The staff is wonderful, I eat here multiple times per week and have never had any issues. I have a very sensitive reaction so I really appreciate their care!
Atwater's was a go-to restaurant for me pre-diagnosis, so after a few years away when I heard they had a gf bread available, I wanted to give them a try. I have had success eating here if I am very clear as I order that I have a severe gluten allergy, and ask that they use a clean knife and lay down paper to cut the gf bread. There are more gf options than before, and the menu is better labeled. I think they're working on bringing their restaurants up to speed, but I would say to be explicitly clear about making sure you stay safe if you choose to eat here.
The restaurant is inclusive about dietary restrictions. The staff was knowledgeable about gluten free options and even asked me about milk preferences.
— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu
Sure they make their own GF bread but they don't mark anything on the menu as gluten free. The waitress cheerfully told me everything was GF if we just substituted the bread. So, I sent her back to the kitchen to find out about the binder for the bean burger - gluten of course. They cook everything on the same grill. Don't be fooled. We walked out and bought a safe if boring lunch at the Trader Joe's next door.
It was nice to have gluten free options and to have gf bread but their grilled cheese didn't have much flavor. If it wasn't for the bacon it wouldn't have any. Very pricy for a grilled cheese without flavor. I will try ordering something different next time.