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Just OK - Review by Isabelle E | Gelston House

Gelston House

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Just OK 5/21/2007

I so wanted to like the food here. I was delighted when I heard that it had reopened. We had tickets to Goodspeed so we decided to eat at the Gelston House in the tavern. First even though we had a confirmed reservation we had no table, we ended up eating in the bar. This was okay with us but it set the tone for the entire meal. I do want to say that the people that I dealt with on the phone were very nice and helpful. First, they don't have unsweetened ice tea... that is weird but I settled for seltzer. The tavern menu is extremely limited and frankly uninspired. We began with butternut squash soup which if it had any squash in it, it was well hidden. It tasted more like perhaps potato... we really couldn't tell. The bread basket however was quite good. My friend and I both chose a club sandwich. It was a disaster. First the bread isn't toasted it is lightly grilled and way too thick for a club sandwich. The top layer was a chicken breast that was so dry as to be almost inedible. The bottom layer was ham with mayonnaise and lettuce and tomato. I deconstructed it to try to make it edible and still it was not very good. The fries were flavored and well cooked. We were never offered dessert or coffee and we were served by everyone but our waitress. It was a very disappointing visit. I hope it was just a fluke but frankly it reminded me of the last incarnation of the Gelston House and that was not a good thing. more
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