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

4.5
6017 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.

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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 6017 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JeffP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Henry, our professional server, made our Anniversary Dinner absolutely wonderful and most memorable. His customer-focused attention and service were OUTSTANDING and exemplary. We are regular patrons and he is the BEST server at JGilberts.

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Seeni
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, delicious food and relaxing evening.

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vipJustinT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food & service. We love to enjoy lunch in the bar area on Mondays when 1/2 price bottles of wine are available. Great selection and value for some top-notch wines. Raul does a great job of bartending and serving. He's engaging, attentive and professional.

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SusyP
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner sitting in the bar area. Our bartender server was amazing. Very professional and customer service oriented. My ribs were good but a little fatty. the filet mignon was good But for the price it was a little small. It’s a nice place to go. It’s clean and we definitely will return.

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vipLisaB
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. The 3 of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal from the appetizer to entree to dessert. And the smoky old fashion was outstanding!

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PatrickK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent, service is excellent. They know wine and how to deal with it, which I appreciate. Very classy joint with a very reasonable price. Worth the trip.

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Seeni
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you!! As usual the food was delicious and the service, excellent

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vipAdams
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch menu.

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Ralph
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hugo was fantastic, took our dining experience from great to awesome!

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RachelH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The hostess seemed overwhelmed. Our service was delayed. Everything else was great. Good food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and dinning experience!

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DedrickT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Outside seating feltcheesy, servers were overwhelmed, food was good but not timely
Willing to try again

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vipdvbKansas
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

After months away due to Covid, we finally decided to head to JG with a friend. My favorite cocktail was no longer on the menu. We were served our appetizers and then waited a good 5 minutes before someone noticed our hand waving for silverware. I am sure they are juggling lots to get by in these crazy times, but it was not a great showing.

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MarSco
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We smelled the wood smoke and followed our noses. Our stomachs were thankful that we stopped on a whim.

Great food and excellent service. We will be returning again.

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vipNYCdine
Washington DC
122 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We chose to dine at J. Gilbert’s in their outdoor seating area, which is a canopied area in the parking lot with two ferns. After all this time and with a beautiful treed area next to restaurant you’d think they would have upgraded their outdoor seating area as most restaurants have. The traffic noise from Rte. 123 was loud to say the least. The staff,although short handed, was friendly and as efficient as running inside and back could be. The food was prepared okay... it’s been better. We’ve been going to J Gilbert’s since they opened so maybe it was an off night.

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vipLindaH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect - from beginning to end - great food, as always, and wonderful service. Price was right with our coupon! Lovely dining outside but probably not for too much longer! Four ladies who love to lunch at J.Gilbert's!!

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viprichardb
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Very good food and service. Eating outside is not very nice as in a parking lot and next to busy streets AND very poor seating and tables.

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JohnnyE
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
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 on 18 October 2020
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 on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful dinner thank you for making it so special

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I order the 4 oz filet mignon and scallops. I wanted my steak medium well, however it came out very well done .
My waitress handled it and I promptly received my medium well steak as requested. The scallops were were too salty and I think I detected a slight ammonia order. Overall, the service was excellent but I think for the money my husband spent, we can find a better food experience elsewhere.

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FeleciaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! I'll definitely return.

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VincentW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
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
24 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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Seeni
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks! Excellent service and delicious food, as always.

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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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Seeni
Washington DC
4 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.

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 6017 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.