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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” (36 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
185 Glastonbury Blvd, Glastonbury, CT 06033-4420
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

The filet mignon was cooked to perfection! The server was very attentive and anticipated our needs. Made great recommendations on wine and dessert. Just excellent overall!

Thank Lximageco
Reviewed 28 January 2018

I dine at JG pretty often and always find the restaurant to provide great service and perfectly prepared foods. I have literally eaten everything on the menu and have never found anything that I didn't like. One of the things that I find most satisfying...More

Thank Mark C
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

This place is heavenly! I've been here quite a few times and I've never had a bad experience. Their service is always on point and they are very attentive. Although they are kind of pricy, there is something about the juicy, flavorful Kansas City Strip...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Gilbert’s is consistently good - fresh, delicious and a little inventive for a steak house . Fish is well prepared, salads are crisp and cold , and the sourdough bread is authentic. Highly recommended.

Thank cszczbuch
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Went for my father's 70th birthday. Got a sitter for the kids. Six adults. We had a reservation for opening time, but had to wait in the lobby while they set up. We had drinks, appetizers, meals, coffee and desserts so it took a while....More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped in after being in the area. What a nice surprise! Bar staff warmed up after a while. Seems like a lot of regulars. Tuna app and shrimp Durango app both excellent. Warm bread was outstanding. Definately will be back.

Thank Denise W
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

One of the best filets I have ever had. I ordered mine meduim and came out medium rare but still good. My wife's steak was ordered medium and it was medium well. No one ever ask if our steaks we're right. Waiter was nice but...More

Thank Grant H
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant many times over the last 10 years during business trips to East Hartford. The food has always been excellent as well as the surface. Whilst the bar is generally set quite low in the land of generic food outlets, J...More

Thank 123RobM123
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner there recently, and as always, enjoyed it very much. He had the Cowboy Cut ribeye, 18 oz., bone on, with mushroom risotto. Steak cooked perfectly, risotto delish. He substituted his second side for a salad, and was told it...More

Thank PlainLadyJane422
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Had another great family meal at J. Gilbert's. We reserved the private dining room which holds 10 to 12 people at one long table. The only drawback to this dining room is that it's just off the bar so when the door is opened, it...More

Thank SarahS1972
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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