They have a great gluten free menu, and when I ordered from it, she asked if I had a gluten allergy. Hooray! I said I have celiac and she said she would alert the entire team. I had tuna poke and the dish was as tasty and beautiful as a five star hugh end restaurant. Terrific service. Yummy fish.
Abby Lane has their menu marked "gluten free" on the appropriate items. It's a fairly standard list-they have gluten free pizza crust and sandwich bread, and most of the salads are on there. However, exercise caution when ordering (read on for details).
Have been here twice. First time (4/16), ordered the nachos, which we were assured were fried separately and a pizza. My girlfriend (celiac) had no issues.
We returned in 10/16, planning to order the nachos (since they are so hard to find). We asked the waitress if they were still fried separately. She said, "no, but the chef tells me the gluten from other products in the fryer gets cooked off in the process." Obviously, this contradicted what we were told last time, along with common sense and basic food science. Our waitress had the good sense to say that she really didn't trust that logic, and that we best stay away from the nachos. We did, and had no issues.
I followed up with the manager, who stated that the menu has changed, and that the nachos are now subject to cross-contamination in the fryer. She did apologize that the theory about gluten being cooked off had made it to the wait staff, and said they would be re-training their staff. However, it definitely raised some red flags about how careful the kitchen is about cross contamination, since they seem to not understand it. This is why I didn't rate it Celiac friendly.
Hong Kong Causeway Bay No. 1 Great George Street 8/F
Had brought my Chinese translation with me. The manager took a photo of it on her phone & instructed the kitchen how to make my meal. She completely understood my requirements & couldn't have been more helpful. I can't recommend this restaurant highly enough!
The only reason I'm even giving this place a star is because what I ordered (Salmon) did taste very good and I did not get sick. The only mention of "gluten-free" on their menu is that they can substitute regular pasta for gluten-free. My biggest issue with this place was that our waiter was a complete jerk about me having a gluten allergy. Even if something appears to be gluten-free I still like to let my server know for cross-contamination purposes and so he can relay the allergy information to the chef since the waiter doesn't make your food- the chef does. When asking is something was gluten free, the waiter answered me as if I was stupid for even asking. I asked about the risotto of the day and his response was "It's rice". Okay....but what else is in it? ... he said "There is no flour." If this dude wasn't such a know-it-all I could have explained that gluten isn't just FLOUR. Anyways, I opted for the salmon because I felt it was safer and when I ordered I still wanted him to know I have a gluten allergy for the cross contamination purpose I mentioned earlier and once again the waiter was extremely rude to me saying "it's salmon, there's no flour". I would never go back here or recommend this place because of this experience. The good is not worth the price point, I left still hungry, and the employees are very stuffy people. Pick somewhere else to go.
Orange Grove Plaza Shopping Center, 1124 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29407
The food was delicious!! My daughter was excited to have gf Mac n cheese. Great selection on the menu. Our server, Eric, was helpful and patient. It was more expensive than we were expecting, but always worth it to feel safe eating out and bonus for good food.
7575 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
Not used to seeing so many GFree options on a menu. Staff very helpful. Food is far above average as well. The only negative is this is a seasonal restaurant- meaning they close at the end of Oct and don't open again until April. Enjoy one of the best while you can...