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About J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Worthington
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 & Chocolate Velvet 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 dinner 7 days a week. Reservations are recommended.
Worthington, OH 43235
Steak, Seafood, American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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, private party, business meeting or any other special occasion that demands an excellent meal and elegant setting.
Private Party Contact:
Allison Dearth: (614) 840-9090
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Happy hour food and drink specials: Sunday - Friday | 4pm - 7pm
J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Worthington Ratings and Reviews
Presentation of food was lacking, in fact not very appetizing appearing. Waitress lacked clarity in explaining menu items, spoke in clipped sentences and to rapid to fully understand. Descriptions were not thorough enough to make informed decisions. Taste was fine but more to the six ounce steak ... blackened around the edges although cooked properly to the slightly pink medium that was requested. Price/value is very low and I can't recommend.
High-end steak and chops place ala Morton's, Ruth's Chris, Hyde Park...
Happy hour runs from 4-7PM at the bar with discounted drinks and appetizers. We especially enjoyed the salmon rillette while we waited for our table.
Broad menu and generous portions for the money but don't expect any bargains. Nicely plated and presented.
Watch out for the very rich sauces....and the demi-glace on my lamb chops was overly salty.
We had a wonderful and attentive waitress who added to our enjoyment of the evening.
We have always had an above average to excellent dining experience at this restaurant. However, this past Saturday, we were truly disappointed in our meals. I had the 6 oz filet. The steak was dry with little flavor, to say the least. The poblano au gratin potatoes and Brussel sprouts were delicious. My other half had the Waygu burger. It too was extremely dry!! As well, the burger was tasteless, like eating ground cardboard. Our server was extremely busy and apologized more than once for the service. Too bad that the individuals who were going around checking table statuses every 30 minutes didn't think about jumping in to help out their servers who were drowning, because it was so busy.
We will give this restaurant another chance; however, if the above experience is repeated, we will not return as there are too many restaurants out there who go above and beyond to ensure their customers have an amazing experience.
We were seated in the bar in the banquette table for 6. It was pretty quiet in there. Everyone enjoyed their entrees from pork to beef to seafood. Jackson was our server and made great suggestions for wine. He was very attentive and knowledgeable. Our gluten-free diner was happy to have the gluten-free menu given before asking (the reservation stated that one diner needed to eat GF) We'll be back.
Food was good, although the bar staff was slow in getting to customers. At our table, our waiter, Matt, was exceptional. He answered our questions promptly and checked back occasionally to assure that our food was served in the manner we had ordered it. He made the dining experience the highlight of our evening.
We normally go to J. Gilberts for birthdays or anniversaries. We are normally not disappointed. Food is excellent. Drinks are great. Wait staff is friendly and attentive. However, this time we were disappointed. My burger was overdone to the point of being dry. My wife's steak was so rare she could not finish it. Folks in a neighboring booth arrived after us and were paying their bill before our food arrived?! And when I mentioned how dry my hamburger was the waiter did not offer to replace it or remove it from the bill. He simply acknowledged what I was saying. This was not the quality we have come to expect from this restaurant. Not sure what was going on but we were sadly disappointed.
Our server was amazing and made excellent suggestions for drinks. The appetizers and main entree were absolutely AMAZING!!!! Best steak and steak sauce that I've had in Columbus. The lobster Mac and Cheese and creamed corn and bacon was perfect. Definitely will be visiting again :-)
Food is always delicious here - from the crab bisque, house salad, crab cakes, scallops, filet and homemade desserts - J Gilberts is consistently a favorite place to dine. They offer half price bottles of wine on Sunday which we also took advantage of. My only complaint is table location; we sat in aisle outside of kitchen and I was actually getting chilled as the wait staff whizzed in and out of the kitchen. It was so noticeable that we actually timed to see if 1 minute could go by without a waiter or waitress walking by our table...there was not. We asked to be moved, but due to the restaurant's popularity, no other tables were available. I'd suggest making a note in your reservation request to hopefully avoid this undesirable location.
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