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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.

Support J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - McLean during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5999 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnnyE
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We came here for our anniversary again, its a very nice place for a couple to sit,eat and relax.food is good staff is good.

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vipRizzo
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience2

They were understaffed as you can well imagine under the circumstances. Not enough heaters under the tents. The waiter was so stressed I got my check early and went somewhere else for a second drink. Food was good as always, but energy and pleasantry is gone. Ugh.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful dinner thank you for making it so special

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FeleciaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! I'll definitely return.

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VincentW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The waiter took forever to come to the table. I had to get the hostess to get him

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

steaks weren’t cooked correctly (still a great meal) but the server was fantastic

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vipBarbde
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gilbert's has done a wonderful job of complying with the Virus restrictions while at the same time keeping the food first class.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks! Excellent service and delicious food, as always.

JH
JimH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! The Sea Scallops were melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

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Kristina
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I was a regular customer at J. Gilberts for 6 years. I was going once a month and the food was usually good and service was great. I hadn't been since March 2020 when covid-19 shut down everything nearby. This was my first visit since then. I sat outside which was fine--I requested it to stay away from others. The space was great. e had a large table for 2 and on the edge of the tent. The table though was ugly and there was no salt or pepper and no bread. Bummer. The waiter was average. Never checked in and never offered anything. I had to flag him to get another glass of wine. The real disappointment was the food. My steak was cooked too much. Now, I did order medium well, but what came out was burnt. Tasted awful. I had to use steak sauce to cover up how bad it tasted. The green bean portion was small. Only 8 green beans. The lobster mac and cheese, which was one of my favorites had too much bread crumbs. sprinkled on it. Now I understand that Covid has changed everything in the restaurant business and so I am ok if the food was a bit off, but why did I have to go inside the restaurant to see the host for use of outdoor seating when the news says to avoid being indoors in groups of people nor social distancing? That to me is wrong. I hope J. Gilberts can get their food quality back up and pivot to carry out for the winter.

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TeresaC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This is my go to place for all celebrations. Tonight the service was off and the food was overcooked. Hopefully they will be back to normal next celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with the wife. First time at restaurant, service was excellent our waiter was outstanding. Food was very good, drinks were excellent. Wife and I shared a 18oz rib-eye on bone with baked potato, green beans, and salad. The waiter brought them meal out on two plates already divided. It was perfect. Restaurant was clean and well run. Staff was very professional.,’prices were reasonable. Will definitely be back.

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SherriB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommend highly. Always a great time with great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

J Gilbert’s continues to be a staple in Mclean. We wanted an outdoor table and reservations were easy to make through Open Table. Everything was very clean and the service was prompt. Dinner was delicious as usual.

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GeorgeK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the special dinner was excellent with very attentive service.

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JapR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the service was prompt and courteous, and the atmosphere felt safe. We were far away from other diners and were able to enjoy our meals without feeling compromised. Great job J. Gilbert's!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, very nice

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vipDanielA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After checking in and being told the table was being cleaned for us, we waited about 15 minutes before they sat us at a table that had been cleaned since before we got there. They only had one menu and asked if we could share or just look up the menu on our phones. And then we sat at our table for 15 minutes with nobody coming to our table to welcome us, bring us water, etc. We probably would wait longer most of the time, but it was getting chilly and it looked like others were having to wait a long time for their dinners (a person at the table next to ours exclaimed “finally” when their food arrived), so we bailed. Disappointing.

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vipImNotReallyaWaitress
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was all delicious - petit filet, crab cake, swordfish, burger and pork chop. Waited more than 30 minutes for our reserved table, waited 10 minutes at the bar, ended up getting wrong drink. It was nice to be out and I am disappointed that the service tarnished the experience. The waiter himself was very pleasant and responsive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Unfortunately my steak was under cooked and the Potatoes where raw. I hope this was just a one time deal. I do love the KANSAS City Strip. The service was great!!!

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4DLB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went there during covid times with a buddy I haven’t seen in a long time. Had a full section to ourselves, so no worries about social distancing with other diners. Server was great without rushing us. Food was excellent. Would recommend them anytime. Check out their carry out dinners.

