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

4.5
6317 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 6317 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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LaurenB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very accommodating and put our large party with kids in a private area at no extra cost. Our server was excellent.

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Paul
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service5ambience1

Gilbert’s is usually hoppin’ but Covid has put the kaibash on it. Wait till they’re at normal ops to return.

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Rosemarie
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I have rated J. Gilbert's a '5' in the past. Mother's Day was disappointing. (1) I was told Sunday Brunch was been offered; (2) expecting breakfast and ordering dinner took time; (3) waitress was noticeable annoyed; she didn't even offer dessert; food was ok. I will never return for a special occasion, but I will not give up a casual evening for J Gilbert's otherwise usual and wonderful food and service.

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AndrewD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to J. Gilberts since 1987 (when it was "Charley's Place") and find the atmosphere and the food just incredible. We are thrilled that they have survived the pandemic and look forward to having them around for many years to come - providing terrific food and a great place to meet for the McLean community.

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CJmay
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mom here for Mother’s Day this past weekend and it was really nice! They actually had a Mother’s Day menu available which consisted of a 3 course meal. The service was amazing and the food was delicious! My mother also enjoyed it as well. We had a late reservation and I was very impressed at how we were not rushed out thought we got there past our reservation time. Our server really took his time with us. I will definitely be back.

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vipNataliya
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service2ambience1

Booked table for 7, finally was seated around 8. Staying while waiting plus 4 more groups. The service wasn't good, my son got the paper menu with food spots. Disgusting. The plates were taken out with not finished food. We came to enjoy the evening for pricey restaurant, not to swallow and run away as at fastfood place.

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NovaFoodie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding lunch for my large group. Service, seating, atmosphere all top level.

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Jenx
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dining experience. We will definitely be back.

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MichelleM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was very friendly, Moina? name may be spelled incorrectly. Food was good.
I would return to J. Gilbert's.

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Marco
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

No parking spaces, food was average but very expensive, portions were small, waiter was not very attentive and did not listen carefully to our requests and brought incorrect servings, been here many times in past but will probably not return

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vipAlden
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We dined out doors and, though no fault of the restaurant, the tent in the parking lot is not an ideal setting

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vipJamesP
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This visit we ate outside. It was noisy, but everything else was great.

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Mrad
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

fun and enjoyable, food was very well prepared and great!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were excellent. Service (Hugo) was even better. Second time here and will definitely be back again

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AdrienneS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and exceptional service! We will definitely be back to J Gilbert’s soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing

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vipCJJC
Washington DC
86 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

ordered lamb rack, (it has only four ribs but prepared nice. mushroom/rice side was excellent. also ordered the lobster cob salad, perhaps light on both the lobster and traditional bacon. cocktails were quite nice. service, seemed chaotic, server was switched out, difficult to find server, especially at end of meal, had to get up and walk around in search. were they understaffed?

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vipKatyaB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

J Gilbert’s has gone way down hill. Recently raised prices and decreased the portions. I ordered a $42 tuna steak. It was just heated up and served. No toppings. Oyster Rockefeller was the worst I ever had.

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Moimoi
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food.

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vipJenniferA
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were very good. Enjoyed the chips with blue cheese dressing/sauce appetizer, it was a unique item on the menu.

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MaureenS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always had a great experience. Indoor and outdoor seating available!

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KarenM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great anniversary dinner. Thank you!

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JulieM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was spectacular!! Filet was perfectly cooked and scallops were delicious. Great, friendly and very attentive server.

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vipBillD
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Wait staff was not attentive. Never checked in to see if we needed anything even though our iced tea glasses were empty. :-(

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Hank
33 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside in tent open on one side, tables properly distanced, staff wore masks. If you make a reservation through Open Table, ask your server to inform reception desk that you are there.

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vipEllen
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had the mini fillet mignon with scallops. My husband had the scallops with lobster risotto. Both meals were delicious and the lobster rissoto was the best ever.

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vipGreg
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Can’t wait to go back and enjoy the experience again!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Too dark inside, told the lights could not be adjusted.Felt like I was seated in a dark alley... Poor hostesses service!!!

Waitress, Sarah was awesome!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and cocktails were great. Good date night atmosphere. People dressed more casually than I would have expected for a Saturday night. Definitely would go again.

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NancyW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great night out! it was our first “dining in” experience because of the pandemic. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food was great & Hugo our waiter was FABULOUS
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JenS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Hugo made our special luncheon special! The service was an 11 out of 10 and the food was great!

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vipPquat22
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside under a tent. It was relatively quiet and we were all alone under that tent. Service was exceptional and the food and drink were excellent. J Gilbert’s is a favorite of ours and it never lets us down.

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vipJulieC
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Overpriced and awful food

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OldTowner
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, outdoor safe environment, good waiter and great prices

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vipVthedgerow
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great power lunch options and prices. We were served by Sarah B. who did an outstanding job tending to our needs and wants! She has a bubbly personality.

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RalphY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ms. Anez was awesome! We are regulars but always enjoy a fresh face! Food this time came 2nd to the the service! The food is fantastic, we love J.G.!

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MichaelO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for business meal. The food was stellar.

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MikeH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As expected, good food and service.

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vipFrank
Charlotte
36 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a local favorite. Now that we have moved away, we come here as often as we can when visiting our old neighborhood. Food here is always above average. Service is always terrific too. You can count on it.

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vipVenitaW
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday 🥳

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 6317 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.