Earls Kitchen + Bar

2 recent ratings
$$$ • Asian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Sushi
698 Assembly Row #102
Somerville, MA 02145

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Celiac

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Order is well marked. Server was amazing. Food was good- limited menu options. But safe!!! My burger and fries would have been great if it had been served warm. Haven’t had French fries since July, would have enjoyed them more if they were warm.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 11 months ago read full review

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When I called the hostess had no idea but did go speak to someone in the kitchen. Returned to the phone saying they could accommodate my needs. The online allergen menu says everything may have gluten in it, everything! The in store menu has “ga” for gluten aware next to a small handful of items. I ordered the street tacos with corn tortillas. They were very small, especially compared to the dishes of my nonceliac friends. I did not get sick.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Asked if they had gluten free items on their menu and the host gave me a “look” then pointed to a handful of items on the menu with a “GA” symbol. He then told me those items were “gluten friendly” making quotations with his fingers. We walked out.

Updated 3 years 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

  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sushi

Categories

  • Asian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Tex-Mex

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Celiac

The fryer is not dedicated

2 years ago

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Celiac

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Their menu says gluten conscious, so decided to check it out. Got the superfood quinoa salad with salmon and truffle fries. Didn’t feel so awesome and started wondering if it could have been from there. The website lists allergens...both of the items I got were “may* and may” for gluten. Apparently “may*” means cross contamination from the fryer. So, the gluten conscious truffle fries were fried with gluten items and the chickpeas on the salad were as well. They should inform the patron when they’re ordering. I specifically said I had a gluten allergy. I’m sure some of the items are fine, but make sure you ask them to leave off anything that’s been mingling with gluten...and if you have celiac don’t get anything fried.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Staff seemed put off about my questions about the food options (ie are your chips fried here?). The food was good, but as others have said, very limited. Steak, fish, salad or possibly tacos.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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I've eaten there many times and never gotten sick ( glutened). I jus lt wish they had more options. what they do have is good though.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have gluten friendly nachos, blackened chicken breast meals, sweet potato fries, truffle fries and for brunch a few options like a goat cheese frittata or a spicy sausage hash! They said they have a separate fryer, just let them know.... not sure if I believe it but.... I haven't got sick yet!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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The GF choices here are very limited. Although they mark certain fries and nachos 'gluten aware' everything is in the same fryer so I couldn't eat them. I ordered steak which came with mashed potatoes and vegetables. They were out of mashed potatoes and didn't have any other GF sides. However, I didn't get sick so therefore 3 stars.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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I've had the Cajun chicken multiple times and it's bomb! I'm highly sensitive so I'm happy. Being celiac you have to be prepared to ask the typical series of questions on how things are prepared. It's your own fault if you don't ask if the nacho chips are fried.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gave earls a try based on the review here and the menu appearing to be well marked with "gluten aware" options. These gluten aware options were labeled on the menu as "gluten free with modifications from the kitchen." So we assumed the gluten aware nachos were safe. We made the staff aware of the celiac at the table and ordered the nachos. 30 mins later, the nachos were brought out and only then did the waitress tell us that the chips would've been cross contaminated in the fryer (in her defense, the kitchen only told her as it was brought out). Obviously, this doesn't fly for celiac. The manager then came out and then tried to sweet talk us while offering a half hearted apology. Overall, very unimpressed. They shouldn't have the nachos marked gluten aware if they don't have a dedicated fryer. On top of it, the service was Abysmal from start to finish.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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Waitress made sure to include Gluten Allergy about 5 times on the tablet so the kitchen was aware. Checked the allergen info before going and it labeled the calamari as having no wheat and no gluten in it but the waitress confirmed it is not gluten free. Waitress offered a steak and some fries which can be made GF, but I am not sure whether separate fryers were used or not. Have sent an email in regards to the discrepancy between the allergen info and a request to add more GF items in the future but I have not heard back for over a week now. Overall, hoping they include more GF options!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

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Been several times for drinks and slowly trying food since there were no previous reviews. There are several items marked on the menu as gluten free. Truffle fries are completely safe because they have their own separate fryer, eaten them several times and delicious! Have also tried the chicken tacos and the vegan mother's salad, letting them know to tell the kitchen I have celiac and very sensitive to cross contamination. Both delicious and have not gotten sick once!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Overall Rating

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Gluten free sushi,the bigger better burger is really good

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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I was just there and despite having gluten friendly options listed as yam and truffle fries the wait staff informed me that these options are put in fryers with gluten products. So I had a burger with no sides and no options were given. Asked for burger in lettuce, wasn’t. I’m will not be going back as I no longer trust their Gluten friendly claims.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Celiac

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This is a great place, they have a dedicated frier for gluten free and a dedicated grill also for gluten free. I had steak and fries and they were delicious. The wait staff was knowledgeable about gluten free and celiac and were keen to offer up suggestions of things i could have from the menu. That said there was quite a good choice. When they brought the food out, mine was apart from everyone else and they made a point to explain it had been cooked separately

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended

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