Gabrielle's never fails to
Gabrielle's never fails to impress us. We typically go for the Monday night specials, but have also frequented this restaurant over the years for many special occasions. Always an excellent experience and highly recommended.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
We very much enjoyed our anniversar
We very much enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Gabrielle's and would highly recommend it to friends. The only negative was the noise level once our dining room was full.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have found Gabriel's a reliably good restaurant for years. We had salads and small plates this time. Salads were delicious and generous The fried oysters were crispy and plump and juicy, mussels were delicious in a typical spicy Mediterranean type broth.the pizza had a generous amount of sausage and ricotta(!) cheese. The crab tortolini were disappointing as the stuffing was bready and didn't taste much like crab. It's probably good that there were a scant 3 of them. The other portions were very generous. The staff were attentive and accommodating, making last minute arrangement for an extra guest in our party.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Perfect Spot
We love eating at Gabrielle's! The food is always delicious and so beautifully presented. Our waiter, Edgar, was attentive with an added great sense of humor.
We invited our family to join us and they said they too would come again. It is so relaxing to know that we are not rushed, yet served in a timely fashion so that we can attend our theater production in plenty of time. Anyone looking for a great place to eat should definitely not overlook this great spot. ENJOY!
Lenny & Cami Kochanowski, Chester.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent for the Monday night special. The best food you'll get anywhere in the world for the monday price. Service is excellent. Everyone is friendly. We plan on going back a lot.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had good service and good
We had good service and good food, no hurry to move us out. My family was pleased.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food and service were
The food and service were wonderful. I was with some older people, with vision difficulties, and it was a little too dimmly lit in the restaurant for us--but I am sure it was fine for most diners. Great Monday specials--can see why they are very busy.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
The reservation was ready
The reservation was ready and we added one more to the table with no problems. The drinks were good and we were not rushed in any way with our meals which were done perfectly.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely and romantic restaurant
Lovely and romantic restaurant with upscale food and service. Great wine list. Martinis are very good as are all the cocktails they serve. Interesting and diverse menu. A sophisticated and relaxing evening out with well prepared food, elegantly presented. We run a B&B in the area and have Gabrielle's on our recommended restaurant list. It is one of our favorites.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice restaurant. Service
Very nice restaurant. Service is attentive and not pushy. It is one of the go to places in the area. There is a lot of competition so they must be doing something right. We'll be back.
4/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gabrielle's on a Monday Night
Monday nights are "50% off entrees", which is great for saving $$$, but the trade off is they're very busy, so the service isn't quite as fast, and the noise level is markedly more "energetic", making conversation more difficult. As always, the food was excellent.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall, we enjoyed our dinner.
Overall, we enjoyed our dinner. We had a resevation for 7:00 but had to wait. The bar is small and busy with people primarilty eating at the bar. The service was slow and it was probably due to lack of staff. The calamari appetizer was good but the breading was a little heavy. The dressing for the green salad was uneventful. The steak and fish entrees were very good. The risotto was good or okay depending on who liked it but it was salty. They have a nice wine list and not overly pricey. Did not like the sidecar as it was too sweet. The desserts were very good.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Weve been going to Gabrielles
Weve been going to Gabrielles for years, mostly for lunch. Had a party of five for dinner. Service was excellent. Beef tenderloin special was perfectly cooked and delicious. Wine recommended by the server was exactly as described and good value.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Salmon Ever
Went for Mother's Day brunch but ordered off Entree selections. The Pan Roasted Salmon was prepared to perfection - don't know how the chef did it, but kudo's. Cucumber/Crab/Mango salad accompanying the fish was unique and quite good. My wife rarely send compliments to the chef. This time she did.
Service was friendly. The restaurant is a comfortable setting - never felt rushed or impatient.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our favorite "neighborhood"
This is our favorite "neighborhood" fine dining restaurant. Relaxed, consistent high quality service, and great food. Mondays can be a bit crowded because of half-priced entrees, other nights are quiet. Recommended at any time.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gabrielle's a favorite
Gabrielle's is always good, love the atmoshpere, the food it always first class. We have gone for special occassions, and just cause we felt like going, we have never been disappointed. We thoroghly enjoy it every time we go.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
An outstanding dining experience...
