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

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4.5
6707 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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Booked 52 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, American

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 893-1034

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Please call for details.

  • Private party facilities

    J.Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood is the perfect setting for your banquet, wedding rehearsal dinner, graduation party, birthday celebration, business meeting or any other special occasion that demands an excellent meal and elegant setting.

  • Private party contact

    Dorna Palani: (703) 893-1034

  • Neighbourhood

    McLean

  • Cross Street

    Route 123

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Entertainment

    Happy hour: Sunday - Friday, 4pm - 7pm bar only.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,707 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Steak

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food! Got the tomahawk steak which is not on the menu which was delicious and large. Waiter helped make cheese fries for my son. The salads, wine and sides were also delicious. Great experience.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food and service are always a plus at this casual-esque steakhouse. Worth every penny and then some.

  3. TN

    TomN

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another great experience at J Gilberts! Food was great, except the coconut cake has slipped from where it used to be. Service was excellent.

  4. R

    Robertw

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The French Dip is the best I’ve ever had

  5. DA

    DavidA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The crab cakes and sides were great. The waiter was friendly, helpful, and efficient.

  6. B

    Bill

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was well prepared and the service was outstanding from the time that we arrived and were seated to the time of check-out. Also, our server, Graham, was outstanding as well!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice classy restaurant. Meal was excellent.

  8. BL

    BethL

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always an excellent meal. A favorite place for any occasion.

  9. RW

    RobertW

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The lobster fish and chips were very good, but much smaller than they used to be--very disappointing. Don't think I'll order them again.

  10. G

    Grandfather

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Just OK. Food was great, service less so

  11. JP

    JamesP

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Both food and service was excellent, as usual

  12. S

    Seamos

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    A good venue for a business lunch but Sunday brunch is a big disappointment- eggs Benedict comprised 2 overcooked eggs siting on a thin slice of ham resting on sad, untoasted soft white bread. Accompanying Cappuccino served lukewarm - waiter was testy when I sent it back for heating - returned microwaved to the max. What can I say - you can do Much better.

  13. Q

    Quest

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server - Joan - was wonderful. Great service!

  14. BH

    BradH

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Always a great meal...service was a bit slow but not an issue. Will happily return.

  15. V

    Vthedgerow

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great power lunch selections and price. Hot fresh bread is superb. Joan provided very attentive service. Fun lunch place.

  16. DO

    DiningOut

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice mix of people - the business lunch crowd, as well as casual diners. Reasonable prices. Good portion size, except for the Brulee. This place offers special discounts, dining events, and menu items from time to time - such as seasonal favorites. It's my "go-to" place to meet up with friends. Service and quality food you can count on. Only wish they served pickles with their burgers.

  17. M

    Mimsie

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    J. Gilbert's is always a nice experience. No one rushes you and the service is very pleasant. The food is always wonderful, but it is getting a bit expensive.

  18. MC

    MaryC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Shawn our waiter was great. He was attentive but not overly so. Food was very good and atmosphere relatively quiet.

  19. b

    burritoman

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Went here for Mother’s Day dinner and also to celebrate my mom’s birthday. On the reservation I put down that it was her birthday and requested for a birthday dessert to be brought out if possible and there was not a single mention of her birthday or anything. Food was fantastic but I was disappointed to see that no one said anything for her birthday. Prices are a bit much for the food but it was definitely good food.

  20. SF

    SadFamily

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We made a reservation for 645 pm on Mother's Day. We got there at 630 pm and were told that there would be a few minutes' wait. We saw over 30 people waiting to be seated. We stood and waited with the others. At 715 pm we asked the host how long the wait would be, and were given an estimate of 30+ minutes. We then declined the reservation and went to Capri, which had tables available. While at the other restaurant enjoying a fine Italian meal, we received an e-mail from J. Gilbert's stating that we had missed our reservation when the table became available at 815 pm (105 minutes after we had arrived at the restaurant!) and that such behavior could result in loss of reservation privileges from OpenTable. This just added insult to injury, ruining our Mothers' Day (not to mention ruining the Mothers' Day for the other families who waited hours for their tables, left, or were not served their food). We have had great meals at J. Gilbert's in the past but this experience, both during and after our time waiting for a table with a confirmed reservation, makes us think twice about recommending this restaurant to anyone.

