Amazing food! We met with friends for brunch. They come here often for the food but not the GF food. Everything on the menu (pretty much) can be made GF. I had the fried chicken and cheddar waffle. It was AMAZING. I ate it slowly to savor the flavor. I haven't had a waffle in 7 years that wasn't a frozen Van's. The waitress was great and there no cross contamination issues. We will definitely be coming back here.
This place is so amazing. From the atmosphere to the attentive staff, we had a great visit. Our waiter was so helpful, knew every ingredient in the dishes, and was able to make knowledgable suggestions regarding modifications. Also loved that everything can be made GF, but also has non-GF options. Perfect for mixed GF/non-GF families. Exclusive fryer and kitchen space for GF prep. Definitely a must try in NYC!!
Awesome find. Pride themselves on gluten free, most of the items on the menu are. Square plates for GF food, but ran out so they have little flags that say gluten free. My food was great, had the pastrami hash with a small fruit cup- best fruit cup I've ever had, not the standard boring fruit- had pomegranate, blood orange, orange and grapefruit. Will be back again when I am back in the city!
I'm not GF but this is a great place. Everything except for a couple items can be GF. Served on a square plate instead of round, gluten, plate. They even flag it with a GF toothpick. The wife had fried chicken and waffles and a beer for the first time in years. Her dish ended up tasting better than mine.
Heavenly. Almost the entire menu is gluten free!! They have gluten free bread/buns and dedicated fryer. Gluten free food is served on a square plate as an indicator. Staff is great. We had a burger and a lamb burger, both were excellent.
Excellent service, food came out quick and was excellent. I have Celiac's and their gluten free menu was extensive. a+!!!
My favorite Gluten-free place I've been too in the past 3 years. Everything on the menu can be made Gluten-free and it tastes great. Staff is awesome too.
Finding a Gluten Free friendly restaurant is very difficult, especially one you can trust and properly manage cross contamination. Too often we go thru the paces of meeting with the head chef or manager, only to have a cross contamination mistake erode any trust.After some research on FindMeGlutenFree, I came across “Friedman’s” in New York City. In a word, FINALLY! We walked into the 31st location just before dinner time with great anticipation. It’s been quite some time since we’ve been able to eat at a restaurant comfortably. Shawn, Friedman’s Director of Operations, happen to be at the door when we arrived and seated us. He was very patient and listened to our story of recent woes. Then he spent a generous amount of time, talking directly to my daughter, answering her questions, calming her fears/concerns, and depicted the detailed efforts he and his staff focus on to make their Gluten Free customers safe, both in and out of the kitchen.The food was excellent, Ethan, our server was very attentive and continued to ease our concerns through dinner, and at the end I had a very happy daughter…and a great meal.Turns out the owner's daughter has Celiac and was the impetus for this Gluten Free haven.I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Great little restaurant for brunch or lunch. They have awesome fried chicken and waffles. They also have a great turkey sandwich on delicious gf bread. They also have a dedicated fryer and fry their own chips which are delicious as well.
Celiac Heaven! Ate here three times during a short trip to New York. Servers were awesome and very Celiac aware. Got food to go, everything was marked with a GF sticker. Loved the extra reassurance. Had the Adobo salad. It was huge and very tasty! Went back the next night cuz everything was so amazing!
Great pancakes. Very GF friendly. 90% of menu can be done GF. Long wait...but worth it.
A must visit restaurant when I'm in NYC. The chicken and waffles are delicious. I've safely eaten at Friedman's several times, and I look forward to returning soon. Yum!
I love this place! I ate here 4 times while visiting NYC. They take gluten free seriously and are very accommodating. Fantastic food and great staff, almost all dishes can be modified. Can't recommend enough!
Bit of a long wait for the table, but then we understood why. Literally all but one item on the dinner menu can be made gluten free and it was delicious. We loved the spinach and artichoke dip and the burgers were delicious. Also enjoyed the gluten free apple crisp to top it all off!
The chicken and waffles are amazing!!! The lamb burger is great! The staff is friendly and knowledgable. I'm going back for sure!
Knowledgeable and patient staff. Tasty meal on both occasions.
When I ordered sweet potato fries today I asked the server if the blue cheese aioli was gluten free, he immediately said yes. Now I'm suffering incredible pain due to his lack of knowledge. It's one thing to prepare your food celiac safe but PLEASE have all your staff informed as to what condiments and sauces do not fit under that gluten free umbrella. Don't know if I could call this place celiac safe anymore and I will probably never go back to the Herald Square branch again.
The chicken and waffles there are great!!
Fantastic! Great selection of food and drinks. Amazing service too.
Delicious, good, fast service, WILL be coming back
My best friend has Celiac, and this place was a God send! Grace was our waitress and she was amazing! She was so fun and met all of our requests with a smile and a laugh. I'd come here again just to have her as our waitress! We had breakfast here. My gf best friend had the breakfast sandwich and I had pancakes. For once I could share my food with her!! We love this little gem. We will definitely be back soon!
I can not say enough wonderful things about this restaurant. They have a separate cooking space and a huge GF menu. My daughter, who is celiac & a picky eater was very excited about all the choices. They were so sweet to her and she felt so special at this restaurant. I can not wait to go back.
Food was very good, got seated and served quickly. Ended up getting very sick later though. Not sure if something got cross contaminated or what. Not very happy.
Friedman's is great for Celiac sufferers. Great menu choice. Only complaint is that you need to be prepared to wait a while to be seated, especially if you are a bigger party, as you can't book in advance.
This place was amazing! Just about everything is already GF or can be prepared GF. I had a burger and the GF bun was excellent! I wish I lived in NYC so I could eat here more often.
Delish! Only thing is that brunch is served until 4 on Sunday so limited menus unless you want eggs at 3pm. Only complaint.
What a Great dining experience! Nearly everything on the menu can be made gluten free, including the burgers, fries, fried chicken and waffles, sandwiches etc. the menu was more diverse than I expected. They even make their own ketchup (it was good but bland). We had planned on doing takeout, but it was less casual than we expected so we decided to sit. 3 different gf beer choices, including my favorite. The staff were knowledgeable and it was probably the easiest dining experience I've ever had. I'm taking off one star because the service was slow, and the fries weren't crispy. It was still a joy to eat here though.
This place is 100% the bomb! I come here every time I'm in New York. My server just told me about the almost entirely gluten free brunch, with pancakes!! Get the lamb burger.
Delicious and gluten friendly!!! Highly recommend!
fantastic pancakes and bacon!
Awesome food and the staff is very friendly and knowledgable of all allergies. I highly recommend it.
super friendly and knowledgeable. excellent food and lots of options!
Excellent celiac options! Great atmosphere!
GF chicken & waffles -- simply amazing!!
Amazing. Had the fried chicken and waffles. Was the best. Couldn't tell it was gf. Staff was wonderful. My non celiac husband loved it too! Cannot wait to go back!!!
Always excellent. Expect about a 1h wait at the weekend for brunch.
Excellent almost all GF options on menu.
This is one of the most amazing GF restaurant not only in NYC but across the entire US. I travel often and being Celiac's is a major challenge on the road. One thing I can be sure of is that I'm guaranteed to have a great meal at Friedman's Lunch! So many choices, knowledgeable staff and they don't make you feel uncomfortable for asking questions about the safety techniques. This is my 4th time eating here (had lunch and dinner in one day ☺) and I'm yet to be disappointed. They earn every bit of the 5-Star ratings!!
Loved the food and the care for avoiding gluten. The special was fish and chips. My husband and I ordered it, though his was regular and mine was gf. Delicious! The batter was light and held together. The fries were delicious, as well. There were plenty of other options, but I was sold on the special immediately.
Wow!!!! HUGE menu! Basically 2 kitchens! Celiac SAFE!! Walked a mile to get here & totally worth it!!!
Delicious gluten free entrees and desserts. Almost the entire menu can be prepared gluten free!
This is my favorite restaurant. There's a lot of options and the food and service are great. As a very sensitive celiac, of all the times I've been here I've never had a problem.
Really felt loved...as a gluten free, vegetarian with flax allergies! Great options with friendly, super service! Will be going back soon!
Fantastic! The GF was great with a dedicated separate kitchen! Service was awesome (Grace) too!!
I never worry when I eat here as the staff are very knowledgeable and take all precautions to make sure my meal is safe. And the food is tasty!
Fantastic GF selection and great tasting food. Dedicated food prep areas and fry vats. We had a great burger with tomato soup and a Scottish ginger beer. They even have GF fried chicken and GF chicken and waffles on the weekends. Staff very aware of GF needs.
Found Friedman's earlier in the day at Chelsea Market. Had the Chicken & Waffles there. I haven't had fried chicken in over 7 years. Heaven! We were near this location for dinner and stopped in. Still full from lunch I ordered the burrata appetizer and shaved Brussel sprouts with a Steadfast blonde ale beer. Love this restaurant!!
Great atmosphere. Great food and it server was very attentive and friendly. Staff took great care with my gf order. many options on the menu, including dessert!. A little on the pricey side, but great flavor and quality!
Went here twice on vacation and the menu is filled with GF options and the food is fresh and flavorful! Very relaxed atmosphere and worth a visit!
One of the best meals I've had. I'll be back every time I'm in NYC. Thank you.
This is seriously one of the best restaurants I've ever enjoyed. I was with four individuals - one child, one teen, two adults - who were not celiac and they LOVED it. The teen stated it was one of the best meals he ever had. I felt safe and thrilled. It was outstanding. Service and food and value = extra-ordinary.
Brisket hamburger on a gluten free bun, Very tasty! Also very busy. But worth the wait.
Had a great gf brunch. Felt safe.
