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The Gelston House

3.9
3.9
483 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Gelston House offers Fine Dining with a
spectacular setting with a view of the Connecticut River. Exquisite Cuisine and excellent service.

** Please allow an hour and forty five minutes for pre-theatre reservations.
** Please note that on Monday's we do not accept reservations, it is a first come first serve basis
**Monday's we are only open OUTSIDE

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm

    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

  • Phone number

    (860) 873-1411

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    June Shea: (860) 873-1411

  • Neighborhood

    East Haddam

  • Cross street

    RT 149 AND RT 82

  • Parking details

    Handicap parking available in front of the restaurant and more parking available on the side and rear of restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Menu

Appetizers

  • Seafood Chowder$6.00

    • Bucket of Mussels$10.00

      sauteed mussels with spinach, tomato & chorizo sausage in a white wine sauce

      • Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes$13.00

        • Fried Calamari$10.00

          served with marinara sauce

          • Fried Mozzarella$7.00

            marinara sauce

            • Blackened Sea Scallops$13.00

              tropical salsa

              • Clams Casino$9.00

                • Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls$9.00

                  • Sweet Potato Encrusted Shrimp$12.00

                    jumbo shrimp battered in a sweet potato crust & fried. Served with a jicama salad

                    • New England Steamers$15.00

                      • House Banging Shrimp$11.00

                        fried popcorn shrimp tossed in a tangy sauce

                        • Buffalo or BBQ Wings$8.00

                          served with bleu cheese dressing

                          • Eggplant Fries$6.00

                            parmesan cheese and tomato sauce

                            Salads

                            Add Chicken $5, - Add Shrimp $9, - Add Salmon $8

                            • Wedge Salad$8.00

                              Crisp wedge of iceberg lettuce topped with chopped bacon, Gorgonzola, fresh tomatoes & Blue cheese dressing.

                              • Traditional Caesar$8.00

                                tuscan caesar dressing and grilled house croutons

                                • Mixed Green Salad$6.00

                                  house balsamic vinaigrette dressing

                                  • Burger Salad$15.00

                                    beef or veggie on greens with onions, peppers, and bleu cheese with house dressing

                                    • New England Waldorf Salad$15.00

                                      all natural cranberry walnut chicken salad, served on a bed of spring lettuce medley with a side of roasted pepper and garnished with a hard-boiled egg and balsamic reduction sauce

                                      • Roasted Beet Salad$9.00

                                        Served over endive with grilled seasonal vegetables toasted almonds and goat cheese in our house dressing.

                                        • Goodspeed Salad$10.00

                                          Poached pear crumbled bleu cheese & dried cranberries over baby spinach with our house balsamic vinaigrette.

                                          • Robs Tuna Nicose$17.00

                                            blackened tuna over romaine lettuce, cucumbers, eggs, olives and onions

                                            • Lobster & Citrus Salad$20.00

                                              lobster meat on a bed of baby greens, orange & grapefruit segments, tomatoes and cucumbers with house vinaigrette

                                              Entree

                                              All Entrees are subject to tax, and gratuity.

                                              • Pan Seared Swordfish$19.00

                                                tropical glaze with risotto

                                                • Lamb Ossobucco$24.00

                                                  over mashed potatoes

                                                  • Faroe Island Natural Salmon$19.00

                                                    Spinach, tomato and garlic cream sauce.

                                                    • Veal Meatballs & Ravioli$17.00

                                                      Wild mushroom marsala cream sauce.

                                                      • Fish Tacos$16.00

                                                        Crispy pangasia or grilled salmon with roasted corn, peppers and onion wrapped in flour tortillas with smoke chipotle sauce.

                                                        • Fish Tacos$16.00

                                                          crispy pangasia or grilled salmon with roasted corn, peppers and onion wrapped in flour tortillas with smoke chipotle sauce

                                                          • Open Faced Chicken Cordon Bleu$17.00

                                                            chicken breast topped with ham, swiss cheese and whole grain mustard cream

                                                            • Short Rib Shepard's Pie$19.99

                                                              Braised short ribs, roasted corn, celery onions and carrots topped with Gorgonzola mashed potatoes.

                                                              • Grilled New York Strip$24.00

                                                                Sliced and served over quinoa & polenta cakes topped with a wild mushroom ragout.

                                                                • Fish and Chips$16.00

                                                                  Served with tarta sauce and french-fries.

                                                                  Raw Bar

                                                                  • Blue Point Oysters

                                                                    • 1/2 Dozen$12.00
                                                                  • Shrimp Cocktail$13.00

                                                                    • Little Neck Clams

                                                                      • 1/2 Dozen$8.00

                                                                    Burger & Sandwiches

                                                                    • Hamburger$12.00

                                                                      • Goodspeed Burger

                                                                        Burger topped with bacon, sautéed onions, cheddar cheese and our tangy sauce.

