The Common Man is a good place for families. I'd compare it to Applebee's. In a city full of phenomenal restaurants I would never choose to go back simply because the price and quality doesn't rate compared to many other fantastic places.
A wonderful environment and great gluten free menu.
This review is for the rest stop locations. They don't clean the grill so if you order anything cooked then it's cooked on the same surface as the pancakes and gluten bread etc. all they had was a gluten free bun but nothing to put in it except boars head deli meats. Not great for a celiac toddler.
Everything was awesome! Waitress was so friendly. Home fries are gluten free, as well as my French toast! So they have bread and buns (udi's) available! Was busy, but the service was fast regardless and food was wonderful! So many options, only downside is no GF batter, but still delicious!
I have Celiac Disease and my family and I stopped on the way back from the White Mountains to CT. Fantastic GF menu (steak, fish, shrimp, chicken) choices at reasonable prices and the staff and cooks got it! I had mussels in a delicious broth that came with GF bread with a toothpick marked "allergy". Also shared polenta ragout with chicken added with my hubby which was excellent. Would have ordered a GF dessert (brownie sundae, creme brûlée or almond torte) except I am stuffed! Non Celiac family members had pork sliders and chicken pot pie and loved both. Will definitely go back!
Amazing GF (celiac aware) staff and plenty of options on the GF menu. One thing I really like is that they have GF alternatives to fries that are actually yummy (sometimes I get tired of side salads!). Even GF dessert options!! Would recommend to any celiac friends.
Wonderful menu selection! Great staff!
2014: The Common Man has a gluten free menu with a lot of selections. I had a farm truck salad and roast chicken and it was all delicious. Please note that the GF menu on their website is a little out of date, but there are lots of choices. The non-GF members of the group were also very happy. 2015: I went back twice in Summer 2015 and had a great experience both times. The Pot Roast is gluten free, including the gravy and was delicious! Highly recommended!
Server was super duper sweet! Manager sweet as pie. However the food was awful! Awful! The atmosphere was adorable old New England but the food was cooked in the same era. Manager very kindly took food off the bill for us. We ran away as fast as our feet could take us.
Although they don't have a gluten free menu, the business manager was very knowledgable! He went through the whole menu with me identifying every dish that could be gluten free and there were many options. He then outlined how the kitchen would handle my order to prevent cross-contamination. I also ended up with a waitress that has many family members with celiac disease. Probably not a coincidence, but it was wonderful reassurance that I would be well taken care of!
Had dinner here tonight after our five-mile hike up Red Hill and not only was the place delicious but the servers were all incredibly friendly and very helpful when it came to me having celiac. They have a separate gluten-free menu with a variety of options, and if you're like me and like salmon but not maple, they will work with you to create your own dish; I had salmon with lemon and veggies. They also made sure to let me know what was gluten free on everyone else in my parties plate incase I wanted to try, and that all of their dips were gluten free if I wanted to sample. Would go back again!
The Common Man restaurants are always accommodating for gluten free options. At the new welcome center they added a diner and general store. I had a turkey sandwich on a gluten free roll. It was a great option on the road. They don't have a separate gluten free menu or they probably would have received 5 stars
The Common Man had always been a favorite in my family and this was my first time going since going off gluten. They have a good gluten free menu including a brownie sundae. The server took great care of me and even brought me a separate basket with a slice of gf bread in it when bringing out the bread basket. The food was excellent!
Have many menu options with gf accommodations, including Udi's pizza crust and brownies. Awesome atmosphere!
So delicious! Friendly staff and great food. EDIT: Went again during ski season and it just was not good, not even regarding gluten...just in general. Sent my steak back because it tasted like cheese. Got the second one back and it was still awful; we named it "slimy steak." Bummed. It was SO much better in the fall.
Good size gluten free menu, including dessert, and of course it's delicious, all the c-man restaurants are! Update: I have eaten here numerous times now with no problems. They go out of their way to accommodate me, tonight even customizing one of the specials for me.