filet and crab...More

Thank Str8frwd
Reviewed August 31, 2018

What a great experience, super friendly staff and excellent waitstaff and manager service. High quality ingredients, local when possible, and executed to perfection. Warm inviting atmosphere and many events are on the calendar as a way to meet new friends.

Thank RichC250
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Everything was perfect, from the atmosphere and service to the dinners and desserts!. The 8 oz filet was perfectly cooked and could be cut with a spoon, the mashed potatoes were the best I've probably ever had and the lobster mac and cheese had good...More

Thank Brian W
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

One of my favorite places to eat. The waitstaff was excellent and food superb The steak was cooked just like I liked it

Thank esusat
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Wonderful meals, attentive,professional,witty staff. Steak cooked to perfection. Sign up and receive special bday and anniversary attention. Only minor issue is acoustics,busy place so noise level not the best. Deserves the rave reviews.

Thank helpmefind0823
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Always a great place. Excellent food, good service. Servers are friendly... relaxing atmosphere. Didn't have reservations so we sat at the bar bot I would recommend reservations.

Thank sue f
Reviewed August 24, 2018

J. Gilbert's never disappoints as the steaks (I always get the KC or NY cut) are awesome. The potatoes are very good. A great place for dinner or special occasion venue.

Thank DaTruth17
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Patricia H
July 29, 2016|
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Response from MHCATTY | Reviewed this property |
The bar is somewhat noisy, but the restaurant side is not noisy at all
JoAnne P
January 23, 2015|
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Response from Patricia E | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a nice selection of sides to go with the steaks.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$60
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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