I have only been here for drinks and dessert so far. The gf chocolate cheesecake is disgustingly sweet and so rich that neither my boyfriend nor I could make it past half of our slices. However, their vodka martini with blue-cheese-stuffed olives is fantastic in flavor and potency (I had two, and boy are they a doozy). I don't know how gf it is because of the blue cheese, but if you don't have a super duper sensitivity, go for it!
I crave cheesecake like, on the regular. I miss it so much! My favorite flavor is original, hands down. Unfortunately, the only gluten-free cheesecake The Cheesecake Factory offers is their Godiva chocolate cheesecake. It is not labeled gluten-free on the list of cheesecakes, which worried me, but they claim it is safe. I do not think the staff is trained on cross-contamination, as I'm pretty sure they used the same utensil to handle my cheesecake as they did to handle my husband's gluteny one. I avoided the area touched by the utensil and felt fine after eating it, but it didn't satisfy my cheesecake craving. Super rich chocolate may be some people's cup of tea, but I just don't dig it much. I plan to just stick with the little mini gluten-free cheesecakes from Whole Foods from now on.
I was blown away with how big their GF menu is. They offer GF appetizers, sides, entrees, and desserts. The food is so delicious, I usually get the mushroom burger (with GF bun) with a side salad. The GF chocolate cheesecake is good if you love really rich desserts... It was a little too sweet for me. I like the (kids sized) vanilla ice cream with hot fudge. They also offer an adult size sundae but it is made for 2-3 people. I only gave it 4 out of 5 stars because the last time I was there my food was cross contaminated. Within the hour my stomach swelled up 3 times the size and started to cramp horribly. I have been many times and only experienced a bad reaction once.
The service was beyond what I had expected and my waiter was very kind, and helped me find the right gluten free dinner for me. I got the 4 cheese pasta and it was out of the world delicious. I would recommend my waiter again, and was so happy that I was able to eat here. I want and will DEFINITELY come back, and am very excited that this is another gluten free option for me.***
Fortunate enough to have a server who was extra considerate. They brought it to our attention that even though the menu item is GF it is prepared in "shared" cookware/water! The Godiva flourless chocolate cake is delicious :)
Great place to eat! So many gluten free options on the menu and the staff is very helpful and nice. My celiac daughter got a kids cheeseburger with a gluten free bun, and did not have a reaction! Also, delicious Godiva gluten free chocolate cheesecake! Definitely recommend!
The Godiva chocolate cheesecake brings me back over and over!
Be careful what you order and ask questions! Had my heart set on Pasta Carbonara, which is made with gf pasta upon request. However, the gf pasta is made in the same water as the regular pasta. Ordered the tamale cakes instead and they were great. Our server was excellent and very knowledgeable. They have a lot of offer in the gluten free department, just remember to ask about the items first and you'll be fine.
My son was so excited to have so many options. He decided on a cheeseburger on a Gluten Free roll, French fries and Godiva GF cheesecake.
The Colonie New York location seems to have their act together now. I ordered the 4 cheese pasta and it was very good. The server seemed to understand celiac . She also remembered when it came time for desert and offered me the only gluten free cheesecake selection they have which is chocolate. Will certainly go again.
They have a decent amount of gluten free options. However, they offer Godiva cheesecake as the gluten free cheesecake but Godiva chocolate is not gluten free! Their vinaigrette dressing is also not gluten free because it uses malt vinegar.
Was contaminated(a gluten free pasta dish), tried it again a second time with an entirely different meal (a chicken dish with rice) and was contaminated again. Will never go again.
I like eating there using their gluten free menu but I am wondering how careful they really are. Have had acid reflux attacks after eating there and am not sure if it is related to gluten in the food or just plain old indigestion. The gf salad tastes great but I am questioning how safe it really is. Eat there with caution.
Just learned that CF has gluten free options this past week! We ate there last night and it was delicious! I had lemon herb roasted chicken. We ate there tonight and my gf mushroom hamburger came with a gf bun! I expected a bunless burger, but this was a nice surprise. Fries were offered and I asked if they were fixed in a dedicated fryer; the server checked and said yes, but the regular fryer was right next to it and the chef suggested there was a chance of cross contamination, so I passed on the fries. A wonderful experience!
I ordered a salad and my husband had a burger with gf bun. the fries are listed as gf but when we asked the server who then asked the manager, they couldn't verify that the dedicated fryer was actually dedicated. they switch the oil between the three fryers to clean it (not sure how that works) and they use all three fryers to fry wonton, chips etc in morning. so, don't order the fries or tortilla chips. the salad had too much dressing too.
I've been scared to try Cheesecake Factory because I haven't seen fantastic reviews...overall I had a decent experience. Waiter seemed to be knowledgeable. I had the delicious 4 cheese pasta. I didn't feel any strong symptoms after (although I am asymptotic for the most part) the only disappointment is that they really don't have many options, especially for the size of their menu!!
They do have many items flagged as being gluten free by request. They only have one gluten free cheesecake though. The waiter was not knowledgeable, but did offer to ask if things were gluten free & wasn't irritated by all the questions. I had the roasted chicken & it was good. Three hours later feeling a little off, but not ill.
We had the corn cakes and lettuce wraps from the guiltless menu as well as a Godiva cheesecake no whip. I had plenty of options to choose from for food. My only complaint is that there is only one cheesecake that is GF and it would be so easy to make more. Just eliminate the crust!
Have been here twice and had a great meal both times. The first time I ordered my pasta carbonara without peas and it came out with peas but they quickly remade my meal and gave it to me for few. Very pricey but very worth it and the chocolate cheesecake is to die for!!!!!!!
the menu features a GF icon next to items that can prepared GF.
My 4 year old had her first burger here on a GF bun (we have yet to find a GF bun in the grocery store she'll eat) she was so happy to eat a burger "like mommy and daddy" - I don't want to be negative because we really love going here, but the waitstaff could be a little more knowledgable with customers and food allergies- especially when it's a child. Every questioned we asked her we got "oh sorry I don't know"
This place is very celiac friendly. Has a lot of menu items that they can make gluten free.
I ordered the 4-cheese pasta that was listed as a gluten free option. The description listed 4 cheeses plus marinara. I asked for the marinara on the side because I don't like cheese sauce and marinara mixed together. My waiter didn't speak English very well, he brought me a bowl of dry gluten free pasta with chicken on it, and a bowl of marinara. I asked him where the cheese was and he brought me a small plate with a dollop of ricotta cheese on it. I told him it was supposed to be 4 cheese pasta, I expected there to be some kind of yellow cheese sauce in it, and he proceeded to bring me 2 more small plates with shredded cheese. I really didn't know what to do next, I was so confused. I told him I expected the dish to look like macaroni and cheese with yellow cheese sauce. He went to get the manager, who thankfully spoke English, and he had told the manager I wanted to know why my noodles were yellow. I explained to the manager that I ordered the gluten free 4 cheese pasta dish and I was expecting something more like macaroni and cheese. He said no worries, I can whip you up a cheese sauce if you like. He came out soon after with a cheese sauce for my noodles which tasted pretty good despite the fact that their gluten free noodles aren't all that great to begin with. Then I ended up getting sick when we got back to the hotel. We don't go to pricy places like this often, it was supposed to be a special treat for my daughter's birthday. Definitely won't be back.
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