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J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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Menu

APPETIZERS​
oysters on the half shell
peppa dew mignonette, cocktail sauce
$10
blue cheese potato chips
hand-cut​ potato chips, blue cheese sauce
$19
jumbo lump crab cakes
tropical salsa, remoulade, mustard aioli
$10.5
fried calamari
jalapeños, carrots, sweet n’ sour, remoulade
$16
shrimp cocktail
cocktail sauce, remoulade
$9.5
pretzel crusted onion rings
trio of dipping sauces: mustard thyme, parmesan garlic, our original steak sauce
$13
shrimp durango
tomatoes, basil, spinach, ancho chile butter, parmigiano reggiano
$13
ahi tuna tartare
avocado, mango, pineapple stack, cilantro oil, crisp corn tortilla
$11
burrata & bresaola
dry cured beef, burrata cheese, poached pear, fennel jam, balsamic reduction, grilled bread
$19
charcuterie & cheese board
Prosciutto di parma, Finocchiona, chorizo vela, chef’s selection of local cheese providers, w/ mustards, pickles grilled bread
SEAFOOD PREPARATIONS​
$market
today’s fresh fish
$31
jumbo lump crab cakes
yukon mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus
$32
seared georges bank sea scallops
lobster risotto, champagne beurre blanc
$29
maple plank roasted salmon
bourbon glaze, yukon mashed potatoes, green beans w/ pecans
$25
lobster cobb salad
tomato, bacon, cheddar, avocado, corn, red onion, sweet potato straws, tarragon ranch dressing
$35
char crust ahi tuna
grilled asparagus, parmesan-herb roasted potatoes, foyot sauce
$39
½ lb. canadian cold water lobster tail
grilled asparagus, yukon mashed potatoes, drawn butter
STARTER SOUPS & SALADS​
$8
caesar salad
parmigiano reggiano, garlic croutons, asiago cheese crisp
$8
baby greens
sun dried cherries, pine nuts, parmigiano reggiano, balsamic vinaigrette
$8.5
wedge salad
blue cheese, applewood bacon, tomato, red onion, blue cheese dressing
$8.5
chicken tortilla soup
$9.5
maryland crab bisque
EXTRAS​
$10
jumbo lump crab cake
$10
wood-grilled bourbon maple shrimp
$13
georges bank scallops
$25
½ lb. lobster tail
$25
½ lb. king crab legs
WOOD-GRILLED STEAKS CHOPS​
served w/ choice of 2 sides
brussels sprouts w/ crispy prosciutto
salt baked potato
creamed corn w/ burgers’ bacon
poblano au gratin potatoes
yukon mashed potatoes
grilled asparagus
green beans w/ pecans
wild mushroom risotto
sauteed spinach
ENTREES​
$29
wood-grilled ribs
full slab of baby back ribs, kansas city-style bbq sauce, thin-cut fries, creamed corn w/ burgers’ bacon
$25
joyce farms mesquite grilled ½ chicken
grilled asparagus, parmesan-herb roasted potatoes
$19
prime black angus burger
au​ poivre mayo, shallot jam, watercress, gruyere, pretzel bun, sweet potato fries
$39
new zealand lamb rack
wild mushroom risotto, sautéed spinach, rosemary demi
$27
snake river farms steak + frites
wagyu beef, brown butter sauce, fries, romesco sauce
$19
grilled vegetable platter
zucchini, poblano, tomato, yellow squash, corn on the cob, roasted mushrooms, asparagus, red pepper, balsamic vinaigrette, black bean relish
$19
blackened chicken penne
roasted red pepper cream, smoked gouda, snow peas, leeks, cilantro, red pepper pesto
$41
cajun spiced pan roasted filet
8 oz. – poblano au gratin potatoes, shiitake mushroom, port & sherry jus
About
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 Blue potato chips & chocolate velvet cake. The cozy atmosphere includes fire side dining, rich wood, brick & soft lighting where you can enjoy dinner for two 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 dinner seven days a week, beginning at 4pm. Reservations are highly recommended.
PRICE RANGE
US$31 - US$60
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Highly recommended. Great selection of steaks... Great atmosphere and great staff. It’s a very busy place, so either book table in advance or come early.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 40bartoszw
Reviewed 4 days ago

We eat here fairly often and are never disappointed. Service is always spot on, food is always wonderful. No fear with this restaurant, you won't regret it. The bar is large, and is always stuffed to the walls by the local after work drinkers, but...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank David G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food was delicious! Our server was attentive and extremely knowledgeable. I do have to say that the parking and the unlit walk into the restaurant should be addressed. A simple walkway path lighting trail would help all the first time patrons find the front...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank DonLeeFen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a party of 8 on a Sunday at 5PM. Our table was ready for us when we arrived and the place was full. The reason, the food and service are always top notch. This time was no exception. Meals included filet mignons and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank capecodtraveler01
Reviewed 1 week ago

J. Gilbert's is a top notch restaurant that is consistent in quality. I've been to J. Gilbert's twice since the holidays. Both times, the service and the food has been excellent. A week ago, we went with friends for dinner and although the food was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Retired662013
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting friends in Glastonbury. We went to dinner and had a nice meal. I would recommend this location and the food.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Robert I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here years ago and I always thought about the great food I had that date. I looked for the best steakhouse in Connecticut and J. Gilberts was on the list, and I remember my past experience so I made a reservation. Needless to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank nenalinda1022
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

My family took me to J Gilbert's after much fanfare - well-deserved fanfare, as it turns out. Ahi tartare, filet mignon, scalloped potatoes, and creamed corn with well-done bacon chunks were all PERFECT. The service was spectacular - unobtrusive, yet thorough, attentive, and super friendly....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Startupper C
Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

Skip the reservations (we waited for 25 mins and they sat everyone else before us), sauteed spinach (very bland) and expresso martini (tasted like a watered down expresso). Get the steaks, mushroom risotto and brussel sprouts (all were very good!). Our server was great and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank M4957SVchristineb
Reviewed 12 December 2018

I've heard so much about this place and have finally had the opportunity to dine here not once, but twice in the past few months. Once was for our dating anniversary and the 2nd time was merely because they sent us a Labor Day coupon!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Patricia H
30 July 2016|
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Response from MHCATTY | Reviewed this property |
The bar is somewhat noisy, but the restaurant side is not noisy at all
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JoAnne P
23 January 2015|
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Response from 246patriciae | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a nice selection of sides to go with the steaks.
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