J Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks

(860) 659-0409 | View Website

185 Glastonbury Blvd, Glastonbury, CT | Directions   06033

41.721210 -72.622575

Open Hours

Sunday & Monday 4PM-9PM Tuesday - Saturday 4PM-10PM

Restaurants, Group Dining, Lunch Spot  more

More Tags: Local Favorite, Online Reservations, Family Style Dining, Family-Friendly Dining

Price: $$

Cuisine: Traditional American, Steakhouse

General Info: Open 7 Days

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Discover, Visa, American Express, Diners Club


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Reviews for J Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

So Marginal...at best. – I have tried to eat here with my wife twice, and business twice. But I am DONE (like the meat)! EVERY time, the steaks are either OVERdone (the hardest to return, as it slows everything down at the table of course) or just garden-virety BAD cuts of meat. For what they charge, there is NO comparison to other chains and certainly not to independants...it "feels" like a chain (and it is). Service is spotty...servers think they are better than they are. E.G. Plates sit empty in front of us at a tiny table for 10 minutes, etc.! Yes, those blue-cheese chips are good and the potatoes are excellent salt-encrusted bakers but the price, service, and LACK of quality in the steaks is a bummer!! It's stuck in quality no-man's land between an Outback Steakhouse and a Morton's or Ruth's. IF they were half the price, I could understand...or NOT.

over a year ago

excellent menu selection – try the smoked gouda blackened chicken penne pasta; totally unique. only about $13

the wedge is a delightful quarter of iceberg lettuce smothered in bluecheese, bacon bits, tomatos and more;

excellent crab bisque. with the warm loaf of bread that comes with it - that's a meal. (with your choice of merlot of course !

service is always excellent - never had had anykind of delay

ambiance is dark, dark wood, dim lighting, romantic. fire places in winter add beauty.

excellent wine selection. parking is endless.

over a year ago

J. Gilbert's Knows Steak – Fabulous steaks and a great atmosphere! The service has always been top notch.

over a year ago

Excellent Birthday Celebration for two – We recently celebrated my birthday here and were treated very well. Table set with white napkin and birthday confetti. We were very impressed with the amount of food we received. It was a very enjoyable meal.

over a year ago

Great Place for Great Food – At the risk of making an excellent restaurant less accessible to myself (how selfish) - I rate J. Gilbert's as one my favorite in the area. Steaks are always well prepared and melt-in-your-mouth tender. Other dishes such as 5 spice penne pasta or several fish selections are just as good. Although touted as a steak house, there is even a vegetarian offering. An assortment of appetizers, salads and desserts are all very tempting, although combined with the delicious sourdough bread and large portions - it is all difficult to finish. Suggest ordering smaller steak sizes unless you have huge appetite.

Excellent atmosphere, although at times a little noisy. Bar is well separated from dining so smoking is not an issue. Wine and beverage list is quite extensive.

over a year ago

Mesquite smoked steaks light your fire! – You will swear the staff takes personality tests they are so personable and funny.

The atmosphere is reminiscent of a great steakhouse, and cozy with large booths and fireplace.

Even non-steak lovers will find something on the menu to like.

One of the best wine lists in Hartford.

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