Grand Lux Cafe

5 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Appetizers, Dessert, Pasta, Sandwiches
75% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
600 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

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Celiac

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Terrible experience. Server didn't put in mine or my husband's food until after our sons food came out and then managed to forget my order again. I ended up having mine to go and then not eating it.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

Updated 4 days ago read full review

Not celiac

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Loud, slow, busy, and lively…. But DELIGHTFUL & DELICIOUS !!! Snag a table in the bar, if necessary, and feast!! Tons of gluten free options, I had a burger + Brie on a GF bun. Really good. No pic because I ate it all too fast.

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

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I am a newly celiac person and I came to Vegas concerned about what I was going to eat. Ended up eating here twice not only because the food was amazing and didn’t make me sick but also the cocktails are amazing. Just make sure your server knows you have an allergy. Had a pasta one night and a burger the other night. 10/10 would recommend

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 7 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

  • Appetizers
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

Photos


Pasta Carbonara
Imported Spaghettini Tossed with Smoked Bacon, Peas, a Touch of Garlic and a Parmesan Cream Sauce. A Classic Combination! Also Available with Chicken
Upstairs hallway - lovely!
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Celiac

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Gluten Free items listed on the regular menu. Server was knowledgeable about preparation and ingredients (knew which salad dressings were GF etc). I had the Chopped Salad; reasonably tasty but nothing special.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Terrible experience tonight. We went for dinner with a group of friends, focusing on tweens. We were told ahead of time that the kitchen could accommodate gf. My celiac diagnosed daughter ordered pasta labeled gf from the menu. When we clarified cross contamination practices we were told that the gf pasta is cooked in the same water as all other pasta! Why bother? I cancelled our meals. We left to find another restaurant so that my daughter didn’t have to watch the rest of the group eat without her. Extremely disappointed. I don’t recommend this restaurant for diners with gf needs.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have Celiac Disease and after reading reviews and speaking to the restaurant we decided it sounded like a safe place to eat. It was very clear after speaking to our server that she didn't understand the seriousness of Celiac and was not knowledgeable at all about the Grand Lux gluten free options. She was dismissive when I asked if the fries were cooked in a dedicated fryer and not willing to check with the cooks. My salad was served with dressing that contained gluten, I sent it back. The salad came back with the gluten free dressing on the side but the salad had a giant cracker inside of it. There was one mistake after another. Even my Mother was served the wrong meal, thankfully she isn't gluten free. I ended up taking my meal to go and throwing it away when I got home, I didn't feel safe eating it. Very disappointing experience

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I ordered a steak and the server said they would cook it on foil to prevent cross contamination. They even carried my order out separately. It was good and I didn't get sick.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I expected more GF options with such a large menu. Notified server I have CD and required a GF meal. Ordered house salad, rib eye, mashed potato and asparagus. The server said the only dressing for the salad that was GF was the blue cheese (which I thought was odd). Went with oil and vinegar. My entree arrived with two huge fried onion rings on top of the steak so the whole meal had to go back. My husband and daughter were about 2/3 done with their entrees when my replacement arrived. The meal was tasty. My daughter ordered their famous beignets (aka torture). When the beignets arrived, our server put dessert plates in front of the three of us. Really?? Although the correction was made, the meal was good and I didn’t get “glutened”, I expected a bit more attention to detail. Word to the wise, be very specific when ordering.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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They have a few items on their menu, not a ton of options. I had their kale salad for a light dinner and it was delicious and safe. It’s a great place for atmosphere and drinks, not so much celiac friendly food.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Yummy pot roast and mashed potatoes with GRAVY, so far so good no symptoms. Chain stores always make me nervous but looks like this one based the test!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I had the chili-lime salad and the chocolate cheesecake for lunch and it was amazing and I did not get sick and I have celiac. Totally accommodating and so so so nice. Totally recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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ate here but got sick -

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I don't know what to say...or how to start. I got Pasta Carbonara-Imported Spaghettini Tossed with Smoked Bacon, Peas, a Touch of Garlic and a Parmesan Cream Sauce. It was delicious and I was enjoying it soooo much. Then while I was almost done I found a regular noodle mixed in! I really like it so I guess make your own decision whether to come or not

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Pretty good food. Nice to have some gluten-free options.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Delicious!!!! There is something on the menu for everyone. Gf is marked next to all of the gf options- even on the kids menu. Beautiful, comfortable, big, busy restaurant. The Asian pear martini is a treat!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fantastic meal and manager assured me 3 times (although not necessary to single me out that much) that proper precautions were being made. Thoroughly recommend!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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good food but not great, small portions and dry fish. neither the aforementioned cornbread or cheesecake were available.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Server was knowledgeable. Lots of GF options. Pretty setting AND I got to have cheesecake for the first time in a couple years!!! Great date place. Will definitely go back. Felt great after, no issues.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Food was amazing. I talked to the waitress about being gluten free. She acted like she was very knowledgable. I was in misery immediately after eating there. I had the cornbread appetizer and a salad. She assured me they were both gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Options in pretty much every category, including dessert!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Nice GF lunch; Past Fresca & salad, lots of options available. Server aware if GF needs. & double checked dressings. Reasonable prices & beautiful setting!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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They have labeled options on the menu for dishes they can make GF. This includes some pasta dishes, some meat dishes, some burgers & sandwiches, some salads, pot roast, and a chicken dish. Also the chocolate cheesecake. As you can see, not all options of these are GF. It's a great atmosphere though with amazing mojitos! I will be coming back here for sure

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Great food- menu marked gluten free options.

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating

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Do not go to the Grand Lux Cafe if you have a TRUE GLUTEN ALLERGY or any other type of ALLERGY!!! Grossly incompetent!! They are liars!!! Not safe!!! My six year old son has Celiac disease. Prior to going there we called to check if was safe for my son and they stated it was. They even bragged about how they have a separate food prep area. When we were seated at the table we alerted our server that my son has a gluten allergy and again we were told it was safe. When they brought the food to the table we alerted them again and again we were told how safe it was. Prior to ordering dessert the server even doubled checked with the manager and again we were told it was safe!!! Guess what?45 minutes later my son is throwing up and in excruciating pain!! They definitely failed my son!!! Please take this as a WARNING for anyone who has Celiac or any other type of FOOD ALLERGY to stay away from the Grand Lux Cafe!!! They clearly lack the proper training, education, leadership and empathy to keep their customers safe from harm!!! If it happened once it will happen again!!!

Again this place is not safe!!! If you have celiac or any other food allergies!!! Avoid at all cost no matter what they say!!! It’s just not worth the risk!!!

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?

— Some

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

— Poor

Celiac

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We grabbed a late breakfast here when we got into town. Waitress was knowledgeable and let the chef know about my issues. Portions were huge and food was good. No issues at all...

Not celiac

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Breakfast options were good. No reactions. Menu had gluten free options clearly marked. I would eat here again.

Celiac

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My boyfriend has celiac and we eat here all the time with no reaction!! It’s great and the staff is very well informed about allergies and know what to recommend. We both love eating here! He usually gets the pasta and so far no reaction

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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