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J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood

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Wed., 01-23

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings


oysters on the half shell
peppa dew mignonette, cocktail sauce
blue cheese potato chips
hand-cut​ potato chips, blue cheese sauce
jumbo lump crab cakes
tropical salsa, remoulade, mustard aioli
fried calamari
jalapeños, carrots, sweet n’ sour, remoulade
shrimp cocktail
cocktail sauce, remoulade
pretzel crusted onion rings
trio of dipping sauces: mustard thyme, parmesan garlic, our original steak sauce
shrimp durango
tomatoes, basil, spinach, ancho chile butter, parmigiano reggiano
ahi tuna tartare
avocado, mango, pineapple stack, cilantro oil, crisp corn tortilla
burrata & bresaola
dry cured beef, burrata cheese, poached pear, fennel jam, balsamic reduction, grilled bread
charcuterie & cheese board
Prosciutto di parma, Finocchiona, chorizo vela, chef’s selection of local cheese providers, w/ mustards, pickles grilled bread
today’s fresh fish
jumbo lump crab cakes
yukon mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus
seared georges bank sea scallops
lobster risotto, champagne beurre blanc
maple plank roasted salmon
bourbon glaze, yukon mashed potatoes, green beans w/ pecans
lobster cobb salad
tomato, bacon, cheddar, avocado, corn, red onion, sweet potato straws, tarragon ranch dressing
char crust ahi tuna
grilled asparagus, parmesan-herb roasted potatoes, foyot sauce
½ lb. canadian cold water lobster tail
grilled asparagus, yukon mashed potatoes, drawn butter
caesar salad
parmigiano reggiano, garlic croutons, asiago cheese crisp
baby greens
sun dried cherries, pine nuts, parmigiano reggiano, balsamic vinaigrette
wedge salad
blue cheese, applewood bacon, tomato, red onion, blue cheese dressing
chicken tortilla soup
maryland crab bisque
jumbo lump crab cake
wood-grilled bourbon maple shrimp
georges bank scallops
½ lb. lobster tail
½ lb. king crab legs
served w/ choice of 2 sides
brussels sprouts w/ crispy prosciutto
salt baked potato
creamed corn w/ burgers’ bacon
poblano au gratin potatoes
yukon mashed potatoes
grilled asparagus
green beans w/ pecans
wild mushroom risotto
sauteed spinach
wood-grilled ribs
full slab of baby back ribs, kansas city-style bbq sauce, thin-cut fries, creamed corn w/ burgers’ bacon
joyce farms mesquite grilled ½ chicken
grilled asparagus, parmesan-herb roasted potatoes
prime black angus burger
au​ poivre mayo, shallot jam, watercress, gruyere, pretzel bun, sweet potato fries
new zealand lamb rack
wild mushroom risotto, sautéed spinach, rosemary demi
snake river farms steak + frites
wagyu beef, brown butter sauce, fries, romesco sauce
grilled vegetable platter
zucchini, poblano, tomato, yellow squash, corn on the cob, roasted mushrooms, asparagus, red pepper, balsamic vinaigrette, black bean relish
blackened chicken penne
roasted red pepper cream, smoked gouda, snow peas, leeks, cilantro, red pepper pesto
cajun spiced pan roasted filet
8 oz. – poblano au gratin potatoes, shiitake mushroom, port & sherry jus
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.
US$31 - US$60
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
American, Steakhouse
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family took me to J Gilbert's after much fanfare - well-deserved fanfare, as it turns out. Ahi tartare, filet mignon, scalloped potatoes, and creamed corn with well-done bacon chunks were all PERFECT. The service was spectacular - unobtrusive, yet thorough, attentive, and super friendly....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Startupper C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Skip the reservations (we waited for 25 mins and they sat everyone else before us), sauteed spinach (very bland) and expresso martini (tasted like a watered down expresso). Get the steaks, mushroom risotto and brussel sprouts (all were very good!). Our server was great and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank M4957SVchristineb
Reviewed December 12, 2018

I've heard so much about this place and have finally had the opportunity to dine here not once, but twice in the past few months. Once was for our dating anniversary and the 2nd time was merely because they sent us a Labor Day coupon!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank edweave95
Reviewed December 12, 2018

We decided to have dinner here for our special occasion. We always enjoy dining here. Mike the bartender was great. The shrimp Durango great as always. We were lucky to land 2 seats at the bar. My wife had tuna tartar and I had the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 156chuckv
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

My best friend and I came to Saint Louis for a weekend getaway (12/7-12/8). I googled best steak houses in St. Louis and it popped up with 10. This place was the first one recommended and after I read the latest review from Nov 3...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LoveClassyPlaces
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Classic steakhouse. The servers are very knowledgeable about steak and the menu. We had a party of 12 and reserved our own room which made our celebratory dinner private, and enjoyable.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RalphMerc
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

Visited last Sunday because we already know what to expect. “Same Old - Same Old” is just fine with us. To explain that means Same Great Food and Same Great Service ! I completely enjoyed the Scallops prepared to perfection with a side of Lobster...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank B7959PFcraigh
Reviewed November 14, 2018

I have been here twice and each time was better than the last. My husband took my for my birthday and I for his. Service, experience, and food was overall exceptional the second time around. I really believe that their dinner staff goes above and...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank sexynicky13
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed. Especially on a Monday night when they do 1/2 price bottle of wines. This restaurant has great service and the best food in Glastonbury.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Nancy B
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Great bread for starters, steaks wonderfully prepared and served, surprisingly good chicken entrée, great atmosphere, especially if you sit in the bar area.

Date of visit: May 2018
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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 246patriciae | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a nice selection of sides to go with the steaks.
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