  21. TB

    TimB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  22. RB

    RobertB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    Mother’s Day dinner. Our server would disappear for 20-30 mins at a time. We were there for nearly 2 hours before we got our food. We’ve been regulars here for many years, and this was the worst service we’ve experienced.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Mother’s Day dinner - the hostess and servers were nice, if not overwhelmed. When we finally got our table, the booth was never wiped down from the food on the seats left by the previous diners and my wife’s plate was dirty and we hadn’t had a crumb at that early point of our meal. Bottom line is for what you pay, the amount of food was lacking. Just too overpriced and I had a reservation for over a week and we got a table by the kitchen door. Yelling and dishes breaking we could barely speak to one another. I get that Mr. Gilbert comes from KC and claims that J. Gilberts is a Midwest style steakhouse - maybe in name but not the Midwest that I know. Being from Wisconsin, I know what a great Midwest steakhouse is and this was nothing like in the Midwest. We won’t be back.

  24. CH

    ChristinaH

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for Mother’s Day. It was a great meal but they brought the first course and the second course out at the same time. I would definitely go back there. I love the ambience and the service was really good. I’m definitely a fan!

  25. CG

    CarlG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4

    Food was excellent but service was very slow. It seemed like the kitchen was very backed up. We still enjoyed our brunch.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience3

    J. Gilbert’s is typically great for dinner. However, for todays Mother’s Day Brunch it was well below par. The chicken and waffles were fine but the eggs Benedict were over cooked, dry, and plated on a gigantic plate with a tiny amount of food. The waiter was absent through most of the meal so they (and us) missed out on extra drinks. They ran out of donuts and orange juice by 10:30am. The brunch menu was very limited.

  27. J

    Jimmy

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service and excellent atmosphere!! AS ALWAYS!!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    I really enjoyed dinner,it was great.but I thought it was a more upscale place,my husband and I was celebrating our anniversary and was dressed for the occasion and people were in shorts and tennis shoes so I won’t do special occasions here but the food and service great.

  29. DJ

    DesireeJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious the waiter Austin was excellent I will come again

  30. DC

    DCgirl18

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mothers Day Celebration!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Anniversary

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Fort to bring our appetizer, service was bad and food wasn’t good.

  33. YS

    YelenaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    The meat was unchewable. The service was very good.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lunch was amazing. Graham was excellent.

  35. CW

    CatherineW

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a last minute date night reservation. The food was so good. Definitely a home run. Service was spot on. Will definitely go back soon.

  36. PL

    PLD3

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent. Server, Hugo, was wonderful. Excellent place for a celebration of s 78 th birthday.

  37. CD

    CameronD

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful as always

  38. CH

    ChasH

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great menu selections including fixed price 3 course meals offered (steaks, seafood, etc.), nice professional and knowledgeable waiter, great food and cocktails, along with nice ambiance. Not an inexpensive experience, but a very nice outing for a long-married "date night." Would definitely return for any special occasion.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    Service was good and prices are fair. Portions are small and steaks for my table were all well done when we all asked for medium.

  40. EF

    ElissaF

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our dining experience was wonderful. The drinks, food, service are all exceptional.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - McLean offers takeout 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 6707 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 52 times today
Google Map for J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - McLean

6930 Old Dominion Drive McLean, VA 22101

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Route 123

  • Neighbourhood

    McLean

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Happy hour: Sunday - Friday, 4pm - 7pm bar only.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 893-1034

  • Catering

    Please call for details.

  • Private party facilities

    J.Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood is the perfect setting for your banquet, wedding rehearsal dinner, graduation party, birthday celebration, business meeting or any other special occasion that demands an excellent meal and elegant setting.

  • Private party contact

    Dorna Palani: (703) 893-1034

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