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Permanently Closed - Gale Motor Co. Eatery

4.4
108 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Neighborhood Gem

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This restaurant is permanently closed. We feature small plates with a twist. We are similar to a Tapas style restaurant, but not specifically Spanish. We describe our food as culinary fusion. Our dishes are great for sharing! Start you meal off with our House Chips, tossed in a seasonal spice and served with a fantastic cilantro cream dipping sauce. Then move to our Spicy Tuna; the sumptuous tuna tartare on lightly fried sushi rice and topped with kimchi aioli will sure to delight! We have all sorts of small plates that are great for sharing or be selfish and eat them yourself. We do offer a few entrees if you enjoy a larger portion and want to "Be Selfish", which is the title on our menu for the entrée portion of the menu, where we also serve our Miso Ramen. We do change our menu seasonally so that each time you come, there is something new and creative in store. We hope to see you soon!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, American, Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–5:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(603) 232-7059
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
David Spagnuolo Executive Chef
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Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Great sharing plates. Too bad the one in Manchester closed it's doors. Concord is way too far. Going to miss this place!

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Love love LOVE this place! A favorite is the spicy tuna appetizer- delicious! The cocktails are also great- fun to try with friends!

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1.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Decent food, horrible service. Noted it was our anniversary and STILL got seated in the back and ignored. An hour to get our second plates that we ordered at the beginning of our meal? That’s not tapas, that’s just bad service. And busy, they were not.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

We always enjoy coming here. Great menu for sharing. Food is always delicious. My husband had the smaller order of gnocchi and it was a very small portion. Several people came in at once and the kitchen was pretty slow but when we told them we had theatre plans they sped things up. Don’t miss the focaccia or the Buffalo chips. Nice craft beer menu. Will definitely return

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Phenomenal choice, cocktails were great, food was phenomenal, but it’s a smallish chill vibe place. We went with a large group. If my husband and I were to go alone it would be an instant fave, but if we were to go and there was a group as large as ours we’d hate it. Appologies to anyone who was there during our large group appearance! Hope the food made up for our noise!

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2017

I love this place. One of the four places in Manchester I trust to prepare a proper cocktail. Food is really good. The service is great. If this place was on Elm Street, you'd never be able to get a table. As it was I was able to add two people to my reservation on zero notice. If you haven't come here, you should.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

One of my favorite places to eat in Manchester! I had made the decision to try something new and had the ramen bowl. Just like everything I've ever had here, it was delicious! Great cocktails as usual. We even shared desserts! Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was amazing! We enjoyed the tapas style so we could try many different things

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was amazing - enjoyed the Spicy Tuna.

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4.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Your website said M-F for happy hours but the waitress told us it was M-Thurs???

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2017

One of our favorite places in the area. The best carpaccio is fabulous. Great wine by the glass list. Very intimate place.

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2.0Dined on September 15, 2017

The waiter was sub-par. He must have been new and not well trained which made the experience less desirable. The food was just okay. I've been to other tapas restaurants where everything I sampled was amazing. This was not. And no bloody mary mix? C'mon. Really?
I did like then ambiance, although it is loud when it filled up.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Another excellent meal at the friendly, inventive Gale Motor Co. The Mexican Street Corn was the best thing I've eaten all month. The pea risotto was fabulous.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

I would anyone who likes real quality food to come here!!!!

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2017

This was my very first experience with this restaurant. I decided to chance it, and bring my employees there after a team building event. The menu intrigued me. I have to say everything was delicious! There seemed to only be one server, but considering we had a big group all was done quickly. He was very personable, and helped me make a tough decision on some menu items. The ambiance was very nice. The crab cake risotto was a phenomenal choice. I would definitely come here again, and suggest others do the same.

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5.0Dined on August 23, 2017

We had an amazing meal! The staff was very gracious, attentive and accommodating. Both the food and drinks were delicious. Very affordable for the amount and variety of food we devoured. If we lived in Manchester this would easily become one of our regular places to eat.

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4.0Dined on August 19, 2017

The dinner was excellent. My only issue would be the construction equipment that was outside. Took away a little from the outdoor eating experience. Our waiter was very good and not always at our side. We will be back again...

