86% of 15 votes say it's celiac friendly

10400 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814 Directions

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The jambalaya is BOMB but the last few times I had a sandwich, their buns were too small to hold the contents in. Still an excellent option with a great gluten free menu. Their gluten free bread served with olive oil and parmesan to dip is however amazing.

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Yes

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Very good service. They had a separate gluten free menu and were very clear that they didn’t contaminate. The bread was delicious and so was the food.

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Yes

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The waiter brought me warm spongy delicious gluten-free buns and Parmesan dipping sauce - and I was in heaven! That alone was enough - so delicious! Then my hamburger in a gluten-free bun came, and I was so happy to enjoy that rare treat. The staff are very attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. They told me the fries are not gluten-free so that was a disappointment - I hope they can change that in future. Overall, it was a wonderful experience! I’ll definitely go back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years 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

  • Allergen List
  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant

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Went on Monday for lunch with 6 people including my 5 year old celiac child. Was impressed with the breadth of the GF menu. She was thrilled to have some GF bread. Unfortunately, while she was eating the GF macaroni, I realized there was a curly noodle in the middle of her GF penne. The kitchen said they think a noodle from a regular mac and cheese just accidentally slipped into her dish but I don't see how that is possible if any sort of basic precautions are being made. She woke up in the middle of the night with cramps. We will likely try another location of this chain again due to the broad options but I was pretty disappointed in their safe food handling.

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The gluten-free bread was the best i have ever had! I ordered the Tomato basil soup and the gluten-free chicken quesadillas which were absolutely delicious!

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The quality of the food has gone down a lot.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Food was good and staff was knowledgable. The manager brought our our daughters food and talked to us about gluten free preparation. it was great and she didn't get sick!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I got a carry-out and the pasta was already cold when I got it and the chicken was just a big over-cooked slab. The sauce was really salty and they put the potatoes in the same compartment so it was drowning in salty, lemon sauce.

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The food was great, plenty of gluten free options, including dessert. The waitstaff was knowledgeable and very considerate about Celiac. They brought out gluten free bread to start with--it was awesome. My young daughter is the one who has Celiac, so she was disappointed not to see gf fries, but they said they could make some for us in a pan. It was very busy, yet the manager came over and let us know he knew we were eating from the gf menu and they would take it seriously and pay special attention to our food preparation. The combination of their attention to gf needs and delicious food means we will definitely be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Wonderful attention to needs of food challenges.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Great food, fairly extensive list of entrees, gluten free rolls and bread that's pretty good, and a lot of attention paid to my celiac.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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This place is awesome. Very well educated staff and managers come and speak to you and actually bring all of the GF food. Strong processes. Great menu. We will be back many many times. Finally a place in Bethesda with a GF menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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YOU GUYS. This place is unreal. Fresh, delicious bread, ridiculously good food, and even a dessert option or two. I was so grateful to have such an amazing meal I was nearly in tears. And they were VERY careful, even announcing with my entree, "no gluten has been near this dish." Can't wait to come back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Reviews of this Chain

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Great restaurant with multiple gluten free entrees available including GF pasta. The shrimp scampi was great. They even offered GF bread rolls! Cocktails are also delicious

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

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 lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
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Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

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Absolutely love NYAJ!! GF bread brought to the table and tons of options!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Separate gluten-free 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 dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
Celiac

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Been there 3x, got sick all 3x at this location. Not worth the risk.

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Owner came over and brought out my gf meal separate from my families dishes to ensure no cross contamination happened between other meals. Very very happy with that and gf menu is great!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Update: I’ve been glutened at least twice. I’m sad to say I can no long trust this place.

I ordered take out, and there were so many options! The food was delicious. I’m not sure if the bread roll I got was GF so I didn’t chance it, but it looked good!

Edit: came back to eat, the roll was amazing!! Such good dip too.

Celiac friendly?

No

Not celiac

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Safe for celiac, very knowledgeable staff! Wish they could offer French fries!

Not celiac

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Menu clearly marked, server knowledgeable, I ate a veggie based ragout which was served with very soft gluten free rolls. No reaction. Would recommend!

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Extremely disappointed in NYAJ. Used to be my favorite restaurant as I am celiac and have to eat gluten free. Almost all appetizers have been eliminated and only tuna wontons now. The chicken quesadilla used to be fantastic.

Had an awful experience in Warwick. Your prices are outrageous now for the quality of food. I ordered gf haddock and the entire meal was terrible. The fish came out smelling like fish and the gf crumbs were not even baked on. The mashed potatoes were like glue and the broccoli well undercooked. My husband and I paid $60 for two meals that we could have gotten at a Chili’s for much less. What has happened? I used to love NYAJ and went at least twice a month. I do appreciate eating gluten free, but the quality of the food ...

Celiac

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They came out with gluten free rolls and oil that was amazing. My dinner was really good too. They took precautions to prevent CC. Didn’t get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Ask for Mason if you have Celiac's, he is a server whose sister has it. He has taken fantastic care of me the last half dozen times we have been here. He remember my three orders that I flip between (Ahi tuna salad, ask for the orange sesame dressing with it, impossible caprese burger and the squash bolignese.) Yummy food, good care, great place.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Great and consistent gf although their options have changed recently.

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Yes

Celiac

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The staff was the best I’ve come in contact with since my diagnosis. Our waitress asked right away if we had any food allergies and brought me out delicious gf rolls right away. So many options and I had no problems. We will definitely be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Able to order gluten free and dairy free easily. Wait staff know what questions to ask and clarify if there are any questions regarding your allergy. Complimentary gluten free roll and oil (make sure to request without parm if dairy free) available! Food is always delicious!

Not celiac

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I really enjoy going here! The menu is limited and I don’t enjoy a lot of things they have on it but the pesto salmon is so good. I also order the Ceasar salad with Gf croutons (which isn’t even on the menu). The carrot cake is naturally gluten free. The bread they serve as an appetizer has recently improved. It used to be an onion loaf and now it’s plain buns that are pretty good in the oil.

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Have eaten here 7 times, most recently this week, and always had a fantastic food experience. I have a dairy allergy as well as gluten issues and am always pleased by the number of options, even a dessert! Make sure you ask for their gf bread too!

Celiac

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Sadly, my daughter got glutened here at our last visit. We said many times that she had celiac and no gluten. She had salmon and mashed potatoes.

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No

Celiac

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Food was delicious and the server was very knowledgeable. They brought out hot gf bread and dip. I had the jambalaya, and it was a--mazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Delicious food! The staff was knowledgeable and they brought Gfree rolls to the table. They also had gfree breadcrumbs. I have celiac and was completely fine eating here

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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This is my second time I have been sick from this location. This time I got a plain burger, no bun. No toppings. With mashed. I was assured everything was gluten free and she was aware of my severe allergy. I still got vey very sick. The other locations like Westwood Ma i have been to multiple times and have never been sick. Norwell is NOT CELIAC SAFE.

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No

Celiac

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I've eaten here many times and never gotten sick!

Celiac

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Great GF options- very accommodating menu. Staff is very knowledgeable

Celiac

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Good menu of GF options. To start, they bring bread and oil dip, ask for the GF bread (and its super tasty).

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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This chain has always been good with my gluten and dairy allergies. However, they first reduced the gluten free menu to an allergen menu and now they have reduced that. They’ve made the gluten free selection limited to almost salads. Then I ordered a salad, and after eating it at the bottom I found a white creamy substance that may be dairy. Regardless, it shows that the faculty is not safe for crosscontainmination anymore. I was worried when I saw the limited menu and this proves my suspicions true.

Celiac friendly?

No

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I have eaten here several times with no issues. Tons of gf options. I always stress the importance of celiac/avoiding cross contamination and they seem to be good about it. They have gf bread options.. food is pretty decent too!

Celiac

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They understand cross contamination here and do a great job with safe food prep. I had an impossible burger on a GF bun and didn’t get sick! I’d definitely eat here again.

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Yes

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I’ve gotten sick here so many times I just stopped coming. The manager kept apologizing and giving me free meals to make up for it, but my health just isn’t worth it.

It may be OK to eat in, but my experience was with to go orders, and they consistently packed my food so it would be in the same bag as other, gluteny food (for my family), often under their food. This despite me always telling them to pack my items in a separate bag. Take-out is just too complicated for this restaurant, which in my time eating there never once explained packing rules to their host staff, and who ignored my pleas to protect the food I’d ordered from cross-contamination in the bag.

The kitchen also made errors, like undercooking food (that I had to finish cooking at home).

I live a half mile away, but after a year of fighting with them, I just can’t eat here anymore.

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No

Celiac

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Great menu, both food and drink options. Staff seemed knowledgeable about contamination issues. The gluten free rolls are great.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The server introduced themself and immediately asked if anyone at the table had food allergies, wrote them down, and asked any questions I had. I'm also dairy free, but they still brought out a gf roll and plain olive oil to dip (their usual oil dip has parmesan cheese in it). I had their jambalaya, which was huge and had amazing flavor! The manager brought my dish out separately from the others and verified gf/df before placing in front of me. An entire menu within their menu is dedicated to those with special diets. Can't speak highly enough of them!

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Celiac

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The waiter was great, the food was amazing. I loved they even offer gluten free rolls for me while my family had the regular bread. A very good GF menu with many options.

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This has been a mainstay for us until today. We had an awful experience here. They refused to accommodate our needs, as they only had a set brunch menu. Not only did they not accommodate us, they were rude and had little to no understanding of our gluten free needs. Sad to cross this off our go to list.

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Good stuff. Never made me sick.

Celiac

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Disappointed,my two reasons for coming the lettuce wraps and the fried are no longer offered gluten free

Celiac

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Wait staff very knowledgeable! They are careful to keep cross contamination at a minimum. Been several times, 4 with celiac and never had a problem

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Yes

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I so appreciate the gluten free menu with Paleo and keto options and the flexibility to substitute. The customer service was also excellent all around, from Chef Jeff to our server!

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Yes

Celiac

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The staff was so careful when they found out we had celiac. Delicious rolls with olive oil. Loved my club sandwich. My daughter enjoyed her plain pasta with butter. The dessert was out of this world - the chocolate cake was like cheesecake consistency and fantastic! Happy to see GF beer on the menu, didn’t try it this time but will be back.

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Yes

Celiac

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Been here multiple times and enjoyed the food. The staff is knowledgeable on celiac disease. *update- the last two times I've been here I have gotten sick.

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No

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They are not quite like they used to be. In the past, the gluten free plates were a different color, the manager brought the food over and the servers were very aware of cross contamination. The last two times we have been the servers did not know what celiac was, th food was delivered together and the plates were the same. We asked numerous times to confirm it was gluten free and it was, but the care they used to take is now gone.

Not celiac

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Great gluten free menu. Food was great we go here often.

Celiac

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I used to love going to NYAJ. Have had a few poor experiences now, at least for this Warwick location. Burnt chicken. Over peppered spaghetti sauce. Over cooked gluten free noodles. And worst of all, their endless gluten free rolls are now small, dry and don’t have that fresh baked feel or taste. And to top it off, we had poor service. I won’t be going back nor recommending it again.

Not celiac

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The best GF bread in God’s world! Plus a a whole separate GF menu, full of flavor! This place proves gluten-free doesn’t have to mean delicious-free!

Celiac

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Their cheeseburger is amazing! I also loved the gluten free chicken parm AND the warm roll. They go to a lot of trouble and if shows.

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Yes

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Plenty of Gf options, girlfriend with Celiac's had no problems and staff were very aware of the situation.

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Delicious! Lots of choices! Even from the seasonal 'specials'! I c oi yld order a Lobster Roll if I wanted! Instead of feeling like a problem child due to my Celiac, I felt welcome! Combine that with deliciously made fresh food ... you have a true WINNER!!!

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Yes

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Dude. They have their own GF menu! I'm living for this restaurant. Highly recommended.

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Yes

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Wait staff very knowledgeable, menu with GF marked dishes available. Manager and cooks all notified about allergies, wait staff even have rules about what they can touch for cross-contamination. And the food was very good, too!

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Disappointed as the menu is not as robust as it used to be and the bread is now a tasteless roll.

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Yes

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Awesome place! Takes allergies and Celiac Disease seriously!

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Yes

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I’m not sure yet if it was safe but the quality of the food is definitely not worth the price. My son found a large piece of fatty chicken skin in his nachos and it went downhill from there.

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My wife and I ate there two nights in a row while visiting the area. The food was very good, and the wait staff was awesome (Big shout out to Claudia!). They really get it regarding Celiac preparation and cross contamination. Highly recommend this place and wish they would open some up in the Phoenix area!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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