                                                                        • 8oz$13.00
                                                                      • Chicken Milanese Panini$12.00

                                                                        Breaded chicken breast, fresh arugula, smoked mozzarella, tomato and pesto aioli on toasted Panini bread.

                                                                        • Lobster Rolls$21.00

                                                                          • Kobe Beef Burger$16.00

                                                                            Half-pound kobe beef pan seared topped with roasted wild mushrooms & a brandy cream glaze.

                                                                            • Geston Bruger

                                                                              Burger topped with sautéed onions, rosemary aioli and swiss cheese.

                                                                              • 8oz$13.00
                                                                            • Buffalo Chicken Sandwich$12.00

                                                                              Grilled breast of chicken, bacon, bleu cheese and buffalo sauce.

                                                                              • Veggie Burger$12.00

                                                                                What 483 people are saying

                                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                3.9
                                                                                3.9 based on all time ratings
                                                                                • 3.8Food
                                                                                • 3.9Service
                                                                                • 4.2Ambience
                                                                                • 3.7Value

                                                                                NoiseModerate

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                                                                                1. K

                                                                                  Kuches

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  22 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  22 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on December 22, 2019

                                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                  Family get together

                                                                                2. F

                                                                                  Felnerfoodie

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  29 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  29 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on December 22, 2019

                                                                                  overall4food3service3ambience4

                                                                                  I wanted to LOVE this place since we were dining with special friends prior to a Christmas Concert next door at the Goodspeed Opera House. The interior was very pretty, but missing that certain something. Many of the Christmas lights were out, the waiter could not find a match to light the candles on the table (???) and although there were many empty tables when we got there for an early dinner, they squished several other parties in next to us. The Prix Fixe dinner was a good deal and the food was very good. I would definitely recommend if going to the show next door since there are not a lot of choices in the area, but since we live about 90 minutes away, I would not return just for dinner

                                                                                3. f

                                                                                  frazinski

                                                                                  New England

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on December 21, 2019

                                                                                  overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                  Food was good and the holiday decorations quite nice. Service was slow but the place was packed. We were happy and the food was good once we received it.

                                                                                4. WP

                                                                                  WilliamP

                                                                                  New England

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on December 21, 2019

                                                                                  overall3food2service5ambience5

                                                                                  We love the ambiance of the restaurant. The service was excellent. The location near the Goodspeed theatre works well, but the food was just ok. My cut of NY Strip was mediocre and not cooked as ordered.

                                                                                5. R

                                                                                  Rosie

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  37 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  37 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on December 21, 2019

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                  We had an early dinner, in the bar area, after a show at the Goodspeed. First time visitors. We had reserved for the bar area. Good service, tasty food. Wish there had been a bit more offered on the bar menu. We would like to return when the patio seating is available.

                                                                                6. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Tampa

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on December 15, 2019

                                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                                                  Nice setting. It’s a glassed-in room with a nice view of the river, and right next door to the Goodspeed Opera House. The Goodspeed website said they had a discount for show goers, but the waiter said he knew nothing about this, and we didn’t feel like arguing about it. They have a prix fixe menu with 3 entree choices - fish, prime rib, and chicken. Two of us ordered the prime rib only to be told that they were out of it. They did substitute a strip steak, but it was disappointing as we were both in the mood for prime rib. My wife also ordered the seafood chowder and they were out of that too. It’s hard for me to understand how an elegant restaurant plans so poorly to run out of their featured items so early in the evening - especially since the restaurant was nearly empty - only 3 or 4 other groups on a Sunday night. The food we got was good and the service was also fine. But at the end we all ordered coffee and dessert and unfortunately didn’t get the coffee until we had already finished the dessert. For the price, a little more attention to detail would have been appreciated.

                                                                                7. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on November 20, 2019

                                                                                  overall2food2service1ambience2

                                                                                  The service was VERY slow. There were not enough servers. We order from the price fix menu. I ordered prime rib and was told there wasn’t any prime rib that night and I replied it is on the menu. She said we are substituting tenderloin. We said we’ll have that. We ordered one medium rare and the other medium well. They both came medium rare. We asked for chocolate cake for dessert and was told they had run out. The restaurant was not very busy.

                                                                                8. k

                                                                                  kmwh

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on November 20, 2019

                                                                                  overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                  Lovely location and ambiance. Prefer the summer more casual beer garden. The food was uninspired and pricey. Our server was lovely. Would recommend the beer garden.

                                                                                9. MF

                                                                                  MaxFish10

                                                                                  New England

                                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on November 20, 2019

                                                                                  overall3food2service3ambience4

                                                                                  Fish and chips over cooked. Credit given. Chicken added to salad dry and over cooked. Didn’t tell server. Other people in our party said the burger was good as well as the shrimp covered with breading. Not good at refilling water glass!

