They have an allergy button that alerts the staff who then changes gloves and utensils to prepare your burger (so let them know you need GF), all the fries and shakes are GF. Highly recommend a double double protein and animal style.
Wow! If you are traveling in or near Santa Barbara, you must stop here! We stopped to pick up sandwiches and ended up splitting the ham & swiss on brioche, and the Waldorf chicken salad on honey nut bread. They were both delicious and the bread held up nicely! And after seeing their beautiful cakes, we ended up taking a few slices for the road! (carrot spice, bananas foster, cookies and cream cheesecake, and a Lemon meringue tart-- yum yum!). The only negative is a $2 up- charge to toast your sandwich.
As can be expected with most high end restaurants, Sierra Mar's wait staff and kitchen are well versed and capable of catering to a gluten free diet. Virtually everything on the $125 four course tasting menu, which changes seasonally, can be prepared gluten free. However, the gluten free bread that is served leaves much to be desired (warmed Schar brand) especially given the price. Nevertheless, if you want fine dining with a nice view, this is perhaps the best (and safest) option for celiacs in Big Sur.
Chef/owner Jean Hubert takes great pride in catering to celiacs - he explained the precautions he takes (including cleaning all utensils and cooking surfaces) which allowed us to relax and enjoy our dinner. The French onion soup is a must have, but the showstopper was at the end of our meal: gluten free souffle! If you give the chef 24-hours notice, he will be able to gather the necessary ingredients to make it happen.
Stopped here while traveling and was very impressed at the service. Questioned the chips and found they do not have a dedicated fryer. The manager was extremely receptive to my questions and concerns and stated that she would update the special menu to include that info. The food was awesome.
The location is now in the Kroger shopping center. Will be back when in this area.
This was my 2nd attempt to eat here while traveling and both times left without eating. I asked the host about gluten free and his response was to turn toward another employee who tried to answer my questions. Then another employee walked over and agreed with the 2nd person that some dishes were gluten free, depending upon what I wanted. She then asked what I planned to order (and I had not seen a menu). I told her I wasn't sure but it sounded like I might be safer to eat elsewhere and they all looked relieved as we left. NEVER AGAIN will I stop here.
They have a gluten free menu that the servers were aware of (hostess was not) with several options. Chips are cooked on-site and they were very aware of the need for cooking things in separate oil/pans. Super friendly and helpful with all of my questions regarding cross-contamination and menu items. I am severely sensitive to the slightest bit of contamination and had a great experience there. Going back tonight to try more menu items. :)
This place advertises that is gluten free with a gluten free crust . We just left without actually eating there however after the manager stated that, "we recommend that if you have celiac disease or are even slightly allergic to gluten not to eat here." She admitted that cross contamination is a certainty as they use the same sauce, sauce utensils, do not change gloves, and do not put the pizza on a separate pan before they put it in the oven. Major let down!!