I want to be clear that the fryer here is NOT safe. It is a shared fryer. This was confirmed by at least three employees (one of which was a manager). Please be safe! The staff gave conflicting answers and made be very uncomfortable. I am also a former health inspector and found the place to be quite filthy. This didn't leave me feeling very safe at all! There were crumbs in my water from either poor dishwashing practices or other contamination. I actually chose to forego eating there while the rest of my non-celiac party ate.
I absolutely love this restaurant! The burgers are fantastic and the buns taste like real buns and not like the typical GF bun. Loved the sweet potato fries too! Our waitress was great and knowledgeable about GF. Now if only they would open one in OC!
My husband and I absolutely love this place. We have been in LA for about 10 days and have eaten here 3 times. They have delicious gluten free buns (that are clearly lactose free, as we are both very sensitive) and also offer Daiya "cheddar". Their burgers are so delicious that they mute the terrible fake cheese taste; it's actually worth adding to the burger. Try one with pineapple, jalapeño, bacon and bbq! Their regular fries are safe, but the sweet potato fries are where it's at! The only gf beer they had available is Omission (not safe for Celiacs); however, they offer raspberry and pear ciders that are delicious and not too sweet. All in all, dining here has repeatedly been a wonderful experience that left neither my husband or myself feeling ill after indulging in a meal we rarely are able to enjoy. Last but not least, the staff has been very friendly and accommodated. 5 starts for this place!
Dedicated gluten free menu and knowledgeable staff. Bacon cheese burger, fries, and drink for $15. Great taste and got right in for lunch on Saturday at 1 pm.
Incredible place and a great find in downtown LA. They have a complete, dedicated GF menu. Will be back next time we are in LA. Note: full non-GF menu too.
Ate lunch here. Separate GF menu but a lot of options on regular menu as well. I got a bison burger with sweet potatoes fries and they have GF beer but only on brand. The food was great, but I would not consider this a one $ waiting but more like a $$.
Safe fries!!! Dedicated frier for regular & sweet potato fries. Ask for a GF menu. I think the bun is just an Udi's bun. I much prefer to get the burger bowl with a big pile of lovely greens. The fries are really good, both kinds. No one got sick. Organic bison as a burger option. Kind of pricey for a burger joint but good quality and safe so worth it overall.
gluten free beer available. gf hamburger buns are amazing! staff is friendly and knowledgeable. ask for gf menu at front.
GF bun was pretty good. They have a dedicated drier for their regular and sweet potato fries.
Fun atmosphere! Great food!
It was crowded which seemed like bad news but they seated us right away. The tables are small and it's very noisy. The waitresses are nice and the food isn't bad. The only problem was my burger was not medium which I stressed and they forgot my lettuce. The menu choices are great, my husband has a gluten sensitivity and he thought his food was great although a GF bun is an extra $2. Their fries are okay but you should go for the make your own burger.
The food and service at The Counter were excellent. The first time I (a celiac) ate here, the manager came out to discuss gluten-free options with me and to show me the ingredients on some of the products used in preparing my meal, to ensure that everything was gluten-free. I wish more places did this. I was also assured that my food was prepared separately, and the wait staff asked if I suffered from a gluten allergy. I loved the fact that I was able to create my own burger/sandwich (I choose to be a vegetarian, so I couldn't have a patty), fries, AND a delicious milkshake for dessert. I definitely recommend this place!
One of my favorite places to eat on island and have never had a problem here with getting gluten free. I love their sweet potato fries and burger on a salad (no bun; though they do offer GF buns, I prefer without). I love their pesto on the burger too! Staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. Lots to eat and it's all been delicious.
The service was slow but the food made up for it i ordered the sweet potato fries and a grilled chicken breast it was the best meal i have eaten at naples it cost around $7 i am gluten free egg free sugar free dairy free and on the paleo diet because of heath reasons but they really helped and were flexible with the menu
I am a regular here and I really love the food but for a burger no bun and Chz fries is $27 and the last time I went they wouldn't give me an extra sauce on side for fries without charging me extra pretty ridiculous. Strange because when I ask for extra in the past never a mention of extra
They are very knowledgeable and they have a gluten free bun. Their staff is very flexible and they have a great gluten free menu. They have a separate fryer, so you can have very yummy fries. The hamburgers also have a great taste! This is a very good resturant and we would give it 6 stars if we could!
Love The Counter! Always have a gluten free fryer. Get the burger in a bowl and enjoy your gf fries!
Awesome food, and they have a dedicated fryer so fries can be eaten here! Delicious burger with GF bun. Very happy with my meal here. I recommend it highly!
Horrible experience. We called in advance to make sure the fries were GF. We drove all the way to the restaurant and when we placed our order the manager admitted they fried onion rings and other items in the French fry friers! We left.
Didn't have gluten free burger buns when I went. Offered to put it on a bed of lettuce instead
Had a hamburger bowl that was really good. Manger's very familiar with celiac and they have GF buns. Fryer is dedicated but they were very honest and said that the non gf fryer was right next to it and it could splatter and cc. I really appreciate their honestly.
I had breakfast here. They have a small selection of egg-based breakfast sandwiches, or you can design your own from choices. Gluten free bun is available for $2 extra. The sandwich was fine, on a plain type of white bun. The bun did not fall apart as some GF beads do. Very basic counter service. No menu on the wall; see the clipboards at the end of the counter. No complaints.
Great food, lots of options. They have a dedicated fryer for fries only. GF buns and sauces. I told them I had Celiac's and they made sure to let me know they checked the sauces that came with my meal to make sure they were GF. Very friendly and well worth the price.