                                                                                10. J

                                                                                  Jojo

                                                                                  New England

                                                                                  46 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  46 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on November 9, 2019

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                  We were going to a show and due to unforeseen circumstances arrived late for our reservation. We were seated immediately and our service was excellent to get us out in time for the show. We were able to change the sides to our entrees without issue. The special, red snapper, was a very good portion as was the halibut. The filet mignon was prepared perfectly.

                                                                                11. CS

                                                                                  ChristineS

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on November 9, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Excellent from the moment I made the reservation, confirmed it, server was superior, ambiance was beautiful, food was delicious, timing was perfect!

                                                                                12. L

                                                                                  Lipper

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on November 3, 2019

                                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                  Food mediocre

                                                                                13. t

                                                                                  tuscanyfan

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on October 25, 2019

                                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                  Excellent food. Short ribs are fantastic. It was very busy so service was a little slow. The noise level from a couple of large parties made normal conversation difficult. Have been there numerous times and will definitely go again.

                                                                                14. GJ

                                                                                  GJD1

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on October 23, 2019

                                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                  Great place to have dinner before catching a show next-door at the Goodspeed. Very nice menu. Wine list is limited but also not overly pricey. Very nice views overlooking the river.

                                                                                15. VH

                                                                                  VictoriaH

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on October 20, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  We requested a river view table- and got a wonderful one! Elegant old hotel, and the food was very good.

                                                                                16. DC

                                                                                  DonnaC

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on October 13, 2019

                                                                                  overall2food2service2ambience4

                                                                                  The dinners are expensive and not worth it. Our server and service was mediocre at best. The ambiance and river view are the best part. Next time we'll try the Italian restaurant across the street.

                                                                                17. S

                                                                                  Suzanne

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  191 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  191 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on October 5, 2019

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                  Our server was friendly and attentive and made it a pleasant evening. I must say that my prime rib was excellent but 2 others in our party ordered the rib eye steak and found it to be quite tough. That was particularly surprising given it was advertised as a prime grade of beef.

                                                                                18. CR

                                                                                  CarolynR

                                                                                  New England

                                                                                  49 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  49 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on October 4, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  We had the best table for a water view.....which was perfect as we were entertaining family from Florida who had never been to the Gelston House! They were very impressed! Must thank OpenTable in part! When the restaurant saw it was an out of state reservation, they gave a good table! The food was really special and we had a wonderful waitress!

                                                                                19. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on September 28, 2019

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                  The quality and taste of the food has really improved. It was always a beautiful spot for dinner.

                                                                                20. CA

                                                                                  CAELPL

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  174 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  174 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on September 27, 2019

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                  We went for the advertised Octoberfest menu that the The Gelston House shared in an email, and posted on outside their. building. Unfortunately, the menu was changed and they were not offering one of the special entrees - sauerbraten - so that was a big disappointment. My veiner schnitzel entree came out as the bratwurst entree so they had to start over to prepare what I had ordered. In all, the food and desserts were good, and the view was spectacular on a gorgeous fall afternoon.

                                                                                21. G

                                                                                  Great

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  26 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  26 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on September 21, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                  Food was good - Service was great - nice place for lunch or dinner

                                                                                22. WA

                                                                                  WilliamA

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on September 12, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  The food , location , water and bridge view all enhance the experience ... The crusing Steamboat didn't hurt either ...

                                                                                23. i

                                                                                  icudine2

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on August 31, 2019

                                                                                  overall1food1service1ambience5

                                                                                  Service was poor. Asked 3 times for refills on drinks and second set of drinks finally came when we were finished with our dinner. Ordered the halibut with a lobster tarragon sauce. Ensured I could get it GF. Came without the sauce, which was half the reason the dish sounded good, and was never notified that this was how the dish would be made gluten-free. My husband ordered lobster and shrimp scampi with Gluten-free pasta. When it came the waitress wasn’t sure it was the gf pasta. So they remade it and it came rubbery and very little scampi sauce. Rest of the food was mediocre at best. If I ever go again, I’ll stick with a burger.

                                                                                24. FH

                                                                                  FrankH

                                                                                  Miami

                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on August 28, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  The food was outstanding!! Prices were reasonable for the quality of our meals. Service was excellent!!!

                                                                                25. MM

                                                                                  MeghanM

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on August 28, 2019

                                                                                  overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                                                  The Gelston House was a convenient place to dine after a show at the Goodspeed. The view of the river is beautiful, but the food & ambiance were only OK. Next time, I will opt to eat in downtown Chester.

