Herb & Sea

7 ratings
$$ • Seafood Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu
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7 ratings

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131 W D St
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Celiac

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My husband has Celiac’s and Herb and Sea was an amazing experience. After a greeting, our server’s first words were, “ Are there any allergies I need to be aware of?” Though the menu is not marked, our server was well versed with each item and made ordering easy. Most of the menu was GF anyway. Every item delivered to our table was as beautiful as it was delicious. We were so pleased with our experience and would recommend it to anyone needing GF food. This same award winning chef has 3 other restaurants in southern California we definitely will seek them out. YUM!

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

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Very good food. The waiter knew which items were gluten free and what could be modified, and was conscientious about asking the kitchen about other food restrictions that he didn't know off the top of his head. It was clear that the staff are trained on food allergies and know to take things seriously. Great experience, none of the usual "well, they said it's gluten free, but I'll see how I feel later..." worry that I usually have at new restaurants. I felt confident and safe (and did feel perfectly fine the next day).

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
  • 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 dinner
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We had a wonderful dinner. Our waitress, Katie, was excellent and marked out on the menu what was safe, what was gf and what could be modified. The servers additionally let me know the dishes were gf and celiac safe when they brought them to the table. We had the ceviche (modified with papadum instead of fried plantain chips), the shrimp, the beets (which were delicious), and the Jdori chicken with salsa verde.

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 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

  • None Listed

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Restaurant

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Most of the menu is GF, though the staff is very helpful and delightful in helping to navigate and make recommendations. The Ahi Puttanesca was beyond delicious. And the crispy Brussels sprouts and Plancha Fired Whole Branzino (with crispy skin and olives) were really good too. This is a great place with good atmosphere and food.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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THE best restaurant experience I’ve had as a celiac. Amazing food (not just the usual plain gluten free offerings). Our server was VERY knowledgeable about celiac and cross contact. The menu isn’t labeled (the dessert menu is..) but they were able to tell me what was good for me and what wasn’t. All of my food was delivered with them saying “celiac carrots..” etc which made me feel so safe. Appetizers, meals and desserts all gluten and dairy free that were amazing. The ambiance was lovely. Make sure you come here!! I’m so glad we did!!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff is very knowledgeable and take all precautions if you say you are celiac. I ate the ceviche, tested with my Nima sensor and the smile face appeared to me

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The waiter was very knowledgeable about cross contact & I was able to enjoy an incredible meal!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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