IrishHeart

Celiac

Reviews


  • Pei Wei

    5 starsSeptember 23, 2014

    2101 S.E. Federal Highway, Stuart, FL 34994

    This celiac truly appreciates the safe dining experiences I have had at Pei Wei in Stuart ,Florida. Limited, but delicious GF offerings, knowledgeable and extremely friendly staff and a place to enjoy a meal that won't kill me. :) Especially yummy Vietnamese chicken salad rolls.... Thank you, Pei Wei!!

  • Bonefish Grill

    4 starsSeptember 06, 2014

    5212 Monticello Avenue, Williamsburg,VA 23188

    We stayed in Williamsburg for several days and we ate here every night. Why? Because Bonefish is reliably good at keeping this celiac safe and I was not willing to eat somewhere new to "experiment" and get sick while on vacation. That would not be fun. One night, I had the filet with whipped potatoes and it was very good, as always. The next night, I had the chilean sea bass. Excellent with the mango salsa and jasmine rice. The third time, I tried the house salad and the lily's chicken (I believe that is the name of the dish) and we had to wait over half an hour for it to arrive. We were seated at the bar. It was just so-so, truth be told. The portions are getting smaller at the Bonefish Grills, I have noticed and the drinks are getting even smaller. Bummer. For the price we pay for these entrees, I'd like to see them stop the "paring down" practices. Not a typical Bonefish Grill (from my experience)--the wait time for the food was long (and it was not even busy), although the servers were all very nice!

  • Magnolias

    5 starsSeptember 04, 2014

    185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401

    Fantastic dining experience! This was our first trip to Charleston and I have celiac disease, so I relied on the reviews here on FMGF. I was not disappointed--in fact, I was overjoyed. The waiter was very knowledgeable, attentive and courteous and the drinks were generous pours. The place is lovely inside and the GF menu is extensive. The GF bread was very good (and we all know that can be a disappointment) and I appreciated the fact that the waiter said to us"please slice the bread yourself as we are not supposed to handle it. "(good training in avoiding cross contamination!) Our salads were crisp and dressed perfectly. The hubs had the pulled pork dinner (delicious!) and I had the parmesan flounder. Mine was a bit overcooked, truth be told, but it did not take away from my enjoyment. So many delicious flavors in that dish and the veggies are locally sourced. And the creme brulee was fabulous. HIGHLY recommend treating yourselves to this wonderful restaurant. It's truly a celiac's dream--excellent food, vast menu, respectful staff and no worries while dining. Worth every penny.

  • Joe's Crab Shack

    5 starsSeptember 04, 2014

    579 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, NY 12110

    While visiting the area last month, I took a chance and dined here with 2 other celiacs and 2 GeeFReers. The server was so funny and attentive and she made us all a funny bib which made the experience even more enjoyable. We had a blast! The steamed Crab was superb! Just delicious and succulent. Added bonus: None of us had any ill effects from dining out--they took good care of us.No cross- contamination issues whatsoever! The have a GF menu with many options. I highly recommend this place and I look forward to my next visit so I can go there again. :)

  • Bonefish Grill

    4 starsSeptember 04, 2014

    59 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205

    While visiting the Albany area, we dined at this Bonefish with several family members. I have Celiac Disease and I appreciate it when a server (and a restaurant) takes my dietary needs seriously. Bonefish never fails me. The Chilean sea bass was reliably good, the seasonal side of zucchini was tasty but the jasmine rice was hard as a rock. Not sure what happened there, but no one else at the table had this problem.Every else enjoyed their meals thoroughly.I have to mention however, that the portions are getting smaller at Bonefish(in every locale from Florida to NY) and for the price of the entrees, I find that disappointing. Also, the new rocks glasses some places are using--are not appealing to me--and the small pour of Bombay sapphire for that crazy price with the giant ice cubes taking up most of the glass? Not cool. Whatever happened to pouring a drink to fill a glass? All that aside, if you are looking for a safe dining experience, Bonefish is a good choice.

