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J.Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood

6930 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22101-3816
+1 703-893-1034
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (32 reviews)
“steak” (125 reviews)
“wedge salad” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
6930 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22101-3816
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our dinner for eight was disappointing. I tried to find a good table for 8, made suggestions based on past experience and accepted the reservationist recommendation. A table for eight with four settings on each side is not good. A table with two people st...More

Thank mfp325
HoulihansRestaurants, Guest Relations Manager at J.Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there- Thank you for reaching out and providing your valuable feedback about this experience. I'm so sorry to hear about the service and table setting. We strive to provide excellent food, service, and hospitality, but clearly missed the mark here. We'd love to connect...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for families; intimate dinners or groups. Love the happy hour and vibe of bar area as well as the cozy and friendly atmosphere on the dining side. Food is delicious, wine selection wonderful, and service has always been very good.

Thank Christina E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every now and then I'm in the mood for a great steak. Additionally, in that I spend so much time traveling outside of the US, I crave that grain feed, heavily marbled smell and taste. Unfortunately, I didn't find it at J. Gilbert's. At best,...More

Thank JGTazS
HoulihansRestaurants, Guest Relations Manager at J.Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there- Thank you for your valuable feedback. I'm so sorry you were disappointed with the meal and service. We strive to provide excellent food, service, and hospitality, but clearly failed during your visit. Please know we take your dissatisfaction seriously and would like to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've participated in two wine dinners at J Gilbert's recently. Like those at some other area restaurants like Auberge Chex Francois and Cafe Renaissance, these dinners feature a fixed menu with a particular theme. Each course is accompanied by a different wine, normally from the...More

Thank UCLA72
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Always reliable. No nonsense, great food, great service. Take a look at their website, sign up and receive their dining offer and birthday meal offer. They also have a great happy hour. We were surprised to not find their famous mouth watering biscuits in the...More

Thank lovetravelart
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Visited this restaurant for first time at lunch during Restaurant Week Summer 2017. Parking (self or valet) was easy and loved the ambiance. We were shown to our table - first booth for two as you entered the dining room. Probably not the best location...More

Thank JanetH643
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Usually my family have dinner at Gilberts Fridays. Great resturant with frendly staff. During the weekdays they have happyhour in the bar that is a very relaxed spot. The brunches they have weekends are populäre and you always need to reserve your table.

Thank Carola490
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The steaks are great, along with the atmosphere, and the happy hour is packed on a Friday night. I've used the private room for birthdays and eaten with family and friends.

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Very good quality food and impeccable service. The crab soup was delicious and the scallops and lobster risotto was wonderful. Shared several started of prawns and squid which were also very good. The onion rings were enormous- never seen anything like them!! Price wise- top...More

Thank D P
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Meeting with childhood friend, a special place was needed for dinner. Service was excellent. My filet and crab cake was everything one world want. Location is just off major roads inside the Capital Beltway.

Thank Blsquirrel
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9 August 2017|
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Response from Jim B | Reviewed this property |
No kids in the bar area.
4 February 2017|
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Response from pcooke770 | Reviewed this property |
Expensive - $30 for a large buffet
12 January 2017|
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Response from Gwendolyn R | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant opens at 11:00am Monday thru Saturday, 10:00am on Sundays. I have personally eaten lunch there as late as 3:00pm on a weekday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6930 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22101-3816
    (Route 123)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  McLean
  • Phone Number: +1 703-893-1034
  • E-mail
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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