Our first experience was stellar. The manager came out and spoke to us and noted the celiac concern. The food was great and I felt very confident in coming back. However, tonight we came out and they served a gluten item with the gluten free fish. The waitress expressed concern and assured us she had spoken to the kitchen directly regarding our celiac. She also stated that she wouldn’t trust eating out if she had a major allergy, which she meant to be kind but struck me poorly. Then the manager came over and he didn’t seem overly concerned. He just stated we should have specifically said no rice despite us having ordered off the gluten free menus and stating we were celiac. We pointed out the item on the menu when we ordered and it says on the menu it is served without rice because of the gluten. Very upsetting experience. **I added a star because the manager came back a second time and gave us a $15 gift card. He then apologized and said they would try to fix the issue. As long as We don’t get ill, I’m willing to give them another try. But make sure to ask for the manager when you order. They might be able to track it better. ***Been back again and did a better job. Added another star. Made sure to talk to manager this time. I would still be cautious when you go and make sure you are clear on what you need. ***Update 6/2019, Again they messed up our whole meal despite strict instructions to the waitress. This kitchen just can’t get it together. I’m not super sensitive to being glutened, but even after they remade our food, I didn’t feel good after eating. For those that are sensitive, I’d avoid this place. Too bad, cause their food is good and close to the movie theatre.
I have never had a bad experience at 54th! It’s our favorite place. I have always been lucky with their food and never experienced any cross contamination.
One of our favorite places to eat as a family. We can all find something delicious to eat. They have awesome gluten free hamburger buns, theirs are the only ones I like. My kids love it there too. Nice patio with umbrellas over the tables.
They have a gluten-free menu and the waitress said they were very careful to not cross contaminate but I had issues.
They have a pretty big gluten free menu and the food is good! The person (not our waitress) who brought our food out had my husband’s gluteny gyro slightly touching the edge of my plate, but I just avoided that spot and I didn’t get sick. I was a little suspicious of whether they could not cross contaminate me but I had the chicken fajita salad and everything was good!
Largest menu selection I have seen in quite awhile. I ordered an avocado chicken sandwich which came with a sesame seed gluten-free bun (often times you can only get a plain bun). The waitress we had wasn’t very familiar with GF foods but did go back to the kitchen repeatedly to ask and check on things for us. Plenty of appetizers to choose from as well. We had their chips and queso and it was good.
The food was good, but we waited entirely too long for it, 1-hr at the door and then 1-hr just to get food. The free appetizers were not enough to change my review. This restaurant does not handle big groups well. French Fries (and all fried foods) are cooked in shared oil. Gluten free bun looks like regular bun, had to ask the server 2x before I felt better.
I'm diagnosed with celiac disease. The waiter was courteous and provided good service and brought me a gluten-free menu. He did acknowledge me that he will order gluten-free bun for my burger, however, there may have cross-contamination in the kitchen. The burger bun doesn't taste like a gluten-free bun. Gluten-free bun usually have a little more chewy texture; and the blue cheese dressing may not be gluten-free. I had symptoms after I have lunch there. Overall is good! Just not hundred percent celiac disease friendly.
Great place to eat, excellent service there is a gluten free menu you just have to ask!
I had a good experience the first time I ate here, but then the second time I ate at 54th Grill, I definitely experienced issues. I didn't feel like the waitress took my allergy seriously. Maybe this place is fine for people just avoiding gluten, but I would not recommend for celiac, chrones, or other autoimmune/ highly gluten sensitivities.
Ordered off allergy menu & told waitress my daughter cannot eat gluten....no bread. Ordered ribs, baked potato & steamed vegs. Out came the order and on top of ribs were 3 breaded chicken strips.
They didn't have a set GF menu, just handed me a giant notebook with all allergens listed. I usually get the Monterey Chicken Grille. Tell them ahead of time that you have an ALLERGY. They went above and beyond to make sure I didn't get sick.
good place to eat