So based on your recommendation, my husband and I tried Harper's tonight. So delighted to have a separate gluten free menu. Ordered a salad off of it after making sure all dressings were also gluten free. Received a beautiful salad loaded with gluten filled croutons. Waitress apologized like she had maybe served me cold fries or something. Manager was apathetic. We walked out and left our bill. Harper's is not serious about their gluten free support. It's all marketing. Screw them.
260 Hawthorn Village Commons, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
This places was amazing. Dedicated kitchen space and seals on gluten free products to ensure ordering safety. The macaroni is amazing and the calzones (when they have the dough) are fantastic. A must for any celiac craving a carbohydrate fix!!
Went there for lunch based on the earlier review of them having GF bread. That is not the case. They do not have GF bread or rolls, but they appeared to be aware of gluten issues and can accommodate requests.
Filthy, Filthy, Filthy! There is no concern, whatsoever, about cross-contamination from the staff. Noodles and rice, sauces, sticks, various accoutrements, and spoons/ladels are strewn about willy-nilly in every section of the bar and in the cooler with the "fresh" ingredients. I definitely would not recommend this to a Celiac sufferer, nor would I imagine Rick Bayless would allow these safety hazards to exist.
I'm only giving 4 stars because I didn't get sick and I'm very sensitive to gluten and any cross contamination. Also maybe there aren't as many good GF places in the area. I got the mozzarella pizza and was still hungry afterwards. The crust was extremely thin and pizza was very small. Looked like something from the kids menu. The taste wasn't anything amazing either.