  • Bonefish Grill

    4 starsSeptember 04, 2014

    696 J Bel Air Road, Bel Air,MD 21014

    While traveling north from Florida, we stopped at this Bonefish for dinner. The minute, Gary our waiter came to the table, I knew we were in good hands. I have Celiac and I appreciate it when a server (and a restaurant) takes my dietary needs seriously. Bonefish never fails me. The filet was reliably good, the seasonal side of zucchini was tasty and the whipped potatoes were excellent. I have noticed however, that the portions are getting smaller at Bonefish(every locale from Florida to NY) and for the price of the entrees, I find that disappointing. Also, the new rocks glasses some places are using--are not appealing to me--and the small pour of Bombay sapphire for that crazy price with the giant ice cubes taking up most of the glass? Not cool. Whatever happened to pouring a drink to fill a glass? All that aside, if you are looking for a safe dining experience, Bonefish is a good choice.

  • Shuckers & Island Beach Resort

    2 starsJune 14, 2014

    9800 South Ocean Drive, Hutchinson Island, Jensen Beach, FL 34957

    Choose wisely. Things like the tri tip salad are safe. Things marked GF "or can be prepared GF" are just accidents waiting to happen. I asked why the french fries were labeled GF...was there a separate fryolater? Waitress looked like I was asking her to decipher a complex math problem. She had no idea why those fries should be cooked by themselves, away from gluten-breaded items...she fumbled around and then said, "no, they cook everything together." Staff is not educated and the kitchen staff isn't either, apparently. Beware the fried options.

  • Da Vinci's Italian Grill

    1 starsJune 14, 2014

    6692 U.S. Highway 1, Port St Lucie, FL 34952

    Unfortunately, this "GF" food made this celiac sick as a dog. They can't control the cross contamination factor, sorry. Just being honest.

  • Roosters Daytime Cafe

    3 starsNovember 13, 2013

    891 NE Jensen Beach Blvd, Jensen Beach, FL 34957

    Gluten free options available but choose wisely. individual skillet meals are the best option for a celiac to avoid cross contamination

  • Bistango

    5 starsAugust 30, 2013

    415 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

    If you want seriously good, safely-prepared GF food, go here!!. I can't give more than 5 stars, but I would if I could.EVERYTHING can be prepared GF. The menu is extensive, the service impeccable and Anthony came out and made sure everything was perfect for us. It was.We had amazing appetizers, pastas (the wild mushroom ravioli was especially awesome) a veal dish that was succulent and the GF bread was good, too (most GF bread leaves much to be desired, IMHO but theirs was really tasty!) Salads were crisp and freshly prepared and the gelato and chocolate cake--well, what can I say? Like heaven in my grateful mouth. We loved it all so much, we went back again the second night. I have celiac and they took very good care of me and as I like to say in all my reviews: I did not get sick, so I highly recommend the place for so many reasons. Go, mangia, enjoy.

  • Woodman's

    5 starsJuly 23, 2013

    454 Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield, NH 03052

    While visiting my cousins last weekend, they brought me to Woodman's for a fantastic platter of clams, onion rings, scallops and cole slaw.This native New Englander was in heaven!! I have celiac and have not have a decent fried clam or onion ring in 3 years.Kudos to Woodman's for providing fabulous seafood in a tasty coating. The bar offers gluten free beer, too.I highly recommend this place. Did not get to play a round of mini-golf--maybe next time :) Run, don't walk to this gem of a restaurant when you are craving awesome, fresh, delicious seafood. Generous portions, too--the hubs and I ate the rest for dinner the next day. YUMMY!Too bad I live in NY --or I'd be a regular.

  • Not Your Average Joe's

    5 starsJune 25, 2013

    645 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

    Many excellent GF options and the staff always understands "celiac" and "need to be very careful" and I did not have to belabor the point. LOL Had a giant family birthday party here back in January (i was visiting again) and 3 of us are GF. Ease in ordering, careful attention to prep....and good food. Love the Joe's. Wish I had one near me in NY.

  • Tryst

    5 starsMay 26, 2013

    689 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476

    I have enjoyed both GF dinner and Sunday brunch at Tryst and the food is awesome, the service excellent and I would dine here again and again if I still lived in Arlington! :) I can only enjoy it when I am home visiting family. Big kudos to the chef and the staff! You make this celiac very happy--and my non-gluten-free family members dine there weekly. They are loyal regulars!

