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

4.5
6279 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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6279 People Are Saying
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vipDemetra
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch selection - always love the crabmelt sandwich with the side of mushroom risotto. Excellent service and following Covid guideslines

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SherryS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and Service. Steak was excellent. Would definitely go there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Amazing food. Highly recommend.

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Umpire
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Our waiter was not very attentive. We had to ask other helpers for extra drinks. No offer of additional breads My wife’s potato came to the table cold. Her steak was perfect. I had the halibut and was delicious.
Did not make me want to come back.
I would recommend Gilbert’s but be ready for asking for service
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vipTdine
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tonight’s dinner was perfect. The food and service was exceptional. I recommend the shrimp Durango and the lamb chops.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hugo was wonderful!!! The food was excellent!! I love this place and will be back soon.

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Jersey
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch at j Gilbert’s. They were so accommodating to our two small children and our server was fabulous!

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MarianG
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious had to send baked potato and spinach back cold but was returned hot, salmon outstanding

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BenS
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food we had was mediocre for the prices. They also brought out the wrong kids meal late. They went back and then brought the kids meal out as we were getting ready to leave. We didn't want it at that point. I really like JGs, I think we just caught them on an off day.

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Dreamer314
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food choices and the services. Thank you so much.

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Dayyumizzy
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We sat at the table for 20 mins without anyone greeting us. I had to go ask the host if someone come help us. First and second courses were both luke warm-cold, but the plates were hot. Food tasted pretty good but it was just wasn’t hot, it seemed like it had been in the window for awhile. Service was pretty slow as well. I’d been wanting to try this local favorite for a while and finally decided to try it for my mom’s bday. Slow service and cold food can be attributed to our server’s lack of engagement. We spent a few hundred dollars and it definitely wasn’t worth it. I probably wouldn’t dine here again.

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Michael
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server and his assistant/trainee were enthusiastic, kind, and attentive. We enjoyed the food and loved the experience, especially as it was our 30th wedding anniversary!

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vipRobert
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow and mediocre. Table next to us waited around 15 minutes before being acknowledged.

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Mantran
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed a good dinner with friends. Staff was friendly and efficient. Food was very good. COVID precautions were evident and appreciated. The restaurant was not crowded so the noise level was lower than past experiences. Will definitely go again!

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vipnonna
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is always good and of good value here. It is a neighborhood gem. The wait staff could be more attentive to refilling drinks and other points of attention.

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shredders
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service. steak could have been little more seasoned. our first visit. we will definitely come back. dessert was good as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good service was great.

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CarltonD
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always wanted to visit J. Gilbert's and it didn't disappoint. The steak was perfectly prepared and the asparagus was awesome.

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NoStrangerToFood
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each course was excellent. The wine list was a bit boring, the "Interesting Wines" list didn't have the interesting wines. But that's the only complaint and I'd call it nit-picking. Staff was generous with their time and attention. New favorite place.

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Debbie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service

No tablecloths makes it a little sterile

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sanat
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Steak was over done.

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vipFamilyof3
Washington DC
171 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the most amazing food and service! All entrees are exceptional. Chiara is such a fabulous server who cares so much about every customer's experience. We almost always get steak along with several sides and it's so good!

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vipmc22
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As has been the case for the many years we have frequented J Gilbert's our meal was excellent. Moreover, Joan, the staffer who serviced our table, was informative, attentive, and responsive to our questions and requests.

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William
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent late lunch. The filet was perfect and so tender.

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SuhaJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

I very much like food at J. Gilbert's for good quality and value.

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LifeNavigator
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice!! Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a reservation but still had to wait 25 mins to get seated. Overall, friendly staff and good food. I will dine here again!

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vipKimberly
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was amazing, but this time the service was above and beyond. Due to COVID we had not seen my father in 4 months, but he recently got vaccinated and was able to meet us for dinner. Unfortunately, upon arrival he locked his keys in his car. Not only did the hostess find a locksmith, she called them, negotiated the price, met him in the parking lot and brought my dad his keys right to our table so he never even had to get up. She tool ALL the stress out of a bad situation and let us enjoy our time together - THANK YOU!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

This could have easily been a 5 star rating with the food service and ambiance, however as a first time guest of this restaurant I didn’t know I would see people coming in with shorts, t-shirts, ball caps, mid section showing, and guests talking loud on cell phones. It was more of a Steakhouse restaurant chain experience for that reason. I will come again, now that my expectations have been lowered.

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Dreamer314
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved the service and food. planning to visit more.

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Rolltide32
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening with a business partner. The lamb was to die for and it paired perfectly with the Catena Alta Cabernet!

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MichelleM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unfortunately, I forgot the servers name but she was super sweet. Every time I have eaten at J. Gilberts the service has been great! food too!

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vipDuckSoup11
Washington DC
162 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We're frequent diners at J. Gilbert's but on a recent lunch visit found the steak/frites far below par - a large, thick cut of meat, OK, but shot through with sinew so tough that the hefty steak knife couldn't cut through it, and fries that had turned rubbery. I didn't complain (after all this is a place we know) but I thought the waiter might notice I had left almost half of it and ask if anything was wrong. No such luck.
The wagyu burger, though, was outstanding, as were the sweet potato fries, so we'll keep coming back. We think their "regular" burger, and the wagyu, are among the best in town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!

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LifeNavigator
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter’s 30th birthday

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happeningplace
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice lunch for me and my family. The food was excellent and service was exceptional.

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MikeR
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I've eaten here several times over the years and it's almost always been good to very good. They used to have better control over how well the steaks are done. Last few visits my "medium rare" has been close to "well done" and this time, fortunately, it was a bit on the rare side but still fine.

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MicheleD
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food & great service! Rockfish special on Sat night was amazing w/ sausage and hint of Cajun flavors!

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vipJenn25
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday, I celebrated my birthday at J. Gilberts. The food, service, and ambience were great. I'm looking forward to going back.

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davidclinton
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend J Gilberts/ I had good food, good companionship, and a good atmosphere--all at a great location.

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 6279 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.