About J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood - West County Center

17A West County Center Suite A102
Des Peres, MO 63131
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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. The cozy atmosphere includes 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 daily for dinner & lunch. Reservations are recommended.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30am-3pm.
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 4-10pm & Sunday 4-9pm.

Cross Street:
Manchester and 270

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(314) 965-4600

Website:
http://www.jgilberts.com/

Catering:
Off-Site Catering is available

Parking Details:
Valet & Self Parking Available

Executive Chef:
Verhny Avanzado

Private Party Facilities:
Whether you are looking to host a large dinner party or a smaller group for a special celebration, J. Gilbert’s is the place! We specialize in making all your private events — business lunches and dinners, company functions, special celebrations, holiday parties and more — unique and unforgettable.

Private Party Contact:
Dawn Allen : 3147242666x

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Happy hour food and drink specials: Monday - Friday | 4pm-7pm | Bar only.

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Promotions

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Details
Treat Mom to something special with our Mother's Day 3-course Prix-Fixe menu as well as our full menu.

J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood - West County Center Ratings and Reviews

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97% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
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Great date night experience

Dined 3 days ago

This was my second dining experience at J. Gilbert's. I was impressed the first time and that continued through my second visit. We started with Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Sparkling Blackberry Martini, and Guinness. The tropical salsa was a great add to the dish. I loved the sweet against the seafood. The martini was wonderful! For dinner we had filet, bourbon maple shrimp, and porterhouse. Steaks were cooked to a perfect medium. Shrimp was cooked perfectly. Everything was wonderful. Scott V. was an amazing server. He recommended dishes and drinks. Very attentive.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

We really enjoyed our experience at J Gi ...

Dined on April 24, 2016

We really enjoyed our experience at J Gilberts. The food was outstanding, and our server was knowledgeable and very courteous. We look forward to dining with you all again soon.

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ambience5
service5
value5

Client get together

Dined on April 22, 2016

What a great dinner experience. We all had steaks and all were prepared just as ordered. I had a Porterhouse. It was outstanding, cooked perfectly and it was as tender and flavorful as could be. Our service was spot on, friendly and always around when we needed him. Kenneth was simply great!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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ambience5
service5
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Fantastic Date Night

Dined on April 17, 2016

We were seated immediately since we used Open Table to make our reservation. Our table was a romantic booth near the fire display. The ambience was perfect, the food was perfect, and the evening was perfect.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

J. Gilbert's review

Dined on April 17, 2016

J. Gilbert's was very good. We were celebrating my boyfriend's new job and it exceeded expectations for a great steak dinner we were looking for.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

They're really good!

Dined on April 9, 2016

Our waiter was excellent and really knew his stuff. The staff at J. Gilbert's is spot on. Oh, did I say the food was good too.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great choice for great good and service.

Dined on April 3, 2016

Went after show at Fox. Did make reservations. We were running a few minutes late so called the restaurant. They were pleasant and accommodated us. Seated upon arrival after being greeted by 2 friendly employees. Nice interior. Large gas fireplace centrally located above some booths and built into wall. I would think it could be seen from almost anywhere in the restaurant. The menu is varied. Can order Prix fixe, choose your own meat/fish and sides or order from their pre-determined mixes. Warm bread with fresh butter started the meal. Then came the wood fired halibut over a bed of spinach and mushrooms with small potatoes. Real tasty. Sister had filet, baked potato and spinach. We also got a side of grilled asparagus. Everything was absolutely wonderful and the wood fired grill permeated the air and the main courses. Not overwhelming. As if that wasn't enough, we split the coconut cake with passion fruit drizzle and the cheese cake with berries. Serving sizes were spot on and some went home with us. Great service. The bill was as expected for a good dining experience with all the expectations being met. And for those who also had a couple of cocktails, the main course and dessert. We will return. Note: It looks like it could be a busy spot so I would recommend reservations. It is located within West County Mall near Nordstroms. Parking can be tricky during busy shopping hours but do-able.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always great on a Sunday

vip
Dined on April 3, 2016

We love coming here on Sundays when my parents come to visit. My dad generally doesn't prefer steak but he gets steak here because he thinks it is among the best steaks available. The 1/2 off wine bottles up to $100 on Sunday is an amazing deal and always fun to take part in.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Excellent Birthday Lunch

vip
Dined on April 2, 2016

J. Gilbert's is consistently good in both service and food quality. Whether steaks, seafood or burgers the food is prepared as ordered and delicious. They use locally grown and natural foods so the food is always fresh. We enjoy dining there and go a couple times per month.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

You Can't Go Wrong

Dined on April 1, 2016

Great food with impeccable service. Best seafood selection in the St. Louis area. You will not be disappointed .

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Great food and great service! Will defin ...

Dined on March 27, 2016

Great food and great service! Will definitely make this a regular stop when we are visiting family in the area.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Another great meal at J. Gilbert's

Dined on March 27, 2016

J. Gilbert's has for three years been my go to for Holiday Dining. The Thanksgiving dinner is our new tradition and after this year we will add Easter Brunch. The meal was fantastic and the service perfect. The wonderful lamb chops was a great way to celebrate spring. Our waiter, Sam provided us with perfect service. Always there when we needed him but never to "in your face". No doubt we will be back for another Easter Brunch.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Easter

Dined on March 27, 2016

Great food as usual. We went for Easter lunch. A little disappointed it wasn't brunch but since it is a steak place that didn't surprise me. Hoped to have at least a different menu though.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Great place for date night!

Dined on March 20, 2016

Wonderful service, delicious food. Great place for date night.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Good as usual

vip
Dined on March 19, 2016

A solid eatery; was hoping for a few more fish specials as it is Lent, but otherwise the steaks as always a good alternative.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Nice Romantic Dinner

Dined on March 13, 2016

Incredible food and the perfect atmosphere for a romantic dinner with my wife. The service was impeccable and the wine list was very nice!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Excellent steaks prepared to specificati ...

Dined on March 9, 2016

Excellent steaks prepared to specifications, excellent side dishes included in price of steak, good bread and salads. Good attentive service. Excellent wine list with option for 9 oz. portion. Enjoyed our experience.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always Good

Dined on February 28, 2016

We went to J Gilbert's to celebrate my wife's birthday. My wife and daughter wanted to split a dish, which the server took care of before the food arrived. The preparation of the food was perfect. We go to this location at least twice a month, sometimes more. If you have not been and you like really good food, you need to treat yourself!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

We love the steak and diverse side choic ...

vip
Dined on February 26, 2016

We love the steak and diverse side choices. It is consistently great to dine there.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Superb!

Dined on February 26, 2016

My son and I went to J. Gilbert's to celebrate his birthday and because we wanted a great steak. Their filet was incredible! The service was incredible as well. I have a friend coming to town and I will definitely take her here for dinner.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Excellent Choice

Dined on February 22, 2016

Very impressed with the quality of the food and the service. Excellent wine list as well. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service3
value4

great steaks

vip
Dined on February 22, 2016

We had a delicious dinner here celebrating a birthday. The steaks were well prepared and the salmon was also delicious.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

One of my favorite restaurants in West St. Louis

Dined on February 21, 2016

Food excellent - the steaks are melt in your mouth and I love all the side dishes. It is tough which 2 sides to choose since they offer so many good choices.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Great Place

Dined on February 21, 2016

J. Gilbert's was a great place to go for a date night. My husband and I got a fairly private table and were able to talk. Most restaurants anymore are too noisy to carry on a conversation. Our food was delicious and served in perfect intervals. Our server Ethan was great! Overall, great place to eat.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Never been disappointed

Dined on February 21, 2016

J. Gilberts is consistently great. I've been here several times and I'm always thrilled with the food and the service.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Wonderful Restaurant

Dined on February 21, 2016

This was my second visit and it was as amazing as the first time. I love the ambiance and the food is delicious. Our server was very attentive. The prices are not bad at all for a steakhouse!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food1
ambience4
service2
value2

