French Meadow Cafe & Bluestem Bar

7 recent ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
5 ratings

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2604 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

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This is one of my (celiac) boyfriend’s favorite places for brunch in Minneapolis! Recently he got the classic breakfast (eggs, bacon, hash browns, and toast) and loved it! They have lots of GF options marked on the menu, and we’ve always had good experiences with knowledgeable and friendly servers.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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I have had good experiences here. I have had really good luck with their classic egg breakfast. GF toast untoasted is my go to. Tasty!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

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Great place for organic fare and quite a few delicious options to choose from.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for peanut-free
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Kosher friendly
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 9 months 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

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Kosher Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Peanut-Free Friendly
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Gluten free mousse flourless chocolate cake!
Gluten free Mac and cheese with bacon and peas!
Chocolate mousse
Coconut cake
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More Reviews


Overall Rating

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I had the green curry as it was marked GF and seemed like a safe/easy GF option. It was delicious and I did not get sick.

Waitress stated the fryer is dedicated GF.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Tons of GF options. Cannot confirm how good they are about cross contamination but I did not get sick afterwards.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Just got done eating here and definitely got contaminated. I had the salmon Benedict with the gluten free bread… i questioned if the bread was gluten free. And was sick an hour later. It was either not gluten free at all or somehow got contaminated.

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?

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Used to be good about gluten free but they no longer are. Place changed. :(

Safety


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

— 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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Verified when making reservations, as well as with the staff when ordering, of their protocols to avoid cross contamination and that all ingredients used were gluten free for my order. Was told that they take these things very seriously. I got terribly sick from eating there and by the end of the meal, I had mentioned it to the staff. I was shrugged off and when mention again I was ignored.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The French Meadow Bakery stand at the MN State Fair had so many gluten free options 😍 GF chocolate chip cookie, sconuts, earth wings, & risotto poppers. Everything was so die for 🤤 the sconuts were one of the best things I have ever eaten!!! My mouth is watering just looking at that picture again. They prepare all GF items in a designated area and they have a separate frier which was awesome. Cheers to not getting sick from cross contamination! Thank you @frenchmeadowcafe ❤

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Thought this was a safe place to eat, but ordered the gluten free mac & cheese and had a reaction.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I enjoyed the gluten free/vegan waffles I ordered! They were delicious.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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They had a number of gluten free offerings. I ordered the chicken and was very pleased. I was not sick and would gladly return

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Lots of options and food was delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The service was great, but I wasn’t a huge fan of the meal. I had the bison burger with french fries, and it was a fairly disappointing experience. When asked for a gluten free bun, was given gluten free bread instead. The blue cheese is extremely overpowering over the burger itself and the bread didn’t really help the experience. French fries were okay, but the ketchup they have instead of the regular kind isn’t an improvement. For the price and the product given, I wouldn’t really recommend this place.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Visited two years ago and food was very good as well as service. Asa part of six changed less gluten free items and quality poor on one item bison burger was spoiled. Other dishes were just average this vegetables undercooked. Dessert portions. are small for price. The staff was polite but unable to handle number of clients.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I won’t be back. I’ve eaten here before but I recently got a Nima sensor so I was excited to test out my breakfast. I ordered the cornmeal waffle which comes with walnuts and bananas. I was told it is cooked on its own separate waffle maker. I tested it twice. Came back both times with ‘gluten found’. I told the staff and they apologized and said they would tell the chef. They did offer to get me something else. Maybe other items are safer but I personally wouldn’t trust any of the baked good either. So disappointed!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is phenomenal. I accidentally discovered this place while visiting friends. Best accident ever. I think I ate here 3 times that week. Literally everything on the menu is great. Great farm to table atmosphere and food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve eaten here multiple times (Celiac) - the only time I had an issue was when I ordered soup and they added bread to the side that was not GF. Since then, I’ve not purchased anything that contains any of their bread/ bakery items and no issues. Staff overall is very knowledgeable. Favorite dish is the Cajun Hashbrowns.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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have eaten here a few times and have never felt sick after. the staff was very friendly and accommodating!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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I've eaten there twice and it was delicious. Can't tell if I was glutened or not because I had already been glutened earlier elsewhere but it's concerning to me that the "gluten free" cakes are stored open air on a shelf underneath regular cakes and they seemed offended when I suggested the risk of cross contamination of falling crumbs. This makes me nervous about gf any of their food is.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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GF fries....which are hard to find, and very accommodating, not felt sick after eating here (celiac)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Absolutely amazing! So many delicious gluten free options (and vegan options too!) I would highly recommend the Cornmeal waffle (if you like bananas), Blueberry corn pancake, bacon, fresh squeezed lemonade with agave, and their long list of gluten free cakes! We got the Ligonberry almond torte cake and it was amazing!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Great GF takeout option when you don't feel like cooking.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Spent $25 on desserts and coffee and weren't allowed to sit outside in front. Banished to the side. Lots of dessert options but they were so so.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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I loved this place! I had the mac and cheese, chips and guac, and a bloody mary. Absolutely delicious and I will be back again!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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I get sick every time I attempt to eat here. It all tastes wonderful, however, I won't go to a place where I get sick every time I eat there.

Update: I have successfully eaten here once thanks to my gluten detecting dog.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Lots of GF options, not too mention healthy ingredients. had cocktail which was well made during happy hour. GF dessert options galore, including cakes! soup, open face steak sandwich, and cake were delicious.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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I love the Mac and cheese. Also the gluten free cake fantastic!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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This place was amazing!! I wish I lived closer so I could come here often!! I had the Mac and cheese and I cannot remember that last time I ate Mac and cheese!! It was delicious! And the selection of desserts!! I felt like I was in a candy store!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Tons of options that are already GF - no adjustments needed! This is my go-to spot. Potato Flatbread, gluten free chicken and waffles, Mac and cheese. Everything is phenomenal.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Disappointed. My celiac dad and sis are there a couple years ago and said it was amazing but I was super disappointed and to be honest my stomach hurt right after I ate it. I went there with friends and they didn't like the food either. I had slice of coconut cake and a slice of choc mousse.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Fantastic! I have never once had a problem with cross contamination! The staff is well educated and the Mac and cheese is the best!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Staff is educated well and the food is amazing. I have never had a reaction any of the Times I've eaten there.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Good food with gf options but I've gotten sick every time I've eaten here. Who would've thought a bakery would be rampant with cross contamination?

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Love their food! They have tons of gf options and I've never gotten sick once from cross-contamination. I also appreciate being able to eat their french fries, yum!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious mini GF cupcakes, taste just like a wheat flour cupcake. A bit pricey for a mini cupcake.

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So many options

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Ate here with my date for a belated Valentine dinner. It was freezing in the restaurant, they had no gluten free bread, they ran out of iced tea so we were brought alternatives, and my husband ordered his bison burger without dressing but waitress had to return it to the kitchen to "fix" it because it came with it, anyway. No gluten-free beer options and limited GF menu. The fish tacos were a whole lotta lettuce and not much else on the plate. Husband said the bison burger was flavorless.

It's 2:00 am now and it's pretty clear that I'm feeling the after effects of being glutened. We won't go back.

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Fish tacos, pomme-frites and chocolate tart. Oh my!!

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the service we received was not very friendly, and I was limited to fish tacos, crab cakes, or salads for gf options. however the fish tacos were delish!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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