                                                                                26. MJ

                                                                                  MJMNY

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  17 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  17 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on August 23, 2019

                                                                                  overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                                                  Convenient to Goodspeed. Brought our daughter for the show and she only eats a few things. Restaurant accommodated. Very nice waiter. My crab cakes were missing the crab so they were soggy bread cakes with a horrible topping. The "better" glass of Sav. Blanc was dreadful. Seafood bisque was missing the seafood and served in wide bowl so cooled off fast.

                                                                                27. MB

                                                                                  MarkB

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on August 23, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  I had a reservation for 8 and we arrived about 45 minutes early and were seated right away. The food was cooked correctly and served appropriately. They don't have a huge menu, BUT, what they have on the menu, they know how to cook to perfection. Lobster mac and cheese is HIGHLY recommended. Serving portions were more than adequate, and reasonably priced. Only down side was they didn't serve the Blue Moon beer with an orange slice. Our waitress was very attentive and timely, so good job there as well.

                                                                                28. SB

                                                                                  StevenB

                                                                                  New England

                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on August 21, 2019

                                                                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                  Theatre night however server was very scattered and we had to ask for utensils for each course. Had to ask for fresh pepper and then discovered hairs in vegetables. Server discounted the entree. Definitely not worth the prices. No manager present in dining room and food courses very rushed even though arrived 2 1/2 hours before theatre and asked for meal to be paced. Then dessert was communicated as pumpkin chocolate pie. Came out as peanut butter chocolate pie. Glad we didn’t have but allergy. Anyway. Some attention to detail and training of service staff around knowledge of meals and utensil usage. Everyone was very nice though.

                                                                                29. L

                                                                                  Lonsue

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  32 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  32 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on August 17, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                  Always a lovely spot for pre theater lunch. Fried eggplanat sticks are to die for! Light and scrumptious. Portions are very generous. Lobster roll is delicious. With two lobster rolls and a huge pile of french fries per serving, this is ideal for sharing. Our group never has room for dessert, but the cakes look yummy and also perfect for group sharing. I will return here whenever I am in athe area.

                                                                                30. LG

                                                                                  LisaGinCT

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on August 14, 2019

                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                  Our server was EXTREMELY nice and accommodating, making sure every aspect of our dining experience was good. This is a very positive sign, because in the past many of our servers have not been as competent.

                                                                                31. PC

                                                                                  PollyC

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on August 14, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed lunch on the outdoor patio. Food was delicious. I had a short rib and cheese and caramelized onion sandwich that was excellent. I wish I had one now.

                                                                                32. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on August 12, 2019

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                  Post funeral

                                                                                33. k

                                                                                  korinef

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  48 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  48 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on August 10, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  The Gelatin House was wonderful. The food was excellent, and the service was outstanding.

                                                                                34. J

                                                                                  Jamieb

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on August 9, 2019

                                                                                  overall3food2service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great atmosphere and service but the food for all six of us was very disappointing.

                                                                                35. LS

                                                                                  LesleyS

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on July 25, 2019

                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                  Outside dining was wonderful. We went for lobster rolls but they were not available. That was the only disappointment.

                                                                                36. LB

                                                                                  LindaB

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on July 20, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Loved the chicken avocado salad . Great dressing. The view is great and it was perfect to eat there before a show at the Goodspeed.

                                                                                37. BC

                                                                                  BetteC

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on July 18, 2019

                                                                                  overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                                  We got the pre-fixed meal. It was alright but nothing great. We ate there a year ago and the food was fantastic. I don’t know if they have a different chef but....

                                                                                38. CG

                                                                                  CGVandFriends

                                                                                  Atlantic City

                                                                                  27 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  27 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on July 14, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Beautiful view of the Connecticut River and an excellent meal before going to see a show at the Goodspeed. Our server was friendly and attentive, and the meal was quick and delicious. I highly recommend the crab cake appetizer and the beet salad! Will definitely be back!

                                                                                39. JL

                                                                                  JerryL

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on July 14, 2019

                                                                                  overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                                  Location ideal for going to a show at Goodspeed. However food was marginal, the service marginal and fruit flies come in the drinks. In the future I will look for another place and plan for a little extra time to avoid this place.

                                                                                40. t

                                                                                  t4two

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  51 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  51 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on July 4, 2019

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                  Good food and good service in a beautiful location on the lower Connecticut River

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                                                                                Additional information

                                                                                • Cross street

                                                                                  RT 149 AND RT 82

                                                                                • Neighborhood

                                                                                  East Haddam

                                                                                • Hours of operation

                                                                                  Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm

                                                                                  Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

                                                                                  Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

                                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                                  American

                                                                                • Dining style

                                                                                  Fine Dining

                                                                                • Dress code

                                                                                  Casual Dress

                                                                                • Parking details

                                                                                  Handicap parking available in front of the restaurant and more parking available on the side and rear of restaurant.

                                                                                • Payment options

                                                                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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