  • The Naked Oyster

    5 starsMay 11, 2013

    410 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601

    We traveled to Cape Cod the weekend of October 19 -20, 2012 and we went to the Naked Oyster upon the recommendation of Susan who writes Underground Cape Cod--a guide to gluten free eating for celiacs. I had the best GF dining experience of my life thus far. One of the chef/owners is GF and I just knew I could dine safely and enjoy myself. The waiter was very gracious and helpful.. (I am sorry I do not recall his name, but he had a lovely accent) We had 2 decent- sized Bombay Sapphires and the Oysters Rockefeller.Plump, succulent, juicy and delicious. Then, we had the spinach salad with cranberry vinaigrette, goat cheese, cranberries and candied pecans. YUMMY! For dinner, the special was four LARGE diver scallops with proscuitto and sundried tomatoes on top of arugula risotto. Every bite was heaven in my grateful mouth!!. After all that, I had the nerve to have a creme brulee and cappucino. OINK!! :) I thanked the chef for providing such an amazing selection of GF foods!. She took a minute to come out to meet me and I appreciated that very much. We liked it so much, we returned for lunch on Saturday. We split another of the Oyster specials and then, I had fish tacos &.the hubs had a Cobb salad...all very fresh, tasty and filling and I was happy all afternoon!. The staff, the decor, the menu---all wonderful. Go there, especially if you need to dine GF and forget how much it costs. You deserve it!..

  • Marker 88

    5 starsApril 22, 2013

    88000 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL,33036

    We recently traveled to the Florida Keys and we enjoyed two very good meals at Marker 88. The food is freshly prepared, so be patient waiting for it. Enjoy the sunset from one of the tables that have gilder chairs! Great fun! I had fish with salsa both times, (so delicious!!) but the hubs went for the filet of beef and he said it was tender and juicy. And as an added bonus, the Gluten Free cheesy rolls were moist and delicious! yaay!! I was not thrilled by the key lime baked alaska to be honest, but the service was great (thanks, Joe!) and the drinks generous.Some of the menu items are a bit overpriced, but that's the Keys during season, so I was not surprised. The sunsets--well, those are priceless--and spectacular. ***They really "get" what gluten free really means; I could tell by the statement posted on the menu. The waiter assured me that the chef takes every precaution in the kitchen to avoid cross contamination. I did not get sick either time, and that's my barometer, so go, and enjoy!

  • Matanzas Innlet Restaurant

    5 starsApril 19, 2013

    8805 A1A S, St Augustine, FL 32080

    This place came highly recommended, so we had dinner here while traveling through St. Augustine last month. I am so glad we stopped. We met Joni, the owner (and fellow celiac) and she has really done a lot to make GF dining pleasurable and safe. She even stocks a GF beer. We had the pasta with shrimp, an artichoke appetizer, salads,and her special GF marble cheesecake. It was very good and it was wonderful to sit and watch the sunset and know I was eating safely. Thanks, Joni!!!

  • The Manatee Cafe

    5 starsApril 19, 2013

    525 Florida 16 #106, St. Augustine, FL 32084

    Excellent GF menu choices. Everything is made fresh to order. I enjoyed a veggie wrap with beans and rice. Just delicious! They "get it" here. :) Thanks to the owner/manager/chef/staff. It made my trip through St. Augustine very easy.

  • Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe

    5 starsApril 19, 2013

    200 Elizabeth St, Key West, FL 33040

    Lovely garden to sit and enjoy GF KEY LIME PIE!! Delicious!!! (I did not even wait for it to "unfreeze"!) Met Kermit the chef and thanked him personally for making sure that we celiacs can enjoy key lime pie, too while visiting Key West. I highly recommend getting a piece or two. NOTE: not all his products are GF, so be careful what you sample. He has them labeled.