Disappointed

Dined on February 20, 2016

This is the second time we visited this restaurant. Our first time at J Gilbert's was a very good experience but this time it was far from good. We don't get date night often and were very much looking forward to this night out. I ordered the 8oz filet medium/well and when it was brought out to us it was very rare. I wish that our waiter had actually been with the person who brought us our food. Every steakhouse I've ever been to have always been asked to cut into my meet asked the waiter is standing by the table. The person just put our plates down and walked away so when I cut into my meat, and it was very rare, meant I had to sit there and wait for someone to come by again. Then when he took into the kitchen to refire it and it came back, it was way overdone. When you pay almost $50 for a filet, it should be cooked to the customers satisfaction. And to top it off my husbands ribs were so covered in sauce it was hard for him to even taste the meat itself. We will say though that the wedge salad was delishious! Highly recommend it. Again, it was just a disappointing experience with out main dishes, especially since we had enjoyed our time and food there so much the first time. Our waiter was good, the only issue was that he wasn't always around when we needed his help.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, late-night find
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Never a let down

Dined on February 20, 2016

This is the place where my husband proposed and where we go for any special occasion or date night. It's never a let down. They always have fantastic service and food.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Mneilm

Dined on February 20, 2016

We really had a great meal and a fine server. I will recommend your restaurant and look forward to dining there again.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Excellent Service

Dined on February 19, 2016

Our server, Jessica Gracey was helpful. Excellent service! Wonderful, Valentine Dinner for us!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

The wait staff went out of their way to ...

Dined on February 18, 2016

The wait staff went out of their way to make sure we were happy! AMAZING FOOD!

food3
ambience3
service4
value3

Valentine Day Visit

Dined on February 15, 2016

My date and I was very displeased with the food choices. The restaurant ran out of Lobster Tails and that was part of one the Valentine Specials also they have the Augratin Potatoes on there menu and this was our second visit and still no Augratin potatoes. We were very dissatisfied but we stayed because it was late and other places was closed.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Mrs. Sims

Dined on February 15, 2016

My husband and I celebrated our 25 year anniversary here Valentine's Day evening. We had never eaten here before. It was a GREAT choice. Everything was wonderful- the atmosphere, the food, the staff ... It was a perfect evening. My husband said it was the best steak he had ever eaten! I would highly recommend this establishment!!

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great service. The crab cakes and stake ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

Great service. The crab cakes and stake were excellent.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Unbelievable open-fire grilled food.

Dined on February 14, 2016

It was a great experience. My wife and I went with another couple. We all like to have a good time.The waiter was very good. He played along with our antics. Everybody raved about their food choices. The steaks were some of the best I've tasted and the Manhattans they serve are amazing. All in all a great experience.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Valentine's Day was great!

Dined on February 14, 2016

Excellent all around with fine service , food & drink. Even the dinner bread was fresh, fluffy, and flavorful. Vegetables were cooked just right as was the steak (flavorful). I have a shellfish allergy, but my Valentine (my wife) thought the lobster tail to be superb. Roses/carnations were on the table when we arrived as requested. Great evening!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Great place for a special occasion!

Dined on February 14, 2016

We have celebrated at J Gilbert's for more than one special occasion and have always been very pleased with the food, ambience, and service.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food2
ambience4
service3
value4

Just "Alright".

Dined on February 14, 2016

I ordered a medium-well top sirloin. When I got my steak back, it was bloody. Here it is, we spent over 130+ dollars on a good meal (and it was good) but the meal wasn't worth the price. Towards the end, I kinda felt like I've wasted my money because it wasn't excellent. The website and the physical restaurant felt like two different places. It didn't create the synergy that I was hoping for.

Tags: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

We always have a great experience at J. ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

We always have a great experience at J. Gilbert's. The food always tastes amazing and the service is always exceptional!!!!

food4
ambience4
service5

My husband and I went there for Valentin ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

My husband and I went there for Valentine's Day. We both had never been there. The service was great and the food was really good. We had the pretzel crusted onion rings for an appetizer which were delicious. They came with three different sauces. My favorite was the Parmesan garlic one. My husbands favorite was the mustard based one. For dinner my husband had the filet, lobster, Yukon mashed potatoes, and grilled asparagus. He absolutely loved it. I got the maple glazed salmon with the mashed potatoes and Brussels Sprouts. Yum! We got dessert to go and selected the seven layer coconut cake with pineapple ice cream. It was amazing. This place is pricey so we would only go there for special occasions but will definitely recommend to others and go back there in the future!

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