J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - McLean

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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 Bleu potato chips & Carrot Cake. The cozy atmosphere includes fire side dining, rich wood, brick & soft lighting where you can enjoy a quiet table 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 weekend lunch, dinner 7 days a week & Sunday Brunch. Reservations are recommended.

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vipTigger
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb was pricey but amazing!

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JosephK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

J Gilberts is one of our favorite dining places. We missed being able to go during the early stages of the pandemic. They are cleary aware of the proper behavior. All servers wore maske and gloves, and the service, as always, was promptand friendly. The food, also, was well prepared and delicious. Also, we used the J Gilbert app for touchless payment which was an efficient way to handle the transaction, pandemic or not.

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BandB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always, excellent meal with exceptional service. Well done for the way social distancing has been set up.

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vipPauly
Orlando
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit and I found the food excellent. The blue cheese dressing was the best I’ve ever had, my fillet was cooked perfectly and everything was delicious.

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Tony
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is being extremely thorough with COVID sanitization, using hand sanitizer after visiting each table. The light scent of wood fire as soon as you walked in the door added a nice ambiance.

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maryf
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been to J. Gilbert's numerous times before COVID-19 and the new restrictions on indoor dining. We were not disappointed. The food is just as good, if not better than before. Our waiter, Deone was awesome and couldn't have been more attentive without being overbearing. J Gilbert's employees were very attentive to the overall cleanliness of the restaurant - not that they weren't before.

We'll gladly go back for the food and wine.

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Foodlover11
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant evening, great food too!

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PamJam
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to eat inside one of our favorite restaurants. Plenty of room for social distancing and all personal were masked and gloved. However, the friendly staff was just the same and the food was great.

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DeeM
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just after reopening for indoor dining. Followed all the sanitation rules.

Crab cakes were a bit bland.

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Bill
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The Wood grilled ribs were tough and without the usual flavor. The Kansas City Strip was up to the usual good flavor and cooked just right. We always enjoy the creme brulet.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

I am very loyal to J Gilberts, it’s always my first choice for an evening out. Wednesday night was my first time dining there since covid. Although the food was excellent, minus the fact that scallops were missing from the Mixed Grill that I ordered, our meals were good and consistent. I didn’t even mention the missing scallops to the waiter.

The problem I had was with the hostess. She was inpatient, overwhelmed and quite frankly rude. We were a party of 6 and upon entering the restaurant she was on the phone with a customer. She kept glancing at me without acknowledging me, making eye contact with me several times. When she finally got off the phone I was able to check in. She did not ask us to step outside or tell us how long it would take for a table to be ready. We just stood there by the hostess stand while other customers came in to check in for their reservations or pick up there to go meals, the entire area was crowded and disorganized. We stood there for a good 5 to 7 minutes before she asked someone to seat us in the private dining room that seemed to be ready the entire tine. I’m not sure if she was having a bad night but it didn’t make for a great first impression to the new guests that I brought with me.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful evening out to dinner with a friend.

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NickG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Steak was cooked to perfection, crabcakes were the best as always. Remoulade and steak sauce was really out of this world and just brought the whole meal together. Service was absolutely five star, they're our favorite!

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Vthedgerow
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad they are open again for in person dining. Food is always good and the Power Lunch is a great deal.

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DiningOut
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JGilberts never disappoints. They have staying power for a reason.

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vipBarbde
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a great job with all the changes required by Covid and I felt safe dining inside the restaurant. Our waiter, Evan, went out of his way to be sure we had everything we needed despite the constraints - even a candle in the cake for our birthdays we were celebrating.

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vipmomof2boys
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently consistent- always know what we’re getting and always good. Simply prepared great quality “Home cooked” meals. Good bread too!
Skip their desserts.

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AlexandraB
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for Father's Day so things had just opened up again. They were getting into the flow service-wise with all the social distancing. But everyone was great and the food was OUTSTANDING! I don't know why, but it tasted even better than I had remembered! We had leftovers and they tasted just as delicious the next day. I can't recommend them enough. Go and enjoy yourself!

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Regular
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We are regular customers. This time, it was not up to their usual standard. The Martini was weak. The portions were skimpy. 3 asparagus, really? The desserts were disappointing. The cinnamon ice cream did not taste like cinnamon, but vanilla. The carrot cake was so hard it was almost un-edible, and had little icing. Maybe it was because of Father's Day. And their vegetable plate was no longer on the menu. We will try again in the future.

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GenesisC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The hosts were not too friendly. However, my server made up for it... She was excellent. The food was good. I ordered the rib-eye and it was cooked perfectly.

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vipKathrynA
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Deion did a great job serving our delicious meal and he brought a wonderful slice of birthday cake for my husband’s birthday! We plan to return soon!

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KatE
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Father’s Day/sons birthday

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vipFamilyof3
Washington DC
161 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We cannot say enough how much we love this restaurant, it's staff, food, wine etc. The steak is absolutely amazing each and every time! Our server, Chiara, is the best and we are fortunate to have her as our server most times we are there. The appetizers and desert are great! We truly feel special each time we visit!

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TonyC
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit is always a treat, my favorite a la carte item... truffled mushrooms! The wine was delicious, the service was great (Egor was our waiter)... he was attentive.

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Kdawg
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good to get out and have a meal

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vipNille
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was the first time dining since Covid and it was a pleasant experience. My husband and daughter loved their dinner. I was slightly disappointed in the baked potato. It’s not as good as before. However, the steak, lobster, scallops, shrimp, and green beans were all just as good as I remembered.

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RichardV
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Our server, Rico was very attentive and was entertaining as well as efficient.

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vipSSS1
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Fabulous food and menu selection. Our favorite special occasion dinner restaurant.

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vipannettec
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Services was excellent. This is the first time in 4 months that we dined at a restaurant. The waiter was very attentive, wore gloves, and mask and made our first outing stress free. I ordered the fish tacos which were delicious and reminded me of the great value and atmosphere of this neighborhood establishment.

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nataliep
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent choice. Food is delicious and service is amazing. Would highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cancun
4 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We’ve dined at other J Gilbert’s and always loved the food so we’re happy to hear of this one close by to DC and that they reopened! Overall, the experience was good. We did have to wait 20 minutes past our reservation time to be seated which was not impressive, the front of house was mostly left unattended and seemed chaotic when it was attended. There was no “thank you for waiting” or anything like that- the hostess made it seem like it was to be expected. The restaurant is also in desperate need of a makeover. The food was fantastic as was the service provided by our waitress. We would go back to this one again, however the ambiance and front of house staff were subpar compared to other J Gilbert’s we have been to.

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DerricaH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great time. Our waitress Michelle was amazing. My only complaint was my salmon was over cooked but everything else was delicious

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ChristineP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic....fun and extremelt attentive. We were thrilled to be out again.

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vipKels
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

If you like your steak medium rare order rare... I found the filet very bland but the Kansas City strip/ribeye was very good. Great drinks and attentive staff.

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Fritzzoe
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant evening. Restaurant is really set up for distance dining. Food was very good,steak a little overcooked but otherwise fine.

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vipTdine
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service food and drinks were perfect! They are also doing a great job of cleaning and keeping customers apart.

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GlennS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

1st indoor restaurant we’ve been too since the start of the Wuhan Red Death panic.

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JOefromVA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfectly cooked. Great job opening up after Covid. Was impressed that the kitchen and staff were as prepared as they were.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. The restaurant had appropriate precautions for COVID 19.

FAQs

J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - McLean offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 893-1034.

J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - McLean is rated 4.5 stars by 5853 OpenTable diners.

J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - McLean does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

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