Gabrielle's has it all, and offers it up in a professional, esthetic manner. Service was attentive, yet unobtrusive. Food quality was exceptional, from the soup of the day, black bean, perfect in smoky flavor and texture, to the mahi-mahi special, every bite commanding our attention, perfectly done, juicy fish with lump crabmeat, squid and veggies in a Japanese-inspired sauce; just magnificent blending of flavor, color and texture. Even the ordinary-sounding shredded romaine salad was wonderful: Obviously very fresh ingredients tossed in a superb creamy garlic dressing. All the nice touches, from a variety of warm breads to frequently refilled water glasses were present in this attractive and spotlessly clean restaurant.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's a gem. Great for a casual dinner and romantic for a date. My only complaint would be I didn't care for their drinks. I didn't have wine. But i had a raspberry mojito. Kinda bland. not much raspberry flavor. My girlfriend had the drink special which was a mixed drink with rum in it. I tried this also and wasn't a fan. The food was great though.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been going to Gabrielle's since it opened. Consistently excellent. Consistently friendly. Menu offers something for everyone. Can't go wrong at Gabrielle's.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, So So Service
The slow service was not the server's fault. There were only two servers, and I think there was a large group there for lunch as well. As always, the food was beautifully prepared and delicious.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great American Food Near CT River
Great American food in the small town of Centerbrook, CT off Route 9 Exit 4. The service is very solicitous and the ambience and food is innovatively prepared. Highly recommended!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous service and great food!
The menu has a nice variety. The food is outstanding and not typical. The service is exceptional. Loved it!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food in southeastern CT
Great service, nice atmosphere, super service, interesting menu. Only drawback is that its quite noisy when the place is busy.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Half off wine Tuesdays
My family and I were very pleased with the menu. For starters the Oyster app was excellent. All the meals were cooked to perfection and had great taste. I enjoyed the Tuna for my entree. We were unable to partake but offered was half off all bottles of wine. Something they do every Tuesday.
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We ate here for a special occassion, but had to make it an early dinner. The restaurant was very quiet, only 2 other diners when we arrived. The food was excellent, a good choice on the set menu, and 3 daily specials (2 of us had these) - if it was for food alone I would eat there again, but the experience was let down by the service - inattentive, we were left to refill our own wine glasses, and when the steak was not cooked as required the whole plate was not taken away, the steak put on the bread plate & taken back to the kitchen leaving my guest with a plate of the veg! The table clearance was sloppy, dropping food on the carpet with no attempt to clear it up. Given the restaurant was so quiet I expected better.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
early dining still delicious
We had an early reservation due to theatre reservations. Thought we wouldn't have an appetite but everything was so delicious we ate every last bite. Never disappointed at this restaurant.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We hadn't been to Gabrielle's
We hadn't been to Gabrielle's in several years. The food was very good and was imaginatively prepared and presented. While the service was overall very good, the attentiveness tailed off a little at the end of the meal.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been wanting to try this restaurant for a few years. We finally went last night and were very impressed. Although the menu is small there's something for everyone. The fried oysters and the seared tuna appetizers were standouts. The service was attentive but not intrusive. We had what the restaurant calls "casual plates" which were perfect for dinner. Everything we had was superb.
The main curses, at least from the menu's description, seemed a bit over crammed with toppings, sides and sauces. The chef could use an editor.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Clean plate club
We all enjoyed our meals. Hardly anything left on the plate! Average cost for a good meal, certainly value. We'll be back again soon. Love open table too.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quite enjoyable ! Excellent menu, service and our dinner was delectable !. Would definitely recommend to family and friends.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took advantage of the "half price entree" offered on Monday nights. My wife had the salmon and I had the tuna. The kids (2 teens) had the burger and the mussels off the "casual plates" menu. Each fish dish was cooked perfectly and paired with a unique and delicious sauce or two. The burger was, well, a burger, but a good example one. The mussels were delicious and steamed in a very tasty broth. All portions were generous. We started with Caesar salads that had a proper, non-creamy dressing and we all shared an order of fried calamari that was light and served with two stellar dipping sauces. We will be going back many times during our future visits to the Connecticut shore. It would be worth the price even without the special on Mondays.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
my return trip was as good
my return trip was as good as the first.....great service and food in a nice setting before heading to Ivoryton playhouse.....food outstanding and plenty of specialty cocketails
recommend and will return
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always the food was delicious.
