Decent food and excellent service but if you are Celiac, it is good to ask questions. They wanted to bring chips and salsa instead of bread as that was their GF option but the chips come straight from their fryer which is cross contaminated. My daughter ordered her burger with a lettuce wrap and salad they put it on a bun with fries. When fixing it, they simply swapped plates and took the bun off vs remaking it. They corrected it all but we avoid going out in general to avoid situations like this and hate having to send food back.
Excellent Gluten free options. Everything was delicious! They have Gluten Free, rice flour calamari! Delicious! I've not seen this made or served anywhere else and haven't eaten this in 3 years, since I went GF. It was a treat. The Halibut was thick, and beautifully white as snow. So good! They also have 3 dessert options that were GF. Best meal around.
First time here for dinner. Great looking decor inside and awesome views of Puget Sound and the island. The service was attentive and friendly. I had checked out the menu online and there were plenty of Gluten free dishes. My wife and I started with the bacon wrapped scallops which were flavorful and cooked perfectly.The surf and turf was yummy with a juicy 6oz sirloin and Coho Salmon in a lemon sauce. Overall a great meal.
Meh. Biggest issue with Ivars is that GF options are the most expensive things on the menu. While friends can chow down on fish and chips for $20, you're limited to Yet Another Salad (TM) or $60 set of crab legs or lobster trail. And GF bread? Nope. Want to bring your own to enjoy with cioppino or steamed clams? NOPE. Against restaurant policy. So, probably safe, but definitely not "friendly".
I had the Coho Salmon which was grilled plain with roasted potatoes and sautéed spinach. I am also dairy free. The waiter was very helpful and the food was good. I felt great afterwards. It is a good location right on the water.
Nice location...gf fryer.. however if they can do gf fried shrimp why not gf fried fish.....my gf fish tacos were good .... And gf NW fish chowder was good... But not good enough to bring me back to eat here. Staff knew about gf... Short staffed so long wait at table for food.
Would give this zero stars if I could. Server had zero objections to me trying to order fried calamari- which is allegedly gluten free per their menu -even after I asked if it needs anything special or modified for Celiac. I had a brain blast moment shortly after ordering, and asked a different server/kitchen staff if the fryer is separate or a shared one. It’s shared, meaning the calamari is NOT gluten free for a Celiac, is a glorified GF item. If you want something for a Celiac and you’re in Seattle, this is not the place to go, unless you’re prepared to get sick from misinformation concerning your food.
The staff was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Our server was celiac so she shared what she could have including the calamari which was so tasty! Farm to table style food offered and I was very surprised and pleased. Would recommend!
Terrible!! I ordered off the GF Menu. And asked the waitress to please put an allergy alert on my order. But still got sick. Plus to top it off the food did not taste good. We were very disappointed especially for the cost.
The host was confident about being able to cook everything GF. Our waiter was a very rude and I don't care about your disease person. Our waiter was too busy to even acknowledge how I was a Celiac, so I opted to order anyways because of the time of night...I stayed away from the chowders and pancetta items due to the previous comments left on this restaurant. The food was very subpar for the price....I did not get cross contaminated, that is why I gave a 3 star rating. I would not go back though due to the poor service and price of food!
I ate here today for lunch. I got the seafood paella which was listed as gluten free. I also got the prawns appetizer also listed as gluten free. Within just a couple hours of eating here I was rushing to the bathroom. Needless to say, I wouldn't recommend eating here if you are sensitive to gluten or celiac. It was very tasty and they accommodated us for our dairy intolerance too but u fortunately I got very ill. And I am on vacation. I'm giving it two stars because it did taste good. Otherwise it would only get one star.
The pier restaurant just reopened July 1, after a complete renovation. The food was good, and there were a decent number of items on the menu that could be made gf. In addition, a note on the menu said they could work with you on other items, as well. They worked with me to keep me dairy free on top of the gf. There are actually 2 Ivar's at this location now. One is a walkup outside, order at the window- not gf. The restaurant would have to be more of a 3$$$ price wise. Views of the water and the ferry boats coming in and out are great.