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

4.5
6304 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 6304 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as always!

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vipRobertW
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

This visit, along with our previous visit to Gilbert's a couple weeks earlier were the first since the Pandemic. They were also the very first, in many years of visits where the meat was undercooked, in 3 out of the 4 dinners. We received Medium instead of well done and medium rare/rare instead of medium. Prior to these two dinners, it was always right on the money. Is there new staff in the kitchen because of Covid?

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vipCarol
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

I am a regular customer at J. Gilbert’s- it has been my go-to place for a couple of decades. Lately I have been dining outside for Sunday brunch and am sorry to say I have found the food to be disappointing and well below the restaurant’s usual quality. Once I ordered the chicken and waffles. The chicken was some type of dry chicken fingers and the waffles were just lousy. A few weeks ago I ordered smashed potatoes with peppers and onions. Sadly I got a plate of plain mashed potatoes. This past Sunday the kitchen totally forgot to provide us with the sour dough toast that came with our omelets. These are just a few of the kitchen failures in recent weeks. It makes me sad to say this, but management has to have someone overseeing the kitchen so the food is properly prepared and delivered to the diners in a timely manner.

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KurtE
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience5

Great cocktails and ambiance. Ordered the ribeye special and it was very tough and chewy. Our server was distracted and our second round of drinks didn’t arrive until we were just about finished with our meal and only after reminding our server twice.

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vipdick
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

food nicely prepared. tasty, comfortable seating, and very nice, efficient service...overall, i very nice dining experience....

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Service was great , ambience was good. Only disappointment was that my steak was not cooked to order , which was very unusual for my prior J Gilbert’s experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was amazing

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vipKatyaB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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vipJenniferA
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 April 28, 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 April 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great anniversary dinner. Thank you!

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JulieM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 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 April 28, 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 April 27, 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 April 26, 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 April 25, 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 April 25, 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 April 24, 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 April 24, 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 April 24, 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 April 23, 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 April 22, 2021
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience1

Overpriced and awful food

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OldTowner
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipVthedgerow
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on April 20, 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 April 19, 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 April 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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MikeH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As expected, good food and service.

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vipFrank
Charlotte
36 reviews
Dined on April 19, 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 April 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday 🥳

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vipgeorgetown
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Nice evening to eat outdoors, just a bit chilly though. The restaurant has outdoor tents but no heating lamps, so come bundled.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was awesome! Service was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

We came to our reservation on time and was seated. A server came pass the table to inform us she wasn’t our server but she will bring water. She did. When our server finally came, wearing loosely fitting black gloves, the first thing she said was “Hi, the kitchen is getting ready to close”. After awaiting her long arrival, we were already prepared to give our order. She returned, still wear the gloves, with bread and 4 appetizer plates, 2 were visibly dirty and she took them back, needless to say, we didn’t eat off any of them. The presentation of the meals was nice. Yet, the medium-well steak came out medium-rare. Their “correction” was to recook the same steak and, of course, it returned well-done. The ribs were tender and fell out the bones, yet not flavorful at all. The BBQ sauce was “off”. Only ate 2 at the restaurant and took the rest home and add Sweet Baby Ray’s. We rarely eat ribs with sauce, when smoked/cooked right, yet these needed some help.
Will never return to this place. Rude server and she wore the same gloves the entire time. Food not appetizing. The best thing was the bread. Even the Caesar salad was off.

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JVanWS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I ordered the 4 oz, filet with seared scallops. Both were delicious. My friend got the scallop dinner, also great. We shared a bottle of Merlot which was a very good value. For appetizers I had the chicken tortilla soup. It was an excellent value for the money, and really more than I expected. He got the Caesar salad which was also quite large. Our waiter was excellent. He was attentive, friendly, and very professional in his demeanor. I will definitely plan on returning soon.

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MichaelK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience4

Seaford special was over salted and drowned in butter, like Red Lobster. Both myself and date were up all night with stomach issues and meal that would not digest.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Always on point.

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vipnonna
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an enjoyable meal here. Wait staff was attentive and friendly.

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vipBonnie
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent crab cakes, ribs, and steak along with yummy bread.

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Mike
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience1

Drinks were slow being served, the weight staff was slow and didn’t check in. My medium rare steak was well done along with my buddy’s and no one came to check with us so we could tell them.

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NancyS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Although prices seem high, the portions are large. The wait staff was cordial, friendly, efficient. (An "outstanding" wasn't high enough!) We brought a friend of ours for the first time. He was impressed as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience and great food. This is one my new go to places.

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 6304 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 reservations at the moment.