As always the food was delicious. My husband is still talking about his meal.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Made reservations for our anniversary not knowing it was 50% off dinners on Mondays. Even though the place was packed the service was attentive, and timely. Started with the tortilla soup and pom frites both were tasty. I had the halibut special with cockles it was good, but found it to be on the salty side, I think because of the clams. My husband had the NY strip he said it was very good but when he was served the steak we both commented on how it didn't look like a strip. It was more like a filet style but had the flavor of the strip. Oh yes the Ruby Red Cosmo was delish. We will be going back.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service and Great Food
We went with our family which included a 15 year old daughter and 12 year old son. Our food was excellent and the service was the best we've had in a long time. Our waiter was seasoned and very kind. In addition, they have table staff roaming to make sure plates are cleaned, water glasses are filled, and you have everything you need. Imagine water glasses filled when you sit down and warm bread delivered within 2 minutes! Overall it was great and we'll be going back soon!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A pleasing nugget
Gabrielle's provides something for everyone. The food is spectacularly prepared. We began with the calamari which was among the best we've ever had, crisp and not greasy. The soup special was spectacular. Our kids loved the margharita pizza with fresh tomato and their beef/shrimp appetizer (they wanted a second one with just the beef) plus the chicken and we enjoyed their fish, cooked just right. Perhaps best of all was their service. They were always there, but not hovering. Our water glasses were always full. We can't remember more professional service. Perhaps the only shortcoming here is that the menu could have a few more items to offer more choices so that we could go back more often to this wonderful restaurant. We will be regulars.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great atmosphere
Great food, great atmosphere and service is fantastic
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I were enjoying a respite from our diets and were very cautious about our selections. I ate from the Small Plates menu and she had the Salmon. Our server made a few suggestions that were perfect.. We were able to enjoy a brightly flavored, delicious meal without going overboard. It was a perfect way to indulge without guilt. We had a lovely meal. I have suggested this restaurant to friends many times and they have all thanked me.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our dinner is always delicious
Our dinner is always delicious here. If you go on Monday, be prepared for a very high level of noise. They offer a half price entree which is very popular.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
another great meal
We brought our friends and we were very pleased that they enjoyed their meals and service. The server, Christie, was very attentive and friendly. The menu was terrific. The restaurant has been consistently excellent.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent overall experience.
Excellent overall experience. Food/Ambience/Service
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and very attentive, prof
Loved the fried calamari, trout, pork tenderloin. The sides were creative, paired well with the food and delicious. Waiters were attentive but not overbearing and very responsive to our requests. We live nearby and have consistently delicious meals here.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful time at Gabrielle's
Four of us had a terrific dinner -- everything we ordered was outstanding & delicious. Our waiter was great -- paid a lot of attention to what we wanted and our special issues and was just the right amount of friendly and attentive. We've been there before and look forward to going again.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although Gabrielle's is a 45 minute ride from home we continue to return multiple times a year. The food & service are always excellent. We've had the mussels appetizer many times & it never fails to impress. Our salads are always very fresh. So much so that we both make the other person taste what we have. The rainbow trout was very good. The apple slaw on top made the dish even better. We will be back.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our table was quiet because
Our table was quiet because of the location. I suspect tables lined along the wall, near each other were louder and less intimate.
Our waitress was knowledgeable, personable, attentive
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great asset to area!
Perfect spot to meet a friend or to bring a special someone. Food is excellent.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Monday Nite Special
Monday's at Gabrielle''s feature a discount on delicious entrees, which is well worth it. But the crowds slow down service to a crawl. Our entrees arrived after an hour though we did have an appetizer. The homemade ice creams are tasty and unusual. Try them.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfection on a plate!
The absolute best meal and cocktails ever! Our server and the chef were gracious and accomodating. The food was fresh and perfectly prepared and artfully presented. Portions were the right size to enjoy all courses. The atmosphere is comfortable and makes for casual and formal celebrating!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gabrielle's never fails
Once again, we had a wonderful dinner in Centerbrook !
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food & service at reasonable
My wife and I and several friends went there for dinner prior to attending the Goodspeed Opera in East Haddam. There is a wide selection of both type and meal size. There is large selection of wines. The service is excellent.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM