We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gelston House

8 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423-1302
+1 860-873-1411
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good30%
  • Average22%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (22 reviews)
“prime rib” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423-1302
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (285)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 285 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The restaurant looks very pretty for the holidays. We were seeing a show at Goodspeed Opera House and had enough time for dessert. They offer a nice dessert menu- cakes, gelato, ice cream, coffee drinks, and tea. My husband and I shared a slice of...More

Thank Gloria H
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We once again had a great meal at our favorite restaurant before attending the Goodspeed Opera House. We were seated at a comfortable table where we could look out at the CT River and the Opera House. Our waitress was attentive with a good sense...More

Thank tripdogs2017
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Enjoyed a lovely pre-theatre meal at the Gelston before visiting Goodspeed. The restaurant was busy, so definitely book in advance. And although it was busy, the service was terrific and the atmosphere very relaxed.

Thank vivb19
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Gorgous place to come and eat dinner. Views of the river and opera house. Beautiful sunsets. Good food and great staff. My wife and I will be returning.

Thank Evan C
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Received a gift certificate for dinner and a play, dinner at the Gelston House, play at The Goodspeed; 3 course meal, choices; Surf and turf, Excellent, Baked Cod, Excellent, l can't remember the third. Service was excellent, only disappointment was the Cappuccino. Lovely seating outside...More

Thank frank k
Blerta K, Manager at Gelston House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

So glad to hear you enjoyed your meals! We'll fix the Cappuccino issue ASAP! Thank you for your feedback Frank!

Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Great food and a fabulous atmosphere with wonderful service staff and the building was very historic and beautiful!

Thank sdparent1
Blerta K, General Manager at Gelston House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Glad you enjoyed yourself! Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 19 October 2017

We were part of a tour of the area with 51 people. We had three lunch choices, lobster roll, blackened chicken, and a lobster casserole. The lobster rolls were served with French fries, not the kind of side dish one would expect from a well...More

Thank traintraveler10543
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We are Vegans and emailed the restaurant weeks prior to our reservation to let the chef know. We gave them the date, time and name of the reservation. After a few days, they wrote back and said the chef could prepare several delicious entrees for...More

Thank Booneboy
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Stopped here for lunch and cocktails with another couple. We decided to sit outside on the patio and enjoy the lovely view. We each had the Goodspeed Burger (Bacon, Sautéed Onions, Cheddar Cheese and Tangy Sauce) served with fries. Drinks were really good, the burgers...More

Thank glitterqueen1975
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Had wonderful scallops as an appetizer followed by the Gelston Salad, both were very good. Beautiful dining room with gorgeous views of the river. Very attentive service staff too.

Thank Teenzone
Nearby Restaurants
La Vita Gustosa
172 reviews
.08 km away
Cooking Co
24 reviews
1.11 km away
Haddam Pizza
41 reviews
1.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
Gillette Castle State Park
609 reviews
4.30 km away
Chester-Hadlyme Ferry
35 reviews
4.32 km away
Norma Terris Theatre
39 reviews
5.16 km away
Steady Habit Brewing Company
10 reviews
.94 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Lynda C
22 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from sue f | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lynda No sorry but they don't.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$36
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423-1302
    (RT 149 AND RT 82)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Haddam
  • Phone Number: +1 860-873-1411
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing