Asked for a gluten free menu and they came with their binder indicating allergens. Manager came to the table a few minutes later to review it with me, and assure me they have separate GF pots/pans and prep area for GF meals. Warned me that like any restaurant cross contamination can occur but they do everything possible to try to prevent it. Had a Nacho burger and did not get sick., with fresh jalapeños on it instead of battered. They offered a side salad or cooked veggies as an option instead of the fries that go in a contaminated fryer. Tortilla chips are also deep fried so no nachos... cheese and guac are safe thou. Had Angry Orchard cider or Greens GF IPA as a certified GF option.
My husband (not GF) and I sat at the bar and I ordered at White Claw in a can, knowing that it was GF with no possibility of cross-contact. The bartender immediately asked me if my GF status was a result of a dietary restriction or an “antibody reaction.” I explained that I had celiac disease and he handed me their “special binder” and explained that they had a separate prep space for those with allergies. I ordered a simple cheeseburger and salad, and it was fantastic. This restaurant (to date) is incredibly Celiac safe. If you have T.J. as your bartender/waiter, you’re in excellent hands.
The gf procedures here are the most comprehensive of any restaurant I’ve ever eaten at. Even coming to the bar for a late night burger, I was greeted by the manager who outlined the procedures they have in place to protect their customers with allergies. They even take off $2 if you skip the side (no gf fryer) which is a refreshing change from the typical gf surcharge most restaurants have!
Amazing food. Enjoyed a burger on a gluten free bun with a side of veggies. Also a gluten free brownie sundae. Amazing. Monks has a binder for you to page through to show what is gluten free. The manager also checks your order. The cook changes gloves. Thank you.
I’ve got to hand it to Monk’s. This is our third time here over the course of two years, and I think they have the GF thing down. Each time, at the mere mention of wanting a GF menu, a manager comes with a binder that shows each food component and allergens. The waiter then confirms the order with the manager before entering it. My severely wheat-allergic son loves it. Note that there is no dedicated fryer, but they’ve been fine with me bringing in outside safe fries for my son.
Manager came over and explained the menu and after I ordered the manager watched the waiter put in my order. They had recommendations for sides since the fryer is not dedicated. I am very impressed so far with the service. And the manager came back to further assure me everything would be gluten free. Wow!!
Service is ok. Ambience is sports-oriented, so it's a good place to hang out during games. The Glutenfree buns for burgers are good, but a little soggy. My family who didn't have celiac had better menu choices. There is no GF menu, but they'll hand you a 10-page allergen checklist that's like a spreadsheet on each page, so you still have to ask about allergens and gluten. Do not eat the chips or fries. All fryers are shared with gluten. There's no option for baked potato, but the side salad is a dried-out bit of iceberg with some chopped veggies and way too many chopped black olives. They can't guarantee that things are 100% GF, but I haven't gotten sick eating here. Servers call gluten an "allergy" issue, FYI. Ask servers to have kitchen staff change gloves.