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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” (35 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
185 Glastonbury Blvd, Glastonbury, CT 06033-4420
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Reviewed today via mobile

I visited with 3 other coworkers on a Tuesday night. We were seated in the bar area since we didn't have reservations and didn't want to wait. The booth was comfortable and noise level appropriate for a bar. Our waiter was attentive and friendly, we...More

Thank Lem3
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely dinner. My meal was returned as there was a misunderstanding on medium + . I appreciated the concern expressed at waiting for my meal to be returned. We had had their delicious warm sourdough loaf with butter and Caesar salad already....More

Thank Marie-Helene L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here for happy hour and dinner with my family on a Sunday night and was amazed at how many people were there! However, it was easy to see why. The food was amazing and perfectly cooked and the drinks, especially for happy hour...More

Thank SammiDeRosa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

J. Gilberts is my favorite restaurant. I recommend it to everyone. Always, always a fabulous meal and if by rare chance something is wrong, they fix and compensate for it. My go to is the pan seared filet with an order of crabcakes which are...More

Thank 5thsister
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great fall back restaurant if you remember to reserve early. Never a bad meal here. Always start with calamari. Tonight special was swordfish and it was very nicely cooked in sauce. My husband had the lamb which he loves. Mojito had hardly any rum but...More

Thank sheshechu1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We landed here haphazardly 2 years ago on our way back from Boston to New York. This place keeps a high standard in food quality and service. Favorite is the lobstertail with an extra of scallops.

Thank Janteuwen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined on a Friday evening. I highly recommend making a reservation. We began with a wonderful selection of wines. Blue cheese chips were to die for. Ahi tartare was a delightful surprise served with mangos and avocado. Dinner was filet mignon. Which had a...More

Thank ollysd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We can always count on J. Gilberts for excellent service and creative food. The restaurant atmosphere creates a relaxing environment.

Thank DebbieMezzoSoprano
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I called to make a reservation sic days in advance. A Saturday night and a popular time. I advised it was our 63rd anniversary and the person taking the reservation went out of her way to be sure our request would be handled in a...More

Thank gap012016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Call ahead or arrive early. I came here around 4:30pm on a Saturday and there was still no available seating in the main dining room, but there was seating available at the bar. They do serve their full menu at the bar. It is pricey,...More

Thank Alison R
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Patricia H
29 July 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
23 January 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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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
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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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