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PerryA
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Alban was great! He was very attentive & seemed to really care that we were having a great time. Food was very good as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, thank you.

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vipkayceeintulsa
London
437 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Had a disappointing experience at one of our favorite all time steakhouses. Took our son-in-law there for birthday dinner. Our server was clearly distracted or stretched too thin to offer us the usual excellent service we've come to expect. Food was just ok and he didn't follow up to make sure all was up to expectations. My husband's filet was inedible but didn't even get a chance to comment on it. We sat for an extended period of time after finishing dinner and finally had to flag him down for check and takeaway boxes. He didn't even ask why our steak was untouched which is usually an indication that something was wrong. Never asked about dessert or offered one for his birthday like they have in the past. We've had this server before and always had good experiences so hoping this is just a one off. We'll be back again but will give it a miss for awhile.

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SharonF
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

They did a good job serving outside under an awning in the parking lot. That might explain why the food wasn't especially hot.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great place, but overhead lighting was a little harsh, detracted from ambiance, maybe dim it a little.

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TioPepe
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You want to dine? Go to J. Gilbert's, it's all there! Everything!

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ClaudiaB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food is always good and service is exceptional. Restaurant doing a great job with outside dining due to the pandemic.

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SylviaH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The server was perhaps spread to thin. She delayed bringing us water and taking orders. She argued with me that a salad was not included in a special for September 21 and 23. We were there on the last day of the special. I showed her the email that specified that one of two salads was included with the entree. She brought the main course before we had had two or three bites of our salads. She disappeared and did not offer us coffee or dessert— we went inside to ask for our checks. She definitely seemed spread to thin. I assume that we were not the only ones ordering the special -/ which she did not present to us as an additional option to the items on the menu. The temperature dropped and we asked the manager if he could turn on the heaters — he told us that it was too early— he did offer a time for the heaters to be turned on outdoors. I was wearing pants and a rather heavy jacket — my friend and we’re both cold. Thank you for your consideration of my comments.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Waited 45 minutes to be able to place an order. Slow service, staff not engaged and overpriced for the quality of the meal. Will not return.

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vipJustinT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food. Especially enjoy the seafood grill and dining at J. Gilbert's most Mondays when bottles of wine are discounted 50%. Raul in the bar area really gets it when it comes to hospitality. He's polite, professional, engaging and attentive. Good atmosphere, convenient parking, and good value. Headed there again today.

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Carol
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed our meal. There was hardly anyone else in the restaurant and had originally made reservations for outside but decided inside was better. The food and service were excellent. I just wish more people were eating out I'm used to J Gilbert's being so busy and full of life. Thanks for an enjoyable meal.

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TeresaW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

We had never been here before but this place came highly recommend by friends. We put that it was our Anniversary but no one acknowledged that. Both of our steaks were over cooked and my potatoes were under cooked. The service was just ok. We weren’t asked if our food was okay until we were finishing up. They stuck us way back in the back room with both of the other tables taken. They definitely were not six feet apart and there was plenty of seating in the rest of the restaurant

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vipGoldwire2
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday Dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

I understand the limitations of eating outside in the parking lot but very little thought, effort or creativity was put into making the ambience match the great tasting food.

Service was horrendous.

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PerryA
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hugo our server was great. Had a very enjoyable dinner that was heightened by a quiet, romantic ambiance along with quality food, drink & service.

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JimK
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a business lunch meeting, they seated us immediately and gave us a quiet table away from others. Food was great and so was the service. We never felt rushed.

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Mantran
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We made an online reservation for 7 pm dining outside. Unfortunately when we arrived at 6:50 pm no outside table was available. We had to wait 35 minutes until a table became available. During that time there was no place to sit, no one offered a cocktail or even told us where to wait. This was unfortunate not only for us, but also the wait staff as they had to weave their way through the patrons waiting to be seated.

Once seated, the wait staff worked quickly and our dinners were served promptly. We had two fish dishes, a vegetarian and a beef dinner. All were quite good.

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Linda
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

I UNDERSTAND because of Covid we didnt have full menus And I Could have asked for menu showig prices back but some glasses (ONE pino grigo for 20+ $ especially) of wine were overpriced.

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 5999 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.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.