an egg is an egg...meditating at the Museo Miró in Barcelona

Saturday, July 14, 2007

j. gilberts

Tonight three of us ate at the Glastonbury j. gilberts. It was a great meal. We could only get last minute reservations for a 5:15 sitting but it worked out well. We were not rushed from our table.
Shrimp Cocktails [$12.95] were huge and sat on a bed of Fried Tortilla Chiffonade with a good Cocktail Sauce. I ordered the Iceberg Wedge Salad with Bleu Cheese dressing, Gouda Cheese and Bacon Crumbles - delicious [$5.95]
One entrée was the 6 ounce Filet [$25.50] and the others were the Filet Oscar with Lump Crab and Hollandaise Sauce $29.95]. They sides were Garliced Spinach, Sautéed Vegetables and the giant Salt Potato;
One dessert [sort of shared] was the Almond Tuile Canolli filled with Chocolate Mousee [$6] and a Capuccino.
Great meal with good service!

from their website:
'Don't think just because this upscale steakhouse is part of the Houlihan's Restaurant Group that it shares the chain's penchant for silly gimmicks, over-the-top décor and a pun-riddled menu. J. Gilbert's is a class act: a clubby, darkly handsome steakhouse serving good food with good service for honest prices. While beef runs through the menu, it does not rule it. Grilled chicken dishes, seafood, pastas and salads also make their home on the range. Cajun and bayou flavors also cleverly insinuate themselves. Appetizers like smoked chicken tortilla soup or smoked chicken and black bean quesadilla make good starters. So, too, do generous salads like the zippy Caesar with red chili croutons. We like the steaks here, especially the tasty strip and the cowboy-cut rib-eye served with red chili-onion straws. Barbecue pork ribs are big, sloppy and succulent. Not in the mood for meat? Then perhaps the lobster ravioli will make you happy. The staff here is a wholesome, earnest and hard-working bunch, which makes J. Gilbert's even easier to like'.

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