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J.Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood

) #2 of 115 Restaurants in McLean $$ - $$$ American, , 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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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6930 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22101-3816
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I made a reservation for my birthday, and I called to ask to be sit by the corner or wall, instead at the center. They told me it was okay, but when I got there, they sat me at the center. I ordered fried calamari...More

Thank Jwiki
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

McLean, and near by Tysons Corner, has more steak houses than California has lawyers scrambling for work. The competition here is stiff and J Gilbert's is one of my five favorite steak houses in this area. Service is good and their 24-ounce Black Angus porterhouse...More

Thank Michael_7X7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

J Gilbert has an amazing wine selection to choose -- probably one of the best in the area. Some helpful hints: 1. Do NOT sit in the Bar area...unfortunately the bartenders are very lazy, slow & UNATTENTIVE. 2. Sit in the main restaurant area. 3....More

Thank Phantastic4u
Reviewed 12 July 2017

While in McLean, discovering "solo lunch' opportunities has been a much loved adventure. The exteriour architecture and location of J.Gilbert's captured my visual senses so did the couple of items on the lunch menu. SMOKED SALMON RILLETTE spread of house-smoked salmon,dill, chive, red onion, capers,egg...More

Thank Cristina H
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Questions & Answers
10 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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
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
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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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