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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (30 reviews)
“steak” (137 reviews)
“wedge salad” (17 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6930 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22101-3816
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go to J. Gilbert's for lunch about once a month. The food is good as the value, ambience, and customer service. It is a popular place in McLean with the parking lot almost always full for lunch and dinner. For lunch I typically get...More

Thank Wade M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first visit at this restaurant and I really liked the prime steaks. I would give them 5 stars for the service and food, but they forgot the birthday Celebration I made on my reservation notes through Open Table

1  Thank D_v_D_USA
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

I went here for a solo birthday lunch. And it was full the entire parking lot was packed to the point where cars were parked behind other cars. Now that being said, seating was very ample. And I had 0 issues with the food in...More

Thank Norman F
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Couples evening out last night to J. Gilbert's. I was very eager to compare this restaurant to my favorite steakhouse, Mancy's (OH). Boy - was I sadly disappointed! Although I had requested sitting by the fireplace - we were seated in a corner. My 4oz...More

1  Thank wanice2017
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Food is just ok. Service is just ok. Prices are high and atmosphere is dated. This place is always packed and I have no idea why. Go elsewhere.

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This is our favourite restaurant in McLean. Fantastic seafood and the BEST steaks! Great ambiance with burning fireplace. Outstanding service. Great Value. Gilbert's will never let you down!

Thank boyjeffrey
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

1st visit here and the entire experience was on a high positive note. AK was our Server for the evening & was fantastic on all accords. He was seasoned with his accommodating skills, the menu & the Kitchen preparations. My companion ordered the Maple Plank...More

Thank SuperMamaKat
Reviewed 3 November 2017

This restaurant was SO good we ate there twice in a 3 day period! You can be in the mood for anything (burger, fish, steak, chicken) and they've got it. Salads are so fresh and the dressings taste hand made! Be patient with the wait...More

Thank Jill M
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Came here recently for lunch with a big groups of friends. I enjoyed the place greatly. We were a big group, but everything worked amazingly well. That was in great part due to this place’s exceptional staff. Really professionals. The food was also god and...More

Thank SerpaJ
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We decided to try this place out and were surprised by crowd and it was not that good. Place was packed and we waited 30 minutes for a table despite arriving early and seeing several empty tables (no apology for wait or when we departed...More

1  Thank fttvienna
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Donna P
29 December 2017|
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Response from SuperMamaKat | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest contacting the restaurant and informing them per an online review your expectations were not met. In addition to the quality of the Sourdough Bread...I’m almost certain they will accommodate you on your next... More
10 August 2017|
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Response from Phantastic4u | Reviewed this property |
The bar area has some tables or booth type seating. We took our kids and sat them down there without any problems!!! Cheers.
5 February 2017|
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Response from pcooke770 | Reviewed this property |
Expensive - $30 for a large buffet
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 60
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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