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Gelston House

) #3 of 6 Restaurants in East Haddam $$ - $$$ American, ,
8 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423-1302
+1 860-873-1411
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good31%
  • Average23%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible8%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
8 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423-1302
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent day in haddam with cousins- had lunch at the gelston house overlooking the river. Very pleasant, nice menu, great cocktail menu and good service. Recommend this establishment if you happen to be in the area. Menu quite nice, food very good and staff very...More

Thank PDR1122
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family visited here one afternoon for a late lunch. Very nice restaurant with great view of the water. The food was good, a nice fine dining experience but with enough food choices to suit picky eaters. The newly installed wood-fired oven offers real wood-fired...More

Thank Jd707700
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant in the past has had some negative reviews. I think that the kitchen staff this season is far more attentive and skilled than last year, our family gave it another try this past week and it was fantastic. You can't beat the location,...More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our service was not the greatest. Everything that was described was not delivered as described. It is the atmosphere that is appealing not the service or food.

1  Thank HonestEvaluatorGal
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Very good food and service great windows to see the Conn River only problem is the upstairs bathrooms need overhauling they don not flush properly or even flush looks like they need a plumber

Thank Phyllis T
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Elegant table settings in a beautiful old inn with great views of the Connecticut River. The restaurant is owned by the Goodspeed Opera House and probably derives a bulk of their business from attendees there. We ate after a matinee and enjoyed our meal. They...More

Thank Calhu
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Back around Valentine's Day, Goodspeed offered a gift certificate for a play and dinner prior to the play at the next door Gelston House. Great idea and we did it. The menu is not the full menu, but a good limited variety. Soup or salad...More

Thank Bernie O
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful building and views of the CT river. See planes take off from small local airport, boats, swing bridge and more. Food has not been good. If you want a sandwich, hotdog, drink on the deck that's ok. Music on the deck in summer....More

1  Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Always good.. never disappointed. Great views, reasonable prices. In the summer, the V Beer Garden is a fun spot with good music

2  Thank sue f
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We had a very nice dinner at Gelston House while visiting the area. It's in an old hotel, with a fantastic view of the Connecticut River. We enjoyed the salads, and my son loved the escargot. I had the lobster tacos appetizer for dinner, and...More

1  Thank Katherine L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$27
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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