Josephine Estelle

6 recent ratings
$$$$ • Bakery, Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Pasta
Safety Rating
5 ratings

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Ace Hotel, 600 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130
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Most Recent Reviews


Gluten Sensitive

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My husband and I had a delicious meal tonight. I have a gluten sensitivity. I had the Caesar salad with no croutons. The Caesar dressing was homemade and delicious. The waiter told me about the pasta dishes and I chose gf pasta with Bolognese sauce. Very good!! My husband had a roasted carrot appetizer that was as beautiful to look at as it was to eat. Not sure if it was gf, as he has no issues. He also had a large plate pork dish that was delicious. Great service! Excellent ambiance. One of our best dining experiences in a long time.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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 5 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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This place was okay. They make you wait to sit even though tables are open- the drinks were delicious but quite small for the price. I ordered gf pasta w crab and asparagus. It was fine, almost no crab, but I felt like I could make it at home better. Quite pricey for what u get. My husband ordered lasagna and he was very unhappy with it.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

Updated 6 months ago read full review

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I’m not GF but someone in my party was (not Celiac but migraines from it). I called ahead to check on GF options and restaurant mentioned ahead of time that bc they make stuff in house that theres flour / gluten in the air. This was not a problem for my friend. However they also said that they could do any pasta GF on the phone but when we got there - only one of the pastas was available GF. We also got the charcuterie board and they were able to bring some GF crackers for that.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

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

— Average

Updated 1 year 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

  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Bakery
  • Bar
  • Dinner
  • Restaurant

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Canestri
JE Fried Chicken
Gluten-Free Pasta at Josephine Estelle
Gluten free salad from the thanksgiving prix fixe menu
Gluten free pasta with a mushroom and truffle sauce
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Celiac

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I ate at your restaurant last night and specifically said I had Celiac Disease and the bar tender took the menu to the chef and he highlighted items that were not Celiac friendly and that had gluten. I ordered the Memaw's Salad, Roasted Oysters. Then again I told the server I had Celiac Disease and I ordered the Bucatini and my husband had the Osso Bucco which were said to ALL be Gluten-free. I am not sure what happened or if the chef cross contaminated the food but I almost had to go to the hospital at 4 am. I was sick all night. It started within the hour after we ate AND NOW instead of enjoying my vacation I am in bed suffering and nursing my body that was somehow poisoned with gluten at your restaurant. This is not ok at all. You, your chef and your staff should all be ashamed of yourself. If you do not have a Celiac Disease or gluten-free knowledge do not offer it. You can kill someone with Celiac disease. We specifically went to your restaurant because when I called you said you had gluten-free food. We spent a lot of money for you to poison my body and ruin our very expensive trip to New Orleans. This is NOT OK

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/None

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

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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The service was great! I got the spaghetti with gluten free noodles. The noodles aren't very good haha. Definitely a choice to eat at, but it wasn't my favorite.

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?

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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They were very accommodating for us. They were able to make everything we wanted GF. Food quality was amazing! And cocktails we’re great too. They even altered dessert so we could eat it. My husband is very sensitive and no reaction at all!

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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I asked three different people what was safe from cross-contamination and got three different answers, even when all three allegedly consulted the kitchen. I ordered the brussels sprouts and tots after being assured they were safe, ate them without issue (thankfully), but was told on my next visit that they were both fried in shared oil with gluten. Wonderful food, but they really need to come to a consensus on what’s safe!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing gluten free pasta. Great with other allergies as well. Im extremely sensitive and no reactions.

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?

— 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 dairy-free
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Amazing GF pasta, ambiance and service outstanding!! Definitely going back. Note: I am not a celiac

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely delicious and celiac safe. I ordered the JE fried chicken app and canestri with gluten free pasta and didn’t get sick. Best pasta dish I’ve had!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious fresh baked GF Sweet Potato bread - very good ( the only GF item to go but worth finding)

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Servers were knowledgeable and helpful. So many delicious options. The gf pasta was cooked perfectly

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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This is the only restaurant I found in NOLA that was GF friendly and safe! They do not have a separate GF menu but their wait staff was extremely knowledgeable. They have GF penne that they will substitute into their pasta dishes and the dish I had was incredible! Not to mention the atmosphere and restaurant itself is extremely quaint—I would highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Delicious. They can do almost any pasta gluten free and will provide gf bread for the cheese board!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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No GF menu, staff extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I got the calamari appetizer and duck entree, both Nima tested & approved. The food was excellent!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Great room and delicious gf cacio e pepe!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious gf pasta can be subbed for any of their pastas. My server was extremely knowledgeable about which of the other dishes were or could be prepared gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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They have GF penne pasta to substitute for any of the pasta dishes (which was super hearty!) and no big issues when asking. We’d also gotten a cheese plate for the table. Without mentioning anything for the cheese plate, they replaced the bread with GF bread and plated the non-gf bread to minimize contamination. The attention to detail is so good that it’s almost embarrassing - would return

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff very knowledgeable about gluten-free, and able to accommodate many dishes. Food was fantastic, would recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Exactly as advertised. Very accommodating and they have GF toast which was delicious. They have banana walnut GF bread too. No issues after eating

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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The beet salad and gluten free pasta was delicious. The waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable. Small portion sizes even with ordering the large pasta. Only gf options were gelato or sorbet for dessert.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing Thanksgiving gluten free dinner experience! They went out of their way to provide a gluten free meal. It was a prix fixe menu for the holiday. We started off with a carrot soup taster that we liked so much we ordered as a cup later in the meal. Then, we had salad with an interesting mix of green leaf lettuce with basil, pecans, pears, craisins, cauliflower, and a subtle citrus dress. Next was THE most amazing gluten free pasta with a wine mushroom sauce and truffles. At first we thought it had ground beef because of the texture and flavor, but the waitress confirmed it was the mushrooms and truffles. For our entrees, I had the gluten free turkey with pancetta gravy, grilled Brussels sprouts, and a side of rice in place of the cornbread stuffing on the regular prix fixe menu. My dining companion had the Cobia, which was super tender and almost buttery, and topped with pumpkin seeds. He also had a side of rice. Dessert was a grapefruit sorbet that was a wonderful, light end to a 2 hour meal.

The only downside was the server Tori was not particularly friendly; however, everyone else from the manager to kitchen staff and host were extremely nice and accommodating.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free pasta and multiple salads and apps. Very good good and service

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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They have gluten free pasta options as well as several gluten free dessert options! Very good food!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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