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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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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
185 Glastonbury Blvd, Glastonbury, CT 06033-4420
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I was introduced to J-Gilberts restaurant about eight years ago and without a doubt it's our number 1 favorite. Their cuisine is absolutely amazing. The presentation and quality of their dishes comes thru in every meal. There isn't one meal over the past eight years...More

Thank kdhill84
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Four of us ate at J. Gilbert and found it very good but not quite at the level of other top-drawer restaurants nearby. I started with the crab bisque--flavorful with a lovely dollop of crab in the center. My wife and I each ordered a...More

Thank todbo
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Best Steak House in the surrounding area for Service, Quality of Food, Service, and price.. Having grown up in the Chesapeake Bay area of Virginia, J Gilbert's has the best Crab Crakes I have found in Connecticut. They are made with lump crake meat and...More

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

While the steaks are always good the sides need work. I had the boring au gratin potatoes and boring baked zucchini. Both sides were completely unseasoned. Stick with the baked potato, asparagus, mushrooms, or spinach. The menu changes infrequently and the specials always seem to...More

Thank BillL64
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Celebrated a birthday with a great dinner. All three of us were really impressed as usual. The lobster Mac n cheese side dish was a great compliment to the outstanding steaks. Great food and great service. Nothing better in this area.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Best Steak! Great Happy hour. Awesome service. Ask for Clark. The shrimp Durango app is very good. A little spicy but excellent. You MUST try the burrata app. The pears are excellent! The décor is very nice. The food does come out very fast but...More

Thank Bella S
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Great food every time. Staff is excellent and always well informed. the appetizers are awesome as well as entrees!!

Thank churros5
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We are in the Birthday club at this restaurant so we always come around our birthdays. Since our anniversary is on the same day as my husband's birthday, we can't use our free champagne coupon, too, which is disappointing, but the 25.00 off a meal...More

Thank gipat
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This is in my opinion the best steakhouse in the Hartford area Start with homemade potato chips with a blue cheese dressing or the onion rings The specials were so good 3 of 4 people ordered them Everything was cooked perfectly Service was excellent Desert...More

Thank Bobwaltonabc
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Everything we had to eat was excellent and worthy of a much nicer restaurant. The very crowded room, booths and decor really need updating. Also, the proximity to the crowd cheering for sports in the adjacent bar was off-putting. I would go back because of...More

Thank NewYorkTravelor
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Patricia H
30 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, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • 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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