Bill's Bar & Burger

10 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options may be available.
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Cider, Dessert, Sandwiches
88% of 9 votes say it's celiac friendly
16 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

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We had a very knowledgeable waitress, which was comforting. They have a dedicated fryer for French Fries. They also pour a nice drink (Margaritas with fresh lime juice😊)

The down side - no appetizers were gluten free and the choice of entrees was limited

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The waitress didn’t even ask if we wanted to order drinks. Food was just ok. Can’t have any of the sauces on your burger because they add flour to them. Slightly disappointed

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent staff. Very knowledgeable. Great overall experience.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Cider
  • Dessert
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Restaurant

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view of inside from lower level
grilled Brussels sprouts
the fat cat burger with GF bun
docs draft hard cider GF
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Not celiac

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Great service, great food! I ordered the burger and the Ace Pineapple Cider.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Awesome gluten free buns here. The portions are huge but definitely the best gluten free buns I've tried so far.

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Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff is knowledgeable, fries are cross-contamination free, gluten free buns are NOT an extra fee! Good food for good prices, made even better by not being charged for needing to be GF.

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Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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First of all one of the best burgers I’ve ever had. They had a delicious gf bun which is nice because not all burger places have that and a burger is much better with a bun then without a bun. The fries are cooked in a separate frier which makes me have no worries of cross contamination here. I totally recommend eating here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent burger with GF bun dedicated fryer. Also sweet potato fries gf too. They let you know re sauces so no special sauce on the burger but still great food, quick service and knowledgeable staff.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was knowledgeable. Dedicated fryer for fries. Burger was great on gluten free bun.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Plenty of gf options and great NYC prices too! Had burgers with gf buns and fries.

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Celiac

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Had the shrimp sandwich on a gluten free bun. It's been 2 hours and I'm not sick, so thats a bonus. The fries are gf but they said there could be cross contamination, so we stayed away from them. They were super busy. We got a quick bite to go, didn't really look the full menu over.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had a wonderful meal! Ordered the Bills Burger on GF bun ***NO special sauce*** and it was so tasty! Also, I asked about fries and they said they are fried separately so I got them and had no issues! My waitress was very knowledgeable! Great experience :)

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was very knowledgeable, had a burger, no issues, didn’t get sick!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I liked this place. I do not think the gluten free bun was Udi’s (although they are good, too). I am not celiac. I had the sweet potato waffle fries and the “Big Cat” burger on a gluten-free bun. I had no adverse reaction and it was very good.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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NO DEDICATED FRIER. Service was very slow. Food was good, nothing special. Udi's buns.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Not only was the service poor, but my Celiac kiddo got super sick. We explained the needs and they assured us that everything was safe. Burger arrived with GF bun and French fries. Asked again to confirm it was all safe and got an eye roll and “I’ll check.” Now I’m walking around NYC with kid who needs a bathroom every 5 minutes.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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My experience at this restaurant was abysmal. I ordered take out with a group of ten and somehow the waiter only put in half of our order even after I asked him to read it back to me. We then had to go back two more times after they said our order was ready because they had forgotten various items. I explicitly said I had celiac disease and asked to avoid cross contamination. I got a turkey burger on a gluten free bun. The waiter told me multiple times I would be fine but of course I got extremely sick. This restaurant was incredibly disappointing and I would NOT recommend.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Was really looking forward to visiting after reading reviews. Unfortunately, the dedicated GF fryer was broken. Burger was decent. Not a lot of choices. Burgers and fries only GF items. Will try somewhere else on my next visit to NYC.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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One of my favorite restaurants here in the city! The gluten free food is of the best quality, and I have never had an issue. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable, and their menu is extensive! Thank you!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Muy buenas hamburguesas con papas fritas!!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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great food. they have a dedicated fryer for fries. gf buns for burgers. my daughter also had a milkshake which was gf. server seemed very knowledgeable.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Loved our dinner here. Dedicated fryer for fries and sweet potato fries. Gluten free buns and lots of options. I’m gluten and dairy free and loved this. Server was great!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Super good food and very knowledgeable staff in regards to gluten free. They even put a sticker on plate that says "allergy". Fast service too. Highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Good food but bad service!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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fantastic burger, great taste, fries are cooked in a dedicated fryer with nothing else so gluten free for Ceoliac disease. would highly recommend. staff really friendly and helpful