Many options for Sunday brunch. Everything I tried was very good.
Nice American fare and a cozy ambience in an otherwise terrible area for restaurants (gluten free or otherwise). Alas, they are no longer doing gf fried chicken on Mondays. It was amazing.
Went for dinner. Got an appetizer, sweet potato fries, and wine. Many options and knowledgeable, helpful staff.
Wonderful lunch. Tasted like preGF days.
We have gone here twice so far and will definitely be back. My son loves the classic Friedman burger with the fries. I really loved the GF fried chicken and cheddar waffle on the weekend brunch menu. Well, at least what I got to taste of it before my child stole it and scarfed it down! :)
Tomato soup is excellent, especially if you tear up some of their gluten free toast and drown the chunks in there. Sweet potato fries are very good, regular fries are about average, I don't taste the rosemary. Hot cider is delicious. My fiancee enjoyed the chili. I'd have the Steadfast beer again. One order of fries is good for two people.
Amazing food and great service! We ate here two days in a row on a recent trip to NYC because it was so good. Tons of GF options on the menu. Highly recommend burgers and the tomato soup. Bonus points for listing beers as "gluten free" or "gluten free (5 parts per million)" - many restaurants don't understand or list this detailed amount of info, but it's important to people with high sensitivities. Wish they would open a restaurant in Denver. :)
Awesome food. Nice atmosphere. I would definitely go back again.
Loved Friedman's. The staff knew exactly what gluten was and my food to go came with a red gluten free sticker on the sandwhich wrapping to reassure me it was gluten free. Tons of options to choose from and right near Penn Station which was perfect.
Had a gluten free designated section of the kitchen and a gluten free fryer for the French fries! Staff was very knowledgable and understanding of allergy. Two thumbs up
Here is my short and sweet review of Friedman's...awesome! The tomato soup was excellent, bacon lettuce avocado and turkey on gf bread crunchy and the size of a normal sandwich!! The beer delicious and the apple crumble...to die for! The place is super rustic and homie feeling with a great friendly staff! Keep up the great work! I'll be back!
This place is fantastic. I've had the Reuben sandwich and the turkey burger which very tasty. On Monday nights the have Fried chicken which they prepare gluten free which is amazing.
I got off the Boston to NYC bus starving and used the app to find this place. So many GF choices. I had the Adobo Salad and a side of fries both of which were great. I overheard the guy next to be order the burger with the GF bun and it looked wonderful. I will be stopping here for lunch on my way back
wait staff was amazing! food was clearly marked and it showed that they cared, food was too die for!!! will be Mack for sure! I had a rueben and the bread was amazing, the home chips were so delicious, it's got a funky, fun atmosphere... check it out for sure..... also was told the weekend brunch had chicken and waffles!
The lamb burger was very good.
Close to penn station but horrible customer service! Being back the gf egg rolls and dumplings!
We haven't ordered yet but I'm beside myself. Everyone has been so helpful and knowledgeable! The restaurant is cool, upscale, geared towards the health conscious. I had an awesome soy latte while waiting for our table. Once seated, I order a brisket burger and the rosemary fries for lunch. Thr meal was delicious! I will be back next time I'm in the city. What a wonderful experience!
Saw this on FMGF and it totally delivered. Cool interior, extremely courteous and knowledgeable staff. Got the herbed fries which were delicious, friend got the tomato soup for an app and said it was great. I added chicken to the GF buccatelli with mushrooms dish and it was amazing. Sauce was phenomenal. Friend got the special of the day, Pot Pie and enjoyed it as well. Great wine list and I had a GF Belgium beer I never had before..I lied, I had 2.
Gluten free fried chicken and waffles!!!!!! Amazingly delicious. You can't tell its gluten free. Also had pastrami Reuben which was also amazing. Need more places like this. Will be back soon :)
Yummy gluten free sandwiches and fries. Great atmosphere as.well.
fantastic. dinner or breakfast you choose simply awesome! Big menu knowledgeable staff = celiac heaven. .. Enjoy Frys waffles and so much more.
Menu is 90% gluten free. Sooo many choices and probably the most GF place I have been to! Super clean and nice decor!
They are very conscious of gluten allergies. They have an entire sheet of ingredients. Very big selection of gluten free products. They serve UDIs bread which I have never really been a fan of. I actually ended up taking off the top of the bun because the burger was just so delicious the bun was ruining it for me. Got the lamb burger medium rare, and while pricey at $20, it was some of the best tasting patty I've ever had. They've got separate fryers as well as separate plates indicating a gluten free dish. Overall I felt very safe here.
New to Midtown West, this second restaurant of the popular Friedman's Lunch inside Chelsea Market has a complete Gluten Free menu. Serving all sandwiches and Burgers on Gluten Free bread and specialties such as Gluten Free Pancakes and Fried Chicken and Waffles on the weekend, there is no better place to dine Gluten Free!
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