J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - McLean
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
watercress, shallot jam, blue cheese
Steak & Wedge Salad
5oz top sirloin, applewood bacon, red onion, beets, asparagus, polenta, blue cheese dressing
Seafood Mixed Grill
shrimp, scallop, salmon, jumbo lump crab cake, yukon mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus
Staff was very accommodating and put our large party with kids in a private area at no extra cost. Our server was excellent.
Gilbert’s is usually hoppin’ but Covid has put the kaibash on it. Wait till they’re at normal ops to return.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Outstanding lunch for my large group. Service, seating, atmosphere all top level.
Awesome dining experience. We will definitely be back.
Our server was very friendly, Moina? name may be spelled incorrectly. Food was good.
I would return to J. Gilbert's.
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
We dined out doors and, though no fault of the restaurant, the tent in the parking lot is not an ideal setting
This visit we ate outside. It was noisy, but everything else was great.
fun and enjoyable, food was very well prepared and great!
Food and drinks were excellent. Service (Hugo) was even better. Second time here and will definitely be back again
Fantastic meal and exceptional service! We will definitely be back to J Gilbert’s soon!
Server was amazing
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?
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.
Great service and excellent food.
The food and service were very good. Enjoyed the chips with blue cheese dressing/sauce appetizer, it was a unique item on the menu.
We have always had a great experience. Indoor and outdoor seating available!
What a great anniversary dinner. Thank you!
Service and food was spectacular!! Filet was perfectly cooked and scallops were delicious. Great, friendly and very attentive server.
Wait staff was not attentive. Never checked in to see if we needed anything even though our iced tea glasses were empty. :-(
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.
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.
Great food and service! Can’t wait to go back and enjoy the experience again!
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!!!!
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.
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
Our waiter Hugo made our special luncheon special! The service was an 11 out of 10 and the food was great!
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.
Overpriced and awful food
Wonderful food, outdoor safe environment, good waiter and great prices
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.
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.!
Always a great place for business meal. The food was stellar.
As expected, good food and service.
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.
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.