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Gelston House

8 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423-1302
+1 860-873-1411
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good30%
  • Average22%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible9%
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“chicken” (22 reviews)
“prime rib” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423-1302
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Me and my family are regular costumers And every time is a great surprise The food is excellent, service is attentive. And owner very friendly Highly recommend

Thank ferdinandplaku
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Really nice spot. Lots of original work inside. Only had the soup, it was alright (most restaurants are not capable of making good soup so I won’t hold it against them, chef needs to lay off the salt too. He/she poured it in like it...More

Thank Dre K
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Not what I expecte after hearing about it from so many friends ! French onion soup was great but I mistakenly went with our waiters recommendation for dinner specials and went with meatloaf dinner which was awful! Over cooked to the poin of having absolutely...More

Thank Arthur K
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

The restaurant looks very pretty for the holidays. We were seeing a show at Goodspeed Opera House and had enough time for dessert. They offer a nice dessert menu- cakes, gelato, ice cream, coffee drinks, and tea. My husband and I shared a slice of...More

Thank Gloria H
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We once again had a great meal at our favorite restaurant before attending the Goodspeed Opera House. We were seated at a comfortable table where we could look out at the CT River and the Opera House. Our waitress was attentive with a good sense...More

Thank tripdogs2017
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Enjoyed a lovely pre-theatre meal at the Gelston before visiting Goodspeed. The restaurant was busy, so definitely book in advance. And although it was busy, the service was terrific and the atmosphere very relaxed.

Thank vivb19
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Gorgous place to come and eat dinner. Views of the river and opera house. Beautiful sunsets. Good food and great staff. My wife and I will be returning.

Thank Evan C
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Received a gift certificate for dinner and a play, dinner at the Gelston House, play at The Goodspeed; 3 course meal, choices; Surf and turf, Excellent, Baked Cod, Excellent, l can't remember the third. Service was excellent, only disappointment was the Cappuccino. Lovely seating outside...More

Thank frank k
Blerta K, Manager at Gelston House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

So glad to hear you enjoyed your meals! We'll fix the Cappuccino issue ASAP! Thank you for your feedback Frank!

Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Great food and a fabulous atmosphere with wonderful service staff and the building was very historic and beautiful!

Thank sdparent1
Blerta K, General Manager at Gelston House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Glad you enjoyed yourself! Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 19 October 2017

We were part of a tour of the area with 51 people. We had three lunch choices, lobster roll, blackened chicken, and a lobster casserole. The lobster rolls were served with French fries, not the kind of side dish one would expect from a well...More

Thank traintraveler10543
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$36
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423-1302
    (RT 149 AND RT 82)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Haddam
  • Phone Number: +1 860-873-1411
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