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

4.4
6493 reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6493 People Are Saying
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ForrestP
Orange County
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had never been here before but I knew the location as the former Joshua Tree some 30 years ago. The food was excellent, the service attentive and the atmosphere outstanding. We’ll be going back again soon.

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vipRameshT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a private area for our party of six. Service was totally exemplary.. prompt, no errors, polite and very professional. the steaks were one of the best eaten in some time. A very pleasant neighborhood restaurant in McLean, VA.

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Karin
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable, food perfectly cooked and presented, great time.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

J. Gilberts is my favorite steak and seafood restaurant in McLean, VA. Wonderful ambiance, great food, and excellent service. Our waiter, Hugo, was terrific!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always celebrate our special occasions there. They are always very attentive and gracious. Love the food.

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James
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

J Gilbert’s has become very pricey. Lobster tail meal and an added 4oz filet was $89. The food was good and the service excellent. Nice place overall, okay atmosphere as it is somewhat older and could use a refresher, but may have inched up too much for it to remain on my regular rotation.

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vipJamesP
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as always and the service from Joan was fantastic as always.

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CindyH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the atmosphere and the food very much however a little pricey for lunch so will probably reserve this for another special occasion to do during lunch. Will try you for dinner in the near future as the service and food were very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good meal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Manhattan was great! Steak could have been better

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DavidW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good food, good service, and no real problems. They had a crab cake on the menu which is hard to get.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

One of the guest steak was prepared not as was ordered (medium rear instead of medium).

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vipMCLEAN22101
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We were frequent patrons of Gilbert's before Covid and values both the quality of the food and the service. In this context, our dinner this past Sunday evening, October 17, 2021, was a terrible disappointment. The quality of the service was appalling - our wine was brought to the table at the end of our meal and not the beginning and we waited 30 minutes for the waiter to clear our dishes and ask us about dessert. The quality of the food was not up to Gilbert's previous standard and was not quality food commensurate with the price charged. We would not recommend Gilbert's for a quality dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good, very expensive

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vipdanag
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

HORRIBLE! HORRIBLE! HORRIBLE! Stay away! Bad food and bad service!

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Roni
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Our server was amazing! Unfortunately, our food came out cold and had to go back. My cocktail was delicious and my son loved the root beer in the bottle.

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sssm
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The brunch was not what we expected. The food was not served according to what was requested, they needed to bring it back to the kitchen to have it prepared again. It was really bad for the price paid. Will never come back for brunch to this place.

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JohnB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

You always feel as though you're dining out at J Gilbert's and treated as a guest. Quality menu and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal. Oysters were really superb. Steak and lobster tail top notch. Great staff. Very pleasant anniversary dinner.

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vipdpdc
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of the better places in McLean to get together with friends over food and drink.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy eating at J Gilberts. The steaks are nice cuts and well seasoned, cooked to perfection. We had a great bottle of wine and wedge salad. The service is always attentive yet comfortable. Great prices too. This is what a neighborhood steakhouse should be

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love J.Gilbert’s!!! Had scallops and filet with mushrooms and it was delicious! The wine bottles are 1/2 off on Mondays so we had a $96 bottle for $48! The service was on point. J Gilbert’s is a traditional steak house cozy and warm with amazing food!! We will be back for sure!

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TravisJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Lighting in the dining area used overly bright lamps at the tables such that every table was using napkins, purses, tablets,etc. to shield them from the excessive lighting. You would think the management would have noticed the excessive light coming from each table. Easy fix.

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vipFoodie
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed it. Steak was tender and juicy. Food was wonderful! Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time! Hugo, our waiter was the best! I highly recommend the bone-in ribeye and lobster mac and cheese. Superb!

JM
JudithM
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food, we will definitely be back.
Appetizer recommendation: pretzel crusted onion rings!👌

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Nancyp
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

I've been going there a long time. The last time I went, it was disappointing (drinks only OK; my friend's lamb chop under-done and greasy, etc.) Thank heavens this time the service was back to the former standards! And the food was well prepared and presented. So great.

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RobertA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Happy they have a Prix Fixe menu with options, but I was surprised that we only received four stalks of asparagus! I just think they need to be even across the board with side portions.

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IreneS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was prompt and well handled and the food great.

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DiningOut
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly efficient service staff, attentive and friendly. Portions of food were generous - and the food met my standards. You can always count on J Gilberts for an enjoyable meal. I am a long time customer and hope to go back many more times.

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AnnaR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Really enjoyed our lunch!

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JBenn
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Loud group who should have been asked to leave by staff was obnoxious, even bragging about how loud they were. Mocking us. Disappointing b/c the food and our waiter were great.

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AliciaC
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I had to change my reservation time by 15 minutes and there was no hassle in doing so. I give J. Gilbert's and their staff highest compliments in their treatment of their guests.

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SamN
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Hugo was excellent! Attentive, funny, and provided the nicest customer service.

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vipluv2eatout
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. My new go-to place for a fun and private meal.

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MelindaW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

I've gone to J. Gilberts several times, but last night was terrible. The food had nearly no flavor and was simply doused in butter and cream. The food was absolutely not worth the cost, and we will not be back.

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AnnR
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had excellent service and great food.

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BenR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall it was good but not as good as expected for the price. Our appetizers came out before our cocktails which is not a big deal but should not happen at a restaurant of this price range. The bigger issue was that my wife and I both ordered our steaks rare and what was brought was firmly well-done. Our server took the steaks back with no issue which was good. Roughly 15 minutes later new steaks were delivered and they were cooked properly this time however, they clearly looked smaller than the 8oz steaks we ordered. The server claimed they were the right size and we did not want to have a debate so we just accepted it. The food was good but incorrectly cooked steak should not happen at this price range.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I must say I was truly impressed with the service and the food! Everyone was so nice and pleasant to talk to. Or server Xuelin H was absolutely amazing! She never left us needing or want fro anything. She made us feel special. This was our first visit and will not be our last. My group ordered the crab cakes and calamari, it was delicious! We also ordered the lamb rack, scallops risotto, mixed grill and the penne chicken. Everything was absolutely delicious! We will be back !

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The portion of salmon was very small. The ribs needed more sauce. The corn needed more bacon.

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 4.4 stars by 6493 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.