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4.0Dined on August 18, 2017

The tapas 'style' is catching on in our area of the country. These American- esque tapas are inventive and delicious.

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Food wasn't anything out of this world. Service was extremely slow.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2017

We felt this restaurant was quite the find in Manchester. The atmosphere was pleasant and comfortable, our waiter, Jeff, couldn't have done a better job and the food was delicious. Having small plates for sharing was just what we were looking for and the chocolate martini was wonderful. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Great Tapas place. All the food was delicious and the perfect size for two to share. We sat outside on the patio and had a great time. Very attentive server who also wasn't overbearing as we wanted to take our time and enjoy dinner.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2017

Rare opportunity for a meal with my wife without kids. Small plates offer many options or everyone, and gives a good opportunity to get items you won't find at other restaurants. Specialty cocktails appealed to me and my wife (and not just my wife) and we enjoyed two each (we took an Uber). Good vibe and a place where anyone would feel comfortable. Outstanding food.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2017

Food was good, but I had gone there to see something that OpenTable showed on the menu and they didn't have it. Seems the OT menu must've been updated in the fall and they offer a seasonal menu. Still, we had a charcuterie board, and roasted beets with mozzarella and honey - everything was delicious! Staff was friendly and helpful, but not "outstanding". Would definitely recommend and return. 😊

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2017

Many interesting small plates so had trouble deciding what to try but everything we had was very very good. Pork taco, pea risotto , charcuterie plate, fish taco special, tuna.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Food was delicious and the waitress was good, we didn't feel rushed like many restaurants make you feel.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2017

Wonderful tapas and drinks. We were pleasantly surprised. Will definitely go again.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2017

Second time here and was just as good. Good drinks, great staff and the food is on point. This place will become one of our go to's.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2017

Food was amazing!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2017

This is a great little restaurant with fabulous drinks and a great selection of tapas - something for everyone. Pizza is also very good

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2017

Our first time in and can't wait to go back. The shrimp and grits is must have as well as the beet salad!

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2017

I have been to this restaurant four times now. The food is fine. The menu is inconsistent, and the options aren't always great. The kitchen closes at 9 on a Thursday, so if you are going for a leisurely dinner with friends, you should arrive by 7. We had a reservation for 8 last week, and felt a bit rushed out...and quite surprised that a downtown restaurant would close so early. Overall, it's really and truly just fine, in my estimation.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2017

Always a great meal at Gale. We return many times over.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2017

Food was fabulous and the drinks were gray. Will definitely be back and will recommend to my friends

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2.0Dined on May 19, 2017

Really mediocre over prepared food with no subtlety. The art of cooking ismedling subtle flavors. If you like to get hit over the head with food go here. If you like to explore nuance go somewhere else.

The waiter while he seemed like a nice guy had no idea what he was doing. Our impression is that he was poorly trained. The place only had three tables occupied and he was nowhere to be seen when we needed him.

Overall this was a big miss. We will not go back.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

We liked that we were able to order several different dishes to share. It was very relaxed. The drinks were good and the wait staff communicated in order to meet our needs.

The only thing we tried and did not like was the tuna. It was not sushi grade and was chopped.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2017

A group of us went there on a Saturday night. It is on Lowell Street in downtown Manchester off Elm Street. The server was great, the atmosphere was cozy and the food (tappas) was excellent. I look forward to going there again soon.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2017

Enjoyed our first time here. Nice environment and attentive servers. Food was great. Will definitely be back

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2017

Get the Cuban egg roll

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Signature dessert- fried dough - was over cooked and tough to chew. Some flavors are not quite there - sauce for steamed dumpling and miso ramen. Just needed a little extra something to make it right. Wine selection for glasses were very limited and too expensive (e.g. $20 a glass????) I'd rather have good, solid selection for middle of the road than 2 high ends. And all I drink is wine.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2017

We frequent this restaurant, and have never been disappointed. The staff is amazing, they get a chance to sample the menu and drinks and always have knowledge and suggestions. Would highly recommend and have this restaurant to anyone looking for a great place for a small plate , creative restaurant.

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