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The Gelston House

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.
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113 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
(113 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 113 reviews
5 stars
(35)
4 stars
(39)
3 stars
(23)
2 stars
(10)
1 star
(6)
Food 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Service 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Ambiance 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Noise Level
1.8 / 3
Moderate
Value 
2.6 / 5
(Good) 2.6 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • scenic view(86)
  • special occasion(38)
  • great for outdoor dining(30)
  • great for lunch(27)
  • good for groups(23)
  • romantic(21)
The Gelston House Reviews List
Review 1 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 5/05/2016
 2010
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Review 2 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/29/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 3 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Disappointed for the final time

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"We had not dined at the Gelston for a few years due to a previous terrible dining experience..we decided to give it another try because of it's close proximity to the Goodspeed Theatre. We were disappointed again. My husband and I each ordered ice tea...mine tasted like water but it was the better of the two! His had a musty taste. When we mentioned it to the waitress she wasn't apologetic...didn't seem to care. The salads were acceptable but nothing out of the ordinary. I ordered the portobello pasta...the mushrooms were so tiny that you could only see specks. The sauce itself was reminiscent of Kraft Mac& Cheese.
It is a shame that no one seems to care about improving such a potentially lovely dining venue. We had to flag down the waitress even though she knew we were attending the show next door... We will not be returning to the Gelston House. Too bad because it is so convenient.
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Dined on 4/21/2016
 2013
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 4 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Wonderful experience and excellent food."
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2014
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Review 5 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A definite must experience . Our dinner was a perfect start to a fabulous evening - we followed our delicious dinner with 'Anything Goes' (outstanding). The Gelston House Menu offers something for every taste and is complemented by a very nice wine list. We noted a group just finishing an early supper as they had enjoyed the matinee - nice thing to do. The couple sitting near us came just to enjoy a romantic dinner. We will certainly return to the Gelston House."
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2011
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Review 6 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Great restaurant!"
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2014
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Review 7 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Worst Reataurant!!

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Dined on 4/17/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Avoid! Service was horrible, food was horrible, will never done here again."
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2011
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Review 8 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Odd Man Out!

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Three out of four of the meals came out together. Mine came 5 to 7 minutes later.
That's okay if you like tough microwaved breast of chicken. I though the kitchen had finally
gotten their act together but their inconsistency is making me wonder. They were not busy so the kitchen was not under a lot of stress. Waitress was great and realized I had not been served. If it wasn't for her I probably would still be waiting! Although this restaurant is convenient to Goodspeed Opera House my next dining experience will be somewhere else.
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Dined on 4/10/2016
 2012
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion
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Review 9 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/14/2016
 2006
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Review 10 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 11/15/2015
 2005
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 11 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

They finally have it all together!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Food and service were great. I felt like they wanted us to be there. Price Fix menu option makes
ordering easy and affordable. Steaks looked fantastic.
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Dined on 12/12/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 12 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/05/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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Review 13 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Good Food in a Frustrating Dining Environment

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The Gelston House is a beautiful building paired perfectly with the picturesque Goodspeed Opera House right next door. However, the disadvantage to such proximity is that the restaurant fills up quickly before performances next door, putting tremendous pressure on the waitstaff and kitchen. We arrived precisely at our reservation time (Saturday evening at 6:15 pm for an 8:00pm show about 20 steps away) -- BTW: the Open Table listing states that the restaurant recommends an hour and 45 minutes for dinner. We were seated immediately, but waited 30 minutes for a server. Had it not been for the attention of the extremely busy and totally engaged restaurant manager who seemed pulled in 100 directions, we might have waited longer. Lack of time forced us to change our original menu selections, so we opted for simple salmon and veg dishes, although there were interesting specials along with a pretty varied standard menu. No time for dessert, of which there were a number of 'homemade' choices we're sorry we missed.
This review is probably unfair to The Gelston House, but they've been around a long time and should, therefore, have their pre-show act in far better shape."
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2011
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion
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Review 14 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/05/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 15 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/28/2015
 2012
Dined on 11/28/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/28/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Review 16 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/27/2015
 2014
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion
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Review 17 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Appealing to the eye. Not so great for the wallet

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 18 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dinner

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had a really nice dinner here. Staff was very friendly."
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Lovely Birthday Dinner

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Request for a "table by the window" for 4 resulted in a lovely corner table in the back by 2 windows with a water view - just perfect. We were seated on time, after a quick cocktail in the bar. Service was spot on - we were headed for a play at the Goodspeed, so the wait staff was available without rushing us. I had the shrimp and lobster scampi,a portion too large for me to finish, served on a bed of wide noodles with a red sauce, spicy but delicious - highly recommend. A table mate had the prime rib - cooked perfect to order and man-sized. The special for the evening was swordfish, ordered by the other 2 guests - good, but not spectacular. Dessert was predictable, but coffee hot and delicious. We appreciated the friendly atmosphere and the attentive service."
Dined on 11/06/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 20 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good pre theater stop

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Had a wonderful dinner. Sweet potatoe encrusted shrimp app was great. Great views of the Connecticut River. All in all, great night out"
Dined on 11/06/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 21 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 10/30/2015
 2014
Dined on 10/30/2015
 2014
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/30/2015
 2014
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 22 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/01/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 23 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Great river view. Food excellent. Service slow.

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/31/2015
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 24 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 10/30/2015
 2007
Dined on 10/30/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/30/2015
 2007
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion
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Review 25 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food OK, not great

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Chicken was tough and gravy seemed canned. Scallops were excellent. Salads were crispy and very good."
Dined on 10/29/2015
 2005
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 26 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Full Tilt

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"No doubt, many of the diners are going to or coming from Goodspeed Opera House a mere 30 yards away. In the past, the food here was lackluster, average banquet quality, and something one put up with for the convenience. The food and service had improved substantially in the last few years. Our experience last week moved in the wrong direction. The dining room was at full capacity, and that is a challenge to any organization. The wait staff and the kitchen were under strain-and it showed. Slightly under cooked and over cooked dishes were a bit jarring. It is an agreeable sort of place, but one doesn't go here for exemplary dining."
Dined on 10/29/2015
 2004
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 27 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/29/2015
 2012
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion
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Review 28 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 10/24/2015
 2014
Dined on 10/24/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/24/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view
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Review 29 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/24/2015
 2012
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Review 30 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 10/23/2015
 2008
Dined on 10/23/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/23/2015
 2008
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Review 31 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 10/21/2015
 2013
Dined on 10/21/2015
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/21/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great pre-theatre dining

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We had dinner at the Gelston House before a show at Goodspeed Opera House, which is conveniently right next door. My wife had the lamb chop appetizer and the special salad and I had the tuna and avocado tartar appetizer and salad. All were excellent and plenty satisfying. Service was great and they got us to the theatre in plenty of time to make the curtain."
Dined on 10/22/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, good for groups
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Review 33 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/18/2015
 2014
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 34 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 10/17/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/17/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/17/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 35 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 10/17/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/17/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 10/17/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 36 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 10/04/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/04/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 10/04/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 37 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Always Excellent

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Once again the Gelston House did not disappoint. The food was top quality, short ribs were delicious, cod with crab delicious, will return again. First time using Open Table here and had a great experience. Thank you,"
Dined on 10/03/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 38 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/30/2015
 2006
Dined on 9/30/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/30/2015
 2006
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Review 39 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Best location

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Dined on 9/27/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/27/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Perfect! Couldn't have picked a better place to eat before the show at the Goodspeed. Very relaxing! Ate on the patio and enjoyed in the beautiful view."
Dined on 9/27/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 40 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/20/2015
 2006
Dined on 9/20/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Gorgeous outdoor area overlooking the scenic Connecticut river, perfect for a romantic outdoor meal."
Dined on 9/20/2015
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 41 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/19/2015
 2014
Dined on 9/19/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/19/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 42 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 9/19/2015
 2012
Dined on 9/19/2015
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 9/19/2015
 2012
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 43 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/08/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/08/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/08/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 44 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Consistently Good / Gorgeous setting

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Lunch before a show at the Playhouse. Prep for a wedding in process but had an excellent server (she is pre-med /army reserve) and the salads were delicious as always. The place is underappreciated by some reviewers but we've been there a number of times and the food is always very good. Blackened tuna over salad was a generous, well-prepared portion. Weather was spectacular and sitting outside overlooking the river was stunning."
Dined on 9/06/2015
 2011
Special Features: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 45 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/08/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 46 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/06/2015
 2013
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 47 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Goodspeed stop for dinner prior....

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Location and reputation heard was reason for stop for a bite to eat here. Had table outdoors as requested. Told initially by hostess to go to back first and check myself as their might be a line. She went and checked. Waitress was trainee so she had an assistant which was fine. Delay on entrees coming out of the kitchen but lived with this -- issue was that food was not tasty. Had overcooked fettucine with shrimp and lobster-- bland. Nice overall setting but just maybe restaurant cannot handle the summer volumes. Maybe should have sat inside looking back. Goodspeed, however, well worth the trip up. Well worth it!"
Dined on 9/05/2015
 2007
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Review 48 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/05/2015
 2007
Special Features: scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 49 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 9/04/2015
 2013
Dined on 9/04/2015
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/04/2015
 2013
Special Features: scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 50 for The Gelston House
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/04/2015
 2012
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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