  • Sherry Lynn's Gluten Free Bakery

    5 starsApril 15, 2013

    961 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, NY 12110

    Sherry Lynn, Howie and their children have devoted their lives to helping the gluten free community at large and they provide a safe haven for celiacs and gluten-intolerants to enjoy home- cooked meals, baked goods and an opportunity to meet other celiacs for comraderie. The Birches embrace everyone like family. They have donated their time, food and energy to various causes and organizations. (but no one ever hears about those good deeds) They are a family run business and they do not have dozens of employees, so perhaps it does take a little time to make larger food orders from scratch, but we have never waited very long for service and a smile.. If you want food made in a totally dedicated environment, safe from any cross contamination, well, this is the place. The food is reliably delicious, the baked goods are awesome and the Birches would do anything they could for someone newly diagnosed to get a handle on living a gluten free life. Tons of foods to choose from in the freezers and on the shelves. WE ARE LUCKY TO HAVE SHERRY LYNN'S. The mac and cheese is creamy and delicious. The chicken salad is wonderfully fresh and the burgers are juicy. Every single member of my family loves Sherry Lynn's. I have tried baking my own rolls (and buying every commercial brand available) and no one's come close to Sherry's light and squishy rolls. The muffins, the rolls, those donuts from heaven!! But, the carrot cake cupcakes with frosting...oh man, those are my favorite! These are not goodies I would make at home, so I am delighted to have them available to me. The Birches--are a gift to the celiac/GF community. A fellow celiac from the NYC vacinity told me NO ONE --even the best NYC bakeries--makes apple fitters like Sherry does. No ONE. Go there and enjoy!

  • Floridian

    5 starsApril 07, 2013

    39 Cordova Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084

    Just a fantastic gluten free dining experience! We visited the area last week and we had amazing oysters mignonette, a shrimp and clam dish that included zu-noodles, and GF bread, pork chops with an awesome mix of black beans and rice w/brussel sprouts, black-eyed peas, and jalapenos and THEN, we had the nerve to order a strawberry cupcake and a chocolate coconut pecan bar, too!! Totally delicious---- and the people here know how to create safe, yummy GF meals. The service was top-notch, too.

  • Chef Michael's

    5 starsApril 07, 2013

    81671 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036

    Traveled to the Keys during he first week in March and I am so happy we went to Chef Michael's. Not only did the chef reply to my email promptly, but he assured me he could take care of my needs and keep me safe while dining. He did not disappoint! I had a luscious lamb shank and the hubs ate a "cowboy steak" that filled the plate. :) The creme brulee was outstanding. The only down side is they can only serve wine and beer, so I did not have a Bombay Sapphire. A super-friendly staff that understands what GF means and a killer brunch on Sundays (be sure to have a wine-based "vodka" Bloody Mary, you will love it!!) --these all make me wish I lived here. I'd be a regular, for sure. I highly recommend Chef Michael's. It's a foodie's delight!.

  • Bonefish Grill

    5 starsMarch 20, 2013

    2283 S. Federal Highway, Stuart,FL 34994

    Excellent food, celiac-savvy staff, and a wonderful dining experience--- every single time!

  • Wheatfields

    4 starsNovember 17, 2012

    54 Crossing Blvd, Clifton Park, NY 12065

    Tim at the front desk was very gracious and helpful!!. He knew we needed GF menus because we had mentioned in our online reservation that I have celiac. I also mentioned to the server" I have Celiac" .... and she seemed to understand. I felt relaxed--oh good, I can dine safely (because the irony of eating at WHEATfields is not lost on me) She took our order, brought our drinks and we were very happy. Then, we were given a basket of bread. I'm pretty sure I have made it clear I have celiac :) and I do not like to keep bringing it up, but...hello? I can't have bread!! I flagged him down asked if he could take it away. And asked nicely "Do you have any GF bread by any chance"? He says "Oh you wanted Gluten Free bread?" Er, yes please? It came about 10 minutes later (they heat it up) and I was delighted to see it was Against the Grain baguette I like so much. Yum. Dinner was great! I had the lemon spinach risotto with shrimp. Hubs had a Caesar salad (he picked the croutons off) he is also GF, but not a celiac or NCGI and he did not specify he did not eat those, so it was no one's fault and not a big deal. However, I was offered a "flourless chocolate cake" for dessert. After asking a few questions, I learn....... it's not baked in a GF facility. So, actually, no, this dessert is NOT GF. Note to Wheatfields: You should make this clear to your patrons. Cross contamination is a very real problem for celiacs. I know. I have become quite ill from eating a flourless chocolate cake at another restaurant, only to learn it came from SYSCO. The made- on- the- premises creme brulee , however, was really delicious! Kudos. Go there and enjoy, but ask questions first. Ask them where the GF pizza dough is made for example..... Just sayin.