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8 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423-1302
(860) 873-1411
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Price range: $19 - $27
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: RT 149 AND RT 82
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English first
Westbrook, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

NOnononononono!! I'm sorry, but I need to post this review. People are so rude, and like others mentioned, SLOW! We barely left in time to see Holiday Inn at Goodspeed. And the food wasn't even that good. This place has fantastic potential, with beautiful view, but they blew it for us.

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Waterford, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We are regulars at Goodspeed next door and wanted to try Gelston house. The dining room - carpet, decor, furnishings - are very dated and need refresh. Arguably not relevant. The menu is very plain, nothing creative. The service is slow, inconsistent, and they seemed very overwhelmed by the ~20 tables occupied. I had chicken parmesan with pasta. It was... More 

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Plainville, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My husband and I researched area restaurants on various apps such Tripadvisor and open table to find a place to celebrate our 35 anniversary while staying at a local Inn. ​​we selected G House and made reservations for a 6:30 on a Monday evening. On every site we researched there were, AND STILL ARE open hours posted for this restaurant... More 

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Had dinner after a show at Goodspeed. Got drink order wrong, had to request bread 3 times. ordered off prix fix menu for $35 pp--food average. Glad we are after the show-- others in restaurant complaining about slow service. We were very disappointed.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We went with 2 other couples for pre-show dinner last Friday night. The dining room was decorated beautifully for the holiday. It really felt like a special night. Our waitress was very nice and genuine. Now the bad news. While the prix fixe dinner was a good value at $36, the dinner entrees came with no salad and averaged in... More 

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Haddam, Connecticut
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Today I had perhaps the worst restaurant lunch ever. I want to love the Gelston House because I live nearby and the view is so beautiful. However, I'm just crossing my fingers that my friends and I don't get sick from our lunch. One friend had the pasta with shrimp and lobster. It had a pungent fishy smell as soon... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

What a fantastic weekend ! Stayed at a bed and Breakfast saw a great Xmas play and a super Dinner at this fine restaurant. The service was good and food excellent! We had a window table and was served in a timely manner even when the place got full our server had time for us!

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Trumbull, Connecticut
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I took a group of 55 senior adults to the Gelston House before going to see" Holiday Inn". The staff was very helpful and courteous. the food was great, what was to be cold was cold and the food that was suppose to be hot was hot.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I've gone to this dining establishment twice in the past four weeks. Once was for a fashion show luncheon and the second was for Sunday brunch. While this restaurant once was an inn and built in 1853, or thereabouts, there are some modern additions with large expanses of windows where you have a view of the beautiful Connecticut River and... More 

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Guilford, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We stopped by the Gelston House to have lunch before seeing Holiday Inn at the Goodspeed. We chose a table in the Pub as the main dining room was packed. Although the menu (which is online) had many sandwiches and entres to choose from, we selected French Onion Soup as a starter and a Bucket of Mussels as the entree.... More 

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Additional Information about Gelston House

Address: 8 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423-1302
Phone Number: (860) 873-1411
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Haddam
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 19 - 27
Cuisine: American

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