We tried Cravings Wine Bar in Woodbury last night for our belated Valentines meal. The service was excellent and a majority of the food is naturally gluten free or can be made gluten free. I did not have any issues. The food was good but I do think the prices were probably about 20% too high which is the reason I gave 4 stars. We had the scallops for an appetizer. My husband had blueberry salmon. I had braised rib roast. My dessert was a chocolate raspberry torte with a pecan crust. My husband had a bread pudding which was not gluten free so I did not take a picture of it.
Fabulous service , the waitress, manager and chef were so helpful and knowledgeable about cross contamination. Hamburger bun was grilled in a separate pan, their idea after I asked for the bun to not be grilled due to my concerns of cross contamination. All meals at our table were prepared gluten free, great selection for gluten free options. Food was awesome.
A good selection of GF menu items including the most amazing pecan-chocolate-raspberry tart for dessert. I didn't feel at all like I was eating from a limited menu. The wait staff seemed well-educated and informed the kitchen staff of my meal prep needs. A great night out!
It is so nice to have a non-corporate-chain restaurant (such as Green Mill) East of the Twin Cities that offers an entire gluten-free lunch and dinner menu; not just salad or pizza. Cravings makes all their gluten-free offerings in house with the exception of some breads which they get from a bakery. They aim to offer at least one gluten-free dessert from their Café Cravings in White Bear Lake such as cake, tarts, bars, pies, etc every day. Their food menu changes about every four months in rotation with their wine selection. At this time their food menu offers variety such as flatbreads, pasta, Caramelized Onion Duck Confit Tart, pork chops, short ribs, fish, fillet and of course delicious fresh salads and burgers that vary in protein selection (beef, white bean, lamb). They even toast the gluten-free buns for the burgers which is something that not too many chain restaurants even do. If you're gluten-free and you miss fresh, creative variety in fine dining I recommend you try this restaurant. Go for a fancy lunch!
I was so excited to try someplace new. The service was good, the menu had lots of gluten free options but I had a terrible reaction. I got sick before I even left the restaurant. I talked to a member of the staff and they wanted to know what I ordered. She told me everything I ordered off the gluten free menu should have been ok (ahh duh). I would not eat here if you have Celiac Disease like I do...maybe it's fine for those who are only a little sensitive.