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Great gluten free buns. Fries are cross contaminated, but burgers are so delicious and large that I didn't feel I was missing out!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent burger. Best gf bun I've ever had. Dedicated frier for fries. Plate even had an allergy sticker on it too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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All burgers gf--beef, turkey, veggie and grilled shrimp burger (very good)--gf buns. Several hard cider options.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent food and my waitress, Stazi, was very knowledgable about g-f. Had the delicious burger with a great tasting g-f bun...and best of all was the fries that are cooked in their own fryer. Delicious food and a great atmosphere!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Don't trust the food here if you're very sensitive or celiac. Gluten free buns but the waiter wasn't very helpful and the salad I ordered without croutons had a TON of crouton crumbs mixed in. Could have ruined my day in the city if I hadn't noticed.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Celiac

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Very good could have any burger with gf bun and gf fries

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was knowledgeable and helpful. Food was terrific.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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It was very noisy and crowded. Waiter was impatient but answered all of our questions. The burger wasn't very good, but the gluten free bun was amazing. The classic fries were in a seperate frier and also tasted good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Loved my burger (with GF bun) and fries! Nice to be able to get fries - they have a separate fryer.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great burger and fries(they used a separate fryer)! Our waiter asked if I had an allergy and I let them know I had Celiac. They clearly labeled my plate. We went around 12pm for lunch on New Years Eve and service was super quick and our waiter was very friendly. Definitely recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Very friendly and accommodating. Handle other food allergies at the table as well. Good burgers and fries.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Good food! Great burgers and salads. We have a Gluten/Wheat allergy, and our food was kept safe. We did not get sick. Also one member of our family has a severe Peanut/Tree Nut Allergy. They reassured us no Peanuts, No Nuts. It was great! Fries and grill uses Soy Oil. We were very happy with our dinner. Our waiter, Keith, was very kind, caring, helpful, he spoke with the Chef about our food allergies. The restaurant is a two floor (ground floor and basement levels for seating). Keep in mind it is also a bar and has loud music. It has subway access right to the downstairs dining area and bar until 11:00 pm. Thank you!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Delicious burgers with gluten free bun and the fry's were done in a separate fryer. And when it came out it my plate was marked👍👍👍👍

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Not celiac

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Food took about 30+ minutes for two cheeseburgers. There was no bacon on my mom's burger like she asked. I got two bites into mine before realizing the bottom bun was not gluten free. They switched the bottom buns of my mom and I. Took 20 minutes to remake my burger. They were not even very good burgers unfortunately. When all was said and done, we were very understanding, and they charged us for everything, including the bacon. Never again!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Dedicated fryer for fries. Burgers were good and the kids enjoyed themselves. Great for celiacs!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fryer is NOT gf but the server had my back and knew what not to eat! Plate came out with an allergy sticker so I think they have training?

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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I gave it 3 stars because it was a gluten free meal. The hamburger reminded us of what you get in the cafeteria. It was eat-able but not great.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good food, knowledgeable staff, dedicated fryer for French fries.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Really good food. The waiter was knowledgable. Our plates were labeled with "allergy" stickers so the cook staff would know. Looking forward to going back.

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Celiac

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Great vibe. Good food. Fast service. Kid friendly. They have WiKi sticks for them to play with. No GF hotdog buns but hamburger was good. Dedicated fryer for French fries.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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menu isn't marked. they do have GF buns for burgers and sandwiches. the server did verify which items are GF. good food. nice atmosphere.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Definitely recommend. Best GF bun that I have ever had.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ate there last night , no issues. separate fryer for the French fries too. Will definitely go back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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This place takes 'allergies' seriously. Burgers with GF bun and we asked if they could fry specially cooked fries for my son. They did! Thank you. Happy and will certainly be back. I wish other establishments would follow suit.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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I wasn't sure about this place but our server was very knowledgable and told us they take allergies very seriously. I had a salad with shrimp and sweet potato fries. My son had a burger gf and fries. They offered to make the fries celiac friendly as typically they are not gf because of cc in the fryer. When our food came out it had allergy stickers all over it so this definitely made me feel that they got it. Also they had several cider options which was nice! I was impressed and it's reasonably priced.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Food was excellent!! Friendly knowledgeable staff. Only reason for the 4 star is only coleslaw available for a side.

Celiac

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Gluten free bun. No specific gluten free menu. Had the Fat Cat! Do not get the special sauce (contains gluten). They recommend a salad as a side without croutons. I had cesar salad and finished off with a chocolate milk shake.

Hard to tell what other options could be safe, but the staff seems knowledgeable and willing to help with questions.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Yes they have a GF roll. That is it. Service was slow. Food was cold. Not worth it!

Celiac

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They had gluten free buns, and the burgers were delicious! However, the waiter informed me that some locations don’t have all the GF options.

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Yes

Celiac

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They don’t have gluten free options—not even a gluten free bun. Not sure if management has changed or if there is new staff but they couldn’t help me.

Celiac friendly?

No

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